I agree with your post from yesterday. I told you I didn't read through the whole thread. However, I guess I don't see the difference in how they were covered/viewed. Both were widely covered in the media, and the violence was roundly condemned. S2 is suggesting AOC & others are being hypocritical in their response. I see AOC's response as astute. She's saying if we condemn the violence without addressing the cause, the violence will inevitably flare up again. To me, that's a lot more honest and constructive than empty platitudes. Yesterday's cause is much more blatant, so it's easier for people to condemn the cause and the violence. Just because there's more nuance to this summer's riots, doesn't mean people are being hypocritical.You may be right. Trump also made it worse with his actions yesterday. I also agree there was a difference (I posted the below yesterday) between this summer and yesterday. Neither of those things has anything to do with my point tho. They belong in the same conversation and S2 talking about the differences in how they were covered/viewed is fair conversation and doesn't mean he condones yesterday any more than you talking about why you feel yesterday was worse means you are condoning what happend this summer. I find it odd people even try to debate "which was worse" --- both situations were absolute CFs.