Monday, April 30, 2007

Followup: Allen Lee vs the Brownshirts

So, here it is.

Go read it and come back.

Thats right. Thats all. You write that, you get suspended from school, get booted from the marine recruitment program, and watch as those charged with educating you instead do everything in their power to destroy you.

And whats the missing link? Lets look at another article from our friends at the NW Herald (who have been providing in-depth coverage of the whole thing):

"The writing assignment instructed students to write non-stop for a set period of time and to “write whatever comes to mind.” Students also were instructed not to judge or censor what they wrote."

Free writing. Except there's more to this than meets the eye.

Here is another piece of the puzzle.

"About six weeks ago, Emling said he gave a 10-minute speech in the same class describing what his life would be like as a “hit-man” and identified students he would shoot. He said he was not punished for that speech."

Emling refers to Jameson Emling, one of Lee's friends and fellow students. After having read what Lee wrote, and comparing it to a 10 minute speech about being a hit man and bumping off your fellow students...

Well, what could be the difference between Allen Lee and Jameson Emling?

Or why does Allen Lee = Cho Seung Hui in the minds of the school administration, but Jameson Emling is walking aruond unscathed?

Could it be because this is what Allen Lee looks like:





And this is what Cho Seung Hui looks like:




It couldn't be that obvious, could it? Could this story be about racism as much as it is about freedom of speech? How could an institution charged with educating the future voting citizens of this country fall into the obvious pitfall of such simple minded implicit racism?

I'd like to see a picture of Jameson Emling.

5 Comments:

Blogger Marcos El Malo said...

Here's a picture of Jameson Emling, which supports your point that this is a matter of racism.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/ame/911/911rep/img/ch5_1.jpg

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not racism. emling is half asian.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been best friends with Jamie for about 2 years now and he DOES NOT look asian at all, you couldn't tell if he was half asian by looking at him. It was a matter of personality. Jameson laughs while he's saying things like that, allen lee keeps a straight face 100%. Here is a picture of Jameson http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/xbitemexxx/100_0066.jpg

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That first picture is not Jameson Emling...

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jameson emling is not half asian, he is a quarter asian. his father is half. jameson has gray eyes and brown hair. his father barely looks asian. Racism isn't about what you ARE its about what you look like. if jameson wore a sign that said "im a 25% asian", then it wouldnt be racism

9:38 PM  

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