Cast your minds back to August last year, and the news of the tragic / necessary (strike the superfluous word out as to your own political ideals) death of black Michael Brown at the hands and bullets of a (Missouri) Ferguson City white policeman. The first news emerged that Brown had been shot in the back, as a white supremacist (naturally) policeman had objected to Brown walking down the middle of the road. Later, the background evidence was seen to support a slightly different event timeline, first with this huge six foot-four, two-hundred-odd pound man being video’d stealing two boxes of cigars from a shop, and slamming the counter-clerk into a display stand when he objected. He then commenced swaggering down the road, and when the cop told him to move, he turned and attacked the cop whilst the cop was still in his car! As he had not grabbed the cop’s gun, Brown then first ran, then turned and went back to attack the policeman, at which the cop fired six rounds, hitting Brown twice in the head, and killing him immediately.
I should not need to remind you of the rioting, the claims of ‘racism’, the ‘shocked family’ issuing statements denying that Michael Brown was anything else than a ‘gentle giant’ who had spoken with the Lord. ( that’s the Black Lord, by the way) We also remember the blatant attacks on the Ferguson police by none other that former Attorney-General ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder, who ‘felt the parents’ pain’ as he routinely denigrated honest policemen whose behaviour would later be proved to be impeccable. We also saw three White House aides attend the funeral. Lots and lots of ‘We feel your pain’ bullshit.
We turn now the murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, allegedly at the hands of a Mexican laborer who had been deported five times. This same ‘illegal immigrant’ who was shielded against questioning or arrest as to his documentation status by the so-called ‘Sanctuary city’ of San Francisco got himself a gun, and killed Kathryn Steinie. Strange to relate, not many people rioted on the San Francisco streets in response to this motiveless killing; no calls for a judicial review of the way in which this woman was shot as she walked with her father and a friend on the Embarcadero; no high-profile civil-rights activists came to comfort the stricken parent as he watched his daughter moved into the morgue. Not a peep from the White House on the inaction of the so-called ‘Sanctuary City” of San Francisco’s authorities when they did not arrest this illegal immigrant despite Federal statutes stating that they must.
Now just stand back, and gaze at the two killings, if you will. Two very different crimes, but two killings just the same: one black man dies; one white woman dies, but there the equality ends. One white woman dies at the hand and gun of a Mexican ‘illegal’, and the Country just shakes its collective head, and turns away. A black man dies after attempting to attack, maim or even kill a white policeman, and the city’s black population explodes into riot, the Washington big-wigs swarm the city, the civil-rights talking heads gear up for the long haul, and a cop resigns despite being cleared of any crime.
Do I hear the faint strains of ‘The Home of the Brave’ as they fade away; or was that tune ‘Nobody, nobody knows my, my sorrow’ instead?