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How rioting and looting led to the birth of the U.S.A.

28 April 2015 - 08:55 PM




How rioting and looting led to the birth of the U.S.A.
  American Heroes: Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty  

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS IN the 1760s was a hotbed of radical political activity and the scene of constant violent protest against British colonial policy. Much of the credit for the Revolutionary stance of Bostonians belongs to Sam Adams and a group that came to be known as his “Sons of Liberty” (or the “Boston Mob” as some called them).

Adams, a Boston attorney and John Adams’ cousin, hardly seemed like a revolutionary. revolution. “He had a sunken chest, a sallow complexion, and ‘wishy-washy gray eyes,’” wrote one historian, and his “lips twitched and trembled, for he suffered from palsy.” Financially, he was a loser: he dressed poorly and earned little.

Like his more successful cousin, Sam Adams was a devout Christian, beginning his day with prayers and ending the evenings with Bible-reading. One might expect, then, that “freedom of religion” would have dominated his political rhetoric. Instead, Adams saw the central connection between free religious expression, property rights, and political liberty. In 1768, his Boston Gazette editorial admonished fellow colonists that “the security of right and property . . . is the great end of government [and] such measure as tend to render right and property precarious, tend to destroy both property and government. . . .”

Concerns over property rights rapidly led Adams to a position of opposing British imperial policies, and turning him into a fiery radical and rabble-rouser. He organized political opposition to the British in the Massachusetts colonial assembly and soon became the colony’s most effective Revolutionary propagandist. Nor did Adams confine his activities to non-violent polemics. One of the most fascinating aspects of Adams’ career was his organization and leadership of the Sons of Liberty.

Adams contended that the colonists had to oppose British tyranny dramatically—even with violence. He and members of the “Loyal Nine,” a secret group of Boston radicals, welded together a corps of husky South Boston “bully boys” to perform some of the more unsavory revolutionary tasks, including intimidating tax collectors and threatening British officials. Mob violence had always plagued Boston, but now the rioters attained a political role, which brought with it a certain revolutionary legitimacy.

The Sons of Liberty were under the direct command of Adams, who called the Mob out whenever he determined that a British action demanded a protest. Early on, he learned a trick of modern political protestors by making the riots appear spontaneous. Of course, Adams controlled them with precision, and aimed actions only at Royal officials, politicians, or tax collectors. The Mob burned Royalists in effigy from the “Liberty Tree,” stoned their houses, and tarred and feathered customs collectors. When Tory John Robinson was married, the Sons of Liberty surrounded his home on the honeymoon night, broke out all the windows, and shouted obscenities at the newlyweds until dawn.
But not all of the Mob’s activities were so prankish. Following passage of the Stamp Act (1765) the Sons of Liberty completely demolished Stamp Commissioner Oliver’s home and drank the entire contents of his wine cellar. He resigned his post the next day. Then the Mob proceeded in a drunken rage to Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson’s home, where an observer described the scene:

With respects to the Lieut. Governor’s House, where they ended their vile [transactions]…they had rais’d a greater Number and were intoxicated with Liquor, broke trio Windows, threw all his furniture out of kilo House, stamp’d upon the Chairs, Mahogany Tables, very handsome Large gilt-framed Pictures, the Pieces of which lay in Piles in the Street, open’d his Beds and let all the Feathers out, took ten thousand pounds in Cash, took all his Cloathes, Linnen, Plate, and everything he had, cut the Balcony off the Top of his House, pulled down all the Fruit Trees in his Garden, and did him in all 25,000 pounds damage.

11 moronic reasons white american people have rioted

28 April 2015 - 07:19 PM


11 moronic reasons white people have rioted Conservative pundits seem to think looting is unique to black communities. They obviously don't watch much sports











White Man On White Supremacy & Fear of a Black Nation

09 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

Brian Whit says white are fearful and greedy and don't want to lose their power.

Is there truth in this? Absolutely.  Why do you think white Americans fear black people so much? Can we please stick to the topic and not try to Bill ORielly spin this one into something else that has nothing to do with the topic?  Thanks. 


How the news creates Racist mindsets.

20 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

This is how major news networks cover black events in this nation.  If I took the news as seriously as the avg American I would be racist to after watching coverage like this every day of the week  Let me know how this make you feel after watching this. Then imagine how someone else would feel after so many generalizations.

KK's Insider rumor Info Mock Draft 1.0

11 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

Round 1. #25 Carolina Selects:


Just as Star and KB fell into our laps it wont be that impossible the same thing may happen this year with PEAT. With teams desperately making moves for a QB, and Defensive help some teams my trade up to grab their guy.  Hopefully Peat is still on the board some how but stranger things have happened. 
Round 2. #57:

This guy is a baller! However his stats do not proclaim or confess it.  The opposing teams purposely did not throw his way.  This guy is a ball hawk with brick hands but he will always be around the ball. 
Round 3 #89

This guy has sleeper written all over him. Hard nosed and real physical player just like our ole buddy Steve was.  He runs a sub 4.5 40 and has excellent hands.  Can get open and always a threat to take it all the way. 

Round 4 #121

What can I say it is a Michigan State running back this has nothing but WIN written all over it. #gettlemagic