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Ferguson, MO: Cue the Doobie Brothers for Too Many Blacks

There are two primary lies about events in Ferguson, MO, since August 9, 2014:

    1. That Michael Brown’s death was an injustice, part of the increase in police brutality in the U.S., and

    2. That the protests which have followed have anything to do with a search for justice.

To gain clarity regarding the first primary lie, it is useful to summarize events related to Brown’s death.

Sometime before 11:51AM on August 9th, surveillance cameras captured the following footage of a strong-arm robbery at a Ferguson, MO, convenience store:

The 180⁰ Turn Against His People – Whether American or Black

These comments, delivered on July 25th, 2011 before the National Council of La Raza, are chilling:

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As are these, delivered to a Univision audience on March 28th, 2011:

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and these, spoken during a February 14th, 2013 Google Hangout:

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As well as any of these other comments, uttered by the current president:

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They are chilling because now the president said this on November 19th, 2014:

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Obama has now effectively exercised power he said he had not, behaved as the emperor he claimed he was not, and bypassed Congress as he pledged he would not:

Election Analysis: National Direction and Choices Not What Many Might Believe

In October 2013, a Democrat versus Republican standoff over Obamacare funding created a budget impasse which partially shut down the federal government for 16 days. Republicans eventually gave in to Democrat demands: Obamacare received funding, and the debt ceiling rose. In exchange, Republicans received humiliation.

Rubbing salt in the political wound, a smug President Barack Obama advised his vanquished adversaries:

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What a difference a year makes…

Obama’s opposition heeded his advice. As a result, the electoral disembowelment of progressives, begun in 2010, paused in 2012, and seemingly improbable in 2013, resumed with a vengeance on November 4th, 2014. The carnage was undeniable:

The Crumbling Michael Brown Movement in Ferguson, MO

On August 9, 2014, just after noon, Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, when they encountered Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer. Minutes later, Brown, who was not armed, was fatally shot by Wilson.

Michael Brown was a black teenager; Darryl Wilson is a white cop…

And that was all the information many needed to attempt to kick the “white cops hunt black males” crusade into high gear.

Almost immediately, the effort to portray Michael Brown as a college-bound “gentle giant”, complete with endearing life images:

For What Will Liberals Be Hobby Lobby-ing Next?

Those interested in the Hobby Lobby decision (U.S. Supreme Court Case Number 12-6294, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al., Applicants v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al.), announced 30 June 2014, should know of these:

Are Folks Mad At Mirrors?

When this seemingly innocuous commercial aired:YouTube Preview Image
no one anticipated the negative reaction, right?

Well, if one believes a major food producer, in 2013, was naive regarding social media, and the potential for strong reactions to a nontraditional ad, then that would be right. However, General Mills, the maker of Cheerios cereal, was not naive. They were not only aware of the potential reaction, they prepared for it:

The Futility of Reparations, for Slavery or Anything Else

America’s first slavery reparations attempt proved unintended and unsuccessful.

Union General William T. Sherman issued Special Field Order #15 in January 1865, seizing about 400,000 acres of Southern coastal land and giving it, in 40-acre parcels, to newly freed slaves. No whites could live there, apart from assigned military personnel. A later order authorized loaning mules to black settlers.

The “Buy-In” Is Worse Than The “Sell-Out”

The NBA’s Donald Sterling debacle made some blacks look bad and, as it drags on, is making others look even worse. Start with the young black men, millionaires only because they can play a game, turning their clothes inside out over what a white man said to his side chick during a conversation that was none of their business:YouTube Preview Image
It was not a good look.

Other NBA players, however, did a “buy in”, threatening to boycott playoff games unless Sterling received severe punishment, and willing to suffer the consequences of their actions. Hard to say how meaningful those consequences would be, given that their contracts are guaranteed. So, a bunch of black millionaires were willing to disrupt the incomes of others, while their money continued to flow.

The Numbers Make No Sense, But Things Are Better?

The economic indicators are a jumbled mess…and that may be on purpose.

The financial markets soar, but fewer stocks have rising prices. Corporate profits reach all-time highs, but employees receive their lowest share of it 1947…as they struggle to reduce consumer debt that hit a record high in 2012.

The employment picture is even more confusing.

The Disturbing Donald Sterling Episode…

Showing himself a “strong leader”, and setting himself apart from his predecessor, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted: YouTube Preview Image
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Judging by the social media reaction, one might decide this the most positive occurrence in the United States in many years. However, the action against Sterling is more problematic than satisfying, particularly for those who value individual liberty.

First, there is the problem of acting against Donald Sterling at all. The NBA has known of Sterling’s racism for many years:

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