The american Revolution started as a violent protest.
First of all i want to preface this by saying i respect libertarians a hell of a lot more than most people on the right. Im an amcom, im using an alternate account because im sure this is going to turn into a dumpster fire. Ive lurked here occasionally since 2016 just to see your guys’ take on everything thats going on and i gotta say A LOT of you get it and actually have the same veiws as us on the left.
I just want to take this time to point out that if we had tried the “peaceful protest” bit during the creation of our nation we would all be speaking british right now instead of american. The same things i see said about BLM protesters would be said about american revolutionaries back then.
We destroyed private property, we tarred and feathered loyalists, we burned effigies, we destroyed buildings, we destroyed mansions, The tax stamp riots of 1765 and the creation of the sons of liberty as seen as a kind of starting point of the revolution.
Our revolution began with the same kind of property damage people see as un american. Even then there were people loyal to the status quo who would be saying the same talking points we see people saying today.
You need to ask yourself, are you a loyalist or an american? If we were in 1776 america what side of the protests do you picture you being on?.
“the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.” I see this quote a lot in response to that kyle kid, i challenge you to use the same logic with property and money, surely if its acceptable to shed blood, its acceptable for someone to shed capital.
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