This post is a thinker from one of our favorite local writers and book reviewers. It's a comprehensive essay on the nature of reality and some of the best writing we've seen on the local Internets.
Check the think piece that attempts to synthesize the big picture . . .
The BLM protests were in response to perceived police violence. I don't know of ANYONE who condoned the violence and the self-serving looting that followed (and it should be noted much of that violence was carried out by Proud Boys and their followers, like Kyle Rittenhouse).