—Van Jones: Death to the ‘great white suburbs’—
Be careful what you wish for, Van:
It had better not happen, but it could. Any spark could light it. One day the underclass, rioting, may go into white neighborhoods to stomp and burn. They won’t expect resistance, because they have never met it. I don’t think Al and Jesse quite know how many deer guns, how many Weatherbys and .223s sit quietly in closets out here. If a mob comes toward a man’s home, where his wife and children are, the results will be astonishing. The police will immediately polarize, black versus white. So will everybody else. Government will be irrelevant. And the whole country just might blow up.
The scenario you outlined nearly happened to some family members living in Detroit in 1968.
8 Mile Road is the dividing line between the city and the suburbs. The rioting got out as far as 6 Mile. Two more miles and they would have met a wall of heavily armed suburbanites who were waiting for them.
Probably coming sooner than most realize, with the Racist-In-Chief in charge...
The “Fred on Everything” article you cited appears to have been written several years ago.
A lot of that sort of thing was getting very common last summer in the urban plantations.
I would expect this summer to make last summer look good.