Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Stirring Anger, Defunding Police: A Collision of Chaos, Arrogance and Hypocrisy

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While Michelle Obama is urging teenagers to be even angrier than they already are, far-Left elected city council members are voting to defund and disband city police departments.

A/G Barr says this is breeding chaos.

The great divide in America is not political---"R's" and "D's" disagreeing over policy, it's about a fight for the soul and life of the most blessed, prosperous and free nation in the history of the world---a nation that is being weighed in the balances as we speak.

Be informed.

Michelle Obama says anger is the answer.

Last week in her viral commencement speech to 2020 high school graduates across the nation, they heard Michelle Obama inspire them to be even angrier than they already are.

She said this:

“Over these past couple of months our foundation has been shaken — not just by a pandemic that stole too many of our loved ones, upended our daily lives, and sent tens of millions into unemployment, but also by the rumbling of the age-old fault lines that our country was built on: the lines of race and power that are now, once again, so nakedly exposed for all of us to grapple with.”

And she said this:
“For those of you who feel invisible: Please know that your story matters. Your ideas matter. Your experiences matter. Your vision for what our world can and should be matters. So, don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry, or that you ‘should keep your mouth shut.’"
“Dr. King was angry. Sojourner Truth was angry. Lucretia Mott, César Chávez, the folks at Stonewall — they were all angry."

In the mind of Michelle Obama, anger is the driving force to creating a more perfect union. In fact, in her view, it is anger that is driving city council members to vote to defund and dismantle local police departments---and demonstrators to destroy personal property and denigrate our Constitution.

And that anger is the right path.

What, in the mind of the radical left, would replace our police departments, should we dismantle them?

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is said to be one of the top considerations for Biden's vice-president running mate. Biden has promised to pick a black woman. She's black and from California. She, along with several others, is under consideration.

On Monday she laid out to MSNBC how the local police departments would be replaced.

She says off the top, "It's actually wrong and backward to think that more police officers will create more safety."

What would create more safety?

Well, she says:
"Funding our schools so that currently two-thirds of our public school teachers don't have to come out of their back pockets to create school supplies, investing in the economic opportunities of communities, creating jobs"..."making sure all people have access to healthcare, mental healthcare...these are the things that create safe communities."

That, of course, is lifted from President Obama's plan. How soon we forget.

President Obama was making identical statements in 2014. And taking similar actions.

As a result of this kind of thinking, nationwide homicides spiked--up from 12,278 in 2014, to 13,789 in 2015, to 15,318 in 2016--as much criticized cops stepped back from enforcement.

By the time Trump ran for the presidency, radicals were stalking and killing cops in Dallas, New York, and other cities.

Attorney General Bill Barr says all this is breeding chaos.

Barr said this on Sunday:

“I understand, given the history of racial injustice in this country, why the African American community, or at least some of it, would view the ghastly events in Minneapolis as manifestations of institutional racism in police departments. But I think, in fact, over the past 50 or 60 years, we’ve had a lot of reform of police departments. I was attorney general 30 years ago, and I can tell you, there’s a world of difference. Today, the police chiefs, the rank and file officers, understand the need for change, and there has been great change. And I think defunding the police, holding the entire police structure responsible for the actions of certain officers is wrong. And I think it’s dangerous to demonize police.”

Barr also said, "Defunding police forces in major cities would lead to 'increasing chaos'."

The Left is desperately confused, as noted by a black woman on social media yesterday.

Obianuju Ekeocha posted this: "I had to say something about the American politicians shameless and ignorantly using the Kente fabric as a prop in their virtue signaling. I'm usually more mild mannered than this so please forgive me. I'm upset."

I recommend you watch her post. It's about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

In her video, Ekeocha says in part,
"I was just looking online today like most of you and what did I see, a bunch of Democrat politicians, kneeling down, of which I have nothing to say about that because I am not American. However they were all having around their necks this colorful fabric, which I'm sure they put around their necks as some kind of mark or show of unity or solidarity with black people."

She continues, saying she understands that putting the scarf, which is "Kente" material around their necks is some kind of a placating sign or symbol to show that they are not racist, and are together with black people---then says:
"Excuse me! Dear Democrats, in your tokenism, you didn't find out that this thing that you are hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform. It's actually the Kente material, that belongs to the Ghanaian, mainly the Ashanti tribe."

Ironically, the culture of modern Ghana started to transform their small chiefdom into an empire which they called Ashanti. They waged war on their neighbors, expanded their borders and territory, taking many prisoners of war.

These captives---the prisoners of war--- were then sold to European slave traders who would take them to the plantations in the Americas and the West Indies.

The fact is that Pelosi and Schumer and the rest of their crew were actually, by virtue of their ignorance in wearing those scarves, kneeling in solidarity with a group that actually sold slaves.

They offended this African woman who saw them as placating, treating black adults like children and using them as pawns of ---her words--"virtue signaling."

In the video, she appeals to Democrats to stop "treating us like children."

The takeaway.

Much of what the radical Left does is for show---including the kneeling with the scarves this week, the ripping up of the text of President Trump's State of The Union address in front of the world a few months ago, you remember the episodes. We all do.

Just as the African lady saw and called out the hypocrisy of the kneeling and wearing "African" scarves---and the ignorance of it, so Americans see through so much of this nonsense of the left.

Jesus saw it in His day. In Mathew 6:5, He noted,
"That when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say unto you, they have their reward."

Pray for America.

Pray for the President.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.