“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em up like bacon!” “What do we want? Dead Cops!” The angry chants of restless Black Lives Matter Protesters echo against the buildings as they defiantly march through the streets. The media claims that they are a peaceful group, and Obama himself has gone on record praising their efforts. What these protesters don’t realize is that they are but pawns in an elaborate, liberal elite game of politics.
BLM, and various other civil rights organizations, are out making all this noise because they claim police officers are unfairly targeting and killing black men. According to the Washington Post, unarmed black men were 7 times more likely to be fatally shot by police than unarmed white men. At first glance these statistics seem outrageous! Even the most peaceful person would feel compelled to take to the streets and cry foul.
What they don’t tell you about these statistics is that they are not entirely true. According to research done by political writer, Heather Mac Donald, The Washington Post fudged numbers, so to speak. The “unarmed black men” who were shot, were not all helpless individuals without a weapon. The details are very different…
“At least five black victims had reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with his own equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by their own assault on the officer. And two individuals included in the Post’s “unarmed black victims” category were struck by stray bullets aimed at someone else in justified cop shootings. If the victims were not the intended targets, then racism could have played no role in their deaths.”
But why would the media skew these statistics? Simple…it’s an election year. And nothing spells ratings like good old-fashioned racial tension! So, how do I know this? Because history tends to repeat itself.
If you are a Millennial, chances are you may not remember the name Rodney King. In 1991 a black taxi driver named Rodney drank a bit too much and led Los Angeles police officers on a high-speed chase. When he finally stopped, the police attempted to subdue and handcuff him. Rodney allegedly resisted arrest, and was tasered and beaten mercilessly by officers with their batons.
During the beating, a man caught the incident on video tape from his apartment. A few days later he took the video to a TV station, where it was played continuously for the public. By the time the police officers went to trial, tensions in cities across the country were on the rise. On April 29, 1992 the officers were found not guilty; people heard the news and they were infuriated! Riots immediately broke out in Los Angeles. 55 people were killed, over 2,000 were injured, over 1,000 buildings were destroyed by fire, and there was over $1 Billion in property damage.
There is no doubt that what happened to Rodney King was beyond horrible, but the media seized this opportunity to exploit race issues. People got scared. Gun sales soared. Those who had never even owned a weapon, were flocking to shops to purchase their first gun.
For the liberal democrats ,“Take all the guns away!” was the rallying cry, and Bill Clinton began to push for gun control during his 1992 presidential campaign.
During the week of the riots I was in Manhattan enjoying a shopping trip to Patricia Field on St. Marks Place. When I went into the store the streets were relatively quiet. By the time I came out, there were police officers in full riot gear blocking off the streets. There were no cell phones with cameras back then, but I just so happened to have a disposable camera with me. Playing amateur photographer, I shuffled down the street with my trusty camera and caught as many pics as possible.
Unlike the violent upheavals in LA, NYC was relatively quiet. Al Sharpton led the protests. No surprise there. Several arrests were made, but thankfully it was nothing compared to LA.
There is a great parallel between the racial tensions of 1992 and the divide that is happening in our country right now. Only this time the violence is not dying down. Groups like Black Lives Matter are growing, by appealing to the anger and frustration in people. They are spreading anti-white and anti-cop propaganda, while claiming to be fighting injustice. The irony is that most of their converts don’t realize who is really funding these violent outings….RICH OLD WHITE MEN!
Liberal elites, like billionaire George Soros, use these grassroots civil rights groups to further their own agenda and destabilize economies; the media is in their back pocket the whole time. But BLM followers are too angry to understand that they are getting played!
No one can ignore that the recent deaths of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are tragic. Police should be held accountable, they have an enormous responsibility to the public to “Protect and Serve”. While a few cops have made grievous errors, it is unfair to target the entire United States police force. Most cops are civil servants that want to do a good job and provide for their families.
As for the police shootings that do happen, statistically far more whites and Hispanics are killed than blacks. But you won’t hear that on the nightly news! They are hyper-focusing on “unarmed black men” deaths to perpetuate the idea of a coming race war. And right now it’s working.
America cannot continue down this path of violence and destruction. That is why I am voting for Mr. Donald Trump in November. He is being promoted as the “Law and Order” candidate. That sounds great…or scary depending on how you look at it…but beyond that, I believe he truly cares about this country and the people in it.
Obama has had 8 years…8 YEARS to unify this country, yet racial tension and division have never been worse. And Hillary Clinton has a legacy of cover-ups and back door deals, all on his watch. If they did not fix things then, you can be sure that they are not going to start now.
After hearing Donald Trump say that he was the “Law and Order” candidate, the Artist from Art4Trump.com created a special art print. This “Thin Blue Line” print honors the officers that risk their lives every day to protect all Americans.
We must support them and we must support each other. We cannot let the violent acts of a few, drive us to fear. Let’s stand up for what we believe in, and together we can all Make America Great Again!
Written by Cara Mia