Just now, I watched the heroic youth of Baltimore -- both black and white -- force the Baltimore cops into retreat, tossing garbage and rocks.
The police are fighting back with tear gas. It's hopeless. No matter what kind of weaponry they may possess, cops cannot win if they are hated by THE PEOPLE.
You say that the cops are just doing their jobs? Killing the innocent is not their job...and if it is, then they must pay the consequences of choosing to do a job that should not be done.
This all started with that goatfuck in Ferguson. Nobody with any sense was ever going to buy into the ludicrous idea that an unarmed man could somehow pose a threat to the life of a cop in a car. The DA thought he was being very clever when he used a rigged grand jury to protect that officer. If there had been a proper trial, and a trial for the murderers of Eric Garner, then the unrest happening now probably would not be occurring.
Cops must choose: Are they going to be the guardians of the oppressed or are they going to be the shock troops for the ruling class? If they choose the latter -- well, what's happening now is nothing compared to what will come.
The coverage has been hilarious. Not long ago, CNN said that the cops were there to "protect the peaceful protesters."
The presence of the police is precisely what caused the riot. If the centurions had dispersed, there would have been no uprising, and things would not have escalated.
For a long time, only the police were targeted. Now the looting has started -- which is very foolish, since the looting can be used to justify the increased police presence. Yet I suppose it was inevitable, given the hot tempers involved.
Make no mistake: This is a police riot. They
caused it. Every media whore will try to convince you otherwise, but the people here know better.
Ferguson and the other outrages taught people that the justice system cannot be trusted. This is what happens when trust evaporates.
Ah, the myth of the "outside agitator"! We've been hearing it a lot, and we'll hear it a lot more. The news liars are out in full force today.
There are no outside agitators. Trust me: A month from now, nobody will be able to name a single "outside agitator."
The truth is simple. If you kick a dog often enough, the dog will bite back.
Don't fuck with Baltimore.
I may not like Baltimore, but I respect it. The uprising did not start in St. Louis. The uprising did not happen in New York. It began in Baltimore -- the very place where the British (who had successfully taken the Capitol) saw their fortunes go into complete reversal, back in 1814. That battle took place within walking distance of where I'm sitting right now.
Don't fuck with Baltimore.
Yes, I'm sorry that the insurgents are now going after stores. Mistake. Nothing can be gained by attacking downscale stores in one's own community. It was better when the rebels confronted the cops head on.
Alas, rebellions are beyond management. The authorities should have understood that simple fact months ago, years ago.