This is the story of two movements, and their two protests that arose at almost the same time.
The first gathered together in rage at the idea that the government could force one of their own to pay for the services he consumed, charges which should not apply to him if he just hated that government enough.
The second gathered in rage that the government could gun down one of their own in cold blood, without consequence.
The first cursed the government, and threatened its workers, and posted snipers ready to kill them.
The second came unarmed to demand that the most basic form of justice be done.
The first was allowed to indulge its rage without consequences; the debt remains unpaid, no one was ever arrested for their behavior, and they continue to crow about their success in threatening so much violence that the government backed away.
The second has been tear gassed, beaten, arrested. It has seen unarmed people threatened with assault weapons and the press attacked and thrown in jail illegally. It has seen peaceful protesters threatened with dogs, and with vehicles and weapons invented for war. It has seen repeated unprovoked police attacks on innocent civilians.
The first has seen large sections of the press treat their behavior as the struggles of some sort of legitimate political movement.
The second has had their behavior characterized as riots.
Here is a sample of the first group:
Here is a sample from the second:
Can you tell the difference?
And five Supreme Court justices swear to us that our country's ugly racial history is over, and the government need no longer do anything to prevent one race from being treated worse than another.