Minneapolis Dem chair: Torching 3rd Precinct ‘an act of pure righteousness’

Minneapolis Dem chair: Torching 3rd Precinct ‘an act of pure righteousness’

[Ed. – It’s  so much fun when you get to choose which acts of violence serve a higher purpose and which are just the work of hooligans.]

And not just “pure righteousness,” Devin Hogan declared last week and confirmed on Monday, but also “a genuine revolutionary moment” for Minneapolis. The chair of the city’s Democrat-Farmer-Labor (DFL) party defended those comments about the riots, posting on Facebook that “the truth hurts.”

Hogan’s initial essay deserves a thorough fisking, as it resembles the barely coherent thoughts of a freshman after his first exposure to Marx. That would take too long, and besides, most if not all of it is unconscious parody. We can cut to the chase, starting with Hogan’s masturbatory framing:

As party chair I often think, What Would an Elected Official Do? People are going to be devastated, heated and grieving. Per usual. To me, the only way to even try to keep things on the rails meant showing up on the streets, getting spit on and sworn at by constituents. …

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