The radical Left is dangerously on the march in America.
And establishment Democrats are naively cheering them on.
Now one U.S. city has collapsed into far-left anarchy as police quit in droves.
Portland has become ground zero for left-wing extremism.
Antifa members in the city have established a base of operations over the course of many years, and the city is now paying a steep price.
Police officers are leaving the force in droves due to a loss of morale.
It’s easy to understand why when the city was beset by riots for over 100 consecutive days during last summer.
Antifa thugs firebombed a federal courthouse on a nightly basis.
Meanwhile, cravenly mayor Ted Wheeler sat on his hands, which only emboldened the mob.
Exit interviews from officers leaving the force are quite telling.
One officer wrote:
“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy. What’s worse is ppb command (lt. and above) is arrogantly incompetent and cowardly . . . The only differences between the Titanic and PPB? Deck chairs and a band.”
The problem is exacerbated by Portland District Attorney Mike Schmidt, one of the far-left DAs backed by George Soros.
Schmidt, who’s admitted to being old friends with an Antifa radical, refuses to prosecute the left-wing rioters.
So Mayor Wheeler handicaps his officers, and even if they do make good arrests, DA Schmidt cuts them loose to commit more crimes.
The final piece to the puzzle is the complicit media.
The corporate-controlled press and the local left-wing papers simply refuse to hold the Left accountable.
Antifa violence is downplayed or ignored, and any pushback from the police or conservative groups is amplified as fascism writ large.
Antifa knows that if they engage in “low-level” violence, they will be allowed to operate with impunity.
They hope to trigger a disproportionate reaction so they can claim victimhood status.
Even Antifa terrorist Michael Reinoehl, who killed a Donald Trump supporter in cold blood in the street, was treated with kid gloves by the press.
Portland is on the brink of disaster.
Wheeler won re-election because he was running against a woman who called herself the “Antifa Mayor,” and another candidate who was shockingly to the Left of her.
Portland might not be salvageable at this point unless a politician with conviction is willing to take the sling and arrows from the media in order to clean up the mess.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.