“Help” pleads 43 year old white man beaten on train because he refused to speak about Michael Brown
David Autry, a white man savagely beaten on a St. Louis Metrolink train by three black teenagers for declining to speak about Michael Brown, is pleading with the public for help, so he no longer has to be exposed to such racial violence.
But he may have a long way to go, as analysts contend the Obama administration’s comments and actions have created a “hostile environment” across many major cities.
Autry has started a GoFundMe page to pay his expenses stemming from the recent attack he suffered.
He also wants to obtain a motorbike so he is less exposed to such thuggery.
“I would like to buy a motorcycle so I can get to and from work (to avoid the Metrolink) and give a portion of the proceeds to vicitims [sic] of violent crimes in the St. Louis area,” he said in asking for help.
A videotape of the March 23 assault against Autry went viral after reports emerged that the victim was attacked after being asked his opinion on Michael Brown. When Autry responded that he was too tired to speak on the subject, he was sucker punched.
In an interview with KMOV 4, Autry called the reaction of the other passengers on the train “disgusting” and claimed witnesses were “laughing and smiling about it, [but] no one offered to help, no one attempted to call 911.”
Metrolink spokeswoman Dianne Williams told KMOV 4 the mass transit system is “safe.”
But Colin Flaherty, author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it,” claims racially motivated attacks on whites are now common in cities across America.
Just what does the White House think about such conflicts? Read it in “‘If I Had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman.”
“I posted the video of the attack in St. Louis on my YouTube page and got tons of reactions to it. The first of course is the horror that this level of black on white violence is now the norm in places like St. Louis. Many folks from that area are saying the same thing,” he said.
“A huge number of people wonder how anyone could enter such a high risk area – such as any public transportation system – without some kind of plan for self-defense, whether it’s a gun, or a knife, or mace.”
Even Williams conceded there was a nationwide increase in “random acts of violence on public transportation.”
Autry encountered similar questions on his GoFundMe page about why he didn’t fight back. He responded, “I have to say I am amazing at how bold people can be behind the curtain of the Internet. I have been called just about everything for not standing up and fighting those guys.”
He explained, “First, I was dazed from the sucker punch in the face. Second, c’mon three against one? I was trying to protect my glasses. I didn’t know they were on the floor all bent up and the lens popped out. Third, if I had stood up and fought, only white guy on that train car, how do I know I wouldn’t be attacked from behind as well? It[‘]s easy to say what YOU would have done until you find yourself in that situation.”
Civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny Jesse Lee Peterson blames the increase in racial tension on actions taken by the Obama administration.
“This latest black on white attack in St. Louis does not surprise me. It’s another example of the growing racially motivated violence against white folks. Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and the so-called civil rights leaders have given blacks the justification to attack whites. White people, for the most part, are afraid and too cowardly to fight back and it is bringing out the worst in these black thugs.”
Peterson is the author of the upcoming “The Antidote: Healing America From the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood,” to be published by WND Books on November 24, 2015. He suggests white Americans need to take responsibility for their own safety.
“These attacks are not going to stop until whites speak up and start defending themselves. We have the first black president, the first black attorney general, and the liberal black civil-rights leaders to thank for this violence.”
Jack Cashill, author of “‘If I Had a Son’: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” agrees the Obama administration and the Justice Department are responsible for escalating racial tensions.
“The Department of Justice purposefully buried the story of Darren Wilson’s exoneration under a trumped up denunciation of the ‘racist’ Ferguson police department. When I saw that, I had to ask myself, ‘Does Obama rally want a race war?’ If so, he seems to be getting one.”
Flaherty says the reaction to the St. Louis beating shows how ordinary Americans are becoming frustrated with double standards over race and crime.
“The video of the St. Louis attacks really makes people determined to confront others with the reality of the epidemic of black mob violence and how people deny, ignore, condone, encourage and even lie about it. So eyes are opening. Patience is getting short. Excuses are getting old,” he said.
“People are just getting absolutely aghast at how often they read and hear and see claims of black victimization: That black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism all the time, everywhere, and that explains everything.”
Anger at these kinds of double standards are reflected on Autry’s GoFundMe page, which raised almost $5,000 in one day from outraged donors. Comments included,
- “Racist savages. Where’s Al Sharpton on this one?”
- “Just goes to show you how much they hate us white people.”
- “I hope you get the bike. I also hope that you get enough to be able to purchase a weapon, and get your CCP, so that you never have to worry about cowards attacking you and cowards not having your back ever again. God bless you and yours.”
Others called for compassion:
- “Step up, St. Louis! I know and work with David. He is a wonderful guy. He is a kind and compassionate man. He would NEVER harm another person and he would NEVER stand by and watch someone else be harmed. We had to talk him into creating this ‘gofundme’ page for himself. He will use the emotional and financial support from ‘gofundme’ with great integrity…that’s simply the kind of guy he is. Let’s show him that St. Louis cares and supports the good people in our city. Thanks.”
- “So sorry for the attack by these hateful thugs and the amazingly unhelpful people who were riding along with you … know that there are plenty of nice people in the world who sympathize with you.”
- “Please help David. He can’t afford a car or the insurance to pay. At least with a motorcycle he can get around most of the time. This man wouldn’t hurt a flea. He was minding his own business and was just wanting to get home after being over 6 hours on his feet washing dishes. He’s a dishwasher and if you think they get paid well, please feel free to go work somewhere washing dishes instead of judging a person who didn’t get help from ONE PERSON on that metro. No one even asked him if he was okay. Sad, sad world. “
An African-American man disgusted by the attack has also taken action. Lamar Grimes offered his own $500 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of Autry’s attackers.
But even if Autry raises the money he needs to avoid Metrolink and the criminals are caught, experts warn there is a climate of fear and intimidation in America’s major cities. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson cautions, “American cities have become a hostile environment for whites.”
And Jack Cashill says unless the Obama administration stops fomenting racial tension, such attacks are likely to continue. He grimly jokes, “If any force in the land can dissuade the Obama White House from its race baiting strategy, it may have to be the public transportation lobby.”