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2020-08-03 Fifth Column
Shakedown: BLM Demands Cut of Louisville Business Profits for Protection
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Posted by Alistaire Oppressor of the Welsh6649 2020-08-03 02:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [685 views ]  Top
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#1 Jizya.
Posted by Vespasian Ebbereng3110 2020-08-03 03:39||   2020-08-03 03:39|| Front Page Top

#2 Affirmative Aprtheid.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-08-03 04:01||   2020-08-03 04:01|| Front Page Top

#3 Run of the mill thugs.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2020-08-03 04:38||   2020-08-03 04:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Straight up racketeering. I'll bet the DOJ's angle is it isn't because no money has actually been collected yet.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-03 05:34||   2020-08-03 05:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Hope they got it in writing.
Posted by Dacama  2020-08-03 06:27||   2020-08-03 06:27|| Front Page Top

#6 Missed the sentence about the letter. Anyone stupid enough to put this in writing deserves the jail time they get.
Posted by Dacama  2020-08-03 06:29||   2020-08-03 06:29|| Front Page Top

#7 Isn't this double taxes, since they already 'extort' the pols at city hall and the capital into handing out such graft from the public treasury? /rhet question
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-03 08:01||   2020-08-03 08:01|| Front Page Top

#8 "indigenous"?!? LOL. Grease Man was certainly ahead of his time.
Posted by Clem 2020-08-03 08:03||   2020-08-03 08:03|| Front Page Top

#9 Wow. The Grease Man. Takes me way back in the day.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-03 08:18||   2020-08-03 08:18|| Front Page Top

#10 I've recently completed a lecture course on Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century in which the presenter noted that all these movements, socialism, communism, nazism all were structured similar to how the mafia is structured.

I imagine it's kind of a chicken and the egg question though.
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-08-03 08:23||   2020-08-03 08:23|| Front Page Top

#11 Try that around here and a group of very well trained men will shoot your asses. Us vets don't take too kindly to shakedowns.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-08-03 08:27||   2020-08-03 08:27|| Front Page Top

#12 As always, the real instigators will stay behind the scenes and send out cannon fodder to meet those who aren't ready to kneel to the new BLMoloch.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-03 08:44||   2020-08-03 08:44|| Front Page Top

#13 BLM has got to set the record for advancing through the three stages of Hoffer's Law.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
-- Eric Hoffer

For some pretty small values of 'eventually'...
Posted by SteveS 2020-08-03 08:48||   2020-08-03 08:48|| Front Page Top

#14 Some pretty small values of "great," too...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-08-03 09:03||   2020-08-03 09:03|| Front Page Top

#15 At #13. So very true.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-08-03 09:42||   2020-08-03 09:42|| Front Page Top

#16 This brings the instructive parable of The Man in the White Suit from Godfather II to mind.
Posted by Cesare 2020-08-03 09:55||   2020-08-03 09:55|| Front Page Top

#17 Where's the RICO act when you need it? This is the very definition of racketeering.
Posted by Marilyn Tojo7566 2020-08-03 10:13||   2020-08-03 10:13|| Front Page Top

#18 If they're going to do stuff like this, then as a matter of truth in advertising BLM ought to rename itself "The Committee To Re-Elect Donald Trump."
Posted by Matt 2020-08-03 10:53||   2020-08-03 10:53|| Front Page Top

#19 The Louisville chapter of the Urban League has come out in support of the extortion, calling the Cuban immigrants who object "racist".
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-08-03 12:49||   2020-08-03 12:49|| Front Page Top

#20 FBI says 25 gangs operate in Louisville, and it needs community's help to stop them

I wonder how they feel about a bunch of non-binary persons trying to muscle on their turfs?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-08-03 12:58||   2020-08-03 12:58|| Front Page Top

#21 And a year later there were no small businesses left in Louisville and everyone bemoaned the irrational white flight.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-08-03 13:25||   2020-08-03 13:25|| Front Page Top

#22 Cuban restaurant owner in Louisville decries BLM's 'mafia tactics' after receiving a letter with a list of diversity demands that he was told to meet or risk social media shaming, a public boycott or having his storefront 'f***** with'
Posted by Skidmark 2020-08-03 13:27||   2020-08-03 13:27|| Front Page Top

#23 Here in Nevada I've noticed that the Hispanic community (mostly Mexican, but not exclusively) is assimilating quickly into the white community (mostly northern European, but not exclusively) reasonably quickly; much like Jews, Italians, and the Irish did back in the day. Might I submit that the more the left does this sort of thing to people like the owners of this restaurant, the faster that assimilation is going to go? And the more they won't like the results?
Posted by Secret Master 2020-08-03 15:16||   2020-08-03 15:16|| Front Page Top

#24 @ secret master. I don't know if I am posting this correctly, but I agree with your deduction. I see many posts here when simply trying to reply to your comment.
Posted by Ospas Dhahran 49 2020-08-03 15:21||   2020-08-03 15:21|| Front Page Top

#25 @ Ospas Dhahran 49 ^ You're fine. The Rantburg forums don't allow specific sub-threads, which is why you see "^" used a lot here. But, yes; you're rapidly seeing a lot of the Mexican immigrant population saying to themselves "You know what? I'm white." And a lot of the white population saying "You know what? You are."

Of course, all of this is totally ridiculous. As Americans we're supposed to be an intermixed, multi-racial "mono culture" that contains a wealth of subcultures as part of it. We shouldn't be agonizing over racial categories (white vs. black) and sub-categories (white Hispanic vs. non-white Hispanic). It's crazy: we're too racially intermixed already.

But that's part of the power dynamic now, so welcome to red, white, and blue Rwanda. (Though I still hope not.)
Posted by Secret Master 2020-08-03 15:41||   2020-08-03 15:41|| Front Page Top

#26 It's worked very well for Jesse Jackson.
Posted by Iblis 2020-08-03 16:02||   2020-08-03 16:02|| Front Page Top

#27 Amazes me that the East Asian community is so slow to abandon the left. I mean seriously, FDR the liberal Icon had internment camps down to now where they are discriminated against for college admission.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-08-03 18:59||   2020-08-03 18:59|| Front Page Top

#28  Of course, all of this is totally ridiculous. As Americans we're supposed to be an intermixed, multi-racial "mono culture" that contains a wealth of subcultures as part of it. We shouldn't be agonizing over racial categories (white vs. black) and sub-categories (white Hispanic vs. non-white Hispanic). It's crazy: we're too racially intermixed already.

For a fine example of this, you could read Fred’s book “Phoebe Clayton”. It’s up there in the right sidebar.
Posted by KBK 2020-08-03 19:37||   2020-08-03 19:37|| Front Page Top

#29 All of Fred’s books are wonderful. But yes, Phoebe Clayton played on that theme.

I see many posts here when simply trying to reply to your comment.

No sub-threads here, Ospas Dhahran 49, which for me makes it easier to keep track of the main conversation... and there isn’t that nonsense where the last post in the sub-thread is only two letters wide and impossible to read. I find it easiest to just put the bit I’m responding to in italics, and go on from there, since often enough the conversation has moved on, either while I’m checking to make sure I din’t misspell anything and got my verb tenses right, or else I’m responding to something several posts up-thread so the ^^ up thingies can’t point meaningfully at my target. @nym came into use after I started doing that,) I never made the adjustment, though I do understand receiving it.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-08-03 21:37||   2020-08-03 21:37|| Front Page Top

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