Like a scene from Zimbabwe, we see clearly the shape of things to come.
I predict a massive wave of riots in the wake of Obama’s departure, after 4 or 8 years. It will not matter what white person succeeds him, male or female, Democrat or Republican.
Why did riots FOLLOW and not PRECEDE the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
It is counterintuitive, but riots don’t occur under conditions of privation and injustice–they come from forms of Hope and its aftermath, not from despair. Once the belief was ginned up that things would materially improve for the mass of impoverished blacks their impatience spilled over into massive demonstrations of pent-up longing and rage, and the fact that improvements didn’t occur overnight ignited the powder keg.
The same sorts of hope and expectations are being conjured up in a new generation. Blacks genuinely believe they are going to specifically and significantly benefit both financially and in personal power as a result of the Obama presidency. His presidency will end and a white person will be president again and the underclass will still be the underclass and the violence will begin in earnest out of the despair not of material poverty, but of Hope dashed on the rocks of reality setting in.