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?
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?