August 28th, 2017

The WaPo and the AP decide (for the moment, anyway) that maybe Antifa aren’t such freedom fighters after all

Take a look at the headlines: “Black-clad antifa attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley,” and “Black-clad anarchists swarm anti-hate rally in California.” The first is from the WaPo and the second the AP; the first is more critical of Antifa than the second, but both seem to represent somewhat of a switch from the coverage Antifa has gotten so far.

This is from the AP article:

Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said officers were told not to actively confront the anarchists. He applauded officers’ restraint, saying it forestalled greater violence. Six people suffered injuries, including two who were hospitalized, and one officer was injured while making an arrest and several others were hit with paint.

There were 13 arrests on various charges including, assault with a deadly weapon.

“The potential use of force became very problematic” given the thousands of peaceful protesters in the park, Greenwood said. Once anarchists arrived, it was clear there would not be dueling protests between left and right so he ordered his officers out of the park and allowed the anarchists to march in.

What’s up with that last sentence? It’s patently absurd as a defense of the police. A large number of anarchists with a violent history crash a previously peaceful demonstration, and it’s then that the police leave? And we’re not supposed to think the police winked at the violence on Antifa’s part that was inevitable at that point?

There’s much much more there, although it’s a bit hard to sort out because the article isn’t very well-written. What I’ve gleaned from it, though, is that there were two planned demonstrations by the right billed as anti-Marxism protests. The first had been originally set for Saturday in San Francisco in Crissy Field, and it was organized by Joey Gibson, leader of a group called Patriot Prayer. It was canceled due to concerns over deficits in the planned security arrangements by police. According to the article, Gibson is Japanese-American:

…[and has] consistently denounced racism. In a video he posted on Patriot Prayer’s Facebook page, Gibson said he is a person of color and so if he was in favor of white nationalism “I’d have to punch myself in the face.”

That information was offered rather late in the article.

A second demonstration had been planned by the right for Sunday in Berkeley, and it was also canceled:

The anti-Marxist rally in Berkeley was organized by Amber Cummings, a transsexual supporter of Trump. Citing the potential for violence, she canceled the event but said she would show up on her own. She was not seen there, though Gibson vowed to come and when he did anarchists set upon him.

They pepper-sprayed him and chased him as he backed away with his hands held in the air. Gibson rushed behind a line of police wearing riot gear, who set off a smoke bomb to drive away the attackers.

It was this second demonstration at which the violence occurred. It wasn’t much of a demonstration on the part of the right, because very few people showed up. But the ones who did were completely peaceful, and Antifa was violent. This wasn’t a case of “both sides were…”. The violence was completely one-sided.

The reporters who were there seem to have been a bit shocked by what they saw, although they shouldn’t have been; Antifa has shown its propensities long ago. Perhaps something about witnessing armed (with sticks and shields) people attacking peaceful demonstrators got the reporters’ attention—or perhaps it was the fact that some reporters were menaced as well.

It remains to be seen whether the MSM will continue this line of coverage in the future. I happen to doubt it, but I could be wrong.

I would think this experience, and the Berkeley police response to it, would be very very empowering for Antifa. Demonstrations on the right canceled: check. Police back down when Antifa arrives: check. Mission accomplished.

[NOTE: Here is some background on how the Saturday San Francisco rally came to be canceled:

Californian leaders, including House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D), have adamantly opposed a rally organized by the Patriot Prayer group on the grounds that it is “alt right” and “white supremacist.” The problem, however, is that of the speakers scheduled to speak, only one was white. Indeed, the group’s leader is neither white nor “alt right.”

Please read the whole thing.]

44 Responses to “The WaPo and the AP decide (for the moment, anyway) that maybe Antifa aren’t such freedom fighters after all”

  1. Bill Says:

    I’m disgusted by the violent actions of antifa. And I don’t know what they think they are trying to do, other than create mahem. They are just ensuring a Republican congress continues and Trump gets re-elected in 2020.

  2. Bill Says:

    On a side note (and I apologize for distracting a moment from this post) . . . for those of you who pray, please pray for Houston. It is unbelievable here. For myself and my family, we are still for the moment unflooded, but so many friends have lost their houses to the waters and have had to wait for boat rescue, taking just what they can carry.

    Never, ever seen anything like this.

    (Sorry neo – didn’t mean to hijack)

  3. Tuvea Says:

    Ach! Zee Berkely Poliezi did nuthzing wrongly. Dey vere chust following orderz!

    umm …. haven’t we heard THAT excuse before while thugs were beating innocent people?

  4. Bill Says:

    Also, I know I spend a good deal of time complaining about Trump. But his statement a moment ago regarding the storm in Houston was gracious and unifying.

  5. Griffin Says:

    The media is the most narcissistic bunch in the world so it will turn when these antifa clowns kill or seriously injure a member of the media. And it is bound to happen eventually.

  6. j e Says:

    Even the majority of mainstream Republicans have been unwilling to condemn the thuggery of Antifa and BLM, who are far more prone to violence and far more dangerous to this country than the so-called “white supremacists” (a term of abuse borrowed unthinkingly by the MSM from organs of CultMarx propaganda).

  7. DNW Says:

    I think it is remarkable that there have been so many instances of masked men armed with bludgeons assaulting and battering others, yet not one of them has, to my knowledge been shot and killed in response.

    Astounding.

  8. eeyore Says:

    During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the leaders tacitly supported the Red Guard until their excesses threatened their own power. Perhaps this is a similar development? The similarities of conduct between the university students then and now is quite telling. A personal story of this era, “Life and Death in Shanghai,” is both disturbing and instructive.

  9. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Bill,

    My prayers are with you and yours. I too have relatives in Texas though they are far from the coast. If waters do approach, listen to your ‘little voice’.

  10. parker Says:

    Youngsters have no knowledge of the late 60s or early 70s. Or human history going back 10,000 years. We have been here before. This time, given the mindset of the msm and 99.999% of the dnc, and their running dog lackeyes, we just might see CW2 heating up. Time to reload more 8mm and 357. Old school all the way. Back from northern Minnesota where our local contacts sold us 5 cords of seasoned oak. We will survive.

  11. ArmyMom Says:

    Bill – God bless you and our family. Leave earlier rather than later if you think you need to. Heard that up in Conroe that water has closed I45. That damned storm has to move off sometime. It can’t be gone soon enough.

  12. Bill Says:

    GB: “My prayers are with you and yours. I too have relatives in Texas though they are far from the coast. If waters do approach, listen to your ‘little voice’.”

    Thank you my friend. And will do.

    ArmyMom – I think we have one more really difficult rain day and then another day of hopefully lighter rain, and then things will get to the new normal we’ll be dealing with for awhile, but the immediate danger will be gone. Thank you.

  13. Ymar Sakar Says:

    The media are under authority and orders. Anti Fa are under the same authority and orders, so any fighting will soon be stopped until the time is right. However, they do not know that the same puppet master controls both of them. They think they are the ones controlling and using each other.

  14. Kae Arby Says:

    DNW,

    Unfortunately, that will not last much longer.

    Here are my thoughts.

    1) The left (particularly the anti-fa BLM, etc.) and right (both alt and mainstream) know that whoever shoots first loses. both sides are armed but will not use their guns until the other side does.

    2) The anti-fa’s level of violence has been steadily escalating. They are also becoming less discriminating about their targets; anyone they perceive to be “right wing”. Last week a man was stabbed in the hand because he had a “nazi haircut”.

    3) There is also an increase in “lone wolf” style attacks, like that nazi haircut guy.

    If I had to guess, one day we’ll hear about a lone wolf attack on an armed civilian who shot his anti-fa attacker in self defense. After that, all the stops are off.

    The biggest thing exasperating this is that the police are doing nothing, either because they’re afraid of the anti-fa or that they support them.

    KRB

  15. William Teach Says:

    Obviously, someone hacked the WP and AP and placed the stories.

  16. parker Says:

    KRB,

    Ok, but what happens when they in mass come for us country boys and girls? Answer is a target rich environment. If the idiots push too hard they will get unintended consequences.

  17. chuck Says:

    I suspect that Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville will be seen in retrospect to have been correct. At that point one may wonder how very smart people like Romney and Krauthammer managed to be so wrong.

  18. AesopFan Says:

    chuck Says:
    August 28th, 2017 at 11:20 pm
    I suspect that Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville will be seen in retrospect to have been correct. At that point one may wonder how very smart people like Romney and Krauthammer managed to be so wrong.
    * * *
    I already don’t have a problem with Trump’s first CV speech, and Romney & Krauthammer have been getting things wrong for a very long time now. Everybody has a set of blinkers, ear plugs, and their own movie screen, to channel the Cartoonist-Who-Must-Not-be-Named.

    (Would still have preferred Romney to Obama, but water under the bridge…)

  19. AesopFan Says:

    “Once anarchists arrived, it was clear there would not be dueling protests between left and right ”

    This didn’t even make sense to me — were they expecting the protest and counter-protests to occur in different places?

    And Neo (and others are right) about the complicit order to retreat “to avoid more violence”.

    Kind of like “destroying the village in order to save it” — remember which side used to condemn that kind of inanity?
    * *
    “I would think this experience, and the Berkeley police response to it, would be very very empowering for Antifa. Demonstrations on the right canceled: check. Police back down when Antifa arrives: check. Mission accomplished.” — Neo

    The Left has been pushing the envelope of what they can get away with for years (decades), and there is NO stopping point on this slope.

    Your link to Fernandez’s post a few days back is appropriate here, as a reminder.

    http://neoneocon.com/2017/08/25/the-war-on-statues/#comments

    [NOTE: See this from Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club.]

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/08/24/after-the-war-of-statues/

    “Could it be that events are spinning out of control? Maybe Rauch was right to argue there is no “slippery slope”, no connection between one demand and the one which follows. But the tendency of political activism to demand ever more extreme concessions the more are granted suggests the opposite. In the progressive march toward “progress” a slippery slope is not only possible but necessary for the momentum to continue.”

    * * *
    More on the riots and violence here, if you need additional evidence.

    http://libertyunyielding.com/2017/08/28/berkeley-police-say-letting-antifa-beat-reporters-protesters-forestalled-greater-violence/

  20. AesopFan Says:

    We have had some round-abouts lately on what-about-ism, and why something is okay for us but not for them, etc. The dilemma of means and ends never goes away, especially when there is focused and violent action supporting one side or the other (or both or all).

    One thing I am starting to look for is: who is willing (even anxious) to hurt people or destroy property, not just among their “opponents” but among the bystanders and the un-aligned? Whatever their ends, and they may be “good” ends, their means are illegitimate, and their actions are tainted.

    If achieving your goals requires defending yourself, even with violence, so long as you take care to avoid those who are not among your direct opponents, I’m willing to look more sympathetically on your cause.

    None of this precludes “a pox on both your houses” where appropriate.
    * * *
    Excellent commentary here on the coercion-by-conscience problem in general.

    https://accordingtohoyt.com/2017/08/28/paving-the-way-to-hades-by-synova/#comments

    A wave of sentiment seems to be sweeping our nation that no action that is taken the name of opposing evil can possibly be bad. Or if it IS bad, that we’re supposed to be understanding of the sentiment that led the person to that place where they would hurt other people for good reasons.

    I had a long conversation with a gentleman who couldn’t understand that accepting bad outcomes when the people creating those bad outcomes had pure hearts was not the loving position to take.

    So it’s not even that the ends justify the means… excusing efforts to strip us (and it would be *all* of us) of our constitutional protections because it would lead to a good end, but even if it led to a bad end he couldn’t understand how a person would object when those involved were so clearly motivated by goodness in their hearts.

    Bad “means” + bad “ends” + noble motivations = something that people should support?

    You’d think that when stated that baldly, that the message would get through that this is simply unsupportable for any person who gives the least thought to other human beings and making a “Hell of earth.”

    And I know from experience that the lofty goals, the loving hearts, the pure souls of the tormentors does not soften the abuse, but amplify it. And there is a reason that CS Lewis’s famous quote holds so true to me because I had an abuser given “approval of their own conscience.”

    * * *

  21. Kae Arby Says:

    Parker,

    Right now, the anti-fa are the most visible, and violent, are places where they have government support and protection; university campuses, Berkeley, San Francisco, Portland. The anti-fa need that government support in order to operate. If the anti-fa come out to rural America, they will be marching behind the protection of federal guns.

    KRB

  22. Ymar Sakar Says:

    I did say for people here and elsewhere to expect death squads from the Left. People liked to make fun of that because they still saw the Left as a bunch of SJW whining weaklings. Most of them are, but the death squads are something different.

    Of course anti fa is pretty weak for an American wannabe death squad. The real death squads come from military and civilian training, that is diverted to the Cause. Dallas BLM is a good example. Active marksmanship combined with cover taking, body armor, precision rifles, and move while shooting methodologies completely over power your police. Imagine what your neighborhood will be like if they were ever smart enough to cadre out this training method. If I was running their strat ops, it would be pretty high on the priority list.

    See Death Squads, America, the Baathists and Nazis would only sigh in envy at out future effectiveness.

  23. Ymar Sakar Says:

    The reason why I’m not overly excited about recent “news” is because I already foresaw it years ago. This stuff is pretty boring if you have already seen it, especially the details. Details matter. Whether the Left wins an election or not is meaningless if you cannot see the tactics of the future.

  24. Ymar Sakar Says:

    After 2001, I got a really strong impression that I needed to strengthen my personal defense and HtoH methods, since dealing with people who are suicide attackers will be impossible otherwise.

    After god knows how many hours of training, still haven’t hit 10,000 quality hours required for mastery just yet, all these “zombie apoc” preparation might actually see some use after all, before I die.

  25. Ymar Sakar Says:

    http://grimbeorn.blogspot.com/2017/08/blog-post.html

    An interesting tie in with Mao’s cultural revolution.

  26. arfldgrs Says:

    Anti-Fascist League ==> Antifa

    at FANDOM:
    http://nation.wikia.com/wiki/Anti-Fascist_League

    The Anti-Fascist League (AFL) is a political movement and pressure group that opposes against forms of fascism and (racial) discrimination in Lovia. It was founded early in 2010 as a reaction to the growing support for the Iron Guard Party, Lovia’s largest fascist political party. The main goal of the AFL is to bring fascism and discrimination onto the public and political agenda. It also seeks to get undemocratic parties banned. The AFL operates as a non-governmental organization, which means that anyone who joins remains free of duties.

    Cleveland Anti-Fascist League, Cleveland, Ohio
    THE ANTI-FASCIST LEAGUE: A NEW FORCE IN BURMAN [CIA.gov]
    Anti-Fascist League Founded in Croatia

    Hollywood Anti-Fascist League – NNDB
    http://www.nndb.com/org/036/000353971/
    Humphrey Bogart
    John Garfield
    Dashiell Hammett
    Lillian Hellman
    Langston Hughes
    Eugene O’Neill
    Dorothy Parker
    Pablo Picasso
    Paul Robeson
    Donald Ogden Stewart
    Orson Welles

    how did they start 80 years before 2010?

    Anti-Nazi League – Wikipedia
    Anti-fascism – Wikipedia
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League – Wikipedia

    Liberals Descend from Munzenberg’s “Innocents’ Club” – henrymakow

    Münzenberg formed the permanent World Committee Against War and Fascism, based in Berlin

    Münzenberg instructed his assistant, fellow Comintern agent Otto Katz, to travel to the United States to garner support for various pro-Soviet and anti-Nazi causes, as part of the 1935 Comintern Seventh World Congress’ proclamation of a “Peoples’ Front Against Fascism”, aka the Popular Front

    feminism was also part of the popular front movement as was racialists and others… why not read the comiterm stuff so you know what they were doing? too easy?

    Katz made his way to Hollywood, and in July 1936 he formed the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League with Dorothy Parker. Many artists and writers in the U.S. flocked to join the Popular Front, the Anti-Nazi League, and related groups such as the League of American Writers, and movie stars such as Paul Muni, Melvyn Douglas, and James Cagney all agreed to sponsor the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League Münzenberg lived intermittently in Paris from 1933 to 1940. He took on a common-law wife, Babette Gross, a party member who had separated from her husband shortly after her marriage. It has been suggested that during his years in exile, Münzenberg may have had some role in recruiting Kim Philby to work for the Soviet Union, but there is no clear evidence. The argument for the theory is that Philby was recruited to work for Soviet intelligence by one of the Münzenberg Trust’s front organizations, the World Society for the Relief of the Victims of German Fascism based in Paris

    was way ahead of this..
    even gave enough time to read and know before it reached a head and it was evident…

    they are following the same history..
    NOT the sudden history of 1930

    but the history that is not taught and unless you read is not covered and the people erased that lead up to that period and set it all up…

    it was the set up that was important NOT the event that comes from the set up!!!!!!!!!!! you focus on the explosion that nitric acid and glycerin can make but not on the mixing of the two and leading up to the boom!!

    here… one more post to wake ya up

  27. arfldgrs Says:

    Anti-fascism
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-fascism#After_World_War_II

    History

    2.1 Italy: against Fascism and Mussolini
    2.2 Slovenians under Italianisation
    2.3 Germany: against the NSDAP and Hitlerism
    2.4 Spain: Civil War with the Nationalists
    2.5 France: against Action Française and Vichy
    2.6 United Kingdom: against Mosley’s BUF
    2.7 United States, circa World War II
    2.8 After World War II
    2.9 United Kingdom: against the NF and BNP

    After World War II

    The anti-fascist movements which emerged during the period of classical fascism, both liberal and militant, continued after the defeat of the Axis powers in response to the resilience and mutation of fascism in Europe and elsewhere. In Germany, for example, in 1944, as Nazi rule crumbled, veterans of the 1930s anti-fascist struggles formed “Antifaschistische Ausschüsse,” “Antifaschistische Kommittees” or “Antifaschistische Aktion” groups (all typically abbreviated to Antifa).

    here is the kicker…
    they have enough history to update the stuff that is new
    but they dont know enough history of their own to fix the wiki stuff that is ancillary and part of the actual history…

    Antifa movements – Wikipedia
    Antifa movements and Anti-Fascist Action networks are post-World War II left wing, often anarchist, extra-parliamentary political movements opposing political ideas and movements that members describe as fascist. Such movements have been active in several countries in the second half of the 20th and early 21st century.

    Antifaschistische Aktion, an umbrella organisation for militant anti-fascists in Germany, was formed in 1932. It was sometimes called “Antifa”. Although it did not survive the war, local anti-fascist committees were formed across Germany, typically by veterans of this organisation, as Nazi rule crumbled in 1944, under the name “Antifa”.

    i told you years ago about this and this would come

    In Communist East Germany, anti-fascism became part of the official ideology of state, and the abbreviation Antifa was used for various organs of the Communist state. For example, from 1961, the East German Socialist Unity Party used the term “Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart” (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) as the official name for the Berlin Wall, in sharp contrast to the West Berlin city government which would sometimes refer to it as the “Wall of Shame”

    your watching the Stasi play games

    The modern Germany movement most commonly associated with anti-fascism originated in the late 1980s, growing out of West Germany’s squatter scene and autonomism movement

    when ya gonna wakeup to the actual organizations going back 100 years that still work and the news doesnt tell you, the school doesnt tell you, and you certainly didnt find it yourselves as no one above has even bothered to make the history known so that any discussion would be valid..

    why not talk about unicorn farts? bout the same if you dont know what is behind what your discussing..

    if you think this started in 2010…
    then your going to miss later this year
    the 100th anniversary of the birth of communism states

    thats the kind of thing to have a war over…

  28. arfldgrs Says:

    Walter Ulbricht (1893-1973)

    Born in Leipzig, joined the Spartacist League in 1918.
    Co-founder of the KPD, elected as a Reichstag Deputy in 1928.
    1933-45: In exile in the USSR.
    1949: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the GDR.
    1950: Became General Secretary of the SED.
    1960: Became Chairman of the Council of State.
    Favoured ‘hard line’ of constructing socialism in half a country rather than pursuing reunification; in 1953 under heavy fire from Politburo colleagues, but ‘saved’ by 17 June uprising.
    1960s: Limited economic reforms, but unable to change with the times.
    1971: Ousted by ‘palace coup’ by Honecker, with Soviet backing.

    -=-=-=-

    GDR at an economic disadvantage compared to the West – had only 30% of industrial capacity, few natural resources and a smaller population.

    Planned economy focusing on building up heavy industry at the expense of essentials and consumer goods – meat, butter and sugar rationed until 1958, luxury goods like chocolate almost unobtainable.

    Growth fell from 8% in 1950 to 2.3% between 1960 & 1962. [like OBAMA did for 8 years]

    -=-=-=-

    read about June 1953 Uprising

    -=-=-=-

    Buchenwald memorial: unveiled in 1958, this group represents the KPD’s leading role in the resistance, with a (historically dubious) myth of the camp’s self-liberation. Buchenwald was the GDR’s main memorial site for school visits and veterans meetings

    -=-=-=-

    Anti-Fascism

    Marxist-Leninist doctrine always interpreted fascism as an outgrowth of capitalism; therefore antifascism linked to anti-capitalism (big business as Hitler’s stringpullers).

    Fascism also interpreted as a political class war (mainly v. KPD), rather than racial war (v. Jews); GDR paid no reparations to Israel and anti-Semitic attacks on graveyards persisted.

    West German Federal Republic viewed as haven of former Nazis, protected by Anglo-Americans (especially in 1950s/60s); antifascism thus had contemporaneous function of anti-westernism (e.g. Berlin Wall officially labelled ‘Antifascist Defence Rampart’).

    SED leadership (mainly Soviet exiles) had ambivalent attitude to ‘real’ antifascist veterans (marginalised ‘inland’ resisters, dissolved veterans’ organisations).

    Antifascism an affective moral argument for wartime generation; but younger generations increasingly indifferent to abstract antifascism.

    -=-=-=-

    Education, Culture and the Arts
    Foundation of the FDJ in Berlin, Nov. 1947
    Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
    Christa Wolf (1929-2011)

    -=-=-=-
    Totalitarian Interpretations

    Popular in 1950s West German interpretations; revival post-1989
    Comparisons drawn with brown dictatorship of National Socialism
    Stress illegitimacy of Soviet occupation & East German ‘puppets’
    State ideology of ‘socialist personality’ within collective
    ‘Leading role’ of ruling party enshrined in constitution
    Stasi secret police
    State control of economy
    Control of media
    Control of economy
    Berlin Wall as epitome of state control of individual
    Breached UN human rights on freedom of travel
    Also popular with many former GDR citizens; but is this because it denies personal responsibility?

    A Modernising Dictatorship?
    Complex industrial economy required ‘rational’ not ‘ideological’ elite
    More university graduates enter party apparatus from 1960s

    Peter C. Ludz, The Changing Party Elite in East Germany (1968/72)
    Economic reforms of 1960s (New Economic System)

    Attempt at decentralisation and incentivisation of economy
    Technological revolution

    Special role of intelligentsia in GDR (see dividers on state emblem)
    Precision engineering from Dresden & Leipzig

    1980s gamble on microchip technology (too high investment costs)
    Welfare dictatorship (Konrad Jarausch)

    Indirect use of ‘social power’ to predispose groups to choose socialism
    Full employment, hospitals, education system > fond memories
    Educational dictatorship (Erziehungsdiktatur)?

    Party ‘in loco parentis’, knowing what was good for the people
    Rolf Henrich, The Guardian State (1989); party man turned dissident

  29. Doug Purdie Says:

    Notice the label “right wing”? It’s a signal to readers that being against Marxism, being Christian or being in favor of free speech makes you an extremist.

  30. Oldflyer Says:

    It has now reached the stage where certain groups have been silenced, whether it is the nominally conservative, or the so-called “hate groups”. It is almost as though the “state” has allied with leftist rogues to successfully silence all dissenting voices.

    The nation seems to be ceding the streets to the lawless and violent. First, it was BLM, now it is Antifa. It is not clear where this will ultimately lead.

  31. Bilwick Says:

    Better late than never, I suppose. It look Old Leftist Pete Seeger almost ninety years to come to the realization that Uncle Joe Stalin may not have been the great guy Seeger and his pals thought he was.

  32. neo-neocon Says:

    Bilwick:

    Here’s my commentary on Seeger and Stalin.

  33. Rachelle Says:

    Watch old videos of Hitler’s Brown Shirts in action followed by watching Antifa in action and it is hard to see a difference. Also shocking that in both cases politicized police departments stood by and did nothing.

  34. Richard Saunders Says:

    Apparently there is a great desire on the part of a lot of people to “return to those thrilling days of yesteryear” when Nazis and Commies fought in the streets. “Hi Ho, Weimar, awaaaaay!”

  35. AesopFan Says:

    I am following the lead of some poster somewhere who is dubbing the current excrescence of hatred AntiFA for Anti-First-Amendment.

    When that cluster of protections falls, everything falls.

    They are not anti-fascist except insofar as the mean “fascist are anyone opposed to our radical revolution and rioting”.

  36. Kae Arby Says:

    Sigh.

    The man who was allegedly stabbed because he had a “nazi” haircut wasn’t. Legal Insurrection has the story.

    Well, congratulations Mr. Witt. You got your fifteen minutes of fame and made those of us supporting your and your story look like complete fools.

    KRB

  37. AesopFan Says:

    Kae Arby Says:
    August 29th, 2017 at 8:01 pm
    Sigh.

    The man who was allegedly stabbed because he had a “nazi” haircut wasn’t. Legal Insurrection has the story.

    Well, congratulations Mr. Witt. You got your fifteen minutes of fame and made those of us supporting your and your story look like complete fools.

    KRB
    * *
    Thanks for the update.
    It’s getting hard to keep track of the hate crimes, the real crimes, and the false crimes.
    Maybe we need a Cosmic Moderator that can hold all internet posts for three days until the stories can be checked out (not fact checked, as we all know how those are manipulated now).

  38. chuck Says:

    @neo

    About Seeger, I recall a story about a fellow taking his dad, who had been active in the labor movement in the 30’s, to a Seeger concert at Barnard. At one point Seeger announced that her was going to play a folk song from Birobidzhan, and this guy’s dad says in a loud voice, “What is this Stalinist bullshit?”, and then I think he left.

    Birobidzhan was the desolate Jewish homeland created by Stalin.

  39. Ymar Sakar Says:

    It’s getting hard to keep track of the hate crimes, the real crimes, and the false crimes.
    Maybe we need a Cosmic Moderator that can hold all internet posts for three days until the stories can be checked out (not fact checked, as we all know how those are manipulated now).

    Now you know why the media was called bias.

    They wanted to get the story out, like some here, that they overstepped themselves.

    Of course, I use my original method of triangulation. Much more reliable and accurate than human eye witnesses.

  40. Ymar Sakar Says:

    The Deep State, btw everyone, is not a power bloc you or anyone else can “vote out” of power.

    For those that have had trouble accepting the evil of the Leftist alliance, when will they wake up to the even more powerful Deep State? And after 10-20 years of them refusing to wake up and then finally reluctantly accepting that the Deep State is their mortal enemy, what will they do to fight and counter the societies behind the Deep State?

    This war looks like it was lost by American humans long before they even realized they were in a war. But don’t talk like nobody ever warned them of what would happen.

  41. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Cassandra, a Greek legend, is not quite the analogue here. It is Jeremiah instead.

    Multiple Jeremiahs America has had for warnings.

    Jeremiah was the prophet in the Old Testament that said the Israelis would be punished if they didn’t repent. He was called a false prophet and people tried to hunt him down to kill him, since even after 30 years, his predictions still hadn’t happened.

  42. AesopFan Says:

    Doug Purdie Says:
    August 29th, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    Notice the label “right wing”? It’s a signal to readers that being against Marxism, being Christian or being in favor of free speech makes you an extremist.
    * * *
    I tried to get the poster by itself, but this was the best I could do.

    http://www.fastblogit.com/thought/21794

    “Left Wing Right Wing Same Bird”

  43. AesopFan Says:

    Ymar Sakar Says:
    August 30th, 2017 at 10:36 pm
    Cassandra, a Greek legend, is not quite the analogue here. It is Jeremiah instead.
    * * *
    If Cassandra married Jeremiah and they had children >>>?

  44. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Only the Aaronic priesthood of Moses’ brother, was said to pass down father to son.

    The prophetic gifts or apostle level authority powers, were not passed down in this manner, so any children would probably be like Cain and Able.

    If they have enough merit, they get the inheritance. If not, bye.

    Btw, Aesop, that twitter speak from your link is like a foreign language twitch. I Must now be Online Illiterate.

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