Watch as America gets the Ferguson anniversary wrong

posted at 4:01 pm on August 6, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

August is a month for anniversaries of note. Today, for example, is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Later this month we will mark the anniversary of the notorious events at Ruby Ridge. It’s also the month when the King died. (Elvis, not George) The death of Elvis aside, it’s amazing how quickly time can distort some of these landmark moments and how distorted they can become through the lens of time. I see all manner of cautions from liberals today about how Hiroshima should have taught us humility and served as a warning about the evils of military superpowers. These same groups remember Ruby Ridge as the birth of “right wing extremism” against the lawful government.

It’s all fairly sickening. We might wonder how so many could forget that we were in a war with Japan because of their cowardly attack on us at Pearl Harbor and that we prevented millions of additional deaths in a land war by forcing the Japanese surrender when we dropped those bombs. As to the incidents of August 21st and 22nd of 1992 at Ruby Ridge, there is too much to encapsulate here. Suffice it to say that the charges against Randy Weaver were utter nonsense, or at a minimum a lack of paperwork which failed to justify a military style assault and ambush. But his family paid a terrible price at the hands of federal authorities who had run amok.

Now there is another anniversary to be noted in August. On the ninth of this month it will be one year since Officer Darren Wilson had his fateful encounter with Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And how will this date be remembered? The media is already instructing us. There are mass demonstrations planned and the purpose is clear. (Reuters)

Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police.

The events, many organized by Brown’s father, include marches, concerts and a moment of silence at midday on Sunday on the street where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, 2014.

We are being regularly treated to interviews with Michael Brown’s mother who is more than happy to go before the cameras and declare that Darren Wilson is evil. She’s a national civil rights leader now, you understand, and her word is beyond question in interviews.

We’re being similarly prepared for all of this by articles such as this one from Lisa Gutierrez of the Kansas City Star who asks, where are the Ferguson key players now? She pays particular attention to the current whereabouts of Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson.

Johnson’s eyewitness account of how his friend raised his hands into the air as Wilson approached him with a gun gave rise to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” mantra.

In an interview this week with the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Johnson talks about how he still fears retaliation from law enforcement and vigilantes. “Dorian Johnson has found little peace in the year since Brown’s death,” the Times writes.

In twelve short months history has been entirely rewritten. Gone is the finding that Michael Brown was actually the aggressor in the confrontation and that not only a grand jury, but Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department found that Officer Wilson acted correctly. Wiped out is the repeated discovery that Dorian Johnson is a serial liar whose every statement given on the events of the day turned out to be complete fabrications designed to cover the fact that he was only there because he and his friend were on the way back from a strongarm robbery when Brown assaulted Darren Wilson in his squad car.

Instead, Johnson is heralded today for having given the quote which led to the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, with the chanting of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” This is a fantasy which has been so widely discarded that even that most liberal of writers, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, was compelled to write a column titled, Hands Up Don’t Shoot Was Based on a Lie.

And yet here we are, a scant twelve months later, and Michael Brown – a criminal who attacked a police officer – is heralded as a hero and the anniversary of the crimes which led to his death are being treated like a national holiday.

Why? Because Michael Brown is a hero, of course. We all know it now. We know it the same way that we know the evil Americans attempted genocide on the well meaning people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We know it in the same way that we know that Vicki Weaver had it coming when a federal agent put a bullet through her brain as she held her ten month old baby in her arms.

It’s just what we know. History is a very fluid thing.


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I’d be careful taking the word of the FBI too seriously. I guess everyone those jack-booted thugs ever killed were white trash. What judge issues a warrant and tells the FBI to go get someone?

So the FBI is not to be trusted nor their word taken seriously, but word of a cop is golden?

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 8:01 PM

So the FBI is not to be trusted nor their word taken seriously, but word of a cop is golden?

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Even the [some of] black witnesses finally told the truth. It was all bullshit and you know it. And George H.W. Bush’s FBI? I wouldn’t trust them any more than Obama’s or Clinton’s.’
Look. I get it. You have to be black. Otherwise you wouldn’t be so upset over the death of a streetcorner animal that would have killed or been killed sooner or later himself. Perhaps A, you’ve never lived in that ‘hood or B, you’re blind to what happens in the ‘hood.

Judge_Dredd on August 6, 2015 at 8:07 PM

Saying America had to drop the bomb on the Japanese is a.n opinion not settled science. Some would argue the Japanese were already ready to surrender. Also, Michael Browns death had zero to do with a robbery, The officer said he contacted the youths for jaywalking

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police.

In the spirit of unity, I’d be happy to celebrate his death with a parade…

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Saying America had to drop the bomb on the Japanese is a.n opinion not settled science. Some would argue the Japanese were already ready to surrender. Also, Michael Browns death had zero to do with a robbery, The officer said he contacted the youths for jaywalking

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Sure, Parlorticks. They shot him cuz he black!

Judge_Dredd on August 6, 2015 at 8:20 PM

We have answers about Michael Brown. He was a big goon and petty thief who robbed a convenience store, and when confronted by a policeman tried to steal his gun, then ran away, then turned and attacked the policeman, who defended himself with his gun.

Dorian Johnson lied to cover up for his accomplice, and the liberal media spread the lie instead of searching for truth, because it fit their “white racist cops kill unarmed black boys” meme.

If Michael Brown had allowed himself to be arrested, he would probably be booked for petty theft, but he would still be alive today. But being black in a poor neighborhood doesn’t justify stealing or attacking the police, who have the right to defend themselves.

Exit question: Who will reimburse the shop owners in Ferguson whose stores were ransacked and pillaged because of a lie spread by the media?

Steve Z on August 6, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Clearly, the lady holding the sign wants new answers for Michael Brown.

After all, the original answers aren’t very nice. True, but not very nice.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

Clearly, the lady holding the sign wants new answers for Michael Brown.

After all, the original answers aren’t very nice. True, but not very nice.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM

They never want to accept responsibility for their actions. Parlortricks included. Everything in their myopic worldview is whitey this, whitey that. Do they ever move someplace where there’s no whitey? And there are plenty of utopias with no whitey throughout the world.

Judge_Dredd on August 6, 2015 at 8:38 PM

Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, refused a lawful order and tried to take a cop’s gun.

Randy Weaver was arrested, refused to show up at court date. His family disobeyed a lawful order from federal agents had rifles and then were shot.

If the killing of Michael Brown was lawful and moral then so was the killing of Randy Weaver’s son and wife.

If Randy Weaver was awarded 3.1 million dollars then Michael Brown’s family should have been as well. If the FBI agents at Ruby Ridge were punished, then so should have Darren Wilson

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Michael Brown not only tried to take a cop’s gun, but when he failed, and the policeman pulled out his weapon and told him he was under arrest, he turned around and charged the officer.

It’s always a shame when someone dies so young, but it’s very clear that Michael Brown caused his own death. If Officer Wilson hadn’t shot him, it would have been the officer himself who was dead.

And it would not have been considered a story. Just one more officer shot in the line of duty.

Just like it wouldn’t have been a story if Michael Brown had been shot by a black criminal.

All the talk about Randy Weaver and Ruby Ridge is irrelevant. Weaver did not try to take a weapon from a policeman, then lower his head and try to charge him. What Brown did was such an obviously bad idea that he almost had to be on drugs. We know his THC level was high. He probably was on some homemade brew as well, since MJ doesn’t usually make people so violent by itself.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 6, 2015 at 8:51 PM

I’m sorry if facts offend you guys. I didn’t give an opinion of the shooting one way or the other. Fact is that the stop had nothing to do with a robbery, the officer is on record stating that he stopped them for not walking on the sidewalk/Jay walking. But okay, turn to personal attacks on me if it makes you feel better?

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Michael Brown robbed a convenience store, refused a lawful order and tried to take a cop’s gun.

Randy Weaver was arrested, refused to show up at court date. His family disobeyed a lawful order from federal agents had rifles and then were shot.

If the killing of Michael Brown was lawful and moral then so was the killing of Randy Weaver’s son and wife.

If Randy Weaver was awarded 3.1 million dollars then Michael Brown’s family should have been as well. If the FBI agents at Ruby Ridge were punished, then so should have Darren Wilson

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 6:53 PM

LOL, so you’re ignorant of the facts of both cases.

Typical ignorant fukktarded liberal.

HumpBot Salvation on August 6, 2015 at 9:16 PM

Michael Brown not only tried to take a cop’s gun, but when he failed, and the policeman pulled out his weapon and told him he was under arrest, he turned around and charged the officer.

It’s always a shame when someone dies so young, but it’s very clear that Michael Brown caused his own death. If Officer Wilson hadn’t shot him, it would have been the officer himself who was dead.

And it would not have been considered a story. Just one more officer shot in the line of duty.

Just like it wouldn’t have been a story if Michael Brown had been shot by a black criminal.

All the talk about Randy Weaver and Ruby Ridge is irrelevant. Weaver did not try to take a weapon from a policeman, then lower his head and try to charge him. What Brown did was such an obviously bad idea that he almost had to be on drugs. We know his THC level was high. He probably was on some homemade brew as well, since MJ doesn’t usually make people so violent by itself.

Randy Weaver’s son had a gun and refused to the FBI’s orders. The Weaver’s were anti-government rednecks who did not believe they had to follow the orders from an FBI agent and believed they could out shoot and out maneuver trained federal agents. When they failed they ended up getting 3.1 million dollars and are conservative folk heroes.

If Randy Weaver had shown up at court as he was ordered and if he had surrendered to FBI agents he never would have been shot and his son, wife and infant would have lived. If he deserved 3.1 million dollars then certainly the family of Michael Brown derives a payout.

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM

We don’t care what your opinion is. You’re whiny and downtrodden.

Judge_Dredd on August 6, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Also, Michael Browns death had zero to do with a robbery, The officer said he contacted the youths for jaywalking

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Correct. Michael Brown’s death had to do with assault and battery of a police officer.

Randy Weaver and his family didn’t just resist arrest, they took up arms against FBI agents and refused to surrender.

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Did they properly identify themselves before opening hostilities? I’m no expert on the case, but as I understand it they came on his property unannounced and shot his dog. Were his wife and baby armed and returning fire when they were killed?

On the other hand, Officer Wilson was quite obviously a cop, in uniform and in a patrol car. Nor did he even pull his gun until after Brown had assaulted and injured him.

To be fair, I gotta admit, after they had killed Weaver’s wife and baby, they may as well go ahead and kill him too. After all, they’ve just made sure he’ll have no interest in cooperating at all, much less peacefully, have they not? What possible reason does he have to care who they are or what they want at that point? From his perspective, they just murdered everybody in the world he gives a damn about.

Note that none of this has anything to do with skin color. If the cops pull a no-knock raid on the wrong house, and an innocent black man kills them all as home invaders, I say oh well, sucks to be the cops. The black man is not only in the right, but he has a case to punish the survivors in court as well, along with their chain of command, and he should.

Likewise if a white guy’s response to a minor stop is to assault and injure a uniformed cop and try to take his gun, when he gets his ass shot off my only response is, “Congratulations on yer Darwin Award, dumbass.

Now what part of this is still unclear to you?

GrumpyOldFart on August 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Randy Weaver’s son had a gun and refused to the FBI’s orders. The Weaver’s were anti-government rednecks who did not believe they had to follow the orders from an FBI agent and believed they could out shoot and out maneuver trained federal agents. When they failed they ended up getting 3.1 million dollars and are conservative folk heroes.

If Randy Weaver had shown up at court as he was ordered and if he had surrendered to FBI agents he never would have been shot and his son, wife and infant would have lived. If he deserved 3.1 million dollars then certainly the family of Michael Brown derives a payout.

James Edward on August 6, 2015 at 9:31 PM

More ignorance from a brain-dead libtard.

Mikey’s parents deserve to be in prison for raising a worthless POS.

HumpBot Salvation on August 6, 2015 at 9:39 PM

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

The Japanese weren’t anywhere near ready to surrender until after the second bomb. That is settled history, not opinion.

http://crossroads.alexanderpiela.com/files/Fussell_Thank_God_AB.pdf

Jeff Weimer on August 6, 2015 at 9:49 PM

The Japanese weren’t anywhere near ready to surrender until after the second bomb. That is settled history, not opinion.

http://crossroads.alexanderpiela.com/files/Fussell_Thank_God_AB.pdf

Jeff Weimer on August 6, 2015 at 9:49 PM

That’s not the history he was taught.

Judge_Dredd on August 6, 2015 at 10:02 PM

poor lonely polly.

Mike Brown attacked a cop…he’s dead , like he should be.

CWforFreedom on August 6, 2015 at 11:46 PM

The officer said he contacted the youths for jaywalking

Politricks on August 6, 2015 at 8:19 PM

No. He initially stopped them for that. He turned around and went back because they matched the description from the robbery that he had just received over the radio.

Mike Brown attacked a cop…he’s dead , like he should be.

CWforFreedom on August 6, 2015 at 11:46 PM

I have trouble with this statement. It’s not that he should be dead. He earned those bullets, all right. But that doesn’t mean that he should be dead. Sorry, but that statement came across to me very harsh and unnecessary.

GWB on August 7, 2015 at 9:51 AM

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