I received an email regarding some shenanigans going on at Brandeis University — yes, the same institution that prohibited Ayaan Hirsi Ali from speaking and receiving an honorary degree at the behest of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). You can read about that here.
Yesterday, we reported on the Twitter post of one Khadijah Lynch whose verbiage relating to the assassination of two NYPD police officers was, well, rather disconcerting to say the least, not to mention foul-mouthed.
The words of Ms. Lynch were shared at the website Truth Revolt and she was exposed by a courageous Brandeis student named Daniel Mael. As a result, Ms. Lynch stepped down from her university leadership position this past Sunday.
However, as often happens with Al Sharpton, Ms. Lynch is now claiming victim status and some at Brandeis University are “organizing” to attack Mr. Mael.
What I find so very interesting is that the progressive socialist left simply does not want to be held accountable for its actions. Consider the group marching and shouting “What do we want, dead cops, When do we want it, now.” And of course there was Al Sharpton referring to police officers as “cockroaches” and now that the same anger he projected is reflected back upon him, he cries fear and a need for protection.
I have a simple recommendation — don’t say things and post things in the public sphere for which you don’t want to be held responsible.
There have been so many vitriolic statements against our law enforcement officers creating a deadly atmosphere this weekend when three officers lost their lives as a result.
I remember the left attempting to put the blame of the horrific shooting of former Representative Gabrielle Giffords on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. And there was the ensuing speech by President Obama calling for civility in political discourse. Perhaps the transcript of that speech needs to get to Louis Farrakhan who called for killing “one of theirs” just recently, as we reported here.
So before deeming Al Sharpton and Khadijah Lynch as victims, consider the comments they’ve made. I support free speech, but there is also the concept of responsible speech.
Ms. Lynch clearly stated her sentiments towards the assassinated police officers and should have realized there are consequences. I don’t condone threats being made against any person, but let’s be honest, Ms. Lynch has a culpability.
Now for certain individuals at Brandeis University to target Daniel Mael for reporting words posted publicly on a Twitter feed — well, that is plain ludicrous! Heck, Facebook once shut down our page simply for restating the words of President Lyndon Johnson. Twitter feed reporting happens everyday. Of course, now Ms. Lynch has made her Twitter feed private. Who knows what’s being shared there now?
The subject of the email is “Holding Daniel Mael accountable, and other threats to student safety” — interesting, does Ms. Lynch have any accountability? Did Ms. Lynch consider the threats to law enforcement officer safety?
Here is the hypocrisy of those on the left. They want to hold someone responsible for comments relating to a story they wrote based on the public statement of an individual made about a critical news item — the assassination of police officers.
However, the left doesn’t believe President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have any responsibility for the comments they’ve made, creating an environment where these officers were targeted and murdered.
Michael Brown made a series of bad decisions: assaulting and robbing a store owner and assaulting and attacking a police officer attempting to take his service weapon. Khadijah Lynch made a bad decision to publicly state her sentiments on the deaths of three law enforcement officers this week. Yes, it is her right but it comes with a responsibility.
There are consequences to actions and decisions, and perhaps the folks at Brandeis University should share that lesson with each other — and not continue down the road of shifting responsibility and accountability to others — in this case Daniel Mael.
Just remember, there will be three empty chairs this Christmas — three men who had wives and children will not be there any more. They represent our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who serve and protect. They are not “cockroaches” and certainly don’t deserve to be targeted and assassinated.
And neither does Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, or Khadijah Lynch deserve threats — they need our prayers for the misguided darkness that possesses their hearts.