For the majority of Americans who do not buy into the revolution, it all seems so surreal — and hypocritical.Read more here.
Only a despised, dynamic American economy allows millions to divorce from it for a summer of protest.
A ridiculed U.S. Constitution ensures that looters and arsonists have due process.
The Bill of Rights guarantees peaceful assembly and electrically amplified profanity rarely protected elsewhere.
Affirmative action; federally ensured and subsidized college grants and loans; and cheap smartphones, headphones, and laptops all give youth choices unimagined in the past.
No matter — cultural revolutions are incoherent and nihilist.
...The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create.
It topples what it can neither match nor even comprehend.
It would erode the very system that ensures its singular freedom, leisure, and historic affluence.
The brand of the anarchist is not logic but envy-driven power: to take it, to keep it, and to use it against purported enemies — which would otherwise be impossible in times of calm or through the ballot box.
Friday, August 28, 2020
"The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create."
In PJ Media, Victor Davis Hanson writes in part,