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O. J. Simpson & the Red Pill that White America Forgot

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Recently, FOX aired a program entitled “O. J. Simpson: the Lost Confession.” The program showed clips from a 2006 interview where O. J. Simpson talks “hypothetically” about murdering his wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The interview was originally intended to promote Simpson’s book If I Did It, his clumsy attempt to profit from his crimes without technically admitting to them. In between clips, FOX had assembled a panel of experts who offer horrified reactions to O. J.’s blunt confessions. 

One thing you couldn’t help noticing was that O. J. Simpson’s guilt is never questioned. The program assumed O. J. Simpson was guilty and assumed everyone watching agreed. You would never guess from watching FOX’s program that this was not always the case.

It may be difficult for people too young to remember the O. J. Simpson trial to understand what it meant to people at the time.

The O. J. Simpson trial is probably for millennials what Watergate was for my generation. Being Generation X, I was too young for Watergate, and the Watergate break-in itself seems like small potatoes to me because I’ve grown up in a world government corruption and intrusion have become normal. So it’s difficult, if not impossible, for me to put myself in the shoes of someone in the 1970s hearing about that kind of government malfeasance for the first time.

Likewise, millennials have grown up in a much more racially-charged environment. They’ve seen several high-profile race trials like those surrounding the deaths Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown. It is commonplace for POC’s to openly celebrate the demise of whites and wax poetic about their intense hatred of whites. One of the purposes of this article is to let younger readers know why the O. J. Simpson trial was such a big deal.

O. J. Simpson murdered his wife and her friend Ronald Goldman on June 13, 1994. He was acquitted for that murder on October 3, 1995. What happened in between was an all-consuming social/cultural/media phenomenon unlike anything I’ve seen in my lifetime. Even if you weren’t trying to follow the story, you still knew what was going on because it was all anyone was talking about.
The O. J. Simpson trial was a forerunner to the recent “cop shoots black kid” trials. There was heavy press coverage, accusations of police racism, and public opinion on the matter split along racial lines.

On October 2, 1995, the eve of the Simpson verdict, the New York Times reported that 64% of white Americans believed O. J. Simpson was probably guilty of murdering his wife. Only 11% of whites believed that O. J. Simpson was innocent. Among black Americans, 59% said they believed that O. J. Simpson was innocent of murder, while only 12% believed that Simpson was probably guilty.

But the difference between the O. J. Simpson trial and more recent racial trials, is that there was no ambiguity. The evidence against Simpson was overwhelming: he had the blood of the victims in his car, on his clothes, and at his house. The case did not need to rely on he said/she said witness testimony or circumstantial evidence. The evidence was right there.

But what was mind-boggling for white Americans is how immune to evidence black Americans can be. The same New York Times article reported “The trial has had little effect on the public’s perception of Mr. Simpson’s guilt or innocence. In a Gallup Poll taken in July 1994, 62 percent of the adult Americans surveyed said the charges against Mr. Simpson were probably true and 21 percent said they were probably not true. In the recent CBS poll, 57 percent of those surveyed said Mr. Simpson was probably guilty and 18 percent said he probably not.” In other words, the more evidence of O. J. Simpson’s guilt blacks saw, the more convinced they became of his innocence.

Another interesting quirk is blacks’ warped idea of fairness. Before the verdict was announced and smart money was on O. J. going to jail, only 45% of blacks polled believed that O. J. had received a fair trial. This number would jump up to 80% a couple days later after O. J. was acquitted. To blacks, “fair” is whatever benefits them.

Racial politics in the 1990s were not the all-consuming obsession that they are today, but there were three big stories in the ’90s with heavy racial overtones: the Rodney King video and the subsequent LA Riots, the emergence of rap music and hip hop culture, and the O. J. Simpson trial. Of the those three, the O. J. trial was probably the least consequential but also the most redpilling.

I could understand why the intense images of the Rodney King video might provoke emotional or violent responses, and one could make a case that rap music was escapist fun. But for the life of me, I could not comprehend celebrating an obviously guilty man walking free.

For videos of blacks responding to the O. J. Simpson verdict, click here, here, or here.

Black America’s unwavering devotion to an obvious murderer was something the liberal narrative could not explain. There were only two possible explanations for this phenomenon, and both scared white people to the core: either blacks were dumb, or blacks were liars.

Either blacks honestly and genuinely believed that O. J. Simpson was innocent and/or being framed for the murder of his wife as part of a racist police conspiracy, in which case they were dumb. Or blacks secretly knew O. J. was guilty but professed a belief in his innocence out of tribal solidarity. If that were the case, that would make blacks liars. Try to think of another explanation that does require blacks being one of those two things. You can’t do it.

The behavior of black Americans at this time went against everything we were led to believe about race. Mine generation was assigned To Kill a Mockingbird in school. It was a story about how tribalistic white jurors unfairly used the court system to protect their racial kin and attack the racial other and did so in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary. White people who read the book were supposed to walk away thinking those jurors were the most evil people in the world.

So when the O. J. Simpson trial turned out to be To Kill a Mockingbird in reverse, what was white America supposed to think while watching our black countrymen in jumping around in jubilant ecstasy over a gross perversion of justice? Are we supposed to hate them too? But that would make us racist!
And what did it say about the future? As we are heading into a future in which whites will be a minority, we will be increasingly dependent on non-whites to treat us fairly. Was the O. J. Simpson verdict an omen of what to expect?

But as time has gone by, that lesson has faded from the public consciousness. Recent polls have shown that a majority of blacks now believe O. J. was guilty (although an astonishing 40% of blacks still maintain O. J.’s innocence). Nowadays people are more likely to remember the O. J. affair as simply a major tabloid story with some racial overtones.

There was a period in the late ’90s when O. J. Simpson was the JFK on Generation X. While our parents all remember where they were when JFK was shot, everyone in Gen X remembers where they were when they heard the O. J. Simpson verdict. It was a moment of mass cognitive dissonance for white people, and everyone remembers what it felt like the moment they found out that black people hate us.

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24 Comments

  1. Steve-O
    Posted March 23, 2018 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I remember when this was going on, I was in middle school. This black kid would wear this t-shirt with stats about OJ’s career on the back, with a picture of a smiling OJ on the front with the words on the bottom: “Whether he did it or not, he’s still my hero!” When they announced the verdict, the blacks and the wiggers were of course elated. And so was this cat lady teacher for whom it was always 1968. Very red pilling indeed.

  2. Right_On
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Re “The Watergate break-in itself seems like small potatoes to me because I’ve grown up in a world government corruption and intrusion have become normal. ” :

    Ha! Being an English schoolboy at the time the Watergate “scandal” broke I thought : “Well, if a British Prime Minister had OK’d a break-in it would be career suicide but it’s the USA we’re talking about; it’s like the Wild West over there so Nixon will shrug it off.”

    I was actually disappointed that Yanks decided to take the affair so damned seriously !

  3. Joe
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    What is “evident” by the O.J. trial is that blacks are incapable of the jurisprudence necessary to maintain a “white” level of civility. Therefore, their presence is a bane and guaranteed destructive element to the white man’s culture and civilization. This is not stated in anger, malice or vengeance. It is merely an obvious fact which MUST be addressed if the aforementioned civilization is to remain intact and thrive.

  4. Posted March 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    An interesting and worthwhile article to read. But it didn’t mention everyone’s favorite collector of Third Reich memorabilia, Mark Fuhrman. His perjury & unwillingness to say when directly asked on the stand if he planted evidence in the O.J. case or in previous cases he worked is what many in the Black community were angry about. And justifiably so, apparently this type of police misconduct & criminal behaviour has been occurring on a regular basis. Enough so that an entire community of Americans could empathise with a man who otherwise wouldn’t have elicited much sympathy from them. Because they knew who O.J. Simpson was in regards to the issues which everyday Black folks face. They remember the famous quote when asked about his neutral stance during the Civil Rights struggle of the 196o’s; “I’m not Black, I’m O.J.”

  5. Niko
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Being an older Millennial, I remember the OJ trial. It dominanted the news and discussion at school with friends. Everyone in my small, white town, knew he was guilty, it was so obvious!

    After he was let off, it was the butt of joke after joke. I remember Norm MacDonald on Saturday Night Live making jokes about OJ “hunting” the “real killer” while playing golf. Of course, I wasn’t old enough at the time to really grasp the racial significance of it.

  6. haddox
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    A fellow Gen-Xer, I was a 20-something working in DC at the time and had to deal with the “sack dance” aftermath. I recall one old black guy shouting “the Juice is on the Loose!” while high fiving another . . . And I got a double-dose a few weeks later with the Million Man March, where we were outnumbered 10-1 and you could sense the hostility rising like a heat haze as you walked down the street.

    These were probably my first true red-pill moments. Although I did not fully realize it at the time, the outrage and alienation I felt that October started my journey to racial consciousness. Thanks for this article.

  7. Peter Quint
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    It can all be traced back to Christianity being forced upon our people over 2,000 years ago.

    • Posted March 25, 2018 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

      Interesting idea. Would you care to elaborate ?

      • Peter Quint
        Posted March 26, 2018 at 10:16 am | Permalink

        Read Joseph Atwill’s excellent books “Caesar’s Messiah,” and “Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah”

        • Posted March 26, 2018 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

          I have read Caesar’s Messiah. It is a good read. But I don’t see the connection between Christianity & the O.J. Simpson acquittal.

  8. Franklin Ryckaert
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    This tribal solidarity with co-tribals irrespective of actual guilt can occur on various intelligence levels. Low IQ solidarity with O.J. Simpson, Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown for Blacks and high IQ solidarity with Leo Frank and Jonathan Pollard for Jews. For Whites such tribal solidarity in unthinkable since Whites believe in universal justice based on objective facts, but on a majority non-white planet such an attitude is exceptional. In a future majority non-white US Whites can expect as much justice from the non-white majority as the Boers in South Africa from Blacks.
    Human evolution seems to go backwards.

  9. Peter
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Great article!
    (and it reminds me of an article about Zimmerman – TrayTray that made a similar impression on me because of the simple, straight clarity of the points made).

  10. JimB
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I was in prison during the trial and verdict, a very black-dominated prison in west Tennessee named Cold Creek Correctional Facility. The place was a living hell for Whites even without the O.J. Simpson pall hanging over everyone’s head, but that year was much worse. The blacks, almost to a single individual, were solidly and explicitly in favor of Simpson walking free… and, not only in the prison I was at at the time, but all across the state system, they were threatening to race-riot if Simpson was found guilty and “kill every cracker” they could, inmates and staff alike. They were also during that time still very agitated about the Rodney King thing (which is another story for another time), openly expressing their hatred for “dem muh-fuhggin raciss crackas” constantly …and extolling the virtues of the “oppressed” and often “martyred” Kangs throughout history. It was a HELLISH time to be an incarcerated White man. But you’d better believe that we Whites were ready for action; almost every White guy that I knew, especially the middle-aged White inmates (those considered “old-heads”), were “strapped up” (either armed with a shank or several). Yes, so were the blacks, too, of course. Like I said, it was pure hell being penned up with already some of the most violent and stupid blacks.
    The prison authorities -state wide – decided to place the all of the prisons in Tennessee on lock-down a couple of days before the verdict was set to come down because of the impending race-war disaster. The evening the verdict of “not guilty” came out, the blacks went ape-sh**. Pun definitely intended. They kicked and beat on their locked cell doors, making the entire prison BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM! like the place was being carpet-bombed, shouting shrilly “THE JUICE IS LOOSE! THE JUICE IS LOOSE, MUH-FUHGGAZ!” for hours and hours. Of course, the majority of us Whites simply watched and listened, wondering if we were still going to need to start stabbing the guts out of every nog that got near us once we were off lock-down…
    But we came off lock-down a day or two later and things eventually returned to the “normal” levels of hell that one would expect to find living crammed behind razor-wire with cut-throats, rapists, thieves and savages of all stripes.

    Anyway, good article, Mr. LeBlanc. I commend you for bringing the topic from out of the memory-hole it’s been (((assigned to))), refreshing us older folk’s memories and hopefully giving some of the younger folks something to think about.
    As for where we’re headed IF we allow ourselves to become a (hated!) minority in our various countries? IT’S VERY OBVIOUS. WE SIMPLY CAN NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.

  11. Born Red Pilled
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    But that’s also what gave us the Kardashians and the celebrated union with Kanye West! You have to admit much good did come of it.

  12. Rob Bottom
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:11 am | Permalink

    Indeed, the media was obsessed about this case in the same way they have been obsessed about Trump. That is the only comparison I can think of that comes close to the coverage the Simpson murder trial got.

    I remember very clearly asking my mother in astonishment why the blacks were celebrating that an obviously guilty murderer had escaped punishment. She reasoned that because blacks so often get the bad end of the stick in the legal system, that they were overjoyed to see the situation reversed. Even though they knew he was guilty, she implied, the reaction was more about the rigged justice system. Perhaps, because of their poverty, blacks could see the American justice system more clearly than whites. The wealthy tend to get away with their crimes, while the poor do not.

  13. Dazz
    Posted March 22, 2018 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    I was with you right until the end “and everyone remembers what it felt like the moment they found out that black people hate us”…I fail to see the hate angle, high ethnocentrism likely with group pressure (e.g. black leaders promoting innocence most likely due to hate, so blacks not wanting to be stigmatized by own community go along with it…I am not btw saying this is a deep thinking thing for blacks, but some natural internal reaction related to group) is a more likely reason for black reaction to the whole event, it was enough to show racial differences in reactions to crimes involving race to be “red pilling” to me (not that I was old enough to experience it, my knowledge of OJ came from “jokes” referencing his guilt in various media e.g. Chris Rock’s routine featured in a 1996 show), than going for it involving hatred of Whitey.

    Also I imagine OJ was a hero (prior to murders) to black Americans, it could have been a cognitive dissonance issue within black community…again this is enough to show core differences of races, also shows black intelligence.

    • JimB
      Posted March 22, 2018 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      “…I fail to see the hate angle…”

      It was and is there, believe me. It was also in the BlackLivesMatter rhetoric surrounding all of the recent “injustices”, where actual black thugs have been put-down by cops (of any color) or some hapless non-White who passes as White to the blacks (Zimmerman),… it’s in every vitriolic indictment that the blacks bring against White people over slavery, colonization, their eagerness in taking up the Jewish-created ‘White Privilege/White Guilt’ narrative, etc, etc, etc…. and it’s even obviously apparent in the new Black Panther (the movie) retardation, not to mention the fact that a huge segment of blacks have no problem at all with the actual Black Panthers, the hate-group, and their “We need to kill White women! And we need to start killing their babies!”

      If you truly “fail to see the hate angel”, Dazz, in black behavior towards Whites over the past few years, much less over the last 50 or 60 years, you gotta be deaf, dumb and blind!

      A majority of the blacks – world wide – simply hate White people. That’s just an obvious, proven, (and constantly admitted!) FACT. Want more proof? Go walking in almost ANY black dominated city or neighborhood… or show your face around South Africa where the blacks are thickest.

  14. Posted March 22, 2018 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    “There were only two possible explanations for this phenomenon, and both scared white people to the core: either blacks were dumb, or blacks were liars.”
    When Jews use particularism in their dealings with the other, we call it self-deception.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 22, 2018 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      I don’t buy that “they know not what they do.” It is an overly generous form of self-deception on our part.

      • Posted March 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

        You very well may be right. However, I do believe that Jews have a narcissistic mental phenotype. I personally am very close with a narcissistic person and they really can convince themselves of just about anything which is in their personal interests regardless of if it makes sense of not. Anyway, this shouldn’t factor into our need to see reality and to protect ourselves accordingly. Prof. Revilo Oliver is the funniest guy on the extent of the self-deception of which the white cattle are capable of.

      • william erhlich
        Posted March 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

        ‘I don’t buy that “they know not what they do.” It is an overly generous form of self-deception on our part.’

        In relation to blacks or jews?

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted March 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

          To both

          • Tucker
            Posted March 27, 2018 at 12:05 am | Permalink

            I agree, Greg.

            I have a White male buddy who I have been trying to red pill for the last 30 years – but, the most I can get him to bite off is maybe 25% of the pill. I harp on the critical threat to White racial survival and to the future preservation of White Western civilization that massive non-white immigration poses – and the guy responds by saying that, yes, he can acknowledge the fact that White nations are successful because Whites make sure the trains run on time and all the technology is maintained properly. But, then this guy will assure me that non-whites all realize this, too – and so they are smart enough to understand that they need Whites to keep the civilization chugging along and for that reason, we don’t have to be worried that they’ll decide to kill us off once we are a powerless minority.

            This is the sort of stupidity and naivete that is almost too incredible to comprehend. But, apparently, the majority of our White politicians must think this way, too – or else they would be throwing money at Trump to get that Wall built as fast possible and calling for massive roundups and deportations of every illegal non-white alien inside the USA.

        • Travis LeBlanc
          Posted March 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

          Blacks have pushing our emotional buttons down to a science. They know exactly what they are doing but at the same time, kind of believe their own bullshit.

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