LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 11, 2016 — The sniper attack in Dallas last week left the nation reeling. After a pair of deadly confrontations between police officers and black motorists, one enraged zealot took matters into his own hands. By the time he was done shooting, 11 Dallas police officers were injured and five were dead.
President Obama responded as he always does. He heaped encomia on the victims who fit his approved profile; for the others, there were tepid platitudes. Obama did not pull the Texas trigger, but his words provided the loaded gun.
Twenty-five years ago in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, another racial demagogue was creating a race war to make a name for himself.
In August of 1991, Yosef Lifsh drove the car that killed Gavin Cato. Lifsh was not drunk, nor did he violate any speed laws. The police determined that this was a tragic accident.
For Al Sharpton, Cato’s death was an opportunity. Lifsh was an Orthodox Jew. Cato was black. Sharpton took an incident with zero racial connection and created one. He stirred up a black mob until it was ready to explode against any Jew it could find. Chasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum was murdered by Lemrick Nelson, Jr, a 16-year-old black man.
Rosenbaum had nothing to do with Lifsh or Cato. He was not even American. Rosenbaum was an Australian student visiting the United States who was put to death out of pure hatred.
This is where the moral equivalence crowd need to be the first ones to be silent. A Jewish driver killed a black boy by accident, without any racial thought behind it. A black man murdered a Jewish man specifically because he was Jewish, the very definition of bigotry.
Twenty-five years later, the man who perpetrated the Tawana Brawley racial hoax and called for violence against Jewish diamond merchants is more powerful than ever. His acolyte Barack Obama is now President of the United States. Sharpton visits the White House frequently as President Obama plays the role of Racial Arsonist in Chief.
Obama has been in charge long enough for Americans to know enough to understand him. His responses and actions, as well as non-responses and inaction, are predictable.
When a white police officer properly arrested black professor Henry Louis Gates, Obama declared that the Cambridge police “acted stupidly.” Obama had no facts, just his predetermined race-colored opinion.
When blacks are the victims of natural disasters, Obama speaks forcefully. Lambasting President George W. Bush’s response to hurricane Katrina was one of Obama’s early race-baiting hobbies. Yet when floods devastated white Republican areas in Tennessee and West Virginia, Obama was nowhere to be seen or heard.
When blacks are killed, Obama lectures Americans on how we all have to do better. When white conservatives are killed, he has nothing to say.
A President of the United States has to be the president of all. The only way to get Obama to care whether you live or die is to fall into one of his favored groups. Blacks and Muslims have his sympathy. Their deaths earn us presidential press conferences and condescending lectures.
The deaths of conservative whites, Christians, and Jews (Democrats, but far below blacks and Muslims on the Democrat interest group hierarchy chart) are met with presidential indifference. At best they get a written statement.
If Obama were guilty of isolated missteps, the nation’s premier celebrity golfer could be afforded a couple of mulligans. But his racially targeted speeches are as continuous as they are corrosive.
When black men were killed by police officers in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota, Obama went the full Sharpton. After the Dallas shooting rampage, Obama played the role of father mediating a dispute between misbehaving children.
Like Yankel Rosenbaum in 1991, police officers were victims of the Obama-Sharpton leftist moral equivalence doctrine. In Dallas, Normal America saw the truth.
The Louisiana and Minnesota tragedies had nothing to do with race. Police may have acted inappropriately, but the facts still need to be sorted out. Dallas was a cold-blooded murder of whites by a black man who publicly stated his desire to kill whites. There was nothing equal about these disparate situations.
The Louisiana and Minnesota police officers did not wake up in the morning and decide to hunt black men. The black Dallas killer, inspired by the violent Black Lives Matter movement, did just that with the white police.
Black Lives Matter is known for rallies where protesters yell things like “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” and “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon!”
It would be easy to dismiss the Obama-Sharpton-BLM coalition as black rage, but race is not what any of this is about. Race is the tool; the motivation is ideology. This is leftist rage perpetrated by blacks, just as the Occupy Wall Street movement is leftist rage perpetrated by whites. Black Republicans do not riot. No Republicans riot. Leftists riot, led by leftist politicians.
After the carnage, Obama gives a pompous speech about how we all need to adhere to our better angels. For him, self-awareness and self-improvement never come. When Obama and Sharpton are in power, all systems are set to “burn, baby burn.”
Healing will never come until those who benefit from race and gender wars are marginalized as they should be. Conservatives despise David Duke and publicly rebuke him. Obama and Sharpton are celebrated by the media and hollywood glitterati.
Obama got elected by pretending to be a reasonable man who could get disparate elements to unite due to his sheer force of personality and charisma. Instead, he has left in his wake a trail of Yankel Rosenbaums. Dallas is just the latest avoidable murder spree.
With six months remaining in office, Obama has every incentive to exacerbate tensions at an accelerating rate. Government by vengeance is his conscious choice. Unless one belongs to a group Obama cherishes, it may be best to stay indoors and hide. With his violent supporters on the loose unchecked, the rest of us are in danger.