Anyone can see the footage. Ashli Babbitt was a young woman at Wednesdays protests. She had no weapon, not even a stick. There were armed police in front of her and behind her. She posed no danger to anyone. Still, a police officer, apparently black, shot and killed her.
I never thought Id say this, but Shaun King is right.
Joe Biden, allegedly quoting his granddaughter, said of Wednesdays protests:
No one can tell me if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldnt have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know thats true. And it is unacceptable. Totally unacceptable.
Thats true. And it is totally unacceptable.
If BLM took over the Capitol, once the mob went home, congressmen would kneel in submission. Journalists would praise the takeover. Corporations would give billions.
Its already happened. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, festooned in kente cloth, knelt for George Floyd. The Capitol Police knelt too. Washington D.C. symbolically renamed 16th Street Black Lives Matter Plaza. New York City painted a huge Black Lives Matter sign on the street just outside Trump Tower.
And were supposed to think BLM got harsh treatment? In what must have been millions of man-hours of rioting, how many people did police kill? Not one. Did they shoot outright looters or arsonists? Only with rubber bullets, and only a handful. So far as I can tell, police did not even open fire and wound a single BLMer not one even in the 300 cities with such bad rioting there had to be curfews.
The very phrase Black Lives Matter has almost religious importance. The NYPD, unable or unwilling to stop the crime wave, cracked down on people who desecrated the phrase. Saying All Lives Matter can get you suspended, fired, maybe even killed.
In Minneapolis, the mob burned down an entire precinct station. In Seattle, anarchists set up an autonomous zone that police broke up only after paramilitaries shot two black teenagers. Rioters destroyed an incalculable amount of property. That wasnt just stuff. Behind countless looted stores were small business owners and their employees. If the lockdowns didnt put them on the breadline, BLM did.
Homicides are rising in Chicago, Los Angeles, Jackson, Philadelphia, and many other major cities. There are several reasons why, but one is undoubtedly the Ferguson Effect on a mass scale. Police dont think doing their jobs is worth the risk. Policing blacks is dangerous. They hate cops. Its better to lie low and wait till you get a pension or just quit.
From what I can tell, journalists and the black community dont care about crime and disorder, even though blacks suffer from it the most. Journalists, activists, and politicians have defended violent protests and property destruction. The media cheered while mobs tore down monuments to our greatest heroes, including, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. Not even the dead can rest in peace not white men, anyway. Hapless conservatives think its about the Confederacy. When even Lincoln is no longer safe, its clearly about race.
So spare me the outrage from Tom Daschle, Dick Durbin, Andy Kim, Joe Scarborough, and others who lecture us about sacrilege and desecration because Americans trespassed in the Capitol. Im far more offended at whats been done to the memory of Washington.
Police are offering up to $1,000 if you help them catch anyone who desecrated the Capital. Were there any rewards offered for turning in BLM arsonists? Or for the people who laid siege night after night to the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, setting fires, trying to blind officers with green lasers, and trying to kill them with commercial-grade fireworks? These are serious felonies. The people who desecrated the Capitol were trespassers.
One rabbi tells us we lost something sacred when the Capitol was defiled, comparing it to the fall of the Jewish Temple. After months spent watching our cowardly leaders do nothing while our cities, history, and heroes were ransacked, I think a better parallel may be Jesus Christ driving out the moneychangers. Where have all the respectable people been, now that theyre suddenly worried about national honor, civil debate, and the rule of law?
I can tell you where theyve been.
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