You said it, Chandler.
I do, however, have a stake in what happens to our society as a whole -- which is one reason why reports like the following from the Charlotte Observer strike a nerve:
Trucker to 911 as looters close in: "They are coming this way... hundreds of them."
That there are people out there condoning this mode of "protest" chills me to my very core. How does robbing a long-haul trucker just trying to do his job help the black community? How does blocking major thoroughfares and throwing rocks at cars accomplish anything?
These people are terrorists, pure and simple. Their behavior shouldn't be excused or explained away; it should be prosecuted. Then, perhaps, actual law-abiding citizens can talk and hash out some real fixes for our widespread social decay and the accompanying corruption of our institutions.