Our local evening news just drove home the point of my last post
, which might be summed up by the line:
"Does anyone really not realize the significance of an entire people having little or no reaction to being wronged and lied to?"
It's cold here in St. Louis, and my wife flipped on the evening news for the weather, and then up popped a story that just stunned me to the couch. The cracker-jack Channel 2 News team announced a Ferguson story, entitled"“Black People’s Grand Jury” indicts Officer Darren Wilson
", and I looked up to see several people giving a press conference while standing behind a big banner that read: "Black People's Grand Jury
", which all by itself was enough to drop my jaw, but on top of that, sitting on top of two of their heads, one the spokesmen, were big fur hats with a large golden emblem set with a blazing red star and a hammer & scycle on the brim.
The spokesmen, identified only as Omali Yeshitela - Lead Prosecutor, Black People's Grand Jury
" (BTW, you might find Omali Yeshitela
's history of interest), said:
"We cannot trust our children, the future of our community, in the hands of this establishment that has proven to us over and over again its disregard for black life,"
What I noticed, and my friend Patch at Progressives Today
(read his post!) noticed, was something that our local Fox 2 News team failed
to notice. But not only did they fail to make a high school level observation (and yes, my 15 year old girl noticed it) in regards to a story that is allegedly about racism
, as bad things
mind you... this 'News team' not only failed to make any
mention of the avowedly racist nature of the group (hello? Did you read
their name?!), but that it had two members (not to mention the banner's iconography) who were deliberately giving prominent display to a political ideology that is responsible for policies of gross injustice, massive human rights violations
and well over 90 million deaths
over the last century. Let me say that again: their local Fox 2 News Report, by virtue of their silence, helped to promote, without so much as a cautionary comment, an ideology that is responsible for well OVER NINETY MILLION DEATHS
over the last century, an ideology which vowed then, and still vows now, to bury the United States of America... and this crack news team had NOTHING
to say about either point.
That wasn't worth even a mention?
. Why worry? Not even so much as a dorktastic anchor-to-anchor joke about the fashion faux-paux of their head wear.
But no worries, no doubt some Common Core equation (excuse me) 'math sentence' can be found to clearly prove to all that Racism + Communism = Justice. Socially speaking. And I'm sure that that whole problem with combining racism and fascism the last time around, ending with WWII, was a total fluke, right?
I haven't had the stomach to check and see if our other local news stations ran the story.
(Note: Fox 2 News has since updated their story by tacking on a paragraph at the end which notes:
A Weeks Worth of Perspective
"This grand jury is an effort of activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice, formerly the Justice for Mike Brown Leadership Coalition, and the African People’s Socialist Party"
To put that into perspective, last week's 'News!
' treated us to blaring and lurid tales of a GOP congressional leader, Steve Scalise, who, 10 years ago
mind you, gave a speech to a 'White Supremacy
' group (say, did they call themselves anything like "White People's Grand Jury
"? Nope, 'Euro'), and the media burned up the wires with that 'Story!
' on CBS
, USA Today
, and all the rest.
How did they even get by themselves
with this? Was it because the group is black? If so, then that is, by their standards, RACIST
. Or is it because they don't mind Communism? because 'we're all socialists now
'? Then that is gross intellectual negligence and unforgivable idiocy. And if it passed unnoticed by their attention because they did
notice both points but considered them to be a 'non-story', then that is horrifying.
What was it again that we were supposed to 'never forget!
Was it really only to beware of one particular nasty totalitarian party whose leader sported a silly mustache?, or was there supposed to be something a bit more to it than that? Do you think it just might be possible that that particular party brought about the deaths of millions of people (only about 10% the kill rate of the Communists BTW) due to something more than their party name and leader's mustache? Might there possibly be something worth noticing about how such a political social justice movement slowly, then swiftly, swept aside
an entire people's standards, laws and common sense resistance?
Nyahhh... why bother.
We live not only in an apathetic world, but one that is apathetic because of the dominant nature of 'critical thinking' (aka skepticism) that is promoted into us as education, and as such we now no longer seem to have either the ability to recognize right or wrong - without being told it is so (and who knows if it is?) - nor the ability to be outraged at an insult to those ideals (if any) we hold as true. As I noted in the previous post
"...But someone who is skeptical of even our ability to know what is Right or Wrong? It is entirely within such a person to express either apathy, or violent indignation, at the emotional prodding of a demagogue, because there is no substance within them to resist his beguiling appeal.
The Skeptical mind, far from being mentally tough, is a mind with no substance, no form, they can be molded into either riotous frenzy, or just as easily convinced to bring their apathetic efficiency to filling out death sentences in triplicate - they are without heart. The Skeptic, via their dis-knowledgeable apathy, will be unperturbed over pits full of corpses, its evil found entirely unmoving, and unremarkable, and as invisible, to them, as the water a fish swims in...."
When those charged with bring us 'the news!
' show no signs of even a meager enough wisdom to draw a connection between groups that identify themselves by race, that call for 'justice' by pre-judging guilt and insisting upon a conviction before even a hearing was ever heard, and a political ideology that historically and avowedly uses propaganda protests to gain position and power, with the aim of eventually seizing power... when that is all missed by those who are suppose to be ready to
"...stand ready to sound the alarm when necessary, and to point out the actors in any pernicious project...."
, then we are in far more trouble than will ever make the local evening news.