WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 — Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party is nearly over.
First, special agents of the FBI seized her home computer server, the one holding all those top secret State Department documents. Before it was scrubbed.
Now she is confronted by the other FBI: the flagrantly-belligerent-idiots of Black Lives Matter.
In an Internet video, an activist demands that Hillary use her campaign to address the group’s concerns about “anti-blackness” when it comes to America’s criminal justice system. Hillary gives a politician’s ubiquitous nod and grunt of seeming agreement while Julius Jones, of the Boston chapter of Black Lives Matter, drones on.
“We spend more money on prisons than we do on schools,” says Jones.
At this point in the video, text intrudes into the picture like a rude activist strong-arming a feckless politician. It states that Hillary’s support for “controversial laws … have led to mass incarceration in the United States.” In particular, the largest crime bill in U.S. history “provided $9.7 billion in prison funding. From 1992 to 2000, the amount of prisoners in the U.S. increased almost 60 percent.”
“You and your family have been, in no uncertain way, partially responsible,” Jones tells Hillary. By “your family,” he means former President Bill Clinton, the man Nobel laureate Toni Morrison famously called America’s “first black president. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.”
The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 expanded the federal death penalty for killers who employ weapons of mass destruction or are involved in gang-related drive-by shootings, carjackings, drug trafficking and terrorism.
The act increased federal penalties for repeat sex offenders and required that they provide restitution to their victims. It mandated that all states recognize court-issued restraining orders and provide funding to establish homes for battered women and their children.
It also created a national registry for sex offenders.
It was a Republican bill – originating in a Republican controlled Congress – that Bill Clinton was more than willing to take credit for.
Jones did not provide a rational explanation for why increased penalties for mass murder, the brutalization of women, monitoring of known sex offenders or apprehending terrorists are shameful acts of “anti-blackness.” If anything, the law’s central theme clearly insists that all human lives matter and that those who violate one’s right to life must be weighed upon the scales of justice.
At a recent Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, two women of Black Lives Matter stormed the stage, demanding that Sanders surrender the microphone. Fellow activists in the crowd shouted, “Let her speak or we’ll shut it down!”
“So, right now, we’re going to honor this space,” said a young black woman. “And we’re going to honor the memory of Michael Brown [killed while charging a police officer]. And we are going to honor all of the black lives lost this year. And we’re going to honor the fact that I had to fight through all these people to say, ‘My life matters!’ That I have to get up here in front of a bunch of screaming, white racists to say, ‘My life fucking matters!’”
“Get off! Get off! How dare you!” one man yells.
“How dare she call me a racist! She insulted me, she called me a racist!” a woman says.
It’s impossible to muster any sympathy for them. Their Democratic Party created a monster: the well-organized, single-issue, fringe pressure group.
Gay and transgender activists angrily interrupt remarks by a Democratic president of the United States — even when they are invited guests of the White House. And Democratic candidates for president can’t get through their day without being assaulted by incoherent, ill-mannered grievance-mongers.
Decades of pandering to political sideshow acts are coming back to haunt the Democratic Party.
So move over, Hillary and Bernie. You are being pushed out of the big top. That’s because your tired and discredited ideas don’t matter to the new circus acts that just rolled into town.
Call them the FBI: flagrantly belligerent idiots.