Friday, August 15, 2014

Microwave Riot

It seems in 2014, the new thing is rapid reaction protests.

From Tucson to Ferguson, the internet has created a society now with the an instant-on mob mentality.

“I think that a lot of the people that were involved in the rioting and the looting over the last few days aren’t Ferguson residents. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, our local paper here, had the mugshots of the nine people who were arrested for looting; out of the nine people, only one of them were from the Ferguson area. One of the nine, also, didn’t even live in St. Louis- he was from Dallas, Texas!… I think it was a bunch of outside agitators that came in and started all the problems.”