A “white supremacist” was killed by cops in California this week.
It’s not clear if this story really happened or what it means, but this is clear: if this same story was about a black guy, blacks would be burning down San Luis Obispo right now, with an army of white women behind them hooting.
But let me just be frank: I am at the point where if the media tells a story and does not provide video, and the only corroboration comes from some US government body, I consider it no more valuable than some rumor told by the local washerwomen.
A white supremacist was killed in a shootout with deputies in Templeton, California, according to a San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office news release Friday.
The shooting took place Thursday morning when deputies at first tried to conduct a traffic stop on Christopher Michael Straub, 38, near a cemetery. Straub got out of his vehicle and ran through the vineyards of the cemetery, the release said.
He then hid and ambushed deputies, firing multiple rounds at them with a handgun. Deputy Richard “Ted” Lehnhoff, 34, was hit in the leg and airlifted to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition, the release said.
Straub continued evading deputies and attempted to return to his vehicle through the vineyard, but additional deputies arrived on scene and intercepted him as he tried to regain access to his vehicle.
Straub was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
After the shooting, authorities found multiple weapons in Straub’s vehicle, including four assault-style rifles, one bolt-action hunting rifle, one shotgun, and two handguns along with the handgun he used to shoot at deputies, plus hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Authorities searched Straub’s residence, where they discovered he was illegally manufacturing weapons parts.
“Straub was a wanted felon and it is illegal for felons to possess any weapons,” the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said Straub was a known member of a white supremacist gang and the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force was already conducting an investigation before Thursday’s shooting.
This is apparently the weapons collection this guy had in his car:
I’m supposed to be one of the world’s most infamous white supremacists, and was literally on the cover of a magazine, declared to be a white supremacist. I’ve been on front page stories of the New York Times at least two times, declared as the same thing. I will tell you, I do not believe that “white supremacist gangs” are a thing.
This is the deal: in prison, everything is divided by race. Also in prison, prisoners form gangs.
What that equation amounts to is this: in prison, white people form white gangs.
And of course, everything that white people do together is labeled “white supremacist.”
Thus, a prison gang with white people is a “white supremacist gang.”
The media of course exploits this situation, and gives the impression that this guy was somehow political. The average reader is going to assume that he was going to use that arsenal to kill black people or something, because the average person doesn’t recognize a distinction between “white supremacist” prison gangs and “white supremacist” political activities.
There is zero chance Straub was going to use these guns for any political purpose. Almost certainly, he was running the guns to a Mexican drug gang.
But the way the media works, without actually saying it, they imply that this guy is like, a soldier in the army of Richard Spencer.
What I will say is this: Christopher Straub would have made a better leader of the Alt-Right than Richard Spencer.
I wish we would have gotten Straub, and the prison gang was left to deal with Spencer.
People involved in prison gangs are actually serious people, unlike the Alt-Right, and do not make a joke out of involvement with federal law enforcement in the way the Alt-Right makes a joke out of involvement with federal law enforcement.
In white supremacist gang culture, you get killed for talking to snitches. In white supremacist politics, if you tell people not to hang out with federal informants, you get denounced as an “infighter” who is “stirring up drama,” and told that it is important to work with the FBI because there are good agents who want to create a white ethnostate.
As grossed out as I am by drug-dealing, gun running prison gangs, it is simply a clear fact that the “white supremacists” involved in that scene are people of a much higher caliber than the people involved in “white supremacist” political movements.