And the trouble with peaceful protests that are not so peaceful
Obama just said that “there is no excuse for the violence and destruction we saw last night,” in his presser.
Well, but there are excuses. The liberals make them all the time. As does Al Sharpton, Malik Shabazz and Louis Farrakhan. So liberals come out all the time to do exactly that, rationalize the behavior of criminal thugs who are in the streets wreaking havoc on communities. It’s partly why we’re at this point. If not directly making excuses, they are welcoming the behavior by the signals they send to would be rioters and looters.
Then we have naive or sympathetic politicians who let them run wild, or even issue stand down orders to police. (but that’s really a larger topic) In Ferguson, they made the decision to back off and allow the destruction, rioting and looting of businesses that have absolutely no part in it. Pacify them with your loot and property. This time in Baltimore we saw the police stand off at a distance, in lockstep, watching as they burned the city.
But before the fact, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake actually said “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” Then claimed she never said it and blamed media for her own statement. The governor was calling the mayor to get her response on sending the resources like the national guard. She evidently did not want to bring them in or she would have been burning the phone line. (something she will also deny — it’s what liberals do) Let’s give credit where due to ilk like Mayor Ray Nagin, Mayor James Knowles, Governor Jay Nixon, Mayor Tom Barrett, and now Mayor Stephanie Blake as strident examples in stellar performances.
“One burning building will be looped” on a news broadcast, but thousands of peaceful protestors who have been out there for days are marginalized, Obama said at his press conference. Then they always add that it is a few violent protestors. Since when do you need an army to create chaos? Is that the point the number of them? We’re always told you have a few bad apples. Well, they say bad apples in police departments taint the motives of the whole. Then they completely dismiss the violent protestors as just a few and that maybe they have good reason to be angry.
He referred to “a handful of criminals and thugs who tore up the place.” Again with the: “This is not new. It’s been going on for decades.” There is just a new awareness to these social problems because of technology and social media, Obama contends. Liberals all point back and say but we saw peaceful protests; in itself making excuses for and ignoring the currents of violent rioting. But that damage and cost is hard to ignore. Oh let’s remember long after the protestors and anarchists are gone the expenses are still very real. In fact, even more real than they were at the time because it is a constant reminder that cannot be covered easily. Reports are that Baltimore never really recovered from the 68 riots. Well, history does repeat itself.
The talking points are: there are some policemen who are not doing the right thing, like in every other sector. Then the nation must “do some soul searching,” Obama tells us. What kind of searching are they doing over accompanying violence and destruction to their message? Make excuses? That’s exactly what they’ve done by divert, deflect and deny.
Once again, my BS detector has exploded. The great, or strange, thing about the liberal “social justice” rhetoric is that they want to deny the chief ingredient in the movement is violence and destruction — sort of Darwinesque — along with personal attacks and smearing opponents, but that aside.
Every time one of these all too common episodes explode now, two things happen: People are outraged that this conduct is happening in our towns, on our streets. And Obama comes out to make a statement which ends up lending credence to protestors and the opportunist rioters who follow. Then we play this scientific game of trying to separate the protestors and their grievances from the rioters and their motives. And, in the meantime, some have gotten all too skilled at denial.
“Peaceful protests” and the looting must go on. It is far more than one or a handful of persons — a handful couldn’t do that much looting. More than one building was burned. And more than Obama is responsible for the problems as well. But suffice it to say that Obama promised unity in ‘hope and change.’ What he delivered was a nation of irreconcilable differences. That is whether you look at the national political level, or now within our towns and communities. If anyone’s chickens have come home to roost, it is those of progressives and Obama.
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