More relevant now than ever: The Roof Koreans of 1992. These brave people have evidently been largely forgotten by today’s rioters, but we could sure see a resurgence of this sort of thing if the current unrest continues. Excerpt:
The riots of the spring of 2020 are far from without precedent in the United States. Indeed, they seem to happen once a generation at least. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots are such an example of these “generational riots.” And while most people know about the riots, less known – though quite well known at the time – were the phenomenon of the so-called “Roof Koreans.”
The Roof Koreans were spontaneous self-defense forces organized by the Korean community of Los Angeles, primarily centered in Koreatown, in response to violent and frequently racist attacks on their communities and businesses by primarily black looters and rioters during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. Despite their best efforts, over 2,200 Korean-owned businesses were looted or burned to the ground during the riots. It is chilling to imagine how many would have suffered the same fate had the Koreans not been armed.
Standing on the rooftops of Koreatown shops they and their families owned, clad not in body armor or tactical gear, but instead dressed like someone’s nerdy dad, often smoking cigarettes, but always on alert, the Roof Koreans provide a stirring example of how free Americans of all races can defend their own communities without relying upon outside help.
The Koreans of Los Angeles were the ultimate marginalized minority group. They were subject to discrimination and often victimized by the black community of the city. Due to language barriers and other factors, they lacked the political clout of other minority groups, such as the large Mexican community of Los Angeles County. This in spite of their clear economic success in the city beginning in the 1970s and 80s.
This, folks, is the Second Amendment in action. When we can’t rely on civil law enforcement, we have to rely on ourselves. Forget the whole idiotic “abolish the police” movement. The police in some of these jurisdictions are abolishing themselves. The L.A. Korean community did just that in 1992, and I have little doubt they’d do it again.
Apparently, today, in several of our major cities, anyone to the right of Leon Trotsky is “marginalized.” And apparently, today, in several of our major cities, a “marginalized” community is fair game for mayhem and looting.
The “roof Koreans” in 1992 knew how to deal with that. Today, how many folks will do the same? And what will be the result?