Isidro Zarate, the man that Andrew Anglin refers to as a “white knight,” died when he intervened in a male on female assault taking place in a San Antonio Walmart.
Zarate’s last and only words were “Take your hands off her.” He was then shot.
You can read Zarate’s tragic story here.
Two female innocent bystanders were also injured as the gunman fired wildly in the Walmart parking lot.
I’ve been in this Walmart many times. It’s in a Mexican area of town where often I’m the only white person around.
More details on the crime can be read at My San Antonio.
I would not be writing this post since it’s Mexican on Mexican violence except for the fact that the Daily Stormer covered it. Here’s how Andrew Anglin, writing for the Daily Stormer, begins:
I tell you all: do not be white knights.
Despite what the Jewish media has told you, if you see a man involved in a dispute with a woman in a parking lot, it is not your duty to intervene.
You have no idea what is going on in such a situation, but you know one thing: whatever is going on, she deserves it. She deserves it either because she did something, or because she has made the decision to be with a man who beats her for no reason.
Whatever the case: it’s none of your business.
Let me praise Anglin for his advice to avoid intervening. It’s best to call the police in situations like Zarate found himself in.
I say that with some additional context, however.
Anglin, who is from Ohio, doesn’t understand Texas very well though. This is an open carry state, if I recall correctly. It’s also a state where acting as a Good Samaritan is part of the culture. It’s denigrating to refer to bold, manly altruistic white men as white knights.
A white knight is defined as a male that treats woman as goddesses and does nothing but shower then in compliments on how wonderful and beautiful and special they are. Maybe be used as a noun or a verb.
Helping any person who is being beaten by a thug is not white knighting. Usually, the best way we can help is by calling the police. But some of us are big enough, athletic enough, and well enough armed to risk an intervention. Some white men enjoy the thrill of battle.
Perhaps Anglin’s size (he’s 5’4″ tall) influenced his advice.
He goes on:
Obviously, if a man is randomly attacking a woman, you should intervene. But that is not what this situation was. This was some white knight shoving his nose in a situation where a man was dealing with his wife/gf.
The problem is that we often don’t know if an attack is racial, random, or a case of domestic abuse. Thus, nothing is usually going to be obvious. Sometimes it’s not even obvious to the police who intervene and talk to both parties in a dispute involving a man and a woman.
Anglin continues, making some common sense points and some that make no sense to me:
We live in an insane society that tells us both that women are totally equal in every way to men, but they’re also pathetic little children who need adults to come and help them every moment.
It can’t be both.
It fact, it isn’t either.
Women are not equal to men and they are not capable of making adult decisions, generally. However, one decision that they are allowed to make – which society has always allowed them to make – is the decision to leave a man who is physically abusive. If you see a woman getting beat in a parking lot, there is pretty much zero chance that this is the first time the man has done this to her. And yet, there she is with him in the parking lot.
So whose fault is it?
Whose business is it?
It certainly is not yours, and it is thus your fault if you get shot for trying to make it your business.
Women are not equal to men? Well, I would put it differently. Women are complementary to men. It takes both men and women to build civilization. Many men want to father children and see their sons grow tall, strong, and successful, while watching their daughters grow up to be beautiful wives and mothers, married to a fine lad of a son-in-law.
It would be useful to a man to learn how his woman’s strengths complement his, in order to enrich his own life and see his family life prosper.
Anglin’s belief is that women are inferior to men. That’s like saying the tires on a car are inferior to the motor. You’re not going to go far without both. Likewise, women’s better qualities are needed, at least according to this old proverb: “Behind every great man there is a great woman.”
The old proverb is only partially true. There are some great men without women. However, a good man can be assisted to become great by the presence of a great woman.
I don’t agree with physically abusing women. Slapping they sometimes obviously deserve, but anything that is going to actually hurt them is obviously wrong, and I don’t think anyone anywhere really disagrees with that, besides I guess Moslems.
However, the fact is that some portion of women like getting beat-up. Or, to be more understanding of their situation, perhaps they like the other personality traits of a man who beats-up women, and thus will tolerate the beatings in order to get whatever real or perceived benefits go along with these beats.
Whatever the case, a woman involved with an abusive man is a willing participant in the situation and deserving of the sympathy of no one. The one exception would be the first time it happens. But that is going to be in private, I am 100% sure. Anyone who is beating a woman in a parking lot is doing that as part of a routine.
Okay. To be 100% fair here, so I don’t get accused of sexist misogyny: the other situation where it would be reasonable to view her as a victim is if the abusive bf/husband is threatening to kill her family members, or is in some other way holding her hostage (no an “emotional hostage” is not a valid thing). However, a woman saying “he’ll kill me if I leave” is just typical “feel sorry for me because of my own behavior” nonsense, generally.
That idea that women are always a “willing participant” in their abuse sticks in my craw. It’s an absurd claim on the face of it.
Let me flip the script on Anglin to prove my point.
I once had a male friend involved with a beautiful, statuesque blonde. She put her best foot forward early in the relationship. Everybody does.
To keep the story short, she turned out to be an alcoholic and a drug user. She was also violent. He tried to break it off with her. She guilt tripped him and so the situation continued for another year or two. Finally, he broke completely free.
Well, not completely. Every six months to a year she would show up at his front door, drunk and threatening to become violent. This went on for another ten years.
A lot of times troublemakers won’t go quietly away.
Anglin misjudges how easy it is for a woman to get rid of abusive male. He’s right that the rest of us should stay out of it as best we can. Still, there may come a time when Jack the Ripper is going to kill somebody unless you make your move.