If only a Republican could speak with this raw passion and eloquence.
On Airstrip One, a comedian is going to jail for teaching a dog the Nazi salute. Because Airstrip One has laws against offending people (i.e. “Hate Speech.”) The American Left wants the same thing over here.
They also want you to go to jail for not believing in Global Warming, for making critical statements against Mohammedism, and they want you to lose your job for saying that hard work and self-discipline are good values.
The left claims they only want to outlaw hate speech. They define hate speech as any opinion to the right of their own.
The left is eager to free as many violent felons, rapists, and drug dealers from prison as they can in the name of social justice. They are just as eager to lock up anyone who says Caitlyn Jenner is not a brave and stunning woman.
It’s probably “hate speech” to bring this up, but Airstrip’s One Bureaucratic Health Care system attended to over 9,000 cases of female genital mutilation last year. The left needs to address this problem because the term “Female Genital Mutilation” is triggering and intolerant. It is imperative that our socially conscious betters come up with a less “offensive” term. Unfortunately, “Women’s Health Care” has already been co-opted for abortion, so we can’t call it that. I’m thinking something like… “Ladypart Cuddles” or “Friendly Girl Marshmallows.”
This year, Princeton University’s annual Constitution Day Lecture contended that “the academy has never promoted free speech as a central value.”
The lecture, given by Prof. Carolyn Rouse, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Program in African Studies, was entitled “F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates.”
Black Pigeon Speaks has the details.
By NO means do I agree with all of BPS’ positions or statements. To cite just one difference of many: he favors government-run health care (and I don’t).
But I have found that, even where I find his views silly, his videos are good-faith (if somewhat sarcastic) attempts to support his positions with science and facts. That Youtube (which means Google/Alphabet) would censor him – and other content creators who happen to be politically incorrect – while continuing to allow a ton of Islamist terrorist content, is disturbing.
It seems that 4chan pushed back with malware bots that generate fake ad traffic. The fake, extra traffic causes Google/Youtube to overcharge their advertisers, making trouble for everyone. I don’t endorse that tactic at all. Still, one can’t help but admire the goal: to remind Google/Youtube that they, too, depend greatly on the goodwill of others for their fragile existence.
Lots of people seem to be moving to BitChute and Vid.me. But I like the new YouTube: they’ve been letting me watch my favorite content ad-free (since the first step in the censoring the scapegoated content is “de-monetize” it).
Via Cernovich Media:
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement [Tuesday] disavowing alt-left terrorist organization ANTIFA…
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”
Full Pelosi statement here.
Kudos to Pelosi for denouncing Antifa by name. As The Daily Caller says, “This marks the first-time Pelosi has condemned Antifa and is quite possibly the first time she has acknowledged the group’s existence.”
Now, if only we can get Mitt Romney, John McCain, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan to do the same. Remember how their heads exploded when President Trump condemned political violence “on both sides”?
Sidebar: In case any leftie reading this doubts Trump’s full-on condemnation of the KKK, here is a “highlight reel” of him denouncing David Duke many times, over the years:
Also, if you would like, you can still join the whitehouse.gov petition to Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization.
Yvonne Felarca Flashback: The Feds arrested her in July. And Eric Clanton. So there is a little pushback on Antifa; and maybe we’ll see more.
UPDATE – It’s a trend: Berkeley’s mayor finally denounces Antifa, calling for the police to classify them as a “street gang”.
Arreguin said that while he does not support the far right, it was time to draw the line on the left as well…
Trump – and we – were just ahead of the curve. 😉
The mayor of Berkeley is demanding that conservative speakers Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos not be allowed to speak in his city because violent leftists will destroy property and assault people.
“I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some of these other right-wing speakers coming to the Berkeley campus, because it’s just a target for black bloc to come out and commit mayhem on the Berkeley campus and have that potentially spill out on the street,” Arreguin said, referring to militants who have also been called anti-fascists or antifa…
“I obviously believe in freedom of speech, but there is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety,” the mayor said. “That is where we have to really be very careful — that while protecting people’s free-speech rights, we are not putting our citizens in a potentially dangerous situation and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing the windows of businesses.”
I’m looking for the part of the interview where the mayor condemns the violent left-wing groups who actually commit the violence. So far, nada.
Have you noticed that right-wing people never riot to prevent people from expressing their points of view? And that is all Mr. Shapiro, Ms. Coulter, and Mr Yiannopoulos are going to do…. express points of view. They are not coming to beat up people, burn buildings, or smash windows. They are not going to encourage people to do those things.
But that is what the Progressive Left does every stinking chance it gets.
More black neighborhoods have been burned by #BlackLivesMatter supporters than by “White Nationalists.” This is a fact.
BTW, the student groups hosting Mr. Shapiro, Ms. Coulter, Mr. Yiannopoulos are being charged over $15,000 to help pay for the damage and violence that left-wingers will carry out. Think of it as a Free Speech Tax.
Let’s hope this becomes a trend.
- Associated Press, Black-Clad Anarchists Swarm Anti-Hate Rally in Berkeley.
Berkeley, Calif. (AP) — An anti-hate rally was disrupted when scores of anarchists wearing black clothing and masks stormed the demonstration in Berkeley and attacked several supporters of President Donald Trump…
“Anarchist” is the wrong word for Antifa, AP; try “communist” (by philosophy) or “fascist” (by their actual behavior). But, baby steps.
- The Washington Post, Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.
Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park…
Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed, “Fascist go home!”
All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults…
Not to be suspicious, but all this has only been going on for the past 18 months, so… Why report it this time? Why now?
This is the “Patriot Prayer” guy, whose rally Nancy Pelosi recently smeared and shut down.
He identifies as a Person of Color (and is at least partly Japanese). He’s pro-gay marriage, anti-drug – but libertarian on drug policy, anti-racist, non-preachy / quiet Christian, and wants to build a healthy culture where people discuss differences with love and kindness.
Antifa surrounds and gasses him, for his trouble.
UPDATE: Antifa at work.
I don’t know what happened before or after this short clip; but, in the clip, 2 guys (called Father and Son) retreat from a feral mob of Antifa and are beaten down.
From the SF Examiner:
An Aug. 26 rally planned at Crissy Field by the group Patriot Prayer has San Francisco politicians from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to Mayor Ed Lee denouncing it as hateful, with warnings that past rallies by the group have attracted white supremacists. In the wake of this news, Joey Gibson, the prominent organizer of Patriot Prayer, has decided to speak out.
I added emphasis to “attracted”, because what a strange construction!
Media don’t say that Joey Gibson or Patriot Prayer are racist. No, no, no. They know it to be false (and you’ll see why, below). Here’s another example, “His group in the past has organized other events that have attracted white supremacists…”
They’re saying that, because white supremacist *troublemakers might decide on their own* to show up and manufacture trouble, Gibson/PP’s activities are then “hateful” and Gibson/PP’s constitutional right to peaceably assemble should be denied.
I’ve never seen a better indicator that the constant rumors might be true of David Duke, Richard Spencer, etc. being on the government’s and/or Left’s payroll. What a way to shut down anything with “prayer” or “patriot” in it! Create fake (or at least irrelevant) charges of white supremacy. But, to continue:
[Examiner] What do you say to San Francisco’s oppositional reaction to your rally?
[Gibson] …I constantly promote love. In love, you don’t see skin color. I’m trying to focus on who people are on the inside…There’s a lot of liberals I have common ground with. Moderates.
[Examiner] OK, if you’re down the middle, who do you agree with on the left?
[Gibson] In my view, half of America. Gay rights, being against the drug war…
[Examiner] In a Facebook live event you said San Francisco is disgusting. What did you mean?
[Gibson] Downtown San Francisco just looks horrible. I’m not blaming the left. It’s the hate, and the drugs.
[Examiner] Do you mean the homeless?
[Gibson] No. I used to be homeless…
[Examiner] What ethnicity are you, by the way?
[Gibson] I’m Japanese.
[Examiner] How do you feel about the political pushback?
[Gibson] Pelosi is lying for her own selfish reasons. She quadrupled the size of the rally. She made it more dangerous, with complete lies.
[Examiner] What about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee?
[Gibson] It’s the same. It’s a complete lie for political gain [that the rally is a white supremacist rally].
[Examiner] But your rallies have attracted white supremacists, skinheads and neo-Nazis before. Why should anyone believe they will not, again?
[Gibson] We won’t let any extremists speak. We’ll let moderates speak. It’s a big part of the goal. We have 10 speakers now, and out of them, we have one white male speaking…We made signs saying we don’t support Identity Europa. I’ve literally disowned white supremacists [in his videos]…
Feel free to Read The Whole Thing; I tried to give the essence. Or you can check out Tucker’s interview with Gibson – who appears to be mixed-race, including Japanese-American.
Also, here’s a link to video where Gibson identifies as a “person of color” (his term) and emphasizes that Patriot Prayer is about spirituality and unity.
Now, what did Nasty Pelosi have to say about this guy? She called his rally “white supremacist”, flat out, then tried to imply that the Trump White House was behind San Francisco’s local decision to permit the rally.
This is a dark moment. The Alt Left – including Nancy Pelosi and other politicians who enjoy the Alt Left’s hateful violence and refuse to limit or deny it anything – has taken America to a very bad place. Half of America is to be stripped of its constitutional rights to speech and assembly, based on demagoguing the other half with lies/delusions.
I’m sorry to say that Breitbart’s role in all this was not good; they initially joined the “white supremacist” smear, and had to correct. Uncharacteristic.
A number of articles in the last two weeks raise important questions about the role of the police/government, in generating the Charlottesville tragedy. In presenting some of them below, I’m keeping my tone as neutral as I can.
Aug. 25 from the New York Times, “As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police ‘Never Moved’”.
As demonstrators clashed near a downtown park here two weeks ago, a white nationalist protester in a bulletproof vest turned, pointed a pistol toward the crowd and fired a single shot at the ground, in the direction of a black man wielding an improvised torch.
To make his escape, a video recording shows, the armed protester strolled past a line of about a dozen state police troopers who were safely positioned about 10 feet away behind two metal barricades. None of them budged.
“We all heard it and ran — I know damn well they heard it,” said Rosia Parker, a community activist in Charlottesville. “They never moved.”
And so on. They got the shooter later, yay! But why only later? What were the police doing, on-scene? Nothing.
Note: That does not necessarily mean the police were wrong; it could be, rather, that a higher authority gave them bad orders. You will see this become a theme. As NYT puts it, “So stark was the police failure to intervene, many participants in the protest and counterprotests believe it was by design.”
Next, the finger-pointing between local police, Virginia state police, and various politicians (including Gov. Terry McAuliffe – D). From the above NYT article:
The city did not use a number of security measures recommended by the state police, said Brian Moran, Virginia’s secretary of public safety and homeland security, including a ban on weapons and sticks of all kinds. The state also proposed designating parking areas, busing protesters and cutting off traffic for at least 10 blocks. None of that happened, he said…
The organizers of the rally said the [local] police had unilaterally changed details that they spent weeks negotiating, such as how they would safely enter and exit the park. “They didn’t follow through on any part of their plan,” said one of the coordinators…“They threw the whole thing away without telling us.” The changes involved every aspect of logistics, he said, including where counterprotesters would be, which streets would be blocked and how V.I.P.s would enter.
More from Breitbart:
- Aug 16, an article about how McAuliffe claimed a threat from right-wingers’ weapons caches around the city, only to be contradicted by State police who say no such caches ever existed. (If such caches had existed, perhaps they could justify McAuliffe’s order that shut down the Charlottesville protest in an early, confusing and unlawful way.)
- Aug 26, an article about bickering among Charlottesville politicians over who is to blame for the city’s confusing mistakes.