I am the Mouse Man
As to there being terrorists, that implies that those who are protesting are using terror but there have been no actions to inspire terror employed by the protesters, no threats of mass violence, mass murders, bombings, poison gas...perhaps you're frightened of new ideas? Is that terrifying? What I don't find terrifying is the removal of statues of the Confederacy and what it represents: the continuation of slavery. The tacit approval of stealing people, tearing apart families for profit, humans as chattel, all things that slavery represents.
As to it all "being allowed" to happen, perhaps you didn't track the news too carefully while you were busy being terrified in your bunker. The police, instead of containing the problems chose to rampage. In Seattle alone there were 12,000 complaints about the behavior of the police. The police openly attacked members of the press who had a right to be where they were. So, who, exactly, were the police protecting?
To protect and serve. That's what police departments all across the nation say is there job. Who are the police protecting, exactly? Who are they serving? I can't get the police to show up when I have an intruder in my house for 30 minutes and when my wife was the victim of a willful vehicle assault the police weren't even interested in taking a report. This is not to say that there aren't good cops, cops who believe in their jobs. Those are the cops who showed up at my house when my daughters boyfriend went missing and his mom found a suicide note in his bed. Later they returned when we found he'd let himself into our house and was hiding in her room planning a murder suicide and they were kind as they loaded him up and took him to the hospital. So that's one good interaction.
Defunding the police is not simply taking all of their funds and disbanding the police. It's cutting their budgets so that money can go to place where it's perhaps needed...like education, which is perennially underfunded. Given the the NYPD has an annual operating budget of $6BN I think that perhaps they can tighten their belt. Six. Billion. Dollars. The LA Unified School district has their own police department, I understand. Their own police department. They have their own well stocked armory which includes RPGs. What does a a school district need an RPG for, let alone their own police force?! Talk about the school to prison pipeline! That money could be much better used for education, which is the purpose of schools in the first place!
So, Bud, you are, as usual, spouting your usual claptrap about the left and our great conspiracies about our Machiavellian schemes to discredit Trump (not that he doesn't do just fine on his own), the Deep State and more. Bear in m ind that the Obama administration, which is so heavily demonized had exactly zero scandals, zero charges were filed (that I can recall) against his staff and he didn't have a revolving door in his Cabinet. It was a also the right wing nutjobs that seized a BLM building, damaged the building and the ground destroyed archaeological sites, were armed to the teeth etc. Virtually all mass shooters espouse right wing ideologies, the KKK isn't voting for any Democrats. I will say that I do love the rank hypocrisy that is so prevalent and captured on video at Trump and other right wing rallies. Us Lefties certainly aren't perfect but you just can't top some of the patently ridiculous crap I see and hear spewed on the right. The best thing that Trump has done is show that racism, anti-Semitism and the rest are not only alive and well in this country but thriving. He's brought all of them out from under their rocks and into the light.
"Where do those stairs go?"
"They go up!"
IMO you are part of the problem and not the solution
So, you think that a person who says he wants to help, and who lays out some semblance of an idea is 'part of the problem'??? WTF is wrong with you?