Prior to the coronation of Barry the Red and the subsequent adornment of the White House Christmas tree with a Mao bauble, displays of affection for the heroes of Marxism were generally confined to the offices of upwardly mobile apparatchiks in Moscow, Peking and Havana, Teddy Kennedy’s back parlor in Hyannisport, and the inner chambers of the Democratic National Committee—the good old days, when the idolized likenesses of famous subversives appeared on dog-eared FBI watch lists and the dreary walls of local post offices instead of fronting the juror’s lounge in a federal courtroom in the nation’s capitol. As the Washington Times reports:
Included among the posters, hung for Black History Month…is one in which the D.C. courts — the federally funded judicial branch of the D.C. government — honor eight “Black Women Paving the Way to Greatness in Politics.”
One of these personifications of “greatness,” however, comes as a shock, especially in the context of a court of law. It is none other than Angela Davis, a black activist who came to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. and the radical black group the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was such a high profile communist in the latter days of the Cold War that she was awarded the so-called “Lenin Peace Prize,” given to her in a Moscow ceremony by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev himself.
Of course, Ms. Davis, too, was a trailblazer in her own way.
Court officials protested that their display included the infamous Angie because of her “contributions to the political debate.” Discover the Networks has compiled a number of the historic “contributions” this woman has made to civic deliberation in America over the years:
- Communist professor at the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus
- Recipient of the Lenin “Peace Prize” from the police state of East Germany in 1979
- Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin County judge in a failed attempt to free Davis’ imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
- Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
- Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
- “The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”
Due to public censure, the offending placard bearing Angela’s likeness has since been removed from the hollowed halls of the federal judiciary. None of us should forget, however, one Davis truism that’s always acceptable in mixed company:
“What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.”
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