Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday Reading - Pants Up, Don't Loot!!!
After another night of watching the rioters v. cops coming out of Ferguson I have to say I am even less impressed with dire warnings of a looting horde than I have ever been.
With hours of fore knowledge and interview after interview of protestors screaming they would not stand down. Black Panther idiots claiming they were going to organize a resistance and a lot of posturing. The simple fact is those losers were punked.
You can't even say they were tricked it was so obvious.
About 12:25 I was flipping between live-streams. One cast was stationed in the safe zone behind the police forming up in direct line of sight of the hardcore protestor group which was in a clump down by the Meat Market and a BBQ place about two blocks away. Most of these hardcore warrior types were huddled under the awning of the BBQ place to stay out of the rain.
Even with the bad video feed coming from the guy brave enough to still be streaming from the rioter side of things you could clearly see the police redeploy and begin filing off to the sides for an obvious flanking maneuver yet the protestors continued to focus on the few policemen and vehicles left to their front.
It was then just a matter of counting down 3...2...1... to see how long the flanking guys would take to get into place.
The police line to the front inched forward a bit to demonstrate. Popped a few canisters of smoke and/or CS gas (which the media is still arguing about) and the unruly crowd of protestors shrank by about half before anything really happened.
At this point the so called journalists running around with their I-phones outnumbered the remaining protestors about 2 to 1 I think leaving a total of maybe 100 people combined in and around the BBQ place. Before most of the protestors bugged out someone did throw a Molotov cocktail onto the side of the Sushi place though.
Then the flanking cops struck and it was a running mop-up off into the residential area to the Northwest. There were some shots fired and some stragglers arrested with one person wounded I heard. The entire thing wasn't even worth staying up for.
Absolutely no discipline period on the part of the protestors. Nothing. Not even a hint of two people working together that I could see. Four men in a prepared position could have defended themselves for days against that mob and not broken a sweat.
Earlier I was watching some footage from Fox-2 showing the open looting of the Beauty supply store. I watched in amazement as some Woman came out from the building carry load after load of stuff she was stealing with a t-shirt wrapped around her face. She would walk down the steps and put the stuff in her car that was sitting there with the license plate in full view and totally readable even to my old eyes.
I think the general motivation and overall intelligence of those with a thieving and looting personality is pretty easy to see from these incidents. I would not under estimate their ferocity and I certainly wouldn't want to live near them but I have my doubts of any thing coming from them that would even begin to resemble a cohesive force. Ever. The slightest bit of a coordinated defense would send them running into scattered fragments and more than likely keep them from ever forming again. Most would sulk in the woods somewhere and starve before placing their own skin into any real danger and coming up with a viable tactic would be well beyond them.
Black, White, Red, Yellow most people with the type of personality for looting and thievery do not have the necessary traits for discipline, cooperation and motivation necessary to threaten a well organized defense of even a small fraction of their overall numbers. Now if a strong leader can form a tribe then it becomes another issue but that in turns also presents other problems of logistics as well.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!