There were many different Causes of the Civil War between the Union of the North and the Confederacy of the South. The two major causes of the Civil War were slavery and States Rights. The economy in the south was based on the cash crop plantation system which depended on the institution of slavery whereas the economy in the north was based on manufacturing and industry and was not reliant on slaves. The South was concerned about the dominance of the northern states following the election of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party and the possible infringement of state’s rights.
State’s rights seems to be the main issue, which of course, slavery was a major part of the issue. No sensible person disputes that slavery was wrong.
The above are facts of history. I am not sure what parts Antifa or BLM plays in this scene. What they say vs. what they do seems to be miles apart. No one disputes Black lives matter. In fact, I have NEVER heard anyone say Black lives didn't matter. Antifa is adamant and unwavering in their goals to overthrow the USA. With all their noble signs, chants, marches, and slogans, one can not miss the burning, looting, intimidation, and commission of crimes in the background.
In my opinion, if BLM and Antifa want to put integrity into their movements, they need to team up with law enforcement and help isolate and put down the criminals. If they don't help in establishing order, they have voted for the opposite course of action and, in fact, support the criminal activity. That's only two choices. One doesn't have to be real smart to select one of two.
If, after help from BLM and Antifa, street looting doesn't stop, the next step is rather unpleasant. All law enforcement would be issued brand new ammunition clips. All scenes of street looting would be visited. So long as marches are peaceful and "Save the Whale" signs are not used as weapons, all is good. However, once someone throws a brick thru a window, or engages in arson or looting, a command is given by law enforcement to STOP!! If that command is ignored, it is given a second time. If it is ignored a second time, shoot them.
Law enforcement did not make the decision on behalf of the law breaker that he/she should riot, burn and steal. That decision was made solely by the law breaker. If the law breaker commits crimes for profit or any other benefit, he/she must consider the risks. In the business world, it is a simple risk/reward calculation. Dumb people make stupid risk/reward calculations. That isn't law enforcement's fault.
So, stated simply, law enforcement has to put risk back into the equation. To fail to do so, especially for stupid, selfish political reasons, is only to water the weeds. They'll grow bigger.
I'm not writing for a friend.