I woke up to great news this morning … Dylann Roof sentenced to death for having committed over thirty-three federal crimes!! The American jury could beyond the apparent whiteness of Roof and try him solely for his act of brutal murder and manslaughter.
On June 17, 2015, Dylan S. Roof went on a rampage with the intention of starting a war against the corruption by the blacks (He shot 9 people) … A 21 year old “white” boy (and this time I intend to be racist) took it upon himself to spring clean his country and so he chose the place which holds special significance for the blacks in the United States in order kick-start what he labelled as “taking bravery to the real world”.
What made Dylan commit such a ghastly act? Who sowed the seed of such deep hatred in him? Who taught him to differentiate, distinguish and discriminate people on the basis of the color of their skin? The jury did the right thing but did not ask the right questions … At this juncture it is important to ask the right questions! When the country with third largest population in the world votes for a man who personifies racial discrimination its time to ask questions.
While I am relieved that my faith in judiciary did not shatter, I am perturbed that my faith in humanity and human choices has begun shaking … Will Dylan’s death (sentence) don as a deterrent for others? Are there any other Dylans waiting to unleash their repulsion on those who are painted differently from them? Dylans are not born … They are made. Broken family, abusive parents, deep-seated resentment against those who “appear” to be different from them, fragile political climate, highly polarized society, historical negationism, glorifying the hate crimes of the past and attempting to revive organizations such as Ku Klux Klan made Dylan who he is today.
The world is increasingly embracing the right of every ideology without realizing that the right of an ideology is not right … The right of the ideology cannot serve as the new thesis. Political scientists have not been able to coin a word for the new world order which is one of increasing compartmentalization on the basis of social, political, religious, racial, ideological, economic and sexual identity … It is imperative to belong to the “right” identity to feel safe and secure … Any aberration from the accepted norm and you are under threat of being cleansed by the likes of Roof.
Dylan Roof is not a person … He is an ideology which needs to be nipped in the bud. Imagine a world in which you are targeted for being who you are and not for what you do or have done … Imagine a world in which identity is bestowed upon you and not chosen by you … Imagine a world in which the right decides whats wrong and the wrong is invariably synonymous with”different” … Imagine a world where life is in order because it is led like an order … Imagine being painted as myrmidons and not as myriads … Imagine!! Suddenly color evaporated? Right? But this what we wanted all along … Disappearance of color!! Suddenly it all became still? But did we not want restore to status quo!! Suddenly it all became very dull and boring? Who wanted excitement anyway … Suddenly romance came to an end? But then arent we trying to produce rational, logical individuals … Suddenly all seems to be the same? Right? But that is what the right always does … Annihilate Antithesis!! Its time we embrace our differences … Lets kill the Dylan in us! Let us sentence him to death …
May Dylan S. Roof rest in peace … both as a person and as an ideology …
Heres Sugarsatchet wishing peace to all and for all!!