Scott Adam’s take, mentioned in the post below, is worth remembering, but there’s a couple more things too.
This is an interest graphic from the Washington Post via this tweet:
But yet the urban cores, the cities get the protests? How does that make sense?
When I originally planned this post, it was to note how odd it is to find riots that destroy property and hurt people in an area that is basically in agreement with “the protesters”. But now, there’s this:
Earlier today we showed that, contrary to USA Today’s claims that the anti-Trump protests across the nation are “spontaneous, involving people from all walks of life”, according to Wikileaks documents at least two of the people profiled by USA Today have a history of being professional agitators for the Democratic party, whose task is to stir up popular protests and – in extreme cases – unleash rioting, such as the following clip showing the latest day of violent protests in Portland revealed.
They’re going to cities because that’s where they get the most bang for the buck. The biggest media outlets and large populations to be manipulated. In addition, I would expect a certain amount of “protection” by the local authorities – they are after all, in almost all cases, on the same side. For example, all those busses in the video don’t just park anywhere in town without some sort of agreement beforehand. And who’s paying for them?
Update (20161114): And yes, protected. Dateline Portland, OR, Charges dropped for more than 100 arrested protesters pending further review.
As Andrew Klavan has written, “here’s what bugs me. The Wire (which is, to some extent, based on the year Simon spent with the Baltimore Homicide Squad while researching Homicide) takes place in a city without conservatives, even without Republicans. There has not been a Republican mayor of Baltimore since 1967. And much of the show’s genius lies in its depiction of the brutalized life of black people in the city’s ghetto. So we have a writer who has seen for himself, and who has shown us, the effects of Democrat governance on a city, the dehumanization of the poor that is the direct result of leftism and the corruption that inevitably springs from it. And yet Simon blames conservatives!”