In 1970, I was walking down Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California when I spotted an old friend walking on the other side of the street. I hailed him but the traffic noise was loud so he didn’t hear me so I crossed over in the middle of the block and was immediately arrested for this. Normally one isn’t arrested. But I was mainly due to my prominence politically in the antiwar movement.
The two cops were of two races: one was white and one was black. I put up zero resistance and cooperated with them. But seeing this happen riled up people in the street so when I was quietly put into the cop car, someone slit the tires.
The police were pissed off at this point. They called in more cops and more showed up. They brought a police van like the one in the Baltimore story. I was put in there. The rioters fought the police and took over the police van.
They began rocking it back and forth to tip it onto its side…with me inside! I yelled at them to stop doing this! Finally the cops took me to jail and the DA wanted to charge me with inciting a riot only there was abundant proof I did the opposite. Suddenly, while in jail, the DA decided it would be stupid to charge me and let me go.
I have vast experience with dealing with violent cops as well as violent rioters. I have been in several violent riot situations where I tried to stop the riots. Years ago, I once asked a police officer to let me use his bullhorn to stop a riot and he gave it to me.
We had very intense meetings on the radical left discussing the issue of riots. I was 100% against rioting under ANY conditions. ‘Every time there is a riot we lose,’ I warned. I wanted all demonstrations to have ‘body guards’ would would take down anyone trying to start a riot by throwing rocks or smashing windows.
The result of all the black or leftist riots like the one that hit Seattle last night, is a strengthening of right wing government. Far from creating a ‘revolution’ these stupid riots do the opposite. I warned the Democratic Party that endorsing or excusing riots in Ferguson would mean the GOP would sweep into power was obviously ignored and the GOP then took over the Senate and the House of Representatives and will most likely win the White House, too.
The Baltimore riots will insure this future. The left will whine about the evil Republicans but they put these ‘evil’ guys into total power. The 1970’s riots ended up giving Reagan and his crew tremendous power. The Democratic Party has put all its eggs into one main basket: black voters massed inside major cities which are economically dying back.
This warps the DNC badly as it panders to people who are going to alienate the majority of voters. The DNC cannot rule without winning popular support and ignoring popular sentiment outside of the inner city cores is extremely bad for liberals who are losing the white woman vote bit by bit.
If the GOP is even slightly smart (most aren’t) they would support women’s rights. Then they will have great power. This means alienating the religious fanatic branch, the guys who want to ape ISIS and I suppose they will then riot and loot and alienate voters in the middle, again.
Both political parties use the ‘shock troops’ to control the middle. Fear of the shock troops herds voters into electing and re-electing people who don’t work for them. Congress and the Presidency is totally controlled by billionaires and internationalists. These people spend money via ‘campaign contributions’ and ‘speaking fees’ and hire their puppets when they retire from politics to work for them corrupting the new crew in DC.
This charade of ‘we work for YOU’ given to voters is destroying our nation. Pandering to the far right and far left to keep the middle voters who want no corruption in government but honest elections, means we will never be able to reform the government.
Despite the right wing Supreme Court rulings allowing a flood of bribes into elections, Congress can override this easily by swearing off these bribes in various ways. There is a lot of creative ways to go about this and note that no one wants to even try. They love this new status quo where they cause mayhem by encouraging riots and disorders both on the far left and far right, and then have voters vote out of fear, not out of agreement with ways to fix our ballooning trade and government deficits which threaten to bankrupt the nation.
Instead, everyone, business people, military procurers, government employees and officials, scientists blaming CO2 for everything, politicians, rich gambling bosses, dual citizens, illegal aliens, mothers deliberately having children while on welfare to keep their benefits flowing, doctors, lawyers, etc.=everyone thinks this is a massive, wonderful looting expedition. Industrialists no longer build industries, they ship them overseas to profit on cheap labor and Congress eliminated tariffs and barriers which protected native working conditions.
All of this looting from the lowest classes to the top of society is destroying America. Now we are piling over a trillion dollar debt on mainly middle class but also lower class children so they can go to college for a degree that often will be worthless due to either jobs being offshored or aliens being brought in legally and illegally to replace our own children seeking jobs.
And the real issues are ignored as thugs celebrate putting cops in prison for whatever reasons, this will end VERY badly for everyone, in the suburbs and cities both. Something very ugly is coming along and it won’t be triumphant inner city multi-arrest criminals laughing as they loot stores, it will be someone tough who goes after both the very rich and very poor simultaneously and yes, this can happen.
And it won’t be a pretty sight, either.
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