11-15-14 Hodgepodge

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Look Who's In Town

The Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, who recently made national headlines by using a racial slur to refer to Palestinians, is here in town to keep things "peaceful" whether or not the grand jury investigating the Michael Brown shooting returns a verdict he likes. Pardon my skepticism, but: Sure, he is.

"We are in a rebellion at the moment," said Reverend Osagyego [sic] Sekou, an activist from Boston. "That means breaking police lines, non-compliance with police orders. It is confrontational but not violent."

He urged the group of potential protesters to try to focus their minds on "deep, abiding love" to remain calm during demonstrations.
These are the words of someone who likens the police in New York to the defense forces of a regime he apparently equates with the Jim Crow South at best -- and don't forget that he is saying it for public consumption. I guess we'll find out soon enough if he really means it.

Weekend Reading

"Obnoxious people can't get validation from themselves, so they seek reactions from others by being blowhards." -- Michael Hurd, in "How to Handle an Obnoxious Person" at The Delaware Wave

"So how do you deal with tradespeople? Simple: Treat them the way you want to be treated." -- Michael Hurd, in "Amazing How a Little Respect Gets Things Done" at The Delaware Coast Press

"Here's a radical thought for conservatives: Brittany Maynard has a right to life -- to her life. " -- Peter Schwartz, in "A Real Right to Life" at The Huffington Post

In Further Detail

As Peter Schwartz so economically demonstrates, the outcry over Brittany Maynard's decision to end her life on her own terms exposes many conservatives as opponents to individual freedom. Read the whole thing, and keep this piece in mind the next time you encounter a so-called right-to-lifer -- or even a conservative complaining about paternalism.

Too Bad the Taboo Doesn't Extend to Reading the Word "Pig"

The American Thinker recently wrote of the work of comic book writer and Pigman creator Bosch Fawstin:
Fawstin seems to be on a mission to educate others about the threat that Islam poses to all of civilization. His primary tool of communication is through the creation of a comic-book superhero - Pigman - who battles jihadists. Fawstin talks about how Muslims dread contact with anything related to pigs, noting that if he had an airline he would have all the seats covered with pigskin leather, making it the safest airline flying.
Most interesting to me is Fawstin's description of what his "moderate" Moslem upbringing included: anti-Semitism, admiration of Adolf Hitler, domestic violence, and sadness on the occasion of the birth of a girl.


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