I think people should do some serious thinking about how this all plays out. There is increasing realization that the hot war has started. Well, there aren’t any uniforms. People aren’t forming up in lines and columns preparing for a charge. CWII is different. What does that mean and how do you meet the challenge?
The rioters are led from behind but are not openly led by a government. Law-abiding people are led by a government. But if the government won’t join the fight, then how does our side engage in the fight? It amounts to unilateral surrender if we continue to worry that our government will punish us (but not the other guys) for bad behavior.
A lawless government always results in lawless streets. Civil unrest and anarchy will only increase. We are on our own.