At the metaphorical dumpster fire of Seattle’s “Autonomous Zone,” neo-hippies* were forced to call 911 and move their barricades so firetrucks could extinguish a literal dumpster fire. Fortunately, the dumpster was unoccupied.
Brings to mind Detroit in ‘67, when people started fires on 12th street, called the fire department, then shot at the fire trucks that responded.
Horrible as that riot was, it was nonetheless a more innocent time; the racism was real; legitimate grievances had been ignored; poverty was pervasive.
Is it accurate to think that the protests then were by people wanting full participation in the American way of life? And those today by people who seek to destroy it?
*Seattle’s mayor has called the insurrection a “block party,” and said it might generate a “summer of love.”