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Unsolicited manuscripts cannot bernreturned unless accompanied by a self-addressedrnstamped envelope.rnChroniclesrnVol. 19, No. 4 April 1995rnPnntcd in tlic United States of AmericarnPOLEMICS & EXCHANGESrnOn Denny’srnLlewellyn Rockwell’s piece on Denny’srnrestaurants (Cultural Revolutions, Decemberrn1994) was a first-rate statementrnthat cut through the fog of news reportingrnon the controversy. Let me add arnstrange footnote to this eraziness.rnOn the evening of December 30, myrnwife and I went to a Denny’s. There wernfound a perfectly natural and calm interactionrnbetween black and white patronsrnand workers—until a group ofrnblack teenagers, who had eaten their fill,rngot up and left without paying. Thernwaitress ran out into the cold night airrnand rightfully demanded payment.rnNeedless to say, she was mocked for doingrnso and told that no one in theirrncrowd had ordered the food, and thatrnthe person who had ordered left early.rnHence they felt no compunction to pay!rnAmid the Clockwork Orange mockingrnand jeering of the waitress, it seemed tornhave been lost on all concerned that shernhad to make good the invoice for thesern”boyz in the hood.” So in this rush tornvictimology of which you speak, thernreal victim here was a working-classrnwaitress, and the real villains were thernteenage blacks.rnOne wonders if the final outcome ofrnthese deviant acts in the name of politicalrncorrectness will be nothing less thanrnthe shutdown of a 24-hour restaurantrnwhere black and white patrons can actuallyrnenjoy each other’s company.rn—Irving Louis HorowitzrnRutgers UniversityrnDepartment of SociologyrnNew Brunswick, N/rnCULTURAL REVOLUTIONSrnT H E M U R D E R of Michael Westerman,rnage 19, of Elkton, Kentucky, allegedlyrnby four young black males,rnshould alarm anyone who publicly displaysrnpride in his Southern heritage.rnWesterman, the father of infant twins,rnwas gunned down as he drove with hisrnwife between Guthrie, Kentucky, andrnSpringfield, Tennessee, on January 14.rnAccording to Robertson County (Tennessee)rnSheriff’s Department detectivernDave Benton, the assailants were motivatedrnby “the fact that [Westerman’s]rntruck had a rebel flag on it.” Thoughrnthe Associated Press and the local newsrnmedia reported that the attack stemmedrnfrom a case of mistaken identity—Westerman’srnwindows were tinted and thernattackers thought they were shooting atrna vehicle full of young white racists—itrnturns out that there had been an eariierrnconfrontation at a gas station parking lotrnin the small town of Guthrie. Westermanrnreportedly tried to avoid trouble byrndriving away, whereupon he was followedrnby the black youths and shotrnthrough the heart with a .32 caliber pistol.rnGuthrie’s leading black spokesmanrnjustified the shooting: “They didn’trnintend to hurt him. They just wanted tornstop him about the flag.”rnThe local print media, after sitting onrnthe story for several days, took off andrnran with it upon learning that at leastrnthree cross burnings had occurred subsequentrnto the murder. On January 19,rnthe Nashville Banner ran a short piecernheaded “Burning crosses provoke FBIrnprobe,” in which Westerman’s murderrnwas glossed over in the first paragraph.rnTo the Banner and the FBI, the realrnstory was the cross burnings—not thernmurder.rnThe Banner’s headline on January 20rnwas revealing; “Youths thought targetsrnwere racists,” implying that had the targetsrnindeed been “racists,” the murderrnwould have been justified. “Black rage”rnhas seemingly become a legitimate defensernin the eyes of the liberal media.rnBut had the alleged attackers been whiternand the victim black (perhaps clad inrnMalcolm X attire), the story would havernmade international headlines. Evidently,rnthe Michael Westermans of the worldrndo not elicit from the media the samernsympathies reserved for, say, abortionrndoctors and black Los Angeles “motorists.”rnHeritage groups of all stripesrnshould demand an apology from thernNAAGP, SCLC, and other chromernSouth-bashers whose decade-long assaultrnon all things Confederate has poisonedrnthe minds of street thugs likern4/CHRONICLESrnrnrn