Book Bursts Hate Crime Bubble
October 31, 2013
When Matthew Shepard, 21, was brutally murdered in 1998,
the Illuminati media portrayed him as a victim of homophobia.
Hate crime legislation was passed in his name. Now the Illuminati need
another martyr to guilt society into mainstreaming homosexuality.
Their poster boy Matthew Shepard was killed in a sordid sexual tryst
and robbery by a fellow gay drug dealer.
It wasn't a hate crime after all.
"Shepard's tragic and untimely demise may not have been fueled by his sexual orientation, but by drugs. For Shepard had likely agreed to trade methamphetamines for [gay] sex. And it killed him."
In this story, Shepard and [his murderer] McKinney were neither lamb nor wolf; they were ... working for rival drug circles to support their habits, and occasionally forced to pay their debts in sex. - JoAnn Wypijewski in The Nation
To their credit the mass media has generally admitted its mistake - See the book reviews. But heterosexuals who were tarred as "haters" and bigots won't be getting an apology any time soon. We never hear of gay-on-gay violence. because they portray heterosexuality as a pathology and homosexuality as the new normal.
'Uncomfortable truth' in Matthew Shepard's death
by Andrea Peyser
The New York Post
Stephen Jimenez didn't set out to be the most dangerous journalist on earth.
Or, more to the point, the most dangerous gay journalist.
But Jimenez, left, unearthed a story that few people wanted to hear. And it calls into question everything you think you know about the life and death of one of the leading icons of our age.
Matthew Shepard, college student. Killed, at 21, for being gay.
Or was he?
Jimenez's "The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard," out last month, challenges every cultural myth surrounding Shepard's short life and unspeakable death. After some 13 years of digging, including interviews with more than 100 sources, including Shepard's killers, Jimenez makes a radioactive suggestion:
The grisly murder, 15 years ago this month, was no hate crime.
Shepard's tragic and untimely demise may not have been fueled by his sexual orientation, but by drugs. For Shepard had likely agreed to trade methamphetamines for sex. And it killed him.
(Obama with Judy Shepherd, Matt's mother)
Why dredge this up now? Jimenez's answer surprised me.
"As a gay man," he said, "I felt it was a moral thing to do."
Modal Trigger, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, now doing life for murder, were not homophobes, writes Jimenez.
Shepard was lured from a bar, then driven to the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo., where he was robbed. McKinney savagely pistol-whipped Shepard with the barrel of a .357 Magnum. The men then hung him, barefoot, freezing and barely alive, on a fence, in a pose resembling a crucifixion. He died six days later.
But McKinney was no stranger. Strung out on meth for a week before the slaying, writes Jimenez, McKinney likely had been Shepard's gay or bisexual lover.
(Foundation started by Judy Shepherd)
"To understand who Matthew really was," Jimenez said, "to alter our perception of him as a martyr and an icon, is not going to be damaging to gay rights. I don't buy it. I don't think we have anything to lose from telling the truth."
Activists, journalists, politicians and filmmakers who, with the best of intentions, based careers on Shepard's murder are furious. But Jimenez insists he's willing to trade Shepard's irreproachable image for a serious talk about drugs. Meth, he said, is haunting the gay scene, bringing with it a plague of ultra-violence, new HIV infection -- and gay-bashing.
If this book saves one life, it's worth it.
Jimenez, 60, a Brooklyn native who splits his time between New York and Santa Fe, NM, has seen his work attacked by organizations from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which helped push through a 2009 federal hate-crimes law in the name of Shepard and James Byrd Jr., the black man dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in Texas in 1998.
(2002 TV Movie)
The New York Times Magazine commissioned, then canceled, a piece from Jimenez in 2004. (The editor claims it wasn't any good.) But ABC's "20/20" ran with a story Jimenez produced, which won two major broadcasting awards. Yet the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog recently accused Jimenez of serving as a lapdog of "right-wing pundits, radio hosts and bloggers."
In Washington, DC, gay activists pestered bookstores to cancel Jimenez's appearances. So much for free speech.
"It's offensive," said Jimenez.
I find it offensive that a gay journalist should be held to a different standard than a straight one. But Jimenez's every word has been vetted by protectors of Matthew Inc. to determine his agenda. Is he a traitor to the cause?
Jimenez is not the enemy. He's just a man who told an uncomfortable truth, as he saw it.
He should be proud.
Thanks to Sasha for sending this article.
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Reader Reviews on Amazon:
Horace: Jimenez uncovered that Matthew and Aaron McKinney (who brutally murdered Matthew) actually knew each other well and were not complete strangers who met by chance at The Fireside Bar the night of the murder. In fact through numerous sources there is strong evidence that they even engaged in sexual relations previously. The common thread between them was Crystal Meth. They both used and sold the drug. This was not a random hate crime as it has been portrayed. Rather it was another example of the devastating effects of both the use, and trade, of drugs on people's lives. Aaron McKinney believed that Matthew had a large amount of money with him that evening from a meth transport, or possibly still had the meth itself, and intended to rob him. Aaron needed money to pay off a supplier he owed and to continue to fund his own meth habit. When Aaron realized that Matthew did not have the money he went into a meth fueled rage that barbarically ended Matthew's life.
Jeff: The truth seems to be that Shepard was involved with crystal meth, as both a user and dealer. McKinney was also a meth user and dealer, and had been on a multi-day meth bender leading up to Shepard's murder. Shepard and McKinney were not strangers, and both had seemingly exchanged sex for both drugs and money in the past, including both of them having sex together for both business and pleasure.
The book alleges that Shepard's murder did start as a robbery, because he had been transporting meth into Laramie, and the night of his murder he was supposed to have made his regular run and either had the meth on him or money. But Shepard didn't make the run that night.
McKinney's robbery went off the rails when Shepard only had around $20 on him, but the violent nature of his murder might owe a lot more to McKinney's mental state due to days and days on meth, and the delusional state it put him in. None of which absolves him, of course.
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