We last encountered Darlena Cunha when she wrote a column in the Washington Post in which she complained about feeling judged when she went to pick up government handouts in her Mercedes. Go here to read about that unintentionally hilarious foray into obtuseness and entitlement. Now she speaks up in Time Magazine in favor of the rioters and arsonists in Ferguson, Missouri:
When a police officer shoots a young, unarmed black man in the streets, then does not face indictment, anger in the community is inevitable. It’s what we do with that anger that counts. In such a case, is rioting so wrong?
Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society. Unfortunately, we do not live in a universal utopia where people have the basic human rights they deserve simply for existing, and until we get there, the legitimate frustration, sorrow and pain of the marginalized voices will boil over, spilling out into our streets. As “normal” citizens watch the events of Ferguson unfurl on their television screens and Twitter feeds, there is a lot of head shaking, finger pointing, and privileged explanation going on. We wish to seclude the incident and the people involved. To separate it from our history as a nation, to dehumanize the change agents because of their bad and sometimes violent decisions—because if we can separate the underlying racial tensions that clearly exist in our country from the looting and rioting of select individuals, we can continue to ignore the problem.
Go here to read the rest. I doubt if privileged princess Cunha has ever had property of hers destroyed in a riot, let alone been assaulted or raped in one. Not surprising. The people who tend to be injured in riots, or see their property destroyed or stolen, are the ones who live there. That certainly was the case in Ferguson where the majority of businesses burned to the ground were minority owned. In a riot the mask is suddenly ripped off civilization and woe to anyone where the riot occurs who has anything that the criminals, who always take advantage of riot conditions to engage in an orgy of destruction, desire. Of course, Ms. Cunha doesn’t give a damn about the honest people who can see a life’s work go up in flames in a night by hoodlums. She isn’t concerned about her or her loved ones ever being such victims, since she assumes, probably correctly, that the well policed and completely secure upper class neighborhood she resides in would never be subject to a riot. Thus she can write a column appreciated by other white left wing loons like her, secure in the knowledge that only poor Blacks and Hispanics and Whites will ever bear any consequences from the understanding she wishes to promote for mass politically correct lawlessness. I hope Ms. Cunha never reaps the whirlwind she seeks to sow, but if she ever does she will certainly have earned it.