like not even commenting on the validity of violence but: strict nonviolence advocates are making a huge mistake by allowing more violent protestors to be painted as self interested or otherwise uninterested in the cause. they need to be treated as as equals who see things differently because those people are going to be the ones the media focuses on and makes the face of these protests. root out the bad elements and work with the good because there is a lot of good in those people.
look i’m not saying it’s not happening. ive seen 3 percenters and “bugaloo” 4chan nazis. but we have to move normal people away from the idea that white “agitators” are the reason there is violence. it reinforces the official narrative that the violence is bad and should be repressed. there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it for people who actually care. by all means always be on the lookout for cops and chud infiltrators or idiotic opportunists. but we can’t let liberals paint this as a bunch of white anarchists or white supremacists who don’t give a poo about black people. there are plenty of angry black people participating in the uprisings. we can debate the merits of violence vs nonviolence but we can’t pretend as if this isn’t an organic response to violence. tbh most of these local cops and chuds are too dumb to blend in anyway. just stop them before they try to vandalize synagogues or cultural landmarks or w/e