This isn’t a nice blog post headline.
It’s not going to be a nice post.
But, deal with it, because this rape victim is not the one twisting criminal law so that the outcome is that Karla Drenner hypothetically getting raped matters more than the (hypothetical) 85-year old neighbor of Karla Drenner getting raped if Karla’s bill, HB 426, the so-called “hate crime” bill, passes.
As a real rape victim, of a real, violent, torturous stranger rapist who crawled in my window randomly, a crime that would never be counted as a gender bias hate crime by the ethical liars pushing these laws, I take deep and personal and definitely dish served cold offense at the idea that we’re now going to codify the ways we pick and choose among victims whose rapes are politically useful and rape victims who need to be brushed under the rug (as it were) because they don’t advance the appropriate agenda and statistics desired by the Anti-Defamation League and the HRC and the SPLC and CAIR and SCLC and the ACLU and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Make the Road, and Danny Levitas’ Rural-Urban scumbags and all the other professional liars who make up the various hate crimes thuggery patrol.
Because, and let’s be entirely accurate here, isn’t what they do precisely what the Klan did? Create an hierarchy of victims and offenders based solely on the identity of each, and then decide which crimes matter and which crimes are officially sanctioned or at least at this point denied based on ethnicity and religion and skin color?
I’m looking at you, Karla Drenner. And at Chuck Efstraton, the (desperate-because-district-changing, verbally incoherent HB426 sponsor who, at the least, I must say, has excellent hair, if you like that Twin Peaks thing, which, oddly, goes far in politics).
Also Karen Bennett, who should know better, given the vast internecine crime in her district that needs more money, real cop time, real convictions, real sentences, instead of all this meaningless grandstanding. You know who hurts women and children and other living things in your district. Karen, I know you care. Focus on that.
And Calvin Smyre, who definitely should know better and seems like the type of guy who does care and should give a damn. Come on, Calvin. You’re a smart guy. A decent guy. A good representative. At least that was alway my impression of you.
And Deborah Silcox, whose elite district doesn’t see a lot of this stuff, with the exception of, cough, murder victims like Kay Thomasson, so Deborah may feel she can virtue-signal away in her crafting alcove while the real world burns elsewhere.
And Ron Stephens, who seems to be crudely ignoring the horrific, prolific crime in Savannah to grandstand about this. Let’s drill down into real crime in Ron’s district in an upcoming blog, shall we? Lots of brutalized and abandoned and dead kids, boys and girls alike. I briefly did child protection there, Ron. My advice: even though five-year old abuse victims from the wrong side of the tracks generally suck viz campaign donations unless you accept sticky half-eaten lollipops and haunted eyes, maybe you should occasionally eat some crappy cookies in over-lit community center basements and FOCUS ON HORRIFIC CHILD DEATHS. Beatings. Neglect. The burn marks on the arms I saw there haunt me still; the daddy who bit his child’s pre-adolescent boobies with his back to the camera DFACS had in the “parental visitation” room because he knew where the camera was. Ron, do you think these are hate crimes? Why not? Because the victims are children? Let’s definitely schedule a chit-chat about that. I’m deadly serious. I’ll put my number right here: 813-486-1783. I never saw child abuse like in your district. What the hell are you doing about that?
You’ve got bigger problems than some random name calling and a few street muggings you want to elevate to federal crimes to excite your donor group.
Or, to put it differently, you and your peers are frivolous and power-hungry while ignoring real suffering.
What hate crime legislation like HB 426 really does is make extraordinarily rare and usually misrepresented and most frequently just mundane interpersonal crimes committed against certain types of people worse than identical crimes committed against other types of people, while also making far worse crime committed that don’t count as “hate” less important than so-called “hate crimes,” which are mostly yelling, and would never even be recorded as crime if police weren’t forced to do so.
Most so-called hate crimes aren’t any different from the usual garbage simple misdemeanor crime committed a thousand times a day in Georgia, only a word said here or a skin color recorded there gets certain politically motivated elected officials thinking they can get some career cred if they play this one right. Shame on all of you.
For example, if a serial rapist breaks into Karla Drenner’s house and rapes her, maybe using homophobic slurs while he violates her, maybe not, and then if that same serial rapist then breaks into Karla Drenner’s 85-year old neighbor’s house and rapes her, maybe or maybe not using sexist slurs while he violates her, thanks to the legislation Karla Drenner is pushing, the two crimes become completely different things.
What happens to Karla then becomes a gender bias hate crime, while what happens to her neighbor is officially deemed mere “non-hate sexual violation of an 85-year old woman.” Because thanks to Eric Holder , Elena Kagan (back in the day) and Bill Clinton, “ordinary” sexual slurs used in the commission of crimes against women, even rapes, don’t count as hate crime. They wrote secret exceptions into the laws when in it came to gender, and then the NOW under Kim Gandy lied to their membership to make them not ask questions. They are all scum.
As I learned at the Georgia Dome this week, the sponsor of HB 426, Chuck Efstraton, who is too dishonest to admit this outcome, is desperately trying to shut this conversation down.
In Karla’s case, if, hypothetically, she was raped, suddenly the cameras would show up. Even the national ones. The full weight of the hate crimes industry, empowered by the media, and the federal government, and the GBI’s special units, and local politically ambitious police hate crime unit commanders, and the entire hate crime activist cabal would show up with their little candles burning in dixie cups with popsicle handles and condemn her rapist and pressure legislators to put every resource into solving and denouncing and punishing Karla’s rapist as a hate criminal — while her neighbor’s rape case would get, you know, the usual average attention. Then, the usual inattention.
This is not because cops don’t want to solve it, but because the people further up to whom cops answer couldn’t give a damn. Nobody in the federal government or the GBI or all the other politicized ratholes that give decent cops a bad name would be the least bit interested in some 85 year old heterosexual sex crime victim when there’s an exciting and headline-grabbing and career-promoting hate crime to solve.
Even though it’s the same rapist. Committing the same crime.
And if that rapist were to be caught, based on all the hate crime rape cases I’ve identified in other states over 20 years (yes, Chuck, there are records you should have look at before sponsoring the bill), Karla’s rapist would get far more time for raping Karla than for raping her 85-year old neighbor, merely because Karla’s an “out” lesbian and her neighbor is just an old lady who got raped.
Don’t believe me, Chuck Efstraton, as you called me a liar in the hallway of the capital the other day, and refused to take my very nicely collated and summarized analysis of 20 years of enforcement of hate crime rape regarding the gender bias category and sex crimes against women.
Here’s some free advice that will serve you extremely well as time goes by, if, that is, you survive the transition of your district to Democrat, which is the entire point of you acting this way. Even if you have nothing but contempt for the person to whom you’re talking, take the damn paper they’re handing to you. Don’t tell them to deliver it to some other person who will be available at some other time in an unknown location the future. Important as you may feel at times, the Georgia General Assembly isn’t an episode of Dr. Who. It’s the frigging Georgia legislature, and your job there is to smile and nod and say thank you, not jump into the Tardis and put 2,000 years and ten galaxies between you and things you don’t want to hear.
In other words, when you get off that elevator the next time, I’ll be right there waiting for you. With the same piece of paper in my hand. There is no time travel in the Assembly: in fact, there’s the exact opposite of time travel. Time slows down to a metaphysically near-impossible stasis there. A decade passes, a whole frigging decade, and the very same person grasping the very same piece of paper in her hand is waiting for you when the elevator doors slide open, admittedly, weirdly slowly, and you have to get past her to the Chamber.
Just a helpful observation, that one.
If you feel particularly febrile and bruised, just circular file what the person hands to you, and they won’t even know. But when you refuse to even hold three pieces of paper in your precious manicured hands, you’re just creating an inappropriate problem that in no way needed to be created in the first place.
More advice: when you sponsor a law that affects several complex aspects of the criminal code in cases involving interpreting enforcement of complex-yet vague definitions of “gender” versus “sex” versus “women” versus “children,” and all involving the bouncing balls of sex violation and speech limitations and rights, not to mention the vast subject of intent and incredibly complex issues of enforcement, don’t gobstoppingly announce that you have nothing to do with how the law you’re proposing gets enforced because that’s not your job because you just wrote the bill and it’s up to other people to interpret it.
I am very, very rarely at a loss for words. Chalk one up for you there, big guy. Wow.
Also, even if I was too lazy to read an oppo piece on a bill I’d sponsored, I wouldn’t be too lazy to hand it off to one of my interns bought by mommy’s donations, who actually are there to do more than get you coffee and dangerously stroke your ego. Several of them are really quite smart; several are a whole lot smarter that you. Given some them some real work.
Do you really not understand ANY of this stuff?
Let’s get back to the bill at hand
So, Chuck, see, for example, the case of the nine victims raped by Mark Anthony Lewis in Chicago in 2000. Thanks to hate crime law, Lewis was charged with hate crime rape in eight of the rapes he committed against minority women, but the ninth victim, who was white, was considered a lesser victim because of her skin color, and Lewis’ punishment for raping her was far less than the other rapes he committed.
Does this sort of distinguishing between the relative horror of rapes based on the skin color of the victim remind you of something?
Yes. If we can all stand to be as excruciatingly honest as the situation demands, it should remind you of the way the Klan used to administer justice. And this is precisely what you’re proposing with HB 426.
Yes, it is very ironic.
For, the identity-based legal protocols the hate crimes movement wants to impose on us all could have been lifted word for word from some fusty Ku Klux Klan Klavern newsletter circa 1920. The only difference is which people are the people who get systematically dehumanized by the current identity politics — and who gets to get away with the dehumanizing this time.
I challenge Karla Drenner to explain why she wants a law that says raping her is more heinous and merits a longer prison sentence than raping her 85-year old neighbor, or any other heterosexual woman.
Seriously, Karla. You’re a smart woman. You sponsored the law. You chose to be the poster child for this scuzzy act of bias and hatred against virtually all victims of rape.
And while you’re at it, I’m still waiting for an answer to these questions:
- Do you believe serial killer and gay prostitute Howard Milton Belcher, who tortured and killed at least four gay men, including one in your district, should be added to the federal hate crime statistics as a gender-bias hate criminal? Do you believe he is an anti-homosexual, gender-bias hate criminal? If not, why not?
- Do you believe the man who snatched a 13-year old child off a railroad track in Stone Mountain and raped her should be prosecuted as a gender-bias hate criminal? If not, why not?
- Do you believe serial rapist Corey Griffin, who terrorized, beat, tortured and and raped multiple women in Clarkston and Stone Mountain, should be prosecuted as a hate criminal? If not, why not?
- Do you believe Wayne Williams, the convicted murderer of two of Atlanta’s “Missing and Murdered” male children, some of whom disappeared in the previous area of your district, should be added to the federal hate crime statistics as a race-bias and/or gender bias hate criminal in the federal statistics collection? If not, why not?
- Why is prolific, Atlanta-based serial killer and torturer Michael Darnell Harvey, who mutilated and actually lynched by hanging at least some of his female victims while raping and murdering them, never cited among the notorious killers used by grandstanders like you to justify the alleged need for hate crime laws? His many victims may include at least one of your constituents. Do you believe he should be added to the federal statistics as a gender-bias hate criminal? If not, why not? Do you believe he is a gender-bias hate criminal? If not, why not?
- Last year, suspect Corey C. Griffin was positively identified through DNA in a string of attacks in Clarkston, in your district, including at least one rape and probably more. Do you believe Corey Griffin should be prosecuted as a gender-bias hate criminal? If not, why not?
Now, Karla, you sponsored the legislation.
You should damn well know how to answer questions like this.
I suggest you start taking.
GEORGIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE KARLA DRENNER
You too, Mr. Efstration. I know you sponsored this bill because your district is changing and you want to pander to the right types of left identity activists. But you will not get to this finish line without actually answering some real questions first. So I suggest less time grandstanding and more time actually researching the garbage you sponsored.
Because, your current answers to specific questions are incoherent, and you don’t even know the tissue-paper thin defenses that comprise the best arguments your side can muster. You suck at doing this.
Hate crime laws are ugly, biased, identity-politics-addled, ideological motivated and selectively enforced legislation, and virtually everyone knows it. The hate crimes movement is the real hoax. Jesse Smollett is a piker compared with the people really running this racket. And all the crazily dishonest bull-hockey you said to me in the hall, particularly impugning former GBI directors and other officials, state and federal, as being too dumb to enforce the extra-perfect hate crime law as you imagine it will be enforced under your guidance because you’re super-special-guy, just served to underscore your possibly dangerous or just lazily wacky ignorance of the bill you are running around seeking camera time to defend.
So here’s my last piece of free advice, if you won’t take any of my other advice: lie better.
Georgia State Representative Chuck Efstration