|An Oath Keeper in Ferguson: a city still under siege by a people motivated for racial revenge/racial justice courtesy of Obama's "key advisor" Al Sharpton|
This makes his declaration, from Ferguson on Sunday November 30th, that, " “Justice will come to Ferguson," and, “We’re not gonna stop marching and protesting until we do," all the more interesting.
But not as interesting as the other "advisors" who arrived in Ferguson recently. [Police shut down mysterious 'Oath Keepers' guarding rooftops in downtown Ferguson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11-30-14]:
Following a night of arson fires and bashed storefronts that hit close to home, Greg Hildebrand stood naked Tuesday, drying off from a needed shower, when he noticed somebody on the rooftop.
“I opened the window and said, ‘Hey, can I help you?’” said Hildebrand, 35, a website developer.
The man said he was security and would be up there at night with others to protect the pocket of second-story apartments and lower-level storefronts near the Ferguson Police Department. A day earlier, rioters had broken out windows below Hildebrand’s apartment in the 100 block of South Florissant Road and torched a nearby beauty supply store.
“I am in the middle of a difficult spot,” Hildebrand said. “I feel a lot better having those guys up on the roof.”
But he wasn’t clear exactly who “those guys” were or where they came from.
Puzzled and alarmed protesters have wondered, too — some accusing the mysterious guards in military fatigues of being in the Ku Klux Klan.
In fact, they are volunteers affiliated with a 35,000-member national organization called Oath Keepers. Yale Law School graduate and libertarian Stewart Rhodes said by telephone from Montana that he founded the group in 2009 to protect constitutional rights, including those of protesters confronted by what he described as overly militarized police.
Police questioned group members early in the week and allowed them to stay. But Saturday, after media inquiries, St. Louis County police officers ordered the Oath Keepers to leave the rooftops.
Threatened with arrest for operating without a license, the volunteers argued but eventually left their positions early Saturday, Rhodes said.
“We are going to go back as protesters,” Rhodes said Saturday afternoon.
Rhodes, who said he is Mexican-American, stressed that Oath Keepers is not anti-government. He said the volunteers handling rooftop security in Ferguson were current or former government employees and first responders, many who have intense military, police and EMS training.
“We thought they were going to do it right this time,” Rhodes said of government response to the grand jury decision released Monday in the Michael Brown case.
“But when Monday rolled around and they didn’t park the National Guard at these businesses, that’s when we said we have got to do something.
“Historically, the government almost always fails to protect people,” he added.
“We were sick in our gut we couldn’t be here sooner,” said John Karriman of Joplin, Mo., a state leader of Oath Keepers who teaches police tactics. “We are here to volunteer our time and make sure everybody stays safe.”
Another leader, who would give only his first name, Sam, described himself as a weapons engineer from the St. Louis area who has done security contracting for the U.S. government. He said he was motivated to help after seeing a CNN story featuring extensive damage to Natalie’s Cake’s & More,which also helped generate thousands of dollars in donations for the small business.
Sam said he contacted owner Natalie Dubose and told her he was going to secure her store and others.
“She started crying,” Sam said.
The alternative Hill Valley in 1985 (From Back to the Future 2): the high school was burned down after Biff Tannen took control of the city.
Oath Keepers boarded up a bunch of the storefronts and started night rotations on several rooftops. Sam said he vetted volunteers to ensure there weren’t any “racists” or “people with an ax to grind.” He said he picked volunteers who “have seen the elephant and are calm under fire.”
Fearing more arsonists, Oath Keeper volunteers kept buckets of water, fire extinguishers and other nonlethal weapons on the rooftops. Some are also armed with rifles that aren’t available at Walmart and Cabela’s.
The volunteers said they were well aware of the risk to life that arson can play and the legal right to stop it from happening.
Group volunteers say they are confident they have helped protect property and lives since they arrived.
Victor Clark, a dentist at Ferguson Dental on South Florissant Road, said he was happy to have the Oath Keepers’ free assistance. He wants to reopen his business soon. On Monday, rioters shattered the front door and window, and stole dental needles and anesthetic.
Then Oath Keepers showed up out of the blue. “We gave them our keys,” he said.
“We didn’t know that much about them, but we got a feeling of trust. You have to do something to protect our building.”Are you beginning to realize where all this "Ferguson" nonsense is heading?
In Back to the Future 2, we got a glimpse of a future American city, Hill Valley (set in 2015), where flying cars and hover boards were the norm; in our world, the city of 67 percent black Ferguson looks like the dystopian world of 1985 Hill Valley created by the movies antagonist, Biff Tannen.
It was a copy of Grays Sports Almanac: Complete Sports Statistics 1950-2000 that was the catalyst for the collapse of Hill Valley into the chaos, violence, and vice Marty McFly encountered in an alternate 1985; it's the absence of white people and the growing black population (whose crime and social capital disabling culture only they can create being the catalyst for white flight) there responsible for the crumbling community of Ferguson.
Back in 1985, the city of Ferguson was around 85 percent white; if you were to go back in time and show citizens of the city then images and video of the city now, would they believe you?