"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Friday, August 22, 2014


Social Justice has come to mean permission to resort to mob rule, wanton destruction of private and public property,looting, Molotov cocktails, disrespect for the Police and at times physical attacks on and the shooting of others.  The war for Social Justice is a mask covering a war on the Social Contract. The dirty little secret is that this has been going on for a very long time.
"No Justice, No Peace"today means that those chanting this don't want justice via the rule of law to prevail.  It has come to mean the demand for  instantaneous preconceived punishment to be applied and the facts and the truth as determined by law enforcement, Judges and juries be ignored.
We are seeing all of this now in Ferguson Missouri, where the Governor has announced a state of emergency, called in the National Guard and established a curfew which has failed to stop the looting.  To a much lesser extent it also exists in Staten Island, New York.  In each instance two black males died after encounters with a white cop.  Both of the deceased were allegedly breaking the law, albeit in minor ways.
That these two ended up dead is a tragedy.  That both situations were seized upon by racial arsonists like Al Sharpton and criminals determined to exploit the racial anger and chaos are also tragedies.  That Barack Obama felt once again the need to interject himself in Ferguson by equating police actions with criminal activity is a third and unnecessary tragedy.
Sharpton and his ilk ignore   black on black crime in places like NYC and Chicago and wait in the tree line for "unequal power" events which end with the death of a black "victim".  Victim  in each case is the operative word. 
"Victimhood", with all its waivers for personal responsibility, actions and behavior is what people like Al Sharpton sell like a drug.  
The politics of "victimhood" has resulted in double standards throughout American life  and the predictable and resultant fraying of the social contract.  "Victimhood" has also been grafted onto certain groups thereby resulting in knee jerk reactions when bad things happen. 
In NYC progressive politicians egged on by people like Sharpton and other left wing radicals now want to discard the "Broken Windows" theory of policing because it allegedly unfairly targets victim groups like blacks and other minorities.  The press has started  calling it "controversial" even though it is the reason that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his first ( and now the  present ) Police Commissioner Bill Bratton were able to make NYC the safest big city in the world. 
 "Broken Windows" was first theorized by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson and posited that little signs of disorder in the quality of life lead to bigger ones and eventually if left unchecked, a major breakdown in order such as NYC went through in the 1970s and the 1980s and which Chicago is going through now.
We are a nation of laws that protect individual rights.  No person or no group is supposed to be exempt.  Yet that is exactly what far too many "victims" who break the law want.  Non-designated  "victims" don't have a prayer  of getting public sympathy for this position because the prevailing progressive ethos will  not allow that to happen. 
The fight to allow anarchy and crime to become the norm is a historic tactic of the left as well as a predictable result of the implementation of Social Justice policies.  The objective is to destroy respect for  law enforcement and the justice system in order to replace the above with a nation of government and not one of law.  The innocents who die when the politicians  handcuff the police are of no consequence to these radicals who believe as Stalin allegedly said " you can't  make  omelettes without breaking  eggs".  For progressives dead victims have more power than live ones.
"Victimhood"  must be retained only for those who can be used to help bring down the "system" as Cloward and Piven would have it.  So it is reserved for blacks, Muslims, gays, women, illegal's etc.  Everyone else is the enemy and  can go to hell!   Those promoting "victimhood" want chaos because chaos obliterates the social contract and leaves them in charge.
Ferguson, Missouri is currently ground zero for Social Justice where first amendment rights and law and order are in a war with anarchy. Two preliminary autopsies of the deceased, one of which was commissioned by the family of Michael Brown puts into question what some alleged witnesses described at the time of the shooting. Now the family has asked for a third autopsy from Eric Holder who is sending 50 FBI agents to Ferguson ( far more than were sent to Benghazi).  This raises the question as whether the Social Justice crowd will keep demanding autopsies until one fits their narrative.   Saul Alinsky is smiling somewhere over the river Styx to see the turmoil that his acolytes  have produced in the heartland. 
Sharpton is also planning a march in Staten Island  which is co-sponsored by the city's United Federation of Teachers.  This has raised the ire of many teachers as well as the Police Unions as Gotham's progressives step up their war on cops.  The UFTs involvement invites the question as to whether the city's children are being taught traditional civics or more Social Justice propaganda.
Ferguson,  Missouri and Staten Island, NY  are examples of social justice progressivism at its finest or at its worst depending on from which side you are viewing it.  It is where this President who was supposed to end racial strife and his allies has taken us in the fundamental transformation of America. 
However none of the above is to deny or diminish the fact that too many law enforcement agencies in this country seem to have rotten relations  with minority communities. Nor should it minimize or dismiss the real fear of harassment or the lure of the street that many black mothers have, when their sons leave the house.  The real truth is that there is no such thing as their cops or their kids.  There is only our cops and our kids...and they need our help.  A young presidential candidate once said something similar...but he has long since disappeared into the Social Justice swamp which has always been his real home.

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