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Heather Heyer Remembered 'for Daring to Stand Up' as Anti-Racists Counter White Supremacist Rally in DC


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Heather Heyer Remembered 'for Daring to Stand Up' as Anti-Racists Counter White Supremacist Rally in DC

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

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It’s especially great to see the anti-racist demos in Charlottesville, which issued a blatantly unconstitutional, police-state “prior-restraint” order. We cannot protect our civil liberties and human rights by cheering selective police state law “enforcement.” We can protect our freedom by turning out in bigger numbers than the fascists and acting with militance (which will keep a lid on violence).


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And where is James Fields Jr. the killer- by- car now? I lost track of him----is the state doing its due diligence for equal protection under the law and treating seriously the victims of those with extreme rage issues ?


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(I was going to post on my own, until I saw that you too were curious. I did not fact check the information, but it seems to be reasonable at first review.)


#5

In jail since the incident, his trial is in November. In December the grand jury indicted him for 10 charges: first-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

I was watching Frontline the other night, “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville”. Frontline and ProPublica unite to investigate the neo-nazi and white supremacist groups involved in the Unite the Right rally. It’s the first of two parts and it’s riveting. The groups involved, the breakdown in intelligence sharing concerning the scope and intent of those planning the rally, the lack of police intervention as peaceful protesters were attacked and beaten at their feet, and then the video of the car driven by Fields…clearly intentional, and horrifying. And now these hateful groups intent on physically hurting as many as they can are taking their mob to D.C…apparently to inform the citizens of “Chocolate City” that the White House is of, by, and for their kind of white folks. Heaven help us all.


#6

Heather dared to stand up and so does her mother, Susan Bro. Her activism is inspiring and hopefully contagious. Chapeau, Mrs. Bro…


#7

Rest in Peace, Heather. The fight against white trash continues.


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If we consider ourselves to be Gospel adherent Christians then we know the error of treating any of our bretheren here on this hard, painful Earth with less respect than we would want for ourselves. Race/skin color should have nothing to do with acceptance of one another as equal Spirits under God. All should work toward peace and Salvation. Unrest, violence and hatred have no place in attainment of our ultimate goal.


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ANTIFA: America’s Real Fascists
Matthew Vadum

Foul-mouthed Antifa demonstrators went on a rampage August 6 as they assaulted two high-profile conservative activists at a downtown Philadelphia restaurant for being conservatives and supporters of President Trump.

The attack came the day after Antifa smashed the windowsat a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office in Berkeley, Calif., during a leftist counter-protest of a “No to Marxism” rally. Twenty people were arrested. “Besides the damage to the Marine Corps post, Berkeley police also said ‘an extremist element among a large group’ damaged 21 city vehicles, setting one on fire, and slashed their tires,” Fox News reported.

The incident in Pennsylvania’s biggest city also came after the leftist mayor of Portland, Ore., Ted Wheeler (D), allowed anarchy to break outin his city, instead of cracking down on Antifa troublemaking. For 38 days Wheeler, who is also police commissioner, allowed hundreds of his Antifa allies to unlawfully occupy public property at an Occupy ICE protest site that eventually became a biohazard.

“I do not want the @PortlandPolice to be engaged or sucked into a conflict, particularly from a federal agency that I believe is on the wrong track,” he tweeted. “If [ICE is] looking for a bailout from this mayor, they are looking in the wrong place.”

The attack in Philadelphia and other recent violent actions by Antifa are yet another reminder that the totalitarianism-loving domestic terrorists of Antifa, who call themselves anti-fascist activists, are the real fascists in today’s America because, among other things, they use violent tactics pioneered by the real-live fascist storm-troopers of Weimar Germany, the Sturmabteilung (SA). These Antifa goons opposed the Nazis but eagerly copied their tactics, using their fists to shut down political opponents and break up meetings and rallies. Some Antifa today even dress like Nazis, wearing black and red, the anarchist colors which traditionally have also been used by Nazis.

Antifa, which as a group has been warmly embraced by many Democrats, have regained prominence in the post-Obama era by assaulting conservatives and Trump supporters. The hyper-violent anarchists and communists of the Antifa movement are notorious for promiscuously labeling those they target as fascists, Nazis, and racists, in the absence of evidence.

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens were trying to enjoy breakfastat the Green Eggs Cafe when Antifa thugs surrounded them and became loud and belligerent. Antifa poured a bottle of water on Kirk as police officers, who were not white, tried to protect them.

The restaurant assault resembled a Black Lives Matter action carried out on the weekend of Jan. 3 and 4 in 2015. In it leftists terrorized peopleas they got together for brunch. “Black Brunch” organizers and their followers stormed upscale eateries in New York City and Oakland, Calif., reading out the names of black criminals killed by the police and shrieking that whites had no right to be there. They accused whites of committing “genocide.”

Kirk and Owens were no doubt targeted because Turning Point USA is becoming a formidable threat to the increasingly violent anti-Trump resistance movement. Turning Point is a six-year-old nonprofit organization whose mission, according to its website, “is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.”

The group “has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,300 college campuses and high schools across the country, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.”

In a bizarre scene right out of Communist China’s Cultural Revolution, young white Antifa agitators blew whistles in the faces of Kirk and Owens, a black woman, while chanting “Fuck white supremacy,” during the restaurant showdown earlier this week. Owens can be seen in a video yelling back at the Antifa activists, “We love the police, we love America, we love the U.S.A.,” as police officers in the City of Brotherly Love tried to separate Owens and Kirk from the protesters.

Soon after the assault, Kirk took to Twitter to denounce the Antifa activists involved.

“If [an] angry conservative mob formed while two young liberals, one white guy and a black woman, were eating breakfast, and the mob hurled horrific insults, threw objects and assaulted them, the left would call it a ‘hate crime’ and every major outlet would be demanding condemnation,” Kirk tweeted.

Interestingly, Antifa activists, like those in Philadelphia who claim America is an irredeemably racist hellhole, are generally young and almost exclusively white.

This fact was not lost on Owens, who referred to Antifa as “an all-white fascist organization” on Twitter, and thanked the police for coming to her aid. “Would like to personally and publicly thank the @PhillyPolice force for keeping us safe today. As you can see in the video, they were all Hispanic and black. The white liberal thugs were shouting ‘no good cops in a racist system[,]’”she tweeted.

Interestingly, at least two left-wingers came to Owens’ defense.

Movie director Samm Hodges stood up for Owensin a Twitter post.

Man, I hate @RealCandaceO’s politics, but watching an (apparently) all-white crowd scream “fuck white supremacy” in her face was sickening. I’m pretty sure that no part of being an ally includes actively oppressing women of color.

Singer Ariana Savalas tweeted:

This is beyond comprehension. What the hell is happening to my party? No matter what you think of @RealCandaceO, even if you hate her, this childish behavior is abhorrent. Fellow liberals, come on. We need to start speaking out more strongly against this bullshit. #NotInMyName

These disturbing incidents caused by radical leftists are becoming increasingly common.

The attackers in Philadelphia seemed to be expanding on the admonition of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who earlier this summer urged her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration over the separation of illegal aliens’ children from their parents in immigration detention.

"Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that [the] cabinet of [President Trump] in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Kirk blamed Waters for the Monday incident in Philadelphia.

“Why won’t Democrat leaders denounce these ANTIFA thugs?” Kirk tweeted. “This is the new base of the Democrat party. They hate America and will go to violent measures to attack conservatives. This is {Maxine Water’s] America - she called for these sort of attacks.”

Leftists recently hounded Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen into abandoning her dinner at a Washington, D.C. restaurant. Members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) participated in the name-and-shame action and broadcast video footage of it over social media. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was chased out of a restaurant in Lexington, Va., for daring to work for President Trump. Immigration hardliner Stephen Miller was screamed at in the capital city for doing his job and a set of “wanted” posters appeared near his downtown apartment. He famously discarded an $80 box of sushi after a chef heckled him as he left a restaurant (Miller said he feared his food had been spat on).

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway was accosted in a supermarket. Former chief strategist Stephen Bannon was harassed while he was quietly minding his own business in a bookstore. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi ®, a strong Trump supporter, was harassed by activists outside a movie screening.

And a backlash is on the way.


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Hindsight being a nearly omnipotent tool, I realize that I could have made a fortune selling dog whistles with patented frequencies. Maybe in the next life, if I am so inclined…


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I don’t support either side of the protest debate, as I’m not an alt-righter and not a socialist. But a fair discussion needs to include the right to assembly, the right to free speech and the right to protest peacefully. Both sides have failed at this in the past. The death of the woman in Charlottesville was a tragedy and travesty. But Antifa outwardly supports violence against those it purports to be “fascists” and “Nazis.” And there have been numerous counterexamples of violence through them. This behavior cannot be tolerated and supported. No matter how much one might find a truly white supremacist individual to be, they have an alienable right to free speech. Period.


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Incorrect. Hate filled inflammatory speech, meant to encourage violence, is just as unlawful as yelling “fire” in a crowded theater, when there is no fire.


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Wait…what? You mean like Maxine telling people to get in the faces of those with differing POVs? Or the constant degradation and dehumanizing of conservatives, like casting as them NAZIs? Comparing policy to concentration camps? Whitelash? Calling for white genocide? Black Panthers wielding clubs outside a voting station? A likeness of President Trump murdered ala Ceasar in a nightly NY play? Snoop firing a weapon into a President Trump Look alike? Johnny Depp asking when was the last time an actor murdered a President?

Mike Malloy suggested stringing up Internet king Matt Drudge, saying, “Drudge? Aw, Drudge, somebody ought to wrap a strong Republican entrail around his neck and hoist him up about 6 feet in the air and watch him bounce.”

In August 2009, members of the Service Employees International Union beat up Kenneth Gladney for distributing “Don’t Tread On Me” flags at a Missouri town hall meeting.

Left-wing writer Malcolm Harris actually suggested on Twitter that the shooting of a Republican congressman and staffers may have been tantamount to an act of “self-defense”

Dare I go back to the hysteria you people had about Sarah Palin, OMGoodness!

I could go on and on but the fact is REgressives are deranged and play the violence card at the drop of a hat.

So you can cut your bullshit pal, it’s your side that doesn’t just encourage violence but acts violently. It ain’t us rioting in Portland.


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Further, I thought the First Amendment included the right to say things you disagree with – including the President, for that matter?

Or is the First Amendment only for words you like?

Trump is free to call you “fake news” and if you honor the First Amendment then by the very principle you claim you must respect his derision of you. It is only if you do not, and in fact want to arrogate to yourself power you don’t have – to censor information and opinion you disagree with-that you would claim otherwise.

Yet that is exactly what you propose here – to shout down someone you disagree with, just as the so-called “new media” in the form of places like Facesucker, Twatter and Goolag want to do the same thing and in fact are with people they don’t like.

May I remind you that “hate speech” is not only in the eye of the beholder it is explicitly protected under the US Constitution’s First Amendment because the very term “hate speech” is subjective.

You do understand what subjective means don’t you?

So where is your support of Alex Jones right to speak?

Is he detestable? No. Is he off the wall? Hell yes. So? Even kookier, in my book, is Bernie. Or Warren. Or Michelle who has said things that were they coming out of the mouth of a white person, would set EVERYONE’s hair on fire here at CD.

But that doesn’t give me the right to forcibly shut her up.

The right – even the kooky, far right – doesn’t show up at a restaurant and physically assault people. The far left does – routinely. May I remind you that it was the far left that literally prevented then-candidate Trump from speaking in Chicago, and the means by which they did so was through the initiation of violence? So-called “antifa” adherents, many of whom are white, show up in masks reminiscent of the KKK’s white hoods – except in black. They accost police officers and claim they’re all “racist” --even when the officers are all black themselves! And that group refuses to allow a peaceful march to take place without throwing bottles and destroying property – because they don’t like the message.

Where is the reporting on the video evidence that over the weekend a mob of antifa thugs assaulted news crews --left-leaning, mainstream media news crews no less? There was more than one incident yet I haven’t seen one report on that in the so-called “mainstream media.” Why not?

Cannot two dozen people with a point of view that others find offensive speak without being assaulted with bottles, sticks and other assorted weapons? If not then what sort of “Free Speech” and “First Amendment” does the media or you claim to support?

Time to cut the crap folks – The First Amendment isn’t there to protect inoffensive speech. In point of fact it exists specifically to protect speech others find offensive and outrageous because nobody ever tries to ban the other sort!

Second, the First Amendment only guarantees your right to speak; it does not provide a promise that you will be listened to nor does it give you a right to demand a response to your questions. No member of the press has that right - the NY Times does not, CNN does not, MSNBC does not and I do not. We are all free to ask but that’s where our rights begin and end.

The White House has no obligation to provide press conferences. It has no obligation to credential any particular person or anyone at all. It has no duty to respond and in fact common decency dictates that if you cannot be decent and reasonable in the time, place and manner of your questions then the Press Secretary or the President himself has every right to flatly ignore those who behave in a boorish manner, and in the extreme case, to expel those doing so.

The media is free to be as ridiculously biased as it wishes. It is even free to lie about its bias, which it does – daily. Indeed it’s even free to write gang-style editorials blasting the President.

But if they think doing so advances the cause of the First Amendment may I remind them that a mob is a mob is a mob, no matter which side of an argument said mob is on.

Collusive, gang-style behavior should not – and indeed must not – be rewarded.

I say the White House should permanently ban all such mob members from the press pool, and for all reasonable Americans to not only blackball all papers that run such editorials but also to blackball all their advertisers-- permanently.

That’s legal, and it’s entirely appropriate in response to the outrageous hypocrisy displayed by these organizations, funded entirely by those who spend money advertising therein.

h/t Karl Denninger


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This is what you call an “act of violence?”


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Did you see the video of her extolling the crowd?

Besides if that’s all you can find a fault with, then I won. I could list 500 “acts of violence” by REgressives. Easily.


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No real need for name calling (ad hominem) is there? But it seems this may be a personal habit.


#19

What name calling?


#20

No, I just don’t have time to list every inaccuracy you pushed. Kinda like how Hair Fuhrer uses greenlighting as carpet bombardment of the masses with fake news. It is a very successful ploy.