I see now why the reaction, even though it's WAY too far
Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:16pm

He said he went to the black areas looking to be attacked by ANY black men so he could hurt them. He admitted a desire to “unleash physical violence” against black men.

“I’m not a racist,” Neeson said on GMA today, but explained that he felt a “primal urge to lash out” after learning about the decades-old incident.

“I went out deliberately into black areas in the city, looking to be set upon,” he said, adding that he did it four or five times. “It shocked me and it hurt me … I did seek help, I went to a priest.” He also said power walking helped him get over his anger.

“Luckily no violence occurred,” he said. He said he likely would have attacked and possibly killed a man if confronted. Neeson explained that if his female friend had described her attacker as white he would have searched for someone who fit that description.

Neeson had said he’d walk the streets with a large stick “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. I’m ashamed to say that and I did it for maybe a week.”

My opinion still stands, however. He admitted something awful but ALSO that he was ashamed of it. I think that is far more important than what he felt 40 years ago.

  • admitting that 40 years ago, he reacted "that badly" to a friend's rape. Would he have given a white guy a pass for it? I rather doubt it, if his reaction was THAT strong that he considered murdering ... more
    • I see now why the reaction, even though it's WAY too far — Sia☺giah, Tue Feb 5 10:16pm
      • I agree.wondering, Wed Feb 6 1:08pm
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