seb146 wrote:VTKillarney wrote:MaverickM11 wrote:The whole operation was an attempt to excuse conservatives' horrific handling of Covid19 and the economy. Y'all always need a boogeyman to be terrified of, and antifa fit the bill, even though their threat to...literally anything is approaching zero. It's driven conservatives into such a frenzy they're armed up to the nips in East Upchuck Holler waiting for a threat that will never come:
"Some of the posts feature a screenshot of a tweet by a fake antifa Twitter account that Twitter said was created by the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, attempting to drum up fear of looting in residential and suburban areas. The false antifa tweet was boosted in part by Donald Trump Jr., who posted a screenshot of the tweet to his Instagram account. Other rumors falsely warn of antifa members' being "bused in" to towns in Idaho."
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/ ... e-n1222486
And in some cases, conservatives are so desperate for a show down with their imaginary antifa friend that they impersonate it themselves:
White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/t ... r-n1221456
The administration wanted to capitalize on conservatives' hysteria because it's such easy red meat for its white rage base, so they put on this Portland dog and pony show for you with predictable results. Violence ticked up, nothing was accomplished, and when they left, the violence predictably disappeared. The whole episode is one of the saddest wag the dog attempts in decades. I'm sure more are forthcoming.
Are you saying that all of the Portland protestors have been peaceful and non-instigators?
Are you saying that all police across the country give minorities the benefit of the doubt?
We are, I am afraid, feeding the t...l (you know what I mean); someone who just wants to argue for the sake of arguing, and bathes in attention with irrelevant and diversionary questions and claims. This would be a serious subject were it not for a few people who infect the discussion with drivel and tripe.