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More on Nathan Phillips

by baldilocks

From the blog­ger for­merly known as Neo Neo­con:

The role of [Nathan] Phillips him­self was (and still is) felt by the right to be the fol­low­ing: that he pur­posely stirred up the ini­tial face-​to-​face con­fronta­tion, that he lied about his mil­i­tary ser­vice, lied when he stated the boys had said “build the wall,” lied when he said they had approached and sur­rounded him, and that he also omit­ted the details of the racial and other slurs the boys (and the Native Amer­i­cans) had endured com­ing from the Black Israelites. And the media gave Phillips a forum for repeat­ing those influ­en­tial lies.

How­ever, what’s being almost com­pletely ignored even on the right (the NY Post is just about alone in men­tion­ing it, and they don’t empha­size it much at all) are Phillips’ most vicious lies, told quite early in the game (I’ll get to what they were in a minute). These par­tic­u­lar lies prob­a­bly had a big role in shap­ing people’s per­cep­tions of the boys and helped to spur their wide­spread demonization.

It was Phillips him­self who quite early on, dur­ing his Sat­ur­day inter­view with CNN that set the orig­i­nal tone and was widely dis­sem­i­nated, gave the fol­low­ing descrip­tion of the Cov­ing­ton boys:

It looked like these young men were going to attack [the Black Israelites]. They were going to hurt them. They were going to hurt them because they didn’t like the color of their skin. They didn’t like their reli­gious views. They were just here in front of the Lin­coln — Lin­coln is not my hero, but at the same time, there was this under­stand­ing that he brought the (Eman­ci­pa­tion Procla­ma­tion) or freed the slaves, and here are Amer­i­can youth who are ready to, look like, lynch these guys. To be hon­est, they looked like they were going to lynch them. They were in this mob mentality.

That is not some dis­agree­ment about who went up to whom, or whether the wall was men­tioned by the boys, or what caps some of them wore. This is an extremely defam­a­tory state­ment by a polit­i­cal agi­ta­tor, designed to shape per­cep­tions that the boys were vicious racists with a killer instinct. The lan­guage is pur­pose­fully inflam­ma­tory and of the harsh­est variety.

It is a lie, and unless Phillips is clin­i­cally insane and out of touch with real­ity (some­thing I don’t believe is the case), it is a know­ing and pur­pose­ful lie about a bunch of teenagers who were mind­ing their own busi­ness. It is a lie so egre­gious, so foul, that I really lack words to describe the depth and deprav­ity of that lie.

And as far as I can see, just about every­one is ignor­ing it now.

Not every­one, Neo, not everyone.

There’s a lot more. Go read it.

AFTER­THOUGHT: It’s inter­est­ing that the Black Hebrew Israelites them­selves unwit­tingly destroyed the Orga­nized Left’s nar­ra­tive by post­ing the video which showed the truth about who harassed who.

The Great Come­dian strikes again!

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

From the blogger formerly known as Neo Neocon:

The role of [Nathan] Phillips himself was (and still is) felt by the right to be the following: that he purposely stirred up the initial face-to-face confrontation, that he lied about his military service, lied when he stated the boys had said “build the wall,” lied when he said they had approached and surrounded him, and that he also omitted the details of the racial and other slurs the boys (and the Native Americans) had endured coming from the Black Israelites. And the media gave Phillips a forum for repeating those influential lies.

However, what’s being almost completely ignored even on the right (the NY Post is just about alone in mentioning it, and they don’t emphasize it much at all) are Phillips’ most vicious lies, told quite early in the game (I’ll get to what they were in a minute). These particular lies probably had a big role in shaping people’s perceptions of the boys and helped to spur their widespread demonization.

It was Phillips himself who quite early on, during his Saturday interview with CNN that set the original tone and was widely disseminated, gave the following description of the Covington boys:

It looked like these young men were going to attack [the Black Israelites]. They were going to hurt them. They were going to hurt them because they didn’t like the color of their skin. They didn’t like their religious views. They were just here in front of the Lincoln — Lincoln is not my hero, but at the same time, there was this understanding that he brought the (Emancipation Proclamation) or freed the slaves, and here are American youth who are ready to, look like, lynch these guys. To be honest, they looked like they were going to lynch them. They were in this mob mentality.

That is not some disagreement about who went up to whom, or whether the wall was mentioned by the boys, or what caps some of them wore. This is an extremely defamatory statement by a political agitator, designed to shape perceptions that the boys were vicious racists with a killer instinct. The language is purposefully inflammatory and of the harshest variety.

It is a lie, and unless Phillips is clinically insane and out of touch with reality (something I don’t believe is the case), it is a knowing and purposeful lie about a bunch of teenagers who were minding their own business. It is a lie so egregious, so foul, that I really lack words to describe the depth and depravity of that lie.

And as far as I can see, just about everyone is ignoring it now.

Not everyone, Neo, not everyone.

There’s a lot more. Go read it.

AFTERTHOUGHT: It’s interesting that the Black Hebrew Israelites themselves unwittingly destroyed the Organized Left’s narrative by posting the video which showed the truth about who harassed who.

The Great Comedian strikes again!

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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