Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"Rioting for Peace"

On the one hand, you have to think that all these Muslims rioting over tasteless cartoons should probably be diagnosed with some sort of emotional disorder and immediately be started on a broad spectrum of anti-psychotics, depressants and mood stabilizers...

...or just plain shot through the head...

...on the other hand, your average American sports fan is in no position to throw stones at people rioting for the flimsiest of reasons.

Of course, it's not too often that a sports riot spreads to other cities across the globe.

You have to be willfully self-deceived not to know that there are dedicated professionals out there who are planning, organizing, and instigating many (most?) of these supposedly spontaneous riots; professionals who are quite likely acting in coordination with one another.

I find myself wondering what would happen if these riots caught hold here? I have this image of a Korean shopkeeper on the roof of his store with a bulletproof vest and a .308. Next door is a black guy who owns a barber shop wielding a Mossberg in one hand and a meat cleaver in the other. A pissed-off muslim rioter cocks back a molotav, and suddenly a large exit wound blossoms in the middle of his back, as the pungent smell of gunpowder residue fills the air. Three, four more fall, and suddenly, rioting in the streets loses its luster. Defending Mohammed's honor against a cartoonist's scribbles suddenly seems less important than avoiding a face full of double-ought buckshot. A rock flies through a display window, and almost like a ricochet, an angry retired fire-fighter comes flying back out swinging a Louisville Slugger like to put a smile on Babe Ruth's face.

At least I can HOPE this is how it would go down. If the average American joe still has any balls.