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What purpose does rioting serve in America ?

  1. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 2 months ago

    None .    Why ?    Because when the cause reaches the level of the streets,   it becomes then  one of the basic negative human  behaviors . When any public  gathering  and it's almost always  youth and young adults ,  goes to the streets  it almost always degenerates to violence .    This is where the organizers  will justify whatever happens in the streets  to the cause of whatever the issue at hand ,  but when it  develops into violence  it  LOSES  ALL  POSITIVE MEANING to any cause..

    So , this is where you justify the  rioting , and defend  " one or two people  acting out "  , any takers ?


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    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Riots can serve many purposes.

      An outlet for anger for people too stupid to understand that it causes them more trouble than anything gained.

      Riots bring media attention: for organizers of "peaceful demonstrations" this is of great value.

      When it includes stealing, it gives the thief an opportunity almost totally free of possible consequences.

      It is fun for many: an exciting time when they get a great adrenaline rush.

      It gives an opportunity to demonstrate how great and macho the rioter is as he sets fire to a car or something when no one is available to protect it.

      It provides opportunity for those that can only destroy; that are too stupid or lazy to create or build.

      Lots of purposes, then.

      1. Credence2 profile image85
        Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

        I don't like the concept of rioting. I much rather use the law and courts to get redress on unacceptable situations. It is like as an earlier poster said, it detracts from an otherwise justify able cause.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately there are very few large demonstrations that don't deteriorate into violence.  Usually not a full fledged riot, but violence and destruction.

          Do you like the concept of large demonstrations, then, knowing there will be violence and destruction?

          1. Credence2 profile image85
            Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Ihave to defer to the First Amendment, the people shall have the right to peaceably assemble. Demonstrations are included in that as long as they remain peaceful and do not interfere with public throughfare. Because some of these can be large an intrusive in a large city, a permit is required, not just to interfere with expression but to route traffic etc. to accomodate. The same thing that they do for the Macy's parade.

            1. wilderness profile image94
              wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              I support them, too, from a legal standpoint.  Just as I support What's His Name when he kneels at the national anthem.

              But I asked if you like the idea of large demonstrations.  (Don't think I've ever heard of the Macy's "demonstrators" starting a riot with their floats)

              1. Credence2 profile image85
                Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

                Depends on what the demonstration is about. I may not agree with the issue that is the subject of the demonstration. All have the right to demonstrate, and that does not require my approval

                1. wilderness profile image94
                  wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

                  You don't like rioting, but DO like big demonstrations that nearly always result in rioting.  Can you justify those, one with the other?

                  Would you support rounding up any and all "demonstrators" that are present during a riot and sentencing them to 90 days for being an accessory to destruction of private property and/or personal violence?  With the first broken window, the first car overthrown, the first rock thrown at cops, bring in a thousand cops and start the roundup?

                  1. Credence2 profile image85
                    Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

                    No, I do not favor that idea. Demonstrations are part of the democratic process, rioting is not. Those that are found in acts of violence or distruction of property are subject to arrest, not those who otherwise are just demonstrating I don't necessarily associate demonstrations with riots. One does not necessarily lead to the other.

    2. junko profile image79
      junkoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Black Rioting and White mob violence are two different extremes that can  cause lost of property and life. Peaceful protest can turn into rioting and property lost which can cause the death of peaceful protesters who are mostly unarmed. Mob Violence is always hostile and violent, the mobs are always armed and White only.Theft and Stealing is punish more harshly than fraud and embezzlement, why? There should be more protest about White- Collar crimes than Black Collar Rioting. Rioting in America serves one purpose and that is an opportunity to shine a bright light on things done in the dark to too many who have been ignored too long.

      1. Credence2 profile image85
        Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Hi, Junko's, nice to see you back.

        I was a kid in a Denver neighborhood in April, 1968. In the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. King, there were riots in our community. I asked my pop, why we're we destroying our own stores and private property?

        Since that time, I never had a lot of use for people who lacked self control, going off into a frenzy without consideration of the consequences.

        I have learned since then, be smart, don't get mad, get even!

        1. junko profile image79
          junkoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Hi back at you Credence, I've been around expressing my opinions. My opinion on you never having use for people who lack self control, going off into a frenzy without consideration of the consequences, is how most people feel . In politics sometimes those kind of people are tolerated to save the masses in the case of Donald Trump and his supporters. Rioting serve no purpose and the intent of a peaceful protest is not to cause a riot. If !/10 of 1% of peaceful protesters act out and a riot is DECLARED all 99.9% of peaceful protesters are endangered. So riots serve no good purpose to solve the Negro's Problems.Believe it or not some people wish for a riot but not peaceful protesters their haters do wish the protest fails to solve their problems. In 1968 I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. Police unions was our last  dialog.

          1. Credence2 profile image85
            Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

            Yes, indeed, there are many that want to discredit the the legitimacy of a peaceful political movement by desiring that the broad brush of 'rioter' be attached to them. Then it becomes easier to denigrate both them and the cause that they represent, by those that would just as soon not allow the issue of concern to see the light of day.

            1. PrettyPanther profile image85
              PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              One purpose of a peaceful protest is to make people uncomfortable. Some people don't like that. They prefer to keep their blinders firmly in place so as not to feel uneasy about their complacency.

            2. junko profile image79
              junkoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

              Credence, I am glad to see you agree, that we have to fail our way to success in our fight for equal rights and justice for all. " No Justice No Peace " is not a slogan it is a fact..

    3. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." (JFK)

      Some people clearly feel peaceful revolution is not possible in terms of racial equality. The question is, why do some people feel that?

    4. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      When all that hateful organized energy should be spent in Tulsa, has instead been spent in Charlotte...something stinks!  Officials of Charlotte said that 70% of the rioters / protesters that were arrested had out of state IDs.  That, they were bused in or came in by train. 

      George Soros' name is written all over Ferguson...now Charlotte.

      This eye witness says people think the black man was shot by cops, but that he knows for a fact that he wasn't, because he was standing 10' away from him.  He hopes people get to see the video that shows what happened...I haven't seen it yet.  There is an investigation, the truth will come out, we just have to be patient and not jump to conclusions.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9089lYV5c0Y

      George Soros name is written all over the Charlotte riots just like Ferguson.   BTW, he is a big donor of Hillary Clinton's.     
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      Hillary blew the dog whistle and made it a race war.
      I guess she needed to politicize the shooting before the facts. 

      Now, there are a lot more black people mostly from poor inner cities who have arrest records, and one protester dead after being shot by another protester.  Oh, but the media doesn't talk about that, and Hillary went silent. ... And, its still not over in Charlotte.

      No riots in Tulsa? Only peaceful protests, because no one called out the hounds of hell (adjudicators, anarchists, social justice warriors).

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Correction, I misunderstood.  I heard from the eye witness I referred to.  Daves MC,  "I said the police didn't shoot the man that was at the protest. Another man was shot in the head during the protest by another black man."  That's the man he was 10' away from. 

        My apology, so sorry for any confusion and that I must have caused. 
        Please, forgive me.

  2. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago

    Apparently, white people think winning sporting events is justification for rioting. We must be really "deep" to feel so passionately about winning.

    11 Stupid Reasons White People Have Rioted

    1. always exploring profile image85
      always exploringposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      My opinion, it takes away from their cause. Black people have been discriminated against in America since slavery. When they smash cars and loot businesses it only adds to the problem. President Obama asks for a calm and peaceful gathering. I hope they will listen. The white policewoman has been charged with murder, as she should be. The man held his arm's up and had no gun, yet she killed him. This must stop!

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        I agree that rioting isn't the answer and provides ammo to those who will trivialize the movement to hold police accountable for their illegal actions.

      2. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        What incident (or riot) was that, and where?   

        ADDED:  I just read the story about the shooting in Tulas. sad
        Even if the man was on PCP, he should not have been shot.

    2. ahorseback profile image45
      ahorsebackposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I actually checked out the reasons - One thing , You are serious right ?   ........Not.

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 2 months ago

    What purpose does frustration-based behavior serve?  Well, I am not sure it exists to serve a purpose.  It is a spontaneous expression of a state of suffering.

  4. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 2 months ago

    I miss the understanding of law  and order that dictated   when a legal protest turns  violent , then that violence is met by  the same type of force.
    "The perception  of police  discrimination  should concern Americans " ----- Pres. Obama today .    Gee there , Mr. President  , what about the perception that   most people  are actually supporting the police     . College age protesters ,  social-political  activists  and  a  jungle mentality in the streets leaves an awfully weird perception of your leadership too !

    Mr. President ,Watch what you say !

  5. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 2 months ago

    Colorfulone    --   this is totally correct !

    A race war began by Obama  , continued for Hillary's black vote - benefit  .  AND  promoted by the Soros owned  media !    It is the most falsely structured debate of the day , in fact , in history !

    Have you heard  about recently  legalized ,illegal immigrants for democratic votes ?

 
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