Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama are moving us inexorably, incrementally, deliberately, toward a situation which I described in its extreme in my novella A Summons To Perdition: Book 2. In my book, which is set just a few years into the future, the nation’s cops are nationalized and given an extended vacation, as America descends into the violent chaos of a civil war.
I am not one who believes a civil war could never happen again.
The Hands Up, Don’t Shoot myth, relentlessly chanted in our faces to mendaciously describe the circumstances of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of the now-legendary heroic black martyr Michael Brown, who, unarmed as he may have been, first pulled off a video-recorded strong-arm robbery – then managed to pummel Wilson’s face to a pulp before the officer killed him – is not a myth. In the minds of America’s inner city minorities, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is the truth.
I know. I know. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot never happened in Michael Brown’s case.
That. Doesn’t. Matter. Now.
You see, truth is now all a matter of perception – or rather, it is a matter of who yells the mantra loudest and longest in front of the microphones.
Thanks to a complicit American press corps and a President/Attorney General who have teamed up in determination to bring Karl Marx’s dream to reality, we are headed to a place where we’ll be expected to accept that the nation’s police officers are righteous fair game for the angry black street gangs of our inner cities. Why are cops righteous fair game, you ask? Because we are also in some way to believe that America’s white cops hate all people of color and leave every shift roll call on a mission to find and kill unarmed black people.
That can’t be true, you say. You are correct. It’s not true.
Truth. Doesn’t. Matter. Now.
Ferguson, Missouri’s city government is systematically being gutted with resignations brought on by Eric Holder’s de facto race-based indictment. Those resignations won’t be nearly enough to satisfy the forces which are now at work. Two police officers were shot last night. The trouble has only begun. Barack Obama and Eric Holder will not help to make things get better.
Repeat after me:
HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT, HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT….
There. Now you’re getting the idea.