a reply to: and14263
I can only speak to what I see. but my opinion is this -
It's about the consolidation of power
We see (and many point out) that it is the minorities that are being killed and/or assaulted in the videos. More whites are killed by cops than blacks
so why no outrage? Is it to fan the racial anger towards a war in America? No. Even the idiots in the capitol know how quickly that would descend into
The left-right paradigm has been pushed so hard in America that it is now ingrained into the fabric of not only politics, but conversation and life
decisions as well.
The poor are almost always the victims of police brutality videos yet only the videos of black victims make the nightly news. Why? I say it is due to
the anticipated reaction of the viewers and public at large.
Poor blacks will blame rich whites for their woes in life and vote for Democrats hoping for change. Poor whites will blame poor blacks for their woes
in life and vote for Republicans hoping for change.
Guns work the same way in the media with a slight twist. The perpetrators of "gun violence" seen on national television are overwhelmingly white.
Sandyhook, Aurora, Columbine, etc. Yet how do these stack up against inner city gang violence in DC, Chicago, Detroit, or LA on any given weekend?
Again, one side will react and vote Democrat and the other will see the same news and vote Republican.
Society hasn't "fallen", however it is deteriorating. As anyone knowledgeable in history can say, societies do not "fall" without outside influence.
They fade into nothing and become something new.
Politicians (the handlers) are balancing on a blades edge. They want to consolidate the power of their bases through the use of the media while at the
same time they want to have a country left to control. Fan the flames too much and lose control and all that's left is a firestorm, don't fan them
enough and it's not worth the effort.
Control is paramount. Two things are vital and one additional thing is helpful. The first thing that is vital is information (knowing how far to push
and when to pull back), the second thing is weakening the opposition (an unarmed population is a slave population). The helpful bit is never
letting the unwashed masses become a single entity. Keep them at each other throats (hence only white on black crime is news worthy). Drive wedges
into the masses at every available opportunity to ensure they do not unite.
Again I may be wrong as it's just my opinion as an observer.