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September 02, 2020

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David

Antifa seems to be a slurry of blue-haired losers and actual sociopaths. An unhappy combination. And, as noted previously, there’s a remarkable concentration of people with gender identity issues.

Microbillionaire

Headline over at the NYT: 'As Guns Get Drawn at Protest Sites, Demonstrators Fear a Volatile New Phase'.

It's the scary guns that are the problem, you see. Not the violent mobs that have killed twenty-something people. The NYT will casually pretend that that never happened.

But Cassie Miller, a senior research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center, sees peril: “The far right is now anointing themselves the only force standing between order and chaos, a dangerous step toward normalizing the political violence that they already hold a monopoly on.”

David

the political violence that they already hold a monopoly on.

It’s almost surreal. For some, dishonesty is like breathing. A natural default. Thing is, to get away with such jaw-dropping lies - without instant, career-ending ridicule - you have to rely on a mix of credulity and mental uniformity among your peers, editors and readers – a collective, pathological self-deception.

Our betters, indeed.

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the political violence that they already hold a monopoly on.

'Related'...

https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/1300290897922453504

Glyn Palmer

Sidles shyly in. Meets bartender's eye who then looks meaningfully to the new notice behind the bar. "Please do not ask for credit as a smack in the teeth often offends." Hastens to Tip Jar.

David

Hastens to Tip Jar.

Heh. Bless you, sir. When poking about in the freezer in search of inspiration, may you find a long-forgotten Magnum buried beneath the peas.

John D

But I've been told Antifa don't exist and aren't violent (even though they don't exist).

Miles

masks, mobs, and Sturmabteilung tactics, complete with Flammenwerfer.

Was it a *largely peaceful* flammenwerfer?

David

Was it a *largely peaceful* flammenwerfer?

Heh.

pst314

may you find a long-forgotten Magnum buried beneath the peas.

David, you really ought to buy a gun safe. [gazes across the Atlantic more in sorrow than in anger]

pst314

Antifa seems to be a slurry of blue-haired losers and actual sociopaths.

I long ago read a characterization of the process of embracing Communism as one of (sometimes quite consciously) discarding one's humanity in favor of barbarism. Sadly I cannot remember the source.

David

David, you really ought to buy a gun safe.

I also keep my nunchucks in the salad crisper.

George

But I've been told Antifa don't exist and aren't violent (even though they don't exist).

It's like Holocaust denial: it never happened and they had it coming to them.

Steve E

And, as noted previously, there’s a remarkable concentration of people with gender identity issues.

Let's not forget the recently featured Vicky (and her Dicky) Osterweill who justifies looting.

David

Let’s not forget the recently featured Vicky (and her Dicky) Osterweill who justifies looting.

Some people want revenge on the world.

BH

'Related'

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/398200/

Trevor

Some people want revenge on the world.

I many cases I can see why, although they should really direct their disappointment at Mother Nature/De Lawd* (*delete as applicable.)

sH2

Let’s not forget the recently featured Vicky (and her Dicky) Osterweill who justifies looting.

Lol. Perfect...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/398213/

Governor Squid

As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront protesters in U.S. cities, demonstrators are assessing how to keep themselves safe

This is hilarious. First Antifa pressure the Mayor and Governor to keep law enforcement away while they BurnLootMurder their way across entire neighborhoods. Then the property owners and neighbors show up to defend their property and perhaps indulge in some mostly peaceful frontier justice. Then Antifa cry to the Mayor and Governor that there is nobody around to protect them.

Do they want an active police presence, or not?

We told them what would happen, and we told them they wouldn't like it. We're hardly going to apologize at this point.

pst314

Some people want revenge on the world.

Book title seen: "On Strike Against God"

Squires

-Do they want an active police presence, or not?

I believe what they desire is a more thorough version of modern British policing: hands off rioters, looters, Muslim groomers, and other such “anti-fascist” elements, but dogged pursuit of those anti-revolutionaries who dare defend themselves or targeted property, or who speak any words revolutionaries deem offensive.

See also: sharia, dhimmis.

Daniel Ream

Some people want revenge on the world.

I will point out that over 80% of men with severe sexual dysmorphia[1] were sexually abused as children.

For women it's near 100%.

Childhood sexual abuse victims express all manner of destructive and self-destructive behaviours.

[1] i.e. goes as far as body modification via hormones or surgery. Just cross-dressing is mostly social contagion at this point.

Darleen

The story of miscommunication and a truck full of rice. Epic thread

asiaseen

I also keep my nunchucks in the salad crisper

Note to self: get new glasses and do not read that as "manchunks"

Rafi

'Colorado Woman Beats Up Child for Carrying Trump Sign'

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jim-treacher/2020/09/03/colorado-woman-beats-up-child-for-carrying-trump-sign-n883242

As our host would say 'because they care so very much'.

Rafi

And because they care about black people.

https://notthebee.com/article/please-tell-me-more-about-how-blm-is-about-cares-about-black-people

David

Morning, all.

“manchunks”

Blimey. There’s a whole scenario in there.

As our host would say ‘because they care so very much’.
And because they care about black people.

Ain’t they just lovely, these moral sophisticates of the left?

Darleen

And because they care about black people.

WTP

Something I noticed on the Nextdoor App/site (I know, Karens and lost Cats). I was going to drop it entirely but the politics and Karening and mask shaming and such dropped off considerably right about that time and as I am out of (that) town for the summer I decided it was still a good way to keep in the loop on what is going on in central Florida. Then this happened...Some woman posted about her 15 yo son getting yelled at when walking home from the park. Some guy accused him of breaking into his car. OMG, the drama. I gave up right at the point (3/4 through) that she mentions, just casually mind you, that her boy just happens to be biracial. Now how did I know that was coming? I should have left it at that but I also noticed that in just a few hours this comment had gathered 40+ comments. Only one comment really questioning it (with that person taking considerable heat for not believing everything such people say), and one other person earnestly pointing out that it might not have been racially motivated because her daughter had some crazy guy yelling at her at that same park. All the other comments were of the "I am so sorry your child had to experience this", "Is he alright?", "Terrible that such things happen today. You know there's a lot of hate out there", "Did he call 911?". You would think the kid had been physically attacked or something. This is a 15 yo boy. So many people have absolutely no resilience anymore. And they're raising kids to be even weaker. I couldn't resist the temptation to post something to the effect of "It's terrible. Yesterday I saw a video of a guy in Baltimore get hit over the head with a brick while the people videoing it laughed about it." Of course my point flew right over everyone's heads, even garnering a few "hearts" and "IKR?" type responses.

Darleen

Oh look, more mostly peaceful grievances aired.

David

Oh look, more mostly peaceful grievances aired.

Trash people high on malevolence. The rest is an excuse, a lie. The rationalisations can be ignored as a self-flattering distraction, a pretext; but look very carefully at what they choose to do over and over again. Because that’s what it’s about.

Or as someone quipped on Twitter, “Marxism in blackface.”

David

Oh look, more mostly peaceful grievances aired.

I think we’ll give that one a short post of its own. Comments that-a-way.

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