Before whines arise that I have pejoratively described the Portland Occupiers, I identify the Occupiers as naught but a narcissistic bratpack based upon my experience, after military service (Army), as a veteran of the real Civil Rights Movement. That was a real “movement,” not a tiny temper tantrum of pampered civil rights pretenders. In the real Civil Rights Movement, there were real consequences. Participation even in peaceful, non-violent demonstrations could result in beatings, or death — and did.
Among other realities of the real Civil Rights Movement: In the more than twenty years I worked with and was one of the attorneys for Cesar Chavez and the UFW in California, five (5) civil rights workers, all following Chavez’ strict policy of non-violent civil protest, were killed — beaten, stabbed, or shot to death. Not one of the perpetrators was convicted despite overwhelming evidence. (See, e.g., “Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa,” by Jaques Levy.)
In short, In the real Civil Rights Movement, non-violant civil disobedience took some courage because we were not given a pass to violate the law with impunity based on political point of view. In that movement the goal was, and we fought for, “equal application of the law,” not “unequal” discriminatory enforcement or non-enforcement of the law.
Self-defined Liberals in and out of government called for “equal enforcement of the law,” as a matter of Liberal principle. Now, however, latter-day Liberals in the Obama Era of a “transformed America” have abandoned that principle of equal enforcement of the law. Liberal (ultra-Liberal) Portland Occupier pretenders are beneficiaries of unequal (non)enforcement of the law, given a discriminatory pass to violate the law.
The Portland Occupier Great Pretenders are met not with equal enforcement of the law when they deliberately break it to the detriment of other citizens. Rather, they are the beneficiaries of Liberal unequal non-enforcement of the law.
Indeed, they are, quite literally, embraced by Liberals in high or governmental office. The Occupiers, knowing they have nothing to fear in Portland, the Principality of Liberal Political Correctness, openly break the law, and receive literal “hugs” by ultra-Liberal Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the homosexual predator City Hall Men’s Room Seducer of a 17-year-old “intern,” by other members of the Liberal Portland City Commission, Liberal Sen.Ron Wyden, Liberal Sen. Merkely, and other other Liberals who rushed down to have their photos taken with the their arms around the bedraggled misbegotten spokespersons of the misbegotten Portland Occupied alleged movement, a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, and to “Liberalism” when it had integrity.
So, whatever happened to those Liberal government officials, and other Liberals in Portland and nationally, who allege they stand for the principle of “equal enforcement of the law,” but are silent when the ultra-Liberal Obama administration once again discriminatorily fails to enforce the law equally based upon political preference of the perpetrators when that “preference” is ultra-Liberal, and pro-Obama?
The failure of Barack Obama as President, and his hand-picked Attorney General Eric Holder to equally enforce the law against the Portland Occupiers is consistent with their failure to “equally enforce” the law against the New Black Panther Party thugs intimidating voters at the polls — and failure to enforce the election laws generally depending on the color or political preference of the perpetrators, and the color or political preference of the victims.
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For those failures, allow me to recommend a read of “Injustice,”by J.Christian Adams. He is the career DOJ attorney who resigned over the racialist enforcement (and non-enforcement) of election law protections by Obama and AG Eric Holder. This includes but is not at all limited to the disgrace of the Obama-Holder failure to prosecute the New Black Panther thugs — staunch Obama supporters, manifestly based on race. Obama and Holder not only did not prosecute those law-breaking thugs criminally. Obama’s DOJ under Holder also failed to follow the court’s order to file a judgment against the New Black Panther in a civil case after the defendants failed to appear and the court ordered the DOJ to enter a default judgment.
Evidence of this discrimination, and systematic discriminatory enforcement of law by the Obama administration, directed not by career DOJ attorneys but by Obama’s political appointees in the DOJ, is set forth in detail in Adams’ “Injustice.” There has been no effective refutation of the evidence Adams cites by the Obama regime.
In short, the discriminatory enforcement or non-enforcement,of the law of the ultra-liberal regime of Barack Obama, is a disgrace to what was once principled classical Liberalism which insisted on “equal application of the law,” and it is a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, the aim of which was “equality under the law,” not unequal enforcement of the law based upon race, color, creed, or political point of view.
Good people died in the real Civil Rights Movement for those principles. Obama, the Occupiers, and hypocritical Liberals who remain silent when the Liberal Obama regime in Washington and the Liberal regime in Portland discriminatorily enforce the law, are a disgrace to those principles, and to the real Civil Rights Movement.
(Rees Lloyd is a longtime California civil rights attorney now residing in Portland, and a member of the Victoria Taft blogforce.)
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