Story by Chris Hitchens on Your Black Muslim Baker fiasco in Oakland. Note utter silence from Rep. Barbara Lee and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums on this particular subject.
If it’s one of the Left’s little favorites, nothing will be said or done, even when it involves guns and murder (along with kidnapping and extortion).
Rep. Barbara Lee is one of California’s leading Leftist hypocrites, in that she constantly decries gun violence, but turns a conveniently blind eye to gun violence perpetrated by Leftist “poster children” like YBMB (or the Panthers, another famous Bay Area “institution”).
Leftists like Robert Scheer and Tom Hayden were agog with the Panthers back in the day, but forgot to mention the fact that the Panthers were a murderous organization, especially when it came to police and authority figures.
It’s an absolute double standard and it dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, when Leftists lamented US policy, but were total apologists for the Soviet Union, Castro and Pol Pot. Noam Chomsky, that literary light of the left, who excoriated the US for its policies in Central America (and rightfully so), but was curiously silent about the North Vietnamese Communists (after 1975), the Khmers Rouge and Fidel’s repression of Cuban dissidents and intellectuals.