I also followed, via Twitter and online streams, the ensuing riot and lawlessness that occurred, and saw a transcript of Richard Milhous Obama's remarks on the matter, which were sickening and offensive, to say the least because of his attacks on the police and this nation, trying to imply that this came about because of the "legacy of discrimination" that happened a long time ago, and which Leftist agitators like him, Attorney General Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and others do not want to let go of.
Mark Levin wrote the following this morning on his Facebook page that really put the events in Ferguson in context.
Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.
The lies about why and how Officer Darrin Wilson shot Michael Brown started on day one and never ended. The indisputable facts are that Brown was shot because he assaulted a police officer, attempted to take the officer's pistol resulting in two close range gun shots in the police cruiser, and then turned around and charged the officer as he was being pursued. The entire event was precipitated by Brown earlier stealing cigars from a local store and assaulting the owner.
What we are witnessing now is the left's war on the civil society. It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule law.Not to long after reading The Great One's Facebook post this morning, I saw a heartbreaking photo that appeared in my Twitter feed of a woman, Natalie DuBose, tears in her eyes after losing her cake store to these thugs whose emotions had been stirred up by the people Levin referenced in his note.
I also saw a comment referenced from a black employee at the Little Ceasars Pizza in Ferguson that was burned to the ground, that it looked like he was now unemployed.
But when you listened to Obama last night, you got the sense that Obama felt an "understanding" with the protesters, instead of business owners like the lady above, and the people who were employed in those businesses that went up in flames. Remember how he'd met with them the day after the mid-term election and told them "stay the course?" Sure, he made references to protest peacefully and made it sound like the trouble was from just a handful of troublemakers. But it looked like more than a handful on the news. Obama had the audacity to talk about the "rule of law," but, it was not the protesters and their lawlessness Obama came down on. Instead, like Holder many other times before, Obama the lawless Ruler by Executive Fiat focused on the police and law enforcement, making them appear to be the problem, as they've created, "mistrust" in black communities.
Where has that mistrust come from? We can get a clue from a quote by Booker T. Washington.
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."I can start here with the so-called "Reverend" Al Sharpton. Events like Ferguson are made to order for this rabble-rouser to come in with his bullhorn screaming "No Justice, No Peace." The fact Sharpton still is given a platform to spew his venom is a testament to the corrupt media in America, as Sharpton first came to prominence by pushing the Tawana Brawley alleged rape case that turned out to be a massive hoax. Sharpton lost a slander suit by an Assistant DA Steven Pagones (paid for by supporters) and now owes over a million dollars in back taxes, but this fraud has been a confidante of Obama, being the source for the "stay the course" comment, and also pushing Loretta Lynch to continue Eric Holder's race-baiting legacy leading the Department of (Racial) Justice. It's not just Sharpton. "Screwy" Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson are others who can be counted upon to stir up racial resentment and bring up past grievances As far as we've come as a nation on race, these Three Stooges would make people think there's a KKK meeting around the corner, if you took them at face value.
Then there's the political class, where Obama and Holder fit in. But it's not just them. It's also the Congressional Black Caucus, who have also weighed in on the Ferguson manner in a racially-divisive way. Don't forget these are the same people who will make up false stories of racial slurs used against them in a way to smear Tea Party activists as being motivated by race. Obama and Holder have also played into this narrative that their ideological opponents are motivated by bigotry. Where playing on racial resentment keeps Sharpton, et al, in business, people like Obama, the CBC, use it to acquire and hold onto political power. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a color-blind society doesn't work for these people, so they use racism as a way to divide America as "us vs. them."
But none of these so-called "leaders" will address serious issues facing the black community. A high unemployment rate that's worse under Obama, and the breakdown of the black family. For one, take a look at Michael Brown's stepfather after the grand jury decision talking about "burn this mother-f**ker down" and you have to ask yourself what kind of parenting skills were being used in the home.
Beyond that, there are also outside extremist groups who prey on these situations in order to topple American society, as the Christian Science Monitor explains.
Among the groups active in Ferguson are the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) and the Revolution Club of Chicago. The RCP – a small, mysterious, but nationally dispersed Maoist cell led by activist Bob Avakian – has been in the area since at least Wednesday, along with the Revolution Club and the New Black Panthers Party. The New Black Panthers Party has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, among other organizations.
“We have a responsibility to be here,” Lou Downey of the Revolution Club told The Kansas City Star. “We are revolutionaries. We’re working to do this in a way that puts an end to the system that for generations has criminalized youth, especially black youth, and rounds them up into prisons.”So, yes, it is a war on civil society as well as the very fabric of our nation, and the lawlessness in the Executive Branch of our government is an encouragement to these activists. It's more of a reason why all American need to stand up when too many others are afraid to lead during these uncertain and trying times.