A Most Comfortable Lie

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A Most Comfortable Lie

Eddie: Now I prob­a­bly wouldn’t say this in front of white folks but in front of y’all I’ll speak my mind

Bar­ber­shop 2002

Tay­lor: He knew all the time. Long before your dis­cov­ery, he knew. Defender of the Faith. Guardian of the ter­ri­ble secret. Isn’t that right, doctor?

Planet of the Apes 1968

I see an awful lot of peo­ple on the net Ann Alt­house Smitty, Neo Neo­con to Richard Epstein to point­ing out the obvi­ous weak­ness in the argu­ments of the Al Sharp­ton, the Jessie Jack­sons and the var­i­ous demo­c­rat race pimps who spent this week­end in ral­lies (ral­lies, I sus­pect much smaller than any­one in the media want to admit) and still try­ing to sell the story of the George He doesn’t count as black or his­panic, really he doesn’t Zim­mer­man killing a young black man over race.

But while it is vital to keep point­ing out these truths and mak­ing sure that peo­ple who aren’t pay­ing atten­tion know these facts there is one very impor­tant thing that has to be under­stood. Their tar­get audi­ence is not the black community.

Now that might seem counter intu­itive in doing when doing this. If you are look­ing to change the media meme, to coun­ter­act the power of the meme police it would seem nec­es­sary to make the sale to the black com­mu­nity to, as Bill Whit­tle does present the evi­dence that can’t be disputed:

Even so if you are choos­ing to make this case to the black com­mu­nity you are wast­ing your time.

The vast major­ity of the black com­mu­nity already know it.

Jessie Jack­son, Al Sharp­ton and Joan Walsh may like to pre­tend that the Black com­mu­nity in 2013 is being held back by the Bull Con­nors of the 50’s. They will pre­tend there are red­necks stop­ping their com­mu­nity at the vot­ing booths, and may can paint a pic­ture of intact black fam­i­lies cow­er­ing in their homes and apart­ments as the Klan, Con­fed­er­ate flags fly­ing proudly drive through their neigh­bor­hood look­ing for black teens to kill, and some lib­er­als and low infor­ma­tion vot­ers might actu­ally believe it.

The Black com­mu­nity doesn’t. They live in those cities, they vote in those neigh­bor­hoods and know who is pulling the trig­ger when their chil­dren are killed. They live these real­i­ties every sin­gle day.

Then why do they put up with it? Fairly simple

They find the mes­sage of the Jack­sons, Sharp­tons and Wal­shs a most com­fort­able lie and that offi­cial lie endorsed by the media elite remains more palat­able than admit­ting the truth, at least in the hear­ing of the wrong people.

And as long as that is true, they will con­tinue to be silent in the face of it, and noth­ing will change.

Eddie: Now I probably wouldn’t say this in front of white folks but in front of y’all I’ll speak my mind

Barbershop 2002

Taylor:  He knew all the time. Long before your discovery, he knew. Defender of the Faith. Guardian of the terrible secret. Isn’t that right, doctor?

Planet of the Apes 1968

I see an awful lot of people on the net Ann Althouse Smitty, Neo Neocon to Richard Epstein to pointing out the obvious weakness in the arguments of the Al Sharpton, the Jessie Jacksons and the various democrat race pimps who spent this weekend in rallies (rallies, I suspect much smaller than anyone in the media want to admit) and still trying to sell the story of the George He doesn’t count as black or hispanic, really he doesn’t Zimmerman killing a young black man over race.

But while it is vital to keep pointing out these truths and making sure that people who aren’t paying attention know these facts there is one very important thing that has to be understood. Their target audience is not the black community.

Now that might seem counter intuitive in doing when doing this. If you are looking to change the media meme, to counteract the power of the meme police it would seem necessary to make the sale to the black community to, as Bill Whittle does present the evidence that can’t be disputed:

Even so if you are choosing to make this case to the black community you are wasting your time.

The vast majority of the black community already know it.

Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Joan Walsh may like to pretend that the Black community in 2013 is being held back by the Bull Connors of the 50’s.  They will pretend there are rednecks stopping their community at the voting booths, and may can paint a picture of intact black families cowering in their homes and apartments as the Klan, Confederate flags flying proudly drive through their neighborhood looking for black teens to kill, and some liberals and low information voters might actually believe it.

The Black community doesn’t.  They live in those cities, they vote in those neighborhoods and know who is pulling the trigger when their children are killed.  They live these realities every single day.

Then why do they put up with it?  Fairly simple

They find the message of the Jacksons, Sharptons and Walshs a most comfortable lie and that official lie endorsed by the media elite remains more palatable than admitting the truth, at least in the hearing of the wrong people.

And as long as that is true, they will continue to be silent in the face of it, and nothing will change.