In the months since, we have seen the Ferguson protests continue unabated. At it's height, the protests have caused destruction and mayhem. Protests in Ferguson lead to burning businesses and police vehicles, while another protest in Oakland lead to additional looting and vandalism. The damage to our society has continued, with no adult in power able to stop it.
One can clearly see those behind the movement. The anon's in Guy Fawkes masks, chanting that they want anarchy. The communist screaming that they want the end to Capitalism.
And of course, the pro-Palestinian hate stirers, who want to co-op the protests for their own agenda.
Frankly, the fact that pro-Palestinian hatemongerers want to kill police officers over Mike Brown shows you their mindset - which is one against law and order. That, unforunately, has been the reality for Israeli's for the last 60 years. Imagine living next to a neighbor who cares nothing for law and order - they really want the police gone so they commit their deepest and darkest wishes.
But of course - it's not simply co-opting the message of the protests - it's an entire determination to paint America badly across the globe. The enemies of freedom want America to seem racist, they want American to seem like violent bullies wanting to keep a segment of their population down.
That couldn't be farther from the truth.
The reason why racist stings so much - is because Americans despise racists. We can't stand them.
Americans, as Patton famously said, love winners. We can't stand losers. It doesn't matter what color your skin is, if you are a winner, Americans are going to love you. Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Will Smith, Ray Charles, Jerry Rice, Jackie Robinson, Lawerence Taylor ... I could go on forever. The truth is obvious to anyone who dares to look.
There is no institutional racism in America. In fact, there are plenty of instituional advantages for those people of color to get a leg up. It's about working for it - that's America. If you aren't willing to work for it, you will become a loser, and life will pass you by. Nor should you expect Americans to feel bad for you, you did it to yourself.
Ultimately, if you feel the capitalist system isn't working for you - perhaps you need to look in the mirror. If you don't, you may end up like the "Palestinians," a hate filled group who has had 60 years to advance their statehood, but the only thing they have tried to do is to wipe the Jewish state of Israel off the map.
Gaza before Hamas :
Gaza after :
Ferguson after protests :
The pattern is obvious. Don't allow your city to become Fergistine.