No. This is different. There have been many instances of protests involving some violence in our history. But this was people assaulting the seat of government trying to stop the Congress of the United States from performing a Constitutional function. This was not your run of the mill violent protest. In fact I would not even call it a protest. At least a substantial portion of those people were there to do violence to the elected representatives of our country in order to stop the processing of the results of a free and fair election. It was an attack. There is a picture of a guy running around with zip tie cuffs. What did he plan to do with those? There is video of the crowd chanting "hang Mike Pence." It's WAY worse than something like the Black Lives Matter protests.UNI88 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pmI think there are definite similarities so comparisons are valid. The fools game is trying to justify your side's because the other side did it first/worse. Violent protesting, rioting and looting are wrong no matter who is doing it and why.
The "why" does matter. The Black Lives Matter protests happened because, rightly or wrongly, people believed injustices were being committed against people due to race. What happened this week was by people who were trying to overturn the Will of the People expressed during a Presidential election through violent means. WAY worse. Not a close call.
People who are trying to draw some kind of equivalency between what happened this past week and something like Black Lives Matter protests need to just stop. It doesn't fly.