The social condition of riots, and getting what you wish for…
By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive.
Riots are more likely to occur in large cities. Past studies of riots indicate that violence mostly occur when one group, most often racially inspired or by economically depraved minorities, unite when grievances have not been met. In some instances, outside manipulations initiate this collective group, by organization, transportation, tools such as signs, flags, banners, and in some rare cases, various assortments of weapons. But more importantly to note, it was infused by previously instilled ideologies from television and film, town meetings, and even church ministries.
Martin Luther King was a great promoter of social change. His presence in a march had a very cohesive effect, stimulating both non-violent reasoning and positive change. It might be argued that when violence did occur, it was promoted on the fringe of the afore mentioned metaphorical liquid vortex, or from a source not connected to the occurrence at all. The ideology located in the center of the vortex, may have nothing to do with the external motivation, and be a separate agenda utilizing the other for selfish designs. These outside forces should always be considered when attempting to control a situation, where a mob mentality can quickly turn to collective violence.
Differences in customs is also a catalyst for riots, where an influx of new populations make it difficult to pick up a singular standard, or common cause. When cultures are dissolved, dispersed by open borders, further complicated by the lack of demanded assimilation and allegiance by authority, and it becomes exceedingly difficult for the opposing cultures to come together collectively. Society is weakened, and more easily controlled.
Dual citizenship means dual allegiance, and this is also a driving divisional force. A consideration of illegal aliens on the economic and social fabric should be addressed, but more emphatically, government agencies who are predominantly made up of dual citizens, should also be curtailed. Can one be of service to two standards? It would be exceedingly difficult when the chips are down. Our founders warned of tangled alliances, and these alliances push and pull us into directions not for the good of America. In the process, society is weakened, and more easily controlled.
A riot is dissolved in many ways, one primary and most radical is by which control agents step forward to stop the violence by the use of violence. Violence can also be quelled when a political situation changes, or some kind of satisfaction is arrived, and so a riot may disperse. Relief services also have a calming effect, but what is lost by lives and property damage by violence is an uncalculated factor. Though at times, violence can promote change rapidly, it should not be advocated as a primary plan of action unless all other avenues have been exhausted . Our founders knew of the possibility of violence, and this is the primary reason we have the right to bear arms, and the reason it is in constant question and jeopardy.
The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
To take a country back, all options must be presented, and yet, we do not want to lose sight of who we are as a nation, and what emphatically made us unique and a great power. We should never listen to anyone who tries to diminish our spirit, be it another country, or our own president. Rule of law, and the voting booth are powerful tools, and might be considered a weapon, but to this author, the most beneficial, when considering lives and the destruction of property, is the idea of non-compliance.
“No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” (Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950])
“…to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)
If we unite for a common cause in sufficient numbers, even a small act of defiance will have sweeping ramifications. When a million people descends on the capital and will not disperse unless demands are met, burdens will be lifted.
Remember also to be careful what you wish for. Before pulling the rug out from under your government, for whatever reason you may find, be sure you have another of higher quality to replace it with. On the cusp of adulthood, children will sometimes react with neglect, and show a disregard for conventionalism. It seems a healthy growing pang to question authority, and yet, in retrospect, the breakdown they propose might have nothing of substance to transfer. They confuse difference with better. While taking back America we will find we have an infrastructure already in place, ready to be utilized. What is needed is sound vision, and righteous determination, two American standards that can not be denied!
“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms….The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants” (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)
“Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. … The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.” –John Adams
“The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America.” –John Adams
“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.” –John Adams
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