Helter Skelter: Coming Down Fast
COULD THIS BE ONE EXPLANATION?
So, the parents of Trayvon Martin will be testifying before the Congress. If there was any crime committed [and the evidence is going the other way at this point], it was a state-level offense, even if it falls under the ridiculous and idiotic category of a ‘hate crime’. What could be the reason for Democratic members of the Congress for wanting Martin’s parents to testify? To help advance Gun Control perhaps? To further incite racial divide in America, perchance? Hmmm….
That the parents are willing to do so is a sign that they have become quite deranged in their thinking. Of course, the earlier application for the trademarking of two phrases that include the dead man’s name by his mother was a definite sign [tip of the fedora to Jeff Goldstein].
One of the main reasons the Democrats do not fear holding such show-trial-like hearings is because, as Jeff puts it:
Unfortunately, the Left knows that GOP politicians will run scared and stuttering from this case — and so they will use Congressional testimony from the parents as theater to suggest we need some sort of national soul-searching on race. And they will look to capitalize on any GOP grousing as proof of latent racism on the part of those who don’t fall for this propaganda charade….
And the GOP Leadership and many of it’s minions will fall in line and join in with their pathetic brand of self-loathing and timidity. I am reminded of those Trotskyites who, during Stalin’s purges in the 1930′s, played along with Uncle Joe in a wretched and feeble attempt to survive [they didn't].
A few paragraphs later, Jeff sums-up the whole situation perfectly:
So I’m saying this now, before the inevitable “conservative” voices come out to caution us against being unhelpful – by appearing to be unconcerned with the shooting of an unarmed teenager while defending something so “controversial” as the right to shoot someone who happens to be slamming your head into the pavement, you’re only going to make matters worse; best to just keep your head down and serve up Zimmerman for the greater good of the GOP: this is a sham. A profoundly disgusting sham. These parents have nothing to offer that requires Congressional testimony. And by allowing this story to take on a national hue, we are granting the federal government the inch it needs to start pressuring states to comply with its top-down controls by sheer force of publicity – and the concomitant looming threat of public rioting it has shown it will both allow and foster. This is what happens when you allow Marxists and community organizers to control a government. And refusing to call them what they are simply hasn’t made it go away — or convince them to act against their interests as a courtesy for your willful blindness.
This is what happens when you value preserving your luxurious lifestyle over doing the grunt work necessary to stand guard duty for The Republic. And I’m not speaking of just the Elites here: all of us are guilty of criminal and moral negligence. That we have allowed the Left to march freely and and wantonly through ALL of our institutions is a mortal sin which has deservedly put us in a Purgatory of our own making. Only by dedicating the rest of our lives, all of our fortunes if necessary, and our sacred honor to atoning for the grievous sin we have committed can we stand a chance of redeeming ourselves in the eyes of our children, of The Founding Fathers, and of God.
WANDERING AMIDST THE RUBBLE
-Ladd Ehlinger has the whole story on race huckster Spike Lee’s re-Tweeting of the wrong home address of George Zimmerman, reminding us that Lee violated Twitter Terms Of Service and commenting on the fact that the company has done nothing about it:
Rules are rules, Twitter. That one in particular has some wisdom to it. The question is, will you enforce it, despite Spike Lee’s fame, fortune, and connections to President Obama, or will you be an instrument of terror in the world? How many innocent bystanders will be forced to flee their homes and fear for their lives because of your corporate cowardice?
Hey, Ladd! What’re you worried about? The innocent homeowners are probably White, so, hey, that means they are guilty of holding at least some raaaaacist! thoughts in their souls, so screw ‘em. Collateral damage, bro, it happens. By the way, why do you keep resisting the Hive Mind?
-Pundette has the 411 on the looting of Walgreens ‘in the name of Trayvon’ and Father Michael Pfleger’s [you remember him, don't you?] incitements [tip of the fedora to Ladd]. [Kudos, by the way, to Mark Steyn for this blog post title: Rave On For Trayvon.]
-In case you haven’t already read or heard this: George Zimmerman is a registered Democrat.
-Former Blank Panther [old version] and now elected member of the House Bobby Rush was rushed off the House floor for wearing a hoodie.
-Speaking of the hoodie: Thomas Sowell’s column on it is a must-read. A highlight:
It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.
There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don’t know the whole story of that tragedy any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that is something that we have trials for.
People have a right to dress any way they want to, but exercising that right is something that requires common sense, and common sense is something that parents should have, even if their children don’t always have it.
Instead of teaching our children that they’re special and that they’re entitled, why don’t we spend that precious time teaching them Common Sense?
BTW: Gerry Rivers’s moment of clarity and good sense was short-lived as he has apologized for his remarks. Panty-waist.
-Big Fur Hat has the police report on the shooting here.
-Check out a damn fine post by King Shamus here.
-And Maxine Waters is throwing more fuel on the flames [hope her wig don't catch fire].
GET READY FOR A LONG, HOT SUMMER