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As it becomes more common for angry mobs of militants to take to the streets and block, intimidate, harass, or even attack drivers, we are seeing more and more drivers treat these crowds as a mortal threat to their lives.
The choices you make when you believe you are being threatened with harm are necessarily different from the sorts of choices you might otherwise make in a tense situation.
In a world divided into very convenient categories of ‘oppressor’ and ‘oppressed’, every group that leftwing activists agree with are ‘oppressed’ or ‘marginalized’ and every individual or group with which they disagree is some sort of an oppressor.
That’s the logic that drives corporate journos to label, for instance, Larry Elder as the ‘Black Face of White supremacy’. Is it any wonder the narrative was ready to go right out of the box when a motorist, caught in the middle of a sea of protesters, tries to push his way through them?
The ready-made narrative — deliberately invoking echoes of Charlottesville — is that some random road-rager gets upset with the inconvenience of peaceful protesters blocking his path and bowls them over.
That was the social media messaging some tried to convey.
A counter protester drove his car into pro-Palestine protesters a couple hours ago and opened fire at young women and men demonstrators as they marched peacefully down the streets in Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/DWjea5nZyj
— Mnar Adley (@MnarMuh) October 23, 2023
A would-be public servant running for office there tried to incite an online mob to dox, target and ruin the driver’s life.
MN City Council candidate Zach Metzger blocked off a highway and terrorized an old white man driving past a pro-Palestine riot
He posted the video today and instructed his followers to find the old man. He has since deleted the post. We saved it.
Drone footage shows a mob… pic.twitter.com/bI6BvgkrqM
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 23, 2023
Video evidence shot that down. Hard.
Everything you wrote is false.
The protestors blocked the road. A confused elderly man (not a counter protestor) then tried to drive through but the crowd surrounded and started attacking the car. He drove through and they then attacked the car again down the road. There was no… https://t.co/za9EDd52Xs
— AG (@AGHamilton29) October 23, 2023
Another angle of the incident pic.twitter.com/Qh8fVhcXsU
— Dixie (@OSiiNT) October 23, 2023
These Hamassholes are waving the flag of the same group responsible for the rape, torture, and murder of more than 1000 Jews on the biggest slaughter of Jewish civilians since the liberation of the Nazi Death camps.
A still frame of the Hamas flag being waved in Minneapolis today. pic.twitter.com/n9bxKHbwNZ
— Dixie (@OSiiNT) October 23, 2023
They even threw the ‘Palestinian’ flag/pole as a weapon at the car whose driver just wanted to get the hell out of there.
But their ‘get him’ instinct was strong. They made it really tough for him to actually get out of their way. Because they had no interest in peace.
Which explains the support for this particular cause.
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