Dozens of Sydney residents have been injured, and the arrest tally may break 100 before calm is restored.
Like the violence in my city of Toledo on October 15, I trust that the perpetrators of violence, looting, and vandalism will be duly prosecuted.
What is interesting to me is the rhetoric of the racist right toward the white rioters. One would think that rioting would be abhorrent to all sentient beings.
Not so with people like Hal Turner. He believes that the "white rage" is justified, and that white rioters are merely patriots taking back their land (I'll leave aside the irony of Australians making claims to be indigenous to the continent). Here is a December 7 quote by Turner:
This is the perfect, right thing to do when non-whites get out of line! Those who claim "violence doesn't solve anything" are WRONG. Violence solves everything.
When non-whites engage in violence, Turner usually uses derogatory terms like "savages" or "beasts." When whites commit acts of violence, he sympathizes and says that "whites retaliated with cold, white justice."
Turner warned the world that rioting by African Americans unhappy with the Tookie Williams verdict should warrant this response: "IF YOU RIOT WE WILL GUN YOU DOWN IN THE STREET LIKE THE SAVAGE APES THAT YOU ARE...The days of filthy nigger savages running riot are OVER."
Violence should be condemned irrespective of the skin color of its perpetrators. Turner's rants merely expose his fraudulent philosophical foundation, and demonstrate him to be the violence-loving cretin we have always suspected that he was.