Guest Post by Jen Ennenbach:
With a grand jury announcement reportedly due to be delivered within the next two hours, now would be an excellent time to strip the political correctness out of what we have already seen in Ferguson.
This is about Justice for Michael Brown: Organized thugs demonstrators and busses of union agitators have repeatedly had a difficult time verbalizing any knowledge of who Michael Brown was, with the exception of his name, that he was shot, the officer was white, and he was facing the officer while shot. There are no mentions of his middle name, favorite foods, movies, books, sports, or hobbies. Many can not even name the members of his family. Some believe he yelled “don’t shoot” seconds before Officer Darren Wilson fired his gun, which has yet to be definitively proven. Regardless, if this was still about Mike Brown, these *protesters* would know something about the man. This is about attention seeking combined with an inexplicable need to demonstrate pent up anger issues.
Peaceful Protesters: One disturbing image of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail at police during the early riots has unfortunately become an internationally identifiable “icon” representative not only of Ferguson, but St Louis, Missouri, and to some, America as a whole. There is nothing peaceful about their behavior.
This man is throwing a Molotov cocktail at police. Let’s take a look at the Molotov cocktail:
What Is a Molotov Cocktail? According to chemistry.about.com:
A Molotov cocktail is also known as a petrol bomb or alcohol bomb. It is a simple type of improvised incendiary device. The simplest form consists of a stoppered bottle filled with a combustible liquid, such as gasoline or high-proof alcohol, with a fuel-soaked rag stuffed in the neck of the bottle. The stopper separates the fuel from the part of the rag that acts as a fuse. To use a Molotov cocktail, the rag is ignited and the bottle is thrown against a vehicle or fortification. The bottle breaks, spraying fuel into the air. The vapor and droplets are ignited by the flame, producing a fireball and then a burning fire, which consumes the remainder of the fuel.
Origin of the Molotov Cocktail
The Molotov cocktail traces its origins to an improvised incendiary device that was used in the 1936–1939 Spanish Civil War in which General Francisco Franco had Spanish Nationalists use the weapons against Soviet T-26 tanks. In World War II, the Finnish used the weapons against Soviet tanks. Vyacheslav Molotov, the Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs claimed in radio broadcasts that the Soviet Union was delivering food to the starving Finns rather than dropping bombs on them. The Finns started referring to the air bombs as Molotov bread baskets and to the incendiary weapons they used against the Soviet tanks as Molotov cocktails.
Revisions to the Molotov Cocktail
Throwing a flaming bottle of fuel was inherently dangerous, so modifications were made to the Molotov cocktail. The Alko corporation mass-produced Molotov cocktails. These devices consisted of 750 ml glass bottles that contained a mixture of gasoline, ethanol, and tar. The sealed bottles were bundled with a pair of pyrotechnic storm matches, one on either side of the bottle. One or both of the matches were lit before the device was thrown, either by hand or using a sling. The matches were safer and more reliable than the fuel-soaked cloth fuses. The tar thickened the fuel mixture so that the fuel would adhere to its target and so the fire would produce a lot of smoke. Any flammable liquid could be used as the fuel. Other thickening agents included dish soap, egg whites, sugar, blood, and motor oil.
A Molotov cocktail is a bomb. A bomb. Who throws bombs? Terrorists. Terrorists throw bombs. The purpose of bombs is to inflict harm, damage, and destruction. There is nothing pretty about it.
This is what happens when a police officer is hit by a Molotov cocktail. It is domestic terrorism. Apparently home-grown terrorists are not only completely acceptable in today’s culture, it is glorified and praised by the mainstream media. Domestically, we negotiate with terrorists now too, as per their “demands”
You can not make this stuff up.
Looting: “Looting” is a nice word which encompasses breaking and entering, theft, and infliction of damage, all rolled up into one nice benign word. Looting is breaking and entering. Looting is theft. Looting is infliction of damage to property, residences, and businesses.
This is the looting of the Ferguson Quik Trip before it was burnt down:
These men are not looking for belts. These men are looking for anything they can get their hands on for the sake of stealing stuff at an opportune moment. [Side note: Dude front left of the photo, we see your gun, and that is the stupidest possible way to carry a firearm. No word on whether or not this man shot himself in the twins].
Again, this is all *peaceful* as you can see by the burning down of that Quik Trip fuel station:
The deliberate act of unlawfully setting fire to something is called a-r-s-o-n. Speaking of burning, these peaceful protestors barbaric agitators have time and again threatened to “Burn this F**ker down to the ground”. Once can assume that “this” refers to the city of Ferguson. Or St Louis as a whole? Maybe the entire state of Missouri.
Mob Mentality: This is an extremely dangerous situation. Human beings do not think for themselves, but rather mimic and attempt to one-up the actins of people around them, regardless of what it is or why they are doing so. Few, if any realize that they are often acting in accordance to the behavior of a person with unresolved issues. Additionally, they are planting and growing the same in on-lookers and their children. Their actions are mindless, and without provocation by those they are surrounded by, possibly would never engage in such actions and behaviors.
So, to recap: A Molotov Cocktail is a bomb. Terrorists throw bombs. Bombs are meant to hurt and destroy. Looting is breaking and entering, theft, and damage to property. And burning is setting something on fire, be it a structure or a person.
Stripped of their pretty words, these behaviors are not peaceful, legal, or productive. These words are deliberately used to paint a pretty picture by watering down the facts.
Terrorists, looters, and arsonists, oh my!
And these are the very people who Time Magazine has chosen to glorify and entertain as their “Person of the Year” No, not making that up either.
People are rioting over something that hasn’t even happened yet. To me, that is bullying. It is their way of saying “this is what we can do, and this is what we will do if we do not get our way”. Bullies behave this way.
This is America for crying out loud. We are supposed to be bigger than this.