Apparently, the news cycle is a harsh mistress. Nevertheless, this is a time when we need to be cognizant of devious manipulations that are taking place with regard to the news cycle and political influence thereupon, as well as key stories that have the potential to affect the day-to-day lives of Americans on an ever-increasing basis.
There is, for example, the “humanitarian crisis” that was precipitated by the flood if illegal-immigrant minors on our border with Mexico. Set aside the fact that it was wholly orchestrated by the White House; the press has been happy to set aside the story in favor of more timely issues. The fact is, however, that the “unaccompanied minors” are still coming, and the effects of the phenomenon are more far-reaching than we are being told.
The story of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has fallen off of the press radar to a large extent as well. Brown is the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Despite overwhelming evidence initially available that Brown was a thug wannabe who likely precipitated the unfortunate events leading to his death, the fact that he was black and Wilson was white made the shooting a “murder by default” in the eyes of liberals and much of the black community in Ferguson who, like many blacks in America, are positively inured in the prevailing leftist racial orthodoxy.
The shooting gave rise to weeks of protests, riots and exploitation by the melanin pimps of record, most notably the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Black Ferguson residents called for the arrest of Wilson on the charge of murder.
Inasmuch as charging someone with murder generally requires actual evidence, following much political pressure, the state impaneled a grand jury to determine whether Wilson’s actions merited criminal charges.
Like the “unaccompanied minor” immigrant crisis that hasn’t gone away, neither have the protesters in Ferguson. They’re still calling for the arrest of Darren Wilson, but they’re going to have to wait awhile before determining their next move. This week, it was announced that the grand jury investigation has been extended until Jan. 7, 2015.
The law enforcement community in Missouri and the state court system may have become cognizant of those devious manipulations taking place with regard to the news cycle. It is quite possible that this delay is a strategy on the part of the court to ensure that as much time elapses as is legally allowable in order to reduce the likelihood of violence should the grand jury determine that no charges should be filed against Officer Wilson.
But don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet. Protesters in Ferguson say they’re ready to stick it out until Wilson is arrested, and they’re organized. It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that regardless of the outcome of the grand jury actions or criminal proceedings, Wilson will ultimately be sued in civil court, and his family will be hounded by the race baiters to the seventh generation.
“If anything, the entertainment media and the press have been at least as guilty (more so for the press, if one considers its ostensible mission) than politicians and activists. They grab whatever inane social engineering idea the hard left comes up with, and run with it like a starved big-game fish.”
– From “Negrophilia, From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession,” p. 124
As I indicated in my book Negrophilia, the press has been instrumental in advancing the left’s race agenda. In it, I detailed how the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the O.J. Simpson trial were watershed moments for the press coming into its own as an effective propaganda arm for race hustlers, in both the private and public sectors.
Many examples of race relations having deteriorated in recent years (aided in no small measure by the Obama administration) have been covered by WND and are a direct result of the aforementioned dynamic.
Ralph Weems, a 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran, found himself in a medically induced coma last month in Mississippi following brain surgery after a mob of approximately 20 black men severely beat him, reportedly “upset” over about the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Weems was in no way related to the death of Michael Brown and was attacked simply because he was white. The local police chief said in a press conference that the crime was being investigated as an “aggravated assault.”
Earlier this month, a mob of approximately 125 black teens viciously beat people at a Memphis, Tennessee, Kroger store. Eleven were arrested and are facing aggravated assault and riot charges.
Last week, the youthful black Dover, Delaware, assailants of junior high student Alec Guessford got off with the proverbial wrist slaps in proceedings that followed their beating of Guessford on a school bus in April.
As quickly as the race-baiting machine is to ascribe racial motives to any situation that fits its narrative, how interesting it is that so many black-on-white crimes are seldom even considered for “hate crime” status.
One darker possibility to consider with regard to the Wilson case in Ferguson is that the four-month grand jury deadline change may have been a contrivance of the White House itself. In the wake of the protests and riots, the White House sent Attorney General Eric Holder, a race-baiter of the highest order, to Ferguson. Dispatching cadres of pointy-headed federal operatives into the community, what followed included truly sinister reports (related by some locals) of activist coordination on the part of government types.
It certainly wouldn’t be the first time the White House, via the Justice Department, sought to manipulate the outcome of a racially charged criminal case to advance the racist components of their agenda. Eric Holder personally orchestrated the efforts of protesters in Florida while a jury deliberated in the 2013 trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. The press itself was essentially responsible for transforming Zimmerman from a self-identified Latino into a Wagnerian knight.
Perhaps when the time is “right” – such as when some damning bit of evidence pertaining to one of the many “phony scandals” plaguing the White House is about to be brought to light – the grand jury in Missouri will be allowed to release its findings in the Darren Wilson case.
Heaven help Ferguson – and possibly the rest of us – if that’s the case.
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