As I think about what happened yesterday new thoughts keep coming to mind.
Consider what it says about how half this country views private property rights when rioters who loot and burn private property are given a pass do you more than $2 billion in damage to mostly people’s homes and businesses – the Left literally occupied city blocks and owned two autonomous zones around homes and businesses – but when a government building that is the seat of power was infiltrated and occupied, that is the worst day in modern history.
Leftist rioters attempted to burn down a Federal building in Portland, many times. Leftist rioters vandalized statues and Federal monuments. They even wrote snuff porn about destroying the Washington Monument.
When Trump deployed law enforcement to protect the Lincoln Memorial and Portland Federal Courthouse, that made him literally Hitler.
When the right breaks into the Capitol, and doesn’t set one fire or throw one Molotov cocktail, spray paint one slogan, or destroy one priceless statue, the call is unanimous to arrest and prosecute to the end of the earth and back again.
We cannot have two sets of laws and two codes of behavior in this country. It didn’t work in France in the 1790s, Russia in the 1910s, or Bosnia in the 1990s.
We have to return to one standard or this will happen again.
Also, the Left needs to end their use of race or racism in every argument.
They claim to be bastions of empathy and compassion, well they need to direct some of that at the Right.
I’ve spent time in Oneida and Herkimer counties in New York. There is a reason they went 57% to 68% for Trump.
Not because of race. But because when you drive through there it is empty rusting factory after empty rusting factory next to dilapidated or boarded up homes.
These people wanted help and to be heard and to have the factories run again. They wanted someone to stop holding companies and Wall Street from stop shipping their jobs overseas.
The Left dismissed these people as racists.
What we say yesterday was as much of a peasants revolt as anything else.
If you want to stop a peasants revolt, you have to stop treating these people like peasants, and the first step there is to listen to them and not just dismiss them as bigots.