Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amoral ACORN

Have you been following this story? The shocking series of undercover videos being served up daily at Andrew Breitbart's Big Government.com continue, chapter by ugly chapter, exposing some pretty ugly truths: employees at ACORN have been quite willing to condone under-age prostitution.

Posing as a pimp boyfriend banker trying to set up his prostitute with a brothel filled with 13-year old prostitutes trafficked illegally into the country from El Salvador, in order to raise funds for a future congressional campaign, newsmakers James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles keep piling up video evidence of the amoral practices of ACORN employees in branch office after branch office across the US.

After dropping in on ACORN headquarters in Baltimore (video here, transcript here), Washington DC (video here, transcript here), and New York (video here, transcript here), this morning we were teased with a fragment of the team's sting operation in San Bernadino, California. This one left my head spinning:

ACORN has issued a different kind of response to the latest video. While the community organizers in Baltimore who helpfully offered tax advice for running a brothel with under-age girls got fired for their behavior, ACORN attests that their California employee was only playing along, especially when she claimed that she had killed her husband:
"I decided to shock them as much as they were shocking me. Like Stephan Colbert does – saying the most outrageous things with a straight face."

I keep re-writing, and re-thinking, my conclusions to this latest development. Is it more likely that she is crazy enough to admit crimes like murder, to two total strangers, or that she would spend so much time acting the fool for total strangers? Surely, it's the latter proposition that is the most possible, however improbable that it may sound.

Andrew Breitbart is no dummy: surely he would have checked up on this woman's outrageous statements, to the degree that one could, before posting his video? Especially given the litigious threats ACORN made last week, when the first videos were released? Does Big Government.com know whether in fact her ex-husband is still alive? Was she ever even married in the first place?

Seeing as we're being offered a daily dose of this macabre moral soap opera, I guess we have to wait and tune in again tomorrow, for the next installment...


truepeers said...

It seems like gaming the system is all these ACORN people do and experience in that is probably pre-requisite for getting the job; so, after a while, it makes sense that they would take pride in it. And eventually one becomes so corrupt that one can't even pass judgment on people who want to import 13-year old sex slaves. However, that California woman does strike one as a major fantasist; she wasn't necessarily trying to impress the two strangers; she was probably just indulging herself in the stories that allow her to live with her existential angsts. There may be some truth in it, but just some...

truepeers said...

Did you see in today's paper the testimony that a Vancouver gangster bragged to a stranger that he killed people for a living?