"Malvo's Drawings Attack U.S. Racial Bias," the Washington Post's lead Metro story informed those readers who bother with the local news last week. [By Serge F. Kovaleski, December 5, 2003]
"Racial bias" is the Post's way of covering up the dirty little secret painfully emerging from the trial of Jamaican immigrant Lee Boyd Malvo, charged as one of the two Washington snipers who terrorized the region last year and murdered 10 people.
The secret is that the snipers—at least Malvo—were driven by anti-white racial hate. The shootings were hate crimes, even though not all of them were directed at white individuals.
The senior hate-sniper in the duo, John Allen Muhammad, has already been convicted and sentenced to death, and the same fate may await young Mr. Malvo.
But the truth cannot yet be told, at least fully and directly, because we wouldn't want anyone to think non-whites might be filled with murderous hatred against white people, would we?
But the truth will out, and it started leaking last summer, when the Post buried an important part of it in a news story of July 25th.
A Maryland police officer at the jail where Malvo was held said "Malvo told him the reason the snipers went on their rampage was that 'there were a lot of ghettoes in America. They were trying to clean it up. It didn't make sense to me.'"
Another guard reported that "Malvo told him that one of the reasons for the shootings was because white people tried to hurt Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam." Those little snippets never made it past page A10.
Last week even more of the truth seeped into the Post's reportage of the trial. Drawings that Malvo completed in jail and presented by his lawyers remove any doubt of what drove him.
As the Post reported,
"One drawing depicts a naked black man hanging in a public square from chains around his wrists. Nearby, a slave takes orders from his master. A caption says: 'THIS IS WAR. IT WILL GO ON AND ON UNTIL YOU ARE TOTALLY DESTROY, YOUR WHITE STATE OF MIND . . . HOLY WAR! JIHAD.'"
Another shows a Star of David, a conventional symbol of Jews and Judaism, in the crosshairs of a gun scope, with the caption, "Wanted Dead." Yet another shows a white police officer also in the crosshairs with the captions "wanted Pig" and "Copy This Fascist Police," and the edifying message,
"You and your house [Negroes?] are the same white [deleted] who jailed [?] me 400 years ago. Same man. There is no past. The past is never dead. It Ain't even past. We will destroy you and your progeny."
Another shows the White House in the crosshairs, while the Post moans that "Harvard University is also assailed: 'They still teach that black people are not as intellectually made as whites.'"
Then there are his pictures of his heroes: Saddam Hussein ("The Protector"), Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Louis Farrakhan, and Osama bin Laden.
The Post readily acknowledges that the drawings and scribblings are "simmering with anti-American fervor against law enforcement," and so they are. Other stories discuss Malvo's "utopian vision" to use the $10 million the snipers tried to extort for their murders to "bring about a just system," and the Post even drools about the learned Mr. Malvo's allusions to "the Chinese philosophical work 'I Ching' and the writings of Socrates, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Thomas Jefferson."
Someone should tell the Post (or maybe Malvo, or maybe both) that the "I Ching" is not a philosophical work but a means of prophesying the future and that Socrates never wrote anything.
What the Post cannot bring itself to notice is what was really driving Malvo to commit murder.
The main theme of the collected wit and wisdom of Lee Boyd Malvo is hatred of whites for all the proper liberal reasons that the Post's own editorial pages regurgitate every week—that whites mistreated blacks, enslaved them, discriminated against them and said that blacks aren't up to snuff in IQ points.
Young Mr. Malvo just drew his own conclusions from the anti-white premises liberalism brews: Kill the pigs and their progeny—Exterminate whites.
Malvo's lawyers are dragging out the drawings and writings to try to show that it was really the senior sniper, Muhammad, who was the evil genius behind the killings. They're also parading the usual headshrinkers to testify about Malvo's deprived childhood and the rest of the voodoo.
But whoever was the leader and whatever the inner mechanisms, there's now no doubt that hatred of whites, scooped from the perverse pit of liberal and leftist clichés about "white racism," drove the murders that slaughtered 10 people and terrorized the country.
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[Sam Francis [email him] is a nationally syndicated columnist. A selection of his columns, America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The Disintegration Of American Culture, is now available from Americans For Immigration Control. Click here for Sam Francis' website. Click here to order his monograph, Ethnopolitics: Immigration, Race, and the American Political Future and here for Glynn Custred's review.]