Alice’s new wonderland…. the riots in Portland
It felt a bit like being Alice in wonderland when I woke on Thursday morning and read the news. I was sure I must still be asleep and dreaming as I watched the images flow past my eyes……….
The Oregonian (Oreganlive) wrote that…
Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesman said that anarchists “aligned with the Black Bloc groups” infiltrated the peaceful protest while “covered head-to-toe and carrying weapons.”
Foxnews online said….
Police in Portland, Ore. declared that a once peaceful protest was a riot after demonstrators were seen attacking drivers and committing acts of vandalism during their march against Donald Trump’s election Thursday night.
KPTV reported that the groups Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter combined in Portland to become Portland’s Resistance.
…and of course true to form CNN online reported that
The thousands marching were only protesters and just demonstrating their opposition to Donald Trumps victory….. while at the same time Portland police called it a riot by anarchists.
For months, during the Presidential campaign, we have seen protests outside Trump rallies turn to riots and the news outlets have assured us that it was caused by Trump’s rhetoric or that it was Trumps supporters those crazy racist conservatives who were out for blood. Yet I could never understand why anyone resorting to violence or destroying other peoples property would be a sign of support for their candidate.
I remember the previous two elections when I was incongruous over how Obama won based on his record but myself and those fanatically opposed to his victory never went out and enacted violent protest over his victory. I find it funny because these same people are the conservatives that the news media said were creating all the violence at the Trump rallies during his campaign. So I sincerely believe that we have to accept the fact that a large portion of our nations population believes the news media when they say that those protestors at Trump rallies are Trump supporters and that they are gullible enough to believe everything the news media reports.
However now, thanks to the riots in Portland, the vale has been pulled back and the truth revealed about which side is acting violently. We see by the actions of a portion of those supporting Hillary that they have no regard for the ‘rule of law’ by inciting violence and the destruction of other peoples property. It indeed was not those racist, bigoted conservative Trump supporters that reeked violence at the Trump rallies it is the same Clinton supporters who will not accept the reality that Hillary lost and once again rise up and break the law.
against a perceived wrong
is guarantied by our constitution,
doing violence and
destroying others property is not.
Maybe if those responsible for these riots
are so unhappy
they should leave
another nation to destroy.