Administrator: PD, TR, P&S
- Feb 8, 2006
- In the mountains
Bold and underline is mine for emphasis... but it's odd how you are conflating protesters and rioters in order to paint the protesters as a group as violent (and thus working to de-legitimize the movement, which is something you and some others in here keep doing), and then in the same post, you state that the elites are purposely conflating rioters with protesters, the very same thing you're doing.The difference is that one gathering furthers a radical and violent far-left agenda, and the other one helps Trump win re-election.
People who protest are not adhering to social distancing and many aren't wearing masks. They've also been instructed to stay home to not even risk the transmission of the virus onto the elderly.
BTW if the elites were calling out rioters then I my stance would be different but they're purposefully conflating protesters and rioters so this is how they will be reacted to.
I just want to get this straight... you DO agree that there is an attempt to conflate peaceful protesters with those who are using this to be violent and destructive, right? If so, it would be nice if you stopped doing the same whenever it is conducive to your argument. The #1 thing being used in the media and people who don't support the protests is this very thing. The vast majority of protesters are peaceful and are exercising their civic duty to protest what they disagree with, but those seeking to oppose this right of the people to protest are undermining it by saying "see, there is some terrible violence and looting going on, therefore you should be opposed to this movement because clearly all these people are violent nutjobs who just want to burn everything down and attack innocent people and their property".