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The Riot Ideology in Ferguson

Posted on | March 17, 2015 | 62 Comments

Ginning up racial strife is bad for business:

Fusion, a Website that’s an, err fusion between Univision and ABC/Disney is shocked that Ferguson real estate prices are “Down nearly 50 percent since Michael Brown’s death.” There’s more than a hint of bias in that subhead, as the cause wasn’t Brown’s death after he slugged a convenience store clerk and attempted to steal a police officer’s gun, but the riots and looting that followed — which were another kind of media fusion, ginned up by via the minicams of CNN and fueled further by NBC anchorman Al Sharpton’s corrosive presence . . .

Read the whole thing by Ed Driscoll, who includes a quote by Manhattan Institute urban policy scholar Fred Siegel. Two years ago, when the itinerant race hustler Sharpton was inciting hatred in Sanford, Florida, I mentioned Siegel’s The Future Once Happened Here in connection with the Trayvon Martin case:

Siegel’s book is one of those timeless classics — like Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism and Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed — that I frequently recommend as guides to understanding important social phenomena more deeply.
The Future Once Happened Here recounts how liberal policy turned three once-great American cities — New York, D.C. and L.A. — into dangerous urban nightmares, and one of the things Siegel describes is the “riot ideology” whereby organized violence (or the threat thereof) is used to intimidate officials into doing the bidding of “community leaders.”

Fools can’t be bothered to learn a damned thing about history, however, so disgraced charlatans like Sharpton are always able to find a mob of fools who buy into their bankrupt ideology. These fools are always mystified by the result. The race hustlers get rich off their “social justice” scam, but when the media spotlight turns away and the protest carnival leaves town, the people left behind are in no better condition than they were before the protests began. In fact, as in Ferguson, communities suffer more harm from the riot ideology than they did from whatever “oppression” the race hustlers were supposedly protesting against.

Alas, some fools never learn, and so hate remains a lucrative industry from which vicious liars like Al Sharpton get rich.

UPDATE: When Jeffrey Williams was arrested and charged with shooting two cops in Ferguson, liberals tried to claim Williams was not one of the protesters. Yet now the suspect’s own family confirm he was: “After Michael Brown, he was out there protesting. . . . He had his shirt on. He had his signs up.” Williams, 20, has a criminal record, a pregnant girlfriend and “made money by placing bets on the basketball and football video games he played with others, relatives said.” Which is to say, he is an outstanding example of the Obama Age lifestyle.



62 Responses to “The Riot Ideology in Ferguson”

  1. Quartermaster
    March 18th, 2015 @ 5:16 am

    Is anyone else still making anvils?

  2. Quartermaster
    March 18th, 2015 @ 8:39 am

    These are facts that it is raaaaacist to notice.
    At the moment, Botswana seems to be doing well. But they never bought into the normal racism demonstrated by so many Africans to excuse the kleptocracies they tend to maintain.

  3. Quartermaster
    March 18th, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    Petty gangstas then.

  4. Quartermaster
    March 18th, 2015 @ 8:43 am

    You need to be soundly denounced, but I’m too tired to do it for now.

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  6. Daniel Freeman
    March 18th, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    I woke up with the answer: “Madden kingpin.” Still evokes Tommy’s term, without being a direct ripoff. If anything, it’s even more pathetic to be a videogame gangsta, crimelord of the controller.

  7. theoldsargesays
    March 18th, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

    Okay, you can owe me.

  8. theoldsargesays
    March 18th, 2015 @ 7:40 pm

    Not really knowing, I just assume that somebody’s importing cheap knockoff anvils from China.
    Still… You just can’t beat a good ol’ American made Acme anvil.

  9. Daniel Freeman
    March 18th, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

    Today I learned from a commenter on Twitchy that there’s a term in español for that: manos de intestinos, or “intestine hands.”

  10. Steve Skubinna
    March 19th, 2015 @ 6:50 am

    Back in eighth grade shop class I decided I wanted to sand cast an anvil paperweight. So I painstakingly cut and shaped the pattern in two pieces, keyed to fit together, took maybe two weeks of class time, and eventually got to cast a miniature anvil (from aluminum). Painted it black and distressed it, and by golly it sure was swell!

    I wish I knew where it got to though. Haven’t seen it in probably thirty, forty years.

    Maybe the pattern is still on a shelf in the metal shop at Thoreau Intermediate in Vienna, VA.

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  12. theoldsargesays
    March 19th, 2015 @ 6:16 pm

    Made in America…I like it!