Ferguson, Missouri was founded in the 1850's when a farmer allotted a small parcel of his farm, to be used as a railroad depot. From those humble beginnings the Germans, the Irish, The Scotts and other "hybrid Americans" began building a community there. They farmed, they laid plots to build homes, they planted trees and gardens, built churches, established businesses, and began living their lives in a community built of strong moral values and a strong work ethic. And life was pretty damn fine in small town Ferguson, Missouri.
Then, some 140 years later, the fastest example of "White Flight" occurred right there in Ferguson, Missouri. It first began as urban blacks began moving into the area, drawn by federal projects designed to attract urban Blacks to move out of the decaying ghettos of St. Louis, and out to the more friendly confines of 75% White Ferguson, Missouri. In one single decade, 1990 to 2000, that demographic was turned on its head. As crime surged, as working White folks began to feel unsafe in their neighborhoods, as their streets were trashed and their neighborhoods plagued with urban decay, the Whites moved out in droves. And Ferguson, Missouri became 75% Black and doomed to failure.
Old Joe Zisser stayed around. Joe owned a tire business. For decades Joe stayed, offered his customer a fair price for his tires, employed local workers. Then last August the Blacks burned Joe's business down to the ground.
Monday night Blacks drove a stake into the dying corpse of Ferguson, Missouri. They destroyed a McDonald's, burned down 27 buildings, including grocery stores, a Walgren's Drug Store, a Little Caesar's Pizza joint, beauty shops and phone stores and little restaurants just barely getting by as it was before the riots and looting and burning.
Tuesday morning the pictures were chilling. Fireman and Police strung yellow crime tape around businesses already destroyed, making the yellow crime tape almost comical. Business owners walked through the rubble of a business where they had pledged a lifetime of work and small bank loans to build a life for their families. All gone now. One looks at the pictures and one sees community volunteers, all White, sweeping up broken glass and hauling off the trash left by hundreds of angry Blacks....angered beyond belief that our justice system would not allow them to lynch Darren Wilson...damn the evidence!
So Ferguson, a healthy community less than 25 years ago, goes the way of Detroit and Baltimore and downtown Atlanta and South Central Los Angeles and the South Side of Chicago...all now dead by the hand of three generations of pampered Blacks who don't believe the rules of civilization applies to them and who have staked claim to an "out" no matter how barbaric their behavior.....somewhere in their bloodline their great, great, great granddaddy was a slave and honkies will always owe them a green check and an excuse.