Struggling to understand

Last spring and summer after Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other Black people were murdered by police, protestors coined the slogan “Black Live Matter.” Which makes sense because in our pluralistic, egalitarian society all lives should matter equally. To counter this the president and his followers reminded us all that “Blue (Police) Lives Matter.” This also makes sense because the “thin blue line of the police” puts their lives at risk everyday to protect our lives and liberties. What I have a hard time understanding is the image I saw of insurrectionists wearing MAGA hats on January 6, 2021, in the Capitol building beating a police officer with an American flag while chanting “USA.” Do Blue Lives not matter to this crowd?

Patrick Kofalt Winchester

Patrick Kofalt

Winchester

(46) comments

DavidSparkman

If it walks like duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck. Would a conservative attack and be disrespectful to a police man? Probably not. Would Antifa or BLM be respectful of a police man - judging by past characteristics, most likely. Were there BLM in the attack? Yep, they arrested at least one wearing a MAGA hat. Same with Antifa - one found and charged. Why would they attend a conservative rally and cause trouble? Well to get foolish people like this writer to go along with ousting the one person looking out for the little guy and putting the screws to the rich companies like big Tech and Pharma. Yes Obama did change our country. Will you mourn the death of America with me?

Bryan.the.Nuri

Good ole Sparky... irrelevant as always

Spock Here

Local gossip is that his kid called the FBI and reported him and the missus for associating with terrorists, afraid daddy's antics at the rally will get him fired. Tell us Sparks, if those guys had actually executed Pence, would you condemn them? I am seriously afraid that no, you would not.

rgsheppard

I understand the logic stream. But, just hope that Mr. Kofalt and his supporters felt the same about the hundreds of police officers injured or killed by the mods of "peaceful protesters" this past year who burned, looted, and destroyed cities and police stations.

Spock Here

"Hundreds injured or killed" Hundreds? Really? Even if that number is true, which seems doubtful, let's remember summer protests were spread over cities and months. And none of them was a riot of mainly white supremacists trying to take over the US congress while in session, and murder the VP, egged on by a sitting president.

Bryan.the.Nuri

Blue Lives Matter is and has always been just a rebuttal to Black Lives Matter. Sorry if the truth hurts, but the scenes at the insurrection proved that.

john brown

They certainly did. It made Blue Lives Matter just another white nationalist battle cry.

Spock Here

Quite a few white supremacist former cops and firefighters in that mob. Vetting needs some improvement

9999o

What about disabled lives? It seems u do not agree that disabled lives matter. If only I could share the screen shot where u said our son should have been killed through abortion because he was disabled then called him a retar..d. Print it star. Do not erase. It's been screen shoted and I'm sure this little leftist paper doesn't want to be involved.

9999o

All lives matter and if people do not live the law thay have consequences. Shouldn't u? Oh they r coming nuri.

Bryan.the.Nuri

No one is coming, especially on your advice. You have been warned to stop trying to contact me.

9999o

Shut Nuri down Winchester Star.

Bryan.the.Nuri

Hush, pup. Adults are takling.

Spock Here

Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, Paul Gosar and Lauren Boebert should each testify under oath in front of Congress on live television for 11 straight hours to explain how the goons with the zip ties found out where all the secure locations were.......

Blackhorsegirl

Ok, Mr. Soul, where do you get the idea that all of those who think Trump is a clear and present danger to the country as well as a bad president and all around disgusting person are necessarily “leftist/socialists/communist? That’s like me saying every white trash Trump follower Republican is a far right religious nut or ultra conservative. I know that’s not true and many Republicans are moderates just like most Democrats are moderates. Since you have formed your opinion from watching Fox News or reading ultra right conspiracy theory websites, your are misinformed and/or just plain ignorant.

Steve Cunningham

Blackhorsegirl Jan 10, 2021 10:39pm

Oh, and no one hates here. I am a Christian and I don’t hate. It requires too much energy and focus on the part of the hater and, to be honest, no one deserves so much of my time for a negative emotion.

#LiberalHypocrisy

Doc Samson

[thumbup] Perfect! Only a Leftist or a narcissist could look straight into a mirror and say, with complete belief, "that's not me!"

shinyhappypeople

How many hours of testimony did Hillary submit to over Benghazi....which never amounted to anything but wasted time. Lies to smear her because they feared her assent to the Oval office. Then they did a rinse and repeat with Biden and China. They have video of....audio of...these idiots who gave tours all over the building to the insurrectionists that is captured on numerous cameras on the day prior. When people on the sedition side start committing suicide once things don’t quite go off without a hitch, you can guarantee you’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

soulmates

Frankly, I am sick and tired of all the insane hypocrisy, hatred and rage-based ignorance of the anti-Donald Trump left. Their blatant dishonesty, condescending arrogance and convenient detachment from reality is a type of lunacy so profound it boggles the mind. And it’s not just Trump. Any conservative who dares to disagree is automatically a stupid, misogynistic, racist and sexist cave-dweller, while every so-called progressive is sublimely intelligent, tolerant and compassionately superior in every way.

Seriously, there’s an unhealthy disconnect in the way these people think. They promise everything, produce nothing, make excuses, blame others and fail to comprehend just how sick and tired the rest of us are of liberalism and everything it stands for.

Trump’s ideas are nothing but simple common sense, but his enemies hate him because he’s a game-changer who will call out every hypocrisy he encounters and is committed to rebuilding America by putting national safety over liberal sensitivity. He knows how to create jobs and will do his best to rid our culture of criminal illegal aliens and Islamic terrorists, while replacing the present cycle of ignorance and dishonesty with some long-desired sanity.

Larry Bargenquast, Paso Robles

Spock Here

Tell Larry that people (some are old timey conservatives) who despise Trump do so because he's bought and paid for by Putin, Saudi Arabia, and other autocrats. He is a lifelong cheater...cheats to go to school, to stay out of the military, cheats on his wives, and on his country. He is a narcicisst, a bully, an accused pedophile, an accused rapist, and a bankrupt failure X 6. He lies to everyone, including Larry. Who does he owe money to? Do you ever wonder to whom he's in debt?

ShruggingAtlas

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Bose-Einstein

"He knows how to create jobs......" Jobs Report: Another 965,000 File for Unemployment

cuphaus

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john brown

tRumpism is a mental illness. These so called "patriots" who beat police with American and confederate flag poles and killed at least one cop with a fire extinguisher hit to his head are only forcused on white lives and white supremacy. That is why they lose their minds, with what little mind they have, when they hear or see the words Black Lives Matter. It reminds them of their deep seeded racism. In their miserable souls, subconsciously they find that level of hate despicable.

Blackhorsegirl

I agree, Mr. Spock, but their psychology is deeper than that. Trump is a Person of the Lie if you will. For some reason his manic followers have wrapped these lies around themselves and made it part of them like an identity they can’t separate from. I don’t know what will happen to them when Trump slithers down to Florida.

Spock Here

Hopefully they all go with him. They'll love DeSantis.

Blackhorsegirl

We know how Trump’s loyalty is one way. When he is an ex-president, his life will be consumed with his crumbling empire, more money issues, bankruptcy, failing brand name, and loans coming due. He will not give his faithful followers a second thought. He thinks they’re morons. Even before Covid-19 did you ever see him press the flesh? He doesn’t want to get near them and the closest they would come to his life would be to cut the grass at his golf club.

Steve Cunningham

Blackhorsegirl Jan 10, 2021 10:39pm

Oh, and no one hates here. I am a Christian and I don’t hate. It requires too much energy and focus on the part of the hater and, to be honest, no one deserves so much of my time for a negative emotion.

#LiberalHypocrisy

Journey2goremtns1

"They don't respect our government. period" Absolutely right! You didn't respect our government for the last four years. Period. Buckle up!

Spock Here

I do not respect the traitor in the WH. You just do not get the difference do you? And "I" am not a crazed QAnon mob attacking our government. "You" seem to like that.

ShruggingAtlas

You still promote the discredited "Trump is a Putin's puppet" conspiracy theory. You should sit this one out, Spock.

john brown

discredit by whom , moscow mitch, louie gohmert or any number of the traitors who tried to overthrow the legitimately elected President, Joe Biden. struggling, have you no shame? never mind, we both know the answer to that.

ShruggingAtlas

That word you keep using doesn't mean what you think it does. You can't lecture anyone about shame when you idolize a convicted murderer.

Bose-Einstein

"when you idolize a convicted murderer". When Trump pardons convicted Blackwater murders of a 9 year old and 13 others? Geeeeeeze!

ShruggingAtlas

Geeeeeeze, do I defend and idolize Blackwater in my posts? Have I ever?!?! Feel free to browse through my comment history and find out.

Spock Here

Yes, I do, and so does virtually every person in the intelligence community and the bipartisan Senate committee who came to the same conclusion. Besides Fox, Trump, and Putin, who else "discredited" it? Have a seat yourself....

john brown

struggling, you support a wannabe dictator that defends and idolizes and pardons blackwater's murderers ...you don't get the connection? really?

Doc Samson

@Shrugging - They are incapable of staying on point because to do so means they get caught out like vermin. Once they've stated their CCP/DNC approved talking point, it's on to the next topic...

Spock Here

Oh, poor "doc." Still can't read.

ShruggingAtlas

Spock, you're misinformed. The much of the dossier used to indict Trump has been discredited. There seems to be more of this coming.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/11/declassified-intelligence-community-annex-on-the-steele-dossier-proves-the-fbi-misled-trump-and-obama/

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-declassifies-foot-high-stack-russiagate-obamagate-documents-set-release-within-days

ShruggingAtlas

Leslie, you're the one struggling here and I hope you get the help you need. Biden isn't going to fix you.

Blackhorsegirl

Mr. Journey, We love our country, respect and have respected the government, the Constitution, and our American way of life. We just thought Trump was an incompetent sociopath, narcissist, pathological liar, racist of the worst kind, and a sexual predator. He was/is totally unsuited for the job which he hated. He’s a lazy dolt and didn’t want to do the work. In history there have been lots of bad presidents but Trump is a traitor to the Constitution for which he took an oath. Through sedition he tried to steal an election he couldn’t win on his own. He’s a cheat and no better than a mob boss. Our issue is with this soon to be ex president (thank you Jesus) and not the government or our beloved country.

Spock Here

They don't respect our government. period.

9999o

You do not respect the government. Pelosi spits rules then goes against them. Then u tell us we can't have guns. Come get them Nuri/Spock. I can send u an address. Just beware when u trespass. Garbage

Blackhorsegirl

I, too, witnessed live the attack on the Capital by criminals, thugs, and other Trump followers. I’m still traumatized. No, nothing matters to these people other than the poisonous Kool-Aid of Mr. Trump. When a lie is disproven, they simply create a new to believe in. When Alice runs out of rabbit holes, they will dig new ones to go down.

In 6 days Mr. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president. Or is it the 63rd president or maybe the 76th. The man has re-won so many states over and over its hard to keep track. This is like ground hog day in Twilight Zone. As for,Trump, he will live with his crumbling empire and court cases silenced by most social media. And his followers? I guess they’ll have to find other lies and outrageous conspiracy theories on the internet to give their lives meaning. I truly feel bad for them.

john brown

They are a sad bunch, indeed.

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