Jay Inslee, governor of Washington state, recently tweeted:
As George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston today, we cannot rest until justice is delivered and we create lasting change as Americans and Washingtonians. Because #BlackLivesMatter
Aside from the terrible tragedy of Floyd’s death we all learned something from it.
The lesson gun owners learned is what we must do to effect meaningful political change in ridding ourselves of oppressive laws and systems.
— Joe Huffman (@JoeHuffman) June 9, 2020
Protestors have demanded changes in — even the elimination of — policing. They’ve resorted to rioting, burning, and looting. The police and National Guard gave way. Federal, state, and local politicians are capitulating, left and right.
Apparently civil unrest is a much more effective strategy than writing to congresscritters and voting.
To be perfectly clear, I an NOT actually advocating that. In fact, I’ve written extensively on why that would be a very bad idea. It wouldn’t, couldn’t end there. But conclusions like that will be drawn by some as part of the moral hazard of allowing these kinds events to continue.
The radical left appears to have declared hunting season already. And it could can rapidly become open season. Complete chaos.
But still…given the events of last two weeks, I can’t help wondering, in retrospect, whether the peaceable assembly approach was the most effective tactic in Virginia after all.