Trump’s Inauguration Day on January 20th, 2017 was “mostly peaceful,” according to media sources. While each media source could be quoted as using the words “mostly peaceful,” here’s a small sampling of what actually happened from The Straits Times:
“The front windows of local businesses including a Starbucks and a Bank of America were smashed to pieces, as well as the windscreen of a stretch limousine, with sidewalks littered with broken glass. Police vehicles were damaged and the two injured officers were attacked by members of the group trying to avoid arrest, police said. Several demonstrators were carrying batons and other weapons, police said.”
The George Floyd Riots, which began on May 26th, spanned to 2000 cities and cost the city of Minneapolis over $200 million dollars in damage. Nineteen people were killed, and over seven-hundred police officers were inured. Thousands of businesses sustained damages immeasurable for quite some time, in the billions of dollars.
The general response from the media and many prominent elected officials was that the Floyd protests were justified. Biden was quoted as saying,
“When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people’s house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle,”
“More interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. For that’s what the presidency is: the duty to care — to care for all of us.”
After calling the Floyd riots “mostly peaceful,” while seven-hundred officers had been injured and Americans across the nation lost entire businesses, Nancy stopped to take photo-ops with BLM protestors.
The NBA, NFL, IBM, Cisco, and Grubhub all support BLM and contributed financially and symbolically to the cause. Droves of celebrities jumped on the bandwagon. The media celebrated BLM, of which the actual goals remain totally unclear. On the contrary, groups such as The Proud Boys were portrayed as violent white supremacists.
In August, BLM rioters in Washington, D.C. stormed a restaurant and harassed outdoor diners, demanding they raise their fists in solidarity with BLM.
Big Tech continuously catalogues memes, hashtags, and other data to locate, study, predict, and gather more data on fringe violence. As that data and those predictions go for left fringe groups, Big Tech really doesn’t do much with that data other than store it. Twitter maintains that they only see violence being propagated from right wing extremists, which they go through active measures to censor.
On October 10th, when several conservative groups gathered in downtown Denver for a “Patriot Muster rally,” the Denver Communists organized a counter-protest and called it a “soup-drive.” Prior to the event, conservatives claimed the Denver Communists would bring cans and rocks to throw at police officers and protestors. The event left Lee Keltner dead after a confrontation with Matthew Dolloff, an unlicensed, contracted 9News security guard affiliated with Antifa.
Media sources proclaimed that the competing events could be disastrous, and indeed the setup of FEC United and the Denver Communists ended with one dead and one with criminal charges.
Nevertheless, both groups, like most of the county, continued to stage such confrontational, if not irrelevant displays of politics. Extremism is a growing problem in the US, as the political landscape is ripe for extremist groups. While Big Tech, the media, and the government itself are content to portray the violence at the Capitol riot as the largest cause for concern, however, right wing extremist incidents have left two individuals dead in the last year, compared to BLM’s 20 people.
The media portrays 26,000 national guard troops still in Washington, D.C. from the Inauguration on January 20th to stop right wing extremism. However, reports from small local media sources indicate that BLM & Antifa have rioted in the streets of Washington, D.C. for over month now, much like Portland and Seattle. The violence is unchecked by police and unreported.
Every night for nine months, though, BLM rioters have stood in the streets of D.C. and other cities across the USA and threatened and harassed police officers while the media and elected officials such as AOC and Tay Anderson are eager to burn conservatives at the stake, including Trump, for a one day incident.