Matt Kibbe talks with journalist Nancy Rommelmann about her experiences covering Antifa and the riots in Portland, Oregon. From a beautiful cultural center, the city has devolved into violence and chaos over a few short years. Frustration with lockdowns, anger at injustice, hatred of Donald Trump, and the complete absence of any tools to make things better have led to young people being romanced by a nihilistic desire to tear down the whole system, including commerce, police, and even the city government itself.
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[…] by Matt Kibbe […]
Six hundred people at midnight, dressed all in black, being hostile to individual personal life choices of fellow citizens, can help to establish a counter social movement. If folks just say ‘No,’ it may not be enough to dissuade the emotional youth.
Even if as individuals, hiding behind the mask of anonymity — the costume of serious ‘Action,’ acting as nihilists, striking out at frustration, then the energy of anxiety by the cancel-culture could generate a wave of folks saying ‘No more.’ Pendulums can swing back and forth.