Thursday, January 8, 2009

The genius of "protesters"

They're demonstrating against the shooting, by police, of an unarmed African-American man in Oakland. The shooter must indeed be brought to justice. But in which direction do the protesters eventually go?

"Many protesters expressed anger and frustration at the police and what they called society's racial injustice. But as the demonstrations continued, the mob frequently targeted the business, cars and homes of people without regard to race, the San Francisco Chronicle reported early Thursday. One such shop was Creative African Braids in Oakland. "This is our business," Leemu Topka, the black owner of the salon, shouted at the demonstrators, the Chronicle reported on its Web site. "This is our shop. This is what you call a protest?"

Mobs have a hard time thinking and reasoning, as conservatives have tried to teach for centuries.
(It's the kind of thing that made Edmund Burke a conservative. Smart man.)