Christopher Donovan: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania recently elected a bizarre black woman named Linda Thompson as its mayor. The subtext of her campaign — and now, it appears, her governance — is as follows: “Harrisburg had a white mayor for years. I’m black. The population of Harrisburg is majority black. So, put me in there. I’ll kick out the whites and replace them with blacks.” It was never clear to me that she was about much else.
Thompson typifies erratic black behavior: she skated by for years as head of a non-profit group called “Loveship, Inc.” that gave her interest-free loans, collected unemployment benefits but drove a Mercedes-Benz, filed a lawsuit against a gas station after spraying herself with gas at what she alleged was a defective pump, and claimed that God had annointed her mayor. In office, she’s sweeping out the whites and replacing them with blacks, including the new police chief.
The local paper, the Patriot-News, dutifully reports some of this weirdness, despite being a typically pro-black, politically correct city newspaper. In all its campaign coverage, it never got to the racial heart of her campaign against Stephen Reed, her white predecessor and a fellow Democrat, and Nevin Mindlin, the politically correct Jewish “Republican” who stepped in to oppose her in the general election. Bloggers were a little bolder, including one who coined the phrase “Zimbabwe on the Susquehanna.”
None of this is really news — racist black mayors have been ruining American cities for years now by driving out business and tax-paying white residents, letting crime run rampant, and doling out goodies to their black friends. Zimbabwe on the Susquehanna, indeed. It’s what happens when the “racial molecular atmospherics” of a city go from white to black.
But I had to chuckle at this story in the Patriot-News, in which Thompson, in the midst of thundering against whitey at a black church across the river, rips the paper itself. The paper then takes the highly unusual (and disfavored by professional journalists) step of quoting its Jewish honcho, David Newhouse:
We share Mayor Thompson’s belief in the power of both education and economic opportunity, as well as the importance of an inclusive society,” said Patriot-News executive editor David Newhouse. “Despite her unhappiness with our reporting, we are strongly committed to being a partner with the black community, in Harrisburg and throughout the midstate, in these crucial goals.
Chew on that one for a second. The response to a bat-shit crazy black mayor’s uninformed ranting is that the newspaper is “strongly committed to being a partner with the black community.” I might innocently ask if the paper is committed to simply telling the truth, but today’s “mainstream” — and strongly Jewish — media works overtime to bury the truth. My only comfort is that most people, particularly whites, do understand this much.
Christopher Donovan is the pen name of an attorney and former journalist. Email him.