This report from the UK Daily News indicates that an attack on a young boy in Enid, Oklahoma was a 'bullying' incident. The victim,identified as Preston Hodge, is 14 years old, and from the photo, it appears the attack was a brutal one.
The report from the authorities indicates that this attack was 'hate' related. Scroll down the first page of the report to see this.
The details of the incident show that the two boys involved, the victim and the attacker, had a dispute during which the victim supposedly told the attacker to go back to the Marshall Islands, which is his place of origin.
I really dislike the liberal emphasis on the idea of 'bullying', which has become such a broad term that includes all kinds of bad behavior. Yes, bullying and harassing are harmful, but to include something like this incident under the category of 'bullying' is to make it seem like simple childish mischief, when it seems to be more than that.
Over the years I've opposed the idea of 'hate crimes' or 'hate speech' because there should not be a disparity in punishments based on the skin color or sexual habits or gender of the victim and the attacker. Certain groups should not be extended greater protection under the law, and other groups (mainly majority Whites) must not be treated as less valuable or less worthy of protection -- which is exactly the situation that prevails now.
The accused attacker is apparently a Marshall Islander, a group which has established colonies in several places, and as with most immigrants, they are non-White, and therefore extended special consideration as 'victims' of potential White 'racism.' No doubt the accused will be defended as being himself a 'victim' of hate speech. Just as the race card is flourished in many violent attacks as a defense for the attacker ("He called me the n-word!" "She told me I didn't belong here!", etc.) it will likely be used here, and articles will appear bemoaning the 'bigotry' against the minority 'community', and there will be interfaith services denouncing 'hate' and calling for 'unity in the face of hate'. I hope I am wrong here, but I've seen it happen countless times.
But is it time, now, to appropriate the use of the 'hate crime' laws in defense of our folk, since it is our folk who are now apparently prime targets? I have resisted going down the 'victimhood' path and reinforcing the idea of different punishments based on thoughts or words or the skin color of the people involved -- but maybe it's time we make use of the laws that are being used against us.
I hope the young victim makes a complete recovery; my good wishes go out to his family as well.
Thanks to reader 'cabbageroll' who brought this story to my attention.