Well if the worst happened and what Sowell is afraid of happened, I think you'd find only the black areas of the country "burning".
I don't know about other states but when I was going for my CC permit the room was filled with quite a few older folks, a lot of them female. Any rioters are going to be in for a BIG surprise if they start torching areas outside their home turf. At least here in Florida.
I'd let them riot all they want as long as they stay out of my neighborhood. You come into my subdivision with evil intent and you are
going to be "greeted" by a wall of .223 (among other sizes) of lead.
Thankfully, I doubt it will come to this.
Southern Liberals in the 40's, 50's, 60's were racists members of the KKK holding secret meetings in the fields while they burned crosses and killed black people.
Racism has a lot to do with how Detroit ended up this way-racism, specifically racist police actions, led to the riots, the riots led to the white flight, the white flight led to the abandonment of the city by business and manufacturing. Once the tax base was gone, the city slowly crumbled to what it is today.
I don't live in the city anymore, but I live just over the border and I work in the city. People can joke about nuking Detroit, letting it burn down, or whatever terrible thing you declare that you wouldn't care about if it happened, but there are still 700,000 people living there-old people, children, working people, taxpayers, voters. If terrorists hit the city and offed hundreds of thousands of Americans, including the gang bangers, drug addicts, homeless, welfare recipients, and so on, I'm pretty sure that even the most conservative posters here would still want to make the terrorists responsible pay for attacking an American city and killing American citizens.
I love Detroit, in the way that God has called me to love Detroit since I was a little kid and would come here from Grand Rapids to visit relatives and go to Tiger games. It's a hard place, and most people write off the city and most of it's residents.
I have family who live in Detroit (They live in Deerfield). They can't wait to get out. The only reason why they are there is because the ones mother lives there. They constantly tell me about how much of cesspool is it.
It is dirty, run down, empty, high crime, high murder, high drug, high unemployment, high low income housing, high black population, high muslim population (Deerborn).
From hearing about it, I would say that Detroit and Cleveland are the most run down cities in the country.
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