Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference that the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality. She said the city is working with the community to bring the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone to an end.
This is an absolute and perfectly consistent shibboleth.
Any time you hear a politician or corporate spokesman saying that violence DISTRACTS FROM the virtuous cause that allegedly inspires the violence, you know you're listening to a demon.
Violence and crime are bad. Sometimes violence is necessary in self-defense, but it's still bad.
In these 'distracting' situations, there's never any self-defense. The violence is aggressive and unnecessary. The protesters are not seeking "changes". When the police agree to the allegedly desired "changes", the protests get stronger, which tells you that they weren't seeking the "changes". They're only seeking CHAOS AND MAYHEM AND DEATH.
If you can't say that bad is bad, you're bad.
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