'The left's war on civil society'

The violence unleashed in Ferguson, Missouri and Oakland, California last night was well-planned – as far from a spontaneous reaction as could be imagined.

The ultimate result in Ferguson is predictable.  Stores looted and burned mostly will not reopen, and store employees will lose their jobs.  The owners, many of them small businessmen and businesswomen, will lose the work of a lifetime.  And what will follow will be complaints about “food deserts” and lack of employment opportunity in Ferguson, and sorry tales of people forced to ride the bus in order to buy life's necessities. 

 Mark Levin expresses well the disgust I feel over this kabuki theatre, and gets to the heart of what is really going on:

Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.  

The lies about why and how Officer Darrin Wilson shot Michael Brown started on day one and never ended.  The indisputable facts are that Brown was shot because he assaulted a police officer, attempted to take the officer's pistol resulting in two close range gun shots in the police cruiser, and then turned around and charged the officer as he was being pursued. The entire event was precipitated by Brown earlier stealing cigars from a local store and assaulting the owner.  

What we are witnessing now is the left's war on the civil society.  It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule law. 

I can only add that President Obama did the bare minimum in calling for nonviolent protest.  He could have done much more, in defense of civil society and the rule of law.  But that apparently is not his priority.

The violence unleashed in Ferguson, Missouri and Oakland, California last night was well-planned – as far from a spontaneous reaction as could be imagined.

The ultimate result in Ferguson is predictable.  Stores looted and burned mostly will not reopen, and store employees will lose their jobs.  The owners, many of them small businessmen and businesswomen, will lose the work of a lifetime.  And what will follow will be complaints about “food deserts” and lack of employment opportunity in Ferguson, and sorry tales of people forced to ride the bus in order to buy life's necessities. 

 Mark Levin expresses well the disgust I feel over this kabuki theatre, and gets to the heart of what is really going on:

Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups.  

The lies about why and how Officer Darrin Wilson shot Michael Brown started on day one and never ended.  The indisputable facts are that Brown was shot because he assaulted a police officer, attempted to take the officer's pistol resulting in two close range gun shots in the police cruiser, and then turned around and charged the officer as he was being pursued. The entire event was precipitated by Brown earlier stealing cigars from a local store and assaulting the owner.  

What we are witnessing now is the left's war on the civil society.  It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule law. 

I can only add that President Obama did the bare minimum in calling for nonviolent protest.  He could have done much more, in defense of civil society and the rule of law.  But that apparently is not his priority.