Just seven days into his four-year term as the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney became the poster-boy for the charade of political correctness, (PC,) at the expense of his own police department.
Before Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett was even out of surgery, Mayor Kenney was busy holding a news conference attempting to convince everyone that what had happened really didn’t.
Captured on video, officer Hartnett is ambushed and shot at thirteen times at nearly point-blank range as he sits in his patrol car in the middle of the street. The shooter, Edward Archer, is seen in the video, rushing towards the police car wearing a typical Muslim thawb, a long, white robe and firing rapidly at officer Harnett.
At a news conference, Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross reported that Archer told police that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah, and that is the reason he was called upon to do this. Archer also told investigators that, “police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Koran.”
Incredibly, after hearing all of this from the police officials, Mayor Kenney took to the podium and said the following; “In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen. That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion in any way shape or form or any of its teachings. And this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.” Kenny concluded his moronic remarks by stating that, “there are too many guns on the streets.”
Mayor Kenney attempts to cow everyone “in the room” with him, as well as everyone viewing his news conference or reading his statement into accepting the narrative of his lie over that of what our own eyes and ears tell us. It’s radicalized Islam, it’s ISIS inspired, it’s divinely driven instruction from a maniacal view of the Koran, all from the lips of the would-be cop-killer himself. How much plainer, clearer or straightforward could it be?
To the PC crowd, the hoped for world of their alternative reality is shaped by a dreamt-up utopian narrative that they believe if repeated over and over again can change the actual world. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, clicking her red-ruby shoes together three times while she closes her eyes, she and the PC folks reject reality for the hope of a dream. Unlike Dorothy, we’re still awake and to quote Aniekee Tochukwu, “Illusion is so fragile; it rarely survives questions.”
Mayor Kenney should answer those questions with his resignation and Americans should begin accepting the fact that we are under attack from a real and formidable enemy, remembering what William Shakespeare wrote in Henry V, “Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.”