If Tom Wolfe were writing The Bonfire of the Vanities today, he’d need a scene in the Grand Havana Room in New York City. It’s an Olympian den fit for what Wolfe called the “Masters of the Universe” — the super-rich gods of finance who today go by the name “the 1 percent.” Taking up the penthouse floor of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Grand Havana Room is a private, invitation-only cigar club and four-star restaurant. Through its windows, you can see the toiling salary men 39 floors below as they scurry about like ants,
The justice system is broken because it is politicized. If justice was blind then Sharpton and Jackson would have been in jail years ago for inciting riots and violence, and for extortion. How is it possible for a known rapist not only to be allowed to walk free but to be admired by his fellow politicos everywhere as a cool guy and a terrific president? The Democrat scum are having a grand old time because they are immune from the law. People need to defend themselves, the law will not.
Great article! Thanks Jonah, and thanks OP for posting! IMHO, it their followers KNEW or UNDERSTOOD the truth, it could set them free, but they don´t and never will as long as race-hustlers like sharpton and jackson and our agitator-in-chief continue to be enriched by the pathetic-impoverished-masses they cynically "lead" while they enjoy lives of the rich and famous (under cover of course). Shameless.
Well, and fairly done, Mr. Goldberg. Yet, I´m afraid this too will pass in the wind. Many before have brought forth the vile transgressions of this "character" called "Sharp ton" (a bit of cosmic irony there, no?). Yet, like the minion of Satan that he is, he seems to have a shield of malevolent protection. That is, until the day of judgement. At that appointed time, his years of deviltry will bring him no cause for compassion. Still though, well done.
Thanks for the truth, succinctly stated. Doesn´t this scammer also owe taxes? Who enables him to skate on that for years and on incitement to riot with deaths involved, and who, indeed, is paying for his membership in the Grand Havana Room?
Al Charlatan ( credit goes to radio host Chris Plante for that name ) reminds me of Arafat who had over a $billion squirreled away in Switzerland and a luxury apartment in Paris while "his people" starved in the dirt.
It does look like his evil life is catching up with him. In fact he looks like he has AIDS. The slimey POS can´t leave this planet soon enough for me.
We have been so cowed as a nation when it comes to race. The mere mention of the word "racist" bring us to our knees in supplication. Rise up and refuse to be so labeled by these buffoons. The party is over for the Sharptons of the world when we decide not to buy into their narrative. And what´s up with the bobble head look with his big head and small frame?
´´There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.´´ ? Booker T. Washington Chapter V: ´´The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob´´, 1911
A) How many black people do you think will read this?
B) How many would even care? As we´ve seen last week with St. Tray-Tray ( and previously with oj simpson, marion berry, and b.hussein obama)no matter what reality and the facts are blacks will ALWAYS support other blacks ( not that it´s a racist-thing......s/)
Mamma taught US early in life to look at what a person does -- not what he says....
In other words -- actions speak louder than words.
So now WE have this old man -- who looks like a pharoh´s mummie since he lost all that weight and put on all that make/up -- for his young arm candy. How can this "young thing" be with this awful man -- one has to wonder.
In order for him to "pay" for his life syle of the rich and famous he must stir up the racial pot on occasion. If only the poor blacks could see through him and jess jackson sr. Jess jackdon jr. is awaiting sentencing for fraud crimes committed against WE here in Illinois. What a mess the democrats have made for themselves....
I always said James Earl Ray popped the wrong man on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. One half of the ´Justice Brothers´ should have been the target. Damn you James Earl Ray. Now we have race baiters ´doing in´ all of MLK´s work. This nation will never heal after what Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson has done and now with the help of the Attorney General and their president. All of them are full of hate for America and extremely racist.
Do you see our race hustlers, senate and White House occupiers in here somewhere?
From 2nd Timothy (New Testament):
1)This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2)For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3)Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4)Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5)Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6)For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7)Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth . . .
"The Reverend" has no clothes. Thank you, Jonah Goldberg, for writing about something the "mainstream media" has been going out of their way to ignore.
It is also interesting that the likes of Al Sharpton, after all that Jonah Goldberg recounts, and more, along with countless others who may be far less sinful but no more worthy, claim for themselves the exalted title ´reverend´.
There is no record of 1st century Christians, including the very apostles chosen by Christ, having such a title as reverend attached to their names. There is no authority for doing so in the Bible. It would seem to be a fearful thing to stand before God in Judgment and try to explain why you considered yourself worthy to claim or accept a title belonging only to Jehovah God! That would seem especially so if that honorable title had been claimed for the specific purpose of doing, and influencing others to believe in and do, dishonorable deeds, as certainly appears to be the case with Al Sharpton.
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