Avoiding Ferguson No More

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protestsI’ve purposely not addressed the Ferguson shooting, I’ve carefully avoided talking about Michael Brown and Darren Wilson and the whole nonsense that arose following both the shooting itself and the Grand Jury announcement.  For one, it doesn’t matter, it’s just been children acting like children and people taking advantage of a situation to riot and steal things in the name of “social justice”.  I find that absurd in the extreme and frankly, I figure the police in Ferguson ought to have been shooting looters regardless of skin color, with the most painful non-lethal rounds possible if nothing else.  There simply is no excuse for acting like that and the whole thing got completely out of hand.

I’m all for peaceful and lawful protesting but that’s absolutely not what happened in Ferguson, Missouri but I could have predicted it for you long ahead of time.  It was inevitable.  You had the race-baiters like Sharpton whipping up the crowd, you had the liberal media pushing racial buttons and you had an entitlement-happy crowd, built up by the liberals, just waiting for an opportunity to go on a rampage.  Mix well and set aflame.

Whether these people like it or not, the Grand Jury, who are the only ones legally tasked with deciding if Darren Wilson ought to be prosecuted for the death of Michael Brown, found no reason whatsoever to bind him over for charges.  A rational society would accept that finding because it is legally binding.  These people are not being rational though, they are being emotional and their emotions lead them to believe and do ridiculous things.  It’s not all that different from the way religion operates.  They take a position to which they are already emotionally attached and then desperately cling to it no matter what the evidence actually says.  This is what happened in Ferguson.  While what happened to Brown is regrettable, it was all Brown’s fault that he  got shot and had he not tried to take Wilson’s firearm, he’d likely still be alive today.  Place the blame where the blame actually belongs.

But no, that’s not what the liberal public wants and Obama is just fanning those flames by suggesting that there is a valid “simmering distrust” between minorities and the police.  There is only a distrust between the people who think laws are mere suggestions and the police who are tasked with arresting those who violate the law.  It’s those crazy liberals who think black people ought to get special treatment because they’re black who have a problem.  This was never a racial thing, it was a criminal doing something stupid thing.  If it was a racial thing, then there would have been just as much furor at the case of a black officer killing an unarmed white guy, yet there was none.  Liberals won’t even address it.  You sure didn’t see mobs of unruly white people rioting and smashing store fronts.  They’d have been crucified in the media if they had, yet black people in Ferguson get away with it and the police, who try to contain the madness, get criticized.  This goes all the way back to Rodney King, and probably before, where rioting while feigning social outrage is the acceptable thing to do.

We have a racial problem in this country but it’s not racist white people picking on peaceful black people.  It’s liberal entitlement-happy racists, people who believe that blacks deserve to get back at whites for past injustices, and those who figure that while they’re stomping around being pissed, they might as well break some windows and steal some TVs.  What the heck, they’re entitled, right?  If a police officer, regardless of skin color, does something wrong to an individual, regardless of skin color, they should be prosecuted to the extent that the law allows.  It shouldn’t matter if the individual that was wronged was black or white, rich or poor, gay or straight, male or female, the cop, if they were in the wrong, should get the same punishment and it should be harsh.  I’m fine with cops being held to high standards but they should not be held to impossible standards and they most certainly shouldn’t get punished differently based on the gender, orientation or race of the “victim”.  But that’s not what liberals want.  Color-blind society my ass.

So it’s all over and done.  Darren Wilson’s life is ruined, even though he did nothing at all wrong.  Liberals ought to be happy about that, he’s been forced to leave the force and he and his wife will have to go elsewhere and hope they can get jobs.  The liberals will just go back to watching for another case that they can make political hay out of and the looting and rioting can repeat as it always seems to.  It’s the liberal way, after all.

 

7 thoughts on “Avoiding Ferguson No More

  1. I saw this post go up a while back, but never got to reading it. Honestly, I was wondering about your opinion as I thought we may follow the same lines. Like you said the only victim here is Darren Wilson, I just wish he had held out and at least got a good severance package (forced retirement) as his life really has been screwed by the media and SJW's.
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  2. I just listened to a recent podcast for Ask An Atheist, where they interviewed James Croft, a humanist "Leader in Training", who presently holds court at the St. Louis Ethical Society. He talked a lot about social justice, and seemed to be more interested in uniting protesters under a secular roof, than whether or not the shooting was justified. I got tired of listening to him blather and turned off the interview about halfway through. I never heard him once decry the looting and destruction of businesses by the rioters, but he was more than willing to talk about the militarization of the police.
    I avoid going anywhere near the Ethical Society, because the place gives me the creeps. I've gotten the same feeling walking into an evangelical Christian church. Gee, I wonder why? Flip sides of the same coin, maybe?

    1. That's the problem, they don't decry the looting and the violence, they figure those people somehow deserve to do it, or just as likely, if they brought that stuff up, it would just spoil their argument. The reason that many police departments are militarized is because they are meeting more and more criminal gangs with high powered weapons. They're not doing it for the hell of it, they're doing it because they need to. Sure, some have gone overboard, I admit that, but to say that the police should just stand by because gang members with automatic weapons just so happen to be black and you can't do anything bad to a black person is absurd.

      It is the exact same coin, as I've pointed out. There is no rationality there, both sides are scrambling for emotional comfort.

      1. "…but to say that the police should just stand by because gang members with automatic weapons just so happen to be black and you can't do anything bad to a black person is absurd."

        Sure have made a huge straw man here since no one is actually saying this or has said this.

  3. "For one, it doesn’t matter, it’s just been children acting like children and people taking advantage of a situation to riot and steal things in the name of “social justice”.

    You really are clueless. What have to to say about the recently released Justice Department report? Going to dismiss this also as just some childish whining?

  4. "There is only a distrust between the people who think laws are mere suggestions and the police who are tasked with arresting those who violate the law."

    You need to read the Justice Department report. It clearly shows that the distrust of the police held by the residents of Ferguson had a cause, and it was not emotional attachment to irrational beliefs.

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