|Even if Michael Brown could vote, he couldn't stop Ferguson's inevitable slide into just another failed black city (where once, individual white people collectively created a prosperous, thriving community)...|
Their future, because as the last white residents pull up the stakes they've put down in the city and depart for parts unknown, the soon-to-be 100 percent black city of Ferguson will be forgotten by the national press as it descends into East St. Louis, Camden, and Jackson, Mississippi status.
But for the next few days, the mainstream media will crow louder and fly higher than Peter Pan courtesy of the happy thoughts generated by more black people elected to office in Ferguson.
With a vested interested in the situation in progressively blacker and blacker Ferguson, the mainstream media is in dire need of a positive return on investment for the thousands of hours they've devoted to expending energy creating a faux-controversy in the decaying suburb of just more than 21,000 people.
Blacks students from Atlanta spent Spring Break in Ferguson trying to convince black people to register to vote (what percentage of blacks on Section 8 Vouchers in Ferguson are barred from voting due to prior felonies?), while black students from Montgomery spent Spring Break making Panama City unsafe for college students everywhere.
Either way, the black population in Ferguson will continue to make life for the dwindling white population unsafe (be it by lowering property value or eroding whatever social capital remains in the city).
The great lesson though of the push to register more black people in Ferguson to vote is how embarrassingly unreceptive the black people of Ferguson have been to actually registering to vote.
First, let's start with The New York Times. [Getting Ferguson Majority to Show Its Clout at Polls, 8-30-14]:
Down the street from where the body of Michael Brown lay for hours after he was shot three weeks ago, volunteers have appeared beside folding tables under fierce sunshine to sign up new voters. On West Florissant Avenue, the site of sometimes violent nighttime protests for two weeks, voter-registration tents popped up during the day and figures like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. lectured about the power of the vote.
N.A.A.C.P. leaders are creating a door-to-door voter registration effort with a jarring reminder as its theme: “Mike Brown Can’t Vote, but I Can.” Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, is working with others to hold a “candidate school” for people, including young black residents who say they want to serve on a city council or school board but need guidance on what a political campaign requires.Let's get one thing straight: the path Michael Brown was walking before he attempted to procure Officer Darren Wilson's gun was one inevitably leading to his forfeiting the right to vote. Had Brown not charged Wilson, he would have been arrested and lost his ability to vote due to the violent crime he had just engaged in.
Initially, the "Mike Brown Can't Vote, but I Can" voter registration drive seemed to be highly successful, with the media prematurely Tinker Belling all over themselves with the news more than 3,000 people had been registered to vote!
But that news couldn't fly, with the media forced to come back down to earth when it was revealed only 128 people (not the original 3,287 reported and joyously celebrate by the media) had registered in the "Mike Brown Can't Vote, but I can" campaign...
There's no doubt the mainstream media is already sprinkling themselves with the same fairy dust used when Eric Holder unveiled the infamous double-switch (throwing the Department of Justice's Darren Wilson report down the memory and replacing it with the searing, damning, scathing, horrifically drowning in white supremacy "see how racist the entire Ferguson Police Department is" report), anticipating the popping of champagne bottles to pleasurably float down the inebriated river of white people losing any representation in local government.
In the mainstream media's view, the remaining white people in Ferguson deserve what's coming to them, with this election serving as one of the last moments to gloat (the only remaining times are the election of the first black mayor, the appointing of the first black police chief, and the re-opening of a Sonic... wait, that's 80 percent black Selma!); because with the political takeover of Ferguson by democratically elected black people, the city will only sped up the moment in which the last white person departs the city for good.
And then, the media will no longer have any stories to report from the city, save a rekindling of those seven "shockingly racist" (sic) emails found in the public emails of former white city employees, as a reminder of the "racism" blacks had to overcome...
Voters in 70 percent black Ferguson will go to the polls tomorrow to elect blacker and better candidates to represent the city of their future. But we must remember the future of Ferguson is a representation of the type of community individual black people can collectively create.