01.21.2021 0

Exposing Democrat Hypocrisy over Political Violence

The American people have been lied to in different but equally sinister ways about both the events last summer, and the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6th.

By Brett Kimball

Any acts of political violence are reprehensible and cannot be tolerated if the country is to survive. Republicans rightly condemned the violence that occurred at the Capitol on Jan. 6. In contrast, Democrats who encouraged and funded the Antifa, BLM rioters for most of the past year, wasted no time exploiting the Capitol attack for political gain. They immediately accused not just the few who committed violent acts, but all Trump supporters as complicit in “domestic terrorism” and even “sedition.”

It is as if Democrats hadn’t watched what the riotous mobs of BLM and Antifa thugs did to our once-beautiful cities over the summer. Thousands of protests broke out starting in June in the name of George Floyd and others, most of which had morphed into full scale rioting and looting in our city streets.  These protests and riots lasted for over seven months and resulted in the deaths of at least 23 innocent civilians including retired police captain David Dorn in St. Louis, MO. Seven-hundred police officers were injured and more than 150 federal buildings were damaged across the US. This doesn’t even include the small businesses which were destroyed physically by this mob. They destroyed historic statues, defaced buildings and private property with anti-American slogans, burned American flags, assaulted people in the streets, and demanded fealty to the cause for which they claimed to be advocates for. It was “obey or shut up,” all summer and beyond.

Republicans rightly condemned the violence with many governors calling in the National Guard to tamp down the violence. In fact, Obama even called in the guard to do that very same thing during the Ferguson riots back in 2014, referring to those causing violence as “thugs”. He was right to do so.

But how did the Democrats react this time? They certainly didn’t meet the occasion with the same fervent determination which they showed after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. To the contrary, they encouraged the protests to continue whilst at the same time gas lighting large portions of the American people into believing that there was no violence at all. But our eyes do not deceive. We knew what we saw and watched with never ending frustration as they egged on those seeking to destroy and uproot our society.

They called Trump a fascist when he began pressuring governors to request help in the form of National Guard troops. Even when President Trump used the very same verbiage that Obama had used just six years earlier, referring to the mob as “thugs”, he was of course derided once again as guilty of being a deeply racist individual.

Democrats like Maxine Waters called for further unrest, even going so far as to encourage harassment of Trump supporters, should they dare to enter a public space. Radical Democrat Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said last summer, “There needs to be unrest in the streets as long as there is unrest in our lives.”

Then Sen. Kamala Harris appeared on the Colbert Show last summer defending the rioters, “They’re not gonna’ let up, and they should not”.

Violence and intimidation being used as political tools by Democrats is not a new phenomenon. Back in 2018 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference, “I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe there will be.”

The campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris even set up bail funds to bail out the few rioters and looters who actually ended up in custody. All charges ended up dropped and the whole debacle was swiftly memory-holed by the Democrat party and their followers.

This sounds nothing like the outcries we’ve been hearing from our neighbors to the left in recent weeks. In fact, it perfectly illustrates the gross and inexcusable double standards upon which the current Democratic Party platform rests firmly. The rules only apply to us, never to them.

With the full support of their media apparatus and the talking heads in the entertainment industry, they have convinced themselves, and millions of other Americans that what BLM and Antifa did was “mostly peaceful”.

They had already begun painting all conservatives with the broad brush of “domestic terrorist” or “seditionist sympathizers” the night of January 6th. They wasted no time seizing the opportunity presented to them in order to demonize the half of America who didn’t vote for them.

The American people have been lied to in different but equally sinister ways about both the events last summer, and the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6th. With Democrats, as always, being the primary benefactors of their own distortions of truth and double standards.

To the patriots out there feeling misrepresented and unfairly treated right now, I say, stay safe, stay vigilant, and hold your convictions close, they can’t silence you or our movement no matter how hard they are about to try.

Brett Kimball is a college student and conservative political activist from Gaithersburg, MD.

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