Obama to Dallas: I can politicize death of 5 cops at memorial for them

Obama went to Dallas and did what he always does, ripped a fresh scab off the wound.

He lectured about undeniable institutional racism while it was a black nationalist who gunned down 11 cops. Micah said his intent was to kill white people and especially white cops at a Black Lives Matter protest. Therefore, Obama thought we all were in need of another lecture about our institutionalized racism.

He added his favorite word, Jim Crow to his speech. He kept trying to say what good progress we made while saying we are still habitually racist and should just admit it. Then he nationalized the shooting of these officers by talking about Michigan and Baton Rouge shootings. As if that were the reason the guy it, when he explicitly told them he wanted to kill white people, particularly cops.

But Obama had to insert the connection to those shootings at a memorial for fallen cops. He twisted the honor of the five dead cops, and 11 wounded, into an institutional racism problem. In fact, Dallas is exceptional at the fore on this issue. Wrong police department, but that didn’t matter.

Whoever he is talking to, same lecture. When Obama has a narrative to push, nothing is going to get in his way. Even 5 dead officers who did nothing wrong.

From his trip in Poland, Obama said after news broke:
“Let’s be clear: there is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement.”

No, there isn’t. But then why does he imply there is to make the case?

So Jim Crow and Obama do Dallas

In a soliloquy of seduction, he began his way to his greater theme.

(Wa Post) “Your work, the work of police officers across the country, is like no other,” Obama said to the assembled officers. “From the moment you put on that uniform, you have answered a call that at any moment, even in the briefest interaction, may put your life in harm’s way.”

“All of it has left us wounded and angry and hurt.”

“It’s as if the deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed, perhaps even widened.”

Obama continued: “We wonder if an African American community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs, can ever understand each other’s experience.” — More>

He twisted the honor of those fallen cops into an institutional racism problem.

In the text of his Dallas Memorial speech, he lectured on Jim Crow.
But that is typically a two-step routine for Obama.

“We know that the overwhelming majority of police officers do an incredibly hard and dangerous job fairly and professionally. They are deserving of our respect and not our scorn. And when anyone, no matter how good their intentions may be, paints all police as biased or bigoted, we undermine those officers we depend on for our safety. And as for those who use rhetoric suggesting harm to police, even if they don’t act on it themselves — well, they not only make the jobs of police officers even more dangerous, but they do a disservice to the very cause of justice that they claim to promote.

First is the setup — anecdotal or straw man — followed by a gut punch he relishes.

We also know that centuries of racial discrimination — of slavery, and subjugation, and Jim Crow — they didn’t simply vanish with the end of lawful segregation. They didn’t just stop when Dr. King made a speech, or the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act were signed. Race relations have improved dramatically in my lifetime. Those who deny it are dishonoring the struggles that helped us achieve that progress.

But we know, America, we know that bias remains. We know it. Whether you are black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or of Middle Eastern descent, we have all seen this bigotry in our own lives at some point. We’ve heard it at times in our own homes. If we’re honest, perhaps we’ve heard prejudice in our own heads and felt it in our own hearts. We know that.

And while some suffer far more under racism’s burden, some feel to a far greater extent discrimination’s sting. Although most of us do our best to guard against it and teach our children better, none of us is entirely innocent. No institution is entirely immune. And that includes our police departments. We know this.

And so when African Americans from all walks of life, from different communities across the country, voice a growing despair over what they perceive to be unequal treatment; when study after study shows that whites and people of color experience the criminal justice system differently, so that if you’re black you’re more likely to be pulled over or searched or arrested…”

He continued on in his Dallas speech for the fallen heroes:

…”when all this takes place more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid.

We can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and coworkers and fellow church members again and again and again — it hurts. Surely we can see that, all of us.”

Except it was a racist black nationalist who did this and was certainly not peaceful.

Are police being paranoid about being targeted? But their concerns are routinely dismissed by Obama and his DOJ. “Peaceful” these protests have not been, when violence or shutting down traffic or businesses is routine. Depends on your definition of “peaceful.”

What he has done is anchored his case on feeling and their perception. But we the people are always scolded for our faulty perception, whether it is broken borders and security or being targeted by the IRS — and lectured that there is not a smidgen of corruption.

As usual, he has a very bad habit of losing, ignoring, misplacing, dismissing or transposing blame from the actual shooter for what he had done and why. He’s compulsively reluctant to point his finger of blame, whether it is the Orlando shooter, the San Bernardino couple, or an illegal committing murder. Yet he can cast institutional aspersions on police .

Live from Warsaw, Poland, after the Dallas shootings broke, Obama hadn’t even readied to board the plane when he dropped his signature executive cloud over it — like a fog. Then he issued a slightly veiled preemptive political threat, from abroad as usual.

He started by calling it a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”

“For now, let me just say that even as yesterday I spoke about our need to be concerned as all Americans about racial disparities in our criminal justice system, I also said our police have an extraordinarily difficult job.”

“We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic.”

“Let’s be clear: there is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement.”

“In the days ahead, we will have to consider those realities as well.”

Right out with “racial disparities.” Well, what about disparities when good, career police are gunned down? Cops who are protecting rights of actors like Black Lives Matter? Still, about the shooting of cops, the first words out of his mouth are about disparity.

Days later, Obama is having a meeting with BLM leaders and civil rights organizers.
I’d call BLM urban terrorists, which now earns them a meeting with the President.

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Almost a century later

This is a must see article, there is really no other way to describe it. H/T to Peppermint.

World War I soldier’s room untouched for almost 100 years

By Nick Kirkpatrick December 29, 2014 | Washington Post

His torn military jacket still hangs by his desk and his shoes are still tucked neatly by his bed — relics of a life lost long ago. In the small village of Bélâbre in central France sits the room of Hubert Rochereau, untouched for nearly a century as a memorial to the fallen solider, who died during World War I. It’s “an unforgettable journey back in time,” reported la Noveulle Republique, which described it as a “mummified room.”

See at Washington Post

The Guardian:

“Parents kept room as it was the day he left, and stipulated when they moved that it should not be changed for 500 years.”

It’s almost beyond description to see that someone kept the room just as it was. It’s like a time capsule. It’s fascinating someone could do that out of respect for all those years. What a memorial.

It reminded me of something else. Years back, some ‘old world’ descendants told me that it is common for people to pass down heirlooms for hundreds of years. So one could have furniture or keepsakes in their home home that are three or four hundred years old. But it takes something to preserve those things for centuries.

That begs the question if they have more appreciation and respect for things? It depends what you call old. In the US, we consider some things antiques after 25 years. The article raises a lot of questions.