The Ferguson shooting has led to riots in the streets. Shops are being burnt and people injured. Is this defiance to the authority or has this culture been created to stir racial tensions? Are we to turn on one another and miss the true source of inequity, “The Reality Manufacturers”? Thomas Sheridan is an independent alternative artist, author, satirist, musician, stand-up comic, film maker and researcher currently based in the West of Ireland. His illustrations have appeared on the covers of newsstand magazines, books and websites worldwide.