(This piece was written prior to the cowardly attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge with an update below.)
Last week in Loudoun some of our local leaders, in an effort to engage in moral equivalence, held a candlelight vigil at which time they attempted to link the deaths of two Black men, one in Louisiana and the other in Minnesota, to the murder of five police officers in Dallas Texas. This attempt to link these events as equal is both intellectually and morally corrupt. The attempt to link the deaths of two men in which investigations are ongoing as to their criminal behavior, and as of yet in no way conclusive, to the murder or assassination of five police officers, is a trap that almost all members of the media fall for or are active agents. The latter being the vast majority.
The leftists and apologists for the BLM movement and their allies in the main stream press are very good at co-mingling events so as to provide false legitimacy. Sadly, a sizable chuck of the public, to include many otherwise right thinking people, fall prey to these false arguments often fueled by a desire to be liked, or to be perceived as caring, or engaged. They sacrifice critical thought, the truth, and political courage at the ever present alter of political correctness. At this very event elected Republicans, one of whom was our elected Sheriff Mike Chapmen, who represents the men and woman of our largest law enforcement agency in the County, participated in an event that was designed to link falsehoods and leftist dogma to the murder of five law enforcement officers.
The cases of the two men killed at the hands of police officers that sparked the most recent rounds of unrest, which is the only connection albeit based on multiple false narratives, will be investigated and adjudicated. The truth will be discovered and the justice system will run its course. In the case of the 5 police officers, no investigation is needed. A black man consumed by hatred and influenced by a corrupt black nationalist ideology murdered five human beings, white police officers all. Case closed. Sure there is a need to investigate if a larger conspiracy was at play, or if the shooter had Islamofacist connections. But by and large we know what happened here, an evil man radicalized by several leftist organizations, reined terror on the city of Dallas.
The linkage of these events is morally indefensible.
Might I suggest to certain naive Republican members of the Board Of Supervisors, and the Sheriff of Loudoun County, that you are being led around by your nose on this issue by a talented opposition. Further, you are providing political cover to those looking to blur the issue in order to promote and advance falsehoods and a morally corrupt argument. You have become enablers, or as we used to say Dupes. Stop it.
To those members of the Board that stayed away from this event congratulations for seeing it for what it was, the advancement of misinformation and false narratives.
UPDATE: Police officers in Baton Rouge being targeted right now! Loudoun elected officials, Chairman of the board Phyllis Randall, Supervisor Ron Meyer and Sheriff Michael Chapman, this is why we don’t link as equal these events. Providing legitimacy to those would use the inconclusive events of those potentially involved in illegal behavior with the murder of police officers does nothing but encourage more of the same behavior. The three of you need to rethink your approach.