Mark Alexander / Mar. 22, 2021

Biden Uses Flags as Political Rags

Ordering flags to half-staff to perpetuate a false political narrative is disgraceful.

You may have noticed that flags at federal, state, and local government buildings were ordered to half-staff by Joe Biden.

Was it because eight were killed in a human trafficker’s vehicle last week as a direct result of Biden and Kamala Harris inviting a mass influx of illegal immigrants across our border?

No. Yet that blood is on Biden’s hands because, as policy analyst Stephen Miller notes, Biden’s immigration policies are “morally monstrous” and “indefensible.”

Was it because, two weeks earlier, 13 illegal immigrants they enticed to come were killed in another trafficker’s vehicle while making a run across our southern border?

No, though again, that blood is on Biden’s hands.

So why were flags lowered? On Thursday, President Post Turtle issued the order to perpetuate the latest chapter of the Left’s race-bait political agenda — this time based on the false narrative that the murder of eight people in Atlanta by a sociopathic assailant was racially motivated. Six of the women at three “spas” were of Asian heritage. Thus, it must have been a “hate crime.”

However, Atlanta police issued a statement indicating the assailant was mentally ill, had visited the locations for sex, had recently been treated for sex addiction, and targeted the locations because, in his deranged mind, that would alleviate his temptation. According to Captain Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, where the suspect is being held, “It’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate. He said it was not racially motivated.” Sheriff Frank Reynolds added, “We believe he frequented these places in the past.”

While the assailant claimed “sexual addiction,” the primary reason for his violence was most likely socio-pathology, and his compulsive preoccupation with sex was the trigger. As noted by historian Victor Davis Hanson, “His past proven sex addiction and mental instability, along with his lethal shooting of non-Asians, suggest he was a pathological, mentally impaired murderer, not a race hater.”

Regarding his targets, a senior law enforcement official observed that if the assailant’s motivation was racial and linked to the ChiCom Virus pandemic, he would more likely have targeted some of the hundreds of Chinese restaurants in the region rather than driving 26 miles to commit the assaults. (There are three times the number of Chinese restaurants as there are McDonald’s franchises.)

Nevertheless, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declared, “Whatever the motivation was for this guy, we know that the majority of the victims were Asian.”

Of course the women at these businesses were of Asian descent because sex traffickers frequently victimize Asian women for illicit services at “massage parlors.” According to The Washington Post: “The Atlanta-area massage businesses where eight people were shot and killed Tuesday have long been identified online and by police as places where sex work and possible sexual exploitation regularly occurred — and where Asian women could be found. Customers who posted about the illicit offerings at Gold Spa, Aromatherapy Spa and Young’s Asian Massage made the businesses targets for people who showed up expecting to be able to purchase sex acts.”

Apparently, though, the fact that six of the victims were of Korean origin was enough for Biden and Harris to spin the attack as a “racist hate crime,” an assertion that is being echoed by their Leftmedia propagandists.

And, of course, the “Asian racism” claims are dramatically overstated. The rising assault on Americans of Asian heritage is not a “white supremacist” problem. The most disproportionate attacks against other races are committed by black assailants. And black-on-black assault is the most prevalent violent crime in the nation.

But that does not fit the Demos’ race-hate narrative, and when it comes to those fake narratives, they never let facts trump political agendas.

On Friday, after again referring to “President Harris” in a speech prepping her ascension to the throne, Biden stumbled his way up the steps to Air Force One for a trip to Atlanta. Once there, he met with Asian American leaders in order to ramp up the racial exploitation of the victims.

Biden told them, “Hate can have no safe harbor in America.” Insisting Congress needed to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, he declared, “Too many Asian-Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated, and harassed. They’ve been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed. It’s been a year of living in fear for their lives.”

For her part, Harris said, “Racism is real in America, and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America, and always has been. Sexism, too. The president and I will not be silent. We will not stand by. We will always speak out against violence, hate crimes, and discrimination wherever and whenever it occurs. … Knowing the increasing level of hate crimes against our Asian American brothers and sisters, we also want to speak out in solidarity with them and acknowledge that none of us should ever be silent in the face of any form of hate.” Notably, pretending to be more cautious than Biden, Harris added: “I’m making no connection at this moment to the motivation of the killer. I’m waiting for an answer from, as the investigation proceeds, from the FBI and from the Justice Department. I’ll have more to say when the investigation is completed.”

It is disgraceful that Biden and Harris would use the Atlanta murders as cheap political fodder, but that is standard Demo MO. However, for Biden, as commander-in-chief, to then desecrate our flag by ordering flags to half-staff across the nation to perpetuate his political agenda is inexcusable. These are the same flags that drape the coffins of American service personnel killed in action. (The Patriot Post‘s editorial office flies the highest flag in our city, and it remained at full staff all weekend.)

Finally, and predictably, the nation’s leading provocateur of hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center, was quick to get on board with a fundraising email about “the hateful violence” in Atlanta, which featured a big red DONATE button. Also predictably, adolescents of all ages are out protesting violence against Asians, dutifully following the political meme known as the Biden/Harris regime.

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