- - I am politically central, typically - some left and some right (depends on the issue)
- - I am anti-Trump
- - I am anti-Hillary
- - I am anti far-right
- - I am anti far-left
- - I am anti-violence across the board
- - Yes, there are a lot of words in this post. If that's difficult for you, move on.
- - No, I am not triggered, crying, a librul, deep state, a SOROS shill, or any of the other ctrl+v memes banded around on here
We're all busy slinging mud at "democrats" and "republicans", when in reality, the far-left and far-right are minorities. The majority of the public
are considerably less-partisan. Country before politics.
ANYONE who says "blue no matter who" or the republican equivalent is part of the problem. It's not a sport. Look at the issues and base your views on
People need to stop referring to these violent, looting rioters as "the left" or "democrats", or talking about ANTIFA (a movement, not a group, by the
way - good luck targeting that) in the same breath as "democrats".
The ANTIFA movement started with the right intentions, but seems to have been hijacked by people who just want to smash stuff up and steal things, or
rant about "Big Brother".
Similarly, I never consider the hard-right, "the only good democrat is a dead democrat" tiki-torch crowd as republicans. They are not. They are
extremists like the ANTIFA movement and should be roundly condemned (like ANTIFA).
Protests vs Riots
I don't subscribe to the "they're paid rioters!!" thing - it's another boring conspiracy theory and a lazy excuse to pass the buck. I think it's more
a case of some bad actors who want to "overthrow the man!" going in stirring things up and fuelling the fire. They are the problem.
Non-violent protest is a constitutional right. Shooting tear gas at the general public so you can have a photo-moment with an upside down bible,
because you got called out for hiding in fear with the lights off, is not acceptable. Excuse it however you want - he failed.
But the rioters are the issue. Most protesters are legit and their cause is just. But the ones smashing up shops (often owned by their own
communities), starting fires, and beating people up in the street are hooligans, opportunists, and anti-America. It's not about left vs right - these
people are idiots.
So, Let's All Be Clear Here...
The country is being divided. Left blames right, right blames left. Yet you can't see it's all smoke and mirrors to keep us distracted from deeper
issues. "Divide and conquer" is probably the oldest strategy in the book, and we all fall for it every time.
Call out rioters. Call out violence. Call out corruption "on both sides" and always be curious. Whoever you support, it is your duty as a patriot and
a citizen to scrutinise their actions and ensure they remain transparent and accountable. You should want this. You should care. Blind faith is
exactly why many North Koreans genuinely believe KJU loves them. Stop being weak. Saying "I trust everything my leader says; I only get my news from
them!" makes you weak, foolish, and blind. This is not debatable. It has NEVER worked successfully for the people on the ground throughout history.
But most importantly, we can all agree that violent rioting and looting is abhorrent. It's not a left vs right issue - it's a case of idiots and pack
So let's all stop calling ANTIFA riots "democrat" riots, and let's stop calling anyone with a gun a redneck nazi. It's not appropriate, applicable, or
helpful. We should all be working together.
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