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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Guilt by Association

If the trained hamsters in the main stream media have any standards at all, they're double standards. For months and months, they labeled Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." They worked hard to find any connection, however tenuous, that would tie Trump or any of his nominees or any senior GOP politician to anyone who even got close to a white supremacist person or group.

This week, an extremist who is every bit as worrisome as any white supremacist, Louis Farrakhan, did what he always does. He gave a virulently anti Semitic, anti-gay speech. Surprisingly, and to its credit, CNN broke a virtual media blackout and reported the gist of his comments:
Washington (CNN) Minister Louis Farrakhan engaged in a series of anti-Semitic remarks on Sunday.

Farrakhan has led the black nationalist group Nation of Islam since 1977 and is known for hyperbolic hate speech aimed at the Jewish community.

During the speech in Chicago, Farrakhan made several anti-Semitic comments, including, "the powerful Jews are my enemy."
"White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God's grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I'm here to say your time is up, your world is through," he later said.
Well, at least the "news network" that suffers continually from Trump Derangement Syndrome was honest enough to report on Farrakhan, but why didn't CNN or others in the mainstream media take the next step and tie his supporters and acquaintances in the Democratic party to his words. After all, that's exactly what they did when they labeled Trump a 'white supremacist" for his supposed associations.

Peter Hasson reports:
At least seven House Democrats are known to have direct ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist who has called Jews “satanic” and said white people “deserve to die.”

California Reps. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and Texas Rep. Al Green have all attended meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress, according to photos, videos and witness accounts of the meetings reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

With the exception of Davis, the Democratic representatives have ignored repeated requests for comment regarding their relationships with Farrakhan.

Davis has a personal relationship with Farrakhan and is unbothered by Farrakhan’s position on “the Jewish question,” he told TheDCNF on Sunday. Davis called Farrakhan an “outstanding human being” in an interview with The Daily Caller in February and said he has regularly visited with Farrakhan.
For far too many leftists, "intersectionality" gives despicable people like Farrakhan a pass. After all, leftists would claim, the "Minister" is a member of an oppressed minority and a Muslim to boot, so a few anti-Semitic comments are ... well ... we'll just look the other way. For that matter, the seven Congress members get the same kind of pass.

It seems that only those with opinions and/or an ideology that opposes the left are given withering coverage by the trained hamsters when questionable associations occur. That's why Trump was guilty by association with someone who once spoke to someone else who possibly knew someone who may have been a KKK or neo-Nazi member. But seven leading Dems, one of whom endorses a known anti-Semite and another who is an anti-Semite (think: Keith Ellison)? Nah ... guilt by association just doesn't apply.

UPDATE (3/8/2018):

For Social Justice Warriors, ideology is all that matters. The vast majority of SJWs are children of the Left who uncritically praise people who parrot their favorite memes, even if those same people are otherwise despicable bigots. Susan Shapiro offers us a case in point:
Imagine if I, a liberal white New Yorker, posted social media pictures with my arm around the KKK-loving David Duke, calling him a great man as he proclaimed that black people were degenerates responsible for the supposedly filthy behavior that caused transsexuality. I would be fired, ridiculed and called out by every left-winger in my life, as well as all the civilized people I knew on the right.

Yet Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory, a liberal black New Yorker, has done the equivalent, repeatedly.

Last week, the 37-year-old Mallory attended yet another event for the despicable Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan in Chicago, receiving a shoutout from Farrakhan himself.
If Malloy were a singular exception, we might just shrug. But she isn't. The editors of the conservative Daily Standard write:
Tamika Mallory, a co-leader of the Women’s March, was at the “Saviours Day” [Farrakhan] speech this year; two years before she posted a photo with Farrakhan to Instagram in which she offered him praise and birthday wishes. Linda Sarsour—the famed left-wing Palestinian-American activist and provocateur—commented on a photo of Farrakhan on the Instagram page of Carmen Perez, another Women’s March co-leader. “God bless him,” Sarsour said of Farrakhan.

How strange that self-proclaimed “intersectional” feminists such as Sarsour, Mallory, and Perez would support an openly misogynistic and racist demagogue like Farrakhan. Among his more recent offerings: “When a woman does not know how to cook and the right foods to cook, she's preparing death for herself, her husband and her children.” He’s also observed that “man is supposed to have rule, especially in his own house . . . and when she rules you, you become her child.” Directly to women he asserted: “You are a failure if you can’t keep a man, no profession can keep you happy!” One wonders what it is about him that these feminists find so alluring.
For the Left and the SJWs who populate it, Malloy and Sarsour's behavior is not at all unusual. Many SJWs are a bit more circumspect, no doubt, preferring to look the other way. But relatively few publicly condemn a person like Farrakhan. After all, that might cause them to begin to assess the many other corrupt and dishonest positions taken by those who adopt Leftist ideology without critical evaluation.