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Under Left 'Leaders' Mayhem Runs Riot Over Rule of Law

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, D-Minn., at a June 3, 2020 press conference, held in St. Paul. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon Saturday, 06 June 2020 03:28 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The lugubrious New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had discouraging news for law-abiding residents of New York City and other urban areas in his state.

Although Cuomo eagerly waged war on an invisible virus over the past few weeks, he does not appear to be inclined to tackle the very visible rioters currently burning cities in his state.

Heather Mac Donald, writing in the City Journal, observed, "New York governor Andrew Cuomo coolly predicted on Sunday, May 31, during his now absurdly irrelevant daily coronavirus press conference, that the violence would continue. 'The explosion we saw last night we’ll probably see again tonight,' he said — obviously confident in his own physical safety, if not the safety of the rest of the state’s residents."

It sounds to us like Cuomo is depending on the principle of herd immunity he disparaged in dealing with the Wuflu. Law-abiding citizens in New York will finally be safe when enough rioters and looters get tired or they’ve stolen enough high-end, portable consumer goods to sate their desires.

The news is even worse for law-abiding citizens of Minnesota the epicenter of the George Floyd riots. The government appears to believe widespread arson, looting and other destruction was a learning experience and purely symbolic. It was such a valuable experience Gov. Tim Walz resisted calling out the National Guard.

Heather Mac Donald again, "Walz explained his reluctance to mobilize the National Guard as an unwillingness to seem 'oppressive.' Naturally, he apologized for his white privilege — 'I will not patronize you as a white man without living [your] lived experiences' — and explained the feral violence as an understandable response to racial injustice: 'The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish, unheard.' Few arrests were made after five days of rampant crime."

No tax refunds either for business owners whose livelihoods went up in smoke after the government decided not to protect them.

The destruction wasn’t confined to New York and Minnesota either.

Rioters, looters and vandals swept across urban areas around the country in an orgy of lawlessness. Mac Donald believes this outbreak of racially–inspired violence may be worse than during the Obama years. "It’s worse this time because the country has absorbed another five years of academically inspired racial victimology. From Ta-Nehisi Coates to the New York Times’s 1619 project, the constant narrative about America’s endemic white supremacy and its deliberate destruction of the 'black body' has been thoroughly injected into the political bloodstream."

There is also a large bandwagon effect associated with the disturbances.

Some of the protesters in the disparate cities are no doubt sincere, if misguided, but the looters and arsonists are participating in fad destruction.

Of course, where you find racial fads, you also find academics doing their best to stay relevant. "UCLA’s chancellor Gene Block, as well as the school’s $400,000 a year Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and a parade of deans, announced that the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the school’s legions of Equity Advisors would be coming up with new programs for 'virtual reflection spaces' in which to "humbly acknowledge the pain."

There was no word on whether or not the "reflection spaces" would have room for a flea market where looters can unload some slightly used booty.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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The news is even worse for law-abiding citizens of Minnesota the epicenter of the George Floyd riots. The government appears to believe widespread arson, looting and other destruction was a learning experience.
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