For some reason, the Left hates when the Right quotes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when referencing the riots that are happening in the Democrat-led cities around the United States.

That’s why I love to use those quotes whenever I can.

One of my favorites I enjoy reminding them of is Dr. King’s stance on violence:

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate…Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

The Left has either forgotten this valuable lesson or else they really have no light or love to drive out darkness or hate. At this point, they may only have darkness and hate as an alternative to indifference.

We’ve seen this in Democrat-led cities all over the country.

Baltimore, Portland, Seattle—they’ve all had to deal with their “peaceful protests” devolving into rioting, looting, and violence, and it’s due mostly to the fact that the Democrat mayors have told their police departments to stand down and let the demonstrators burn themselves out.

Democrats Love Kicking The Can Down The Street

However…

Of the cities listed, only Baltimore TRULY had a problem with violence before the riots happened…

But what’s been happening in Chicago seems to be on another level. The recent death count for 2020 is getting astronomical, sitting at a whopping 449 homicides, with the majority of those deaths being young black males.

From 2019, the death toll for July was up 139%, jumping from 44 to 105 in just a year…

So you would think that, when it comes to violence in the Windy City, the population would be used to it. If, for example, an armed suspect who fired his weapon at cops got shot but survived there, nobody would even bat an eye.

Well, you’d be wrong…

Over the weekend,13 cops were injured and over 100 people were arrested in riots and looting that engulfed the city on Sunday, August 9th, once word (and rumor) spread about the shooting.

The citizens that are slowly killing themselves off one weekend at a time were angry over an armed suspect getting shot in returned fire. In an act of “protest,” they looted the city’s downtown retail district, known globally as the Magnificent Mile.

Apparently, a different story spread among residents of the neighborhood where the shooting took place. Rumor had it that the officers had accidentally shot a child, creating a standoff between a mob of protestors and police.

However, the rumor wasn’t true…

It was just the unnamed suspect who was firing his weapon at cops that was shot—and he was not killed.

It’s Not About Black Lives – It’s About Greed And Opportunity

But the truth didn’t stop the people from rioting, letting the world know that their anger isn’t truly anger but greed looking for an opportunity.

How do we know this?

Towards the end of June, 20-month-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed while riding in his mother’s car and nobody in the mob made a peep…

Not BLM…

Not mainstream media…

Not social media…

Nobody.

And Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to blame Trump and the lax gun laws of other states for the violence going on in her city instead of taking any personal responsibility or making the necessary changes to ensure that this violence gets curtailed.

She’s kicking the can down the road instead of bending over and picking it up – and that’s why this problem will continue to happen in Chicago…

But the riots will only happen when a police officer is involved.

If Lightfoot or the protesters really believed black lives mattered, this wouldn’t be the case.

Good luck, Chicago…

You’re going to need it.

 

“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright