Yesterday we mentioned that the Battle of Berkeley was a Yarp or Narp moment for Antifa, but it’s also decision time for those who have keep the police from doing their job.
Over the last year it’s been very plan that as long as the people doing the beating were leftists and the people being beaten were supporters of Donald Trump, leftist mayors and campus administrators have been more than happy to let it happen on the grounds that they don’t want to escalate violence.
But the battle of Berkeley has made it clear that this dynamic is now over. Now leftist Antifa thugs are subject to the same beating they once dished out and college student who once thought it was cool to put on a mask and throw punches without fear of reprisal now are vulnerable to physical injury.
In other words, the people being beaten are the political allies of the leftist mayors and administrators.
It’s the same dynamic from the classic comic Batman Year one from the 1980’s the corrupt Police Chief turns down Jim Gordon’s manpower requests to capture until he threatens the mob who backs and pays him, once that happens suddenly it’s catch the Batman or it’s your badge.
So it’s time for administrators to decide, are they going to continue to sit back watch while the left gets beaten the same way the right was, or are they, now that their ox is being gored, finally going to decide the free speech and assembly are things that are going to be enforced in their cities and on their campuses?
Of course if may be too late to check the violence but if they had enforced the rule of law in the first place, they wouldn’t be in this situation now.