Back on October 12th, I posted an article commemorating the tenth anniversary of theÂ brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, the 21 year old gay University of Wyoming student who was killed, not because he was gay but because he had a few bucks in his pocket that two reprobates wanted.Â (See http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=556.)
I felt it was a fair and even-handed account of the crime and I purposefully avoided any recriminations against Shepard and posited no suggestions as to whether he was in any way responsible for his murder, as in soliciting homosexual sex or in any other way inciting an allegedÂ ”hate crime.”
As far as the record shows, however, Shepard was assaulted and left to dieÂ bound to a fence post on a freezing Wyoming night as a result of a robbery and not as a result ofÂ hatred against him because of his sexual proclivities.Â
“Hate crimes,”Â an inventionÂ of liberal thought police, (aren’t just about all violent crimes motivated by some degree of hatred?), are the result of a penchant Americans have toward overcompensating.Â We’re alsoÂ suckers forÂ rushing to judgement, a self-righteous need for quick fixes whether that need arises from fiscal fixes, such as bailouts, or perceived societal remedies, such as hate crime laws.
Just as some elements of our society, the mass media, principally, feel that since blacks in the past suffered from legal discrimination, blacks in the present and in the forseeable future should get a free pass when they break the law, so too should homosexuals.Â
Despite the fact that the prosecutor of the miscreantsÂ who beat and left Shepard to dieÂ and despite gay-friendly ABC’s expose’ of the truth that what they did was no more inspired by gay-hatredÂ than any other robbery-murder, the case of Matthew Shepard still represents a hate crime landmark which inspired legislation against such heinous acts.Â (See http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77654.)
I hold what seems to be a very simplistic belief that a crime is a crime, that hatred is hatred, and that murder is murder no matter who the assailant or assailants are and no matter whether the victim is homosexual or a proponent of mandatory consumption of hamburger as opposed to vegetarianism.
Apparently, I’m in the minority when it comes to those beliefs.
A man was murdered.Â He was a young man, just 23,Â a mereÂ two years older than Matthew Shepard.Â
A Pennsylvanian businessmanÂ stands accused of drugging, raping, and murdering him, a young man from the same neck of the Mid West woods as Matthew Shepard.Â Â He wasÂ aÂ North Dakotan working as an intern in Philadelphia.Â (See http://www.kxmb.com/t/jason-shephard/298687.asp.)
His name, coincidentally, was Jason Shephard but he was not homosexual.Â
Has anyone heard of Jason Shephard?
Matthew Shepard has been wrongfully chosen to be the poster child, which is a demeaning term not of my choosing,Â of crimes against gays simply because they are gay.Â
Jason Shephard should rightfully be designatedÂ as one symbolÂ of the current, under-reported, homosexual wave of attacks on both children and young adults.Â Yet Jason is a virtual unknown and Matthew is still a cause celebre’ ten years after his death.
Jason was just a naive kid, a kidÂ from my perspective, who suffered an awful death from anyone’s perspective.Â Was his murder any less sad and needless and ignominious than theÂ murder of Matthew?
Apparently so since the national media have ignored his murder even if Jason’s wasÂ even more reprehensible.
What’s most reprehensible is the fact that Jason Shephard was only one of many victims of homosexuals and that our media continue to bury those stories.
I’ll dare to say that much of our media is either so gay-infested or so infected by political correctnessÂ that they can’t see or won’t acceptÂ the truth.
Next:Â The Jesse Dirkhising case, yet another story of homosexual violence and murderÂ which has been deemed unworthy of attention by the mass of the mass media:Â Â http://www.armyofgod.com/JesseDirkhising.html.
Will we never learn what’s happeningÂ to us?