Mish

The 6th night of rioting is underway.

In reference to Rodney King, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said "this isn't 1992," and would not activate the National Guard. 

Hours later he changed his mind. Violence has spread to at least two dozen cities. 

"Why Don't You Cover That?"

Pointing to a Tweet in which a woman attacked a police officer, I was challenged, "Why don't you cover that?"

OK if you insist. Here are a wide range of Tweets.

Resemblance to Rodney King

Left Wing Lunacy - Russia to Blame

Trump says 80% of Rioters Out of State

Really? How the hell does he know?

Excellent Comment by Matt Taibbi on Censorship

Trump Advisors Scold Trump Over His Tweet

What did Trump do? He made a foolish comment "When the Looting Starts the Shooting Starts"

This led to Twitter amending his Tweet with a warning. Trump defended it as a fact.

When 20-year Miami Police Chief Walter Headley used the phrase, he was addressing his department’s “crackdown on Negro slum hoodlums.”

So facts aside, it was a horribly irresponsible thing for Trump to say. And it will backfire on Trump.

Trump's ignorance aside, Twitter opened up a can of policing worms as Taibbi points out.

Chicago Lockdown

Don't Worry, Futures Will Be Up in the Morning

The Incentive to Let it Burn

Thank public unions for that.

Bakery Protected

Insurance Won't Protect You

Count This Mentioned

Riots in Philadelphia

The Epitome of Rioting Irony and Ignorance in One Tweet

Soon to be Ex-Lawyers Throw a Molotov Cocktail

“Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges for tossing a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.”

BLM Protester Calls Out White Antifa for Vandalizing Local Starbucks

Trump Declares ANTIFA a "Terrorist Organization"

That's nice but there is no law under which Trump can declare a domestic terrorist group.

Moreover, ANTIFA is a much of an organization as the collective number of people who watch birds in their backyard. There is no such organization called ANTIFA.

But his supporters will cheer such nonsense.

Everybody Happy?

I hope so. 

I did not cover everyplace, but I touched on what I believe are the key ideas.

Well, here's one more.

Please, Stop the Damn Rioting Already 

Mish

Comments (40)
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tokidoki
tokidoki

"Why would the Russians get in bed with China?", I was often challenged.

Just read that tweet from Susan Rice.

The Dems have the hots for Russia.
The Reps have the hots for China.

The US will be no match for them in a non nuclear confrontation. The Russians have already shown their capability in the Middle East (Syria) and Lybia, whereas our "forces" there are pretty much demoralized.

This country is spent. Only the Fed is left.

Quatloo
Quatloo

Awesome post Mish!!

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

Flashbangs and structure fires in Lafayette Park. That's the front yard of 1600 Penn.

I'm not sure how much more winning America can take.

Webej
Webej

LOL. CNN’s Russia conspiracies have finally caught up to them. BLM doesn’t take kindly to having their protest side-lined as Russian sponsored, and took CNN to task. Priceless.

rojogrande
rojogrande

The Matt Taibbi tweet is spot on.

rafterman
rafterman

Here is where Trump got his info

www.cbsnews.com/news/minnesota-officials-say-most-people-who-acted-violently-at-protests-are-not-state-residents/

Axiom7
Axiom7

These riots are the natural result from shutting down the economy for C19. 40mm unemployed, people broke, in debt, nothing to lose = riots.

Zardoz
Zardoz

Lies from every direction... we’ve graduated from the Information Age into the Bullshit age.

... and deepfakes are still in their infancy...

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

The Urooj picture: "I'm not a bad ass, but I play one on TV."

You can almost see special effects making her dainty punches have the force of a cannon.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

This is straight out of Russia's playbook. It doesnt mean they had anything to do with what started it but you can well be sure that the GRU is paying attention to how to leverage this for Putin and leave the US in ruins. This was always the plan. Putin is loving this moment.

Tengen
Tengen

This whole situation reminds me a lot of the 2008 financial crisis. We're confronted with a large problem but we already know we're not going to try to address it. Rioting and looting accomplishes nothing, but as soon as everybody goes home, the cops will still be aggressive revenue generators for the state. If anything, the problem will get worse over time.

The incentives in our society are all wrong. Bankers will print and skim, corporations will hollow themselves out for the benefit of their current executives, government will only represent major lobbying groups, and the media will fan the flames of discord to prevent people from looking upward at the Fed.

By now it's safe to say that only a major catastrophe will wake people up, and some riots over Floyd's death falls well short of that.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

By the way, would it be surprising to learn that Covid-19 was allowed to get out of China to throw the world into the chaos that it is in ? China never liked Trump and probably had tacit approval from Russia, North Korea and Iran to throw the world into chaos. Trump may have been duped by Xi, Putin, Kim Jong Un and an host of other authoritarian regimes. We know Trump admires them. It is all an accident that this happen in 2020, an election year in the US ? I wonder.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Those dont get why the rioting is happening dont understand BLM, Antifa and the boogaloo. These radical groups want anarchy and no government. These outsiders are the ones creating chaos in neighborhoods they don't live in. Most people dont want this but the extremist groups are looking to overthrow local governments.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The BLM and Antifa Starbucks story is misportrayed above. The lady is a resident of that town and wants peaceful protest. She was not a member of BLM or Antifa. The two women spray-painting were clearly sent in to do it. No one but organized groups dress in all black and spray paint a Starbucks in the name of revenge.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Another take is that the system has failed to generate enough prosperity for most of the people most of the time. For a long time there was a social contract in America about the type of society people wanted. That contract was based on cops and other public officials to do the right thing and help improve communities. The intersection of corporatism and government is a form of fascism that we now have. If you keep sawing off the tree limbs of the tree in which you live, eventually the tree falls.

anoop
anoop

So when does all this translate into shortages of food and other essentials? Because that's when things get REALLY bullish.

Ken Kam
Ken Kam

Mish, I've followed your blog for some years now and I notice you've swung from a balanced Trump observer to almost full scale TDS. eg is Trump to blame for this violence? Is Trump responsible for police violence? Clearly no. But your post implies and in some places actually blames Trump. Trump's tweet re looting and shooting - you ignored the context. It is to deter the 'professional rioters' of which we have seen some evidence already. The only thing Trump is guilty of is using street language and not the smooth, PC gobbledygook employed by professional politicians in Wash. DC. So that makes him un-Presidential, but how bad is that?
When he says most rioters from out of town you doubt and ask 'How the hell does he know?' Perhaps he had a chat with the mayor / governor of those places who made the same statement elsewhere.
What is happening is a disgrace, but Trump is not to blame for it.

Jdog1
Jdog1

The fact of the matter is that some cultures are not as civilized as others. Make all the excuses you want, but the facts are clear.

wmjack
wmjack

Thomas Sowell has proven world wide that when welfare began the social fabric also began to deteriorate. Today's riots are the direct result of child births outside of marriage and family structure. Most bastards grow up to be criminals. Thanks a lot Democrat voter I hope they burn down your house


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