In case you had any doubt, yes, the nation has gone mad.
Last week, the death of a Minnesota black man named George Floyd ignited the worst outbreak of civil disobedience in recent history plunging a nation already under lockdown stress further into anarchy as angry rioters take to the streets terrorizing American cities in the name of social justice.
Floyd’s death at the knees of a Minneapolis police officer caught on tape was clearly unjust, rightfully setting off a wave of anger over the killing of a black civilian who appeared to be no threat. As the protests got underway however, demonstrations quickly took a darker turn in a nation grappling with record levels of unemployment and an ongoing public health pandemic. With more than 40 million unemployed Americans roaming the streets of a country fatigued under 10-week lockdowns, a nation that has been increasingly convinced by a Left-wing movement that it is irredeemably racist and full of white supremacists was primed for the storm of civil unrest it is now suffering.
The current moment has fully exposed the extent to which ugly divides have gone mainstream, illustrating the lunacy of our new woke-obsessed culture and the incompetency of our leaders.
“This is how nations collapse,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson observed Monday night in a 32-minute monologue that will go down as a defining moment in prime time cable television.
Rioters claiming to be obsessed with racial injustice are committing gross racial injustices themselves, exerting their ruthless fury on their own. For the sake of black progress, protestors are destroying minority businesses, leaving poor neighborhoods devastated and ruining the livelihoods of those who barely emerged alive after two months of pandemic lockdowns. An estimated 100,000 small businesses had already permanently gone under.
Minorities are even being targeted themselves amid the chaos.
David Dorn was 77. He spent four decades protecting people as a police officer in St Louis and then came out of retirement to keep serving as Moline Acres' police chief.
Looters shot him in the torso & he died bleeding on a sidewalk
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) June 2, 2020
Didn’t Officer David Dorn’s life matter?
Antifascists have also trashed literal antifascists by defacing the World War II Memorial, and D.C. rioters have taken to vandalizing monuments of historic Civil Rights heroes, including that of President Abraham Lincoln who brought the emancipation of slaves.
Yet reporters seeking to justify the violence and discredit the need for the restoration of a law and order to a nation gone mad are calling the military protection of the Lincoln Memorial “disturbing.”
— Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) June 2, 2020
After lying about Russia, lying about the Mueller probe, lying about Brett Kavanaugh, lying about Ukraine, and lying about the lockdowns, the media are now lying about the riots.
NBC News allegedly told its reporters to not even use the term “riot” in its coverage of the protests that ended in spontaneous combustion of buildings and widespread looting.
PBS News White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor also tried to fact-check Trump on calling the rioters burning the nation’s cities to the ground as “anarchists.”
“These people are anarchists,” President Trump says without providing any evidence. https://t.co/P7HGwsbKWD
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 31, 2020
CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla tried to draw a contradiction between Trump supporting protests calling for an end to draconian lockdowns to screaming at state governors doing nothing to control the mobs.
June 1. pic.twitter.com/U24RafG4Z7
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) June 1, 2020
While there is a contradiction in behavior to be made, it has nothing to do with the president and everything to do with the media. When Americans protested to bring an end to state lockdowns, the media said that they were reckless, suicidal, selfish, racist because they could spread the virus to black people, that they didn’t deserve medical attention, irresponsibly spreading the virus, and that they were dangerous.
But when it comes to rioting however, the absence of social distancing now appears totally fine.
In fact, the violence from rioters seem to be justified.
“Please, show me where it says protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful,” said CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday night.
Cuomo might be surprised to read the text of the First Amendment specifying “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”
Meanwhile, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer at the New York Times who won the award for an essay that had to be corrected leading the paper’s anti-American 1619 Project said the violence was totally fine because property can be replaced.
“Violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leached out of his body,” Nikole Hannah-Jones said on CBS News. “Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.”
One would think any reasonable interviewer would have followed up with a hypothetical on whether she would adhere to the same philosophy if her own home became the target of the protests. Considering the rioters’ record of attacking minority businesses, it’s not too far outside the realm of possibility.
Instead, all Vladimir Duthiers said was, “It’s a great point that you make, Nikole.”
On Monday, the Raleigh Police Chief seemed to agree with Hannah-Jones and rendering his department pointless.
Protect property? Everyone knows the job of the police is to make sure no one goes to church or a park. https://t.co/HqP5vwdBtJ
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 1, 2020
And Hollywood celebrities, unsurprisingly, are promoting the lawlessness by pledging bail money to those arrested in the demonstrations.
As the media remains focused on protecting the rioters, every major outlet leaped to demonize Trump for declaring to restore law and order to a broken land and chastised the president for employing tear gas on protesters by the White House to make way for the emperor. Police however, did no such thing. On Tuesday, the United States Parks Police provided a report for what actually happened, which included no such fairytale of a peaceful gathering being disbursed by an irritating chemical.
“Violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids,” said Park Police Chief Gregory Monahan. “As many of the protestors became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls. No tear gas was used by USPP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners.
In our new era of white guilt for ancestral crimes, everything is now racist if it wasn’t already before. The list of lunacy in the new world order knows no bounds.
On Tuesday, an NBC announcer was fired for saying “all lives matter.” On the same day, a “Law and Order” writer was fired for pledging to protect law and order at his own home. On Monday, Hannah-Jones erroneously claimed that the Second Amendment is racist. Considering that the right to bear arms’ biggest champions were opponents to slavery, that’s quite a take. Also on Monday, dozens of public health experts signed an open letter in support for the protests blaming rampant white supremacy for society’s ills.
“White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” the letter read.
The philosophy is really starting to take its grip.
White people are now willfully bowing down to atone for the sins of past generations while the Left’s broader war on redefining American society as one wholly built on racist institutions run by scores of white supremacists go mainstream.
Protesters in Bethesda attend a woke sermon to cry about their white guilt. Note that not a single one of them is social distancing. Two weeks ago, the media would've called them terrorists. https://t.co/rOJCsmPs9v
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) June 2, 2020
As someone in the midst of training a dog to sit, kneel, stay and roll over using hand motions, this is particularly disturbing: pic.twitter.com/eelNcsfmqw
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 2, 2020
The nation has truly lost its mind.