On an individual level, of course not. Because on an individual level, I care only about myself and my family. But we aren't talking in individuals here. What we are talking about is WHY things are happening. A KKK rally that is being proactive and spewing hate is significantly different than reacting to a president whom you feel is racist or even when a police officer shoots an unarmed minority and you feel it hits too close to home. Look, I have said I don't agree with riots. But maybe that's because I sit in my suburban house with everything I need and want and enjoy my life.
Drawing a comparison between the two is disingenuous and feeds into the narrative that the rioters are just like the KKK. If that is your goal and you want to feed that meal to the ignorant masses...then go right ahead. But this isn't a liberal or conservative thing to me. This is about honesty and intention. People often justify how they feel by making the narrative fit their needs.
I agree with you on this.
The KKK has a long history of being an organization that historically has taken racism and hate to levels that are unspeakable.
They are not comparable to the people protesting against Trump. That is why I asked for context of those photos.
We need to look at the anti-Trump protesters on a totally different level. There are, I believe two groups in the anti-Trump protesters.
One group are those who are genuinely concerned and legally expressing their concern through peaceful protest.
The other group are the ones who are rioters whose intent goes further. I believe that their intent is to cause civil unrest for the purpose of dismantling our social/political system. Many of them are paid agitators. This group is dangerous and they hide among the first group.
But I would not compare the second group to the KKK either. they have different goals and tactics.
ETA: Also, on the threads here for months, there has been many posts that compare anyone to does not vehemently oppose Trump to the KKK and white nationalists/supremists. It is wrong to compare the average person who is not carrying a pitch fork in response to Trump to the KKK and white nationalists/supremists. Yet that has been going on in many of the threads in this forum.