UPDATED (3/31): @danielvgarner at it again, finds this at Breitbart’s site: Harry Reid supporters throw eggs at tea party buses, try to blame tea partiers: http://biggovernment.com/amarcus/2010/03/30/video-the-egg-man-of-seachlight-nevada/(is this getting repetitive?)
UPDATED: hat tip to @danielvgarner – MSM claims Tea Party protesters threw brick through a Democrat’s office window… on the 30th floor http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/03/oh-brother-lib-media-claims-rock-was-thrown-through-reps-office-on-30th-floor/
UPDATED: Andrew Breitbart of http://biggovernment.com offers a $20,000 bounty for proof of racial slurs at DC rally. Good news for Mr. Breitbart is he’ll be keeping that cash.
UPDATED: Jewish Republican House whip Eric Cantor has bullet shot through office window.
We’ve had the “race card” with us for quite a while. It is typically a knee-jerk reaction to conservative opposition to any liberal sacred cow and normally doesn’t require much analysis, precursor, or evidence. Jimmy Carter played it when it became increasingly clear that most Americans were opposed to the then “health care bill” fraud which has now become law, pending several court cases, state legislation, nullification, and something of an ideological civil war. The basic idea is to tie up conservatives defending their own record on race so that liberal proponents of socialism are free to spend their time rewriting history or taking white-out to the Constitution.
But it’s not so simple, anymore. With the growing sentiment that continual use of race as a wedge and distraction is akin to the boy who cried wolf, it’s not enough to simply claim that opposition to egalitarian “social justice” is racist without some incident. To facilitate the continuation of this divisive narrative, something bad has to happen to minorities and, if the right wont’ oblige them by committing such acts, the left has decided to step up to the plate and fake them. There are two recent stories about racial slurs being shouted at Representatives entering the House for the health bill vote and there’s the noise about threats of assassination of President Obama. Ex-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov provided an excellent history of leftist assassinations in this clip: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE38dLxapVo) and it should be no surprise that most leftist leaders are killed by other leftists. It’s also not uncommon for leftists to do things like burning down the Reichstag and then calling for martial law.
Here is a list of liberal hate-crime hoaxes:
– Transgendered Anarchist Smashes Windows at CO Dem HQ, Dems Blame Conservatives http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=29d_1261633848&c=1
– Hate Crime Hoax, Democrats/Media fabricate fictional account of racial slurs and spitting: http://cofcc.org/2010/03/hate-crime-hoax-democratsmedia-fabricate-fictional-account-of-racial-slurs-and-spitting/
– Who Painted the Swastika Outside David Scott’s Office? Probably a Liberal http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/08/who_painted_the_swastika_outsi.php
– GWU student journalist admits hate crime hoax http://michellemalkin.com/2007/11/05/gwu-student-journalist-admits-hate-crime-hoax/
– Trinity International University student indicted for hate crime hoax http://michellemalkin.com/2005/04/26/faking-the-hate/
– ObamaCare Protesters ‘Racist’ Including Black Gun-Owner http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/08/18/msnbc-no-mention-black-gun-owner-among-racist-protesters
– Who’s Behind the Obama-As-Hitler Posters? http://www.mediaite.com/tv/whos-behind-the-obama-as-hitler-posters/
– Sarah Palin Leaker Outs Himself…and Turns Out to Be a Hoaxer http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/10/sarah-palin-leaker-outs-himself
– Noose found on Columbia professor’s door;
– 2003 Ole Miss racist graffiti written by black students;
– 2005 College of Wooster anti-Semitic graffiti written by leftist student group;
– 2007 anti-Muslim posters distributed by “Iraq Veterans Against War”;
– Black students admitted they hung black doll in effigy at Duke, 1997; all at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3827/is_20071022/ai_n21112435/
– Liberal professor spray paints her own car with sexist and racist messages http://www.isteve.com/Hate_Hoax.htm
– The Tawana Brawley Hoax http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id315.htm
– 2006 racist fliers in Virginia circulated by black woman to “shock young black people in the area”;
– 2006 two black firefighters in Florida may have put nooses on their own equipment;
– 2006 black family spray paints “white power” on their home;
– 2004 University of Louisville black students spray painted and distributed fliers with racist language; all at http://vdare.com/bradley/070213_crime.htm
– ADDED (hat tip to @danielvgarner): Duke Lacrosse rape hoax (although it did not seem to be politically motivated at first, faculty and liberal reaction make this another case of staged “hate”) http://www.lawweekly.org/?module=displaystory&story_id=1790&edition_id=72&format=html
– ADDED: Census worker hangs himself in apparent attempt to incite fear of anti-government sentiment http://themoderatevoice.com/54131/the-census-worker-suicide/
Laird Wilcox compiled a list in 1995 entitled “Crying Wolf: Hate Crime Hoaxes in America.” I have not read and can’t endorse this book but here’s a link if you’re interested: http://www.amazon.com/Crying-Wolf-Crime-Hoaxes-America/dp/0922915180
– Che Guevara killed by Fidel Castro (likely) http://laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14510&ArticleId=326351
– JFK killed by Marxist Oswald (or at least shot at) http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/organ1.htm
– RFK killed by leftist/Islamist Sirhan http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/oswald-sirhan-and-ray-assassins-of-past.html
– Sandanista leaders had other resistance leaders assassinated http://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/detail/tropical-chekists-the-sandinista-secret-police-legacy-in-nicaragua
– Maurice Bishop (Grenada) ordered killed by extremists in his own party http://repeatingislands.com/2009/09/07/men-responsible-for-maurice-bishop%E2%80%99s-death-to-be-freed/
– Afghanistan president attempts to have his prime minister Amin killed, ends up in Amin’s supporters hands and dies soon after of a “serious illness” http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad09
– Rahman (Bangladesh) and 21 family members killed in leftist coup http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/210112.stm
– ADDED (hat tip to @JacksonianLwyer): Harvey Milk, gay San Francisco politician, killed by a Democrat http://jacksonianlawyer.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/statist-nancy-pelosi-wants-obamacare-critics-to-curb-their-enthusiasm/
– SOMEONE mentioned the Unabomber and I concur – the ex-professor turned liberal snail-mail terrorist definitely qualifies. Link will be added, someday.
This site (http://www.tobydials.com/td/node/336) also contains a pretty comprehensive list of successful and failed assassins of American Presidents and their political views.
To be fair, the article listed for RFK’s assassin Sirhan also mentions that John Wilkes Booth who killed Lincoln and James Earl Ray who killed Martin Luther King Jr. were both Democrats but Lincoln and King are both, at least arguably, conservative.
If I’ve missed something, let me know. I’ll try to update this list and make it “reasonably complete.”