I generally consider myself fairly objective and a very hard sell on sensational claims. I know I have a right lean, but I'm not the kind to submit Bernie's talk of Cuba's literacy program into evidence to prove he wants gulags.
However, in the face of the riots, I have been extremely vocal condemning them. I've tried to dispel the myth that this is somehow comparable to the Boston Tea Party or Stonewall. I've tried to tell people that "it's not just property" pointing to our community here in Nashville where bars are reeling from COVID and just got ransacked in the riots leaving many without jobs.
Still, I have encountered messaging like what I've attached here more than a few times. What's alarming to me is that I'm not encountering it from some random person on Twitter. It's not bots. They aren't trolls. I know these people that are saying blood is necessary for change. This is a screenshot I took from my own Facebook feed from someone I've hung out with. These are every-day ...