OPINION — Based on the aftermath of two recent grand jury decisions, in St. Louis County, Missouri, Nov. 24 and Staten Island, New York, Wednesday, in which indictments were not issued against white police officers in the deaths of black suspects during law enforcement confrontations, it is clear we have made very little progress in race relations since the horrible events in the Watts neighborhoods of Los Angeles four decades ago.
What is it that has allowed the embers of those times to smolder and now reignite?
Apparently, blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, in New York and across this country see themselves as victims – victims of a white society that unfairly controls their destiny. So now they are flexing their muscle by destroying businesses in their communities, minority-owned businesses. It didn’t make sense in Watts over 40 years ago and it doesn’t make sense now.
Did the businessman that sold cigars to Mr. Brown – oh no, sorry for my mistake, Brown stole the cigars – but anyway, did that businessman make these products available for all to purchase? Did he deny them to anyone? What did he do wrong? Why did fellow store-owners have their businesses burned to the ground? Firefighters were delayed in Ferguson because the streets were blocked and if they had gotten through, they would have been targets for violence.
It is well known that professional violence producers Professional Agitators have been preparing for last week’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and this week’s decision in New York. Yet, no community leaders or religious leaders have spoken out against the agitators. Why don’t we hear their loud voices counter this violence? What are the politics in all this?
The mayor of Ferguson pleaded for help from the National Guard and no one came. The FBI, the guard and police could have nipped the violence in Ferguson in the bud over a month before, but they appear to be helpless. What signal does this send to other groups who want to burn our cities?
The agitators have been teaching the local angry black people how to inflict damage on innocent communities. Why do we tolerate criminal behavior like this? Who is turning a blind eye and why?
It begins at the federal level with the president and the attorney general. Neither wants to stop the violence because it serves their purposes. Based on how they have reacted to both these decisions, they see them as an opportunity to further their cause to divide this nation.
They want us to ignore the millions of black people who have struggled to become educated so they could enter a higher level of employment in the workplace. And still other inspiring black leaders have gone on to establish businesses like Herman Cain, become Supreme Court Justices like Clarence Thomas, and advise the president of the United States on foreign affairs, and the list goes on. These public figures have paid a huge price by being ostracized and humiliated by the traditional media and black powerbrokers.
Socialist Democrats know that as victims black people will always need their help to get by in every way for food, lodging and employment. Of course as obligated citizens they will know who to vote for. But this still does not explain why black people are such easy targets.
There are millions of examples of immigrants who enter this county legally and pursue their dreams successfully. Most of them start with little resources but they see the freedom that we have as the precious commodity that it is. They use it to further themselves economically by working hard and getting promoted and starting their own businesses. This is the way capitalism promotes growth. It is not rocket science. It is hard work and requires patience to succeed. The examples of how well this works are so numerous, why don’t more black people follow this example instead of Sharpton’s.
Yes, Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan and the rest are all out there stirring up the cauldron. They profit from black unrest. For them it is business and power. For the rest of us it means slow progress and the destruction we’ve witnessed over the past two weeks.
Wouldn’t it be refreshing if this country had leadership that inspired all Americans to continue to improve their lives? The Obama team has done nothing to give real hope to any of us.
Think about how much better our lives could be with a Romney/Carson team at the helm. Romney with the experience in politics and business to energize our economy and Ben Carson with his experience as a surgeon who saved countless infant lives giving ongoing encouragement to blacks and everyone else who wants to succeed.
The country desperately needs leaders who want to help their people. You do not help by throwing money at them. By that standard, the Democrats should have made us perfect. The fishing adage is appropriate here; clearly American know how to feed people. Look at the record number of people on food stamps. But what black America needs is leadership that teaches them how to fish!
Bob Ural is a developing columnist with St. George News. The opinions stated in this article are his and not representative of St. George News.
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