Louisville protesters faced off with an extremist militia on the 2nd day of unrest following no charges for the police involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing
There used to be a time when the MSM attempted to inform their readership. Those days are long gone. ANTIFA and BLM (Burn, Loot and Murder) indulge in a two day orgy of arson, rioting and assaults. According to the MSM these are the actions of reasonable people. A “Militia” consisting of conservative leaning members decides to join and the MSM announces the extremists have arrived.
Maybe it would be helpful to define the term. Here it is from the Oxford Languages web site and Merriam-Webster. It seems like there were two militias demonstrating. One is a “good” militia called ANTIFA and BLM. The other not so good.
a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.” creating a militia was no answer to the army’s manpower problem”
a military force that engages in rebel or terrorist activities in opposition to a regular army.
all able-bodied civilians eligible by law for military service.Oxford Languages
Merriam Webster takes the definition a step further.
: a private group of armed individuals that operates as a paramilitary force and is typically motivated by a political or religious ideologyspecifically : such a group that aims to defend individual rights against government authority that is perceived as oppressiveMerriam Webster
Read the definitions again. Any way you look at it ANTIFA and BLM constitute a militia. They are a military force that engages in rebel or terrorist activities in opposition to a regular army. ANTIFA have squared off against the police and National Guard. They advocate the overthrow of established order. If that definition is too confrontational the Merriam Webster definition is a little more vanilla: a private group of armed individuals that operates as a paramilitary force and is typically motivated by a political or religious ideology.
I am reminded of an observation made by Benjamin Franklin in the play “1776”.
You should know that rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it is illegal.Howard DaSilva as Benjamin Franklin “1776”
So, it is perfectly acceptable for ANTIFA and BLM to burn cities, assault citizens, and fight with police. It is not reasonable for those on the right to merely exist.
I’m not a fan of old fat guys showing up anywhere wearing load bearing vests chock full of ammunition, with an AR-15 slug across their chest. When I see pictures of such a display, two things come to mind. 1. These guys are living out a Walter Mitty fantasy. 2. Bringing a gun to a fist fight is a pain in the ass.
I have participated in over a thousand felony search warrants and “buy busts. Most of the time, I was armed with nothing more that a pair of pistols. It was not unusual to go through a door empty handed. Experience showed that the majority of confrontations required manhandling not guns. A rifle became a hindrance not a help.
The problem with the MSM is that in order to take anything that is published at face value the reader must first forget everything they know. The ultimate priority of news reporting is to sell tampons and toilet paper.