The racism problem in America is an obsession turning from a molehill to mountain to an insanity. This has become the ridiculous to the more ridiculous. There is absolutely no basis for such an animalistic reaction. Nor is there any justification for the white population to be going to their knees and crawling off like guilty pets. Not today. It is now nothing more than a manufactured hold on the nation that is neither healthy nor wise.
Why? Because this molehill, at the very best, has been fire gassed and stoked by the media and select, subverting groups. The grievances are nothing more than manipulated talking points from a group of elite opportunists and a leftist media. The racial advances since the 1960’s are there for the world to see, and yet, we have instigator elements that are behind these whining and tantrum throwing disrupters. A sane nation would not allow such destruction.
” We have become a more violent country ”
Yes, we have police abuse that is escalating but some of it is a reaction to an escalating ‘at your throat’ society. Let’s not exaggerate the matter by violent actions and then look to scapegoat others. We have become a more violent country for many reasons that are not at all police related. As expected, however, leftist groups and their media will scapegoat all but themselves when they are the perpetrators. The elite left has been at it since the 1960’s. They are the element who seeded this manufactured crisis to change the culture so to be one under their complete control.
The breakdown began to occur in the 60’s with leftist challenges in the courts and a media blitz to attack the culture. None of what we see here today was spearheaded by the blacks for they were not organized, but taught and prodded to demonstrate. Leftist media was always there with extreme coverage. Legal organizations, such as the political, left ACLU, became very active taking up black causes while non- blacks were left on their own unless these organizations saw some mileage for their culture change agenda.
No one can dispute that police organizations throughout the U.S. have been allowed to become politically too strong. Their unions are almost inviolate demanding financial contracts for salaries, over time, retirement and other benefits. Their tables of organization are too extensive, so this has become too costly. Anyone who has negotiated with unions knows the two points not negotiable for unions are the seniority rule and protection for rotten apple cops. Try to get rid of a bad apple or a troublesome union employee with seniority. Quite notably, the costliest unions are in the major cities, but a subject unto itself with unions, local government and the populous sharing in the blame.
Most important to solving these mentioned problems is the selection process. The hiring standard and sticking to it are vital to insure safe and efficient police protection. A lax hiring standard will insure police abuse. For obvious reasons, police need to be tough and with good common sense. Those with a propensity for brutality are ill-fit for any enforcement position, no matter how physically able. Yet, more than should be are hired.
” The police are necessary “
Before all, the hiring standards and process are a vital part and first line of defense to avoid aggressive police behavior. One should note, however, that this increase in hostile police behavior mirrors the amount of aggressiveness that has become so common in our population. And, it is here that the media will never report this link. Nor will he media always report when the police had good reason to shoot a black. Only that they shot him. On the other hand, police lie on their reporting to protect their wrongful actions and keep the offending officers away from being charged.
The police are necessary for a multitude of reasons. We remember the abuse but how about police rescuing children, the aged, other adults and even pets in harm’s way. How many persons in need are assisted or saved by police actions every day? While the agenda media is always scouting around to report white police abuse of blacks, how much are we fed about black crime? To purposefully ignore it is to be dishonest. The American agenda media is notorious for ignoring or hiding matters but hunting and exposing others, all based upon how it fits their leftist agenda. They have become a major instrument by certain elements as a method to influence or even rule.
Why more crime and population aggressiveness today than in the 1940’s and 1950’s? You will hear it is due to more population and racism. Well, we have been taught since the 60’s to hate and distrust by those who want the unequivocal right to rule. Civil rights means equal treatment – not equal status in society. It does not exist in nature. Equity is the proper word. The instigator’s modus operandi has been to divide and conquer by citing a problem, inflating it to pit one group against another so to weaken the target. In the process, over the decades, our country has become more violent and distrustful. Too often now, these decisive saboteurs choose a sore spot as an opportunity to advance their policy, not to solve a problem but to grow it for their benefit. These elite power seekers hijacked the civil rights movement to change the culture to be more malleable to their intentions. Yes, there was certainly a most plausible excuse for civil rights justice. We cannot argue with that but there was a hidden agenda to disempower the whites and change the culture. Other devices have been employed such as illegal immigration that will continue to be used. The activists will not stop until they change the culture to their liking.
” Leftist challenges “
The breakdown began to occur over half a century ago with leftist challenges in the courts and a media blitz to attack the culture. None of what we see here today was spearheaded by the blacks for they were not organized, but taught and prodded to demonstrate. Leftist media was always there with extreme coverage. Legal organizations, such as the political ACLU, became very active taking up black causes while non- blacks were left on their own unless these organizations saw some mileage for their culture change agenda. Disrespect for law officers is partly the fault of the police abuse but more so the preaching by the media and leftist groups that encourages civil disobedience. Do it in large numbers and chances are you will void arrest.
On balance, police abuse exists but elements provoking a fight did not start when the police hit back. That came after black crime exploded, after the civil rights movement’s success was well established and even making the blacks a privileged minority. While the Civil Rights Movement had its place, there was very much an agenda within to empower for reasons bringing America to where it is. If we look to blame let’s not blame the police but focus on the source. What is going on now is not justice for abuse but sabotage to change the culture. Trillions of U.S. dollars have been spent to assist blacks with education, jobs, welfare, et alia to assist their progress and their communities. Yet, if we continue to confuse bad intention with good, this racial/cultural problem will only get worse. The instigators do not sleep so America will have to read their true motives. When it comes to leftist media reporting, look for the hidden agenda. Invariably, you will uncover their faulty, purposeful reporting. Those changing the country’s culture are political activists who will not sleep until they get it their way.
From the ridiculous to the more ridiculous
Today, we are told how to think, what to say, who to like and dislike. And too many of us accept it like sheep in the meadow.
Police abuse exists but not in a vacuum. This is a fight that did not start when the police hit back. That came after black crime exploded starting in the 60’s while spurred by other elements. We need to deter police violence but we need to expose the methods the radical left and media have used to fuel this country with a propensity to hate. Constant selective references to our historic faults are meant to aggravate, not ease relations. It always pertains to black racism or anti-Semitism. Other races or ethnic groups are treated as if they do not exist. This speaks loudly as to the falseness and hypocrisy of this so-called civil rights movement. Here we have nothing more than a ploy to change the culture and only help the activists seeding this destruction. Unless we, as a nation, become more adept to flushing out agenda politics masking as a move for justice, America will be burn more and be brought to its knees. The number of people who have been dismissed from their jobs for being accused of saying things anti-Semitic, racial or other things considered politically incorrect is enormous. Hate crime laws are now in existence which bring more severe punishment and socio/economic consequences. To hate is not a crime. If acted upon then the crime is the criminal act. This is political legislation which has become so common the last 60 years and frankly unconstitutional as it is administered. All along, Americans have given in to the leftist hijacking of the country and now we are where we are. Not good.
Some words to the wise specifically exposing the U.S. elite, leftist media from the book, Thoughtful Pauses -Chapter 6:
(“There exists no weapon more potent than big media’s monopoly for controlling the minds and freedoms of the masses. They intrude, embellish, exaggerate, bully, prevaricate, invent, ignore, target, intimidate, politicize, and propagandize to foment their elite agendas. A population can recognize the power of physical weapons but cannot discern big media’s destructiveness. All sectors of society are in fear of their attack and yet are impotent to respond in kind. Today, absolute freedom of speech is their domain and theirs alone.”)
Michael G. Mehrige
About the Author
Michael G. Merhige played semi-pro high school baseball in the Ban Johnson League for two summers in Kansas. He received a scholarship to the University of Alabama as a baseball letterman. He served in the US Army as an officer attached to the Navy and Marines during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the Caribbean. He was also a CIA officer in the Far East (official cover) and in South America (non-official cover). He retired as a Corporate Development Executive in private industry.