“No Peaceful Transition,” promised the protest/riots organizers’ Web page, earlier this evening. The page later ditched the motto.
Since the 1960s we have been living a myth: protests that disrupt public traffic and private ingress/egress are “non-violent” and heroic. But the myth is merely a self-serving story, a crucial lie, that those on the left tell themselves and everybody else, thereby taking license to lord it over others.
We now witness the moral depravity that is at the heart of the notion.
Protesting something is staying on the sidelines and making your views known. Rioting is a mob abridging others’ rights. Most unlicensed protests turn riot because they are riot in ovo.
The mob is now a tyrant, and the worm, as they say, may soon turn — the worm, here, being the masses of truly peaceful people, who may now at last see the tyranny at the heart of the self-righteous mob.
The culture war may be going bloody this week. Someone was shot at a Milo protest in Seattl. We will see how far the violence goes.
“No peaceful transition” indeed.
Mr. Sotomayor has a dim view of the rioters:
The Young Turks seem to accept the nonsense from the folks dressed mostly in black:
But here is video without commentary: