Radicals vs. republicans (and the radicals are winning by a long shot).

I don’t know what has been more infuriating this week; watching the one-sided coverage on what unfolded in Charlottesville last week or watching what passes for “leadership” in the republican party seeing who can get away from President Trump the fastest?

The sad part here is that I can easily see what happened last week spread to Michigan much sooner than people think.

{More after the fold}

So for a quick recap, several days ago a group of Nazis & the KKK were protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia and were met by a group of counter protestors made up mostly of a group known as Antifa (more on them later). The groups engaged one another. Local law enforcement lost control of the situation. Three people were killed.

President Trump offered his condolences and made a reference (correctly) to the fact violence came from “many sides”.

That comment caused the tender snowflakes, milquetoast republicans and a mainstream media already afflicted with an incurable case of TDS to go totally apoplectic.

President Trump made a follow up statement which only infuriated those previously mentioned even moreso.

I’m going to skip the snowflakes because they’ve already received way too much media as far as I’m concerned already. It’s those other two examples that are worth mentioning.

One such example is ex-foreclosure king and current US Rep. David Trott who took to Twitter to opine in 140-characters or less:

“I think America needs more unity and less divisiveness…meaning @realDonaldTrump should focus more on golf & have less press conferences.”

Hmmm, with a Conservative Review Liberty Score at a whopping 31%, Rep. Trott does an outstanding job at reminding everyone about which political party he really belongs to.

Fox News was equally disappointing.

With “Fair & Balanced” consigned to the dustbin of history, one of the so-called “Fox News Specialists” Eboni Williams, went into a racial diatribe that would be right at home on either of the race-hustling stations here in Detroit (WCHB & WFDF – “Detroit’s Superstation”). Look, I get that she can opine. But at least if you’re going to call yourself a “News Specialists”, at least ACT like a reporter for a moment and give your audience the facts. You know, like who exactly is Antifa?

Which conveniently gives me to opportunity at this point to segue back to that group that said that I would bring up later.

Most people very likely haven’t heard of this group because it utterly destroys the narrative that they are attempting to convey to readers/viewers that this was nothing more than just a bunch of wide-eyed, idealistic, peaceful-loving anti-Nazi/KKK counter protestors.

Well, allow me to be the first to remove the rose-colored glasses they have placed over everyone’s eyes and shatter them into very tiny pieces.

Antifa is anything but!

Their exact history is sketchy, at best, but their name derives from their “AntiFacist” philosophy.

They are decentralized. They apparently do not have a base of operations, per se, but are somehow able to hold meetings and organize counter-protests, mainly via social media.

Their preferred style of dress is wearing all black, hoods with masks and sometimes helmets. The purpose of the hoods and masks are to conceal their identities.

Now why would a “peaceful” organization do this, you may ask?

It seems that Antifa believes that the only way to get their message out is through violent action.

Purportedly, Antifa was responsible for some vehicles that were damaged and set ablaze just after President Trump’s inauguration back in January.

During the months of February through April, they were active in the Berkley Riots protesting the unthinkable acts of people like Milo Yiannopoulos to Ann Coulter having the audacity to actually speak to students at a college (and in California, no less). Check out several of the confiscated items from the “peaceful” protestors.

In June, Antifa protestors in Portland engaged local police by using slingshots launching balloons filled with human waste and other unknown chemicals, hurling bricks and using rodent poison gas devices. This drew the attention of groups like the ACLU who felt that the gas was being used by the police as a form of crowd control.

In July at a counter-protest against ACT for America, they fought with the Pennsylvania State Police. One of those Antifa protestors, Lisa Joy Simon, took it upon herself to stab a police horse in the neck with a wooden pole and nail she brought with her to this “peaceful” protest. Fortunately, the horse’s injuries were minor. Ms. Simon is facing numerous charges and is currently awaiting trial.

In August, local officials attempted to move the planned rally away from the downtown Charlottesville area where things could be not only more easily controlled, with less likelihood of violence, only to be thwarted by the ACLU. The rest is history.

Now, here’s where things get interesting.

One of the groups associated with the Charlottesville protests wants to hold a similar rally at MSU sometime this year.

Given that most colleges are publicly funded and most denials are overturned in a court (is that an ACLU lawyer I see sprinting into the Ingham County Courthouse), it‘s a safe bet that they‘ll be protesting…and guess who‘ll be joining them?

I’ll leave the outcome to that train wreck (and if they’ll be at your local Tea Party rally in the near future) for another post.

In the meantime, let me get back to the gist of THIS post.

It’s not huge secret that the Nazis and the KKK can get violent. The same now also holds true for the other side as I’ve cited multiple times above. So yes, President Trump was correct, it is BOTH sides.

And the sooner the republicans get on the same page (and stop embarrassing themselves by trying to get away from Pres. Trump) and just accept they were wrong to bow so quickly to media pressure, the better!

They have a platform to implement.

They should stop wasting time with distraction like this.

Here’s your problem, republicans!

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  7 comments for “Radicals vs. republicans (and the radicals are winning by a long shot).

  1. Jason
    August 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    On Facebook, Blake Edmonds posits this:

    "Question for my friends who believe that the monuments to the Confederacy should be left in place.

    Would there be a Lincoln Memorial if the South had won the war?

    I already know the answer, but I just thought I'd check.

    I would argue there may not be a national monument, but certainly in areas where he was respected (for good or bad) there might exist some form of remembrance. Further, beyond the attempt to remove history, the removal of those statues is a missed opportunity. What if the statues were enhanced with a true record of whatever role those folks played?

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    • 10x25MM
      August 17, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Maybe not Lincoln statues, but there would still be Sam Houston statues all over Texas.

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    • Corinthian Scales
      August 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Blake has proven himself to be a typical Millennial nitwit: https://youtu.be/KPiNvWa8Uzc

      Alt-Left and, Deep State politicians (Johnny 'war hero' McRINO, Magic Underpants Mitt, li'l sweaty Marco, etc.) are violent entities.

      I stand with President Trump. #MAGA

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  2. Sue Schwartz
    August 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    1. There is funding coming from outside sources for all three of these groups--especially the ANTI-FA. 2. It is the aim of the outside funder to rewrite history--so expect the revolutionary war heros, civil war heros (both sides) and WWII heros to be so removed from history books--in fact, taking down a Robert E. Lee statute served what purpose? Interestingly, the VA declared that both sides of the civil war are war veterans. And, I say to those wimpy states ashamed of their involvement in the civil war--redeem yourselves and proudly fly the Confederate flag. I proudly wave my Gadsden Flag. 3. So then this whole thingy was solely to declare my President a Racist?--a white supremacist?-well, in my book he's a Supreme Human Being. 4. As to David Trott--the man is not capable of forming opinions unless it financially affects him--we can only hope he's replaced come next year. 5. When the police were told to stand down by a Gov. and a Mayor--it seems to me that they had a legal and moral duty to disobey these commands.

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  3. 10x25MM
    August 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Winston Smith, quoted by George Orwell in 1984:

    "Do you realize that the past, starting from yesterday, has been actually abolished? If it survives anywhere, it's in a few solid objects with no words attached to them, like that lump of glass there. Already we know almost literally nothing about the Revolution and the years before the Revolution. Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. I know, of course, that the past is falsified, but it would never be possible for me to prove it, even when I did the falsification myself. After the thing is done, no evidence ever remains. The only evidence is inside my own mind, and I don't know with any certainty that any other human being shares my memories. Just in that one instance, in my whole life, I did possess actual concrete evidence after the event – years after it."

    Eric Arthur Blair, a man ahead of his time......

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    • Corinthian Scales
      August 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Morbidly obese Alt-Left terrorist who helped incite Ferguson riots, now expresses her new Two Minutes Hate: https://youtu.be/l2VptZgGEkI

      "The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp."

      White shitlibs have opened Pandora's box: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=15303

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