Riots Across America: No Longer About George Floyd

Riots Across America: No Longer About George Floyd

Riots Across America: No Longer About George Floyd

On Saturday, protestors took to the streets to express their anger over the death of George Floyd. Those protests turned into riots, and cities across America turned into infernos.

But this is no longer about George Floyd. This is about people who want to annihilate every shred of order.

Unlike protestors in Hong Kong, who love their city and want to to remain free from Communist oppression, American rioters detest their nation. So they exploit the wrongful death of a black man as an excuse to destroy all that is good about her.

What is happening to my country?

In New York City, riots occurred over all five boroughs, with Brooklyn as the hot spot for violence. Agitators blocked traffic, smashed store windows, and set fire to police cars. They also threw bottles and other debris at police officers. Vandals even desecrated St. Patrick’s Cathedral, spraying “F*CK,” “BLM,” and “No justice no peace” on the outer walls.

One hooligan thought that assaulting an officer with his skateboard would be . . . smashing. He discovered otherwise.

Others blocked traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Despite all this, however, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t stand up for his police force. Instead, he appeased the rioters, and warned law enforcement whom he thought were acting too violently:

“Any aggressive act toward a peaceful protester sends exactly the wrong message. We will not accept that kind of behavior. It is unacceptable.”

On the other side of the country, in Los Angeles, Mayor Gil Garcetti decided to call a curfew lasting from 8 pm to 5 am. But he said there was no need for the National Guard on Saturday. “This is not 1992,” he said, in reference to the Rodney King riots. He also asked Angelenos to “de-escalate” and “show our better angels.”

But protestors were more about anarchy than angels. They burned police cars. They also looted Nordstrom, along with shoe stores, clothing stores, and an Apple Store.

Agitators also descended on über-wealthy Rodeo Drive, where they sprayed revolutionary slogans on store windows.

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Screenshot compilation: conservative.latino@instagram.

Finally, Garcetti realized that the protestors were not about to “de-escalate,” so he called on the California National Guard for assistance.

And then there’s Chicago.

According to an anonymous Chicago policeman, the protestors were beating police officers. What’s more, the agitators weren’t from Chicago, either.

“Officers are under attack – and it’s going to get worse.  Rioters are coming in by the busload and they aren’t letting us do anything to stop it.”

And just like agitators did in Los Angeles, the Chicago crew attacked high end shopping areas, such as Water Tower Place, and stores on the legendary Magnificent Mile.

The Nike store was a popular site for looters.


They also set fire to an over 100-year-old photography business.

Plus a rioter stomped on and broke a glass awning on a restaurant while others cheered him on.

Even worse, agitators dragged police officers through the streets. During the riots, dozens of officers were injured, including one with broken bones.

So finally Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, like Garcetti in Los Angeles, announced a 9 pm to 6 am curfew.

“I want to express my disappointment and really, my total disgust at the number of others who came to today’s protests armed for all-out battle.”

“We can have zero tolerance for people who came prepared for a fight and tried to initiate and provoke our police department.’’

Well, about that curfew. A quick listen to a police scanner tuned to Chicago police frequencies showed that rampages were still going on at midnight.

But let’s face it: this is no longer about George Floyd, as if the riots were ever about him in the first place.

I have yet to see any conservative on social media or on national news media support what happened to Floyd. In fact, even the New York Times noted that top conservative voices have condemned Floyd’s death and the brutality that caused it. Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News Channel said that “this man who put his knee on the neck of George Floyd does not deserve to be free in this country.” Rush Limbaugh said that he “can’t find a way to justify” what the officer did to Floyd.

And even President Trump said on Friday night:

“They were protesting in honor of a man, George Floyd, where something happened that shouldn’t have happened.”

In actuality, rational Americans on both sides of the political divide agree on this: George Floyd died a savage and unnecessary death at the hands of a rogue cop. And they would also agree that Americans have the constitutional right to peacefully protest that death. Red, blue, Republican, Democrat: for once we’re truly united on this.

Yet agitators who despise the country have exploited Mr. Floyd’s death in order to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency. And as a bonus, they also want to undermine America herself, because they loathe her and all her traditions. They want to create a system in which their knees would be on our figurative necks, killing our rights to speak out, worship God, or own property or weapons.

This is not about George Floyd anymore. This is about how much the Left hates us.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

15 Comments
  • Ampleforth says:

    “This is not about George Floyd anymore. This is about how much the Left hates us.”

    This is absolutely correct. I agree with everything you wrote in your article. This morning I have read several stories discussing the riots spread out through nearly every large city in the U.S. Everybody writing about the rioting and the looting and the arson dance around the reality of what is happening in our nation.

    One of the images in this article is nearly correct: “The Revolution is coming.” It’s not entirely correct because the revolution is here. I guess it is hard for Americans to use the R-word. It’s hard to conceive of revolution in our once stable nation, but we are a product of revolution, one which was inconceivable to the rest of the world at the time. This nation experienced and weathered a regional revolution in the 1860s.

    When you tally everything the left has tried since 2016 to unseat the current president and to disrupt his administration it adds up to a revolution. It has spilled into the streets and will abate as the rioters and arsonist lose steam. However, I think we know what we can expect in November.

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  • Scott says:

    While the end of the video about the cops being dragged was a positive note, with some protesters actually defending the cops, the rest shows a number of things.
    1- Absolute thugs in Chicago (yeah, shocker there)
    2- Complete failure of city officials, putting cops in such a vulnerable position, without proper equipment or backup
    3- Complete failure of training / tactics for the police, to allow themselves to end up in that position
    4- That ROE needs to be seriously changed. Those were potentially deadly attacks on those officers, and they should have had the right to defend themselves with deadly force
    Every politician responsible for that situation should resign and be brought up on charges. Terrorism charges should be levied against all thugs involved, and NOT plea-bargained down
    Your post was spot on Kim, the “revolution” is here, this is just the latest battle in the attempted coup by the left. The sooner it is recognized as such and dealt with appropriately, the better off we will be as a nation

    • GWB says:

      they should have had the right to defend themselves with deadly force
      I’m going to say they DID have the right to defend themselves. They instead followed their training, which lied to them and bullied them with threats of job loss and lawsuits. A couple of those a**holes gut-shot would have ended the immediate violence right then and there.

  • Politically Ambidextrous says:

    One reason Democratic mayors might be ‘against’ the rioting and looting is that they don’t like it when folks are getting “free stuff” that doesn’t come through the government. (snark font).

  • Mary Anne Borg says:

    Trump is receiving a lot of flack, but Biden is just as provocative with :you ain’t Black if you vote for Trump” somewhat incendiary in my opinion.

  • Fen says:

    “This is not about George Floyd anymore.”

    I expect you to be sharper than this 🙂 It was never about George Floyd.

    We need to get out of the habit of giving up ground that wasn’t in play.

  • GWB says:

    agitators dragged police officers through the streets
    Do they not have firearms?!? This is EXACTLY when they should be used!

    We can have zero tolerance for people who came prepared for a fight
    You’re full of crap, Mayor. You tolerate this s*** all the time.

    as if the riots were ever about him in the first place
    Yeah, no. The riots were NEVER about Floyd. The first set of protests in Minneapolis were. Then the Dem paramilitary was unleashed.

    This is about how much the Left hates us.
    Exactly. How much they hate freedom. Though some of them just hate, and don’t really care about the target.

  • Niall says:

    “Unlike protestors in Hong Kong, who love their city and want to to remain free from Communist oppression, American rioters detest their nation.”

    Wrong. HK rioters do exactly the same mindless things: killing, beating and pillaging everywhere they go. They’re subtly encouraged to do so by the HK oligarchy, and explicitly encouraged to do so by Western govts. In fact, American support for violent riots in foreign countries is instrumental in it ‘coming home to roost’.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      Wrong. I was comparing the HK protestors, not those who break windows. The vast majority of them are peaceful and terrified of their Communist overlords.

      BTW, your Comrade Xi sends his greetings.

      • GWB says:

        He has a point: the protesters in HK are very similar to our protesters (at least the ones actually protesting for justice for Floyd), and our rioters are very similar to their rioters. Including that their rioters are usually not related to the people actually holding the protests – just like ours. And that their rioters are communists – just like ours!

        *waves at the 50¢er*

  • GWB says:

    BTW, anyone else notice how much the face in that top pic looks like “Camera” Hogg?

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