MANIPULATED VIOLENCE AND INFERNOS? Were Baltimore and Ferguson Triggered by Social Media?

The violent riots which have rocked cities like Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri due to alleged police misconduct may have been the creation of planned social media campaigns. According to Fox News, “Social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday night found striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, according to a leading data mining firm.”

In essence it means that looting, mayhem, rampage and arson were not necessarily based upon the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson or Freddie Gray in Baltimore, but more on more dark and insidious reasons. In effect, the angry explosions may have been manipulated in order to incite area residents to destroy their own neighborhoods. The question to be asked has to be why?

Sure, there are simple reasons that could be offered by liberals as well as others who would rather opt for the easy answer within their biased reach. Most pundits would never venture onto the pathway that assigns part of the guilt of neighborhood insurrections to a socialist plot that was born nearly a century ago in the minds of communist anarchists like Karl Marx.

Nor would they take the time to examine the teachings of socialist conniver Saul Alinsky to find a stripe of truth behind efforts to motivate neighborhood protesters to burn and pillage their own areas. Does not make sense you say? It does make sense when the deadly liberal puppet masters are unseen and their handiwork is carried out on social media where destruction is their end game.

Just take a look at the evidence which was uncovered by Catherine Herridge Chief Intelligence correspondent for the Fox News Channel. Herridge reported that, “The firm described the finding as ‘surprising,’ and that the data suggests that ‘professional’ protesters and anarchists are possibly fueling the violence in Baltimore,” according to Fox News..

This is more than seamy, because the findings appear to indicate that there is a mission to use a possible viable complaint being raised by Baltimore as a means to a devious end. The manipulation of the events in Ferguson as well as in Baltimore has a disgusting political taste to it. Liberals and democrat blacks hold the reigns of political power tightly in Baltimore. The presidential election of 2016 is just around the corner.

One can easily imagine the Democratic National Committee think tank in Washington developing a planning document where they could create a scenario where burning infernos in urban areas are further inflamed by crafted talking points handed out to local officials like Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

This type of devastation in Baltimore appears to have been given the green light by none other than Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Last weekend she may have stoked the fires when she commented “We also gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well.”

After all the longer a city burns, the hotter the anger of the protesters, both local and bussed in; the more accusatory fingers can be pointed at “ uncaring Republicans” who after all are “responsible” for the police, poverty, high crime and even neighborhood devastation. In the end the GOP loses, because riot supporters all over the nation will point their manipulated anger at Republicans without giving it a second thought.

Where does that leave the residents and business owners who had property and businesses destroyed because the city mayor said it was OK to riot and loot? It has to leave the victims of the riot with a sense of disbelief and helplessness. This can only help to feed the narrative that violence is the only remedy to urban problems and after all it is permitted, because the mayor says it is.

Bottom line, the planned or permitted destruction may be just the beginning in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore. Herridge also mentioned, that the data also disturbingly reveals that, “a recent social media spike in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City of protesters looking for rides to Baltimore.” With the expected police autopsy report on Freddie Gray being released on Friday, this weekend in the city may be one more “Burn Baby Burn,” inferno.


About the author: Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.

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