Over the past few days we've seen both conservatives and progressives equivocate about violence amidst both BLM & MAGA protests.
The only thing anybody seems to agree on is that ANTIFA is solely responsible for the rise in American political terror despite so many examples of mainstream leaders from "many sides" inciting their followers moments before or even during horrific acts of destruction.
Meanwhile, allegations of racial double standards in police response to rioters don't really serve to heal or advocate for greater law enforcement authority to confront violent mobs. Instead, the double standard trope merely serves as a partisan talking point which willfully forgets so many rioters, looters, arsonists and combatants who evaded prosecution in the aftermath of 2020 Black Lives Matter "mostly peaceful" protests.
In Kansas City, BLM riots left a photographer and father of 4 dead. Sadly, his killers were described as rioters who have yet to face justice.
Thankfully, there's hope.
Yes, MLK is ritually invoked as the gold standard of social justice protest & activism and his ideological legacy is impossible for most leaders to match. Still, the chaos of recent protests from both left & right wing demonstrators remind us why the memory of Dr. King still resonates.
Despite his faults and as American history fades and fails to resonate with the NEXTGEN . . .
MLK serves as a beacon of light for a nation quickly sinking into the darkness of extremist violence. MLK's dedication to peaceful, non-violent protest in the fight for public policy change offers the only hope of redemption for Americans manipulated into in the current 'eye for an eye' battle for political power.
You decide . . .