On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV asked both sides in WW I to stop the war to observe Christmas. Although the countries refused to halt their hostilities, soldiers on both sides observed the truce, even singing to each other across enemy lines. Now, The Los Angeles Times, apparently eager to liken leftist activists to the warriors who took a brief respite from their soldiering, portrays the protesters who came from far and near to Ferguson, MO, to protest the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in an almost heroic light as they took a break from their activity to partake in a Thanksgiving meal.
The Times writes, “The hungry crowd, eager to dig into the trays of fried turkey, collard greens and creamy tres leches cake, had traveled far for their Thanksgiving meal.”
Yup, it’s a long way to Tipperary. Or Verdun. Or the Somme.
Or Ferguson, apparently: “Some were hundreds or thousands of miles from home, but inside a St. Louis-area church it seemed like a family dinner. Most of the people didn’t know one another until three months ago.”
Amazing how one policeman defending his life can unite a bunch of America-haters.
Cat Daniels, the woman who has been feeding the protesters on-and-off since Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, said of her Thanksgiving meal, “It’s a day to breathe, to love one another, to share and give thanks for what we have and what we will have.” She intoned to those eating, “A hundred and 11 days ago we didn’t know each other, but y’all my family.”
The Times notes dramatically, ‘The holiday was cold and quiet–at least for a few hours.” Yup, just a brief respite before the moral warriors of the left encourage more rioting against The Man.
One protester from Milwaukee, Biko Baker, said of Daniels, “She’s definitely one of the mother hens. When you’ve got 35- and 40-year-old people calling you Momma, you’ve done something.” He added, “Right now, given the extreme fear and exhaustion that exists in the activist community, Momma Cat gives us an opportunity for people to come together and heal.”
Extreme fear in the activist community? Is it their businesses they’re burning down and looting?
Daniels concluded, “Food has a healing power. Food can heal your soul.” Of course, once the activists feed themselves, their souls will sing “Kumbaya.”
Police haven’t joined the group feeding off of Daniels.
The Times notes: “…after Brown’s death, Daniels said, she knew she had to do something. Maybe she didn’t belong on the front lines, but she could at least keep the front lines fed.”
Those front lines remind anyone of American soldiers in foxholes? If not, please report to the Los Angeles Times for indoctrination.