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Blackwell proves the left’s love of violence … AGAIN!

Blackwell proves the left’s love of violence … AGAIN!

CNN’s Saturday morning anchor, Victor Blackwell, said it out loud.  In signing off from his broadcast, he implored the nation to not look at the burning cars, homes and business – not to focus on the rioting and looting.  He said we should focus on the underlying problem.

He is correct that there is an underlying problem – and probably intertwined with a complex series of underlying problems cutting in all directions.  But, Blackwell would have us myopically focus on white police brutality against black males as the ONLY issue, while ignoring violent crimes against innocent people.  Certainly, police conduct is an issue worthy of exploring.  But there are a LOT of related issues.

Even worse, Blackwell would dismiss the excessive, violent and criminal behavior that too often stems from such incidents.  We are to forgive – or even overlook – the looter, the arsonist and even an occasional murderer in some malignant devotion to Blackwell’s version of social justice.

When Blackwell sees a burning car or building, he seems to see only unfortunate outrage of a wronged people. He excuses and justifies their violent rioting as some sort of natural result of oppression, frustration and anger.  Typical left-wing thinking.

Ironically, as a black man, Blackwell fails to see the folks – most black – being impacted by the street violence.  He seems to have a heartless disregard for the victims of the criminal violence – the young black firefighter, the entrepreneur who lost everything when his business was destroyed and the young black family that is now homeless.

Unlike Blackwell, Atlanta’s black Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms struck the correct balance.  While she appropriately condemned the killing of George Floyd, she also unleashed her anger at those turning the streets of her city into a war zone.  In a very emotional statement, she said, “This is not a protest.  This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King.  This is chaos.”

At that point, she literally screamed this message to the rioters.

“You are a disgrace to our city.  You are a disgrace to the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country.  We are better than that.   We are better than that as a city.  We are better than that as a country.  GO HOME!”

Like the label on the medicine bottle, one of the risks of criminal behavior is … death.  If you get into a confrontation with police while stealing, burning, looting or shooting … you might get killed.  And in any just society, if the unfortunate choice is between the potential death of an innocent citizen and a lawbreaker, It should not be a difficult choice.

I am not speaking of George Floyd.  He did not deserve to die.  In that case, the alleged criminal was wearing a blue uniform.  I am a total extremist on exercising our right of assembly and free speech.  Those are not the issues.  It is just that violent criminal behavior should NEVER be mistaken for legitimate protest.  It must be considered and treated like any other crimes of that nature.  No cause justifies the crime.

Blackwell represents typical left-wing thinking.  Do not arrest the looters and arsonists.  Understand them.  If arrested, drop all charges – as has been the custom in too many cases.  It is okay to toss rocks and Molotov Cocktails at police.  Accept the abuse as just an expression of free speech.

The Blackwell approach will ensure that future black neighborhoods will be destroyed whenever a racial incident arises – real or perceived.

The death of George Floyd is a tragedy – and by all observation, he was the victim of a heinous crime by one or more police officers.  Justice should be brought to bear.  But the perpetrator has been arrested, the process is on the move.  All the demonstrations, riots, carnage, looting and injury are for naught.

If millionaire anchor Blackwell were sitting in is home as a violent gang of thugs, arsonists and looters were descending on his property and loved ones, would he praise them for the sense of social justice – or even excuse them?  I doubt it.  I think he would be praying for the arrival of the police.

Fortunately for Blackwell, his wealth and prominence insulate him from what is happing to the folks in the Democrat-controlled ghettoes.  He can pontificate the liberal gospel of acceptable violence.  He just does not have to experience it.  So typical of the limousine liberal community.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Carlos Gamero

    Well said…Mr. Horist..



  3. R.F. HORKA

    he blacks have been told they are victims by their community leaders and the democrat/communist party for decades. during that period they (democrats)have controled our government and the black community. going back to the blacks arrival in the USA they were brought here and sold to the farmers so the southern cotton farmers could compete with the new England garment makers who got their cloth from abroad cheap. they came as the most valuable asset on the farm, much like a prized animal or machine would be. they came and were treated better than any other group of immigrants coming to the USA. the Irish came and had nothing, no housing, no jobs, no money and no welfare, the women worked the streets and cleaning—the men were sh–t haulers and garbage men. while the blacks had homes, food, jobs and were cared for. they had strong families, kids who had discipline, education, and churches. when they were freed the democrat party set about keeping them dependant on them and controlling them with free stuff. they controlled their preachers by donating to the church and passed “Jim crow” laws to deny them access to any political power. they (democrats)stopped the “civil rights” law of 1964 by filabuster until JFK finally put together a group of new England dems to go alone with a republican minority to pass it & lbj reluctantly signed it. the underlying problem in the black community today is they have been raised to be dependant on demo government handouts for decades, the family has been destroyed by demo government laws(paying for kids out of wedlock), they have been encouraged to defy all authority, starting at home no respect for parents. none for their women, none at school, and not on the streets. civilization depends on organization and discipline until the black community realizes the the demo/commie party is using them and begins to get some discipline in their people and leaders, they will stay in the getto, crying for the government to take care of them. listen to the uncle toms you can’t TAKE what the whites have join them and SHARE what they have.