CONSIDER THE SOURCE...
Do you remember the phrase, "Consider the source"? It's good advice when assessing opinions which you may or may not choose to consider when gathering information with which you may make decisions in your life.
"THE MOUTH" RANTS
That's what makes the CM Press entry #574 so interesting. In that entry, which you may read HERE if you have your gag reflex under control, the author - The Mouth From Mesa North - berates the Daily Pilot for identifying a man who robbed a local Rite Aid store as "balding, white, 6 feet tall with a thin build and no facial hair in his 40s or 50s. He was wearing a black leather jacket and brown, khaki pants."
Apparently The Mouth is offended that the Pilot chose to provide a description which might help the police track down this miscreant. He goes on to provide edited "statistics" from a publication called, "The Color of Crime - Race, Crime and Justice in America" to deflect the fact that this particular crime was committed by a white man.
FACTS INTERFERE WITH HIS OPINIONS
The Mouth has complained many times that the Daily Pilot has failed to provide descriptions of criminals which he, paragon of investigative journalism that he thinks he is, "knew" were Latinos. With almost no exception, when a crime has been committed in our city anywhere close to neighborhoods populated predominantly by Latinos, he launches into his anti-Latino frenzy, yet remains curiously mute when crimes are reported that are committed by whites.
FOLLOWING HIS MANTRA
This interesting double standard has carried over to one of his disciples, too. Mayor Allan Mansoor has been seen frequently jumping on his soap box when a "Latino crime" was committed, yet he virtually ignores white crimes. Perhaps the best, and most inexplicable, example of that would be the county-wide sweep of white supremacist gang members a couple years ago. In that sweep, which was aimed at white supremacists who had, among other things, put out contracts on police officers, netted 57 suspects. Of those, 20 of those were snatched up at 17 locations in Costa Mesa. At the time our young jailer/mayor said nothing about this major police event in our city and, to this day, Mansoor has not made any public pronouncement on that event. Curious, isn't' it? I wonder why?
FOLLOWING THE TRAIL
At the invitation of The Mouth I clicked on the link provided for his source of statistics, then began following the trail to it's source - an organization called the "New Century Foundation". It was absolutely no surprise to me when that organization turned out to be an organization with very strong white supremacist links. I followed those to a web site called American Renaissance, another white supremacist site. I then did a Google Search for the New Century Foundation, which led me to some very interesting articles.
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER VIEW
One of the most interesting is a segment of a piece on the web site of the Southern Poverty Law Center, renowned for fighting racism in this country. In a list of white supremacist organizations it provided the following comment about Jared Taylor, founder of the New Century Foundation:
"Jared Taylor, the man who heads the New Century Foundation and edits its allied magazine American Renaissance, is a white supremacist who celebrates the "clear conception of the United States as a nation ruled by and for whites." The foundation and magazine, based in Oakton, Va., tirelessly advance pseudo-scientific theories linking IQ to race and advocate eugenics — selective breeding to "improve" human genetic stock."
I found several similar comments about Taylor, including some published by the Anti Defamation League (ADL) chronicling Taylor's white supremacist publications and speeches.
WHAT'S MY POINT?
So, what's my point after all this verbiage? My point is that we should consider the source of "information" when we receive it. In the case of CM Press #574, give consideration to the fact that The Mouth uses white supremacist literature as his source. Consider the fact that his books and essays on far right-wing web sites are rife with commentaries bemoaning the dilution of the gene pool through interracial mating. Consider the fact that he has, for most of the past decade, been engaged in a non-stop crusade to oust Latinos from Costa Mesa. Consider the fact that members of the current City Council majority have echoed much of his racist tripe verbatim from the dais.
Consider the source...