Once a solid supporter of Israel, Charles has now joined the Israel is bad chorus.
Charles thinks bashing Israel will lead the progressives to embrace him.
A fact that the corpulent, unemployed, public assistance grubbing guitarist and his mentally challenged minions will not confront – Riot plagued Baltimore is a catastrophe entirely of the Democratic Party’s own makingPosted: April 29, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland like so many large urban areas in America, has not seen a Republican in power in decades. Baltimore has a Black mayor (that incompetent woman), a majority Black (and corrupt) police force, and not one Republican on the City Council. What is the end result of Progressivism? Riots in Baltimore, the destruction of Detroit and Newark, the corruption of Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta, crime ridden St. Louis. Miss Charles Johnson and his brain addled leftists will never, ever make the connection between progressive rule and the turning of major urban areas into something that resembles Berlin 1945. Fortunately the good folks at the Diary of Daedalus are there to educate them.
A few weeks ago, there was an election in Ferguson, Mo., the result of which was to treble the number of African Americans on that unhappy suburb’s city council. This was greeted in some corners with optimism — now, at last, the city’s black residents would have a chance to see to securing their own interests. This optimism flies in the face of evidence near — St. Louis — and far — Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco . . .
St. Louis has not had a Republican mayor since the 1940s, and in its most recent elections for the board of aldermen there was no Republican in the majority of the contests; the city is overwhelmingly Democratic, effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Baltimore has seen two Republicans sit in the mayor’s office since the 1920s — and none since the 1960s. Like St. Louis, it is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since 1948. The last Republican to be elected mayor of Detroit was congratulated on his victory by President Eisenhower. Atlanta, a city so corrupt that its public schools are organized as a criminal conspiracy against its children, last had a Republican mayor in the 19th century. Its municipal elections are officially nonpartisan, but the last Republican to run in Atlanta’s 13th congressional district did not manage to secure even 30 percent of the vote; Atlanta is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department.
Black urban communities face institutional failure across the board every day.
American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies, monopolies generally dominated by the so-called progressive wing of the party. The results have been catastrophic, and not only in poor black cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Money can paper over some of the defects of progressivism in rich, white cities such as Portland and San Francisco, but those are pretty awful places to be non-white and non-rich, too: Blacks make up barely 9 percent of the population in San Francisco, but they represent 40 percent of those arrested for murder, and they are arrested for drug offenses at ten times their share of the population. Criminals make their own choices, sure, but you want to take a look at the racial disparity in educational outcomes and tell me that those low-income nine-year-olds in Wisconsin just need to buck up and bootstrap it?
Black urban communities face institutional failure across the board every day. There are people who should be made to answer for that: What has Martin O’Malley to say for himself? What can Ed Rendell say for himself other than that he secured a great deal of investment for the richest square mile in Philadelphia? What has Nancy Pelosi done about the radical racial divide in San Francisco?
Mychal Denzel Smith, toy radical at The Nation, offered the usual illiterate slogan “f**k the police” and declared of the rioters: “I also hope they break s**t.” Writers at Salon also endorsed violence for its own sake. “I do not advocate non-violence,” Benji Hart affirmed. Most of this can be credited to juvenile posturing, and it should be noted that the rioters in Baltimore mostly are not burning down tax offices or police stations but are in the main looting businesses and carrying out acts of wanton opportunistic vandalism — that’s not a revolt, but a crime spree. Meretricious “black rage” rhetoric notwithstanding, what we have seen in places such as Ferguson and Baltimore is much more ordinarily criminal than political.
But there is a legitimate concern here — from which no one seems to be willing to draw the obvious conclusion: There is someone to blame for what’s wrong in Baltimore.
Would any sentient adult American be shocked to learn that Baltimore has a corrupt and feckless police department enabled by a corrupt and feckless city government? I myself would not, and the local authorities’ dishonesty and stonewalling in the death of Freddie Gray is reminiscent of what we have seen in other cities. There’s a heap of evidence that the Baltimore police department is pretty bad.
This did not come out of nowhere. While the progressives have been running the show in Baltimore, police commissioner Ed Norris was sent to prison on corruption charges (2004), two detectives were sentenced to 454 years in prison for dealing drugs (2005), an officer was dismissed after being videotaped verbally abusing a 14-year-old and then failing to file a report on his use of force against the same teenager (2011), an officer was been fired for sexually abusing a minor (2014), and the city paid a quarter-million-dollar settlement to a man police illegally arrested for the non-crime of recording them at work with his mobile phone. There’s a good deal more. Does that sound like a disciplined police organization to you?
No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation.
Yes, Baltimore seems to have some police problems. But let us be clear about whose fecklessness and dishonesty we are talking about here: No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation. Baltimore’s police department is, like Detroit’s economy and Atlanta’s schools, the product of the progressive wing of the Democratic party enabled in no small part by black identity politics. This is entirely a left-wing project, and a Democratic-party project.
When will the Left be held to account for the brutality in Baltimore — brutality for which it bears a measure of responsibility on both sides? There aren’t any Republicans out there cheering on the looters, and there aren’t any Republicans exercising real political power over the police or other municipal institutions in Baltimore. Community-organizer — a wretched term — Adam Jackson declared that in Baltimore “the Democrats and the Republicans have both failed.” Really? Which Republicans? Ulysses S. Grant? Unless I’m reading the charts wrong, the Baltimore city council is 100 percent Democratic.
The other Democratic monopolies aren’t looking too hot, either. We’re sending Atlanta educators to prison for running a criminal conspiracy to hide the fact that they failed, and failed woefully, to educate the children of that city. Isolated incident? Nope: Atlanta has another cheating scandal across town at the police academy. Who is being poorly served by the fact that Atlanta’s school system has been converted into crime syndicate? Mostly poor, mostly black families. Who is likely to suffer from any incompetents advanced through the Atlanta police department by its corrupt academy? Mostly poor, mostly black people. Who suffers most from the incompetence of Baltimore’s Democratic mayor? Mostly poor, mostly black families — should they feel better that she’s black? Who suffers most from the incompetence and corruption of Baltimore’s police department? Mostly poor, mostly black families.
And it’s the same people who will suffer the most from the vandalism and pillaging going on in Baltimore, too.
The evidence suggests very strongly that the left-wing, Democratic claques that run a great many American cities — particularly the poor and black cities — are not capable of running a school system or a police department. They are incompetent, they are corrupt, and they are breathtakingly arrogant. Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore — this is what Democrats do.
And the kids in the street screaming about “inequality”? Somebody should tell them that the locale in these United States with the least economic inequality is Utah, i.e. the state farthest away from the reach of the people who run Baltimore.
Keep voting for the same thing, keep getting the same thing.
— Kevin D. Williamson is roving correspondent at National Review.
As riots continue in Baltimore, Charles Johnson and his LGF are in full support mode. Lostlakehiker points out that riots are wrong, he gets downdinged and taken to task.
Lawhawk defended the rioters.
[Updated – Combined LLH’s downdings into one .png, and added William Barnett-Lewis’s claim that I don’t believe for a second. -Briareus]
10 years ago at this time, Charles Johnson was a Bush loyalist. He supported Bush to the hilt and went after critics of the President. 10 years later, he’s still a loyalist, although now one of the current President Obama. Trying to distance himself from his past support of Bush, Charles attacks him for his criticism of Obama’s Iran policies.
What a difference 10 years makes!
Loyal Lizard Lapper “electrotek” posted a page on LGF about a non-story from Wolverhampton, about 17 miles NW of Birmingham in the heart of England. Here’s the background.
There was a Bollywood movie released recently about the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, entitled “Nanak Shah Fakir” and it offended some due to a Sikh tenet that his image is never to be shown. In fact, the movie was banned for just that in India and elsewhere. About 50 Sikhs showed up at a screening at the Wolverhampton theater and conducted a non-violent sit-in protest that resulted in the theater owners cancelling the movie and refunding tickets.
Now let’s talk about what “electrotek” posted. The theater where the movie was scheduled to be screened is part of a 14-theater cineplex dubbed “Cineworld Wolverhampton,” a large venue for sure, but I doubt all the theaters hold the same capacity of moviegoers, and I also doubt that a Bollywood film would attract a substantial crowd. “Electrotek” copied, edited and augmented the headline from the website Express & Star, which claims that 100s were evacuated due to the protest. Compare that to The Guardian’s report that the screening was merely cancelled and dozens were turned away. So either 24+ people or 200+ people in Wolverhampton didn’t get to see a movie about a guy who died over 450 years ago, there was no violence, no one was murdered or maimed, and a handful of loudmouths successfully censored a movie in a country with no 1st Amendment Rights. BFD.
Note that the Sikhs are not Muslim, nor are they Hindi or Buddhists, but look at how “electrotek” described the protestors. Now look at this. Here are all 7 comments for that page (at the time of this post) and look who gets downdinged: the sentient one.
Lawhawk is really scraping the barrel of moonbattery with this stupid and insulting post. First off yes the Armenian genocide was 100 years ago, the Holocaust was 70 years ago – is there a statute of limitations on crimes against humanity? Back in 2008 candidate Barack H. Obama declared that it was time to recognize the Armenian genocide and that as president he would do so. However when his boyfriend the odious, fascistic, anti-Semitic, and tyrannical Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pouts, Obama quivers. Hey Lawhawk, since I gathered a while ago that you were Jewish maybe we should understand German sensibilities and not ask them to recognize what they did to the Jewish people three generations ago.
“Despite Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “recognize the Armenian Genocide” as president, the White House on Tuesday issued a carefully worded statement on a high-level administration meeting with Armenian groups that avoided using the term “genocide.”
An administration official said Obama, who will mark the centennial this Friday, would similarly avoid using the word. The term angers Ankara, which denies that Ottoman Turks carried out a genocide.
The United States has consistently avoided using “genocide” to describe the atrocity. In 2006, the U.S. ambassador to Armenia was reportedly removed from his post because he advocated for the use of “genocide” to describe the killings.
Obama, a U.S. senator at the time, criticized the ambassador’s dismissal. Two years later, when he was running for president, he declared in a lengthy statement that he shared “with Armenian Americans — so many of whom are descended from genocide survivor — a principled commitment to commemorating and ending genocide.”
Charles has been going down the anti-Israel road over the lst few years as part of his rite of passage to the Left. Last year during the Israel-Hamas conflict, Charles did his official “breaking with Israel” announcement that many of us have been predicting since 2008. Around that same time, Charles became obsessed with a anti-Islamic Rightwing Flemish party in Belgium. He considered the Vlaams Belang the greatest threat to humanity. His insane obsession with this party turned him into an anti-Flemish bigot.
Newsweek ran an article of how The Israeli Right and European Right now see eye to eye on the Islamic threat. Charles with his sick twisted convoluted mind, now considers Likud as big of a threat as The Vlaams Belang. Even worse, the Newsweek article brought the Fat loser’s paranoia to new heights. He accuses the Likud, which is a Rightwing Jewish party of being allied with “NAZIS!”
Likud and Vlaams Belang are now united together! OMG, how will the world survives this Jewish-Nazi alliance ! Will you save us Charles Jonson from the Flemish menace and Likud threat?
Honestly, only Charles can be convinced that Israel would work with “Nazis.” He’s really sick deranged fat welfare sucking loser.