If you want to get the temper of the right on the Baltimore situation, all you have to do is open up the pages of the National Review, that money-losing magazine founded by a racist, for racists, and propped up by a constant stream of money from far right liars, like the Heritage Foundation. I did. I was unsurprised.
Whenever this kind of unforgivable idiocy occurs, some chin-stroking media wise man assures us that rioting is an expression of anger from oppressed communities, a cry for justice from those who feel every other avenue of protest has been unfairly blocked, blah blah blah.
It’s all nonsense. The last “riot” that achieved anything useful was the Boston Tea Party. If everyone in the United States swore a pledge declaring, “I will never riot,” there would be less injustice in this world, not more.
This is a theme: it’s always the rioters fault (unless they are white, like the Tea Party, and are cunningly dressed up as a minority racial group to displace the blame, like the Tea Party.) And any of the arguments that demand the root problems be addressed will be dealt with via a “blah blah blah” dismissal. Are these people not members of an oppressed community? Do they not have a cause to cry for justice? Are they not ignored, does the problem not persist? What would you have them do?
He also quotes from one of his stable of racist apologists for the elite, Steven Crowder.
You are animals. If you are able to destroy the home or business of your neighbor, you’ve lost your humanity. If you are able to harm your fellow man, to scare their children, to do so with a clean conscience, merely because of something that some cop may or may not have done, which has nothing to do with you . . . you are a horrible human being. You disgust me, as you should anyone who wishes to be a part of civilized society.
So you’re an
animal if you destroy property in a protest. What does that make a policeman who murders human beings at will?
Take a look at the ‘tradition’ of nickel rides in North Philly, as just one example. People arrested on minor charges in a predominantly minority area of the city were subjected to basically vehicular battery.
Top commanders acknowledge that rough rides are an enduring tradition in the department. The practice even has a name – "nickel ride," a term that harks back to the days when amusement-park rides cost 5 cents.
An Inquirer investigation documented injuries to 20 people tossed around in wagons in recent years. Thompson was one of three who suffered spinal injuries, and one of two permanently paralyzed.
We don’t even need to consider the unarmed people gunned down; just consider this one case.
Who are the animals again?
Of course, if you really want to see the bottom of the barrel in right wing journanimalism, all you have to do is peek in on Charles C. Johnson, if you dare. Have a puke bucket handy.