Crystal Gale Mangum, progressive heroine and the accuser in the infamous Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, is in the news once again:
Durham police arrested Mangum for attempted murder, arson, and identity theft after responding to a domestic disturbance call: Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him.
Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer. …
Mangum is the author of the memoir “Last Dance for Grace.” She was a student at North Carolina Central University in 2006 and also worked as an exotic dancer when she performed at the now infamous Duke lacrosse party.
It was there, she claimed, that three white members of the team trapped her inside a bathroom and raped and sexually assaulted her.
That’s right. The darling of the race-baiters, like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, class-baiters and Feminists is cuckoo pants and criminal herself. Allegedly. (I’ll use allegedly; pity no one surrounding the Duke rape case hoax, including prosecutor Michael Nifong, gave the lacrosse players that same courtesy) We all knew she wasn’t the angelic victim the Left portrayed her to be. But, what’s worse, so did the Left.
You see, to the Left, the truth does not matter. What matters is their ultimate agenda and the narratives they have set – in stone – to further the same. They also rely on the tactic of never admitting the truth, even in the face of overwhelming facts and reason, and keep repeating the lies. Eventually, they hope, the lies will be perceived as reality.
They held fast to this tactical system in the case of Crystal Gale Mangum, in particular. She was like manna from identity politics heaven to them. A perfect way to push their meme about the evils of “thuggish, good old boy and privileged” white males. They didn’t let pesky facts get in the way of their bread and butter; marginalizing people into groups. In order to get and maintain power, they must place everyone in a box. They must put people in groups. They must pit those groups against each other as oppressors vs. victims. They have institutionalized racism, sexism and class warfare. They cannot subsist without it.
They need so much for their narratives to be true because, without that, their raison d’etre and their power (redundant, perhaps) goes bye-bye. We’ve seen it time and again when they’ve let that mask slip. A recent example was exposed by their flippant disregard for Mary Jo Kopechne during the sickening Ted Kennedy hagiography. She was called a footnote who may have thought her death “worth it” (for all that sweet, sweet liberal policy Teddy got them) by one Huffington Post writer. Author Joyce Carol Oates called Chappaquiddick a “fortunate fall” and weighed the life of “just one single woman” against the accomplishments of the “greatest Democrat Senator in history.” Apparently, that kind of value judgment is not above their pay grade.
In the Duke rape case hoax, the way they all jumped on the white, “rich” males and held up the accuser as an angelic victim — all the while seeing proof to the contrary — was more of the same. Once again, the “end justifies the means” attitude, together with their absolute disdain for the value of any life (in this instance, the accused) that gets in the way of their goals, was on gross display for all who wished to see. Maybe this time, with further proof that Mangum is not the victim they wished to portray her to be, more will finally see it clearly. Maybe, with irrefutable proof and exposure, leftist tactics are finally coming home to roost.
As for Mangum, she’s served the Left’s purpose and now they will probably cut her loose, like most have done with their other useful idiots, disguised as heroines, such as Cindy Sheehan. Likely, most will simply try to pretend that she no longer exists (without ever admitting to themselves that they lied all along). In some cases, I feel pity for those used by the Left. In Mangum’s case, I do not. My sympathy goes only to those falsely accused, whose lives she, and the accomplices she found on the Left, including the media, ruined.
The most militant will continue to profess her innocence, even in the face of overwhelming facts to the contrary, because they know that if they don’t, then their entire “progressive” movement is based on lies. Don’t let them. No longer. Call them on it each and every time.
We have to point out every instance ourselves. They will never admit to being wrong nor will they admit to lying. You see, if they never admit that they lied, then they can still recuse themselves in their minds of any wrong-doing. That’s the difficulty we face, as people who do have moral compasses; we face an opponent who has none.