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What Is the Violence in American Cities All About?

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

It's hard to tell what the revolutionary violence in our cities is all about. Cultural revolutions are incoherent and nihilist. The point of the mob is to wipe out what it cannot create. It topples what it can neither match nor even comprehend. It would erode the very system that ensures its singular freedom, leisure, and historic affluence. The brand of the anarchist is not logic but envy-driven power: to take it, to keep it, and to use it against purported enemies — which would otherwise be impossible in times of calm or through the ballot box.