Don Koenig’s Commentary of which I agree:
It seems that the mainstream press wants to make the news rather than report the news. They have dropped coverage of most crises in the world in order to make race in America the number one issue this month. And no wonder, the radical Left includes the leadership of much of mainstream media. They are doing all they can to divide America by race and class.
This is all part of the Communist plan to bring social upheavals that will destroy the Middle-Class and force more government changes toward statist Communism. In case you did not get it yet, the far Left in America is either Communist or is a very close socialist cousin. These big government collectivists are now running and ruining our nation. Fifty percent of Democrats in this nation now say they favor socialism. Obviously all the handouts by our government and the brainwashing in our schools and in the media are paying off.
In spite of what you do not hear on the news, there are still crises taking place in the world. Israel is still at war with Hamas. Russian troops are still on the border of Ukraine. Ebola is still out of control. ISIS is still killing anyone that will not submit to their hate religion and are an imminent terrorist threat to this nation. We are still being invaded on our Southern border, and Obama is still ruling America like some juvenile lawless dictator that is more obsessed with sports than in governing. In light of all that, what is happening in Ferguson Missouri really is not worthy of the coverage that it has received for almost two weeks.
It is almost like this was by design to get Americans minds off of all of Obama illegal activities. In one way, it is by design, because racial hatred has been fostered by the radical Left for a very long time. The racist communist race baiters have been pushing black people toward government dependence for a long time. They also teach blacks to blame whites for all that ails them. They have got black people so stirred up with racist lies, that the riots were sure to start somewhere. Now that they got something going, you can be sure that the radical Left will never let the crisis that they created go to waste. This crisis is now covering up for the evils of the Obama administration.
There really is no excuse for the riots because of the shooting in Ferguson Missouri. Rational people would have waited to hear the facts instead of using their hatred toward the police as an excuse to loot and riot. That police officer had every reason to shoot that thug. Race had nothing to do with it. When the officer told Michael Brown to move off the middle of the street, this thug assaulted the officer and tried to take his gun. A shot was fired in the initial struggle for the gun. The officer was so badly beaten that his face was fractured and he was almost knocked unconscious. The thug then started walking away from his crime. The officer regained his senses and told the thug to freeze. However, instead of freezing the thug put his hands in the air and insinuated that the officer would not shoot him. He then did a bum rush toward the officer. This guy was 6′ 4″ and almost 300 lbs. Should the officer just have let this thug beat him some more and take away his gun? The officer would have had to be insane to lets this guy get to him again. Your damned if you do, and dead if you don’t, in the crazy world of black on white racism.
The certified contemptible Attorney General running the “Justice Department” will now try to come up with something to prosecute this police officer. From what was said by eyewitnesses, it was clear that the officer was just doing his job and protecting his own life. The thug was out of control. He attacked and then did not obey a law officer and he got himself killed. If anyone else is to blame, it is those in the black society that enable these thugs. Many other black people got killed in our cities that day, but you did not hear about those people because black thugs committed those shootings. Had the officer in Ferguson been black, mainstream media would not have showed up, and the riots would not have taken place.
In fact, since this happened, a black officer shot and killed an unarmed white person and this person was not committing any crime. Nobody in MSM is covering that incident. Where are the white riots and protests?
The idea that white officers are out there just looking for black people to kill is so absurd it is not worth talking about. The facts are clear. Almost all shootings of blacks are carried out by other black thugs. It is high time that blacks do something about black thugs in their society. It is also high time that blacks stopped using shootings as an excuse to loot. It really all comes down to one thing. How are blacks raising or not raising their children. If black adults want someone to blame, they may first look in the mirror.
The facts are that if you took out black crime in our big cities, the United States would then have a lower crime rate than Europe. The facts are that black on white crime is 50 times greater than white on black crime in this nation. The facts are that police arrest more blacks disproportionally to the American population because blacks disproportionally commit many more crimes.
Do you really want to know why the Ferguson government is mostly white in a 65 percent black majority city? The fact is that most blacks in Ferguson do not come out and vote for black candidates. And the police officers in Ferguson are mostly white because the other towns in St. Louis County hire black officers away from the city of Ferguson. They want black officers on their force so they give black officers more incentives to join their police force. There are plenty of black officers on the St. Louis County Police Force but when they were in charge, the black people still looted and rioted. In fact, when the State Police were put in control, the people still looted and rioted. Many black race agitators just used this as an opportunity to cause trouble and many of them were not from Ferguson.
I would agree that we are all living in what is increasingly becoming a police state. However, whose fault is that? Who elected the people who militarized our police forces and what federal government administration continues giving local police forces free military equipment?
Eric Holder said that even he has been stopped and harassed by the police a couple of times. I have news for him, so have I, and I am white. Even so, who empowers task forces that stop people for no good reason if not this administration? The local police are just following federal directives. If they do not stop vehicles to enforce certain laws, federal funds could be withheld from them. It is federal law that encourages law enforcement to confiscate and sell the property of those charged with drug crimes (not convicted). The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is obvious.
They say all politics is local, but this is easy to forget amidst the incessant frenzy of a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus exclusively on national politics. For many people, particularly those residing in sprawling suburban bedroom communities or bustling urban centers, it is easy to overlook the local in favor of the national.
It’s not only average citizens who suffer from this myopia. Our elected representatives travel to Washington under the guise of representing the folks back home but all too often betray the interests of those who elected them in favor of self-promotion and the attainment of national stature. Turns out, however, that in some American communities politics is still very much a local affair. Voters expect their man or woman in Washington to actually pay attention to them and represent their interests. In these districts, politicians ignore the local at their peril.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently learned this lesson the hard way. In the primary race for Virginia’s 7th District seat, Cantor was expected to trounce his opponent, a little known professor from Randolph Macon College named David Brat. Cantor was, after all, the House Majority Leader and heir apparent to succeed House Speaker John Boehner. He raised $5 million to Brat’s $200,000 and outspent his challenger twenty to one. He is a darling of Wall Street, an agent of K Street, and a consummate Beltway insider. For anyone who follows basic national politics, Eric Cantor is a household name. So confident was Cantor of victory that he spent election day with lobbyists rather than with constituents in his home district.
Someone should have reminded Majority Leader Cantor that in Virginia’s 7th District, politics is still local. Brat trounced Cantor by a whopping 11% of the vote. The economics professor who based his campaign around a commitment to Main Street whipped the Establishment’s boy. It was a shocking victory for grassroots conservatism, one that left Cantor’s high-rolling financiers wondering whether to whistle or wind their watches.
“Dollars don’t vote,” he said. “People do.”
Much theorizing has been done by pundits attempting to identify the reason for Brat’s win: The base is rising up against the Blue Bloods of the Republican party. Cantor was too accommodating to the Democrats on the issue of immigration reform. The GOP Establishment is paying the price for underestimating the antipathy it has created within the rank and file. Cantor offended some local party bosses, etc…
Undoubtedly there’s some truth in all of these explanations, but at the end of the day it is David Brat who articulated the reason for Cantor’s defeat better than anyone else: “Dollars don’t vote,” he said. “People do.” Therein lies the rub. Cantor arrogantly believed that money and power and position and reputation could insulate him from electoral defeat, and the people proved him wrong.
David Brat’s victory in the face of daunting odds should inspire hope in the heart of every American who is tired of being taken for granted and who wants to take their country back from the special interests. To heck with the conventional wisdom. To heck with the lobbyists and special interests. Dollars don’t vote. People do. And hopefully, inspired by Dave Brat’s unexpected win, a lot more will do so in the future.
Ken Connor is an attorney and co-author of “Sinful Silence: When Christians Neglect Their Civic Duty.” He is also the Distinguished Fellow of Law and Human Dignity at the John Jay Institute’s Center for a Just Society.
“The Forgotten Prisoners” is an article by Peter Benenson published in The Observer on 28 May 1961. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on “Appeal for Amnesty, 1961″ and called for “common action”. The article also launched the book Persecution 1961 and its stories of doctor Agostinho Neto, philosopher Constantin Noica, lawyer Antonio Amat and Ashton Jones and Patrick Duncan.
OPEN your newspaper any day of the week and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. There are several million such people in prison—by no means all of them behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains—and their numbers are growing. The news paper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence. Yet if these feelings of disgust all oer the world could be united into common action, something effective could be done.
In 1945 the founder members of the United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion: this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom either alone or in company with others in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression: this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
There is at present no sure way of finding out how many countries permit their citizens to enjoy these two fundamental freedoms. What matters is not the rights that exist on paper in the Constitution, but whether they can be exercised and enforced in practice. No government, for instance, is at greater pains to emphasize its constitutional guarantees than the Spanish, but it fails to apply them.
There is a growing tendency all over the world to disguise the real grounds upon which “non-conformists” are imprisoned. In Spain, students who circulate leaflets calling for the right to hold discussions on current affairs are charged with “military rebellion.” In Hungary, Catholic priests who have tried to keep their choir schools open have been charged with “homosexuality.” These cover-up charges indicate that governments are by no means insensitive to the pressure of outside opinion. And when world opinion is concentrated on one weak spot, it can sometimes succeed in making a government relent. For instance, the Hungarian poet Tibor Dery was recently released after the formation of “Tibor Dery committees” in many countries; and Professor Tierno Galvan and his literary friends were acquitted in Spain this March, after the arrival of some distinguished foreign observers…
Continue reading here.
It would be wonderful if the nations that cannot, will not or have been found not to abide by the Human Rights Constitution of the U.N. be removed or their voices silenced. Instead, the U.N. allows for the worst offenders to head the Human Rights Commission.
Western culture as a whole, and the United States in particular, has had a tremendous amount of light from God, and experienced many blessings from His hand. Yet, this culture seems intent upon continuing on its path to self-destruction. A few thoughts from the Christian worldview (while we are still allowed, we would hope, to express them).
What was the number one concern for the USA and Russia back in late 50’s to early 60’s? Ridding the world of nuclear bombs, of which was being done slowly, but surely, until the last ten or so years when Iran wanted to build up their arsenal. Back then, the world leaders were extremely concerned with unstable despots getting their hands on them. Today, the world leaders know what Iran’s intent with nuclear weapons is. Or the possibility of their use by Iran. Iran has not hidden its desire to annhilate Israel. The world is not as delusional as Netanyahu has declared. I think he was being “diplomatic” when he said that. He knows, just as everyone knows, that the political islamists will not be satisfied until Israel is wiped off the map of the world. Some can’t wait for it to happen and I believe our nation is one of those who wish to speed it along. The world is not a safer place now that Iran has the go-ahead to enrich uranium whose only purpose is to build the bombs which destroys more than its intended target.
These critical days in November will be remembered for years to come. The Free World stands before a fork in the road with a clear choice: Either stand strong and insist Iran dismantles its nuclear-weapons program, or surrender, cave in and allow Iran to retain its 18,500 centrifuges. Years from now, when an Islamic terrorist blows up a suitcase in New York, or when Iran launches a nuclear missile at Rome or Tel Aviv, it will have happened only because a Bad Deal was made during these defining moments. ~Economy and Commerce Minister Naftali Bennett
Part One: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about the UN and the Balfour Declaration..
Part Two: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about The Arab Spring
Part Three: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about the new Al Jazeera Cable News network.
Part Four: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about current and future events, and Jewish outreach to Christians
50 Years Later: Does There Need to be Another March Like This for Jobs for the Black Citizens of America?
I didn’t vote for Obama in either election-the first one because he was shown to be a communist loving man and, more than that, one who cared not a whit for the unborn, which told me that he would care less about anyone else for that matter. Seems that little one issue “rule” of mine has, once again, been proven true, which is why he got nothing but my scorn in blog posts during his run for re-election.
We have the equality that the Civil Rights Movement championed. There’s no racism in America as a national or regional norm. Racism is within individuals now and even private business owners cannot discriminate based on skin color. So, as an aside here, don’t give me the bull that racism is alive and well in this nation of America. It just isn’t.
But, our “black”, aka, “African-American” President has done so very little for us to be proud of in helping to maintain the employment opportunities among the minorities whom civil rights leaders of the ’60’s labored for. In fact, he hasn’t done any American citizen a favor economically or jobs-wise.
Here are some good videos from History.com about the March on Washington 1963. We can celebrate America’s repentance of racism but can we be proud of the taking away of opportunities for prosperity for all Americans after 50 years? It shows that progressives are not about progress, imho.