There are many things to learn about what is taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, but one lesson is not being discussed very much. When it comes to riots fanned by the flaming rhetoric of race hustlers, guilt manipulators, and liberal apologists, when the excrement hits the fan, you and I are on our own.
If there is a national breakdown in the electrical grid, and we are unable to get timely food deliveries to local grocery stores, we are on our own. No one is going to come and rescue us. Adopt the Boy Scout motto and make it your own: Be prepared. Having a few months of food and water stored is the least you should do. It will never be wasted. Think of it as insurance that you can eat and drink.
If calls for national protests after a Grand Jury determined that officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately in the self-defense killing of Michael Brown, I can assure you, we will be on our own. Even calling out the National Guard won’t help. No mayor wants another Kent State incident where four students were killed and nine others injured by guardsmen. No city wants a song written about political missteps like what happened when Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young produced “Ohio.” No one wants to hear “Four dead in _________________.”
No matter what decision the Grand Jury came to, there would have been riots. Indicting Officer Wilson would have been seen as a guilty verdict. The response would have been a call for swift “justice,” like in the film The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). “Hang him” or “Burn, baby, burn.”
It isn’t helping the Attorney General Eric Holder has said, “While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing.” He’s reopened the wound and poured salt in it, giving justification to the rioters to act where the Grand Jury did not…
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