- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 14, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama gained a few more gray hairs on his noggin the past few days because the closed-mouthed folks in Ferguson, Missouri, ain’t saying nothin’ about nothin.’

The tear gas, military tanks and riot gear spoke on their behalf, making it look like a war zone instead of a majority-black suburb of St. Louis. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

What has happened and is happening in Ferguson is not about good versus evil, or an insurrection or bottom feeders trying to tear Jim Crow a new one.


Forgive the esoteric for a moment, but the Ferguson case is like some karmic kamikaze, with people doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

Like most of us, Mr. Obama, a Democrat, probably would never have heard of Ferguson had a white cop not shot a black teen.

Hmm. Black teen shot by white police officer. How’s that for a familiar reality?

Another reality is that we have to assume the cop was white, we have to assume the cop is a man and we have to assume he is a bona fide, legitimate member of the police force.

We also have to assume that Michael Brown, the dead teen, was doing something illegal, was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that his mortal wound on Aug. 9 was at the hands of the unidentified white cop.

We also have to assume that Mr. Brown, 18, was unarmed.

We know so little.

We know the president weighed in on Thursday, blaming police for not raising the bar on their reaction to the protesters and looters.

He asked for cooler heads to prevail.

We know that is a tall order when we know so little.

Think about that.

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