Of course, one of the big stories of 2014 was the sudden war on the police. Like everyone I regularly read, I'll recognize that there have been too many incidents of what can only be described as police getting away with murder and mayhem that any of the rest of us would be killed for. There certainly are bad cops. On balance, though, I come down with the guys who say that most cops are not bad cops and the ones who are doing wrong should be prosecuted like the rest of us would be.
The fact that there are some bad cops is not an excuse to execute random guys. In my book, there's never an excuse to execute a random person. If a particular person has violated you, how could executing someone in another city who has never seen you or spoken to you ever be rational? (Deviant psychology never made sense to me, not that I've wanted to try to wrap my mind around that corkscrew logic.) Yet we see it happening more often, now, with attacks in North Carolina, El Lay, Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Flagstaff, Arizona.
We all know the Great Sage Barbie once said, "Math is hard", but the shooters need to know that since the majority of cops are good, the percentages say they're probably shooting good guys and shifting the balance of the forces to bad cops. They are definitely shifting police to a more offensive standing and being more likely to shoot.
On the other hand, this to be expected. For at least one complete generation, if not two, every child who listens to the race hustlers has been taught that the cops are out to destroy them. Like Comrade de Blasio himself. Friday, Michael Bane wrote an excellent post "A Harsh Reality", and put it this way:
A couple of days ago before Christmas I wrote a really searing blog post on the complicity of our so-called "leaders" on the LEO assassinations in New York. I decided, upon reflection, not to post it. I thought I needed to make some different points...yes, Barry and Eric and Al and Bill are complicit in the delegitimizing of the police that led directly to the deaths. The concept of delegitimizing the agencies of representative government by the creation of chaos is one of the standard — and most reliable — tools of the leftist/fascist revolutionary.You should go RTWT - a couple of pages, but good. Michael, like me and many other gun bloggers, feel that this is going to get worse before it gets better. As the Investor's Business Daily puts it, the "The Left's War on Cops Has Begun".
The idea is to "prove" that the government no longer has control of its own streets or that, in fact, the legitimate authorities are actually agents of oppression (the war on cops); to "prove" that the legal structures of the representative government no longer work (the war on the courts and the grand jury system); to "prove" that the legal protections of the old system are insufficient responses to the "new" social environment (the war on due process waged in many arenas, including on college campuses on the so-called "rape culture"); to "prove" that the leftist/fascist concept of "social justice" cannot be met by the existing representative government and therefore demands a new system.
There's little doubt where the blame lies: with the race-baiters and communist organizing groups who have taken their cues from the wink-and-nod encouragement from political leaders at the top.It doesn't take much reading to find that ANSWER and other communist groups are pushing these demonstrations.
Leaders from President Obama to de Blasio have embraced the radical "narrative" that all police are "Bull Connor"-style predators on black people, along with the de facto message that the police do not have the right to defend themselves in a confrontation.
Step back for a second. Several observers, like Bayou Renaissance Man for one, have expressed concern about ISIS lately. For one thing, there are credible reports that ISIS is in the US already, with it being widely reported that the terror organization is/was planning to blow up the Memphis/Arkansas bridge over the Mississippi. Meanwhile, the US is hampered by a leadership that simply doesn't understand ISIS, according Major General Michael Nagata, special forces commander in the Middle East. In my mind they don't just "See No Islam" as said in that article, they have no desire to. They believe that if they just talk with ISIS, the group will abandon their lifelong held views and just love us - possibly the most vain, hubristic thing you'll ever hear.
ISIS was also called out recently for training small children, 10 and under, including training them to decapitate blond, blue-eyed dolls. The idea, of course, is to desensitize them to the brutality; to make children think beheading is a Holy thing, and not an act of barbarism. I'm sure you'll all remember the stories of the Australian jihadi's son holding up a severed had with pride and happiness. (Pictures here but content warning for the squeamish)
So I ask you: how is this indoctrination of ISIS children different than the indoctrination by Al Sharpton, Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, and the others who trained generations of black Americans to believe the police want them dead?
Michael Ramirez. It took me a few seconds to realize that was a hand controlling the puppet and not bizarre pants.