If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. – Dr. Joseph Goebbels
It seems that everyone who’s gullible and liberal want to get in on the Ferguson lie.
First, five St. Louis Rams NFL football team players took the field with their hands up. The reason? “We wanted to let the community know that we support the community,” said player Kenny Britt. Jared Cook, another St. Louis player, said “… we wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a heck of a job around the world.” But not one word from the five about “hands up” being a lie. No, the gutless NFL will not discipline the five players for their gesture.
On Monday it was Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) who said, “If we are to learn anything from the tragic death of Michael Brown. We must first acknowledge that we have a race issue we are not addressing.” She had her hands up when she said this.
Then New York Democrats Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke and Texas Democrat Al Green “… joined in on the perpetuation of the lie that Michael Brown was holding his hands up when Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him.” (emphasis mine)
Even Fearless Leader Barack Hussein Obama got in on the act. On the first night of riots, Obama said, “…often feels as if it [the law] is being applied in discriminatory fashion.” And never one to let a good crisis go to waste, Obama is now calling for $75 million for body cameras that will be worn by police. “The White House has said the cameras could help bridge deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public.” But he said nothing about funding for body cameras for thugs who rob and disobey police or rioters.
Not to be left out, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) had this:
- More than 50 percent of the witness statements said that Michael Brown held his hands up when Darren Wilson shot him. (16 out of 29 such statements)
- Only five witness statements said that Brown reached toward his waist during the confrontation leading up to Wilson shooting him to death.
- More than half of the witness statements said that Brown was running away from Wilson when the police officer opened fire on the 18-year-old, while fewer than one-fifth of such statements indicated that was not the case.
- There was an even split among witness statements that said whether or not Wilson fired upon Brown when the 18-year-old had already collapsed onto the ground.
- Only six witness statements said that Brown was kneeling when Wilson opened fire on him. More than half of the witness statements did not mention whether or not Brown was kneeling.
We all know that Grand Jury witnesses, some of which were compelled by subpoena to testify, never lie (said very sarcastically). Try as they may to support the rioters’ conclusions, PBS ultimately shot itself in the foot with an article closing quote from St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch:
In subsequent interviews with law enforcement, or their testimony before the grand jury, many of the same witnesses acknowledged that they didn’t actually see the shooting. Some were running for cover. Some were relating what they heard from others or as I said, what they assumed happened.
Bottom line: “hands up” is a lie. Joe Scarborough, on his “Morning Joe” program said:
“It’s a lie. And what was that gesture on Capitol Hill? More people like going, ‘It doesn’t matter whether it’s the truth or not, I’m going to suggest cops shoot people with their hands up in the air.’ What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with these elected officials? They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot him with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they are doing this on that Capitol floor?” (emphasis mine)
In Grand Jury testimony, one witness, a black woman, said that “the child” (292-pound Michael Brown) never held his hands up, and that police officer Darren Wilson only fired his gun when “the baby” was charging at him. An autopsy report supports Wilson’s and this witness’s statements.
It’s no wonder that the St. Louis County Grand Jury chose to take no action regarding Wilson.
And where are the Ferguson rioters on this one? “Officer Trevis Austin shot and killed Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old man who was under the influence of drugs. A Mobile County Grand Jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.” I live in Mobile County and there were no riots by white people after the Grand Jury’s investigation was announced.
Cross-posted at The Pot Stirrer