Here’s what you are: Politicians desperately trying to activate the base; Black leader desperately trying to make $$ and stay relevant, MSM trying to up their ratings; Liberal activists trying to live a misguided nostalgia to feel important. All ghouls trying to pump up their lives with borrowed blood from another time, another generation, other people.
There is still injustice in this country, not all of it against blacks or browns or Asians or any other minority. In some areas, whites are the minority. In all areas, police are the minority. I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, neither does anyone else. If you substitute the word “Florida” for “Ferguson,” that is the same sentence I wrote during another important election, the 2012 presidential election. It worked for Obama, Holder and the Democrats to maximize, and actually manufacture to a certain extent, racial hatred in order to get their black base to run to the polls.
As a longtime liberal, I began to see on the blogs from late 2007 to the present, an excitement, a longing, an outright push for protests, riots and an uprising similar or even worse than the 1960s. Some intent was desired to bring about change, some to overthrow the government for a socialist nation but some was for the Clockwork Orange feeling of abandon, a wilding. Go back and read some lefty blogs from back then and you’ll see it. You can also see it in some past international riots, all done under some phony guise of free tuition, antiwar, global warming or whatever. You can always find an excuse to follow your wild feelings.
Here’s some obvious differences between the 1960s civil rights movement and the Ferguson riots.
1. In the 60s, the civil rights movement people marched or protested during the day while the white repression occurred at night. The 3 young men buried under the Philadelphia, MS levee were released from jail during the night, followed, killed and buried at night. They vanished into the darkness. Beatings of civil rights college students and groups – many of them Jewish – occurred at night. The Birmingham bomb was set on Saturday night in time for the church Sunday School early the next morning. We did see the water hoses and dogs thrown at protesters during the day but that was nothing compared to the night violence, and the local authorities felt comfortable with the daytime ugliness. It was the killings, especially the little girls in church, which galvanized the nation. In Ferguson, the daytime protests were peaceful but the looting, the vandalism, the violence came at night – from the supposed civil rights movement. You don’t have to be a Bible reader to think of the verses depicting the evil that emerges during the dark.
2] There was no looting from 60s civil rights protesters. Seriously, can you imagine the Rev Martin Luther King Jr running out of a store with $200 sneakers? Can you imagine him encouraging his followers to do that? What’s the message: Michael Brown was a thug who stole so I’ll honor him by stealing during violence? That cannot be a righteous act.
3] The blatant demonization of whites by black leaders, the MSM and politicians. Is this progress?
4] The blatant disregard of the Obama administration to the safety and well-being of our nation in exchange for a political election. There’s some evidence the Kennedys began their support of MLK for political gain but they did nothing to endanger our nation, our community, or individuals. There’s also some evidence that later JFK and RFK learned some real compassion for the movement.
5] The calls for more violence from the victim’s families, and the failure of the black community in public to admit any wrongdoing by any black, anywhere. We are approaching or already at the point where any action by any black, no matter what the action, is excused. Is this from the ghetto culture – thanks rich rappers who don’t live in black communities – or the persistent failure of black leaders to hold black behavior responsible? Fatherless families, a disdain for education, low information voters that mindlessly pull the “D” lever at the polls because they’ve been told lies, decades of welfare that led to entrenched dependency?
6] The shocking disregard of the civil rights of the white officer and of his safety and that of his family. We don’t know what happened. Like the Martin/Zimmerman case, we need to back off and quit making judgments until the investigative phase is given a fair chance.
The big similarity I see? The preponderance of Democratic politicians. Yep, the Dixiecrats – Southern Democrats who ran the south – instituted and enforced the Jim Crow Laws. Southern Jim Crow governors from George Wallace to Lester Maddox were all Dems as were the police who used the dogs and water hoses. They were all Democrats in good standing; Sheriff Bull O’Connor was a Dem national assemblyman. What? You didn’t know? Try to remember that the next time some MSNBC “news” anchor or guest calls George Wallace a Republican.