Three black students reported they were assaulted on a bus by white people. Physical assaults along with verbal assault including racial epithets.
The story made headline news and the usual leftists went into full combat mode.
However, it shouldn’t surprise any reasonably intelligent and cognizant person that after minimum investigation, it was found that the charges of assault were not only wrong but actually backwards.
Also of no surprise is the failure of the media to follow up.
Here, CNN does a follow up of sorts but misses some very important points:
» Upstate NY students who claimed bias attack plead not guilty to charges
Attorney Mark Mishler, who represents Agudio, said in a statement that the charges are “unwarranted.”
“It is also unfortunate that some in the media and public appear to have reached a conclusion as to what occurred in this incident without actually having the information needed in order to reach such a conclusion …”
Note that Mishler is not talking about the conclusions jumped to by media and public after the initial reports by the three blacks. No. No. No. He’s saying we’re making false conclusions concerning the three blacks.
In other words, to Mishler and his black client, the conclusional jump [is that a real word?] made in bias against the whites on the bus were justified and natural; presumably because all whites are racists anyway and even if they didn’t act on it they wanted to.
But conclusions we may have about the three blacks are not justified. Just because evidence now indicates the three blacks not only lied about being assaulted but were in fact the aggressors, that is no reasonable foundation for making the conclusion that the three blacks were the racists.
Because as we all know now, after about a decade of brainwashing, only whites can be racist.
“What happened on the bus was not a ‘hate crime,'” Wiley, the university police chief, said. “The only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants.”
Did you catch that? At first, the whites on the bus were guilty of ‘hate crime’ for physically assaulting blacks while uttering racial epithets. But now it’s the blacks on the bus who physically assaulted whites while uttering racial epithets but they are NOT guilty of ‘hate crime’.
I’m sure Al Sharpton could explain away the logical conflicts here.
See the entire video (1 hour 42 minutes) HERE
Even if millenials aren’t swayed by the dramatic improvement in worldwide living standards, one would hope they would see the benefits of capitalism in the products and services that inhabit their world.
They live, and thrive, in a consumer-driven, on-demand society. They have immediate access, at their fingertips, to more knowledge, art, music, and communication than the wealthiest oligarch just a few decades ago.
Each and every one of the products and services they use every day was developed by someone chasing profit and market-share. It is a cliche to say that capitalism has powered the technological and scientific innovations that have improved all our lives. Apparently, however, it is a cliche that bears repeating.
This Leftist love affair with the dark side of power animates what is currently the loudest movement on the Left — the Black Lives Matter movement. Like locusts swarming crops, the Black Lives Matter activists are never still. Instead, they’re constantly in motion identifying and punishing new “racial perpetrators.” First, with the springboard of the Michael Brown “hands up; don’t shoot” canard, it was police forces, even though in many majority black communities, the police are a very thin blue line indeed between black predators and their black prey.
Frankly, I’ve been enjoying the spectacle of black activists turning on their most fervent cheerleaders in academia and Hollywood. There’s no show better than watching institutions that have deliberately created victim classes in order to consolidate political power and revel in their self-appointed moral superiority finally fall prey to their own creations. Really, Karma can be a wonderful thing.
Black Lives Matter is going to punish the police officers who, while sometimes racist, are mostly the only thing that protect blacks from those in their own community who have become feral.
In America, white privilege doesn’t just happen because the magic mantle of success falls upon whites. It happens because whites, more than blacks, first get educated, then get married, then have children, which is the common denominator in all upward mobility. Too many blacks ignore education and marriage, and simply have children.
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Trump said these things about George Bush (Bush lied!!!) with a demeanor that looked somewhat unhinged. So there were two messages in his statements—content and process, as it were. The content was pretty far out (and leftist) to begin with, especially for a GOP primary in SC, and the process was also pretty far out, too: his emotional state, and his interpersonal behavior, which came across as childish.
The question now is whether Obama will break his campaign promises on presidential power in order to fulfill his campaign promise to close Guantanamo.