The moment that will never come.
In spring 1992, four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted on charges of using excessive force against Rodney King, a young black man. Riots erupted in Los Angeles and over the course of about six days, 63 people were killed, close to 2,400 were injured and more than a billion dollars-worth of property damage was done.
In the wake of those riots, a rapper who calls herself Sister Souljah was interviewed by the Washington Post and in that interview, she defended the rioters.
Bill Clinton, in the middle of the presidential campaign that he will go on to win, spoke at an event hosted by Jesse Jackson. He said this:
You had a rap singer here last night named Sister Souljah. I defend her right to express herself through music. But her comments before and after Los Angeles were filled with the kind of hatred that you do not honor today and tonight. Just listen to this…what she said. She told the Washington Post about a month ago and I quote, ‘If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people. [snip] And when people say that, if you took the words white and black and you reversed them, you might think David Duke was giving that speech.’”
That moment from 30 years ago would come to be called Clinton’s ‘Sister Souljah moment.’ Clinton took much heat from the left wing of his party for his Sister Souljah moment but, to his credit, he stood by what he said.
We on the right didn’t much care for Bill Clinton at the time and we still don’t. But when compared to our current Democratic president, Clinton looks positively Churchillian. That’s because Biden is now in desperate need of his own ‘Sister Souljah moment.’
The crime wave that is destroying major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and others; and the leftist racism that is rending the very fabric of our society, begs for the same level of denunciation by President Biden as that leveled against Sister Souljah by candidate Bill Clinton in 1992.
Biden should have been at the recent funerals for two NYPD police officers who were ambushed by convicted felon Lashawn McNeil.
He should be loudly calling out far-left, soft-on-crime district attorneys like Manhattan’s Alvin Bragg, San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin and other blue-city DAs who self-righteously decline vigorous prosecution if the accused happens to be a minority.
And it is way past time to reject out of hand the idiotic and dangerous idea that arresting a criminal for committing a crime is conclusive evidence of “systemic racism.”
Joe Biden was sold to us as a moderate. He is nothing of the sort. No Sister Souljah moment is coming. Biden has been hijacked by the far-left wing of his party and the predictably horrendous results can no longer be covered up by the media. Democrats are likely to suffer an electoral shellacking this November. Well and good for the Democrats.
But America is suffering right now.
Well said !
I think to suggest that a crime wave is destroying major cities is quite a leap but destroying can be in a person’s perspective . To imply that leftist racism is what’s rending our society as if the right simply saying they are not or denying it’s existence basically means they have no shared responsibility in the current climate is absurd . When you have a lot of people who are so weak minded , and have a victim complex ( forgotten man ) , it’s apparently easy to get in their heads and manipulate them,which includes their perspective and attitudes and what they believe is going on even if they can’t see it in their daily lives. All this media manipulation and in turn spreads to social media, continuing to stir the pot is good for some and is very profitable . I think the moment that needs to occurre is all the brilliant ( Senator Kennedy ) example , instead of spending his time being so adorably witty all the time ,pandering to what he must feel is simple uneducated country folk , start coming up with legislation ideas to present to turn things around, to improve our nation. This applies to the entire Republican party ( Right ) . They have no ideas no meaningful legislation that addresses anything that could help make things better for all. Apparently their fighting amongst each other over a past president and constantly polking fun at current president , to do any governing which is the sole reason they were elected, to govern ,to legislate for the good of all, what a novel idea,what happened to that ?
“Democrats are likely to suffer an electoral shellacking this November.” I wouldn’t be so confident of that, Paul. The monumental evidence of the Commiecrat’s elaborate pre-planned schemes (too many to stipulate here) to alter the last Nov. 3, 2020 election (in the middle of the night) has NOT been properly adjudicated by the recent opinion of 55% or more of the American people! The Pravada machine of the Marxists and willing RHINOs have refused to investigate this evidence and therefore the sympathetic (and pathetic) Courts have used every trick in the book to shove this manufactured election down our throats with the support of the 24-7-365 Marxist propaganda machines that smothers anything to the contrary.
Biden was NEVER a moderate. ‘You are known by the Company you keep’, and Biden has been a Marxist sympathizer his entire adult life (always in politics, nothing else). When CORRUPTION is rewarded, how can I have ANY confidence that the next election will be even close to being free of the “clever” schemes of the Commiecrats to WIN at all costs. Public opinion doesn’t matter when an alternate universe is used by the Marxists to “stuff” an election with the support of those who are “counting” the votes. The entrenched Washington establishment is still in control as we have witnessed the ongoing degradation of so many liberties and subtending prosperity in this country for the last two years. They have many horrendous arrows in their quiver they have yet to release onto the American people. The rest of the “Western” world is undergoing massive government “safety” measures to enslave their peoples (“for their own good”) and that is headed our way. The goal of global tyranny by the Left is within their reach and the trend is continuing to degrade Liberty everywhere they are in control. FIX 2020 first and then I can have confidence my vote will REALLY COUNT!
I wish to add to my comment on distrust of the 2020 election given the “well-planned Commiecrat tricks” that have been recently exposed despite the media suppression. There is a new astounding survey by Rasmussen (Jan. 17, 2022) that includes the following information.
“Eighty-percent (80%) of voters favor requiring voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 85% also favor a requirement for states to clean voter rolls by removing people who have died or moved from the voter registration lists. Additionally, 76% favor requiring all ballots to be received by Election Day.
All three reforms are favored by a solid majority of every measured demographic group.
Support for photo ID requirements comes from 91% of Republicans, 77% of Democrats, and 75% of Independent voters.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of White voters favor photo ID requirements along with 71% of Hispanic voters and 65% of Black voters.”
All of the above “voter validation” issues, and many more, were systematically violated in the 2020 election. Distrust in 2020, anyone? There MUST be a paper record and trail for each ballot and NO machine (or software [crudeware]) dependency. Corruption tolerated is legalized tyranny.