The Fire This Time
"Reporting on Antifa" w/Nancy Rommelmann
The Fire This Time. I don't know that the people that are saying that they are committed to certain principles know how to live these principles. What is it they want to get rid of? They want to get rid of all white men in power? Okay, what does that look like? How do you do that? Why do you do that? Does that include your family? Sometimes I think that the spasms that we're having right now with the woke are very much the spasms we've always had with young people rebelling against the older generation. But we have this other delivery system, which is the internet, which makes things catch on fire extremely quickly. And you can't put that fire out until it's burnt down.
And you know, this fire around which they dance—or they don't really dance, they figuratively dance—though sometimes they really do dance on the streets. I saw them dance on the streets in front of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's house because they wanted him to move out, and he moved out. But they get some sort of satisfaction from burning something down. But what are you left with in the morning when you've burnt something down? You're left with a bunch of embers. What do you build with those embers?