People all around America are losing their livelihoods as a result of the global pandemic that forced citizens to stay at home and the violent riots that forced citizens out of their houses.
It’s a mess out there. These rioters are destroying government property and American businesses in the name of peace. That’s counterintuitive and it needs to stop.
Thankfully, one famous actor stepped forward to obliterate “angry mobs” destroying businesses and livelihoods.
2020 has been an abysmal year. America tragically lost the life of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gigi, and seven other friends of theirs in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles.
And then on March 11th, Americans’ lives were turned upside down when most of our economy was shut down to combat the spread of this deadly disease. For more than eight weeks, Americans were instructed to stay at home, unless you were an essential worker or to shop for basic necessities.
But Americans poured out onto the streets amid the viral video of the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him down while he was handcuffed.
Minneapolis erupted in riots and it spread across the country like wildfire. Cities across America are dealing with violent rioting and looters in the name of “peace” for George Floyd. Small business owners are helpless to defend their livelihoods from this mass hysteria.
And while most of Hollywood supports these raging riots, actor Robert Patrick is striking an opposite chord, urging the “angry mobs” to stop destroying businesses.
The actor best known for portraying the iconic T-1000 in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and about a billion other films, expressed outrage over the civil unrest sweeping the country.
Patrick wrote on Sunday, “Prayers for America this morning. George Floyd’s murder is a horrible tragedy committed by a bad cop. His death is not honoured by this rioting and looting. We must come together as a nation. In the words of the late Rodney King ‘Can’t we all just get along?’”
This is one sentiment we’re not hearing enough. All cops should not be held accountable for the actions of one bad apple. These protesters’ violence is misguided. And to take out their frustration by looting and destroying small businesses completely undermines how hard these owners work to make it in America.
The rioters manipulated the message of George Floyd’s death for their own personal agenda, whatever that may be. Some of them want to loot stores to get free stuff, while other “political activists” encourage anarchy.
Patrick later called out people looting stores.
“The X-Files” actor wrote, “As a business owner my sympathy is not with rioters, but the innocent people who have invested their life’s earnings into their businesses [sic] only to see them destroyed by angry mobs!”
Patrick is the co-founder of the Harley Davidson dealership in Santa Clarita, California. The 61-year-old actor is a devout motorcycle enthusiast and has a sort of motorcycle diary he shares with his fans as he journeys through the country on his Harley.
The “True Blood” star posted a picture on Twitter of an empty road in the southwest that he captioned, “For those keeping track of my motorcycle travels, I am home safe. This was a very interesting ride. Some very special moments. Mostly at the Memorials that have been defaced. This is such a beautiful country. We have to do better! Destruction is not the answer!”
Destruction is definitely not the answer. While these rioters think they’re helping America progress, the reality is they’re aiding in the country’s regression.