Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Since the election of President Obama, there has been a new consistent wave of Progressive politicians bashing the police and utilizing them as pawns in their political games. It’s fairly obvious to me that this country has become more divided then it has ever been in my lifetime. Divide and conquer seems to be the approach of progressives working in conjunction with the liberal main stream media to help push this divide and conquer strategy. Another tactic is to fabricate the illusion of systemic racism to further divide the community. This War on the police is most evident in the inner cities where the race card is the most important factor in the progressive response to EVERYTHING! The progressive message consistently portrays incidents such as Ferguson and Staten Island as examples of police misconduct. When in fact the officers in both instances were exonerated and found to have acted properly. The “Hands up don’t Shoot” lie is still embraced by them and the congressional black caucus even after it was proved it never occurred. However, the truth does not matter to progressives because it does not coincide with their narrative. Mark Twain popularized the term there are three kinds of lies, “lies, damned lies and statistics” that in itself defines the progressives response to everything. They consistently quote erroneous statistics that aren’t well thought out and those who gathered them have a preconceived notion manipulating them to match their agenda. If that doesn't work they revert back to what happened 50 to 100 years ago to try and make it relevant to what is occurring today. Then administer a dose of the race card. In July 2009, Harvard University Professor Henry Gates was arrested by local police who responded to a call of a burglary in progress. President Obama commented on the incident before the investigation was concluded criticizing the police. It turns out Gates's behavior while this incident was taking place became disorderly and Gates ignored warnings by the police to calm down. Gate was consistently and loudly playing the race card, and it was his own actions that lead to the arrest. The President later apologized and had a ridiculous beer summit with the arresting officer which was a complete waste of time. In Sept 2014, President Obama in a speech to the UN invokes what happened in Ferguson MI. He sends the Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson MO. Obama states in a speech in Martha Vineyard, he states, “And when something like this happens, the local authorities -- including the police -- have a responsibility to be open and transparent about how they are investigating that death, and how they are protecting the people in their community” The only thing gleaned from that statement is the police investigation lacks integrity, an assumption on the Presidents part reveals his bias. It’s comical to me how the President talks about integrity and transparency while it’s mired in Benghazi and the IRS Scandal. These two instances prove that even before the facts are in, he criticizes the police in their actions. The President and NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio align themselves with Al Sharpton, who is almost always proven to be wrong in criticizing the police and their actions and perpetrating the race card into every incident. More and more Progressive Politicians are aligning themselves with Sharpton to help lend more credibility to his demagoguery. The race and hate card works for liberals so Sharpton is their best friend. Even MSNBC gave Sharpton his own TV show, so he can spew his racist hateful anti police rhetoric. You see one has to conclude that liberals like high crime rates, poverty and unemployment, and it’s their own policies that created it. However, they have an effective lie that blames others for all the inner-city problems, which keeps getting them elected. It’s safe to say that most high-crime areas in this country, especially minority communities are and have been consistently run by liberal Democrats. However, those who vote in those communities still elect liberals who only claim they care. When will minorities wake up and give another party a chance to see what they can do? I have spoken to Police Officers in Chicago, NY, NJ, LA, DC, Detroit and Baltimore and they all say the same thing, the liberal politicians do not back the police. Progressives and their liberal media partners have created an environment where the cops say I will do just exactly what I have to do and nothing further. Therefore Officers are becoming more reactive and no longer pro-active. You see cops aren't punching bags nor do they get paid to get shot or hurt. However, they are willing to take the extra risks because they care, but the progressives are destroying a police officer’s ability to care. So cops say to themselves why should I care if the people and politicians don’t? Why should I stop someone and lose my home, my job and family in a lawsuit if I’m wrong? Here is a question I want to ask, Sharpton and all the other race baiting progressives. Where are you when two black drug dealers shoot it out in a playground and an innocent 5 yr old black child is killed as a result? I can tell you they are nowhere! You must conclude that they don’t care for black children playing safely in the playground of a housing project nor do they care about black on black crime. However, god forbid if a cop, especially a white cop smacks a drug dealer in the face when he’s being arrested. A drug dealer who poisons children in those parts of the city that they represent. This war on the police will have one effect; it will put the minorities in even more danger in their neighborhoods, and the police will stop caring. The liberals will then get what they want and turn another city into a combat zone. It’s time for all Law Enforcement agencies to start promoting a consistent, loud message to Americans about all the good they do every day. In time this will drown out the false message perpetrated by progressives and their lies will no longer be embraced. Harry J Houck Jr.