Bill Clinton and the Hypocrites
Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt, and he shouts them down.
In a sign of the political idiocy of our times, Bill Clinton was shouted down by activists from the “Black Lives Matter” crowd while in the City of Brotherly Love. Clinton may have been the “first black president,” but Barack Obama has fomented so much racial animosity that Bill risks losing some of Hillary’s most loyal demographic.
Never confusing debate and facts with good old-fashioned tantrums, the Black Lives Matter crew showed up in force, pitched a fit and fell in it (as we say in the South). Holding signs declaring “Hillary is a murderer,” the victims-by-vocation screeched over Clinton’s speech for about 10 minutes declaring his 1994 crime bill to have “destroyed black communities” due to the “mass incarceration” of criminals who happened to possess more melanin at birth.
Never mind the explosion of black-on-black crime, the inner city’s join-a-gang versus have-a-dad approach to family and the simple fact that there are disproportionately more minority men committing crimes. The social justice warrior Left is reframing their continued failures by declaring even the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton among those who devalue the lives of the black community.
“I like protesters, but the ones who won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” responded the former president to the mouthy mass interrupting his speech. “That’s the simple rule,” Clinton continued as much of the crowd cheered. “Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.”
Oh dear — a Sister Souljah Moment, the Sequel.
Remember back to 1992 when black rapper Sister Souljah outrageously responded to the Los Angeles riots? “If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” Souljah asked rhetorically. “So if you’re a gang member and you would normally be killing somebody, why not kill a white person? Do you think that somebody thinks that white people are better, are above and beyond dying, when they would kill their own kind?”
Then-candidate Clinton’s rebuke was simple: “If you took the words ‘white’ and ‘black,’ and you reversed them, you might think David Duke was giving that speech.”
Dial the clock forward 22 years and Clinton’s consistent stance this time evoked a social media outrage that he would disagree with such a key voting bloc needed to overcome Hillary’s surging opponent, Bernie Sanders. After defending his 1994 law and pointing out that these BLM protesters were essentially standing with the hardened gang criminals who got children addicted to crack and mobilized them in a street war against their own community, Clinton retorted, “You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter! Tell the truth! You are defending the people who caused young people to go out and take guns.”
The hypocrites exposed continued their protests via social media. One person tweeted, “But we thought he was ‘good white folks,’ meaning a white man doing his best to be decent despite his privilege.” Another said, “Bill Clinton really stepped in it. And not the first time.” A third argued, “Bill Clinton basically called Black Lives Matter protesters ‘you people,’ without using the words ‘you people.’”
Let’s just take a moment to properly assess this situation: Thanks in large part to the Great Society and subsequent urban poverty plantations, blacks have an escalating trend of crime, soaring unemployment, an out-of-wedlock birth rate approaching 75% and, despite comprising only 13% of the population, have committed 38% of all murders in America over the last 30 years. The answer, according to the Black Lives Matter agitators, is to blame white cops and let more people out of jail, all while insisting that the public stand in uniform agreement with their demands, despite their own acts of disrespect and lack of discipline.
Do black lives matter? Absolutely, but the movement bearing that name has grossly distorted reality.
Naturally, Bill Clinton issued a perfect political apology: “So I did something … in Philadelphia. I almost want to apologize for it, but I want to use it as an example of the danger threatening our country.” Noting the potential for offense but not giving in to the always-offended crowd, Clinton concluded, “I rather vigorously defended my wife, as I am want to do, and I realized, finally, I was talking past [the protester] the way she was talking past me. We gotta stop that in this country. We gotta listen to each other again.”
But the brutal facts remain. If black lives matter, then stop running with race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and demand that the men who impregnate the women of your community step up as the head of household. If black lives matter, then black kids should see behavior that has some semblance of decency and productivity worthy of modeling, and not the “Gangsta” urban anger of entitlement and crime that escalates into more black-on-black death. If black lives matter, then stop being the number one customer of abortion services offered by Planned Parenthood.
If black lives matter, let your actions match your argument.
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