There Are No Peaceful Protesters In Portland
We are approaching day 60 of the violent riots in Portland, Oregon. The media would have you believe that these are peaceful protests highjacked by a handful of violent agitators. That is a lie.
At this point none of the 2,000 or so people out of 650,000 who live in Portland who are gathering each night are peaceful protesters, all of them, every single one, are aiding and abetting the destruction and violence knowingly and willingly.
The Department of Homeland Security released a statement describing the actions of the violent rioters:
Consistent with tactics employed in previous nights, rioters attacked federal officers’ eyes with lasers – which can cause permanent blindness
Around 10:30 p.m. local time, rioters attempted to push over the fence while rioters also started to throw flaming objects over it. Mortar-style fireworks continued to be launched at federal property and officers as well.
At around 11:15 p.m. local time, DHS officers continued to urge those present from attempting to damage or breach the fence.
At 11:45 p.m. local time, DHS officers moved out to defend the fence from rioters and were immediately attacked with lasers. Rioters continued to throw rocks and commercial grade fireworks. They also began to launch a caustic substance resembling paint at officers inside the perimeter of the fence.
At 12:01 a.m. local time, the doors of the Edith Green Federal building were vandalized.
At 12:30 a.m. local time. Portland Police (PPB) declared an unlawful and riotous assembly. Both PPB and Federal law enforcement began to make warnings about the riot declaration.
During the 1 am hour, multiple Molotov cocktails were thrown over the fence at the courthouse as rioters continued to attack officers with mortar-style fireworks and lasers.
Let’s be perfectly clear about this. Any single person on the streets giving cover to this violent mayhem is themselves a participant in the rioting and destruction. This is not tens of thousands of Americans coming together to have their voices heard and petition the government for better police practices. These people don’t even have any discernible demands; there is literally nothing that authorities could do or concede that would make them stop their wanton destruction.
Allow me a moment to add here to address the incredibly racist nature of the media’s coverage. If these were primarily black people committing arson, shooting fireworks at and attempting to blind federal officers with lasers there would be wall-to-wall coverage of the mayhem. But no, these are middle class white kids who have the corporate media and the Democratic Party in their back pocket. Talk about white privilege.
What is happening every night in Portland has nothing to do with peaceful protest. It is an organized militia seeking to destroy federal property and undermine the authority of law enforcement. But don’t worry; once the black clad, helmeted, Molotov cocktail-wielding insurgents abolish the police and tar and feather poor Mayor Ted Wheeler, they will be there to protect you.
There will be no more police brutality because there will be no more police. Antifa will decide what property belongs to whom and settle disputes with their equality loving iron fist. Make absolutely no mistake that is the goal of every single person who shows up to assist these criminals in their nightly riots.
At this point it is hopeless to imagine that Joe Biden, supposedly the great centrist, or any Democrat will even call mildly for a suspension of the violence and destruction. It is equally hopeless that the media will do so. As long the efforts hurt Trump, after all, it will all be worth it come November.
But then what? If Biden moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next year will the anarchists stop? Will they pack up their tents and say, “mission accomplished?” Don’t count on it. The Democrats’ alliance with these people who seek to destroy the country is not a dalliance at this point. This is their base. This is the future they want for America and we know that because good old Joe Biden will not say even the slightest word against it.
David Marcus is the Federalist’s New York Correspondent. Follow him on Twitter, @BlueBoxDave.