I've followed Lewis for many years. Lewis has spent most of his adult life hiding behind the fact that a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats supported the landmark legislation he fought for when he was young……the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Lewis has been working a fifty year plus con. He would have us believe the GOP had nothing to do with passing Civil Rights legislation when they had in fact, everything to do with it getting passed.
In the world of John Lewis, everyone who realizes socialism does not work is a racist. So low and behold, last week Lewis announced that he is boycotting Donald Trump’s inaugural. What a shock! Unless you recall that Lewis also boycotted George W. Bush’s inaugural.
A look at the Lewis career suggests he is more flexible with the re-writing of American history than an Olympic gymnast is on the floor exercise. When Barack Obama authorized the National Security Agency to conduct wiretaps without a warrant a few years ago, Lewis was silent. However, a few years before that, when Bush did the same, Lewis considered it an impeachable offense. No sign of a hero here.....just the unmistakable signs of a hypocrite.
In the 2008 presidential election, Lewis accused Republican John McCain of being the reincarnation of George Wallace. In 2012, Lewis also called Mitt Romney, "a racist who would return America to segregation." Forget the absurd charge of racism against Romney, since Lewis makes those charges with almost every breath he draws. Lewis conveniently forgets, because he wants his constituents to also forget, that George Wallace was a member of the Democratic Party, not a Republican.
Consider the whopper of a lie Lewis told a few years ago as he approached the Capitol to vote for the passage of Obamacare. Lewis actually claimed that a bunch of racist demonstrators shouted the “N-word” at him repeatedly. Unfortunately for Lewis, there were hundreds of cell phones and video cameras running at the time of his approach. No such shouts were recorded. It was simply Lewis using the Lewis tool of choice. In the Lewis world of self-delusion, he is a pillar of virtue, and everyone who knows socialism won't work are racists who go around shouting racial slurs at him, even if they aren't and don't.
The truth is Lewis has been milking his connection to Martin Luther King for most of his adult life. Like so many others in the Congressional Black Caucus, Lewis always ignores the glaring facts that plague the people in his own district. Here are a few basic facts on crime that won't be solved by the Lewis boycotts of all GOP inaugurations:
The FBI reported that the total number of U.S. homicides in 2015 was 15,696. It is stunning that blacks were about 52 percent of all homicide victims, since blacks make up just 12% of the total U.S. population. In more than 90% of these killings, the perpetrator was another black person. Simply put, four times as many black people are killing other black people in the U.S. when allowing mathematically, for the size of the black population in the U.S. versus all other ethnic groups.
Lewis would also have us all believe that black deaths at the hands of police, is the problem. The numbers say he is lying. In 2015, police across the nation did shoot and kill 986 people. Of those cop shootings, 495 bullet recipients were white (50%), 258 were black (26 percent), and 172 were Hispanic (17 percent). But Lewis never refers to the basic science behind U.S. crime data. In a study of 2,699 fatal police killings between 2013 and 2015, conducted by John R. Lott Jr. and Carlisle E. Moody of the Crime Prevention Research Center, the inescapable conclusion was that the odds of a black suspect's being killed by a black police officer were consistently greater than a black suspect's getting killed by a white officer. In short, there is no correlation between the color of the cop's skin and blacks being shot by cops. Lewis prefers to parrot the narrative that the problem is white racist cops shooting innocent black victims, rather than admitting the truth about the crime culture that is destroying inner cities in general, and black communities in particular.
Sadly, not only are blacks committing a disproportionate number of crimes, blacks are disproportionately represented as victims of crime. This travesty is true in virtually every category of violent crime including rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
After the Civil Rights movement won the fight in 1964, people like John Lewis needed a new fight. They decided to blame poverty on racial discrimination. They did so despite the fact that millions of people of all races toiled in poverty. Sadly, with the help of academic liberals, Lewis and his ilk have preached the black victim dogma to this very day. This poorly thought out decision became a turning point for the worse for many living in black communities.
Instead of doing real problem solving, Lewis has used racism as his ruse. As such, violent crime rates have skyrocketed in his own Congressional district.
It is a great irony that there was far less crime in black neighborhoods at a time when there actually was far greater poverty and overt discrimination against black people. The data is very clear on this point. There are no links between white racism and crime in black communities.......none whatsoever. It is the kind of race baiting that Lewis engages in regularly, along with the corrosive big government socialism policies he reveres, that are areas where the links to crime are.
If Lewis truly cared about the poor people in his Congressional district, he would realize that his constituents are very dependent on law and order not harmed by it. High crime and social disorder rates are what is plaguing the Lewis district, not racism.
One of my heroes, Walter Williams, knows what a total phony and a fake John Lewis has become. Williams said this in a recent column: “Ultimately, the solution to high crime rests with black people. Given the current political environment, it doesn't pay a black or white politician to take those steps necessary to crack down on lawlessness in black communities.”
In other words, allowing crime to fester pays if you are a Democrat. How sad.
Consider how the propaganda ministries (mainstream media) allows John Lewis to continue to con the American public. Instead of reporting his failures since the mid-1960's, the press announces that it is somehow newsworthy that Lewis has decided that Trump's win was not legitimate. When Trump fires back at Lewis about crime, stooges from every propaganda ministry in the nation rush to the Lewis defense.
Here is the sad fact on John Lewis. Lewis was definitely a hero many decades ago. But he sold his soul to the devil of socialism.
Since that legislative victory in 1964, when the GOP broke a Democrat filibuster in the Senate, the Lewis career has been a travesty built on lies. Accordingly, Lewis is no longer a national hero. He has morphed into just another shameless political hack who has fostered in an era of crime infestation in his own district, while playing the race card to get re-elected.
Thank God for real heroes like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. You know Williams and Sowell are real heroes because they get ignored by the propaganda ministers in the mainstream media who prefer to fawn all over a con artist like John Lewis.