TO THE RIOTERS IN FERGUSON, MO:
YOU DIDN’T BUILD THIS:
BUT YOU DID DESTROY THE LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS OF THE PEOPLE WHO DID.
Photo courtesy of the NY Post
YOU MUST FEEL VERY PROUD
crime, justice, photography
WHITHER GOEST THOU, AMERICA?
What a tragedy. Thanks for taking your time to reply. All the best.
yeah it is really sad for the people who owned those stores and ‘churches’! All the best to you too! 🙂
I’ve seen the same kind of scenario in places I’ve visited in my travels. Angry with the government? Burn busses and trains, trash cars and buildings. Then afterwards when the fury is over it dawns that people have to travel to a distant place to find a supermarket but there’s no bus, taxi or train to take you there if you can’t afford a car, that’s if the car survived. So you riot because there’s no services. It’s none of my business to get into the reason it happened in your part of the world but I feel sorry that those involved have only hurt themselves again by this action.
That is an excellent observation. And if people spent more time thinking rationally rather than emotionally I’m sure it would dawn on them. Another problem is that the community has far fewer services and availability of goods. And with the widespread broadcast of the events that just transpired, what rational business person would be willing to commit to building a new business to replace the ones that were just razed to the ground? That, of course, deprives people in the community with fewer job opportunities and perpetuates the cycle of poverty which then leads to protests which then leads to just what we’ve seen over the last several days.
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