I am a Baton Rougean and sick to my stomach and grieving for the families of our incredible officers gunned down by an “alleged” member of The Nation of Islam this morning in my home town. I have tried to read and study and learn about all the ramifications of the War on Cops in our recent and nightmarish past, and have come to know, and highly respect, the writings of Heather MacDonald on this very subject and have seen the admiring reviews of her new book “The War on Cops”, reviews almost universally positive across the board and across all aspects of political thought and persuasion. In the process of reeling from the news of the morning about the unspeakable slaughter of our protectors here in our town this morning, I happened across a piece (“The Fire Spreads”) she just published about this horror, but, much more importantly, about the events which have been leading inexorably to this moment, and the one last week in Dallas, by so many in the administration and the totally out-of-control-irresponsible mainstream media but, primarily, by our Instigator-In-Chief, The President of the United States. I recommend it highly as you will learn many things from it that you almost certainly never knew–that is, unless you have been following her writings and have picked up her new book. As an example of things you never knew, after finally finding an article which carried the basic identification facts of the perpetrator of this insane act of slaughter, I had to go through about three or four more media reports before finally finding one which reported the apparently politically incorrect fact that he is a black man. It is almost like the media assumes we are all so knuckle-draggingly stupid that we will “give up” after being spoon-fed one or two articles and give up our quest for a more complete report.
However, I did come to know about a little two-year old boy named Le’Vonte King Jason in Ms. MacDonald’s article of today and I feel it is a fairly safe bet that not many people know the story of this little baby boy who was in a car driven by his father that was peppered by bullets in a drive-by shooting, which snuffed out his little two-year life on this Earth and also injured his 15-month old sister. This unimaginable tragedy took place in Minneapolis, a few miles away and two days after Philando Castile was shot by police during a traffic stop. As Ms. MacDonald notes in today’s article, “Except for a local columnist, the press ignored Jason’s funeral, in contrast to the media scrum that inundated Castile’s funeral on the same day.” (I must note it was all I could do to type “scrum” other than the similar sounding word I use more and more for the mainstream media these days –this one in particular.)
While I refer you to the piece this highly respected authority wrote today after this nightmare has hit our city, and, horribly, the families of these members of the Blue Line, a few of her conclusions are worth noting and highlighting. After quoting from the disgracefully bigoted and biased remarks of The President of the United States, clearly the lowest form of humanity to ever occupy that office, at the Memorial Service for the fallen officers in Dallas, in which he “rebuked all of America for its ‘bigotry’, but paid special attention to alleged police bigotry”, she had this to say:
“The irresponsible zealotry of this rebuke was stunning. Obama was fully on notice that the hatred of cops was reaching homicidal levels. And yet his commitment to prosecuting his crusade against phantom police racism trumped considerations of prudence and safety, on the one hand, and decent respect for the fallen, on the other.”
The author also noted that “the media bear equal responsibility for the ongoing carnage.” I note for the record my wholehearted agreement with this statement.
I also go on record with the following, which I have held back on stating publicly out of concern for offending our more moderate, or, in some cases, far left, friends, but it is way past time that we all start speaking our minds much more forcefully and without concern for all this political correctness [_ _ _ _]; sorry, I just could not bring myself to actually write the word which was in my mind but perhaps one might hazard a guess as to what I had in mind. This is the President who has urged his many drooling, sycophantic rabid fans to “bring a gun” when the other side brings a knife to a fight. There are so many other similar illustrations of that kind of radical statement on his part they are legion. Yet today, this same person, clearly the most radical, biased, bigoted, far-left creature of the world of Saul Alinsky to ever even get close to the Oval Office, which he has thoroughly soiled, called for all of “us” to discard “divisive language” and “inflammatory rhetoric thrown around to advance an agenda.” I go on record as fully agreeing with this author when she says: “Sorry, Mr. President, those who tell the truth about crime and policing are not part of the problem and they bear no responsibility for the massacre of cops. The killing of cops is furthered exclusively by those peddling a false narrative that cops harbor lethal bias toward blacks. Obama should call for the Black Lives Matter movement to fold its tent–and he himself should start telling the truth about inner-city crime.”
It is so far past time for all of us to state our beliefs forthrightly and directly without regard for all this pusillanimous political correctness and concern for the delicate “feelings” of those who are, for reasons which entirely escape me, in swoon to this far-left mindset which, as sure as night follows day, is setting us on a course of all out open warfare in this Nation. This is my first step in that direction and, unlike every politician who makes the mistake of speaking his mind about something, I will not apologize for one single word of it, and I fully plan to say much more in the future for which I will also not apologize.
God Bless America!