Racial conflict has been surprisingly muted since George Floyd died.
In Why Are The Rich Revolting and Hub City Riot Ninjas, I explained that it is mainly the Woke spawn of the White upper middle class who have been marinated in Critical Social Justice Theory at universities who are revolting and causing all the destruction in large metropolitan areas. Democratic mayors and governors are looking the other way and turning a blind eye to the violence. This isn’t a working class revolt or a series of race riots like the late 1960s. Mississippi has been quiet as a mouse.
A black Portland police officer speaks out against the racism of Antifa, which is mostly white kids speaking over black people in the name of black lives. White savior complex writ large. pic.twitter.com/gbN75PRuxp— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 16, 2020
Last night in Portland, which is ground zero for the Hub City Riot Ninjas, and which has been convulsed by chaos since 2017 and now 47 straight days of Antifa rioting:
Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd of protesters in Oregon, hours after the the head of the Department of Homeland Security visited Portland and called the demonstrators “violent anarchists.” https://t.co/U1HRyAndX3— The Associated Press (@AP) July 17, 2020
We have heard chants stating the crowd around Southeast Precinct wants to enter the property and burn down the precinct. You are subject to arrest and use of force including crowd control munitions if you enter the property.— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) July 17, 2020
Portland PD (not DHS or US Marshals) tackle an Antifa who rides a bike through a prohibited area after being repeatedly warned to disperse. pic.twitter.com/azMOdvO3vM— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 17, 2020
Scenes of chaos: Antifa started another fire downtown, stole park fencing to create their own barricades. All traffic was again blocked by them in this area of downtown. Federal police then deploy tear gas to disperse rioters. pic.twitter.com/gFnT2j5ycc— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
Jeremy Edwin Vajko, who was arrested at a violent antifa protest last month, is out again—every day—providing supplies to comrades in the street. He is from the Seattle area & was previously at CHAZ. Here he says he is going back to the Justice Center pic.twitter.com/dSTLqvRdbq— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
There were several fights between far-left protesters at last night’s antifa riot. Here, one of their own apparently gets beat up on the ground and threatened. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/KV7Wd6nq3p— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
Antifa brought their own EMS vehicle for their “street medics” at the downtown Portland riot. pic.twitter.com/swiFMzy1J0— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
Unwilling to directly confront federal police, Portland antifa rioters turned their violence toward the public. They smashed the window of the nearby 711, threw a projectile at an EMS vehicle driving on the street and here, try to chase down a driver: pic.twitter.com/mWg0pH3PPx— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
The meltdown over federal law enforcement’s “driveby” arresting tactic is because it’s effective & uses minimal force. Antifa know this & that’s why they’re having friends in media press this point (like WaPo’s Katie Shepherd, who erased her Twitter history after getting the job) pic.twitter.com/Je4jTlsczU— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 17, 2020
Portland is one of the least diverse metropolitan areas in the country and has been the epicenter of the violence. This only goes to show that it is not really about race. It is fundamentally about the privilege of spoiled upper middle class brats who now consider themselves above the law.
State and local officials are allowing the violence to happen. This is probably because it tends to be their kids who are the rioters. See the Antifa who cried “my daddy works for the courts” as he was arrested or the one who berated the police for being “uneducated” in New York City:
New York is running like a top!https://t.co/CKPUq2QW2B— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 17, 2020
.@DHSgov has released an exhaustive list of #antifa attacks on law enforcement, property & the public in the past 6 weeks in Portland. Antifa have tried it all: explosives, fires, lasers, rocks, feces, slingshots & metal ballbearings, doxes & much more: https://t.co/Hw0b2P7y4b pic.twitter.com/Tfgzy36VtN— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 16, 2020
.@DHS_Wolf visited Portland, Oregon, yesterday.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 17, 2020
“What I saw there was a courthouse that has been under siege for over 47 nights . . . We continue to see violent activity, violent anarchists night after night targeting those facilities . . . We’re not going to let that stand.” pic.twitter.com/f3y38RsI1l
Portland pic.twitter.com/z96D7UEpmS— maria viti (@selfdeclaredref) July 17, 2020
“I offered @DHSgov support to help locally address the situation that’s going on in Portland, and their only response was: please pack up and go home. That’s just not going to happen on my watch.” pic.twitter.com/BW8UdbNZ9c— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 17, 2020
Oregon Public Broadcasting confirms tweets today that federal officers in camouflage but no agency identification or badges, driving unmarked non-government rental cars, are grabbing protestors off streets in Portland and not talking w local authoritieshttps://t.co/sfY9TUkbDI— David Burbach (@dburbach) July 17, 2020
Remember the unmarked militia in Lafayette Park? They’re now in Portland detaining peaceful protesters w/out cause or due process. Who are they? Who pays them? Why’s DHS Sec there defending their actions? #Gestapo #NaziTrump pic.twitter.com/9vTjwCXSsQ— Biden_Brigade (@biden_brigade) July 17, 2020
Hey, America! The feds are here in Portland, grabbing folks off the streets and throwing them into unmarked vans! It’s real. It’s happening. Your city is next. What are you going to do about that?— Cari Luna (@cari_luna) July 16, 2020
A number of people have asked if I know DHS leadership is in town, and if I’m going to meet with them. We’re aware that they’re here. We wish they weren’t. We haven’t been invited to meet with them, and if we were , we would decline.— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 16, 2020
This is clearly a coordinated strategy from the White House.— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 16, 2020
It is irresponsible and it is escalating an already tense situation. Remove your heightened troop presence now. https://t.co/po6jOg43RT
A peaceful protester in Portland was shot in the head by one of Donald Trump’s secret police. Now Trump and Chad Wolf are weaponizing the DHS as their own occupying army to provoke violence on the streets of my hometown because they think it plays well with right-wing media.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) July 16, 2020
Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters. These Trump/Barr tactics designed to eliminate any accountability are absolutely unacceptable in America, and must end. pic.twitter.com/PE4YfZ9Vqd— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) July 16, 2020
This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety. The President is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government. https://t.co/PdlZkmW0mQ— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 16, 2020
I told Acting Secretary Wolf that the federal government should remove all federal officers from our streets. His response showed me he is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way.— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 16, 2020
BREAKING: Chad Wolf just arrived in Portland.— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) July 16, 2020
Here’s my message: #GoHomeChad and take your unlawful DHS agents with you.
The Trump admin has no place occupying and inciting violence in our community. https://t.co/BdmKbnc0L7
These are state sponsored riots.
They are officially backed by the governor of Oregon, the mayor of Portland, Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Berkley and Rep. Earl Blumenauer. They are allowing their supporters on the basis of ideology to break the law and attack police officers and civilians and to destroy federal property.