Hollywood stars may find that appeasing the rioters isn’t a working strategy

Winston Churchill famously said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Those Hollywood stars promising all sorts of cash to the protesters are virtue-signaling. However, it’s easy to imagine that they are also hoping to keep the protesters off the stars’ turf. On Saturday, the rioting crocodiles showed that they are unimpressed by the appeasers’ promised cash payments. Looting is more immediately profitable. To understand what the stars are up to, you have to start in Minnesota. Up until a few days ago, Minneapolis was a hard-left, clean, well-run Midwestern town that virtue-signaled non-stop about its combination of “Midwestern nice” and wokeness. Then, a video caught Derek Chauvin, a police officer, subduing George Floyd using a controversial knee-on-the-neck control technique for eight agonizing minutes, at the end of which Floyd was dead. The autopsy showed that Floyd actually died, not from...(Read Full Post)
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