I’ve said it dozens of times, but I’ll say it again, because it bears repeating: the Democratic Party is not driven by a desire to help the American people prosper, it is not driven by a duty to protect American citizens, it is not driven by good intentions, it is driven by power-lust. And you don’t even have to look very closely to see that their agenda is not what they claim it is. All you have to do is listen to what they say, and then look at what they do. They are nearly always wildly different.
For example, Obama, and the Democrats are expert fire-starters, especially when it comes to racial issues. The left needs black people to feel victimized in the most extreme way possible, so that they can be manipulated. The left sets up, and fuels racial animosity to make it look as though black people are as disadvantaged and persecuted as they ever were. That way, the Democratic Party can continue to hold on to the black vote by promoting things like affirmative action, general quotas, and racially-based welfare. They tell black people that they are all victims, and that the Democratic Party will stand up for them. They then add fuel to the fire by telling black people that evil, rich, white Republicans are out to get them, and that the Republicans want to turn back the clock to the 1800’s.
Obviously, I’m not implying that racism doesn’t exist. What I’m saying is that any time a conflict arises in which race might play a part, the left swoops in to deliberately heighten the conflict, and turn it from an ember into a forest fire.
Because the Ferguson shooting had a racial component, the left has–as usual–swooped in, and fanned the flame to their benefit. The White House is even sending a delegation to Michael Brown’s funeral. At this point, the evidence is still coming in. We still have no clue who the aggressor actually was, yet by sending a delegation to the funeral, the Obama administration is taking a side. It is telling Americans that Michael Brown’s death was a definitive act of racism. Not only is this irresponsible, but it could be dangerous. By taking a side, Obama is giving permission for people to believe in a fictional narrative that has yet to be substantiated by any hard evidence. Additionally, it could make things worse for officer Wilson. If Wilson truly did behave in a horrid way, and shoot Brown out of racial animosity, fine; let’s try him, and sentence him. But we have no clue what actually happened. In fact, evidence is mounting that supports Officer Wilson’s side of the story. But, once again, by taking a side, Obama is giving permission to vilify someone who may not have even done anything wrong.
Lest you say that the administration is simply being kind by sending a delegation, and that they probably do this kind of thing all the time, let’s take a look at the death of Major General Harold Greene. According to BizPac, neither Obama nor Biden attended the funeral of the highest-ranking officer to die in combat since Vietnam.
“Many Americans were disappointed in the lack of White House presence at this week’s funeral for the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam…Major General Harold Greene, the 2-star general killed in Afghanistan August 5, was laid to rest…at Arlington National Cemetery, according to myfoxdc.”
Hmm, seems a bit odd. Though there is no tradition of presidents attending funerals of fallen soldiers, it seems a bit unsavory to me to not attend a funeral of an extremely high profile fallen soldier, whose life was given deliberately for his country, but very publicly send a delegation to the funeral of a teenager who may, or may not have been a criminal aggressor. Oh, by the way, Obama wasn’t even attending to serious business when he failed to show up at the funeral, he was playing golf in Martha’s Vineyard.
A similar situation occurred when Margaret Thatcher passed away. One of the most revolutionary, and popular political figures of the twentieth century passed away, and Obama didn’t attend the funeral. He sent a low-level delegation, but nothing like the very public, and publicized one he is sending to Brown’s funeral.
One last note of interest. Obama not only attended the funeral of Nelson Mandela, but gave a speech that touched heavily on–you guessed it–racism. Why attend Mandela’s funeral, and not Thatcher’s? They were both equally revered and celebrated world leaders. Why send a delegation to Brown’s funeral, but not attend Greene’s? Because the president doesn’t do things that don’t serve his agenda of racial division. Attending Thatcher’s funeral would have done nothing to advance his agenda, nor would attending Greene’s. But when it comes to the death of a black teenager who may have been an aggressor, and whose death has sparked a racial firestorm, the administration makes sure to have a presence there.