I'm all for protests. And I'm thrilled that there are protests, day after day, protesting police abuses and demanding justice and a safe world where blacks can go for a jog or birdwatching without putting themselves in danger.
But looting and destruction of property is not okay. I want to know who is doing the looting and the destruction. And I want them arrested.
Looters strike luxury shops around NYC before curfew sets in As the sun set Monday, the looting started once again across Manhattan as protests entered their fifth day in New York City. Businesses on 5th and Madison ... (Image by YouTube, Channel: Eyewitness News ABC7NY) DetailsDMCA
People on the right are saying that Antifa is doing it. I don't believe that for a second. And I haven't seen one iota of evidence supporting that claim.
And the Nation reports, FBI Finds 'No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement' in Sunday's Violence.
It makes a lot more sense to me that White Nationalists might be engaging in violence, than Antifa people, who are antifascist.
But I don't really think that most of the looters are either Antifa or white nationalists. I think they are local kids preying on the opportunity to steal. Or as some have suggested, they are gang members. Actually gang member violence and looting makes a lot of sense.
And there may be some protesters who are so outraged and disgusted by lack of progress that they are doing damage. And I think they are wrong.
The solution is to arrest as many of the looters and destructors as possible and then research who the hell they are.
I am very impressed how peaceful the majority of the protests have been. I'm very impressed by the massive turnout, day after day. And those looters and destructors are hurting the message and accomplishments of the protesters. They should be stopped. And they should be arrested.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)