Ferguson has become some sort of rallying cry for the Race Industry. Seems illogical on the facts: a very large, strong person strong-handed and stole from a store, walked down the middle of a street, interfering with traffic, with a friend, was told by a police officer to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk. That person then hit the police officer, tried to get hold of gun, ignored commands to stop, then ran at the police officer to attack him and ended up being shot and killed by that police officer. The behavior of that person was foolish at best and inviting just the result that he suffered at worst. Yet he is seen as a "victim"? I don't see a victim. I see a thug and a danger to society at large.
But because this person was Black, and a teenager, and did not carry a "weapon" (although when a person is well over 6 ft. tall and 300 plus pounds I consider such a person a weapon in their own right) the attacked officer is supposed to not shoot? The person could have been a Buddhist Monk and I would have shot to protect myself. This is supposed to be a "Race" matter? How illogical is that?
Perhaps we could more helpfully look at behavior of Black toward other Blacks; maybe we could consider behavior in the Black communities. Please?
Ever been in a Black neighborhood and listen to their conversations? Even in a mixed neighborhood, when 3 or 4 Black males of any age get together (eliminating the older mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, here) their conversation is almost hidden in insults and obscenities. Even their greetings of each other are clearly insulting and...in any other group would constitute "fighting" words.
When will the "leaders" of the Black community...no, not the Race Baiters or the rich members of the Race Industry...put their foot down and demand that Blacks respect Blacks? The leaders I am talking about are the Grandmothers and older mothers who are the only shot at "parents" that so many young children growing up in those communities will ever have. When will they demand that their children show respect to THEM as well as to all others, regardless of race. After all, what is happening now is that members of the Black Community are teaching each other disrespect for each other. And that invites disrespect for everything outside your community...and that leads to both tragedy and poverty.
When will the majority of Blacks turn away from the racist "Race Industry" leaders, like Sharpton and his ilk, and start to follow the example set by so many church congregations in the Black community...no, not the "do-gooders" from white churches who seek to help the "down-trodden" but those within the community who shed tears over the lost potential within, knowing that their children and residents are so much more able than they give themselves credit for. When they will inspire a turning away from hand-outs but look for opportunities to achieve, not receive. To succeed, not survive. The ability is there...it is within. And it is time that Blacks give themselves the respect that they already deserve. THEN some ignorant comment by another black or, heaven forbid, a white person will have no meaning...they will be secure in the knowledge of their own worth and achievements.
I sure would like to see them take their shot. I think we all would be pleasantly amazed at the accomplishments that would result.