The Weekly Review: August 23 – 29

 

The problem with these “protests” (translation: riots) is that they too often target easy prey: small businesses and innocent passersby.

This happens because it is much simpler to torch Sam’s Barber Shop than to loot Bill Gates’s mansion.

We get it: You’re angry and you want to vent. But putting the Vangs out of their shoe-store business isn’t going to accomplish anything. Oh, I take that back – it will likely succeed in re-electing Donald Trump.

If you must vandalize property and terrorize people, I would humbly suggest that you go after more appropriate, albeit well-protected, citizens. Like, for instance, the people and homes showcased on this tone-deaf series, which airs on Fox Nation:

 

 

Talk about terrible timing. Is this really a good year to resurrect Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?

 

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I’m beginning to think that the mainstream media uses this “mostly peaceful” term on purpose, just to trigger its critics.

 

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1BR, now playing on Netflix, is a pleasant surprise. It’s a horror movie that’s somewhat original.

Like so much horror these days, 1BR takes itself very seriously, and the tone is a bit soul-sucking. But it’s also clever and I dug the ending.

 

 

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  1. drew September 4, 2020 6:41 pm  Reply

    have you participated in a protest (not riot) recently grouchy editor? its not the protesters who do the damage it is the rioters. they are two completely different groups with different goals.

    i can still hear robin leach say “lifestyles of the rich and famous”

    • grouchyeditor September 4, 2020 7:41 pm  Reply

      I agree that they are two separate animals — at least in theory. Problem is, the mainstream media tends to lump the two groups together under the same banner: “peaceful protesters.” Also, the genuine protesters are providing cover, wittingly or not, for the violent rioters.

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