Deadly Double Standards: "First They Came For General Boykin .."

We are experiencing a disturbing and dangerous trend in this nation.  Our elites are promoting Muslims and others of questionable loyalty to positions of authority and influence and forcing out any who dare admit to holding traditional values.  The most recent and egregious example of this is the case of mass murderer and terrorist Major Nidal Hasan.  Our President was very quick to defend this killer and to cry out against any "rush to judgment."  Our news media propaganda machine put out story after story linking the act of a man who screamed out "allahu akbar" as he fired on US soldiers to the result of "stress" and a "wounded ego."  A man like Hasan was able to rise in the ranks while openly promoting jihad, yet Christians are being systematically passed over and forced into early retirement. Something is unconstitutional, immoral and dangerous about this trend, but you hear nothing about it on CBS, NBC, or CNN.

Lieutenant General William G. Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation, serving in Grenada, Somalia, and Iraq.  General Boykin was driven from office when the liberal LA Times article revealed Boykin giving a speech about hunting down Osman Atto in Mogadishu: "He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, 'They'll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.' Well, you know what? I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."  Boykin's remarks stirred much anger in the Muslim world, and Islamic organizations within the US were highly critical of the comments and called for his resignation, such as those from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  Newsweek carried articles calling for his resignation, while Democrats like John Kerry were quick to denounce the remarks.  Leftist Rep. John Conyers and 26 supporters put forward H. RES. 419 "Condemning religiously intolerant remarks and calling on the President to clearly censure and reassign Lieutenant General Boykin."  General Boykin has been the victim of Stalinist history erasure.  He has become a "non-person" according to the dictates of the Hollywood Liberal establishment. Ever seen the film "Blackhawk Down"?  General Boykin was the Delta Force commander of that mission.  He was mysteriously omitted from the film. Nidal Hasan can show a power point presentation about beheading "infidels" and pouring hot oil down their throats but General Boykin, a genuine hero suffered calumny at the hands of Democrats.  See a pattern here? T he argument could, implausibly, be made that this was an international matter and that domestically there is no second class citizenship for Christians. Consider the career of Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Bob Vernon was next in line to take over after Chief Daryl Gates, but Vernon was forced to retire after 37 years on the force.  Why was he not allowed to ascend to the role of chief? 

Was he unqualified?  The son of a 20-year LAPD veteran officer, Vernon rose through the ranks from rookie street cop, to second in command.  He graduated from the University of Southern California's Managerial Policy Institute and earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

The fact of  the matter is that Bob Vernon is one of the early victims of "political correctness."  He had to be eliminated because of his religion.  Had he been a homosexual or a Muslim, he would have become chief, but Bob Vernon is neither.  He is a Christian, and his Christianity was used by the Left as a tool to bar him from the position that he so richly deserved. 

Compare his situation with the mass murderer Nidal Hasan.  Major Hasan did a power point presentation at a medical conference detailing his goal of "jihad" and how to behead "infidels."  After murdering 14 Americans and wounding over forty, US Army Chief Staff General Casey declared that a greater loss would be to eliminate people who fit Major Hasan's profile. "Diversity is strength," burbled the General.  This is a nonsense phrase that is no longer just stupid, it is dangerous.

There is a double standard employed by the elites of our society.  When it comes to career promotion a glass ceiling has been imposed on Christians and conservatives in general.  To admit that you believe homosexuality is a sin, oppose abortion and assisted suicide ("end of life counseling" in Obamaspeak) is to end your opportunity for advancement.  Not only will you not advance but you stand a fantastic chance of being subjected to a firestorm of unbelievable mockery and criticism.  Look at Sarah Palin, look at Carrie Prejean. Had they not spoken out as conservatives, does anybody honestly believe that the filthy "Perez Hilton" character assassination would have been tolerated?  If the roles had been reversed and she had used abusive language toward him or pointed out that he was obese, would that have been applauded in the pages of the NY Times and the LA Times?

What happened to Bob Vernon was the opening salvo.  The response by many Christians mirrored that of the Germans living in the Wiemar Republic as characterized by Martin Neimoller"s "First they came for the Jews ..."  First they canned Bob Vernon because he was a born again Christian and was caricatured as an "extremist," but I was not in line to be chief of police, so I did nothing.  Now you cannot be a beauty contestant and dare to disagree unless you want to be smeared with the most vile language.  Now you cannot run as a conservative Republican woman without being subject to sexist stereotypes and objectification on the cover of Newseek magazine.  You will be hung in effigy in West Hollywood to the amusement of local news affiliates.  Your daughter will be slandered and castigated by late night talk show host David Letterman.  The feminists will simply roll their eyes and nod.  You oppose their agenda, then you deserve it, they will think, sometimes out loud.

It is this hate and intolerance on a cultural level and the political agenda of the secular Left that have prompted communities of faith to create the Manhattan Declaration as a manifesto of defiance.

On March 3, 1991 a suspected drunk driver was pursued by California Highway Patrol and LAPD.  That driver was Rodney King. The media broadcast of his beating by officers eventually resulted in explosive violence that left 58 people dead.  Robert Vernon gives the inside story in his book L.A Justice: Lessons From The Firestorm. Now that time has passed, one can sit down and read the book away from the emotionalism and hysteria whipped up by the media, and you can see how prophetic Assistant Chief of Police Vernon's words were.

We see the fruits of the Liberal victory in the corrupt and inept regime of Mayor Antonio Villaraigoso.  We see the fruits in the "sanctuary city" movement that allows violent gang members to terrorize the community.  We see the poisonous fruit on the national level with cowardice that allowed terrorist Nidal Hasan to remain in his job at Fort Hood.

Read Robert Vernon's book and see for yourself. General Boykin is a professor at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, and author of "Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom."  Read what these men have to say and then compare it to the statements of people like Nidal Hasan, Van Jones, Kevin Jennings and Michele Obama.  Ask yourself which views are truly mainstream and which are extremist. Consider how the dangerous double standards of the Left that have resulted in unnecessary evil like that perpetrated at Ft Hood.

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