Black Friday, Penn State Riots vs. Tea Party and #OWS

Black Friday, Penn State Riots vs Tea Party and OWSMSNBC
The reality check America needs right now could not be better explained than by Tommy Christopher of Mediaite in his piece Why America Is Doomed: We Riot For Waffle Irons And Disgraced Football Coaches. After watching endless replays of the pepper spraying cop at UC Davis fumigate a row of peacefully protesting students, it was downright infuriating to watch droves of citizens storm storefronts on Black Friday crushing their follow shoppers for XBoxs, waffle irons, Cuisanarts, and other ridiculously priced items that I wasn’t fortunate enough to get my hands on!

Which is why Mr. Christopher set me straight explaining ever so eloquently how much we suck. And he’s right. We find the dumbest reasons to riot. When we have good reasons, we bring out the lawn chairs and drum circles. When the reasons are for the defense of a head football coach and pedophile pal or the chance to get one’s hands on the latest Xbox game, forget the police, we break out our OWN pepper spray.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street should riot. Instead, I’m saying, if the majority of these folks can generally keep it together when they have legitimate complaints, what the hell is wrong with the rest of America?

I think that’s what Tommy Christopher is saying too. Check his post out here.