His Name Was Cannon Hinnant

I said yesterday that I was taking a break.

I’m still planning to do so but I can’t let this go without comment.


“WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Cannon Hinnant is no longer here but is still leaving an impact.

The Wilson community called for an end to violence against children in the slain 5-year-old boy’s honor at an event organized by some of his family Monday afternoon.

“Really everybody just wants answers as to why this was done. There will be justice,” said Allan Wooten, Cannon’s uncle.

Wooten says Cannon was outside with his siblings playing on his bicycle when he was shot and killed by Darius Sessoms. …”

Daily Mail:

“North Carolina police have charged a neighbor with the murder of a five-year-old boy who was riding a bike in his own yard when he was shot at point blank range on Sunday evening. 

Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after he allegedly approached Cannon Hinnant in front of the young boy’s father’s house at 5:30pm and shot him in the head. 

Hinnant’s seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters witnessed the killing, their mother told WRAL.  …

‘Sunday, August 9, 2020 a sweet soul named Cannon Hinnant was taken from this world over a senseless act,’ it reads. 

‘A beautiful 5 year old baby boy riding his bicycle was shot by his neighbor point blank in Wilson NC. One minute he is enjoying his life, the next it all ends because he rode into his neighbors yard.’ …”

Earlier this afternoon, I had just walked out of a Books-A-Million in Opelika, AL when I checked my Twitter feed and saw the news. I had went there to look for a book about modernism.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything of interest about modernism, but right at the front of the store there was a big prominent display of the whole cannon of “antiracism” books including Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped From The Beginning and How To Be An Antiracist and Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. There was also a book about the late John Lewis.

Do you know what my first thought was when I heard the news that this monster had executed Cannon Hinnant riding his bicycle at point blank range and that the American media was refusing to cover the story because of “antiracism”? My first thought was … well, by the current standard of Critical Social Justice Theory, the 5-year-old White kid was the “racist” and Darius Sessoms was the “antiracist.” White people including 5-year-olds are “racist” by definition and people like Sessoms are the true victims of “systemic racism” and “white supremacy.” That’s how far gone this country is now in 2020.

If this had been my son who was executed like this in cold blood by a murderer, the mainstream media would have also tried to cover up the story because it doesn’t fit the narrative. This isn’t “a story about race in America” that the media is interested in sharing. Unlike George Floyd, they can’t make an issue of this because of something called “antiracism.” We can’t care about this because of “antiracism.” The public can’t even be allowed to know that Whites are usually the victims of interracial crime. The media ignored the murder of Jessica Whitaker who was executed for saying All Lives Matter in Indiana.

In writing this article, I am engaging in “White Fragility” or “discomfort and defensiveness on the part of a white person when confronted by information about racial inequality and injustice.” I’m uncomfortable with the fact that we live in a country where black people can literally do anything now whether it is looting downtown Chicago or murdering a White 5-year-old riding his bicycle and I am the “extremist” for simply acknowledging it happened. I am not a supporter of the “racial justice” movement. I experience discomfort and defensiveness when I try to process why I am supposed to care about George Floyd, Bubba Wallace or Jussie Smollett, but not Cannon Hinnant.

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  1. I’m sure there won’t be any protesters over this. It’s as if the media just gives them a free pass for doing things like this.

  2. Child murderers should be flayed while being drawn and quartered.

    This horrifying murder will be ignored, because the corporate media is so tied to the White hate narrative. Long may they burn.

  3. “Arrested 24 hours after the incident…”

    I pray for this family. Had this been my child, a full Battalion of Marines could not have stopped my righteous vengeance.

    There will be nothing but crickets from the Media. Tucker Carlson might touch this with a ten foot pole. Make no mistake, this is our Emmett Till.

  4. To horrifying to imagine if you knew this family, or if this boy were related to you. The national (((American))) media is a criminal, evil cabal that hates whites, promotes lies, and hides the truth.

  5. On the Web site Gun memorial, the site has a picture posted of Cannon Hinnant “Justice For Cannon” on one of the pictures.

    It amazed me they let that picture up with that justice captain, it’s an anti gun web cite that censors any comments on who post truths about the race of the victims killed by bullet wounds.

    Try commenting on the site, if you’re crafty with language you can bypass the censorship.

    Thanks HW for your comment section, the best on the net, yahoo news? will not allow comments anymore.

    This story and situation makes my blood boil seriously!

  6. It’s the sort of event that should lead to a pogrom. No sane society puts up with this sort of brazen abuse.

  7. If you’re having issues finding published works on the early modernization movement moving from the romantic era HW, considering instead looking at or into the Age Of Progress from 1880 to 1920.

    It’s complicated since during that time period advances where made in transportation, sanitation, and house electricity/plumbing.

    The things, (((brown people invented)!

    Don’t always perceive it as socially philosophical perspectives.

  8. More bad news, much worse: KAMALA HARRIS, Black female champion of free market capitalism and endless imperialist global war (including nuclear) and the domestic police state universal surveillance mass incarceration system, will become the next President of the United States as soon as Biden becomes too demented to continue his nominal reign.

  9. Very few media outlets are covering this but the few “RIGHT WING” outlets like the Daily Mail and Fox news are claiming Cannon rode his bike into the black neighbors driveway, and the neighbor was high on drugs and paranoid. THE WHITES ARE EATING IT UP. Top voted comments like “don’t do drugs” and “My God he must have been hallucinating when he shot the poor child”

    The game is rigged people. We have all been deplatformed from most social media, despite never using slurs, hate or threats of violence and the rest of the media, that even addresses things like this, will go straight into damage control mode, transforming what should be an immutable chorus of voices into crickets

  10. Hunter, if you are interested in keeping something current and on course I would be happy to submit a few extraneous pieces written recently that have not been published elsewhere, or compose something unique for the site. There are quite a few profound minds in this “OD” family and I am sure they would be willing to contribute.
    Also, i would appreciate if you could check your email tomorrow if you have a moment. I have a question in regards to the safety of visiting various civil war memorials for this years trip

  11. According to the U.S. Justice Department in 2005 over 34,460 White women were sexually assaulted or raped by black males. The number of black female rapes by White men is statistically 0 because they have fewer than 10 cases nationally.

    In 2010 there were 447 black-on-White murders. Assuming that is a typical year, projection shows there were 3,576 Whites murdered by blacks over the past eight-year period.

    There were 3,446 blacks lynched in 1882-1968. Note that there were also 1,297 Whites lynched during this same time.

    Note also that many, if not most, of the lynching victims had committed violent crimes such as rape or murder, whereas many, if not most, of White victims of black murder were innocent victims.

    http://www.fbi.gov/aboutus/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl06.xls


    The white Jews and their Communist Cultural Marxist stooges reverently claim that non-white races have the right to live in White neighborhoods.

    Do sheep and wolves have the same right to exist together in close proximity?

    Do snakes and rats share this mutual right?

    In the world of predator and prey, extending “rights” to the predator is insane.

    The predator race will take whatever it wants to take unless something stops

    Just imagine all the White people from 1954 until today, that would have been alive if forced integration had not happened.

  12. Hunter, I noticed you somewhere mentioned the Peter Gay book on modernism. Other good choices include:

    Roger Scruton, Modern Culture
    Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring

    Sucks what happened to the boy.

  13. During the Spanish Civil War, left wing activists put together a book quoting English intellectuals in which all but four denounced the Nationalist side. One of the talking points put forward by many was that children in the Republican areas were being killed by Nationalist military actions.. Leftists were shocked when Stephen Spender, a left wing poet,denounced their position by saying that if you weren’t opposed to the deaths of children on both sides, you weren’t really opposed to the killing of children. By refusing to apply the same standard they would if the victim was black and killer white, our media show that they do not really care about the killing of children, except when convenient to the gaining of political power. Like the English leftists who attacked Spender, our media is composed of moral lepers, only worthy of contempt by all decent people.

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