Skip to comments.Twitter Explains Why White People Riot (She had to reach back to 1919 for an example)
Posted on 07/13/2013 12:21:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With the George Zimmerman case winding down, another funny hashtag addresses the widespread fear of blacks rioting.
There's lots of buzz and fear out there about black people rioting in the streets if a verdict other than "guilty" is handed down in the George Zimmerman case. As the trial winds down, there's no shortage of fearmongering in the media, from radio and TV to print and online.
But black folks aren't the only ones with the capacity to channel hot emotions through destructive means. No one seems to remember the Red Summer race riots of 1919, an entire season of deadly riots mostly sparked and led by whites. Everyone also forgets how soccer and hockey fans like to burn things up and tear things down when their favorite teams win or lose.
But the question posited is always whether or not black people will riot in cases like this. If George Zimmerman is acquitted, will black people be angry enough to resort to violence? Why aren't we worried about other folks rioting if Zimmerman is found guilty? Surely it couldn't be that, collectively, blacks are still seen as savage creatures who can't help resorting to primitive means of emotional dealing, right? Nah, couldn't be that.
So today Twitter asked: What makes white people riot? The responses, tagged with #WhyWhitePeopleRiot, ranged from silly and fun to soberingly insightful. Take a look at some of the best below.(continued with Tweets at link)
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They forgot the anarchist/OWS crowd. For them, not being communist enough is reason to riot.
Perfect. However, you forget that the same mentality that drives race riots drives socialist/communist/anarchist riots. It's all about "gimme stuff and I hate America". They all suck and I wish we were back in the day when rioters/looters were shot.
The race baiters, from obama and holder, right on down the line to the black panthers, along with the la raza crowd and the illegals, are trying to back Americans into a corner, trying to force them to lash out, and using that as an excuse to retaliate and foment their revenge. Unfortunately, the intended victims aren’t taking the bait.
I guarantee you there will no "race war". The black looters will never go outside of their inner city. There is reason that every black riot through the last 30 years? has not impacted the suburbs. They have long known we are armed and ready. We may be the quite majority, but pushed too far, we will fight back (think Korean store owners in the LA riots of 1991).
Just stay away from the inner-city. Let them burn down their own neighborhoods if they must, but you and I will laugh and eat popcorn as they destroy their own livelihoods. Watch and learn as I have over 63 years with the Watts, Rodney King, Detroit, Chicago, et al riots. They NEVER go into the white areas, especially now that gun sales have increased 4 fold since Obama.
I laugh at the prospect of them burning their own stores to the ground. I actually hope it happens. Could wake some people up.
Don’t worry, you will be soon.
For the most part, a riot is not much more than a lot of people gathered together that are emotionally charged and some idiot lights a firecracker or throws a punch.
Had the shot heard 'round the world never been fired, would there be a united States?
Acedemic and moot, but my point is, a riot is accomplished just by gathering a group of people ... the rest is easy.
I haven't read this article, and I probably won't, but the article is written with the purpose of aligning mentalities. Some people will nod in agreement and some will pass on.
Personally, I think there will be an attempt to foment a black and white war beginning with The Zimmerman trial, but it is an attempt to gloss over the contempt ALL people have have for Barack Obama and his racist regime.
If there is rioting to be had, let it be in DC and let it be specific towards the government ... not each other.
The left is always about violence, or at least the threat of it. I don't believe the violence blacks have done is inherent in their own values or culture, other than what they have borrowed from the Left. White liberals are the true poison in western civilization.
Most people who noticed them have now left us.
But that's not likely to happen. In 1992 the black mobs burned parts of Koreatown, incinerating Korean-owned shop after Korean-owned shop; these shops were not their own. Some survived. I hope the shop owners are as prepared this time around.
They forgot the “anti-war” riots in the 70’s.
Maybe the reason “no one seems to remember” them is that if you were 10 years old in 1919 you would be 104 years old today.
I don't know what happened in 1919 but I don't trust the authors version of events.
For free sh## and knowing because of the atmosphere today and the color of thier skin they can get away with it
Re They all suck and I wish we were back in the day when rioters/looters were shot.
Ditto here. When thugs are protected by the law and law abiding citizens cannot defend themselves, turn out the lights on the republic.
NO ONE SEEMS TO REMEMBER AN EVENT THAT OCCURRED 96 YEARS AGO. SHOCKING!!!
Would not be surprised if that does happen, that any rioters or lotters are shot if any riots happen. Gun ownership is high in FL.
I cannot believe how destructive the media has been on this case. But now to find out that anti-white Racist Eric Holder had a hand in it too is just too much.
The Obama administration is basically waging a war on the white middle and lower middle classes and nobody cares. In fact, the Republicans are fixing to hand him a big fat victory that will also come at the expense of the middle and working class (of all colors).
These people, all of them, are despicable.
Got to remember this is FL, and it is in the south and gun ownership is very high in the south.
A sign of very immature thinking.
She’s kind of silly this author because while nobody remembers those riots (I never heard of them before and the article tells us nothing about them) pretty much everybody who has studied US History, and many people in NYC, remember the “Draft Riots” that took place there over the drafting of soldiers for the civil war. They were anti-black inasmuch as many black people were attacked and the grievance of the rioters, who were to a large extent Irish immigrants, was that they did not want to go to war to benefit black people since I guess they perceived the war WAS being fought to end slavery even if that was not a stated goal at the time.
Now, somebody smarter than me can come on and tell me how much I screwed up my re-telling of the story of the NYC Draft riots, and that’s OK. But that’s my “recollection” of them and they are quite well remembered in history. But just not our gentle authoress of this piece posted here.
If George Zimmerman is convicted I am going to burn down my black neighbors house....
I hope Bob understands.....
I better get my power equipment back he borrowed last week first...
I barely managed to constrain myself from burning down my other neighbor house who are a inter racial gay couple when DOMA was over ruled....
“There is reason that every black riot through the last 30 years? has not impacted the suburbs. They have long known we are armed and ready.”
Not really. I was in the 92 LA riots. If you could walk a short distance to an area and burn it from the ghetto, it got burned. If you had to climb a hill or walk a long way, it didn’t.
The reason why they don’t make it out of the inner city is, if they own a car at all, they never buy more than $5 worth of gas. The remainder is spent on scratch-offs, OE40’s and blunts.
If non-liberal white people were going to riot, they would have rioted after the O.J trial where Simpson, a black man, got set free after murdering several white people. I don’t recall any white citizens torching neighborhoods after that. The only other riots that I can recall in the last 50 ears have been by radical whites trying to destroy property like in Seattle at the WTO meetings in 1999 or the recent May Day riots. The only people who riot now are libs and leftists...and Obamatons.
The phrase "caught in the crossfire" has a certain resonance here. Barbara Waters will be stunned at how quickly Whoopi whips out a switchblade and cuts her throat.
Women's Studies? Yeah, right.
English? College English departments have been known for decades where out of favor PoliSci type communists were hidden in academia since the Reagan years.
A lot of the blame for the Red Summer riots can be placed squarely on the shoulders of Woodrow Wilson, who in true Democrat form was “a great divider” of the people.
He had ordered the re-segregation of Washington, D.C.
He had encouraged the establishment of vigilante organizations, both to intimidate and harass Germans and other immigrants, mostly Catholics, resulting in the Second Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s.
He and General Pershing, commander of US forces, not only held blacks in great disdain during the war, but did much to prevent either combat participation or recognition for service to them. However, as much as 13% of draftees were black, serving almost exclusively in state National Guard units.
The New York National Guard 369th Infantry regiment (black) had to wear French uniforms to fight, and saw more combat action than any white American unit, suffering 1500 casualties. They were excluded from the US victory parade and white soldiers were ordered not to salute anyone from that regiment, despite their rank.
However, the expression, “How can Johnny return to the farm after he has seen Paris?”, also applied to black soldiers, in that after honorable or even heroic service in war, expecting them to again become second class citizens was not part of their game plan.
Democrats felt otherwise.
N.B.: The greatest fear of those who wanted to oppress the blacks was that they would be able to defend themselves with guns. Thus they were profoundly in favor of gun control for blacks.
They are usually the first victims because they think they have gravitas since they agree with the rioters. They try to join in and get killed. Their last thought is usually “But I wanted to help you people”.
“Hey, Bob, can I have my power washer back, please?”
“Sure, JZoback, you gonna wash down the deck this weekend?”
“No, you know, case Zimmerman is convicted, me and some of the other white guys just thought we’d, you know, burn your house down.”
“Oh, I see. No problemo. Thanks for heads up. Could you wait till after the Braves game, though?”
Interesting story. Do you have any links or dead tree sources?
“........blacks are still seen as savage creatures who can’t help resorting to primitive means of emotional dealing, right? Nah, couldn’t be that.”.....
What you see is what you get. If the blacks demonstrate their lack of control and emotion, you have your answer.
Should Zimmerman be found “guilty”, I highly doubt you will see whites resorting to the black type of “savage creatures”. “It ain’t gonna happen!”
Take the bait? The suckers put the racist in the most powerful office on the planet,he has the power to destroy all of them and their families,which by the way he is doing,without economic freedom,there is no liberty,period!
You can look for the job to be finished in this jerks 3 and a half years he has left,by either him and his cohorts or by our enemies who know this ass is weakening our country by the day
I believe the last “white race riot” was in Cicero, IL in 1951.
Prior to WWII most race riots consisted primarily of whites attacking blacks. Since WWII they have been almost exclusively blacks attacking whites (mostly).
The author really ought to review this list, it might answer her question about why people assume any riots will be by blacks.
” savage creatures who can’t help resorting to primitive means of emotional dealing”
The left is ready to turn on the sympathy machine, finding every justification possible for burning cars, houses, stores, stealing merchandise and dragging Whites from cars and assaulting them.
‘law enforcement’ is ready to ignore the rioting and arrest the Whites who defend themselves.
I think your comment is misdirected?
Your account of Draft Riots isn’t bad, but your timeline is a bit off.
The riots started 150 years ago today. (!)
The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued in summer of 1862 and the final version January 1, 1863. So ending slavery had been an explicit goal of the war for a year when the riots started.
While the rioters targetted blacks, it was not really a race riot, as such. The mostly Irish rioters also targetted Protestants, cops, soldiers and anybody dressed better than they were.
Leo Frank, lynched in 1915 for being found innocent of a murder he clearly didn’t commit. Oh, and for being jewish on top of that.
This is SOUTH FLORIDA where these riots are being threatened (also in Sanford, but Broward and Dade county are on guard) and this is loony liberalville.
Wow, no one seems to remember something that happened 94 years ago. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
[snip] During the riot, dozens died and hundreds were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer... Overcrowding and increased African American militancy by veterans contributed to the visible racial frictions. Also, a combination of ethnic gangs and police neglect strained the racial relationships. According to official reports, the turmoil came to a boil after a young African American was struck by a rock and died at an informally segregated beach. Tensions between groups arose in a melee that blew up into days of unrest. [/snip]
Dozens died? A slow weekend in Chicago of today.
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Posted on 07/12/2013 10:10:49 PM PDT by Dallas59
Where blacks drafted by the Union during the CW?
Also, what started the Red Summer riots?
Leftist white union members were upset that employers had hired nonunion black men as replacement employees during the war.
So it was racist white Bolsheviks who were the most responsible party.
I don’t know. But blacks were heavily recruited by various northern states trying to fill their quotas without inconveniencing their white citizens. Notably by recruiting among the contraband camps where escaping slaves took refuge near Union army camps.
There just weren’t many blacks in the north.
I don't think anybody is around anymore who was alive at that time. And if they are, they were either too young to be aware, or they are too old now to remember what the geriatric care nurse just said to them 5 seconds ago.
Like French nobility in 1789...
For $300, there was NO inconvenience...but who had $300? It certainly wasn't the Irish immigrant who was already competing against blacks for low end jobs and now saw the odds against being drafted drop dramatically since the states STILL had to meet their quota.
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