By Jesse Lee Peterson
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder and president of two dynamic organizations: BOND (Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny), a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man,” and BOND Action, a 501(c) (4) organization whose purpose is to educate, motivate and rally Americans – especially black Americans – to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. In 2011, Jesse founded The South Central L.A. Tea Party. He’s a media commentator and also hosts “The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show” M-F, 6-9 a.m. Pacific, 9-Noon Eastern, and is the author of “SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America.” For more information, visit www.bondaction.org or www.bondinfo.org. Also, check out the new BOND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, a school for boys and girls grades 1-12 at www.bondleadershipacademy.org.
“He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him early.” – Proverbs 13:24
As I watch the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but compare the behavior of blacks in that city to that of spoiled rotten children.
Blacks have been rioting and fighting with police after the shooting death of a thug, Michael Brown. And white political and law enforcement leaders have given in to their tantrum like weak parents.
How did we get to the point of having Al “the Riot King” Sharpton as the White House point person for racial reconciliation – and having a racist attorney general like Eric Holder come to the rescue of Ferguson?
Foolish blacks jumped to false conclusions about the death of “gentle giant” Michael Brown. Protesters looted businesses and even targeting the same convenience store that Brown robbed.
Obama predictably weighed in, warning police about using excessive force. Surrendering to the political pressure, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., (one of the weakest white men I’ve seen!) pulled the Ferguson Police off the case, and placed Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in charge.
Capt. Johnson’s sympathies are with the black thugs. His idea of policing was to march with protesters and order the police to stand down while black criminals roamed the streets looting.
When Gov. Nixon addressed the situation, blacks publicly berated him. Missouri’s Democrat State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal blasted him for being “disconnected” from the black community. She tweeted: “F— you” to the governor and called him a “coward” on national TV.
Angry protesters also shouted Nixon down during his press conference. A black man mocked Nixon for being soft-spoken, telling him, “Speak with your chest!” Nixon tried to appease the black mob and prematurely called for a “vigorous prosecution” of Officer Darren Wilson.
Obama gladly dispatched Eric Holder to Ferguson, but instead of calming racial tensions, Holder made matters worse.
Holder told the young protesters in Ferguson that he understood their distrust of police:
“I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating this was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”
Some of Holder’s past “greatest” hits:
- As a new attorney general, he refused to prosecute baton-wielding members of the racist New Black Panther Party who were intimidating white voters in front of Philadelphia polls.
- Holder said America is a “nation of cowards” when it comes to dealing with racism.
- He has said that criticism of him and Obama is rooted in racism.
- Holder blames racism for the high incarceration rate of black males.
- He applied pressure on Florida prosecutors to bring charges against “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman, charges he knew would not stick.
- Holder promotes the lie that voter ID laws are racist.
Parents know children throw tantrums when they don’t get their way. When parents give in to the unreasonable demands of a child, they’re reinforcing bad behavior. If the behavior is not corrected, they learn to intimidate to get what they want – until someone says “No!”
In Ferguson, we witnessed the result of what happens when black parents spoil their children. The children turn out to be welfare-pampered, morally crippled, racist black thugs. Now the white authorities have had to take over the “parenting,” but they too refuse to say, “No!”
Black Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed has threatened the white St. Louis prosecutor with more riots if he doesn’t indict. She stated, “If you should decide not to indict this police officer, the rioting we witnessed this past week will seem like a picnic. …”
She’s not the only one issuing threats.
Brown family attorney Daryl Parks was asked by Megyn Kelly on Fox News, “If the grand jury doesn’t indict, will you accept that?”
Parks replied, “Not necessarily … they need to come down with an indictment.”
Michael Brown’s mother said she wants the white officer to receive the death penalty.
The grand jury was just convened and blacks are complaining that it’s too white. These people don’t want justice. They want racial vengeance!
But what would happen if Gov. Jay Nixon developed a spine and said “No” to black rioters?
If Nixon stood up for law-abiding citizens, he’d have self-respect and their gratitude.
If he waited for all the evidence to come out before convicting the white officer, the rule of law would prevail.
And what if whites said “No” and didn’t spare the rod of truth when they’re attacked as “racists”?
If whites said “No,” Sharpton and Holder would be out of business.
If whites said “No,” it would give misguided blacks a chance to examine their hearts and repent of their wicked ways.
If whites said “No,” their children would be inspired by their courage.
This kind of transformation is possible for America, but only “if …”
A black man wrote this article. He has appeared many times on Fox. And he makes so much sense.
Ferguson mishandled so much. The Governor Nixon is an idiot not even willing for the entire evidence comes in before he wants to find Darren Wilson guilty. What happened to the “Innocent until proven guilty” system in this country.
Those of us who are parents or were, know you can not give into a child’s tantrums and expect anything good to come out of this kind of parenting. Sure the child will try it but it has to be stopped in its’ tracks or we end up raising a monster.
The child becomes irresponsible. demanding, believing it can have whatever it wants regardless how they get it, no respect for parents or anyone else.
The whole of our society seems to be turning into an army of those who think they are entitled, even as far as indicting and convicting a cop who has not been proven guilty. To them what does a white cop’s life mean anyway? The blacks in Ferguson would lynch this cop if they had their way.
I want to wait to see what all the evidence shows before this cop is found guilty. That is the justice system I thought still existed. I am dreaming or having a nightmare.