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:
just saw a conservative on this site say "property destruction is not violence" in response to israel destroying the AP offices in gaza with an airstrike and my brain instantly melted into a smooth glowing orb
— Jack Crosbie (@jscros) May 15, 2021
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.
I’m sensing the sarcasm in these comments is strong.
— Celebrity Jeremy (@CelebrityJeremy) May 15, 2021
I am so happy this is happening to you
— Chelsea Danger (@seaniep) May 15, 2021
They have insurance don't they?
— Samuel Culper 722, also on GAB @politiwars (@politiwars) May 15, 2021
Building was probably insured too. https://t.co/ROJjT2DzBx
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 15, 2021
Is it violence when Antifa/BLM do it?
— Passably Affable – Super-AntiRacist (@tbrusletten) May 15, 2021
Gee think we heard that during all the riots last year. Huh, the definition changes when it all suits you apparently
— Rudy Tomasky Polanski used car dealer (@RudyUsed) May 15, 2021
"I'm upset conservatives are using liberal arguments."
Oh man, I guess your logic was so good you just convinced us all. Congrats!
— ArmaliteAR-180B 🇻🇦 (@ArSpade) May 15, 2021
Nominee in the 2021 World Class Troll Awards.
— Zombie Claude Rains (@ZombieClaudeR) May 15, 2021
Stop calling it violence. https://t.co/3R6wQJ4kZl
— Blly📺🎞🛠 (@ll_r_ps) May 15, 2021
Do you remember this?https://t.co/7IXtKQpBBv
— Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) May 15, 2021
The building has insurance, not sure why you care.
— That's Illegal (@AlwaysIllegal) May 15, 2021
Your brain was already smooth because you don't recognize them quoting people defending last summer's riots.
— Michael Moore (@FridgeMM) May 15, 2021
Couldn't possibly be sarcasm based on the comments made in response to the riots last summer, could it?
Ah, forget it, your brain is a smooth glowing orb.
— CharredBoard (@BoardCharred) May 15, 2021
— Larry Thorne (@LarryThorne9) May 15, 2021
Because that's all we heard last summer- it's just a building, that's what insurance is for, it's just an idea.
Now, suddenly, it's different.
— Debora 🌺 (@mom2zwr) May 15, 2021
— Moon_Knight (@marc_spectre) May 15, 2021
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?
1619 Project architect says ‘destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence’ https://t.co/HjmS7MjbgF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 3, 2020