Obama Administration shows its view of justice...
Posted by aogThursday, 19 April 2012 at 13:29
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… by embracing Al Sharpton, someone who made his name with false prosecutions, racial strife, and mob violence.
At what point may we reasonably assume that the Obama Administration’s view of justice is the same as that of a lynch mob?
Friday, 20 April 2012 at 13:09|
aog wrote: “What would it take to make you think it reasonable to call out Obama for endorsing Sharpton?”
You;re moving the goal posts. I don’t think it unreasonable to note connections between Obama (and his administration) and various less than admirable people such as Sharpton, Ayers, Wright, etc.
I don’t agree with the “endorsing”, “embracing”, showing its “view of justice”, etc.
At the bottom your post you ask, “At what point may we reasonably assume that the Obama Administration’s view of justice is the same as that of a lynch mob?” The post only works if one has already assumed that. In this case, your conclusion is your assumption. It’s your narrative. (It happens to be mine too, and I’ll come back to that in a moment, but that’s beside the point).
My dad was an alcoholic. I associated with my dad. I’d even occasionally invite him to do something. But you’d be completely wrong to assume that I embrace alcoholism, endorse heavy drinking, that it’s my view of justice that it’s okay to bail on family, friends, and job and become a drunken bum sleeping in the gutter (which is what he did). And you’d know that because you’d assume I was associating with him because he was my dad, not because I’m a fan of heavy drinking.
So a neutral observer would assume that Obama is associating with Sharpton to get votes or for other political advantage, not because Sharpton “foments mob violence that ends in deaths”. You’re not a neutral observer and that’s okay. I’m just pointing out that your non-neutrality is blatantly obvious in this post. You’re assuming your narrative and looking for tidbits to fit it.
I happen to mostly share your narrative, but apparently a more extreme version. I don’t see much difference between what I believe Obama’s core morality, values, and beliefs are and what I believe Sharpton’s core morality, values, and beliefs are. They’re both Alinskiite community activist/organizers power grabbers at heart. Obama just took a different and more successful path to power than Sharpton. So I guess it’s not much news to me that the Obama administration doesn’t shun Sharpton.
Which is sort of what you’re saying, except backwards. Your saying that because of some tidbits, we can deduce that Obama has a particular view of justice. I’m saying that I believe Obama has that particular view of justice, so I find these tidbits pretty weak and unenlightening (i.e. is that really the best you can do?). So if you had presented it as “here’s my view of Obama and here’s some evidence that fits that view” I would be in complete agreement. But you’re pretending to be neutral, I’m calling you on it, and pointing out that if one was neutral, the evidence is really weak.