MJW wrote:mightyleemoon wrote:This is the result of a guy taking office who actively provokes a good percentage of his own citizens. People protested Obama...they protested Bush...because they disagreed with their politics. People didn't riot because those presidents didn't provoke the population.
Also, I'm in no way condoning riots. I'm saying you're being obtuse if you don't understand why people are rioting. If a guy walks into a bar and starts calling everyone worthless cunts... You might not approve of someone kicking the **** out of the guy. But, I bet you'd understand why someone might.
You're not wrong, but this is basically an inert point to make.
"I'm not saying you'd shoot up a school where you were bullied and tormented, but I bet you'd understand why someone might." Well, yeah, but still.
Every time some moron throws a garbage can through a Starbucks window, the tyrants on the hill get a little closer to "redefining" our 1A rights.
It's not that inert. I guess you can conflate and say I'm blaming the rapee for the actions of the raper. Some people have to actively avoid looking at some issues from all angles.
People in this thread are wanting to blame liberal culture. Yet...Nobody rioted when Bush took office. Why is that? Because this is an unprecedented situation. Never before have we had a leader who actively provokes his own people. If Trump had even a little semblance of dignity or professionalism, these riots would not be taking place. He is not to blame for what's happening. But, he is not innocent in these incidents, either.