Portland’s protests were once centered around the Black Lives Matter movement but now the city has fully begun their descent into chaos. Antifa members and their sympathizers have been tearing up the streets, claiming that they are fed up with America as a whole. They are not looking to raise awareness about police brutality, they are looking to destroy the country as we know it.
Anything less than full abolition is not going to make them happy. Lilith Sinclair is the Afro-Indigenous non-binary local organizer who is responsible for putting this movement together. She spoke to the protesters and laid out their mission. The rant that she went on was captured on Twitter and shared with the rest of the country by Andy Ngo.
We are not the only ones who were alarmed by what she had to say. Mainstream media Twitter accounts were curiously silent. Why wouldn’t they be willing to amplify her message, like they have with so many others? Sinclair is openly calling for treason and all of a sudden, the mainstream media types who were perfectly fine with all of the other rhetoric clam up.
While the lack of media attention has been duly noted, Sinclair got support from an unlikely source. A clergy member was standing beside her, nodding in agreement during her diatribe. Portland was once known as a beautiful city. Now, Rose City has been turned into a leftist stronghold. Ted Wheeler is the city’s mayor and he’s lost all control.
Clergy behind speaker applauds. *smh* https://t.co/i7bW82O2yD
— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) July 18, 2020
The nightly riots have gotten completely out of hand. He shows no willingness or inclination to stop them. For nearly two months, people have taken to the streets every night to broadcast their grievances with America. The media refers to them as peaceful protesters but nothing could be further from the truth. The downtown area remains boarded up and businesses are subjected to a constant onslaught.
Governor Kate Brown has also decided that she is not going to step in either. Portland is being left to fend for themselves. The citizens of Portland who are not involved in the protests in either direction have to be wondering when the madness will end. Instead of helping out their citizens, the governor and mayor are more worried about President Trump’s attempts to provide the city with some assistance.
Homeland Security has been asked to help out and their officers are the ones who are being blamed for the escalation in violence. In fact, Wheeler has gone so far as to say that he wants the Homeland Security officers out of the city entirely. He is pointing the finger at them and letting the city know where he stands on the matter. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.https://twitter.com/JazzShaw/status/1284625044149329926?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1284625044149329926%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhotair.com%2Farchives%2Fkaren-townsend%2F2020%2F07%2F19%2Fportland-organizer-calls-abolition-united-states-silence-mainstream-media%2F
“The tactics that the Trump administration are using on the streets of Portland are abhorrent,” says Wheeler. When the governor paid CNN a visit and spoke to Jake Tapper during the most recent episode of “State of the Union”, he reiterated all of these points. Wheeler even believes that the Homeland Security officers are behaving in a manner that is not constitutional.
This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety. The President is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government. https://t.co/PdlZkmW0mQ
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 16, 2020
Much like Seattle, Portland protesters are taking over large swaths of the city and there is not much that can be done about it. The police were even forced to use tear gas to clear an area that had been taken over by protesters who set fire to a Portland Police Association building. At the moment, we are unsure as to when the city will stop burning and our hearts go out to the taxpayers who are forced to endure the madness.
The mainstream media cannot continue to ignore what is happening in Portland. Anarchists are tearing the nation apart but no one seems to mind all that much. The media needs to be accountable for the role that they are playing in this story. If the right wing was involved in this type of violence, we would never hear the end of it.