There are reports that One Million leftists will converge on Washington DC this weekend to resume their protests over the death of George Floyd.
This comes after Washington DC Mayor Bowser kicked out ALL of the National Guard troops that were sent there to restore peace after leftists rioting and vandalized the city last weekend.
Washington DC Mayor Bowser announced on Thursday she was examining every legal question about the Presidents’ authority to send troops, even National Guard from other states, to the District of Columbia.
Mayor Bowser said, “I have the authority and have not requested guard from any state.”
The DC Mayor then later evicted ALL NATIONAL GUARD from any Washington DC hotel.
Tucker Carlson has his usual good analysis. While he focuses quite a bit of attention on the key Leftist demand to "defund and dismantle" police forces, he also gets to the nub of what's really going on--the goal, and not just the tactics: The riots are not about George Floyd or racial justice. They're about Trump and seizing power.
Most of us haven't been able to step back far enough to ask even the obvious questions. The most obvious, of course, is what is this really about? What do the mobs want?
Well, thugs looting the Apple Store can't answer that question. They have no idea. They just want free iPads. But what about Apple itself and the rest of corporate America, which is enthusiastically supporting the rioters? What about members of Congress, the media figures, the celebrities, the tech titans, all of whom are cheering this on. What do they want out of it?
Well, they haven't said. That's the central mystery.
Now suddenly, it is obvious. It should have been obvious on the first day. This is about Donald Trump. Of course, it is. We just couldn't see it.
In everything they do, their overriding goal is to remove Donald Trump from office. And that's exactly what they're trying to do now. That's what these riots are about. The most privileged in our society are using the most desperate in our society to seize power from everyone else.
Got that? That's the nub of it. The most privileged are using the most desperate to seize power from the rest of us. They are not seeking racial justice. If they were seeking racial justice, they wouldn't be denouncing their fellow Americans for their race, which they are. It has nothing to do with it.
What they are seeking is total control of the country. And it goes without saying that none of this has anything to do with George Floyd. Shame on those who pretended that it did -- those who fell for the lie and those who knew better but played along because they are cowards. There are many of those. You know who they are, and someday we will look back on all of them with contempt.
Meanwhile, the many people promoting this chaos remain clear-eyed. They are not lying to themselves. They never do. They know exactly what's going on, and they know what they hope to achieve by it. With every night of rioting, they grow bolder. Now, they are openly defending violence on television.
There's another article out today, by Ryan Bomberger, that offers even more perspective: Top 10 Reasons I Won't Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. What's so useful about this article is that, if you take the 10 reasons (which he explains) they provide the agenda for the Left--it helps you see that BLM is simply a Leftist front group and has nothing whatsoever to do with Black people. Check out the 10 reasons--even without the explanations you'll get a good idea of what that agenda really is:
The premise isn’t true. [America and its police isn't racist, but the Left needs to get LE under their heel so they will have total power.]
There is no goal of forgiveness or reconciliation. None. It’s never mentioned on their sites. You can’t talk about the sins of the past and expect to move forward if there is no intention of forgiveness. ...
It’s all about Black Power.
They heavily promote homosexuality and transgenderism. “We foster a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.” I’m not embracing confusion. Loving every human being is not the same as loving every human doing.
They completely ignore fatherhood. From BLMF: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.” [IOW, Socialism.]
They demand reparations. [It's about the power to break all dissent.]
They want to abolish prisons and police forces. And…cue utter chaos. [But only as a step to seizing--and exercising--total power.]
They are anti-capitalism.
Colin Kaepernick supports it.
Apparently, not all black lives matter. Pro-abortion BLMF declared: “We deserve and thus we demand reproductive justice [aka abortion] that gives us autonomy over our bodies and our identities while ensuring that our children and families are supported, safe, and able to thrive.” Aborted children don’t thrive.
Read it all. It's all about power over others and the exercise of power.
I remain convinced that this will backfire big time.
ADDENDUM: John Daniel Davidson gets it:
Calls to defund or abolish the police are not about restoring an open and liberal society, they are about tearing it down and seizing power.The concluding sentences:
But calls to abolish the police are not about police reform. ...
They are about power. And once the police are out of the way, those who called for abolishing them intend to wield it.