I visited my mother in New York last week and she had a handwritten quote from George Orwell’s book, “1984” on the refrigerator… “In an age of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
And so it is this week in Ferguson, where the truth is sacrificed to political correctness. CNN, Eric Holder and the rest of the press would have you believe that it is forced poverty and racism and not the actions and choices of people responsible for what is happening in Ferguson MO… a situation that bares much more resemblance to a Third World Banana republic, than to a civilized society more than 238 years in the making.
Violence before consideration is the antithesis of civilization. Civilization is not an absolute condition, it is a contract among people to behave in an agreed upon fashion to prevent the disintegration of community. Here are some my observations about the situation in MO. I will let you think about what’s the truth.
- The unfortunate teen slain here is not an innocent. This does mean he is deserving of his fate. It is merely to state that he has a crime record and drug history… and was only moments before the terrible incident involved in the commission of a crime.
- In 2013 there were over 5,000 murders of black men by other black men. Where is the sorrow and the media coverage regarding these unfortunate young men? However, involve a white/hispanic person in this slaughter and it is national news. Perhaps you can define racism for me.
- Take a look at the pictures of the rioters in Ferguson. Here’s what you will notice. They are well fed – in fact many overly so. Many sported iPhones and were wearing $250 Nike shoes and expensive sports team regalia. Then there is the gold jewelry and the sleeves of tattoos. I think this stuff costs money too. Perhaps you can quantify poverty for me.
So now let me ask you, given these and potentially many other observations, is the violence, rioting and the wanton destruction of other’s property the inevitable response to this incident? Or maybe was it a conscious choice of those involved abetted by identity politicians who excuse this kind of behavior more likely responsible for these events?
It’s been almost 50 years since the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and now Eric Holder and Barack Obama high-jacked Martin Luther King’s struggle for the high road of equality and responsibility, and morphed it instead into the low road of victimization and irresponsibility.
He who marched with courage and valor through Selma AL would be rolling over in his grave at the march of events in Ferguson MO this week.