I didn’t see it coming, the perpetual racisms of the week, however fake or laughable, that kept on piling up in recent years. The Smollett hoax, among them. Leading to what we have now, the murderous Black Lives Matter.
They are the rioters, the looters, the burners. Antifa is small potatoes, comparatively. Mere anarchists. BLM are self-declared Marxists, full-on communists. Who, despite having the perfect whining name, couldn’t care less about black lives. Defunding the police, for instance, will be worst for black neighborhoods, which already are crime-ridden. See Chicago.
You were (so far) relatively safe if you lived in southwest Minneapolis. Otherwise…700 buildings were damaged, burned or destroyed. How many livelihoods?
“Cities like Minneapolis will struggle for years to overcome the destruction of these riots…Rioters burned down the very club where George Floyd had worked. They also wreaked havoc on the local community, black and white alike…It is absolutely heinous that speaking out about this destruction is considered anathema on the left.”
Which is why we don’t often see a map of the scale of the destruction, except on very bold media, like the Federalist, which NBC and Google are coincidentally (?) trying to shut down.
Via PJMedia (one of the very bold).
That would be my offer to Antifa and others for their six-block takeover, a no-go zone like Muslim ones in Paris, France. Take all of Seattle. Please.
Just a few days ago. the BLM led pogroms against Jewish businesses and synagogues and other Jewish institutions in Los Angeles. Now cops and the National Guard are kneeling to them in multiple cities, including the police in Austin. Modern Orthodoxy protests:
“We at the Conference of Jewish Affairs are appalled and angered by the wanton destruction that rioters in the Los Angeles area have wrought on Jewish synagogues, institutions, and shops in the significant Jewish area along Fairfax. Much of the destruction and defacement of these Jewish synagogues and stores is deliberate and targeted acts of anti-Semitism.
“We have known for years that Black Lives Matters is an abhorrently anti-Israel and anti-Jewish organization. This anti-Semitism has trickled down from Black Lives Matters into large segments of those rioting. …”
So far, as Sultan Knish says, major Jewish organizations and denominations as well as the major news media are silent. You aren’t really woke, folks. When will you learn you can’t fight hatred by joining hands with it?
Via Sultan Knish
Pentagon officials, the Secdef and even some retired generals are fussing about using active-duty troops to put down rioting, burnings and looting.
Back in 1968, when the race riots after Dr. King’s murder were much worse than what the George Floyd protests have spawned, we in the active-duty Sixth Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Meade, Maryland, were training to put down riots in Baltimore and DC. We were never called.
In early 1969, we spent all day at the DC Guard armory, with rifles, pistols and bayonets, waiting to be called to protect President Nixon’s inauguration. No retired generals were fussing about it then that we ever heard. It turned out we were not needed. But we were ready to go if we were.
Of course, in those days, the National Guard was full of insubordinate draft-dodgers and pretty useless. Today’s Guard is full of combat veterans. And, in 1968, the press wasn’t as adversarial as it has been since President Trump was elected and retired generals weren’t as outspoken against the commander-in-chief. It’s unlikely the 1968 press would have given them much publicity if they were. Today, every anti-Trumper is a hero to the Leftist news media. And the Pentagon knows it has a competent Guard.
Via Breaking Defense