The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo joined Ben Domenech on Fox News Primetime to discuss the ongoing unrest and autonomous zones, even after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial has been delivered.
Domenech asked Ngo, "Tell me a little bit about what your reaction is to seeing this type of permanent racialist agenda advanced in the wake of the George Floyd verdict."
Ngo responded, "Well, I'm not surprised that they're not going away. These autonomous zones, whether they be in Minneapolis or Seattle, really have nothing to do with the people (or) causes they (are) supposedly named after. It's about flexing control against the state, intimidating the public. And in this case in Minneapolis’s George Floyd autonomous zone, it's actually literal shakedown. They have a list of 24 demands and that includes hundreds of thousands of dollars (and) the political prosecution of their enemies among other demands."
Domenech responded, "You know, this is symbolic, but it's also something that I think is deeply troubling because it represents a type of a narcotic racialist approach to the way that we engage in our politics that is designed to create fear and all the people who… surround these different areas. What can we do as citizens of the United States to push back against these ideas and to make it known that we're not willing to accept this kind of dominance from a mob designed to scare other citizens?"
Ngo answered, "Unfortunately I think the fear is legitimate. These aren't just soy boys who are playing around on the street. They actually have checkpoints. They have people there with guns, knives, and other weapons manning, those checkpoints and these areas have become deadly in Minneapolis. There was a shooting."
"Somebody died when I was on the ground in CHAZ in Seattle last year, there were six shootings in two murders and an attempted rape. In regards to what people can do, if you live there… you would think that you would turn to your elected officials to bring some type of control over the anarchy. But we've been going on for a year now. These weak leaders who have just allowed this to go on because they're terrified."