There are definitely some questions about Ferguson here in Michael Snyder’s blog that I’ve been asking.
According to eyewitnesses, police vehicles were seen driving by some of the stores while they were being looted and they did not respond. If the police are not even going to lift a finger to stop rampant theft, then what in the world are they there for? Why don’t they just pack up and leave the streets completely? If they are just there to confront protesters and arrest journalists, all they are accomplishing is inflaming the situation. And is this what we can expect when civil unrest spreads to more cities throughout America? Will we not be able to depend on the police to protect our homes and our businesses?
Here’s one of the pictures he provides of what Walmart had to do because they knew the police wouldn’t help:
Now, let me provide an answer. To do so I will assume for the moment that the officer in the Michael Brown situation has told a largely accurate story that:
- Brown hit him
- struggled with him for his gun
- ran away 35 feet or so
- turned back and became belligerent again
- then rushed him, while saying the officer was too afraid to shoot him
(I know, I know: lots of assumptions. But this is an exercise in understanding the lack of a police reaction to the looting, not a discussion of what happened with Michael Brown—that will be determined in courts, and through testimony and evidence).
Why would police engage a rabid crowd of looters, when doing so might mean having to shoot some of them, further inflaming tensions, and inviting additional blathering nonsense from the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other race-baiters and shakedown con men?
Why get involved, when the idiots in the mainstream media will just sensationalize it as police “out of control,” and never give a chance for the facts to come out before the story is so skewed that some can’t even process the truth? Yeah, it leaves the innocent in the neighborhood defenseless, but… hey… that’s *those* people’s problem, not the cop’s.
Do you see how it makes perfect sense from that perspective to let the looting, burning, and mayhem go without challenge?
In addition, those doing the looting are the most likely to turn on the police, potentially having weapons of their own, and/or seeking to take them away from the officers to use against them—it’s a no-win situation to get involved, so why not stand on the sidelines collecting a paycheck, and harassing a few protestors and media people (who are very unlikely to fight back)?
Which then leads to the author’s very important challenge to you:
When chaos reigns, the police are not going to be there to rescue you. In a crisis situation, you and your family are not going to be a priority for the authorities. So you are going to need to come up with your own plan to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones.
If you think that I am being overly dramatic, you must not have been paying attention to what has been going on in America in recent years.
Michael Snyder is 150% correct: You’re on your own, America. What are you going to do when the bad boys come for you? Call 9-1-1? The people of Ferguson tried that, and no one answered. Be ready to stand and protect, or to suffer willingly at the hands of the evil—the choice is yours to make.
As a final note: Doing nothing to prepare is a choice. Make sure you’re at peace with it.