• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our One American Family

Once again, Obama proves from his own mouth what a dipshit he is.  Speaking about the confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri, following another cop execution of another black man, Obama intoned,

"I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson and there are certainly passionate differences about what has happened," Obama said in his first in-person remarks about the tense standoff in the Missouri suburb on Thursday. "But let's remember that we're all part of one American family, we are united in common values and that includes the belief in equality under the law, respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protests."

Imagine if Obama had said such a thing after the Birmingham riots of 1963.

Now, we have never considered Obama to be black except for some possible tonal influences on his skin.  Nor do we expect him to be “culturally black” especially when such a term, for all intents and purposes, equates with a culture of poverty.  But, acknowledging this country’s racial categories, it is not too much to expect from him a little more overt empathy for those on whose side of the divide he is, whether he likes it or not. 

More fundamentally, one might expect a more forceful endorsement of general civil rights from the nation’s chief executive officer and head of state.

The president of a federal republic ought not to weigh in on every state issue or local fracas.  Although presidents of all stripes have rushed in to pronounce on purely local issues — such as the kidnapping of a little girl or the death of a sports or movie star — they have done so out of craven political motives.  It is simply not the president’s job to make every cause his own.

But a crisis of national scope and significance does require presidential involvement.  This much has been recognized, at least, since 1933.  

What occurred in Ferguson Missouri was not the odd incident but another instance of what has become a national pandemic of  cop executions.  When cops saunter and swag through the streets off-ing people at will, civil society ceases to exist; and the maintenance of civil society ought to be of concern to the president.... at least to one who wishes to be more than Chief Thug of the Nation.

And thuggery is what it is about.

A Republic of Dimwits has finally blinked up to the reality of a militarized police force, a problem which Woodchips alerted to back in 2006.  But to speak of “militarization” is to focus on hardware.  The nastier problem is the culture and spirit of thuggery that goes along with the hardware. 

American cops are brutal, murderous, unaccountable thugs.  The exception is the one good apple in the otherwise stinking rotten barrel.

There is no moral equivalence here between the values of “law n’ order” and “the right to peaceful protest.”  Obambi typically contextualizes that matter in that fashion so that he can sit astride the fence.  When State Thugs go about murdering people at will we are no longer a constitutional civil society, but a police state as much as those of the fascists juntas we have installed around the world.

There are those who might protest against our use of the word “murder.”  The police, they will say, are entitled to take reasonable measures against potential risks in stressful emergency situations where their lives are at stake and they may make regrettable mistakes in judgement from time to time. 

The refrain is so tediously familiar one might as well give it an acronym like permaprises for short.

But it is murder, and the investigation which inevitably follows and duly exculpates the thugs in the regrettable and unfortunate “incident” is a sham and cover up for murder as we have recently shown in Pollos Armados.

Minorities and victims of police brutality know this without have to read the Woodchip Gazette  and, knowing it they despise, the wretched gaggle of hypocritical judges, politicians and golfers among whom Obama is pleased to count himself.   When he speaks of “our American Family” they must surely spit, as do we.  

©WCG 2014