Okay, everyone knows Rekha Basu is a twit. But she did have a nice article about the reasons behind the rioting in Baltimore. It was a quote by Baltimore Oriole COO John Angelos that blew me away. He hit the points the politicians won’t touch.
“My greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts. It is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle-class and working-class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to Third World dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protection in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.”
Wow. That nails it quite well. And it says ‘bullshit’ to the multinational trade deals that screw the American worker and America that the elite love. THAT is why politicians won’t touch what Angelos said. You’d never get anywhere if you piss-off the powers that be.