The High-Tech Lynching of Ben Carson

Some of you may be too young to remember the origin of the phrase “high-tech lynching.” It was coined by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to describe the character assassination he underwent during his contentious confirmation hearings.

We have recently seen another high-tech lynching of a conservative black man. This time, the would-be victim is Dr. Ben Carson, Republican Presidential candidate.

Liberal web site POLITICO published a breathless “scoop” on 5 November 2015 claiming that Dr. Carson had lied about being offered a scholarship to West Point when he was considering applying to college.

There are just a couple of problems with this bombshell:

  1. All three service academies — the Armed Forces Academy (“Army,”) the Naval Academy (“Navy”) and the Air Force Academy (“Air Force”) — offer free tuition in exchange for a four-year service commitment upon graduation. It would be easy for a teen-ager to call that a “scholarship,” and in fact, that was the term Army used for its tuition waiver in the 1970s and 1980s.
  2. Dr. Carson never wound up applying to Army — he could only afford to apply to one college, so he applied to Yale, rendering the entire Army discussion moot.

Conservative media pushed back against POLITICO, unraveling their high-tech lynching almost in real-time. Within five hours of initial publication, POLITICO was forced to admit that major portions of its story had been fabricated.

Over the next couple of days, POLITICO, bereft of even the common decency to retract its edge-of-libelous piece, would stealth-modify the title and content of its piece to “walk back” its most damaging accusations without admitting to them. By then, however, the braying hounds at CNN and MSNBC had already taken up the scent, and they spent the day gleefully calling for Dr. Carson to explain what was going on or (better yet) end his Presidential campaign. Even Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly got in on the “concern troll” act.

One should no longer (if one ever did) expect POLITICO to have, or maintain, any credibility.

Connect The Dots: Paris to Roseburg to Sacramento

Let’s play “Connect The Dots,” since our media appear unwilling or unable to do same.

On August 21, 2015, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler subdue a Muslim terrorist on board a Paris-bound train.

On October 1, 2015, a gunman burst into the classroom at Umpqua Community College, where Mr. Skarlatos is enrolled, and kills 10 people execution-style before he is shot and killed. Law enforcement immediately rush to deny ANY connection to a possible Muslim terrorist attack, or to revenge for the August 21st incident.

On October 8, 2015, an attacker stabs Mr. Stone four times in the chest outside a nightclub in Sacramento. Law enforcement officials immediately rush to deny ANY connection to a possible Muslim terrorist attack, or to revenge for the August 21st incident.

Once is merely coincidence. Twice is a discernible pattern.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Last Friday (June 26th, 2015), the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage in the United States, ruling 5-4 in Obergefell vs. Hodges that same-sex marriage would henceforth be legal in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

This news was greeted with jubilation in the American gay and lesbian community. Pride Festivals and Parades that weekend took on added vibrancy. Monuments across the nation — Niagara Falls, the White House, Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland — were illuminated with the colors of the rainbow flag in commemoration of this decision.

And yet, the aphorism “Be careful what you wish for … because you just might get it.” applies here.

On a local level, several states (Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, among others) have begun investigating whether they can delay issuance of same-sex marriage licenses or simply stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. Personally, I don’t think government should be in the business of issuing marriage licenses at all — same-sex or opposite-sex. Marriage licenses should come from the minister performing the marriage ceremony.

On the current national level, same-sex marriage does not confer Federal tax benefits or Social Security benefits, and Obergefell won’t change that. Congress will have to re-write IRS and Social Security law to change references to “husband” and “wife” to “partner” or “spouse” in order to cover same-sex couples.

On an ominous national level, the Department of Justice has signaled its interest in “ensuring compliance” with states that may lag in issuing same-sex marriage licenses (viz: AL, MS, TX, above.) This would be the first step towards having the government take over the issuance of Federal marriage licenses — how best to “ensure compliance?” Once marriage licenses are Federally issued, prepare for an unrivaled level of intrusiveness into one’s personal life.

“Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.”

Courage in Charleston

Last week’s domestic terrorism at the A.M.E. Church in Charleston was a horrifying, monstrous act.

Satan took the form of Dylann Storm Roof. Entering the Church, he saw the Light of God’s Word in the ten people at the Wednesday night Bible study.

Satan was enraged by the power, beauty and purity of The Word. He tried to extinguish The Light by shooting nine of the ten people there.

But The Word was, is, and will always be stronger than Satan. Dylann fled the scene, was captured 250 miles away in North Carolina, and will face an earthly trial for his shootings … not to mention the trial he will face in the afterlife.

Those who do not believe in the battle between Good and Evil are perfectly willing to exploit this tragedy for their own ends, of course.

The President called for more “gun-free zones” (despite the fact that the church already was a ‘gun-free zone’) and claimed that other “advanced” countries didn’t have this kinds of shootings. (France, Israel and Norway were unavailable for comment.)

Professional racial agitators claimed that the shooting was a result of long-standing racial violence and separation in Charleston in particular and the South in general, and expressed disappointment at Charleston’s steadfast peaceful unity.

Charleston’s repudiation of Obama in favor of God — churches were packed on Sunday — will certainly make Obama’s Friday appearance there quite interesting. But if the community finds the strength to heal and progress beyond Dylann Storm Roof, it can certainly progress beyond Barack Hussein Obama.

The Doleful Case of Rachel Dolezal

One week ago the case of Rachel Dolezal exploded onto national consciousness. Ms. Dolezal was the 37-year-old head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP and a lecturer in African studies at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, a suburb of Spokane.

Ms. Dolezal went to the Spokane Post Office, claiming to have found racially motivated hate mail in the Spokane NAACP’s PO Box.  The post office duly investigated and found that the mail had not gone through the postal system, having not been stamped by the post office. The post office further found that the mail could have only gotten into the PO box by someone who had a key to the PO box.

Ms. Dolezal’s story further unraveled when her claims of having a black father attracted the attention of her estranged parents of Czech-German descent living in Montana.   They pointed out that although Rachel may have wished to identify or portray herself as “Black,” they — and she — were, in fact, quite White.

Ms. Dolezal has resigned her presidency of the Spokane NAACP, saying that the controversy over her racial identity is distracting the organization.

Eastern Washington University has not indicated whether they will renew their contract with Ms. Dolezal.

Ms. Dolezal is clearly a troubled woman, but her actions may have inadvertently driven a stake into the heart of the minority grievance industry in this country, as shown by the attempts to defend her behavior:

  • MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson said “I bet most Black Americans would see Rachel Dolezal as being more Black than Clarence Thomas;”
  • The national offices of the NAACP have reaffirmed their support for Ms. Dolezal.

Rachel Dolezal shows that for the BorgLeft, being “Black” is a function of your “S.A.D.” quotient:

  • SAY the “right” things;
  • ACT the “right” way;
  • DO the “right” things.

If you’re S.A.D. enough, you can “be Black” without having to be Black, and benefit from the set-asides and other financial / social privileges that accrue in this country to blacks.

Nice work, if you can get it.

The Witless Rapier

Social media — Twitter, Instagram, Vine, et alia — have provided a useful means for giving more of the people of the world a chance to speak out on the issues of the day.

However, social media have also provided an opportunity for those same people of the world to flaunt their smugness, idiocy and general rudeness at every opportunity.

I was reminded of those truisms during an encounter with a fellow Twitterer using the handle of JAHMMARASTAFARI. To save space, I shall henceforth refer to this Twitterer simply as “J”.

A discussion about pregnancy careened into the weeds with the following assertion from “J”:


Yes. Really.

One might believe that “laying low” might be the best response to the previous Twitter faux pas. One would be incorrect.

Having inserted one foot into his mouth, “J” proceeded to add the second foot with this show-stopper:


The most misogynistic troll on Twitter? The most clueless poster on Twitter? Or both?  Let’s find out:



His tart response to a query about would he obey laws against same:


Lovely.  Misogyny and anti-Semitism.  Great combination.

But back to that sex thing …


Well, there’s always California SB 967, which states (among other things) that California community colleges, California State colleges/universities and the UC system may not accept intoxication as a defense against a rape claim. “J”‘s tortured, non-sequitur responses were:

It only applies to California State University campuses.

“It only applies to persons on campus.

UCLA isn’t a state school.

(Yes, somehow, the University of California at Los Angeles receives no funding from the State of California.)

Then, our super-genius decided to pull out ALL the stops:


(As if arguing with a heterosexual man would make any difference …)


I don’t think intoxication is the gating factor here.


Whoa.  Let’s just back this truck up a bit, shall we?  WHERE did MDMA / “Molly” / Ecstasy come into this equation? We were discussing getting a girl drunk in order to have sex with her, and “J” suddenly brings MDMA into this?  Although it appears the only way “J” can have sex with a woman is to “drug her or drunk her,” which is quite telling.

The Westside of Los Angeles … you have been warned.

Autopsy on Black America: Ferguson, Missouri to Baltimore, Maryland

History repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

The Obama Administration has used the rot that infests American Black culture, as exemplified in the eight months between the Flameout at Ferguson and the Burnout at Baltimore, to further drive a wedge between the Black community and the rest of America, callously using their grievances to further their goals of martial law.

The parallels between Ferguson and Baltimore follow a by-now drearily familiar Kabuki script:

  1. Young black man dies after interaction with law enforcement. Check.
  2. Grieving black community gets together to bury young black man. Check.
  3. President dispatches White House aides to young black man’s funeral. Check.
  4. Peaceful protests suddenly explode into violence. Check.
  5. Mayor instructs local police force to “stand down” and not interfere with looting mobs. Check.
  6. Mobs loot, and then set fire to, an uninvolved store in the neighborhood. Check.
  7. Mayor displays shocking detachment from, and unawareness of, local situation. Check.
  8. Governor must finally step in and call out the state’s National Guard. Check.
  9. Subsequent night(s) of burning, looting, and other violence overwhelm local police and fire resources. Check.
  10. Mayor calls in Al Sharpton to “bring healing to the community (!).” Check.

One cannot look at this and not see this as being orchestrated. The Obama Administration, never one to “let an opportunity go to waste,” saw Ferguson, Missouri as a chance to foment civil uprising in the Black community. That didn’t work out, so they’re trying again in Baltimore.