Why are Leftists Leaders Wholly Committed to Self Destruction?
Offering ill-advised ideas plus astounding incompetence, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler delivered Trump an open letter, blaming him for Portland’s violence. Yet, a day after this tantrum, an unarmed conservative was shot dead by an Antifa terrorist. This illustrates Trump’s description of a city abandoned by leadership and logic, set afire by radicals each evening. Previously, Weakling Wheeler joined crowds of protesters only to receive insults and tear-gas. Fittingly, on his birthday, protesters yelled, Happy Tear Gas to You! Wheeler’s condo was repeatedly targeted by arsonists, so of course he’s moving. Finally, on Sept 2nd, Oregon State Police were deputized as Federal Marshals.
Blame Trump Speech
Having suffered ridicule, Mayor Wheeler sought to prove himself Portland’s boss by calling a press conference to release his “open letter” to Trump, Fri Aug 28, ‘20. Wheeler’s screed began, “Dear President Trump, Yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city. On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks.” But in an astounding twist, the next day, an unarmed Trump supporter was selected for murder. Trump responded:
Ted Wheeler, wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who watched great death & destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks lawlessness should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor.…
Trump as Bogeyman
Did Trump create Portland’s problems? This assumes, without proof, the main protest Antifa/ BLM has is with Trump. Instead, they are opposed to police, period. But the current issue is how to stop the violent riots running 100 days. Federal Police repeatedly stopped rioters from burning down the Federal Court Building. Yet Wheeler complained and they left.
Wheeler’s Weak Response
How has Wheeler responded? First, his DA won’t prosecute rioters or even give overnight jail detentions. So the same violent anarchists appear daily, attacking buildings and people. Nearby police departments refuse to help Portland. This just after Wheeler called out anarchists for trying to burn police to death. While Wheeler called to defund the police, they could help stop the violence quickly.
The murder of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, within hours of Wheeler’s speech rejecting offers of federal help revealed his self-destructive value system. If Trump’s fed troops and Oregon National Guard were imported, and allowed arrests and prosecutions, no doubt the riots would dry up quickly. Therefore, Wheeler and Oregon want the chaos, destruction and deaths. But why?
Wheeler’s Healing Theories
Wheeler wants progressive solutions, but offers no plan. Not surprisingly, he’s failed in past protest crises, just last year, without a plan, Wheeler seems an idealist who cannot produce a single strategy. He focuses on “big changes” while using Trump as a scapegoat. Wheeler hoped riots would “burn themselves out.” Leftist Governor Brown has never sent Ted a single National Guardsman, and his wildly progressive DA does not allow riot prosecutions.
Mayor Wheeler admits he’s tried to deal with disasters alone and failed. He doesn’t have a strategy to transition his very progressive beliefs to solve this problem because it’s impossible. Wheeler spent his entire career working on race, gender and trans rights. But he’s not smart enough to square how race warriors can ethically use lies, destruction and murders to create a better world for all of us.