Or not. “I Felt A Great Disturbance In The Narrative,” Kate McMillan writes at Small Dead Animals:
— Matt (@Matthops82) May 2, 2015
Kate links to this spot-on observation by Ace in the wake of the racial equality of the six Baltimore officers accused of killing Freddie Gray: “‘Anti-Americanism’ is a culturally-approved safe harbor for expressing one’s own (forbidden) jingoism,” and building on Mr. Obama’s infamous remark early in his first term that “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism:”
A Greek man thumping his chest at how jingoistic Americans are — he’s not saying “we’re all equal.” He’s saying Greeks are superior. He’s saying Americans are stupid for getting the question of “Who is Best?” wrong.
Likewise, many minorities now employ a constant, codified, ritualized attack on White People as their method of engaging in some bumptious, egotistical Racial Triumphalism.
And this becomes more obvious every single day.
Guys? If you think your own culture or race is the best, stop being dishonest, and just express your honest chauvanistic and/or racist feelings.
Stop using the nasty passive-aggressive subterfuge of always strongly, strongly implying that you are Superior to Whitey as your chickenshit method of proclaiming racial superiority.
Just come out and own your own ego-driven, hateful, backwards, ignorant cracker-ass racism, for god’s sakes.
Which brings us to Jazz Shaw at Hot Air, who writes that Baltimore city’s state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “just bought herself some trouble over Freddie Gray” Note this line from Mosby, who sounds very much like she’s already prejudged the case:
“To the people of Baltimore and demonstrators across America, I heard your call for ‘No Justice, No peace,’” she said. “Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.”
“This should be alarming to anyone in the justice system,” Jazz writes:
Cries in the streets of “No Justice No Peace” are certainly protected, First Amendment speech, but they are also a strongly implied threat of lawlessness which stands apart from whatever perceived injustice is being protested. To have the State’s Attorney echo that on the steps of the courthouse was off-putting to say the least. What’s more, it was a very direct signal that the crowds threatening the state with “no peace” had secured a victory by having Mosby stand up in public and declare that she would “deliver justice” for Freddie Gray long before there has been a trial, to say nothing of a conviction of officers who are innocent until proven guilty. How does one promise what justice will look like before a determination has been made?
Well, yes. But then, as PJTV alumnus Steven Crowder tweets:
Only in America can a mostly black city, run by a black mayor, with black cops be accused of systemic racism… against black people.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) May 1, 2015