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Thursday, September 03, 2020

A Change in Narrative

I'm confused. Maybe it's just me, but have you noticed a change in tone for virtually all of the Democrat's talking pints on the "mostly peaceful protests" in cities across the United States. 

For more than three months, the Dems insisted that the protests that led directly to looting, arson, violence, and in a few cases, murder were "mostly peaceful." Their shrill criticism of Donald Trump for suggesting otherwise was constant. They talked endlessly about the constitutional guarantees that allow the right to assemble and "peacefully protest" and suggested that any criticism of the leftists who were doing that and a whole lot more (an image of small businesses in flames might be appropriate here) was somehow "a threat to democracy." They denied the existence of Antifa and implied that BLM was the modern-day version of MLK rather than a marxist front that wanted revolution.

And now—all of that has changed. Amber Athey explains:

Joe Biden seized on this new storyline during a campaign speech in Pittsburgh on Monday, telling voters that Trump is ‘stoking violence in our cities.’

‘This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence — because for years he has fomented it,’ Biden asserted.

This is one of the most dastardly and dishonest schemes the Democrats have ever cooked up. Remember, the series of protests across the country — which often turned violent after nightfall — started in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. They were ostensibly about police misconduct and gave rise to the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. In Atlanta, rioters burned a Wendy’s after police shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot. People destroyed businesses in Kenosha after the shooting of Jacob Blake. Protesters and rioters may have turned their sights on Trump because they view him as the leader of a broken system, but he certainly wasn’t the impetus for their rage.

To hear Democrats recap the riots, however, they were peaceful until white supremacist Trump supporters got involved. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler called antifa violence in Portland a ‘myth’ when approached about the subject in June. Mayor Muriel Bowser bragged in her Democratic National Convention speech about creating ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ in Washington, DC for the protesters, but did not mention some of those protesters torched the historic St John’s church outside of the White House. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan  described her city’s ‘autonomous zone’, which was forcibly taken over by armed protesters and where a black teenager would later be shot dead, as a ‘block party atmosphere’. Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus by giving a wave of her hand: ‘people will do what they do’. Rep. Ayanna Pressley went several steps further than her peers, encouraging ‘unrest in the streets’ during an MSNBC interview in August. No one blamed her for the Americans who were pulled out of their cars and pummeled for daring to drive on streets blocked by protesters.

You might recall that it was members of the Biden campaign who donated to a fund that bailed out the rioters in Portland, and it was Kamala Harris herself who advocated donating to that fund.

So now the Dems—panicking because their internal polling is telling them that their fantasy view of American attitudes vis-a-vis rioters has collided with reality—have become law and order folks. The problem, of course, is that Donald Trump was there first, so they must put the blame for the riots on him. Their trained hamsters in the media dutifully help, and we get yet another round of gaslighting.


Aram Bakshian, Jr. offers a little insight when he suggests that the new, leftist Democratic party has "ideologically overdosed":

A few days ago, as I walked past the boarded-up storefronts of looted shops, pharmacies and liquor stores in an ordinarily peaceful neighborhood of my Washington, DC, home town, I found myself remembering a quote from Dr. John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), a canny Scots physician, scientist, mathematician and polymath. Largely forgotten today, Arbuthnot was one of the leading thinkers of his time. Like most profound thinkers, his ideas have stood the test of time. The quote I recalled, which gives new meaning to the term “gag rule,” certainly applies to the troubled times we are now passing through: 

“All political parties die at last of swallowing their own poison.”

Although the line was written centuries before even Joe Biden was born, the words ring especially true today. While both of our major political parties have had more than their share of delusional, self-destructive moments in recent months—the current presidential race is not so much a contest between towering titans as between dueling dorks—as of now, the Democrats have swallowed more of their own poison than the Republicans. After so many years of successfully exploiting fear and deception, class resentment and racial tension, much of the Democratic leadership has ideologically overdosed.

In their heavily-drugged state, they have mistaken “The Mob” for “The People.” It’s a mistake that may cost them dearly come November.

The Normals who represent the deciding vote in any presidential election see this all too clearly. Pushback is coming.