Darren Wilson did not murder Michael Brown and his legal exoneration has caused leftists to end any remaining attempts at hiding their true identities as they now openly embrace illicit violence as a fundamental part of who they are.
Leftists became enraged as soon as news broke that police officer Darren Wilson failed to die when thug Michael Brown attacked him. And now that a grand jury has chosen not to indict Wilson, leftist rage has overflowed into renewed insanity and in some cases support for violence and other lawlessness. The Daily Caller captured a sampling of tweets from leftists who responded to the grand jury decision. Mind you, these are all mainstream personalities, not fringe, no-name citizens.
And lest anyone believe the tweets were merely impulsive outbursts and not true views, leftist pundits soon proved they weren’t when they appeared on TV and wrote columns expressing the same opinions and sometimes going even further. Many often began by claiming to condemn the violence that followed the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson. Yet they regularly followed such ostensible condemnation by saying the rioters’ rage remained understandable, claiming that a massive injustice had occurred.
This is an old leftist tactic. William Voegeli identified it in 2011 when he wrote, “Days of Rage, Years of Lies,” for the Claremont Review of Books:
. . . The record is more interesting and equivocal than Cose suggests. It shows that neither then, when it would have counted, nor later, when it would have clarified, did most mainstream liberals offer up anything as direct and definitive as a stern, unqualified denunciation of the New Left, black nationalists, or other activists inspired by them. The more common response was to try to have it both ways, to suggest that the radicals behaved regrettably, at worst, but that the social evils they opposed explained and to some degree justified their conduct. As the years went by, having it both ways meant that this ambivalent response to the radical fringe would be collectively remembered as having been a principled, unyielding one.
But leftists are increasingly progressing beyond just rationalizing illegitimate violence. Some now are outright endorsing it at the mainstream level.
Darlena Cunha wrote, “Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting,” at TIME while Matt Bruenig wrote, “Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson,” at Gawker. Remember, it wasn’t just the authors who thought these apologetic pieces were good ideas, but their editors thought so as well.
This is all despicable but it gets worse. Leftist pundits and agitators aren’t the only ones endorsing or rationalizing the insurrectionists’ rage and violence over Wilson’s exoneration; elected officials are doing so too.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee released a statement on the grand jury verdict saying in part, “Like everyone in our community, I am devastated by the senseless murder of yet another young black man.” Wilson didn’t murder Brown. He defended himself from the young black thug. Why is a sitting U.S. congressman lying about this and where is the outrage from other elected officials at her doing so?
And then there is the Missouri state senator by the name of Maria Chappelle-Nadal. She went on MSNBC and not only propagated lies about police departments and supposed institutionalized racism, but she said some rather disturbing things about having a race war in St. Louis.
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus—a governmental caucus defined by skin color—released a statement that was equally outrageous. It read in part:
This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of Black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America.
These are bald-faced lies about Wilson’s exoneration and these lies can only be interpreted as an intentional desire to provoke more violence and conflict.
The days of debate and compromise are over. Leftists’ thirst for innocent blood cannot be quenched and they must be defeated—not tolerated and appeased. They have made it clear that they literally believe it a human rights violation not to die when someone they claim as one of their own attempts to murder you.
Their reaction to the exoneration of Darren Wilson proves they believe that illegitimate violence is legitimate for them to use. Law-abiding Americans must hold leaders on the right responsible for fighting back against this war by demanding that they show true leadership through identifying, prosecuting, and imprisoning those responsible for it.