Riots and you
And let’s talk about the riots in England. We may not live in England, but the mindset that was on parade for almost a week is clearly here, and is not being reported to the fullest. I am going to be pulling from several British newspapers, I won’t take the time where they are from, but just use a search engine for London Riots 2011 Reason
The Tottenham riots that blindsided Britain were sparked by the fatal police shooting of Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old black man. Katharine Birbalsingh said in The Telegraph that they’re race riots, and denial of that fact isn’t going to fix the country’s problems.
Some will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them because “people are very angry.”
Mark Duggan is dead. He was shot by the police in a shootout. Duggan was in a minicab and shots were fired from both the cab and the police elsewhere. A police officer was hurt in the incident and a bullet was found lodged in a police radio. Either Duggan was shooting at the police or the driver of the minicab was. Either Duggan was in the wrong place at the wrong time and his death is a terrible tragedy — he was caught in the crossfire — or he shot at the police and the police defended themselves. Whatever the explanation, the police did not kill this man in cold blood.
UCLA sociology professor Darnell Hunt said in a L.A. Weekly blog post by Simone Wilson that much like the L.A. riots, looters don’t have a reason not to loot. The riots in Los Angeles and England, in 1965, 1992 and 1985 and 2011, respectively, all began with a confrontation between police and a black man, Wilson writes.
“It’s almost like the slightest misunderstanding or provocation can quickly go full-scale revolt,” Hunt says. “There’s so much anger — so much frustration — over years of fiscal policy that’s left these people out of the loop. It almost becomes immaterial whether or not this guy is a criminal.”
Okay, so this is about race. We have an 1/2 African, and 1/2 American President, so we shouldn’t have a race issue, right… Wrong. Two things that happened this week need examined:
In Philadelphia: This past weekend, more than 200 young people were arrested in London as three days of violence and looting spread through some of that city’s poorest neighborhoods. There, the young people set fire to buildings and cars, and threw bottles and fireworks at police. The violent riots were thought to be sparked by anger in the black community over a police shooting of a 29-year-old man. High unemployment was also cited.
It’s easy to dismiss a connection between the Philadelphia mobs and London’s riots; Philadelphia’s mobs don’t have a “cause” and have not been prompted by an external event.
And how about in the midwest, at the Wisconsin State Fair:
According to witnesses, a group of anywhere from 30 to 100 young black men descended on the Wisconsin State Fair last night, beating fairgoers and looting carnival games, in what witnesses said were racially-motivated attacks, Milwaukee’s WTMJ reports.
One witness named Eric, an Iraq veteran, said the attacks reminded him of war:
“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it.”
Another witness, Norb Roberts, corroborated that: “We were just like cattle being herded out of the park, and they were picking and choosing who they wanted to beat on,” he said.
Another person said, “I saw them grab this white kid who was probably 14 or 15 years old. They just flung him into the road. They just jumped on him and started beating him. They were kicking him. He was on the ground. A girl picked up a construction sign and pushed it over on top of him. They were just running by and kicking him in the face.”
This incident follows the ugly Fourth of July weekend attacks in Milwaukee. About 60 young people beat and robbed a smaller group that had been watching fireworks from Kilbourn Reservoir Park. The injured people were white, the attackers were African-American, witnesses said.
I don’t care what your color is. I don’t care what your religion is. I don’t care if you male, female, blind, handicapped, or mentally ill. I care that you treat others with respect. I care about each and every one of you who listens to my show. Not because you listen to it, but because your mindset is one of preparing for hard times. You could be a Hispanic, double amputee lesbian, and I will still call you friend if you are a prepper. I will call you Miss or Miz otherwise. I will share my food with my friends, and teach the others how to prep for disaster. You might be the kind of person that loves bags, like from http://www.milanoo.com/backpacks-c2206 . Regardless of who you are – you need to prep
And when it comes time for riots in your area, remember ZOMBIE PROOF!! Find it on my blog, email me about it, look at the YouTube video. Exercise your 2nd Amendment right as the ABSOLUTE last step. If they set your house on fire, protect your family first and foremost. If one of the boxes of ammo gets set off by the fire and some rioter catches it with his head, the it’s poetic justice.