Earlier by Steve Sailer: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Urges, in Effect, Blacks to Riot
From my August 26th column in Takimag.com, “The Social Construction of Black Self-Destruction:”
In Biden’s defense, he finally issued a plea to halt rioting on the third day of the Kenosha Riots, although there’s little evidence that it did any good by that point.
After Blake’s shooting, Democratic politicians immediately poured gasoline on the fire. Wisconsin governor Tony Evers tweeted:
While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.
The governor didn’t say one word against rioting.
Not surprisingly that night, bored young people invigorated by authority figures like the governor poured into Kenosha’s streets and burned much of the business district.
The next day, Joe Biden issued the following irresponsible statement, making no attempt to calm the situation and prevent additional rioting, not even in the interest of deterring the spread of COVID:
Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.
These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.
Equal justice has not been real for Black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We must dismantle systemic racism.
“Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science.
It is the urgent task before us. We must fight to honor the ideals laid in the original American promise, which we are yet to attain: that all men and women are created equal, but more importantly that they must be treated equally.
In the Democratic/media bubble, the endemic rioting since Memorial Day is unmentionable. It’s all just Peaceful Protesting that occasionally “intensifies.”
Then Monday night, following Biden’s reinforcement, the mob was back torching buildings, this time with perhaps more of a white Antifa cast. From the Racine County Eye:
Rioters take over Kenosha after police shooting
For the second night in a row, rioters took over the city by burning buildings, vandalizing businesses, and looting stores.
by Denise Lockwood, August 25th, 2020
KENOSHA, WI—Following the police shooting of Jacob Blake Sunday, the rioting and looting continued. Rioters set numerous buildings on fire, including the probation office, a furniture store, an apartment building, car lots, and a Family Dollar. People looted a Walgreen’s store, stole an ATM, blocked traffic, and stole gasoline from a nearby gas station to start fires.
Is much of this destruction being shown on television? I seldom watch national news on TV, but instead search out information that I find significant on the Web, so I have been surprised by how oblivious many less curious people seem to be about the pillaging of our cities this summer. The media’s attitude at present is obviously: If it’s not good for the Biden campaign, it’s not news.
But does Biden himself even know what’s going on outside his basement?
Eventually, all this led to the attack on Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members. The teenage marksman appears to have ended the rioting more or less single-handedly, which is more than you can say for Joe Biden’s role in this sorry affair.