Recently, FOX aired a program entitled “O. J. Simpson: the Lost Confession.” The program showed clips from a 2006 interview where O. J. Simpson talks “hypothetically” about murdering his wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The interview was originally intended to promote Simpson’s book If I Did It, his clumsy attempt to profit from his crimes without technically admitting to them. In between clips, FOX had assembled a panel of experts who offer horrified reactions to O. J.’s blunt confessions.The murders happened in 1994, about the time the first wave of political correctness was receding, and the old model of race relations promoting racial reconciliation rather than the current war of all against white was still in effect. All in all, the eighties appear as an innocent idyll compared to what we have now.
The trial and its result came as a shock to many if not most white Americans--specifically the obtuse and emotional way blacks reacted. At that time more white people had less experience with blacks than now; what they "knew" about them came mostly from television and film. The culture had carefully constructed this image of white and black as essentially the same and reconcilable. The vision and expectation was that we'd come together eventually, Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed sharing a soul-brother handshake before saving the world from the Russians, or whoever would take their place.
We didn't know we whites would take their place as the great global enemy.
The trial killed that optimist arc, or just revealed its falsity. What whites saw, though few of them would admit it then, and certainly no one with a microphone, was that blacks weren't interested in reconciliation and aren't really up to it intellectually or morally. Evidenced by the sight of a class of Howard law students erupting in cheers at the verdict--the best and brightest of black America were revealed as children with a mean streak and an utter lack of self awareness.
This reaction was universal in black America:
Counter Currents continues:
But what was mind-boggling for white Americans is how immune to evidence black Americans can be. The same New York Times article reported “The trial has had little effect on the public’s perception of Mr. Simpson’s guilt or innocence. In a Gallup Poll taken in July 1994, 62 percent of the adult Americans surveyed said the charges against Mr. Simpson were probably true and 21 percent said they were probably not true. In the recent CBS poll, 57 percent of those surveyed said Mr. Simpson was probably guilty and 18 percent said he probably not.” In other words, the more evidence of O. J. Simpson’s guilt blacks saw, the more convinced they became of his innocence.Blacks' view is that equality is when rich and poor trade places, likewise, justice is when we trade places and they stick it to us for a while. Of course both operate on the fallacy that racism, personal and systemic, cause black poverty and criminality. We retain this convention with a Soviet-level of resistance to empirical, historical and logical evidence. Objectivity. It's a white thing. Whether a function of intelligence or just an innate behavioral characteristic of whites doesn't matter. Black Americans will never embrace true equality of opportunity or the equal dispensation of justice:
Either blacks honestly and genuinely believed that O. J. Simpson was innocent and/or being framed for the murder of his wife as part of a racist police conspiracy, in which case they were dumb. Or blacks secretly knew O. J. was guilty but professed a belief in his innocence out of tribal solidarity. If that were the case, that would make blacks liars. Try to think of another explanation that does require blacks being one of those two things. You can’t do it.The trial came like a fire bell in the night, and we went back to sleep. Now here we are.