In Eric Holder's Pocket: A Review of Christian Adams' Injustice
J. Christian Adams is an American hero and his new book INJUSTICE: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department is an indispensable work for our time.
But be warned that I -- as reviewers often are, even if they don’t say so -- am biased, quite obviously so. From page 155 of Adams’ book: “The following week, I received an unexpected phone call from Roger Simon asking me to become a contributor to his media site Pajamas Media, one of the leading conservative news websites. I accepted his offer, and soon began writing about issues such as civil rights and the ongoing activities of the Obama DOJ.”
I make no claim of editorial brilliance for drafting Christian then. An attorney for the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice, he had just resigned after the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez in the now infamous New Black Panther case. He wanted to blow the whistle on what he came to call the racialist (inordinately tilted in favor of minorities, largely African-American) policies and actions of the DOJ. And I was the perfect audience -- having been a voter registration worker myself during the Civil Rights Movement (South Carolina 1966). I was appalled by what he told me.
So I do take inordinate pride in the subsequent writings of Christian Adams on PJMedia. They have had a significant, and growing, impact on our country and justice system. They are arguably the most socially useful articles our company has published.
That out of the way, let me turn to why I believe Injustice may be the most important American publication this year. Simply, the book details quite specifically how the U.S. DOJ has been corrupted, hijacked might be a more appropriate term, by so-called “progressive” ideology to the extent that it no longer functions remotely as a genuine Department of Justice, but as something out of Orwell’s Animal Farm or Ugo Betti’s Corruption in the Palace of Justice. Just as in Orwell, justice is selectively and unequally applied and, as in Betti, the fish rots from the top.
Adams begins with the Ike Brown case (“Payback in Mississippi”), takes us through the astoundingly ideological hiring practices -- approaching left-wing purity tests -- of the Obama/Holder DOJ (“Personnel is Policy”) and on to his own involvement, and eventual whistle-blowing, as the DOJ declined to enforce its judgment on the execrable racists of the New Black Panther Party (“Anatomy of a Scandal"). To the Obama/Holder DOJ, only whites, never blacks, could be racists. Past grievances always outweighed present reality.
Unfortunately, the book was written too soon to include the latest DOJ debacle – the “Fast and Furious” scandal for which AG Holder is currently under House subpoena -- but I am sure that murderous escapade will be close to the consciousness of all readers of the book.
Closer still is a great and, to me, even more important dilemma for our times.