The rioters made it to Beverly Hills.
American Thinker| Andrea Widburg.
Winston Churchill famously said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Those Hollywood stars promising all sorts of cash to the protesters are virtue-signaling. However, it’s easy to imagine that they are also hoping to keep the protesters off the stars’ turf. On Saturday, the rioting crocodiles showed that they are unimpressed by the appeasers’ promised cash payments. Looting is more immediately profitable.
To understand what the stars are up to, you have to start in Minnesota. Up until a few days ago, Minneapolis was a hard-left, clean, well-run Midwestern town that virtue-signaled non-stop about its combination of “Midwestern nice” and wokeness. Then, a video caught Derek Chauvin, a police officer, subduing George Floyd using a controversial knee-on-the-neck control technique for eight agonizing minutes, at the end of which Floyd was dead.
The autopsy showed that Floyd actually died, not from asphyxiation, but from a combination of heart disease and stimulants. There’s no question, however, that the stress of the chokehold could have been a contributing or triggering factor.
Across America, Democrats and Republicans alike, including President Trump, spoke out against the police. The officers were immediately fired. On Friday, the Minneapolis District Attorney charged the Chauvin with third-degree depraved-indifference homicide and second-degree manslaughter. In other words, America took seriously what happened to Floyd. No one made excuses for the police.
Nevertheless, Black Lives Matter descended on Minneapolis, closely followed by white (but black-clad), hard-left Antifa activists. Within a short time, a mixed-race crowd started looting, burning buildings, and committing widespread acts of violence. It got so bad that, at least for a while, both the riot police and the National Guard withdrew, leaving Minneapolis to its fate. keep reading