There are some many factors and elements that have set off yet another display of violence in the United States of Discourse and Destruction for the entire world to see that it is nothing short of pathetic and shameful.
A country that has so much positive potential, virtually more than any other country in the world, yet cannot seem to unite its citizens under a common goal or cause. I definitely blame our leaders for much of this discourse.
So many different factions are to blame it is very hard to accuse any one side of being completely at fault.
To start with; the civil authorities, meaning a very small percentage of the cops thinks it is the Wild West and feel that they have a license to kill. That is the primary reason many of them become cops because they are very insecure people that feel a sense of power and authority when they have a badge on their chest and a gun on their hip.
This very small percentage of them; just guessing about less than 1% of them are creating total chaos in this country and do not have the common-sense to tone down their vigilante mentality. They are making it almost impossible for their honest counterparts to do their job and have the respect of the citizens. The good cops are regular working people trying to support a family not sitting ducks with targets on their backs.
Next we see the very big problem primarily in the black community where some of it citizens feel the only way to resolve issues is by burning down their own homes, looting the neighborhood stores, stoning cops and firemen and behaving like total savages.
Watching their rampage on TV makes a person think they are watching a revolution in a 3rd world country.
Fortunately there are many black citizens that do not concur with this type of behavior who are attempting to squash this activity but at this time they are not having much success.
A large number of the people that are rioting are people whose families have been on welfare for generations. One of their major complaints is the lack of employment. If these same people were offered a job they would probably refuse it. The government has created Frankenstein out of some people and now everyone has to live with them.
Does the black community have a legitimate ripe against some of the cops? Absolutely yes. Is the way to resolve it through violence? Absolutely no!
Quoting Martin Luther King; Nonviolence is not for the cowardly, the weak, the passive, the apathetic or the fearful. “Nonviolent resistance does resist,” he wrote. “It is not a method of stagnant passivity. While the nonviolent resister is passive in the sense that he is not physically aggressive toward his opponent, his mind and emotions are always active, constantly seeking to persuade his opponent that he is wrong. The method is passive physically, but strongly active spiritually. It is not passive non-resistance to evil; it is active nonviolent resistance to evil.”
There has never been any situation where violence was the answer. As hard as it is to envision; nonviolence is the only avenue to a peaceful solution.
To get to the root of the problem; our police forces in this country have to eliminate these rogue cops that first shoot 3 times then yell halt.
Secondly; the rebel rousers in the black communities have to be brought under control or subdued.
Unfortunately; unless severe measures are taken through education these problems will continue to exist for many years. We are living on a powder keg in this country and it is disgraceful.
Is this the way we want our future generations to develop? Shame on the USA.