Have you noticed how the idea of violent protests and civil unrest is suddenly getting attention? First, the city of Chicago is expecting protests if Kyle Rittenhouse is found not-guilty. Second, after talking to the NYC Mayor-elect about policing, BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome said, “If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again. There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”
In this age of social media, riots in one city kick off copycat riots in another. If there are riots in Chicago over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, expect riots elsewhere. Anyone who watched the trial and has a tiny modicum of understanding about what self-dense entails has known for days there Kyle is not guilty. But since when did the truth matter to rioters? Or t the mainstream media who are falsely portraying the results of the trial so that when he is not convicted of murder, people will be outraged.
Setting the Stage
We should all be concerned that this early acknowledgement in the media that riots may take place is, in fact, a warning that riots will take place. It’s politicians and movement leaders signaling to their compatriots that riots are coming, so get out your helmets and fireworks. Put on your marching shoes, start painting those signs, and check your encrypted links so we can tell you where to go, what to chant, and what to burn down.
It’s all a setup. They intend the protest to be a distraction. When we are glued to the screen watching riots, looting, arson, and violence in our streets, we won’t be paying attention to the rising cost of food or gasoline. The news won’t cover the supply chain mess, vaccine mandates, and the rising rate of heart problems when there is more exciting news with people throwing bottle sand fireworks at the police.
Besides, the people need Christmas presents. That means it’s time to go looting, smash some store windows, and run off with bags or expensive stuff.
How Protests Become Riots
Peaceful protesters want to march, to show strength in numbers, and to get their point across. Anarchists want to hijack peaceful protests, or they want to hold a counter-protest and then clash with the original protesters. They want to sow the seeds of disruption, to widen the gap between “us” and “them,” and to erode and degrade our society until it burns. Funny how the leftist support this behavior.
After dark, violent protestors become rioters, many of whom who want to burn things up, throw things at the police, fight anyone who disagrees with them, and otherwise express their anger and frustration at the state of the world and what they perceive as injustices. They can be dangerous because a mob is unruly. They may surround your car, smash your windows, and try to drag you out of it so they can beat you.
Looters are more concerned about getting their hands on as much stuff as possible and making a clean getaway so they can come back and do it again.
Be Prepared for Riots and Looting
The number one way to stay safe when there is rioting is to avoid areas where rioting is taking place or likely to break out. This often means avoiding the downtown or the section near governmental buildings in major cities. Protests have also spilled onto major interstate highways, and looting has moved from downtown and inner city stores to major shopping centers. If rioting is expected, stay home and stay safe.
To avoid locations where people are protesting, you need to monitor the news, your local Twitter feed and other social media. The jury may start deliberations on Monday. If you work downtown in a large city, monitor the news. When the Rittenhouse juror returns to the courtroom to read their verdict, consider leaving work early.
I am always armed, but if I was expecting trouble, I might upgrade my armament or at least carry an extra magazine. Check your local laws if traveling by car you may be able to carry a long gun for added protection.
Gray Man Time
If you exit a building or a subway stop and suddenly find yourself in a crowd of protesters, blend in and work your way to the outside of the crowd, then drop out when the opportunity presents itself. The time for healthy debate is not when there are hundreds of them and one or two of you.
In some cities, anarchists will slash the tires of parked cars and trucks that display Trump and other conservative bumper stickers. When you complain to the authorities, the liberals in charge shrug as if you should have known better, and you got what you deserved.
And they wonder why the smart money is leaving cities behind.
The point is, don’t paint a target on your back, or on your vehicle. Stay out of it. Save your energy for protesting something important, like protecting the Second Amendment.