How easily the public is manipulated
How sad is it for us as a society that Al Sharpton, of the Tawana Brawley hoax and Crown Heights/Freddy’s Fashion Mart riots, is leading protests calling for civil disobediance if George Zimmerman is not arrested immediately (and then will call for civil disobedience if the charges are not serious enough, or if the prosecution does not do x, y, or z, or if there is not a conviction, etc.).
Video h/t Weasel Zippers via Breitbart:
And how sad was it for us as a society that Democrats honored Sharpton with a prime speaking slot at its convention in 2004:
(added) The words of the Judge in the defamation case brought against Sharpton and others in the Brawley case ring so true today:
At the end of the trial this Court stated “Let us hope after 10 ½ years, the Tawana Brawley matter is finally laid to rest and we can move forward at last to promote healing and racial harmony.” Unfortunately, the continuing rhetoric by Brawley and her supporters refusing to accept the verdict does nothing to further racial harmony. In fact, in this particular case it is a disservice to the African American community since it diminishes credibility and may adversely affect other viable complaints. This Court recognizes that it is perfectly proper in appropriate circumstances to speak out against any legitimate racial injustice. In this case, the injustice was against those wrongfully accused of heinous crimes that never occurred. The jury did justice by righting that wrong. Brawley and her supporters have no right to claim that justice was not accomplished by this jury.
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Al Sharpton may have slimmed down some, but he’s still got a heck of a lot of baggage. It completely amazes me that he is still considered a “voice” of the black community when he should be behind bars for so many reasons.
“How sad is it for us as a society…”
If by “sad” you mean “outrageously sick”…
Yeah, that kind of “sad”.
Like Jesse, the guy is a mau-mau mobster.
The quote is outdated to the extent that it suggests that the “African American” community, which now includes the President of the United States and its Attorney General, has any credibility whatsoever.
The President and the Attorney General, by their words and deeds, have demonstrated that they intend to stoke racial hatred as a means of achieving an Obama reelection and their destruction of American society and values, as we once knew and loved them.
I want to take mild exception to the use of the term “African-American community”.
I think it is a rhetorical device used by those who seek to divide Americans. I also consider it to be fundamentally deceptive (I know you didn’t mean it that way), as it implies a monolith (for which certain “leaders” naturally claim they speak). But black Americans are no more monolithic than white or brown Americans…and that is a matter of empirical data. Black polling shows that people generally want school choice, for instance.
In this Poor Trayvon(tm) mess, there have been not a few black leaders pushing back against the Sharptons; we just don’t hear about them, for the very reasons we hear so much from Sharpton, as he informs us in his video interview.
Thanks for the assist, but you must not have noticed that I put that phrase in quotes, to indicate my not using it as my own term and because the term was used in the quote to which I was referring.
Just like the “Muslim community,” I am sure that there are Muslim leaders who speak out against radical Islam, but we don’t hear from them.
Until moderate voices are heard from those groups they will be tarred with what the loud voices, including the likes of Obama and Holder, say.
Scooterjay says much the same just below.
That’s right. Unless and until the “African-American Community” puts up a voice of reason as prominent as those of the race-baiting anti-white movement, whites and other races should “stand their ground” in criticism of the demonstrated black attitude about race.
Until then, their words and actions read as racial hatred toward whites, exercised through violence and extortion based on irrational perceptions, opinions and expectations.
93% of a group having skin color and heritage in common voting for the same party consistently over decades is pretty monolithic.
there are those in the black community that are itching for a fight, as there are in the white community. What disturbs me is that the “de facto” leaders of the black community are given a voice and are accepted where a white leader is immediately a racist. if there is a race war to be had it will NOT turn out good for the black community when they wander into suburbia and rural areas.
As long as there are whites making money off race-baiting and organized white leftists that subscribe to the Alinsky method of demonizing those with opposing views and interests, whites will not have a public voice addressing their interests in response to the extent to which blacks have separated themselves and interests from whites, wanting only our money, ingenuity and productivity.
Where is the public voice for little Allen Goin?
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Hey Al, could you explain why headlines such as below come about?
NAACP LEADER CONDEMNS SHARPTON’S CALL FOR ESCALATED CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. Breitbart
Could it be that acting CIVIL, means less or no cash?
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There’s a good post over at Flopping Aces on the Rev. Al:
How can anybody even watch that bouffanted buffoon? He can barely enunciate, he looks like a typical Harlem huckster of yesteryear, and his set looks like something a group of high school kids put together. I only saw a snippet of his show that was shown on some other channel, and that was enough for me to LOL. It’s so obvious that he’s speaking to people with IQs around 75. Oh, yeah. That’s right. Raw meat for the “African-American community.” The thing is, the audience for such a show is too stupid to know they’re being talked down to and, in reality, insulted, and too stupid to see they’re being played the way a carnival barker plays his audience for “one thin dime, 1/10th of a dollar….”
So, when someone again dies in a riot instigated by Sharpton, will MSNBC allow him discuss the matter on his program?
No doubt. I suggest you contact your TV carrier to see if there’s a way for you to block PMSNBC. I would like to see millions of people do this.
After being a liberal for as long as I can remember, I feel such disgust and feel completely manipulated by these scumbags.
Youtube and the Internet truly are some of the greatest inventions. The coverups by the Obot MSM will still be there, but thankfully there are now outlets like this blog, etc that get the truth out.
Thank you Prof. for bring these posts, I always forward them to many people who are still semi-drones, but slowly converting away from it.
Sharpton along with Jesse Jackson and all the other race baiters should be in jail for inciting riots and the abdication of every citizen’s right of presumed innocence until proven guilty.
In fact, I think that prosecutions could be base on the RICO statutes and maybe tax evasion might be tossed in for good measure.
They are truly an international embarrassment of this country…
Agree, Grumpy. Jackson particularly is a multimillionaire via bald-faced extortion.
It’s been fascinating to watch him through the years…going from a guy with a positive message to a thug that nobody will prosecute. Interesting, too, to watch businesses react to his mau-mauing machine. Must just break over and pay up.
Thank the legal industry for that. If lawyers weren’t willing to sue and distort the plain intent of the Civil Rights Act and hadn’t turned it into an ATM early on in the life of the Act, and legislators – lawyers – didn’t keep amending it to create more opportunity for suits, we wouldn’t be in this situation. Jesse would never have been able to go into business in the first place.
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Sharpton is a bad dude any way you slice it. In addition to the Tawana Brawley hoax, his noted anti-semitism, and personally instigating riots, he’s also engaged in voter fraud and is a tax deadbeat – owing millions of dollars in back taxes to the IRS and the state.
About once a week he uses his platform at NBC to talk about how voter ID laws are intended to suppress people from voting, yet he himself once testified under oath that he had committed voter fraud, according to this writre of the left-wing Daily Beast. The writer also says that Shartpton is linked to and alleged to have participated in what Heritage Foundation cites as, “one of the most egregious examples” of voter fraud ever. When he ran for president, his campaign was fined one of the largest fines ever because it used fraudulent means to obtain matching funds (and he was forced to return the matching money).
According to a December, 2011 column in the New York Post, he supposedly owed the IRS $2.6 million in back taxes and another $900,000 in back taxes at the state level:
That man is now the face of NBC news. Is it any wonder why we have lost trust in the media?
you know whats really sad everytime I see sharpton on T.V. I always think … O.K. who died now …..I swear its like he’s a buzzard circling overhead ….just waiting …..waiting
Who Really Killed Trayvon Martin
Way beyond sad and smack dab in dangerous territory.
It’s surprising how easily the black community can be led by the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. It’s no wonder they voted in great numbers for Obama. They believed his BS also.
When was the last time, or only time, when the white community was riled up to the extent of those in Florida?
Well, now you understand why we have been able to sustain a two-party system for over two-hundred years and why there are no successful black-run countries on the face of the planet.
It is important to remember that a community organizer is just a sort of organized crime figure who uses race to extort money for certain groups while taking the lion’s share for themselves. This is just how Sharpton, Obama and the like make money. No one ever benefited from what Obama did in his career as an organizer but Obama.
What is completely unfathomable is how Sharpton can be employed by a news organization of any sort. Forget his politics for a moment. He has proven in the past that he will stir up hatred just for his own benefit with willful disregard of the facts. How is it that his employer does not realize him to be the huge liability he is? Do they think they will be immune from potential lawsuits because Sharpton is black? Or is everything secondary to getting and keeping the left in power?
NBC knows that the typical black person just laps up his rhetoric like a kitten does milk. The “Rev.” Al brings in the viewers and along with viewers comes advertising dollars. Have you ever tried to reason with a black person over Al’s race-hustle? Forget civility, the typical black person will bristle with anger whenever one of their own is perceived to be under attack….I’m as sorry as I can be but black America needs to get over themselves and learn when they are being played for suckers before being accepted by the whites in America. As long as they cling to their hatred it will exist on both sides of the aisle so to speak. I guess I would be considered a “bitter racist” for my views but then the truth hurts. When the race starts holding themselves accountable for their actions instead of crying “victim” all the time I will have more tolerant views of them. I was born in 1965, went all the way thru school with them in the post-segregated south and they have had the exact opportunities I have….with the exception of EEOC and AA skewing chance towards them. I haven’t made any of them sit on the back of the bus, nor have I had them drink from a fountain different than I so why is it that the blacks still hold such a bitter hatred for whitey? One reason is that MY generation of black colleagues were mostly raised by their grandparents as “mamma” lived in NYC or in Chicago and the grandparents taught them to distrust the white man. the new generation suffer from the same “parental absentia” except Mamma is now mean, hateful and condescending towards the kids as they are unwanted byproducts of the “gimme gimme” more of the late 1970s and 1980s black culture. Doubt me? Just watch how blacks treat their kids the next time you are in the supermarket, K-Mart, Wal-Mart or wherever blacks tend to go.
An excellent post.
It took me ten years – from about 1990 until about 2000 – to see through the fog of intensive indoctrination that we all received from academia, the media, legislators and the entertainment industry during the 1970s and 1980s. I was easy cannon fodder for those people because I was the proverbial young, blank slate they preyed upon. My eyes are completely open now and, like so many others, see so clearly the fraud that has been perpetrated on America with respect to race and race-based incentives, programs and culture.
I have black America to thank for the awakening.
I think MSNBC is so desperate for viewers of any kind that they would give Osama Bin Laden his own show if he was still alive. They’d have no qualms about giving Bernie Madoff his own finance show. Seriously.
I finally found out that George Z was 5’9 & 178 pounds . The stolen CCtv footage did George some favours. If you are misled by something so basic then doubts start creeping into one’s mind about the rest.
If people -white yellow or black cannot stop & think -then no one can help stupid.
All the testing shows black kids are not academic smart. Now thanks to Trayvon they don’t even look street smart.
No_Limit_Nigga met his limit . Sad but true & he won’t be lickin any panties anymore.
Perhaps you should consider the idea that the truth is not what the pro-black, anti-white movement is concerned with. They have an alternate AGENDA that decidedly and necessarily makes truth their foe.
True dat – but it can only go so far . Reality does set in for most . The older black men I have met (40+ )have been great. I guess they are the survivors. If they wee violent types they would have been dead long ago.
I am getting a sense that this is fizzing out. I certainly hope so.
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In 2001, business moguls paid off an $87,000 judgement Al Sharpton owed for slandering Steven Pagones in the Tawana Brawley case. 3/23/2001, “Rev. Al Is Grateful For Legal Bailout,” NY Daily News, Emily Gest