Have we loss our friggin minds?????

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     During the last two weeks, this nation has been focused on an unfortunate and terrible shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Our judicial system will take it’s course and the incident will be resolved in court, as it should and must be. But, for now, it’s being resolved in the streets with protest, riots and looting. It’s on the news around the clock with every hack lawyer and opportunist looking for their fifteen minutes of fame before a barrage of news networks.

     During the last two weeks, four of our troops were brutally killed in Afghanistan. There will be no protest or riots concerning their deaths. There will be no mention of it in the national news and it’s totally unknown and irrelevant as to what color their skin was. This country needs to get it’s priorities straight. If the only way for some Americans to feel empowered, is by taking to the streets as mindless mobs....then God help us all.

 

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Comments (44)

  1. sadinne

    oh I hear ya, it’s ridiculous!!…maybe those who are fighting in the street should be sent over abroad to fight, since they like to do it so much..I know, I for one, am sick of hearing of this day in and day out…

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      I’m tired of it too, and it does need to be resolved, but not in the media.

      August 18, 2014
  2. arrolyn

    I hope the situation in your country will get better soon. Not long ago the city of Bangkok had that kind of riots too. It seem that people went crazy. People yelling bad words and throwing things, police shooting water and rubber bullets. All madness. Sometimes I just don’t understand human at all, we keep doing the same mindless things.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      “Mindless” is the right word.

      August 18, 2014
  3. queerduck

    I don’t understand the looting. How can robbing and trashing some ones store who is not connected in any way to the shooting? What does it prove, or justify?

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Opportunist….at the expense of others.

      August 18, 2014
  4. timholzbaur

    We are becoming a lost country, with too many identifications. Remember when we were all simply “americans”?

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      When things got over PC’ed and complex, we loss our direction.

      August 18, 2014
      1. timholzbaur

        We did…

        August 18, 2014
  5. Bettymom

    It’s very confusing to me, how things can get so turned around. It just seems mindless to me – nobody’s thinking anymore.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Very few are thinking about each other any more.

      August 18, 2014
      1. Bettymom

        Ain’t that just the truth? It’s pitiful.

        August 18, 2014
  6. Walkaboutman

    some people are just looking for any opportunity to cause trouble unfortunately. They ruin it for everyone.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Seems like this strata of society will always be there to take advantage of any opportunity.

      August 18, 2014
  7. sweetpaws

    this jus breaks my heart. People do not want to be judge and it is the same people that act out in an inappropriate manner who open themselves up to judgement. Bless our military and their families

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Amen to that!!

      August 18, 2014
  8. killingtime

    I don’t pretend to have any real knowledge of what has or is happening at Ferguson. Are the police right or wrong, I have no idea. What I do know is that it seems like every time something like this happens there is looting. If someone in my family was killed & I was going to do something about it I might go after the person that killed them. I wouldn’t steal a TV or break a shop window to make me feel better.
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    It just seems to me that over reaction before due process is the norm tends to be an excuse for looting.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      The law tends to be a hindrance to some.

      August 18, 2014
  9. tjtooter

    i know some of you are old enough to remember what led up to the widespread rioting between 1965 and 1969. jim crow was dying a slow death in the south and a large percentage of the northern big city blacks were crammed into ghettos being brutalized by mostly white police forces. the killing of doctor king simply made people snap and taking out their anger on the commercial establishments was the path of least resistance.

    a similar situation to those days exists in ferguson and the extrajudicial execution of michael brown with so many bullets pumped into him after he was on the ground was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. the over militarized response by the ferguson police force just exacerbated the frustration and anger of the some extremist fringe elements. most of the demonstrations i’m seeing reported by the indie press have been peaceful and orderly, but that sort of thing isn’t newsworthy to the MSM.

    i think there, more than anything else is an indicator of where america has lost it’s bearings. we are being told what to get excited about and react to by the press and stupid us are falling for it too much without thinking for ourselves and prioritizing what’s really important and worthy of response.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      The sixties were lit up with riots, boycotts, marches and heartache. Even though some of it brought needed change, a lot of it, like in Missouri, was shameful and despicable.

      August 18, 2014
      1. tjtooter

        ike warned us about putting too much power in the hands of overzealous leaders of the military-industrial complex and this is the result. militarized municipal police oppressing people who don’t have enough money to protect themselves from it. it’s said that a conservative is just a liberal who’s never been arrested.

        August 18, 2014
  10. SEC

    You hit another side of the situation

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Overlooked by the press.

      August 18, 2014
      1. SEC

        Overlooked? or ignored because it doesn’t fit the narrative?

        August 18, 2014
        1. uncle_charlie

          Seems ratings are more important than common sense.

          August 18, 2014
          1. SEC

            Yep, I was in a similar mood about the situation when I posted “Dolor and Distress” and presumed something similar.

            August 18, 2014
  11. Nightbane

    People forget what is not plastered all over the media.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Sheep.

      August 18, 2014
  12. GoldenPig2012

    I agree.

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      I dread the direction our society is heading in.

      August 18, 2014
  13. Toni55

    Well said Uncle Charlie, well said……

    August 18, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Thank you old friend.

      August 19, 2014
  14. cjb321

    Agree completely with what you said. I can understand protests—to a degree. But not SENSELESS rioting and looting. It’s a few that make it bad for the many! shakes head sadly

    August 19, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      Protesting is one of the things that keep us free, but rioting and looting just enslave us.

      August 19, 2014
  15. TinkerHale

    I couldn’t agree with you more! There was a small news “blip” mentioning that four of our soldiers were killed in Afghanistan and nothing more. I don’t have a problem with peaceful protests (God knows that I protested against the VietNam war during the 60’s and we burned our bras in protest on Beacon Hill in Boston) but this isn’t protesting, it’s looting. People are burning and destroying businesses that others have worked hard to establish. There’s video evidence of Michael Brown assaulting a store clerk. This small clerk didn’t stand a chance against 300 pound Michael Brown. Neither did the police officer when Michael assaulted him and the officer managed to free himself only to be charged at again by Brown. How do we know what the officer felt? Can you imagine someone that huge coming at you with intent to kill you? In my opinion, Michael Brown was nothing but a bully and a thug. There’s one big question that no one has mentioned. Is it possible that Brown was high on some sort of drugs? The first three bullets didn’t even phase him, he kept charging. Dilotta is a drug that makes one feel invincible and also numbs the body to pain. He could have been high on crack for all we know. And yes, it will be dragged on an on through the Courts with the officer being put under the microscope for defending his life against someone who wanted to end his. Good post.

    August 19, 2014
    1. uncle_charlie

      When we walked the streets in the sixties and seventies, we were making a statement…..not a threat.

      August 19, 2014

      August 19, 2014
      1. TinkerHale

        Yes, we were making a statement. No one looted businesses or tried to harm the police. We were never a threat…just voices wanting to be heard.

        August 19, 2014
        1. tjtooter

          not really entirely true about the old days or the current events in ferguson. i haven’t had a chance to study the current scenario close enough, but i’ve definitely seen quite a bit of legitimate protesting that the police are suppressing with non-lethal ammo and tear gas.
          ferguson is now under martial law with free speech and the press several limited and warrantless house to house searches being conducted. the national guard is on the streets now.

          looters flattened the west side of chicago in the king riots and the anti-war protestors got way out of hand during the summer of shove in 1968 at the convention and then again the next summer during the days of rage. even the kent state massacre was precipitated by rock throwing, though some survivors claim that it was professional agitators doing the rock throwing.

          August 19, 2014
          1. TinkerHale

            As far as Kent State goes, I lived during that time and innocent people standing by were killed needlessly. I have to agree with you that it was police brutality in that particular situation. I was part of the VietNam protests in New England and the cops stood by and laughed as we burned our bras on Beacon Hill in Boston. I also wore a copper bracelet with the name of an MIA soldier. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to come home and I gave the bracelet to his family. There are peaceful ways to protest, exercise our God given rights and make our voices heard but I’ve not seen this happen in Ferguson.

            August 19, 2014
            1. tjtooter

              that’s because you’re getting your news off the MSM. there are proper non-violent demonstrations that have been attacked by the police with rubber bullets and tear gas.

              August 19, 2014
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  17. TinkerHale

    tjtooter: If the protests were non-violent then why would the police attack with rubber bullets and tear gas unless they felt threatened by the tension rising in the crowd?

    August 19, 2014
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  19. uncle_charlie

    It’s all sad.

    August 19, 2014