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The "healthcare is a right" crap. Again. This time from harris.

I was going to comment, but another on twitter user took the words right out of my mouth:

Redneck Army saves Natl Guard

Not exactly as depicted by some:

A message from bernie sanders.

Hollywood chimes in on nazis.

Does anyone here agree?

Woman Who Destroyed Durham Confederate Statue Is A Pro-North Korea Marxist

One of the activists who toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., on Monday night is a member of an extreme leftist group that supports the totalitarian regime in North Korea and wants to abolish capitalism.

Taqiyah Thompson, a student at North Carolina Central University, was arrested Tuesday following a press conference in which she defended the actions of the demonstrators and equated police officers to Confederate soldiers and Ku Klux Klan members.

“I did the right thing,” she said. “Everyone who was there — the people did the right thing. The people will continue to keep making the right choices until every Confederate statue is gone, until white supremacy is gone. That statue is where it belongs. It needs to be in the garbage.”

Thompson is a member of the Worker’s World Party (WWP), a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist group originally formed in 1959 as a hard-line offshoot of the more moderate Socialist Workers Party. In addition to supporting a wide range of far-left causes, the group also defends the North Korean regime of dictator Kim Jong-un against alleged U.S. imperialism.

In a blog post on the WWP website, party member L.T. Pham said the group would seek to destroy other Confederate monuments.

“This is the first rope of many to pull down the pillars holding up white supremacy and capitalism,” he wrote Tuesday. “The powers that be will crumble under the power of organized people! Down with all statues of the Confederacy! Down with white supremacy!”

How shall we apply the new logic here?

Green party vp candidate: "Yes Trump, Jefferson & Washington must be next."


"The rise of the violent left" from last september, from the left leaning atlantic.

The Rise of the Violent Left

Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead?


Those responses sometimes spill blood. Since antifa is heavily composed of anarchists, its activists place little faith in the state, which they consider complicit in fascism and racism. They prefer direct action: They pressure venues to deny white supremacists space to meet. They pressure employers to fire them and landlords to evict them. And when people they deem racists and fascists manage to assemble, antifa’s partisans try to break up their gatherings, including by force.

Such tactics have elicited substantial support from the mainstream left. When the masked antifa activist was filmed assaulting Spencer on Inauguration Day, another piece in The Nation described his punch as an act of “kinetic beauty.” Slate ran an approving article about a humorous piano ballad that glorified the assault. Twitter was inundated with viral versions of the video set to different songs, prompting the former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau to tweet, “I don’t care how many different songs you set Richard Spencer being punched to, I’ll laugh at every one.”

The violence is not directed only at avowed racists like Spencer: In June of last year, demonstrators—at least some of whom were associated with antifa—punched and threw eggs at people exiting a Trump rally in San Jose, California. An article in It’s Going Down celebrated the “righteous beatings.”

All of this fuels the fears of Trump supporters, who suspect that liberal bastions are refusing to protect their right to free speech. Joey Gibson, a Trump supporter who organized the June 4 Portland rally, told me that his “biggest pet peeve is when mayors have police stand down … They don’t want conservatives to be coming together and speaking.” To provide security at the rally, Gibson brought in a far-right militia called the Oath Keepers. In late June, James Buchal, the chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, announced that it too would use militia members for security, because “volunteers don’t feel safe on the streets of Portland.”

Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation. Unlike the politicians they revile, the men and women of antifa cannot be voted out of office. Generally, they don’t even disclose their names.

Revulsion, fear, and rage are understandable. But one thing is clear. The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authoritarianism growing on the American right. In truth, however, they are its unlikeliest allies.

More at the link.

I see a lot of denial here when it comes to some posters and antifa.

A list of leftist protests that turned violent since 2009.

Oakland 2009

Akron 2009

Pittsburgh 2009

Santa Cruz 2010

Oakland 2010

Los Angeles 2010

Oakland 2011

Chicago 2012

Anaheim 2012

Brooklyn 2013

Ferguson 2014

New York City 2014

Baltimore 2015

Anaheim 2016

Chicago 2016

St Paul 2016

Milwaukee 2016

Charlotte 2016

Standing Rock 2016

Oakland 2016

Portland 2016

Washington DC 2017

Berkeley 2017

Anaheim 2017

Berkeley (again) 2017

Berkeley (again again) 2017

Olympia 2017

Portland 2017.

It is important not to forget recorded history.

One good poll deserves another. Crush black supremacists and racists?

(note to potential alerters: Only the race and the word nazi (fascist) were changed. Think twice about it or make my point for me. The choice is yours.)

CRUSH the fascists, Black Supremacists and Racists.

If dem mayors wont order their police to stand between opposing forces, how long before others do?

How long before militia starts showing up in greater numbers as a response, to do the job police are ordered not to?

Nature abhors a vacuum, and basic economics is a real bitch.

Leaders in the places we know this to happen have not thought this through at all.
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