The world erupted into flames last night – or at least that portion of the world known as Ferguson, Missouri.
Rioting and vandalism all in the name of “justice.” Justice?
I think not.
Truth eludes these rioters and their supporters. Emotions prevail over facts and reason. Propagandistic lies have been accepted as truth.
And violence ensues. Innocent people hurt. Property destroyed.
In the name of “justice.”
For these rioters, “justice” means acquiesce to their race-based agenda and endorsement of their perceived racial grievances. “Justice” means assuaging guilt by emotion. (Why are we guilty for their behavior?)
And the indoctrination by the mainstream media continues unabated.
But, blacks are not victims of a fictitious “institutionalized white racism” and presumed “white privilege.”
Some blacks are victims of a fifty-year-old War on Poverty and a welfare state which has become the new plantation – created by Democrats who treat them as children. The paternalistic state gone awry.
The welfare state – not white racism – has created generational poverty, generational broken homes, and a cultural of dependency justified by allegations that blacks are victims of white racism and the legacy of slavery.
Consequently, perceiving themselves to be victims, many feel entitled to whatever they can get from the government, becoming dependent upon that government. With it, comes rage against the injustices they perceive have been perpetrated against them. And with that comes a culture of irresponsibility.
Victimhood, entitlement, dependency, irresponsibility.
We can add jealousy and greed; jealousy of what others have and greed for what they don’t have.
Many have bought into the propaganda espoused by Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, MSNBC, and other liberal media outlets. They have become caught up in the emotions, trapped by the alleged racial grievances. They are despondent or enraged.
(Anyone looking to Sharpton for leadership deserves to be deluded.)
Some people sport “I Am Mike Brown” shirts, actually identifying with a thug who, while on drugs, attacked a police officer after robbing a store.
As for the police, they have been cowed by the racial grievance industry and fear of the rioters. The police have adopted Obama’s pretend-you-have-balls strategy against aggressors, refusing to respond to the rioters, the vandals, the looters, the arsonists, those who urge violence, and those who perpetrate it.
Perhaps Eric Holder was right. Perhaps we are a nation of cowards – for not speaking up against the Eric Holders and Al Sharptons of this world and for not speaking the truth about the dysfunctional black community.
The dysfunctional black community (or any dysfunctional community of any race or ethnicity) must address its dysfunctions from within. It is culture, not race. Change the culture and you will change the outcome.
Don’t blame whitey. Take responsibility. Root out bad behaviors. Inculcate good behaviors.
Reward right behaviors and right values. Disincentivize bad behaviors and wrong values.
Return to traditional values and Christian mores. Be proud and grateful to be an American.
And please – please – reject Obama’s big government, paternalistic, race-obsessed, socialistic “solution” to problems he and his ideology created in the first place.
Every single investigation into the Ferguson shooting – including the exhaustive federal Justice Department investigation – exonerated Officer Wilson and determined that the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot narrative was a lie.
Even though this false racial narrative – this myth – has been proven false, many media, political, and cultural elites continue to promote this false narrative and attack those who expose it as a fraud.
That false racial narrative plays into the fears of those who are race-obsessed or who have been indoctrinated into believing racial stereotypes, which is ironic given they accuse others of racism.