Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A Wee Bit More Sadness

     Once again, from John Hinderaker:

     The most remarkable thing, to me, is that I am not aware of a single Democratic Party politician who has condemned the violence and grotesque criminality of Antifa and Black Lives Matter. As far as I can tell, the Democratic Party is on the side of the vicious criminals whom we see in the above videos. So the lines in November’s election are more clearly drawn than ever: Good–or at least normality!–vs. evil.

     The sad part isn’t that this is a unique, unprecedented insight. The sad part is that this is completely unconcealed: to use two of my favorite words, it “should” be “obvious.” But then, a fascist political party must have a military auxiliary. Hitler’s National German Socialist Workers’ Party had the Sturmabteilung. Mussolini’s National Fascist Party had the Black Shirts. Robert Mugabe has the ZANU-PF. And the Democrats have Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

     By their fruits shall ye know them...and those fruits are on garish display in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, and elsewhere.


Matt Bracken said...

This is the entire point of defunding police.
When the regular sworn LE officers are defunded, demoralized and hamstrung, then the Antifa/BLM commie scum goon squads ARE the police.

Francis W. Porretto said...

Indeed, Matt. It's one of those funny/sad phenomena that evokes both laughter and tears. And the Democrats who hold office in the afflicted cities are openly colluding with the scum. It's getting harder by the day to tell them apart:

"Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." -- George Orwell, Animal Farm

Paul Bonneau said...

Eh, it's not so clear-cut as that, given that any tyranny the ruling thugs want to force on us, will be implemented by police. And guess who is inhibiting the formation of "rooftop Koreans"? That's right, those same police: if anyone has to defend their property by shooting a rioter, they will come down on him like a ton of bricks.

Personally, I think the absence of police means that vigilance committees will be formed from the people, just as has happened in the past when state institutions have gone bad. No one is ever going to mistake antifa or BLM for any kind of police, because they do not act like police do. Police (at least arguably) advance order, not mayhem. When they stop advancing order, then we SHOULD get rid of them.

WalkingHorse said...

If/when the collectivist mayors, city councilmen, and DA's manage to run off the real police, guess who they'll hire to replace those who retire/quit? The question answers itself. The uniforms may look the same, but the end result is that the thugs now in the streets will have shiny badges, guns, and the authority to arrest people.

robins111 said...

When you consider that there was a very real concerted effort including massive financial support to install District Attorneys by George Soros and company.

Then said DA's do SFA to enforce the law against the rioters,

As such, I have to conclude that this 'Spontaneous' outbreak of rioting, was pre-planned, and structure was put in place to dismiss any enforcement.

This coupled by lack-luster response by the City police and the city council and Mayor. This looks and smells like an operation designed to create an insurrection.