Al Sharpton remembered . . .

An oldie but baddie . . .

Chicago Newspapers

“Reverend Al” — still around, still unrepentant.

America should never forget their names: Garnette Ramantar, Kareem Brunner, Olga Garcia, Angeline Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, and Mayra Rentas. These seven innocent people were murdered on Dec. 8, 1995, when a deranged supporter of Al Sharpton burst into Freddie’s Fashion Mart, shot four people and set fire to the Jewish-owned business on Harlem’s 125th Street.

Everyone who knows the story of how Sharpton’s shakedown protests against “white interlopers” incited the Freddie’s Fashion Mart massacre must consider Sharpton permanently tainted as a murderous hatemonger.

Don’t matter. He got flair, says what people wanna hear.

. . .  there he was on every TV network this week, preaching the eulogy for George Floyd. That his sermon was a species of blasphemy should surprise no one, for Sharpton is a liar and, as Jesus told the scribes and Pharisees, the devil is the…

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Your Silence Isn’t Enough, say progressives. Say what we want you to say . . .

. . . or else:

If you’ve followed the news in recent weeks, you’ll have noticed that the Left’s social-justice brigades have not cooled in their passion for banishing speech with which they disagree. But these days have also revealed a more dangerous tactic: conscripting speech by means of social pressure. Instead of enforcing strict silence, progressives aim to craft a public square in which we are all obliged to echo their views.

Zombies themselves, they want to make the rest of us zombies too. Robots, parrots mouthing slogans.

It is abundantly clear that social-justice activists — and, increasingly, mainstream left-wing Americans — do not intend to relent in wielding the cultural power of rage mobs to erase all trace of contrary opinions.

In support of which the writer cites (1) NYT self-reversal in re: publishing Sen. Cotton op-ed favoring use of troops to quell insurrections in several cities, (2) ditto Saints’ future hall of fame qb in re: dissing the flag, and (3)

. . .the progressive writer at Vox . . . bullied by his peers on the Left into deleting tweets that acknowledged he had been wrong to think campus silencing tactics would stay confined to the campus. The irony was breathtaking to behold.

Campus silencing tactics? How can you say that. Delete those tweets, you fool, or be socially deleted. He did so, of course. So did another Vox writer, “shamed into apologizing for having uttered the heretical view that perhaps rushing to defund or abolish the police — as activists are now demanding — might not be the most prudent course of action.”