Well, the verdict is in, and Michael Brown Senior's wishes were just that – wishes. Following the announcement of the grand jury's decision to no-bill Officer Darren Wilson Monday night, Ferguson Missouri once again erupted in black vandalism, arson, looting, and gunfire – despite the admonitions of everyone from local law enforcement to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to restrain emotions (or more accurately, plunderlust).
President Obama even chimed in, minutes after the grand jury's verdict was announced, with an almost convincing imitation of a concerned leader, urging calm and restraint – followed by such incendiary comments as “Communities of color aren’t just making this up.”
I did however agree (for once) with President Obama when he said that we must work toward achieving positive change, but I don't think I agree with him on what those changes need to be. From his previous statements, I'm certain the President sees a need for changes in the structure of law enforcement and in the white community at large.
But the problem is not in the white community. The problem is in the black community. 80% of the murders in Chicago are blacks killing blacks in black neighborhoods. As former New York Mayor Giuliani said on "Meet The Press" recently, “The white police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.”
If we're going to achieve positive change, we've got to at least start with the problem and stop concentrating on the distractions. And the problem is drugs. Turf wars between teenage drug dealers fuel gang violence, and the moral and civil perceptions of the participants are distorted by their own use of drugs.
Not once has any media outlet mentioned the fact that Michael Brown was hopped up on marijuana at the time of his death, nor that the wrappers from the cigars he stole are used to make marijuana reefers. Similarly, the media suppressed the fact that Travon Martin was high on marijuana and "lean," an urban drug made from Robitussin cough syrup, when he attacked George Zimmerman with murderous intent.
Billions of dollars worth of drugs are being smuggled into the United States through Mexico. Have you ever asked yourself who's buying all those drugs? The answer is that most of them are being bought by the slaves on the Democrat plantation.
And where do they get the money to buy those drugs? A lot of it comes from selling drugs to other teenagers and from robberies and fences for stolen goods, but the main source is taxpayer funded food stamps and welfare checks.
If we really want to achieve Michael Brown Senior's sincere and President Obama's politically proffered dream of "positive change," the place to start is to cut off the money supply for the drugs that are causing the violence and deaths in our inner cities. I don't know how we do that at this point, but one of the first things we have to do is train the press to report to the people the real nature of the problem.
The only difference between the death of Michael Brown Jr. and the death of the black youth who was killed yesterday in Chicago and the one who will be killed there today is media focus – or more precisely, inconsistency of media censorship.