Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Fantasy in Philly

July 28, 2016

Fantasyland at Disney World would have been a much more appropriate location for the Democratic Convention considering how much was ignored, denied, and forgotten inside the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

The initial dip into Lake Fantasy was spoiled by the forced resignation of the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, after leaked e-mails proved she, and others, had been less than impartial by working to rig the nomination for Hillary. An attempt to ignore it by allowing Debbie to open and close the convention before stepping down failed when Bernie’s enraged followers would not join the denial.

Having no coherent plan to deal with terrorism, the entire opening day of the convention went by with no mention of it – a continuation of Obama’s pretense that terrorism is insignificant. The first day also went by with no American flag onstage as if its presence would have been offensive for many in attendance – and there is little doubt it would have been.

Day two of the convention was all about “making history” and putting Hillary on a pedestal as the first female presidential candidate. Former president Bill Clinton gave a long (very, very long) and glowing recap of Hillary’s entire life; poignantly skipping the years she made a fool of herself backing up his lies about his sexual escapades. That was, of course, the elephant in the room (no pun intended) everyone pretended did not exist.

After vehement liberal media disgust over the mother of an American Foreign Service official killed in Benghazi speaking at the Republican convention, hypocrisy was on display (as always) with glowing admiration for speeches given by the mothers of blacks killed by police. Deliberately absent and ignored were mothers of the many police officers cold-bloodily murdered as a result of the fomenting of violence by black “leaders”. One should also remember the admiration held for Cindy Sheehan by the “impartial” media.

It was noticeable that so many speakers talked about “change” and how Hillary is such a great instrument for change. If the past eight years under the Obama administration were as great as they say and everything he did was so right, why would we need so much change? I guess you have to buy into the fantasy to understand that.

If you want to vote for change in November, it certainly shouldn’t be same old, same old Hillary.

David J. Hentosh

Nutter is Nutty on Racism

March 19, 2013

An article in Philadelphia Magazine entitled “Being White in Philly” spurred Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter into a stereotypical response that actually proved one of the points the article intended to make: White people’s views on race and racism are not welcome and should not be heard – ever.

Journalist Robert Huber’s interviews with white people living in Philadelphia neighborhoods did contain some racist remarks, but that is a result of candid responses – and reality. Are those responses supposed to be censored? Is truth no longer allowed to “set you free” lest someone take offense?

It seems Mayor Nutter and others believe so. The title of the article was enough to elicit accusations of racism from some, simply because white people are believed to only have racist opinions. Racism has been determined to be a one-way street and all problems in the black community have been deemed to be the fault of white people. So sayeth the Progressives – forevermore.

Some of the responses in the article touched on things that are uncomfortable to hear, especially for those believing in total victimhood. That doesn’t make them less real and it certainly doesn’t make them unprintable. In today’s society, however, it makes them taboo because they did not follow the PC rules of engagement which dictate that white people have no feelings, opinions, or sensitivities concerning race.

According to the magazine’s editor, Tom McGrath, the point of the article was “to get a conversation going about race”. Conversations require two sides and those of Nutter’s ilk still demand race and racism remain one-sided. Nutter said that “Philadelphia Magazine has sunk to a new low” and his knee-jerk reaction was to call on the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission “…to conduct an inquiry into racial issues and attitudes in the city, and to decide whether the magazine and the writer should be rebuked.” Of course, the commission agreed with the mayor.

One could reasonably argue that the magazine article already conducted an inquiry into racial attitudes in the city. Then, again, nothing reasonable seems to be penetrating the stereotypical race barrier in Nutterland.

David J. Hentosh