by Rod D. Martin
May 30, 2020

Rioting is small-scale civil war, and large-scale terrorism, both targeting unarmed innocent victims. And it’s those innocents we should be concerned about. Like George Floyd, and like all the regular people in Minneapolis and elsewhere, of every color.

Looters and arsonists, if caught in the process of committing such acts, should be shot on sight.

But if we’re not going to do that, we should at least round them up, indict them, and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

It is a mistake to see the cop and the rioters as different.

Some have said George Floyd’s killer’s autopsy report exculpates him, and surely his lawyers will argue that in court. But I am every bit as impressed with that autopsy as I am by Jeffrey Epstein’s, and for the same reason.

A cop is well enough trained to know what prolonged kneeling on someone’s neck is likely to do. So even if he didn’t kill George Floyd, he meant to. And voila: the guy’s dead. Go figure.

That cop just not only killed one innocent, he set off riots across America. And if he’s lived in America for the past ten years, he knew or should have known that was likely too.

Does that justify the rioting? Are you kidding?

Rioting is mass terrorism. Every last rioter should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

And why? For the same reason. Because innocent people — random guys like George Floyd, little girls in their yards, honest working people just trying to do their jobs and feed their families — shouldn’t have to fear that people will randomly kill them and burn down their homes and workplaces.

Is it really okay for Minneapolis and other cities to become 1980s Beirut, just to make a political point? And isn’t that exactly the mindset of the various factions in Beirut in the 1980s?

No. This is America, not some Third World hellhole. And we must not tolerate it. Just like we must stop tolerating the war zone that is Democrat-run Chicago, where twice as many Americans were killed in the last 10 years as in Afghanistan in the last 20.

The Democrats are for these terrorists, even the cop: Amy Klobuchar knew he was a bad cop and let him off. I’m for the innocents. You can’t protect good cops, you can’t protect regular people, you can’t protect civil society itself, if you’re not for the innocents.

Rioting: Small-Scale Civil War, Large-Scale Terrorism originally appeared as a Facebook post by Rod D. Martin.