Thursday, March 01, 2012

Andrew Breitbart: I Call It The Judgment Of God

I'm just gonna call this one as I  see it. I don't expect it  to  be popular or  well received. But Andrew Breitbart's death at the age of 43 should be called for what it is: The Judgement Of God.

You tell me what else to call it when someone assists a  fraudulent smear campaign against organizations such as ACORN,  " a collection of community-based organizations in the United States that advocated for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. " If God  did not judge this man,  then there would be no justice in the world, period. Breitbart also had in the making a similar project aimed at discrediting Occupy Wall Street. Let's hope whoever is in charge of his estate has the wisdom do do the right thing and put that Smear Documentary on the cutting room floor.

The Anti-ACORN campaign that Breitbart was involved in is best described as follows:

"ACORN was shut down in the wake of the September 2009 release of selectively edited videos by two conservative activists including James O'Keefe using a hidden camera to elicit damaging responses from low-level ACORN employees that appeared to advise them how to hide prostitution activities and avoid taxes. A nationwide controversy immediately ensued resulting in a loss of funding from government and private donors, including a "defund ACORN" act passed by Congress. Following the publication of the videos, four different independent investigations by various state and city Attorneys General and the GAO released in 2009 and 2010 cleared ACORN, finding its employees had not engaged in criminal activities and that the organization had managed its federal funding appropriately, and calling the videos deceptively and selectively edited to present the workers in the worst possible light." 

Why would anyone have such an interest in bringing ACORN down? Could it be because:
"ACORN investigated complaints against companies accused of predatory lending practices. ACORN also worked to support strict state laws against predatory practices, organized against foreclosure rescue scams, and steered borrowers toward loan counseling;Following a three-year campaign, Household International (now owned by HSBC Holdings and renamed HSBC Finance Corporation), one of the largest subprime lenders in the country, and ACORN announced on November 25, 2003 a proposed settlement of a 2002 national class-action lawsuit brought by ACORN. The settlement created a $72 million foreclosure avoidance program to provide relief to household borrowers who are at risk of losing their homes.The settlement came on the heels of an earlier $484 million settlement between Household, Attorneys General, and bank regulators from all 50 US states.[

Makes me wonder  how much Breitbart and O'Keefe have been getting to go after organizations like ACORN from Corporations  who doin't like being brought up short before the  bar of American Justice.

In any case, he was just one more out-of-control Right-Wing activist stirring up unfounded animosities and muddying the waters with faux issues that only prove his followers are ill-equipped to deal with the reality of the issues that face and threaten us on a daily basis. Such people are a cancer on society.

Today, Society just got a Chemo treatment, courtesy of God. 




More on Breitbarts ACORN fraud, among other things:


http://www.salon.com/2010/07/21/acorn_10

http://www.amsterdamnews.com/news/national/anti-black-journalist-andrew-breitbart-dies-suddenly/article_05f15d3a-63d5-11e1-8633-0019bb2963f4.html



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