Where's the Outrage? 'Hands Up' Lie Furthered at Grammys
America, where is the outrage over the Ferguson “hands up don't shoot” lie being furthered in the minds of millions of black and white youths at the 2015 Grammys? Micheal Brown did not have his hands up in surrender. Brown was a thug who attacked officer Darren Wilson.
And yet, prominent influential black celebs (Pharrell, Beyonce and Prince to name a few) continue to irresponsibly promote the lie that white cops murder young black men. Has everyone forgotten that police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were assassinated because of this lie?
It is infuriating that reasonable decent Americans continue to passively allow the furthering of this destructive lie, even supporting the hatemongers; watching their movies and purchasing their music. I would love to see Americans push back, not purchasing tickets to see their movies or buying their music.
Supporting these artists who further the lie is a slap in the face of law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe; disrespectful of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Why on earth would you support people who continue to further a lie that you know leads to racial division, hate and the murder of innocent police?
Folks, I am done with these horrible people. In my small way, I hereby launch my protest. I will not watch their movies or listen to their music.
I realize that it is just the Grammys. Some would say, who cares what these artists think or say? But folks, there is something extremely evil and broken in our culture when a ho-hum attitude is the response to celebrities promoting a lie that leads to national racial division, hate and murder.
We need someone willing to stand up and say stop it to these celebs. Stop furthering the shameful, irresponsible and evil lie that says Michael Brown was shot with his hands up and that white cops murder young black men. God help us.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee