Welcome to “Ferghanistan.”
Tragic before-and-after photos show the devastation to restaurants, shops and small businesses that were trashed, looted and torched by the raging mob of rioters in Ferguson, Mo.
Nearly every building along South Florissant Street — where the Ferguson police station is located — was ransacked after the announcement that a grand jury had declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Among the stores damaged were Advance Auto Parts, Fashion R, TitleMax Title Loans, Clean World Laundromat and Little Caesars pizzeria.
Others included Walgreens, Beauty Town, Family Dollar, and O’Reilly Auto Parts — many of which were owned by minorities, KMOV-TV reported.
Go ahead... we constantly hear the "Out of Africa" theory of evolution is true, but Ferguson is devolving back to the type of civilization blacks can create in the city
Residents were left stunned by the wreckage.
“Speaking your mind — that’s America. You are supposed to be able to protest peacefully and make your point. But this . . .” said the distraught manager of Little Caesars, where a dozen people lost their jobs after the place was gutted, the Daily Mail reported.
Other residents said the devastation in their suburban St. Louis city was so bad it looked like “Ferghanistan” or war-torn Iraq, the paper said."Ferghanistan?"
Why demonize the good people of Afghanistan with such a demeaning reference to Ferguson?
The British, Russians, and Americans have been trying to invade and conquer Afghanistan for over two centuries, while white people have been fleeing the ever-growing presence of blacks in Ferguson, turning the city into Fergetroit.
And the value of homes in Fergetroit (recall: a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article - published on May 9, 2014 - noted 49 percent of mortgages in 67 percent black Ferguson were underwater, while 38 percent were below market peak; the damage to real estate value was done long before anyone had ever heard the names Michael Brown or Darren Wilson) is quickly approaching the infamous $1 amount for homes in nearly all-black Gary, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan. [Come spring, 'For Sale' signs expected in U.S. riot-hit town, Yahoo! News, 11-28-14]:
Dennis Norman, a broker and partner for MORE, said homeowners in a position to sell will watch to see if burned-out buildings in Ferguson's business district are repaired.
If that rebuilding effort does not materialize, "that might be when they all decide to jump on the bandwagon and get out," he said.
The commercial market seems likely to remain jittery, too. Pope has been unable to find a buyer for a Ferguson building with 12 apartment units and ground-floor retail space - even before protesters this week smashed the windows of the retail shops.
"If I had to sell it today, I'd probably have to give it away," he said.
|A 365Black McDonald's and an American flag fly over the carnage of 67 percent black Ferguson, with an unidentified building burning in the background (courtesy of the 'Justice for Michael Brown' crowd)|
Will the last white person to leave Ferguson please turn the lights off?
With the city now Fergetroit, it's time to just smile and realize yet another American municipality serves as a glaring case study in the reality of racial differences.