Almost three and a half years later, Smollett has now dug a hole so deep, that he apparently thinks the best approach is to keep on going and maybe eventually come out the other side. Meanwhile, those of us who still have a handle on reality are left to either shake our heads in disgust or perhaps laugh. On one hand, Smollett’s antics are pathetic and illustrative of a society that incentivizes victimhood while ignoring facts. But on the other hand, his denials are becoming laugh-out-loud funny.
There’s a reason why Senator Warnock’s brother Keith Coleman was sentenced to life in prison. Perhaps he was a first-time offender, but he was also a cop, and someone who thoroughly betrayed the public’s trust by exploiting his position in law enforcement. Coleman was running a nationwide cocaine distribution operation, which is far from a victimless crime. And the reason why the “sting operation” was created was to stop the flow of dangerous drugs from a corrupt cop onto our streets.
The evidence Rep. Morgan cites for justifying her assertion that “marijuana” has racist inferences is extraordinarily scanty. But then again, evidence and facts don’t really matter to social justice warriors, only the narrative matters. Morgan quoted one piece of federal criminal code from 85 years ago to make her point, and managed to get a few people to express how the word makes them feel, including one who lamented about how “the word demonizes the cannabis plant.” That poor plant.
There were many absurd assertions made by Cullors during the almost hour-long dialogue, with the interviewer sounding more like a cheerleader than someone seeking insight. Cullors made her appeal for slavery reparations. She played the ‘woe is me routine’ about the online scrutiny BLM has received on social media. But, as we’ve come to expect, the most prominent aspect of her schtick continued to be her ‘I’m a victim’ routine.
Americans admire those who accept responsibility. Tiger Woods has been successful at levels we will almost certainly never see again. Yet Tiger has never played the ‘race card.’ Tiger Woods has been blessed to be born an American, and one with exceptional God-given talents, and he has never tried to portray himself as some sort of victim due to the color of his skin.
I had stories read to me at about the time the movie came out in 1948 (and I had seen the picture show) by my grandmothers of some of the Joel Chandler Harris tales of Brer Bear, Brer Fox, et al. And they both read as the stories were written in the dialect of the era where I could feel myself in the story: “Tar Baby ain’t sayin’ nothin’ en Brer Fox, he lay low.” And always, believed that Uncle Remus was a character filled with wisdom, kindness, and genuine affection for the white people who loved him.
In countries like the United Kingdom, which didn’t have a thriving cotton industry and therefore had a lesser economic need for slavery, their experiences with slavery ended only a few years before our own. In the UK, for instance, the Slavery Abolition Act freed their slaves in 1834, and for France, slavery didn’t end until the Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies fourteen years later in 1848.
Which party advocated racial segregation? That would again be the Democrats. In fact, segregationist southern Democrats even had their own club which they called the Dixiecrats – harkening back to the antebellum glory days of the south. The Dixiecrats were racist – and proud of it. George Wallace famously said, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” He was the Governor of Alabama – also a Democrat.
Call me naive, but I have always thought that having media outlets that cater to a particular race or ethnic group, in this case, Black, is itself Racist. I think that singling out groups to celebrate, such as Black History Month or Gay Pride Week, promotes division and does the opposite of their intentions. I was not raised looking through the lens of color, but people like April Ryan try to force us to look through their lens.
Ultimately, CRT will fall of its own accord because of discordant facts and because of its internal incoherence, as has already happened to Marxism. In the meantime, though, it is used as an ideological hammer to re-shape people’s – and school kids’ – idea of society and of what constitutes justice.
University Of Michigan Paid CRT-Peddling Lunatics $266 In Taxpayer Dollars Per MINUTE For A Zoom Call
Kendi’s similarly expensive event, an event where he discussed a book that praises Malcom X, a preacher of violence, was hosted by University of Michigan’s School of Education, School of Social Work, Rackham Graduate School, and Michigan Ross School of Business, so it was likely also funded by thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Had the skin colors been reversed, with white students aggressively confronting peaceful black students, the white students would have been summarily kicked out of school for committing a hate crime. But because the racially confrontational students were black, Arizona State’s woke administration swept the incident under the rug by characterizing it as nothing more than a harmless disagreement.
Now is the time for a full-throttle ad campaign that lets voters in battleground states see with their own eyes how Democrats have heaped misery and despair on generations of decent people in the inner city. I will generously contribute to such an effort, and believe millions of other conservatives fed-up with being slandered as knuckle-dragging racists would do likewise.
In Madison, Wisconsin, leftists have just declared a rock to be racist. It wasn’t adorned with any inscription. There was nothing racist about its name. But it had to be removed because its very presence on campus was offensive. Even an unthinking, inanimate object became racist because of something someone said about it in a newspaper article almost 100 years ago.
The black American is being taken advantage of again by using a manufactured resentment to cover for a huge redirection of our national path. Democratic South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn is Chairman of the black caucus. He stated that this strategy of “defund the police” is “not a winner” even in the black community. He obviously knows the overall plan but has yet to divulge it.
This attack shows just what is going wrong with America. Whether that’s because things are “unraveling,” as predicted by The Fourth Turning or simply because we don’t like each other anymore, society is getting more violent.
Mrs. Obama has reason to worry about her driving age daughters being shot and killed, but not by police. According to Heather MacDonald’s best-selling book, “The War on Cops,” black Americans between the ages of 10 and 43 die of homicide at 13 times the rate of whites—killed not by the police, not by whites, but by other blacks.
If they don’t get the outcome they want, they will lynch Chauvin figuratively, riot without purpose, and loot when the opportunity presents itself.
Meritocracy is the solution to diversity. Let people be the best that they can be on their own merits, and ignore the rest. Isn’t that what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. meant when he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character?”
Watching the news this past year is all the proof I need that the melanin-deprived among us must make amends, somehow. So, I’m going to do my part to atone for my transgressions.
The left has twisted the meaning of ‘racist’ to a point that many of us must take such an allegation as a compliment. Their approach has become so warped and perverse that virtually anyone can be called a racist at any time, for no other reason than disagreeing with them.
What was harmless and worthy of celebration only a few years ago is wholly unacceptable today, and what would have been viewed as racist then is virtuous now. It’s all very confusing, and not accidental.