(Reader Supported News) -- The community of Ferguson, Missouri, has every right to take back their streets from the occupying military force also known as the Ferguson Police Department. This means not respecting any infringements on their rights, like local curfews, or retreating in response to displays of excessive force like flash bang grenades, tear gas, and LRAD sound cannons.
Before you decry the riots of Ferguson, open a history book and read about how we initially gained our freedom from the occupying military force of the British crown. We didn’t gain First Amendment rights like free speech, free assembly, and free press by peacefully petitioning our oppressors, but by raising hell. And if you say you’re okay with the white founding fathers’ acts of insurrection in response to British oppression, but not okay with a black community’s indignant response to a child’s execution, check your racism.
The Boston Tea Party was, at its core, an act of willful destruction of corporate property. Those who participated in the act protested the East India Tea Company, which was the chief symbol of crony capitalism in its time. They had lobbyists who worked the British Parliament, many wealthy aristocrats and high government officials owned shares in their company, and they were able to secure an international trade monopoly as a result of their connections in government.
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