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Terrorism in Charleston: Who benefits from this tragedy?

Christopher Harris

When I heard of the horrific act of terrorism against the Body of Christ, (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV) carried out by a savage creature, who we suspect was 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof (pictured below), my heart sank. Not only because of the tragic loss of innocent life…but because I know what lies ahead.

Charleston Church Shooter - Dylann Storm Roof - 2

I use the word “terrorism”, because it absolutely fits, according to the definition of the word.

noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

 the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

Back in 1911, THAT DUDE, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)​ wrote a book called “My Larger Education, Being Chapters from My Experience”. In that book, he said:

“I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

Booker T. Washington was 100% correct, and he has been proven so on many occasions. There is a class of people, “race-problem solvers”, who will look at this, and take it as an opportunity to throw jet fuel on the flames of racial discord that already existed in this country. In a February 2013 article for THE FREEMAN, author Bruce Yandle referenced former White House Chief of Staff to President Obama, and current Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel’s infamous November 19, 2008 quote:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Yandle then went on to explain what he believed the mindset was behind Emanuel’s statement, by saying:

“Rahm’s Rule is a useful accessory to a body of theory that seeks to explain the political economy of regulation. The rule tells us that major crises can provide cover for distributing benefits to targeted special interest groups. The greater the magnitude of a given crisis and the shorter the interval for forming legislation to deal with it, the larger the spread of pork that can be packed into the final legislation. Rahm’s Rule is a guarantee that efforts to resolve a deadline-based crisis will go on to the very last minute.”

Back in January 2013, editor-at-large at, and the author of “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.” was invited on the now defunct CNN show, PIERS MORGAN – TONIGHT. On the show, he took the Socialist minded Brit to task by saying:

“You know, honestly Piers, you have kind of been a bully on this issue, because what you do, and I’ve seen it repeatedly on your show. I watch your show. And I’ve seen it repeatedly. What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook saying they don’t seem to care enough about the dead kids. If they cared more about the dead kids, they would agree with you on policy. I think we can have a rational, political conversation about balancing rights and risks and rewards of all of these different policies, but I don’t think that what we need to do is demonize people on the other side as being unfeeling about what happened at Sandy Hook.”

Folks, while the family and friends in Charleston, SC are grieving, and laying to rest the bodies of their loved ones, you can rest assured that there will be those, from a certain class of “race-problem solvers”, who will most certainly be “standing on the graves” of the victims of the terrorist act at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Filled with self-righteousness, they will tell you that they can “solve this problem”…if only you give them more power, more money, and more control, because they’ve never seen a problem that more regulation supposedly can’t solve. Instead of looking at this as the tragic, and senseless act of terrorism that it was/is…they are most definitely looking at it as “an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Wise people know that you shouldn’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion. Therein lies the deeper, more tragic, and long lasting effects of these sorts of acts of terrorism. There will be far too many people who will listen to the words of “race-problem solvers”, and they will be willing to give up a little more of their essential liberty, in order to obtain a little temporary safety. In the end, they will have neither.

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