SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson

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…Looks like I spoke a little too soon about the Ferguson Riots calming down. Practically minutes after I published, Ferguson erupted AGAIN.

This time, instead of rolling out the tanks and rpg smoke bombs and tear gas, the Gestapo backed off and let the looters ransack at will.

Now, riots themselves are not amusing, but what is really amusing is reading the commentary on Libertarian type blogs like The Burning Platform.

When the first reports and pics came out with the Gestapo in full riot gear rolling into Ferguson in Tanks wearing enough Body Armour to stop a Depleted Uranium Full Metal Jacket Armor Piercing .50 Cal BMG slug, the commentariat (and bloggers of many stripes) all went ballistic themselves about our expanding Police State and Loss of Freedoms, Militarization of the Police, etc.

In round two of the Libertarian Kabuki Theater, as the Gestapo withdraws and lets the Looters Gone Wild show roll into high gear, the SAME folks are back out there asking “Where are the fucking Cops? Why don’t they get out there and start shooting these criminals?” LOL…

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2 Responses to SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson

  • Chromex says:

    Hi, commenting over from soundcloud per your request. My only point was that in rant 1 you said there were no major riots after Watts 65 and , being from Michigan and visiting Detroit every weekend from 65-70 I saw the impact of the 1967 Detroit “12th Street riots” and their aftermath so I thought that this qualified as “major”. You replied it and the Rodney King riots were “relatively minor” so I checked on the net ( I realize the net is not the be all and end all and in fact wonder how stats were compiled on some of this stuff back in the sixties). All sources I could find on the net conclude that Detroit was a huge whopper of a riot . Several sources confirmed that the Rodney King riots surpassed it.
    Despite this very minor niggle, I enjoy the rants- its nice to hear critical thinking on the net as it is so rare.
    Interestingly, I still reside in Michigan and am an attorney. My daughter is an MSW and Detroit revitalization fellow and her husband heads a major IT department for GM. They reside in Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb and their house is 2 blocks from the main drag, Woodward ave. Last night was the “Dream Cruise” and my daughter and her husband walked the 2 blocks to Woodward to see the cars. It being a warm night, they poured themselves some diet coke into plastic cups before they left.
    Many residents were lining the block to watch the cruise and quite a few were drinking water, soda pop and whatever.
    Two of Royal Oak’s finest accosted my daughter and her husband because they were drinking out of paper cups and asked what was in the cups. They said “Diet Coke” and were told that “no its alcohol”. The cops them demanded that my daughter and her husband pour out the offending substance on the ground before they left. They then cited my daughter and her husband for disorderly conduct ( there is no allegation they were being actually disorderly; consuming alcoholic liquor in public, a subset of disorderly conduct was what they were charged with).
    You would think that the cops would not be that stupid, what with Ferguson et al but it appears that there is some sort of line i the sand being drawn here, perhaps nationally. I suspect the city will cave when I enter my appearance on behalf of my daughter but we shall see. Meantime I am looking at what I can countersue about ( while also looking onto NOT doing that because of retaliation) and thinking that history may one day find Ferguson to be of more national import ( assuming that Fuckyoushima doesn’t get us all first) then we all know right now.
    Anyway , keep up the good work. Not enough of us are listening but some of us are.

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