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There are basic truths the left refuses to admit about the charged racial environment gripping America, let alone say out loud. On the other side of the Great Divide, Republican lawmakers tend to pull their punches and stop short of “telling it like it is” out of fear of being run out of office — or worse. To a lesser extent, white conservative political pundits only travel beyond certain unwritten boundaries at their own peril, if they dare to do so at all.
This brings us to black conservatives.
Given that I’m not a black conservative, I cannot speak as such, but I have observed for decades how black conservatives are treated by non-conservative blacks, the names they’re called, and the derision they face from black liberals.
The “why” is an easy answer.
It’s evident in the epithets they hurl. “Uncle Tom” (or “Tim,” as was the case this week with SC Republican Sen. Tim Scott), “house negro,” “uppity,” and worse — solely for refusing to live on the liberal plantation as the Democrat Party has declared for more than sixty years.
Former New Black Panthers Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz said it best, in 2011, when he described then-President Obama as a “bamboozling buck-dancing Tom” for “lying on an African leader,” adding: “His wife should leave that n***** tonight!”
And how did the liberal media respond to that piece of garbage comment? Crickets.
I realize I’ve taken a circuitous route to get to the Larry Elder/Maxine Water story, but I sometimes wonder if people, in general, appreciate the courage displayed by Larry Elder, Shelby Steele, Clarence Thomas, Burgess Owens, RedState’s Kira Davis, and other black influencers, when they speak truth to left-wing power? We should. All of us.
We all know who and what Maxine Waters is, without introduction, what she “stands” for, how reprehensively low she will stoop, and that she is likely not a member of MENSA.
As a result, Mad Max has a history of saying really stupid shi stuff on a regular basis, including when she jetted to Minneapolis during the Derek Chauvin trial and all but told rabid protesters to continue to riot — and really crank it up — if Chauvin were acquitted.
Waters was properly slammed by conservative media and, predictably, pretty much lauded by the left — including Nancy Pelosi. Larry Elder not only begs to differ; the conservative syndicated radio talk show host and writer said “it” out loud in his latest column:
“Maxine Waters’ anti-cop rhetoric is getting black people killed.”
Yep. Out loud.
Larry Elder isn't mincing words:
Maxine Waters’s Anti-Cop Rhetoric Is Getting Black People Killed https://t.co/Wt1dz2LLsc
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 30, 2021
Elder began by recounting Mad Max in 2018 urging her supporters to publicly harass Cabinet members of the Trump administration.
At an outdoor rally in Los Angeles, Waters, with microphone in hand and amplifiers nearby, shouted: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up.
And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
“Asked by a news anchor why America ‘has such difficulty’ in making change ‘when it comes to violence and injustice done to Black people,’” Elder wrote, Waters responded:
“The police, I think, really believe, and in some ways are led to believe, that their greatest challenge and their greatest chore is to keep, you know, Black people in their place.”
Elder offered up a few pertinent questions to Mad Max:
The police? All of them? Not just racist white cops? And Waters meant now, today — not decades ago. She said police are “led to believe that their greatest challenge … is to keep … Black people in their place”? Led to believe this by whom?
Is it relevant that many of our major cities have or have had Black police chiefs? Is it relevant that many big-city police departments increasingly reflect the racial diversity of the communities they protect and serve?
Is it relevant that an increasing percentage of the nation’s sworn police officers are officers of color, including the police chief in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died?
Larry then quoted a few relevant facts — anathema to the left — courtesy of The Washington Post; not exactly a conservative publication.
“Police departments across the country have become less overwhelmingly white since the 1990s, according to a study published by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics last fall.
“The agency’s survey of police departments found that the share of white non-Hispanic police fell from 78.5 percent in 1997 to 71.5 percent in 2016.”
“Irresponsible attacks against the supposedly “systemically racist” police by politicians like Waters are, in part,” wrote Elder, “responsible for the “Ferguson Effect,” the phenomenon of cops pulling back from proactive policing for fear of accusations of engaging in “systemic racism.”
He continued, “In reaction to anti-police protests in Chicago in 2015, then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city’s police have gone ‘fetal.’”
Emanuel said: “We have allowed our police department to get fetal, and it is having a direct consequence. They have pulled back from the ability to interdict. … They don’t want to be a news story themselves; they don’t want their career ended early; and it’s having an impact.”
[Emanuel] later added: “Officers themselves are telling me about how the news over the last 15 months impacted their instincts — do they stop, or do they keep driving? When I stop here, is it going to be my career on the line?”
And then the money shot:
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles County, Waters’ home base, homicides during the first two months of 2021 were up 186% compared with 2020, according to Fox News.
Yet? Hypocrite extraordinaire Mad Max trotted around L.A. admonishing her equally-deluded followers to harass Trump administration officials whenever and wherever they saw them. The left has no shame, but Maxine Waters takes “shameless” to a whole new level. And she loves every minute of it; as evidenced by the following, per The Washington Post.
“I’m an uppity Black woman who has the audacity to confront the system in ways that you’re not supposed to do. You’re supposed to be so afraid, so intimidated….I’m none of those things. I am who I am.”
As I said at the top, we know who and what Maxine Waters is.
“I’m an uppity Black woman who has the audacity to confront the system in ways that you’re not supposed to do. You’re supposed to be so afraid, so intimidated….I’m none of those things. I am who I am.” https://t.co/WKFYqWPjt3
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) April 26, 2021
Incidentally, in an article earlier today about an open borders protest outside the White House on Friday, I reported on protestors moronically chanting in unison: “Cops and Borders, We Don’t Need Them! All We Want Is Total Freedom!”
Perfect nirvana to the whacked-out left: No cops. No borders. Total freedom. Mad Max was seen furiously nodding in approval. [sarc]
Back to reality and back to truth, via Larry Elder.
When cops pull back from proactive policing, crime goes up. By teaching young Blacks that cops hate them, why would a young Black man comply when pulled over by a “systemically racist” cop?
And this failure to comply can turn a traffic stop into something deadly. Waters’ rhetoric has led to an increase in homicides in America’s cities, where the majority of the victims are the very “people of color” she claims to care so deeply about.
Amen, Larry. Well done.
Conservative black influencers like Larry Elder and the previously mentioned conservatives, collectively, are terrifying to the left. As has been the case throughout history, the singular entity most feared by the left — including today’s Democrat Party — is truth. Above all else.
And that will always be the case.