Last week large amounts of the student bodies of Claremont and UCLA colleges turned out to protest Heather MacDonald insisting that Black lives matter to them and not to the police.  Thanks to a spate of Easter violence that assertion can be tested by the answers to two questions

When will Claremont & UCLA be holding mass protests over this:

The fatal shooting of Tywan Anderson, 23, in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue, half a block north of Mount Sinai Hospital, marked the only fatality among 29 people who were shot from Saturday to Sunday morning, officials said. Of the people shot, three were teenagers — ages 14, 15 and 17.

and this:

Police are hunting a killer who shared a video of the moment he shot dead an innocent man in Cleveland and claims to have slaughtered 14 more.

Steve Stephens, 37, is on the loose in the Ohio city after he filmed the murder and posted it on social media at around 2pm Eastern Time on Easter Sunday.

If as you say you are angry about violence against black citizens then surely you will be protesting the perpetrators of this actual violence that has taken place in the last 48 hours targeting the black community.  With the same social media network you used to protest Heather Mac Donald you would be able to get something up and running in days with the same kind of crowds.

That is, if you are so inclined.  If you’re not, why not?

Second Question:

What will Claremont and UCLA do for the families of the dead and wounded in the black community?

Are you committing any time and effort to protect these survivors or to find the those responsible for their deaths, or even help them cope with their losses? And if you aren’t AND the police are, then what does that say about who is more committed to black lives?

Now both of these things I mentioned are completely within your power and if you are the people of high moral authority that you claim to be you could have both a protest and perhaps even a fund that the victims and their families could tap to cover their incidental expenses, in fact I’ll be both colleges would be happy to coordinate the making of such a fund if you ask them.

But be aware, you will find no political advantage to it, there is nothing in these killings or shooting that will allow you to make political hay against Police, Donald Trump, Heather MacDonald or anyone else on the right.

So the challenge is there, it’s time to show the world, DO you students of UCLA and Claremont College believe black lives actually matter and want to do something about it, or are you just a bunch of hacks using dead bodies to advance political goals?

Here is your chance to answer that question to the world as loudly as you protested Ms. MacDonald.  May you have the wisdom to make the right choice.


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On Day one of CPAC while working in the Hotel Lobby I met Yvonne from Chicago who gave me a long interview.

Her story which took her from considering “Never Trump” to being an Illinois coordinator for the Trump campaign is not only interesting but to this writing is the greatest swing of any of the people I’ve interviewed as of this writing (5:30 AM Tuesday).

By an odd coincidence I ran into Wjj Hodge just after the interview, he had already registered and suggested lunch and invited Yvonne to join us, as media registration had begun I asked if William would wait a moment while I check in & Yvonne left to do the same. Her line was long & at the suggestion of the CPAC volunteers she decided to wait in it in case we came back to a longer one. The media line was very long (although not as long as hers) so I headed back to William and that’s where I met Michael from Chicago whose wife and run for congress and while like Yvonne was a Cruz supporter in the primaries had a much easier transition to Donald Trump.

He joined us for lunch instead and by the time it was over he became, in addition to an occasional contributor for the American Thinker the latest member of DaTechGuy’s ever growing Magnificent Seven. I’m thinking alternate Monday’s to Michigan Mick.

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This weekend in Cleveland a 15-year-old boy carjacked a vehicle with some friends, when pursued by the police rammed a police car and apparently drew a gun on police.

Police shot him.

The boy’s name was Andre Carson and in no time flat his death was being called “murder” despite some inconvenient facts:

There are many words to describe Andre Carson’s actions, unorthodox is not one of them, but believe it or not that is not the most amazing argument in his defense I’ve seen. This is:

The “society is to blame” argument is something I’ve seen a lot lately to defend or explain all kinds of crime and violence in the black community online , in print and on camera and a lot of people are buying it.

There is just one problem with the “systems of oppression” argument.  It’s a matter of history

After 1866 Black Americans in the south had to worry about the Klan, while in the North they were competing for jobs made scare by the end of the civil war.

After re-construction Black Americans had to deal with Jim Crow laws.

During the Wilson years Black Americans had to deal with the return of the Klan sparked by the first real blockbuster movie in America, Birth of a Nation.

During the 30’s Black Americans had to deal with Jim Crow AND the Great Depression

During the 40’s Black Americans had to deal with discrimination in the armed forces

During the 50’s they had to deal with renewed violence and massive resistance

and even up all the way to 1964 you can see Black Americans oppressed under the law.

During most of those years, there was no kind of government social safety net, no liability laws against employers and almost no chance of legal relief for actual oppression short of murder.

Yet in all that time you don’t see anything like the level of violence crime in the black community that you see today, you don’t see the black on black violence, nor the mob violence that we all saw in Ferguson and Baltimore live or that has not been reported because the MSM has not considered it newsworthy.

So to all of those who are making the “oppression” argument in Cleveland, in Baltimore, in Ferguson and elsewhere, I have a question for you:

If the criminal actions of Black Youth today are simply a reaction to oppression then why was this crime not the norm during the 100 year period from 1866 to 1965 during a time when guns laws were practically non existent, there was no social safety net and the oppression of Black Americans was backed by law rather than in violation of it?

 

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One of the biggest problems for the left in election 2016 will be not having Barack Obama on the ballot.

Given the abject failure of his policies one would think that this is a good thing but it was not just conservatives staying home but black voters determined that the first black president not be considered a one term failure that even though he failed them dramatically they turned up in numbers to push him over the finish line.

But now with Hillary Clinton the likely nominee and all the alternatives being elderly white people (Elizabeth Warren is just as old as Hillary) how do you turn out the black vote?

Can a get a little racial tension here:

Police in riot gear made 71 arrests Saturday as protesters stormed the streets of Cleveland after a judge found a white city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

The protesters gathered in downtown Cleveland and west side neighborhoods after the acquittal of patrolmen Michael Brelo.

The Judge in the Cleveland Case before reading his verdict said:

“The verdict should be no cause for a civilized society to celebrate or riot.”

However the need to create a racial division prior to a national election to make sure the right people get power, that’s another story.

What do you think the Soros group was paying protesters, just for the fun of it?

I could be dead wrong, but as our friends on the left say, “Never let a crisis go to waste” but perhaps the line should be:  If you can’t find a crisis to exploit, make one.

And if society and the people you are supposedly helping pay the price, what’s the difference?  It’s all about keeping power, and it’s not like we believe in anything anyways.

Update: By an odd coincidence

We aren’t hearing from the #blacklivesmatter crowd about these people but since none of these black lives contribute to a meme that re-elects democrats they apparently they don’t matter.

And they’re certainly not worth paying $5000 a head to have someone protest them.

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