A trifecta of rage
A volatile mix of race riots, terrorist sympathizers, and a resurgence of Occupy Wall Street is creating a dangerous environment in America.
Occupy Oakland came up for air again this past weekend, spurring two protests in Oakland. One was centered on events that have been transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri; another focused on the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.
The common thread connecting recent events in Ferguson, OWS, and pro-Hamas rallies is violence, as it becomes abundantly clear that mobs can form quickly while law and order may not be maintained.
If you recall the anarchy that reigned during the height of OWS activity, look at what is unfolding in Ferguson, and listen to the hateful calls from those who attend pro-Hamas rallies, it is apparent that our nation can be brought to the brink of utter chaos in a very short period of time. And if you add to the mix that terrorists can seize upon civil unrest to their advantage, you realize just how vulnerable we are.
This situation leaves me reflecting on a number of things, including all the concern being expressed of late about how militarized the police have become. This piece is not about that topic, but I can’t help but note that for all the militarization, it looks to me like mobs can still rule the day (and night). And while the issue of the militarization of police is serious and complex, it also appears that the police are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
I don’t know what happened on the day Michael Brown got shot. But I do know this: mobs cannot be allowed to wreak havoc. Ironically, one often hears calls for “justice” as people loot, destroy property, make threats, and incite others to join in violence.
“Justice” is often the rallying cry of the left. I do believe they will be pushing this all the way to Election Day.