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September 30, 2019

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Jake

They're sick.

David

They’re sick.

Well, it must be strange to inhabit a social circle in which harassing the elderly and disabled, putting them in some fear for their safety, is regarded as a credential and proof of righteousness. To do things like this and believe it makes them look good.

It’s a pretty good measure of just how perverse the mindset is.

David

It reminded me of a telling incident at a conservative convention during the Occupy saga of 2011, in which a mob of Occupiers, largely middle-class Clown Quarter students, amused themselves by trapping a random disabled woman – in a wheelchair and with an assistance dog – jeering at her predicament and telling her, “This is what democracy looks like.” Because nothing says righteousness like preventing the disabled from getting home. And then assaulting them, while trying to steal their assistance dog.

Sadly, video of the incident – complete with grinning faces – seems to have been purged from YouTube.

Nikw211

Yet still the camel's back is unbroken.

Some camel.

Some back.

David

You have to wonder, in what warped moral universe is the above something to seek out and take pride in? For in-group cred.

Jen

Time for the helicopters.

Friend
Don’t fucking touch me!

I love it when people basically first attack much unprovoked and tell YOU should not touch THEM. I was very surprised to bump into this first time. Now I know it is just another American style aggressor intimidation technic. They employ them a lot in America. What part fucking you don't understand?

Angus

Pity the old fellow wasn’t John Rambo, as per the new movie he is still quite a handful for an elderly gentleman.
Now I’ll spend the next 30 minutes daydreaming about the Anita goons meeting up with someone looking to cause some real harm.

Alice

I love it when people basically first attack much unprovoked and tell YOU should not touch THEM.

To quote our host, 'lefties project'.

David

To quote our host, ‘lefties project’.

It’s rather like when a mob of leftist protestors at Cal State were blocking entrances to a Ben Shapiro talk, surrounding people, trapping them, and intimidating them with lots of shouting, pushing and jostling. The mob is basically putting their victims in genuine fear for their safety, while chanting “No violence!” Eventually, when the pushing and crushing reaches a critical point and one of their victims looks like he’s about to retaliate, dozens of hands instantly shoot up in the air, as if to say, “Don’t hit us, we’re totally innocent!”

Which suggests a certain amount of rehearsal.

MikeG81

And to cap it off the police are on the side of Antifa.

WTP

And to cap it off the police are on the side of Antifa.

At the rate things are going, just give it a few years and the "police" will be antifa. This was in Canada, yes? I thought they were all supposed to be "nice". Though perhaps these thugs came up from the US. This needs to be a meme: Helicopters. Before it's too late. Seriously.

Your old lady

My observation of this and dozens of other “protests” and “demonstrations” is that women seem to be prominent in most of the confrontations. Is it just me or is it an accurate observation?

WTP

That’s my observation as well. It’s so they can be as aggressive as they like and then when someone takes a stand against them, physical or not, they can scream about hitting a “lady”. And they get away with this because the media will back them up, edit the story, takes things out of context, flat out lie, or if they don’t see a way to accomplish those things thanks to alternative video, ignore the story. Though scenes like this, were the politics reversed, would get 24/7 coverage.

They’ve been practicing this strategy for years, decades even. It’s just that now there’s more pushback on fake news. But we’re all supposed to pretend the reason for that isn’t the reason for that.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Though perhaps these thugs came up from the US.

This was in Hamilton, Ontario, nearest US city is Buffalo (Niagara Falls doesn't count), nearest real Clown Quarter concentration is the Rochester area, doubt they'd be roused from their doped stupors the hour or so it would take to drag their sorry selves to Hamilton, and it is not as if Canada isn't wanting for their own loonies, and I am not taking about the coins.

Meanwhile, stolen from SDA, Dave Rubin discusses the marvel of leftist "tolerance".

Time for the helicopters.

Oh great, another sinistrophobe, next you'll want the Soylent Scoops (wait till the ADL hears about those), I suppose.

Burnsie

Simply vile. More of this, please:

https://preview.redd.it/9vnbkya4fdo31.gif?format=mp4&s=a509157637d328c2bb1fea55d546b29daee82843

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Is it just me or is it an accurate observation?...they can scream about hitting a “lady”...

Also, TBF, most seem to have higher testosterone levels than most most of the men, thus explaining their relative aggressiveness.

WTP

Also, TBF, most seem to have higher testosterone levels than most most of the men, thus explaining their relative aggressiveness.

While true, don't fool yourself. The real aggressive, high-T thugs are out there. They're basically the sociopath type, but you also can find potential antifa thugs on many football teams and in gyms and such. For some of the more weak minded kind, it's a way to get chicks (they still call them that, yes? Or is there a more woke term?). I worked with a guy. Ex-college football player (never finished) from the early 1990's. Big strong, middle linebacker. Also well trained in the martial arts. Made the mistake of accidentally friending him on FB. The commie BS he posts...SMDH. Also another guy, a millennial, big guy. Weight lifter. They buy into this crap. They're not out there on the front lines, mind you, but I'm sure if the money was right or the inspiration was there, or the women, they'd be out there. Not stupid enough to expose themselves directly until the real sh*t were to come down. Older football player guy has a daughter in or formally in the marine corps. Hell, look at some of our soldiers. I used to subscribe to a FB group called Ranger Up. Was supposedly ex-US Army rangers, but many serious military were on there as well. Not saying the site itself was antifa-leaning but there were quite a few "woke" military posting there. After a few "woke" posts, I gave up on it. And let's not forget our Ranger boy, West Point graduate, with the "Communism will win" sign "hidden" in his graduation cap. Don't think for a minute that he was just a one-off.

Mongo

Instead of filming them, or after filming them, why didn't some able bodied man go over there and rip their masks off and throat punch them?

Lead Grandma and Grandpa away to safety then bootfuck the idiots.

David

These, by the way, are the same mighty intellects who tells us that Dave Rubin is a “far-right YouTube personality.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Was supposedly ex-US Army rangers...

The operative word being supposedly, and there is nothing intrinsically magical about someone being a Ranger, SF, (they may have just gotten the tab and never actually been in a regiment or group) or Marine - I knew a slick sleeve LTC with a Ranger tab who had spent his entire career either in staff or school slots, and could talk doctrine till the cows came home, but actually applying it, probably not.

Meanwhile, for some comedy relief and not completely off topic as it involves Canadians and leftist tolerance, the Pope unveils a new statue.

...a Canadian artist is at it again, this time as the mastermind behind the first new sculpture installed in St. Peter’s Square in over 400 years: It depicts 140 migrants and refugees and is called “Angels Unaware.”

Artist Timothy Schmalz...

Number of "migrants" and "refugees" tolerated in The Vatican: Zero
Artist: Timothy Schmalz

This being Rosh Hashanah it is only fitting to point out that Schmaltz is Yiddish for animal fat, but idiomatically means excessively maudlin, sappy, corny, or sentimental.

Steve E

This was in Hamilton, Ontario,

The land of lefty politicians and a centre for mafia activity.

A couple of years ago 30 "anarchists" ran amok on Locke St. in Hamilton smashing store windows and terrorizing patio patrons for no apparent reason. Many of the suspects were from sympathetic anarchist groups from other parts of Canada and New York.

I live in a city about 15 clicks from the college. My son was enrolled there until recently.

Another Calgary Marc
You have to wonder, in what warped moral universe is the above something to seek out and take pride in? For in-group cred.

Several years back, I used to comfort myself with the idea that people who spake, "Leftism is a mental disorder" were guilty of hyperbole. I now laugh at the naivete of my [slightly] younger self.

In a gang, so they say, you get your "cred" by performing certain acts of antisociability. For these, there is some amount of risk involved, either incarceration or physical damage, up to and including death. For these masked, pussy-hat pissants, they know there is no risk, and yet they perversely gain their cred without risk to themselves. It's not by accident, because that's how bullies and totalitarians work. There has only ever been one way to fight back against bullying successfully, and it's time to start doing it.

As to Burnsie's gif, dude's lucky he didn't get the...stuffing...kicked out of him for grabbing a cop's rifle. Holy mother. I can't decide if his balls were just that big or his brain just that small.

David

I now laugh at the naivete of my [slightly] younger self.

As Daniel said a while ago, following this,

We have entire institutions dedicated to producing hordes of young people with a kind of artificial cluster B personality disorder.

Why academia’s Clown Quarter - the fiefdom of the left and its ideological proving ground - should lend itself so readily to the cultivation of mental pathology is something to think about.

Scott Richter

To those that asked about Canada being "nice". This is "diversity is our strength nice". This is what our society is hovering over right now. So many parents let schools dictate values that are "progressive". Parents are just now scratching their heads and asking themselves questions when the insanity touches their doorsteps. People are protected here from their choices and the turns they make in life that suck for them and in Canada for everyone else, and nothing is learned. That's the "nice" of progressive Canada.

When nice to me would have been everyone in front of that lady (who could have been my mom). Put in their place and moved out of the way and some respect given to the lady that's walked way more steps then they have. I wouldn't care if there were bruises and a lesson. Maybe it was boy scouts that leads me to my concern. We as Canadians seem to have no pride and it seems no one remembers where they came from. The West is circling the drain.

Steve E

I forgot to mention in my post above that the College is directly across the street from one of the country's largest mental health hospitals. So convenient that our screaming friend could be frog-marched across the street with very little cost to the taxpayer. Come to think of it, she may have been out on a day pass.

aelfheld
A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot. -- Robert A. Heinlein
Another Calgary Marc
Why academia’s Clown Quarter - the fiefdom of the left and its ideological proving ground - should lend itself so readily to the cultivation of mental pathology is something to think about.

It's not a bug: it's a feature. It started with participation awards, and worked its way gradually to trigger-free safe spaces, and beyond. Spoiled-brat Syndrome writ large, much like modern China is a case study in Only-child Syndrome, as one would expect from a surfeit of unearned entitlements.

Daniel Ream

why didn't some able bodied man go over there and rip their masks off and throat punch them?

I was already inside the venue by this point in the evening.

Otherwise, there would have been helicopters.

The Hamilton police, being heavily unionized, stood around doing sweet fanny adams.

Sam

Give the the screaming anti-fa thugs a little slack. They thought it was Trudeau cosplaying an old lady.

Daniel Ream

nearest real Clown Quarter concentration is the Rochester area

The nearest Clown Quarter concentration is McMaster University. Friends have kids who attend and I've seen their pre-law coursework. It's full-on SJW cult-marx all the way through. The Japanese model can't come to Canada fast enough.

pst314

The Japanese model can't come to Canada fast enough.

What is the Japanese model? I have not heard about it.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The nearest Clown Quarter concentration is McMaster University.

I was speaking of in the US&A for dirtbags possibly imported into Hamilton, though there is a SUNY at Buffalo (and a smaller private college), there are a pile of colleges/universities in the Rochester metro area (one of its main employers), but, as I said, and you point out, no need to import dirtbags when you have your own in your own back yard.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What is the Japanese model?

That would be the CH-47J of the Chinook, a variant of the heavy lift CH-47D capable of sling loading 26,000 lbs.

You were talking about his helicopter comment, no ?

Daniel Ream

What is the Japanese model?

Sorry, I'm still fuming over last night and I'm being too terse.

In 2015, the Japanese government directed all national universities (that is, the ones wholly funded by the government) to shutter their humanities and social sciences departments. The government provides about 50% of the funding to the private universities as well, so I assume they received similar pressure.

WTP

In 2015, the Japanese government directed all national universities (that is, the ones wholly funded by the government) to shutter their humanities and social sciences departments.

But not their law schools? Sorry but I think we're gonna need a few more of those CH-47J's. I see where there's a CH-47D for sale for a cool $3 million:

https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=91QSCI17131601

David should be able to scrounge that out from the seat cushions. C'mon Mr. Thompson. You know it's for a good cause.

fnord

Now I’ll spend the next 30 minutes daydreaming about the Anita goons meeting up with someone looking to cause some real harm

Whenever I see the sight of these antifa goons my daydreams involve flights of arrows ala Agincourt

pst314

Sorry, I'm still fuming over last night and I'm being too terse.

And sometimes I'm too terse because I don't even realize that I'm not giving enough context or am using the wrong words/phrasing. :-(

In 2015, the Japanese government directed all national universities (that is, the ones wholly funded by the government) to shutter their humanities and social sciences departments.

Fascinating. So, if universities want to have humanities departments they have to self-fund? Just imagine if all those American departments of English and grievance Studies were to close: there would be a glut in the unskilled labor pool.

pst314

Helicopter comments

Sometimes I post a comment and forget to check back later for responses, due to forgetfulness or to excess busy-ness. Feel free to bug me if I fail to respond to something in the future.

Brian Snelling

I just watched the video of the masked goons blocking the lady in the walker and her husband. I hope in the future the goons will find what they richly deserve. I am a member of the People's party of Canada because I find none of the other parties acceptable in the least and I have always admired M. Bernier's behaviour and writings.

Daniel Ream

if universities want to have humanities departments they have to self-fund?

I think so.

Just imagine if all those American departments of English and grievance Studies were to close

The Legal Insurrection blog has been chronicling the collapse of the higher education bubble in the US; they're tracking about one college bankruptcy a week currently. Now the US has thousands, but this rate of bankruptcy is unprecedented.

David

Kneel before your betters and their searing intelligence. And remember, they only want what’s best for us.

[+]

And remember, they only want what’s best for us.

"Resist hate"

#LeftiesProject

Brian Snelling

C. S. Lewis Quote on Tyrannies

Posted before I am sure but quite relevant.

Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under the omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
David

#LeftiesProject

Thing is, I don’t think of Antifa as a political entity, at least not primarily. I don’t think that’s what ultimately drives them. Yes, its adherents share a demented, rather paranoid ideology, one that’s propagated and encouraged in academia’s Clown Quarter. But I think the political theatrics are basically a fig leaf, a pretext for indulging sociopathic urges. Hence the lack of even rudimentary discrimination when it comes to targets – for instance, calling little old disabled ladies “Nazi scum.” To a very large degree, these are just resentful misfits who enjoy abusing other people, frightening them, and who exult in mob power. The ludicrous political noises are, for many, just a vehicle, a convenient excuse.

As I’ve said before, if it were found that a remarkable percentage of these people had Cluster B personality disorders, way above the average, I would not be at all surprised.

Daniel Ream

if it were found that a remarkable percentage of these people had Cluster B personality disorders

Note that the quickest and easiest way to describe someone with severe Cluster B disorders is to imagine a small child acting out, and put them in the body of a sexually mature adult. Whether they were traumatized so severely that they cannot grow up, or were spoiled so badly they were never required to, they end up in the same place.

Tom

why didn't some able bodied man go over there and rip their masks off and throat punch them?

While I sympathise with your idea, and God knows they deserve a good pummeling, unfortunately the pummeler would be the one to wind up in the pokey and the Anti-Baaahs would likely go free and possibly be able to sue for damages. I can't think of worse outcome than this bunch getting paid for being jerks.

I can't recall who said it but there's a small amount of truth to the fact that society started to tend for the worse when jerks knew they could be full-on jerks without getting punched in the face*.

*Not a big fan of random violence but I'd like to think the legal system could differentiate between the toads in that video blocking the intersection and some skanger playing the "knock-out game".

David

Note that the quickest and easiest way to describe someone with severe Cluster B disorders is to imagine a small child acting out, and put them in the body of a sexually mature adult.

It’s pretty much a signature of every Antifa video we’ve seen over the years, and of leftist ‘protest’ more generally. The screeching, thuggery and harassment isn’t principled so much as recreational. They do it because they enjoy it. It makes them feel powerful.

See also this. The young woman in question isn’t driven by pious outrage. She just wants to be obnoxious – to be a total bitch - she all but admits it - and “social justice” ideology offers endless excuses.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... for instance, calling little old disabled ladies “Nazi scum.”

To them everyone who is not them is Nazi scum, as the Nazi scum with his Nazi scum mom from the video noted, "I just didn’t realize it".

Ty

See also this.

"a walking caricature of haughty, ignorant self-satisfaction"

That. :-)

Sam

But I think the political theatrics are basically a fig leaf, a pretext for indulging sociopathic urges.

I tend to agree, so the question is: do they disband once they meet actual opposition? Given the soft-ass punks that make up the bulk of their number I'd bet yes. But given their usefulness to the Left's political movement I'm not totally sure.

Boatswain's Mate

To them everyone who is not them is Nazi scum, as the Nazi scum with his Nazi scum mom from the video noted, "I just didn’t realize it".

To paraphrase the great Thomas Sowell, and for these LARPing gits, the demand for Nazis greatly outstrips the supply.

David

That. :-)

But she is. I mean, how would you parody something like that? It’s already cartoonish. And it’s clear that Ms O’Donnell isn’t animated by an economic perspective or some political issue in any meaningful sense. She just wants to grandstand and be needlessly obnoxious – the rest is, at best, a pretext, a feeble rationalisation. And rather tellingly, the politeness of her targets, their non-threatening nature, merely encourages her to be even more gratuitous and spiteful. As she says in a brief moment of honesty, “I don’t want to have a civil discussion. I want to call you assholes.”

David

See also the second item here, in which the insufferably woke Ms Annaliese Nielsen relentlessly bullies a taxi driver.

Note the psychology.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I tend to agree, so the question is: do they disband once they meet actual opposition?

They haven't been back to Auburn.

Don't know about this lot (language warning) Ace linked last night and who were dealt with by the rozzers in a quite satisfying manner, but I suspect if there were more of this, there would be a lot less granny harassment.

pst314

"To them everyone who is not them is Nazi scum..."

And yet "moderate" liberals protect these thugs. It's enough to make you wonder if their moderation is a lie.

Eagle

Update

The man in the video responds. His family fought actual Nazis.
https://www.hamiltonnews.com/opinion-story/9622448-apparently-i-m-nazi-scum-/#.XZMzYc8F8GM.twitter

Somehow, I think that will be lost on the antifa kids.

Killer Marmot

Let's assume the Antifa are sociopaths looking for an excuse to commit intimidation and violence. How should they be dealt with?

It's a simple process. Hold them responsible for their misdeeds. Whenever they commit a crime, arrest and charge them. Levy fines, or better yet have them spend time in jail. Let the public see their faces. Make it expensive for them, both socially and financially. Draw a direct line for them between crime and punishment. Yes they'll scream in outrage over the injustice. Let them.

Sociopaths have a high regard for their self interest. They will soon figure out that being an Antifa is too costly, and move on to more traditional sociopathic pursuits like running for office.

WTP

so the question is: do they disband once they meet actual opposition? Given the soft-ass punks that make up the bulk of their number I'd bet yes.

Similar to what FMM said, do they need to meet actual opposition? They can make news and feel all good about their behavior in places like Portland, Berkeley, and similar. So long as they can project the image of fearlessness and so long as police are told/choose to stand down, and so long as regular citizens are more afraid of the legal ramifications, not to mention civil court, for pushing back, what difference does it make? This is one problem with the helicopter solution, it goes on quietly and doesn't project the strong horse. Though I was kind of surprised at how good it felt for me to watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIKFWNSu6Dg

The police moving forward, not sitting back taking abuse but pursuing these clowns. However I'm not sure images like this are being broadcast (I don't watch much MSM anymore, nor listen to supposedly "conservative" radio) to the degree that is necessary to get the point across. Though I am slightly more hopeful. Yet the #NeverTrump so-called conservatives and their apologists joining in on the impeachment chorus is gnawing away at that feeling.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The police moving forward, not sitting back taking abuse but pursuing these clowns.

Federal cops, though, apparently the Portland popo still told to keep hands off these cupcakes. Still, better than nothing.

WTP

Yes, meant to point that out. These were "federal police", not the Peoples' Republic of Portlandia. Not sure what their limitations are. Aside from DC and Capitol Hill and such, didn't know we had "federal" police officers. Though I believe that video was outside of an ICE facility or something similar. Still the action was taking place on city streets.

Daniel Ream

Let's assume the Antifa are sociopaths looking for an excuse to commit intimidation and violence. How should they be dealt with?

Simply enforcing the existing law would do it, but the most important thing about these videos, the buried lede, the thing that more and more people are taking away from them, is that you have masked thugs beating and intimidating innocent bystanders and the cops are wilfully negligent. There's a video from Berkeley in which that psychopath Yvette Felarca repeatedly body-punches a man less than twenty feet from a line of riot cops, on video, while her target repeatedly excoriates the police for doing nothing...and the cops do nothing.

"The cops are not on your side" is starting to break through to the average person. When that realization reaches critical mass, the excrement is really going to hit the fan.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

One of the clowns from the video may have been identified, not that I expect anything will happen to him, purportedly a Syrian "refugee", the irony of which would be really ironic.

Connor

According to Antifa and their boosters, Mohawk College “should be ashamed” for hosting a free speech event at which non-leftist people were allowed to speak and other non-leftist people were allowed to hear them and ask questions.

Lefties project.

David

Lefties project.

And note the inevitable inversion and displacement of responsibility. If only people didn’t want free speech. If only the event had been shut down as we demanded. If only little old ladies knew their place and didn’t try to cross the road, then we wouldn’t have to bully them, menace them and call them “Nazi scum.” Because, it turns out, they’re the real victims here. It’s the wife-beater’s lament: “Don’t make me hurt you, baby. You know I hate hurting you.”

Again, Antifa isn’t so much a political entity as a psychological one. It’s a ball of pathology.

pst314

Again, Antifa isn’t so much a political entity as a psychological one. It’s a ball of pathology.

And yet it functions as an enforcement arm of the rest of the Left.
I suggest that a more accurate formulation would be "Leftism is a ball of pathology."

David

Matt Christiansen has some thoughts on the incident and the subsequent media coverage.

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