Hands Up – It’s A Lie! (Guest Post)

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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

34 Responses to “Hands Up – It’s A Lie! (Guest Post)”

  1. 3

    bwax

    We all know where this is going……reparations! That is their ultimate goal. Obama and Holder and Sharpton have all hinted at it. We owe them because we enslaved them! No matter that it was 150 years ago.

    And has anyone else noticed the number of unemployed protesters, probably living on our dime? I say cut off welfare to able bodied people (no matter what color) if they are too lazy to work!

    And does it appear as if racial tensions are worse since Obama was elected? Gee, I wonder why?

  2. 4

    retire05

    I heard one member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who was being interviewed on TV, say that yes, he knew that some witnesses had testified that the situation happened just as the Officer said it did, but that didn’t matter because others testified that Michael Brown had his hands up. When asked about those witnesses recanting their first statements, he said it didn’t matter. He also said that two (white) construction workers testified Brown had his hands up.

    How he knows that is a miracle since the witnesses were given numbers in the transcript release. He also didn’t mention that those construction workers were TWO BLOCKS AWAY at the time of the shooting.

    Yes, “hands up” is a lie. But it doesn’t matter. The whole purpose is to incite racial division. This Administration has thrown blacks under the bus with his “amnesty” EO, so now they have to do something to make blacks think he really cares about them. It’s the old shell game, don’t watch what is going on over there, watch what is going on over here. Ignore the ongoing IRS scandal, ignore the increase of troops in Afghanistan, ignore the rest of Obama’s unconstitutional actions. But, but………..Ferguson/New York.

  3. 5

    Ronald J. Ward

    In light of the peaceful protest going on around the country to related incidents as we speak, your “hands up” distortion is less credible as well as rather “last week”.

  4. 6

    Nanny

    @retire05: It’s the old shell game, don’t watch what is going on over there, watch what is going on over here. Ignore the ongoing IRS scandal, ignore the increase of troops in Afghanistan, ignore the rest of Obama’s unconstitutional actions. But, but………..Ferguson/New York.

    Great point.
    This is good diversion.
    A few days ago, for example, Obama rewrote Obama(doesn’t)Care yet again!
    *Obama will require large employers to provide more coverage than the Affordable Care Act specifies. The move disqualifies plans now offered by 1,600 employers to 3 million workers.
    *Obama will suddenly treat state high-risk pools as adequate coverage under the Affordable Care Act — a 180 from what the law actually says.
    *Obama orders insurers to give new enrollees a 30-day grace period during which they can continue to use doctors not in their plan’s network. Winners: people who need time to switch to in-network doctors. Losers: taxpayers — who’ll be obliged to bail out the insurers clobbered with the extra cost.
    MORE.

    Obama’s lefty media reported a seemingly good jobs report while missing (or omitting) the bigger picture.
    The employment situation in a time-averaged sense is improving at an appallingly-slow rate.

    Obama is letting Iran get the bomb while sending dog whistle messages that he intends to sanction Israel!

  5. 7

    Petercat

    @bwax: #3
    “unemployed protesters, probably living on our dime?”
    It’s not just the unemployed, bwax. Just a few hours ago, I was in line at a convenience store behind a man who was wearing an industrial back brace and a GPA reflective vest. He told me that he works a union job at the Georgia Ports, making well over $20.00/hour…
    And he paid for his sodas with an EBT card.
    And yes, I saw the “EBT” on the screen when he swiped the card.
    We’re losing our nation.

  6. 8

    retire05

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    In light of the peaceful protest going on around the country to related incidents as we speak, your “hands up” distortion is less credible as well as rather “last week”.

    Yeah, because everyone knows that only “peaceful” thieves loot and rob the businesses in their own neighborhoods before the “peaceful” arsonists set those businesses on fire.

  7. 9

    obamarhhea

    @Ronald J. Ward: oh yeah rj tea bagee with words of stupiddom once again in between intimate peaceful tea bagging session with this one…………this one will respond with a sentence containing wing nuts asap ,though he has never seen let alone know how to use one

  8. 10

    Nanny

    During one of these tiny protests I saw signs that read: Black Lies Matter.
    Truer words were never written.
    CNN and the rest of liberal media are giving these small protests far too much air time.
    Anybody else recall the real protests of hundreds of thousands who marched together in the 1960’s?
    Now, that was a civil rights’ movement!

    PS, Al Jazeera (of all places) caught Michael Brown’s ”step dad” (never married her) on video planning on inciting a riot!
    See it here:
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/12/05/explosive-new-video-mike-brown-step-dad-im-going-to-start-a-riot-minutes-before-he-climbs-car-and-proclaims-burn-this-bitch-down/
    Will he also be arrested?
    MB’s mom was, for felony assault and felony robbery.

  9. 12

    obamarhhea

    @Ronald+J.+Ward: whats ten seconds when you’ve wasted most of your life being a clueless lib,as for the stupid award don’t worry it will remain safely on your mantle next to that photo shopped pic of you and the preezy

  10. 13

    retire05

    @Ronald+J.+Ward:

    Well, reading those responses was a total waste of 10 seconds that I’ll never get back. Are the 2 of you competing for an award in stupid?

    What is a clear example of classic stupidity is someone who claims, “peaceful” protests in spite of the visuals, that are readily available to anyone. of the burned out business that were created by those “peaceful” protesters.

  11. 14

    Ronald+J.+Ward

    @obamarhhea: English please.@retire05:
    Learn to read. Read my #5 comment 3 times real slow. If there are words you don’t understand, ask for clarification. It’s okay as no one is expected to excel in every area. I will be glad to walk you through this.

    Once you’ve mastered comprehending that one sentence #5 comment, please elaborate on these burned out businesses in the “related incidents” I spoke of.

  12. 15

    retire05

    @Ronald+J.+Ward:

    Learn to read. Read my #5 comment 3 times real slow. If there are words you don’t understand, ask for clarification. It’s okay as no one is expected to excel in every area. I will be glad to walk you through this.

    As if you could walk someone through anything, including your bastardized use of the English language.

    In light of the peaceful protest going on around the country to related incidents as we speak, your “hands up” distortion is less credible as well as rather “last week”.

    Pure bastardization of the English language.

  13. 16

    Ronald J. Ward

    @retire05: So, uh, in other words, you have nothing? I mean, not that I didn’t already know that as your long history of diatribes, spin, and utter nonsensical gibberish proves nothing but. I just didn’t think you’d cave so sheepishly.

  14. 17

    Greg

    @retire05, #4:

    It’s the old shell game, don’t watch what is going on over there, watch what is going on over here. Ignore the ongoing IRS scandal, ignore the increase of troops in Afghanistan, ignore the rest of Obama’s unconstitutional actions.

    Maybe people should stop ignoring the fact that with all the scandal mongering and hysterical accusations of Obama administration wrongdoing over the past 6 years, the blowhards who keep cranking out the accusations have yet to prove one single damn thing. At what point should any observer of reasonable intelligence begin to question their credibility?

    When does the realization finally set in that their never-ending series of accusations and investigations have also served as a distraction from the fact that they’ve long since ceased doing anything even remotely useful?

  15. 18

    retire05

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    @retire05: So, uh, in other words, you have nothing? I mean, not that I didn’t already know that as your long history of diatribes, spin, and utter nonsensical gibberish proves nothing but. I just didn’t think you’d cave so sheepishly.

    If you are unable to articulate your thoughts into clear, concise, understandable sentences, the problem lies with you, not the person trying to decipher what you are attempting to say. In your post #5, it seems you are trying to say a) that the protects are peaceful, which they have not been, b) that the “hands up” reference is a distortion, which it is not and that c) it is so “last week”, consequently having nothing to do with the [non] peaceful protests going on this week.

    If that was not your intention, the onus lies on you because you did not clearly explain your thoughts.

    Now, why don’t you stick to calling others “racist” because you seem quite capable of articulating that thought although it has, rightfully so, lost its impact since you use the term with such abandon?

  16. 19

    retire05

    @Greg:

    Maybe people should stop ignoring the fact that with all the scandal mongering and hysterical accusations of Obama administration wrongdoing over the past 6 years, the blowhards who keep cranking out the accusations have yet to prove one single damn thing. At what point should any observer of reasonable intelligence begin to question their credibility?

    And perhaps the Administration should cooperate with the investigations into these scandals and actually be “the most transparent administration, evah” instead of giving the investigators thousands of pages of nothing but redactions where the pages are solid black?

    Or stop giving out lame excuses like no being able to provide emails, etc. that were given to the White House on the IRS information of private citizens due to the fact that those emails contain the IRS information of private citizens, which, in itself, is an admission of wrong doing.

  17. 21

    Greg

    @retire05, #19:

    And perhaps the Administration should cooperate with the investigations into these scandals and actually be “the most transparent administration, evah” instead of giving the investigators thousands of pages of nothing but redactions where the pages are solid black?

    Documents are commonly redacted before they’re made available for public inspection to protect the confidentiality of information that the general public has no business viewing. That’s done out of consideration for individual and corporate privacy, national security, etc. Investigative committees generally see far more than the public ever sees, though some things are seen and known only by a select few members of oversight committees. Not all elected officials can be trusted to put such things as privacy and national security ahead of their own political ambitions.

    That’s how it works. That’s how it has always worked. Transparency is relative. Deal with it.

    Even so, given the arm-long list of accusations people have thrown out against the Obama administration over a 6-year period covering almost every conceivable topic, you’d think they would at least be able to prove something. They’ve expended enormous quantities of time, manpower, and public money in the effort, utilizing the investigative powers of Congress to the fullest degree. So, what do they come up with, after all that?

    Zero. Zip. Nada.

    That’s an amazingly effective cover-up, for an administration that they also claim is too incompetent even to tie their own shoelaces.

  18. 22

    retire05

    @Greg:

    Documents are commonly redacted before they’re made available for public inspection to protect the confidentiality of information that the general public has no business viewing.

    Nice dodge, but I wasn’t speaking of documents that are being released to the general public. I was speaking of the documents, with entire pages blacked out (redacted) that have been requested by the Congress, even those Congress members who have the highest form of security clearance possible in our nation.

    Those redacted documents are meant, by the Obama administration, to do nothing but to prevent the process of checks and balances guaranteed in our Constitution.

    Yes, Obama has thwarted the law. His oath was to protect and defend the United States Constitution and faithfully execute the laws of said nation. Instead, he has taken it upon himself to change the law that is his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. He has no, NONE, authority to arbitrarily change law. Only Congress can do that. A president doesn’t legislate, he carries out legislation passed by our elected Congress members. Yet, change the law he has. And although you will disagree (because you are not a Constitutionalist) that is an impeachable offense when any president fails to uphold his oath of office.

  19. 23

    obamarhhea

    @Greg: your right greggie,lois lerner did not take the 5th,no emails were lost ,no vets or Mexican citizens or border patrol agents died,there was no hint of scandal whatsoever…yeah greggie right

  20. 24

    Greg

    Republicans had better try to figure out a new angle between now and the 2016 elections. They’re never going to have their Monica Lewinsky moment with this guy.

    Maybe they should consider doing something constructive for a change, since they’ve lost the excuse that they don’t control the Senate. Perhaps they could tackle the immigration problem, instead of just whining about what the President has done because they haven’t? It’s evidently not impossible. The Senate already wrote and passed a bipartisan bill. At least they might try to figure out how not to shut down the government again, dropping Congress back down to a single-digit job approval rating. They’re only a few points away from that already.

  21. 25

    retire05

    @Greg:

    Republicans had better try to figure out a new angle between now and the 2016 elections. They’re never going to have their Monica Lewinsky moment with this guy.

    Maybe it will be a Reggie Love moment instead.

    Perhaps they could tackle the immigration problem, instead of just whining about what the President has done because they haven’t?

    You mean like how the Congress tackled immigration during the first two years of Obama’s reign when he had his party in control of both Houses? Hypocritical how you leftists are demanding action on the part of the Republicans when you were mute when the Democrats had total control

    It’s evidently not impossible. The Senate already wrote and passed a bipartisan bill.

    Of course you ignore the fact that the Senate bill was not palatable to the American people.

    At least they might try to figure out how not to shut down the government again, dropping Congress back down to a single-digit job approval rating. They’re only a few points away from that already.

    Facts just elude you, don’t they, Greggie? Who came up with the idea of sequestration? Oh, why none other than your hero, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Do you think average Americans felt any repercussion from the shutdown? Hell, most never even noticed it if they hadn’t read it in the paper or heard the lame brained media yapping about it. Never mind that all those furloughed federal employees got all their back pay.

    How sad that you seem to spend your life spinning the truth.

  22. 26

    Greg

    You mean like how the Congress tackled immigration during the first two years of Obama’s reign when he had his party in control of both Houses?

    They were busy doing other things, weren’t they? Cleaning up after an economic train wreck, for one thing. Have you forgotten the godawful situation that existed at the end of the Bush years? What did republicans do to sort any of that out? Basically, they attempted to thwart the administration’s every effort, simultaneously relying on stimulus money to keep their own states functioning while damning Obama for making it available. They proclaimed 24/7 that the economy was doomed, which hardly had a positive effect on recovery. Meanwhile they quietly hauled in record corporate profits quarter after quarter, year after year, while doing their best to cut food stamps and unemployment insurance extensions to families struggling just to survive. Six years later, the national economy is in good shape. No thanks to those bozos.

    Even with all of that to deal with, health insurance has undergone a comprehensive renovation. It never would have come about had democrats not focused on the issue and forced it to happen. The changes have been almost entirely positive. That will become increasingly clear with the passage of time. It would be instantly clear if republicans managed to suddenly reverse the changes, and all of the problems “Obamacare” is designed to fix suddenly came rolling back. Not much chance of that, fortunately. Not with republicans focused on nothing but the 2016 elections. Whatever they might say to work up an angry base, they realize what the consequences of going back would be. People wouldn’t like them.

    Republicans had better address the dysfunctional immigration situation while they have the chance. Otherwise someone else will take that one on, too. Obama hasn’t. All he’s done is poke republicans with a stick, trying to get them to do something substantive. It’s their job to do so. What do they think their job is?

  23. 28

    retire05

    @Greg:

    They were busy doing other things, weren’t they?

    Yeah, shoving the Affordable Health Care Act down the throats of Americans that did not want it, and is still highly unpopular.

    Cleaning up after an economic train wreck, for one thing. Have you forgotten the godawful situation that existed at the end of the Bush years?

    Not at all. I remember when Bubba Clinton put the Community Reinvestment Act on steroids, requiring the GSEs to accept at least 50% of all risky mortgages. The effect of that did not happen overnight, and by the time it did, it was too late. But let’s not forget who controlled both Houses of Congress then, Greggie.

    I understand you have all the left wing talking points down pat, but that doesn’t make you correct.

    Even with all of that to deal with, health insurance has undergone a comprehensive renovation. It never would have come about had democrats not focused on the issue and forced it to happen. The changes have been almost entirely positive.

    Positive? Are you stoned? How is it positive when millions, like me, have lost their health insurance and been forced to pay a huge amount to obtain just secondary insurance? You are clueless.

    Don’t you ever get tired of being a useful idiot for the DNC?

  24. 31

    retire05

    @Greg:

    Get back to me about being “useful” when the clowns you elected to Congress begin showing some signs of it

    What about the clowns you elected? How about Harry (Real Estate crook) Reid? Or that intellectual giant, Nancy Pelosi?

    You are so brain damaged from drinking all that Socialist Kool-aid you don’t even know how wrong you have been. All you are is another trained seal in the Democrat circus.

  25. 32

    Greg

    You’re not going to have Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid to blame beginning next month, are you? I can hardly wait to see republicans spring into action, once they control both houses of Congress. It should be a grand, two-year spectacle of legislative productivity and usefulness.

  26. 34

    Pete

    @Greg:

    Greg – I know you collectivist windbags think that the government MUST be involved in regulating every thought and deed of every individual’s life. But the rest of us who actually prefer freedom over communism would much rather have the congress do NOTHING but prevent the unconstitutional bastard befouling the oval office from getting any further down the pathway of national collapse than he has already dragged us.

    And you can dither and blather and propagandize all you want about what Americans want…but the 2014 elections -despite the Obama cheerleading and attempts to cover up Obama scandals by the MSM – were a grand slap in the face against you collectivist liars.

    It seems likely that the national debt will have doubled during Obama’s worthless 8 years in office. He is almost there now, at over $18 trillion from the $10.8 trillion at the beginning of Obama’s worthless administration. We still have 2 years and one month left under this Keynesian-Marxist hybrid foolishness, and only $3.6 trillion additional debt to have Obama hit such a dubious mark. He’s already increased the debt $7.2 trillion in just 6 years – but maybe with a republican controlled congress for the last 2 years of his worthless occupation of the oval office, the debt hemorrhage will be slowed down enough to avoid the distinction of doubling the national debt.

    Oh – and who was it who recently came out and said the democrats were stupid to have pushed Obamacare they way they did? Oh yeah…Chuckie Schumer said that! And HALF of the democrat senators who voted to cram obamacare down our throats in a 100% party-line vote have been removed from office. Obamacare approval is at an all time low, as is Obama’s approval, hovering at 38-39%.

    Don’t worry…it will continue to drop lower, since Obama has shown no ability to learn anything from his defeats. This is why you leftists have to lie about all your policies. Once people know the truth about what leftism brings about, they want nothing to do with it. (Cue Gruber’s multiple videos on the deceit used to pass obamacare here…)

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