The riots are not about the police

Judging by extensive photo and video documentation from the scene, the looters and arsonists in Minnesota were up to one half white, largely of the (forgive the crude expression) "scrawny commie stoner" variety.  The same is true with respect to the latest mayhem in Atlanta; New York; and Washington, D.C.  These events have little in common with the race riots of the 1940s and 1960s.  The majority of these young people, of all races, seem to be having a good time. Let's back up a few generations.  There is a common perception that the (white) protests and riots of the 1960s and early 1970s were antiwar protests and riots.  If that is the case, then what was the driving force behind similar events, some of them much more prolonged, violent, and socially and economically disruptive, in France in 1968 and in many other countries around that same time?  France by then had given up its empire, was no longer...(Read Full Post)
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