© 2016 Jim Spence You write a Sunday column and think you are done. Nope....more cops killed, this time in Baton Rouge.
Some observers see these acts of violence against law enforcement officers as simply signs of cultural pressures as a result of social-economic forces in the black community. They aren’t. When five Dallas police officers were murdered in cold blood by Black Lives Matter types I wrote a column that traced all of this violence to words high profile Democrats use to inflame the racial paranoia in the black community. Democrats realize that they run a risk inflaming racial paranoia. But they take those risks because they don't get hurt, police officers do. They know that not every black American who listens to them ascribe the most evil of all motives to Republicans, understands that race-baiting Democrats are the worst sorts of liars. Unfortunately for the police, some blacks believe the Democrat's lies, and they react accordingly. What inflammatory lies you ask? Remember what Joe Biden said in 2012 about Mitt Romney and the GOP. “They are going to put ya’ll back in chains!” You find it hard to believe Biden said this? See him say it by clicking right here.
Now I don’t know about you. But if I really believed that the GOP wanted to put me "back in chains," I think I might resort to violence. Is violence justified? Of course not. But the words of these jerks matter. It is understandable how Democrats incite violence when seemingly credible people, like the Vice President of the United States, suggest that America could return to slavery if Democrats don’t win elections. Mr. Obama has said as much too, and so have both of the Clintons. Remember Obama's anti-cop outburst after a Cambridge police officer got into a rift with a black college professor? Democrats are fomenting violence.
Think about what Hillary Clinton said just last week after the Dallas police killings.
She told CNN this: “I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about, you now, how to really protect themselves [inferring protect themselves from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police.”
Later in the same interview she said this: “I’m going to be talking to white people, we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries coming from our African-American fellow citizens.”
All of this paranoia stoking from the Democrat running for president. It comes within the context of blacks ambushing and killing police officers. I repeat, Democrats seeking election victories may lament these shootings, but they are truly inciting violence by blame shifting and encouraging paranoia.
As I head off to work tomorrow, no doubt I will see what I seem to see more often that any other time in my entire life. Flags will once again be flying at half-staff. All of these atrocities against law enforcement officers and Democrats keep kissing the backsides of terrorists (Black Lives Matter). In doing so they are pouring gas on the racial fires in our country like arsonists. All they know how to do is divide people. And what they have been doing is working. There are thousands if not millions of blacks in America who actually believe that they are going to be put back in chains.