During the Obama Presidency, we have seen Black riots in many US cities reminiscent of the riots that occurred in the 1960's. The latest riots have happened in Baltimore, Maryland, over the death of a 25 year old Black man, Freddie Gray, who died, not as a result of a cop's gun; but in the process of being arrested through a spinal injury. The fact is that we really don't know what caused Gray's death at this point. However, Black thugs, many of whom are gang members have gone beyond protesting, which is their right, to looting and burning down buildings and cars. To this point, The Cops, on orders from the Black Mayor of Baltimore, a young woman, have stood by and watched.
There are big differences between the 1960's and today. The Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, who used peaceful protests to gain support, was successful in getting many Civil Right Laws enacted to protect all Americans from discrimination. And, American taxpayers have spent Trillions of Tax Payer Dollars on the "war on poverty", that has been money down a rat hole. As a result of failed Socialist Schemes, the poverty rate today is higher than it was three decades ago. Welfare has destroyed the Black family, which is at the root of many of the problems in our inner cities. Even so, there are many Black politicians in office all over the country, which was rare in the 1960's. We even have our first Black President of the United States. Matter of fact, Baltimore, in particular, is a city controlled by Blacks.
The Black riots we see today have been fanned by poverty pimps and Obama, the President of the United States by their preaching of Class Warfare, victimization, police racism and actually causing more Black unemployment to get more people on the dole to gain votes for Socialists. Instead, what Obama should be preaching as the leader of our country, particularly in the Black community, is the politics of personal responsibility, staying in school, the virtues of marriage instead of having children out of wedlock, getting people off the dole rather than on to it, stopping the inner city deaths that come from Black on Black crime and dealing with drug sales and substance abuse in our inner cities.
However, the truth and tough love don't play well in the Black community. Nor will the truth win votes. The fact is that Black mothers should be much more fearful of losing a son to Black on Black crime than being killed, or injured by a police officer. And, the reality is that without the Cops in our inner cities, there would be complete anarchy. Are police, including Black cops, too quick to pull out their guns in our violent inner cities? Maybe. Are Blacks profiled in our inner cities. Maybe. But, this does not represent racism. It is reflection of the high crime rate that exists in our inner cities and the Black on Black crime that is prevalent.
What we are seeing in Baltimore and other cities where we have seen riots during the Obama Presidency is a failure of leadership at all levels, local, state and federal to tell the truth about the problems that exist in the Black community. A fish rots from the head down. In this case, Socialist President Pinocchio Veto Obama is responsible for the mayhem we see in Baltimore and the other cities where there have been riots during his Presidency. Obama's words are leading to ugly actions. It is what it is. As old Abe Lincoln once said, "Anarchy leads to more Anarchy."