Many Mike Brown supporters around the country have made it clear they care little for facts, truth, or reality by continuing to do participate in protests using the “hands up” gesture.
For those who are delusional–or just don’t watch the news–evidence indicates Brown never put his hands up. At all. Ever.
You would think given this mind-blowing revelation, people would stop using the gesture, and it would die out. Nope. Professional football players have used it, and now lawmakers are jumping on the bandwagon, putting their hands up in solidarity with Brown supporters during a debate on “Race In America After Ferguson.”
We should be used to politicians making fools of themselves by now, yet for some reason, it still surprises us.
“Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.”
Joining Jeffries were Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Al Green (D-Texas), who praised the handful of St. Louis Rams’ players for also making the “hands up” gesture as they entered the field for their game on Sunday.
“This has become the new symbol, a new statement, a statement wherein people around the country now, are calling to the attention of those who don’t quite understand that this is a movement that will not dissipate, it will not evaporate. It is a movement that is going to continue,” Green said on the floor.
Either the people using this gesture are completely ignorant of the facts surrounding the Michael Brown shooting, or they are willfully ignoring them.
If I were a betting man, and I’m not, I’d put money on the latter of those two possibilities.
These politicians aren’t doing this to help improve the quality of life for blacks in America. They are taking advantage of an opportunity to shamelessly politicize the tragic death of a troubled young man in order to push their progressive agenda and win over minority voters.
Let’s hope folks wake up from fantasy land and actually start paying attention the facts and stop allowing politicians like Jeffries to get away with using people to further their own careers and warped agendas.
—Courtesy of Young Cons