1 : visionary theorizing 2 a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture c : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program
Once again, our community of Los Angeles is all atwitter regarding another police brutality incident caught on tape: the July 6th beating of teenager Donavan Jackson, by Inglewood, California police officers. This time, though, relatively little damage was done, as other cops broke things up rather quickly. Sadly, the chances of a reasoned inquiry into this incident soon disappeared, as the usual suspect race pimps–Maxine Waters, Dick Gregory, Al Sharpton, and Danny Bakewell, to name a few–appeared on the scene with all sorts of demands. Naturally, the plaintiff’s lawyers also got into the act. Read the complaint.
The most logical and objective description of the incident is that a belligerent and non-responsive suspect was roughed up by frustrated officers, who probably overreacted. But, of course, none of this will matter, as once again, the race pimps will drive the media coverage. After all, logic and right reason are nowhere near the ratings builders as are emotion, and the pernicious politically correct ideology that will forever and always choose to portray Blacks as victims. Don’t hold your breath waiting for an interview with a Black Inglewood homeowner, tired to death of crime, praising the local police, and maybe even cheering their “kick-butt” attitude.
And don’t be looking for a single editorial asking what any of these race pimps have ever done for their people, or what is on their resumes other than personal enrichment, at the expense of the very people they claim to champion. Ironically, they are making a hero out of Mitchell Crooks, the pathetic loser who sold his video of the incident to local media outlets. Crooks, in their fantasy world, was so hell-bent on getting the truth out, that he didn’t care a bit about revealing himself to the authorities, who promptly arrested him on outstanding warrants for hit-and-run, drunk driving, and petty theft. Indeed, the race pimps criticized his arrest for these “minor” offenses. I guess his crimes didn’t affect any Black people.
Make no mistake. There are powerful groups interested in maintaining the status quo of this sick racial ideology, besides the race pimps. Where would liberals and the Democratic party be without a virtually unanimous Black vote? Where would our miserable socialistic government be without a permanent Black underclass?
Ideology will persist, regardless of evidence to the contrary. Despite the overwhelming findings in the Venona documents, journalists still praise and craft excuses for Soviet agents I.F. Stone, Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Laughlin Currie, Harry Hopkins, and many others. To face the truth would go against their long-held beliefs, and would render much of what they have written over their entire careers, even in their own minds, as so much garbage.
Not that ideology is the sole province of the Left.
There were precious few “conservative” voices speaking out about the ridiculous and fraudulent business practices occurring during the dot-com stock run-up. Any Lexis-Nexis search will come up mighty short if you’re looking for rational commentary attacking the absurd notion of “synergy” supposedly to be created by the AOL/Time Warner merger. Did any business writer ever skewer the colossal conflict of interest whereby brokers are paid not by how they grow the portfolio, but simply on the quantity of transactions? Did anyone on the Right question merger mania in the 1990’s, in which the wheeler-dealers, not the builders of the businesses, started running so many companies into the ground? Did anyone on the Right ever write an essay about simple greed? Ever see an article in a conservative publication questioning the value of stocks as an investment?
Hardly. In a Bull market it’s great to buy because stocks are going up, and in a Bear market, it’s great to buy because there are so many bargains. The perfect rhetorical device!
Jesus said that “the truth will set you free” (John 8:32), but you have to want to be set free, in the first place.