To paraphrase George Orwell in “Animal Farm“:
“All political violence is equal. But some is more equal than others.”
DC has ignored many decades’ worth of political violence of all sorts.
Because all of those political violences — have been committed by Leftists.
And now, a partial recap of the recent instances….
Protesters Burn Government Building During Riot in Portland – August 19, 2020
Portland ICE Building Set on Fire During Riots – April 11, 2021
Five Charged with Damaging Las Vegas Federal Buildings During BLM Protest – September 17, 2020
Antifa Rioters Vandalized Federal Buildings in Philadelphia, Cops Say – January 5, 2021
“(I)n most instances the radicals in Black Lives Matter and Antifa were allowed to get away with their heinous actions last year, even being treated as heroes by the mainstream press and Democrats – some of whom, like Harris and the Biden campaign, promoted their bail funds.”
Which brings us to late last week. When the following happened — the very latest in the VERY long line of Leftist violences.
“A demonstration in Washington, D.C., against fossil fuel projects turned violent Thursday when climate change protesters stormed the U.S. Department of the Interior building and occupied a space inside the federal building for hours….
“Climate activists took over the space held by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for roughly four hours. This was reportedly the first time since the 1970s that the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., was occupied. The Indigenous Environmental Network (is) one of the organizers of the People Vs. Fossil Fuels demonstrations.…”
“Police and protesters clashed during the confrontation. The police reportedly used Tasers in order to control the crowd attempting to bulldoze their way into the Department of Interior building.”
Is DC going to do anything about this one? Of course not – don’t be ridiculous.
We surely are.
And, of course, the Left getting away with it this time means there will indubitably be a next time.
Because why would the Left stop engaging in violences if nothing happens to them when they engage in violences?
Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands – November 19, 2020:
“Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights.”
First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably to assemble….”
Emphasis ours — because duh. “Basic civil rights” does NOT include assaulting and occupying government buildings. Arson, looting, and vandalism are also beyond the definition of “basic civil rights.”
And in many, many cases, it’s these prosecutors doing the dismissing….
How do we know Leftists getting away with violence leads to more Leftist violence?
Because Leftists have been getting away with violence for decades.
The Weather Underground bombers didn’t become prisoners — they became college professors.
And because Leftists keep getting away with their violence, we can with moral certitude know there will be more Leftist violence.
We only have human nature — and hundreds of years of human history — as evidence.