They are all pawns of the race-baiting melanin pimps, who gain fame, fortune, and political power through perpetuating the lies, the mistrust, and the hatred.
As I write this, they’re going into the first night of a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ordered by Governor Jay Nixon due to the previous night’s widespread looting and vandalism. The pretext for these actions was public outrage over the shooting last Saturday of 18 year-old Michael Brown, a black Ferguson resident, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.
Given the previous 48 hours, it appeared that the situation had abated from rioting and demonstrations earlier in the week; Ferguson police had deferred to the Missouri State Police and allowed them to take control of the streets.
But the news conference held on Saturday afternoon when Nixon announced the curfew appeared to be on the verge of erupting in a riot itself. Parties in the tense and tight crowd repeatedly interrupted the governor and State Police Capt. Ron Johnson (who had toiled mightily over the previous two days to calm tensions in Ferguson), calling for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson for murder.
At this point, it has been confirmed by the attorney for Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson (who witnessed the shooting) that the two had participated in a strong arm robbery of a box of cigars at a convenience store minutes before being contacted by Officer Wilson on the street.
There will always be doubts as to what transpired between Wilson and Brown. The latter is dead, Officer Wilson has his story, and Johnson has his.
On its face, the fact that Brown committed a robbery minutes before his confrontation with a police officer imparts infinitely more credibility to any account given by Officer Wilson over Brown’s or Johnson’s – and this is not because I believe that cops never lie. It is because people who are predisposed to violent criminal acts (like strong-arm robbery) are simply much more likely to get belligerent with a cop than most people.
Yet angry Ferguson residents and elements of the press are attempting to make a big deal over the fact that Wilson reportedly did not stop Brown and Johnson on suspicion of the robbery; he stopped them because they were walking in the middle of the street. This is wholly irrelevant to what subsequently transpired.
Although we may never know the truth of it, the fact that Brown did commit a robbery minutes before being contacted by a police officer exponentially increases the likelihood that his attitude when contacted by Wilson was confrontational, or even violent. Even eyewitness accounts from immediately after the shooting tend to confirm the police narrative.
Yet there is a presumption on the part of some Ferguson residents and observers that somehow, since the deceased was a young black man and the officer a white man, a murder was committed, and the entire affair has become fraught with political overtones, propaganda, and deception. It has literally been impossible from the beginning of the case for the Ferguson authorities to follow the requisite protocols for determining the facts thereof, reporting them, implementing disciplinary measures (if appropriate), or filing charges (if appropriate) against Officer Wilson. The Governor’s curfew presents even more potential problems; should it be violated, and residents are arrested, injured, or worse, police could be accused of even more summary “racist” actions.
And why is this?
Because the entire process has been hijacked by politics, activists, and a public that is being unwittingly manipulated by them. We could charge that the authorities in Ferguson have allowed this, but we could also argue that circumstances maneuvered them into a position so untenable that no course of action would appear to suffice – at least, not to a preponderance of the citizens in Ferguson.
What do we want?
– Darren Wilson!
How do we want him?
– Chant led by members of The New Black Panther Party, Ferguson, MO, Aug. 16.
First, activists and Ferguson residents demanded to know the identity of the officer who fired the shots that killed Brown. At the same time, perennially inane, bigoted black activists and politicians were making statements that reinforced the belief of black Ferguson denizens that the shooting was yet another incidence of racist police brutality resulting in the death of yet another innocent young black man. Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia said that events had gotten so out of control that President Obama should declare martial law to restore order. Rev. Al Sharpton flew in and helped to frame Brown as an endearing figure, and Wilson as a trigger-happy racist. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) claimed that Officer Wilson was a criminal. In the meantime, agitators from the New Black Panther Party were admonishing residents to “kill the police.”
Local black leaders wanted Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice step in and take over the case – which is something of an irony considering this is the same outfit that refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation, and was exposed for having a policy of refusing to prosecute black defendants for crimes when the victims were white.
When Ferguson police finally released the Wilson’s name, they also released video footage of Brown’s strong-arm robbery of the convenience store. We have learned via the Washington Times that the Department of Justice had pressured the Ferguson authorities not to release the footage, citing concerns that doing so would increase tensions in the community. This of course makes absolutely no sense, inasmuch as the footage actually incriminated Brown; in my view, it is incriminating Brown that the DOJ wanted to avoid.
The night after the announcements, rioting began anew, with many later confirmed to be “outside elements” fomenting vandalism and looting. According to NBC affiliate KSDK in St. Louis, all those who were arrested for felony looting had criminal records, and most were not from Ferguson.
So, how did we get to this point? Glad you asked…
What we are witnessing is the result of decades of progressive policies and propaganda that have left large segments of the black population politically and economically disenfranchised, and of the belief that America remains an institutionally racist nation. This has most assuredly been exacerbated by the Obama administration for the purposes of division, although the Brown shooting is one of the few racially-charged incidents in which our president has not exacerbated tensions with his biased rhetoric.
For years, the political left has sold blacks – particularly young blacks – a cultural paradigm that aggregates all of the baser human characteristics: belligerence, cynicism, antisocialism, disrespect for authority, and hedonism. The culmination of this is the thug culture, which is not only emulated by poor young blacks who are not criminals, but by middle-class blacks and whites as well. Those who point out the detrimental effects of young blacks’ adherence to this lifestyle are accused by the left of “trying to take away blacks’ culture away from them.”
It’s a lovely con they’ve got going…
Thus, when a police officer contacts a young black man who looks like a criminal these days, he or she has no idea if they are dealing with a genuine criminal or a college student; in fact, the college student is increasingly likely to act out in the manner of a thug because this is what has been inculcated into them.
Obviously, the young blacks of whom I speak are wholly ignorant of this dynamic, as are the millions of black Americans who are prone to think the worst of the police ab initio, when a tragedy like this occurs.
They are all pawns of the race-baiters, who gain fame, fortune, and political power through perpetuating the lies, the mistrust, and the hatred. It is all but a small part of the machinations of the real power players on the political left, who need Americans to be divided in order to conquer our spirit and ultimately, to control us completely.