Tuesday, September 1, 2020

These People Want To Convince Everyone That Looting Is A-Okay

These People Want To Convince Everyone That Looting Is A-Okay:
As an American, most of us strongly support the concept of peaceful protests. However, when things turn violent, when property gets destroyed, when buildings and cars are set on fire, and when businesses are looted, rational people can agree that this is wrong.
Unfortunately, a whole bunch of irrational people are being given microphones and they’re trying to tell us all why looting is not just okay, but actually awesome.
Looting is okay because it’s “reparations”
First, there was the woman who spoke after the Magnificent Mile in Chicago was looted so ferociously that Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled the drawbridge open to keep people out of the downtown area. I recently wrote:
According to a Black Lives Matter activist and organizer, Ariel Atkins, it was just “reparations.” Atkins believes that anything the looters wish to damage or steal is owed to them. She made the radical statement at a solidarity rally in front of a Chicago police station, where people were gathered to support those who had been arrested.
“I don’t care if somebody decides to loot a Gucci’s or a Macy’s or a Nike because that makes sure that that person eats. That makes sure that that person has clothes,” Ariel Atkins said at a rally outside the South Loop police station Monday, local outlets reported. --->READ MORE HERE
Democratic Socialists of America: No People are Harmed by Looting
A decade ago, the media might have dismissed the Democratic Socialists of America as a fringe group. But not now, in the era of the squad.
The DSA is an increasingly powerful force in the Democrat Party. And here's what the DSA in Portland had to say.
First, the DSA starts by claiming that harassing elected officials at their homes is a “nonviolent” or “peaceful” form of protest".
The absence of violence is not the same thing as peaceful. They can check with Gandhi on this on. I can shriek obscenities in someone's face and it is technically nonviolent.
That doesn't make it peaceful. --->READ MORE HERE
Taxpayer-Funded NPR Promotes and Celebrates Looting Small Businesses
Democrats and the media claim that they only support peaceful protesters, and the idea that they support violence and looting is a right-wing conspiracy theory.
And, helpfully, NPR decided to run a piece touting looting as a force for social change.
No really.
Writer Vicky Osterweil's book, In Defense of Looting, came out on Tuesday. When she finished it, back in April, she wrote (rather presciently) that "a new energy of resistance is building across the country." Now, as protests and riots continue to grip cities, she argues that looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society. The rioters who smash windows and take items from stores, she says, are engaging in a powerful tactic that questions the justice of "law and order," and the distribution of property and wealth in an unequal society.
Much like NPR redistributes money from the taxpayers who earned it to its executives and propagandists. If there were ever an inciting incident that should see NPR stripped of taxpayer funding, this is it. --->READ MORE HERE

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