Don’t buy the bull the press is feeding about peaceful protest. Don’t let them convince you it was all just a peaceful collection of fine people.
Instead, drive around my home town – or any major city – and count the boarded up windows.
I stood on my lawn two nights in a row and smelled my city burning around me.
Count the flame-scorched walls and collapsed buildings.
Count the graffiti on the front of businesses that will never open again.
Ask yourself if you’d go to a “protest” or would you fear for your life?
Ask the residents of Washington D.C., Portland, and other cities where mobs of rioters with lasers, weapons, and rocks scream through residential neighborhoods at night waking people up, and threatening to kill them and burn their houses down when they come out of their own homes.
Count the senseless beatings of people pulled from their cars and beaten.
Count the people assaulted, beaten, and left for dead because they defended their business or home.
Count the man murdered in Portland for wearing a Prayer for Peace hat.
Count the hundreds of police officers injured by flying bottles of frozen water and concrete, rocks, glass bottles, and Molotov Cocktails. You know, Molotov Cocktails that burn a person alive.
Count the police who have lost their hearing forever because an industrial/commercial firework was fired at them and detonated five feet away.
Don’t believe the press, believe your eyes. Take a look at your city, or mine, and see the thousands of lives destroyed by rioters and looters.
Those were not, and are not, peaceful protests. They are riots and insurrection. The people who honestly protested a perceived injustice were left behind by the looters, arsonists, and sociopaths in the first hours.
And this must not be tolerated.