“Any excuse will serve a tyrant.” Aesop
The specter of judicial tyranny continues its clownish march across the United States. This past week, James Edwards, host of the Memphis-based show The Political Cesspool, lost what should have been a slam-dunk defamation case. A column posted in a news outlet in Detroit (speaking of cesspools), had described Edwards as leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
The formal opinion of the court acknowledges that “there is no record evidence to suggest that Edwards holds a formal leadership position in the Ku Klux Klan, nor is there any record evidence to suggest that he is even a member…” However, it goes on to explain, “mindful of Aesop’s lesson, “A man is known by the company he keeps,” we hold that Edwards cannot make claims of defamation…”
Basically, it appears that they are using the “fake but accurate” standard of proof. Edwards is a “white advocate,” and has interviewed David Duke, so that’s close enough to count, and we need not bother ourselves with pesky facts.
In the modern US, the KKK has virtually no importance or power on the right end of the political spectrum. It primarily serves as a boogeyman for leftists, evoking horror far beyond what is warranted in 2017, often to the point of absurdity. For example, on one college campus last year, a student made a frantic report that she had witnessed a meeting of the Klan through a classroom window. After an investigation, it was determined that the suspected Klansman was nothing more than a white sheet thrown over a piece of unused lab equipment. I hear such reports regularly, and I am continually surprised by the real versus perceived influence of the KKK.
But it is precisely because of the persistent fear and disgust evoked by mention of the Klan that distinguishing the bugaboo from a reasonable, respectable, and well-intentioned white advocate is so important.
Alas, it is barely noteworthy anymore when judges make decisions based upon their “feels” and rationalize them with flimsy, quasi-legal reasoning. Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban,” (which was unfortunately not anything of the kind) was struck down by a judge who basically told Donald Trump “I don’t think I like your attitude, Mister.”
A clown show, indeed. Unfortunately, it’s not funny.
I respect Mr. Edwards but he should have foreseen the outcome and saved himself a lot of trouble. At least it proves one thing: Pro-Whites cannot get justice in the thoroughly anti-White “justice” system.
Did you see the court verdict where a white couple got long prison terms for annoying a black birthday party? No one was hurt, but the feelings of the blacks were riffled and the mother got 6 years in prison and the husband 12. A complete travesty of justice. Yes, what they did was stupid, driving by the thing and shouting at the blacks, who responded by throwing rocks by the way, but at the most, a couple of weeks of community service would have been sufficient.
These Whites are political prisoners.
Indeed, they are political prisoners. Which is precisely why, in my opinion, Mr. Edwards did the right thing in bringing his lawsuit. .. If we don’t put up a fight, the judicial system will increasingly roll right over us without a speed bump.
It was a Bolshevik show trial, and it makes my blood boil. Does anyone have their names and prison addresses? We need to tell them we’re fighting for them.
They were out looking for trouble, found it, and then pointed a shotgun at a a group of people when not under immediate threat of death or serious injury. It’s called “assault a deadly weapon”. JUSTICE SERVED idiots…
The Wolf and the Lamb
ONCE upon a time a Wolf was lapping at a spring on a hillside when, looking up, what should he see but a Lamb just beginning to drink a little lower down. “There’s my supper,” thought he, “if only I can find some excuse to seize it.” Then he called out to the Lamb, “How dare you muddle the water from which I am drinking?”
“Nay, master, nay,” said Lambikin; “if the water be muddy up there, I cannot be the cause of it, for it runs down from you to me.”
“Well, then,” said the Wolf, “why did you call me bad names this time last year?”
“That cannot be,” said the Lamb; “I am only six months old.”
“I don’t care,” snarled the Wolf; “if it was not you it was your father;” and with that he rushed upon the poor little Lamb and—
WARRA WARRA WARRA WARRA WARRA—
ate her all up. But before she died she gasped out—
“ANY EXCUSE WILL SERVE A TYRANT.”
HE SHOULD APPEAL.
Edwards should appeal. Let the appeals court do justice or make a fool of themselves too.
and then what? We are the lambs. The Left are wolves deciding what is on the menu for dinner. We need to be well armed to preserve what is left of the Republic.
Not to impugn Mr. Edwards lawsuit. But his lawsuit was in Michigan not the South. My lawsuit had much more far reaching implications in the South. Where as it was ruled that a simple bumber sticker is the litmist test for white supremacy. I actually won my lawsuit in the Tennessee circuit court and it was overturned by the appellate court. Made national news all over the country and yet no one here recognizes the importance. A Southern Heritage organization dropped their lawsuit as a result of the appellate court overturning my court verdict. They stated: “cited a ruling in a case in Tennessee last week that put the standards for defaming a public figure “so high that even Mother Teresa would have an impossible case to win”.