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I wonder if these rioters have considered the irony of the situation they're in. They're violently protesting the police, yet the existence of the police (and the prosecutors and the courts) is the only thing that keeps regular people from ending these protests with extreme prejudice.

-Uwe-
The levels of irony in these protests are like an onion. The more you peel them back, the more layers you find.
 
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I wonder if these rioters have considered the irony of the situation they're in. They're violently protesting the police, yet the existence of the police (and the prosecutors and the courts) is the only thing that keeps regular people from ending these protests with extreme prejudice.
I'm sitting here just speechless admiring these two sentences. It's the maximum density of factual, semantic, legal, and ethical wrong that anyone has ever packed into so few bytes. The eloquence, the brevity... if I ran it through PKZIP I think it would get larger. It's a work of art. I think I'm going to need like three hours later tonight across four posts to unpack it and reply with the necessary background and citations.
 

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The levels of irony in these protests are like an onion. The more you peel them back, the more layers you find.
Saying that I can see what's coming is very different from endorsing it.

I'm not. I'm still alone as the only guy condemning all violence.
 

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I'm still alone as the only guy condemning all violence.
I made the following pledge many decades ago:

"I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals."

Do let me know when the anti-police, anti-Trump, anti-American rioters, looters, and arsonists are willing to do the same.

In the meanwhile, I reserve the right to use violence in defense of life and property.


-Uwe-
 

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Saying that I can see what's coming is very different from endorsing it.

I'm not. I'm still alone as the only guy condemning all violence.
My critique of their motives shouldn't be mistaken for approval of violence from any opposing group.

The Proud Boys allegedly are holding a gathering in Portland (tomorrow?). I think it's a bad idea. Yes they're entitled to their first amendment rights to peacefully assemble. However, you know that someone in their group, or Antifa instigating them, will act a fool and make a mess of it.
 

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