Saturday, January 21, 2017

Why does the Left have hoaxes and the Right has videos?

Does Philip Wegman get to be a "martyr for life" like John Lewis?

///Families from flyover country were greeted to the nation's capital with chants of "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA." When short of breath, protestors opted for the more succinct, "Fuck Trump!" One activist even decided to lecture a young Republican, screaming "don't grow up and grab women by the pussies!" before his father covered his ears.

When words failed them though, protestors turned to rioting. Wearing black face masks, they smashed the windows of Starbucks, Bank of America, and a Bobby Van's steakhouse a few blocks from Capitol Hill. Private business didn't suffer all the damage, though. Suddenly enemies of public transport, liberal rioters trashed at least one bus stop—an indicator of the aimlessness of the whole thing.

These protests can best be described as the opposite of the Tea Party movement. For all their supposed racism and bigotry, those conservative protestors never rioted. They just wore tacky costumes and gave hackneyed interpretations of history.

But the Trump protestors shouldn't get too much credit for Friday's tantrum. So far, they seem like the JV team to the rioters that trashed Ferguson and Baltimore. Most didn't know whether to take selfie or retreat in front of a police line. A pile of flaming trashcans served as more of a prop for Instagram than a barricade for police.

Of course, they weren't all bad though. Some showed real kindness. When one rioter threw my phone on the pavement and another threw me to the ground, a volunteer medic team rushed over to check me for a concussion. They were kind and sweet but it was evident they'd just missed an opportunity.//



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