Mobs of teens and young adults have been attacking people on the streets and in malls for a year or two. More often than not, the attackers have been blacks and nasty, racial epithets have been heard. Our professional informants the media, have been careful to avoid mention of race in most of the stories. Not so when a black is the victim rather than the attacker and especially not so if the attacker is white or increasingly, Hispanic. By now, we expect this.
Since the Dems brought out their Occupay troops, we’ve been keeping fingers crossed against street violence escalation; so far, that seems to have worked. There hasn’t been a lot of political, organized violence. Now, we’re entering what Occupy promises will be the “next phase” of their very political if also very incoherent, program. They haven’t run out of money yet, apparently.
So now that it’s Spring and the Lefty machine is organizing an election year race war around the push to lynch non-black Zimmerman for shooting black Trayvon before any facts appear, is this an attempt to add black street riots to the Occupy activities? An earlier post on the Constitution Club raised the question. L.A.s Watts riots were very effective politics and no one has pushed that button for a while. And there’s all those kids who’ve been practicing: Police Ponder Curfew After Youth Mob Attack shows what’s been going on in Minneapolis, which has seen its share of this. Noting that loud silence on the racial makeup in this story, a good guess suggests it was blacks attacking non-blacks, since that’s been the pattern. But that’s a guess; we’re not told.
St. Lous just had a warm-up too: Trouble in Loop Was Anomaly, Officials Say involved 200 – 300 teens mobbing a couple of streets full of people and firing into the air; no one beat up this time and the cops ran them off. Later, some kids were shot. but in S. Louis, two or three hundred kids getting together and mobbing a commercial area is considered unusual, per the officials. Wasn’t so unusual last year, though. And no trashing of property this time, which likely IS an anomaly. Again, no word on race so you know the way to bet. And I’ll bet we’ll see more of this as the weather warms…
I can’t guess if the Dems are planning to escalate the level of street violence this summer and if the race war tactics on current display are part of that. Public behavior has been degenerating for a while, with kids leading the way. And the self-esteem, entitlement, racial guilt, unrestrained and morally relative precepts of the Left have had much to do with that. The appropriate tools for street violence are available; we’ll have to see whether it grows into organized use or remains–what was the word? Anomalous.