Seeds of Anarchy

August 25, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Anarchy is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as: A situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws.

I don't know all the circumstances surrounding the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. I don't know what was justified and what wasn’t, whether the young man was acting in a life threatening fashion, whether the officer panicked and pulled the trigger, or if the situation escalated rapidly out of control with fault on both sides of the equation.

I can't even imagine what the family of this young man must be going through, and I certainly understand the community wanting the truth and taking to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to motivate a quick solution.

However, the yellow journalism, sensationalized media coverage, political opportunism and incendiary rhetoric coming out of this situation is tearing a whole city apart.

Of course, Al Sharpton is on the scene fanning the flames of the racial division he claims to abhor, stirring up as much distrust and dissension as he can and following the TV cameras around like a puppy chasing its tail.

There are too many unanswered questions to be jumping to conclusions, and the officer’s side of the story is just now coming out.

I heard a lady say that there "is a war on black men". The truth of the matter is that, if there is a war on black men, it is being waged by other black men.  Just check the murder statistics in any major city. Black-on-black crime is rampant.

Desperate cable news outlets have made a reality show out of the situation in Ferguson, with wall-to-wall, 24/7, coverage, amplifying every inflamed word, perpetuating rank rumors, and giving major air time to those whose interest it is to fan the flames and deepen the racial divide in this nation for their own personal and political gain.

Reveling in the chaos like out of control fans at a football rally or escapees from some insane asylum, thugs, who have no interest in justice for Michael Brown, take to the streets to loot from innocent store owners and damage property.

What's going on in Ferguson, Missouri is partly concerned citizens lawfully taking advantage of their constitutional rights and partly open anarchy, a mob mentality that feeds on itself and spreads like wildfire if it is not contained, and unfortunately, containment usually means more violence.

Guns are appearing on the scene now, and if this situation is not soon quelled, somebody is going to be killed. Though, this time, there will be no question about who the innocent party is.

The police forces of this nation are overwhelmed, reduced in number, crippled by budget cuts, and besieged by opportunistic lawsuits, their lives constantly in danger and eternally criticized by the media as they maintain a three hundred and sixty degree battle line against an enemy that grows larger and more diverse by the day.

Do they make mistakes?

Of course they do, but the police forces and other law enforcement entities in this nation do an incredibly good job of taking care of us, keeping us safe and keeping the bad guys at bay.

America should respect and support that thin blue line.

If you don’t, the next time you're threatened, call Al Sharpton.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels