Bajeezus. I don't think it's quite that bad. Democracy is a messy business. By design, it is messy. For Americans, where the 'me' usually comes before the 'us', and the state's rights are often prioritized over the national agenda, of course 2020 has been trying. We move forward as a country when those boundaries and interactions are tested (sometimes violently).We are seeing what happens when there is a combination of oppression, suppression, a loss of hope, and the all-too-apparent collapse of American Democracy by being overtaken by a small but powerful band of criminals. This is certainly the first time in my life, and probably since the Civil War, that I fear we won’t make it to the election without an explosion, and if we do, there may be some sort of coup by the loser.
It turns out that there is no organized group in the US identified as “Antifa”, and the law does not allow Trump to declare a domestic organization (which does not appear to exist) as a “Terrorist organization”. Trump says he's naming antifa a 'Terrorist Organization.' Can he do that?It appears that Antifa, left wing/anarchists are behind much of the rioting and they are about to be designated a terror organization, not before time IMO. The threat of being investigated by the FBI will most likely quiet them down.
You can dispute the name of the outside agitators but there is no question that they exist and are active.Leaders of the protests told WIS that the violence seen Saturday was not planned and rather caused by outside agitators who do not represent Black Lives Matter.