More than half a year after Michael Brown was shot and killed in self-defense by a police officer who was simply doing his job, the official government investigation into the matter finally announced that there was no evidence Brown’s death had anything to do with his race or that he was attempting to surrender at the time of his death.  Sadly, this revelation does little to comfort the accused officer whose life has been ruined, the community which has been left in shambles by repeated incidents of riots and looting, and the two officers who were shot only last week because they were in the wrong profession at the wrong time.

Brown himself was the monster whose self-destructive behavior and history of thuggish brutality led to his fatal altercation with Darren Wilson when Brown assaulted the officer, but the blame for everything that happened afterward can be laid on the media who created the fictionalized narrative of events, the useful idiots on the street who willingly bought into the lie, and the community activists-turned-politicians who fanned the flames further.

“Hands up, don’t shoot”: the infamous plea that never was.  Michael Brown did not have his hands up.  Michael Brown did not try to surrender.  We know this now because Eric Holder’s own Justice Department was forced to admit it after they were unable—despite their best efforts—to find any evidence contradicting Wilson’s version of events.  Indeed, all of the witnesses who came forth with contradictory accounts of the incident have since been discredited and—for the most part—admitted they were making it up.  Given the level of scrutiny heaped upon him, we know that if Wilson had done even the slightest thing wrong and the government had been able to pounce on it, they would have.  The reality of the situation may just be that Darren Wilson is the most squeaky-clean human being walking the planet.

Unfortunately, this does not fit with the leftwing narrative of race relations, which has been telling us for years that U.S. police forces are organizations of institutionalized racism which routinely target young black males for death.  The 6-foot-4-inch 292-pound 18-year-old Brown was described as a “child” gunned down “execution-style,” despite the fact that he was charging the officer at the time of his death only seconds after trying to wrestle the officer’s gun away from him (presumably to use on the officer himself).

As far as the media was concerned, they had their story long before the facts were widely known, and they did not hesitate to broadcast them.  Worse yet, they had a great deal of help from some naïve celebrities and some like-minded friends in government.  An entire panel of MSNBC commentators unanimously gave the “hands up, don’t shoot” salute in the middle of their “news” broadcast.  Likewise, the St. Louis Rams professional football team took to the field with a number of their players making the gesture a short while later.  Even after Wilson was cleared of indictment, a stage full of performers at the Grammys worked “hands up, don’t shoot”—again, something that NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED—into their nationally broadcast musical number, demonstrating that perhaps the only thing worse than modern popular music is modern popular stupidity.

We can forgive professional athletes and musicians for their own lack of judgment, which often seems a prerequisite for their various lines of work, but we should not be so quick to forgive those whose job it is to seek truth and safeguard society.  Specifically, there is blood on the hands of Barack Obama and Eric Holder.

Following the shootings of the two officers in Ferguson last week, Eric Holder attributed the crime to the “cowardly” actions of a “damn punk.”  Perhaps no one would be better described by those words than Holder himself.  From the very beginning, Holder conducted his investigation as if Wilson were guilty of a crime and that it was only a matter of time before the DOJ had the evidence to prove it.  When they were unable to bring forth that evidence, Holder attempted to save face by laying down an indictment upon the entire organization stating that Wilson might not have been racist, but every other officer down there was.  Literally the very next week two officers were gunned down.  Exactly what did Holder think was going to happen?

Barack Obama is equally to blame.  First, Obama made the brilliant decision of hiring a racist like Eric Holder for his attorney general.  Second, Obama has elevated such embarrassments as Al Sharpton to positions of power by regularly meeting with Sharpton at the White House and employing him as a front man on public race relations.  Third, Obama cannot help but stick his nose into every little crime where race is hypothesized as a factor (whether it is Henry Louis Gates, Trayvon Martin, or Michael Brown), giving his own predetermined analysis of events, and subsequently being proven wrong.

Perhaps worst of all, Obama has the loudest microphone from which to speak—and he has no trouble using that microphone when he is going on a webcast to promote Obamacare or going on Letterman to insult Republicans—but he never uses that microphone when it might be beneficial, such as setting the record straight to a rampaging mob of protestors he himself has helped to whip up into a frenzy.

Then again, calming the public and mending race relations actually runs contrary to the agenda of a “community organizer.”  The dirty little not-so-secret is that Obama and Holder got exactly what they wanted out of Ferguson.  The nation is distracted from the administration’s assault on freedom, the citizenry are at each other’s throats, and all it took to get here was a couple of badly-injured cops.

And let’s not forget the New York City police officers who were murdered after communist Mayor Bill de Blasio sold them out.  The only ones being killed “execution style” in America are the police.

As Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can tell us, there is big money to be made in the “racial injustice” industry, and as long as that is true there will be no peace.  The same goes for racial politics; just ask Obama and Holder.  Meanwhile, it is open season on the police and on the rest of us.  The criminals are the ones handing out “justice,” and their victims are our embattled police officers, our demolished communities, and truth itself.

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The latest Hillary Clinton scandal centers on the recently-discovered fact that the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee was operating a secret email server to hide all of her government communications while operating as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State.  In doing so, she has been able to control, hide, and destroy virtually any evidence of any wrongdoings she herself was personally responsible for or aware of while operating for four years as one of the most powerful agents in the United States government.

This skirting of transparency and oversight was highly illegal and the specific circumstances surrounding it constitute what could amount to a number of major felonies committed against the United States government and the American people.  We could spend hours, pages, and books going into detail of exactly how this shapes out—and indeed both the conservative media and the government themselves are likely to investigate this over the months to come—but really, what is the point?  What can we say about Hillary Rodham Clinton that hasn’t already been said a thousand times over?

The fact is that if you don’t know her by now, you will never, ever, ever know her.  Hillary Clinton has been in the national and international spotlight for virtually the last quarter of a century as a major player on the global stage, and whether she is promoting socialism or engaging in a government cover-up, the one thing we can always be certain of is that she has nothing new to offer.

As the longtime wife of former President Bill Clinton she was automatically destined for the sort of royalty-level fame assigned to American first ladies, but even then she set a new precedent by taking things a step further.  As the self-defined champion of modern feminism, Hillary let it be known to everyone that she would not be taking a backseat to her husband the president—coincidentally making her one of the few women not to take a backseat with him—and instead the two would be operating as a sort of “co-presidency.”  “Two for the price of one,” they told the public throughout 1992.  While herself unelected and unofficial in terms of a government appointment, she nonetheless took the reins of major Clinton-era projects such as health care reform (“Hillarycare,” as it was known at the time).

Despite failing miserably as First Lady—she not only botched Hillarycare but couldn’t even keep her infamous husband in the same bedroom—Mrs. Clinton went on to seek her own government office by winning a virtually unlosable Senate seat in New York.  This one-and-only official qualification was her stepping stone to become the first female president of the United States, before she was unceremoniously dumped by her party in favor of Barack Obama.  Obama then extended to her the olive branch/hangman’s noose of control of the State Department, where she would then go on to again fail miserably through such activities as allowing Soviet Russia to return to power as a global competitor to America, and enabling the massacre of American personnel in Benghazi.

Throughout her decades of overrated achievements, horrible public failure, and scandalous behavior, the media has continually done its best to paint a positive picture of Hillary Clinton.  After all, she is a loyal left-winger, a true believer and activist in the cause of liberalism, and furthermore the supposed embodiment of the modern feminist movement.  Like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Hillary is too big to fail.  She may trip and stumble now and then, but her party and their media wing are always there to help her back up, and so far they have done just that.

Aside from Hillarycare, a couple of Hillary’s earliest scandals include shady legal billing records and trading deals where she mysteriously raked in impossible personal financial profits.  While in the White House she also had her fingerprints on such dealings as misplaced FBI files, the renting out of the Lincoln Bedroom to high-level donors, and of course managing Bill’s various “bimbo eruptions” and the smearing of the women who crossed his path.  On their way out of the White House, she tried to take half the furnishings out the door with them; government (the people’s) property which she then had to give back.  This was before being elected to the Senate where she would go on to behave as a typical United States Democrat senator (unconscionably), before going on to the State Department.  It was at State that she put the crowning features of Benghazi and secret emails into her résumé for 2016.

Scandals are inescapably linked to Hillary Clinton; if she is not in the middle of one or fresh out of one, she is planning her next.  One would think this sort of baggage—again, literally decades in the making—would be enough to disqualify her from further political power, if not legally then at least in the minds of the American people.  However, the public has always been amazingly forgiving of everything Hillary has done, and amazingly gracious in heaping undeserved praise on her for the things she has NOT done.  Even today, less than two weeks after her biggest scandal to date hit the headlines, Hillary enjoys a personal approval rating of roughly 50% among American voters.

Despite the overwhelming evidence of criminal behavior surrounding it, Clinton supporters are commenting on the email scandal as a non-issue.  “There is no ‘there’ there,” as they are fond of saying.  And the sad truth is they are correct.  If you didn’t like Hillary Clinton before this, you still don’t like her.  But if you were still supporting her up until this moment, despite all of the events which have come before, you are still going to support her.  There is nothing which could change that.  As Hillary’s most famous quote asks, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

We can always hope that the voting public will come to their senses and resist the urge to vote for Hillary Clinton just because she is a woman—as they voted for Obama just because he was black—but we cannot rely on that.  History has shown us that the American public has a very short memory on some issues, and Hillary Clinton is one of them.  Considering her poll numbers, it may be that she is as inevitable as she is made out to be.

As the saying goes, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  And sometimes those who fail to learn from history doom the rest of us to repeat it with them.

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Passing of the Torch

by O&G_Man March 12, 2015 National Issues
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Throughout the course of history, certain events rise to the top as watershed points upon which historians focus and thereafter weave explanations for subsequent events: the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand that ushered in WWI, 1914; Pearl Harbor, WWII, 1941; the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 2001; to choose but three recent among many […]

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Islam is Everything Liberals Say about Conservatives

by Travis Sedars January 13, 2015 liberals vs conservatives
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The entire world was shocked last week by a series of violent murders carried out in France by Islamic fundamentalists.   The killers began their spree by slaughtering a dozen employees of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had dared to print images mocking the Islamic prophet Muhammad.  They went on to kill and injure several […]

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Fighting Hard to Lose for You

by Travis Sedars January 7, 2015 liberals vs conservatives
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The Republicans in the House of Representatives voted this week to continue to make themselves irrelevant by reelecting John Boehner to a third term as Speaker of the House.  It is safe to say we can expect Boehner—whose hobbies include kissing Barack Obama’s feet, crying repeatedly on national television, and tanning his flesh a ridiculous […]

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The Lamest of Ducks

by Travis Sedars January 4, 2015 liberals vs conservatives
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Do you remember two months ago when voters across the nation swept Republicans into office in an epic landslide?  Do you remember how they ejected almost every Democrat who was up for election or reelection, in part because Barack Obama was not on the ballot this year, but they nonetheless wanted to send him a […]

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Now Earn It

by Travis Sedars November 5, 2014 economics
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Tuesday’s election was definitely a huge victory for the GOP nationwide, but it would be a mistake to believe the candidates won entirely because of their individual campaigns.  Yes, there were some truly strong candidates and many of them fought their races very well, but there are also a lot of Republicans who owe their […]

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A World Run By Children

by Travis Sedars November 2, 2014 economics
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America made a huge mistake in 2006.  Six years into the presidency of George W. Bush, the public became impatient and decided it was time for a change.  The Democrats and their media allies had been assaulting Bush nonstop since the 2000 election, which they have still never gotten over, and the never-ending attacks—and the […]

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