As you know, Israel struck a building in Gaza today that housed intelligence offices of Hamas (along with the offices of the AP and Al Jazeera, which is all you’ll be hearing about). A lot of people have already been repeating lines used by defenders of the looting and arson that took place in Minneapolis and other cities over the summer, but blue-check Jack Crosbie says his brain melted when he heard a conservative say this:

That sounds familiar. Maybe it’s because 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones said last summer on TV that “destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.” That was after Sally Kohn weighed in on the looting and property destruction in Minneapolis, pointing out that “property is insured and can be replaced.” Our brains melted a little bit when we heard both those statements, so we know the feeling.

Of course, the AP had renter’s insurance. And we were assured all last year that property destruction isn’t violence. So why the brain melt?

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