I don’t see the sides as equal by any means. BLM actually wants cities to cut police budgets. They want less police, and they’re demanding it by rioting. It would be a big understatement to call that counter productive.
The thug cops that held George Floyd down and knelt on his neck had to be fired and prosecuted. But they were and they are. BLM won. So why are they still protesting and potentially rioting?
The other side is the side for law and order. The side that says private property matters too.
I didn’t understand why President Trump did that at first, but talking it over with you has made it crystal clear. The rioters BURNED that historic church, so much more than just a building. That demands a response. President Trump responded by walking over there and holding up the Bible. Simple. Symbolic. He knew that it would be enough because the media would be apoplectic.
As for the police action, it turns out that AG Barr had ordered an expanded security zone earlier in the day, but the police dragged their feet in enforcing it. So when he went out there and they still hadn’t done it, he said chop chop, come on, let’s get moving. That gave the appearance of clearing a path for the president.
But so what? The agitators got to protest all day, the president just needed a few minutes. They weren’t prevented from assembling (in spite of covid), they were just prevented from assembling right there, right then.
And yes, I remember ol’ Dukakis. He taught us what a landslide rout is.