A bitch spent the evening catching up on the news. A certain Jeremy from Montreal forwarded an article from 365Gay.com regarding the Duke rape case…and one of the men arrested…and the fact that he had been arrested before in a gay baiting assault in Washington D.C.
Remember that train my ass was talking about?
And a bitch is using the term baiting deliberatly here.
For those of you who are blessed to be unaware of what gay baiting is, a bitch will attempt to explain…because it goes to the modus operandi of the individual involved in both cases…big time.
Gay baiting, in this context, involves taunting the victim or victims…baiting them into a response and then escalating the incident into violence in response to the response you incited.
Person one yells 'faggot'…person two yells 'fuck you'…person one throws something…person two draws away…person one pursues and proceeds to beat the shit out of person two for having the audacity to stand up in the face of verbal harassment...or something along those lines.
Race baiting works much the same way, which brings us to the incident at Duke. Reports say that individuals in the house where the victim was raped verbally assaulted two black women…unrelated to the shit going down in the house…while they walked by on the night in question. One of the women called 911 and there is a record of her phone call and her distress.
It is also alleged that racial taunts were being slung around in the house…that those taunts and slurs where the reason the women left the home and the victim had to be convinced to go back in. There is also some information out there stating that the only reason the victim returned was to retrieve her shoe.
Now, a bitch is going to walk down a road and my ass hopes y’all will join me.
Colin Finnerty has demonstrated the classic signs of a baiter. Baiters require a reaction to 'absolve' them of their predetermined response.
This bitch has witnessed this shit…against gays and lesbians at Pride, where the homophobes shouted at us that 'God hates fags' and 'Go get a man, you dyke whore'…against Mexicans in Texas, where the bigots were shouting ‘Go home, wetbacks’…against feminists on the march, where the bigots were shouting 'All you need is one good fuck to get you back in line!’…against blacks marching against disenfranchisement, where they taunted us with ‘Go back to Africa!’…and so on and so forth.
Baiting is a time honored tool for bigots.
So, a bitch sees a pattern here. Mayhap it is a surface pattern, but this bitch has seen this shit before and my ass doubts it is limited only to the surface of Mr. Finnerty.
Which brings me to the spin. A bitch watched reports from the campus of Duke, where dorm mates were shocked and were rallying behind Mr. Finnerty…because he is incapable of doing anything violent and he is such a great guy.
Who just happened to be involved in a physical assault…against a gay man…after baiting that man with…what was that again…oh, yes homophobic taunts and insults.
Such a…nice guy.
What of the gay and lesbian community of Duke? Why was Mr. Finnerty allowed to return to campus and be a potential threat to them? At the very least, shouldn’t he have been removed from the Lacrosse team?
Think about the statement that would have made…to the community…to student athletes…to the nation.
Was Mr. Finnerty on scholarship? Did Duke donors pay to have a homophobic predator represent them through the pursuit of athletic excellence?
And where is this angle in the national press?
CNN mentioned it in their initial reports and then...nothing.
Why, with so many stories swirling about the victim, her possible motivations and her past, is the press tucking a previous violent act by the accused in their editorial pockets?
Well, why the hell not tuck it away?
Fuck it…he’s such a nice, clean cut stand up kind of guy!
Jesus, give me strength.
The stench of this…is overwhelming.
And that train…that bigot train…it keeps stopping right on fucking schedule, doesn't it?
Gays, blacks, women...