1) This is awful. I only wish people would condemn things like this with the same passion and indignation with which they have (rightly) condemned the Capitol attack.

I am NOT doing a "whaaaboutism" in making this observation. That isn't my point. Rather...(cont)
2) My point is that it is very scary how people in prominent media/political/legal/academic positions have seriously argued that violence is an appropriate means of achieving the left's political goals, or turned a blind eye to the rioting this summer.
3) Violence is NEVER an appropriate means of achieving political goals in this country, be they liberal or conservative. I am VERY troubled at how many people in this country increasingly seem to think it is. (cont)
4) And to be clear, I DO think that the Capitol attack was worse than the riots over the summer. But both deserve outrage, even if on different levels, and it is it wrong to downplay or justify the riots from this summer. (cont)
5) Those who continue to downplay or justify this summer's riots on the ground that the Capitol attack was worse than the riots (which it was) are engaging in the exact same "whatabboutism" that some on the right are currently doing. It has to stop.

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