The Left Play By a Different Set of Rules, and They Want You to Know It


On a mild night in late May 2020, the streets of New York City erupted. Motivated by the death of George Floyd, thousands took to the streets to rally for “social justice,” and it wasn’t long before the “mostly peaceful” protest turned into a full-blown riot. 

Buildings were ransacked as violence broke out, and pledges to go after the police moved past rhetoric and into action. One participant in the chaos was Pakistani immigrant Urooj Rahman, a lawyer by day and deranged far-left psychopath by night. In one text message, she told a friend “I hope they burn everything down.” 

“Set a police car on fire,” she said in one. 

“My rock hit someone. A cop of course,” she added in another and included a smiley face emoji, Richardson said. 

“Molotovs rollin’,” she added in another. “I hope they burn everything down. Need to burn all police stations down and probably the courts too.”

Within hours, Rahman had used a Molotov cocktail to torch a police car. That was after she admitted to committing assault by hitting a police officer with a rock. 

What was her punishment? Despite laws allowing anywhere from decades in jail to life, Rahman found herself before a sympathetic judge who described her as a “remarkable person who did a terrible thing on one night.” In the end, she was sentenced to just 15 months in prison. 

What made Rahman “remarkable?” Perhaps the judge was enchanted by her immigration status, seeing her as a tale of American exceptionalism. Whatever the reason, Rahman was let off with a slap on the wrist, and the message was clear: The left plays by a different set of rules. 

The moral of the story is simple. If you’re a normal person, the full force and weight of the legal system will come crashing down on your head if you dare step out of line. Meanwhile, if you’re a member of the far left, you can do just about anything and be praised by the judge on your way to dodging the harshest consequences of the law. Social justice demands it, after all.

Sure enough, Rahman is back to being an “activist.” She was recently spotted shouting vulgarities at Jews during a pro-Hamas rally on the Fourth of July.

You’d think that in receiving such leniency, far-left activists would at least fake some contrition going forward. Maybe cut back on the rioting a bit and stay out of the spotlight. They feel no pressure to do that, though. It’s not enough for the left that they play by a different set of rules. They want to rub it in your face in the process. 

Rahman has no fear that she’ll draw renewed legal scrutiny by appearing on camera supporting terrorists, and why should she? She’s already proven that a judge will kiss her feet after committing felonies. Backing off on the often illegal activism would defeat the purpose anyway. The left doesn’t just want special treatment. They want to destroy everything you care about and parade around with the ashes. They want you to know that they are in charge. 

The sad fact of the matter is that they are right. At least for now.