Reflections on the Ferguson Fiasco

Why I never watch the Media Whores of the Mainstream Bordello

By: Donnie Casto II

I’ve not been paying much attention to Ferguson, Darren Wilson, or the death of 18 year old Michael Brown.

Call it a fault of character, call it mistrust of the bastards in the mainstream media, or hell, call it bigger fish to fry in my own world. Justice is blind, at least in theory it’s supposed to be.

In an issue of right and wrong, innocence and guilt, facts and evidence got tossed to the wayside by people who felt death was an entitlement to pillage, loot, and plunder. After watching live-stream video of this riot last night; I couldn’t find an ‘innocent’ side, other than the owners of the looted and burned businesses who had not a goddamn thing to do with the shooting of Mike Brown and who never wore a badge and patrolled the streets with Officer Wilson.

Between residents, in many cases itching to fight, and military-geared police in mass, equally itching to accept their challenge, it’s safe to say both sides in this debate fulfilled one thing- not honoring the memory of Michael Brown, not supporting Darren Wilson, or highlighting the injustice and corruption many feel is rampant within the local law enforcement community. In the end, both sides only served to fuel the media hyped stereotype of everything wrong about them.

Nothing more and nothing less.

Maybe someone should have called this chapter of history “Assholes in Missouri: Part Deux”.

Race was once again tossed as a trump card to intimidate the rule of law, aided and abetted by the usual suspects in media, religion, and politics. Regardless of who in fact is guilty, one man’s life has been snuffed away to the annals of history and forever etched into the rolling expanse of eternity and one man’s life-despite any concrete proof of self-defense or wrongful murder-will never be the same again. Thanks in no due part to a legal process-less group of masturbator’s in the media and a law enforcement spokesman who made Inspector Clouseau look like a modern day Sherlock Holmes.

Hunter Thompson was right about one thing, “We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.”

So today and as well as tonight, from a loathsome and fearful soul in Columbus, Ohio comes a borrowed American prayer of sorts, for perfect peace, for unconditional love, for righteous justice, and for everyone to come together in a time where further division is the last thing we need… and to the loathsome freak reporters exercising some needed ink and rage journalism down there: make it ‘back to Barstow’ safe!!!

For me, for yourselves, for us, and for the world that will need you in the days to come.

 

Res Ipsa Loquitur. . . So, has it come to this?

 

Donnie Casto II
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Donnie Casto II is a senior staff writer for Gonzo Today. He has lived in the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Along with his work at Gonzo Today, he is also a tireless advocate for The Fathers Rights Movement in Ohio and Supporters of Ohio Equal Parenting, which promote family law reform and equal custody rights for fathers. He is the proud father of three children: Elijah, Victoria, and Michael. He has an Associates Degree in Business and is currently on break from his Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.