A Tale of Two “Hoaxes”

If you’ve “met” me first here on this blog…or even read here occasionally, you’ll soon pick up on one of my ever-returning issues. Like a betrayed wife, I can hardly argue over who should let the dog out, without bringing up…. That Topic. I cannot get past it…and fair warning, I do not intend to try. In fact, I believe this issue could be the “teaching moment” of the Mid-term elections. I believe, if examined again in TRUTH and in terrible detail, this issue could define our Leftist government, its corruption, lies, and allies…in a way every parent, every family could understand.

Because everything you wanted to know about the Obama administration, I learned in the Duke Lacrosse Hoax.

To anyone who shrugs…”it’s an old story.” The Holocaust and slavery are old stories…albeit more horrific in their scale…but none the less instructive in the waywardness of the powerful hatred of human bias. I refuse to accept only SOME stories can be told anymore!

It seems odd to say that peripheral participation in a terrible ordeal of others could so permanently effect me…but it did. I’ll admit I have always been an emotional person and I’ll confess to an intensified sense of right and wrong. I’ve been told (by friends) that I am happiest when I am “up to my neck in alligators.” But I could never have predicted that watching a live afternoon news event in 2006 would leave me doubting so many institutions, individuals, and iconic organizations that, until that day and the stunning days that followed, I had revered.

The Shirley Sherrod flap would amuse me if it did not evoke the worst of the Duke tragedy. The NAACP and its Leftist allies in politics and media are having the vapors over the two-day ordeal of a woman they say was unfairly misrepresented.

But in every discussion, every debate..I’d like two words flung back at them: Duke Lacrosse . Hey, any of you in the NAACP…do you want to talk false accusations, media lies, the fear of… not a job loss…but thirty years of young lives lost..innocent kids incarcerated , their friends forever tarnished?

I’m game!

You want to talk retribution against Breitbart’s edited video? Okay, but…let’s ALSO talk about the NCNAACP’s infamous case description…that anchored their official website long after the boys were declared INNOCENT by the Democratic AG of the state of North Carolina.

The NAACP seems to think that “the past” is a trump card for THEIR abuses, attitudes, and outrages in the present. The Left adheres to the position that “once a victim, always a victim” and the membership for victimhood is now closed. The Duke Lacrosse kids and their loved ones need not apply.

To return to my betrayed wife example…the NAACP wants to say that there is no expiration date on their old hurts and therefore THEY have no accountability at all in our “relationship.” Can any marriage, family, or diverse society of people advance or survive when one of the partners insists on that prevailing idea?

Let me be clear, certainly not all of the Black community feels this way. Only the loudest voices on the Left. It’s past time we stood up to this and shouted back…”Duke Lacrosse! Duke Lacrosse! Duke Lacrosse!”

As the election season approaches …buy your friends a copy of “Until Proven Innocent.” Tell them to use it as a tactical handbook to how the Left operates. The companion book is “It’s not about the Truth.”

The title of course comes from the answer Coach Pressler was given by Athletic Director Joe Alleva as to why Duke was firing him…when in mere days, the DNA would clear the boys. Wait for the truth, he implored.

“It’s not ABOUT the Truth.” he was told. And so it wasn’t.

There may have been confusion and outrage that had at its basis good faith in the beginning. But, in a short period of time, Innocence was evident. This was the turning point for me. The awful moment when my own innocence and naiveté were shattered. There followed a long, hideous display of prosecutorial outrage, right before our eyes, sanctioned and spear-headed by the NC-NAACP. Leftist Duke Professors and the Black leadership of Durham.

It was blatant. It was blood-thirsty. And it was heart-breaking to all who had once believed in the integrity of these individuals and institutions.

Past wrongs entitle the NAACP and all of their skin hue…to our sensitivity, our steadfast attention, and our action when real NEW wrongs are uncovered.
Past wrongs do not entitle the NAACP to a free pass for their own outrageous behaviors, their biases, or their 18 month campaign to railroad three innocent kids because…because…they were “owed.”

Somebody needs to tell them and tell America in the midterms…that’s NOT equality, that is false entitlement…that is arrogance….that is the lowest of human responses. What we demand others to be, we must be ourselves.

As we approach the Midterms…let’s look at what happened to Shirley Sherrod.

Then, let’s discuss IN DEPTH the Duke Lacrosse Frame and saga.

That’s what I’ll be doing here. Anybody want to join me?

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Spiteful

“Arizona’s law is not a case of a state helping the federal government do a job it neglected. It is a radical upending of immigration priorities, part of a spiteful crusade to force a mass exodus of illegal immigrants. Arizona still has a governor, legislators and law officers determined to pursue immigration enforcement at any cost.”

So speaks the NYT.

A crusade to ask people who are here illegally, that is against the law, here IN DEFIANCE of our law…to return to their country and go through the legal process is….”spiteful.”

The Progressive Times is demanding that U.S. taxpayers who cannot fund the old and new social programs we have now…embrace millions of more illegals into our broken schools and bankrupt social programs…because to say we can’t afford to care for our own…is “spiteful.”

There are numerous newspapers now going under. I suggest the NYT assume the entire payroll for every employee of the Chicago Tribune right now! To not do so…to expect those employees to submit applications for openings…well, that would be “spiteful.”

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…

If you’re looking for a safe bet these days…here’s one.

I bet none of your Progressive friends or mine are reading the excerpts from Journo-list being exposed on the Daily Caller.

I know why too. Because they like the RESULTS of having a vitriolic, devious partisan Elite Media…but none of them want to be burdened by the details. Kind of like the old gangster movies…”Just get it done, but don’t tell me how.”

Today’s Progressives want no debate and brook no contrary discourse. They want an imposition of thought, a forced acceptance of their viewpoint. Today’s Left is extremely intolerant…and yet…tolerant at the same time.

How? Well, because they are deadly “intolerant” of any mind not in lockstep with their metanarrative…they must then be “tolerant” of tactics that might otherwise seem unseemly. For example, on Journo-list…Dean Baker argues for the merits of ignoring Obama’s dishonesty in this post:

“Dean Baker, at the time a blogger at the American Prospect, agreed the policy was dishonest, but defended it anyway. “Sure, some of the things they are saying are not true (the jobs story first and foremost),” he wrote, “but the industry groups have this town blanketed with lobbyists and own a large portion of Congress outright. … There has to be some counter-force to the industry groups and that is the populist rabble. It might not be pretty, but that’s Washington.”

In other words. let’s lie when we have to, and support lies when we must…and blame the Other because…”the devil made me do it.”

Therefore…Obama has been allowed to lie about the cost and consequences of many of his programs. For example, he has lied about the Health Care Bill. But the progressive Media Elite allow this because because Progressives can not tolerate the very people that Bill is to be IMPOSED upon…that would be the “populist rabble”…having any truth, knowledge or input into their own fate.

THEY WANT WHAT THEY WANT.

End of story.

Likewise, Progressive Climate scientists must “hide the decline” because climate science has now taken on religiosity that must be believed, accepted on Progressive Faith, and…certainly not scientifically proven.

Progressives understand these positions are lies…but in the arrogance of the Left, anything can be excused to achieve THEIR objective. Americans must come to understand this about Obama and his Progressive backers. They are not engaged with us…they intend to deceive and IMPOSE their WILL upon us…because of the confidence they have that they are superior to us.

There have been other regimes like this many times in History.

Our Progressive media is welling to lie to keep a Progressive President in office…to impose his agenda on the public that they will deliberately keep unaware. The MSM no longer exists to inform the public and encourage our participation…they exist to confound and convert the public to the view of the Leftist state. They are not “watchdogs” in our interest…they are “attack dogs” for this administration.

If lies don’t work…some suggest fear to silence debate.

Fear.

Please understand…making other Americans FEARFUL to disagree.

In this article today…we find this example:

“While Journolist members were discussing strategies for suppressing news about Obama’s America-bashing pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., during the presidential campaign, Spencer Ackerman, then of the Washington Independent and now of Wired magazine, suggested this:

“It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.”

Oh, “rhetorical fear?”

Oh.

But fear none the less. The objective remains to make anyone with a dissenting thought hesitant to speak against Obama and the State.

Or vote…

Yes, and of course, Black Panthers at a polling place fit this scenario. The spin is that their presence never kept one single soul from voting. But, how do they know? Does that even make sense? Eric Holder and the Progressive Media Elites would have us believe that we all enjoy pushing past Thugs with clubs yelling racist epithets to assert our citizen’s rights. Especially if we must live in the neighborhood and attend street fairs where the same Black Panthers are screaming about the necessity to kill white children.

Obama sees no obstacle any single person in this. Imagine that!

Perhaps the polling places will be proliferated with “benign” paramilitary thugs in November. (Hey, no biggie! As long as they aren’t White keeping Black Dems away.)

Progressives would never stand for that. They have their principles.

Progressives are also comfortable with the Random Smear too. This is the flip-side of the Necessary Lie. It’s the Ultimate PC Silencer. If you try to oppose their programs or ideas…prepare for decimating personal attack. Truth being no detriment.

On Journo-list…other discussions concerned choosing someone, anyone on the Right and smearing them across the MSM as “racist”…once again blase about the damage such a lie might do to a real person or his real Family.

Day after day, we see Obama and his Progressive administration deceiving us about racial quotas put surreptitiously into Financial Reform Bills…deceiving us about costs, deceiving us about new taxes and burdensome job-killing paper-work to come.

But what alarms me the most is the Boot-on-the-Neck of Debate.

How far will they take it?

Progressives have embraced dishonesty, fear, and random smear to advance their objectives. Progressives have convinced themselves that anyone who disagrees has no right to be heard. no right to be treated fairly, no freedom from fear or freedom from the tactics of personal destruction.

All for our own good , of course.

Our Progressive friends shrug and look away. They WANT WHAT THEY WANT…and apparently, along with Obama…will support stripping others of THEIR rights to get there. They style themselves as the People of Empathy…but the rest of us must educate ourselves to where that empathy stops. They will lie to you and about you. They will condone smear and fear to keep you in your Box. They have no empathy for my right to my opinion , or my right as a citizen to debate theirs. In their arrogance of having every answer, they turn a blind eye to the most blatant abuses of MY freedoms. Progressives are the party of intolerance and imposition.

And, somehow, as they do this…they look at the Tea Party and conjure up “Brown Shirts.”

Ironic, isn’t it?

Maybe it’s the cosmic mirror of history trying to show them what they have become.

The Odd Couple

Dog eat Dog

We have two dogs…a little faux Shih-tsu (long story) and a big curly Labradoodle. They used to both sleep upstairs with us. Lately, Sherman (the Shih-tsu) has taken to staying downstairs. Harvey (the Labradoodle) positions himself on the turn of the upstairs steps…halfway between us and his Brother. He likes the company of his little guy. It’s sweet to see.

They weren’t always the picture of harmony. Sherman was here first and rightly intimidated by the big rambunctious interloper that arrived one Holiday season. He struggled to “control” Harvey….to manage him and his overactive lumbering BIG presence. I’m sure it was a fearful time for him.

But over the years, they seem to have come to a draw…with neither asserting himself as the Alpha Dog….and with that issue seemingly settled, companionship was the happy conclusion.

One summer, a large tree limb fell on Harvey and broke his hind leg. He had a long, slow and painful recovery. Unfortunately, Sherman found a new weapon for the occasions wherein he wished to assert HIS ALPHA-ness….grabbing Harvey by that bad leg and tugging till it hurts.

I wince when I see it…for several reasons.

I remember Sherman’s fear as the Little Guy. But I see Harvey’s real pain too. He’s big, and someday, that pain may cause him to strike back. Only recently did I hear the story of a woman who adopted two puppies from a litter…and one awful day, they fought till one was dead and the other had to be put down because of his injuries.

A tragedy that left this woman, this animal lover…bereft.

I think a lot about that story today as I read the news. I think of the choices we have to love or to hate. Love is not easy and takes working at forever. It’s sometimes exhausting. But hate can destroy in an instant. I think about the responsibility we have to protect progress, fragile though it may be.

I would despise anyone who would encourage my dogs to be aggressive, to hurt one another in order to be the Alpha-dog. I would despise anyone who would come into my home and disrupt the camaraderie built over years of love and retraining. I don’t want to see one dog, big or little dominate the other. I don’t want fear to be an excuse for new pain. What if I “hired” a…um-m-m-m “trainer” who deliberately made things worse so I’d have to continue paying him. What if Anger and Divisiveness were a deliberate agenda?

This is how I see Obama. “A community organizer” who organizes people by keeping them angry and hating others. A community organizer who keeps getting a paycheck, who keeps advancing his own power by exploiting pain and differences. Obama wants us in boxes of fear and loathing toward others, defined by him as victims or villain…. motivated to keep HIM in power for our own payback.

All we have seen in this administration is contrived. Contrived to build Obama constituencies. There should be a special quota-area of Hell for those who exploit hate to advance themselves.

I see Obama as destroying what my generation made the cornerstone of our American experience…to advance to a color-blind society…to stay on that road and not be deterred. No one said it would always be easy…but we stayed on that road…till Obama the Community Organizer set in motion his plan to demonize, deal an unfair new hand and DIVIDE.

If Obama wants diversity…I suggest he drop the stupidity of skin hue. A Black surgeon’s son and a White lawyer’s son have very similar American experiences. The diversity lies in poverty not pale or dark. Require Wall Street to hire some kid from the Barrio, or Appalachia, or any inner city you choose…who had to work three jobs to get an education. Now that would provide REAL diversity…not this sham that is nothing but political payback to the Black caucus.

Why should a Black kid who’s Dad makes a 6 figure salary…get a quota job over a fatherless white kid from a dirt-poor rural background? Who wants to argue THAT is fair? Only a racist would excuse that.

And those racists are NOT in the Tea Party.

I want the least among us to get a hand up in every way. Let’s join together, all of us,…to invite them on the Road…push or carry them if need be. But don’t tell me that “skin hue” today in 2010 is a trump card.

That’s obscene. That’s Obama’s scam.

The Community Organizer who is hell-bent to get us trapped in our race, class, gender, ethnicity boxes….angry and hateful, snarling at each other…to keep himself employed.

Obama has set up deliberate tollbooths for “certain” unfavored people and quicker detours for favored others ONLY….to get us off that Racial Harmony road.

Brother against brother.

Dog against dog.

Do we really need that woman whose puppies destroyed each other to remind us where this could go?

It’s not Hope and Change.

It’s a template for tragedy.

As I was saying…

Our divisive President….here.

“Rev Wright” is Coming to Wall Street

I might soon be applying for a Wall Street job. The fact that my simple addition skills are problematic and my checkbook is in a constant state of disarray, should not deter me from being a serious candidate. Our Leftist government has the boot on the neck of Wall Street now to demand women and minorities be given preferential treatment. There will be a scramble to employ any Doofus who has the right sex or skin hue. And a pressure to keep them….no matter how poor their job performance. Why not me?

My…how we are progressing along the road to a post-racial nation under President Obama and his pals in Congress! The trick has become not to hear Obama’s words, but watch what he and his troops hide in the Laws or say behind doors at the DOJ. What Billionaire John Kerry is…. to paying his fair share of taxes…Obama is…. to bringing our nation together as one people. Don’t listen…look at what they HIDE!

Pull up a chair to Dr. King’s table of Brotherhood …oops, NOT THERE! Obama has reserved those seats for “certain people.” Not the most qualified, the most experienced, the best and the brightest…no, special people who are the in the elite Pay-back Club. Special people who have the security of not having to compete….no, just be the sex or race that they are…to be installed in a job and enshrined forever (out of fear of lawsuits or Obama’s boot on the neck.)

We must all live in fear now of the Obama “ass-kick.”

Obama’s “hope” exists only for SELECTED victim-populations that will secure his power; his “change” is the most hostile attitude toward private business that this nation has ever seen. Bureaucrats everywhere…demanding certain genders and skin colors get hired and pushed ahead! Intruding, imposing, inflicting themselves..these people who have never met a pay-roll or sweated a start-up….into every area of American life. Ignorant bureaucrats emboldened by Obama to be between us and our doctors, our jobs, even, by God…our menu choices!

Much of this is being written BY STEALTH into legislation. Not discussed, not debated, IMPOSED!

A long time ago, I had a dream too. I had a dream that the evil, hurt and nonsense that skin hue was any different from eye color as a determinant of anything…would disappear. I had a dream if that my generation would stand up to the racist attitudes in our own families, that my children’s generation would never remember that such skewed thinking ever existed. I believe the best test for any of us on post-racial attitudes is to honestly judge the population of our own hearts. Who’s in there, folks? Look hard and you’ll have your answer.

Look hard at Obama’s heart. I bet you’d find his “mentor”, Rev Wright, sitting in Obama’s front heart-pew.

His Mentor.

I asked myself during the election, could I have spent 20 years in a pew listening to the racist vitriol of a white clone of Reverend Wright? Would I have subjected my little children to such a divisive, ugly mindset week after week? Could I have called such a man…”my Mentor?” Is there any excuse for a man who retired to the American dream of a million dollar home in a gated community…to be tolerated for preaching words and attitudes that breed an exclusivity of anger…that foster a new generation of separatism and hate? But Mr. Obama wallowed in that hate week after week.

American chose to look the other way and believe Obama’s protestations over his weekly seat in that front row pew. But we are seeing in his policies, actions, and non-actions…that Wright’s words have seeped into Obama’s presidency.

The Payback Presidency.

The result is apologizing to despots and dictators for “God-damn America”…the result is policies that protect certain racial civil rights, but ignore others…the result is decisions that prosecute White hate groups but coddle Black hate groups…the result is stealth laws that DEMAND jobs in a recession for certain races, but deny others. The result is not looking at both the NAACP and the TEA Parties as collections of people, including FLAWED people, behind faces in all colors. How ridiculous to elevate the NAACP to some collection of sainted all-knowing all-virtuous victims…who, by their victimhood ALONE, are never human enough to be wrong or unangelic enough to be accountable for THEIR OWN biased actions.

In North Carolina, in 2006, the NAACP insisted a drug addled hardened Prostitute who was pulled drunk from another Strippers car…with the Louvre of local DNA in her filthy underwear…was Durham’s finest example of virtuous Black womanhood. And they pushed those lies on their official Website where those who might still trust their long-gone integrity…MIGHT have come for the truth. There has been no outrage or outcry. No apologies, no demand that anyone be censored. Where were all those people having the vapors NOW over Andrew Breitbart’s ONE video? Two YEARS of damnable NAACP LIES that might have cost three kids the rest of their lives in jail…in a city that would sit a predominantly Black jury. Not a job…their LIVES!

But all those Progressive eyes and hearts just shrugged and turned away.

The Duke Lacrosse Frame should be part of the next election cycle…it is the supreme spit-in-the-eye to any charge from the NAACP of racism.

I am amazed at how betrayed and angry I feel at an organization that I once revered.

I am amazed at how angry and betrayed I feel by the Obama con-job.

My generation, Black and White…began a march toward something better for ourselves and our children. This is something…generationally, that is almost holy to us. It is being defaced by the “Reverend Wright” mindset of this Presidency.

And THAT is the most egregious, terrifying and tragic aspect of this Presidency….Obama is taking us back. Taking us back to attitudes and emotional places that drive us farther apart. He is creating an attitude that Blacks are the Bosses’ Son now. Hired for WHOM they are not what they can do. Protected for WHOM they are and not how they perform. And. most of us know, in the workplace, and in our homes…how we come to despise the Bosses’ Son. What good, what unity can come of this?

Charlie Rangel…the tax thief…is Today’s Bosses Son. Why-ever should a thief of any Party, Race, Gender or Ethnicity NOT be driven out of Congress in disgrace? How DARE anyone demand he be treated with special favors?

Obama is ushering back in an odious era we struggled to put behind us…only the favored skin hues have changed. Is THAT progressive? Is that moving us forward to be one people? Is that Martin Luther King’s dream?

New anger, new enmities will arise out of this “selective empathy” and “special treatment.” I am befuddled that anyone who truly cares about a color-blind community of ONE…can back Obama’s blatant political attempt to keep us in our racial, gender, and social boxes…all to wield political power for HIMSELF . Obama is the worst kind of demagogue….he divides US to conquer for himself. He has to create enemies, ferment anger…to centralize wealth and power where he wants it. But in doing so, he has undone the progress we have made toward racial unity.

Why do we have societies for “colored people?” Societies for only women? Organization to promote certain “boxes” of people over other people? I believe excellence is found in all genders and nationalities and skin hues. Are these groups saying it isn’t? For HOW LONG, do they need a government intervention to get or keep a job? How long must Obama make certain people “special” and “quota-favored” until…in what generation…will THE OTHERS demand payback. And the ugly wheel turn again?

If this happens…and if Obama continues this way…it will…his legacy will be Black Jim Crow. Or maybe not even that. Separate…but, under our Progressive government’s eye…never “equal.”

What’s “progressive” or enlightening or forward thinking about THAT?

I wonder what MLK would say.

Because our first Black President, Dr. King…has scammed your Dream.