Roots bear local fruit
As I read the American Thinker article by Professor Baker (posted just below)I was put in mind of something that took place recently close to home.
Currently on our neighborhood computer listserve there is a running controversy because someone posted the news that recent arrests of gang members in a nearby neighborhood might have some connection with the recent rash of car thefts and vandalism in the neighborhood.
That's all -- no mention of race -- or bigotry -- just simply that the recent arrests might alleviate some of the problems of crime. Then -gasp -- some rabid conservative complained that these are the same people that our Democrat County Executive is providing expensive social services for.
Oh, the rending of garments and the gnashing of teeth! Enraged emails flooded in condemning the evil miscreant as some latter-day Hitler, many people posted that they felt so traumatized by the intemperate and racist comments that they were forced to spend the day in prayer and contemplation of tolerance and peace and love.
Others chimed in -- they were all holding hands on the internet and singing "Kumbaya" together, simultaneously chanting "Om" and burning incense to ward off the evil vapors generated by someone having the temerity to state the obvious -- gangs are bad news and a danger to our communities
and our safety.
When someone posted that no one had mentioned anyone's race -- the retort was hotly asserted that it is obvious that the word gang is synonymous with racial minorities, and thereby a patently bigoted
reference. So I guess it's not even permitted to mention gangs -- too politically incorrect and racially charged.
Recommendations were forthcoming about a thoughtful piece in the WaPo about how a sensitive young lad had heroically resisted the efforts of local gangs to recruit him. Tolerance and peace and love were urged on a traumatized neighborhood. They may have to hold a candlelight vigil before this is over to purge the bad Karma that has been generated. Oh, the humanity!!
Conclusion? We are doomed!! This is suicidal, and these people will go like lambs to the slaughter, fully convicted of their righteousness and moral superiority. Remember Fiske, who sympathized with the Muslim thugs who were attacking him? I wonder if these same people will feel the same sense of understanding, compassion, tolerance and universal brotherhood when it is their children who are stabbed to death, as recently happened in two incidents in local high schools. Apparently nothing is enough to shake these people out of their sense of collective guilt for every evil
extant in the universe as we know it.