Maybe that's what the blue city riots are. I just watched video of rioters in Washington, DC screaming in someone's face. It was interminable and filled with cursing, so I won't post it here. I'm sure you can imagine it quite well.
I've posited that this is a Democrat civil war, but today, for the first time, I'm beginning to wonder. What if instead, it's a purification rite? By now, it's not like the Democrats running DC and Chicago and New York can't see what's happening in Minneapolis which is only a month ahead of them in an evolutionary sense.
What if this is a feature and not a bug?
By that, I mean that by now, the Democrats running these cities know full well that the middle class are starting to leave. These are the impure ones, the racists, the religious fanatics, the deplorables. They are full of hate. Irredeemable as they are, until the Democrats can force them into re-education camps, the only way to achieve a city based on love is to get rid of people who hate.
This explanation assumes that the Democrats have no idea from whence their tax money comes. That's the part for me that is inconceivable. I mean, I can see that some of the fanatical progressives think it comes from the Money Fairy, but there's got to be a significant portion of the professional political class in the Democratic Party the can see where this is headed.
And that, thinking out loud as I type, leads me back to the original assertion. This is a Democrat civil war.
Change my mind.