Apparently Berkeley Police are allowed to enforce the law if ANTIFA Thugs are in danger

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Apparently Berkeley Police are allowed to enforce the law if ANTIFA Thugs are in danger

Rock: You are the sur­vivors. The oth­ers have run off. It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted.

Star Trek: The Sav­age Cur­tain 1969

On April 19th in response to the Bat­tle of Berke­ley I asked this ques­tion:

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?

Yes­ter­day in Berke­ley we got the answer. Both the left and the right showed up (with­out Ann Coul­ter) as did peo­ple ready to record the actions of the author­i­ties and sud­denly the rule of law was prevailed.

Police showed up in force

Empty left­ist threats were laughed off

The laws con­cern­ing wear­ing a mask were being enforced:

The read­ing of Ann Coulter’s speech by Gavin McInnes didn’t result in a riot

And Lau­ren South­ern spoke with­out harm to her­self and others

In other words all went as it should, peo­ple spoke, other peo­ple who didn’t like the speech either didn’t show up or protested or went to their empa­thy tents and every­one went home with­out any blood­shed because the police enforced the law.

The ques­tion is why? What was the dif­fer­ence, why were the police enforc­ing the law instead of hang­ing back? Why did Antifa choose “Narp” instead of “Yarp”? Sim­ple

The peo­ple in dan­ger of being beaten were not the con­ser­v­a­tives who were speak­ing but the ANTIFA thugs who wanted to stop them.

Once it became clear that it was the hired thugs of the left and not the con­ser­v­a­tives that they loathed in dan­ger sud­denly Berke­ley decided that the rule of law was worth enforc­ing to make sure nobody got hurt. It was Lex­ing­ton Green all over again, only this time the Red­coats declined to start a war.

And the fact that the right is learn­ing this les­son is mak­ing all the right peo­ple angry:

Strange, is it now, how the SPLC never seems to take notice of antifa or any other vio­lent left-​wing group no mat­ter how many peo­ple they assault. But when peo­ple merely begin to plan to start defend­ing them­selves against the vio­lent left that is attack­ing them, well, it’s THE SHOAH ALL OVAH AGAIN, again.

So let me con­grat­u­late the left, which has taught the right that show­ing up ready to fight is the best way to stay safe and and to show up and be aware that from this point on when the right sees some­thing like this:

The Seat­tle City Coun­cil passed a unan­i­mous res­o­lu­tion this week which declares May 1 a “day of action” on which city employ­ees are encour­aged to attend planned anti-​Trump protests instead of going to work.

The res­o­lu­tion—drafted by Coun­cilmem­ber Kshama Sawant, a mem­ber of the Social­ist Alter­na­tive party — instructs super­vi­sors of city gov­ern­ment depart­ments to remind their work­ers that they are enti­tled to take two days of unpaid leave for “days of faith and con­science,” and that attend­ing Monday’s protests is a legit­i­mate use of this leave.

and this:

“If we truly want to build a sum­mer of resis­tance against Trump and the bil­lion­aire class,” Sawant said in a Tues­day inter­view on King5, an NBC affil­i­ate, “then we will need dis­rup­tive action like shut­ting down air­ports, and shut­ting down highways.”

Other Seat­tle gov­ern­ment offi­cials, while eager to sign on to this “day of action,” are less keen about Sawant’s call for “dis­rup­tive action.” Mayor Ed Mur­ray pro­vided some rather impo­tent push­back say­ing, “We need to keep our free­ways and our on and off ramps…the state, of course, needs to keep our on and off ramps open.”

Directed against them, rest assured they will not only be ready to answer speech with speech, but show up with enough mus­cle to make sure they can safely make said speech.

May you enjoy the incen­tive sys­tem you have created.


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Rock: You are the survivors. The others have run off. It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted.

Star Trek: The Savage Curtain 1969

On April 19th in response to the Battle of Berkeley I asked this question:

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?

Yesterday in Berkeley we got the answer. Both the left and the right showed up (without Ann Coulter) as did people ready to record the actions of the authorities and suddenly the rule of law was prevailed.

Police showed up in force

Empty leftist threats were laughed off

The laws concerning wearing a mask were being enforced:

The reading of Ann Coulter’s speech by Gavin McInnes didn’t result in a riot

And Lauren Southern spoke without harm to herself and others

In other words all went as it should, people spoke, other people who didn’t like the speech either didn’t show up or protested or went to their empathy tents and everyone went home without any bloodshed because the police enforced the law.

The question is why? What was the difference, why were the police enforcing the law instead of hanging back? Why did Antifa choose “Narp” instead of “Yarp“?  Simple

The people in danger of being beaten were not the conservatives who were speaking but the ANTIFA thugs who wanted to stop them.

Once it became clear that it was the hired thugs of the left and not the conservatives that they loathed in danger suddenly Berkeley decided that the rule of law was worth enforcing to make sure nobody got hurt.  It was Lexington Green all over again, only this time the Redcoats declined to start a war.

And the fact that the right is learning this lesson is making all the right people angry:

Strange, is it now, how the SPLC never seems to take notice of antifa or any other violent left-wing group no matter how many people they assault. But when people merely begin to plan to start defending themselves against the violent left that is attacking them, well, it’s THE SHOAH ALL OVAH AGAIN, again.

So let me congratulate the left, which has taught the right that showing up ready to fight is the best way to stay safe and and to show up and be aware that from this point on when the right sees something like this:

The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a “day of action” on which city employees are encouraged to attend planned anti-Trump protests instead of going to work.

The resolution—drafted by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party—instructs supervisors of city government departments to remind their workers that they are entitled to take two days of unpaid leave for “days of faith and conscience,” and that attending Monday’s protests is a legitimate use of this leave.

and this:

“If we truly want to build a summer of resistance against Trump and the billionaire class,” Sawant said in a Tuesday interview on King5, an NBC affiliate, “then we will need disruptive action like shutting down airports, and shutting down highways.”

Other Seattle government officials, while eager to sign on to this “day of action,” are less keen about Sawant’s call for “disruptive action.” Mayor Ed Murray provided some rather impotent pushback saying, “We need to keep our freeways and our on and off ramps…the state, of course, needs to keep our on and off ramps open.”

Directed against them, rest assured they will not only be ready to answer speech with speech, but show up with enough muscle to make sure they can safely make said speech.

May you enjoy the incentive system you have created.


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