Sunday, August 30, 2020

Osterweil is on NPR. The best thing Trumpers could do it put her on Fox.
Vicky Osterweil's new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action, is a social justice justification for property damage and theft. This book promoting riots is a number one new release on Amazon, a mega-corporation that benefits every time a local shop gets torched.
Calling Andrew Sullivan a fascist means nothing when he quotes this and you refuse to respond.
Watching looters bust down our family restaurant is so heartbreaking. Senseless, they’re doing it while laughing and smirking. Not gonna lie, I damn near shot a man tonight. He threw that fucking rock at my family photo and looked right at me. I said “ you motherfucker....” tears immediately rolled down my face. I just can’t no more. I’m thankful I walked away but Fuck y’all.
“To be honest this hurts a lot,” Toom Nguyen said. “Just to see this happening to us here.”
Toom, one of the restaurant’s owners, said the employees closed down the restaurant before the violence made its way from Nicollet Mall toward Loring Park.
“They just broke stuff for no reason,” Yoom Nguyen said.
His brother Yoom came to check on the restaurant around 9 ‘o’clock Wednesday night. He told the growing crowd they were a family-owned restaurant and didn’t have anything inside of value.
Still, the storefront windows were smashed.
“You know we work hard, we’re all minorities, just don’t do that stuff and the thought he could have lost his life or someone could have gotten really hurt — it made me question a lot of things,” co-owner Yoom Nguyen said.
The owners said the civil unrest after George Floyd’s death caused around 30 thousand dollars worth of damage to the restaurant. They are unsure how much longer Lotus will be able to stay downtown.
“Our staff is scared,” Yoom said. “We don’t have any leadership or protection, we don’t know what to do here.”
The brothers did say they were grateful police responded quickly and blocked off the businesses from more damage.
Cooper is confused
"I shouldn't have to follow reactionaries, contrarians and pedants to find people who understand what anti-political idealism looks like. I shouldn't have to read cynics to find anti-utopians."

Recently Jilani equated the founding of Israel to the partition of India. Imagine Ali Jinnah as an immigrant from Poland, arriving in Bombay in 1906.
He deletes his tweets but the text will stay.

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