Ferguson logic: rebuild local businesses 'or it's going to be be hell to pay'

Having burned down and looted many businesses that serve their community, some residents of Ferguson (or maybe it is just the outsiders who came in to join the outrage) are realizing that it is going to be inconvenient to have nowhere nearby to buy food, liquor, tobacco, and other merchandise. Burned out stores also hire very few people, in case anyone actually wants a job.

Sundance of Conservative Treehouse spotted this attitude on display in a CBS News report. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit transcribed the key passage spoken by a young man named Gunny (on the right) and handled with a nodding reaction by the correspondent:

“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 inLor one’s community’s)

Yeah, that’s why people looting, because they can’t get no jobs.

In this world, there is no connection between one’s own (or one’s community’s) actions and consequences. Everything that happens is the responsibility of others, the almighty “they” who owe it “us” to fix the situation. This is a kind of passivity linked to anger that is called passive-aggression when practiced by individuals.

I would be willing to wager that in another year we will be hearing complaints that whatever businesses do manage to open in Ferguson are charging unfairly high prices. The notion that insurance costs will skyrocket and that rebuilding and restocking costs will have to paid for out of revenue will be too complex for the passive-aggressive community that knows only victimhood and protest.

Sundance summarizes:

If you don’t rebuild those businesses we looted and torched, we’ll loot and torch some more – until you do.

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