In the aftermath of the robbery, assault, and then police shooting of Michael Brown in
To be fair, at least when you loot a TV you don’t have to fight off that store clerk’s hard sell, hot boxing you into buying the extended warranty.
Police shootings are not a major issue. There were 12 million total arrests in the
We WASPY Presbyterians run a higher risk of getting shot during a police raid because we won’t raise our hands into the air for fear our friends might see us and think we pray that way.
Police are not targeting black males. My father was a policeman. Do you really think he wanted to go into neighborhoods infested with crime, gangs and drugs to arrest someone? Would you? If there is a problem (and it may be a reason crime is high in these areas), it is that police are not aggressive enough because they fear for their own lives and being persecuted by a leftist media and race-hatred merchants.
Ninety nine percent of the protestors were not from
Let’s review the reality of
We learn from pictures of looting youths that they think they can savage a business for a perceived injustice, no matter the facts. They looted everything they could from the stores except the latest Garth Brooks CD and job applications.
So the good merchants leave a crime-ridden area like
The liberal education system echoes the victimization narrative, so in school the youths get no economically uplifting, self-reliant templates for their lives. I doubt they’ve even heard of Horatio Alger or inspiring black businessmen like Bob Johnson or Herman Cain.
For years I coached an inner-city projects basketball team of 15 year olds. I would take them to movies on weekends and drive them through nice neighborhoods. When they marveled at the homes, I asked them, "What do you think these people do to make the money to live in such homes?" There was a long pause; none had an idea. Then Tavarus said, “I know, they get a rapid refund from the government.” Getting money from government is the only way they are conditioned to think.
Aside from being fed the constant line that they are victims and are owed something, Obama gives looter-types even more justification for looting. And for their vote, Democrats are all too willing to let them continue to think they are always victims who should depend on the government.
But Obama did fly back to D.C. from his
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