Once again a local, domestic situation is turned into a headlining discussion of racism. Although continued discussions on this topic are certainly warranted, very few are willing to really dissect the problem and identify root
causes and the behavior that closely follows. One only has to look at recent disaster scenarios to get a feel for the true nature of the "beast", that beast being the uncontrolled responses of certain groups of people to take advantage of any situation
to commit lawless acts. If a hurrricane hits the east coast or an earthquake hits central California, little or no looting takes place. If a hurricane hits New Orleans....need I say more ? A certain bad attitude or mentality seems to be prevalent
whenever opportunity presents itself for looters alomg with discontents to crawl out of their holes. Is this the fault of the police, the mayor's office, the elected officials, or even the store owners ? Or is this a bored, out-of-work, "feeling entitled"
group of individuals whose only desire is to own the biggest car, have the most bling, and that have a wanna-be rap-star mentality using racial 'inequality' over current or past transgressions, real or perceived. Many educated Americans who happen to
be black believe it is the latter, yet the headliners for that community continue to race-bait and blame others for their own short-comings. There is no question that our government continued to put up roadblocks hindering the advancements of races other than
the white race, but educated individuals soon realized the errors of these policies and most support changes needed to improve relations between all races while trying to preserve the fledgling history of America, including the bad and good. Those that want
an open, honest dialogue about race relations, must include this as part of the discussion. The Ferguson situation is only the latest where "justice" is demanded, yet justice be damned if it is not the justice "I demand". Malcolm X once said " I am for Truth,
no matter who tells it. I am for Justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such, I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole". If we are to believe those words, and believe that
race was not a factor in saying them, then justice should be promoted and sought on both sides of the equation without bias or predjudice. Little is being said about the true facts in the case which include two individuals walking down the middle of
the street endangering themselves and others (regardless of the fact that those two had just committed a strong-arm robbery), and then being ordered by police to move to the side of the road. Reminds me of officer Tippett stopping Lee Harvey Oswald
and then being shot to death as Oswald knew he had just committed a crime. Just as Oswald likely did, the two "perps" were likely to react violently since they may have justifiably assumed that they were already in trouble, and not just for street-walking.
So when one attacks, and the officer, being out-weighed by some 150 lbs, pulls his weapon, the "perp", already in an agitated state, likely tried to pull away the gun. Whether initially wounded or not, if he pulled away and then advanced on the officer again
(as evidenced by frontal wounds) one can rest assured that police training is no different than that for a big game hunter when going after Grizzly Bear or Cape Buffalo... shoot until they stop charging. The bottom line is that this whole, terrible situation
stems from lack of respect for authority in general, not just hatred of police. Where does that respect for authority come from ? Home and good parenting. Where is that respect lost ? Through mis-education, the glorification of common hoodlums and
criminals in video and music, and general race-baiting by those with something to gain from continued strife between races. If whites hated blacks so much, why are they promoted and applauded by the majority of Americans on the stage, screen, sports
and music ? How did we get a black President elected ? It's time to put the blame where the blame belongs and forget about political correctness. It's time for America to move on to facing the bigger issues that confront our nation rather than continuing to
dwell on our past transgressions.