ELDER PATRIOT – The problem with politicians is that as long as the policies they support get the most votes they ignore the consequences of their actions.
This weekend six more policemen were shot while doing their job. The deaths of Sgt. Richard Howard and officer Matthew Baxter of the Kissimmee Florida PD brought this year’s total of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty to at least 80.
According to a data base on the Washington Post’s website there have been eight shootings of unarmed blacks since the beginning of the year.
Unlike the shootings of these cops, that more resemble ambushes, the shootings by police of blacks may be explained by a legitimate need for police to take action in order to protect others or themselves. In the small number of cases where the review board finds the officer to be wrong he is disciplined in accordance with the level of egregiousness of his or her actions. When an officer is shot there may be no review board.
How did we get here? Blame liberal politicians courting the votes of blacks who were deliberately lied to by… liberal politicians.
Roland G. Freyer, Jr. is the esteemed Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Last year he released the findings from his study to determine racial bias in police shootings. Guess what he learned? The police are 20% less likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one despite the fact that blacks commit murder at a rate four times greater than whites according to the most recently available FBI crime statistics at that time.
Overall, if black lives really matter to blacks organizing the BLM movement they would be focusing more attention on the reasons that a black person is 11 times more likely to be killed by another black person than by a white person. FBI stats reveal that over 90% of black murder victims had been murdered by other blacks.
Inconvenient statistics like these are readily available and well known to the politicians who brazenly advance a false narrative motivated by their desire to solidify and energize the black voter base. In other words, for their own selfish reasons.
The politics of race and identity are not new. They are centuries old but they continue to be effective. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels explains:
“There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the **er, and this will always be “the man in the street.” Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology.”
There are police families without fathers, assassinated without reason, because of the criminally negligent homicide of politicians spewing lies and hatred.
Irresponsible politicians and black community activists don’t care. They are focused on only one thing – sustaining control over their community no matter the consequences. Here’s Adolph Hitler’s reasoning on these leadership tactics:
“The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.”
The Democrat plan is clearer than it has even been – make successful whites, those who play and live by the rules, the adversaries of the politicians’ black constituents.
Instead of fanning the flames of racism against whites and the police, the members of the black community should be asking their “leaders” where’s all of the money being collected in taxes under the guise of fixing social injustice and why aren’t they using it to fix the things they were elected to fix?
Liberal politicians have so handcuffed our men and women of law enforcement that they are forced to keep their weapons holstered until after they’re threatened. By then it’s too late. This was the case in all six shootings this weekend. It’s time to level the playing field.