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The 19th Paragraph: Feminism’s Eternal Quest for the Great White Defendant

Posted on | March 14, 2015 | 32 Comments

From an article in the Los Angeles Times:

Venice High has long been a microcosm of the diverse community around it, which includes a mix of rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and areas known as a center of gang violence. In 2006, a 17-year-old Venice High student was fatally shot as he tried to protect his younger brother from gang members.
The school has more than 2,000 students; about two-thirds are Latino.

A “diverse community” with a problem of “gang violence” and a public high school where two-thirds of students are Latino? After starting with the 19th paragraph, let’s go back up to read the top of the story:

14 boys accused of sex crimes at Venice High;
police find photos of sex acts

Los Angeles police descended on Venice High School on Friday, arresting nine students in connection with a series of sex crimes that began more than a year ago and involved at least two female classmates. . . .
As detectives investigated, they discovered at least one photograph showing sex acts, according to law enforcement sources. A photo that appears to show two teenagers engaged in a sex act has been circulated on social media. Allegations involved both consensual sexual acts between minors and coerced acts, which complicates the case, police said. . . .
Authorities provided few details about the allegations and declined to identify the boys who were arrested because they are minors, all between the ages of 14 and 17. Sources in law enforcement and at Venice High said some of the boys are members of the high school’s football and basketball program.
The allegations, they said, involved a group of male students working together to pressure girls into having sex. The boys were accused of making verbal threats and threatening the girls’ reputations, according to one of the sources.

A different version of this story from KTLA-TV made the headlines at Memeorandum, and the liberal blog Raw Story headlined a Reuters article which adds significantly: “The arrests follow a number of high-profile sexual assault cases at U.S. colleges and high schools.” And all the feminists begin to shriek, “rape culture!”

Although we don’t yet know anything about the suspects or the alleged victims in this case, my guess is that feminists will not remain interested in this case for long. The progressive narrative requires that the perpetrator of an infamous crime be what Tom Wolfe in The Bonfire of the Vanities called “The Great White Defendant,” a figure who represents The Establishment, a human symbol of The System that is the eternal focus of liberal grievance. This was why Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely chose the University of Virginia as the target for her fraternity gang-rape story. Erdely told the Washington Post “she wanted to write about sexual assaults at an elite university,” and UVA — “Southern and genteel,” with “super-smart kids” — fit her agenda perfectly. Her sordid (and apparently fictional) tale of a freshman girl’s brutal gang-rape led by the (non-existent) “Haven Monahan” was intended as an indictment of The System. The narrative of this feminist melodrama required a certain type of villain, a young member of the elite — affluent, prestigious and, most of all, white.

The media must have its Great White Defendant to sustain and advance the liberal worldview, which is why American feminists went berserk over the Duke lacrosse team rape hoax, yet can’t be bothered to notice the misogynistic brutality that pervades Islamic culture. Boko Haram kidnaps “wives” by the hundreds, ISIS recruits young Muslim men with sex slave fantasies, and girls from England’s white underclass are systematically “groomed” and whored out by Pakistani rape gangs.

None of this evidence of an Islamic “War on Women,” however, serves to indict The System that American liberalism is organized against. This explains why you’ll never hear a peep from Amanda Marcotte or Jessica Valenti about British sex-trafficking victims like Emma Jackson. Nor for that matter did feminists pay any attention to the case of “Pimpstick Quezzy” or other American sex-traffickers who don’t fit the preferred Great White Defendant profile.

Feminists are always trying to fool us with their Jedi Mind Trick: “This is not the rape culture you’re looking for. Move along.”

The gang-plagued “diverse community” of Venice, California, therefore is ill-suited to become the scene of a feminist rape culture melodrama. How likely is it that football and basketball players at Venice High are a bunch of affluent white boys? Not very, I’d guess.

Facts are facts and guesses are guesses, however. If the facts at Venice High miraculously conform to feminist ideology — preppy Anglo jocks exploiting their white male privilege to coerce young girls into heteronormative victimhood — I’ll be dining on a plate of crow. But with 28 years in the news business, and after many months studying the phenomenon of radical feminism, my guesses are at least educated guesses, and my guess is that the Great White Defendant won’t be found in Venice. Speaking of sex crimes committed by California teenagers, however, two boys were sentenced to prison March 6 for their “sadistic” sexual assault of an 87-year-old woman in Riverside County. Yet we haven’t heard a word from feminists about the crimes of Ruben Jose Melanson and Raymond Michael Miranda.

Feminism is an ideology, a theory of systematic oppression, and only those facts which fit the theory are considered relevant. If the facts don’t confirm their theory, feminists have shown themselves willing to perpetrate hoaxes and manufacture statistics as evidence to “prove” their ideological narrative. As for facts that don’t fit the feminist oppression narrative? Oh, you’ll never hear a word about the Muslim lesbian vampire killers. You’ll never see any feminist contemplating the charges against Gaile Supp, Nichol Phelps, Helen Banks, Whitney Ball, Andrea Cardoso, Leah Eames, Rebecca Diebolt, Nicole Wooten, Sarah Blessing, Linda Wallace, Kelly Ann Garcia, Tonya DrueppelJaymee Wallace, Amanda Feenstra, Kelly O’Rourke — click any link in that list and see if you notice a pattern of sex crimes that no feminist can ever be bothered to mention. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a feminist author or scholar willing to study Elizabeth Miklosovic’s secret pagan wedding to her seventh-grade language arts student.

So many facts must be ignored — or buried in the 19th paragraph of a news article — for feminists to maintain their ideology.

Always we must remember: THERE IS NO SPOON.



32 Responses to “The 19th Paragraph: Feminism’s Eternal Quest for the Great White Defendant”

  1. Fail Burton
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

    “This isn’t ‘feminism’. It’s Islamophobia. I am infuriated by white men stirring up anti-Muslim prejudice to derail debate on western sexism.”

    You’re right on the money. That’s a headline to a Laurie Penny piece at The Guardian. It indeed uses the Orwellian semantics appropriate for a winner of The Orwell Prize. It’s a nifty bit of work. Since intersectionalism encompasses race and power/privilege theory, only the right sort are allowed to stand up for law and fair play. Any attempt to focus on the hypocrisy innate to intersectionalism is said to be derailing.

    The funny thing about intersectionalism is that, left to its own devices without the protections of the white Western patriarchy it hates, it would look exactly like a thing like ISIS. That is to say, it would cease to exist. That’s why the larger picture we call “political correctness” is a suicide cult and why the PC don’t get it when we say they despise success. PC delusion only goes so far. At the other end lay ISIS and Mongols and Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Spheres and Death Marches, and Comfort Women.

    Laurie Penny in very real terms is one of the leaders of a death cult. ISIS is no imaginary scarecrow or metaphor. They actually throw gay people off buildings, a thing intersectionalism has no interest in compared to more lesbians on TV shows. Women like Charlotte Bunch are in essence undermining the viability of their own survival by undermining American men. There are no gender study courses in China, Russia, the Middle East or Africa.

  2. RS
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

    In feminist circles, the “Great White Defendant” is approaching Jungian Archetype status, with no shortage of Ahabs willing to chase after it.

    (Sorry for the mixed metaphor.)

  3. robertstacymccain
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    My God, she’s so predictable, isn’t she?

  4. ChandlersGhost
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    Yes. The evil patriarchy that feminists fear is staring right at them in the form of ISIS and African warlords. If the desired societal collapse happens, brutal alpha male sociopaths will run the show.

  5. RS
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    Amanda Marcotte has published similar sentiments. They are so bent upon the destruction of Western Civilization, that they can’t be bothered to wonder what comes after.

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  7. darleenclick
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

    Interestingly, the Slum by the Sea (Venice’s aka through the 90’s) neighborhood diversity is majority “white” (64%) yet the high school is 2/3rds Latino. Interesting, yes?

    One visits Venice Beach at their own risk.

  8. ChandlersGhost
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

    Venice is a dump. I can’t believe that the tourists don’t even know that by now.

  9. darleenclick
    March 14th, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    IMHO tourists are told it is an “exotic” “bohemian” place. Like visiting some 3rd world country dirt village.

    Once gentrification makes a real dent in the area, be assured the usual Leftists will wring their hands and decry the “loss of a vibrant diverse colorful community”

    Kind of like the Leftcultists who still feel Giuliani was wrong to clean up Times Square.

  10. robertstacymccain
    March 14th, 2015 @ 1:32 pm

    Interesting, yes?

    Yes. Easily explainable, once you understand:

    1. In any “gentrifying” community — to use the L.A. Times phrase — it is gays and college-educated young singles who are the upscale white newcomers.

    2. Liberal secularism’s enthusiastic embrace of contraception and abortion promotes demographic decline, so that the birth rate spirals downward as income and education ascend upward. Only among religious conservatives is there any discernible exemption from the overall cultural trend.

    I believe it was Mark Steyn who said that the future belongs to those who show up.

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  12. gastorgrab
    March 14th, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    “diverse community”

    “about two-thirds are Latino”


    How come when a community is ‘two-thirds white’, it’s “not diverse enough”, but…….?

    Just what are the ‘correct’ proportional standards???

  13. kerrari1898
    March 14th, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    “I am infuriated by white men stirring up anti-Muslim prejudice to derail debate on western sexism.”
    You’re infuriated that your attempts at scolding pioneering scientists for wearing unstylish shirts are being derailed by the mention of the repeated gang rape of thousands of Yazidi children?
    Good point, toots. We’ll take you seriously now.

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 14th, 2015 @ 2:31 pm
  15. Abe Loxman
    March 14th, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

    “Diversity is our strength.”

    Is Immigration Really A “Jewish Value”?

  16. Adobe_Walls
    March 14th, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    I don’t think they desire societal ”collapse collapse” and they certainly don’t understand it. They believe that somehow this world will morph into their utopia, with them on top after. Destroying western civilization and crushing the Patriarchy (blessed be it’s name) doesn’t mean the now crushed restaurant owner won’t still be in business so they can have dinner. Why would he go out of business just because he is no longer allowed to make a profit.

  17. Adobe_Walls
    March 14th, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    And leave some one after their gone.

  18. Adobe_Walls
    March 14th, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    No one ever asks why there aren’t more white folks living, working and leading in China or Nigeria.

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  20. Varis
    March 14th, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    Shut the fuck up, Fail Burton.

  21. Mike G.
    March 14th, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    The same thing happened in Atlanta in the 80’s. Upper class neighborhoods during the early 1900’s descended into slums through the 60’s and 70’s. Then the Yuppies happened. The gentrification happened.

  22. RS
    March 14th, 2015 @ 5:10 pm

    I shall assume that comment was not meant ironically. Consequently, congratulations on making FB’s point.

  23. RS
    March 14th, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Quite so. And inevitably, among the college educated singles who wind up getting married and procreating, the majority either flee to the suburbs because even with their posh lofts and brownstones, the public schools still suck or they send their kids to private or parochial schools. It’s all a wonderful, “vibrant,” diverse culture until one realizes that one’s children are at risk of being shot on the playground.

  24. Wombat_socho
    March 14th, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

    Bye, loser. *whap*

  25. Nan
    March 14th, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    Is it bad that I read the headline and correctly diagnosed the author?

  26. Nan
    March 14th, 2015 @ 10:09 pm

    I think tourists are looking for a 3rd world country dirt village and are excited to find it in CA.

  27. arcadius
    March 14th, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

    Crying IRL?

  28. ChandlersGhost
    March 14th, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

    But we have so many to choose from. A motel in Victorville would be far less expensive and much more authentic.

  29. Nan
    March 14th, 2015 @ 11:32 pm

    I’m not up on the authenticity of one 3rd world CA town vs the next. Right now I’m doing subversive work on the funerary traditions of Eastern Rite Catholics.

  30. arcadius
    March 15th, 2015 @ 7:58 am

    “Diverse” has been redefined to mean non-white/Republican/Christian/straight/etc.

  31. Squid Hunt
    March 15th, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

    Is the Orwellian Prize an actual thing? Because if not, it definitely should be.

  32. Daniel Freeman
    March 15th, 2015 @ 9:01 pm

    No, that’s good on you. I’m behind the times and still need to read the book.