by Monty Pelerin
Monty Pelerin’s World
Ferguson, Mo. was a version of the game of “chicken.” The game of “chicken” describes two cars speeding toward each other in a head-on-collision. The driver who pulls away first loses the game of chicken and is declared the chicken. If neither pulls away then there is no loser in the game, but two drivers lose their lives.
The professional demonstrators and their ignorant minions were playing their own version of the game of chicken. They have been conditioned to believe that the authorities will pull away first. That belief was only strengthened by what happened in Ferguson. At some point that will not happen. There will be a Kent State-type mistake or the demonstrators will bend the law too far.
There is a parallel between what happened in Ferguson, Mo. and what happened on college campuses in the late 1960s. In both instances, law was ignored to placate discontent.