Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How much more thuggish is the Left going to get?

One for the just-wow file:

Protesters demanding a "budget for the people" stormed the offices of the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
The Twitter account "People's Action" tweeted out videos of protesters entering the building and chanting "shut it down!"
The protesters stated their opposition to priorities in President Trump's budget, which they said "will hurt our communities," and they railed against Heritage as being Trump's think tank.
And mayhem seems inevitable in Berkeley:

The University of California, Berkeley is likely to once again be the site of brutal protests on Thursday as questions arise about whether the city’s mayor has ties to an extremist group sparking violence.
Ann Coulter has vowed to move ahead with a planned appearance at the university, despite Berkeley trying to reschedule her speech over security concerns. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that regardless of whether the conservative firebrand shows up, there is a “99 percent” chance that the college will erupt in violence.
The sources are helping the Berkeley Police Department prepare for what is now seen as an inevitable showdown over First Amendment rights to free speech.
Charles “Sid” Heal, a retired commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department who met with Berkeley police on Monday, said that authorities are preparing for the worst because extremist groups from across the spectrum are heading to Berkeley, and because the past three protests that devolved into violence were met by a “lackluster” response from local police.
“We’ve been told they’re going to come no matter whether Ann Coulter comes or not, and the next riot is not a standalone in isolation but a natural consequence of the lackluster approach of the past,” Heal said, adding that because protesters felt police didn’t protect them at the last riot many are pledging to defend themselves. “People are becoming vigilantes.”
Heal and others said there is deep discord between the Berkeley Police Department and the city government, led by Jesse Arreguin, the 32-year-old newly elected mayor facing his first major test in running a large city. Arreguin has been accused of supporting left-wing violence because he is a member of the Facebook group of By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN, a far left group that has incited violent protests across the country.
The city's mayor supports rioting as a means of expressing disagreement.

Folks, the deep, wide crack in this country's foundation may look to you, if you live in a flyover-country community in which manifestations of freedom-hatred tend to be mild, on the order of human-rights commissions, diversity councils and "green" initiatives and your contact with it tends to be limited to wince-, or perhaps occasionally growl-inducing, social-media posts, like something manageable that won't get in the way of your daily interactions with a variety of fellow citizens.

But do not underestimate the degree of their intolerance.

Just like the United States had a civil war, now it is post-America's turn.

It's time to check in on your values and how dearly you hold them.

Inconsistency and relativism will put you in danger.

We have moved out of an it-was-always-thus environment and into uncharted territory.



  1. Leaders on the left (if there are any) need to come forward and stop any violence or illegal activity. It worked for MLK, did it not? Yet the gummit still had a dossier on him a mile thick. The voices of complaint are often legitimate, but the current means are often not. Did you find anything to demonize in the March for Science? It appeared to be a peaceful gentle kind of crowd. Any civil war will swiftly be put down by the Feds. They got all the weapons and manpower. Only terrorism will spin their level heads. But big bombs, literal and metaphorical are being dropped daily all over the place in Trump's world where many of the sycophantic hawks from the Bush administration are now eager to get on board. I think Cheney still detests the man though.

  2. Hell, yes, the March for Science was ridiculous and poisonous. The point was to get people to swallow there hooey about the global climate being in some kind of trouble.

  3. Think about it. Why would anyone need to "march for science"? No one is organizing marches for literature or philosophy. The premise is that people currently in positions of power are somehow in "denial" of science.

  4. No, it's the fundies who are anti science and they by and large elected Teump. I know you think anthropomorphic climate change has been thoroughly debunked but it has not been. There was no violence that I heard tell of and goofiness such as puaay hats was little in evidence.

  5. Many people are quite concerned aka pissed and that's why they're marching. Hopefully during the mid terms and next presidential election year they will take their grievances out in the ballot box in greater numbers than those in favor of national and international authoritarian tyranny exemplified by Trump and his henchmen and women and his enablers in Congresa.

  6. Coming up on the hot protest scene this week-end is more like what you love to hate. I will be on the look-out for violence which hurts their cause.

    The Peoples Climate March is a full-scale mobilization to defeat Trump’s fossil fueled agenda, push forward our own vision of a clean energy economy, and build real political power. It's happening on April 29 in Washington DC and across the USA.

    Join movement leaders for a live online panel on April 12 at 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific. They'll discuss this historic moment and why the Peoples Climate March is so important right now.

    Speakers will include:
    •Van Jones, Dream Corps
    •Representative Keith Ellison, Congressional Progressive Caucus
    •Jordan Marie Daniel, Rising Hearts
    •Rabbi Shoshanna Meira Friedman, Mass Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action

    This call will be recorded, so if you can't make the time, don't worry. If you sign up on this page, we'll send you a link to the recording.

  7. You make my point. Is that your intention? Every one of those speakers is a pro-tyranny, pro-decline enemy of Western civilization.

  8. Yep, so what? Free country ain't it? I love dissent, even if it doesn't go anywhere and I think you do too if it's your dissent in your chosen medium and modality.

  9. "Dissent" is one thing. Willful destruction of Western civilization is another.