Today’s read is from Freddy Gray at The Spectator. First, an excerpt, followed by the entire column.
Protesters have been setting fire to yet another American city today to tell us that black lives matter. This latest eruption is in response to a disturbing video that shows a black man being shot repeatedly in the back by police as he reaches into his car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The man in question is called Jacob Blake. He is reported to be in a serious condition, but still alive in hospital this morning.
An investigation into the shooting is taking place, but the mob smashing up Kenosha doesn’t care about that — it cares about rage and destruction. We see the now familiar liturgy of so-called protest: cars on fire; windows shattered; shops looted and tagged with ‘BLM’ and ‘ACAB’ (All Cops Are Bastards) graffiti. Rioters even threw a brick at a police officer’s head, knocking him out.
The good people of Wisconsin might tune into this week’s Republican National Convention, where they will hear Donald Trump and his children, alongside others, repeatedly hammer the message that, if Joe Biden wins, ‘the radical left’ will be hell bent on destroying America… they will point out that these cities in flames are run by the Democratic party and have been for decades. It’s hard to see how this argument wouldn’t strike a chord with the electorate.