Rarely do I agree with Conor Friedersdorf. Today, I agree completely with Conor Friedersdorf. What happened in San Jose was a damned disgrace. Everyone who participated should be ashamed of themselves. Many should be arrested.
We can expect more of this should we elect Fat Crybaby to the presidency. When you push people into believing that they are not only not part of the polity but something that the polity actively rejects, then you get reactions like yesterday.
But understanding that does not mean exculpating the violent. And while the idiots who burned an American flag have every right to do so, it is mind-bogglingly stupid politics.