Monday, April 29, 2013

Gun and Knife Fights

The sad case of Kiet Thanh Ly’s stabbing spree provides a lot of material to work with.  My thoughts thus far:

  • Ly is described in the mainstream press as a “South Vietnamese national”.  Since “South Vietnam” isn’t an actual country anymore, this implies refugee status, although at least one report claims he is here illegally.  But Ly is also described as a career criminal with a rap sheet going back to 1997.  Law enforcement thus had ample cause and opportunity to return him to his country of origin, even under Napolitano’s “enforcement priorities”.  Yet, somehow, this didn’t happen.  Will it happen now that he has attracted national attention?  The World Wonders.
  • Ly reportedly yelled at his victims, “You racist [expletive] ... you killed my people ... you should all die!”  If Ly is really a South Vietnamese refugee, this would be somewhat ironic, considering that U.S. policy in Vietnam, however misbegotten it may have been, was to prevent North Vietnam from killing Ly’s “people”.
  • Yet I think it unlikely that Ly learned to talk this way on his own.  I’m guessing that he’s at least a partial product of America’s public education system, and it never seems to occur to the Leftists that run it that its program, designed (I assume) to inculcate guilt and self-loathing among Whites, has a far different effect on our increasingly non-White student populace.
  • The events themselves could have been written by the NRA’s PR department.  A knife-wielding career criminal goes on a rampage (See?  Gun control would have made no difference) but was brought down by an armed CCW holder.  Perfect.


heresolong said...

He wasn't even born until four years after there was a South Vietnam. Shoddy reporting.

Dr. Φ said...

Good point! The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced the press is covering up the fact he's an illegal alien.

månesteiner said...

I don't think the press is "covering up the fact he's an illegal alien." I think the press is simply acknowledging the new normal in regards to American citizenship, i.e. if you want to come here then you're a citizen.

Eric Holder's speech on April 24 to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund spells out the new rules.

"Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential...This is a matter of civil and human rights. It is about who we are as a nation. And it goes to the core of our treasured American principle of equal opportunity.”