Obama on Baton Rouge
The deliberate killing of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been the subject of much propaganda. President Obama did not address what is obvious to everyone and tried to cover up the root cause behind this new wave of violence. “There is no justification for violence against law enforcement. None.” Obama said. “These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no causes.”
These words show that he is either plainly stupid or he is in a complete state of denial. Innocent, decent police will now have to pay the price for protecting the bad apples unless an honest reflection is taken on the root causes of these recent incidents. The code whereby police protect police, judges protect judges, and politicians protect politicians of their own party is the real problem. If the crazy police who kill people without just cause are not prosecuted, this WILL lead to the perception that ALL POLICE are evil.
When a friend would come here to visit from Ukraine before the last revolution, the mere sight of a policeman would cause intense fear. They were conditioned to know that the police were the government’s mafia who were not there to protect society, but to protect government from society.
The Catholic Church protected priests who were sex offenders. The natural thought is that exposing one bad apple taints the whole, but not doing so leads to more and more events coming to light and then the very thing they tried to prevent unfolds. Many people now look at priests as potential sex offenders. Of course, it is not true about the majority. Nevertheless, you foster such an image by protecting the few. We are accomplishing the same final result with the police and turning this into a war of them against us that some will perceive and act on with increasing results.
Refusing to prosecute police who have simply crossed the line is creating that same image in America. The police are on edge now and look at citizens as potential threats. I was pulled over a few months ago and I opened my door so I could get to my wallet. Immediately, the policeman yelled, “Stay in the car, close your door!” If they perceive us as a threat, then this will only further the same feeling on the opposite side. Do you have to ask permission to get your wallet out of your back pocket?
Obama said, “We need to temper our words and open our hearts — all of us.” He went on to say, “Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement.” These meaningless words are very elitist and deny history.
This issue was precisely one of the causes of the American Revolution and Thomas Jefferson included it in the Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson included protecting agents of the government for murder. “For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States.”
Sorry, but unless the government abandons this policy of protecting their own at all costs, they are feeding the very human discontent that leads to violent revolution. They are incapable of understanding the root causes of political unrest. This is seemingly an inevitable part of the cycle we are in — the escalation of civil unrest.