I hate to criticize Michael Brown’s funeral, but the liberal mainstream media has chosen to racialize his shooting, so I must therefore (out of duty toward the truth) lay fair and equitable criticism when I encounter blatant bull.
Case in point. I just learned from MSNBC, which has decided to pretty much dedicate the whole day to talking about Mike Brown (ISIS ain’t nothing to worry about, homies!), that Mike Brown’s cousin Eric Davis said the following at Mike’s funeral:
“The day he was killed, he was out spreading the word of Jesus Christ.”
Excuse me? We cannot say for certain yet what happened during Michael Brown’s unfortunate shooting, but we can say with 100% confidence that the “gentle giant” did in fact commit a strong-arm robbery prior to it.
Do I blame his cousin for saying something like this about Mike? Not really. Mind you, I would never say the same thing about any of my own family members were they to rob someone prior to their demise. Regardless, I primarily blame the liberal mainstream media for turning this bully of a man into some sort of martyr and hero.
I believe CNN commenter FedUpInSeattle expresses it best:
“Only in today’s America, does a young man rob a grocery store, threaten a clerk (on Video) and possibly beat a cop and become a hero (pending facts coming out). The fact that Obama sent not one but three representatives to attend this funeral is proof that Obama, as with most issues, is not interested in the truth but ideology and the business of pimping racism as a vehicle to political power. Even if what Holder said about being hassled by the cops is true, what does that have to do with a man robbing a store and then beating a cop? The left has lost their minds and hopefully will lose many seats this November.”
Sometimes I feel like right is now wrong and wrong is now right. How else can you explain an America whose most wildly celebrated leaders and pundits now celebrate single parenthood, violent rap music, pedophilia, pornography, abortion and indecency, among other things.
Sighs. Look, Mike Brown MAY have died an unjust death, though the current facts certainly suggest otherwise. However, my main point is that the man was and will never be a hero . . . Neither are the wide number of scumbags (P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, “Killer Mike,” Spike Lee, etc.) who showed up for Mike’s funeral.
Do you want to know who my heroes are? Every single American who works hard as hell each day, who pursues a righteous lifestyle and who refrains from blaming others for his or her own mistakes! Those are MY HEROES!
Update: Monday, August 25, 2:30 PM
I just learned the following from The Blaze:
[Rev. Al Sharpton had harsh words for the black community on Monday during the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month.
Sharpton said that while the "bad apples” must be taken care of within the police departments in the United States, the black community must also be "straight up” about its own issues.
"Some of us act like the definition of blackness is how low you can go,” Sharpton said. "Blackness has never been about being a gangster or thug. … Blackness was, no matter how low we were pushed down, we rose up anyhow!”
"Blackness was never surrendering,” Sharpton continued. "Our pursuit of excellence. It was when it was against the law to go to some schools, we built black colleges and learned anyhow. When we couldn’t go downtown to church, we built our own. … We never surrendered! We never gave up.”
But Sharpton said that now in the 21st century, where black people have attained "some positions of power,” some act like "it ain’t ‘black’ no more to be successful.”
"Now you want to be a n***** and call your woman a ho — you’ve lost where you come from!” Sharpton said, as the audience exploded in applause. "We’ve got to clean up our community so we can clean up the United States of America.”
Sharpton said there is justifiable outrage that an 18-year-old was killed in Ferguson, but there should also be outrage by "our killing and shooting and running around gun-toting each other” in places like Chicago.
"Nobody going to help us if we don’t help ourselves,” he said. "Sitting around, feeling sorry for ourselves won’t solve the problems.”]
I am delightfully surprised . . .
Sounds like maybe we are getting somewhere? Though the fact that you got guys like Snoop Dogg at the funeral still bothers me. And the fact that they want to make Mike Brown into a hero also bothers me. But still . . . I think the Rev deserves some credit here. Do you agree or disagree? Am I being too nice? Do you think I’m falling for the banana in the tailpipe!?
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