I can’t turn on my computer without seeing another update from Portland, Oregon, and every scene is worse than the last. It’s extreme violence, hostile takeovers of the city, hateful rhetoric, fire, tears, and innocents being targeted and abused.
It’s disgusting, it’s evil, it’s enraging, and it’s the Democrats.
The case that is Portland may be extreme but let’s not pretend this is just a fringe example of the Democrat Party. That may have been the case over a decade ago, but today, the issues in Portland are what everything would be if Democrats were allowed free-rein with no common sense. Portland is the Democrat Party’s platform taken to its logical conclusion.
The left has called for the defunding of police departments and Portland obeyed. Without wasting any time, criminals within the city began to elevate the crime rate to unmanageable proportions. Police have begun leaving the department, not just due to the ineffectuality of their department but also due to the fact that if anything happens they may be abandoned by the city’s leadership in their defense.
A total of 15 people were killed in Portland in July alone, a result of 63 shootings that month. Compare that to last year, which saw 28.
Now, domestic terrorist groups have overrun the city and openly destroy and do violence upon others with little to no interference from lawmakers or law enforcement.
Antifa smash out windows of the Multnomah Building in Portland tonight and throw lit materials inside to set the ground floor on fire. They did this to multiple other buildings over the course of their 80+ days of terror in the city. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/2Q2zO7GVDU
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 19, 2020
Nothing is safe in Portland. President Donald Trump had to sent in federal agents to defend a federal courthouse. An Associated Press reporter spent the night with U.S. marshals tasked with defending it and told a story that sounded a lot like the movie “13 Hours.”
Still, the Democrat party outright ignores this violence or, in some cases, cheers it on just like Ayanna Pressley did. They go so far as to paint the “unrest,” as they call it, as a noble action. Good people fighting a good fight who are up against a tyrannical authority that would turn the United States into a second coming of the Third Reich.
This is the Democrat Party platform. It’s so infested and infected with social justice advocacy that it has embraced chaos and destruction while calling it “progress.” They have taken a concept and perverted it to the point where they can nearly kill innocent people and pat themselves on the back for it because they did so in the name of “justice” and “equality.”
As before, Democrats view everything through the lens of race and identity. There is no reality for them but that reality. They may paint it as noble and moral during their flowery speeches at the Democratic National Committee’s convention but Portland is what the Democrat platform looks like on the ground level where the rubber meets the road. Portland is the result of the concept put into action.
They can try to distract as much as they want with celebrity performances and grandiose speeches but they can’t sweep who they really are under the rug forever. Their own base won’t let them. The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Ilhan Omar’s of the party shine too brightly. The Antifa footsoldiers are too bold. The Black Lives Matter rioters draw too many eyeballs. The media’s hypocrisy is too unabashed.
They are the Democratic Party now. They make the rules. They hold sway. They are the ones who are obeyed. Portland is proof of who they really are and they’re proud to show you.
The Democrat Party is telling you who they really are in Portland and we should believe them.