There does seem to be a never-ending slew of what I would call propaganda, performance art and stupid moves by people who are at the riots both in Portland and in other places in the country. I mean beyond just the basic bad idea of being near or in a riot against the United States.
Here’s a sample of some of the ones just in the past few days.
There was this wonderful woman who got in the face of an NYPD officer who was trying to clear rioters in the street. She screamed at him demanding to know how he could ask her to move out of the way and what he was going to do. “Or f–king what!” she screamed. She found out what.
Then there was the woman who pleaded to know why the federal agents in Portland officers were arresting a “nice young woman from Wisconsin” like her who then proceeded to curse them up a blue streak, very unlike “a nice young woman from Wisconsin.” Oh, and kicking them on camera probably wasn’t a helpful action.
Finally there was there man who allegedly tried to dox the federal agents who apparently ended up doxing himself and providing the best possible defense for the federal response to the rioting and attacks on the federal courthouse in Portland.
But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this lovely little segment featured by NBC without comment.
Here’s one of the “moms” explaining why she’s been coming out to the action every night in Portland and she’s sleep-deprived because she has to come down to the courthouse every night and yell at the federal agents that black lives matter.
“Black Lives Matter. That’s why we’re here … I’m a mom, and I heard George when he called out ‘mama.’ That’s why I’m here.”
A Portland mother explains why she continues to protest. pic.twitter.com/MTgjz3fcYP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 28, 2020
So I have a few questions. If she can’t say “black lives matter” in her own street how is she able to say it there at the top of her lungs in front of the evil federal goons without consequences? Who is actually stopping her from saying it? Of course, the answer is no one. And she’s a single mom, but every night she’s out there yelling at the cops. For what? These cops had nothing to do with the death of George Floyd. All they are doing is defending themselves from rioters trying to attack the courthouse. So what does she think yelling at them actually does? Meanwhile, she’s there and her kids are at home every night without her? She says she doesn’t care about the building, that she cares about black lives. But the group surely seem completely fixated on the building. What does any of this do to help black lives, has she even asked herself that? Indeed, the Portland NAACP head said that the violence is a distraction from dealing with real issues.
“Who cares if someone graffitis on this building,” she says, speaking for the camera. “We’re talking about human lives.”
Yes, indeed we are. The human lives, those of the federal agents that rioters are endangering and attacking every night with explosives and other projectiles, as well as the effort to continuously set the building on fire.
If she’s there every night, she must know attacks have been going on far more than graffiti. So that’s speaking for the camera. So does the poor sleep-deprived mom support this?
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 21, 2020
Or the other attacks?
But what’s pretty hilarious is her slight defender who’s holding up a plastic shield and putting up his hand, feigning defense of the evil goons. He looks like a strong wind could blow him over.
If the folks who are there want to do something to help black lives? Encourage people to stop riots which have adversely impacted black people as well as others.