Riots put the fear of mother-fucking God his own badass self into not only the people, but the government as well. Riots are a tool in the arsenal of rebellion chosen by the ignorant. They choose lay devastation at the foot of their own homes, businesses, and neighborhoods. How does this frighten the rich and the powerful? It simply does not. It never has. It never will.
In 64 A.D. Christians set fire to their own shops to protest their status as a second-class religion (Tacitus, Annals XV.44). The fire quickly spread from the shops to the Circus, and over six days, much of the great city of Rome was burnt to ashes. This led to forty-two months of intense persecution that would not actually end until the Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Rome Empire 250 years later
Did the rioters who left Freddie Gray’s funeral at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, who moved to Mondawmin Mall, growing in numbers, then razing a CVS pharmacy to the ground. They could have easily marched to Oriole Park and destroyed not only a major league baseball park, but also the nearby M&T Bank Stadium, home of the beloved Baltimore Ravens. They were beginning to put the fear of mother-fucking God into the pocket-book of many powerful people.
Major League Baseball was so bat-shit paranoid that the riots would reach the gates of Oriole Park, a mere 5 minute drive away from the CVS pharmacy that was razed to the ground, that they played an entire game of baseball with no mother-fucking fans. Let me say that again. Major League Baseball was so bat-shit paranoid that the riots would reach the gates of Oriole Park, a mere 5 minute drive away from the CVS pharmacy that was razed to the ground, that they played an entire game of baseball with no mother-fucking fans. They were so afraid that their own fans would erupt into riotous violence that they banned them from baseball game. Alex Rodriguez broke a rule and was banned for 211 games. What did all of the loyal Oriole fans do to deserve being banned for an entire game? How bat-shit do you have to be to organize an entire baseball game with 45,971 empty seats. No tickets were purchased or scalped. No artery -fucking hotdogs were eaten. No piss-water beers were drank. How much money was lost because of the threat of a riot?
But the rioters stopped short of putting the fear of mother-fucking God into the government, instead choosing to steal $1,000 50-inch, high-definition televisions from black-owned electronics stores, which are struggling to survive in a Best Buy world. What in the fuck?
Why didn’t the rioters march the 3.5 miles down Reistertown Rd from the Mondawmin Mall to Pennsylvania Ave, then take Druid Hill Ave and N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to Washington Blvd, and down West Camden St to Oriole Park? There they could have set fire to the expensive shops of the downtown area. Like prohibitionists, they could have burst down the doors of the micro-craft-breweries and axed open the fermentation tanks spilling all of that pretentious alcohol down the gutters. But they didn’t. They instead chose to loot and raze their own God-damn neighborhoods.
If the rioters had any intention other than stealing a few high-def televisions for themselves and popping boners over setting massive fires, they would have marched, driven, taken the bus or subway, to the Rodeo Drive of Baltimore. (I’m not from Baltimore, so I don’t know where that is, and Google won’t tell me exactly what suburb of Baltimore is the wealthiest). Once in the midst of the high-end boutiques selling clothing more expensive than most cars, cars more expensive than most houses, and houses more expensive than most countries, the rioters could have put the fear of mother-fucking God his own badass self into the people of not only Baltimore, but also the entire U.S.F.A (the United States of Fucking America).
Instead, the rioters destroyed their own neighborhoods. The very same neighbor they see in church every Sunday, who has worked his ass off and fingers to the bloody bone to own his own business, now sees a lifetime of struggle destroyed in an instant by looters and arsonists. It will take him years, if ever, to rebuild. Now take the purveyors of the high-end boutiques. They would be able to rebuilt in a fraction of the time, not because of they have better insurance, but because they are mother-fucking rich. The business owner struggling to pay the rent has little options on how to rebuilt, if ever. The rich boutique owner can write a fucking check.
Let me give some advice to the next riot. When another black man is killed by police, or when the police officers are eventually acquitted of the crime, think before you riot. Take a deep breath. Take a bus. Take the subway. Drive your car away from your own neighborhood. Go to the rich… white… area of town and [not even we are willing to insight a riot]
Published on: May 16, 2015 @ 20:42