By Harmony Grant
7 Nov 2007
In West Virginia, a young black woman named Megan Williams was horrifically tortured and raped for days. Six white men are charged with the crime and could get life in prison if convicted.
Prosecution has not filed hate crime charges. They say it would complicate the case and be difficult to prove—especially since Megan already knew at least one of her attackers.
But some activists want the hate crime prosecution. Malik Shabazz, co-founder of Black Lawyers for Justice, organized a Nov. 3 “National March Against Hate Crimes,” in West Virginia to demand it. Rev. Al Sharpton joined him. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), however, refused to participate. The Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance also urged its members not to participate. “We’re not going to demand that it be something if that’s not what the law says it is,” said the Alliance.
Perhaps these organizations were scared off by Shabazz’s reputation. He is on the hit lists of both the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center, heavyweights who blacklist him as the “racist and anti-Semitic” leader of the radical Black Panthers.
Given his notoriety, Malik Shabazz is the last person who should try to create hate crime legal precedents! He seeks to use the very legislation that could land him behind bars.
Crimes of Disbelief
Megan’s horrific ordeal is a crime that should be harshly prosecuted and punished. But should it be punished more severely than the same crime against a white woman, or a black woman the defendants did not know? No. Racial prejudice itself—the belief—must not be criminalized. ADL, aspiring thought police of the world, seek to criminalize many different beliefs and “biases” (including those of anti-Zionist black people like Shabazz!).
We are witnessing the criminalization of dissent—a millennia-old form of oppression. It happens whenever people have enough power to force the consent of others.
The people who stand to gain from hate crime laws are those with the power to wield those laws against disbelievers and dissenters. Today, the people who stand to gain from hate crime legislation are elite Jewish activists who control American foreign policy, and, with war-making clout, truly have powers of life and death over this planet.
Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli-born musician and anti-Zionist activist, lists the 23 Jews who hold top positions in the Bush administration. It is a staggering list. He writes, “Since America currently enjoys the status of the world's only super power and since all the Jews listed above declare themselves as devoted Zionists, we must begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control the world very seriously. It is beyond doubt that Zionists, the most radical, racist and nationalistic Jews around, have already managed to turn America into an Israeli mission force."
It is not an overstatement to say we could be on the brink of another world war, led by Zionists. Paul Craig Roberts, an economist who served in the Reagan administration, speaks intrepidly against the neocon Bush administration. Roberts writes that an attack on Iran would be worse than Nazism—which is the boldest description of evil you can make in our Holocaust industry era. “Such an attack justified in the name of "American security" and "American hegemony" would constitute the rawest form of evil the world has ever seen, far surpassing in evil the atrocities of the Nazi and Communist regimes.”
Especially after Mearsheimer and Walt, the floodgates have opened on this. The evidence is out. Powerful voices speak the forbidden truth: that Israel dominates U.S. Mid-East policy. But the cost of speaking against Israel --and speaking against Jewish-inspired hate crime laws--is still high. Some think they can benefit from using these laws, playing the Zionist/ADL game. Shabazz is, frankly, an idiot for trying to advance identity politics (“help the black cause”) by using hate crime laws. These laws could silence his own work! He braids a rope while his hangman stands behind him, silently coiling up every inch.
Tearing Down our Safety Walls
The United States has been a unique historic experiment because its founding fathers sought freedom for extremely disparate groups and different systems of belief. They wanted to guarantee freedom of worship and speech and the press—for as long as America ’s citizens would defend it. Ben Franklin said he offered us liberty, if we could keep it. With wry realism, the Founding Fathers foresaw our current situation: a bloated, grasping federal government silently snatching up the freedoms we think we still have. They knew power must be limited and de-centralized. Whenever power is concentrated in human hands, it is abused. That is the record of history.
Limits on government power increasingly erode when shortsighted citizens stop seeing the government as a safeguard of basic liberties and demand it provide a certain way of life. Once government has power to require certain outcomes—by re-distributing wealth or policing beliefs and forms of speech—it also has the power to enforce its orthodoxies. And we all know what happens to dissidents under such governments.
Right now, political correctness demands the defense of Israel and Judaism, preferential treatment of homosexuals, moral relativism, and removal of religious expression from public places. We are seeing legislation put in place to require assent by force. Dissent is criminal. Those who feel protected by such laws today may be jailed by them tomorrow—as Shabazz may quickly learn when a federal hate law is used to silence Israel ’s critics. No one is free when oppressors sit on a throne—not even those who once seemed to gain the most.
Harmony Grant writes and edits for National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog group.
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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