Editor: On Attorney General Herring’s crusade to advance, “…bills aimed at curbing hate crimes and violence incited by white supremacists.” So white supremacists are the only people inciting hate crimes and violence? Evidently so.
This seems to be a widely held notion. County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall commented in February, “The KKK is, of course, a domestic terrorist organization.” Of course? “The Klan is a terrorist organization of murderers, rapists and cowards.” While I believe she is confusing the Klan with the mobs battering our Southern border, neither she nor AG Herring make mention of any other so called hate group. Never mind good folks like Louis Farrakhan, and those who make up the ranks of the Nation of Islam and Antifa, to name but a very few.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s web site, there are over 900 “identified” hate groups in the U.S. That’s a whole lot of white supremacists, isn’t it? Wow! The SPLC should know….
Let’s stop kidding ourselves and look at what Mr. Herring is really doing: advancing the liberal agenda item of social structuring, where specifically tailored legislation is enacted to suppress opposing viewpoints and erode the Constitutional rights of those who don’t see the world from the left-hand point of view.
This is nothing but greasing the skids to clamp down on dissent through the judiciary. Liberal skulls are bursting with knowledge and intelligence, so any dissenting view point is clearly (pick one or more): racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, anti-feminist, ad infinitum. Argue with a liberal and stand by for the deluge of personal insults, because the facts don’t matter and they cling to the hope that they can “win” by attaching a politically incorrect label to their opponent. If you disagree, then you’re a hater. Make that into a crime, and you’ve really got something, eh Mr. Herring?
His approach is a double-edged sword, is it not? By focusing attention on “white supremacists,” Herring is promoting their effectiveness and elevating their stature to a level they could never otherwise achieve—free publicity, blown out of proportion presence and influence, and all of the other trappings that go along with notoriety. With the unthinking politicians, the sensationalist media and some just plain ignorant citizens, “white supremacists” can sit on their backsides and bask in the glow of their effortless win. For a locality that supposedly has an inordinate amount of intellectual horsepower, why is it that some activists and community leaders are afraid of Confederate statues and flags, and plastic baggies containing candy and KKK flyers? These are not indicators of an educated citizenry. The next time you find a KKK flyer, drop it in trash, where it belongs.
MB Cranshaw, Aldie