“And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”
CNN’s Village idiot Chris Cuomo, during yet another pro-riot rant from the now completely unhinged news network.
Let’s recall once more that Cuomo graduated from law school, apparently one where the entrance qualifications involved drawing “Skippy.” This isn’t the first time he has displayed the legal acumen of the average Clumber Spaniel. In the past, he has said that “hate speech” wasn’t protected under the Bill of Rights. He once said that it would be illegal for anyone but journalists to read Wikileaks posts.
Now, it’s true that protests are not required to be “polite.” However, protests are required to be peaceful. Where does it say that? Why in the Bill of Rights, Chris! Heard of it? It’s clear you never read it:
The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Is it unfair for me to refer to Chris Cuomo as “Fredo”? It might be unfair to the elder Corleone bother, who, you will recall, lost a lot of IQ points in a childhood fever. I’d bet that even Fredo Corleone could have figured out that protests had to be peaceful, since the other kind are called “riots.”
Ignorant people, emotional people whose intellect would barely qualify them to run bait shops were their father not a liberal icon should not be permitted to make the public even more ignorant than it is by assuming positions of influence and authority they are spectacularly unqualified for.
Here is Cuomo’s whole embarrassing rant. I could deconstruct it in detail, since it is self-contradictory and would rate a “D” in a junior high school public speaking course, but frankly, anyone who can’t see this for the garbage it is won’t be enlightened by analysis.
CHRIS CUOMO: It is a sad day when we need curfews in our cities. America’s major cities are filled with people demanding this country become more fair, more just and ironically, more united.
Now, too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets, persistent, and poisonous, inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because, I can show you outraged citizens are the ones who have made America what she is and led to any major milestones.
Be honest, this is not a tranquil time. They’re not here to make power or you or me comfortable? They’re here to yell, criticize, blame and shame. You don’t have to like it. But why not focus on remembering the reason for the pain that fuels their purpose?
Police are the ones who are required to be peaceful, to de-escalate, to remain calm. They are, in fact, trained to do exactly that. So, when one kneels on someone’s neck for a long time and other police don’t stop obvious deadliness, that’s the problem.
We can’t be in a place where cops can act human and be forgiven but citizens can have the same flawed responses and be justifiably killed, or told to hold their tongues. Citizens have no duty to check their outrage or ignore a curfew to keep doing that. They may get arrested because it’s illegal. That’s their right as well.
Looting, arson, violence. Now, that’s something else. Don’t confuse that with protests or the people doing it with protesters. There are bad people mixed in with good people in these situations. That’s the truth. We’re learning it in every city. And we’re watching New York City tonight especially closely, where orders went into effect an hour ago to stay off the streets after one of the wildest most destructive nights in recent memory.
This is the strictest curfew in the big apple since the race riots of 1943. It’s three hours earlier than last night, after the city descended into absolute chaos. There was looting and lawlessness city-wide. Cops could not get a handle on it.
So far today, protests have been what they are the overwhelming majority of the time everywhere, peaceful, if you want to call it that. They’re certainly not violent.
But just in New York, and many big cities across America, you have to see this, too, there has been major unrest. What’s going to happen tonight?