Tag: antifa

The Prime Minister’s partner Carrie Symonds is pregnant and the couple have got engaged, they have announced.

This week on the ever-popular, growing by leaps and bounds, London Calling, James sneaks off to Bristol where he goes undercover disguised as a member of Antifa to attend a Greta Thunberg rally.

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Oregon War Memorial Vandalized as Antifascist Protest Turns Violent Where have we heard this before?  Or, rather, when?  Obviously, it is a continuing theme of the domestic terrorist group that calls itself Antifa.  They look for things to vandalize, and law-enforcement officers to attack.  Now, the article states that this was a counter-protest, of a […]

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The Left is whipping their little useful idiot minions into a frenzy. They’ve made Trump into Hitler and us into Nazis so that anything they do to us is deserved, and I don’t have a good feeling about it at all. A systematic disinformation campaign by the media and the school system has resulted in […]

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City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo joins Brian Anderson to discuss an increasingly influential progressive faction in many cities—one that seeks to rebuild the urban environment to achieve a wide range of environmentalist and social-justice goals.

According to Rufo, these “New Left urbanists” rally around controversial (and often dubious) ideas like banning cars and constructing new public housing projects. While all urban residents want to improve their city’s quality-of-life, radical left-wing policies aren’t the way to get there.

Antifa Is Not the Problem

 

Members of Antifa march in Portland, Oregon, in this August 4, 2018, photo from shutterstock.com

Last week, Republican Congressman Jim Banks responded to the Antifa violence in Portland with the following tweet:

Food for Thought, Towards 2020

 

Green shoots or suckers? Time will tell, but consider a few recent stories from diverse sources. Will this collection of dots end up forming a map to President Trump’s reelection in 2020? Perhaps.

We are told that the left has a lock on the minds of the youngest eligible voting cohorts, “Millennials or Generation Y” and “Generation Z.” Gen Y, the generation born near the turn of the millenium, is now 25-42. Gen Z, little talked of, like Gen X, is now 7-24. So, they are experiencing the craziness of the left’s cultural crusade first hand. Consider three articles on this latest voting-age generation.

John Hinderaker’s daughter, Kathryn Hinderaker, wrote of St. Olaf College, the small (il)liberal arts college from which she just graduated:

Police, Andy Ngo, and, Antifa Violence in Portland, OR

 

This past weekend, a quiet, unassuming journalist, Andy Ngo, was roughed-up and badly injured by an Antifa mob in Portland. That was bad enough in itself, but multiple media outlets note that the Portland Police seem to have stood by and let it happen. There have been a number of stories lately about the Portland Police’s passive attitude toward Antifa thugs who bring their brand of “demonstrations” to downtown Portland often. So, the well-known Leftists who run Portland (and Seattle, for that matter), who constantly deplore all sorts of violence, don’t seem to mind this kind of violence.

Well, this particular journalist is fighting back. He has lawyered-up and is planning to sue any and all organizations who contributed to his injuries. More power to him, and may he be successful.

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Says this article. They are mightily worried about the “far-right”, and get their information from the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center (excuse me while I gag). No mention of Antifa, which was born and continues to thrive all over the Pacific Northwest, creating havoc and destruction wherever it shows up. Preview Open

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Tomorrow is May 1, which is the collectivist “May Day” “holiday”.  All over the world, collectivists celebrate “worker and immigrant rights”, among other things.  They march through city streets, clogging traffic, yelling, and sometimes destroying private property along the march route.  In Seattle, business owners know to board up their windows, and hire security guards […]

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Max Boot Was Clearly Correct

 

As many of you know, Max Boot was among those calling for Republicans to elect Democrat Representatives, because Orange Man bad. I am, personally, shocked at how many of you people could not, or would not, see the faultless logic of this plan.

Clearly, the way to fight back against the mean, racist bully Trump is to vote for the party that embraces political violence, is devoutly committed to letting mothers murder their children, and is now openly, proudly racist.

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The aftermath of this midterm election has reenergized the perennial “straight ticket” versus “vote for the candidate, not the party” dispute. Some argue that President Trump, apparently uniquely among modern presidents, must be kept in check. Others argue that the Democrat Party has encouraged and condoned political violence and assaults on the fabric of our Constitution, […]

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America tackle three crazy martinis today.  They wade into the battle of monstrous egos as CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta grandstands and tries to debate President Trump about the migrants headed for the U.S. border and Trump responds by calling Acosta a “terrible person” and pulling his White House press credentials.  They also recoil as Antifa protesters find the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, damaging his front door,  and chanting that they know where he sleeps while Carlson’s wife hides in the pantry.  They get a kick out of the rank hypocrisy of the left-wing Women’s March for berating the white women who voted for Republicans.  And Alexandra takes us inside the North Dakota and Indiana Senate wins for the GOP and what she learned from covering those two races closely.

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We are now living in the post-Kavanaugh confirmation hearing era.  The hard left gallery of rogues – Democrat senators, including “Spartacus” and that Hawaiian man-hater– lost the battle they so desperately and shamelessly waged.  What will be the fall-out?  Hopefully, Republicans will hang onto the House in the midterms, though that still remains a long […]

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Andy Ngo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the recent outbreak of violence in Portland between far-left activists, commonly referred to as Antifa, and right-wing groups that gathered to oppose them.

Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle have long been hotbeds for extreme left-wing political movements. Recently, video emerged of black-clad Antifa activists directing midday traffic and harassing drivers in Portland’s business district. A week later, street brawls broke out after an Oregon-based right-wing group called Patriot Prayer held a march in downtown Portland, purportedly in protest of the mayor’s oversight of the police and leniency with far-left activists.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate floor speech blasting Senate Democrats for their conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.  They also unload on Antifa and the other menacing groups who berated Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife and forced them to leave a Washington restaurant.  And they react to cable news fixture Michael Avenatti promising  an air-tight case of misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh only to walk back his bravado and go silent on Twitter.

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I spent part of last week watching and reading accounts of the marches in Charlottesville. The media scrum was predictably the same at this year’s event as it was last year. There were roughly a couple dozen white nationalist marchers on display. Far lower than last year. Whereas there was a dramatic uptick was the […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are encouraged to see a pathetic turnout at the white nationalist rally in Washington D.C. on Sunday, and they hope the media will stop giving airtime to this fringe group.  They also call on the media to cover the violence of the leftist protest group Antifa the same way they cover the alt-right.  And they believe President Donald Trump hired Omarosa Manigault for the wrong reason– because she said “GREAT” things about him– which led to the fallout where she now calls him a racist.

 

Portland: “Lord of the Flies” Redux

 

The “occupation” of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist “Antifa” groups and a Patriot Prayer/Proud Boys group on August 4, both occurring in Portland, OR, are reminiscent of the tribalism and descent into depravity depicted in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, first published in 1954.

Golding’s classic novel depicts the fate of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island during an unnamed war. The boys organize into two groups, one led by Ralph, assisted by bespectacled, overweight Piggy, and another led by the malevolent Jack. The two groups have conflicts over hunting, work rules, and power on their remote island.

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Seems like a bit of an overreach to me for “black block” to be made a federal crime.  I appreciate the sentiment and in general I am OK with local police declaring certain zones to be “mask free” for certain periods.  But I would like to hold back on the federal law until it has […]

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