One of the predictions I’ve repeated here is that the election of Joe Biden to the presidency will not appease the factions that burned America’s cities over this past summer.
That seems to be bearing out thus far. The Evil Orange Man of leftwing imagination is now gone, but the moonbats are still burning, looting, and disrupting traffic in Democrat-run cities like Portland and Seattle.
Protesters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday — the first full day of Joe Biden’s presidency — to let the Democratic establishment know they are still fighting for racial justice, some told CNN.
“We wanted to symbolize that both parties are the oppressor,” said a 25-year-old protester who wished not to be identified, fearing government reprisal. “We’ve all experienced firsthand that police violence is police violence regardless (of which political party holds power). … It doesn’t make a difference to the person being beaten.”
“For White people, maybe they feel there’s time to let the administration work, but for Black and Indigenous people who have had a rope around their neck, there is no time,” the protester said. “There’s no justice, so there is no peace.”
Blah, blah, blah.
The tone of the mainstream media is shifting, ever so slightly. While Trump was in office, the riots had a certain anti-Trump propaganda value. Weren’t the riots themselves evidence that Trump was taking America down a short road to the Fourth Reich?
Now that Biden and the Democrats are in control, though, the mainstream media no longer wants to lionize the brick-throwers and spray-painters quite so much. Even a CNN journalist—by no means the smartest organism on the planet—can recognize that all this chaos makes things much more difficult for the Democratic Party power structure.
CNN has acknowledged in recent days that most of the protestors in Portland and Seattle are not “Black and Indigenous people” at all. They’re white Millennials and Zoomers from the suburbs. The rioters have merely glommed on to the grievances—both real and imagined— of “Black and Indigenous people”.
Why? You have to understand the rioters’ motivations. They are primarily motivated by hatred of two kinds. First of all: self-loathing. Secondly, hatred for the society that appears to reject them.
Most of the riotous activists are young (under 35, anyway). You can tell just by observing them that none of them was the captain of the cheerleading squad or the football team in high school. These are reasonably affluent kids who have nonetheless been on the outs their entire lives.
So they’ve banded together with other likeminded and like-backgrounded misfits, under pretensions of helping the less fortunate…by burning down the property of taxpayers and hardworking citizens. (Or, below: by stopping people with jobs from going to work.)
Every one of these blue-haired hooligans needs a good, old-fashioned spanking—nothing brutal, mind you, but merely the kind of therapeutic ass-paddling that the pointy heads phased out of childhood at the end of the last century. Afterward, they should be told, in no uncertain terms, that the jig is up: the rest of the world sees through their drivel, and will tolerate no more of it.
Then each one of them should be made to spend six months doing community service in a community where the majority of the population consists of “Black and Indigenous people”. Let them work in food banks. Let them paint houses and trim weeds. Let them bring meals to elderly shut-ins.
They would benefit immensely. They would learn what true community activism is. Many of them would also lose weight from doing physical labor—for the first time in their lives, for many of them.
At the end of those six months, each former Antifa/BLM activist could rejoin society. They would all be much better for it. And for the first time in their pitiable young lives, their actions would actually result in benefit to others.