Ivy League Stupid Versus Common Sense A Lesson Learned

There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition. Thomas Jefferson

There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition. Thomas Jefferson

Like most people I have a healthy respect for local law enforcement.  Common sense tells us that if you are dealing with a police officer you cooperate.  You don’t get mouthy, you don’t force a confrontation, you cooperate.  But there are those just stupid enough to forget common sense either because of their position, believing they are above the law, or because they are just plain stupid.  You can also be stupid and be very smart either book wise or through intelligence.  Some of the most brilliant minds of today can’t be trusted to use a microwave oven, cook on the stove, text while driving, etc.  They simply have no common sense.  All that brain matter is taken up on analytical problems they are focused on.  Being smart intellectually doesn’t equate to having common sense.

Those who have read my blog before may remember that I am partial to cops.  The love of my life, now deceased, was a cop and a good one.  But he often told me of political biases within his department and being a good cop didn’t necessarily equate to promotion.  So, being a cop doesn’t mean that you are always right either.  But MOST cops, are good cops.  They care about people or they wouldn’t be in thier line of work.  Not only that, but they lay their lives on the line when it comes to push and shove just as firemen do.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could say the same about those in congress?

So when this article about H.L.Gates came out and he started pulling the race card, I got suspicious.  A smart cop isn’t going to antagonize you.  He stays calm and reasonable and does so on purpose.  This cop wasn’t a newbie, he was a veteran of the police force, taught classes on racial profiling and how to avoid it.  The cop was NOT going that route, trust me.  Even if the cop was dirty he wouldn’t go that route because of dash cams, neighbors and passers-by.  Too many witnesses.

If you are Hispanic or Black it seems that all you have to do is pull the “RACE” card and it is an automatic  get out of jail free card.  The courts won’t support the laws, they’ve been bought and sold as we’ve seen lately with cases such as David Olofson and Ramos and Compean.  And with all the programs such as “Black in America” 1 and 2 who is going to argue with a black man??? Shouting racism is the new “fire in the theater” card. It gives you instant attention right or wrong and is very hard to deny.

According to an anonymous author who claims to know Gates:

Henry Louis Gates under arrest

Henry Louis Gates under arrest

Skip Gates: The Ivy League Is Not Real Life

Editor’s note: The person who submitted this piece to “This Week in Blackness” published it under the pseudonym “a Phantom Negro” because “Dr. Henry Louis Gates has reach and influence in the academy.”

Skip has fallen victim to the Ivy League Effect. Check out his articles–you can definitely go to The Root–the website he is Editor-in-Chief of–if you want to see a repository for the whole masturbatory display. He all but says, “Do I look like that type of (Black) person? I was wearing a blazer and a polo shirt!Gates is Ivy League pissed with a dash of Black anger. Not the other way around. Is this to say the police weren’t in the wrong? Hardly. As a person is familiar with the Cambridge/Boston PD, the prospect of some procedural malfeasance on their part is entirely believable if not an abject certainty.

< SNIPPED >

But I’m also sure, the good doctor was talking some shit. The Ivy League Effect, when it’s potent, wouldn’t allow otherwise. It made Gates forget that, no matter what, even when you’re right, you don’t talk shit to the police. And that’s not a matter of manhood or pride; it’s a question of survival. Why? Because you’re Black before you’re a Harvard professor. Because, in an extreme case, you can’t tell your side of the story if you get shot reaching for your ID. As a Black man and a Harvard professor, Gates’ thought process should have been: “Wow. I am so thoroughly pissed right now. When this current situation is resolved and am out of harm’s way, I’m going down to the station and I’m going to use my considerable influence to make heads roll. But right now, I need to be the smart one, remember all the details and not give him any reason to escalate this situation.” That’s what any of my fellow colleagues have done, guns drawn on them at night in the middle of campus by the police. They didn’t get loud; they got smart. They diffused the situation, then got pissed and did something about it. And I assure you, they did so with much less juice than Dr. Gates.

Add to this the fact that Gate’s buddy is the Obamination and you can understand why Gates went off his nut at the cop. He was thinking HE was untouchable and the cop just touched him! < rolls eyes here > How stupid can you get?  Then the Obaminator jumps on the band wagon and calls Sgt. James Crowley stupid for arresting a combative suspect.  Of course, with all the illegal activities going on in the federal government now, the Obamanator just proved there is no respect for law and order in this country any more. Obama should make sure he has facts BEFORE making comments.  Here are Obama’s remarks:

President Barack Obama was asked about Henry Louis Gates, a Harvard professor arrested last week after entering his Cambridge, Mass. home after a business trip overseas.

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly when there was already proof” Gates was in his own home,” the president said. “What we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latino being stopped by policy disproportionately.”

Obama said the incident was poorly handled by police who seemed unwilling to believe that Gates actually lived in the house.

It sure must be nice to have someone that high up who’s got your back. No wonder Gates acted like an ass. He felt he was untouchable. I wonder when Gates decided he didn’t have to cooperate with police? Me, I side with the police officer. He was doing his job, investigating a possible crime, reported by a neighbor.   If we all act like the cops can’t do anything to us, how lawless would this country become?

Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley

Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley

Sgt. James Crowley, cop who arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., denies he’s racist

BY Beverly Ford In Cambridge and Rich Schapiro
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

A defiant Cambridge, Mass., Sgt. James Crowley refused to apologize for the collar a day after Obama defended his Harvard professor pal in a prime-time news conference.

“I think he was way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts,” Crowley, 42, who teaches a course on racial profiling to police academy students, told Boston radio station WBZ-AM.

“I acted appropriately. I’ve done nothing wrong.”

In his comments on the whole thing, the Obaminator made allusions to the fact that Blacks and Latinos are picked up routinely without probable cause. Ummmm, that’s a lie! Probable cause for Latinos is the fact that 82% of the criminal illegal aliens are Latinos and are breaking our borders on a daily basis showing no respect and little care for the laws or the Sovereignty of this country and the ground they are crossing. Destruction of the land in those areas used by these criminal illegals is incredible!  The land is very fragile in those areas.  If Latinos want to gain respect, they should stop the flow of illegal criminal aliens into this country. Then they wouldn’t have a target tattooed on their foreheads for who they are. DUH, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

As for Blacks, it is of concern that they are still picked on for their skin color. However, I’m sure that the cops everywhere are making great strides in that area and to focus on ONE incident just proves have favoritism on the Obamination’s part comes into play.

The Obaminator defended his remarks and then later back-peddled on his first comments on this issue:

Obama backpedals on scholar arrest comment

Published: July 24, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Obama, who said police had acted “stupidly” by arresting and booking Gates, said he talked with the arresting officer, Sgt. Jim Crowley, and said he wanted “to make clear that in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically — and I could have calibrated those words differently. And I told this to Sergeant Crowley.”

The Obaminator went on to give a boo-hoo comment about how Blacks are sensitive about this issue. Never having been black I couldn’t say. However, I am a woman. I know just how much justice works for women when it comes to being raped or beaten and how well the laws work for us. It is a man’s world out there no matter what they tell you. Just try to get equal pay when you are a woman!

I really believe that if H.L. Gates hadn’t gotten that Ivy League Stupid in his head, *that you can’t touch me*, indignation and used such crass and foul language with Sgt. James Crowley, he never would have been arrested.  But get stupid with a cop, get diarrhea of the mouth and guess what?  You will get arrested!  For a smart man such as Gates is supposed to be, (he’s director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research), he should have done things much differently.  Remember that next time you start out with STUPID tattooed across your forehead!  You may not have friends in high places such as Gates does.

Even the Obaminator will have to consider his thoughts and words before making statements he has to back up from in the future.  He was all bent over his good buddy being arrested, never thinking that Gates might have provoked the situation.  My, my, has everyone learned their lessons yet?  I sure hope so.  This media coverage of trivial situations is pathetic!

Last thing I’ve got to wonder is when we will get sick and tired of the *Race* card being pulled on every situation where someone doesn’t like what is happening to them?  If you ask me, this is one bullshit card.  It reminds me of Chicken Little running around screaming, *The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”  Stop hiding behind your mama’s skirts people and man up!  If you deserve to have yourself double-checked  like Hispanics, then don’t cry about it when it happens.  If you abuse this country, don’t cry about getting caught.  Stop being wusses and grow a set.  Break the law- go to jail.  Break immigration laws, get deported. Most of all, get stupid around a cop and go to jail.

Tom Tancredo points to Immigration Law that's ignored

Tom Tancredo points to Immigration Law that's ignored

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~ by justmytruth on July 31, 2009.

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