Right now, the mobs are having their way, toppling historic statues, vandalizing and fire bombing public buildings. They have taken over entire city blocks of Seattle, illegally seized private property, looted stores and even seized a police station and done millions of dollars in damage. And this is but a fraction of carnage foisted on the public by zealot anarchists to zealot Marxists, all hiding behind the pretext of being a simple protester, a social justice warrior, just exercising their right to free speech.
Liberal-democrat mayors and governors own this problem, because they helped create it. It was their leftist rhetoric and their policy decisions (sanctuary cities) that set the stage for this violence. But, now that its here – they have absolutely no idea how to control it.
In democrat dominated cities across America, the anarchy spreads. And not surprisingly, the response from the liberal regimes in those afflicted areas is always the same; restrain law enforcement, take no action, better yet… take a knee. Agree with and appease the anarchists and rioters whenever possible. Ask them nicely to end their violence, looting and burning, so some day they might all sit down and have a meaningful dialog.
So far, that hasn’t worked. But, as Portland’s mayor says, give it some time, the rioting has only been going on for 56 days and Rome wasn’t burned in a day! At the present time, both the mayor of Portland and the governor of Oregon, see no need federal law enforcement to step in to protect federal property, like the federal court building in Portland under siege and attacked with sledge hammers, fire bombs, rocks and bottles as the mob chants, “Burn it down!”