All the violence we’ve been witnessing in Milwaukee for the last few days? Yeah, that’s not a “protest.” You keep calling it that, but the fact is you’re just plain wrong. These are “riots.” Ugly, violent, racist, riots.
I know, I know. You get all uncomfortable when you’re forced to report things accurately. You hate to use a label that you think will get you called “racist” by the left. God forbid you’re not invited to the White House correspondent’s dinner.
But, and this is inescapable, a “riot” is a “riot.” No matter how much you try to pretend that the Social Justice Warrior who sets fire to a quickie mart is carrying out an act of bravery akin to standing up to a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square, the truth is he’s just a thug burning down a business.
“Protesting” is about changing things peacefully, not incinerating your fellow citizens’ gas stations.
…And while you’re working on your language skills, you could learn a thing or two from Sheriff David Clarke, who just hit the nail on the head when asked why these riots are happening.
“Failed. Liberal. Urban. Policies.” Damn right.
So remember: That’s “riot” with an “R.