Racism was indisputably central to Nazi ideology. Today we are perfectly comfortable equating racism and Nazism. And in important respects that’s absolutely appropriate. But why not equate Nazism and, say, Afrocentrism?
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Bad News For Everyone In The USA, And A Terrible Example For The World
US law enforcement and the jurisprudential process are being savaged by zealots, racists and ideologues. Specifically:
“…the president of the United States — a onetime law lecturer, of all things — disgraced himself and his office, made a mockery of our legal system and exacerbated racial tensions in our country, making them worse than they have been in years. This is the work of a reactionary, someone who consciously/unconsciously wants to push our nation back to the 1950s.” There’s more, if you are up to it.
Here’s a good discussion of the Zimmerman case. What else is there to say about it? Not much that can’t be put very succinctly: Obama, Holder and Sharpton are shameless racists who see their vituperative actions as fully justified; the verdict was correct; unprincipled incendiaries are determined to do tremendous harm. This malice, Pilgrims, is not just the legacy of slavery. An insanely reckless lust for power and the Stygian cynicism of the current administration are the proximate causes of the disaster.
There is so much wrong here that everyone should be concerned. The US federal government — especially the judicial branch — is losing touch with the basic principles of a free society.
Be aware: when men with guns come calling and angrily announce themselves as “the fucking police”, open up! Any hesitation or attempt to defend yourself could get you killed. What’s that you say? You never thought the real cops would call themselves that? Boy, are you naive! Tip to all would-be home invasion robbers: this link will tell you how to pull it off without a hitch.
“…law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier. Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment — from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers — American police forces have often adopted a mind-set previously reserved for the battlefield. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.” (Full story here.) Remember: Obama’s promised “national civilian security force” has yet to be trained — it already exists in law, having been created by the same legislation that enacted Obamacare — and when it is staffed and begins issuing weapons to its recruits, it is likely to be most popular in the revenge-hungry segments of US society. If current documented practices are predictive, it will be, in other words, an army of thugs. It could conceivably provoke civil war.
One should not leap to apocalyptic conclusions, however; what concerns the polity at the moment is not Obama’s hope to raise and command his private army, but the law enforcement and criminal justice systems that exist — and are in desperate need of reform.
Focus on the immediate, therefore. If the US federal government prosecutes Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of the man he killed, don’t expect Hispanics, WASPS (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants to you folks who are not conversant with the rather dated acronym) and Asians to protest the injustice with rallies, marches, harangues by demagogic power-seekers, and criminality. Yes, trying a person twice on the same facts and evidence is double jeopardy, and no amount of legalistic hokum can rationally overturn that fact. Holder will do what Holder will do, however.
For a discussion of the history of the double jeopardy issue, see this in a “progressive”-leaning news and propaganda outlet.
Perhaps the Zimmerman case will accomplish something that up to now has proved beyond the reach of sheer logic, an understanding of the federal constitution, and the principled application of jurisprudence: it may put an end to the unethical concept that the government can and should keep prosecuting until a conviction is finally obtained, and then stop.
Note well: the US federal government has the ability to prosecute people who have been declared not guilty of crime. The basis for that second prosecution is that the motives of the accused are politically incorrect. Double jeopardy, in its current incarnation, is the process by which thought crimes are judged. The evil of double jeopardy is revealed in the claim that illegal thoughts exist and should be punished.
In the Zimmerman case, the federal government is about to declare that the death of one party was due to the proper exercise of self defense, but that the vile bigotry of the survivor was responsible for initiating a chain of events that led to the death of a person. That cannot be proved, any more than it can be proved that you were thinking of a cat three seconds before reading this sentence. To put it differently: why a man defends himself is of no legal importance; that he may do so under the law is all that matters. (Self defense does not include defending yourself against a victim you have attacked.)
The very concept of a thought crime is an abomination.
A failure to see that point is a failure to recognize the rational basis for an ethical legal code.
The impulse that has corrupted justice by mandating the prosecution of thought crimes is just one aspect of the federal government’s push for greater degrees of control over the individual. A law professor points out that “…the proliferation of federal criminal statutes and regulations has reached the point where virtually every citizen, knowingly or not (usually not) is potentially at risk for prosecution.” (Source on request — you will receive a .pdf file of his paper.)
The only cure for the political madness that currently prevails is the removal of the federal administration. This newsletter long ago insisted that President Obama has violated his oath of office and should be removed by impeachment (in the House of Representatives) and his conviction by the Senate. Holder must go, as well, and very likely will not until his boss is gone first. The remedy is available; employing it now is virtually impossible.
So: as profoundly cynical politicians try to exploit the Zimmerman trial and True Believers protest in the cities, “wingnuts” stand on the sidelines and trivialize the sad spectacle. Debating the issue has come down to counting heads as the marches and rallies wax and wane. One is reminded of the famous quote, “How many divisions does the Pope of Rome have?”
This is not the optimal way for a democratic republic to discuss the need for reform. Neither side is covering itself with glory.
Some periods of madness and disorder must simply be endured. Eventually sanity will return. That philosophical attitude is little consolation, of course, and it amounts to acquiescence with the disruption or even destruction of the lives of many innocents. Would that it were otherwise.
Have you heard of this burglary? Almost certainly not, thanks to the mass media.
A hat tip to reader GB (he’s NTG’s specialist on Turkey — fluent in Turkish, German and English, and probably in Spanish by now) for a link to more information on the Islamist Turk who oversees an empire headquartered in the USA. This newsletter was late to catch on to the Gülen Movement; everyone should ponder the probabilities it suggests.
What? This obnoxious mutant is still around? That’s a grim portent….
From the comments on a weblog post: “Those using the Zimmerman trial to make a case for pervasive racism should read this. It is true that cultures are slow to change, but it is also true that blacks have enjoyed remarkable upward mobility since the 1960s. Sadly, the integrationist strategy was abandoned in favor of non-white supremacy.”
Mark Steyn is back, and this time his money quote is: “The justice system revealed by this squalid (Zimmerman) trial is worth rioting over.” Read his comments — they are brief but powerful and convincing.
Jimmy Carter (former US president; remember?) says something profoundly critical of the current administration, and the US press dutifully does not report it. True. In all probability, you won’t ever hear about this from any major US newspaper, and not even the “wingnut” outfit, Fox, will be likely to broadcast it. The question has to be, why censor his remarks? Does everybody consider Carter utterly senile? Evidently not — the German edition of Der Spiegel has the quote, but it was omitted from the English version of the magazine. Hmmmm. Do wonder, Pilgrims, how much else is not being reported where you can find it.
“…corrupt machine politics in a one-party system devoted to the blue social model wrecked an entire city and thousands of lives beyond repair”. Yes, Detroit. And now even Obama can’t save the victims. This is the consequence of investing faith in the Utopian myth. HopeandChange initiates the cycle of demagoguery, irrational expectations, solidarity, expanded benefits, dependence, unsustainable programs, attacks on the business community, unemployment, poverty, crime, limited choices, lack of leadership, investor flight, financial and social collapse.
Is it “Monster as rock star” or “Rock star as monster”? The hip/trendy/cool collectivist fringe does not seem to know. That should tell the perceptive that the immature, narcissistic paradigm that animates The Rolling Stone has both lost its way and become an obsolete freak. (“Wingnut” scorn here.)
“Kentucky Fried Hillary” showed up again the other day. You may remember her cringe-inducing, misbegotten japery from Number 66 of this newsletter. Here is a remark on her recent oafish oratory: “When Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an African-American sorority about the George Zimmerman verdict recently, many noticed that out came her insulting and offensive southern drawl.” [Sarcasm ON] Wow — it’s a good thing this maladroit female never held a diplomatic post! [Sarcasm OFF] Oh, by the way…if you know of video of her fake accent on this occasion, please send NTG the URL; that recording deserves to be archived for posterity.
You had to know Obama the community organizer would smile on this. Read.
This is powerful commentary. Brace yourself.
“…what landed was a bombshell. And Democrats know it. Which is why they are so desperate to make the investigation go away. They know, as Republicans do, that the chief counsel of the IRS is one of only two Obama political appointees in the entire agency.” Read the full story.
A man and a woman come together as strangers
When they part they’re usually stranger still
It’s like a practical joke played on us by our Maker
Empty bottles that can’t be filled
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