The most riveting aspect of today's political chatter was watching both conservatives and progressives equivocate and attempt to draw distinctions between politically charged acts of violence.
From whining about the dearth of criminal justice consequences to ANTIFA conspiracy theories . . . The cavalcade of justifications were great for a laugh and might have even convinced Americans that one brand of tyranny is better than the other . . . Mostly depending on demographics and/or sneaker choice.
The future leader of the free world sparked the juxtaposition and earned well-deserved push back.
Locally . . . Let's not forget that Kansas City rioters earned amnesty from prosecution at city hall.
In fact, in broad daylight, activists who destroyed property at 12th & Oak were granted clemency by the Jackson County Prosecutor.
Still, the blame game persists.
Back in June when BLM protests burned news trucks, looted shops and shut down entertainment districts across the nation . . . ANTIFA infiltration was blamed despite a dearth of evidence.
Similarly, our conservative pals blushing after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol also sought to blame ANTIFA when, in fact, the dude with the horns is a QAnon celebrity.
Accordingly . . .
Bickering over the politics of violence might be fun for keyboard warriors but risks overlooking the big picture.
As the nation transitions from one administration to the next, the threat of rising American brutality is constant on local streets and now in the Capitol.
In the final analysis, explanations for the use of force don't really matter to victims and only serve to warn witnesses that one act of violence usually begets the next.
Developing . . .