This Weeks TWATC Poll: Do You Feel That Michael Brown and Ferguson Missouri Are Important Because…

This Week On The World According To Curran…

Michael Brown, and Ferguson Missouri: Shining A Hot White Light On The Big Blue Wall.

What Do You Think?

Michael Brown is dead. This fact is immutable, the devastation to his family-unfathomable…but why do you care?

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This Weeks TWATC Poll: 

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3 thoughts on “This Weeks TWATC Poll: Do You Feel That Michael Brown and Ferguson Missouri Are Important Because…

  1. I am struggling to formulate as considerate a response as possible, given the incendiary nature of the topic.

    In a nutshell, I would say that this is not about race, but about class warfare. Politicians have divided us, and aim to keep us that way. Welfare is the weapon Democrats have been using against the poor, black and white, for generations. Resist it!

    Among the most thoughtful articles I have read on this topic came from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I know, I know, who knew he could write? He is awesome! And I ain’t talking about the tomahawk dunk. The man is articulate, thoughtful, and can write! Link….

    http://powderedwigsociety.com/2014/08/18/jabbar-ferguson/

    I would like to offer as proof, not evidence, but proof of this theory of class warfare/division – the case of Dillon Taylor. Have you ever heard of him? I’m guessing not. He has a lot in common with Michael Brown. He was a young man (20), a little rowdy, been in trouble a little, but really just a fun-loving kid. He and his brother and cousin were at a 7-11 in Salt Lake City, when a cop stopped them, and ordered them to raise their hands. Dillon was wearing headphones so he couldn’t hear the cop’s order. The cop’s response to this disobedience? Execution.

    The reason you have probably not heard about Dillon is because he is white. White people don’t go crazy when an injustice like this happens. That is a fault. The people of Salt Lake City should be doing what the people of Ferguson are doing (minus the violence and looting), protesting, demanding justice.

    Instead, what we get is a continued militarization of our police forces, more restrictions, less freedom, more arrogance on the part of cops.

    And then there are the race-baiting media whores, Sharpton and Jackson, who could give a rip about poor blacks. They are rich blacks, who have made their fortunes on the backs of poor blacks, inciting them to riot and loot so that they get a fat paycheck. Link to the Dillon Taylor story….

    http://powderedwigsociety.com/2014/08/18/dillon-taylor/

    In the words of Martin Luther King, “I have a dream!” My dream is the same as Dr. King’s. I dream that blacks and whites, and all the other colors of our great melting pot, come together to peacefully oust this corrupt tyranny of self-serving, parasitic politicians.

    We have a great foundation, our Constitution. Every country in the free world has copied it. It guarantees us all rights that are currently being denied. Our Constitution is being ignored. Government is pushing to see how much they can get away with, how much we will take. If they have their way we will all be in labor camps, on bread and water. We will be a perfectly communistic society, the dream of all liberals, with them as the wealthy, ruling elite and us as the broke-ass peons, waiting on them hand and foot.

    If we had more black conservatives we could fix this BS in a hurry! That is my opinion and I stand by it.

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    1. Tom,

      First, I’d like to thank you for your passion, honesty, intelligence, courage, and compassion. Your comment speaks of a person that’s looking at the world from as many angles as are available, and dares to articulate the BS they find on their own terms. That being said, I find myself disagreeing with you. Not the circle-in-the-square type of disagreement…I would say something more like a circle vs. an oval type. I have two quotes that sum up my thoughts on most political/ social issues. The first is by John Donne:

      No man is an island,
      Entire of itself.
      Each is a piece of the continent,
      A part of the main.
      If a clod be washed away by the sea,
      Europe is the less.
      As well as if a promontory were.
      As well as if a manor of thine own
      Or of thine friend’s were.
      Each man’s death diminishes me,
      For I am involved in mankind.
      Therefore, send not to know
      For whom the bell tolls,
      It tolls for thee.

      Which is to say, we should care about one another regardless of race, creed, color, religious or political affiliation, because, we are all connected. Second is Voltaire: “I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it!” Which I think pretty much speaks for itself. “The times, they are achangin'” and I’m looking forward to our conversations! Be well, and thanks

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  2. I did not answer your poll as I don’t believe that this is strictly a racial/police issue. I think the two are being used as a catalyst for something even more sinister to create even greater divide and greater chaos.

    Ferguson started out as a protest by peaceful people seeking answers and justice to the killing of an unarmed teen by a police officer . The underlying issue is still there, but now we are seeing divisions being drawn.

    The Revolutionary Communist Party has surfaced instigating violence at the rallies, and there is growing support for the officer who killed Michael Brown. Those protests have been downplayed by the mainstream media but soon those divisions-all divisions-will eventually meet.

    Today a presser with the RCP in Ferguson painted the party as victims who were unfairly targeted by police, which is definitely not the case as evidenced in the video posted on our blog.

    The RCP is a radical left-leaning group which advocates the destruction of the capitalist economic system and the destruction of America. The group was also directly responsible for instigating the violence which took place at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992.

    We have not seen the end of this–Ferguson, I believe, is just the beginning.

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