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Liberal spin on riots


Reporters did a good job of covering the riots in Los Angeles of Spring of 92 but afterwards most fell into their liberal tendency to favor those with less:

Liberals                                                              Facts

 

– It was a ‘rebellion, uprising, war’ – – – – – it was a riot.
– The looting was ‘payday’, the goods were ‘free,’ – – – – – It was theft.
– Looters were ‘opportunists’ – – – – – – – – – were thieves.
– Their motives were ‘complex’ – – – – – – – – were greed.
– Rioters were ‘protestors’ – – – – – – – were hooligans and thugs.
– Rioters had nothing to lose – – – – – – but supermarkets, stores, a post office, a DMV office, a library, and electricity.
– Insurance would pay for the damage – – – – – – – and rates would skyrocket for some and probably be cancelled for others.
– It was the only way to get justice – – – – by making businesses move out and property values go down?
– It sent a message – – – – by attacking news teams and shooting at news copters?
– It was to get respect – – – by attacking firemen, paramedics, and school busses?
– Rioters were tired of prejudice – – – – and did everything to increase it.
– Riots don’t make it right, but make it even – – – – – by burning one’s neighborhood?
– The riot showed black rage, frustration, desperation, fatigue, frustration, hurt – – – – – – – – – – in the carnival atmosphere of clowning looters?
– They protested racism – – – by pulling non-blacks out of their cars and beating them senseless?
– It protested the lack of jobs – – – – – and cost 5000 – 20,000 more jobs.
– It showed nothing had been learned from the civil rights movement and the watts riot of ’65 – – – – – – – that violence doesn’t work.
– It protested hopelessness. – – – – – – – It’s not hopeless for poor immigrants (of all colors).
– The riot protested discrimination, injustice, etc. – – – – – Other minorities experience these and don’t riot periodically.
– Rioters were getting back at merchants with high prices. – – – – Prices are higher because it costs more to do business in the inner city (vandalism, theft, security, insurance, staff turnover).
– It paid back Koreans – – – – – – – jealous, moronic scapegoating.

We heard a lot about the rage of the rioters, and a little about the rage of those who lost their homes, jobs, and stores or the rage of those who were beaten by rioters. We were told the riot was a matter of class, not race, implying the poor supported the riot. Fraid not. The majority of the poor hated the riots, as they were the ones who suffered the most and would continue to in their damaged neighborhoods.

Many people felt the government didn’t owe the riot areas a dime to rebuild. (Why should government money go where private money won’t.) But the media did. If anyone believes that, look at former riot areas in big cities.

Most of the media lead us down the liberal path of guilt, promises, idealism, and ‘new’ social programs, which probably failed, increased dependency, self-pity, a victim’s mentality, and the chance for future riots.

We need more attention to moderate journalists and leaders. They channel unrest into legitimate forms of protest: marches, lawsuits, picketing, boycotts, initiatives, referendums, and recalls. They seek progress through:

- Avoiding job quotas, charity, sub­sidies, and preferen­tial treatment.

- Supporting work skills, educa­tion, business experience, ‘workfare’, right to work, work at home, a sub-minimum wage, and traditional values.

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4 Responses to “Liberal spin on riots”

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  • Anonymous August 12th, 2011 5:38 pm

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  • Anonymous August 13th, 2011 7:07 am

well written and insightful

  • Kattie December 2nd, 2012 10:33 pm

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