Are the rioters blindfolded to the world? Who in Nepal would break or destroy anything with their own hands right now?
— Sally Jenkins (@sallyjenx) April 28, 2015
While the rest of the world – even the poorest of the poor – has to deal with the hand of God breaking everything they own, we here in America are busy breaking our own stuff in a collective temper tantrum.
Talk about “First World Problems” right?
I mean, how can you reason with significant chunks of a city populace who think burning down a drug store in their own neighborhood makes any kind of sense?
How can you feel safe going to a baseball game in this kind of neighborhood, even months after things have “settled down” knowing that certain elements of that neighborhood would do such a thing, if the chance presented itself?
How can you have confidence in a mayor of said city, who admitted to giving these violent criminals “space to destroy?” The notion that “a little destruction” is “okay” is perhaps the most perverse thing about this whole ugly episode.
So it’s just “property?” Who cares, right? Somebody ELSE will pay for it. Insurance maybe, but hey, at least it wasn’t a brick to somebody’s head. So yeah, we let it slide. Never mind the fact that insurance companies should not be on the hook because a mayor decides to just turn a blind eye to criminal acts. Never mind the terror and inconvenience of the car owner who has to retrieve their demolished vehicle, and go through the hassle and expense of replacing it.
Nah. Those people need to take a back seat so we can have a “balancing act” of allowing protest and SOME destruction.
Truly PEACEFUL protests, require the overwhelming majority of protesters, to essentially self-police themselves from fringe elements. Otherwise, it’s too easy to just say: “Oh, well we were just chanting and singing, I don’t know WHO was setting police cars on fire?”
Then there’s this mom, with total disregard for Roger Goodell’s concussion protocols, whoopin’ her kid upside the head for participating in this nonsense.