Watching city after city go up in flames — stores looted, innocent people attacked, arsonists and criminals running wild — I had difficulty thinking: “What do I want to write about this?”
The first and most obvious thing is that this spree of criminal actity had nothing at all to do with what happened to George Floyd. People ransacking stores in Los Angeles, brutalizing people in Dallas and setting fire to City Hall in Nashville were not “protesting” against a violation of civil rights. The businesses and institutions targeted by these criminals had nothing to do with what police officers did in Minneapolis.
“Let’s loot a liquor store, because social justice!”
George Floyd’s death was not a reason for these riots, it was a pretext.
Hateful people do not need a reason to hate. Destructive people do not need a reason to destroy. They just need a pretext.
Go read it all, pass it around, it is something everyone should read