As you consumed the oppressive narrative of the American mass propaganda machinery, you seemed to have missed the part where the fires and destruction is being carried out by caucasion operatives posing as BLM protesters.
If I understood correctly, you think I consume a lot of American right wing mass propaganda. That could not be more wrong. I live in Finland and I would say that the major news here probably leans heavily left. Our traditional conservatives are way left and more liberal than democratic party in US. Outside that I occasionally read some US media outlets and actually follow a lot of media that is strongly for BLM (e.g. anything NBA related).
They organise in the dark recesses of facebook's secret groups and the mishmash of "conservative" web sites, the preferred platform for alt-facts.
This idiot brought the means of certain death to the 3rd day of a loud, angry protest denouncing police violence in relation to Jacob Blake, shot in the back 7 times, in broad daylight, in front of 3 of his very young children.
I get it.
This shit wasn't happening in his town, but there was a call to arms ... and he strapped on and saddled up.
The tough part is he was coddled and encouraged by the white wink/head nod and a hell yeah brother! thanks for coming out, by police ...
He is being celebrated as a vigilante on the side of property owners, the machinery is splashing a photo of him appearing to scrub graffiti, in his PPE.
This is kind of my point. The kid was in a place where he should not have been, carrying a weapon I don't think he should be allowed to have, and the police are just ok with that. He should not have been allowed to get into such situation. And he will hopefully be sentenced for two murders. But the people organizing these kids to the streets, will not be punished. The policy/national guard personnel letting him walk around with the semi-automatic rifle will not be punished. Even after the shootings, he tried to surrender to police/national guard, who just ignored him. Those officers will not be punished. The guns laws allowing him to be there with the gun will not be changed. The individual will be punished, but the forces actually responsible, will not be.
I am not saying he didn't do anything wrong, but I think that to avoid these things, laws have to change, police has to change.
He does not enjoy the benefit of qualified immunity of LE, is too young to open carry in Illinois, carried a gun over state lines, FLED THE STATE after firing shots aimed at live human beings while not in a combat situation but a conflict created by his very ARMED presence.
But why is he not stopped from running around with the arms before this happens? The gun laws should be changed and the law enforcement should step in and prevent him from getting into a situation he cannot handle.
At the very least, racists are misguided.
They become confused and panicked in the face of the current reality.
No one likes them or their antiquated ideas.
Yes he probably is racists and he is definetly very misguided. However unfortunately there are way too many people in US who share his ideas. This is the change that needs to happen. In the end while he will hopefully be sentenced, that wont change anything. There are too many people with similar ideas.
I am not sympatethic to what he stands for. Just for the young individual who will suffer as his life is ruined. Still I 100% agree that he is responsible for killing two people and should be sentenced for those actions.