Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some thoughts on Wisconsin

I'm sure that everyone remembers this incident from earlier in the month:

According to witnesses, a group of anywhere from 30 to 100 young black men descended on the Wisconsin State Fair last night, beating fairgoers and looting carnival games, in what witnesses said were racially-motivated attacks, Milwaukee's WTMJ reports.

One witness named Eric, an Iraq veteran, said the attacks reminded him of war:

"I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn't do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody's windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it."
Another witness, Norb Roberts, corroborated that: "We were just like cattle being herded out of the park, and they were picking and choosing who they wanted to beat on," he said.

Officials have not yet given an estimate of how many attackers were involved or how many fairgoers were injured.

You will also remember that this occurred against the backdrop of the recall elections in Wisconsin where Democrats were attempting to oust Republican legislators who had cooperated with Governor Walker in saving a large number of state worker's jobs by making some extremely modest cuts in their benefit package.

This sent the left into paroxysms of foaming madness because unionized state employees are NEVER supposed to do with LESS for ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

You will remember that this effort to introduce some measure of fiscal sanity was seen as an exercise of the TEA Party.

And you will also remember (the remembering is almost over now) that the left has been smearing the TEA Party with charges of racism since its very first days.

Now weave all these memories together into a single tapestry and then stand back and behold the picture.  A mob of young black men who have for the past several months been hearing from the media, from the pulpits of their churches, from community organizers and political leaders that they've been taught to respect (like Al Sharpton), from their parents and teachers and from their peers that racist white people are trying to destroy their lives.

These young black men then go to a place where a large number of (mostly white) people are gathered and begin attacking white targets of opportunity - and tweeting and texting their peers to encourage them to come join the mayhem.

Does this come as any kind of true surprise?

Where has the media been on this?  The same media that was only too happy to help Bill Clinton blame Oklahoma City on Rush Limbaugh and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on Sarah Palin (two slanders which had absolutely no basis in reality) have been absolutely silent about the reasons that a mob of young African-Americans might have - at that particular time and place - decided that it was acceptable and desirable to attack random white people.

Is that the stench of hypocrisy I smell?