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The limitation of riots moral questions aside is that they cannot win and their participants know it Hence rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat It involves an emotional catharsis but it must be followed by a sense of futility Martin Luther King Jr The Trumpet of Conscience 1967 Today the United States stands as the strongest country in the world and from the outside appears to be one of the best to live in But like all other societies on earth we too are corrupt in many ways beyond solution In the quote above by Martin Luther King Junior a question comes to mind Is direct action like the riots in Los Angeles an effective way to resolve or at least begin to resolve massive problems within our society While reading Twilight this question was answered from multiple perspectives quite a few in which brought up compelling points about the worthlessness and importance of direct action Looking back on the riots today have things really changed Have we as society taken a serious look at the matter of police brutality and made the essential adjustments our justice system is in dire need of No I dont believe we have And from the accounts of the thousands of victims its nauseating that a change hasnt been brought about If the three days of destruction did nothing in terms of change what will make us realize the sorry state our nation is in Maybe Martin Luther King Junior was right violence doesnt change anything it just drops us lower into a pit of barbarianism It cant be well lets just do a couple of things for a few years and it will go away Otis Chandler Something Cooking Here Twilight Chandlers point is so very true and its exactly what we the United States have done We took this huge built-up problem of discrimination drew
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