If you thought that the civil unrest in Ferguson was about Michael Brown, guess again.
The rioters are simply waving the bloody shirt of Brown to get their impossible socialist demands met.
Ferguson Action is one of the main “peaceful protest” organizations that sprang up over the barely-cold body of Michael Brown.
They claim to be peaceful, anyway – their own website shows the group’s members mostly with bandanas over their faces, which is certainly what I do when I want to civilly and nonviolently protest something.
The group has posted a list of demands on their website, the majority of which are only tangentially related to the Michael Brown shooting.
In fact, if you’re looking for any mention of Officer Darren Wilson, save yourself some time – he’s not there.
That might ordinarily be counted as a good thing, but what’s there instead alternates between the infuriatingly deluded and the laughable.
Here are some of the more unintentionally funny “demands” of Ferguson Action (if you’re really “demanding” these, you’re going to be disappointed, gents…):
We Want Full Employment For Our People: Every individual has the human right to employment and a living wage. Inability to access employment and fair pay continues to marginalize our communities, ready us for imprisonment, and deny us of our right to a life with dignity.
How dare the free market deny people participating in and/or encouraging a looting free-for-all a “right to a life with dignity?”
I don’t remember that right in either the Declaration or Constitution, but maybe I skipped a section.
Remember, if you deny them a life with dignity, they have no choice but to take the dignified action of throwing rocks at female reporters and blocking highways.
We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings
Why? To burn it down?
Repurposing of law enforcement funds to support community based alternatives to incarceration and the conditioning of DOJ funding on the ending of discriminatory policing and the adoption of DOJ best practices
Somewhere in that gibberish, I think there’s an underlying thought that more or less says “give us money.”
We Want Freedom from Mass Incarceration and an End to the Prison Industrial Complex: We want an end to the over policing and surveillance of our communities.
This will hasten an end to the criminalization of black and brown people and hyper incarceration everywhere.
Policing in the United States has historically helped to enforce racist laws, policies and norms. The result is a massive prison industrial complex built on the warehousing of black people.
That’s right, the reason why people are being “warehoused” in prisons isn’t because they committed any offense, it’s because of the “prison-industrial complex.” If you hear a faint whirring sound in the background, it’s from the spinning in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s grave.
If you want freedom from “mass incarceration,” there’s a fairly easy way to achieve it. Don’tcommit crimes.
And the winner of the Deluded Crypto-Socialist Demand of the Year, Ferguson Division goes to:
The Obama Administration develops, legislates and enacts a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice: The development and enactment of a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice by the Obama Administration.
The National Plan of Action for Racial Justice should be a comprehensive plan that address persistent and ongoing forms of racial discrimination and disparities that exist in nearly every sphere of life including: criminal justice, employment, housing, education, health, land/property, voting, poverty and immigration. \
The Plan would set concrete targets for achieving racial equality and reducing racial disparities and create new tools for holding government accountable to meeting targets.
I don’t even know where to begin with that one, except I don’t think that I have to.
The idea of treating “racial justice” as a concrete parameter that the government will have to have to address as a corporation would address stockholders in their quarterly report is prima facie absurd, even when you don’t factor in that their idea of “racial justice” likely differs wildly from yours.
There’s also the fact that, in spite of our commander-in-chief’s best efforts, this is still a country under the rule of law, with a Constitution that prohibits such discriminatory policies.
And I still haven’t figured out what this has to do with Michael Brown.
Courtesy of Conservative tribune