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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Will there be rioting after the Zimmerman verdict?

A number of observers have raised the specter of civil unrest should George Zimmerman be acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. After weeks of testimony from Rachel Jeantel and others, the jury, which is comprised of six (nonblack) women, may decide that Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

Some have said that merely bringing up the possibility of blacks rioting is itself racist.

We must remember that whites, too, have a long history of rioting when verdicts don't go to their liking. Who can forget the great LA riots of 1995 following OJ Simpson's acquittal?

After David Duke and Tom Metzger led candlelit marches through Watts and Compton, attracting thousands of white marchers, and after Duke solemnly intoned to a gullible media that it was "open
season on young white people," things rapidly spiraled out of control.

The marchers had started out in an orderly fashion, merely bellowing, "No justice, no peace!" But then a splinter group started yelling, "If the glove don't fit, it don't mean shit!" and the larger group took up that cry as well.

Soon after, some of the whites started rampaging through black neighborhoods, smashing store windows and grabbing television sets, designer jeans, and whatever else they could.

Many of the white marchers decided to go "wilding" and engaged in what they referred to as "black bear hunting," which consisted of punching and knocking down any black man they saw. In the ensuing violence seven people were killed and scores injured.

The media, of course, turned a blind eye to much of this behavior. The few newspapers who reported it at all would inevitably bury it in a one or two paragraph article in their back pages, and even then painstakingly try to eliminate any reference to the race of the rioters.

There was, however, one case of a black man who, after being attacked by a group of whites, punched one of his assailants. The white man fell back and hit his head against a fence post; he later died of his injuries.

The media, always hungry to find a white victimized by a black, of course kept that story on the front page for weeks. They found an angelic-looking picture of the dead white man from junior high school and used that to illustrate their articles, many of which quoted his friends about what a "good boy" he had been.  The newspapers put pictures of his grieving relatives on their front pages, and, in their many editorials about the case, lamented it as a classic case of racism.

(It's hard not to become just a tad cynical about this kind of media coverage.)

In the immediate aftermath of the OJ verdict, many blacks were afraid to leave their houses, terrified of the roving white mobs who would set fire to cars, torch abandoned buildings, and loot, while the police, who had been instructed to keep their distance in order not to further inflame tensions, just watched.

So if blacks riot if Zimmerman is found innocent, let's not hear any racist talk. Whites behave the same way.

14 comments:

Quartermain said...

You're pulling my leg...

John Craig said...

Allan --
Was that not obvious?

Quartermain said...

Very obvious.

Either that or you're living on the Bizarro world.

John Craig said...

Allan --
Given the way the media treats stuff like this these days, I think we're all living in Bizarro World.

bluffcreek1967 said...

Yep, John, sometimes you have to be absurd to show the absurdity of things. If anything though, the various black riots that our nation has had to endure only proves how truly different the vast majority of blacks are to whites.

The way the MSM treats obvious black criminal pathology, including the sort of excuses that are raised to justify it, demonstrates clearly that all racial groups and cultures are NOT equal. It's a glaring example of how misguided multiculturalism is - yet most whites rarely see it and make the obvious connection.

Bizarro no. 1 said...

Bizarro no. 1

Laugh!!!

That am daily occurrence on Bizarro world!!!

Was big riot when Rodney king got no guilty verdict for beating up four cops!!!

So tragic, us were laughing!!!

Dear John,

Anonymous said...

John,
Excellent post, perfectly stated. Makes you think whats going to happen when the verdict comes in. Hold on cause the rides gonna get bumpy.

Mad Dog

John Craig said...

Ambrose --
Yes, reversing the races highlights the double standard.

Bizarro -- not sure I get your point.

Mad Dog -- Thank you.

Rona said...

John,

great post, double standard is glaring to anyone with an ounce of brain but unless expressed in a way you have, whites seem to be determined not to notice it.

This is the most troubling thing about it. If people were merely cowards who understood but only whispered about these things among themselves, instead they have fully absorbed PC indoctrination and actually manage to stop thought proccess which leads to crimethink and switch to a safer one by rich use of rationalizations for atrocious behaviour of NAMs.

I hope blacks express their true feelings after acquittal of this man. It will do more to shake up seemingly paralized minds of lemmings than a thousand polite expanations of differences in crime rate, behavioral problems and expressions of racial animosity ever could.

-Rona

John Craig said...

Rona --
Thank you, but I'm not so sure that one more riot will wake people up. My guess is, the media will put their usual slant on it, and most people will hit the snooze button and go right back to sleep.

Rona said...

John,

you're absolutely correct. This riot itself will not do much for vast majority of people. But it will give a tiny minority of thinking people something to wonder about and they may reach right conclusions.

For uncaring majority, witnessing shocking behaviour like this riot, black lynch mobs, destruction of Detroit are only ways they could ever take even a step to understanding.

This is clear from comments to major news articles in the aftermath of lynch mobs where more people than ever before are seeing through media manipulation of news and media sites are constantly deleting comments and shutting down commenting sections entirely.

-Rona

John Craig said...

Rona --
I'm surprised how clearly you see things in this country from Europe.

It is infuriating how the major media have shut down so many comments sections. I had gotten to the point where I almost inevitably found the comments much more interesting and entertaining than the articles. But, I guess, some opinions are too dangerous to let see the light of day.

Bizarro no. 1 said...

you Thank,

Me am glad you give such complimentary insult.

Dear John,

John Craig said...

Bizarro --
Aha, right, Bizarro world, everything is topsy turvy, just like my post. Sorry, didn't get you the first time.