Michelle Obama, have you lost your mind?
today at 10:39 am
Are you absolving the hard left of guilt for their destructive and murdering rampages in the past few months?
You minimize the violence committed in the name of black Americans against many black Americans by saying “only a tiny faction of demonstrations have had any violence at all.”
Right, and only a “tiny faction” in the 1970s committed the same kind of violence: Bombings, arson, destruction of property and murders. Ms. Obama, you are on the wrong side of history. The Weathermen, the “Days of Rage” and other “protestors” dragged America through a period of unmatched violence that took innocent lives.
The violence and the rhetoric that supported it caused a historic backlash that ignited support for the kind of people that you hate–conservatives and Republicans and the Americans who dumped your agenda on the trash heap for years to come.
By the way, when you say that “research backs it up” that “only a tiny fraction of demonstrations” were violent, what’s the research? I don’t mean to be cynical, but the claim is the usual foliage that liberals hid behind when they are expressing a controversial opinion.
Nobody is saying that peaceful protests should be banned. Obama is creating a straw man by planting the idea that conservatives or Trump supporters would end peaceful protests because some result in violence.
And the truth is that some do result in violence. Or intimidation or denial of civil rights. The mob that assaulted–yes, assaulted–the St. Louis couple who defended their home against threats of a mob that was trespassing on private property is a prime example. The mob broke down a gate to trespass on private property and shouted threats at the couple. That, Ms. Obama, is not “peaceful.” It is a crime.
But from your quarter, we won’t hear any criticism. And that’s the problem about your amoral failure to condemn the violence in the terms that are required.