Monday, April 30, 2018

Lynching in America, Past and Present

We need more such monuments around the country. From MSN News:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2 meters) tall, the height of a person, and made of steel that weathers to different shades of brown. Viewers enter at eye level with the monuments, allowing a view of victims' names and the date and place of their slaying. As visitors descend downward on a slanted wooden plank floor, the slabs seemingly rise above them, suspended in the air in long corridors, evoking the image of rows of hanging brown bodies. (Read more.)
Some things never change, except the methods of destruction. From The American Thinker:
It would have been nice if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, one of the gods of totalitarian tech, had been sitting next to iconic conservative bloggers Diamond and Silk as they testified on Zuckerberg's censoring of their Facebook page and heard the opinions the dynamic duo expressed there.  But the internet gatekeeper would have had to leave his safe space of corporate and even congressional sycophancy.
As it was, Zuckerberg could sit back and watch Democrats engage at Thursday's House Judiciary Committee hearings in the character assassination they level at any blacks who express conservative opinions or otherwise stray off the Democratic plantation, just as they have done from Clarence Thomas to Kanye West.
Ignoring the censorship of conservative news and viewpoints by the social media giants, those who smiled sweetly as the likes of James Comey and Andrew McCabe lied through their teeth accused Diamond and Silk (AKA Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson) of being paid Trump staffers and then lying about it, the issue being FEC records showing they were paid for "field consulting" during the 2016 campaign.  The Democrats, rope in hand, headed for the nearest tree:
The chaos continued when Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee asked Hardaway whether the duo had ever been paid by the Trump campaign, something Hardaway denied[.] ...Rep. Hakeem Jeffries brought the topic back up, arguing that Hardaway and Richardson could be subject to perjury charges. "I'm just trying to figure out who is lying here," Jeffries said.  "Is it the Trump campaign, or is someone not telling the truth?" (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

The Democrats are demonizing everything "Trump" instead of allowing the Party in power to proceed with the policies their constituents voted for. When their turn comes they can proceed with their own policies.....isn't that what Democracy is all about?