SAN ANTONIO, Texas, December 8, 2014 — Based upon the representations of the mainstream media, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and other race-baiters like Al Sharpton, one would presume that the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative that is meant to reflect that Michael Brown had his hands up and was in the act of surrendering when Officer Darren Wilson shot him in cold blood due to the color of his skin.
However, the overwhelming weight of the evidence presented to the grand jury, and particularly the forensic evidence, directly contradicts this narrative.
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which is made up of black members of the Democratic party currently serving in the House of Representatives, has been at the forefront of those promoting this propaganda in the hope that they may politically benefit from the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The CBC issued this statement following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown:
This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of Black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America.
This narrative by the race baiters and their echo chamber in the mainstream media has taken a stronghold in the conscious of the American people, but there are still many courageous black Americans who have stood up to this lie and attempted to bring the American public’s attention to the real problems that plague both America generally, and the black community more specifically.
The following attempt to capture some, but not all, of the best examples thereof.
Charles Barkley, NBA superstar:
Mr. Barkley has been the inspiration for many news stories lately regarding his comments on this topic. In a recent interview with CNN he made the following comments regarding the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson not to indict Officer Wilson, the media’s reaction to Michael Brown’s death, and, more generally, the black community’s relationship with the police:
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story for the first time Monday Night. I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. …We have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods. We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be without the cops?”
Sir Charles is exactly right, and his comments made it safer for more courageous black Americans to speak their mind about this lie as well.
Prof. Thomas Sowell, Sr. Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University:
Thomas Sowell is a professor of economics and is currently the Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He is a classical liberal in the mold of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and has written many best selling books including “Basic Economics,” and the one book that has most influenced this writer – “The Vision of the Anointed.” As a preface to the following comments by Prof. Sowell, it needs to be understood that Joseph Goebbels was the infamous Nazi propoganda minister.
In response to a question about the Congressional Black Caucus exploiting the “hands up, dont shoot” narrative, Sowell stated:
I thought of Joseph Goebbels’ doctrine, people will believe any lie if it’s repeated often enough and loud enough. They’re repeating it often enough and loud enough. And it will pay off for them personally and politically. People who are out to forward their political careers say and do things that have no relationship whatever to reality or to anybody else’s interests but their own. I think what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, it is going to adversely affect blacks yet unborn who will still be paying the price for it 10, 20 years from now because you’re not going to have businesses there that you had before. I’ve seen this happen in other cities. Detroit, is a classic example. Harlem. You run through the whole list of them. A city doesn’t get over this kind of stuff in a few years.
His insightful comments are exactly right. Sowell’s most recent article further explains his comments on how rioters, and looters can cause everlasting negative impacts on a city.
Sheriff David Clarke (Milwaukee County, WI):
Sheriff Clarke has an uncanny ability to cut right through the propaganda and get directly to the truth. He is unpretentious and only concerned about destroying the race-baiters’ false narrative. In his interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News last week, after stating that he was “disgusted” by Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s comments which he characterized as throwing law enforcement under the bus, Clarke had the following to say about what he would ask President Obama if given the opportunity:
I would’ve said, Mr. President, you spent a trillion dollars on a stimulus package promising a robust economy that would produce jobs. Mr. President, where are the jobs? If people find meaningful work that occupies their time, then you don’t have all these individuals idling around, building up frustration and anger because their life isnt going the way that they thought it should. Mr. President, why do our kids, in central city America, why do we have to send our kids to a failing school system that’s going to shackle them to a life of crime and violence and they will never reach their god given potential? WHy do you continue, Mr. President, to support anti-poverty initiatives that have worsened poverty over the last 50 to 60 years.
Sheriff Clarke continued:
If you want to do us a favor on the local level, why don’t you issue an executive order calling for an audit of every anti-poverty agency … and lets stop propping up this welfare state that has done nothing more than hook these individuals living in these American ghettos on the high of handouts.
At the end of the interview Sheriff Clarke said that he would be open to the possibility of running for higher office. This man would have Democrats shaking in their boots if he was to run for higher office, and the rest of his interview was just as great as this excerpt.
Kevin Jackson, journalist and activist:
Mr. Jackson is the proprietor of a the Black Sphere, a conservative website geared towards the black community. When the Ferguson protests initially began in late summer, Mr. Jackson made a very powerful video that eventually went viral.
Every second of it is worth listening to, but the following excerpt is extremely relevant:
Black people: It is 2014; I hate to break this to you, but if your life is messed up, it ain’t because of slavery…Slavery ended a long time ago. Civil rights was fifty years ago. I don’t know if y’all know this: we won. Google it. So in 2014 if your life is messed up, look in a mirror, figure out what you’re doing, what you’re not doing, take some personal responsi-damn-bility for yourselves, for your lives. If you live in a messed up neighborhood, let me give you a little advice: stop messing it up. Ain’t no rich white man sneaking into your neighborhood in the middle of the night, spray painting graffiti, peeing in the hallways. George Bush ain’t out in the neighborhood selling crack on the corner. Get an education, get a job, better yourself, better your situation.
Mr. Jackson makes a very important point regarding the importance of self reliance and personal responsibility. His ability to convey complex topics in a simple, and direct fashion is what makes this video of his an absolute must-watch.
Other brave black Americans who have spoken out on this topic that deserve attention include: Benjamin Watson, tight end for the New Orleans Saints; Minister Jonathan Gentry who made a must-watch viral video about the Ferguson protests; Lt. Col. Allen West; and, retired pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson.
This false narrative about Michael Brown, and the underlying falsity that white people and slavery are the cause of the black community’s problems with crime and poverty, are very beneficial to Democrat politicians who wish to keep as many people as possible dependent on the government..
In addition to proliferating complete dependence on the state, this most recent lie — “hands up, dont shoot” — amounts to another of Obama’s attempts to tear America apart at the seams any way he can, while distracting from the fact that every policy and decision he has ever made has resulted in complete and utter failure.
Thankfully, there are many brave, courageous individuals of all skin colors that are willing to stand up to Obama and the other race-baiters. Individuals like these mentioned herein need to be raised up and celebrated as much as possible in order to encourage other brave individuals to do the same.