Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Gates Episode & Duke Lacrosse

Andrew Breitbart makes a lot of sense when he says - - -

... Much of America is petrified to bring up race, especially in public forums - the media, in particular.

But for exactly the opposite reasons Mr. Holder, the Obama administration and the brain trust of modern liberalism assert.

Americans, especially nonblacks, are deeply fearful that the dynamic is predicated on an un-American premise: presumed guilt.

Innocence, under the extra-constitutional reign of political correctness, liberalism's brand of soft Shariah law, must be proved ex post facto.

Think not? Ask the Duke lacrosse team, which had 88 of the school's professors sign a petition that presumed their guilt before their side of the story was known.

Even though the white athletes were exonerated and the liberal district attorney who pushed the case was dethroned, disbarred and disgraced, the professoriate that assigned guilt to its own students still refuses to apologize.

Those signatories constituted 90 percent of Duke's African and African-American Studies Department, the subject-matter domain of Mr. Gates, Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West and other tenure-wielding, highfalutin, iambic-pentameter-filibustering race baiters, and 60 percent of Duke's women's studies department, another hotbed of victimology posing as intellectualism.

While the media was front and center in preparing for the public executions of the three Duke lacrosse players, they scurried away when they were proved innocent.

The Democratic Media Complex, in its pursuit of Orwellian hate-crime legislation, reparations and sundry non-ameliorative resolutions to America's troubled racial past, pursues its victims with blood lust.

But it cannot act in good faith to redeem those it has destroyed in countless rushes to judgment. (Richard Jewell, R.I.P.)

The mainstream media choose to flaunt story lines that make white America appear guilty of continued institutional racism, while black racism against whites is ignored as an acceptable disposition given our nation's history.

This double standard provides a game board on which the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can thrive in perpetuity and ensures racial progress is slowed.

And that is why the Case of Sergeant Crowley vs. Professor Gates is so important.

As is expected from professional race baiters, Mr. Gates instigated a public brouhaha over race.

And Mr. Obama, a man who attended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's racist sermons for 20 years, used the bully pulpit to grant his friend a national platform to condemn a man for doing his job. ...

You can read the whole thing here.


Anonymous said...

Watched Larry King last night (CNN international was all I could get). He had on Ann Coulter and a noticeably slimmed down Al Sharpton "discussing" the Gates episode. Coulter made the analogy to the Duke lacrosse at least four times which Sharpton pointedly ignored except at one point to say that the charges were not true missing the point that Coulter was making about real racial profiling cases. When she brought up the Tawana Brawley case he asked a rhetorical question about couldn't she think of a case that had occured sometime in the last two centuries (guess time has a awy of speeding by for Sharpton) and Coulter countered again with the lacrosse case. King was vieibly annoyed with Coulter who was geting the best of Sharpton so much so that King had to keep interrupting her and leped Sharpton out with the points he was trying to argue.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Coulter and Sharpton were on together. Neither one should be taken seriously as political commentators. They are merely entertainers who use over-the-top polemics and accusations to get attention.

If they want to be on television and put their pathologies on display, they should be on one of those "reality" shows. They could hang out on an island with Vanilla Ice, Danny from the Partridge Family, and other losers that we hear far too much about.