Opinion

Months of widespread anti-police protests have failed to produce good results and it is time for civil unrest to end, a conservative commentator said.

In the past four months extreme anarchist protests have spread across much of the nation with the promise of supporting less police brutality and greater racial equality. However, RedState contends rampant looting of businesses, and vandalism against both religious and historical monuments did little to change racial equality in America.

“Here is my contention: There is nothing good coming from Black Lives Matter (BLM), nothing at all,” RedState contributor Bonchie said in an opinion piece. “It has only gotten much worse. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, dozens of people have been killed as a result of the riots that have stemmed from BLM ‘protests’ [and] men like David Dorn are dead today because BLM encouraged destruction and harm.”

The Oval Office confirmed the crime rate dramatically jumped in July as the frequency of the protests began to rise. More than 300 Americans were shot in New York City, representing a 277 percent increase on the same month in 2019. The number of murders soared 94 percent in Minneapolis and 27 percent in Philadelphia compared to the previous corresponding period in 2019.

Illinois arguably had the worst crime wave so far this year.

“Perhaps no citizens have suffered more from the menace of violent crime than the wonderful people of Chicago, the city I know very well,” President Donald Trump said in a video shared on Facebook. “At least 414 people have been murdered in the city this year, a roughly 50 percent increase over the last year, [and] more than 1,900 people have been shot. These are numbers that are not even to be believed.”

Bonchie believes extreme anarchist protests must end either voluntarily or through government intervention.

“This is not a movement that needs to live, it is a movement that needs to die out,” she said. “Something that is positive produces positive results, BLM produces nothing positive. Instead, it traffics in misinformation and damaging racial politics, conditioning younger generations to hate and judge their fellow man simply for the color of their skin.”

She rejected the group’s excuse that only a small number of protesters were responsible for shoplifting and vandalism.

“Some consider themselves followers who do not think like that [but it] does not absolve BLM of the marks against it,” she said. “I am sick of the excuses, I am sick of being told that I must make distinctions and give the benefit of the doubt to a movement that does not deserve it, nor would such treatment be given to any other movement that has so abused its influence.”

She also compared the movement to the actions of communist-inspired groups that seized power through violence and murder in countries like mainland China, Vietnam, and Cuba.

“Marxist organizations that traffic in dangerous, divisive, sometimes even violent racial pot-stirring do not get to lead ‘movements,'” she said. “That is not how any of this works.”

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