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A Short Refresher Course On Trusting Government

Very good, very focused, and we need more of this:


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NYT Covers Clashes In Venezuela…

… Without once using the term, “Socialism”. It’s a photo essay with descriptions. The people are upset about food an medicine shortages. What are the editors trying to protect?

“The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask”

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot.

An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.

Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at President Nicolás Maduro and his increasingly repressive leadership.

These confrontations often turn into lopsided and sometimes lethal street brawls — more than 90 people have been killed and more than 3,000 arrested.”

More at the New York Times

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Cruz Has The Right Answer

“Ted Cruz: if GOP can’t pass health care bill, then we need CLEAN REPEAL”

Republicans are looking at the prospect of failure of the GOP health care bill in the Senate, and Ted Cruz for one says if that happens, they need to seek a clean repeal.”

He is trying to leave the option open for the Congress to design a replacement, even if it takes a year or two. I say just repeal it. Ask yourself. What was wrong with American health care before the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, was enacted? There were a few problems. For instance, health insurance was more expensive in some states than in others. That could be fixed by deleting the requirement that Americans buy only in the state where they live.

Obamacare made buying health insurance much more difficult, much more expensive, and it reduced coverage by dramatically increasing deductibles. I have friends in Arizona who have seen their Obamacare insurance premiums more than double in one year.

Admittedly, Obamacare was designed to fail. Democrats believed they could hold power long enough to convert the failing act to single-payer universal health care like what exists in Britain. Unfortunately for them, but fortunately for the country, they did not hold power. American voters rejected them and their big government pipe dreams.

The right way to handle Obamacare is to repeal it. Period. Afterwards the Congress and the states can fix the few problems that existed like buying across state lines. The insurance companies can issue policies without being forced to cover pre-existing conditions or having to follow the silly, destructive rules that were written into the ACA.

More about Senator Cruz’ plan here


Leftists Blame NRA For Leftist Violence

“Progressive Journalists Are Outraged At The NRA For Pointing Out Leftist Violence”

This was not done by an NRA member.

Two days before an assassination attempt on Republicans, the NRA posted a video on Facebook warning of leftist violence. Progressive journalists are now pretending political violence is the NRA’s fault.”

Here is that video:

Progressives, however, are outraged at Second Amendment defenders for having the audacity to claim a right to self-defense in the wake of a mass assassination attempt. On Thursday, failed Baltimore mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter gadfly Deray McKesson raged at Dana Loesch and accused her and the National Rifle Association (NRA) of “white supremacy” for noting in a prophetic promotional video filmed in April that progressive activists were becoming increasingly violent.”

More at The Federalist

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This Young Woman Escaped From North Korea Across The Gobi Desert

She wants you to know why. Click the image to start.

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CBS’s Scott Pelley, Others Blame Republicans For Alexandria Attack

The perpetrator in the shooting at the baseball practice was a hard-left Bernie Sanders supporter who clearly wanted to kill Republicans. A favorite tactic of those on the left is to stir up violence and then blame it on the right. They see nothing wrong with this kind of lying. Anything, no matter how vile, may be used against their enemies.

Pelley cherry picks his examples of violence, leaving out the vastly more numerous attacks by leftists.

“Scott Pelley: D.C. Attack on Congressmen Was ‘to Some Degree Self-Inflicted'”

It’s clear from Pelley’s subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are “Yes.” It’s equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right.”

More here

Also, on CNN, the former Editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson says the violence we are seeing is the product of Republican rage:

“Former NYT Editor: Republican “Rage Machine” Responsible For Current Political Climate”

Abramson put the blame on Republicans for the divisive political climate and accused them of “benefiting from a kind of rage machine that operates in this country.”

There is something twisted in Abramson’s visage.

More at Legal Insurrection


James Woods Posts Bernie Video On Twitter, ” Republicans Are On Defensive, Keep Fighting”.

“For those of you who haven’t taken action yet, we need your action… Only when millions show up can we create the revolution that will turn this country around.”

If Bernie doesn’t think this will incite the crazies into violence he is a fool. But we knew he’s a fool. That’s the only was one can embrace socialism.

Watch it here

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James Hodgkinson Kicks Off Democrat ‘Resistance Summer’ With A Series Of Bangs

‘Resistance Summer’ sounds like fightin’ words. It was meant to. The Democratic National Committee has called for what they call a ‘Resistance Summer’ beginning in June. Hodgkinson took the call literally.

“Dems launch ‘Resistance Summer'”

Foul-mouthed leader of the DNC, Tom Perez

There has been an explosion of activism and energy after the election of Donald Trump, and we need to turn this moment into a movement,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.

“As the Democratic Party, it is our role to support this activism and energy, and convert it into electoral wins up-and-down the ballot by making sure state parties have the tools and resources they need to succeed.”

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the DNC, joined Perez in the statement, calling the summer action “the starting point” for the party’s efforts to organize the resistance movement into a larger political force.”

The Washington Examiner notes how the left has gone violent – not just in the United States.

“The violent political Left”

Violence is increasingly visible or threatened in the attacks by ski-masked, hammer-armed “antifas” — people employing fascists-style violence on those who disagree — on campuses from Berkeley to New England and in the streets of “cool cities” like Portland. Contrary to mainstream media expectations, the violence and threats come almost entirely from the political Left, not the Right.


And there have been multiple violent threats and some actual violence against Republican House members. Virginia’s Tom Garrett canceled town halls in response to a message that “we’re going to kill your wife.” The message to Upstate New York’s Claudia Tenney was, “One down, 216 to go.”

A Tucson school official was arrested for making threats that Arizona’s Martha McSally’s “days were numbered.” A woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment for trying to drive Tennessee’s David Kustoff’s car off the road.”

More here


So, What Do You Think? Is David Right?

This was written by David Hines and published in Jacobite. It probably does a pretty good job of assuring those who carry bike locks that they will prevail:


If there’s one thing righties believe, it’s that they could beat lefties in a fight.

You see this attitude reflected over and over again, to the point that it’s probably something engrained in the right-wing psyche. Pajama Boy vs. tactical deathbeast? Pffft. No contest. Look, righties have the guns, righties have police and they have the military. If one day the balloon ever goes up, righties will just organize behind a leadership of their veterans, coordinate with the active service, give all the lefties free helicopter rides, and live happily ever after. Right?

That’s pretty much what the Confederacy thought about the Yankees, and it didn’t exactly work out well for them.”

And then there’s the obligatory Quote From A Commie:

The recent Battles of Berkeley have shown that right-wing defense groups can acquit themselves admirably in street-fights, but hard experience has taught Lefties that an all-one-tactic mentality is a good way to give your opponents time to figure out how to counter you. If righties going to build things, they need to look at how the lefties are doing it, because they’ve been working on it for forty years. To paraphrase Trotsky, you may not be interested in politics, but politics are interested in you — and you can learn a lot from the people who’ve been working them to their advantage.”


The Crazy Is Strong In The Leftist Media

This is beginning to look like a celebration. The only thing that prevents a full-scale house party is that none of the Republicans were killed.

Watch for the media sycophants to double down on their hate of anything and everything Republican.

“Progressive Writers Agree: Those Republicans Deserved To Get Shot”

This guy writes for Huffington Post. He previously published an article saying that Trump opponents were morally justified in wanting to commit violence against him:

He thinks it was just not well enough organized:

There’s lots more here

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What Is The Difference Between Socialism And Democratic Socialism?

Nothing. It’s a sophistry designed by supporters of Bernie Sanders to allow them to lie to and through the media to other Americans. It’s designed to make everyone think that Sanders and his supporters do not support the violence against others that is the hallmark of Socialism.

As we see today Socialism is a mental disorder. A man from Illinois who believed in Socialism and its natural violence traveled a thousand miles to attempt to kill people who are not Socialists. He was a great fan of Democratic Socialist Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

I blame many on the left for creating the monster who perpetrated this attack. I blame Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Obama especially, because he fostered the divide between Americans. He did this between whites and people of color. He did it between the left and the right. When leftists rioted, damaged property, and hurt people he sent people from his Justice Department to train the rioters. I blame those who have called for violence; people like Louis Farrakhan, leaders of the New Black Panthers, University teachers and administration who taught our young people to hate, to be angry, and to act out violently. I blame those who gave in to the childish demands of studens and further emboldened them.

I blame many, many in media who have quoted the violent, race-charged rhetoric of the far left, silenced people who thought otherwise, highlighted regular Americans who acted in self defense, calling the murderers, and refused to cover people from the left who acted violently. I blame apologists who refuse to see violence for what it is and who imagine violence where there is none.


Leftists Always Embrace Violence

This time, at Evergreen College, they have advanced to the use of baseball bats.

“Bat-Wielding Mob of Left-Wing Students Are ‘Community Policing’ Evergreen College”

On Sunday, an official at Evergreen sent a letter (obtained by College Fix) to students, urging them not to carry bats while they roam the campus.”

Yeah, I’m sure that will work. The kids who have taken up arms want to bash the heads of people they either don’y like or they don’t want to hear. This will continue to escalate until people are dead. That is what history shows us happens every time there is a leftist revolution.

From Heat Street


House Intelligence Chair Says More Obama Appointees To Be Subpoenaed

“Devin Nunes on Unmasking: ‘Oh, This Is Only the Beginning’”

Devin Nunes

Asked if there are other Obama officials besides Brennan, Rice, and Power, Nunes responded, “So these individuals that we named are the ones we have particular interest in, but I can say that those are not the only ones we have interest in.”
Nunes provided the big picture as well as a suggestion of tension. “But look, we want to work with the intelligence agencies. We didn’t want to have to subpoena, but the process was moving way too slowly. So we picked these three individuals whom we have a particular interest in, and hopefully they [the agencies] are expedient. That they have till next week to give us the unmaskings that these three individuals have done. I think they know now that we are serious.”
Nunes expanded on the possibility of an “abuse of power” in the data. “The big problem here is that the people that run these programs are protecting the United States, protecting U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks, from other adversaries that we have around the globe, and we have to protect American citizens from being picked up in these types of foreign intelligence collections.”


Asked if more former Obama officials beyond these three names are suspected of excessive unmaskings, Nunes was frank: “Oh, this is only the beginning. There are many more officials that we have concerns about abusing the intelligence programs.”
The subpoenas call for the information to be delivered by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.”

That is today.

More at the Daily Beast

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The First Of The NSA Leakers Has Been Arrested

Her name is Reality Leigh Winner. I wonder if Winner is an anglicanized version of the Germanic ‘Weiner’. They could be related.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper admired her work

Image from here

The Daily Caller reports she is a Bernie Sanders supporter who was ‘Resisting Trump’. That article and others show that she also likes to take ‘Selfies’ and post them. Another article in the Daily Caller notes that she hated being white:“NSA Leaker: ‘Being White Is Terrorism’”

Interestingly, Errata Security explains just how she was discovered.

Today, The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named “Reality Winner” was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept. The document posted by the Intercept isn’t the original PDF file, but a PDF containing the pictures of the printed version that was then later scanned in.

The problem is that most new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where documents, any document, is printed. Because the NSA logs all printing jobs on its printers, it can use this to match up precisely who printed the document.

In this post, I show how.”

You see, she thought she was smart. Rather than emailing the documents from government computers, where she knew there would be a trail, she printed them on a government printer and sent them out via US Mail. She didn’t know that there is a code on all printed materials that identifies the printer that was used. She knows now – and so do we.


Bureaucracy Protecting Clinton Again

“NSA Won’t Release Clinton/Lynch Tarmac Tape – Claims “National Security”

A citizen researcher from Florida is attempting to have the recording of the infamous Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch tarmac tape released to the public, but apparently, the National Security Agency claims they won’t release it due to “national security.”


It’s being reported now that the NSA has declared the recording of the conversation that took place between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in Phoenix, Arizona on June 27, 2016.”

More here


Surprise! Another Experiment Into Socialism Fails

Is Anyone surprised?

Lentil as Anything Forced to Close

The pay-what-you-can-afford Footscray venue didn’t collect sufficient donations.

Lentil as Anything’s Footscray outpost has been forced to close.

Despite a Go Fund Me campaign that raised $5000, the restaurant was forced to close on May 19.

Like Lentil’s other locations in Melbourne and Sydney, the restaurant used a pay-what-you-feel system that, while providing a lifeline to those struggling economically, also left the business open to exploitation.

Speaking to Broadsheet in March, the venue’s Footscray manager Renae Greer Burt said despite the good will promoted by the restaurant, “The food isn’t free, we’re exchanging it for a contribution of some sort.”

From Broadsheet Australia


Leftists Are Projecting Again

In an earlier post we illustrated how leftists try to shift blame from themselves to others. Today there is a good example of that on a national scale. Democrats under Barack Obama tried to hack the 2016 Presidential election and failed. Their candidate lost so they, naturally, blame the loss on someone, the Russians colluding with the winner, for hacking the election. It’s a perfect example of them projecting.

This is from the New York Post:

“How Team Obama tried to hack the election”

New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.


The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.

Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.


In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.


Brennan isn’t just a Democrat. He’s a radical leftist who in 1980 — during the height of the Cold War — voted for a Communist Party candidate for president.

When Brennan rants about the dangers of strongman Vladimir Putin targeting our elections and subverting our democratic process, does he not catch at least a glimpse of his own reflection?

What he and the rest of the Obama gang did has inflicted more damage on the integrity of our electoral process than anything the Russians have done.”

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WSJ’s Strassel Tells About The ‘Deep State’

In an article in today’s Wall Street Journal Kimberley Strassel has a column titled, ‘Anatomy of a Deep State’. In it she explains the mechanisms installed under Obama to frustrate and undermine any future President’s actions. It is being used now against Donald Trump.

“The EPA’s ‘Science Integrity Official’ is plotting to undermine Trump’s agenda.”

On May 8 a woman few Americans have heard of, working in a federal post that even fewer know exists, summoned a select group of 45 people to a June meeting in Washington. They were almost exclusively representatives of liberal activist groups. The invitation explained they were invited to develop “future plans for scientific integrity” at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Meet the deep state. That’s what conservatives call it now, though it goes by other names. The administrative state. The entrenched governing elite. Lois Lerner. The federal bureaucracy. Whatever the description, what’s pertinent to today’s Washington is that this cadre of federal employees, accountable to no one, is actively working from within to thwart Donald Trump’s agenda.


In 2013 the EPA hired Francesca Grifo, longtime activist at the far-left Union of Concerned Scientists. Ms. Grifo had long complained that EPA scientists were “under siege”—according to a report she helped write—by Republican “political appointees” and “industry lobbyists” who had “manipulated” science on everything from “mercury pollution to groundwater contamination to climate science.”

As Scientific Integrity Official, Ms. Grifo would have the awesome power to root out all these meddlesome science deniers.


And get this: “Her job is not a political appointment,” the Science article continues, “so it comes with civil service protections.” Here was a bureaucrat with the authority to define science and shut down those who disagreed, and she could not be easily fired, even under a new administration.


There’s also that “scientific integrity” event planned for June. Of the 45 invitations, only one went to an organization ostensibly representing industry, the American Chemistry Council. A couple of academics got one. The rest? Earthjustice. Public Citizen. The Natural Resources Defense Council. Center for Progressive Reform. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Environmental Defense Fund. Three invites alone for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Anyone want to guess how the meeting will go?”

More at the Wall Street Journal

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Time Magazine Has Certainly Changed

There was a time when Time, the weekly news magazine, was everywhere. Always a staple in waiting rooms, the stories just long enough to get you through a latte. But the magazine has fallen on hard times because of low readership. They have begun publishing more and more radical stuff. This is a cause vs. effect relationship but at this late date it’s hard to tell what =was the cause and what was the effect.

Today they tell us how to become a #resist-er. The article is actually an ad for Harvard university’s ‘Resistance school.

“A Step-By-Step Guide for Building the Resistance”

The raised fist is a common communist icon

At Harvard, progressive graduate students built Resistance School, a free training program for communities seeking to organize around issues and elections they care about. In April, the organization live-streamed its first four sessions on key skills required to take collective action. While we found there is no single way to resist, we learned some powerful lessons on the work ahead.”

Read the rest at Time


Who Is Actually Funding Leftist Violence?

George Soros, of course, but he’s not the biggest donor.

“Meet the leftist billionaire who outspends Soros on politics”

Most people who pay attention to politics assume that George Soros is the largest financier of leftist election candidates. While he may have the largest non-profit funding network, Soros is not the person who spent the most directly helping candidates through superPACs or other organizations in 2016. That person is Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund executive who made his fortune in the fossil fuel industry. The Washington Post reported Steyer spent $66.3 million helping Democrats in the 2016 cycle, and the Washington Times reports that the final spend was north of $85 million.

How much did legendary leftist George Soros spend in 2016? A meager $17.5 million.”

More at Conservative Review


So Dems Found Who Was Communicating With Wikileaks And Killed Him?

Let that be a lesson to other staffers for the Democrat National Committee.

“Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death”

Seth Rich

New information has come out regarding the mysterious death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich almost a year ago. Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C., and although nothing was stolen from him, police have suggested the killing was a botched robbery. A private investigator is now claiming that police sources have told him that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that shows he was emailing WikiLeaks prior to his death. The sources also say that they were told to “stand down” on investigating the crime.

The murder happened shortly before Wikileaks released emails that prompted the resignation of several Democrat leaders on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.”

From here

The investigators were told to, “Stand down”? Who told them that and why? That’s the same order that was given to rescue teams going to Benghazi.

But wait. There’s more:

From Fox5: “Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death”

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.”

Here is a nice image from another source:

Julian Assange on Seth Rich:

Related: “IRS Officials Claim Lives in Danger if They Testify About Tea Party Bias Case”

Lois Lerner

Current and former IRS officials are asking not to publicly testify about the agency’s alleged bias against Tea Party and other conservative organizations, claiming they are in danger if they do so.

Former official Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both argued in recent filings under seal in the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati that the death threats and other harassment they have faced take precedence over the public’s right to hear their testimony on the case of IRS bias against conservative groups, USA Today reported.”

From here

Much of the media is taking the position that the IRS people are afraid of reprisals from the Right but we on the right don’t operate like that. It’s rare for a conservative to become violent. It is not rare, though, for a Democrat to become violent. The deaths of Seth Rich and other Democrats have cast a pall on Democrat whistle blowers. It has made them afraid. It is designed to do that.

Update: “Law Enforcement Sources Confirm Family Private Investigator, Say Seth Rich Leaked 44,000+ Emails…”

From here

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NBC News Tries To Explain The Failure Of Venezuela…

… Without once mentioning socialism. This piece is supposed to be an explanatory one but it explains nothing. The whole problem there is the same problem that crops up every time socialists take control of a country’s economy. They try to manage it. When they do so they fail because economies are too complex to be centrally managed and because the leaders become corrupt and manage the economy for their own gain rather than for the good of the country.

“Venezuela Protests and Economic Crisis: What Is Going On?”

A man walks down the aisle of a destroyed grocery store in the capital Caracas. Miguel Gutierrez / EPA

Why are people protesting?
The economy is a mess.

Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela is suffering from a deep recession and hyper-inflation. Prices rose by 800 percent in 2016, with the International Monetary Fund predicting inflation could hit 2,200 percent by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, the economy shrunk by 18.6 last year, according to Reuters.


The current protests were triggered by a Supreme Court decision to strip power from the National Assembly, the opposition-held Congress — a move widely thought to be aimed at concentrating power in the hands of Maduro’s increasingly unpopular government.”

More at NBC News


Why Is CNN Admitting That Democrats Lied To Pass Obamacare?

This is a complete reversal for both Tapper and Blitzer but mostly for CNN. They went out of their way in the past to protect Obama and the rest of the Democrats. Now they are pointing out – on air – that they lied to us many times. Remember, too, it was Obama who told us repeatedly that you could keep your doctor and you could keep your coverage.

Why the reversal?

One thing is interesting to note. The new GOP plan is not in effect yet. The Senate has not ratified it and it lacks a Presidential signature. Obamacare is still the law of the land. But Obamacare has failed. Is it possible that the CNN crew are trying to take advantage of this current situation to pass single-payer?

Whatever it is there is a reason for this reversal.

CNN Highlights How Democrats Lied to Americans to Sell Obamacare

Jake Tapper points out that Democrats said people could keep their doctors. He also pointed to skyrocketing health insurance premiums as a broken promise by Democrats.


“The way that [Obamacare] was sold to the American people was in many ways mendacious,” Tapper told Israel.

Tapper then proceeded to point out all the lies that Democrats told the American people.

“They were told if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, if you like you plan you can keep your plan. That’s not true.”

Tapper then mentioned to Israel that a majority of health insurance providers have already pulled out of the Obamacare exchanges, meaning that Americans have fewer options now than before the law.

“Do you think the Democrats in the way they sold this bill to the public really undermined their own credibility on the issue of health care?” Tapper asked Israel.”

From here


Venezuela’s Maduro Is Gonna Need More Riot Police

“Do not miss what’s happening in #Venezuela. 35 dead now in protests. President trying to rewrite constitution. A country near collapse.”

From here


So, Why Do They Cover Their Faces?

If they are so proud of their anti-fascist intent, why hide behind masks and bandannas? And why do they wear black and scream profanities? Why break things, set fires, and attack people?

It’s a puzzle.