Riots? What Riots? by Steve Sailer

There have been so many riots peaceful protests this year that have somehow resulted in millions of dollars of property damage and lives destroyed that even leftist think tanks and media outlets have had to concede that many of those peaceful protests were in fact riots. From Steve Sailer at takimag.com:

Riots? What Riots?
In my three decades as a media critic, this summer’s huge effort by the press to cover up the endless rioting by George Floyd’s mourners has been its most shameless and shameful episode yet.

Until very recently, a remarkable number of naive Americans had fallen for the mainstream media’s repetitions that the Peaceful Protesters were not—repeat, not—looting and burning. The MSM has been in such flat-out denial mode that it hasn’t even bothered to concoct exculpatory euphemisms for the riots, such as Retail Mourning, Do-It-Yourself Reparations, or Arson for Equity.

Even last week a new report from a leftist think tank, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, admitting to the immense number of violent demonstrations during this Summer of George was spun by the media as proving that all those boarded-up shops near you don’t exist. CNN, for example, declaimed:

About 93% of racial justice protests in the US have been peaceful, a new report finds

About 93% of racial justice protests in the US since the death of George Floyd have been peaceful and nondestructive, according to a new report. The findings, released Thursday, contradict assumptions and claims by some that protests associated with the Black Lives Matter movement are spawning violence and destruction of property.

About 7,750 of those protests were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, the report states. Peaceful racial justice protests took place in more than 2,440 locations across all 50 states and Washington, DC—violent demonstrations occurred in fewer than 220 locations, according to the report.

In other words, there have been riots in almost 220 different cities. Now, to you and me, riots in approximately 218 places might sound like a lot, especially since there were multiple riots in many of these locations. For example, ACLED records 69 separate riots in Portland.

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2 responses to “Riots? What Riots? by Steve Sailer

  1. No problem with peaceful protests. But when criminal activity such as riots ensue whatever happened to water cannon? Better still put a garish dye into the water one not easily removed from skin. This would enable the police to pick people up at their leisure and would help to identify the rent-a-mob element. Then go for reparative justice where those convicted collectively pay the bill for the damage.

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