It’s funny watching Democrat journalists circle the wagons trying to protect Joe Biden from responsibility of his own actions, or inactions, as the case may be. The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel is a perfect example of this. Monday, Weigel tweeted, “The term ‘gaslighting’ is probably useless now, but the ‘Biden said rioters were peaceful protesters and won't condemn looting’ stuff really is fake.” He then referred to Joe Biden’s “condemnation” of violence and looting in Minneapolis on June 2nd, three months earlier.
What happened in the interim? More rioting, looting, and violence, of course. What didn’t happen was any statement of continued condemnation from not only Biden, but any Democrats. Chunks of Seattle were destroyed, Portland burned, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Kenosha, etc. All of it met with silence.
The Democratic National Convention went off – four days of glowing coverage and throne-sniffing – where dozens of speakers were free to sound off on anything they wanted, not one bothered to even mildly admonish their violent mob. Two black teenagers were murdered in the Seattle Black Lives Matter zone, yet that was ignored.
When a 17-year-old allegedly shot three people trying to beat him, two of which died, in Kenosha, finally Joe Biden released a video statement and did short interviews with both CNN and MSNBC that were so safe they might as well have been conducted by campaign staffers.
Never once did Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, or any Democrat of note mention the group of people responsible for all of it – Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA, or BLM-ANTIFA.
I put them together because they are one group, with one goal, like the merger between the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations to form the AFL-CIO in 1955, they are an appendage of the Democrats. Where one is, so is the other; comrades in arms.
BLM-ANTIFA is the enforcement wing of the party for Democrats. BLM-ANTIFA's purpose: to bully people into either compliance or silence. The media is compliant through their silence, now they have to be more proactive. They won’t face the wrath of BLM-ANTIFA because they’re different branches of the same tree.
The media’s whitewashing of the past three months of violence has only emboldened the mob. Coupled with the routine dropping of charges by Democrat prosecutors against the few goons who’ve been arrested, and a celebrity-funded push to provide bail so they could get back to the riots before that night’s festivities have ended, there was literally nowhere else to go on the flowchart of escalation other than murder. All that remains is mass murder and civil war.
(As an aside, Kamala Harris actively raised money for the bail fund of these violent thugs. The fund, by the way, bailed out murderers, violent criminals, and rapists. Seriously, check it out. More than a dozen top Biden campaign staffers donated too! Such a great group of people.)
Democrats realize that would be disastrous for them electorally as it was the first time they tried it. So they need to reel the mob back in a bit.
History has shown us that it’s very easy to rile up a mob. It’s nearly impossible to control it once it gets rolling. Adolf Hitler used his Brownshirts effectively to obtain power, but once in they were less useful. They threatened his exclusive hold on power. Fearing he could be removed by them, he ordered their destruction – progressives love a good purge. The “night of the long knives” saw the execution of Brownshirt leaders and the consolidation of power in Hitler.
Today isn’t quite that, yet. Democrats aren’t in power right now, but the BLM-ANTIFA are getting too much attention for their activities. Not because the establishment media is covering them, but because conservative media is and showing their actions through social media. Even Huffington Post readers can’t escape the fresh videos streamed nightly of “mostly peaceful” riots.
That’s why Joe Biden is taking a mild stance against political violence. The video of the execution of a Trump supporter walking down the street in Portland was something Democrats could ignore.
Biden released another statement, in writing (maybe it was too difficult to get him to read through an entire script on video, or maybe he just didn’t care enough to try) saying, “I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right.”
Missing, again, was any condemnation of the perpetrators: BLM-ANTIFA. This from the people who lie about President Trump condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, clipping out him saying “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis or the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally,” and only using the “you also had people that were very fine people on both sides” part.
Notice the similarities between what Democrats claim is all Trump said and what Biden actually said? It’s like saying, “Yes, that old lady walking down the street shouldn’t have been punched by that black guy walking in the other direction, but what about the pain inflicted on his fist?”
There is one political side rioting. There is one political side looting. There is one political side committing what is unquestionably murder. There is one political side equivocating about who is responsible. And there is one political party refusing to call it out by name, still hoping to benefit from the energy of the violent mob.
These are the BLM-ANTIFA riots, but more, they are the Joe Biden riots. Personally, Biden can’t order his goon squad to stop, but he can put public pressure on the local Democrat mayors to do it.
Rather than call on local fellow travelers like Ted Wheeler in Portland or Jenny Durkan in Seattle to allow the police to make mass arrests and prosecutors to make examples of the violent goons they arrest, as President Trump has, Joe’s sitting in his basement having video chats with talentless musicians and liberal activists.
Now there are grumblings from Democrats about how the rioters are benefitting President Trump’s reelection chances, a reality which has led other Democrats to condemn them. Is there anything more transparent and less sincere than “Stop rioting, you’re hurting our cause”? Why would it take that, and not the simple fact that rioting, looting, and attacking people for thinking differently is wrong, to get Democrats to sort of denounce it? What does it say about them?
These are Democrat voters destroying lives and livelihoods (they scream “black lives matter” but clearly don’t care about black livelihoods), in Democrat-controlled cities in Democrat-controlled states, and Joe Biden is the leader of the Democratic Party. He’s doing everything but lead. Since these people scream at others about how “silence equals consent,” what does that say about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.