Justice and its applications, from the street to the courthouse, should be colorblind, especially for police officers who risk their lives on the front lines of civilian defense every day. They should never have to hesitate with the use of force because of the race of a person pointing a gun at them. But today, things are changing, and in our new, politically correct world, we have transferred the guilt of crime to the shoulders of authority.
When we apply this new Al-Sharpton/Jessie Jackson knee-jerk reaction to every police altercation with a black man, we may have satisfied some members of ethnic and special interest entities but we will have sacrificed common sense, free speech, safety, and perhaps our very way of life in the process. And it’s my guess, that when it’s all said and done, no one but a small percentage of our radical tribes will really be the least bit more content. Because for most of the radicals, it’s not really about perfect order within society, it’s about control of that society.
We are constantly being hammered by ethnic constituencies within our nation – nothing more or less than tribes. (Definition of tribe: a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having recognized leaders.) In addition, the “racially aware” leaders that Obama has so carefully installed into office (such as former Attorney General Eric Holder) have hammered enforcement agencies with a constant litany about “America’s endemic police discrimination.” In the past five years, Holder more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five years, opening more than 20 investigations and pressuring 15 consent orders to stop ‘biased policing’ and other alleged violations.” While there may have been some validity to what he did, the majority was simply a witch-hunt, designed to intimidate police agencies into ignoring black crime and black criminals.
When the cry for “justice” is perverted into a self-righteous manipulation for more control by independent cultures and groups, then diversity is nothing more than a subterfuge for revolution. America is very near that now, while minorities shout continuously for a bigger piece of the American pie without necessarily adding anything of quality to the essence of that pie. Simply adding color to a stratum of businesses, or the military complex, or the government, just for the sake of color, is foolish at best and dangerous at worst. When we begin to put people who are unqualified, indifferent, and lacking in incentive (and polarized by their fervent ethnic prejudices) into positions of importance simply because of color, we lesson the quality of our society and in turn, diminish the potential for our nation in the present, and in the future.
We have to be able to recognize truth where we find it. Most of us are not genuinely politically correct, and most of us realize how destructive and out of control this politically correct dogma has become. But, the truth is, we have become intimidated by the myopic, self-righteous Cyclops of special interests.
In addition, whenever you place people in positions of control, out of any other reason than merit, you have already critically damaged the whole – whatever it may be. Not being the perfect choice for the position to begin with (and most often insufficiently talented for the berth), these individuals are intrinsically threatened by genuine intellect, so they inherently incorporate into their sphere those who are less capable than they are. As this process matures, what you end up with is a gradually decaying and eventually dysfunctional business, city, organization, or nation. In essence, what you generate with this mechanism is a hierarchy of ineptitude, often based on graft and cultural nepotism. Detroit is a perfect example – the original breeding ground for self-destructive, politically correct insanity.
To all Americans regardless of color or race, I say it has come time to stand up to the monster, to look it in its single eye and say, I will not tolerate this stupidity any longer. I will call them as I see them. I will close ranks with those who still possess the power of reason and we will return common sense to the landscape that is America.
No movement, no cause, and no tribe should be held above the law, and no amount of teeth-gnashing righteousness should be allowed to replace common sense and integrity.
Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 15 years. He is an award-winning newspaper columnist and a best-selling novelist. Be sure to check out his latest best seller, Somewhere on the Road to Key West. You can see more of Michael’s work and a short biography at Amazon.com.
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