Ah, you don't remember your Civil War history, do you? Missouri tried to secede... and failed. So it shouldn't be suprising that Missouri is 50 years behind the rest of the country. In these parts of the country, time stands still for long periods of time. Mid range home values are nearly the same as the giant pickup trucks and hummers the everyone seem to drive.
Back to the case, it does seem like the riots are wanted. Even heard a news pundit talking about how all the stores are loaded with goodies for Black Friday, and joked that the streets of Feguson would be on fire soon. It's like he was giving the people watching a wink and a nod, "Yeah man, go for it. Take the stuff that's rightfully yours. The building's on fire anyway, they won't miss it. And if the building's not on fire, could you please light it before you leave?" So frustrating. And the news is happily commenting on how the unrest is spreading to various other cities. Again, like the powers that be want horrible things to happen. Maybe to teach the populace that uprising will be costly.
Costly - ahhh - economics, what makes the world go around:
- supply chains disrupted
- prices soar (right before biggest retail period of the year)
- profit! and if your store catches on fire, it's all good, insurance will cover it - profit again! Win-Win!
What could possibly go wrong?