I’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.