Progressivism is a brain disease.
I really do believe this. Moreover, it’s the sort of neurological disorder that directly affects one’s perception of reality. You see, progressivism is a humanistic ideology built entirely upon narratives and emotions. Progressives cling passionately to these two things. So, whenever a situation arises that conflicts with the established liberal narrative, progressives jump in and work tirelessly to bury the truth. Eventually, perhaps through sheer mind control or some form of pagan sorcery, much of the American public is duped into believing whatever false narrative has been put forth. Honestly, it really doesn’t even matter what the narrative is, so long as it’s been fashioned convincingly and as long as enough people believe it. If liberals dreamt up a narrative that the Atlantic Ocean was actually a giant body of fruit punch — rather than salt water — it would be heralded throughout the land, Obama would declare a national day of celebration, Kool Aid stock would skyrocket and every discussion or debate would be focused on reaffirming this delusional fantasy. Of course, some poor scuba diver would eventually report back that the Atlantic is not, in fact, made up of delicious, syrupy-sweet red liquid and he would instantly be labeled an oceanophobe or accused of waterism — because, at the end of the day, all that matters is the narrative.
Facts are irrelevant. Evidence is irrelevant. Science is irrelevant. Truth is irrelevant. Feelings and concocted narratives reign supreme. That’s progressivism in a nutshell. Of course, it’s this sort of twisted ideology that continues to fuel and satiate virtually every societal plague infecting our country from abortion and gay marriage to transgenderism and police vilification. It’s all about the lies that reinforce the narrative. Morality and Truth be damned.
Speaking of vilifying cops, it seems this is a cultural trend that continues to make headlines, mostly because Obama has ultimately been the one responsible for breathing life into the Black Lives Matter movement — the ultimate source for all hatred of police in this country. If hadn’t been for his ridiculous comments — combined with a liberal narrative that pushed lies like “hands up don’t shoot” — it’s quite possible that towns like Ferguson and Baltimore would have never been decimated and burned to the ground. It’s possible that innocent people wouldn’t have died in the wake of the senseless violence. It’s possible that thousands of Americans wouldn’t be bashing cops for reasons based solely on a lie created on the spot by a thug and his friend.
This week alone, two stories of police vilification showed up the news. The first was reported on Monday from Providence, Rhode Island, where an officer strolled into a Dunkin’ Doughnuts and ordered a coffee. After paying for his drink, he noticed a message scrawled on the side of the cup that read: “#blacklivesmatter.” The second happened on Thursday at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse in St. Louis, Missouri, a town not far from Ferguson. Apparently, MoKaBe’shas been writing “#FTP” on all of its to-go cups — an acronym that stands for “F*ck the Police.” Although MoKaBe’s did “suspend” the employee who had been writing on the cups, they merely placed him on paid leave and tweeted this:
Talk about passive aggressive. A little known fact: MoKaBe’s has long been a haven for Black Lives Matters activists. What a shock.
A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about the increasingly popularity of police vilification, a movement that has literally grown into a fashionable pop culture trend marketed with t-shirts, bumper stickers and slogans. It’s sick, really. But, I suppose it’s not surprising in a society where so many people put their feelings and preconceived notions before truth.
You know, it’s laughable really, that these folks brand themselves as courageous champions for the black community, when the average cop-hater is really just the ignorant teenager sleeping on the sofa in his grandma’s basement, waking up at noon after a night of playing video games, shaking off the Cheetos crumbs, and casually flipping through the help-wanted ads before trolling online while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. I’d love for just one of these supposedly enlightened individuals to tell me how he would have acted differently than an officer faced with the threat of violence or death in places like Ferguson, Baltimore or the streets of cities like Chicago and New York. I’d love to ask him if he came to these conclusions based solely on his training at Taco Bell or perhaps by watching every episode of “Southland.” Then again, he probably wouldn’t even hear my questions because he’d be too busy listening to music like this:
F*ck the police coming straight from the underground / A young n*gga got it bad ‘cause I’m brown / And not the other color so police think they have the authority to kill a minority / F*ck that sh*t ‘cause I ain’t the one / For a punk motherf*cker with a badge and a gun to be beating on and thrown in jail / We can go toe to toe in the middle of a cell / F*cking with me ‘cause I’m a teenager with a little bit of gold and a pager / Searching my car looking for the product / Thinking every n*gga is selling narcotics….F*ck the police / F*ck the police / F*ck the police / F*ck the police.” — “F*ck Tha Police” — by N.W.A.
Now that’s art right there. In case you’re wondering, N.W.A. stands for Niggaz Wit Attitudes, the hip-hop group from Compton, California. Now, get this: That song was released in 1988 on the group’s album “Straight Outta Compton,” for which a movie was just recently released back in August. See, this trend has been around for years and is still going strong -- even more so now with tragedies like Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.
Of course, not every N.W.A. fan is out there writing profanity on coffee cups or torching cop cars. But, I would defy anyone to tell me that music like that has any positive or redeeming qualities at all. There have been dozens of anti-cop songs written and recorded in recent years and it shows no signs of slowing. Why? Because of narrative. Lie-infested narratives. Morally-bankrupt narratives full of concocted notions and intentional ignorance of facts, evidence and truth. Truths and facts like these:
At the center of all of this is senseless emotion. Anger, hatred, vengeance. And it’s all completely unjustified, unnecessary, uneducated and horrifically ignorant.
There is no police brutality epidemic in this country. There is no “war on black men” being waged by out-of-control police officers. There might be a few bad apples here and there, but that’s the case with anything.
The truth is: the liberal progressive anti-cop movement is built entirely on stupid lies, unjustified emotions and a blatant disregard for truth. But, the truth doesn’t matter to these folks.
All that matters is how they feel. All that matters is that the narrative is kept alive.
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