* Stupid citizens who resist authority and refuse to take responsibility for their actions.
* Stupid cops who act irresponsible not respecting people they are suppose to protect and become too authoritarian.
Let me expand on this. What is happening in Baltimore is neither a black nor white issue. It's largely a problem that infects the entire human species. We see it in the middle east where the exact same thing can be said of them which has nothing to be with being either black or white. As I've said.. STUPID PEOPLE.
You get enough stupid people on one side and enough on the other and this happens time and time again throughout the course of human history. Every time it does it mostly affects the majority of innocent people who have to suffer because of them. Sometimes it's under the banner of nationalism. Other times religion or ethnicity. A few bone heads decide to have a go at it and all the rest of us in the much greater majority have to suffer.
Over the last few days I've seen all kinds of finger pointing. The most outlandish of all of these being somehow this can all be resolved by leaders who are accused of dropping the ball.
Yeah about that. There once was this guy about 2,000 years ago who tried to address peoples differences. Perhaps you've heard of him? He went by the name Jesus of Nazareth. Some called him the 'Prince of Peace'. The guy told people not to judge others, pay your taxes & shut up (render unto Caesar). He also urged people to put down their swords and forgive one another. We all know how that turned out. The way I figured it if he couldn't do it (with all he had going for him) what chance does the mayor of Baltimore, the President or anyone else from stopping stupid people from doing what they do. Here's the punch line. After humans whacked him they went on killing 100's of millions of each other in his name.
Every so often when there is enough accumulation of stupid people this is what happens. It happened before. It's happening now. It will happen again.
So what can innocent people who want no part of this to do? Hopefully remove themselves as far a way as possible until both sides either exhaust or kill one another and hope for the best. Sorry but that's just the way the world has always worked since the beginning. There's no way of ridding the world of evil (stupid people). That's just the way it is.
Getting Back Specifically To Baltimore...
Last night (Monday, April 27, 2015)
Cops were pissed off because of the lack of support and criticism as they perceived things. So they stood down and left the city experience what it would be like if they didn't have a forceful presence. As for the Mayor, she gave church leaders and others a chance to try and calm things down before going all Ferguson on the crowds. Nice try no cigar.
Tonight (Tuesday, April 28, 2015)
Tonight will be nothing like Monday night. The cops made their point and a bunch of citizens (no matter which side) want law & order restored. And so it shall be. Authorities had the time to ship in box trucks loaded with gas grenades, protective gear and rubber bullets. This along with about 3,000 national guard members. Hang on to your hat folks it's going to be a bumpy ride !