Heather Mac Donald
Since 1993, 11,353 people have been murdered in New York City. The large majority of victims and perpetrators have been black. Not a single one of those black-on-black killings has prompted protest or demonstrations from the city’s black advocates. Sharpton, Barron, et al. are happy to let thousands of black victims get mowed down by thugs without so much as a whispered call for “peace” or “justice”; it’s only when a police officer, trying to protect the public, makes a good faith mistake in a moment of intense pressure that they rise as vindicators of black life. (As for caring about slain police officers, forget about it. Sixteen cops—including several black policemen—have been killed since 1999, not one of whom elicited a public demonstration of condolence from the race hustlers.)
Race is the viscous grease Al Sharpton uses to lubricate his flim-flam machine. Adding the "Reverend" moniker affords him cover by having a credible partner, i.e., God, who doesn't want a cut of his ill-gotten gains. And not atypical of race-hucksters, he makes his choices based on what will garner him the most cachet.
Sharpton doesn't care about right or wrong, innocence or guilt – he cares only that he is able to claim racial prejudice/intolerance as the primary causal factor of whatever cause celebre he stands to cash in on. The fact that the mainstream media present the endozoic Sharpton as a leader of "his" people is an affront to reasonable and cogent minds.
Sharpton is an opportunistic vulture, with nothing in his curriculum vitae that should elevate him above sidewalk minstrel, but to quote the great metaphysician, Don King, "only in America" – to which I add, "Can an Al Sharpton be heralded by the same liberals and mainstream media that curse and belittle Justice Clarence Thomas?"...
With the Nov. 25 shooting death of 23 year-old Sean Bell by New York undercover police officers in the early morning hours of his wedding day, Sharpton is now being paraded around City Hall more than a dance hall madame in an old mining town on payday.
Don't hold back so much, Mychal, tell us what you really think of Al Sharpton.
Posted by Danny Carlton at December 6, 2006 6:21 AM