Common Sense Commentary: Ethnic conflict between the races made it all too easy, in the passion of the moment, after Pearl Harbor, to blame all Japanese for the sneak attack. When, in fact, most Japanese Americans were good citizens ... as were most German and Italian Americans, but these latter two were "more like us" than the "Japs", as some said. Thousands of innocent Japanese Americans were unjustly isolated in stockades during the war, but other thousands served with distinction in Italy and in Military Intelligence during that war. You don't blame all Italians for the Mafia, all Russians for Communism, or all Hawaiians for Obama. So don't let yourself hold all blacks responsible for this eruption of black cop killers.
Slavery was allowed to flourish in America with the accompanying contempt for black people, by much of America, until the Civil War stopped the slavery, but not the contempt, which gradually wore itself out over many years until the pendulum finally stopped, with equality. Then began to swing back the other way, black contempt for white people. The black/white problem in America is rather like the husband who abused his wife for the first 20 years of marriage but finally repented and ceased his unjust treatment of her. But she was now so filled with hatred for him that she, her children and grandchildren, by a previous marriage, spent the next ten years persecuting him, out of revenge. The unintended consequences of their unforgiveness and abuse of the man, upon whose talents and business success they all depended, was that he opened secret bank accounts in foreign tax havens, transferred all his wealth into them, divorced his wife and her children, and left them penniless. Persecution was wrong when white people did it and is wrong when black people do it. A pendulum, when it reaches its zenith (enough is enough) always ceases in that direction and suddenly changes and swings in the opposite direction... if it is wound up tight. The Black/White pendulum in America which, in the past, swung to the right has now reached its zenith, and is swinging back to the left, blacks against whites. Enough is enough. But all blacks are not part of what is now happening.
Here is a balanced black man, Sheriff of Milwaukee, who is doing his best to stop the swing of the Black/White pendulum at its center, in the middle, before it strikes midnight and changes direction again.... against blacks. This Sheriff is a true American hero. He is being interviewed by a racist, black TV host about "Black Lives Matter". His answer to the problem is, "All Lives Matter". RB
My message has been clear from day one two years ago. I predicted this two years ago.