“What you say makes no sense, how can this be?” said the king incredulous at the prophet’s words.

“My Lord I do not claim to understand it” said Nathan,”but as surely as the Lord lives and has given me his words, He was there with the strangers.”

“You saw his angel?”

“It was not his angel”, spoke the prophet still aghast, “When the stranger raised the bread to heaven, it was He, among them and the strangers knelt in supplication.”

“So the Lord appeared when he raised the bread?”, asked David.

“No my Lord”, Nathan paused “He WAS the bread!”

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT —  I’ve shown tremendous restraint over the past week on social media and my own blog in not writing about the protests and the inflamed rhetoric out there following the Alton Sterling shooting in Baton Rouge and the following ambush against law enforcement in Dallas.  In fact, the only thing I posted on Facebook about it was that people need to stop sharing the media’s attempts to fan the flames and need to stop making it worse by posting hate filled memes and divisive commentary.

That won’t change here.

I will say this.  I am broken-hearted by all of it.  I live in Louisiana and I live three hours from Dallas.  This is close to home.

I have watched protests online via The Advocate and other Baton Rouge and NOLA news outlets.  The protests are tragic enough but the commentary by people watching is worse.  I’m as far from a Kumbaya-singing-hand-holding-liberal as a person can get, but we are all human beings!  Stop acting like this!  There are good and bad eggs in every single racial group and to stereotype any one group is just wrong.  Stop it.

Now, what I find curious this morning is this report from WAFB out of Baton Rouge about the arrests yesterday during protests:

According to the EBR Parish Prison booking sheet, all but seven of those arrested were from outside of the Baton Rouge area. An additional four are from cities directly neighboring Baton Rouge. The majority are from New Orleans. The rest are from Minnesota, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, New York, Washington D.C. and other cities from around Louisiana.

About a dozen of those on the posted list are out of the area.  Are they here for legitimate reasons and just caught up in the moment?  Maybe.  Are they bussed in by people with nefarious reasons?  Maybe.  If it’s the latter, shame on you.  And shame on those who sent you here.

From the protests I’ve watched, the Baton Rouge police have displayed extreme professionalism and restraint.  The police have had the main goal of keeping the roadways open and keeping these people from getting run over or obstructing traffic.  In return they’ve been hit with apples, eggs, water bottles, and rocks.

I watched a Periscope feed last night of a young woman who was among the protestors and inciting them to “get in the road!  Get in the road!  That’s why we’re here!”  That’s not a protest for Alton Sterling.  That’s not protest against perceived injustices by law enforcement.  That’s inciting a riot if you ask me.  She did indeed go into the road and got a few to go with her, but quickly ran back into the crowd when the police moved back into position across the street from them.

It’s a sad thing to watch for Louisiana.  It depresses me.  This is not who we are.

It’s my true wish that outside agitators would leave us alone and let us work this out together.  We don’t need the professional race baiters or the BLM agitators down here.

Go out today and to something nice for someone.  Smile at the person you pass on the sidewalk, thank an officer for what he does, pay it forward somewhere.  Wherever you live – let’s not let those who want to divide us succeed.  They are powerful but we are stronger.

Be kind.

 

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

Because frankly I’ve always thought that if a presidential candidate and / or his / her spouse decided to have a meeting and photo with a person who is actively supporting the murder of police.

The AADL leader’s meeting with former President Clinton during a May 3 visit to the University of Kentucky is featured on Millere’s Tumblr page, where a photo of Millere shaking hands with Clinton is captioned:

Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere accompanies President Bill Clinton and staff around the University of Kentucky campus:
“I was invited to meet with President and Mrs. Clinton and accompany them openly on UK (University of Kentucky) campus. I appreciate his honesty during my hard hitting questions concerning race. He agrees, “anyone should be able to exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights in areas of self-defense, especially African Americans, the most targeted people in the country. I am asking for your endorsement for Hillary and I so you won’t have to.” I agreed with his assessment and replied, “Either we will all live together as brothers or we will all die together as fool.”
Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere – African American Defense League, Black Lives Matter.

AADL was formed in September 2014 during the “Black Lives Matter” protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where activists claimed robbery suspect Michael Brown was wrongly killed by a policeman. Subsequent investigation found Officer Darren Wilson had shot Brown in self-defense during a struggle in which Brown tried to take Officer Wilson’s pistol. However,”the lie that Brown had died in a racially motivated police execution was amplified by the media, college presidents, and the left-wing political class,” as author Heather Mac Donald wrote in her recent book The War on Cops. “The newly formed Black Lives Matter movement promoted the notion that black Americans were being hunted down and killed with impunity by renegade white police officers.”

James King and Adi Cohen of Vocativ.com report:

In the days following Brown’s death, Mauricelm-Lei Millere encouraged Black people to kill Wilson. “When you find Dar­ren Wil­son you know what to do! Who­ever finds him knows what must be done!

And frankly it wouldn’t take the murder of a bunch of cops to make it newsworthy, but alas, our media understand that promoting this story is a lose lose for Hillary who they are determined to protect.

If she defends the meetings then there will be a large segment of the population that are not fans of murdering cops who might object.

And of course if she disavowed the meetings then she risks alienating her base which apparently can not abide suggesting that police lives, in fact all lives matter.

That we’ve reached a point where during a week when police are targeted for murder a major party candidate associations with those who as recently as July 6th called for the murder of cops says something both about the Democrat base and the media who protect it.  Neither of those somethings are printable