by Jonas E. Alexis, VT Editor

People working in the mass media desperately need to use some common sense. But since true journalism is pretty much rare these days, journalists have been bamboozled by completely wicked ideologies.

You will be blessed if you can simply find a consistent journalist in the mass media who can actually put two coherent thoughts together. In fact, the mass social media actually pays those journalists to say weird things, crazy things, unfathomable things.

It can also be argued that the mass social media seeks to incite hatred and chaos in major centers in the United States. How else would they continue to obfuscate the facts and perpetuate their own ideologies? It was Daniel J. Flynn who rightly argued in Intellectual Morons:

“When ideology is your guide, you’re bound to get lost. Ideology deludes, inspires dishonesty, and breeds fanaticism. Facts, experience, and logic are much better at leading you to truth. Truth, however, is not everyone’s intended destination…Ph.D.s, high IQs, and intellectual honors are not antidotes to thick-headedness.”[1]

If you have been paying attention to the news, then you must have stumbled upon Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl who has been portrayed almost as a saint or innocent victim in the mass social media. Newsweek has put out a brazen headline entitled:

“Who Is Ma’Khia Bryant? 16-Year-Old Black Girl Shot Dead by Columbus Police.”[2] The New York Post says it all: “Ma’Khia Bryant’s TikToks Are A Reminder That She Was Just A Kid.” ABC News: “New video shows Columbus police shooting of teenager Ma’Khia Bryant.”

But did the police officer just decide to take Bryant down because she was black? What was Bryant actually doing? Was she simply going to school and minding her own business? And isn’t there a bodycam footage of Bryant’s violent and bloody activity?

When the police officer received a call and arrived at the scene, Bryant was already walking down a driveway in order to stab another woman with a knife screaming:

“I’m going to stab the fuck out of you, bitch.” And she did. Bryant again walked up to another woman and was lunging at her. The police officer was just a few feet away from Bryant.

Now, no matter how you cut it, this violent action demanded immediate response. Granted, the situation might be complicated, but police officers simply do not have enough time to make a complete assessment when people are being lunged at right in front of them. They are under the obligation to stop people from taking the law into their own hands.

So, it is simply silly for basketball players like Lebron James to post a photo of the officer with the caption, “You’re next.” Lebron certainly have seen the multiple videos of the actual incident. Yet instead of apologizing to the officer, Lebron declared:

“ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”

He’s got to be kidding. What does he have to say to the other two women who were being stabbed to death? Did their lives matter at all? Why did he avoid commenting on that as well? Lebron moved on to say:

I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”

Perhaps this man should stick to basketball and stay away from commenting on political issues. The sad and pathetic thing is that protesters have already gathered at Columbus Police headquarters for hours last Tuesdays demanding justice.

Once again, those protesters have not come to their senses and come up with a rational explanation as to why Bryant was lunging a knife at a women who quickly fell backwards; those protesters cannot explain why Bryant moved to her next victim and attempted to do the same thing:

A slow-motion version of the footage shows the second victim falling against a car as the knife-wielding youth raises the weapon as if about to stab her, as an officer opens fire on the teenager.”

According to the New York Post: “The crowd chanted “Bryant” as they approached officers outside of the building, while a group of protesters were heard shouting: ‘She was just a kid.'”

Here’s my questions to those pinheads: What if the girls who were being stabbed were your own daughters? Would you simply go to police headquarters and ask for justice for Bryant and then ignore your daughters who were being bludgeoned to death? And do you seriously think that the officer had enough time to evaluate what was going on before he pulled the trigger? Have you really taken into account what decent police officers have to go through on a daily basis? Have you even considered the possibility that decent police officers have died because they failed to make split-second decisions in similar situations?

[1] Daniel J. Flynn, Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas (New York: Crown Forum, 2004), 1.

[2] Khaleda Rahman, “Who Is Ma’Khia Bryant? 16-Year-Old Black Girl Shot Dead by Columbus Police,” Newsweek, April 21, 2021.



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  1. Mike, one thing not reported about Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is that they were not BLM protestors. They were there protecting a business.
    He is guilty as sin and shows not one ounce of regret. I rarely point the finger at parents, however, his mom is far from a good example. I hate to see teenagers sentenced to 20 years to life, regardless of the crime. However, considering Kylie’s mom allows him to drink & is surrounding him with white supremacists, I do not see him becoming overcome with feelings of regret or compassion towards his victims. If he were black, he would be waiting trial in jail and facing a life sentence.
    Personally, I doubt he is convicted & if he is convicted, I doubt he does any prison time.

  2. He did not comply, had a gun, threatened the cop, drove off, wasn’t shot, is white. He lived!

    US law enforcement are trained by the IDF to view citizens, especially nonwhite citizens as the enemy and to shoot to kill.
    I have family members in law enforcement. While we do not always agree when it comes to the actions of cops, this is one case they all agreed the officer had several other options. Anglo-
    Americans have never valued the lives of ” the other” One of those exceptional values from the Manifest Destiny brand “Christianity”.

  3. I don’t feel there is any justification for any killing except when it is accidental. Neither cops or suspects should be allowed any weapon with the purpose of killing. And yes Jonas, a taser would have stopped the young woman from finishing her killing intent. In today’s high tech capabilies there is no justification for intentional killing, when temporary total disability would stop a suspect from doing further damage.

  4. I suspect Jonas is saying the teen needed to be frail and blonde to be considered “not warranted to be shot 4 times for wielding a knife”. Im sure the cop shot her three more times while she was falling since she was fat, black, and disgusting. New news: cop shoots black man ten times and all he had was a cellular phone. I guess this is just the media inciting hatred and chaos in the USA if they report this in a manner it deserves. Jonas needs to stay away from commenting on racial injustice issues involving his own race. He sounds like Booker T Washington, who blamed blacks for lynching.

  5. One story says it was the girl seen here with the knife, who called the police. And that this is occurring on her property. This is too short of a clip to understand what may have transpired before the encounter. More information is certainly needed.

  6. I agree in part with you, but a human live is something complex, therefore any senseless killing of a human being is not something one can justify. Why couldn’t the police officer used a teaser? Why did he go for his gun when a teaser could have easily resolved the situation?

    • Some violent criminals aren’t stopped by a taser.

      When someone is attempting murder any force is justifiable.

      Why won’t the media quote the victim in cases like this? I doubt if she has a problem with the cop’s split-second reaction which very likely saved her life.

      Like Jonas says, the media aren’t interested in fair coverage, they’re only interested in their agenda.

    • To NoName001: Because again we are talking about split-second decisions, and unless you have been under pressure to act like this, you probably will never understand. It’s just basic psychology.

    • Saying it is attempted murder is painting it a bit different if it was self defense. And even if not, intent to murder is not indicated by people fighting, if that were the case, every person at the capitol insurrection that touched an officer would be up for attempted murder. Sure seems a lot of folks want to have it two different ways, depending on the people’s color. This isn’t even thinkable that a cop would shoot this girl, but …..should the police have opened fire at the capitol when the officer was on the ground being beaten with a flag pole ? How many should they have shot ? Anyone who looked threatening ?

  7. Manson was convicted of 7 counts of 1st degree murder, and never touched anyone.

    How many more so for the police and church ? They scream for blood and encourage human sacrifice every single day across the globe, and it gets results like the one we see here.

    Where does it all stand when a girl could have been saved, by keeping it in the holster in a simple situation ? This may look complicated and confusing to people who do not get ‘involved” , but to most of the world, it was needless overreaction.

  8. Good to hear a voice of reason. It seems to me that the owners of Big Press in the US are pushing social/racial division and hatred, along with pimping the latest war against countries that Israel doesn’t like. The Republic is now long gone, and it is We The People of the US who now live behind an Iron Curtain.

    • ” It seems to me that the owners of Big Press in the US are pushing social/racial division and hatred, along with pimping the latest war against countries that Israel doesn’t like.” That’s exactly what they are doing.

    • Did the press load slaves onto the ships off the Ivory coast and hand out blankets of smallpox to the natives ? Are the press now training the police and setting policies and quotas ?
      Is it the press that are screaming for the heads of protestors and passing legislation to run them over ?
      Was that the press the other day, when another black person was shot unarmed ?
      Or , was it the press when it wasn’t reported, I’m confused.

  9. Cops should only employ force necessary for the situation. White cops are scared of ppl w/special black powers and act accordingly, they are also careless around white people who are actually dangerous (truck driver in New Mexico)
    Why didn’t the cop use a Taser Gun? You know, the super-weapon the justified the shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta to so many people. They were warned over the radio about knife, Taser has range up to 25′ and it fires really fast.
    Yeah she was a big girl and she was black, a deadly combo, who wouldn’t be scared.

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