All the conservatives who condemned this last year’s rioting in Minneapolis, and Portland, and Kenosha, and other places, have the right to condemn this as well — as many of them have, and as do I. John Knox once condemned a rioting crowd, rioters on his side, as that “rascal multitude.” Genuine conservatives have the right and the responsibility to condemn this kind of thing, as we most certainly do.
But if you are a supporter of BLM, or any other of those “mostly peaceful” protests, you have a moral obligation to shut up, sit down, and contemplate the new order you have helped to usher in. You cannot normalize violence as a standard tool for politics, and then be shocked when others take you up on your standing invitation. Welcome to the world you have created for us all. The “new normal” is not everybody wearing masks like they were told to. No, the new normal is something else entirely. …
PS: We need to make a point of running a thorough background check on everyone arrested in the Capitol. Some of those folks don’t seem to fit the template, if you know what I’m saying.
Tucker Carlson nails it:
As long as people sincerely believe they can change things by voting, we have a peaceful democracy. Rig an election, just once, and that all collapses.
hat-tip Stephen Neil