This was a monologue from Greg Gutfeld on the FoxNewsChannel’s “The Five”:
May Day protests ended with violent rioting in Portland, Oregon. You know Portland, the city that last week canceled a local parade because of violent threats made by leftists. So as speeches and parades disappear because the left promises violence, days later leftists still violently run rampant.
The lesson: once when the threat of violence suppresses speech, actual violence can replace it. There were twenty five arrests of the anarchists; that started fires, property damage, and throwing home-made bombs at police officers.
Anarchists? Is that what we call them? What a fake word. It’s just shorthand for wannabe terrorists; they’re ISIS, but without the goats.
I know that this scum doesn’t reflect the whole left. Ask yourself this: has a Republican ever been bust for rioting on May Day? Has a conservative ever been arrested for looting on May Day? Has the Libertarian, Costco manager with two children, ever been jailed for torching a car? No, it’s only a certain type from a certain side.
Maybe it’s time we ditch the notion that there’s some purpose behind this. Rioting isn’t done to make a point, it’s something a coward can brag about the next day to his friends or to pick up the girl with the nose ring at Hot Topic.
Violence is the losers’ way of winning. And as long as cities like Portland view this as some romantic aberration, they will continue to be a sanctuary city for jerks and imbeciles that need a bath.