This is the Summer of Stupid. HuffPoop:
A photo of an unnamed protester at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has become a powerful image of the ongoing struggle between law enforcement and black Americans.
More than 100 people were arrested during a protest outside the city’s police headquarters on Saturday following the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by police outside a convenience store last week. At least three journalists were arrested, as was prominent activist DeRay Mckesson.
The woman in the image above, which was taken by Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman, was among those arrested for refusing to leave an area highway. The moment and the photo evoke Tiananmen Square’s infamous and unknown “Tank Man.” Neither Reuters nor the Associated Press was able to identify the woman, who was later detained.
Bachman told The Atlantic that police in riot gear were moving protesters off the Airline Highway to the side of the road when he saw the woman calmly plant her feet and refuse to leave. He said, for the most part, the demonstrations in the city have been peaceful and the woman’s actions reflected that:
It happened quickly, but I could tell that she wasn’t going to move, and it seemed like she was making her stand. To me it seemed like: You’re going to have to come and get me. And I just thought it seemed like this was a good place to get in position and make an image, just because she was there in her dress and you have two police officers in full riot gear.
It wasn’t very violent. She didn’t say anything. She didn’t resist, and the police didn’t drag her off.
So many ironies here.
“Tank Man” was protesting against an oppressive socialist government. The people who admire this picture support . . . (wait for it) . . . socialism! Tank Man was most likely killed shortly after his picture was taken, along with a few thousand other protesters. The woman in this picture spent the night in jail.
But the real irony here is that the same people who support Black Lives Matter and are protesting against authority want to take guns away from private citizens so that only the police and military are armed.
Just like in China.