It’s Easy to Support Violence When It’s Not Happening to You

Graffiti was also spray painted on many buildings in downtown Fargo during the riots on Saturday, May 30. C.S. Hagen / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — “Only riots, burning result in action,” reads the headline over a column by former North Dakota Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl.

That’s a remarkable statement, albeit a fashionable one at this moment.

Despite America’s lengthy history of peaceful reform and progress, violent extremism has become quite chic, of late, for our friends on the left.

Though I wonder how committed people like Omdahl are to this concept?

The protests sparked by the death of George Floyd have turned some communities into battlezones, and it’s not just white people who are paying the price. Many of the people hurt, either physically or economically, are minorities themselves.

I suspect, given the geography of where the most violence has occurred, that minorities are probably suffering from it disproportionately compared to affluent whites.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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