After the Capitol was stormed by MAGA morons fueled by Trump’s rhetoric of a stolen election, the big brained pseudo-intellectual host of the Ben Shapiro show reminded his viewers that Joe Biden’s “deeply divisive” response capped off a week that “has been so disappointing and horrifying in every way,” but it wouldn’t have been so bad if Biden hadn’t made that “divisive, emotional” response. That was even worse than what happened at the Capitol!
Ben was responding to Biden’s statement that the authorities handled the BLM protesters with more restraint than the Capitol rioters.
What Biden said
“They are not protesters. Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that simple,” he said in Wilmington, Delaware to introduce nominees to lead the Justice department. “I wish we could have said we didn’t see it coming, but that’s not true. We could see it coming.
“No one can tell me if it had been a group of BLM protesting yesterday, that they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true, and it’s unacceptable.”
To any sane person who is familiar with the facts pertaining to both the Capitol riot and the BLM protests, it’s a reasonable assessment. It’s 100% factual. But according to Mr. “Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings” and the conservative echo chamber, they want you to know that their feelings matter over the facts in this particular case. It’s actually the BLM protesters that were treated with more kindness; they were “coddled” as the NY Post has previously suggested, and there can be no unity in impeaching Trump and “lumping together anyone who voted for Trump, and the Capitol rioters.”
“You may have looked at the incident at the Capitol and seen a bunch of white people storming the Capitol – one of them getting shot – and you may have said to yourself, ‘look, it looks like the Capitol police are overwhelmed! I can’t believe they didn’t have enough people there. Looks like security protocols need to be overhauled. Or you can be an insane person and suggest this has something to do with systematic racism. Naturally, Joe Biden is going to do the latter.”
Shapiro actually said all of this. Is he aware that the majority of BLM are white? Does he even care? Whether he’s aware of it or not, he certainly doesn’t care. Like any conservative who claims to be anti-racist, he hears the term “Black Lives Matter” and to him it means “black lives matter more,” that it’s a race war against white people who are the real victims of racism perpetrated by BLM. The conservative victim complex never gets old.
According to Shapiro, the “entire media, the entire government, and cities around the country allowed BLM “free reign” in their cities. They painted the city streets. They paid homage… Mitt Romney was marching with BLM, for God sake.”
When “riots” broke out in cities across America this summer, “the media cheered.”
“The media suggested this was all just an outburst of passion because of systemic American racism, and now you’re saying this somehow about Capitol police being racist?” Shapiro said.
Shapiro continues with the alternate facts narrative that racial protesters were given the “kid glove” treatment by the Trump authorities, were “coddled,” “pampered, “given free reign to “paint city streets” – actually one street, in New York – when they were not busy “looting, rioting, murdering innocent bystanders, and ‘burning down entire cities,’ ” while the Capitol rioters were “met with deadly force” – one died, don’t forget; not one BLM protesters was killed by the police ( or a right-winger ), who somehow managed not to see it coming and found themselves outnumbered. There was no indication on social media that they were planning the riot. There was no indication from the president in what he was saying for months, nor was there any indication from members of Congress who repeated his bogus claims of a stolen election. It was completely spontaneous.
And let’s not forget, a right-wing conservative “marched with BLM!” That’s unthinkable! They were honored by everyone. Even right-wing media was totally supportive of the protests. No one said a mean thing about them, no one said anything derogatory. Fox News pundits never called them “rioters,” never called them “terrorists.” Liberals are delulusional, Shapiro would argue. And “the media cheered “riots” that just “broke out” for no reason. God knows it had nothing to do with racism, it had nothing to do with two separate incidents where police officers used unnecessary excessive force that resulted in the death of one man, and the paralyzing of another. The media – MSNBC, CNN, and other credible news media – made a point of these facts many times. Other news media – with little or no credibility – made up their own narratives around these two cases.
The false narratives were that the BLM protesters were all “thugs, terrorists;” they weren’t really protests but “riots” “fed by a false narrative of systemic racism and police brutality against black people” from the “liberal mainstream media; BLM is not about racial justice, it’s really about “Marxists that want to overthrow democracy, a “race war against cops and white people and want them all dead;” every protester is on George Soros’ personal payroll; George Floyd didn’t really die as a result of a knee on his neck, but fentanyl overdose; Breonna Taylor was involved in a drug ring, and Jacob Blake – who had no weapon on him – was a threat to the police officer(s) who shot him in the back, and it was justified because he had a past record.
The BLM protests or “riots” didn’t break out in a “burst of sudden passion.” They were sparked by the unjustified deaths of George Floyd, and the shooting of Jacob Blake. They were sparked by the fact that none of these officers received any harsh discipline for these people they murdered. Derek Chauvin was recently released on a $1M bond pending trial. If he had been a poor black man, he would be rotting in prison for the rest of his life.
I saw the BLM protests as they happened. They were met with fifty times more lethal force. I didn’t see any protesters being coddled or given “free reign” to do as they pleased. I saw thousands who were brutalized, maced, pepper sprayed, beaten, run over – by both police and anti-BLM thugs – and shot – also by both police and anti-BLM thugs. Fact, not fiction. But according to right-wing media, the police were the victims of all the violence.
I also saw the violence at the Capitol as it happened. I saw far less lethal force used on those actual rioters. I saw instances of police showing restraint, allowing rioters to get past barricades, and through doors with little or no resistance, I saw police standing around with rioters inside the Capitol, some even taking selfies with them. I didn’t see any of this during the BLM protests. And yet the nonsense persists that BLM was met with no resistance or pushback, is BS. It’s also BS that no one could have seen this coming. All the signs were there on social media, from Trump himself and his cohorts in Congress. And anyone who believes the Capitol police were somehow “overwhelmed,” and couldn’t see it coming, and that BLM were allowed to rampage across America “burning down cities and murdering innocent, law-abiding citizens,” are delusional dips***s who have been propagandized by the likes of Fox News.
“There is no logic to the Democrats’ response to the riot,” Shapiro says. Is he talking about their response to the BLM protests, or the actual riot at the Capitol? If the BLM protests, he’s full of s**t. If the Capitol riot, he’s still full of s**t.
“The entire thing is a divisive, emotional appeal designed to suggest that everybody who supports Trump, and supported Trump back during the election cycle, no matter what he did over the subsequent two months… and no matter whether you think the people who breached the Capitol are idiots and criminals, no matter what you do, no matter what you said, you are complicit.”
If you voted for Trump, you voted for his policies, his behavior, his divisiveness, so yes, you are are partially complicit, and it doesn’t matter if you were there or not, or thought they were idiots or not. Not one conservative pundit pushed back on his election fraud lies, not a single one, not even Ben Shapiro.
Joe Biden’s response was completely logical. He said nothing about the police response at the Capitol having anything to do with racism. He was merely stating a fact that BLM protesters who were protesting for a legitimate cause, were treated far, far worse than the rioters at the Capitol, who were only there for one reason – they were worked into a frenzy by the lies of Donald Trump, his media sycophants, and his sycophants in Congress who repeated his false claims and lies of election fraud.
Conservatives don’t get to complain about anyone lumping Trump supporters with the Capitol Hill rioters. They were Trump supporters. Conservatives don’t get to complain that Trump has no connection to neo-Nazis, to white nationalists, to neo-Confederates. Millions of these people voted for Trump. They were present at Charlottesville. They were present at his rallies, and they were present at the Capitol Hill Riot.
The entire right-wing media structure – Fox News, Newsmax, OANN, Townhall, World Net Daily, including Ben Shapiro and his little butt- buddies at the Daily Wire – and anyone who pushed the bogus claims of election fraud, and are defending the Capitol siege – are anti-democracy, and as un-American as you can get. They can no longer be taken seriously when they claim it’s the left that hates democracy. They literally stormed the f***ing Capitol to interfere in a democratic election!
To paraphrase Vaush in his video, Ben Shapiro Doesn’t Get To Complain About Nazis, “Neo-Nazism is a plague, a mental illness, and Ben Shapiro and conservative Inc. are directly responsible for propagating their exitence. They aid them; they abet them. They propagate their dogma. They play cover for their propaganda havens on social media platforms. They do nothing to meaningfully challenge their talking points. They believe and propagate many of the same talking points and the things they believe.”
The idea that conservatives like Shapiro have any interest in “unity,” is a f***ing joke. For the past twelve years they have done nothing but encourage and promote division and hatred: using the race card against Obama for the entirety of his presidency – the birther movement; Jeremiah Wright; police shootings; Michael Brown; Trayvon Martin; Dr. Gates arrest; BLM; ebola, the list goes on – and then having the audacity of saying he was divisive.
Ben Shapiro is full of s**t. Conservatives had their chance at unity by accepting the results of the election, but instead chose to lie and invent conspiracies of a “stolen election,” that led to an assault on the Capitol. F**k their calls for unity. And f**k Ben Shapiro.