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2019-07-07 Home Front: WoT
It’s time for a federal civil rights intervention in Portland
[NYPOST] The savage beating of journalist Andy Ngo in Portland by far-left Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
rioters last Saturday shocked everyone. Well, conservatives anyway, plus a few honorable liberals. As the police stood by watching at a distance, masked thugs hit him, stole his camera and threw milkshake, rocks and eggs at him. He ended up in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

Criminal laws are supposed to deter criminal behavior. But that only works when the criminal gets caught and punished, and when people are permitted to hide their identities behind a mask, as antifa thugs are, no one gets caught.

Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, has vowed to hold the offenders accountable. Let us know who the perpetrators are, he asked, and the city would hold them accountable ‐ a supremely useless plea when dealing with a largely masked and anonymous group.

The antifa slogan in Portland is "we own the streets." And they do. The city has let it happen. Last October, they blocked a street and threatened drivers and passers-by who wanted to get through. A few months before that, they beat up a Bernie Sanders

...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being a socialist...

supporter who was carrying an American flag.

And it isn’t just Portland. We saw similar brutality in Washington, during President Trump’s Inauguration. Hundreds of rioting antifa members took over downtown DC. They marched in black bloc fashion, five abreast, their faces wholly covered, smashing windows and pushing people off the sidewalk. The police arrested 234 people, but not one of them was found guilty.

It’s the masks that save them. They’re a get-out-of-jail-free card. Deterrence doesn’t work when you can hide your identity. That’s a lesson we should have learned from the Ku Klux Klan.

Thanks to the masks, antifa won’t pay a cost. Instead, they will luxuriate in their sense of justified political hatred. They will also have the backing of prominent apologists in the liberal establishment, including Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who endorsed the antifa handbook, and CNN’s Don Lemon, who said in defense of the group that "no organization is perfect."

Best of all for antifa, their actions have an effect. They are letting conservatives and even dissident liberals like Ngo know that they aren’t safe in Portland.

Mind you, that only works if the state is complicit. And when the city abandons its duty to protect its citizens, its inaction amounts to permission.

Mayor Wheeler is picky about the people he will protect. When a federal immigration building was surrounded by protesters last summer, its workers feared for their safety. But the mayor supported the protesters, and, following his orders, the local police refused to take sides.

Posted by Fred 2019-07-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6466 views ]  Top

#1 , plus a few honorable liberals.

Both of them?
Posted by AlanC 2019-07-07 07:41||   2019-07-07 07:41|| Front Page Top

#2 Outlaw masks and this will fade
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-07 08:22||   2019-07-07 08:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Fuck the fêds !

You don't need their protection. People who love their countries shouldn't need protection from these punks. The feds will only protect them from you. The antifa is fighting with little more than spit and brickbats right now. But that can change. When that changes, the Purge will be on.

Before that happens, Americans must take matters into their own hands. Sure, you'll be on the wrong side of the democrat deepstate administration, and sacrifices will have to be made - careers, bones, friends... but this is no way to live, man. Watching your country taken over by gangs like mussolini's thugs or hitler's brown shirts, knowing where it leads and groaning before switching the channel to Discovery.

From academics to journalists and then police, everyone will fear these anonymous bastards one day. They will come to control legislation and local businesses, censorship and thought. All through mob violence. You have so much history and recent events in other countries to learn from. Doing this in a blue state was the best first run for the operation, because they're counting on armed conservative defenders not showing up from other states to Portland.

Somebody has to say this to able-bodied citizens, vets, conservative youth; if you want to wait and watch, you will simply wait for your own eventual silencing. You will rue these days when you still could have done something but didn't. Your children will live in fear because their fathers chose to comment on twitter and opine instead of picking up a steel bat. It is the birth of domestic terrorism in America's metros, favored and supported by mostly foreign origin politicians.

It needs a reply from brass dusters and folding truncheons, it needs a reply from CO2 powered ball bearings from rooftops and molotovs from passing motorcycles, it needs tailing home and visits in the night, it needs you .

I know one may think this is just rousing the rabble, but the rabble that cannot be roused against this, is only fit for cages.

One may also think this would further vilify the right, but nothing you do will make them accept you anyway. A number of you will say "This is not how we do things in America." Well, that is exactly what the democrats want you to think like. While doing you exactly this way !

Sorry for the long rant. But this is the 'Burg. Where long rants come to die
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-07 10:04||   2019-07-07 10:04|| Front Page Top

#4 A righteous RANT.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-07 15:52||   2019-07-07 15:52|| Front Page Top

#5 Tunisia bans full-face coverings in public institutions after twin bombings
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-07 17:04||   2019-07-07 17:04|| Front Page Top

#6 Four letters: RICO.
Posted by anymouse 2019-07-07 20:05||   2019-07-07 20:05|| Front Page Top

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