A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.
Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca.
While there, he passed his victim’s mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out “How’s your daughter?”, before heading into a crowded bar.
Shortly after, the woman walked into the bar, poured a bottle of petrol over Soriano and lit a match. She watched as the flames engulfed him, before walking out…
I also wish people understood how logical progression works.
Here’s statement A: ”White people have social power, that turns into economic power and political power; institutional power by an institutional oppression.”
Here’s statement B: “White people cannot experience racism.”
In no way this is an example of, “Because a, it follows that b.” This isn’t meant to trivialize the dangers of racism towards non-whites, but it turns racism into a phenomenon that affects ALL GROUPS, not just the non-dominant ones. If we have such a narrow-minded view of race-relations that justifies whites being discriminated against, physically hurt, and possibly even slaughtered to a greater extent than a black or an Asian person suffering the same fate, then you’re never ever getting away from the problem. You are compartmentalizing whites into a minority so “they know how it feels” but don’t define it as racism because “it’s their fault that racism even exists.”
When you recognize that these things are beyond racial problems, and that they are HUMAN problems, feel free to respond. Feel free to respond either way, but save yourself the stress of typing out a poorly thought-out response that excludes whites from being objects of racism just because they’re “privileged” or something equally stupid.