Worth a Thousand Words? Ten Thousand? More?

30 Nov

In the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, we’ve been beset by black rage, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (“a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”), violence, threats, fires and even political suicide (Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon failed to send the National Guard into Ferguson immediately after the Grand jury verdict was announced; he’ll never be President).

In the midst of the resulting chaos, threats and hyperbole, almost all of us have been picking sides and promoting national polarization.

And then a photo turns up in the news of a 12-year-old black kid hugging a cop at a Portland, Oregon, demonstration about Micheal Brown’s death.  The boy is carrying a sign that says he’s giving out free hugs; the cop asked for one.  Somebody caught the moment with their camera.  The photo goes viral.

You see the photo and, almost without any words at all, you realize how stupid, unnecessary and self-destructive polarization can be.  Most of our conflicts and wars are based on our denial of our adversary’s humanity, and on our adversary’s denial of ours.

This photo shows the humanity of both sides.   Here’s a white cop and a black kid caught up in, and trying to escape, the tides of polarization.

The photo’s effect is astonishing.  They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but I think this one’s worth a lot more.  How much rage has been dampened, how many lives might be saved, how many fires prevented by simply showing this photograph?

Who still wants to shoot?  Who still wants to burn?

Here’s an edited excerpt from the original photo:


(Incidentally, this is the 1,600 article I’ve published on my blog.)


Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Values


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19 responses to “Worth a Thousand Words? Ten Thousand? More?

  1. david

    November 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM


    • Anthony Clifton

      December 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      are you saying Ashton Carter is not a White Kid…?

      there’s like 2.3 trillion good reasons to scratch on your head…

      Carter served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
      during horn dog Clinton’s first term.

      His Pentagon responsibilities encompassed: countering NONJEWISH
      “weapons of mass destruction worldwide”,
      oversight of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and missile defense programs,
      policy regarding the collapse of the former Soviet Union
      (including its nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction),
      control over sensitive U.S. exports, and chairmanship of NATO’s High Level Group.

      Carter directed military planning during the 1994 crisis over the contrived
      ” North Korea’s nuclear weapons program”
      was instrumental in removing all nuclear weapons from the territories of
      Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus….and all Bugs Bunny Cartons….

      Plus he directed the establishment of defense and intelligence relationships
      with the countries of the former Soviet Union when the Cold War ended;
      and participated in the negotiations that led to the deployment of Russian troops
      as part of the Bosnia Peace Plan Implementation Force.

      Carter managed the multi-billion dollar Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program to support elimination of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of the former Soviet Union, including the secret removal of 600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from Kazakhstan in the operation code-named Project Sapphire. He also directed the Nuclear Posture Review and oversaw the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Counter – Proliferation Initiative.

      He directed the reform of DOD’s national security export controls.
      His arms control responsibilities included the Agreed Framework which froze North Korea’s plutonium producing nuclear reactor program, the extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the negotiation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty,
      and matters involving the START II, ABM, CFE, and other arms control treaties.

      In an April 4, 2013 speech at Center for Strategic and International Studies the Secretary affirmed that the ‘Shift to Asia’ initiative of President Obama was a priority that would not be affected by the Budget sequestration in 2013 as the Pentagon and other departments
      “scaled down” spending. <——-read that one again, it is a funny Ha Ha…line.

      The Secretary responded to a Reuters reporters question that China was suspicious of the refocusing of American foreign policy to Asia as a military targeting of China by stating that the Chinese should ask the North Koreans to lower their military posturing and resolve to use hacking Hollywood studios instead of diplomacy and dialogue to solve their problems.

      Carter noted that China was a central economic partner and that :
      'The Shift to Asia' is principally an economic matter with new security implications.
      India, Australia, and New Zealand were mentioned as forthcoming security partners.

      Clearly this "Hug" is a SMOKE SCREEN….!!!

      bet he doesn't HUG any of those Al Quida boys with that secret PANCAKE recipe…


    November 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    With the United Nations trip by Micheal Brown’s family,(there have been many such outreaches from Negro “concerns”) and the adoration of Larry Pickney by InfoWars, and the continuing promotion of the woes of the NEGRO. From ALL of my understanding, it seems there could be coming, a push for the “Republic Of New Africa”!

    I learned about that treasonous movement in the late 1970’s after seeing (what turned out to be) the Flag/Colors since 1969. I went to the public Library and discovered that this movement was to be aided by the United Nations. Today I can find no U.N. connection, but Larry Pickny is a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Pickney formerly served as Republic of New Africa Minister of Interior.

    Could there be something to what I said? We “SHOULD” know that the Enemy will use ALL tools available to them for our destruction…

    Just for fun, look up the meaning of the name “Pickney” Pickney or pickiney meaning child, taken from an earlier form (piccaninny)

  3. Damon

    November 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Reblogged this on Awakestate and commented:

  4. jackie

    November 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    One good picture does not change the thousands of murders of unarmed blacks fro bigot police

    • Adask

      November 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      Nor does the photo change the thousands of blacks who’ve been killed by other blacks. It doesn’t even change the number of whites who’ve been assaulted, robbed or murdered by blacks. But it does tend to defuse some of polarization that pits blacks against whites and/or against the cops. Maybe that’s a good thing.

  5. Lorie Voluntaryist Meacham

    November 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    This is Portland, not seattle

  6. Henry

    November 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Co. are working for the same NWO nation-wrecking crew that’s busy undermining nation states all over the world.

    The method is the same everywhere: find the natural fault lines (race, religion, etc.) in a society and aggravate them, thus weakening the society’s collective checks against the power of money.

    The NWO has infiltrated similar Fifth Column provocateurs on all sides of the political spectrum in America. There are literally thousands of them – mostly, but not exclusively, in the media.

    The plan is for the Money Power to eventually rule the world unchecked by the nation state’s institutions of law and order (which institutions are “outdated” legacies of civilization from times prior to the rise of the Money Power).

    • Roger

      December 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      Quite right, Henry.

      In other words, to subvert a target social organization – any social organization, from the family to the nation state – give it an Enemy Within to deal with, a division against itself.

      If the target social organization already has internal divisions, amplify them with muckraking and rabble rousing.

      Divide and conquer – a basic strategy of both Julius Caesar and the anarchist billionaires’ rats in the media (both mainstream and fake “alternative”).

      Right vs. left, white vs. black, citizen vs. police – whatever’s available, by any means necessary.

  7. donmako

    November 30, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Congrats. And good job Al. We need good news. Its all about programming. All we get is bombarded with evil… It sinks in and contaminates us. And others around. Hence the see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil… We are told to fight evil with good. This is an effective way. Soften those necks. Melt those hearts with bombarding them with goodness, n love… Praise YHWH

  8. Adask

    November 30, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Sharpton & Jackson appear to be terrorists. They reportedly approach businesses, corporations, cities, even politicians and essentially issue the following threat: If you don’t donate some money to our movement, we will declare you to be racist and motivate a bunch of niggaz to picket your business or perhaps even burn it down.

    People succumb to the threats. Sharpton & Jackson get rich. They are morally identical to street thugs who provide “protection” to mom & pop grocery store windows. So long as mom and pop cough up $100 a week, nobody breaks their windows.

    • Anthony Clifton

      December 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      see if you can find the autopsy Photo’s of Sammie & Vickie Weaver…

      state sponsored terrorism, Sharpton & Jackson have “franchises”…

      the real Kosher Nostra has ‘kahilla’s’…aka…Federal Reserve “currency printers”

      the adversary of all “Mankind” is his own ignorance, and the enemy that walketh about
      as a roaring lion…and owns the media..

      calling Gordon Kahl , calling Gordon Kahl,
      Gordon please call home

  9. Adask

    December 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    The Shadow knows.

  10. dog-move

    December 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Nathan Mayer Rothschild and his descendants still stand at the pillar.

  11. dog-move

    December 1, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    It’s presumable neither understands the “man or other animals” laws and the genocidal implications.Now that is something that should make tears run down one’s face.
    Maybe the occifer is hugging him knowing that in the future when they lock him up and charge the trust its payday for police state USA.

  12. dog-move

    December 1, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Congratulations Al, and thanks for taking the time to help me and others understand and see the things the Lord lets you see. You have an amazing blog and I’m sure the penetration, past, present and future will continue moving positively forward. It seems my presence is on the this blog very often.
    As Yahweh lives may you continue with sharing your insights and inspiring the brilliant minds that contribute with comments that are every bit as insightful.
    I’m currently studying and rereading political choice, what a golden nugget!
    Thanks again and happy 1600!

  13. Anthony Clifton

    December 1, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    how about a second for Nominating Alfred : Adask… for Secretary of Defense…for
    these united states…just imagine the confirmation hearings…

    1600 articles..almost 10 years of anti-Shysters…

    talk about an education…at “public” expense…!

    how rewarding would that be…

    Winston Smith would have a lifetime job…

  14. Anthony Clifton

    December 2, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    I met Judge Bork the week before the BORK hearings, as I was exiting Biden’s office
    we rode down the elevator…

    several years later I met Judge Bork’s wife… at a Thomas More Society dinner
    where Michael Novak delivered a speech about the elections in Nicaruaga..
    stunning is a word that is entirely insufficient…to describe Mrs. Bork

    it is no small wonder all those MAN hating dried up hags hated Judge Bork

  15. Ritchard

    December 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Funny, but I see culture clash in the picture. Forced integration, under the false mantra of equality, leads to problems for all. Each needs to grow with their own to feel secure and strong. If each had their own country most of the problems we suffer with would not exist. The psychopaths with their mind control vying for world stewardship must be reigned in. Why are we still cooperating? Maybe the mind control works. I”m looking real hard at the “Northwest Front”. They might have the right idea for those who can see through the mental fog.


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