Hollywood stars may find that appeasing the rioters isn’t a working strategy – IOTW Report

Hollywood stars may find that appeasing the rioters isn’t a working strategy

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

10 Comments on Hollywood stars may find that appeasing the rioters isn’t a working strategy

  1. …not sure where this meme came from or how long it’s been around, but setting aside that soldiers hitting the beach in Normandy under galling fire is a far cry from burning down a closed Target after you’ve looted it, if you’re hitting the beach in 1945, you’re very late to the party…


    …although hitting the beach a month after VE day may well be an Antifa thing to do, since there’s little danger and loads of opportunities to stab Americans in the back…

  2. Singing ‘imagine’ in their mansions without auto tune and makeup sure didn’t lift anybody’s spirit and get them any public respect.

  3. If there’s house to rioter gunfire, I really hope it’s in Beverly Hills.
    Not that I want anyone to die. Just to have them explain why they hate self-defense with a fire arm when clearly they had to use it.

  4. …meanwhile, in Memphis, this..


    Tonight’s the night, Comrades✊🏿
    Tonight we say “Fuck The City” and we move into the residential areas… the white hoods…. and we take what’s ours🔥#BlacklivesMaters#FuckAmerica”


    …let’s see if any of those 16M ARs show up, then…

    (…nice job spelling “Matter” in the # there, BTW…)

  5. These Antifa creeps are really brave until they get a few salvos of concentrated fire that will rip holes in their ranks. They’ll run like scared rabbits and never come back, Southern people are well-armed and WILL shoot.

  6. I still don’t understand how the former officer(s) can be charged with murder and manslaughter. They either murdered him or “manslaughtered” him. I can understand allowing for a conviction of a lessor offence during the trial, but I don’t think it is right to charge someone with mutually exclusive charges.


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