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Clarice Feldman: Ferguson, Missouri, to Gaza, Damascus and Sinjar
American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2014 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 08/17/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT by jazusamo

An online friend “Miss Marple” notes the similarities between the thuggery in Ferguson, Missouri and the depredations of the Middle East’s jihadi wild packs:

I read a book by the historian Barbara Tuchman [A Distant Mirror. The Calmitous 14th Century] which theorized that the Hundred Years War was caused by a culture that was adolescent, because so many older people had died during the Black Plague.

All of the nobles and rulers at that time were in their late teens and had not much guidance from older, calmer heads.

That idea has remained with me ever since I read the book, and when I see crowds of angry young men, whether in the Middle East of urban America, I think about it. Adolescent cultures react emotionally, are disproportionately concerned with machismo and being respected, act on impulse, and have no long-term goals.

I think there’s something to that. It is not, however, the only connection between the two places and events.

Obama and his policies -- on foreign affairs hopelessly naive and on domestic matters fashioned only for personal political advantage -- are also intimately connected with this havoc.

Let me explain. Most of us are by now wise to a few things about American race riots.

In the first place, the media has a template that shapes the initial reports -- a template as false as it is incendiary. The slain young black man is always initially described as an honor student and a saint and is pictured as a very young, presumably fragile, boy. When the truth that he was something of a thug comes out and that he was quite a bit older and larger than pictured, the damage has already largely been done...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: barbaratuchman; claricespieces; egypt; ferguson; gaza; hamas; iran; israel; lebanon; middleeast; missouri; obama; racehustlers; racism; sinai; syria

1 posted on 08/17/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Their communities should make them cry and sing. Shop avoiding your duty communities!


2 posted on 08/17/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jazusamo

I loved that book referenced in the article. Thanks for posting this!


3 posted on 08/17/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. I’ll have to read that book.


4 posted on 08/17/2014 10:55:34 AM PDT by Shery (Pray for righteousness to be restored and for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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and shop to stop .... LOL ... most of the communities am talking to are shopping at the wrong left turn ... yep al and jessie, tell ‘em to go to work and STOP the five finger pulls. That will scare them into straight or you two (al and jessie) lose your jobs. Isn’t it a shame tax-payers help fund al and jessie?


5 posted on 08/17/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: TEXOKIE

Feldman is a favorite of mine and it sure seems that Tuchman’s book applies to the situation of black turmoil and riots over the last half century or so.


6 posted on 08/17/2014 11:02:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: no-to-illegals

Bump :-)


7 posted on 08/17/2014 11:03:58 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

May I offer up you a BUMP, Jazusamo, and lead us to a video and song?


8 posted on 08/17/2014 11:07:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jazusamo

am going to another thread Jazusamo. Will post vid and song there.


9 posted on 08/17/2014 11:10:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent article by Ms. Feldman. Go give it a read. She even ties the Middle East into this.


10 posted on 08/17/2014 11:12:48 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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11 posted on 08/17/2014 11:12:49 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Shery
Thanks. I’ll have to read that book.

All of Tuchman's books are worth reading. Serious history, well-written.

12 posted on 08/17/2014 11:14:02 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: jazusamo; Miss Marple
...when I see crowds of angry young men, whether in the Middle East of urban America...

I think she meant "or" here.

An online friend “Miss Marple” notes...

Is this you?

-PJ

13 posted on 08/17/2014 11:29:51 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: jazusamo
This is the money quote:

How much better we’d all be if those funds went to place cameras in every police car so we’d not have these divisive incidents spin out of control over and again.

Bingo! As Mark Steyn put it:

In 2014, when a police cruiser doesn't have a camera, it's a conscious choice. And it should be regarded as such.

14 posted on 08/17/2014 11:37:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> notes the similarities between the thuggery in Ferguson, Missouri and the depredations of the Middle East’s jihadi wild packs

Jesse Jackson and Himeytown statement flashback ping.


15 posted on 08/17/2014 11:38:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo
...we’d be remiss if we didn’t observe the foolishness of arming and training local police forces to act as if domestic disturbances were military operations.

On Friday, I posted this comment:


We always said that the problem with Democrats was that they treat terrorism as criminal acts.

Why are we trying to treat criminal acts as terrorist attacks?


-PJ

16 posted on 08/17/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Agreed, a typo that should have been or.


17 posted on 08/17/2014 11:43:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

bmp


18 posted on 08/17/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT by gattaca ("To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJ))
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To: jazusamo

Ah. Sweet. Sweet Clarice. A national treasure.


19 posted on 08/17/2014 12:29:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

I couldn’t agree more. :-)


20 posted on 08/17/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I agree. It has been a while since I read it, and I think I need to haul it down off the shelf and give it another go!


21 posted on 08/17/2014 9:05:57 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: no-to-illegals

There’s already too much undocumented shopping going on in these communities.


22 posted on 08/18/2014 12:16:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
lol ... fieldmarshaldj. Brain was not engaged with finger wires and is prevalent during most brain and finger exchanges to keyboard from here. yep, point was lost on one fatal keystroke ... lol.
23 posted on 08/18/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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