Because white people don’t have families and jobs to worry about.
Because white people don’t have families and jobs to worry about.
Aww, they just need a hug.
You heard him, guys, get off that car and hug it out.
It is no surprise to Weasel Zippers readers, that some of the same ‘activists’ agitating in Ferguson are now also agitating in Baltimore. We have noted in the past that many didn’t start the agitating with Ferguson, but with Occupy and Anonymous as well as other leftists groups that existed prior to Ferguson, such as the Answer Coalition, the Party of Socialism and Liberation, the Revolutionary Communists and the People’s Power Assembly.
Today, Catherine Herridge at Fox reported that a data company has confirmed up to 50 social media accounts that were agitating in Ferguson are also agitating in Baltimore, providing more proof of the “professional traveling leftist protester” of whom we have spoken.
As we have noted, these ‘professionals’ are about exploiting any situation to advance the cause of ‘bringing down the evil system’.
Herridge has updated the report to say that the number is from 20-50 social media accounts involved. By our count, 50 is a reasonable estimate.
The data company is reporting another spike in activity and more activists in NYC and Philadelphia preparing to come to Baltimore.
Post-racial president strikes again.
Smartest. Man. Ever.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that, among other things, the arrival of Japan’s official delegation is an opportunity to celebrate the country’s cultural contributions to the United States, like karaoke and emojis.
“Today is also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke,” Obama said to laughter during remarks at an arrival ceremony with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis,” he added.
Obama also said the official state dinner with Japan, just the eighth such event since he took office in 2009, is an opportunity for him and first lady Michelle Obama to reciprocate the hospitality they have enjoyed during their trips to the country.
Via The Hill:
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Monday promised justice for a Baltimore man who died in police custody.
“I’ve often said that our children are the living messages we send to the future we will never see, but now, our children are sending us to a future they will never see,” Cummings said during an emotional and fiery speech at Freddie Gray’s funeral.
“There is something wrong with that picture,” he said with a slight tremor in his voice.
“I’m in the twilight years, but I am telling you we will not rest we will not rest until we address this and see that justice is done,” he said, addressing Gray’s mother.
“Look at ‘em, mother. We will not rest. So it is our watch, it’s our watch. We will not fail you.”
Cummings asked all of the lawmakers in the church to stand up to show Gray’s mother that they would seek justice for her son.
The longtime Baltimore lawmaker also noted the presence of a number of media organizations at the crowded funeral.
“As I thought about the cameras,” Cummings said, “I wondered: Did anybody recognize Freddie when he was alive?”
For white people it’s a crime.
As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life.
We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results.
I’m overwhelmed by the pervasive slandering of protesters in Baltimore this weekend for not remaining peaceful. The bad-apple rhetoric would have us believe that most Baltimore protesters are demonstrating the right way—as is their constitutional right—and only a few are disrupting the peace, giving the movement a bad name.
This spin should be disregarded, first because of the virtual media blackout of any of the action happening on the ground, particularly over the weekend. Equally, it makes no sense to cite the Constitution in any demonstration for Black civil rights (that document was not written about us, remember?), but certainly not one organized specifically to call attention to the fact that the state breaks its own laws with regard to the oppressed on a nearly constant basis.
Praying to whom? . . . George Soros?
Yesterday, we reported the riot seemed to be set up on social media by teens calling for a ‘purge’ (acting as though there is no law) at the Mondawmin Mall.
AL, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US?
Fox just reported when reporters asked police why they were not responding to stop the rioters, reporters were told by the officers, “Ask the Mayor”, clearly implying they had been told not to move by the Mayor.
On Saturday, we reported the now-infamous statement from the Mayor about giving the protester/rioters ‘space’ to destroy.
When Republican Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency last night, he also made comment about how he was glad that the Mayor “finally” called him. The National Guard is only arriving this morning. Hogan said that Obama had asked that they exercise “due restraint”.
We heard you the first hundred times you said it.
Via i24 News:
American Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman warned Jewish leaders that if the new Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs down from its commitment to a two-state solution, it would be difficult for the United States to stand-up for the Jewish state at the United Nations.
Speaking at a conference of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, Sherman stated that “the US has stood up to efforts to single out Israel internationally” but that “the US will be watching closely how the new Israeli government will address the issue of the two-state solution.”
Sherman warned that the United States, which has stood up against efforts to single out Israel, will have a much tougher time “standing up for Israel internationally” if Netanyahu’s new government should back down from a commitment from a two-state solution.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in March that US President Barack Obama has has remained “committed” to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians.
“The position of the United States with respect to our long expressed hope, the Republicans and the Democrats alike (and) many presidents of the last 50 years or more, has always been for peace and President Obama remains committed to a two-state solution.”
Thanks for the amazing insight, Comrade Chris.
Right to work states, particularly those to the south of Maryland are partly to blame for today’s rioting in Baltimore, Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested tonight as he wrapped an interview via satellite with former NAACP president and former Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.).
“I wish the jobs hadn’t first gone south, congressman, because that’s where they went first. And they went to the right-to-work states, you know where they went, where the unions didn’t have any power. You could get people to work for nothing and the stuff wasn’t that good that was made down there. But that was the first stop on the trip away [of jobs leaving the country].”
Protesters gathered in cities across the U.S. on Tuesday, in the latest round of demonstrations against police violence, misconduct and mistreatment of minority communities.
In New York City, an estimated crowd of 400 participants marched across Brooklyn Bridge, on their way south from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A plainclothes policeman reportedly drew his firearm on a crowd of demonstrators after allegedly being attacked. Both officers and protesters reported injuries in the resulting fracas, which ultimately ended with 42 arrests.
In what has become a common display of disobedience at these demonstrations, protesters also reportedly hopped the bridge’s pedestrian barrier and ran across vehicle lanes, snarling traffic. Similar scenes unfolded at protests around the nation Tuesday, as demonstrators streamed out into major thoroughfares and slowed or blocked cars from passing. These acts are almost always illegal, and the widespread disruption they cause has become a regular point of criticism, particularly from people outside the movement.
These resulting complaints and others, though, often tend to be shortsighted and selfish. Those complaining miss the broader point about why these protests are happening in the first place, and show that some people’s support of this movement is entirely conditional on their not being personally affected by it in any way whatsoever
Just a tad out of touch.