ToDaZed The Crazy Years

Nudge Balloon / Political Violence Edition

Sacramento CA, Capitol of Kleptofornia
Sunny Sunday morning.
Due to break or exceed 100°

A permitted demonstration is taking place. The permit-holders: “The Traditionalist Workers Party, Golden State Skinheads, Blood & Honor, National Socialist Movement and Ku Klux Klan”. A group demonstration against globalizm and for local control of everything from education to economics, and “in defense of the right to free expression.”

National Socialists… IDNTTMWYTIM…
aaaaanyway

Suddenly [with weeks of planning] comes a group all dressed in black — faces covered — wielding bats, boards, chunks of concrete and bile. They physically attack the permitted demonstrators — and anyone who was dressed like them.

…counter protesters were evidently well organized and prepared for the event. Many carried signs or banners with slogans such as “Many colors one working class! Smash patriarchy and racism.

Seven patients were transported to area hospitals, “some with critical trauma stab wounds,”

…No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon

Here’s their spokesperson, Yvette Felarca.

”A mass militant action by an integrated group of people that mobilized out here today. We have organized to Shut Them Down today. Other people came out to Shut Them Down. We succeeded in doing that and in the end that’s gonna stop and prevent more violence by the raaaacists against our commuuuunities. Especially to defend the rights of immigrant communities … Latina and Asian groups… Arab groups …

That’s what we have to do to stop them. Taking violent action against them. We’ll do it again.

I don’t think the police should be protecting them but despite all that …

This is what it means to take Independent Action. We then enact and enforce the Justice that’s necessary through our Movement.

From another interview with the same woman, where she repeated the same line above:

“The militant tactics and violence are what we have to do. We have to shut them down by any means necessary.

…“Riots are the voice of the unheard,” said Ms. Felarca, a Berkeley alumna. “You can never replace the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, but you can always replace broken windows.”

That’s the kind of “economics” taught at UCB?
swell.

“We have a right to self defense. That is why we have to shut them down,”

With violence.
Not shouting. Not signs. Not giant paper-mache puppet heads.
Not a cogent and well-articulated argument, even.
With violence.

Well. That sounds like a Movement, indeed. They call it “The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary” — usually shortened to By Any Means Necessary (BAMN).

We’ve heard that By Any Means Necessary crap before.

[from their website:]
No Racist Organizing in California!
No “Free Speech” for Fascists!
• SMASH FASCISM! NO PLATFORM FOR ORGANIZING RACIST VIOLENCE, MURDER, AND GENOCIDE!
• No Racist Demagogy! No Anti-Muslim Bigotry! No National Chauvinism, Fear Mongering, or Immigrant Scapegoating!
• Latina/o, Black, Native American, Arab, Asian, and White, Immigrants With and Without Papers, We are ALL Californians!
• Open the Borders! Full Citizenship Rights for All Undocumented Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum-Seekers Now!
• Build the New Independent, Integrated, Mass Militant Youth-Led Civil Rights and Immigrant Rights Movement!

Aside from demonstrating a complete and utter lack of comprehension of the most basic concept of a nation-state, they seem to have labeled others as “Fascists” while embracing not ony the economic system known as Fascism, but the tactics of Great Fascists In History. Complete with matching shirts.
Nice education, there, UCB.

We previously heard from them during the attacks on random attendees leaving the Trump rally in Burlingame CA [and random people on the street at the same time of day]:

“To force Donald Trump to have to hop a fence, to sneak into the back entrance?” She laughed triumphantly. “Yeah, he was humiliated. But it’s not about just today, it’s about building a movement. This is just a beginning.

Funny. Trump did not appear “humiliated” by having to hop a fence to avoid violent rioters.

Funnier, still; the rioters did not appear ‘humiliated’ that they were unable to make their …”point” without turning into violent, uncivilized street thugs.

Now they practice their violent arts against groups whose slogan is “Local Solutions to the Globalist Problem.” Granted, that group also supports one race of people over all others: which, of course is completely different from Black Lives Matter.

In one nooz report — after the reporter and his cameraman had been smacked, threatened, shoved, surrounded and shouted at that they had “No Right” to report on the “counter protestors” — a ‘man on the street’ told them they were “stupid” to try to film the “Black Bloc.” “Don’t you know who they are?!?”

A black bloc is a tactic for protests and marches where individuals wear black clothing, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding, or other face-concealing and face-protecting items. The clothing is used to conceal marchers’ identities and hinder criminal prosecution, by making it difficult to distinguish between participants.

…The tactic allows the group to appear as one large unified mass, and promotes solidarity.

Yanno — politics by fashion statement.

BAMN *cough* also has Union Connections, in particular with the Teachers’ Union, cajoling and threatening them to favor some immmmigrant races over others, citizen races in educational settings.

What I am amazed about is the utter lack of outcry from the news media: they were attacked and told that they “do not have the Right” to cover news stories, in a public street, concerning these BAMN attackers.

Many reports described the police present as being “cautious” in their response. Maybe that’s a new way of policing in a contentious, volatile crowd situation — to only intervene when a win can be quick, complete and less likely to spur further conflict. I don’t know, but it sure looks like non-intervention when one person is beating on another with a stick.

All this supports my hunch that it’s gonna be a Long Hot Summer.

Some ”folks” seem to think they are soooo Correct™ in their beliefs that it’s not only acceptable but concomitant upon them to physically attack anyone who disagrees with them. That’s not a Constitutional Republic made up of adults: that’s a riot of uncivilized primitives. It cannot be allowed to continue.

And I am unsure as to the best way to encourage it to stop.

I’m pretty sure, in their Sunday attack on a group most people find distasteful [at best][despite their anti-globalizm plank] the BAMNerz hope to move the Overton Window on their techniques toward the more mainstream. [I said nothing because I am not a Skinhead...]

Or at least they hope to benefit by frightening some who are less committed in their beliefs — or fully committed but unwilling to participate in a street brawl [like me] — into Shutting The Hell Up.

I hope that does not happen. But how we handle this is going to be one hell of a Tipping Point for Western Civilization.

10 Comments!

  1. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm |

    As some wag put it,
    I’m pissed that I have to choose between these two sides.
    (see also: Spanish Civil War)
    It’s a SMOD* moment.

    As I’ve said before,
    only difference between commies and fascists is that fascists have cooler uniforms.
    _______
    * sweet meteor of death

  2. Fawkes News (#Snarknado)
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm |

    Blackshirts Vs. Redshirts.

    Who ya got?

    Pass the popcorn.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 1:19 pm |

    So far, this bunch of anarchists hasn’t encountered any serious consequences and are comfortable in their anonymity.

    How will these heretofore snowflakes react when they encounter an opponent (cops or some members of one of the Offending Classes) that beats their ass or mass arrests them and charges them with felonious assault?

    They don’t profess to believe in a god, but I believe it would be a come to Jesus moment for most of them when they realize this is not a game, but real life, full of consequences.

  4. Posted June 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm |

    Final stabbed score:

    Black Bloc: 6 stabbed
    Nazis: 1 stabbed

    And the Black Bloc outnumbered them seven to one.

    I don’t think the Black Bloc is quite ready for prime time here …

  5. Wahoo
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm |

    I’d cover my face, too, if I was that ugly.

  6. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm |

    they hope to benefit by frightening some who are less committed in their beliefs — or fully committed but unwilling to participate in a street brawl [like me] — into Shutting The Hell Up

    Yep.
    *shrugs*

  7. Dave
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm |

    Me? I stay away from parades.

  8. staghounds
    Posted June 29, 2016 at 4:54 am |

    They are careful to attack only marginal losers whom ordinary people despise. It’s fun day out for them, and I’ll bet they raise enough money from parlor pinks to avoid having an actual job. Producing vicarious thrills through violence is a career path, ask Yasir Arafat or Gerry Adams.

    For the rest of us, it’s a trash on trash battle. 100% of the injured are improved by being stabbed.

  9. TvG
    Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:22 am |

    My Berkeley degree continues to race to lowest common denominator. I entered Cal in ’76 as a flaming liberal, and left a bugeoning conservative. Cuz the libs lazy stupid asshats – and I didn’t want to live my life poor and desperate – simple as that.

    In 1980 the NYT chose Cal as best university in country. Today it’s lead by a grunting lefty bureaucrat. I once paid to see Deep Throat on campus in Dwinnel Hall; today the same auditorium likely a fluffy safe space.

    Today I’ll wear a Berkeley sweatshirt as a wonderful way to confuse my lib friends. Gives me upper hand…and, as Seinfeld once opined, “it’s all about hand”.

  10. Fat Baxter
    Posted June 30, 2016 at 9:45 pm |

    Notice that they only pull this crap in states without concealed carry.

    Whatever happens, we have got
    The Maxim gun, and they have not
    .”