Growing up in Chattanooga I was acquainted with children of affluent families. I knew some personally, others by reputation. A few might have been described as hellions. It’s likely some benefited from their parents‘ money and influence, but many grew up and became responsible adults.
But what’s happening now in America is not what happened with those local kids. We actually do have a problem today with wealth and privilege but it’s not the line we are being fed by the progressives. “Children of privilege” are becoming wannabe revolutionaries joining in violent and destructive riots in our big cities.
In NYC in May, two Upper Eastside attorneys and another person were caught on video as one threw a Molotov cocktail into a NYPD police car (NBC Channel 4, NYC). The fire bomber eventually admitted to the crime. The third person was found to have traveled around the country participating in other acts of violence.
This week eight persons were arrested in NYC for a three hour rampage of destruction going over two miles through the city. Not all were from NYC but all were from the wealthy privileged set. One is a student at an elite private university while another is from an exclusive neighborhood in Florida.
Another was from Portland, Or. (New York Post, September, 2020). Imagine that, Portland, Or., site of over 100 nights of almost “peaceful protests.”
So why is the NY Times, Washington Post or CNN not reporting about this crowd’s violence or their identity? They certainly were obsessed attacking Nick Sandmann, a high school student whose only fault was wearing a MAGA cap and smiling while an old man got in his face chanting and beating a Tom Tom. Since they still slam and revile Sandmann today, I suppose they couldn’t spare the space to identify these NYC anarchists.
The truth is, if this bunch of angry radicals were living in the kind of country they want to change America into and they were arrested for what they did this week, they would just disappear. Hong Kong is experiencing that problem right now (Asia’s Disappearing Activists, The Diplomat, Aug. 30, 2019).
So are these privileged ones just unruly hellions or are they revolutionaries bent on changing this nation into a socialist oligarchy?