July 26, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey gave over a police precinct to the mob. Police officers inside thought they'd die that night and if they'd stayed they would have. When rioters weren't boosting free stuff from the Target, looters and rioters were spectating the conflagration they'd started at the precinct with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. The mayor later asked President Trump for money to help rebuild it. Trump said hell no.
But this is an election year and time is short. The mobs are deployed to cause chaos and misdirection, as they were in Portland and elsewhere in the months leading up and after the 2016 presidential election. They are cracking heads and cold-cocking Trump rally-goers who dare bring a contra-narrative to one of their riots.
How-dare-Trump-send-police-to-defend-a-federal-building that the left is obsessed with bringing down!?
Acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinelli, says bringing weapons, gas masks and shields are "preparations for violence. Peaceful protester? I don't think so."
So certain is Wheeler that the rioters should be viewed as misunderstood arsonists and predators that the mayor/police commissioner took an armed five-person plainclothes police detail with him on his "listening session" photo op to show everyone how safe it was during a Portland antifa and Black Lives Matter street riot.
Over the weekend, there were multiple shootings and stabbings at these "mostly peaceful" protests, or, as the news media likes to dub them, "rowdy rioters."
Wheeler may be a lot of things, but heroic isn't one. He took a team of men with guns to protect him from the rowdy rioters.
As he stood there staring intently at the IED-pocked, scorched, and graffitied building, there was an "unprovoked" gassing of the protesters. Wheeler was overcome by the fumes, his COVID-19 mask not being enough to keep out the smell. He later pronounced that the feds had no provocation for gassing the crowds ~ that he had seen nothing which could possibly, remotely, ever, ever cause cops to shoot tear gas canisters.
As protest-watcher Andy Ngo pointed out, "the building had been set on fire and rioters were throwing explosives."
In fact, this Christian Broadcast Network reporter, who was standing near the mayor, says rioters were given several warnings to get out or they'd be pushed back with crowd-control devices ~ tear gas. The mayor knew this. The reporter from CBN called the mayor a "liar" for alleging that the federal police response was unprovoked. He thinks Wheeler did it for a photo op
Ngo writes of these "moms," "I recognize a lot of the so-called 'moms' as the same antifa women who dressed in black as recent as a couple days ago. They just put on a yellow shirt now for optics. Most of these people aren't mothers & many don't even identify as female. #PortlandRiots"
The casting calls for Portland's Professional Protesters™ have been going on forever. This one's from Occupy Portland that occurred in 2011-12.
A quick look at these grassroots "dads" on Twitter reveals they've been around ~ hold on a second ~ since July of 2020. Just in time for the riots!
The "Dads," who look oddly like the rioters from the night before, came with the leaf blowers to blow back at federal officers all the CS or tear gas they've deployed, while their "comrades" ~ yes, they call them "comrades," lobbed IEDs. Another set of dads were armed with umbrellas to keep the gas out of the faces of the rioters so they could continue to ready their munitions to throw at the federal building.
As you may have wondered, yes, Portland has a leaf blower ordinance ( Leaf Blower Regulations - 18.10.035) banning the use of them in the city after 7 p.m. But, Governor Kate Brown has COVID restrictions on large gatherings too. The duplicitous politicians have agreed that the law doesn't apply to the Democrats' pet protesters. Look for more shutdowns after Oregon experiences another spike in COVID cases in the next few weeks from the riots. They'll cancel church, but not the riots.
People watching Portland's antifa/Black Lives Matter riots have been appalled by the violence, lawbreaking and head-cracking. The stated goal of both antifa and Black Lives Matter is the destruction of the country of which the flag is a symbol. But now, the same people who spit on, poop on, stomp on, beat up people with, and set fire to American flags are recasting themselves as patriots.
That's why all of a sudden you've seen rioters holding American flags.
These are people who want to burn down America. Because so many people know they want to burn down the country's institutions, the Left has formulated another sub-group culled from Central Casting just for these riots.
"Team Joe" member, Jon Cooper, the "Draft Joe Biden for President 2016" finance chair and former chair of The Democratic Coalition, points to the veteran street theater as a moving event in a cheap attempt to whitewash antifa and BLM's anti-Americanism.
If you see a media outlet or politico selling this Broadway production-pap, they've been had and you need to re-think your news sources.
"We've said this before, but to re-iterate: we are not organizing, leading, or otherwise behind the local protests. We are FULLY supportive, but defer to the leadership of the Black organizers who have dedicated themselves to fighting for Black liberation & against state violence."
Rose City Antifa writes in a tweet: "since we see a lot of new folks coming out to the local protests (welcome!), we'd like to remind everyone of the importance of good cybersecurity..."
A later Rose City Antifa tweet vowed: "we've never been more prepared to fight for what we believe in and what is right."
If they're not outright organizing it with their Lisa Fithian-like trainers around the country, they're in it.
As my points about the riotous "wall of ____" (insert moms, dads, vets) groups should point out, there is organization. On cue, protests to "support Portland" from Trump's "secret police" are popping up in cities across America.
Lights! Camera! Action! Quick! "Get down to the Justice Center" for more mayhem.
Antifa even has its own food cart in downtown Portland. Now that the antifa hard cider hang out "Cider Riot!" is out of business, you can help out the organized "Riot Ribs" food cart to make food for hungry rioters. Oh, and they'd like your money to buy a mobile food truck to be called "Riot Kitchen" in a Seattle expansion.
Gee, I'm sensing a theme here.
Lie 8: The City Isn't Under 'Siege'
Local and national press argue that only downtown Portlanders are inconvenienced by the riots ~ as if that's somehow OK ~ and that the riots don't affect anyone else.
Here's another from the local Oregonian newspaper, whose reporters should know better, that said the rest of downtown is just fine. Until it's not.
Portlanders know that mobs historically migrate from downtown to the northwest, southeast, northeast, and north sections of town. They know they're not safe from the rabble.
They "direct traffic," block freeways, block bridges, block ingress to the airport, barricade doors of police precincts, and set the building on fire and burn police union halls. People who talk about violence are prosecuted and those who commit acts of violence are not.
This is not downtown Portland.
Whose streets? Their streets. Whose freeways? Their freeways. That's because the political class of like-minded "public servants" agree with them and let them do it.
ED Noor: I left a comment about those blinded policemen and was hit with several nasty tweets of "Who cares?" I truly just do not understand that sort of thing.
They want to riot, burn, loot, and command and control with impunity and they want to use their "comrades" to do it for the good of the "collective."
Black Lives Matter was formed after Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch guy who fought back with a gun.
And, as PJMedia colleague Stacey Lennox reported, BLM has intentionally adopted a more decentralized antifa model, muted their own well-known founders, and are now a much more political organization.
The group and antifa are connected at the hip.
They both want to tear down law enforcement and "defund" police because of high-profile cop killings that bring in big money from Democrats' online fundraising tool "Act Blue."
The only freedom they want is freedom from the laws that make a civil society work. That means they can't take over streets that other people use, commit violent acts against others, and tear down, burn and loot other people's property.
Democrats, like this "democratic strategist," cheer them on.
They claim to practice "empathy," but they're not about black people whose lives have been snuffed out by abortion, black-on-black crime, or during riots.They believe there's no normal, no family, and this is "liberation." If you don't agree, you don't matter and will be canceled By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). See Lies #1 and #8.
After their enemies are vanquished and they get a few more socialists and communists like AOC in place, they'll be in charge. That's why these riots are taking place right before the November election.