Subject: NPR says girl in MAGA hat libertarian, dont let them push this on us!
Subject: "Constitutional conservatives, libertarians, classical liberals
Subject: Biden says BLM protesters would've been treated differently from Capitol 'thugs'
Subject: No, Antifa Wasn't Behind the Capitol Riot
Subject: My thoughts on the BLM protests vs the invasion on the Capitol building
So I've been seeing a lot of people trying to compare the BLM protests and what happened yesterday like they're the same thing. The idea being if you supported the BLM protests you need to support what happened in DC, or if you condemned the attack on DC you should condemn the BLM protests. Well, they're different and here's why:
The BLM protests were protesting decades of police brutality against black people (and other minorities) in America. This is a protest against civil rights abuses and government oppression.
The invasion of the Capitol building was done to prevent the electoral votes from the 2020 election from being counted, and possibly to steal or destroy the electoral ballots. There is also evidence that some of the insurgents intended to take hostages. This is an insurrection attempting to prevent a democratic election from being finalized.
These are not the same thing and anyone who says they are is either a moron, arguing in bad faith, or is a troll.
That is all, thank you.
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Subject: Head of Chicago Police Union Supports Mob that Stormed the Capital
Subject: The raid on the Capitol is an even clearer view of why you shouldn't depend on the government for your safety.
Events like this are why I believe arming the people is so important. The government may not always be there when your town or home is attacked. The illusion of safety and security in the United States just took a beating and it goes to show how even capitol security won't have your back one day.
Subject: Beware of all the new Trump shills
I've noticed several posts in the past 24 hours that seem innocuous enough. But looking into the comments that they make, the users are full of whataboutism and Trump exceptionalism. Thinking that there's actually a push to censor him, even after he organized a violent coup.
Subject: Rep. Matt Gaetz falsely claims facial recognition found antifa at Capitol riot
Subject: Ted Cruz's Legally Groundless Challenge to Biden's Electoral Votes Was a Disgrace That Should Follow Him Forever
Subject: US Capitol Police Officer has been taken off life support and died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher by a rioter yesterday.
Subject: Walmart Thanks Government For Completely Obliterating Their Small Business Competition
Subject: Trump finally gives up
Subject: Betsy DeVos, education secretary, is second cabinet member to resign.
Subject: The Libertarian Alternative: You should be free to do as you choose as long as you don
Subject: Maryland Governor Says Pentagon
Subject: Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob
Subject: On Far-Right Websites, Plans To Storm Capitol Were Made In Plain Sight
Subject: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021.
It is weird that so many Libertarians on Reddit assume the POLICE were in on it...
But have trouble making the leap to maybe the police were getting their standing orders from the Democrats.
Like the COPS are the problem, but there is no way the politicians who have been encouraging rioting for the last 6 months would have done something like this, hoping that Trump wouldn't completely condemn everyone involved, so that they could try to force Pence to invoke the 25th amendment - or threaten to impeach again.
Nah... why would you even *suspect* something like that? There is nothing like a precedent of them being rabid to de-legitimize and tarnish this administration.