Fred put it best:
"Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation."
I have no idea what really went down in Ferguson. But I realize that rioting, burning, and looting - again - is a tactic that has just about run its course. America grows weary of this sort of lawlessness.
This is what I expect: If that cop is guilty, we will hear about it for years. If that cop is innocent, this incident will vanish into the night, never to be mentioned again.
Fred says another thing we should consider:
"We need to realize, but will not, that blacks are a separate people, self-aware and cohesive. They have their own dialect, music, and modes of dress, which they value. They name their kids LaToya and Keeshawn instead of Robert and Carol because they want to maintain a distance from whites.
The races spring from utterly different cultures. Compulsory integration is thus a form of social imperialism in which whites try to force blacks to conform to European norms. Blacks have no historical connection at all to Greece, Rome, the Old Testament Hebrews, Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, to Newton, LaGrange, or Galois, to the philosophic tradition of Thales, Aquinas, Schopenhauer, or Hegel. Nor do Eurowhites have roots in Africa. No commonality exists."
However, according to the liberal mantra, there is no such thing as "race", We are all just humans - all the same - physically and intellectually. The only criteria, the only standard we can use to determine differing personal outcomes, is opportunity or the lack thereof. A naked blowgun wielding bushman hunting monkeys in New Guinea - if given the same opportunities Einstein had - would have also developed the theory of relatively.
Who really believes that?
"Ethnic mixing doesn’t work, gang. Not Moslems and Parisians, Irish Catholics and Protestants, Shias and Sunnis, Indonesians and Chinese, nor even New Yorkers and Alabamans. We think it should work, insist that it will, punish those who observe that it doesn’t. Yet still it doesn’t work. The greater the difference between groups, the less well it works. If we realized this, and let people do as they choose, the country would be much better off."
Ferguson is yet another example of that.