I haven’t followed the Ferguson street theater, I assume most of the idiots are done playing now?
In a CBS Interview in Ferguson, Missouri:
“To be honest, if they don’t come and restore these neighborhoods for these people, like when you gotta go travel miles to Walmart and to get gas and stuff like that, it should be right here. If they don’t restore this community for people who stay here it’s gonna be hell to pay…”
A second protester chimed in:
“Yeah, that’s why people looting, because they can’t get no jobs.”
In all fairness, the three people they were interviewing appeared to be avoiding the riots and stated clearly that they had no intention of getting involved with theft. While I find their statements completely over the top, they are not directly contributing to the violence. On that basis, they do deserve respect, respect for doing the right thing even though everyone around them is doing the wrong thing. In their actions, these three are showing real character.
Their statements, on the other hand, show the real problem. They don’t understand that things may be rebuilt a little, but most of those businesses have no valid financial reason to return. Yes, the really small businesses might be able to make a few dollars in a niche market, but even those folks can’t afford to pay for the property destroyed or the increased insurance rates. Ferguson has made itself a financial abyss. Anyone who wants a job who lives in Ferguson needs to move elsewhere. When there are financial downturns, people go where the jobs are. When the mills closed down in northwest Indiana, people moved. When the auto manufacturers in Detroit started fading, workers moved to other areas. Ferguson is not a place with a future. Thanks to the rioters, it is also not a place with any hope.
Any business that rebuilds in Ferguson is making a mistake. Servicing a community that has poor and determined to be poor, is never going to be a winning proposition. Unless you are a gang-related entity selling illegal materials, why would you bother with Ferguson now?
Obama, the loser-in-chief, by legalizing all of those illegal aliens, sure as hell didn’t help the folks in Ferguson to find a job! Do you think the folks interviewed understand that? It wasn’t the white guy keeping them down, it was their own chosen one sliting their throats.
I note that Missouri has a democrat governor. I note that we have a democrat president. I just went to the Ferguson city webstie. Let me understand this. About 67% of the population in Ferguson in black. Almost all of the people in the city government are white… I looked into the numbers. In the last election, they had a 42% voter turnout. Nationwide turnout was 44%. Pretty much normal there. If the black activists really want change, why not run for office? Naturally, the smart activists know that who ever who serves and mayor or city council member is in a no-win situation. Why would any activist actually work towards a solution when riots are so much more fun?
When the state of Missouri turns on the money train, there won’t be much because Missouri is one of the poorest states in the union. When Obummer and the DC congressional crooks turn on the money train, it will get interesting. Part of me thinks that when the bill comes due for Ferguson, the American people will be mugged. Another part of me thinks that Obama might not have the juice to send all that much money.
In any case, the rioters in Ferguson will enjoy their riot, drink their booze, and then wake up to an even worst community than the one they started with.
Let freedom ring, baby!