The Lesson Of Jordan Neely: Your Courage And Sacrifice Will Be Punished

BY: PEACHY KEENAN – MAY 05, 2023 7 MIN READ – The Federalist

Young American men will be taught the hard way that selflessness, courage, and their masculine instincts will get them 20 to life in prison.

This week, a brave Marine acted when no one else would to restrain a deranged homeless schizophrenic on a New York City F train who was, by all accounts, terrorizing people and shouting “I’ll hurt anyone on this train.”

“‘I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison,’ screamed the 30-year-old Jordan Neely, who had 44 arrests under his belt and an outstanding warrant for felony assault (he punched an old woman in the face), as he flailed around throwing items of his clothing. ‘I’m ready to die!’ In response, a 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran put Neely in a chokehold, incapacitating him and releasing him after he stopped struggling and passed out,” Inez Stepman wrote.

When Neely died at the hospital, all hell broke loose.

This is not the first time a courageous man minding his own business has put himself in danger to protect others. It’s happened many times, in fact. Toxic masculinity has saved more lives than penicillin.

But in this case, the erratic lunatic was black, the courageous restrainer was not just white but blond and handsome, and worst of all: the lunatic shuffled off this mortal coil when he arrived at the hospital. 

Inevitably, the left’s muscle memory of how politically lucrative George Floyd’s 2020 death was for them kicked in. The Floyd Playbook could be run! 

AOC fired up her Twitter and called his death a “murder.” Al Sharpton is polishing his diamond cufflinks before his press conference. Neely’s cousins are getting fitted for new suits before their Oval Office visit. Nancy Pelosi has already ordered the solid gold casket and white horse-drawn carriage for the funeral, which will be held after Neely lies in state in the Capitol. Kente cloth scarves are being passed out in the Old Executive Office Building. Kamala Harris’s speechwriter is ripping nitrous balloons as he crafts her eulogy. The whole band is getting back together!

Weakness Is Strength. Courage Is Hatred 

In the aftermath, I tweeted this: “Strong men brave enough to intervene publicly when a deranged lunatic is terrifying people are going to be rounded up first; this is brilliant strategy for the Regime. Pick off the bravest and most selfless heroes first. Leave the cowards behind, who will fall in line fast.”

The worse the subway Viking’s fate is, the less likely any of us, the sane ones, will be tempted to lift a finger when they come for us, our friends, or our neighbors. If the Viking gets 20 years on Riker’s Island, plus some prison rapes and beatings for good measure as the guards look the other way — that’ll teach you boys a lesson.

Since literally the morning the first European settlers set foot in the new country, the ethos drilled into American men is to be strong, be brave, and be prepared to protect and defend your family, your homestead, and your fellow man. This is what men are for, after all. This is why God made them stronger than women. Those biceps are not just for deadlifting. Their main purpose is twofold: wielding a spear for the hunt, and wielding your fists or a sword for defense.

It feels like Good Samaritan laws have gone in and out of favor over time in America. For many years after 9/11, no able-bodied man boarded an airplane without first preparing himself to tackle a terrorist if he had to. Does that happen anymore? Or would the passengers laugh and whip out their phones as the terrorist slit a flight attendant’s throat? You will not go to jail for watching someone beat another person to death as you stream it live on social media. That’s perfectly acceptable now, even encouraged.

But every normal man I know would be unable to stand and watch a psycho assaulting an innocent stranger. My future husband once threw the first punch in a bloody fistfight against a much larger, much drunker man who was persistently harassing me and getting in my face late at night outside a bar in New York City. (My husband won, so I married him soon after.)

You Won’t Get In Trouble for Being a Coward

As an avid Twitter user, I probably see a dozen graphic videos a week of men doing the opposite: standing idly by, shouting approval and laughing, cameras out, as violent individuals assault, beat, rape, and shoot innocent strangers. This violence is almost exclusively black-on-white, or black-on-Asian.

In April, such a video made national news: a terrified young woman in downtown Chicago is knocked down and stomped on by a large mob during a “teen takeover” of the city. Where are all the videos showing the white-on-black and white-on-Asian stompings? I’m sure if they existed, AOC herself would be tweeting them out 24/7. 

In this terrible, ugly, upside-down, zero-trust society I’ve been forced to raise a family in, I have developed new survival rules. I have instructed my husband and son to be cowards. That’s right: to do nothing if they are in a situation where a dangerous psycho is threatening violence to a stranger.

I have begged them to sit on their hands; to be one of the people who just watches, runs away, or calls 911. It goes against every chivalric instinct in their bodies, but I do not want them dead or in jail. Instead of being hailed as heroes for saving some old lady’s life, they would be tried as killers and put away for life.

My teenage son informed me he won’t go along with my surrender monkey ethos and is prepared to defend himself and others if he has to. This is a dangerous virtue for a boy to have in a blue city in 2023! Does he want his mother to get gray hair? Doesn’t he know how much good hair colorists cost these days?

I have failed as a mother because I forgot to teach my sons to be cowards.

This week’s watershed event on the New York City F train illustrates the blackpilling utility of my new rules. “Son, you see that damsel in distress over there getting her teeth kicked out by that filthy homeless man? You just sit tight and get off at the next stop and tell the nearest social worker. It’s not your problem.”

Podcaster Aimee Terese tweeted: “A man threatening the safety of everyone else in a tiny, highly populated, contained space, is a liability to himself and to others. The marine is a hero, and we need more men like him, which is why the left is wetting the bed about it. They don’t want that ethos to catch on.”

Courage and Nobility Will Be Punished

Neely was lynched by a racist and this racist will be made an example of. This is a teaching moment for Democrats — young American men will be taught the hard way that nobility, selflessness, courage, and their masculine instinct to defend the innocent are bad. Don’t be like this former Marine!

Mohammed Atta’s immortal words to the doomed passengers of American Airlines Flight 11 were  “Just stay quiet and you’ll be okay.” Of course, it only applies to some of us. The raving maniacs on our subways, in our parks, and on our buses are free to live their best lives.

Democrat politicians have made forced passivity the new rule for normal people out in public. We are all cuckolds now. After all, what other sane choice do we have? 

Peachy Keenan is a contributing editor and regular essayist for The American Mind, a publication of The Claremont Institute. She is the author of “Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War” (coming June 6th from Regnery). She also writes at , and you can always find her on Twitter @keenanpeachy, at least until she is canceled.

About Peachy Keenan

“The Internet’s favorite converted Gen X suburban wine mom-turned-based domestic queen.” —Inez Stepman, Independent Women’s Forum, senior contributor to The Federalist

“The greatest writer in America.” — Citizen Free Press

Peachy Keenan is the pseudonym for a writer, editor, and mother living deep behind enemy lines. Peachy gave up a career writing for woke corporate behemoths so she could devote herself to her family, post on Twitter, and let her freak flag fly as Contributing Editor for The American Mind, a publication of The Claremont Institute.

​A convert to Catholicism from secular nothingness and liberal feminism, Mrs. Keenan resides in Southern California, her ancestral homeland. She identifies as a husbosexual, which means she is only attracted to people who identify as her husband.

She shares a home with her husband and a brood of children, who remain her toughest audience.

​You can find her on Twitter @keenanpeachy, until she is canceled.

You can also subscribe to Peachy’s substack, “Peachy Keenan’s Extremely Domestic.”

Read her essays at The American Mind here.

And more!

“A lady as beautiful, accomplished, motherly, and patriotic as full of fire, raging against the Progressive evils of liberal America from her hideout in LA, of all places! The fearless Jeanne D’Arc of the 21st century on a mission from God to torch the cruel cowards that make up the media-academy-therapy unholy complex draining our children’s will to live. In case you’re not yet aware of her shining star, let me tell you this much, she began rousing the troops during the dark days of Covid madness and has since become famous. We who know her bask in her glow and can hardly wait to see her crowned president.” — Titus Techera, Executive Director, American Cinema Foundation. Contributor: National Review, Law&Liberty, American Conservative, The Federalist, Modern Age, University Bookman.

Thanks To The Brave Men Who Saved New York Subway Riders From Jordan Neely

BY: EDDIE SCARRY – MAY 04, 2023 – The Federalist

Jordan Neely apparently forgot to call out for “mama” when he was being subdued for his unruly conduct on the New York subway this week. But no problem — the anarchists (also known as “Democrats”) steadily grinding our legal system to dust have found out he was a “Michael Jackson impersonator,” so now they’re using that cute detail to threaten a new round of citywide arson, vandalism, and violence.

In a sane world, we would be showing immense gratitude for the two bystanders who took it upon themselves to ensure that 30-year-old Neely, who had been screaming at passengers, did no harm. There would be morning network TV segments heralding their quick action in a moment of certain danger. Instead, NBC’s “Today” paid tribute to Neely with a montage of his street performances, accompanied by an upbeat Michael Jackson song. (It wasn’t incidental audio used by Neely for his dances. It was a track placed on the video by the show’s producers.)

Democrats like AOC accused the vet of murder. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine eulogized Neely, who he said: “always made people smile.”

We don’t even know the name of the men who were trying to get Neely under control, only that one is a 24-year-old military vet. And because he happened to be white and was the one holding Neely to the ground with his arms wrapped around Neely’s neck, he’s who’s being targeted. (Incidentally, no one is saying a word about the second man who was trying to arrest Neely’s flailing arms and who appears to have been black. Funny how that works.)

Witnesses of the altercation on Monday have said that Neely was belligerently yelling at passengers aboard the train, who, in fear, were trying to get away from him. Neely eventually ran up to the veteran, and a verbal altercation ensued before he was pulled to the floor in a headlock, and two other passengers attempted to subdue his limbs. Neely continued trying to break free, which a witness said seemed to be an indication he wasn’t in “a risky situation.” The police were called and eventually arrived, but Neely, who was reportedly homeless and with an extensive rap sheet, had stopped breathing and died.

Nobody deserves to die, least of all some vagrant who should have long ago been committed to an institution, but anyone who has had to use a metropolitan subway system knows exactly what it feels like to be verbally harassed or even physically molested by someone just like Neely. And in those moments, you could only be so lucky that someone of greater strength was nearby to offer the kind of protection extended by the veteran. And now that Democrat district attorneys in major cities have legalized “non-violent” crime — i.e., anything just short of murder (and even then, it’s iffy) — what choice do subway passengers have but to say their prayers and hope that either they don’t run into any Jordan Neelys on their commutes, or that someone like that vet happens to be taking the same train?

It sucks that the guy died. But even as a big Michael Jackson fan, I’m glad that those two other men were there.

Eddie Scarry is the D.C. columnist at The Federalist and author of “Liberal Misery: How the Hateful Left Sucks Joy Out of Everything and Everyone.”

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