I recently got pulled over by a white police officer. After checking my driver’s license and paperwork, the officer let me go about my business. It seems that I get pulled over every few years for one minor thing or another. Yet, I have never had a bad experience with a police officer. This is despite the fact that I have been black all of my life. It is interesting to note that neither my brothers have ever had a bad experience with police officers. Now, my perspective might be colored by the fact that my youngest brother is a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, but I doubt it.
According to some, my being pulled over by the police officer is nothing more than an attempt to oppress me or anyone like me. The Black Lives Matters (hereafter referred to as BLM) crowd views the police in the worst of all possible ways. They assert that racism is to be found everywhere, especially all police forces. They will argue that the disproportionate number of black men who were killed by police officers is justification for berating and threatening the police. This is why some, like Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, has called them a hate group.
Unfortunately for the BLM crowd, the statistics just do not bear out their argument. Harvard University professor, Roland G. Fryar found racial some bias for the use of force by police officers, but not in police shooting deaths (1). Harvard University professor of sociology, Orlando Patterson, said “America is now the least racist white- majority society in the world; has a better record of protection of minorities than any other society, white or black; and offers more opportunities to a greater number of black persons than any other society, including all of Africa (2).” One should note that both of these professors from Harvard University are black men. Further, no one would call either of them conservatives. In a recent video by black commentator, Larry Elder explains why America is not a racist country (3).
America is not a racist country, and neither are the police. As the research scholar from the Manhattan Institute, Heather MacDonald explains:
One important point of clarification comes from my brother, the police officer. He made it clear to me that there are some individual police officers who are racist, but they comprise only a small percentage of the total police force.
Nonetheless, race is still as complicated a subject as there is in American society. The recent documentary by ESPN 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson, as well as the recent docudrama on FX make it clear that it is more than it appears. George Barna’s research group shows that racial tensions today are high (4).
His research also shows that the perception of this problem can vary in significant ways.
Somehow, it seems like there is more to this issue than just race. As if race is not a complex enough issue in and of itself. It seems like there must be something else driving this train out of control. Yet another black Harvard University professor of sociology is William Julius Wilson (also not a conservative). In his book More than Just Race (2009) he asks “Why do poverty and unequal opportunity persist in the lives of so many African Americans?” His answer is that institutional and systemic impediments, like structural racism and culture, keep poor blacks from escaping poverty. At the same time, for blacks who have education and other advantages, race matters less and less. In other words, it more about class than it is about race. This explains why we have a black president of the United States of America.
When Barack Obama became president of these United States in 2008, he told us that he would heal the racial divide in this country. Does anyone believe that he accomplished this goal today? Does anyone even believe that he deliberately tried to improve race relations? One is tempted to think the Barack Hussein Obama found race too useful a tool to ignore as a vehicle for his “fundamental transformation of the United States of American (5).” As a community organizer with a Marxist orientation Obama has only encouraged those who seek to cause anarchy and confusion. For example, in July he met with leaders of BLM in the White House (6). At the same time, he continuously attacks police forces with charges of racism and stupidity. His efforts do not heal the racial problems in America, instead they only make them worse. In addition, by his condemnation of the police, he stokes the fires of anarchy and violence. This results in the deaths of police officers like in Dallas and other places.
I learned a long time ago, when I was a test director for aircraft and spacecraft programs, that “No bucks, No Buck Rogers.” In other words, follow the money. Where does all of the money come from to fund the BLM activities? It turns out that a fellow traveler with President Obama is George Soros. Soros recently gave $650,000 to BLM (7). In fact, George Soros even provides the home where BLM leader, Deray McKesson lives (8).
For those of you who don’t know, George Soros is a real life Dr. Evil (9). He actually believes that he is was annointed by God and that he has become a god who created everything (10). He wants to destabilize Russia, he wants to destabilize the United States, he wants a one world government. To achieve his goals, he is using his billions to fund his Open Societies Foundations and a host of other groups. In the case of BLM, his giving totals over 33 million dollars (11). There is no getting around the fact that birds of a feather flock together. So BLM is also getting funding from the Ford Foundation. Not to be outdone by Soros, they are giving over 100 million dollars to BLM (12).
For a grass roots organization, I would have to say that they are doing very well! But BLM is not the only race group benefitting from the leftist elite. It appears that President Obama is also helping the National Council of La Raza by providing them with taxpayer dollars. After hiring Cecilia Munoz, a vice president for NCLR, the Obama administration increased the amount of taxpayer funding from 4.1 to 11 million dollars (13). Once again, Dr Evil (George Soros) provided 2.4 million dollars to NCLR (14). The Ford Foundation not only funds NCLR, but help found it (15). Henry Ford must be turning over in his grave! Unfortunately, the Ford Foundation funds many nefarious groups with a Marxist/ anarchist bent (16). Likewise, Soros, through his Open Societies Foundation, funds the worst sort of groups (17).
For those of us who love this country, we have great reason to be concerned. There are forces at work that seek to destroy our country as we know it. They will use race, poverty, and everything else that they can think of to divide the people in this country. We all want for people of all races to have peace and happiness in our country. Unfortunately, there are those who would take this desire and turn it into a weapon to destroy our country.
We cannot get justice and righteousness merely by showing people that these race/ hate groups are funded by evil men. Still, we all need to understand who these people are and what they want. We all need to treat each other in such a way that no one would accuse any us of racism. We must pray for our country and for our leaders to do right. We must also pray for our police officers, soldiers and first responders. Their lives matter to all of us. Without them, there would be nothing to protect all of the sheep from the wolves that seek to devour us. Finally, we must show the love of Christ to all. We must do random acts of kindness and give the good news for all who do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior.