Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Man and his False Charges of Racism

As I've noted in these pages, John Lewis has become an incredible traitor to his heroism of the 60s. He advocates entitlements which is nothing more than slavery since someone has to provide those entitlements. But he's not content with just that. He now has said (March 20) that as he walked the gauntlet from his office to the Capital, he was called the N-word. Now we learn there is no evidence of such occurrence on the videos taken of that event. None. Nada. So now we have Congressman John Lewis standing with pants around his ankles branded as a liar determined to foster an environment of racial hatred. John Lewis IS the Incredible Shrinking Man.

Representative Carson is the main talker in this story, but John Lewis was a participator, corroborated it and commented on the event. (John Lewis was necessary so he could compare this to his 60's march to produce extra effect.) He should have kept his mouth shut and looked to see what was actually happening. This would have ended better for him. Will John Lewis, that FORMER tower of a man and FORMER hero of mine, end up "gonged" as an embarrassment.

Andrew Breibart means business. He sees the corrupt, partisan nature of the main stream media. Caught in the throes of post-modernism, it doesn't care about working to report the facts. It intends to shape the narrative. In other words, it is nothing more than a propaganda organ for the White House and the Democrats. He's calling the MSM to account.


by Andrew Breitbart

Rep. Andre Carson wants to change the subject. I don’t blame him.

On April 13, 2010 he told AP reporter Jesse Washington, “I think we need to move toward a dialogue that explores why this kind of divisive and reprehensible language is still making it into our political debate.”

The “divisive and reprehensible language” that Rep. Carson is referring to is his claim that while he left the Cannon office building on March 20 with Rep. John Lewis, they were verbally assaulted by health care protesters hurling the “N-word” at them. He said the scene was so hostile he “expected rocks to come” when he was coming out of Cannon.

I wanted to see the evidence. I wanted the truth. In the course of our search we have actually uncovered further video evidence that casts serious doubt on Rep.Carson’s claims:

Now this story is much more important than the accusation of fifteen racists among the thousands of protesters that day. This is now about the accusers.

It’s not just that Congressmen Carson’s accusation of an extraordinary racist verbal assault by the tea party participants on March 20 doesn’t appear to have occurred, it’s that the accusers have now gone into the bunker and, having raised the incendiary subject, are doing everything they can to avoid the discussion. Why? What’s changed?

When the accusation was made, the mainstream media made it the number one topic on every news show. The Democratic Party was leading the discussion. But when confronted on the baseless accusation, without even a modicum of evidence that it actually happened, other than an assertion, the Democratic Party, and its symbiotic allies the mainstream media, want to have another “beer summit.”

No. The Democratic Party and the political left cannot use the race card to shut up its opponents based upon pure fabrication any longer. This failed tactic ultimately serves to mitigate accusations of real racism — which we are not saying doesn’t exist.

When I offered a reward of $100,000 to be donated to the United Negro College Fund if anyone produced video and audio evidence that this occurred, I was accused of a publicity stunt (because everyone knows that the best way to get publicity in America is to accuse a civil rights icon of lying about racism). Rep. Carson himself suggested that my challenge was “a veiled attempt to justify actions that are simply unjustifiable.” Get it? He calls protesters racist and if you ask him to prove it, you’re a racist, too.

Needless to say, no one has claimed the $100,000.

But, I have taken my search one step further. I’ve asked some of the contributors to Big Government to also actively search for video. We have spent the last three weeks searching for any evidence that might support the allegations, without any help from the accusers. The primary accuser, Congressman Carson, who audaciously claimed the crowd screamed the “N-word fifteen times,” would not return our call. So we have gone part way to try and piece together the events of March 20.

Not only is the audio devoid of any racial slur, but the scene at Cannon clearly shows the congressmen coming down the steps completely unobstructed, and with a clear path to the Capitol. And, when we juxtapose the audio accusation Rep.Carson made moments after the alleged event occurred with actual video footage of the moment Rep. Carson claims he first heard the racial slur, it is as plain as day that Congressman Carson was not isolated by a mob and facing a racist throng that could conceivably hurl rocks at him. As you can see for yourself.

How many more “Duke Lacrosse” faked events should America endure? The list from Madonna Constantine at Columbia University all the way back to Al Sharpton’s unforgivably grotesque Tawana Brawley case, the media plays its role to divide this country on its most sensitive schism: race.

brawley sharpton

The grassroots and the million-strong Tea Party have been forced to be held accountable against every discussion of vile racism even though they have been proven to do nothing wrong.

The false accusation of racism grants left-wing hooligans carte-blanche to act out on their dehumanized Tea Party counterparts. That’s what the intention was with the false accusation. That was the game plan. It ties together with the similar strategy as employed by Pres. Clinton and Richard Trumka to compare tea partiers and the environment they are creating to a petri dish of hate that will spawn the next Timothy McVeigh or Lee Harvey Oswald.

The left is playing with fire. They are playing fast and loose with the facts and making things up when there are no facts at all. Just because the media (the left’s main enabler), wants to forget about it and move on doesn’t mean we will. We will remain on this case until it reaches closure.

As long as this false narrative lives to fuel the hatred of the activist left, which has on many occasions been acted out against Tea Party activists and other law abiding protesters, we will keep this story at the editorial forefront.

It is a slander with real-world repercussions.

The absence of a real investigation by a press that played up the accusations is a more-than-tacit admission that they were hoping the allegations were true. When I mentioned the lack of response to the $100k offer to Politico’s Ben Smith, he messaged me on Twitter: ‘I think you’ve pretty much won this one, no?’

But how does that “win” manifest itself? On April 15, the day of the Tax Day Tea Party in front of the White House, and being interviewed by ABC’s Terry Moran for Nightline set to air Tuesday night, I passionately defended the movement against the powerful racism charge that has been greatly pushed by the Congressional Black Caucus’s accusation of a 1960 Selma-like incident near the Capitol.

At least twice during the spirited questioning by Moran, bystanders screamed “racist” at me.

The power of the propaganda. The power of the repeated accusations. The power of the relentless race-based line of questioning. They are all adding up to the liars and slanderers getting exactly what they wanted. The Tea Party is marred by racism charges while Congressman Carson, at the least, should be facing an ethics investigation, and a civil rights legend should be asking for forgiveness for allowing for the hateful lie to stand.

The “win” Ben Smith speaks of comes in the form of silence. Our nation is split down the middle and the press has chosen to play for one side and one side only.

Congressman Carson refuses to respond to our requests because he can’t answer questions that deserve answers. The press is drawing a line in the sand for those that are doing the job the press should be doing: “Are you calling a civil rights legend a liar?”

Unfortunately, I am. And the mainstream media are as complicit in this lie as Congressman Lewis.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Our First Overtly Racist President

When a man appeals to you as a member of some group - be it race, gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation - his object is to by-pass your mind. He recognizes, not for a minute, that people in those groups are in various conditions in life - some are poor, some are wealthy, and some are in-between; some are employees and some are employers. His every statement is intended to by-pass your mind, your basic means of survival. That is the essence, the hallmark, of a racist. So, here goes our President fully into that territory.

Our President is now dealing with us on the level of managing farm animals.

I now declare President Obama completely and irrefutably unfit to be our President. The man never wanted to be President of all of the people. He has been ginning up, under Rev Wright's influence as well many others, that the Civil War never happened and it means nothing. He came to be President for some people at the expense of other people, about as good a prescription for eternal war as you can find. The man is mad, as in insane.

Given that this man is anti-mind and that it is the size of one's sob story that gains his favor, no sane person can in any way be connected to him. He is as toxic as they come and if one gives him any quarter, you will become poison yourself, infecting yourself and your friends and associates. Beyond his danger politically, he's a profound danger personally at the level of one's spirit and motivation to seek the best within oneself.

We all must distance ourselves from him and declare him what he is and what we (you and me as individual persons), distinct from him, are. Those who fell in love with him or got attached to his hope, are going to have to go through "falling out of love," not a necessarily easy thing to do. I have compassion for that process, but the results are the crucial thing, not what it takes to cause the results. Further, when you get clear as to what is going and where it is leading, the love affair will be over.

America as the only home of a free people will survive - hopefully stronger. To be rid of this toxic influence is not going to take business as usual. It is going to take becoming a leader in one's conversations and speaking out regarding this. This is imperative if we are to have a future.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our First FUCK-YOU President

Obama has taken to openly mocking people - people, if he were President of all the people - whose concerns ought to be heard. He, however, has no interest in that. In particular, in Miami at a Democratic fundraiser where he outdid himself (or is it undid himself?) he laughed, lied about his lowering taxes, and then outrageously made fun of millions of people across the nation who are rebelling at his takeover of the government for his narrow ideological purposes, and the high taxes and lowering standard of living this implies. Obama, being ignorant about producing positive, life-affirming results, prefers to be some small-time mind (or is non-mind?) that only talks to his people and gets his jollies by making fun of the people who aren't there. (Remember those stupid people who cling to their guns and religion he cited while speaking to a multi-thousand dollar plate fundraiser in California?) This cocky and perilous road will surely end where he doesn't want it to go.

But then how would I know. A FUCK YOU president has got to be a FUCK IT type of guy.

(Top photo from Michelle Malkin. Thank you Michelle for locating this photo.)

Friday, April 9, 2010

You Know What's So Great About Butler?

So many people have been inspired by Butler University's Bulldogs playing their heart out in the NCAA Basketball Tournament's final game. They lost to Duke University's Blue Devils when their final shot did not score.

It's true that Duke won, but the conversation I'm hearing are about Butler and Butler's coach, Brad Stevens. They captured the national attention.

Do you know what it is about Butler?

They do not have a shred of that attitude known as "I'm entitled." They know they have to earn whatever they get. They have no illusions about it. Their conversations are always oriented around that rather than a fixed position - such as winning/losing, being a winner/loser, etc. Their mission is not about the transient accomplishments so much as the opportunity that striving for the accomplishments provides to learn about oneself and grow.

This is great. Honorable. Ennobling. Soooo what is needed at this time.

And that's what I love about Butler right now.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Here's The Conflict

This video reveals the heart of the matter. It does not reveal the ultimate authority in the matter however.

Mr. Hare is all good intentions. He says nothing about how he is going to provide the health care coverage. For him, the sob story is the end of the story. He wants to fix the hurt.

However, his actions belie his intentions because he cannot fix the hurt - not his way. Rather he is a cause to have the United States Government take out its force mechanism - taxation with gun toting individuals and prisons behind it - and take the money from you and me without our consent in order to fulfill HIS intentions. His actions tell me a deeper intention - to cause more hurt and give "hurt" a forum for its existence. (In other words, Hare is a spiritual parasite of those who can do something about the hurt - the doctors and the producers who support them - and is seeking to bring the world of parasitism into existence by government fiat.

All of this, to be accurate, is not about intentions. There are many people who would like to see a person who needs something have it and are, believe it or not, willing to do something about it. The issue here is about the MEANS of fulfilling one's intentions. Some are willing to use the means of the criminal and call it something else. Others are not.

And this is where the Constitution comes in. Our government via the Constitution is designed to protect the right of every human life to his life, as distinct from all life. The first obvious consequence of this agreed-to purpose is that the government cannot go out in the land and initiate force against, destroy and diminish, other human lives in order to do that. To do so negates the reason for its existence as a government of human beings, at least in these United States. (This principle is not unique to the United States. It's true for all human beings formed into political units.)

No one is here because they agreed to be a slave - a means to someone else's ends. That's not to say that a person couldn't agree to that - at least temporarily. I am saying that I have not and won't agree to that and, I doubt I could find anyone who would agree to that - even among the moochers who expect to benefit from the slavery. (I don't recall any black slaves telling their masters to give them everything they need to live and they would agree to being their slave. Somehow it doesn't work that way.) I challenge you to find such a person. Further, I wouldn't want to live in a country with such a philosophy because I would know that I am creating enemies which overhang any success I might achieve. In other words, there is no freedom in any gain one might make. (This, by the way, is a cost O and the Democrats will have to pay in the future.)

The Obama Administration and Democrat Party have taken up creating all US citizens as dependents - doormats - to be stepped on and used up in any way that it's whims dictate. (Here's an apt image, though unsavory. The government will "use you and throw you away like a used rubber." "Throwing you under the bus," the form of this behavior is the form associated with Obama. It's the same thing.) Once we accept being dependent, we have the government not only for material sustenance and benefits, but for keeping all those angry slaves away from us so they won't hurt us and steal our stuff. O is in the process of forming a giant protection racket.

Sorry! That ain't happening! Not with my consent.

So what we see is that Obama and the Democrats have become another scourge of history. All the people who consider themselves doormats already are happy to have Obama and the Democrats force some goodies out of other people for them. The leaders' biggest concern is the anger of the "slaves." They think that if the general population sees some irrational act on the "slaves'" part, they will rush over to the government's side for protection. Not me. I'm on the "slaves'" side. All of this shows how ignorant of the larger principles our leaders are, why the Tea Parties are growing, and how dependent they are on maintaining and fostering this ignorance.

Is there any doubt they are venal? For many of them, politics and political science has been a life long profession. Frankly, I don't see how Obama and the Democrats can be anything other than venal. This is so especially since the collapse of the great socialist experiment - Soviet Russia. Socialism, i.e., redistributionism or progressivism, doesn't work because it cuts the society off from the life force that is needed to keep it going.

America is the incarnation of the realization that access to that life force for the good of each and all of us means that you have to recognize it in every human being. It is an individual thing. It is not just a good idea nor a group thing. Individual Rights is nothing more than acknowledging the conditions in society that protect a person's life and let him live as a human being. Beyond that, insofar as the government is concerned, life is up to you. (Culturally the existence of America reveals that we have become ignorant of these larger principles in recent times. This is a modern phenomena - one of the last 100 years or so.)

It is the principle of life itself, not just a political notion of some kind, that is at stake in America right now. Obama and the Democrats are not going to be able to produce the "just" society they claim. Contrary to theorists, life is not fair and one cannot make it fair. Life is not fair because it follows the law of cause and effect, not some idealized end result. "Fair," in the Obama context of that term, is an utopia. It is a dream without a reality. (In our times, we use the word fair to call up some notions that undermine the real issue - justice. Justice on the other hand depends on ownership. Without ownership, the words "justice" or "what's fair" are means to separate you from what is rightfully yours - namely your property you were born with or earned. This is why property rights are so crucial to a working, prosperous, life-affirming society.)

What we are going to have to confront for the first time in history is this: A person's concern for his neighbor is an individual concern and if you don't have this concern, then you don't have it. There could be many reasons why you don't. It certainly doesn't, at least according to my code of ethics nor any objective code of ethics, mean you are evil if you don't have it. Likewise, it doesn't mean you are good if you do have it. Whether you consider it worthwhile to worry about your neighbor or have it as a value is up to you. One thing is certain, it cannot be a duty.

Perhaps if we could tell the truth about this, we would learn something about whether we really value a society of people or not and under what conditions that is so or not. When we are ready to confront this, we will be able to tell the truth and mature. And then maybe we will be in a position to let go of the politician as some arbiter of human life. No one is. It can be no one's job to do that. The moral authority for your life is you. It's yours - all yours.

The truth is, the real, magnificent possibility of human society has yet to be discovered.

Until then, Mr. Hare is just another waaaa, waaaa, waaaa - unwilling to grow up, be responsible and think, and live among adult human beings. If we follow his moral code, it would be time to throw him under the bus. If we follow mine, it is time to make an example of his views and attitude, and vote him out of office.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Ironic, Bedeviled O

President Obama pretends he is the most forward of Presidents, bringing people government health care. I assert the exact opposite is true. He is the most backward of Presidents.

The idea which has been on the march ever since the Greeks discovered it is FREEDOM. The United States so far is the high water mark in this most basic human striving. Political freedom is the idea that it is possible to determine the course of one's life and safely live in society.

Barack Obama is acting out his belief that political freedom is not deserved by any man and that a government has the right to determine a man's life in every detail. In the grand scheme of things, this has Barack Obama be the most backward President that America has ever had.

At this point in his Presidency, I see nothing he's done that is going to provide more freedom. If I am provided government health care, this is not going to provide more freedom. Rather, it is going to provide long lines and post-office-style bored employees waiting on us when they get to it. Further, given the history of government health care systems, we know that the service will become backward and likely largely worthless. (Cuba's health care is worse than worthless - contrary to the story of Michael Moore who was Potemkinized by Cuban authorities.) In the future, any time our health matters, we will be getting on a plane heading for a Caribbean Isle or India or somewhere else. What was available and not that expensive will now become unavailable to the ordinary man. We will be the two-tier society: The haves and the have-nots. The people Obama uses to justify his programs will definitely be in the have-nots. In fact that group will grow; I don't think there is any question about that.

But that is merely healthcare. The most backward area of President Obama's actions has been in his partisanship. He has never been the President of all the people. He's sought from the beginning to set one man against another and there is no doubt that his government is the most racist, most partisan government in modern times, although they constantly deflect this by accusing everyone else of racism. Now this is IRONIC, given that it is their minds that keep asserting this, thus planting where it wasn't.

Although this has been growing for years, I see the Census as nothing but a racist and redistributionist questionnaire. It's purpose is to allocate to races and various groups of people according to their need as determined by the government. All of this implies, of course, that the other race(s) and people who earn money end up providing. This is incredibly unjust, soooo wrong. It is not only a crime to the people perpetrated against, it undercuts the future of those it supposedly is designed to help. And yet, this President and the Democratic Party are embracing this whole hog. This is Dark Age stuff.

It is clear to me that we are headed for some kind of showdown. And, I blame Barack Obama for being so against his "goddammed America" that he appears hell bent on taking her to her knees. One thing is for sure, there is no future for America in his works. What, pray tell, is his winning at the expense of the country? To all else, he is vacant, and the whole of us doesn't matter one whit.

Hopefully Barack Obama will be the only anti-American President we will ever have.

PS: I could have named this post "The Incredible Shrinking President."