Ferguson, The New Beirut: Dispatch Notes From War Torn Ground Zero

Guest Post By: Jahi Issa Ph.D The ideas in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Delaware Politics. Delaware Politics strives to present new and unique articles from those on the ground in newsworthy areas. Image 1 Ferguson_JI Image 2 Ferguson_JI Martin Luther King:
I’m absolutely convinced that a riot merely intensifies the fears of the white community while relieving the guilt. And I feel that we must always work with an effective, powerful weapon and method that brings about tangible results. But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.
Frederick Douglass:
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
I was born and reared in St. Louis County. I attended High School at University City High. It is also the High school were the famous rapper Nelly attended. On my father’s side we are from Kinloch, Mo. The oldest Black incorporated city in Missouri. During the 1990’s many of the homes in Kinloch were bought by St. Louis Lambert Airport in which many family members moved to Berkley and Ferguson, Missouri. I want to point out to readers that Ferguson is part and parcel of St. Louis City (Ferguson is located only two miles from St. Louis). I arrived in St. Louis around 9:30 P.M. on November 26, 2014. My friend who is a school teacher picked me up and drove me to my relatives’ house in Ferguson. We drove by the Ferguson Police Department which was swarmed by military soldiers. We also noticed protest zones throughout Ferguson. I was shocked to see that police and military outnumbered protesters. There were military and police check points throughout the city. I noticed several military Humvees with what seemed to be rocket launchers strategically located in front of various commercial sites. Most if not all of the stores were boarded up. The main road leading to the place were Mike Brown was killed was completely cut off with five state trooper cars blocking the road. We had to beg and plead with the military to allow us to drive to our destination. The police asked us for our photo ID’s on several occasions. We constantly asked if what they were doing was constitutional, but with high powered weapons in our face, we adhered to their demands. The check points reminded me of a period in America’s history that African Americans were subjected to literacy tests and poll taxation in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Many residents in the city of Ferguson believe that the State of Emergency that Governor Nixon imposed was unconstitutional and unnecessary. I must confess that I was shocked to see U.S. troops patrolling an American city. Many residents believe that the government is provoking locals to engage in righteous discontent. One person noted that when “White youth in New Hampshire rioted several month ago, there were no restriction of movement nor were the National Guards called in. The only people that had freedom of movement were the police and military, while residents are restricted to ID checks in the City of Ferguson. People were rightfully angry when paramilitary police were marching up and down the streets of Boston in search of the Marathon Bomber. The precedent was set in Massachusetts! The Patriot Act and the newly adjusted U.S. Code, make it easier for the federal government to assist local police who are already well armed with military gear brought in from Iraq and other war torn areas. True conservatives oppose standing armies because they are potentially dangerous to the liberties of the people, but yet as it regards a Black majority community in duress, conservatives look the other way. It was a stroke of genius to artificially circumvent citizen’s right of movement in Ferguson. The government’s ability to curtail the First Amendment and temporarily suspend the U.S. constitution has been long debated. Suppression marketing seems to give the elite a sense of psychological relief that out of controlled youth of Ferguson can be contained. Or is it simply the perfect testing ground to justify nationwide martial law? As Malcolm X eloquently stated in his historical speech “Message to the Grassroots, “time will tell.”

30 thoughts on “Ferguson, The New Beirut: Dispatch Notes From War Torn Ground Zero”

  1. We shall know the real deal soon, The Guard was ready and should have been deployed before the decision. They kept people in suspense well into the night allowing tensions to build. When the fire fighters needed cover, they kept them and the Guard away. Why are they there after the fact? It was as if someone wanted not just Fergenson but America to riot. I am sure the statists are crying over a wasted opportunity to oppress us.

    Divide and conquer is an age old technique of dictators. Pit Hispanics against one group, Blacks against another, and whites against another. Then we are too busy fighting each other to worry about what they are doing to all of us.

    That is the real deal.

  2. Let’s go a little Mynym for a moment. Is it a coincidence that President Obama save his immigration order for now? Is it one that the Democratic Governor of Missouri spent his time talking to the White House the night of the Grand Jury decision and not the Mayor, Captain Johnson of State Highway patrol or anyone on the ground when he made the decision to pull the Guard back?

    Blacks and Hispanics are becoming disenfranchised with Democrats faster than anyone thought. I believed it would occur 4 years after Obama, but we are already back to 2004 levels of GOP support among those groups in many areas.

    It is a shame that the first President of color was not someone like Senator Cory Booker who actually ran a city, was responsible for budgets, and had to bring people together or someone like General Colin Powell. Instead, we got a smooth talking community organizer who doesn’t know how to make a big decision. What he does know is how to survive. Now there are two whirlpools of ethnic strife, will Republicans be smart enough to keep us out of them or fall into them?

  3. If Ferguson has anything in common with Beirut, I marvel at anyone’s ability to see it. On the face of it, the comparison seems as much preposterous as it is sensationalistic.

  4. @Honi Soit
    Everyone views this situation a little different but I think Dr. Issa should see this situation in Ferguson from a bit more personal level, which is why I posted his personal view and thoughts on the riots and killing of Brown. (when you grow up in an area, it does make it personal)
    Because each of us are different and view situations differently based on our culture and ethnicity and upbringing, our conclusions and analysis of any situation will be different.
    I appreciate Dr. Issa’s effort in Ferguson and found his view quite helpful and insightful.

  5. @Honi Soit
    Not one Major media outlet has written on the check points throughout Ferguson! You said “On the face of it, the comparison seems as much preposterous as it is sensationalistic.” What is “preposterous as it is sensationalistic” about what I’ve written? Until yesterday there were check points on West Florissaint! There are other check points throughout the city! If you come here you’ll see it for your self! I forgot to mention that journalist are still being arrested! And unlike what the mainstream media is stating, protesters are out in front of the Ferguson police station everyday. Two days ago more than 200 protesters demonstrated. About a dozen or so were arrested…

  6. Fox News had a cameraman right in front of the liquor store when it was ransacked by a mob of blacks, and there wasn’t a cop in sight. The police did nothing to protect any of the businesses in the area. They just posed in front of police headquarters. Were they worried about hurting the “feelings” of looters? Now you know why there’s no major grocery stores in the ghetto.

    Personally, I don’t care if they burn the whole city down. But what Ferguson really showed me is that the “black community” has no ability to police itself. They accept the drug dealers, the corner thugs, the career parasites, the schoolyard bullies and so forth. They sit and watch their fellow citizens rob and destroy businesses and do nothing. At some point, the good must confront the evil. Today, the lawless urban ghetto is not much different than Tombstone, Arizona or any other Wild West outpost. Law and order wasn’t brought to Dodge City by protests or calls for “social justice.”

    There comes a time when you need to take matters into your own hands. In every major city, the “black community” is run by criminals. They control the streets, they dictate the culture. One kid who tried to wrestle a gun away from a cop gets shot, and it becomes a national issue. Meanwhile, thousands of innocent blacks are murdered on the streets in every major city, year-in-and-year-out, and there’s no story there. I guess it’s accepted as the new “normal.” And, of course, the utter disintegration of societal norms in the “black community” is due to “racism.”

    Omaba and the Socialist-Democrats work incessantly to divide America by race. Well, what happens if white people unite behind one party? If the left continues the divisive rhetoric, it might well happen.

    I suppose this post will be deemed “controversial.” So be it. I will only say that I am sick-and-tired of watching the same movie, over and over again.

  7. @Jahi: “What is ‘preposterous as it is sensationalistic’ about what I’ve written?

    Nothing. I wrote that the comparison between Ferguson and Beirut in the title was both preposterous and sensationalistic. I did not comment on the body of the posting, which I felt to be thoughtful and insightful.

    Unlike Rick’s tiresome fulminations. Talk about watching the same movie over and over again.

  8. Instead, we got a smooth talking community organizer who doesn’t know how to make a big decision.

    Might be fore the best, given that trajectories of probability with the golfer in chief seem to be unpredictable. Powerful people and governments had everything set up for him to use a false flag to get things going with Syria/Iran but with a wave of the magic golf club, his red line disappeared! So now the criminals running the US government are just using or allowing gangs to run wild in the background again. No real leadership from the president, either way….

    Apparently they’ll stand down with all the military might in the world while the “gangs”/terrists/rioters/ISIS run wild* and then sweep in to save everyone and give you a free rainbow later, see? It’s in their interests. Not to go all mynym on myself… but even the most dimwitted serf can probably see the ancient techniques of Empire and empire builders in use at this point.

    *But they/terrists/rioters/peasants really are running wild within a context allowed by empire builders and their usual gaggle of handlers with liberty and justice for all. (The fine print: Just kidding. Only if it is our special interests.)

    It’s a good thing that Rand Paul pulled a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” to make sure that the Ferguson protestors/rioters/terrists couldn’t be assassinated without trial by Drone Inc., I guess. Same old, same old:

    Senator Joseph Paine: I know how you feel, Jeff. Thirty years ago – I had those ideals, too. I was *you*. I had to make the decision you were asked to make today. And I compromised – yes! So that all these years I could stay in that Senate – and serve the people in a thousand honest ways! You’ve got to face facts, Jeff. I’ve served our state well, haven’t I? We have the lowest unemployment and the highest federal grants. But, well, I’ve had to compromise, had to play ball. …. That’s how states and empires have been built since time began. Don’t you understand? Well, Jeff, you can take my word for it, that’s how things are. Now I’ve told you all this because – well, I’ve grown very fond of you – about like a son – in fact, and I don’t want to see you get hurt. Now, when that deficiency bill comes up in the Senate tomorrow, you stay away from it. Don’t say a word. Great powers are behind it, and they’ll destroy you before you can even get started. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    On the outside… Peasants. The base of the political parties. Al Qaeda, The Toilet. They all play into it too. Why does the same system of Empire keep evolving over and over again.. even in America, despite the best efforts of the Founders to limit it and the similarly Christian philosophy of most of its citizens?

    What he does know is how to survive.

    Same old, same old…

    And then he heads the way of the Dodo too, so what did surviving a little longer than others really amount to?

  9. @Rick What happens when other groups riot and loot?

    What other “groups” and tribes? You seem to be including the fake tribes/teams that peasants in the Empire are “fans”/fanatical about.

    Bread and circuses. Because slaves can’t be fanatical in any real way, so they need more and more entertainment to keep them occupied.

    But guess what, you wanted your tribal group so now you have it. You have a NAACP. You have tribal organizations created with the help of the ultimate tribalists. Something that is not allowed for the diverse groups of tribes called “white people” no matter what happens in the future or what their actual histories are. That’s the rules. Whose rules? We’re not allowed to say who they are, specifically.

    But given that you’ve been allowed tribalism you have tribal responsibility, in reality. What are you, a sports team? The Black Skins? Let’s go riot as a team? That really seems to bring people together that couldn’t care less about each other. It works best with an enemy team, though.

    For most other tribes/goyim including the Red Skins, going tribal is just entertainment or just a multicultural riot among peasants that have grown more interested in bread and circuses than reality within the global Empire they’ve been incorporated in. (What else is new?)

    Your team/tribe has gone tribal in reality and have institutionalized tribal “Black Skins” perceptions beyond the multiculturalism marketed to the rest of the dumb goyim, in reality. (Reality. Entertainment. There’s that word again.)

    Are you a member of the NAACP? Do you think that the artists on Sumner Redstone’s/Rothstein’s MTV represent black culture? BET Inc.?

    I don’t know much about you. But at a glance, it looks like you need to stop trying to incite black mob violence in the name of “protesting” and THINK. It’s the opposite of going tribal with the crowd. I hate crowds. Two is a crowd! And what good does standing around shouting do? That’s as bad as wandering around occupying space like Occupy, seems to me. (Financing investigative journalists and other higher impact things like what I mentioned here recently are more important, seems to me.)

    Shrug. I could be wrong. It really does seem silly to stand around in crowds protesting this and that, though. And you can see how ineffective it has been time and again, seems to me. Could be wrong… (but probably not…)

  10. @Rick What happens when other groups riot and loot?

    Usually it’s drunk college students after a football game.

    But, they don’t claim it’s because of racism. And that’s the pathetic joke; instead of just moving ahead without the “white man,” a large part of the black community seems to prefer being career parasites under the guise of victim hood, and rioters and looters in the name of “justice.”

  11. Fox News, Dec. 2

    Zemir Begic was a teenager when he and his family fled Bosnia in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. In America, he found work, friends and love before a pack of thugs beat him to death with hammers on a city street in St. Louis early Sunday.

    The horrific attack occurred in southwest St. Louis, just 20 miles from Ferguson, where a police shooting of a black man and a grand jury’s subsequent decision not to indict the officer sparked violent riots. Police have said the murder of Begic, 32, does not appear to be racially motivated, and have arrested three teens and were looking for one or possibly two more. The married immigrant was driving his car when the teens approached at a traffic light and began striking it with hammers, prompting him to get out and confront them, according to police.

    How do the police figure that this heinous violence wasn’t “racially motivated?” Oh, I forgot; the perpetrators were black. And as the left constantly reminds us, blacks cannot be racist.

  12. @Rick: “How do the police figure that this heinous violence wasn’t “racially motivated?” Oh, I forgot; the perpetrators were black. ”

    Wrong. Two Black, one Hispanic. And the police did not state that the attack was not racially motivated. They stated they had no evidence Begic was targeted because he is Bosnian. A big difference.

  13. Racism comes in many forms. In Rawanda two tribes the Tutsi’s and the Hutu’s (of course, both black) were in a race war and many thousands of people were butchered to death because one tribe had different shaped heads than the other.
    Of course, we think this type of racism is ridiculous but it was very real in Rawanda. This massacre could have been stopped by two or three hundred troops strategically placed but action was not taken until one tribe butchered the other brutally with machetes. Is this racism? Both tribes were black! Skin color does not always determine racism.
    Americans are very narrow minded.

  14. Ironically, it was the Belgians and the French that started the Racism. Historically the tribes had no major issues until the Colonists started interfering. It left resentments until this day.

  15. Had the UN done its job on time. the whole incident would have been minor. Instead 10’s of thousands of people were butchered to death by machetes.
    David, your are correct, it was the Belgians and French who instigated the whole mess.

  16. @Rick: “How do the police figure that this heinous violence wasn’t “racially motivated?” Oh, I forgot; the perpetrators were black. ”

    Wrong. Two Black, one Hispanic.

    Oh, okay. We’ll call them “people of color.”

    And the police did not state that the attack was not racially motivated. They stated they had no evidence Begic was targeted because he is Bosnian. A big difference.

    Well this is what I highlighted in the articvle:

    Police have said the murder of Begic, 32, does not appear to be racially motivated.

    I highlighted a portion of the article. It says [p]olice have said the murder of Begic, 32, does not appear to be racially motivated..

    I’m from the big city. Don’t try to tell me that what forty-years of experience has demonstrated many times over is a figment of my imagination. There is a double-standard, and blacks (or, “people of color”) according to the left and their quislings in the media, cannot be racist.

    Bull#hi!. Quit trying to defend racist thugs.

  17. Belgian colonial policy was especially atrocious , especially in the so-called Congo Free State (King Leopold II’s personal exploitation colony from 1885-1908) in which large numbers of Congolese people were killed during forced mineral extraction operations and other oppressive circumstances.

  18. I don’t know. But like I said with the Knockout Game, it’s been Russian immigrants that have had their eyeballs knocked out and so forth.

    One report on this instance: Hammers Attack Video

    Perspectives vary.

    But it’s generally not rich liberal white people like Django Unchained/Tarantino or the Jewish media moguls of Hollywood that he’s trying to market himself to for an Oscar that live with the results of their culture of crap.

    Instead the world begins to burn in the background, partially due to the “entertaining” culture of tribalism and racial incitement allowed* by Jewish media moguls on the networks they own… for anyone with eyeballs still in their head.

    More entertainment.

  19. The last time that the UN did its job more or less effectively was in the Congo in 1962. Subsequently, over time, its usefulness has become increasingly debatable as a permanently entrenched class of international bureaucrats emerges. The role of the UN Security Council in a post-modern world is a particular topic of focus in an evolving post-superpower environment.

  20. Bill Maher, same thing… joking/fantasizing about inciting black goy against white goyim: Bill Maher: If You Vote For Romney, ‘Black People Know Who You Are And They Will Come After You’

    So Django Unchained and “joking” about racial incitement is not out of line with their culture. If they so much as stub their toe in a gated community or walled city then they will level neighborhoods or go for tribal vengeance though.

    Anyway, point being… it’s not if it bleeds it leads. The media is owned* in America so the trendies in it have their media bubbles, culture and careerism shaped by that fact.

    *Changing now…. slowly, but the growth curves for alternative media that isn’t owned by “special interests” are viral and exponential. As for me, I’m content to be the “crazy” person for now.

  21. Not sure about this case but the same sort of things happened after rich white liberals with their plantation politics along with tribalist Jewish media moguls that hate white peasants incited riots in the past: Truck driver attacked with hammer, etc.

    They were lying about their pretext for tribal incitement then too, like the trendy witless wonders and moral degenerates they are.

    Shrug. There is no Goyim Anti-Defamation League. So everyone waits until it all gets really, really, really bad… and then they finally figure out a way to go tribal too.

    Even Obama, the post racial president went tribal and reconstructed tribalism when he perceived push coming to shove by saying, “If I had a son, then he’d look like Trayvon.”

    That’s the way that tribes are invented. And from there on in, perceptions become reality… the interesting thing about it is that Obama doesn’t necessarily care one wit about a sixteen year old otherwise. Is he assassinating them without trial because, “If I had a son, he wouldn’t look like the sixteen year old Arab kid that I just assassinated without trial.” ?

    In any event, at this point most peasants probably care more about their fake forms of tribalism like being a Red Skins* fan than the fact that all of their tribalism is fake. They don’t actually care one wit about each other and the supposed tribes that they invent based on race.

    It’s all entertainment.

    *Of course, Native Americans never actually had red skins in the first place… As ridiculous as thing are now, next thing you know Elizabeth Warren will be painting her face red and leading a “high cheek boned” protest against a football team based on fake tribalism. More entertainment!!!! Grab the popcorn…

  22. Here it is: L.A. Riots Reginald Denny beating

    He was saved by a black peasant from the “Truck Driver Tribe,” regardless of racial tribalism.

    Apparently people need some way to identify and connect with each other, otherwise they naturally lack empathy. I guess tribalism can be a double edged sword. Virtue or vice.

    My main point about it would be the distinction between entertainment and reality. If half of these people cared one wit about their supposed tribe or race half as much as they say they do then far more black children would be being taught to read right now, by black fathers. And they would probably be burning down abortion clinics like Gosnell’s, etc.

  23. If half of these people cared one wit about their supposed tribe or race half as much as they say they do then far more black children would be being taught to read right now, by black fathers. And they would probably be burning down abortion clinics like Gosnell’s, etc.

    Inner-city blacks are the most manipulated people on the planet. In exchange for votes, the urban political power structure (Socialist-Democrats) give them dilapidated public housing, food stamps, free abortions and crappy schools. And prisons.

    Gee, what a great deal!

  24. Inner-city blacks are the most manipulated people on the planet.

    I think that applies to most Americans.

    In exchange for votes, the urban political power structure (Socialist-Democrats) give them dilapidated public housing, food stamps, free abortions and crappy schools. And prisons.

    In exchange for the dumbocracy used to legitimize wars waged based on lies and empire building, Republicans and Democrats give whites and blacks fields of white crosses and closed open air war memorials.

    Yet they had enough ponzi for the bankers that they’re borrowing your national debt/money into existence out of nothing from. Same old, same old. Apparently there will be no March of the Bonus Army these days, just a few reports on Fox News about barricades left on the White House lawn?

    Gee, what a great deal!

    Well, at least you get to believe that you or members of your family are heroes when they die in wars or become veterans. How courageous. How clueless.

    But being courageous is more than can be said for most African Americans in Corrections Corporation of America after they’ve been degraded, manipulated and monetized… yet again.

    Like you, apparently most fear trying to follow all the way through to the truth too much or lack the will. Because in order to begin to see the truth about others, you’d have to admit the truth about yourselves.

    So you’re a descendent of the Pilgrims, huh? That’s great.

    How many family members in the military now?

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