Posted on November 25, 2014

Hey Ferguson Protestors: Justice Has Been Done, But You Never Wanted Justice

Matt Walsch, The Blaze, November 25, 2014

Hey protestors in Ferguson and around the country, along with all manner of other agitators, demonstrators, race baiters, looters, rioters, media sensationalists, and everyone else in the Michael Brown Fan Club across the nation and the world:

You claim you want justice, so what are you protesting now?

Justice was done, friends, justice was done.

There won’t be a public trial because this is America, and in America we don’t put people on trial just to satisfy the vengeance of the mob. We don’t bring someone up on charges if the facts do not support those charges.

So Officer Wilson was not indicted. The facts reigned supreme last night. Well, first the facts, and then the arson.

Officer Wilson will not be charged because the entire outrage was built on fabricated witness testimony. Witness testimony, in some cases, from people who weren’t even witnesses. Officer Wilson was not indicted because the physical evidence, forensics, and ballistics all supported his story. Officer Wilson was vindicated because the most consistent witnesses were the ones who validated his version of events (and most of those witnesses were black).

That’s the truth. That’s the reality. It’s rock solid, folks. Plain as day. Michael Brown was not a civil rights hero; he was a belligerent and violent young man who lost his life because of his own actions. It is sad that he’s dead–and it’s his fault that he’s dead. He sought an altercation with a store clerk and then he sought an altercation with a cop. In the course of that second altercation, he tried to grab the officer’s gun. And now he’s dead. That’s what happens when you assault a cop and try to take his gun. You get shot. This is no great mystery. It’s no cause for rioting in the streets. It’s a case where A + B = C, and Michael Brown is fully responsible.

This decision is not what you wanted, I realize, but that’s only because you never wanted justice at all. You wanted a certain outcome, and you have demanded that outcome from the very beginning, before listening to the other side, before looking at the evidence, before hearing from all of the witnesses, before giving the dust a chance to settle. You came to a conclusion based on rumor and conjecture, and you have not strayed from that conclusion or adjusted it or even acknowledged that any other conclusions are possible. This, my fellow citizens, is not the behavior of people who want justice and fairness. This is the behavior of a lynch mob. This is the behavior of tyrants who are perfectly willing to send an innocent man to jail if it means winning some kind of bizarre ideological victory. This is behavior that ought to be exposed and shamed, in no uncertain terms.

That’s why I won’t be another to make this all about the violence in Ferguson, although there has been a ton of it since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. I can easily point to the rioting and looting, not to mention the bomb plots, rock throwing, vandalism, death threats, rape threats, terrorist threats, and general chaos at your hands. And that’s just before the decision. After the decision we saw utter detestation brought upon by the people who claim they are fighting for some great and magnanimous cause. More rioting, looting, vandalism, destruction, chaos, bottles and rocks thrown, shots fired, cars overturned, and roaming arsonists wreaking havoc across the community. Over a dozen buildings now lay in rubble in Ferguson. Reduced to rock and ash by the very people who say they care so much for their town. And all because a criminal was shot for attacking a cop. All for nothing, in other words. {snip}


You demonized an innocent man. This should weigh heavily on your conscience. This should bring you a profound sense of grief and guilt. A man who serves your community was forced to defend himself against an unprovoked and unnecessary assault, and what did you do? You made a villain out of him. You cast him to the wolves without hesitation. You crucified the man.

You should be ashamed.


Oh, but we’re told that this is about more than Michael Brown now. It’s about police brutality, and race, and social inequality, and so on.

Indeed, it’s about police brutality even if Officer Wilson wasn’t guilty of police brutality, and it’s about race even if Officer Wilson shot Brown because he was trying to kill him, not because he was black, and it’s about social inequality even if that has absolutely nothing to do with anything that transpired on that fateful afternoon. It’s about all of these things, even if it’s really about none of them. And Officer Wilson? Well, innocent or not, he just has to be the lamb slaughtered on the sacrificial altar in the name of progress.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

It’s like if I slap you in the face for kicking me in the shins, except you tell me that you never kicked me in the shins, but I respond that you must be slapped anyway because sometimes some people are kicked in the shins, and sometimes the shin kickers look an awful lot like you.

Sometimes, you see, positive change is sparked by a fabrication, spurred on by a lie, promoted through deception, and advanced at the expense of the innocent. This happens all the time, like, for instance never.

Man, I’m so sick of this.


Look, protestors, if you’re not ready to go home, if you still want to protest something, why not protest the culture that encourages young black men to act like Michael Brown? Why not protest the thousands of black men who kill black men every year? Why not protest the black men who kill cops every year, or have you convinced yourselves that such violence is always justified? Why not protest the black men who abandon their families and create the chaotic family situations that lead to these tragedies? Why not protest the black rappers who actively teach young men like Michael Brown to behave like bullies and gangsters? Why not protest the infantilizing white liberals who treat minorities like children who can’t be expected to take responsibility for their actions? Why not protest years of Nanny State policies which have bred poverty and kept many minority populations from achieving the success they are capable of?

Why not protest the media that feeds flames and obscures the truth?

Why not protest a president who has done nothing positive or constructive for the black community?

Or go home and tend to your families. Find something real to be worried about.

You were wrong about this.

You were wrong from the beginning.

But justice was done anyway, and you aren’t happy because justice was the last thing you ever wanted.