How to start a Revolution?

dissent among the rank?

The Patriot Prayer group rallied on Sunday [8/15] in Seattle’s Westlake Center, prompting counter-protesters to gather to protest the “nazis.” Patriot Prayer is a right-wing group with no connection to white nationalism, although small numbers white nationalists are often attracted to their rallies.

…The counter-protesters, made up largely of unmasked Seattleites, but being led by masked Antifa

hm… Leaders™

Antifa members could be seen openly carrying sticks and shields disguised as signed[sic]. At least one was armed with a pistol.

wonder how that worked out…

The counter-protesters started marching down a route opened to them by Seattle PD, then the Antifa in front suddenly took a turn down an alley. Seattle PD crowd control officers blocked the end of the alley and the group tried to go through the officers, resulting in Antifa getting pepper sprayed while the rest of the counter-protesters hung back.

Baaaaaaad follwers! Baaaaaaa…d!!

Antifa in the crowd could be heard talking about using “black bloc tactics,” but they said that they couldn’t do it, because people wouldn’t follow them and “you need numbers for black bloc.”

aww… Disappointment™

Once the counter-protest group stopped marching, one of the Antifa was completely triggered by the groups refusal to riot with them.

She snatched the microphone out of the hands of one of the march organizers, “I walk the street that mowed down that woman every single day for thirteen years. I’ve worked in Charlottesville, I had all my friends in Charlottesville, I booked shows in Charlottesville, I know the woman who was hit and killed by Nazis,”

articulate and focused…

“So today, when all of us, all of us scaaaaary anarchists who cover our faces, because we don’t want to get seen at work, or we don’t want idiots like you that record our faces to expose who we are, because we fight fucking Nazis! We punch them. We hurt them. We prevent them from having a platform,”

We cover our faces because we’re so proud that we “fight fucking Nazis!”

You failed us! All of you who stood by when we were like, ‘Please, please follow us. The Nazis are that way! The Nazis are that way!’”

Fuck your fucking constitution. Fuck your liberal Bernie bullshit. We’re here to fight Nazis! And if you’re not here to throw down and actually fight Nazis, you’re masturbating in the street so that you can feel good about yourself. Fuck you,” [*drop mic*]

Later she returned to holler,

“Fuck your liberal pink pussy hat bullshit!”

Last Winter a friend of The Mister’s came by for a visit, having recently moved to Oregon. His wife spent the time telling me about her “triumphant” march in Portland the two nights after Trump’s election. [yeah -- she's a commie. but she's hawt. ...or something] [but seriously, what might it belike to be in a crowd of 30,000 people who believe (roughly) what you do? must've been quite an experience...][yes, that was a touch of wistful in my voice]

The phrase I remember most from her diatribe – maybe cuz it was repeated often and loudly — was “There are NAZIs back in the countryside!!! Actual. NAZIS!!!!!!!!”

As I had vowed before they came not to engage – who needs the headache? – all I could manage was to mumble “oh, really? have you seen them?”

“Yes!! Real. NAZIs!!! They drive pick-ups with flags!!” [she drives a pick-up - 3/4 ton. no flag.]

“NAZI flags?”, I ask

“Nooo! American flags!!!” she replied with great impatience and disdain.

[realizing I had almost got sucked in -- dammit.] “ah. hm. who knew?”

Remarkable that almost a year before the Charlottesville weekend, ANteeFa was “battling” “Actual NAZIs!!!1!!!” in the streets of Portlandia.

…anybody getting a House of Cards vibe?

12 Comments!

  1. Tetzman
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 8:15 am |

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  2. MikeG
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 8:22 am |

    I watched a season of House of Cards. and a couple episodes of season two. I had to stop. It was eating at my soul.

  3. Posted August 22, 2017 at 8:33 am |

    Are there any attractive people in these America hating anarchist groups? Or does their chronic and never ending hatred make them this ugly?

  4. DougM and his platoon of raccoons
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 9:17 am |

    Nnnn, not so much House of Cards as Animal House:

    If they ever have an AntiFa march around here,
    I’m gonna get me a ugly raincoat, sneakers, an’ a baton;
    then I’m gonna get in front of the mob and lead ‘em.
    The Stork is my spirit animal.

  5. bogsidebunny
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 9:19 am |

    Sounds like that young lady has “anger management issues”. Doctor Phil is reaching out to her and she’ll be on the show in a few months.

  6. DougM and his platoon of raccoons
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 9:45 am |

    dissent among the rank

    Delicious, m’dear, delicious.

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 10:13 am |

    I know nothing of House of Cards show, but FWIW, her “free speech” comes at the end of a club.

    When will some jurisdiction grow a pair and deal with people who arrive on a scene with clubs and masks and assault whomever is there?
    When will some jurisdiction investigate and prosecute people like Robert Creamer who proudly proclaim they hire people to do targeted violence?

    Or this from Craigslist 6 Aug before the destruction at Charlotte NC and the tragedy at Charlottesville, just hours from Charlotte:
    Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte

    compensation: $25+/hour
    employment type: contract
    Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a “can-do” spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.

    For more information about us, please visit http://www.crowdsondemand.com

    If you’re interested in working with us, please reply to this posting with the following info:

    -Full Name
    -Prior relevant experience (as an actor/performer, photographer, brand ambassador, political activist, etc)
    -When are you usually available for work?
    -Resume (optional)
    -If you’re a photographer, what equipment do you use?
    -Are you ok with participating in peaceful protests (optional)?

    This also explains the plethora of professionally printed signs at the “spontaneous” riots.

    Italics mine.

  8. DougM and his platoon of raccoons
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 10:18 am |

    And then there’s the Bolsheviks vs Mensheviks vibe.

    The final act of this tragicomedy over who’s gonna replace the KKK as the armed wing of the Democrat Party is, the Night of the Long Knives.

  9. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 10:32 am |

    ThanQ! DM
    *curtseys*
    *skips off*

    Dick @7: This also explains the plethora of professionally printed Union bug logo signs at the “spontaneous” riots.

    FIFY
    ; >

  10. Posted August 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm |

    “I walk the street that mowed down that woman every single day for thirteen years.”

    mm’kay…how does a street mow down someone?

  11. DougM and his platoon of raccoons
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm |

    ^ Wellp, these people are often confused when it comes to cause and effect.

  12. OldFert
    Posted August 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm |

    Claire (^9)
    I remember in New Jersey back when I was a kid (late ’50s, early ’60s), some local politicians in our township faked the Union bug on their signs and stickers, ostensibly because they couldn’t afford the cost of union-shop printing.