Sharpton's Selective Interest
Race is the viscous grease Al Sharpton uses to lubricate his flim-flam machine. Adding the “Reverend” moniker affords him cover by having a credible partner, i.e., God, who doesn’t want a cut of his ill-gotten gains. And not atypical of race-hucksters, he makes his choices based on what will garner him the most cachet.
Sharpton doesn’t care about right or wrong, innocence or guilt – he cares only that he is able to claim racial prejudice/intolerance as the primary causal factor of whatever cause celebre he stands to cash in on. The fact that the mainstream media present the endozoic Sharpton as a leader of “his” people is an affront to reasonable and cogent minds.
Sharpton is an opportunistic vulture, with nothing in his curriculum vitae that should elevate him above sidewalk minstrel, but to quote the great metaphysician, Don King, “only in America” – to which I add, “Can an Al Sharpton be heralded by the same liberals and mainstream media that curse and belittle Justice Clarence Thomas?”
As the mainstream media and race mongers like Sharpton wait to find out if there will be or not be an indictment handed down in the police shooting of Michael Brown, the one thing we can count on is that Sharpton will have plenty to say (or more accurate he will have plenty to incite).[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]The shooting death of Brown, was, in a word, the tragic (even if predictable) end of a wasted life. However, that cannot be said of two heroes viciously murdered, execution style, on March 10, 2003, in New York in the line of duty. Two black heroes Sharpton refuses to acknowledge.
Detective Rodney Andrews and Detective James Nemorin were part of the Cobra Team of the NYPD firearms unit, working undercover to break up and arrest a gang of gunrunning teens operating out of a black, Staten Island public housing project. Detective Andrews, age 34, left behind two sons. Detective Nemorin, age 36, left behind a wife and three young children. They left behind clean records as citizens, accomplishment and a world in which they tried to make a difference.
One of the many things I find so offensive about Sharpton is, unlike Jesse Jackson, there is credible evidence he was actually called to be a preacher. However, the lure of riches and fame has blinded him to the “Truth of Him” he was called to proclaim. We are forced to ask what kind of man, much less a so-called preacher, can praise evil and curse good?
Almost as egregious is the community’s now making a saint out of the gang banger-criminal wannabe, who did nothing for the neighborhood but prey upon it and drag it further down into the abyss of drugs, guns and violence.
Ultimately, we will witness the usual race-baiters doing a “bash the police” and “black people got it so bad” face-time tour through Ferguson, MO. (probably as it burns). But I guarantee not one of them will think to visit the families of Detectives Nemorin and Andrews living in New York.
The malevolents of Ferguson, encouraged by Sharpton and others will curse the police and pontificate, while feckless local lawmakers will decide what it will take to appease Sharpton, et al. The police will be sued and probably lose – in which case a worthless lawyer will get richer, the police will be further emasculated, the family will squander the settlement money, and the squalid neighborhoods they live in will continue to be held hostage by drugs, guns and death. The next time police have to defend themselves, the perpetrator will be the kindest, gentlest, most wonderful human being ever to have been born – even if he was beating one of his girlfriends, selling guns and dope, and high on crack 15 minutes before the police were forced to intervene.
I find it interesting that these people continue to demand that police be held accountable, but when will they hold themselves and their own accountable? Why is it they don’t give a twit about black gang bangers killing one another, they certainly don’t care about black gang bangers murdering police, as evidenced by their proud indifference to the murders of Andrews and Nemorin. Why aren’t Sharpton and the so-called leaders in those neighborhoods and housing projects identifying gangs and working with police to rid their neighborhoods of that element? Wouldn’t a real man of God be more interested in reaching the people and neighborhood for Jesus than he would be in hustling the police department and mayor for filthy lucre? But then, I guess I answer my own question.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignnone /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here