What’s been allowed to happen in Baltimore is a moral and cultural abomination. Once again, so-called activists, a large number of them black, have been allowed to attack and assault police officers in addition to destroying public and private property. These so-called demonstrators claim anger over what happened to 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, allegedly from three fractured vertebrae and a crushed voice box. Specific details are still forthcoming, and if the officers are in fact guilty of negligence, they should be fired, they should lose their pensions, and they should be prosecuted. If found guilty, they should be punished.
Just like many incidents prior — notably Sanford, Florida and Ferguson, Missouri — protesters have decided to rob, loot, damage, and destroy the city of Baltimore as an expression of justifiable outrage. Rather than comporting themselves with dignity and respect, and waiting for the details to be released in regards to how and why Gray died, these degenerate “protesters” and “demonstrators” are acting like wild animals who have escaped their natural habitat, wreaking havoc and terror on civilized society.
After all, nothing says “justice” like out-of-control blacks attacking random whites and causing chaos as they burn, damage, and destroy buildings in addition to looting stores — making off with liquor, televisions and shoes — while inconveniencing thousands of city residents who had absolutely nothing to do with Gray’s death.
Aside from the “soft bigotry of low expectations” that allow and excuse bad black behavior in such socially destructive ways we don’t dare allow from any other racial group, once again this despicable behavior unfairly stigmatizes those blacks who condemn and are embarrassed by such conduct.
Why has the mayor of Baltimore allowed these reprobates to cause this kind of damage to the city? And she did allow it, which is why Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is partially responsible for this citywide mayhem. She directed the Baltimore Police Department to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” Rawlings-Blake went on to say, “We work very hard to keep that balance [between free speech and destructive elements], and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”
What political leader in their right mind directs peace officers to stand by and watch as hooligans are given the chance to engage in violence and destroy property? You don’t cater to a mob made up of thugs who distrust and dislike law enforcement and give them an outlet for their behavior — letting them vent — as if once these degenerates have gotten their misplaced anger out of their system, they’ll clean up their mess and quietly go home.
Because of the mayor’s failure to act quickly and appropriately, the Baltimore Police Department is in need of the National Guard to come in to help restore order in Baltimore after the Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency.
Scenes of burning and chaos in Baltimore are reminiscent of Gotham’s chaos in The Dark Knight Rises, and Rawlings-Blake did her part to facilitate it. Her city is being destroyed and it shows — aside from the stupidity of allowing thugs an opportunity to start their demolition of the city she presides over — just how incompetent she is. It also shows just how stupid the policy of allowing blacks — the only group this low standard applies — to act in such disgraceful ways, only because they’re black.
For this reason, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake should be forced to step down. She’s obviously demonstrated a clear lack of leadership and competence. But she won’t be forced to leave, because she’s a woman, black, and a Democrat. But not just a Democrat: a member of the Democratic National Committee.
Ah, affirmative action.
And for those who’re complaining that the people demolishing Baltimore aren’t residents — who cares? That’s not the point. What matters is the behavior that’s being allowed, and which lends itself to scorn and condemnation: the riots, the fires, the looting, the attacking police, regardless of what geographic area these pieces of scum hail.
Unfortunately, what we’re seeing is the culmination of what began with the Trayvon Martin circus. This is the environment that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, the grievance industries, and the mainstream media helped create and nurture. Racial divisiveness, mixed with healthy and consistent doses of “blame whitey” and “white privilege”, in addition to too many people excusing bad black behavior and justifying it under the guise of acceptable “anger,” has created this environment.
More to the point, this behavior is precisely what happens when people completely embrace the idea that they’re forever victims of social, economic, or racial injustice. Blacks are convinced — against any and all evidence to the contrary — that the “system” is “racist” and intentionally set up against them. Forget the idea of personal responsibility for one’s actions. When you’re a victim, you have grievances; when you have grievances, it’s always someone, anyone, or everyone else’s fault. People who’re convinced that their identity is that of victim feel justifiably entitled to act in the way we saw in Sanford and Ferguson, that we’re seeing in Baltimore, and which I’m sure we’ll see again very soon.
And where does this kind of damaging mindset of victimization and perpetual grievance come from?
(BCN editor’s note: Tomorrow we’ll published the second part of “Another Episode of Black Moral Chaos.”)
Derryck Green, a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network, received a M.A. in Theological Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing his doctorate in ministry at Azusa Pacific University.