In a few short weeks, stores were looted and burned, lives were ruined and lost, and the Black community was robbed of years of progress toward equality with Whites. And all of this was accomplished to facilitate the mammoth theatrical production of a monumental farce.
Yes, the DOJ eventually exonerated Darren Wilson – after his life had already been ruined, of course. But Darren Wilson was never the objective in any case. He was only a sacrificial lamb to the real objective, which was to establish a national perception of local police incompetence.
Since Ferguson, the DOJ and the Monopolistic State Media have been on point, ever ready to expand that national perception by jumping on, facilitating, and exaggerating any suggestion of police impropriety – from Eric Garner's unfortunate demise to Freddy Gray's apparent self-injury in a police van. And the ultimate and predictable exoneration of the trumped up villains in these instances is immaterial. They were never more than propaganda fodder.
The objective is not and never was "justice" for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, or any of the other victims of their own criminality. Nor was it ever punishment for or suppression of the manufactured public perception of police brutality. The purpose of these exercises in mob inflammation is the deliberate inciting of Black anger as a means to perpetuate the myth of police malfeasance.
Last December, President Obama followed up the manufactured crisis of Ferguson with one of his famous executive orders establishing a Policing Task Force to explore solutions to the non-existent ineptness of local law enforcement and their alleged inability to accommodate the concerns of communities of color.
Not surprisingly, most of the recommendations emanating from the handpicked members of the President's Policing Task Force involve federal interference in State, county, and local police functions. Could the exhibition of that predictable result conceivably be the reason Obama convened his inevitably feckless task force in the first place?
Obama is intent on nationalizing America's law enforcement agencies into one, federally controlled entity responsible only to the President of the United States. He perceives, correctly, that a federal Gestapo is the quickest and most effective means of consolidating federal power.
And how does he intend to accomplish this? A clue might be found in New York City, where Peter Zimroth was recently appointed a federal "monitor" to enforce the mandates of Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who found NYPD stop-and-frisk tactics unconstitutional and ordered changes in supervision, training, and discipline.
If you can get federal judges to declare local police departments discriminatory, you can solve the "problem" with federal intervention. But first, of course, you have to convince the public that the "problem" actually exists.