The 25th anniversary of the LA Riots was April 29.
At the time of the riots, I had been bedridden for four years (about 20 hours a day on average) by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and rarely watched TV or listened to the radio due to my headaches and exhaustion. I had no knowledge of what happened until the morning of April 30, Thursday, when I went to the office of PCP, Dr. Zane Kime, and the staff asked me if I heard about the fires in Los Angeles. I said no. I didn’t think about it much. So there were fires in LA, big deal.
I didn’t learn much more about the riots until Saturday night, May 2, when I tuned into KABC radio AM 790 to listen to Dennis Prager’s impassioned commentary. Prager was my hero and my moral compass and his comments, as usual, made sense to me.
The reception was in and out at our Newcastle home, 45 minutes drove north of Sacramento, so every word I could hear clearly from Prager, I treated it like manna from heaven. I longed to be back in LA where I had long thought (since watching MTV in 1982) my life would truly begin.
want to talk to you about liberalism and what happened in my city. And yes, it is my city: I don’t want to be melodramatic, but just a few weeks ago the entire sky outside my house was black with smoke. If you have never had that sensation, then it is not possible for you to know exactly what it felt like. I get the chills as I tell it to you. My reaction was intense anger. I have been broadcasting on KABC, the talk radio station in Los Angeles for ten years. The station called me during the rioting and, asked me if I wanted to do two live hours, even though it was not my day to broadcast. I said yes, but then my family begged me not to go-which was quite understandable since on the block of my station a FEDCO, a huge store, was being burned and looted; and next door to my station a Sees Candy was being looted (presumably because the looters had a particularly great need for candy). But I didn’t go for another reason. I called the station and said, “I can’t broadcast. I am too angry. What I have to say will not calm the city.” By Saturday, I had calmed down just enough to give my commentary.
My theme was that I was living in a sea of lies, that Los Angeles and America were drowning in lies. Let me give you one example. As I was watching the local NBC television coverage of the rioting, this is the way one reporter described what he saw: “Here I am on the comer of (I forget the streets) and I see five black gentlemen throwing stones at cars.” I said on my radio show, “Can you imagine anybody ever saying, ‘I saw five white gentlemen in hoods burning a cross.’ And so, my motto – which I repeated in South Central Los Angeles to black listeners – became “If you can’t call a black thug a thug, you are a racist.” The inability to call a bad black person a bad person is part of the quarter-century liberal harvest that Betsy Hart, in her introduction, spoke of.
Unfortunately, there is now reason to believe that violence is coming. In fact, it’s already here. But as of now, it’s coming only from one direction. Left-wing thugs engage in violence and threats of violence with utter impunity. They shut down speakers at colleges; block highways, bridges, and airport terminals; take over college buildings and offices; occupy state capitols; and terrorize individuals at their homes.
In order to understand why more violence might be coming, it is essential to understand that left-wing mobs are almost never stopped, arrested, or punished. Colleges do nothing to stop them, and civil authorities do nothing to stop them on campuses or anywhere else. Police are reduced to spectators as they watch left-wing gangs loot stores, smash business and car windows, and even take over state capitols (as in Madison, Wisc.).
It’s beginning to dawn on many Americans that some mayors, police chiefs, and college presidents have no interest in stopping this violence. Left-wing officials sympathize with the lawbreakers; and the police, who rarely sympathize with thugs of any ideology, are ordered to do nothing by emasculated police chiefs. Consequently, given the abdication by all these authorities of their role to protect the public, some members of the public will inevitably decide that they will protect themselves and others.
This ability of the Left to get away with violence is one of the gravest threats to American society in its modern history. Since the Civil War, I can think of only two comparable eruptions of mob violence that authorities allowed. One was when white mobs lynched blacks. The other was the rioting by blacks, such as the Los Angeles riots 25 years ago, and the recent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Today, authorities in what we once proudly proclaimed the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” are intimidated to the point of paralysis. And exactly what do they fear? Not violence – they have made peace with left-wing violence. What they fear is the left-wing media.
If Black Lives Matter is forcefully prevented from blocking tens of thousands of cars from entering or leaving San Francisco, the police and local authorities will be labeled “racist” by black leaders, a smear that will then be echoed by the New York Times and rest of the left-wing media.
Likewise, if a college president requests enough police onto a college campus to ensure that a Heather Mac Donald, a Charles Murray, or an Ann Coulter can deliver a lecture, some of the student-gangsters engaged in violence might be injured – and that college president will then be pilloried by the mainstream media. Furthermore, left-wing violence doesn’t succeed only where it takes place: It also succeeds where nothing happens.
The Left can now shut down places and events just by threatening violence. This is what happened last week in Portland, Ore. One leftist called in a threat to the annual 82nd Avenue of the Roses parade, saying that the Republican-party contingent marching in the parade would be beaten up. The business leaders organizing the parade canceled the whole event for the first time in its ten-year history. Had they had any reason to believe that, in left-wing Portland, the police would have adequately protected the marchers, one assumes (hopes?) that they would not have canceled the parade.
So, here’s a prediction: If college presidents, mayors, and police chiefs won’t stop left-wing mobs, other Americans will. I hope this doesn’t happen, because electing conservative Republicans and not donating money to colleges would be more effective. But it is almost inevitable. Then the left-wing media – the mainstream media – will enter hysteria mode with reports that “right-wing fascists” are violently attacking America. And that’s when mayors and college presidents will finally order in the police.
Watching docos on the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots I note that Joyce Karlin, the judge who failed to imprison a convicted killer of a 15yo black girl. “Karlin became a Superior Court judge in 1991 and that year presided over the controversial voluntary manslaughter case involving the Death of Latasha Harlins. Karlin’s “light sentencing” was met with outrage and protest from the African American community and was a catalyst for the LA riots.” (Wikipedia)
The judge in Simi Valley for the trial of the four LAPD officers for beating Rodney King was also a Jew — Stanley Weisberg.
Rodney King had a lawyer with a Jewish name — Steven Lerman, who was attacked on this black website:
I’m not sure if Black people bought into the whole “Larry H. Parker got me 2.1 million” thing, but for some reason when tragedy strikes and a lawsuit is eminent, it is the thinking of many Black people–both educated and not–that unless the attorney is white and/or Jewish, that attorney is no good. In other words, the white man’s ice is colder.
No one can tell me any different because I’ve heard it said over and over by Black people of all ages and in a variety of different colorful ways that all add up to the same thing–when it comes to a lawyer white is always right…
I want to say that the Lermans of the world don’t hang out in the hood chasing ambulances and listening to police scanners to know where to show up to promise us millions if we just sign on the dotted line. No, that’s what they keep a thirsty group of Uncle Toms on retainer to do for them.
You see the Uncle Toms, much like some of these news van tracking and camera hunting so-called community activists, chase the ambulances and the police scanners. They’re Black so they blend in and they convince families in the midst of their tragedies to sign on the dotted line with the attorney paying the Uncle Tom the most money on the downlow to snag the case for them.
And the Ezell Ford case was no different.
There was an Uncle Tom, who shall remain nameless because quite frankly he isn’t worth the additional Google mentions putting him on my blog would give him, who brought the Ford family to Lerman.
This Uncle Tom likes to refer to himself as some sort of diplomat in these types of cases. With the Fords, he doesn’t want you talking to them unless it goes through him and then he goes to Lerman and then comes back to you like he made the decision when really Lerman did. He’s a clinger, a hanger-oner of sorts who thinks he’s really doing big things.
You can thank this Uncle Tom as being one of the main reasons that the Ezell Ford name and story never really went nationwide (or countywide for that matter) much like deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and now Walter Scott did.
I personally witnessed this Uncle Tom straight up disparage and bad talk the police brutality activists including Black Lives Matter for holding protests and speaking out about the death of Ezell Ford–basically echoing the tone of his Massuh.
It was also this Uncle Tom who said that 102.3 KJLH wasn’t “big enough” for the Fords and that they need to be thinking national when it comes to media. He said the Front Page with Dominique DiPrima show wasn’t big enough and that the Fords need to be reaching beyond Black people.