What the “News” Media Isn’t Telling Us About Baltimore

By Al Benson Jr.

Originally I had not planned to comment on this situation. There have been enough like it recently, all pretty much following the same pattern, that you know someone’s agenda is at work here. We’ve all heard this scenario before—the “innocent” Trayvon Martin, the “innocent” gentle giant in Ferguson, Missouri that just happened to be robbing a store when apprehended and now we have another “innocent,” Freddie Gray, who just happens to have a rap sheet as long as your arm. The innocence of all these “victims” is simply amazing and the planned (yes I said planned) moral indignation over all these is something to behold—unless you realize that the indignation over all of it is orchestrated.

I have often wondered—if these had all been white folks that had suffered these things, would there be the rioting in the streets and the willful destruction of private property? In some cases there might be some, but not to the extent that we observe in these situations. Let me state here that I do not condone police brutality against anyone—lawful restraint against anyone resisting arrest, yes, but brutality, no. Having said that, I feel there is much more involved than “police brutality.” And, as usual, our intrepid “news” media is telling us almost none of what we should be aware of and is parading the same old bugaboos of “white racism” and “white privilege” out there as some sort of exoneration for all the black destruction.

According to www.allenbwest.com  the population of Baltimore is 622,000. Of this number 63% are black. Now the “news” media spin on this is usually that those who occupy positions of “white privilege” are busily lording it over the 63% who are black, except in Baltimore the mayor, the states attorney, the police chief, and the city council president are all black, and 48% of the city police force is black. So the “white privilege” trial balloon isn’t going to fly here because most of the city government is in the hands of blacks. So they can’t blame this one on “whitey” although to give them their due, they will make a valiant effort.

Allen West (who is black) stated: “Everyone wants to have an honest conversation about race, so let’s us endeavor to do just that. Now, of course, when you speak the hard truth about race issues in America—and not just the liberal progressive talking points–and you’re white, you’ll be branded as a racist. And if you’re black, well, y’all just watch the comments below and see the denigrating drivel.”

But there are several leftist agendas at work here. The Marxist types excel at killing two birds with one stone while many on the right have not even found the birds yet. Someone sent me an email just last evening, the headline for which was: “MSNBC’s Al Sharpton demands DOJ takeover of police nationwide”  The article starts out with this: ‘In a video posted Thursday by the Baltimore Sun, MSNBC host and longtime liberal activist Al Sharpton demanded that police departments across the country be taken over by the Department of Justice. He also said it would be necessary to fight states’ rights to do so. ‘We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country’ he said…We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases’.” So, in other words, Sharpton wants the utterly corrupt Department of Justice, now, thanks to senate approval, under the control of Eric Holder’s flunky, Loretta Lynch, to take over police forces nationwide. If you think you’ve got corruption now, just wait until the Justice Department assumes control. Baby, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! The DOJ has taken corruption to a new level! But Sharpton being a far-left ideologue you can expect nothing else from him. I don’t think his leftist scheme, if it’s really his, will totally float, but watch and see if the DOJ  doesn’t make some sort of limited move (as the first step) in this direction. And of course to do this, they have to fight states’ rights, which is anathema to all Marxist mindsets. So watch for some sort of federal takeover of even more local affairs. Now it will be up to the States to resist this stuff. Let’s see if they are up for it.

So now they’ve issued arrest warrants for six policemen in Baltimore who were involved in the arrest of  Freddie Gray. And if you want to discover what sort of sterling individual Mr. Gray was you can go to Snopes.com and look for the “Freddie Gray Rap Sheet.” Even Snopes has to admit this is true and there is a list of all the items Mr. Gray has been detained for over the years by the police. To put it bluntly, Mr. Gray was a drug pusher. That’s about as gently as you can say it. Now that doesn’t justify police brutality if there was any (and reports differ on that) but it does go to show that Gray was hardly the personification of Snow White! The Baltimore Police Department was well acquainted with Mr. Gray. He had been their guest on several occasions.

The lady that will be prosecuting the six officers is Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney. There was an article about her and this case in the  Baltimore Sun, written by Doug Donavan and Mark Puente for May 1. It goes into how the black community seems to think this woman is a female personification of Superman, able to bound over judicial edifices with a single leap. And although the article seems to be positive in regard to her, it does note a couple problems that just might cause some concern. Their article noted “She (Mosby) has ties to the Gray’s family attorney, William H. ‘Billy’ Murphy Jr., who donated $5,000 to her campaign and served on her transition committee.  And her husband, Nick,  serves on the City Council,  representing the area where Gray died. Just minutes before Mosby’s news conference, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, the local police union, called for an independent prosecutor to handle the Gray case.  Among the union’s criticisms were Mosby relationship to Murphy and her marriage to a councilman.” In light of all this, I think the idea of an independent prosecutor sounds like a rational request.

And I am sorry, in spite of what happened, I cannot see the justification for all the wanton destruction of private property right in the neighborhood these folks live in. I watched a bit of some of the videos showing the protesters going around smashing in car windows and store windows—any excuse for the destruction of property. Although I have heard that those responsible for starting the rioting had been members of the New Black Panther Party. Such would not surprise me in the least. Now that many of them have destroyed the economic base in their own areas they will go to the federal government and demand “help” to get themselves up and going again, and no doubt, the feds will give it to them—so they can feel like martyrs for having fought the noble battle against “white privilege.” Nothing but far left agendas are being advanced through all of this and the left knows, via prior performances, that they can get crowds of blacks in the streets rioting on any given occasion. They are cannon fodder for the leftists and for some in the Establishment—both of which apply the “pressure from above and pressure from below” on the American middle class, at lease what’s left of it.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson (also black) had a revelatory article on www.wnd.com a few days ago and he made some penetrating comments about our situation today. He said: “Just think about the latitude blacks are given to express themselves—particularly on race issues.  Blacks can say whatever they want about whites with little fear of criticism or backlash. Black entertainers, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, black professors and other black public figures routinely denigrate and stereotype white people. Contrast that with the muzzle over whites.” Rev. Peterson feels today that white supremacy is a myth but black privilege is real.

So as we continue our “dialogue” about “race” with the black racialists in Washington this trend will continue. It’s still open season on white folks, particularly white Southern folks with a Christian heritage and a states’ rights heritage. All that must be destroyed so the New World Order of Black Marxism can assume control, or at least until the black Marxists finally figure out they are being used—and by then it will be too late.Freddie

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One thought on “What the “News” Media Isn’t Telling Us About Baltimore

  1. I think it was Thomas Sowell who referred to a simmering race war in America and Sharpton’s call for fed takeover is an escalation. Blacks want the power, but not the responsibility, of course, they can’t support a first world economy as we’ve seen in Haiti, Detroit, Birmingham, Selma, all of Africa.

    ‘Black Privilege’ infographic, sarcastic but accurate:

    Greensboro, NC is about 40% minority and full of Nigerians, Montagnards, Hmong, Jamaicans, etc. In 2013, a 60 day curfew was imposed after blacks ran wild downtown for a few nights, nothing on the scale of Baltimore, but a few liberal (Yankee) gentrifiers got beaten. ‘Activists’ claim there is a problem with police-community relations ( really just the black community, but thats the only one that matters) and they don’t like the current police chief.

    Front page in the greensboro news and record this morning (Sunday May 3): Is City On Brink Of A Baltimore?

    Sounds to me like they’re trying to stir the pot.

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