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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Constitutional Right To Riot?

Many leaders and citizens in the black community of Ferguson, MO, have called for an end to the riots, looting, property damage, and physical injury that erupted in the wake of the death of a black man shot by the police.

Not included among their number are professional rabble rousers like Al Sharpton or liberal-progressive media such as MSNBC, which have played up the Ferguson story night after night, attacking police “brutality” and supporting black rioters who shot at people, threw stones and bottles at police, while smashing and looting stores in the area.  Support for such overwrought “demonstrations” is a standard liberal-progressive vote-getting tactic intended to identify law-and-order with totalitarian thuggery.

Evidently, under the liberal-progressive, evolving Constitution paradigm, black mobs have special Constitutional rights that immunize them from prosecution. 

Read Fred Siegel’s A Grotesque Pantomime of Repression and Redemption
Activists and journalists are stuck in the racial resentments of the 1960s.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Liberal-Progressives vs. Muslim Reality

Brandeis and the Real War on Women

Friday, April 11, 2014

Democrat/Socialist Big Spenders Outspend Republicans

Why Big Campaign Donations Won’t Corrupt Elections

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Liberal-Progressive Myopia? Or Just A Pack Of Lies?

Refuting Robert Reich, by Arnold Ahlert.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Even Diehard Prevaricators and Data Manipulators Occasionally Speak The Truth

Meanwhile Obama clings to his benighted faith in voodoo climatology.


Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Democrat/Socialist Party Radicals Oppose Both Hillary And The Party’s “Wall Street” Wing

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, in her Washington Post opinion column, lays out the radical, left-wing view point: 
The ‘Democratic wing’ of the Democratic Party wakes up.

Founded in 1865, The Nation is this country’s oldest, still-running far-left, liberal-socialist publication.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Liberal-Progressive-Socialists Just Don’t Get It

Pope Francis Confounds a Journalistic Rat, Unleashed in the Atheistic Press

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Pertinent Question

Does Obama Like Putin More Than Republicans?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Our Racist President

Obama ignores reality and blames whites for the indisputable fact that blacks, who constitute only 23% of the population, commit about 7 out of 10 of all violent crimes.

Read Heather Mac Donald’s assessment of the president’s speech supporting racist ranters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and officers of the NAACP.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Obama Exacerbates Racial Relations

Paradoxically, election of a black president and appointment of a black attorney general have rekindled blacks’ feelings of discrimination and persecution.  Both the president and the attorney general pander to main-stream-media’s reflexive assumption that the white person is always the one at fault.

The Zimmerman trial in Florida is the latest example.

Obama made clear long before the recent trial that he considered Zimmerman guilty of murder, and Attorney General Holder, before evidence was presented at the trial, announced his intention to have the Department of Justice target Zimmerman for civil rights violations.  Both the president and the attorney general since 2008 have harped repeatedly on black vs. white.  In a notorious Philadelphia case they refused to pursue charges against black thugs who threatened whites coming to a polling station to vote.  But both have been quick, following the lead of the NAACP or rabble-rousers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, to make public statements condemning whites who had run-ins with blacks. 

With regard to the Zimmerman trial, Arnold Ahlert (Eric Holder’s Reign of Racial Terror) sums it up.

Many commentators have noted the “Alice in Wonderland” nature of the Zimmerman-Martin farrago (the Red Queen shouting, “off with his head first, verdict second”).  Under the liberal-progressive scheme of justice, a trial wasn’t necessary.  Obama, Holder, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson had already announced that Zimmerman was guilty.  Their minds were made up, and they refused to be confused with facts.