Uprisings – Riots — What’s the Difference?   Leave a comment

We’re still looking at the Declaration of Independence and seeking parallels to our own times.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

The British had encouraged slave and Indian revolts against the colonists. For example, in 1775, Lord Dunmore of Virginia, swore to members of the Virginia House of Burgesses that if “any Injury or insult were offered to himself” he would “declare Freedom to the Slaves, and reduce the City of Williamsburg to Ashes.” The governors of North and South Carolina also were planning similar uprisings. General Gage, commander in chief of the British army in America, tried to persuade various Indian tribes to attack the colonists.

No parallels to today, really, other than to note the riots our President did not condemn following the Zimmerman acquittal. Uprisings, indeed!

Are these riots motivated by our government leaders seeking to put so much stress on society that we will gladly accept a dictator? We know that huge corporations in conjunction with US government agencies have orchestrated such uprisings in other countries — South America, the Middle East. Why do we assume they won’t turn those skills on us if we become problematic enough for them?

Because we’re Americans and it can’t happen here?

It already has happened here. The riots over the Zimmerman case were small potatoes compared to what we’re capable of. Remember South Central?

Do we believe our government wouldn’t encourage it if it met their agenda? I used to believe that, but when a sitting president stands up before the American people and does not condemn riots motivated over anger that the US justice system worked and they didn’t like the outcome because it wasn’t a racially-motivated decision ….

It CAN happen HERE!

Posted August 2, 2013 by aurorawatcherak in History

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