"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
Only an utter fool would ignore how:But only an utter fool would fail to see the connection between the anti-cop hate speech and rhetoric directed at NYC police officers in general following the Garner GJ decision and a man traveling from Baltimore to NYC in order to seek out retribution against police officers.
• Almost all of the protests in NYC have been peaceful
• Neither Sharpton, nor Di Blasio, nor Garner's family, or any major public figure has in any way suggested assaulting police officers
• Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore -- is that also Sharpton's fault?
• Brinsley was not political, was not associated with any political activism or political groups, and wasn't motivated by politics
• Brinsley was probably going to murder someone, some day, and his choice of victims doesn't have any real political significance
Go ahead, explain why he shot his girlfriend first. Explain why he didn't go to Staten Island, which is where Garner was killed. Why he didn't try to track down Officer Pantaleo, who put Garner in a choke hold. How he was inspired by Sharpton, who wasn't advocating violence. How he was inspired by Garner's family, who wasn't advocating violence either. How tens of thousands of peaceful protestors, who are protesting against the illegitimate use of violence, pushed someone to shoot two cops.Go ahead, explain why the man didn't just shoot a couple of cops in Baltimore if his actions had nothing to do with the anti-cop speech directed at NYC police officers.
I mean, really, how is this supposed to work? Did he watch a video of a bunch of drunken bros in Santa outfits yelling at police brutality protestors, and become overwhelmed with rage? Maybe he listened to some Judas Priest before committing suicide? Maybe he played too many video games? No wait, I've got it. He watched The Matrix one time too many. Keanu Reeves now has blood on his hands!
Last week, a man named Bradley Stone shot 6 people in Philadelphia. Which Social Justice Warriors are to blame for this? Who has blood on their hands for Stone's actions?
Or maybe... just maybe... Brinley was mentally disturbed, it was just a matter of time before he shot someone, and his choice of victims had no actual political purpose, and it's absurd to treat it that way. Just a thought.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Under CointelPro, government agents did urge or commit violence to discredit protesters. There have been a few people caught doing the same more recently, but I don't claim that they are the majority of the violent/destructive element at protests. There are always idiots looking for an opportunity, such as a large protest, where they can get away with being destructive.