Skip to comments.The Real Villain of Ferguson
Posted on 08/19/2014 11:35:36 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
Its hard to have sympathy for anyone in the Ferguson affair the cops, the demonstrators, the pontificating politicians, the exploitative media or we its pathetically loyal audience that keeps tuning in. The whole event plays out like the umpteenth rerun of the famous quote from Marx about history repeating itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
By that accounting we should all be at Aristophanes, Moliere or Groucho (pick your favorite farceur) times ten by now.
Unfortunately, however, its farce with virtually no comedy, no humor. The Ferguson affair is a grim business indeed, particularly grim watching the latest nightly edition the eighth one! on television Monday evening. On and on it goes, the roundelay of police and demonstrators, tear gas and bloviation. We even have the old standbys from the O.J. trial (Dr. Baden Baden Baden) making an appearance for the second of who knows how many autopsies to be conducted. Where is Marcia Clark? And there must be someone Alan Dershowitz can represent? Admittedly, the good professor has hands full with the Israeli-Palestinian conflagration, but he has retired from Harvard Law so he should have some free time to multi-task. And most of all wheres Geraldo? Its hard to believe hes not on the scene by now, flagellating us all about Americas perpetual racial crisis.
(To his credit, Foxs Shepard Smith wondered aloud Monday whether the media was actually exacerbating the situation and might help things by going home.)
By now youre thinking, whats Simon doing making light of this? Okay, its a media circus but an eighteen-year old kid died here, even if he was a bit of stoned thug who liked to beat up clerks in convenience stores just to make off with a box of cigars. He didnt deserve to die.
No, and neither did several hundred or is it thousands or even tens of thousands who died in a similar time frame.
But, you say, this was a white-on-black crime. An o-fay cop offed a brother. (Never mind that brothers can butcher brothers like its going out of style, this pig had white-skin privilege.) Well, yes, and we dont yet know the circumstances, but even accepting the narrative of, say, the Huffington Post that the cop was the reincarnation of Bull Connor and that the youth was a gentle giant on the way to a contract with PBS as the next Mr. Rogers, the event is basically a charade. Everyone knows weve seen it before and everyone knows well see it again. In fact, many parties dont want it to go away. The beat must go on. It has to go on or their very personalities will disintegrate. And I will tell you why what caused it.
The Great Society. There, Ive said it. The Great Society, which I voted for and supported from the bottom of my heart, is the villain behind Ferguson. Ferguson is the Great Society writ large because the Great Society convinced, and then reassured, black people that they were victims, taught them that being a victim and playing a victim was the way to go always and forever. And then it repeated the point ad infinitum from its debut in 1964 until now a conveniently easy to compute fifty years as it all became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The Great Society and similar policies screwed black people to the wall. It was racist to the core without knowing it. Nobody used the N-word. In fact, it was forbidden, unless you were Dr. Dre or somebody. But it did its job without the word and did it better for being in disguise. Those misbegotten kids running around Ferguson high on reefer and wasting their lives screaming at cops are the product of all this. Stop it already. No one has said this better than Jason Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us. Listen to Jason if you want to end Fergusons.
I thought someone here was talking about black riots that took place before Great Society. Does anyone know if that’s true?
Through the politics of envy, they would enjoy the discomfort if they were convinced that this was the revenge they seek and that they were punishing those who caused their plight.
In other words, the Rats continue to play the black community perfectly.
Even going so far as to set up a Voter Registration tent across from the makeshift memorial at the spot where Mike Brown went down.
You may or may not have liked LBJ and the policies the legislators agreed with. But neither LBJ not the legislators slugged the law enforcement officer.
Michael did, and it's like playing with fire, dynamite, speeding cars, or (let's face it) guns.
Michael Brown had the right to die, and he chose it.
Leave the blame rest where it belongs, in the coffin with Brown.
The 200 year quote is one that should never, ever be forgotten.
The electoral effect was deliberate; and the concept applies to the open border aliens. However, I’m not sure that LBJ perceived the level of social dysfunction that would result.
I am sick of this moral equivalency BS. I have plenty of sympathy for the cops. If this moron calls 911, I hope nobody shows up.
“Even going so far as to set up a Voter Registration tent across from the makeshift memorial at the spot where Mike Brown went down.
Oh, B.S.....Really? Naw, they didn’t really did they?
The controversy sparked after reports that voter registration tents were cropping up in Ferguson. One was set up near where Michael Brown was shot. Debra Reed of University City and her daughter, Shiron Hagens, were working at the registration tent this weekend and told the Post-Dispatch they set it up on their own.
“We’re trying to make young people understand that this is how to change things,” Reed said.
Of course, Debra and Shiron did not need instructions from DC. They knew the drill.
As for most black folk, as the user is a slave to his drug, they are a slave to the death spiral welfare state whether they see it that way or not or acknowledge it or not. Voluntary slavery.
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