Saturday, July 16, 2011

Innocent Woman Nearly Murdered Because She Looks Like Casey Anthony

Editor's note - since I first posted this story, it has been reported that the initial account was erroneous. Just goes to show, you can't trust the mainstream media at all.

Last Sunday, I wrote a post called “The Hologram Lynches Casey Anthony” deploring the media’s conduct in whipping up mass anger and hysteria at one ordinary criminal defendant, thereby creating conditions in which it would be dangerous for her to walk the streets despite her acquittal on murder charges by a jury of her peers. I likened it to the very real lynchings that have plagued much of American history, and asserted that the public’s out-of-control reaction should make any thinking person’s blood run cold. Since then, there have been reports that Anthony’s lawyers and even her unfortunate parents have been receiving death threats from crazed morons whipped into a frenzy by the coverage of the case.

Then, just yesterday there was this report from a television station out in Oklahoma:
Blackwell drove a few miles and says Nalley suddenly rammed her van into the back of Blackwell's truck.

"I said, 'Oh my God, help me,'" Blackwell told News On 6.

She then pulled into a parking lot to get away.

"She hit me again, causing my vehicle to flip two and a half times, landing on the driver's side, and I just laid there playing dead," she said.

Blackwell's mother says she'll never forget her daughter's reaction.

"I got to her, she was crying, she was shaking, she says, 'Mama, this lady thinks I'm Casey Anthony and she tried to kill me," her mother said.

Police chased Nalley for a while and finally arrested her for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Nalley told police she was "trying to save the children."
How fucking scary is that? The readiness of this deranged woman to murder a complete stranger without even verifying her identity is absolutely frightening. You would think that such a story would cause the mainstream media recognize how dangerous it is to engage in such irresponsible sensationalism, especially at a time of severe economic distress when many people are already on edge. But of course they won’t.

The trial drew the eyeballs of millions who apparently have nothing else to fill up the empty void in their lives. Consequently, the 24/7 cable “news” channels were able to fill up countless hours of programming time endlessly discussing every aspect of the case and turning Casey Anthony into someone more real for their viewers than the people they encounter in their daily lives. Nancy Grace may have actually had an on air orgasm or two in her extreme lust for fame and attention.

I said in my original post that everyone who spent their time obsessing over Casey Anthony’s fate ought to be ashamed of themselves. I am now doubling down on that assertion.

The economic collapse we are collectively facing is gravely serious. Going forward the threat of crime committed by the economically distressed is going to increase exponentially. We don’t need the media fanning the flames and turning ordinary people into targets of mass vengeance.


  1. oh that poor woman.

    You know..... there is definitely a seething violence in people over this case. I hope this is the last of any such real attacks on innocents. But i am afraid i doubt it actually is. Horrible. Ghaaaaaaa!

  2. Wendy - I really do fear this is the beginning of a very bad trend - which is why I've been posting about a case I would have completely ignored otherwise.

  3. ...and turning Casey Anthony into someone more real for their viewers than the people they encounter in their daily lives.

    that right there Bill, says so much.
    we've now entered the "Twilight Zone" in America.

  4. The crappy part is that there is really no good way to convince people that the TV is the shackle that keeps them stuck in that miserable 'reality', dumb and helpless. With no TV, it is so much easier to drop the act, go your own way, and quit worrying about other people's lives and focusing on your own. With no TV, you have the time and peace and quiet to read and think and learn and grow...and to challenge the paradigms that mainstream culture uses to keep people in their place...

  5. ruraldream - you are so right. Is it any accident that our representative democracy really began to unravel a few decades after the advent of television, once the first generation that was raised on it came of voting age?

  6. Perhaps you all are missing the point.

    There IS major frustration around the entire country, for many just reasons...all the bs that has been going on with our government.. ...our decimated economy. etc etc. This case, those of us , who are also intelligent enough to read blogs such as these and try to be well informed.... who actually paid attention to, (not "obsessed" over, but paid attention to), the trial are furious, because it is just ANOTHER shining example of the decaying of our society.

    When a group of morons, unable to connect the dots with common sense, and fail to do their jobs properly as jurors, which they absolutely did, ... (or even VOTE properly... correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't it the courtesy of Florida that gave us the G.W Bush presidency?) and let a murderer walk.. well, maybe people are just fed up.

    I am in no way advocating violence against anyone... but I think you will start seeing a lot more of it. In fact, if you read any other economic collapse blogs, you will have seen that there is already many other reports of violence happening all over. It certainly isn't contained to just this case.

    As far as not watching tv... in all actuality, maybe we shouldn't watch tv.. or read newspapers, or listening to radio..or read websites.... because really.. isn't it all just other people's perceptions anyway?

    And really, what are we really going to be able to do about all the bs that we read about that goes on? The economy is in tatters. Yes, ok, we know that. But what are we supposed to do about it? The powers that be are going to do what they do. They have for a long time, and they continue to do so. And there really simply is nothing we can do about it. Except get angry.. write, and read, blogs.. and converse among ourselves.

    So really, what is the difference whether we are furious over the economy.. or this travesty of justice??

  7. klabbo44 - the point is that this "travesty of justice" is used as a distraction to KEEP the masses from being furious over the economy, the wars and all the rest. What other explanation could there be for the readiness to violence against Casey Anthony, but not the Wall Street and political villains, who feel free to strut around like they are some kind of heroes?

    Obviously, you are able to make a distinction because you're smart and well informed. Sadly, you are very much the exception.

  8. The "look alike attack" story has been debunked.

    Saw this yesterday am and figured that this particular flavor of hype was to further incite hostility amongst the masses.

    During my time in various heavy industries the one thing I found to be a common mentality with upper management is that heat and pressure can always be increased to improve profit at the expense of service life.

  9. MNG - I just saw that and I'm going to add an Editor's note at the top of the post.