In these turbulent times, one thing is crystal clear. BLM is succeeding in fomenting hatred of the police. In that, BLM has been getting help from notable Democrats like Barack Obama and Joe Biden, as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
When in July 2016 five Dallas police officers were slain in an ambush by a black man, then President Obama said black parents were right to fear that their children may be killed by police officers whenever they go outside. When George Floyd was murdered by a white cop, Obama called for police reform and said that it was “tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal’” for millions of black Americans to be treated differently by a racist criminal justice system.
When Floyd was killed, Joe ‘White Obama’ Biden said that that all blacks fear for their safety from “bad police” and black children must be instructed to tolerate police abuse just so they can “make it home.”
A shameless Roger Goodell has joined the ranks of those who openly express their hatred of the police. He apologized to Colin Kaepernick and the league’s black players for failing to recognize the suffering blacks have experienced at the hands of the police. And the NFL is now considering listing the names of blacks killed by the police on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys. My question to Goodell: How about decals and patches listing the names of cops killed by black men? Oh, there isn’t enough room on the helmets and the patches would cover the whole jersey, both front and back, as well as the sear of their pants.
I have called for the police to boycott the NFL and stop providing security during the league’s games. But the cops are not willing to give up those cushy off-duty jobs which pay them with blood money … the blood of their fellow officers that have been killed by black men.
And what about the now revered Kaepernick? When the riots broke out in Minneapolis, he called for a revolution. Kaepernick called the looters, arsonists and the thugs who attack the police “freedom fighters” and set up a fund to pay their legal expenses. You can look for the sorry asshole to be rewarded by the NFL for that with his signing by one of the teams.
America’s 800,000 law enforcement officers have about 375 million annual encounters with civilians. The vast majority of those encounters are uneventful. With that many LEOs thee are bound to be some cops who are racists, rapists, child molesters, psychologically challenged and unlawful killers, but they are only a very tiny fraction among the nations police forces.
And with 375 million annual encounters there are bound to be some encounters between civilians and bad cops. Even though cases of police brutality are a daily occurrence, they are a very tiny fraction of all the police encounters with civilians. But the media keeps cherry picking acts of police brutality to the extent that they appear to represent common police behavior. And the media does BLMs bidding by highlighting the incidents where white cops kill black men.
Joseph Goebbels, who was Hitler’s propaganda minister said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” BLM. Obama and Biden would make Dr. Goebbels proud. The big lie is that black men are 2,5 times mope likely than white men to be killed by the police. The big lie is Obama saying that black parents are right to fear that their children may be killed by police officers whenever they go outside. The big lie is Biden saying that all blacks fear for their safety from “bad police” and black children must be instructed to tolerate police abuse just so they can “make it home.”
And since all those big lies are repeated time after time, the result is that, as Goebbels would have predicted, people have come to hate the police and now believe that cops are racists looking to mistreat and kill black men.
What about all those black men that have been shot by ‘racist’ killer cops? Another big lie! There is no evidence that any of the officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks for instance were racists. Daniel Pantaleo, a good NYPD cop, was unjustly fired for trying to subdue a 395-pound Eric Garner who kept shoving several other cops away while resisting arrest. Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who murdered Floyd, was merely a jerk who should have known better than to keep his knee on the victim’s neck after he called out that he couldn’t breathe.
Since blacks constitute only 13 percent of the population that 2.5 figure is disingenuous because, as Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, reports: “African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population. The share of black victims [of police shootings] is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects.”
BKM was never about saving black lives. It is not concerned about the daily killings of blacks by blacks in the nation’s urban centers. And it is actually not concerned about blacks killed by cops. The BLM movement was co-founded by Patrisse Cullors, an avowed Marxist, with the aim of overthrowing the American government. BLM uses the instances of white cops killing black men to create the kind of chaos that can bring down a government.
The mobs of protesters have succeeded in paralyzing the police. In Seattle they set up a cop-free zone and police officers had to be rescued by helicopters from the rooftop of their besieged precinct headquarters. In NYC, the mobs have set up an encampment at city hall and defaced the building with no police interference.
Droves of NYPD officers are prematurely putting in for retirement because they have been so demonized by the media and become hated by the very people they have been protecting from criminals. As one NY cop put it, the police feel like Vietnam veterans coming home to a country that hates them. And cops all over the country are afraid to do their job for fear of being arrested to face charges of assault and murder.
The cops are not interfering with the defacing and destruction of statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus and Confederate war heroes, For instance, on July 4th a BLM mob in Baltimore toe down a statue of Columbus and tossed it into the harbor while the police who were present did absolutely nothing.
Jonathan S. Tobin, the editor-in-chief of JNS, notes: “If history teaches us anything, it is that a nation that destroys art and all symbols of the past quickly moves from attacking mixed-metal statues to live human beings. So if you think that once all the Confederates will be toppled that it will just be statues of Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson that are in danger, you’re wrong.”
In 1936, my family and I came to the good old USA. Until now, I’ve never seen such undeserved hatred of the police.
In order to overthrow the government you must first paralyze the police. The BLM mobs are doing exactly that. If you look at pictures of the protesters, you will see many more whites than blacks. They have been conned by the oft repeated big lies.
BLM is using the big lies to do what the Japanese tried but couldn’t do … destroy America. Tojo, Hitler and Goebbels must be laughing in their graves.
Time to scare the white folks, the black people are bad people. When have I heard that before?
No matter how wants to look at it, sure sounds like what Hitler did to make people hate the Jewish people. It worked for Hitler should work for the Republicans.
Howie Katz says
Manny, you must be from another planet. “It worked for Hitler should work for the Republicans,” should read “work for BLB and the far-left Democrats.”
When Heather Mac Donald points out that “African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population,” in your warped radical-left mind that says “black people are bad people.” It says no such thing and neither do I.
I pity you because you won’t accept the truth about what is really going on in this country today – BLM is trying to overthrow our government with a pack of oft-repeated big lies, which apparently you have swallowed hook, line and sinker.
Fat Albert says
Really Manny? The best you can come up with is “sure sound like Hitler”? Anytime I see a “Hitler” reference in a discussion, my assumption is that whoever is making the argument lacks the actual facts or the wit to make an actual argument.
If you want to disagree with Howie I can understand (God know I do a lot!) but for heavens sake actually make an argument. “Sound like Hitler” is just. . . . . lame.
Fat Albert says
And, come to think about it Howie, the same goes for you. Regardless of how on-point the quote from Geobbels might be, surely a man with your background and education can come up with an alternative.
Enough with the Nazi references already. Neither the liberals or conservatives are Nazis. Until you have evidence that the otherwise is planning on committing genocide you cannot use that comparison and expect people to take you seriously.
Howie Katz says
Fat, I can only type with my left index finger because I had surgery on my right hand yesterday, but now you’ve really pissed me off! I never compared anyone to the Nazis. I merely pointed out that in its attempt to overthrow the government, BLM is relying on Goebbels’ propaganda principle about repeating big lies to foment nationwide chaos, and that is not calling BLM Nazis.
This is not the first time you’ve misread my posts. You are in serious need of enrolling in a reading comprehension course.
Fat albert says
Oh please Howie. Your freakin’ headline says that Goebbels would be proud of BLM. Save the outrage and nitpicking semantics. I can read perfectly well thank you. And, since you want to nitpick and discuss reading comprehension, you might note that I didn’t say that you called BLM Nazis. I simply said “enough with the Nazi references”. Pot meet kettle.
And I’ll say it again. You’re a fine writer with a solid sense of both history and current events. The whole “like Hitler/Nazi thing is overused, overblown and disrespectful to the people who suffered and died under actual Nazis as well as the people who fought and died to defeat them. You of all people should be sensitive to that.
Howie Katz says
“Neither the liberals or conservatives are Nazis,” implies I called BLM Nazis. And Goebbels should be proud that BLM and the media are adhering to his propaganda principle. Otherwise, thanks for the compliment.
Fat Albert says
Fine Howie, have it your way. You simply stuck the Goebbels quote in there because you thought it was a fine quote. Not in a million years did you dream that someone else would assume that you were comparing BLM to Nazis because you didn’t actually say: “I’m comparing BLM to Nazis”.
Keep telling that to everybody. Say it enough and who knows, everybody might believe you! And then . . . Goebbels would be proud of you.
Howie Katz says
I am really getting tired of your twisting my words around. If you can’t tell the difference between relying on Goebbels’ propaganda principle and comparing BLM to the Nazis, then I feel sorry for you.
Because I can barely type, I’m not going to respond to any more of your drivel.
Bob Walsh says
It has become obvious that, at least in the political arena, objective reality has little or no value. Propaganda, spin and tribalism are what is important. People believe what they WANT to believe and try to convince others of their point of view regardless of the factual basis of their position, of lack thereof.
Trey Rusk says
I’m concerned that the BLM is dismantling the 1968 Civil Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The BLM are Marxist/Anarchists that are promoting segregation in an attempt to dismantle the Government. Beware. This movement has to be stopped or our nation will fall. Elected Officials that openly provide sanctuary for destructive BLM/Antifa protestors should be charged with Treason, the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
To the Cops, If you are working side jobs for the NFL, shame on you. You will have blood on your hands. Cops are dying because of the BLM. The NFL has welcomed the BLM with open arms. Don’t prostitute your badge. Are you going to stand for the Black National Anthem? You can’t have a more shining example of segregation than that.
By segregation I mean the Black National Anthem will further separate blacks from whites. There is only one National Anthem. It’s named The Star Spangled Banner and all Americans share it.