By Joe Ragonese
Born from a lie, (hands up, don’t shoot) the Black Lives Matter movement is not about black lives nor anything that matters to the African-American community. Black Lives Matter was born out of the same group of anarchists that formed Occupy Wall Street. George Soros is the architect behind both. Some may recall that he created anarchy in Great Britain’s financial market in order to make a fortune out of the chaos that followed with the falling pound. Follow the money, and you will find that he intends to see the American dollar fall, in order to make a great deal of money again.
Occupy Wall Street was formed to counter the Tea Party movement. Leftist, Marxist, and big government loving politicians, on both sides of the pond were terrified by its inception. The Tea Party movement was an organic, populist, grass roots movement that included left, right and center citizens who were fed up with the way the government was headed, especially fiscally. The uncontrollable spending frightened most Americans and they confronted their politicians over their reckless spending.
Americans knew that the huge amounts of money being spent weren’t good for the average person. The Tea Party was leaderless, and as such an easy target for the leftist press and organized government. The Obama administration struck with all of its might, not allowing it to grow roots to form into a true movement. His administration utilized the IRS, DOJ, and any other governmental body at its disposal. At the same time the press savaged it, to the point that anyone who admitted they believed in its reasons for being, were considered evil. The Tea Party was silenced, but it did not go away. The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof of that.
After the Tea Party movement was crushed, the left felt emboldened. First came the Occupy Wall Street crowd, hoping to show that there was an anti-Tea Party movement. It was not real and was funded by far left groups, including George Soros. As soon as its funding dried up, the group disappeared. Soros, in his attempt to destabilize the United States, funded another movement, this time it was called Black Lives Matter. The people he chose were easy targets. Many poor blacks dislike the police, and any excuse to confront them is a blessing in their eyes. The lie, hands up – don’t shoot, was told in the wake of a justified shooting of a black man by a white police officer. It followed the justified shooting of a black thug in Florida by a Hispanic man who was armed for his own protection.
President Obama jumped on the first incident, saying that if he had a son it would look like that boy. When the truth came out, even the Obama Justice Department, under Eric Holder, could not prosecute the shooter because, in America, a man has the right to defend himself. Both Holder and Obama weighed into the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting too, where a policeman was forced to shoot and kill a drugged up thug who had just committed a strong armed robbery and then decided to follow up by attacking a police officer, disarming and shooting him. Of course, the policeman killed the criminal.
The media had a field day. It enhanced the Marxist/leftist narrative that white police officers are hunting poor black youth. Again the Obama / Holder DOJ did everything possible to find fault with the officer’s actions, and again, they could find nothing wrong. But the lie was told, over and over again by every left leaning media source that the boy had his hands up and the policeman still shot him. It was proven a lie; yet to this day the lie is repeated by the main stream media. Poor black youth and susceptible whites are drawn into this narrative because they want to believe it. To them it is one more reason not to trust authority, and both groups are anti-authority.
The Democratic Party is fully supporting this narrative; after all, its standard bearer, Hillary Clinton, is a liar and wants people to believe her lies. So the lie was born, nurtured and codified by the Democratic Party. Enter George Soros with millions of dollars to spend to create chaos. With a willing group, many paid through donations by leftists and Marxists, Milwaukee, or some other city, was bound to happen. In this instance an armed black man was shot by a black police officer defending his life as the criminal was pointing his illegal gun at the officer. None of it mattered. In Milwaukee, the revolution had begun. Blacks paraded around, defiant of the police, looting (their primary cause) and causing destruction. They openly beat up any white person in the area, cheering as the hapless person withered in pain at the crowd’s punches and kicks.
The black mob was out for blood, anything white and anything that wore a uniform. It was the first round of the Soros Revolution. Stay tuned, more are about to follow. The poor black population has nothing else to do but rant at white oppression. After all, they don’t have to get up in the morning and go to work. In many instances this is a fifth generation of black people who have not ever worked in their lives, depending on the Democratic Party to supply all of their needs; from cradle to grave. Many do not know their fathers, and if they do, the father and mother are not married and do not see each other often. The children, especially boys, never have a male role model to structure their lives after. Remember, this is the fifth generation. None of the males under these circumstances knows how to act like a man.
All they know is scamming the ‘man’ (called gaming the system) and taking what they want. They have never known the pride in accomplishment or the joy in sacrificing for others. For relief from the extreme boredom of doing nothing all day, every day, they get high and game the system. When opportunities arise to loot and mess up a policeman, they will take it if they think they can get away with it. This may sound like a very racist rant; however, it is not. This is how the lower class black communities live, yet it applies only to a small group who fit the description stated above. They are the minority of the black population. Most blacks I know are very hard working men and women who take care of their families, raise their children as well as anyone can and are a benefit to society. We are talking about only a small community that seems to get all of the press and leaves America with the impression that this is typical of blacks. The leftist media does not hold those people (the small group) accountable for their actions. Instead it would rather attack the police (many of whom are black and the people that I know) for somehow causing the plight of this group.
The real cause of their problems is the Democratic Party. Starting with the ‘War on Poverty,” signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, the effects were predictable and came with lightning speed. Democrat policies changed the basic structure of American culture. The IRS codes were modified to reward people who were not married. Instead of maintaining a strong family structure, which enhances our civilization, they chose to destroy the family, redefining what a family is. Then there were the give-a-ways. Welfare has been around in America for a very long time; however, it was always a helping hand, not a way of life. Since the inception in 1968 of the modern welfare state, those five generations of people have learned to live doing nothing but voting for Democrats.
As each generation matured, what was once thought of as heinous became mundane. The Democrats, with their media allies, made these people victims. This victimization turned this group into an angry people who had nothing but hate to live on, day after day. This is the group that George Soros targeted with the help of American Marxists, progressives, and leftist of all stripes. This group has been manipulated by the Democratic Party for so long that they can’t even see that they are being used. You want your free stuff? Vote Democrat. That is all that is asked of them. The shame is that given just a little help they can be a productive group of Americans.
Enter Donald Trump. He went to Milwaukee and gave his law and order speech, outlining exactly the causes of the riots in that city and what he would do to fix it. He was so explicit in his message, that the main stream media was silent on the speech. In that speech, Mr. Trump put the blame for inter-urban conflict and despair right at the feet of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party. “I am running to offer you a much better future,” Trump said speaking directly to the black population, “crime and violence is an attack on the poor and it will never be accepted in the Trump administration.” Mr. Trump went on to explain that the policies holding back minority neighborhoods were due to a ‘rigged’ system led by Mrs. Clinton, whom, he said, pandered to black voters but did not really care about their suffering.
“The political class that Mrs. Clinton has been a part of for the past 30 years has abandoned the people of this county. They only care about themselves,” Donald Trump said. “I am going to give the people their voice back.” He then went on to explain that Hillary Clinton repeatedly sides with Black Lives Matter activists and against the police. That she was pushing a narrative that actually hurt minority communities. “The problem,” Trump said, “in our minority communities is not that there is too much police, but that there is not enough police. She (Clinton) is against the police, believe me. You know it and I know it, and guess what, she knows it.” He then went on and explained that under the current administration blacks have actually fallen further behind due to Obama’s policies, which include open borders that allow illegal immigrants into the country, who take jobs away from black Americans. This was the elephant in the room that the press and Democrats have been trying to hide for years. No one has ever been allowed to say such a thing before. Now the dirty little secret was in the open.
His speech was a direct appeal to black voters and reinforced his earlier speech claiming that he was the law and order candidate. He may not win many black votes with his speech, but he will win many others who have never heard the facts stated so succinctly, or at all. In the meantime, he is causing apoplexy among the leftist media who has hid these facts very carefully for many years. The end of political correctness means that the truth can be discussed. That is the greatest gift that Donald Trump has given the American people. With a Trump Presidency we will have law, order and an orderly society. With a Clinton Presidency we will have riots and chaos for her entire term of office. Donald Trump laid out the differences very clearly. He is doing his job, now the rest is up to us, the voters.
Joe Ragonese served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967, working in command & control. For the next 36 years he was a police officer, 35 of those years on the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department (Chicago, Illinois). During that time he went to college on the G.I. Bill. Joe was a freelance writer until retiring in 2005 as a police detective. Since then he has written a novel, “The Sword of Mohammad,” available at Amazon.com, about nuclear terrorism in Chicago, and publishes Generations the Magazine, a senior newspaper,(www.GenerationsTM.