And no I do not mean righteous. I mean riotous, as in emanating from the bowels of a riot.
Righteousness at least seems to imply that it is something grounded in fairness for the benefit of all; that it has a justification. Riotous is a slap at purposeful wrongness.
A crowd doesn’t have to break windows, set fires or attack symbols of authority – even authority that has lost its way. Maybe it will, but it doesn’t have to.
The value of being heard sometimes has a cost. And that cost includes doing things one might not want to do. This is riotous indignation.
America’s power players are not hearing, or possibly are not listening. I truly hope the Wisdom of the Crowd steps forward and let’s everyone know that justice cannot always be polite.
Really: a police choke murder too?
One Big Black Man cop-murdered for petty theft of smokes; another for selling them while being black and in need.
Maybe we deserve what we get.