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The ONLY Thing Worse Than Hillary Clinton’s Fake Concern For ‘Everyday Americans’ Is The Media’s Blatant Bias And Propaganda-as-‘News’

April 16, 2015

As you probably know, Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president.  Why?  Because she cares so deeply about “everyday Americans.”

Some synonyms of “everyday” according to any Thesaurus: commonplace, mundane, prosaic, dull, dime-a-dozen, lowly, unexceptional, unimaginative, unremarkable.  But hey, when Democrats insult you, the media celebrates it.  Just thank God Ted Cruz didn’t use the same term, because one of the synonyms is “vanilla.”  And as we all know, that’s code for white, which means he’s a racist.  I know, even if his parents were Cuban.

Oh, well, let’s move on.  After all, as Hillary put it on a separate issue: “What difference can it possibly make” if she insulted the American people and suggested that we’re all dime-a-dozen in her vision of dull socialist Utopia?

The important thing is that Hillary loves us “lowly” people, you see.

Or DOES she?

Not so much, given how she actually treats her “everyday Americans” on what she has the elephant balls to call her “LISTENING TOUR“.  I mean, who the hell was she “listening” to in her closed door meeting where those pesky “everyday Americans” barely got an opportunity to so much as glimpse their future imperial god-queen:

I Am An ‘Everyday Iowan’ And Here Is How Close I Got To Hillary Clinton Today
By Erika Smalley (2 days ago) | Editor’s Choice

Hi. My name is Erika Smalley. I grew up in Iowa. I am currently a student at Kirkwood Community College.

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That’s the same place that Hillary Clinton visited on her first campaign stop to my state. I went there to see if I could meet Hillary. Here is Hillary’s press release:

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I arrived about an hour before the event and all I could find were reporters.

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Lots of reporters.

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Which is funny, because all they had to stare at was an empty Iowa field.

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Anyway, some protesters trickled in.

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These guys were funny. They were called the ‘Nerd Squad.’

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They wanted to ‘fix Hillary’s server for free.’

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I also found some Hillary supporters.

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It was getting close to the time when she would arrive so I tried to enter the college. I was told ‘Sorry, press only,’ by a Hillary staffer.

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So I took a selfie.

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Then someone shouted “She’s coming!” And everyone started running. So I ran with them. Here is my point of view:

 [You have to go to the site to see this video, but it’s worth it to see all the reporters running like school girls who just heard the Beatles were nearby giving away kisses.  As you watch it, tell me that you’ve seen anything like that from a Republican who just announced that he or she is running for president while refusing to answer ANY questions from the media]

Here is how close I got to Hillary when she arrived:

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She snuck in the backdoor and reporters were complaining that they were ‘here for hours’ and she wouldn’t even ‘let them see her.’

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I noticed students pressed up against the glass in their classrooms so I took this photo. I learned later that they had been locked down for Hillary’s arrival.

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Then everyone just waited like kids staring over a fence.

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I wandered around and found this awesome guy who shared some of my sentiment.

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I take that back.

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The guy in orange pants was taking a break after all of the running when someone yelled “There she is!”

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Look closely: There she is!  People asked her what it’s like to be back in the game. She said, “Great!” Waved and got in car and left.

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Then she drove right by me in her black van.

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This is as close as this ‘everyday Iowan’ got to Hillary. Her van zoomed right by me, though I could not see her.

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“Goodbye Hillary!”

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And that was my experience as an Iowan trying to see Hillary.

This is all you need to see to know that the media is and will continue to be pathologically unfair and biased in their reporting of Hillary Clinton vis a vie any Republicans challenger(s):

Which corresponds to precisely what our “everyday” – i.e., “lowly,” “unexceptional,” “unimaginative” Iowan accurately reported when she tried to get a glimpse of her royal majesty.

The ONLY time the mainstream media would EVER swarm after ANY Republican presidential candidate is if that candidate was in the middle of a terrible scandal and the media were desperately trying to be the first to get in that Republican’s face with a microphone and wipe some mud in that hated enemy party’s candidate’s face.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t give one flying damn about anybody and she will stick a knife in the back of anybody who in any way, shape or form tries to interfere with her ambition to be the next imperial emperor after the emperor pharaoh god-king Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, the ONLY question I have for Hillary Clinton is that she say whether she is in favor of every single Republican or Republican appointee to enjoy the communications privilege which SHE enjoyed, whereby she ONLY shared communications that she and her staff deemed to be harmless, such that no Republican or Republican appointee ever again need to obey a freedom of information act request, or any subpoenasfrom Democrats, or be forced to share ANYTHING that could indict or impeach them????

We find out that Republicans legally subpoenaed Hillary Clinton’s private email account back in 2012.  And what did this fascist do?  Purge half of them and then wiped her private server clean to destroy evidence.

Does Hillary Clinton authorize that behavior from all future Republicans, such that no Republican or Republican appointee ever need to release any communications they don’t want to release ever again?  Or was Hillary Clinton anti-democratic and anti-American????

Hillary Clinton is a rabid fascist and to be a Democrat today is nothing short of being a fascist.  But that’s okay, because so is the mainstream media that so utterly adores her.

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A Few Thoughts On Iowa And The Current GOP Field

January 4, 2012

Well, the final tally was counted last night, and Mitt Romney edged out Rick Santorum by eight votes.

That’s got to drive you nuts; they say this stretch between Iowa and Super Tuesday is the hardest and most stressful and arduous period in all of politics; and Rick Santorum enters this stretch realizing if he’d just shaken as few as five more hands…

Romney kind of won (a meager technical victory) and Santorum kind of won (by winning the surge of the last few days of the race).  Both candidates will legitimately be able to claim victory.  The question is who will most effectively be able to take advantage of the victory they won in Iowa in the coming days.

At this point in the GOP contest, the race boils down to one of “the establishment candidate deemed most likely to win” versus the candidate we’d vote for if we were going to actually vote our values.  I don’t say it that way to say we should all necessarily be voting for Rick Santorum; I myself would rather have a President Mitt Romney than a defeated GOP contestant Rick Santorum.  We all have to do that calculus: which Republican candidate has the best chance of actually winning?  

I believe along with Charles Krauthammer that we should elect the most conservative candidate who can win.  And I don’t profess to know which candidate that is.

It could be Mitt Romney; it could be that Rick Santorum simply won’t be able to get those millions that will be able to compete with Obama’s billion (and isn’t it interesting that the same president who has so self-righteously eschewed “the system” would be the one who has amassed more money from that system than any other candidate in the history of the entire human race?).

If we’re talking big money, the guy is probably Romney; he has been the only money-raiser who has demonstrated an ability to compete with the Money-Raiser-in-Chief who sits on the White House throne.

But there’s a rub:

We need a candidate who can unite the party, yes, but we also need a candidate who can successfully unite both the big donors who fund the party and the conservatives who would serve as the willing foot soldiers to help carry the message.  You need money to win or you can’t win; and you just as much need inspired volunteers to win or you can’t win.

Romney can raise the bucks – probably better than any Republican in the field.  But can Romney inspire the troops?

He sure aint inspired me yet.  The best thing I can say about Mitt Romney is that at least he would at least be better than Obama (and frankly you’d have to go with guys with names like Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Kim Jong Il to point out people who would be worse than Obama).

But can Santorum inspire the conservative troops?  Think about it: Santorum represents the fifth candidate in a chain of candidates whom conservatives have tried to back as the “anti-Romney” choice.  He’s the fifth choice at this point.  That doesn’t mean he can’t truly rise to the occasion; it does mean he’s got an awfully long way to go to get there.

Romney has got the money; Santorum was able to get people to work like dogs for him in the final few days of the Iowa Caucus.  We need a Republican who can do both and do it on a national level.

I said a couple of weeks ago that I feared that neither Santorum or any other conservative would be able to rise that far in the time remaining.  And so allow me to talk about Romney for a few moments.

This is what happened to the Republican Party last year: we needed a visionary leader, and we got John McCain – a RINO who couldn’t be counted upon to stand up and deliver the conservative message and the conservative worldview.  My fear all along is that Mitt Romney is a John McCain with better hair and teeth.

What did the left do to that RINO McCain who had reached out so many times to Democrats?  Basically, this:

They turned him into some kind of arch-über-conservative that would frighten away independents.  And of course actual conservatives knew that the brand wasn’t true.  So damned near everybody was turned off to McCain.

McCain talked about remaining in Iraq the way we’ve remained in Germany and South Korea; not as “bloodthirsty warmongers,” but as guarantors to safeguard and protect what we had won with too much blood and treasure.  That was a message that Obama and his minions proceeded to twist and distort so they could deceive the American people into voting for a fraud who would fail.

And they’ll try to do the same thing to Mitt Romney, mark my words.  It doesn’t matter if he’s not a real conservative and every conservative knows he’s not a real conservative; liberals don’t give a flying damn about what’s real; they are all about rhetoric, and they’ll try to use their bogus, vicious rhetoric again.  It’s all they’ve got; it’s all they are.

I’ll vote for Mitt Romney and I’ll vote for Rick Santorum.  But I’ll sure be wishing for Ronald Reagan.

Reagan was a conservative whom the Democrat and Republican establishments both agreed couldn’t win when he captured the Republican nomination.  In fact, when he defeated the establishment candidate George H.W. Bush, the Jimmy Carter campaign staff literally opened champagne bottles and toasted one another.

Reagan shove that bottle right up… well, you know where.  He defeated Carter in the biggest landslide against an incumbant anyone alive had ever seen.

But Obama has given us God damn America, and in God damn America you don’t get a Reagan because you don’t deserve a Reagan.

In God damn America, Americams sow the wind and reaps the whirlwind (Hosea 8:7).

God damn America is a land that believes lies because they would rather believe lies than face reality.

Obama has buried America in $6 TRILLION in debt in only three years; after demonizing Bush for handing America $4 trillion in eight years.  God damn America shrugs off that truth just as it shrugs off every other truth.

We’re down to three Republican candidates, and all three of them are deeply flawed even while all three of them remain far superior to the Liar-in-Chief we’ve got now.

I believe this nation – and this world – is in the last days.  I believe we’ve kicked the can down the road until there’s no more road to kick the can down any more, and we are about to pay for it with a Great Depression that will make the last one look like a walk on the beach.

A vote for the Republican challenger would be a vote against that fate; but if we are God damn America, we are too much a nation of fools to care about disaster, aren’t we?

November 2012 is going to come fast.  And America doesn’t seem to handle deadlines very well.  We’ve got a huge choice to make; and my fear is that the American people will vote to kick the can down the road just as they have demanded their representatives do over and over again.  Until certain doom overtakes us.

One thing is certain: we don’t have enough road for Obama.  A vote for Obama is a vote for fiscal implosion and national suicide.  And that is precisely the choice that God damn America would make.

Here’s the essence of the 2012 race in all probability: the Republican Party will be uninspired because they will have an uninpsiring leader; the Democrat Party will be uninspired because their leader is a fraud and a failure.  Will the uninspired Republicans be more determined to get Obama out, or will the uninspired Democrats be more determined to keep their failure in?

I hope I haven’t come across as overly optimistic about our choices as Americans.

There’s only one candidate for your heart that will save you from the hell that is coming: and He isn’t a Republican.  He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

I’ll vote in the election; but I’ve put my trust in Jesus.

Michelle Bachmann A Gaffe Machine? If Liberals Want To See A Gaffe Machine, Have Them Look At Their Fool-In-Chief

June 28, 2011

You want to see a gaffe?

Here’s a pretty darned good gaffe:

“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer…”    

Here’s a REAL good one:

“I’ve now been in 57 states  I think one left to go.”

Oh!  There was this one, where Obama clearly couldn’t tell the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day (unless you want to argue Obama was having an “I see dead white people” moment):

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today.”

There was this gem of intellectual horsepower in which Obama went to Israel and assured that country:

“Well let me be absolutely clear.  Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”

There was the very recent moment in which Obama spoke to the 10th Mountain Division and said that their hero SFC Jared Monti was “the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually  came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”  SFC Monti had in fact been mortally wounded in action.  His audience was grieving for their fallen comrade, not celebrating a living hero.

There was this statement of Obama meeting his future self and talking about the encounter:

“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

Which of course was balanced out by Obama’s future self going back in time and signing in for him:

Obama got the date wrong by THREE YEARS.  I’ve done that “sign the check with the wrong year” in January thing.  But this is beyond the pale.

Obama has also demonstrated that he didn’t understand the difference between the Congressional Medal of Honor (which is ONLY given to war heroes who demonstrated extraordinary heroism and gallantry under enemy fire) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (which is a political award a president can give to anyone he wants for whatever reason he wants to give it).  And the surrounding instance of that horrendous gaffe was even more horrendous as Obama was giving “shout outs” AFTER he had just heard American soldiers had just been ruthlessly gunned down on an American base by a Muslim terrorist Major.

Along with Obama’s saluting of a Navy “corpse man,” demonstrating he had absolutely no idea whatsoever what corpsmen are or what they do.

And there was that recent moment when Obama continued to chatter on and on over the British National Anthem – which is a no-no pretty much EVERYWHERE.

Now, I see those, and I’m supposed to think that liberals are right for believing that Michelle Bachmann is too stupid (or what’s that word?  Flaky?) to be President of the United States because she mistook John Wayne – who was born in Winterset Iowa – with John Wayne Gacy – who was born in Waterloo Iowa?

But you consider the mainstream media that pretty much glossed over ALL of that, and then suddenly making Michelle Bachmann’s gaffe about John Wayne Gacy the absolute CENTERPIECE of their questioning of her, and you realize that there are two Americas out there – the one the liberal mainstream media propagandists hate and the one the liberal mainstream media propagandists love.

Unlike Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann doesn’t take a teleprompter every damn where she goes.  Unlike Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann isn’t a hand puppet reading a script.  And unlike Barack Obama, most of Michelle Bachmann’s gaffes have nothing whatsoever to do with governing the nation.

If you believe that Michelle Bachmann isn’t fit to be president because of gaffes, and you aren’t loudly demanding that Barack Obama resign from office for crimes against intelligence, than you are a hypocrite and a fool.

The media gets on the liberal warpath, and it just doesn’t stop.  So they are already on another one out of their contention that our founding fathers were a bunch of racist bigots bent on keeping black people in slavery forever (because liberals always have hated America and always WILL hate it until it embraces Marxism and becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of America.  Until that glorious day when the workers of the world truly unite into global socialism and America crawls into that coalition of hell they will continue to come unglued over candidates like Michelle Bachmann.

The founding fathers did NOT want slavery; but they were in the impossible position where they either allowed it or did not have a nation.  There was simply no way the pro-slavery states were going to give up slavery in 1787.  What the founding fathers did was compromise in such a way while writing our nations Constitution and laws in such a way that it was merely a matter of time before slavery would necessarily have to be abolished.

Take the three-fifths compromise that liberals often dump on to dump on America.  First of all the compromise had nothing whatosever to do with the ontology or humanity of black persons; it was completely directed at the extent of representation that slaves would have politically in determining the number of representatives and the distribution of taxes.  Second, which side wanted the slaves to have full representation?  THE SLAVERY SIDE.   The anti-slavery side wanted slaves to be accorded no representation at all, because counting them meant the slavery states would have more power and more money and therefore be able to resist demands to end slavery forever.

The southern states wanted to count slaves in the population of the nation, so that they could have more seats in the Congress, thereby increasing their political power. The northern states, on the other hand, were against including slaves in the population for the fear of increased Congressional seats in the southern states.

It was the pro-slavery side that demanded FULL representation.  In other words, Democrats – who demanded to hold on to slavery during the Civil War – CONTINUE to support the pro-slavery side even 225 years later!

Just to point out one more fact about the three-fifths compromise, one of the agreements reached was an END to the transatlantic slavery trade after twenty years.  Apparently, Democrats have always wanted that trade to continue.

P.S. Just in case you didn’t already think the media is cynical, vicious and biased enough as it was, George Stephanopoulos basically warned Michelle Bachmann that if she ran, the media would crawl through her five children’s and 23 foster children’s lives with the same anal probe they used on Sarah Palin’s emails.  ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, for the official record, was a Democrat media spinner prior to becoming a “journalist.”  If ABC asks Karl Rove to be an anchor, call me.

And, of course, we’re already seeing the same rabid leftwing dishonest smear propaganda beginning from the media that they used against Sarah Palin.

The media is just crossing out “Sarah Palin’s” name and scrawling in “Michelle Bachmann’s” name.  Because they’re cockroaches.  A recent attack on Michelle Bachmann was to call her “Barbie with fangs.”  Because liberal “journalists” can hate on women as much as they want to knowing they have a Holy Warrior’s Absolution from the so-called “feminist groups” to do so.

Update, June 29: How about THIS for a gaffe: Barack Obama screwed up the age of HIS OWN CHILD.  Obama TWICE referred to his oldest daughter Malia as being 13; she’s 12.

PC Police Unable To Determine If ‘Beat Whitey Night’ Attacks Racially Motivated, And The Growing Unrest

August 26, 2010

There comes a point when one is so “tolerant” that one’s brains spill out of one’s head and splatter all over the floor.

As a nation, we reached that point in the 1990s.  Out-of-control and frankly demonic political correctness was one of the fringe benefits of the Clinton years.

John Wayne may have put it best to describe our current situation when he said, “Life’s tough. It’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”

And, oh my Lord, are we ever getting dumber and dumber:

‘Beat Whitey Night’: Racism suspected in Iowa State Fair attacks
From The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines police are trying to determine what led to a series of attacks outside the Iowa State Fairgrounds over the weekend that included the assault of two police officers.

At least three people were arrested Friday through early Monday morning. Other arrests may occur as officers investigate the incidents, officials said.

There are indications that some of the fights – which appear to involve mostly teenagers and young adults – were racially motivated, police said.

“We don’t know if this was juveniles fighting or a group of kids singling out white citizens leaving the fairgrounds,” Sgt. Lori Lavorato said. “It’s all under investigation, but it’s very possible it has racial overtones.”

Officials announced last week that they were stepping up security outside the fairgrounds after a series of attacks Aug. 14 that included a pair of stabbings. Investigators are still investigating those assaults and victims intend to pursue charges.

Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night, “On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it ‘beat whitey night.’ “

Jammie Carroll, 36, of Polk City, was seriously injured in the 3000 block of East Grand Avenue Friday night after a group of people beat him up, causing severe injuries to his eyes, cheekbones and nose, Murillo wrote. Carroll is white, and many of the suspects are black, police said.

State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, who has worked to fight gang-related violence, said he doesn’t have enough information to decide if the fights were racially motivated. He said police comments that race was involved could miss other factors, such as nonracial taunting.

“Unfortunately, like any other city, you have certain parts of town that individuals congregate in,” Abdul-Samad said. “You have those that go into that area with no problem, and those who cannot.”

And you know that our cultural elites would have every bit as much difficulty in determining 30-40 white guys savagely beating a black man and calling it “whack blacky night” was racially motivated.

You can see the puzzled police scratching their heads and pondering, “Maybe they meant ‘beatwhi teynight’.   We’d better let them off.”

You know what Obama “justice” is: “Never bring a lawsuit against a black.”  We’ve got a president who prejudges situations based on race and who basically says, “I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – but I think it’s fair to say that those white police acted stupidly.”  And I hope all you white, dirty cracker whores out there are good with that.

Let me explain something: there is nothing more undermining of civil society than misguided “tolerance.”  If everyone is treated equally under the law, and violators are punished according to one colorblind standard, we have justice and we have peace.  Otherwise, we have one group of people taking advantage of the unfair treatment, and another group of people becoming increasingly embittered over the unfair treatment.

This is the thing.  For much of American history, black people have been unfairly discriminated against.  And that was evil.  But the one thing that saved America from massive civil unrest is that blacks were in the minority.  Now, too many black “civil rights leaders” demand that the scales be balanced by essentially discriminating against whites.

But whitey – who all too soon WILL be a minority group in America – aint one yet.  And whitey is going to increasingly get pissed off about “beat whitey nights,” and about the many forms of preferential treatment that “minorities” are regularly receiving.

Treating 79.6% of the American population in a racially biased manner is bad, bad mojo.

Which is why articles such as this Washington Times piece entitled, “Is Obama fomenting a race war?” describes an incredibly troubling trend.

Even more troubling is Obama’s own racist background, given the theology of his racist church and his racist pastor for more than twenty years.  That racism can be expressed in one quote by Jeremiah Wright’s favorite theologian:

“If God is not for us and against white people,” writes Cone, “then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community.”

That’s not just “beat whitey,” but “kill whitey.”  And a man who imbibed that The Audacity of Hope” came directly from a Jeremiah Wright sermon in which Wright said, “white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”

Some white groups – and some black groups and some Hispanic groups, for that matter – have been planning for a race war.  If you don’t want to see one, demand one standard of equality under the law.  If you WANT to see one, keep defining “racism” as something like this:

“[R]acism happens when members of society’s most powerful ethnic group suppresses other ethnic groups — through economic power, for example, or by having the power of the majority group.”

Such that blacks like Samir Shabazz who said the following –

SHABAZZ:  I hate white people.  All of them!  Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him!  You want freedom? You’re going to have to kill some crackers! You’re going to have kill some of their babies.

Samir: We didn’t come out here to play. There is to much serious business going on in your black community to be sliding through south street with white, dirty cracker whores on your arms. What’s a matter with you black man, you got a doomsday with a white woman on your arm.
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“We keep begging white people for freedom. No wonder we’re not free. Your enemy can not make you free fool. You want freedom you’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill some of their babies.

Let us get our act together. It’s time to wake up, clean up, and stand up.”

“I can’t wait for the day that they’re all dead. I won’t be completely happy until I see our people free and Whitey dead.”

“When you have 10 brothers in uniform, suited and booted and ready for war, white folks know these niggas ain’t their niggas. We kick white folks asses. We take it right to the cracker.”

We’re going to keep putting our foot up the white man’s ass until they understand completely. We want freedom, justice and mutha[expletive]‘ equality. Period. If you ain’t gonna give it to us, mutha[expletive], we’re gonna take it, in the name of freedom.”

– by some bizarre standard of political correctness can’t possibly be racist because the very concept of “racism” has been so radically redefined to suit the ideology of the rabid left.

Such definitions, and the far-leftist racial groups that advance them, are evil.  Allow me to provide a definition: “‘Racism’ is when people believe that members of any race or racial group are biologically or morally inferior based solely or primarily upon race.”

One can hate one’s own race, by the way.  For example, Karl Marx was a Jew-hating Jew.  And an ideology based in part on the racist hatred of his own people resulted in the murder of over a million Jews inside the Soviet Union.  Not only that, but there is evidence that Adolf Hitler – the rabid anti-Semite – had Jewish genes as well.

If radical race-based political groups keep pushing their racist policies and standards of labeling one racial group as inherently racist, while defining their own groups as incapable of the stain of racism, there is trouble coming.  Because the political-correctness-protected class can literally get away with anything, even as the overwhelming majority of Americans becomes increasingly angry.  Think of the “black rage” defense, which would have been utterly unimaginable in previous times.  In these awful economic times, that mindset will be like gasoline poured on a growing fire of unrest.

Jesus Himself prophesied that in the last days, “race will rise against race” (Matthew 24:7).  Jesus used the word “ethnos,” meaning “ethnic group,” “race.”

Jesus said it, and it’s coming.  But please, PLEASE, don’t rush the day of destruction.

Update, August 26: Am I right, or am I right? From an article reporting that the Aryan Nations is coming to Iowa:

The Aryan Nations may be headed to Des Moines, Iowa. Why? Because the Des Moines, Iowa police department say they cannot confirm racial motives behind the “beat whitey night” assaults at the Iowa State Fair. The Des Moines, Register reports that the police now say that they cannot confirm that anyone said “beat whitey night”.  This is contrary to the reports immediately following the assaults.  An officer was even on TV and said that they were likely racially motivated attacks. […]

City Councilman Bryan Meyer said he didn’t want the Aryan Nations coming to Des Moines. Saying that they could take care of their own problems. Maybe the Aryan Nations view the handling of beat whitey night like the rest of us. It isn’t being handled.

Let me make it clear: I don’t want the Aryan Nations coming to Des Moines either.  And the best way to handle this moment and this event is to treat this black racist mob the identical same way we would treat a white racist mob.

Reverse racial discrimination fuels more and then more racial discrimination like nothing else.  We need to end this leftist radical stupidity and hold ALL people accountable for their actions and their attitudes.  Or America will face the bitter consequences.

New Orleans and Cedar Rapids: A Tale of Two Mindsets

June 30, 2008

Why didn’t we see rioting and looting in Cedar Rapids such as we saw in New Orleans?

The question has been raised in forums and blogs, but hasn’t become a topic that journalists have examined. Maybe they haven’t asked the question because they know they wouldn’t like the answers?

Last week, somebody asked the question, “Why aren’t the people of Iowa not looting and rioting like the people [sic] New Orleans did after Katrina floods?

It’s a darn good question to ask.

And – before somebody starts to say that comparing the flooding in Iowa with the flooding in New Orleans is apples and oranges, let me make it apples and apples: Let’s compare the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The Associated Press ran this article describing the broken FEMA response in Hancock County, Mississippi:

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing body count and shortages of food, water and ice, federal emergency officials braced for riots in Mississippi in the days following Hurricane Katrina, new documents reveal.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials knew their response system had been shattered by the Aug. 29 storm and were unable to provide fast help _ even when the needs were obvious.

“This is unlike what we have seen before,” William Carwile, FEMA’s former top responder in Mississippi, said in a Sept. 1 e-mail to officials at the agency’s headquarters. He was describing difficulties in getting body bags and refrigerated trucks to Hancock County, Miss., which was badly damaged by the storm.

Carwile wrote that he personally authorized Hancock County to buy refrigeration trucks because “the coroner was going to have to start putting bodies out in the parking lot.”

The next day, in another e-mail to headquarters about substandard levels of food, water and ice being distributed in Mississippi, Carwile reported, “System appears broken.”

In a Sept. 1 exchange, FEMA regional response official Robert Fenton warned headquarters that the expected levels of water and ice being sent were far below what was needed.

“If we get the quantities in your report tomorrow we will have serious riots,” Fenton wrote.

But, guess what? We didn’t see rioting, looting, rapes or murders in Hancock County either, in spite of the predictions and in spite of the total collapse of the relief effort.

I saw little pieces such as the following:

Mississippi citizens did not riot in the streets. Did not ransack neighborhoods or shoot at rescuing personnel. We helped, and continue to help, each other. We are not looking for handouts from the government, but we surely need everyone’s help. And we thank those that have done so

And (under the heading, “Mississippi IS Different“):

What I’m about to say is a bit controversial. But I’ve given this a lot of thought. While no disaster could come close to what the Mississippi Gulf Coast has endured, there have been similar situations. I think that most people in most places would not be so generous, so thoughtful of others. My gut feeling is that if right after a disaster there was a truck distributing gallons of water, with debris everywhere and people standing in line in the hot sun with no idea of when the next truck would be coming or what they were going to do next, people there would not only take the 5 gallons being offered, but would ask for another 5.

But that didn’t happen here. I have heard this sort of story too many times in too many towns to question it. There weren’t riots in Mississippi. There wasn’t a rampage of looting. People took enough for their basic needs and looked out for their neighbors. Ken Wetzel of Project Teamwork told me how there were no distribution points in East Biloxi so he spent every morning and afternoon picking up supplies and driving them through Point Cadet in East Biloxi, bringing water and MREs to help those who had lost their cars and couldn’t get to the supplies.

It’s just one of the things that I love about Mississippi.
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So let’s just acknowledge the fact that New Orleans completely self-destructed, when other communities banded together and took care of their own.

It’s not about race. Yes, New Orleans was predominantly black, and Iowa is predominantly white. But there have been black people who have heroically banded together in the aftermath of disasters, and there have been white people who have fallen apart (for example, remember the all the horror in Bosnia?).

It’s not even about political affiliation, although I think that how a community votes is a far better indicator as to how they will handle a crisis like a hurricane or a flood than the color of their skins.

Mississippi has generally been pretty reliably Republican. Iowa is a “battleground” state, in that it narrowly voted for Gore in 2000, and narrowly voted for Bush in 2004. But the Democrats in Iowa are as different from the Democrats in New Orleans as the night is different from the day.

I’ve got a big load of relatives living in Iowa: in Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Lone Tree. Some are Democrats and some are Republicans, but they are overwhelmingly conservative, with conservative religious values to match.

I remember all the anger and bitterness and BLAME and the sheer spirit of self-centered entitlement that characterized New Orleans from the very first moments that the TV cameras arrived and started interviewing people. It was all Bush’s fault; it was all the government’s fault; it was all racist white people’s fault. It didn’t matter that New Orleans was firmly in Democratic hands, from the governor to the mayor. It didn’t matter that federal money for levies had been squandered on silly projects going back years. It didn’t bother that the local leadership on up didn’t have a plan or a clue. It didn’t matter that most of the residents were so completely unprepared that they didn’t even have an inflatable raft in a city that was UNDER sea level and surrounded by water.

By way of contrast, I’ve seen a total lack of blame coming from these other towns that suffered quite terribly.

We’ve got a tale of two mindsets: independent vs. dependent; moral vs. shameless, selfless vs. selfish, grateful vs. greedy.

There is a real contrast between the thousands of decent, hard-working, and self-sufficient Iowans from all over the state who got in their trucks and drove for hours to help communities in crisis such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids fill tens of thousands of sandbags and the residents of New Orleans who had to be terrified of their neighbors. To the extent that things went well, it was because people banded together and took care of one another in an amazing way; to the extent that the society didn’t completely collapse when the water won, it was because people didn’t prey on one another, but stood together in solidarity in the face of crisis.

Liberalism teaches that people are helpless, and that they must constantly look to their government to take care of them. So nobody prepares, nobody plans, nobody takes individual responsibility or individual initiative. And nobody helps anybody. That’s supposed to be the government’s job. When a crisis hits liberal cities such as New York (remember the power outage that led to rioting and looting?) and Los Angeles (remember the Rodney King verdicts, that led to rioting, looting, mayhem, and people burning down their own communities?), there is a moral disaster of epic proportions characterized by anger, entitlement, and blame.

The Iowa caucus (which went to Barack Obama) is proof enough that Iowans aren’t racist. But there is no way that Iowans would ever have tolerated New Orleans’ Mayor Ray Nagin, or his culture of dependence and blame.