So I want to remind you all that I have adopted children that are black. My fear is they grow up wrapping their entire identity and sense of self in their skin color, the most superficial of traits. But that's where blacks are right now. I've spoken at length about this before.
So let's look at what's happening right now. Michael Brown gets shot on Saturday. Was he just walking, minding his own business? Not so much.
St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar says the investigation shows that Michael Brown, 18, was unarmed. Brown physically assaulted the officer, and during a struggle between the two, Brown reached for the officer's gun. One shot was fired in the car followed by other gunshots outside of the car.Ok, tragic. But like the guy who runs out of his car on a speedway, Brown made a bad decision. Assaulting a police officer and reaching for his gun is never going to end well. But of course in this day and age, bad decisions are not the fault of the decider anymore.
The black populace as a large group is very upset at this. Obviously (in their mind) the police are racist. Brown wasn't doing anything wrong. Those darn police and white people in general always think blacks are violent thugs. To prove us wrong, they decide to burn down their city, loot every store they can find, and generally behave...well...like thugs.
Of course, the grievance industry and liberals in general will see nothing wrong with this. Of course, they have created this. They made an entire race dependent on the government. Everything that goes wrong in their lives is not their fault anymore. The government, pandering for votes and making sure they retain power, have taken all responsibility from the individual. When said government fails blacks, (or kills blacks,) blacks take no responsibility for their part in any of this. Why should they? They got their fall guys: whites. They got their parent: Government.
This continues to happen anyplace where people have given power over their lives to someone else. It's not a black/white thing but it is a convenient scapegoat to keep from actually attacking the real problem:
Well yes, but more basic than him. Blacks will continue to be spoiled brats because they have given over their lives to democrats. Not all blacks of course. But those blacks aren't the ones rioting.