Columnist: ‘The Michael Brown Cult’ is Just ‘Mindless Hysteria,’ ‘Very Short on Facts’
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has penned a new column called ‘The Michael Brown Cult,’ claiming that many on the left have blindly jumped on the Michael Brown shooting to make the unarmed teen a “martyr.”
“The Bible talks about times in the past and in the future when every man does what is right in his own eyes,” Farah writes. “I think that’s exactly where America is today – without a clear focus on what is right and wrong. A perfect example of this is the moral confusion and violent rage over the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.”
“None of those looting and trashing the city really know what happened when a white police officer shot the black teenager,” Farah asserts. “They’re just assuming they know – that somehow because the policeman was white and the teenager black race was an issue. That’s crazy. I don’t know how else to say it. It’s mindless hysteria.”
“It may even be worse than that,” Farah adds. “When the event is purposely politicized by Attorney General Eric Holder, the media, elected officials and others across the country – all very short on facts – it’s obvious justice is no longer color blind. I think it was Holder who said: ‘Our society is not yet colorblind nor should it be. We must be color brave.’ Translation: ‘Martin Luther King Jr. was wrong. Let’s keep race-consciousness alive for our political purposes.’”
“Along with a willingness to make an example out of a police officer who may have behaved appropriately in a moment of provocation and stress, there is an imbecilic, cult-like inclination by some to turn Michael Brown into a martyr,” Farah concludes.
“Get a grip,” Farah says. “Police shootings happen frequently in America. They don’t happen often in Ferguson, Missouri. They happen far more often in Washington, D.C., under Eric Holder’s watch. Some get more attention than they warrant, as in the case of Michael Brown, while others, like the death of Miriam Carey, a young, black unarmed mother and dental hygienist who was cut down in a hail of gunfire by Capitol Police last year for making a wrong turn, are successfully covered up and forgotten by the same officials and media on the verge of hysteria over what happened in Ferguson.”
“Why? Because we live in a fallen world too often governed by corrupt, self-righteous politicians quick to condemn others but slow, as Jesus said, to remove the mote from their own eye.”