The Idiocy of Rioting

A lot of shootings go on in the world.  People are killed all the time.  Rarely do these shootings cause riots and escalating destruction.

It takes idiots in suburban Fergusson Missouri to burn down stores and wreck a generally peaceful community.

A cop shot Michael Brown.  Criminals shoot the Michael Browns of the world every day. You don’t see riots when a criminal shoots someone. And criminals are our worst enemy. You’d think the mob might protest against them instead of the cops who spend most of the day trying to protect children, old ladies and the defenseless.

If I were Michael Brown I wouldn’t want people rioting over my death.  I’d be embarrassed by dopes who wanted to turn my death into a cause celebre.  I wouldn’t want to be the cause of wanton destruction and injuries.

Instead of a riot I would want a dignified ceremony where my friends and family mourned me and I was respected rather than made a reason to hurt others.

I blame these riots on liberals like Obama, de Blasio and Sharpton.  They have used unfortunate circumstances to combust the racial divide so that they could pretend that they are leading the races back to acceptance when they are burning them up like the Middle East.

Obama is an hysteric racist. He is as extreme as Al Gore wiping his eyes with a hanky about global warming.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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