America: Why Race Riots Are Inevitable
September 8, 2011
Most Americans refuse to think seriously about how close this country is to experiencing race riots and large-scale civil unrest.
We meet all the criteria: rising unemployment, overloaded and failing social systems, mass discontent and uncertainty, loss of faith in leadership, a cultural disdain for law and morality. As these problems intensify, they’re fueling tension, even deep-seated hatred, between blacks and whites, rich and poor, and Democrats and Republicans.
Look around: The kindling is set. All that’s needed is a lit match.
It won’t take much, either. An incident like the beating of Rodney King in 1991 would do it. Perhaps a policeman unloading his pistol on one of these flash mobs; maybe it’ll be a protest that starts small but quickly gets out of hand. It could be a gang beating the wrong person, or a fed-up vigilante group taking matters into its own hands. In the age of cellphone cameras, Twitter and YouTube, the incident will likely be caught on camera and go viral, transforming it overnight from an isolated event into a national issue.
As grim as that scenario is, it gets worse: A growing contingent of leaders are actively seeking to incite race riots and civil unrest.
Consider and be sobered.