Well, not surprisingly, there’s political opportunism going on regarding the incident in Baltimore surrounding the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. But the person seeking to capitalize should probably have taken the advice of great and wise King Solomon from Proverbs 17:28 (New International Version), “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
As reported by CNN, “Hillary Clinton will call for every police department in the country to use body cameras to “increase transparency and accountability,” as she pushes for broad criminal justice reform during a speech in New York on Wednesday, an aide said, pushing for an “end to the era of mass incarceration.”
Clinton unveiled some of her first policy proposals since launching her campaign two weeks ago, when she delivers the keynote address at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University later Wednesday morning.
“It is heartbreaking,” Clinton said Tuesday night to donors at an off camera Manhattan fundraiser. “The tragic death of another young African-American man. The injuries to police officers. The burning of peoples’ homes and small businesses. We have to restore order and security. But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.”
First of all, to mention former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and associate it with “leadership” is truly oxymoronic.
However, the last person on earth who should be talking about “accountability and transparency” is the former first lady, former senator, and former secretary of state who has no tangible accomplishments other than titles — and no history of being secretary of state since she had her private email servers wiped clean.
Perhaps a better recommendation would be for the Clintons themselves to wear body cameras — then again, the rules of accountability and transparency only apply to others, not to the political elites. You know, there are times when I just wonder if these people wake up and just decide to say these incredibly dumb things — not realizing the horrific irony being created?
“The tragic death of another African-American man” — I have just one question. Where in the heck has Mrs. Clinton been with the tragic black-on-black murders that have been occurring in her hometown of Chicago?
Oops, I forgot, only politicized black lives matter to liberal progressives. Certainly not those who are part of the failure of progressive socialist inner city policies that have created wanton gang violence and destroyed the venerable black family. And when Mrs. Clinton goes and chums it up with the Emily’s List ladies, does she make a stand for the tragic deaths of millions of black babies?
I am sick and tired of these white liberal progressives who are just using the black community to harvest a new crop — votes. And the pandering talking points emanating from their lying lips are despicable. I wonder how many of these “African-American men” Hillary and Bill would invite up to their private residence? Nah, let’s just keep feeding the colored folks these nice lines and make them think we actually care. I’m just waiting for the next round of Hillary’s southern drawl or perhaps another shrill rendition of “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired.”
So what does Mrs. Clinton believe the remedy should be for these ills affecting the black community? As CNN writes, “Among Clinton’s prescriptions: probation reform, bolstering treatment for mental health and drug addiction and looking at alternative sentences for lesser offenses, specifically those committed by young people. She will discuss “the hard truth and fundamental unfairness in our country that today African American men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms,” the aide said.”
That folks is a bovine excrement prescription. One need only revive the vision of Booker T. Washington who had a three point plan: education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance.
You will NEVER hear white liberal progressive socialists speak in those terms to the black community. They will offer everything that is the antithesis to Washington’s principles. First of all, liberal progressives will never embrace better quality educational choices in the black community. After all, the avowed socialist mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, sought to shut down charter schools in the city. One of the highest performing schools is Success Academy in Harlem. The progressive left is owned by the teachers unions and they are hell bent on not being challenged — and the Democrat Party marches lock step.
It’s amazing that once upon a time the Democrat Party stood and locked the doors for blacks to get inside the schools. Today, the Democrat Party still stands but this time, the doors are locked from the inside, trapping black kids in failing schools. Different tactic, same result, lack of better opportunities because of a lack of education.
Why is Mrs. Clinton not talking about tax policies that can advance capital investment into the inner city black communities? Nah, much better to usurp capital from investors under the belief that the government knows better. And therefore the money that could spur on investment (not government spending), innovation, ingenuity, and inspiring the next generation of small business development in the inner city is dismissed. Why? Because the elitist white liberal progressives believe not in the opportunity society of self-reliance as Washington did, but embrace the dependency society of the welfare nanny-state. And that, ladies and gents, is what we’re watching play out in Baltimore and all across the country in the black — and soon to be Hispanic communities.
What a true liberal progressive hypocrite Hillary Clinton is — she cares little for accountability and transparency in her own life, yet will demand others to wear body cameras. But worse, she cares absolutely nothing about the plight in the black community.
She only cares about the propagandized pandering that will enable her to attain power — there Massa Bill and Miss Hillary will sit in the “big house.” But they’ll make sure y’all gets some chicken and can have some entertainment to keep ya happy.
No Mrs. Clinton, I, my wife Angela, and our daughters — as well as a growing number of black conservatives who embody Booker T. Washington’s vision — reject the lies, deceit, and the pathetic pittance you are peddling. The “unfairness” you mention has been and continues to be perpetrated by the likes of you and the elitist white liberal progressives who have NEVER cared for the black community. You have only used it for your own selfish designs and goals.