Monday, December 1, 2014
From: Gary L. Bauer
Two Women In Ferguson
After last week’s grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson, protestors, including some criminals, again took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Among those victimized by the latest round of riots was Natalie DuBose, owner of Natalie’s Cake’s & More.
Owning her own bakery had been DuBose’s dream for years. As a black American entrepreneur, she worked multiple jobs trying to save extra money. But after opening this summer, that dream nearly went up in flames when rioters smashed the shop’s windows and damaged her equipment Tuesday night.
DuBose didn’t give up. As soon as she could, she started baking again. According to one local media report, DuBose “didn’t want to let down customers with Thanksgiving orders.”
Standing in stark contrast to DuBose is Lisa Fithian, a white, unapologetic sixties-style radical, who has been camped out in Ferguson, Missouri, for weeks.
Fithian is an avowed socialist, union organizer, anti-war protestor and anti-Israel activist. She is a professional agitator behind many of the violent protests that have become emblematic of today’s political left, including the Occupy Wall Street movement. In fact, one left-wing media outlet even dubbed Fithian “Professor Occupy.”
While DuBose is trying to serve the Ferguson community, Fithian is fomenting destruction and division. Al Sharpton has suggested that the problem in Ferguson is too many white police officers. But if anyone is looking to blame white people for the strife in Ferguson, they should look at white leftists like Fithian.
Fithian hates capitalism and believes we must “dismantle or transform the old order.” She once told the International Socialist Review, “I have no issue with property destruction. I think sometimes it’s appropriate. . .”
After witnessing the destruction of her shop and property, DuBose, a single mother of two, told NBC News, “I was like, ‘Wow, you guys really just didn’t care, you didn’t care, and this affects whether I can feed my children or not. . .”
Thankfully, many Americans do care. Local residents stopped by to help her clean up. A GoFundMe page was created to help pay for the damage. Celebrities like Patricia Heaton promoted it. Within 24 hours, thousands of Americans had donated nearly $200,000.
Barack Obama is reportedly holding three meetings at the White House today mapping out his reaction to Ferguson. The solution won’t be found in bigger government, the left’s anarchy or fake civil rights leaders.
What America needs is a revival of our traditional values of faith, family and freedom. We need more job creators and entrepreneurs like Natalie DuBose and fewer radicals like Fithian.
Terror For The Holidays
While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family, the headlines make it clear that evil men are plotting from the shadows to bring more death and destruction to the West.
ABC News reports that the FBI has issued yet another warning to our men and women in the military that terrorists are plotting to attack them here at home, and perhaps even at their own homes.
Intelligence indicates that terrorists overseas are “spotting and assessing” jihadists here “who are willing and capable of conducting attacks” like those recently committed against soldiers in Canada. Military personnel are being warned to avoid social media postings that might draw the attention of radical Islamists.
Meanwhile, European intelligence agencies are scrambling to disrupt a “spectacular” Al-Qaeda plot allegedly aimed at blowing up five passenger jets before Christmas. One security expert said, “Everyone is expecting something catastrophic very soon.”
In the wake of the November elections, virtually all the media want to talk about are the divisions within the GOP. While there is certainly some truth to such reports, it is also true — if vastly unreported — that the Democratic Party is deeply divided right now.
For example, last week Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate’s third highest-ranking Democrat, said that passing Obamacare in 2010 was a mistake. He said, “Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs; not for changes in their healthcare.”
Meanwhile, the news about Obamacare continues to cause heartburn for many on the left. It was recently reported that the Obama Administration inflated last year’s enrollment figures by including people who signed up only for dental plans.
We have also learned that Obamacare includes a perverse incentive for businesses to hire illegal immigrants. Obama’s executive amnesty will provide work permits to as many as five million illegal immigrants. But they won’t be eligible for Obamacare.
“Under the Affordable Care Act,” the Washington Times reports, “that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.”
Labor unions, already “bitterly disappointed” with Obamacare, will be hard pressed to defend that sellout of American workers.
And here’s more evidence of division: Some among the left-wing base are resisting Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the party’s “inevitable” nominee.
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