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What difference at this point does it make?

By Robert T. Smith
web posted September 8, 2014

Michael Brown is dead.  In the immortal words of Hillary Clinton...what difference at this point does it make?  It is not in the interest of speaking poorly of the dead, but for those who appear to be so moved to emotion and even civic outrage by his death...to those who now appear to care so deeply about Michael Brown, when was the appropriate time to care about him?

Based on the outpouring of media attention, his funeral attended by so many including representatives from the Obama administration, and the ongoing activities surrounding his death, many cared deeply about Michael Brown.  His parents, friends, community, state, our country, the world, and even the United Nations had statements about Michael Brown's death.  When was the appropriate time to care about the life of Michael Brown? 

Should everyone have cared about Michael Brown now that the looting and burning the neighborhood has taken place, and the usual cast of racial instigators descended upon the community? 

Should everyone have cared about Michael Brown when we saw his death picture, face-down in the street, headshot and laying in a puddle of his own blood? 

Should everyone have cared about Michael Brown when he was acting irresponsibly, strong-arming cigars from the local store? 

Should everyone have cared about Michael Brown when he was loading his social media pages with immorality, apparently passed off in the vernacular of Attorney General Eric Holder, as his people's culture?

Should everyone have cared about Michael Brown, the child, ready and able to be molded by his parents, community, local church into whatever future he would experience? 

When was the most appropriate time to care about Michael Brown?

The man that Michael Brown became was shot dead by a person we hired, trained, and paid to keep that community safe.  The final judgment of this incident will be inconsequential to Michael Brown the person. 

Hillary Clinton's incorrect desire to ignore responsibility for what happened in Benghazi is unfortunately exactly on point to Michael Brown in this case...at this point, what difference does it to Michael Brown now that he is dead.  Caring about Michael Brown now, posthumously, accrues no benefit to his life lived in the presence of so many who appear now to care so deeply.      

At some point in time, this young adult chose his path in life, molded by all who now appear to care deeply about him, his parents, his friends, his community, and others.  Regardless of how this incident is ultimately judged, when was the appropriate time for everyone to have cared about Michael Brown the person...long before now.  ESR

Robert T. Smith is an environmental scientist who spends his days enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness with his family.  He confesses to cling to his liberty, guns and religion, with antipathy toward the arrogant ruling elites throughout the country.

 

 

 

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