Violent riots are breaking out across the globe.
In the UK, 16,000 police officers flooded the streets of London on the night of August 9, 2011, after the previous night’s mayhem in which Metropolitan Police use armored vehicles to push back 150 rioters in Lavender Hill, Clapham; 20,800 citizens made 999 emergency calls (a 400% increase); and Birmingham Children’s Hospital staff were forced to barricade themselves in against the mob outside trying to break in. Government estimates that the cost of clean-up will run into ‘tens of millions’.
In Chile, on the night of August 9, 2011, masked demonstrators capped more than 2 months of unrest over public education funding by burning cars and looting shops in the capital Santiago. The protesters were met with force as Chilean police cracked down on further unrest over state education. At least 273 protesters had been arrested across the country, and 23 police officers were injured in the clashes.
Students hurl rocks and Molotov cocktails at an armoured police van in Valparaiso, Chile
Some 250,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug. 6, over the rising cost of living. Demonstrations actually began last month when a few people set up tents in an expensive part of Tel Aviv to protest rising property prices. The protests have moved to other cities in Israel, where some 50,000 people rallied.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a series of reforms including freeing up land for construction and offering tax breaks. But the reforms have only increased anger in the streets, according to reports.
Israel’s demonstrations are decidedly socialist in character. Here are some of the demands from protestors, according to Reuters:
- Increase personal tax brackets for top earners
- Enshrine the right to housing in the law; introduce rent controls; boost mortgage relief
- Stop further privatization of things such as health facilities
- Provide free education for all from the age of three months
- Raise the minimum wage to 50 percent of the average wage
Spain, Greece, Portugal
All three have experienced protests and rioting in reaction to government austerity programs and bad economic conditions.
In late June, riots broke out in Athens and other parts of Greece as the bankrupt country’s parliament voted to approve severe cutbacks in government spending in order to receive more bailout money from the International Monetary Fund and European Union—or run the risk of defaulting on their debts. Dozens were hurt and businesses destroyed as police battled rioters with tear gas and night sticks.
In Spain, thousands of people turned out in late May to protest the country’s 21% unemployment rate and against government corruption and austerity measures to rein in the country’s debt. Hundreds of people set up tents in a Madrid square and spent a week there in protest.
Portugal saw massive strikes and protests last March in response to government spending cuts. At least 200,000 people gathered in Lisbon.
Demonstrations and riots also broke out in the Philippines, China, and Syria (see here).
The riots in the UK are about not just the economy, but also about race.
Katherine Birbalsingh, a teacher who exposed the failures of the UK’s comprehensive school system, writes in The Telegraph:
“No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were…on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Young’s Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?”
Toby Young wrote that “What’s so depressing about [the] outbreak of public disorder is that it indicates that little or no progress has been made when it comes to relations between the police and the local African-Caribbean population, particularly the local youths.”
United States of America
Here in the good ol’ U. S. of A, incidents of black flash mobs engaged in robbery (“flash robs“) and violence are on the rise, the worst being the one in Wisconsin on the night of August 4, 2011.
At around 11:10 p.m., a mob of “hundreds” of black teens ran amuck at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. Police squads were sent to the area after reports of “mob beating,” fighting, and property damage. The mob attacked drivers in cars and pulled riders off motorcycles.
The dictionary defines “riot” as:
- A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people.
- Law A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.
So the truth is we’re already having riots in America. It’s just that the police and media call them “flash mobs” instead of “riots.”
After key figures on the Left repeatedly called for a race war in America, is it any wonder that we are seeing more and more “flash mob” incidents with a decided racial overtone?
As examples, on March 25, 2010, ACORN’s CEO Bertha Lewis called for an immigration race war in America:
“Immigration is the next big battle…. We’re getting ready to be a majority, minority country…. We’ll be like South Africa. More black people than white people…. You get yourselves together, get strong, get big, and get in this battle….it’s all about money…. [T]he face of immigration needs to be a lot blacker than it is…join this immigration war. Black people, young black people…JOIN. Don’t march along side, don’t march in back, be right out front!…. That will be the battle for the kind of government that we have.”
Sometime around May 2010 at a Hispanic La Raza rally in UCLA, Ron Gochez, a history teacher at Sanchee High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, openly called for a Mexican revolution against “capitalism,” “imperialism,” and the white man, because America is really “their” land.
Then, there’s none other than the President of the United States himself calling for a race war.
On October 25, 2010, in a radio interview that aired on the Spanish-language television network Univision, referring to the Americans who oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants (at last count, 63% of U.S. voters), Obama called on Hispanics to “punish our enemies”. (See “Obama Foments Race War in America”)
I have a message for all you punks intent on instigating a race war in America:
The United States ranks No. 1 in the world in gun ownership, at 88.8 guns per 100 residents (2007 figure), whereas England ranks #88 at 6.2 guns per 100 residents.
Unlike the Brits, Americans are armed and ready to take on punks!