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How Obama Hugged the Brotherhood to Death

by Daniel Greenfield on Friday, August 30th, 2013

This is article 1039 of 1260 in the topic International

When the dust settles in Cairo, at least long enough to make out anything through the smoke and flames, it may turn out that the Muslim Brotherhood has suffered its worst blow at the hands of none other than Barack Hussein Obama. .

The blow will not have been intentional. Like the killing of Bin Laden, a useful intervention carried out by Navy SEALS who were perhaps less than enthusiastic about Obama’s plan to use the civilian trial of the terrorist leader as a prop for dismantling the military tribunal system, it wasn’t something that he meant to do.

It just happened.

Obama could never have intentionally defeated the Muslim Brotherhood. But he may have just hugged it to death.

To understand the Middle East is to understand that such petty things as the deaths of hundreds of protesters or massive street fighting don’t really matter all that much. Not in a region where Saddam Hussein or the butchers of Sudan could pile up enough corpses to start an entire country and still enjoy the support of the Muslim world.

The trick is killing the right people. Saddam Hussein killed Shiites and Kurds with religious and ethnic differences from the region’s Arab Sunni baseline. Sudan killed Christians and Animists who are infidels and rebellious dhimmis making them even more foreign and more ‘killable”.

It is that foreignness which is all-important. Muslims are not supposed to kill Muslims unless they’re somehow ‘foreign’ either by being members of a heretical sect or a different ethnic group. And if all else fails, they can be pawns of foreigners. That is why both sides in Egypt keep accusing each other of being Jews.

Osama bin Laden aimed at America to hit the House of Saud because it allowed him to charge the Guardians of Mecca and Medina with being American puppets. It made internal terrorism justifiable.

That is the charge that has been laid against the Muslim Brotherhood. It is what makes killing them of no more note than a minor change in the weather. The only charge against the Muslim Brotherhood that matters is the charge of “foreignness”.

Obama’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood made them into fair game in the Muslim world.

Despite its Egyptian roots, the Muslim Brotherhood is a transnational organizational, and like any transnational organization, that makes it both foreign and suspect. Its ties to Hamas, a foreign group viewed with suspicion in Egypt, despite the supposed global Muslim affinity for the Palestinian cause, add another element of foreignness that will come into play during the trial of Brotherhood leaders.

And there is Qatar, a foreign country, widely despised, with too much money and power, whose ties to the Brotherhood are blatant and whose dubious financial deals with the Morsi government should provide more than enough material for a conviction. But Qatar is still an Arab and Muslim country.

Obama is the real lever for bringing down the Muslim Brotherhood. Linking the Brotherhood to him along a chain that includes Qatar upstream and Hamas downstream, that plugs in the hated CIA and Israel, can destroy the Brotherhood not just organizationally, but politically as a credible alternative.

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The Gates of Jerusalem

by Daniel Greenfield on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

This is article 855 of 1260 in the topic International

The endless wars with Israel are not really about the Jewish State. Nor are the wars about the Arabs living in the territories that Israel lost in 1948 to Jordan and Egypt and recaptured from them in 1967. The rest of the Muslim world cares no more about them than Hitler cared about the Sudeten Germans or Japan really believed in the rights of Chinese and Koreans.

Israel is a sideline in a regional struggle by fractured populations, divided by ethnicity and religion, by language and natural resources, to unite into a single commonality. It is a natural target because its population consists of a people who are members of a different religious and ethnic group than the dominant religious and ethnic groups of the region.

Unlike the Persians and Turks, the Jews are not Muslims, not even Shiites, and unlike the Christian Arabs, the Jews are not even of the same ethnicity as the regional majority. Jews are neither Muslims nor Arabs and that makes them unique and alien in a region where every country is dominated by either an Arab or Muslim identity. Or both.

To the Arab Nationalist, the Persian and Turk is an alien, but the Christian Arab is a brother. To the Islamist, the Christian Arab is a Dhimmi or an infidel, but the Turk is a brother in faith. But to both, the Jew and the Jewish State are an alien presence in the region that must be removed for their own version of regional unity to flourish.

The Post-Colonial contest in the Middle East has been over how to unite the fractured ethnic minorities and the religious splits together into a single region. What do the tribal oil monarchies have in common with the former colonies ruled by military strongmen? What do any of them have in common with the Persians and the Turks?

Uniting behind something is difficult, as even the Islamists must admit. Islam split over issues of succession not too long after Mohammed’s death. But uniting against something is fairly easy. The Jews are the most alien of all the groups in the region. Unable to unite on love, the Middle East unites on hate and hating Israel gives everyone in the region a feeling of having something in common.

Israel is however only a sideline in the larger struggle between Islamists and Nationalists, Sunnis and Shiites, in a region struggling to define itself around the supremacy of a single defining identity, rather than a harmony between different identities.

Terrorism against Israel is not a continuous enduring phenomenon. The enemies that Israel faced were defined by the political and religious trends of the region, from an early PLO committed to fighting to incorporate Israel into a Greater Syria  to the latter day Hamas which is fighting for its own Islamist superstate in the form of the Caliphate.

Rather than an ongoing resistance by an oppressed people, the terrorists have actually been defined by ideological opportunism.

To the Arab Nationalists, it was nationalism that defined a nation and their terrorists constructed a mythical Palestinian identity to indoctrinate generations into becoming eager soldiers in the endless war being promoted by their Arab Nationalist backers in Egypt and Syria.

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Democratic/Media Axis again FURIOUS with Cuban-American Voters!

by Humberto Fontova on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

This is article 1189 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

As we go to press polls show America’s largest swing state in a dead head between Romney and Obama. Florida has 29 electoral votes and the third largest “Hispanic” population in America. Normally this means a cakewalk for any Democrat.

But whoops! Turns out that about a third of these Florida Hispanics (Cuban-Americans) are actually so—as in Americans whose ancestors hail almost exclusively from Europe’s Iberian Peninsula known as Hispania by the Romans. So as a broken clock is right twice a day, the term “Hispanic” as used by the mainstream media can actually be correct about 1/1000 of the time. (i.e. when it refers to Cuban-Americans.)

A poll last week of voters in Florida’s Miami-Dade county by the Miami Herald county found the following breakdown:


Obama     Romney    Undecided

White:    64%             30%             6%

Black:    95%               2%              3%

Hispanic 33%            62%              5%

Hey wait a minute! liberals wail. “But every poll on the planet shows Obama with at least 70% of the U.S. Hispanic vote”?! So what’s going on here?!”

Americans of Cuban heritage as usual, that’s what’s going on. The Miami Herald poll broke it down further:


Obama     Romney  Undecided

Cuban-American   19%              76%                5%

In brief: no ethnic group in the U.S. comes even close to matching Cuban-Americans in their level of disdain for President Barack Obama in particular and the Democratic Party in general.


Such is their nonconformity, that these insufferable Cuban-Americans drove an exasperated pollster to stop polling in areas they are known to infest, as in south Florida. “Eduardo Gamarra, a registered Democrat of Bolivian descent,” reports the Miami Herald about a pollster from Florida International University last week, “actually had to scale back the number of Cuban-American respondents in the poll, a process known as “weighting,”….Gamarra stopped polling in South Florida all together when he concluded the three-day survey last week in order to reach other Hispanics.”

“The difference (with polling) in Florida,” reads the Miami Herald story, “are Cuban voters. Without them, the FIU poll shows, Obama would handily win likely Florida Hispanic voters 65-32 percent. Not only are Cubans reliable Republican voters — they’re about 70 percent of Miami-Dade’s registered Republicans”

“You keep hearing about a liberalization of the vote with younger, second-generation Cubans.” wailed Democratic pollster Gamarra. “But the polls are not showing it. Young Cubans are starting to look more Republican than their parents.”

Which is saying a lot.

These insufferable political mavericks have often goaded the Democratic/Media axis to enraged sputterings against them. “Truly disgusting!” was how Bryant Gumbel characterized the Cuban-American demonstrating against shanghaiing Elian Gonzalez back to Castro. Five years ago Georgetown professor Norman Birnbaum, an advisor to three Democratic presidential candidates and today a columnist for The Daily Beast, labeled “Miami-Cubans” a “truly reprehensible!” group. In 2008 one of America’s most influential newspapers, the Washington Post, ran a cartoon celebrating Cuban-Americans’ expulsion from the U.S. en masse.

Study the cartoon and imagine the fire (literal, perhaps) if instead of fedoras (which are rarely worn by Cuban-Americans, BTW) the group had worn kuffiyehs, burkhas and chadors. What if the boat’s passengers had been labeled “nappy-headed” and were headed for Africa? Imagine the rallies in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Chicago if they’d worn sombreros!

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by Stephen Levine on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

This is article 1104 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

Californians … want to see the type of political corruption put forth by the unions?

Consider their support for the democrat fraud that is Elizabeth Warren.

Union Members Fined If They Don’t Show Up To Support Dem. Elizabeth Warren

The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is probably one of the hottest contests in the country, next to the presidential race.  Democrat Elizabeth Warren is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Scott Brown.  Brown stunned the state and the nation by winning the seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.

Elizabeth “Tonto” Warren — a fake Indian heritage to jump the line using affirmative action and practicing law without a license …

Warren is a law professor at Harvard Law School with less than stellar credentials.  It appears the only reason she was hired by Harvard Law School was to fill a minority quota as there were many other better qualified male candidates for the position.  From her days at Harvard Law School, she has also claimed minority status as being part American Indian.  However, further investigations reveal that if she does have any Indian blood in her that it is not nearly enough to qualify her as being part of the minority ethnic group.  But that hasn’t stopped her from continuing to claim it and use it to try to sway Indian votes for herself and Obama.  There is also evidence that she has been practicing law in the state of Massachusetts without a license.

Unions support corrupt politicians they can later control …

With their candidate’s tarnished background and reputation, the Democrats are pulling out all of the stops to drum up enough support for Warren to help her unseat Brown in November.  At the recent Warren – Brown debate in Springfield, Massachusetts, a Republican tracker began asking questions to the Warren supporters outside.  He approached one Warren supporter and asked him if he had attended the earlier debate.  In the ensuing conversation, the Warren supporter admitted that had he not attended the debate, the labor union would have fined him $150 and then later adds that the fine would have been $250 for anyone that didn’t show up.


This is not the first instance of Democratic corruption in Massachusetts.  When Scott Brown initially ran for Kennedy’s vacated senate seat in 2010, a person told a local blogger on camera that he had been paid $50 to wear a Martha Coakley shirt, even though he planned to vote for Brown.

Left-biased mainstream media’s double standard …

If a Republican was caught paying people to support a GOP candidate, it would have been splashed all over the news.  GOP corruption would have garnered the headlines.  But let the Democrats pull off something like this and you most likely won’t hear a word about it.  It will be conveniently swept under the political rug and hidden from sight.

Such is the ugly world of Democratic politics. Source: Union Members Fined If They Don’t Show Up To Support Dem. Elizabeth Warren

Bottom line …

Proposition 32 severely curtails the power of the unions and other special interests to corrupt California’s politicians. The very same evil confluence that has nearly bankrupted our formerly golden state.

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Non Shocker of the Day: Obama Holds Big Lead Over Romney Among Latino Voters

by Doug Powers on Monday, June 25th, 2012

This is article 736 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

As a wise man once said: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; Take his fork and he’ll vote for you for a lifetime“:

WASHINGTON – President Obama has built an overwhelming lead among Latino voters, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of Hispanics finds, as Republican challenger Mitt Romney faces a difficult path ahead to make inroads among what has been the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic group for a generation.

The president leads Romney 66%-25% among more than 1,000 Latino registered voters surveyed April 16 to May 31, matching his muscular showing in the 2008 election among Hispanics. Romney is in the weakest position among Latinos of any presidential contender since 1996 — and in those intervening 16 years their percentage of the electorate has doubled.

Romney’s concerning me here because his answer to this is to be “Obama-lite” and offer his own version of what Obama’s doing. It reminded me of the 1994 Senate debate when Mitt tried to out-Kennedy Ted Kennedy.

Romney is not going to win over the Latino vote, and in his futile attempts to do so he risks further alienating some of the Republican base with whom his political relationship is already tenuous at best. Mitt should avoid pandering and instead outline how the conservative approach is the best thing for all Americans and is fair to those Latinos, and immigrants in general, who took the time and did the paperwork to become legal US citizens. But maybe Romney doesn’t agree with the conservative approach.

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Republican Debaters Miss the Boat in Tampa

by Humberto Fontova on Thursday, January 26th, 2012

This is article 515 of 1298 in the topic 2012 Elections

How easily Romney or Santorum could have enjoyed their “Gingrich in South Carolina Moment!” How easily Gingrich could have basked in another! The Media lobbed it over home plate and not even Gingrich bothered to swing.

But the vital Florida Primary with its vital Cuban-American (the most lopsidedly Republican ethnic group in modern U.S. history) voters is still a week away. So all is not lost. So should some media smartaleck bring up the subject again, here, gentlemen, is how you bash it out of the park:

What embargo of Cuba, Brian? Can you clarify a little? Or kindly instruct your staff to actually research the issue before they craft these asinine questions?….Here, I’ll even help them:

In executive order after executive order, Pres. Obama abolished Pres. Bush’s travel and remittance restrictions to Castro’s terrorist-sponsoring fiefdom and opened the pipeline to a point where the cash-flow from the U.S. to Cuba today is estimated by Senator Marco Rubio at $4 billion a year. While a proud Soviet satrapy Cuba received $3-5 billion annually from the Soviets. You call that an embargo, Brian? Find me the dictionary that defines all the above as such.

According to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Brian, the U.S. has transacted almost $4 BILLION in trade with Cuba over the past decade. Up until two years ago the U.S. served as Stalinist Cuba’s biggest food supplier and fifth biggest import partner. We’ve fallen a few notches recently but we’re still in the top half. Furthermore, the U.S. has been Stalinist Cuba’s biggest donor of humanitarian aid including medicine and medical supplies for decades.

Here’s more for your notebook, Brian: For over a decade the so-called U.S. embargo has merely stipulated that Castro’s Stalinist regime pay cash up front through a third–party bank for all U.S. agricultural products; no Ex-Im (U.S. taxpayer) financing of such sales. Enacted by the Bush team in 2001 this cash-up-front policy has been monumentally beneficial to U.S. taxpayers, making them among the few in the world not screwed and tattooed by the Castro regime, that per-capita-wise qualifies as the world’s biggest debtor nation with a foreign debt of close to $50 billion, a credit–rating nudging Somalia’s, and an uninterrupted record of defaults. Standard & Poors refuses even to rate Cuba, regarding the economic figures released by its Stalinist apparatchiks as utterly bogus.

From Kennedy to Carter to Clinton the proof piled up, Brian, and it said: playing nice with the Castro brothers only emboldens them to more terrorism abroad and repression at home. But now, President Obama is playing nicest of all.

In fact, Brian, the Castro regime is at its cockiest –most repressive—right now. Just last week they murdered political prisoner Wilman Villar, an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience who was on a hunger strike. Samizdats smuggled out of Cuban by dissident groups report that today repression–, political arrests, beatings, murders — are at a 30 year high in the Castro’s fiefdom. Interestingly, according to the Bank for International Settlements, the Stalinist regime’s cash reserves have doubled in the last three years, coinciding with President Obama’s “play-nice- with- Castro policy”– which perfectly coincides with Castro’s play-the- most- brutally- in-decades policy towards my defenseless, unarmed subjects.

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Aaron Klein exposes #OccupyWallStreet’s White House ties with new website.

by Greg Hedgepath on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This is article 110 of 195 in the topic Marches/Protests/Riots


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American journalist and author Aaron Klein has launched a new website and social media project aimed at exposing the “OccupyWall Street” movement.

The new website,, will be updated constantly throughout the day for news, information, investigations and exposes concerning the anti-capitalist movement.

The website will include original reporting, research and blogging as well as content from scores of news organizations and websites. An active online forum will allow users to post material themselves while participating in social media discussions.

The purpose of is to unmask what is thought of as a spontaneous revolution, documenting how the Occupy movement was pre-planned by seasoned radical agitators. One section of the site contains information warning Occupy could turn violent while another section suggests White House ties.

The Occupy Wall Street protests have been used by some protestors to bring up the anti-Semitic age-old financial “Jewish Conspiracy” canard.

Recently, one protester claimed that “the people who run Wall Street are guilty of crimes against humanity. A small ethnic group consists of…almost all bankers on Wall Street are Jewish.”

“There is a conspiracy in this country, and Jews control the media, the finances…. The Jews represent two percent of the population…and have pooled their money together to take control of Americans finances….Almost all of the federal judges are Jewish.”

The protester also charged that both the Democratic and Republican parties based their campaigns to “appease Jewish Americans because Jewish money controls American politics….It is a conspiracy that everyone is afraid to talk about.”

In another incident, a group of about 40 people from the anti-Zionist Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine joined together for an anti-Israel rally and march in Boston.

The demonstration was entitled ‘Occupy Boston — Not Palestine’ and protested U.S. support of Israeli military presence in “Palestine.”

Klein hosts “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio. He is a former Arutz Sheva writer and has published several books on the Arab-Israel conflict and the United States.

Klein and researcher Brenda J. Elliott last month released a book that exposes the radicals behind the Occupy movement. With nearly 1,500 endnotes, the book is titled “Red Army: The radical network that must be defeated to save America.”

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Bigotry and “Hate-Speech” at The Washington Post

by Humberto Fontova on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

This is article 49 of 166 in the topic Racism

The Washington Post’s vendetta against Cuban-American Marco Rubio continues with another hit-piece last week and with MSM soulmates CNN and The Los Angeles Times chiming in. But the WaPo’s rancor against the most lopsidedly Republican voters in America didn’t start with the Rubio hit-piece last month.

To wit: Imagine the proar from the MSM/Democratic axis upon discovering a Tea-Party placard that celebrates the mass-expulsion of Hispanic U.S. citizens from U.S. shores. (Heck, one that celebrated the expulsion of illegals would detonate their hair-trigger charge of ‘RACISM!”) Well, back in August 2007 a mass-expulsion of U.S. citizens of Hispanic heritage was in fact celebrated with a cartoon by the MSM/Democrat’s very flagship, The Washington Post. This hyper-sensitive guardian of liberal sensibilities, this vigilante, prosecutor, and judge for anything printed, spoken, or whispered that could conceivably imply a derogatory quality to any conceivable ethnic group ran this cartoon. Please study it carefully.

Note that a smiling Uncle Sam insults an American ethnic group (Cuban-Americans) as “nuisances” while forcibly expelling them from the nation in a rickety boat titled “Cuban-Americans,” while these scowling, elderly and Mafiosi-clad people scream “we demand a chance to interfere with the ’08 election!”

By “interfere” we have to assume the cartoonist refers to the right, privilege and duty bestowed upon U.S. citizens known as “voting.” It so happens that the cartoonist, Pat Oliphant, is himself an immigrant to this country. In an interview with Time magazine he admitted to “leaning Democratic” in his politics.

I now invite you to contemplate the reaction from the usual political-correctness police had any other U.S. ethnic group (except overwhelmingly Republican Cuban-Americans) inhabited that boat. Imagine the fire and brimstone (literal, perhaps) if instead of Fedoras (rarely worn by Cuban-Americans, by the way) the group had worn kuffiyeh’s, burkha’s and chadors!

Imagine the clamor and attempted extortions followed by craven apologies and grovelings if the boat’s passengers had been “nappy-headed” and headed for Africa. Imagine the rallies in Los Angeles and the indignant blusterings by California politicians, The Hispanic Congressional Caucus and Nancy Pelosi if they’d worn sombreros.

Such cartoons are indeed imaginable with other ethnic groups — but surely with Uncle Sam cast as the villain, wearing a white hood, a swastika or an Ann Coulter mask. Maybe all three. In this one Uncle Sam smiles benevolently while handing the boat’s ethnic occupants their just desserts.

When authorities in Virginia’s Prince William County attempted to enforce U.S. laws against illegal immigration a few years ago the Washington Post denounced it as “shameful,” “hypocritical” and “ugly.” “Hounding Immigrants” ran the editorial’s title. “By singling out illegal immigrants, local politicians are contributing to what is becoming a poisonous, increasingly nativist atmosphere that will infect relations with Hispanics generally.”

Apparently they should single out legal ones, in the manner of Washington Post cartoons. There’s apparently nothing “poisonous” or “infectious,” “shameful” or “nativist,” mind you, about a cartoon gloating over the expulsion of U.S. citizens of Hispanic origin from America’s shores in a manner identical to Ferdinand and Isabella’s expulsion of Jews and Moors from Spain.

“Stop the Raids! Stop Hurting Children!” blared another WaPo editorial headline of the time. “The New Bedford raid is an inelegant example of how badly this country needs a clear-eyed immigration policy, one that provides . . .

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An Anatomy of Law Enforcement Impotence

by Daniel Greenfield on Monday, August 15th, 2011

This is article 2 of 54 in the topic Police/Fire

The modern law enforcement apparatus is an impressive thing. It’s no longer about men with clubs standing on street corners and cracking heads. Law enforcement is a scientific endeavor encompassing everything from high end forensic sciences to sociology and psychology. It’s a field of ideas now, and it suffers from the same malfeasance of ideas that every other aspect of Western culture does.

The modern police force does not enforce laws out of some abstract sense of justice, its only goal is the social good. And the social good calls for not enforcing laws, as often as it calls for enforcing them. Law enforcement does not exist for the sake of law, but for social stability, and how to achieve that social stability is still a matter of debate.

Law enforcement guidelines often call for forbearance in situations where enforcement would aggravate the violence. These situations almost invariably involve violence originating from a racial or ethnic group. During race riots, police officers may be told to stand by and observe the situation, because their intervention would only worsen the problem. The Crown Heights Pogrom and the London riots are both examples of this philosophy at work.

If you want to understand why the same police who have no trouble cracking heads at left wing and right wing protests– will occasionally turn into pussycats when a racial group takes to the streets, this is why. The doctrine they are operating under says that cracking down on racial violence will only lead to a bigger explosion. So will talking about it.

The same guidelines are in place for Islamic terrorism and the latest counter-terrorism strategy out of the White House applies the absurdities of community policing, with its emphasis on partnerships with the community responsible for the violence, to the Jihad. Again there are numerous warnings about the dangers of radicalizing Muslims through overly strong law enforcement.

In the name of social stability laws go unenforced and two systems of justice take hold. One for groups that are notorious for perpetrating violence– and the other for everyone else. And the violence only increases.

The United States has been going through this wringer for half a century. Calls for tough on crime laws warring with social appeasement strategies. Tough on crime is the official approach after the public made it clear that politicians who took the “Blame Society” line would pay a price at the ballot box. But social appeasement hasn’t gone away, it’s just less open.

Community Policing

There are two defining roles for modern law enforcement. The social worker and the obsessive tyrant. And the modern law enforcement apparatus usually combines both of these. The two roles emerge out of two approaches.

The first approach is Community Policing with a strong emphasis on empowering community groups to deal with the social issues, and once the social issues are taken care of, crime will go down. Law enforcement works with community leaders, which allows those leaders to delineate the areas where police and federal law enforcement will go, and the types of crimes they will address.

Government money funds social programs run by community leaders, bribing them to tackle those social problems.

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Social Justice: Liberalism’s Cloak and Dagger

by Jason Whitman on Friday, June 17th, 2011

This is article 5 of 82 in the topic Redistribution of wealth/socialism

Social justice is an idea that is incompatible with our Nation’s founding ideals. It is the opposite of an achievement oriented capitalistic philosophy that rewards winners and punishes losers. It is an ideology that victimizes the very people that it is purported to help. In fact, at its very core lies two of the liberals favorite philosophies. Class warfare and wealth redistribution, in short, communism. It does not take a long dissertation to define what social justice is.

As defined here by Van Jones, social justice is an economic system that produces equal or nearly equal outcomes. In other words, everyone under this system will have an equally good life. While that may indeed sound warm and fuzzy, as with most liberal philosophies it fails on a grand scale when it is removed from the ivory tower of academic institutions and implemented in American society. It is my intention to focus on some of those failings.

Liberals have spent nearly 40 years courting the black community with promises of social justice, yet if you look at their community today there has been no significant improvement in their economic situation at all in the last 40 years. I think this is really the poster-child for how social justice fails to deliver on its promise, and indeed keeps those it is intended to help mired in poverty and dependence on government.

In 2009, the poverty rate for white Americans was 9.4% (1) while the poverty rate for blacks was 25.8% (1), an increase from the 2008 level which of 24.7% (1). How does an ethnic group that has been the focus of the Left for nearly 40 years still have poverty rates as high as 25.8%? Could it be that spending capital resources on entitlements has created an entitlement culture among them? Have they indeed been treated as victims by the Left for so long they have no incentive to become achievers. It is more than clear they have the ability to achieve. One need look no further than Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and Condeleeza Rice to figure out that truth. Sadly, once a culture has become entitlement oriented, the motivation to succeed diminishes. It is further damaged by the mentality of being a victim. Entitlement and victimization are inseparable.

Liberals think if only economic outcomes were equal, we would, as Van Jones said, be moving toward a more perfect union. Unfortunately, this philosophy only moves our nation closer to the Soviet Union, not the perfect union. Equal economic outcomes is communism, or as I like to call it, trickle up misery. Redistributing wealth in the name of social justice does not guarantee a happy life, it only guarantees that all will share in equal misery.  As Sir Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”.

So what about the idea that social justice does not keep the poor mired in poverty? Is there any evidence of that?

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