Left-wing Democrats are notorious for uttering over-the-top, outrageous statements, as well as for being possessed by unchecked, consuming rage.
But Indiana Congressman Andre Carson takes the cake. A few days ago, while speaking to a Congressional Black Caucus audience in MIami, Carson charged the Tea Party with wanting to return to the days of Jim Crow, and stated some conservatives would love to see blacks "hanging on a tree."
Like so many other clueless leftists, he is incapable of comprehending the true nature of the Tea Party's grievances -- the federal government is bloated, wasteful and way-too encroaching; deficits are out of control; and taxes are chewing us up and spitting us out. Instead, he subscribes to a bizarre, psychotic notion that the Tea Partiers are a bunch of cranky old white people who hate minorities and are forever bitter that the lilly-white days of "Mayberry RFD" and "Leave it to Beaver" will never return. How strange, the thoughts of liberals!
Don't hold your breath if you are expecting more responsible Democrats to denounce this awful vitriol. At best you'll get a few lame rationalizations like, "Well, I understand his frustration; I just would have chosen different words."
Democrats can get away with the vicious language, while falsely accusing the likes of Rush Limbaugh of spouting "hate speech." (In their twisted minds, anyone who disagrees with their progressive agenda is intolerant or a "hater.") The mainstream media will rarely, if ever, call them on it.
But enough of that. We all knew racial politics would rear its ugly head just in time for the 2012 presidential election. What's more important is to observe the realities on the ground.
Perhaps you've heard the news accounts of a disturbing new trend: Roving gangs of young black men and teenagers have been randomly attacking innocent passers-by in cities including Denver, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Columbia, S.C. As this account in American Thinker notes, some victims have been seriously injured. Groups engaged in such random violence are dubbed "flash mobs."
But there's an even uglier phenomenon, known as "the knockout game," that some black teens are involved in. Here is another American Thinker piece that describes this ugly pastime. The victims are either white, Hispanic or Asian.
Now, I am in no way painting African Americans with a broad brush; it is only a small minority of trouble-makers who engage in these activities. But imagine, for a moment, if there were white flash mobs attacking innocent blacks, or white thugs targeting minorities whom they intended to gang up on and knock out.
The Eric Holder-led Department of Justice would be all over it in a hurry; the NAACP, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, MoveOn.org, and editorial writers from coast to coast would be in overdrive. But in the present circumstances, you will see no such outcry.
Conservatives know the score (chances are many "Posse Incitatus" readers were aware of these phenomena before reading this blog). But we will not march in the streets or smugly affix sarcastic bumper stickers to our vehicles, or make asses out of ourselves during congressional deliberations.
Nor will any conservative documentary makers put out distorted propaganda full of sweeping generalizations, as Michael Moore would have done had the situation been reversed.
What we will do is attempt to get the word out as best we can, perhaps through civilized conversations with friends and relatives with whom we disagree politically, letters to the editor of newspapers, or by phoning in to radio talk shows.
Local prosecutors will have their work cut out for them, because we know better than to expect justice from the federal government. Eric Holder, perhaps the most politicized hack ever to hold the title of Attorney General, is not likely to lift a finger to stop the racist violence that is happening in reality, not in the addled mind of a kook Congressman.
Holder, you will recall, did not prosecute the New Black Panthers for their 2008 voter intimidation tactics in Philadelphia. He's been known on other occasions to make an end run around the rule of law to carry out political decisions at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, such as the administration's choice not to support the Defense of Marriage Act.
He also intervened in the affairs of Dayton, Ohio, lowering the exam requirements for prospective police officers so as to ensure more minorities would qualify for the jobs. And who could forget the bone-headed policy, since abandoned, to try al Qaeda terrorism suspects in civilian courts in Manhattan, of all places.
I hope and pray that the majority of blacks in this country will not fall for the poisonous demagoguery around them, and that those whites who are racists (yes, there ARE some) will not add fuel to the fire. A down-and-dirty presidential election is heating up, and we are in for many, many more months of economic hard times. It will take all we've got to live in peace and civility.