Friday, July 19, 2013

Wise words from LTC Allen West

This week Attorney General Holder made several references during speeches to the predominantly black Delta Sigma Theta sorority and NAACP conventions expressing sympathy for the Trayvon Martin’s parents. I find it interesting that Holder was not so concerned for the parents of deceased Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department has set up a website for “tips” on the issue of a civil rights probe after the FBI conducted an extensive investigation and found no animus of racial hatred, and even the prosecution in the trial stated it was not about race.

We should not have certain media commentators with a very questionable past becoming the leading voices that only use inflammatory language for their own personal relevance.

In 1911 Booker T. Washington stated, “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

The class to which this great leader refers is maintaining the media spectacle at the expense of the major concerns of the black community.

What Are the Real Crises in the Black Community?
While tragic, Trayvon Martin's death should not be the reason that the black community is marching in the streets. Black unemployment, gang crime, health problems, and abortion rates are plagues upon black people across the country.

Let’s first look at the shooting murder of 16-year-old Darryl Green who last Thursday was found lying facedown in an abandoned house in Chicago’s south side Englewood neighborhood. It seems this young man refused to join a gang ... And what do you hear?

Chirping.

In April, De’Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, both pleaded “not guilty” to the March 21st shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery of his Mother in Brunswick Georgia. And what do you hear?

Chirping.

The unemployment rate for blacks is at an all-time high and the black teenage unemployment rate is epic. Yet when a group like the Black American Leadership Alliance stands up against the current Senate immigration legislation (S.744) articulating its adverse affects on the black community in letters to the Senate and Congressional Black Caucus and by holding a rally in DC this past week, what do you hear?

Chirping.

Since 1973 Black American deaths have emanated from*:

AIDS: 203,695
Violent Crimes: 306,313
Accidents: 370,723
Cancer: 1,638,350
Heart Disease: 2,266,789
Abortion: 13,000,000

*All figures are based upon cumulative statistics by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Please watch our Next Generation.TV video on this.

The incidence of abortion in the black community has resulted in a tremendous loss of life, but you will only get chirping from the Congressional Black Caucus or the NAACP unless you go to websites like BlackGenocide.org or the National Black Catholic Congress.

We are talking about a black community that could be close to 36 percent larger. I do believe in research for ovarian, cervix, uterus cancers and treatment for fibroid tumors that promote better reproductive health for women.

So what are the real priorities in the black community? Politically manufactured crises, as pushed by the race-baiting, faux leaders in the black community, propped up by progressive socialists and the complicit media?

Just take a walk through any inner city neighborhood and ask yourself what is the legacy for the next generation in the black community.

Steadfast and Loyal,
Allen B. West

FBI director admits that the bureau has gone soft on Islamic jihad terror

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer


As I have been pointing out for several years now. "The PC-ification Of The FBI," from Investor's Business Daily, July 17 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Homeland Insecurity: If there's any doubt the FBI's gone soft on Islamic terror and may be overlooking more Boston-style plots, witness the bureau chief's recent Hill testimony. 
In a testy exchange with Republican lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Robert Mueller reluctantly acknowledged FBI counterterrorism training materials have been purged of references to "jihad" and "Islam" and that counterterrorism agents have been restricted from doing undercover investigations at mosques.
These outrageous policies likely contributed to the FBI missing signs of radicalization in the Muslim community — including that of the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston. The marathon bombers operated in plain sight of the FBI before killing three and wounding 260.
During the hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, blasted Mueller for concluding his agency had done an "excellent" and "thorough job" protecting the public and for saying he didn't know what more could have been done to disrupt the marathon bombing plot.
Gohmert also read aloud from IBD's recent editorial on the subject, "Obama's Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers."
Mueller confirmed that instead of investigating the militant Boston mosque where the bomber brothers were radicalized, the FBI partnered with it for political "outreach."
Asked if he was aware the mosque was co-founded by a convicted terrorist cited by the Treasury Department as an al-Qaida fundraiser, Mueller sheepishly replied, "I was not."
The same mosque also has graduated several other convicted terrorists. The FBI helped put all these terrorists behind bars, yet didn't tie them back to the mosque. If the bureau had, it would have seen something rotten with the leadership there.
FBI documents recently released from the 9/11 investigation of al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki reveal he was a close associate of the current lead imam of that same Boston mosque. Yet agents still reached out to the imam as a trusted "partner."
The FBI, moreover, had the Tsarnaev brothers on its anti-terrorist radar — thanks only to a tip from Russian intelligence — yet didn't track them back to the mosque or monitor their behavior at that mosque.
Even with the brothers' photos and case files in the FBI database, the bureau had to appeal to the American people to ID the evil jihadists on national TV.
It's a sorry — and scary — state of affairs when the director of the FBI and his field agents know less than the public about major threats from Islamic fanatics living among us.


Eric Holder dismissed America as a "nation of cowards" because we wouldn't, he argued, have a "national conversation" about race. It's a slander wrapped in a farce. We talk of race unremittingly.

That's the farce. The slander is hydra-headed.

No honest conversation about race is possible when accusations of racism replace reasoned arguments. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, who mentioned high rates of crime among black males, was rewarded with the racist label within minutes by some of those (The Atlantic, Slate) who presumably agree with Holder that we are too timid when discussing race.

Many American liberals are achingly nostalgic for old-fashioned racism. It offered them a helium high of moral superiority. It was deserved ... in 1967. But by perpetuating the fiction that modern America has not changed, they've become more than ridiculous, more even than grossly unjust - they've become dangerous. Look around you. The violence and bitterness that have followed the Zimmerman verdict were virtually ordered up by convicted slanderer Al Sharpton and his many imitators.

The Zimmerman case was complicated. Any fair-minded person could see that it was difficult to conclude that Zimmerman was not acting in self-defense (however unwise his initial actions may have been). But the racial-grievance industrial complex doesn't permit complexity. Racial enmity is their living. Stirring feelings of victimization and injustice among blacks and, to a lesser extent, among other designated minorities is their delight.

When you consider the steady agitprop churned out by the racial-grievance industrial complex (RGI), it's amazing that race relations aren't worse. The RGI has circulated falsehoods about black voter "disenfranchisement" in the 2000 presidential election, about a spate of "racially motivated" arsons at black churches, about George W. Bush's "indifference" to the lynching of a black man in Texas, about voter ID laws being a conspiracy to suppress the black vote, about Republicans opposing the civil rights act of 1964 (MSNBC recently ran a picture of George Wallace that ID'd him as a Republican), about "racial profiling" by New Jersey state troopers, and about "racist" killings of black immigrants by New York cops. Each of these is an outright falsehood. There was zero voter disenfranchisement in 2000, George W. Bush signed the death warrant of the killer in Texas, Republicans were more in favor of the Voting Rights Act than Democrats, the tragic shootings of two black men in New York were mistakes, and on and on.

This is not to suggest that racism has been expunged from the heart of every American. But while the RGI bravely fights the battles of 1954, African-Americans, and all Americans, face new challenges that require serious attention, free of the cant and destructive incitement that characterize the grievance mongers.

The RGI propounds the myth that the criminal justice system is indelibly racist. Young black males, we are told, are far more likely than whites to be arrested and to serve time in prison. When it is observed that a disproportionate share of offenders are black; that significant numbers of most city police forces are black; and that most victims are also black, we are invited to consider the ultimate proof -- the glaring disparity in the penalties for powder and crack cocaine.

The federal criminal penalties for crack, passed in the 1980s, were a response to the devastation crack was causing in black neighborhoods. The huge spike in crime during the 1980s -- and the vast victimization of inner city blacks -- was primarily attributable to crack addiction. If it was racist to impose these penalties, why were members of the Congressional Black Caucus the first to champion the legislation? Heather MacDonald noted in City Journal that the laws on crystal meth have a similarly "disparate impact" on whites. "In 2006, the 5,391 sentenced federal meth defendants (nearly as many as the crack defendants) were 54 percent white, 39 percent Hispanic, and 2 percent black."

From 1976 to 2004, 65 percent of executions involved whites, but whites committed only 47 percent of murders. Evidence of anti-white bias in the system? You could make such a case, and it would have as much validity as the manufactured panic about anti-black bias in America.

America continues to muddle along. Black/white unions comprised 11 percent of marriages in 2008. Black married couple families had an average income of $63,566 in 2010. Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012 -- which is evidence of poor judgment, but clearly not of the kind of racist cauldron the grievance industry eternally conjures.

Race-baiting pig...


If Tom Wolfe were writing The Bonfire of the Vanities today, he'd need a scene in the Grand Havana Room in New York City. It's an Olympian den fit for what Wolfe called "Masters of the Universe" -- the super-rich gods of finance who today go by "the one percent."

Taking up the penthouse floor of 666 Fifth Ave., the Grand Havana Room is a private, by-invitation-only cigar club and four-star restaurant. Through its windows, you can see the toiling salary men 39 floors below as they scurry about like ants, some furtively smoking in doorways, ever fearful of Nanny Bloomberg's All-Seeing Eye.

Named by Business Insider as one of the "11 exclusive clubs Wall Streeters are dying to get into," the Grand Havana Room is where power brokers and celebrities hobnob with captains of industry in one of the last places where it's still legal to smoke in the Big Apple.

Immune as I am to the seductions of class resentment and Jacobin envy, I will admit it: I love the place. If invited, and if I could afford it, I'd join.

The one question I have is: Who's paying for Al Sharpton's membership?

"The Rev." is an omnipresent member of the club. After his MSNBC show, he'll swing by for dinner and cigars amidst the other Masters of the Universe. I couldn't confirm that he repaired there after he broadcast his radio show, "Keeping it Real," from Zuccotti Park to show his solidarity with the 99 percenters.

The reason I ask who's paying for his membership is that Sharpton's relationship with money has always been complicated. When he claimed he didn't have the resources to pay damages in a defamation suit he lost, Sharpton was asked in a deposition how he could afford his suits. He didn't own them, he replied, someone else did. He was merely granted "access" to the garments as needed.

The same went for his TV, silverware, etc.

There's a metaphor in there somewhere. In our overly therapeutic culture, we talk a lot about "enabling" pathologies, self-destructive behavior, etc. Well, Sharpton is a pathology enabled by the very system he loathes.

In a healthy society, Sharpton might be on parole now -- not the must-get guest for Meet the Press and Today on issues of racial justice. He was a ringleader in perpetuating the evil Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he and two corrupt lawyers (now disbarred) falsely accused assistant district attorney Steven Pagones and others of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl in a racist attack (Brawley claimed that she'd been smeared with feces and had racist epithets written on her body). No person of any ideological stripe could doubt it was a fraud -- except, that is, for the unrepentant Sharpton, who recently insisted "something happened."

If he'd been locked up for that, he might not have helped incite the Crown Heights riots in 1991.

After a tragic car accident in the New York neighborhood in which a Jewish driver accidentally struck and killed a black child named Gavin Cato, Sharpton stoked anti-Semitic rage. At the funeral for Cato, amidst shouts from the crowd of "Heil Hitler!" (one banner read: "Hitler did not do the job"), Sharpton didn't call for reconciliation; he inveighed against "diamond dealers." During the riots Jews were beaten in the street, and eventually a Hasidic tourist from Australia, Yankel Rosenbaum, was stabbed to death.

Perhaps if he'd been shunned for his role in that, he might not have encouraged yet more violence in 1995, when Sharpton led protests against the eviction of a black-owned record store. Sharpton fueled rage on his radio show and at rallies to the point where one of the protestors ran into a Jewish-owned store whose owner was wrongly blamed for the eviction, shot several people and then burned the place down, killing seven (mostly Hispanic) occupants.

But he was shunned for none of it. Nor was he shunned for his sometimes cavalier compliance with tax laws or his shabby shakedowns of corporations for donations. In fact, in a culture that increasingly rewards shamelessness, Sharpton got in on the ground floor and has been cashing in on his access ever since. The attorney general himself celebrates his "partnership" with Sharpton.

Sharpton is even hailed as an expert on racial tensions, which in a funny way is true. The establishment he constantly seeks to "speak truth" to has enabled him in every conceivable way. He doesn't just have access to his suits, he's been given access to just about everything the 1 percent has to offer, including the very best cigars.

Rolling Stone...clueless and disrespectful to the bombing victims and their families



Op-ed:
The making and marketing of a lie
By: Diane Sori

Tomorrow is race-baiter Al Sharpton’s nationwide Day of Protest for Trayvon Martin…the sweet innocent black child murdered in cold-blood by that racist Hispanic/white man George Zimmerman.

Oh the travesty of the jury finding that racist Hispanic/white man NOT guilty in the death of that sweet innocent black child…oh how we must grieve along with his parents…parents so noble that when they appear on TV you just want to cry along with them in their grief for their lost sweet innocent child.

Oh has the public had the wool pulled over their eyes by a marketing machine that is one of the best I’ve ever seen for they have taken what I believe to be a 17-year old thug and turned him into a sweet innocent 12-year old child who was needlessly and with malice murdered, and sadly it seems a majority of blacks, and of course the liberal Hollywood elite, have bought into it hook, line, and sinker.

And while NO one wants any child to be killed NO matter their age or what they’ve done or NOT done, it’s time for people to know the truth about that sweet innocent child that Al Sharpton wants the protests for…that George Zimmerman must look over his shoulder for the rest of his life for.

As per Miami-Dade County Public School records Trayvon Martin missed 53 days of school in a school year only half over (meaning in a school year of 180 days, half of which would be 90 days, Trayvon Martin attended school for only 37 days…was truant for the rest); Trayvon Martin was suspended from school three times in the school year only half over (2011-2012) meaning suspended three times within 90 days with the last suspension being serious enough to warrant a full 10 days suspension; on at least one occasion Trayvon Martin was found in school with unidentified ladies jewelry and what officials described as a burglary tool; Trayvon Martin was found with drug paraphernalia in school and disciplined with suspension (Florida schools have a zero-tolerance drug and gun policy); Trayvon Martin had encounters with School Police Officers from the Miami-Dade School Police Department, who were under pressure to find alternate ways to direct black offenders away from the criminal justice system…a system to which Trayvon Martin seemed to be heading.

Trayvon Martin was NOT going to graduate because he failed the mandatory Florida test needed to graduate…he was hardly ever at school, and when he was he got suspension after suspension. This was a young man headed for disaster and failure and everyone in his family knew it.

But to make this all even worse is that within days of the shooting Benjamin Crump and the other lawyers for the Martin family sought court orders to seal the school and criminal records of Trayvon Martin, effectively blocking off Trayvon’s history from public review, media research, and the defense…and why…because they knew this school history could under NO conditions be let into evidence because it would alter their packaging of Trayvon as a sweet innocent child.
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And oh what a hands on mother Sybrina Fulton was…she did NOT know Trayon had a Twitter account; she did NOT know his Facebook name; she did NOT know about his YouTube account; she did NOT know about his following of Mixed Martial Art combat fighting; and she did NOT know about his home-made movies about street fights that he was in…in other words Sabrina Fulton did NOT know her son for Trayvon Martin did NOT live with her or with his father…Trayvon lived with his uncle Stephen Martin (an ex-Marine) and his wife Aunt Miriam, in Miami Gardens, both of whom were trying to straighten out his troubled life.

It’s my opinion that in the time Trayvon’s parents were absent from his life, his aunt and uncle loved him enough to try to straighten him out…to the point where his mother and father had to be groomed and tutored by PR people to appear as a loving cohesive albeit divorced family on TV and in any and all interviews.

Now, can someone please explain this to me…while I know that everyone grieves differently and has the right to do so, I also know that capitalizing off the death of one’s son is just too bizarre and just too wrong on so many levels…so why then in my opinion is Sybrina Fulton trying to capitalize off the death of her own child…a child she appeared to have little time for.

Trayvon Martin’s image in his ‘infamous’ hoodie and the slogans heard throughout the trial…’Justice for Trayvon’ and ‘I am Trayvon’…now have a trademark…a trademark done by his own mother. Saying she did this before anyone could exploit or profit from Trayvon’s name or use it in a negative way, as well as to protect the ‘intellectual property rights’ for projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies (didn’t know that many others had their young adult black sons killed by white men in self-defense)…and that she will make NO monies from this trademark…that I can fully understand if indeed NO monies will be made…but I personally do NOT believe that for a minute.

And if her motives were truly noble why then did Sybrina Fulton bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the housing complex where her son was shot by George Zimmerman. The housing complex, the Retreat at Twin Lakes, had NO doing in Trayvon’s death nor did its association as the Neighborhood Watch group that George Zimmerman led was an independent entity NOT directly connected with the association.

So knowing full well that the housing complex had NO hand in the death of her son…why sue the association…I believe there’s only one reason why and one reason alone…and that’s for money.

Trayvon’s parents tried to reach a settlement through mediation and were offered a $1 million settlement but turned it down claiming it was too low. Eventually a settlement outside of court was reached, and it was for over $1 million (according to the Orlando Sentinel)…what I call ‘blood money’ paid by an association that had NOTHING to do with the death of Trayvon…yet paid on the threat of being sued.

“It is understood and agreed that the payment made herein is not to be construed as an admission of any liability by or on behalf of the releasing parties; but instead the monies being paid hereunder is consideration for avoiding litigation, the uncertainties stemming from litigation as well as to protect and secure the good name and good will of the released parties,” the settlement said.

To avoid litigation…as in if you don’t pay up you get sued…and that to me sounds like blackmail. Profiting off the death of one’s child…and that is as sad as the death itself.

But like I said before, even though the death of anyone is sad, especially the death of a young person, the truth about Trayvon is finally starting to come out and it is NOT that of the sweet little 12-year old in those pictures shoved down our throats for that fateful day George Zimmerman encountered a 17-year-old troubled teen…one failing school…one who did drugs…and one who might, and I only say might have possibly been a burglar…but to Al Sharpton and his ilk none of that matters for they have packaged Trayvon Martin through the magic of advertising into a sweet angel murdered by the white devil who got away with it in the white man’s court, and now a price will be paid for that.

How sad this entire case has become for the guilty have been made innocent while the proven NOT guilty now have a bulls-eye on them that will probably be there for the rest of their life.