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If you read the re-blogged post today/yesterday, or any of a number other posts out there, or the news, or the people, you will likely find a lot of people insisting that justice was denied for Michael Brown when the Grand Jury, after reviewing the evidence, decided that the officer that killed him did so in self defense.
They say there is no Justice done.
They are right.
There was, perhaps, no justice for Mr. Brown.
But there certainly was no justice done for the shop clerk Mr. Brown assaulted, or the shop owner he stole from.
There is no Justice for the Officer who acted in self defense as Mr. Brown assaulted, battered, and by a number of accounts, possibly even tried to murder him. No justice for the man who, while trying to go on an emergency call discovered someone who had committed a crime and while trying to investigate was assaulted and faced death. No justice for a lawful man who has had his life ripped to shred for the sake of racial politics and who is likely to face being hunted down by a mob.
There is absolutely no justice for the people of Ferguson who have had their city, their shops, and their lives looted and burned in the riots.
There is no justice for the shop owners who have experience that same burning and pillaging in cities like New York, Atlanta, and from what I have heard, many other cities across this country where thousands of people, drunk on racism and hate, went out and broke the law repeatedly because they felt entitled to do so.
Today, when I am writing this, is Thanksgiving. A day commemorating not just what we should be thankful for, but a day where two groups put aside any racial differences long enough to see that both survived a cold winter. Today is a day to be thankful and put aside our differences. Instead we shall remember it today as just one more day of race riots, destruction, and dishonor.
How many of those screaming justice has been denied are out there denying justice to others? How many out there are hypocrites using the dead for their own gain? How many out there howling for blood and vengeance are in it only for their own profit.
There might have been no Justice for Mr. Brown, a man who stole and assaulted as pleased him in life. But there certainly has been no justice for those who have suffered in his name.
Rev. Dragon's Eye said:
Still trying to figure out WHO set up the “Michael Brown Memorial” here in my hometown. Again, with the words, “Black lives matter.”
Now wait a minute!
I thought ALL LIVES mattered? Then, to have the current Presidential Administration take sides, not once, not twice, but more than THREE TIMES by directly intervening in the judicial process of the state who’s dealing with the matter at hand.
It seems that we have a rash of far more questionable “shootings by cops” where the victim was least at fault, and perhaps even minding his/her own business! Oh, and by the way, they just happened to be “White”. – Yet, ne-er so much as a peep out of the media. How about these poor-excuses-of-behaving-badly-thug types get a clue here and realize that we DO have a national problem: One that affects ALL OF US, not just one or another of a different skin-color.
I have personally experienced more than my fair share of “race-discrimination” directed against me, in our own military! Funny thing is, I am supposedly “privileged” because of my happen-to-be-born-as skin-color. Gee! I guess I missed out on the handing out of “privileges” when it came “my turn”!
Last time I remembered,
You EARN your privileges, and defend your rights, not that they are ever given to you, because then – they would not be Natural, and never real.
Those of us who are stuck living in the streets all because of our upside-down society, see no justice anytime. To us, injustice has become a familiar companion, every day.
So maybe we can smarten up, as a people, a society, and as a “nation”, and get past this stupid game of “one race being better or worse than the other”?!? – The point is, some of us really don’t care about that anymore! That is, especially when there are millions to be made from all of this “race-baiting” and contrived “race-war”.
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye
Lucius Svartwulf Helsen said:
Agreed, I thought that all lives mattered. But apparently not.
Now, apparently, Mike Brown’s family are still “seeking justice” (even though it’s come out their son started the altercation and attacked the officer) saying the death could have been avoided. Absolutely it could have been avoided. Not starting it in the first place, running away, Hel’s grace the man could have just surrendered. Now there’s talk there might be a civil suit against the officer (which I’d love to see how that would go belly up since a criminal case found no evidence of wrong doing) and their waiting on the federal investigators to finish their investigations about it being racially motivated (which it was proven in the grand jury there was no racial motivation).
Gods sometimes I hate people. 😛
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Rev. Dragon's Eye said:
I guess the “seeking of justice” also included the statement, “burn the #$%@# down” in reference to the church the family had ties to?!?
My oh my, when we start talking about destroying and vandalizing others’ property as “payment” for a perceived wrong – I guess that should tell us all WHO are the ones exacting their own brand of “justice”.
Where’s the justice for all those business owners whose stores were ransacked and looted?
Where’s the justice for the one young man who was one of the important grand jury witnesses, who was found dead early Tuesday morning – the ONLY fatality that happened during this “protest”?
Where’s the justice for the many others in other cities across the nation who were beaten up, purely on the reasoning that they were white?
Where’s the justice when that not-so-honorable “reverend” Al (Not-So-)Sharpton makes his firy, hate-filled speeches to “his” people and quietly condones the furtherance of injury committed towards unsuspecting whites, just because?
Maybe I am missing something in this “new society”, and am to be considered “old-fashioned” and out-dated in my thinking – that the seeking of justice is supposed to be about actively seeking to right that which was wrong – without further more injury to anyone?
Yet, this so-called “justice”, as referred to by some, includes revisiting that evil upon others who have nothing in relation to the original injury (other than they just happen to be a “different” skin-color from the original victim).
I don’t know how else to see (and say about) this, other than I take my “Reverendship” very seriously! If I am called upon to be a man of my God (and/or Goddess), I take that to mean as setting an example with my life’s work so that others may be inspired to also do “the good work”. That includes helping to heal those who are hurting and uplifting those who are feeling down. So, I challenge all of these so-called “reverends” to put themselves aside for a time, and DO the good work for the sake of good will towards ALL.
Thank you for the thoughtful feedback.
– ” All Life is Sacred! ”
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye