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Why Do Leftists Riot?

"Last Friday, President Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States of America. There was much celebration. There was much talk of the future. And…there were riots that continued at a fair clip in cities across the nation all week.

 

Leftist agitators took to the streets of Washington D.C. They vandalized vehicles and businesses. They started fires. They attacked police officers with bricks. This rioting was only the latest example of the left’s violent response to President Trump.

 

 All because their candidate didn’t win the election.

 

Unfortunately, this does not come as a surprise. The left is known for engaging in violent behavior to express their dissatisfaction.

But why do they do this? Why do liberals riot?

 

Leftist violence in America began in the 1960’s. It was a time when communism was becoming more and more popular. There were various communist groups that embraced the idea of using violence to create the communist utopia they desired.

 

Groups like the Weathermen, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Black Panthers were prominent leftist organizations who resorted to violence. Violence was present at the very beginning of the leftist movement in the United States.

 

Leftists still idolize leaders who carried out numerous atrocities. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who presided over the murders of thousands of civilians still adorns the T-shirts of young leftists. Fidel Castro, who imprisoned and murdered political opponents is also a subject of their admiration.

 

Even today, many on the left believe that rioting is the right thing to do. Liberals think rioting works. In an article for the Huffington Post, Jesse Benne puts it this way “Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change.”

Benne also believes that anti-Trump violence is justified because the President is just so horrible that only violence can solve the problem. He goes on to write “The rise of Donald Trump has exposed the frightening underbelly of America’s foulest tendencies.”

 

Right. And I suppose attacking Trump supporters, destroying private property, and violating people’s right to free speech exposes the best of America, doesn’t it?

 

Not only is this insanely ignorant…it’s dangerous. Leftist riots are a clear attempt to subvert our political system. It’s an effort to undermine the freedoms that we enjoy in the United States of America. Using violence to push one’s agenda is nothing more than leftist fascism.

 

These people don’t want to debate ideas. They don’t want to win people to their side by influencing them. They want to force America to do what they want. They wish to cow American citizens into subservience to the left.

The left and the media tend to blame other parties for the actions of leftist rioters. They say that the riots are a response to injustice. In some cases, their grievances are legitimate. In other cases not so much.

 

Today, their favorite scapegoat is President Donald Trump. After Trump had been elected, there were riots all over the country. It happened in San Jose, California. It happened in Portland, Oregon. And, of course, we have the inauguration day riots.

 

The left is responsible for the riots. Not Trump supporters.

 

Politicians deserve some of the blame. Politicians on the left routinely use victimhood culture to encourage this type of behavior. Democrats have skillfully positioned themselves as the party who fights for the oppressed. So, they use the victimhood narrative to further their political goals.

 

People who subscribe to a victim mentality are much easier to manipulate. It’s one of the reasons why individuals who have been historically oppressed are so loyal to the Democratic party. The problem is that victimhood can cause people to act in ways that are illegal or immoral.

 

Arthur C. Brooks wrote a piece for the New York Times decrying the growing victimhood culture in our country. In the article, he cites a study that showed that people who adopt a victim mentality were more likely to engage in selfish behavior. He writes:

 

 “In a separate experiment, the researchers found that members of the unfairness group were 11 percent more likely to express selfish attitudes. In a comical and telling aside, the researchers noted that the victims were more likely than the non-victims to leave trash behind on the desks and to steal the experimenters’ pens.”

Victimhood culture is immensely dangerous because if someone feels as if they are legitimately being victimized, they’re more likely to do things that are much worse than stealing pens. Riots happen when a group of people perceives that it is being victimized. We’ve seen this happen in Ferguson and Baltimore.

 

When Democrats focus more on how a group of people is being victimized than they do on talking about solutions, it can easily result in violence. As the left and the media continue to stoke the fires of victimhood, people become angrier and angrier until it finally boils over.

 

Of course, sometimes there are people who directly and deliberately incite violence.

 

During the presidential campaign, investigative journalist James O’Keefe released an undercover video that exposed the collaboration between the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton super-PACs, and the Clinton campaign.

 

They paid agitators to incite violence at President Trump’s rallies. The objective was to paint Trump supporters as violent, hateful people. The video shows operatives saying that they trained people to provoke Trump supporters into violence. They even admitted that the violent shutdown of the Trump rally in Chicago was caused by this type of operation.

 

Lastly, the media can also play a large part in fomenting violence. During these riots, it’s not unusual for the press to cover the event in a way that protects the rioters. If they can blame someone else for the violence, they will. And they usually blame the right. There have been numerous times when the media has shown a clear double standard. When a Trump supporter punched a protester, it made national headlines. The video was played over and over again. The fact that it was a white man who punched a black man just made it worse. The media used this video as evidence that Trump supporters are violent racists.

 

There are numerous reasons why the left chooses to resort to violence, but the main reason is that it’s a part of their ideology. Violent resistance is inherent in leftist political thought. The history of every major leftist power is marked by violence, oppression, and the elimination of dissent. If we wish to move forward as a nation, we can’t allow violence to become part of our political conversation. We need to find better ways to achieve the goals we want. Peaceful discourse is what we need. Not more violence."

 

https://www.libertynation.com/16143-2/

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Why Do Leftists Riot?

 

It's what liberals do....

 

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Boston liberals destroying property -- December 16, 1773.

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I love seeing memes of ken and karen waving guns at protesters as they pass by.  Such an American thing to do, don't you think? Like burning a cross on someone's lawn. 

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Once again Regressives are focused on the tape loops Fox runs showing the same people carrying the same merchandise out of the store for hours on end.

 

Fact is, the looting is BEGUN by professional criminals who rob the stores FAR away from the protests because they know Regressives will have sent the entire police force to confront, gas, beat  shoot and arrest the peaceful protesters which is why there is NO Fox footage showing the LOOTERS being arrested. Once the chaos begins, there's going to be some totally apolitical folks in the area who will take advantage of the situation created by the pros and grab some stuff, but they show up one at a time - not in well coordinated gangs with plenty of transport for the looted merchandise.

 

So DEMOCRATS do not "riot" - its counter productive.

 

Republicans do not riot because they know the best way to rob a store or a bank is to BUY IT, which is what "leveraged buy-outs" are all about and what destroyed hundreds of thriving businesses in the last decade, destroying more lives than a THOUSAND protest demonstrations could facilitate by diverting police protection. Do your homework Regressives - your Southern Strategy mime has lost its punch in the era of awakened moral conscious your support of cops murdering black people has FINALLY brought about.

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Why do righties commit mass murder?

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@Snoopy48 

 

We don't support abortion if that's what you mean.


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

@Snoopy48 

 

We don't support abortion if that's what you mean.


Sure ... Righties just support taking away healthcare from pregnant woman and infants .... and anybody with a pre-existing health issue or who obtained health care via Obamacare!

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I think a better question is whether the members of the Regressive Movement still beat their wives. 

 

The subject of this thread is a type of "logical fallacy" called the loaded question.  If you answer the question, you are verifying the underlying, if illogical, assumption.  In this case, that "leftists" (whoever they are) actually riot.  

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First of all I'm Native American I don't care for your political parties I'm just telling you how it is.... Poverty and Racism rule the day 

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Last I checked, members of the boogaloo were on the right... the far right.

 

The term refers to violent insurrection against the federal government or left-wing political opponents.

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Why? Because of the repressive choke hold that the privileged right has on them !!!!!!! There will never be equality in this Country Poverty & Racism will continue to be an every day occurrence !!!!!! 

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@OscarE1968 

 

If it's the political right you have a problem with.... then how come y'all riot in democrat run cities, voted into power by other democrats, destroying business and services for democrats? This is a snake eating it's own tail. Care to explain?

 

There no Trump supporters on the streets in democrat run cities. 

 


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 then how come y'all riot in democrat run cities, voted into power by other democrats, destroying business and services for democrats?

 

 

They detest law and order.  Try it in Conservativeland for a real treat!

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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

@OscarE1968 

 

If it's the political right you have a problem with.... then how come y'all riot in democrat run cities, voted into power by other democrats, destroying business and services for democrats? This is a snake eating it's own tail. Care to explain?

 

There no Trump supporters on the streets in democrat run cities. 

 


Hate to break your bubble but that is not true.

In ABQ NM there have been armed Trump supporters on the streets every time there was a demonstration, and they were armed. Last time a trump supporter attacked Black Lives Matter people injuring them. He ended up shooting one. Guess what. The far right Trump supporter who did this had run for City Council as a Reb. last election.

Once again we see the Trump supporters wrong, just a Trump is wrong all the time.

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They'll be more confrontations if y'all keep rioting... guaranteed. 

 

Who's instigating? and who is rioting again?

 

 


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

They'll be more confrontations if y'all keep rioting... guaranteed. 

 

Who's instigating? and who is rioting again?

 

 


The instigators were White Supremacists who took out a bogus account on Twitter ..... pretending to be Antifa.

 

Twitter has since taken down that account.

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They'll be more confrontations if y'all keep rioting... guaranteed. 

 

Who's instigating? and who is rioting again?

I think it was when The Moron attacked peaceful protesters for his photo op. 

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@Richva 

 

Wait till the police are defunded or gone. Y'all can just enjoy your summer of love  like in chaz or chop. 

 

Pathetic


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@Fishslayer777 

Since you always want facts, where are your figures on how many people want the Police gone...I don’t, and don’t think that there are many people that want them gone...or is this just an exaggerated claim to make a point. 

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@williamb39198 

 

Do you own a TV? No one can be that obtuse.


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Those who come out to peacefully protest care about issues and the consequences of elections.
trump repubs only care about continuing the racist white only policies, and stay at home to make up false accusations, inhibit voting, and figuring out how to steal elections...why protest when they have gotten what they wanted, via trump!

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This thread needs some serious clarification.

  • In Trump World, those who protest for human rights are classified as Leftists. Remember, Trump World doesn't care about human rights unless it's for white people.
  • About 99% of those who protest do so peacefully.
  • On real news stations, they take some time to show the 1% who riot and loot. However, on the Fox Propaganda Network, they show the rioting and looting 24/7. Therefore, those who love Fox, think all protesters are rioting and looting non-stop.
  • Finally, when there is a Trump World protest, Nazis show up with AR-15s and Nazi flags.
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One of the reasons we riot is because we can’t stand the fashion sense of the Regressive. For example, who told them the White Sox went with everything?

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Richva:  One of the reasons we riot is because we can’t stand the fashion sense of the Regressive. For example, who told them the White Sox went with everything?

 

 

There's a song about that

 

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@Panjandrum 

 

I like the song... and the humor. It's good to laugh at ourselves. I only wear socks with boots.


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Why Do Leftists Riot?
 
Why do right wing Nazis show up at state capitols carrying AR-15s and dressed for combat?
 
Who is protesting for democracy and who is trying to suppress it?
 
Maybe if the Trump Party would allow people to vote they could resolve issues and form consensus using the ballot and through elections instead of taking to the streets.
 
Maybe if there was a perception of justice people wouldn't be so angry.

 

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@gruffstuff 

 

It's legal to open carry and not legal to destroy private property. 


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

@gruffstuff 

 

It's legal to open carry and not legal to destroy private property. 


However, it's illegal to brandish those assault rifles, as the Trump supporting rioters did!

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Lefties riot 'cause they're like children not getting their own way, and throwing an adult version of a tantrum. 

 

The same thing we do with children... put them in the play "pen" and let them scream away until the can't. 


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Fishslayer;   Lefties riot 'cause they're like children not getting their own way, and throwing an adult version of a tantrum.

 

 

Sort of like the conservatives having tantrums over wearing a mask? 😂

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