Here’s the side of student “activism” the national media isn’t talking about.
While high school students around the country were taking part in organized, astroturf protests demanding stricter gun laws on Wednesday, a mob of teenagers in Chicago were treating a local Walmart to an up-close and personal look at how strongly they felt about the issue.
Students who were allowed to leave class at Simeon Career Academy on Chicago’s South Side went on a rampage at a neighboring Walmart, attacking product displays, strewing items across the store’s aisles and breaking open packages, according to WFLD, Fox 32 in Chicago.
And, of course, stealing things.
The media started hyping the student walkout as some kind of new incarnation of the civil rights movement even before it happened. Liberal propaganda organs like The New York Times were publishing pieces comparing it to the famous “children’s crusade” in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.
Let’s just say it didn’t live up to the billing.
In fact, the Chicago rampage looked a lot like the kind of looting that accompanied those famed “peaceful protests” in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, when an earlier incarnation of the new civil rights movement was being hailed by the national media.
This is what it looked like in real time:
Imagine being a shopper in the store when that herd of “student activists” came rampaging through.
The only wonder it that no one got hurt.
This is what the aftermath looked like. (Warning: Some of the language in the video is pretty strong.)
It was a disgrace, of course. It was also utterly predictable.
In fact, the Chicago incident merited one sentence of coverage in a lengthy Chicago Tribune story about the walkout. Buried 20 paragraphs into a 37-paragraph story were the words:
“In Chicago, police were notified about a group of students who looted the Walmart at 8300 S. Stewart Ave., according to a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.”
It doesn’t get any more anodyne than that — note the passive voice “police were notified,” as though there was even a doubt that it happened.
But it did happen — and more. Walmart wasn’t the only store in the area that was hit, according to other businesses inteviewed by the Blue Lives Matter website.
All the liberal propaganda in the world isn’t going to change the fact that Americans know their rights.
That includes the right of self-protection against rampaging mobs of student “activists” who decide that being let out of school is license to attack their own community.
They’re not fooling anyone.
This Twitter posting summed it up perfectly:
It’s a side of student activism the national media won’t be talking about, but it’s the side the American public is going to get sick of pretty damn quick.
If this is the fight Democrats are going to bring to the midterms in November, it’s not going to go well for them at all.
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