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The Internet’s buzzing with opinions about the original Ferguson, MO, incident, and the rioting afterward. Everyone feels qualified at this stage to have an opinion.
I don’t have an opinion, but here it is.
I don’t like cops. I think they are a gang of bullying thugs attracted to the job because of personality deficiencies. I believe they see themselves as a ‘brotherhood [gang] and use phrases such as ‘authority figure’ to explain to themselves why nobody likes them. But deep down they know why. They demonstrate the truth of this most profoundly when one of them gets killed on the job.
However, under the current structure of this society it’s a job that satisfies a necessary need in society, probably marginally keeping things from going completely off the rails by other gangs of thugs taking over and doing even worse.
Such as the gang of thugs who are setting fire to homes and businesses in response to Ferguson, opportunistically running off with stolen booze, television sets, anything they can take and run. Here’s what a couple of black men have to say about all that:
For beginners, the store camera just before he was killed proved to my satisfaction the dead youngster was a bullying thug and a thief. If he’d run into you or run into me anywhere adversarial such as a dark alley he’d happily make us sorry some cop hadn’t offed him sometime earlier. In a year or two when he went to prison [as he was certainly going to do] he’d have been big enough to be on the happy end of the raping of his cell mate.
So the issue isn’t whether the world is any better off or worse off with him dead. I’m personally satisfied there are people all over the place he didn’t live to occupy who are being spared a lot of pain and heartache as a consequence of his demise.
So the issue is really not him getting killed. Nobody would be rioting if he’d been one of the far more numerous black men being killed by other black men. Nobody is lamenting those, partly because a huge percentage of them might be suspected without prejudice to have ‘needed killing’ in the same sense this one did. Gangsters, street hoods, living and behaving in a way to invite getting shot in a war zone.
So the real issue is cops. Police officers coldly and deliberately killing blacks, not all of them as needful of being killed as this one. And getting by with it.
My opinion is that whenever a black kills a black it’s an equal offense to a black killing a cop, a cop killing a black, anyone else killing a cop or black. It needs to stop. Cops need to be thrown under the bus whenever they kill anyone and it’s not clearly self-defense [against an armed suspect]. Same as a black gets thrown under the bus the instant a cop dies.
And blacks need to belly up to the bar and take some responsibility for the way their kids are behaving out there on the streets. Same as white people need to. One of the ways they need to do that is to make certain the black folks getting shot are the right ones to eradicate all this street shooting. Whether they are cops or gangsters.
But what the hell do I know.