Ferguson, MO turned once again into a scene of violent race hatred when a man police authorities say opened fire on them on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when police returned fire. He released a "remarkable amount of gunfire" against the officers using a stolen handgun, explained St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. That incident occurred shortly after "an exchange of gunfire between two groups” Belmar described as criminals, not protesters. "There is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that peace doesn't prevail," he said.
So-called "peaceful" protests in Ferguson on Sunday descended into shootings, as well as protesters pelting cops with rocks and bottles. Protestors marking the one-year anniversary of the confrontation between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson that resulted in Brown’s death roasted and ate a pig with a policeman’s hat on its head and the words #Darren Wilson scrawled on its body. Make no mistake, the roasted, consumed pig represented more than Darren Wilson, but was a representation of "white" police forces, whom #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) activist view as the enforcers of the white power structure that deliberately oppresses black people. As the protest worn on in Ferguson, people once again engaged in looting a beauty store, police were injured by debris tossed at them, and members of the mob chanted, "We're ready for what? We're ready for war."
On Saturday at Westlake Park in Seattle, WA Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was ultimately driven from the stage when a group of BLM protestors stepped on the podium and took control of the microphone. Sanders was on hand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security and Medicare. He had begun to deliver his address thanking Seattle for being “one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America.” That was as far as he got before two women strolled onto the stage and grabbed the microphone. One of the two made their intentions clear. “If you do not listen to her, your event will be shut down now," Sanders was told. After an exchange ensued with screaming protesters, event organizers relented and allowed the demonstrators to proceed.
The largely white crowd was not particularly appreciative, showering the protesters with boos and chants about allowing Sanders to speak. A few urged the police to take control. That was too much for protester Marissa Johnson. “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” she declared. And true to the racist underpinnings of BLM movement Johnson further insisted the audience was guilty of “white supremacist liberalism.”
As in Ferguson protest, the activists then demanded 4½ minutes of silence in memory of Michael Brown, symbolizing of the 4½ hours his body remained on a Ferguson street. Rally organizers raised their hands to support the move, while some members of the crowd shouted profanities. Following the silence, demonstrators insisted they wanted to confront Sanders and get him to explain why he didn’t address their concerns when they pulled a similar stunt at a rally in Phoenix, AZ in July. That was the same rally attended by former Maryland Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who felt compelled to apologize for saying “all lives matter” rather than “black lives matter,” a slogan that also gets a media pass despite its transparently separatist intent.
When Johnson indicated she wanted Sanders to stand closer to her as she spoke, he refused. When the protesters refused to surrender the microphone, rally organizer Robby Stern shut the event down.
Sanders put out a statement addressing the protest declaring he was “disappointed that two people disrupted a rally attended by thousands … I was especially disappointed because on criminal-justice reform and the need to fight racism there is no other candidate for president who will fight harder than me.” BLM countered with a social media release insisting they will hold accountable Sanders and other white progressives who refuse to support their movement. “We honor black lives by doing the unthinkable, the unapologetic, and the unrespectable,” it stated. That “honor” includes the two women who took over Sanders’ rally urging the public to use a #BowDownBernie hashtag reminiscent of a Beyonce song lyric, "Bow down bitches." Sanders was apparently unfazed by the “#BernieSoBlack" hashtag, described as something meant to disparage white liberals who try to tell black people what to think, following his appearance in Phoenix. One can only imagine the blowback if a white protester stood in front of an audience of largely black Americans and howled that they were the root of all evil. Yet in keeping with the current political and media template that cocoons such inconvenient comparisons, Johnson will get a pass.
Sanders? As his second rally indicated, he and his campaign have become willing hostages to a movement whose list of demands still calls for the arrest of Wilson, a DOJ-provided list of names of every police officer involved in “killing” black people over the last five years, and a decrease in law-enforcement spending and a reinvestment of that money into black communities. Sanders, and nearly everyone else in the series of speakers who introduced him, paid homage to BLM. "Sen. Sanders knows, as do I, that Black Lives Matter,” said state Rep. Luis Moscoso. "Racial inequality is as serious as economic inequality. No one should be dehumanized by their race.” State Sen. Pramila Jayapal added the Vermont Senator knows "it is not enough just to say we care, it is not enough. What we have to do is call out personal, individual and institutionalized racism at every opportunity.”
Sanders’ newly hired, black American press secretary, Symone D. Sanders, then introduced the Senator with a 10-minute speech naming black Americans who have died at the hands of police enforcement.
The Washington Post attempted to add more fuel to that particular aspect of the race arsonist fire with a Sunday report noting that black men are “seven times more likely than whites to die by police gunfire." They further cited 24 unarmed black men killed by police so far this year. One must read to at least the seventh paragraph of the story to get much-needed perspective, where the Post is forced to admit those 24 men constitute a "surprisingly small fraction of the 585 people shot and killed by police through Friday evening.” The paper further admitted that most of the men killed "were white or Hispanic, and the vast majority of victims of all races were armed.” Nonetheless, "black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population,” the Post stated.
Once again, the omission of critical data is revealing. According to a U.S. Department of Justice analysis, 93 percent of black victims were killed by other blacks between 1980 and 2008. Blacks were also responsible for 52 percent of all homicides committed during the same period. In other words, the Post’s effort to promote the idea of disproportionality—without providing the full picture—is reprehensible.
Just as important, why should reasonable Americans take accusations of white racism seriously, when black racism is routinely ignored? Where is the media firestorm highlighting the Facebook page of Louis Farrakhan, where the so-called Minister implores his followers to "rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!” The page also displayed the hashtag “#JusticeOrElse.” More and more the vile rhetoric of the BLM movement is beginning to merge with Farrakhan's. As the Ferguson rioting began anew, Breitbart Texas reported that a Sandra Bland protestor, who described herself as a founder of "#Fergusonspring," ranted that she was "one of those militant negroes" and that all white people should be killed. "We can’t have any peace on the planet because of white supremacy and white existence. So yeah, f**king die or go back to the cave. I’m not scared to say it,” she said.
Democrats like Bernie Sanders have been more than willing to midwife this movement as long as the divisiveness it engenders accrues to their advantage. Such cynicism stands in stark contrast to black Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who disdains the “purveyors of hatred who take every single incident between people of two races and try to make a race war out of it and drive wedges into people,” as he explained during the debate last week. He also exposed the true nature of those would would:
You know, I was asked by an NPR reporter once why don’t I talk about race that often. I said, "It’s because I’m a neurosurgeon." And she thought that was a strange response . . . I said, "You see, when I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are. The hair doesn’t make them who they are. And it’s time for us to move beyond that because . . . our strength as a nation comes in our unity."
It is precisely that unity BLM, Sanders, an apologetic Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton, countless other Democrats and their mainstream media sycophants seek to undermine. And the results of their efforts speak for themselves. Nearly seven years after America twice elected its first black American president, six in ten Americans believe race relations are bad, and four in ten believe they are getting worse. This situation is not going to change so long as we fail to call BLM what it is: a racist, violent movement maintained by Democrats, especially from the Oval Office.