I have no white guilt. I have humanity. You seem to suffer from white blindness. Either that or you simply did not read a single one of the articles quoting Liam Neeson himself.

“I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody — I’m ashamed to say that — and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could … kill him.”

He did not sit at home and think some “bad thoughts.” For a week or more he stalked pubs in the hopes that he could murder a Black man. He premeditated and brought a weapon. I looked up the definition of cosh: “a thick heavy stick or bar used as a weapon; a bludgeon.”

And it was his friend, not a relative. No one deserves to be raped but it seems your white blindness exaggerated Neeson’s connection to her trauma so you could minimize/justify his response to it.

“There were some nights I went out deliberately into black areas in the city looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical violence,”

If you think it’s okay to take a weapon to an area you racially targeted with the intent to “unleash physical violence” or kill an innocent person I doubt that reminding you of the facts will change your mind. I am hopeful nonetheless.

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