The psychology of looting is not often talked about in the media. The media will have you believe that black people are the only people who commit the act of looting, which is a completely inaccurate tale. I can’t believe I’m up at 1 o’clock in the morning writing this blog. I’m pissed. I need to release the tension from this Ferguson decision. I’m sure there are other ways to release tension, but I’m not in the mood for that.
When you have a prosecutor with a vendetta to prosecute people at all cost, and turn a blind eye to justice when it comes to cops, because his father was shot in the line of duty. There’s a big conflict of interest and justice would never be served. The way this case was handled by this prosecutor was unprecedented. McCullough acted more as the defense attorney for Darren Wilson, while presenting facts to the grand jury to make sure Wilson would not get indicted. There should be legislation introduced to prosecute prosecutors when they violate the rules of law in the courtroom. Too many black men have been released from prison lately after serving time for crimes they had not committed, due to the determination of overzealous prosecutors. Those prosecutors should be jailed for false prosecution and for breaking the law. McCullough and the governor of Missouri are responsible for the chaos that’s taking place in Missouri. The governor knew long ago there would not be an indictment, which is why he called in the National Guard days in advance. He’s an accomplice in this criminal plot to allow a murderer to walk free. It’s all part of white privilege in America, where democracy is filtered, and through the smokescreen, the practice of apartheid is continuous under this false pretense of equal justice for all.
The media cannot stop covering the looting and rioting that’s going on in Ferguson, but what they are failing to tell us is that looting and rioting took shape many years ago when white people didn’t want to obey the law in Boston. However, they called it The Boston Tea party, not a riot, but a party. White people loot because of privilege, without conscience or any moral clause attached to their looting. They didn’t want to pay tax, so they looted. Fast forward 200 years, now white people loot when their favorite teams lose or win a championship. They loot after a concert, and they loot because they’re bored. Sometimes they loot and riot just because. Most importantly, they loot and riot because of hatred.
Black people, on the other hand, loot because they have been silenced, exploited and oppressed. Often times, the businesses in the black community are not black owned. The business owners are often rude, inhumane and condescending. To top it all, business owners in the black community often mark up their inventory 25% higher in price to legally extort the community. The explosion of bottled up anger manifests itself when the system compounds it with injustice toward a member of the community. Lately, the injustice has been unjustified murder. While it’s true that looters often destroy their own community, as is the case with most black riots, however, the losers are usually the white, Asian, Italian and Jewish business owners and the insurance companies who stand to lose money to pay out for the claims. Of course, Black people suffer the brunt of it as well. I’m not that naive. Frustrated with an unfair justice system, black people usually have to resort to looting to get some sense of justice. The only way to get back at the system is to reap some kind of financial or material gain instantaneously after an injustice has been witnessed. It’s self-fulfilling for some looters. It’s the only voice some people have. White people riot and loot far more often than blacks. If you look up the history of riots and looting in this country, you will notice that most of the riots and looting committed by blacks have had historical context, whereas white rioters and looters are often doing it just for kicks, or they are out demonstrating their hatred for the black race, which is usually manifested in racist riots with a lynch mob in tow. White people’s looting is often precipitated by a sense of privilege and entitlement, and inflamed by alcohol consumption. They’re easily set off. If a black man gets a better position than them at work, even if that black man is more qualified, they often feel entitled to a riot. If a black city or town is doing better then their town financially, they feel entitled to burn it down, as was the case in Tulsa, Oklahoma(Black Wall Street) and Rosewood, Florida. White people will just fabricate reasons to stir a riot. It’s the hatred inherent in some of them.
The only justice we get to hand out, is to root out the businesses in the community. Despite what white people in the media say, riots and looting send a strong message to the white institution that injustice in the black community takes away justice from those who want to profit and exploit the community. It’s the only solution to injustice for a silent group of people. Their system is not designed to protect us, but they also leave their bloodsuckers in the hood vulnerable. This is the result of a people’s voice taken away from them.
Looting and rioting will continue as long as America continues to turn a blind eye to injustice. Insurance companies will have to foot the bill for the collateral damage, and white and other business owners will also suffer as a result. It’s in the best interest of all parties to make sure injustice is rooted out everywhere. “Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere,” Dr. martin Luther King Jr.
White injustice affects their own bottom line when looters take to the streets to enact their own justice.