Thursday, January 08, 2009

Eating their own

Demonstrators protesting what they consider to be the racist execution of Oscar Grant in San Francisco on January 1 are apparently unclear on the concept of choosing appropriate targets to vent their anger:

"The mob smashed the windows at Creative African Braids on 14th Street, and a woman walked out of the shop holding a baby in her arms.

'This is our business," shouted Leemu Topka, the black owner of the salon she started four years ago. "This is our shop. This is what you call a protest?'"

Here's some truly frightening words from an upstanding citizen who actually had the gall to give her name to a reporter:

"'I feel like the night is going great,' said Nia Sykes, 24, of San Francisco, one of the demonstrators. 'I feel like Oakland should make some noise. This is how we need to fight back. It's for the murder of a black male.'

Sykes, who is black, had little sympathy for the owner of Creative African Braids.

'She should be glad she just lost her business and not her life,' Sykes said."

Make some noise, indeed. You go, girl!

"Nearby, Godhuli Bose stood near her smashed Toyota Corolla as a man walked by, repeatedly called her a misogynist slur and then added, 'F- your car.'"

This just gets better and better, doesn't it? What a way to get people to respect and understand your so-called "outrage". Any excuse for a riot, I guess.

It's unfortunate that San Francisco has one of the most restrictive firearms laws in the nation, effectively preventing these law-abiding business owners from protecting their hard-earned property from being damaged as well as themselves from being assaulted, as several Korean convenience store owners managed to do during the LA riots after the police officers there were (wrongly) acquitted of beating Rodney King in 1992.

Further down the article, we find out who is really responsible for the rabble-rousing:

"The core group of the mob appeared to be about 40 people, several of whom were with Revolution Books, a Berkeley bookstore. A man distributed the "Revolution" newspaper - whose tagline is "voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, U.S.A.""

Why is it that the socialists, who purport to champion the cause of the common peasant, always seem to target their small businesses, and not the ones of the supposed "masters"? Convenience? Cowardice?

More evidence that the party of Mao, Stalin and Castro hasn't changed one bit, and that violence and intimidation against "their own people" are still their preferred tools. The fact that their heroes murdered more than 100 million people during the 20th century doesn't faze them one bit, it seems. These morons apparently wish to continue that legacy into today.

Sometimes people ask me why I choose to carry a firearm on a daily basis. In response, I often point out situations such as this, which illustrate just how thin the skin of our civilization is over anarchy and mob-rule. The questioners usually quickly get my point.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Notice in the pictures that a fair portion of the protesters are not black, but rather white or asian. Scarier yet; they're from Berkeley, so they're smart, and they're likely to be college professors in a decade.

And they're living the dream of every Klansman; to walk into a black neighborhood, trash the place, and have people cheering them on. Not that these tenure-bound morons would catch on, sad to say.