America rightly regrets not picking its own damn cotton, as residents of “housing project” attack firefighters on the 4th of July:
First responders from the Alton Fire Department and five officers from the Alton Police Department were attacked by a crowd of several hundred people in the Oakwood Housing Complex who shot large bottle rockets at them. The incidents occurred late Sunday and early Monday in the 700 and 800 blocks of Oakwood.
“I’m so angry,” said Alton Police Chief David Hayes. “This type of conduct is not supposed to happen in civil society. This was obviously intended to be entertainment for the crowd.”
Hayes added that the crowd’s actions were “despicable and turn my stomach.”
When even Rush Limbaugh’s longtime African-American call screener, fellow Republican and friend “Bo Snerdley” matter of factly admits he celebrates Juneteenth instead of the 4th of July, it is time to consider the probability that raw tribalism will outstrip “education” and lengthy and intense exposure to sound ideas every time.