Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Al Sharpton Is A Dinosaur

... or, What if they called for race riots and no one came?

Al Sharpton and packs of jackals in the MSM have been beating the drum on TV, radio and newspapers for months trying to get us to fall in line. I'm on this side and you're on that. If my team wins in the Zimmerman / Martin trial, I'll celebrate, if my team loses, we'll riot. I may not know you from Adam, but if you're on the other side and I see you at the gas station or the supermarket, I'll glare at you in hatred or leer at you in triumph. I'm supposed to see you for your race, not your humanity.

Al's one of the poster boys for this, publishing articles like, We Lost the Battle, But the War's Far From Over. Sadly for Al, but happily for us, the riots and violence didn't happen. I guess the battles and wars were all in his head. Oh sure, there were a few incidents, but on a per capita basis, there's more violence at your average Chargers-Raiders game than there was after the Zimmerman verdict.

Maybe Al Sharpton and the loonies on MSNBC have had their day in the sun and now it's all over. Despite the frightening vitriol on Twitter, which is not a scientific sample, maybe we just don't hate each other all that much any more.

Turn out the lights, the party's over.


Doo Doo Econ said...

While I want to believe you are correct, there is one splinter in my mind on this.

We live in San Diego where nothing happened. This might make it look better than it really is. It might just be that most people in San Diego don't give a crap about anything.

Our #Teaparty turnout hasn't been stellar. The city keeps electing corrupt politicians based on union support. The apathy is thick here because we have beautiful weather to fall back on.

K T Cat said...

DDE, I know there are protests in LA and in Oakland/SF, a freeway was closed briefly. However, compare this to the Rodney King riots or any of the other recent such events. It's a big nothing.

As for apathy, that's a different story. It might be the natural decay in enthusiasm from the stimulating event (Obamacare / 2008 crash) receding into the past.

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