Back in November, I discussed the situation in Ferguson which had been going on since around August. For those not up to speed, I’d suggest reading what I wrote here. Without repeating myself too much, let me just summarise it quickly. An 18 year old black teenager was shot by a white cop. The cop claimed it was in self defence. “Witnesses” claimed that the black teenager had his hands up in surrender and was murdered in cold blood by the cop. What followed was months of rioting by the black community of Ferguson, the usual self-loathing from pathetic white people who wanted to reassure the world that they weren’t racists like that cop, and the usual trial by media which found the cop guilty, regardless of the lack of evidence. The most annoying part to me was the obnoxious “hands up, don’t shoot” meme, which seemed to spread like wildfire.
Well it seems that one of the main proponents of the lie, Eric Holder (the Attorney General for the US) has finally come out and admitted what plenty of people who actually did their research instead of just blindly accepting the narrative already knew, that the whole thing was just a complete lie.
The “hands up, don’t shoot” slogan used by Democratic activists since August 2013 is a complete falsehood, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Wednesday.
He acknowledge the faked story as he released the Justice Department’s investigation of the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.
“I recognize that the findings in our report may leave some to wonder how the department’s findings can differ so sharply from some of the initial, widely reported accounts of what transpired,” Holder said at the press conference.
However, Holder declined to criticize the TV-media frenzy — and the claims by local African-American protesters — that spread the false claim that the dead youth, Michael Brown, had his hands up shortly before his was shot by police officer Darren Wilson.
Instead, Holder suggested the media and Americans recognize the fakery. “It remains not only valid – but essential – to question how such a strong alternative version of events was able to take hold so swiftly, and be accepted so readily,” he said.
It’s pretty obvious why the “alternative version of events” spread so quickly Eric. It’s because people in positions of power like you, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the entire media pushed that version of events as being true. I can’t really blame the naive public for believing it. It goes back to the idea of the big lie again. If you keep saying something over and over, eventually people will naturally assume that it’s the truth. The idea that so many people could lie so blatantly and unashamedly, is beyond the comprehension of most people.
It wasn’t a lie because it came from my imagination. It was real in my mind.
So, now that one of the main proponents of the lie has come out and admitted as such, shouldn’t he and anyone else who spread the lie be forced to pay compensation to anyone who was injured or had their business looted during the ensuing riots?