Grief is a strange thing. It can make the bereaved deny basic facts. In the case of Michael Brown, it is not wrong for the family to want to remember the best about their loved one; however, the Brown Family has not been honest about Michael’s death with the nation that has been torn apart along racial lines.
Michael Brown is not dead because of the actions of a white cop. He’s not dead because of institutional racism. He’s dead because of a series of choices that he made.
Now, Michael’s uncle has declared that he is ready to forgive Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown. However, the uncle, who is also a pastor, says that Wilson must admit his supposed wrongdoing.
The facts surrounding Brown’s death have been obscured by racial rhetoric, lies and political grandstanding. The facts show that Michael Brown was not a carefree, “gentle giant.” He was a thug who, immediately prior to his death, had attacked and robbed a convenience store clerk. Still, the mainstream media and professional race-hustlers wish for us to baselessly presume that Brown was hunted-down because of the color of his skin and simultaneously ignore the words of the decorated officer who says he was attacked by the thug who had just recently attacked a store clerk.
Still, Pastor Charles Ewing, Brown’s uncle, insists that his nephew was murdered.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Pastor Ewing claims that he forgives Wilson and those who refused to indict the officer.
He said: ‘[Wilson] has to be honest with himself. We cannot be a judge, we cannot levy people, but only when a person is honest with themselves, that’s when the healing takes place.
‘If you don’t things can happen in your life that you don’t have no control over, in your family’s life.
‘It can create a ripple effect.’
Pastor Ewing recalled that he threw his hands in the air and broke down in tears on August 9 last year when he was told that Brown had been shot dead.
He rushed to Canfield Drive in Ferguson where Brown’s body was lying in a pool of blood with nine bullets in his body from Wilson’s gun…
Pastor Ewing, who delivered the eulogy and Brown’s funeral, said that the only way he was able to move on was to forgive Wilson.
He said: ‘I’ve forgiven Darren Wilson, of course. I’ve forgiven (St Louis county prosecutor) Bob McCulloch and (former Ferguson police chief Thomas) Jackson.
‘We have to forgive in order to receive forgiveness. I’m just praying for them and that something good will come out of this but when things seem to be shady some people cannot forgive.
‘Some can forgive, we have to forgive and just go on.
‘I was reading in Proverbs 16 chapter 6th verse: “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged.”
‘Sometimes things seem to be dealt with in a way that things are not getting done but eventually things will surface and come out.
‘Especially dealing with men and conscience. God created all of us with a conscience, whether or not we want to accept it or not, this is what makes us above all other created beings, the animals, the beasts of the field. Man has a conscience and he has the ability to make a choice between good and evil, right and wrong.’
Pastor Ewing’s message to Wilson was simple: admit what he did was wrong.
He said: ‘It’s like when you go to the doctor; if you don’t admit that you have a physical situation how can a doctor properly treat you.’
At Brown’s funeral Pastor Ewing’s eulogy deeply moved the packed crowd at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
He said that Brown’s blood was ‘crying from the ground, crying for vengeance, crying for justice’.
But given that Wilson has not been charged with a crime, the chance of that happening seems slim – with potentially fatal consequences.
Pastor Ewing said: ‘If there’s no true justice served it’s going to breed even more animosity and bitterness.
‘If they see this escalating and ongoing and with the shootings and killings and nothing’s being done, they throw up their hands and say: ‘What’s the use in fighting the system?’
The fabricated “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative tore Ferguson apart. The Obama Adminstration’s exploitation of racial tensions tore the country apart. The person responsible for Michel Brown’s death was Michael Brown and while the good pastor positions as a man of grace by offering forgiveness for Wilson, he should review the facts surrounding his nephew’s death and seek forgiveness for his family for so ruthlessly exploiting this tragedy to further a demonstrably false and preposterous narrative that led to rioting, looting and an anti-police mentality that still lingers and endangers our nation’s police officers.