Neither can you blame the others for wanting to piggyback on the emotive power of the moment and try to leverage it. Among those others are people who see an opportunity to unite all working people, who, as evidenced by the existence of all these different groups, are divided and fractured in ways that dilute their power to levels the ruling class can easily manage. Agitation for unity seldom has any direct effect, but if the anger and protest evolve into a genuine uprising, it might be there in the back of peoples' minds when they look to give rational reason to the natural act of rebellion.
I don't know if these Ferguson protests will keep escalating or not. The possibility is there. The impulse to resist, to revolt, to fight back against the pain of oppression, is part of us. It's a human trait but one that manifests in certain ways because we're social animals. It's part of us and it's outside of us, too. It's between us. It acts through and upon the society at large.
It's like a flame that if it keeps flickering long enough can draw more and more people near it. This flame is seen by those who fear it as an inferno that must be fled or extinguished at all costs. It's not something we have much control over. You can only watch to see what happens, and either join, draw near, or join the other side, flee.
While all this is unfolding the ruling class is preparing for war. President's Obama's firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a seen as a sign that the president wants a more hawkish defense secretary who will help the ruling elite make the case for expanding the more than decade old war that now encompasses most of the Middle East. This expansion may not be something Obama necessarily wants, but I think he sees it as necessary, in the context of the 2016 US presidential election.
Warmongering. It's about another kind of flame, or maybe the antithesis of the flame. The void. The impossible to fill emptiness. But I think the president understands it. He's not going to stand in its way and be consumed by it.
The point is that a war abroad, if it comes, might thwart the war in the streets, or it might help provoke it. War can draw peoples' attention away from the flame, or, like Vietnam did, act like gasoline.