Evidently “riot shaming” is an actual concept now: a human being’s neurons actually misfired so spectacularly as to produce the idea that opposing mass violence, destruction, and theft is worse than the mass violence, destruction, and theft themselves.
The riot-shaming is getting old. Burning things down has always had a place historically. I wish ppl on would quit pretending otherwise.
— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) April 28, 2015
The internal logic goes something like this. Oppression is a system. Criminal violence is resistance. If you are oppressed, any level of violence is justified to break through The System. The more criminal you are, the more oppressed you must be. All violence is a product of The System and not your own immorality.
There is no way out of this perfect circle of apologism once you’ve entered it.