Daniel spells out exactly what I’ve been thinking. As is his wont.
In Dallas, Obama mentioned the name of dead sex offender Alton Sterling more times than those of the murdered police officers whom he was pretending to memorialize. After quickly dispensing with the formalities of eulogizing the slain officers, Obama demanded that “even those who dislike the phrase ‘black lives matter’” should “be able to hear the pain of Alton Sterling’s family”.
Alton Sterling was a convicted sex offender, burglar and violent criminal who was shot while reaching for a gun. His family may mourn him, just as every criminal’s family mourns their own, but it was obscene to class him together with five police officers who were murdered by a violent racist while doing their duty.
It is even more obscene when Obama’s favorite sex offender displaces the murdered police officers.
And yet that was Obama’s theme in Dallas. Murdered police officers were contrasted with dead criminals. The proper thing for Americans to do, as Obama told us, was to mourn both officers and criminals, to respect the sacrifices of the police and the anti-police accusations of #BlackLivesMatter.
Obama did not come to Dallas to mourn the murdered police officers, but to defend the ideology that took their lives. And this is what he has done from the very beginning.
You guys all know by now that I ain’t by any stretch a cop-licker. I’ve had close friends and even family over the years who were cops, we have customers at the shop who are cops (or were, they’re mostly retired now), and I know from hearing them talk that, as with society at large, there’s plenty of both good and bad to go around. Cops ain’t saints. In fact, some of them—all too many of them—are just plain evil. Not by any means all, but too many. And anybody who expects that great masses of them will switch over to the side of freedom and liberty when the Burning Times well and truly begin is fooling himself. Some will. Most won’t.
The real problem is the militarization of police forces all over the country. Around these parts, there’s a small town which I won’t name—a VERY small town—that got itself a tank from the federal gummint, which has been handing them out like Halloween candy to small PDs all over the country. It lends the thing out to other local communities to help out with all their small-town tank needs. This goes way beyond overkill and right on into Kafka territory; there’s no conceivable reason for this town to have such a thing, except for executing those wrong-address no-knock “dynamic entry” raids which also ought to be no part of a real cop’s job.
The trouble we have with cops now is: they ain’t cops no more. They’re trained to think of themselves not as traditional peace officers, but as soldiers. We’ve traded Andy Taylor in for Sergeant Rock, with a bunch of hysterical Barney Fifes in charge, only without Barney’s comically-inept good intentions. It was not a good trade, and it didn’t happen by accident. Sergeant Rock is a very useful guy to have around in his proper and accustomed place, which is NOT on American soil doing the jobs real cops Just Won’t Do, which jobs nobody ought to be doing at all. There was a reason our revered forefathers put in that No Quartering Of Troops business in our Founding documents, and like all of their other notions for how a legitimate government of a free people ought to be run, it was a good one.
But all that said, I gotta say this too: if the choice is between cops and the Left, cops and (Only) Black (Criminal) Lives Matter, or cops and Obama, I’m solidly with the cops every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.
And pRetend pResident Jugears McDouchebag climbing up on these guys’ coffins to thump his scrawny chest and blibber on about (as Daniel so aptly puts it) the ideology that took their lives is so far past disgusting you can’t even look back and see disgusting from there with the naked eye. If I was a relative or friend of one of those men, I’d have been hard put to it not to walk up and punch the skinny, slope-shouldered commie tyrant’s lights out. Not that you’d have much hope of getting within swinging distance of this Man Of The Peepul, what with all the heavily armed bodyguards there to protect His Royal Majesty from the righteous and justified wrath of his hapless subjects.
Love cops or hate ’em, one thing I think all right-thinking Americans should be able to agree on is that, by standing everything on its head and making it all about Himself and what Himself wants once more, Obama is one brassy, ballsy son of a bitch…with an emphasis on the “bitch.” He’s a uniter that way. The gall of this horrid creature is simply jaw-dropping; it flows out of him like sweat off a Mississippi highway worker in August. He plumbs previously unimaginable new depths of shamelessness every time he opens his fat mouth. But as he sometimes does, Obama slipped up and told a partial truth in his relentless and repellent huckstering for his core anti-American values:
The “shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge” were equated with the murders of police officers in Dallas in a breathtaking bit of moral equivalence. Americans were encouraged to grieve for sex offender Alton Sterling and the murdered police officers at the same time. And, just in case there was any ambiguity about which side he was on, Obama warned that “we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid.”
Gliding right past that “peaceful protest” horseshit, he’s right: we can’t. We instead need to see them clearly as the frothing, deluded, America-hating, hard-Left revolutionaries they truly are…and treat them accordingly. Bottom line:
There was nothing unifying about his exploitation of a memorial service to push anti-cop messages or to call for gun control. Neither message is in any way, shape or form unifying. They are as divisive as can be.
Obama did not come to Dallas to mourn, to heal or to unify. His sole purpose was to protect his #BlackLivesMatter hate group from the consequences of its rhetoric. Americans were fed lies about peaceful protests featuring armed members of hate groups who had called for the murder of police.
#BlackLivesMatter draws its inspiration from a cop-killer. It has deliberately targeted white people in much the same fashion that Micah X. Johnson did. The only real difference between Johnson and the black nationalist hate groups frantically trying to distance themselves from him in much the same way that mosques do from the latest Islamic terrorist is that he followed through on a lot of their rhetoric.
Bingo. And that similarity between the Left and their Muslim allies-of-convenience is no coincidence, either.
Direct quote from a BLM protest in New York: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want ’em? NOW!!” And then one of them got busy and went out and gave them some. Not a whole lot more needs to be said, really.