“If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun”
That statement was made to a Philadelphia audience on June 13, 2008 in the heat of the Presidential campaign by candidate Barack Obama. I can only imagine what the news media would have said if that comment was made by Sarah Palin or John McCain. I guess you might call this Chicago thug wisdom – never bring a knife to a gun fight.
You could pass it off as overheated campaign rhetoric, but clearly the thugs who run the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) took that advice to heart.
Last August, at a town hall meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan, Kenneth Gladney was apparently selling “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and other paraphernalia. SEIU thugs clearly did not like the fact that Mr. Gladney was an African-American favoring the Tea Party movement. After calling Mr. Gladney the “N” word, they beat him up so badly that he had to be taken to the hospital.
Where was Jesse Jackson? Where was Al Sharpton? Where was the President? Where was the national news media? For that matter, why did it take the St. Louis County Police Department three months to file charges since the attack was witnessed by police officers?
The President held a beer summit, perhaps he could have convened a thug summit. But there was no outrage. The cat must have gotten the tongue of The Washington Post, the New York Times and “major” TV networks. They had plenty to say about non-verifiable racial slurs supposedly made by the Tea Party folks at an anti-Obamacare rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. They were outraged by the fact that they could not stir up trouble – just as they were outraged that the Times Square Bomber did not turn out to be a Tea Party activist.
But the sands of time are running out for the liberals. The real racists have been exposed. Liberals know that average African-Americans have more in common with average conservatives, than they do with those on the left, like the President. African-Americans want prayer in schools. They embrace good schools brought to them via vouchers. They want low taxes so that they can climb the ladder of success and not have it kicked out from under them by bankrupt socialist schemes. They seek low crime and they endorse traditional moral values. They don’t want any more unborn black babies to die from abortion. African-Americans are natural allies of conservatives.
While the liberals and the Democratic Party see African-Americans only as a voting bloc to be manipulated, conservatives see African-Americans as individuals and as natural allies in building a colorblind nation with equal opportunity for all.
Radicals cannot let the truth get out that in terms of political philosophy there is just as much diversity of opinion among black Americans as there is among white Americans. This is why liberals are terrified that they will lose control of the African American community and it’s why they hate black conservatives even more than white conservatives. Black conservatives threaten liberals even more than white conservatives. The liberals’ only hope is to use all forces they can muster to perpetuate the lie that conservatives, Tea Party members, and Republicans are racists.
That big lie is all they have. That’s the sole hope the Democrats have to maintain political hegemony among black Americans. They are hanging by a thread. They know that if and when the truth gets through the media fog to the black community, the party is over. And so the lies become worse, the shrillness grows, and their panic intensifies.
Double standard hypocrisy is the modus operandi of the liberal media and liberal politicians. How much longer can they maintain the fiction that conservatives are racists? How many more black Americans like Mr. Gladney have to be beaten up and called awful racist names? How many more young black Americans have to be denied good schools? How many more young black men have to die on the streets? How many more black babies have to be aborted? How many more lies have to be told?
The left has their marching orders, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Thug wisdom seems to be the order for the day.