There’s no denying that America is a very different place than it was just a year ago, even if you discount the coronavirus pandemic. We’re seeing our cities transform, and not for the better. Writing for LifeSiteNews, Mary Ann Kreitzer explores how the Black Lives Matter movement and its protests have led to a situation where American cities now have new “mob bosses” who are essentially allowed to disobey police and create disorder.
“We are Democrat vs. Republican, law and order vs. chaos and rioting, black vs. white, tyranny vs. freedom, etc. Increasingly, disagreements result in ‘mob’ action promoted by ‘progressive’ politicians, liberal courts, and prosecutors who justify and enable rioting and violence both by their words and actions,” she writes.
The Black Lives Matter protests quickly lost whatever semblance they may have had to “peaceful protests” and devolved into something far more sinister that is targeting everyone – even, sometimes, their own supporters. Rational thinking has gone out the window and has been replaced by emotional, impulsive mob mentality.
This is something Portland mayor Ted Wheeler recently learned the hard way, as Kreitzer points out. A vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter, he recently held a “listening session” on the city’s streets. Instead of getting a warm welcome, he was jeered and hit by projectiles as rioters attacked and called for his resignation. And yet somehow, he still continues to condemn the presence of federal officers who are protecting the federal courthouse in his city.
Wheeler has also cut millions of dollars from the police budget and defunded its Gun Violence Reduction Team. Not surprisingly, the city noted its highest number of monthly gun murders in 30 years last month, and now Wheeler is considering reestablishing the unit.
The lack of support has the state police fed up. Oregon State Police Spokesman Captain Timothy R. Fox said that they did not wish to use their resources in counties where crime is waved off when they could be using them in counties that prioritize prosecuting criminal behavior.
Chicago is also suffering, with crime reaching new heights as the city becomes increasingly lawless. Kreitzer writes: “Chicago, once under the thumb of gangsters like Al Capone, has new mob bosses, Marxist overlords with their mob strategy.”
Data released by the Chicago police shows that the city saw a 139 percent jump in murders and a 75 percent uptick in shootings during July 2020, and we’re likely to see a lot more of these disturbing statistics across the country in the months to come.
It’s all downhill from here
Media manipulation only makes the situation worse. Many mainstream media outlets are constantly rehashing incidents of police violence but don’t cover cases where police have saved people or performed other good deeds. This has the effect of stoking the anger and ensuring the mayhem continues.
No one can tell what fact or fiction is, and some of those protesting have long lost sight of why they are even there. While these people talk about loving everyone, they assault people who express differing opinions. Their trained organizers are adept at whipping people up into a frenzy and inspiring them to attack perceived threats.
This hate becomes a convenient excuse for looting and burning businesses, and some business owners are finding themselves in the odd position of publicly supporting BLM even as their windows are broken and their shops are looted. Sometimes, they’re afraid not to support them because it may make them targets for further looting, so we’ll probably see them continue repeating the mantra that they support the movement while their shops are burned to the ground. Many people are just too scared to speak out against them.
Make no mistake: This “revolution” will destroy America, and that’s exactly what they want. They’ve targeted statues of American historical figures and have even turned their ire toward Jesus Christ. Racism is unacceptable, there’s no question about it, but supporting BLM and the antifa thugs that have been capitalizing on their movement is ruining our country, city by city.
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