This is NOT the fault of BLM or Antifa.
I'm getting really tired of this blame at Antifa and this whataboutism forwarded by Trump and his supporters, that BLM and/or Antifa caused violence and significant property damage over the summer, as it's being used as justification for the seditious acts of the extremist crowd of Trump supporters who forced their way into our U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
First to be clear, I believe as almost any reasonable person should, that violence and deliberate property damage should be prosecuted no matter who perpetrates the crime. And anyone who activity encourages others, by speech or actions to participate in violence and property damage, should also be prosecuted.
But I also believe in the 1st amendment right to peaceful protest or demonstration.
All of that to qualify what I'm about to say.
I believe blame against BLM/Antifa for the crimes committed during the protests of last year has been extremely exaggerated as justification by those same people that see no problem with the insurrection of Jan 6th, where there is little comparison. Most of the protests of last year were peaceful.
And of those protests that were not peaceful, a significant amount of the turmoil occurred after the actions of outside agitators to stir those protests. Sometimes those protests were agitated by the police directly. I also think it's likely that some of the outside agitators of last year are some of the very same people we saw last week.
In some cases, these protests got far worse after our own POTUS specifically ordered federal agents into the area to crack down on the protestors.
In one case, the POTUS specifically ordered federal agents to clear an area, just so he could cross to a church for a photo op.
This passing the blame to those who had little to do with it must not continue. I believe this build up to where America currently finds itself has been quite deliberate. What we are experiencing now has almost certainly been by design.
We cannot allow these revisionists to use their fabricated claims about the actions of others to justify their rebellion. The situation that America finds itself in is sitting on a mountain of lies. These lies must be debunked and pushed back upon wherever we see them.
Lies about BLM.. lies claiming a fraudulent election.. something around 25,000 lies by the POTUS in 4 years. As history is written by the victor, if all or even most of these lies are allowed to stand, America is lost.