Skip to comments.Is Post-Election Riot Threat Real?
Posted on 10/17/2012 7:14:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Twitter-verse erupted this week with threats to riot or assassinate Mitt Romney should President Barack Obama lose the Nov. 6 election.
This brings up a few questions. Is this a reflection of real outrage being felt in the black community? If its real, does it reflect the sentiment of a small or a large segment of the black community? Or is this manufactured outrage being used for a broader purpose?
Americans have rioted before for lesser reasons. Simply having their favorite team win the Super Bowl or World Series has led to riots in cities like Boston, Detroit, Denver and Los Angeles. In Lexington, Ky., fans of the Kentucky Wildcats were setting fires and firing guns within minutes of watching their team win the NCAA Basketball Championship in April.
In Cincinnati in 2001, people rioted for three days after police shot 19-year-old Timothy Thomas. Riots broke out in more than 100 U.S. cities in 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Those riots came just three years after the infamous Watts riots in Los Angeles that began when a small crowd began throwing rocks at a California Highway Patrol officer who had stopped a drunk driver. People rioted in Newark, N.J., over an incident that never happened after a rumor began that police had killed a black cab driver they had in custody.
Theres no denying that blacks saw a rise in their self-esteem and the reinforcement of America as a land of equal opportunity following Obamas 2008 election. Obamas defeat after just four years could be seen as a major blow to that self-esteem and a pivot back toward black oppression.
Add to that divisive rhetoric from both political parties, a voting base ginned up over the ongoing loss of freedom (real), and the threat (just imagined) that Republicans are going to take away entitlements, ongoing economic hardships and a high rate of unemployment (for whites 7 percent, for blacks 13.4 percent), and you have the makings for trouble.
I have written before that food stamps and welfare are all that are staving off riots like those that have occurred in Greece and Spain. Those who live in or near congested areas should take extra precautions of the prevailing mood as Election Day draws near. If real, the outrage could lead to days and weeks of unrest. If manufactured, the outrage could be serving a broader purpose of pushing the United States toward martial law.
Update 10:30 a.m.
According to Twitchy assassination threats increased following the debate.
Someone on twitter said “Let em. We have the guns and know how to use them.” ;)
All I can say is, stay well armed, stay safe.......
No it isn’t. Lack of enthusiasm for the President would be the reason why he would lose. They are not fired up, incidents would be isolated.
Toss the Muslim Usurper....slash the entitlements.....let the riots begin....and let the chips fall where they may.
Time to get it over with. Time for them to learn they’re only 12% of the population, once and for all.
There is almost no chance of any widespread violence, if Obama loses.
Nobody is seriously expecting him to win.
Fomented by the 0bama regime to scare people into voting for him? LIKELY!
any riots that occur will be in Cambridge,the Upper West Side,Madison and Berkeley.Oops,forgot K Street in DC.
“and the threat (just imagined) that Republicans are going to take away entitlements”
Oh the horrors that whitey will take away those pesky EBT cards..
Very sound, level-headed advice... thx
Anyone in or near an urban area will want to keep their head on a swivel, probably for the rest of their lives.
“Time to get it over with. Time for them to learn theyre only 12% of the population, once and for all.”
Yes...but they have the chewing gum and they know how to spit it...and they got OBAMAPHONE!.
“No it isnt. Lack of enthusiasm for the President would be the reason why he would lose. They are not fired up, incidents would be isolated.”
You’re probably correct. If the “base” is too apathetic (or more likely too disillusioned) to get up off their asses to vote for “The One”, then I don’t really see them going to the trouble to riot if someone they didn’t care about that much doesn’t win.
If riots happen, it will only confirm that voters made the right choice.
About time, enough is enough.
They will face Wildey and Desert Eagle Corrective Action.
I think the threat exists in large democrat controlled urban areas (St. Louis, Chicago, NY, Detroit, etc) - thugs never miss out on an opportunity to act like the animals they are. Anywhere else, I could see isolated incidents, but not widespread riots.
Nonetheless, I’ll be monitoring election returns from my cabin in the mountains, where I’m far away from any potential problems and VERY well armed.
Or some Smith & Wesson...
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