Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson: Leading From Behind

Following the explosion of violence that came as the grand jury announced they would not indict Darren Wilson, Mr. Obama, ("L'├ętat c'est moi"), issued a statement calling for calm, simultaneously adding fuel to the fire by encouraging the mob's right to have a grievance.   He declared that America could never be absolved of its racial sins, not because it shouldn't but because he doesn't want it to be.  It's too valuable a tool around which to pit us against each other. 

"…we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. .. there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction."

Leading from behind as usual, except this time not in a fight with Libyans or in Afghanistan, but in the war he's conducting on American society.  As long as the people who support him allow themselves to be gamed, he has no need to conduct an actual revolution.  As long as they're willing to buy into the socialist's "you're a victim" line, he can sit back and watch us make war on ourselves.

A key feature in the socialist left's efforts to divide us as a nation has centered around the idea of "black victimhood" perpetuated by the plague of white racism.  We have been told repeatedly that any problems we encounter with police are due to white supremacist cops acting outside their authority, but never a word is spoken about individual responsibility, or the need to be held accountable for actions that put someone in that situation to begin with.

The concept of individual responsiblity is anathema to the left, because it exists alongside the concept of personal liberty.  It is that which they need to  extinguish, and the left's storyline has two features that serve that goal:  it provides people with a villain to blame, and it provides the government with a logical reason for inserting their own authority into the situation:  "we're here to protect you from these evildoers".
As Mark Levin observed:  
"What we are witnessing now is the left's war on civil society.  It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule of law".
When Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the hope he offered millions was coupled with the need for people to conduct themselves on the "high plane of dignity and discipline".  That was in 1963.  Since then the socialist left has contributed nothing but anger and darkness to Dr. King's dream.  What's happening now in Ferguson is a logical extension of their efforts.

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