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Merry Christmas, Haters

Posted on | December 25, 2014 | 82 Comments

Reuters reports:

Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night.
A group of protesters marched onto Interstate 170 in the city of Berkeley, Missouri, around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, blocking traffic for roughly 45 minutes. The demonstration followed a vigil at the Mobil On The Run gas station where the shooting occurred.
The site was just a few miles from the Ferguson street where a white police officer shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, fuelling weeks of protest in the region and across the country.

People obsessed with race keep pointing out white cop, black suspect, because fomenting racial hatred is all that matters to them. There is video of this incident, however, and police say it appears the suspects may have been attempting to stage an ambush: When the officer responded to a reported theft at the Mobil gas station/convenience store, he encountered two suspects, one of whom drew a 9mm pistol.

That 18-year-old suspect had an extensive criminal record, having been previously charged with “three assaults, armed robbery, armed criminal action and multiple uses of weapons since he was 17.” Police say the serial number had been filed off the suspect’s pistol, indicating the weapon was probably stolen.

From what we know, then, it appears that this suspect was a one-man crime wave — a menace to society, a dangerous thug — and the police officer who shot him was entirely justified in doing so. We have already seen how hateful race-baiting rhetoric motivated Ismaaiyl Brinsley to murder NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. As one retired NYPD officer said on CNN: “We have two dead police officers, and I guess Al Sharpton got what he wanted.”

The dangerous consequences of promoting irresponsible hate-mongers like Sharpton, however, won’t stop the liberal media from recycling an anti-police narrative which implies that in any conflict between a white cop and a black criminal, the criminal is actually a victim.

On a parallel hate front, we have feminists whose desire to fight “rape culture” led to a hoax at the University of Virginia in which members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity were falsely accused of gang rape by a girl who evidently invented her attacker, “Haven Monahan.” (The false accuser reportedly plagiarized an episode of the old teen drama Dawson’s Creek in a fake e-mail.) Why did this apparent fabrication become a lurid 9,000-word article in Rolling Stone? Because it seems that the writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was hunting for a dramatic rape story at an “elite” university, a heinous crime perpetrated by “privileged” rapists — in other words, she wanted a horror tale in which the demonized villains were rich white males. The tale told by Jackie at UVA fit that feminist narrative. Unfortunately for Erdely (and for the feminist narrative), it seems that Jackie is a pathological liar and, whatever the reality of “rape culture” on campus, the Phi Kappa Psi brothers were falsely accused.

“But like most colleges across America, genteel University of Virginia has no radical feminist culture seeking to upend the patriarchy.”
Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling Stone

This kind of hate is all about progressive ideas of “social justice.” Yet as Friedrich Hayek showed, social justice is a mirage — the utopia toward which radical egalitarian ideologues claim to be leading us does not exist, and can never exist, simply because human society requires social order and all social orders involve hierarchy. Once you realize that “equality” is a false goal, you realize that what progressives are actually doing is destroying the existing social order — democracy, economic liberty, the rule of law — with the intention to replace it with a social order controlled by a political elite, with less real liberty for the “masses” and no rule of law to protect the rights of individuals.

It is amazing to me that any American would let these hateful demagogues appealing to prejudice persuade us to embrace their “social justice” swindle, a dishonest scam by which a power-hungry elite seek to defraud us all of our true inheritance, liberty.

Merry Christmas, and may God bless America.





 

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  • Anon Imus

    Perhaps you don’t understand “The Frankfurt School” as well as you think.

  • Anon Imus

    Let’s play “spot the troll.” I suspect his nom de plume refers to what fills his head…

  • Steve Gregg

    It is all about identity politics, where the liberals want to do away with individual rights and substitute group rights, just as in medieval times. Liberals want to create an aristocracy of their base. That’s why they portray all conflicts in terms of race instead of behavior or law. In their view, anytime a white cop shoots a black kid, the black kid is the true victim, even if he was blasting away at the cop when he was shot. Liberals presume the black kid to be innocent since he belongs to a group they favor.

    That’s the way it works in Saudi Arabia. Any conflict between an Arab Muslim and a foreign infidel is decided in favor of the Arab Muslim. If a Saudi crashes into you while you are stopped at a stop sign, you are to blame because you are a foreign infidel. Those are the same pre-modern cultural values the liberals are propagating, only with a different aristocracy.

    What these conflicts are all about is a clash between tribal values that absolutely favor the tribe and bourgeois values where everyone is equal before an impartial law. The tribal values advocated by the liberal tribal chieftains are inferior to the bourgeois values of the middle class and should be rejected by reasonable people.

  • Trazymarch

    They are neomarxists. What about it?

  • Wibbins

    Well done sir,you win my Internet award of the day

  • Mastro63

    It goes against human nature so much that Absolute Power is required to give it a go. In a very short matter of time- you have gulags and death camps.

  • Anon Imus

    Ah, so your point is the “neo-Marxists” are “neo-Marxists” because they are “neo-Marxists.”

    Well, thanks for clarifying that. Excuse me while I look up the meaning of “psedo-intellectual” again to see if your picture is posted with the definition.

  • Fail Burton

    Intersectional sharia.

  • Trazymarch

    *yawn*

  • Nick Jihad

    Good point, and this is not often remarked on – the media has rules about when to use gendered pronouns. Whenever men are victims of accidents, they are “miners”, “workers” or “employees”. If you pay attention, you will see that this rule is very seldom broken.

  • Nick Jihad

    That is a fine sentiment. And since the government of NYC is of purest blue, there should be no problem in reforming this deplorable situation.
    Though I would not recommend holding your breath while waiting for NYC to repeal the law against selling untaxed cigarettes, perhaps we can reform the use-of-force guidelines to be more humane. I propose that certain offenses should qualify for “arrest-lite”, where the alleged offender can avoid arrest by promising sincerely not to re-offend.
    Or, persons with health conditions that would make it risky to arrest them forcibly, could be issued cards, similar to handicapped-parking tags, that would allow them decline to be arrested for minor offenses, on health grounds. It’s time for NYC to lead the way in reform!

  • Octo Camacho

    Simply fantastic.

  • neshobanakni

    O.T. Has your recent unpleasant situation been relieved?

  • neshobanakni

    Now you’re way over my head. Can make it plain what you mean?

  • neshobanakni

    “Psedo” is as “psedo” does.

  • neshobanakni

    Crackers? I thought Al had cut back on the carbs.

  • neshobanakni

    As bad as naming a baby girl “Landen.”

  • MPH

    They know what they claim to want has never, will never, and can never exist. What they really want is something else, but they can’t sell it to the public. What they are selling us is just the magician’s hand: something designed to distract the audience while they accomplish what they really want unnoticed.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    Still ongoing; thanks for asking. God keeps me under His wing, though.

  • theoldsargesays

    Because , like Afghanistan, he thinks he can do better than the Soviets.
    Meh.

  • theoldsargesays

    Merry Christmas K-Bob.

  • theoldsargesays

    Merry Christmas.

  • theoldsargesays

    Merry Xmas.

  • theoldsargesays

    Merry Christmas D.D.

  • theoldsargesays

    All depends on the narrative being pushed.
    Kaitlyn Hunt was a ” gay Florida teen involved with one of her classmates”. This, despite being 18 years old, of legal voting age and able to enlist in the Army while finger banging a 14 year old child in the bathroom stall at school.
    Michael Brown was an unarmed black teenager. This do despite being a young man required to register with Selective Service and having immediately previous to his death having committed a strong armed robbery.

    It’s all a matter perspective I suppose. Does one wish to speak the truth or push his agenda?

    (My apologies for the vulgarity in the Kaitlyn Hunt thing. It was a vulgar crime committed by a vulgar woman and supported by her vulgar parents. And don’t even get me started on the lgbtxyz community getting suckered into supporting that little tramp)

  • theoldsargesays

    Not likely. Ironically, Ritz Crackers is one his show’s sponsors on MSNBC.
    The good Reverend has never the the opportunity for a free anything slip past his greedy claws.

  • theoldsargesays

    She might as well blamed it on Art Vandelay.

  • theoldsargesays

    They fancy themselves as the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. Those whom will make the rules but not live by them.

  • theoldsargesays

    Come on man! Do we have to explain this over and over?
    “He was a bright young man who was turning his life around and heading in a better direction. He was looking forward to going to college and……zzzzzzzz.”

    (That seems to be the standard jibber-jabber sent out by the malcontents whenever a bright young man is gunned down by honky pigs…..zzzzzzz)

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