There’s something about the mob mentality that is inherently chaotic and frightening.
You see, in “mob” situations, where emotions are running incredibly high, even the slightest movement among the crowd can create a tidal wave of force. A rumor, or an errant tweet, even, could send what was once a peaceful crowd into the rafters of anger. This is what sent citizens streaming out onto the nation’s highways years ago when Black Lives Matter still looked like it had a shot of being a productive movement.
Of course, it has since devolved into a barbaric and murderous mess, as we saw in Dallas in 2016.
Antifa, for what they’re worth, aren’t any better at maintaining order among their ranks, and have been involved in a number of violent and anti-Constitutional incidents during their brief existence.
Now, as the two combine forces in Portland, no one is safe; not even the elderly or handicapped.
Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland bully an elderly motorist, verbally attack a senior citizen in a wheelchair and disrupt traffic during a weekend demonstration caught in a series of stunning videos — that also show no police presence as the chaos unfolds.
The group of more than 100 people initially began marching through the streets of the Oregon city Saturday to protest the death of Patrick Kimmons, who was fatally shot by police Sept. 30 after a gunfight that left two men wounded at a parking lot near Southwest Third Avenue.
“We’re not here to riot. We’re here for justice,” Charles Kimmons, a family member, told The Oregonian/Oregon Live at the rally. “We need to fight this all the way to the end. These cops need to be locked up.”
But soon, videos show some members of the group verbally harassing passersby and drivers, and other demonstrators attempting to direct and disrupt traffic. In one video taken by Portland-based videographer Brandon Farley, the self-appointed traffic cops are heard telling drivers to go around the protesters. Most drivers turn away, however, at least one person objects to changing his route and asks why he should.