Can anybody tell me who is the real enemy? | Letter to the editor

Posted 8/13/20

Who is the enemy? What is the crime? Who are the criminals?

Angry, justifiably aggrieved people of the United States of America, peacefully demonstrating their struggle for equal rights to jobs, …

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Can anybody tell me who is the real enemy? | Letter to the editor

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Who is the enemy? What is the crime? Who are the criminals?

Angry, justifiably aggrieved people of the United States of America, peacefully demonstrating their struggle for equal rights to jobs, housing, food and medical care. Are they the enemy?

Sold-out politicians, corrupt government officials, and those hired by corporate elites to “protect public buildings” — meanwhile suppressing the mass of everyday people as they protest their disenfranchisement — are they the enemy?

Common people are literally sick, and we’re also tired of waiting for the just appropriation of our hard-earned, unequally-collected tax dollars to be used for what they were intended: housing, jobs, food, education, and medical care!

Peacefully demonstrating for these inalienable rights, U.S. citizens are being cruelly and painfully tortured, injured, murdered and disappeared by armed troops — paid for with our very own hard-earned, hard-to-part-with tax dollars! This, then, is the crime.

Are those lighting fires, beating up reporters and defacing buildings being individually pursued and apprehended by police? Prosecuted? If so, it’s not in the papers! We don’t know who the criminals are. Why is this? Why are peaceful demonstrators being blamed, attacked, and gassed when they are not at fault? Why are police not arresting the perpetrators?

How does a populace prepare for what looks like a military coup?

Alea Waters
PORT TOWNSEND

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Justin Hale

Another prime example of the Loony Left's inability to understand the difference between Peaceful protests and riots. Here's a clue Alea, the enemies are the ones doing property damage, setting fires, looting, and assaulting our Police.

Thursday, August 13
Sheila

Police are not "arresting the perpetrators" because they have been told not to. And the ones who are arrested are let loose and not prosecuted.

Friday, August 14
Tom Camfield

It doesn’t take much to see through Donald’s egomania, racism, greed, misogyny, etc. He’s pure evil and not very smart. He’s found a way to take control away from blue-state governors and put “federal” troops onto local streets by calling out border patrol and homeland security personnel.

By the time that distraction is squared away, he’ll have us directing attention to fake coronavirus vaccines, the Pebble Mine, phony Harris “birther” charges, new shower heads in his personal quarters, or whatever.

Friday, August 14
Justin Hale

"He’s found a way to take control away from blue-state governors and put “federal” troops onto local streets "..... Pure BS Tom. The democrat governors and mayors shirked their responsibilities to protect innocent people, private and public properties, and have allowed mobs to run riot in their cities, to think that they were "in control" is just idiotic. Are you really going to argue that the mayhem should be allowed to continue unchecked?

Sunday, August 16
Jüsteks Hale

Snowflake.

| Wednesday, August 19
Alan Susnow

Justin, another example of the Ridiculous Right's reality denial. Just like with the police there are always a few bad apples who cause trouble. Using them as an excuse to attack the 99% of peaceful protesters is akin to cutting police budgets by 50% because of the few bad cops. Loading random protesters into unmarked vans is something we'd expect to see in Belarus, not the good old US of A. The Right attacks these people as ANTIFA which I believe stands for anti-fascist, if that's true shouldn't we all be anti-fascist? I for one certainly don't want to see the US became ruled by a fascist, do you?

Wednesday, August 19
Justin Hale

Alan, Have you watched the videos, heard the audios of the riots and those advocating violence? Show me one video where peaceful demonstrators were attacked by the police, I can show you multiple video clips where the police are being assaulted by the mobs. If you really believe that the police are randomly attacking peaceful protestors it's you who is in denial of reality.

"Loading random protesters into unmarked vans".....Did you see the videos of the mobs burning Seattle Police Dept. vans,, why in the world would you want to provide a target?

The antifa people are nothing more than Nihilists, they have nothing to do with fighting fascism. I want to see a society that respects the rule of law, without that we are all in for a world of trouble.

Wednesday, August 19