Constant, Self-Evident Truths:
- In a civilized society, rioting is unacceptable.
- Ransacking stores and setting fire to buildings is wrong.
- Beating up ladies in wheelchairs is not a legitimate expression of grievance.
- Police brutality must be condemned and punished.
Isn’t 2020 Fun
Not wanting to be left out, writes Freddy Gray in Spectator US, “Black Lives Matter agitators in Los Angeles have started causing trouble, too. Now armed vigilante squads are forming to protect businesses from being trashed.”
After lockdown, Social Breakdown
What triggered the riots? The shocking footage showing a police officer brutalizing an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. The video of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, suffocating under a police officer’s knee is disturbing and vile, Mr. Gray states the obvious.
Target Completely Trashed and Looted
But the Antifa mobs (that) are orchestrating the smashing up of stores are not interested in fairness. They are thrilled by carnage. But that outrage has been perpetuated and exploited by Antifa thugs who specialize in stoking up resentment in order to smash up the streets.
It’s a sign of how decadent our society is becoming that the pattern of these riots is now so predictable as to be almost boring. Black man is killed by cops. There’s outrage and demands for political change to make society less racist. Riots ensue. Then come agonized debates about racial equality in America.
Antifa, a Menace That Needs to Be Stopped
(Antifa) apologists in the media – those public figures who suggest that rioting is an understandable, albeit unfortunate, response to systemic racism — should be condemned, too.