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The Biggest ‘Squatters’ in America’s “Shit Hole” Cities are the Democrat Governments … On Several Levels

Elected officials in local city governments in some of this nation’s West Coast states (as well as big liberal-run cities in the mid-west and East Coast) continue to refuse to take responsibility for what is happening in their deteriorating city streets and sidewalks. No, it is easier for them to blame Pres. Trump for what they themselves have not only allowed to happen but have promoted and promulgated with their liberal complacence and leftist policies. These cities’ elected democrat officials are nothing but slum lords on a much larger scale than some rundown dilapidated building. But yet, they blame everyone else but themselves. The people in these cities need to stand up and recall those elected officials, and even file class action lawsuits against city governments.

All this has led to these cities literally becoming “shit-holes” in our country, and with no end in sight…

Citizens of these large and liberal democrat-run cities are beyond fed-up. Their businesses are being hurt and broken into, and they are often times threatened by some of those living in the streets. And still their government couldn’t give a shit (pun intended). And with all the human debris and filth come the rats and other opportunistic vermin, and their eventual diseases.

FNC: San Francisco homeless stats soar: city blames big business, residents blame officials

FNC: LA residents fed up with officials, demand change after homeless crisis spirals in city

FNC: Left Behind: Homeless Crisis in Los Angeles (VIDEO)

In the summer of 2019, Fox News embarked on an ambitious project to chronicle the toll progressive policies has had on the homeless crisis in four west coast cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. In each city, we saw a lack of safety, sanitation, and civility. Residents, the homeless and advocates say they’ve lost faith in their elected officials’ ability to solve the issue. Most of the cities have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem only to watch it get worse. This is what we saw in Los Angeles.

TDW: Medieval Diseases Are Present In Los Angeles

Some people in these cities are now relocating to other cities or moving to other states, like Texas. However, they generally do not learn their lesson from where they came, and insist on bringing with them their horrible ideological voting habits that are at the foundation of the societal destruction they fled from. They continue to vote for leftist politicians promising the same shit policies that build the shit holes along the Pacific coast.

FNC: California business owner says state’s homeless crisis is forcing her to relocate: Sacramento, California salon owner Elizabeth Novak takes to Twitter to call out Gov. Newsom after being broken into and having to clean up human excrement and trash every week. (VIDEO)

MORE:

Joel Kotkin @ OCR: The regression of America’s big progressive cities

If there’s anything productive to come from his recent Twitter storm, President Trump’s recent crude attacks on Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings have succeeded in bring necessary attention to the increasingly tragic state of our cities. Baltimore’s continued woes, after numerous attempts to position itself as a “comeback city,” illustrates all too poignantly the deep-seated decay in many of our great urban areas.

Baltimore represents an extreme case, but sadly it is not alone. Last year our three largest urban centers — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — lost people while millennial migration accelerated both to the suburbs and smaller, generally less dense cities. These demographic trends, as well as growing blight, poor schools, decaying infrastructure and, worst of all, expanding homelessness are not merely the result of “racism” or Donald Trump, but have all been exacerbated by policy agendas that are turning many great cities into loony towns.

Take tech rich San Francisco, where decades of tolerance for even extreme deviant behavior has helped create a city with more drug addicts than high school students, and so much feces on the street that one website has created a “poop map.” In Southern California’s far more proletarian city of Los Angeles, we have a downtown filled with overbuilt, overpriced apartments and is, like Baltimore, being overrun with rats. A UN official last year compared conditions on the city’s Skid Row to those of Syrian refugee camps.

One would think such nasty problems would spark something of a political rebellion, as seen in previous decades with the rise of successful, pragmatic mayors — Bob Lanier and Bill White in Houston, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg in New York, and Richard Riordan in Los Angeles. But so far, at least, many of today’s big city mayors seem more interested in bolstering their “resistance” bona fides than governing effectively. . . .

The new urban politics threatens the future of family neighborhoods, local entrepreneurial ventures as well as an apolitical, exuberant diversity. Immigrants and aspiring minorities want good schools, safe streets and less onerous regulation. Resolutions on sanctuary cities, condemnations of Trump tweets, social justice demands and boasts about combating climate change do little to improve tangibly reality that cities like Baltimore or even superstars like San Francisco, Washington, and New York.

Only when grassroots people and concerned businesses decide to challenge the urban status quo and the virtue-signaling political class can decay and the relentless bifurcation of our cities be reversed.

Bryan Preston: Is This the Strategy Behind Austin’s Mad Homeless Camping Policy?

To recap: On June 20 the Austin City Council repealed ordinances prohibiting homeless camping around town. They had to move on or the police could cite them. Police oppose this policy and went into a low-level revolt. The people oppose this policy and have also gone into a low-level revolt.

The policy went into effect in a political blink on July 1. That very day, tent cities began popping up all over town. Those tent cities grew. A Twitter hashtag — #austinhomeless — grew up to chronicle the issues the city’s residents now face….

The answer, apparently, is yes. Mayor Steve Adler even went to Los Angeles and Seattle to “learn” how to fail more emphatically. But what if “failure” is the point?

Since my last article on this subject, a theory to explain the policy change has swept across Austin and a petition to stop the policy has appeared…..

A theory explaining the insane policy has also gone viral. I’ve heard it from more than one connected person around town. It goes like this.

Austin’s mayor wants to leave his mark on the city. Leaving fecal matter and puddles of urine behind aren’t the endgame but they’re part of the plan. The plan is to expand the city’s convention center to attract even more massive events like SXSW. Thanks to the current and previous city councils, Austin’s streets really can’t handle the increased traffic these events bring, but we’re not supposed to notice that. We’re supposed to be happy they prioritize bicycles over cars, hoping against hope that suit- and dress-wearing professionals will commute on bikes even when it’s 104 degrees outside in April.

Not. Happening. But they don’t care. They want downtown undrivable and they’re succeeding. Thanks to so much high-rise construction going on, the crane has become the unofficial city bird. Get it?

… Mayor Steve Adler wants to expand the convention center, and wants to pass bonds (debt) to pay for it. He also wants to spend a bazillion dollars on pet social projects including for the homeless. The convention center is popular with the business set. The social spending, not so much. That’s usually money thrown down a hole, or into liberal groups and slush funds. So the theory is he wants to bundle the convention center spending in with the homeless spending, and he’s using the horrible homeless camping policy to inflict enough pain on the city to create space for him to attach them so they both get both passed…..

Read both articles in full.

LI: Austin, TX, Will Allow Homeless to Camp on Sidewalks, But Not in Front of City Hall … Of course not. See how that works?

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CNN is irrelevant

The advice or analysis here is pure chutzpah and comes from the wrong source.

CNN is a good bit of the problem and has no business diagnosing what is wrong.

I watched a special on Woodstock. Thousands of kids with no regard for family or parents or rules or planning drove to this big tract of land and left their cars along the road and walked the rest of the way.

Drugs galore so they were all without clear minds. Naked or almost so, brain dead, wallowing in music that was anti establishment over a three day weekend, no thought of G-d or personal responsibility. The whole thing was every parent’s nightmare. Yet these kids were all praised for their “love” and non violence. Well, I guess that was something.

They left behind a destroyed huge tract of land, trash all over, and went on their merry way feelng no sense of responsibility for anything – drugs’ll do that. But ugh what a waste. Humans celebrating their ability to be like animals, retrograding. And celebrated by those who made the movie as an ideal. Ugh.

The point is since then we have gone steadily downhill escorted and led by the usual suspects. Truth and morality are relative, no moral absolutes. History is revisionist. Free market capitalism – bad, communism – okay just hasn’t been tried properly yet. And who needs G-d? Just be good and ethical. And their definition of ethical is generally not mine.

Schools indoctrinate instead of teach. Students who should be using college to challenge themselves, order professors and officials around. students look for safe spaces.
Search engines move us to the left as well. Those who are supposed to be objective are indoctrinating us as if the Communists and Islamists are paying them and ordering them to destroy this country.

Elections have always swung the pendulum. The left destroys and our side comes in and fixes a bit and saves us once more and then the voters stupidly and without gratitude choose destroyers again and each time the left destroys worse than before and our side is voted in again and lamely tries to fix what it can and so it goes.

Along comes this bull in a china shop and he knows what to do to get things done. He is not one of the regulars. He knows nothing about politics and how governments work. And this is a bad thing? The left is terrified. the establishment on our side is scared, too.

If this guy is a success, and if he shows it can be done, they will all become irrelevant. So they must destroy him. Despite Google and the lying top members of the Obama/Hillary Justice Department and all the efforts of educators and the media and all their power to obfuscate and dilute the thoughts of the voters on our side, this guy won. And despite all of their efforts to destroy him, bring him down, make him look impossible, he goes on and he gets things done that no one has ever gotten done since Reagan.

But they make it look like he is getting nothing done, like he is dividing us, like he loves evil people – all lies. He may not have all the niceties (though I love his tweets and jabs at the left media, etc.) but he is doing what even Republicans did not do and what has not been done since Reagan.

Along comes CNN and writes this article as if it still has relevance (their audience is rapidly disappearing. And if they didn’t have airports and exercise places under contract, no one would be watching them.) CNN lies incessantly, calling Trump every filthy name, upping the ante as it goes. Nazi, racist, divisive, White Supremacist, and traitor (punishable by death). By default CNN is calling those who support the President the same things. CNN encouraged and has supported the coup attempt to bring down a duly elected president from the beginning and to this day.

Chaos ensues as they also support getting rid of ICE (law and order enforcers), blaming and shaming the police, encouraging society to rise up, even encouraging violence, and, worst of all, when violence happens, they blame Trump for it and exonerate themselves even as people shoot up Ice headquarters. After doing so much damage to the national dialogue and doing all it can to divide us and ruin polite dialogue, they accept no responsibility.

After all of this what does CNN do? It writes an editorial like this one as if its hands are clean and it is objective. It helps us to diagnose the problem. Too cute.

Think of the beginning of Fiddler – everyone sing along now –

Projection!
Projection!
Projection!

They do the damage and then they sit on their high perch and blame Trump for everything.

I give CNN and MSNBC credit for NOTHING good.

Never consider anything CNN says as adding anything of value to the conversation.

My two cents…

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Okay— The Russia “Nuking” Nobody Seems to Want to Talk About…

Where is the U.N.’s IAEA on this mysterious and massive explosion in Russia that jacked-up radiation levels 16 times the normal levels?
I mean, we here in the U.S.A. hear immediate calls for and from the U.N. whenever there is a “black” perp shooting by the nation’s police. Hell, the U.N. even voiced a desire to interlope in our 2016 election, and will undoubtedly voice such again come 2020.
Yet, where is the U.N.’s concern when Russia has an unexplained event that involves radiation exposure that travels outside the physical purview area of the incident? Hmmm??

ABC13: Russian missile explosion raises questions; Norway detects low levels of radioactive iodine in air

FNC: Russia nuclear monitoring sites lost contact after mystery blast: report

Two Russian nuclear monitoring stations—specifically designed to detect radiation— “went silent” in the days following an explosion of what many believe was a nuclear-powered missile earlier this month during tests at a remote base, a nuclear official said in an email Sunday.

Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, told The Wall Street Journal in an email that two days after the explosion that the monitoring stations in Kirov and Dubna suffered “communication and network issues.”

There have been reports that Russia has not been fully transparent about what occurred at a military base in the far northern Arkhangelsk region. The initial report from the country’s nuclear agency said that five workers were killed in a rocket engine explosion. The Guardian reported that radiation levels in Severodvinsk, a nearby city, increased 20 times above normal for about a half hour after the explosion.

It has been reported that residents in the area have been stocking up on iodine, which helps reduce the effects of radiation exposure.

Two days later, Russia’s state-controlled nuclear agency Rosatom acknowledged that the explosion occurred on an offshore platform during tests of a “nuclear isotope power source,” and that it killed five nuclear engineers and injured three others. It’s still not clear whether those casualties were in addition to the earlier dead and injured….

Stephen Green: Is Russia Hiding Another Chernobyl?

Breaking news from Russia’s frozen Northwest, where a total of four nuclear-monitoring stations have been silenced. The Wall Street Journal says that’s twice as many as last week, “heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missile-test site this month.”

[…]

If you’re having flashbacks to 1986 — I was a junior in high school, very much the young Cold Warrior, and remember this quite clearly — so am I. The Soviet Union’s outdated and poorly-designed nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, suffered an open-air reactor core fire following an explosion on April 26 of that year. Heroic efforts were undertaken to avert an even greater disaster, yet despite nearly 100 deaths at or near the scene, the Kremlin tried to hide the fact that a huge nuclear reactor had just blown up in a small town not far from the capital of the country’s second-most important republic. Ever since, the town had been the “Chernobyl Exclusion Zone,” and uninhabited.

[…]

So what really happened on August 8 at Russia’s Nyonoksa testing ground on the White Sea? Nobody who knows is saying much, which, given Russia’s history, might be cause enough for alarm. Although clearly this most recent accident can’t be as bad as Chernobyl, because there’s just no way to cover up an explosion and radiation leak of that size for this long.

But we can probably draw two conclusions with some small measure of confidence.

The first is, whatever happened, it’s certainly worse than Moscow will admit, given what we know about how Putin’s Russia operates, and also what we just learned from that WSJ report. The second is that Putin’s Russia, just like the Communist Soviet Union that preceded it, simply isn’t capable of playing with matches of this size without putting their neighbors, or perhaps the world, at risk….

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CNN: What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia’s ‘doomsday weapon’

PM (11-12-15): Is Russia Working on a Kamikaze Submarine “Dirty Bomb”? – A long-range nuclear underwater drone is just what the world needs.

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Monday Musings: Murmers of Insects and Vermin

I know the season is about to change (for the worse) when the bug sounds change.
The defiant buzz of house flies that have desperately snuck in with the dogs.
The yellow jackets invade every movement outside.
The stridulating of the cicada phasing out and the daytime din of the crickets replacing it.
My whole life this has been my barometer on a dying summer, and even as a kid it gave me an unwanted sense of regret. *sigh*

The Real Collusion and Its Colluders:

Andrew McCarthy: This bogus story launched the ‘collusion’ probe

Andrew McCarthy: Election interference? Dems complain about it now, but Trump was complaining in 2016

DC: FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article

The Left’s “Recession” Gambit:

NB: FNC’s Martha MacCallum and VDH Slam ‘Unpatriotic’ and ‘Inhumane’ Media Rooting for a Recession

Steve Hilton: Trump-haters hype up a recession while the real economy is booming

FNC: Maher doubles down on call for recession to oust Trump; says it would be ‘very worth’ it

Twitchy: ‘Let’s not be afraid of optimism’: Larry Kudlow explains why he doesn’t see a recession on the horizon this time

Stephen Kruiser: RECESSION! (Or Probably Not)

Paul Bedard: Trump report card: A better than average 51% approval, but economic clouds forming

FNC: Media ramp up recession rhetoric as 2020 campaign heats up: Many in the media appear to be playing up an impending recession as the Trump administration doubles down on a booming economy.

The Left’s Gun Control Gambit:

I’ve said for a long time now that we do not need any more gun laws/control. And the whole “we need sane gun laws” is even bigger total BS. What is needed is no nonsense SANE enforcement of our multitude of gun laws already on the books. AND our gun problem(s) stem from our judicial system and lawyers and prosecution lawyers allowing criminals to plea-down gun offenses/violations for lesser charges and sentencing. And here we are…

Twitchy: Catch and release (with a misdemeanor): THIS is why gun crime is so bad in Chicago

John McCormack: Democratic Dishonesty on Assault-Weapon Bans

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham: IG’s report on Russia probe will be ‘ugly and damning’ for DOJ

PJM: Lindsey Graham Politely Explains to Idiot Reporters Why He needs an AR-15

WFB: Cedric Richmond (D) Compares Banning Assault Weapons to Banning Plastic Straws

Jeffrey T. Brown: The Role of Gun Control in Dictatorship

Reason: Kamala Harris Promises To ‘Disarm Violent Hate’ by Seizing Guns From Bigots: The Democratic presidential contender suggests that “racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos” could justify federal gun confiscation orders.

The Real Hate and Division is On The Left:

Heather Mac Donald: Trump is not the one dividing us by race. His rivals are obsessed with ‘white privilege’

Jim Treacher: Chicago Democrat Martin Sandoval Raises Funds by Pretending to Assassinate Trump

AoSHQ: Illinois State Senator Apologizes for Supporters Acting Out a Trump Assassination Sketch at Fundraiser

Glenn Reynolds: “But it’s not a Republican state senator, so it’s not national news.”

NB: STUDY: Cable News Is a Playground for Congressional Democrats

Twitchy: The best thing about the Mark Halperin book deal is that he exposed the complete and total #MeToo hypocrisy of 75+ prominent Dems

WFB: For NYT’s Interpreter Blog, the Context Is Always the Same: Journalists from the far left blame the world’s ills on the far right

RS: CNN’s Chris Cillizza Calls Buying Alaska a Mistake Just to Disagree With President Trump

FNC: ‘The Hunt’ director breaks silence, says controversial movie’s ‘ambition was to poke at both sides’

Roger L. Simon: Real Clear Politics Is What the New York Times Pretended to Be

Rick Moran: NY Times Wants to ‘Reframe’ American History to Make Slavery Central to Our Founding

Brent Bozell: NY Times Has Given Up Reporting Real News

“Liberals spent 40 years disaggregating [the] U.S., until finally the largest cohort in the country chose to vote as though it were an ethnic group.”John Podhoretz

Kurt Schlichter: Ignorant Liberals Need To Go Visit America: “It’s a very different country when you get between I-5 and I-95. People are generally nice. They smile and attempt to assist you, even when you display the insanity inherent in your blue homeland.”

VDH: Cosmic Injustice: Politicians ignore felonies in their midst, preferring to hector the misdemeanors of the universe – “One of the weirdest characteristics of our global politicians and moral censors is their preference to voice cosmic justice rather than to address less abstract sin within their own purview or authority. These progressive virtue mongers see themselves as citizens of the world rather than of the United States and thus can impotently theorize about problems elsewhere when they cannot solve those in their own midst…”

The Right of Personal Politics is Forbidden in This 21st Century:

Andrew C. McCarthy: The Election Is Legitimate Only If the Democrats Win

Jack Crowe: Stacey Abrams Defends Refusal to Concede Georgia Gov. Race: ‘The Game Is Rigged’

FNC: Lifelong Democrat turned Trump supporter explains why he made the switch: Former liberal Ryan Moore urges a return to civility after the backlash he received for becoming conservative (VIDEO)

Ryan Moore: How I went from liberal to conservative in 30 short years

NB: Veritas: Google Blocked NewsBusters, Other Conservative Sites from Search

Stephen Kruiser: Graham: Libs Dream of Having Judges Make Up for Their Failures at Ballot Box

Twitchy: Leftist white woman’s reaction to black Trump supporter Anthony Brian Logan wearing a MAGA hat is EXACTLY who the Left is

CF: Student gov president faces calls for removal after asking people to respect others’ opinions

2020: Blue vs Red Not as Black and White Anymore:

STimes: In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding

Mike Ford: Zogby Poll Has Trump Gaining Support Among Blacks and Hispanics.

Rick Moran: A Generational Rift is Developing in the Black Electorate

Brian C. Joondeph: Election 2020: It’s the Crowds, Stupid!

David Catron: Why Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Up Among Minorities: Polls increasingly show they have improved dramatically in key voter blocs.

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Apocalypse Now forty years on

Always irrelevant when discussing Viet Nam is that communists are bad and did horrific things.

And when art becomes a soapbox, it becomes an editorial instead of art.

There is definitely art in this movie. But the soapbox gets in the way and the selective indignation of those who love this movie, the “war is not the answer” crowd, annoys me.

That said, I have never seen any review of AN that talks about the most interesting thing of all about it.

The interminable and pretentious speech by Marlon Brando at the end of the movie is worth it for its last line.

Kurtz goes on and on about what he is doing and why people follow him and then he tells about a child who had gotten an injection from visiting doctors from the West to save his life and the parent cut off the child’s arm rather than have him corrupted by western poison. And Brando’s concluding line is something like we in the West can never win this war against people that fanatic .

It was to me the best thing about that movie and the truest.

Communists are horrible and destroy for the sake of their power and will go to any lengths to win. Americans are idealists and do not understand the real nature of war and until we realize that fanatics will stop at nothing and we must be as ruthless, there is no point to going into war. We might as well lay down and surrender to all tyrants in advance.

They are in it to win it and so we must be.

The movie had lots of gorgeous images and startling ideas. But nothing in it understands what the free world is up against until that last sentence from Brando’s interminable tale.

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“Antifa” is a Stain and a Scourge on American Society, Democracy and Freedom, and Its Enablers and Champions Share the Blame

Make no mistake, Antifa is nothing more than a really bad facelift on the “anarchists” we saw for years appearing at G-Summits and other world leader gatherings. And they are still being well-funded and organized by outside wealthy forces that need a serious investigation, at the very least, violations of the RICO Act. And we all know who loves funding civil and economic unrest here and around the world.

The MSM, the left/liberals And its asinine and witless celebrity activists), and even some democrats go way out of their way to insist the black-hooded, black-masked Antifa is not a domestic terrorist organization, but a “peaceful” anti-fascist group … all while they carryout violence, destruction, fear, intimidation, brutality, you name it. Their embodiment of these uncivilized and dictatorial characteristics is the definition, and embodiment, of fascism itself. Whether it was Nazi fascism or any of the variants of communism forcefully established throughout the countries of the world, Antifa is a 21st century domestic terrorist fascist organization. Plain and simple, “far right” is pretty much accurately cited, however, Antifa is cited as ‘peaceful and non-violent and anti-fascist’ and not a very far left organization is quite telling in and of itself. And the MSM and democrats are purveyors of that inaccurate bullshit.

Portland, Oregon appears to be somewhat of a satellite base for one faction of Antifa dregs. It has been for awhile now. The group has basically been given carte blanche in the city by the Portland mayor and its police department. And if these thugs aren’t beating up on journalists/reporters covering them, they’re bringing weapons to beat up on political opponents who dare counter protest them. Antifa’s end game is bloodshed on a massive scale…

NMFT: Antifa Smuggled in Concrete Slabs to Throw at Trump Supporters During Portland Event

DC: Multiple Attacks Caught On Video During Antifa Demonstration In Portland

Yesterday this story on my AOL headlines newsfeed was actually titled “Right-wing” group, counter protestors face off in Oregon”.

AP: Arrests and shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests

Um, exsqueeze me, but, the ‘counter protesters’ WERE the ‘right wing group’ … and Antifa were the ones who were wielding the ‘shields and metal poles’, among other objects/instruments intended for, and used as, offensive weaponry against the actual ‘counter protesters’ (some still on their bus). The media is trying its damnedest to present Antifa as some righteous entity, but they are far far from that. And the mayor of Portland needs recalled and the police chief investigated for allowing the non-citizen(s) interloping Antifa to exist in that city for this long practicing and promoting anarchy and lawlessness in their streets … streets that Portland citizens pay taxes for, including the paychecks of the mayor and other city officials who are counter productive to civility. The streets where Portland citizens themselves are being harassed and violently assaulted. By the way, Antifa membership is 99.999% white, yet, they have no qualms shouting vile racist anti-white rhetoric and threats at Portland citizens who dare get in their way.

NB: ABC, NBC Provide Cover for Antifa TERRORISM, Claim They’re ‘Counter-Protesters’

The domestic terrorist organization known as Antifa carried out attacks at a “right-wing” rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday by targeting peaceful rally goers, police, and members of the press. As the liberal media have done in the past, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today, carried water for the extreme left-wing terrorists by downplaying their actions and by suggesting they’re simply “counter-protesters”.

ABC’s coverage was absolutely abysmal. With an on-screen headline that suggested the “right-wing” was responsible for the violence, GMA co-anchor Dan Harris offered up just a news brief that lasted just 22 seconds:

DAN HARRIS: Meanwhile, violent street confrontations in Portland, Oregon, 13 people arrested, six injured, when more than 1,000 right-wing demonstrators and counter-protesters descended upon the downtown area. Police say that they were pelted with water bottles while making an arrest there. Officers also confiscated a number of weapons, including knives, shields, and stun guns.

Throwing water bottles was arguably among the least of Antifa’s tactics. According to footage of their attacks, Antifa assaulted a bus filled with the “right-wing” marchers (as they were trying to leave the even) and tried to beam people in the head with a hammer.

They were also targeting reporters and threatening their wellbeing, as they did with Washington Examiner reporter Julio Rosas. The terrorists also beat one middle-aged man unconscious and, as Quillette reporter Andy Ngo reported, there were no police in sight.

Despite the fact that Portland police left many of the “right-wing” folks high and dry to the terrorism of Antifa, NBC Sunday Today host Willier Geist began the segment by noting that “the mayor of Portland Oregon is praising his police force”….

Surprisingly, NBC dedicated almost three minutes to the violence but even then they downplayed Antifa’s terrorist actions by using rosy language. According to correspondent Steve Patterson, who was also at the rally, the event was held by “right-wing extremists” who “went head-to-head with left-wing anti-fascists”….

WFB: Rep. Haaland (D): Antifa Are ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Trying To ‘Safeguard Their City’ – Antifa violently assaulted a journalist earlier this summer

ALLAHPUNDIT:

…but it’s the word “safeguard” in her spiel that’s especially fragrant. What does that mean in context?

“This is on par with what the president does. He sides with the white supremacists, he sides with the white nationalists, with the domestic terrorists in our country,” Haaland said. “He’s incited violence against people of color. Portland is a progressive city. They want to ensure that they keep their city moving forward.”

“It’s not surprising that Trump would side away from the folks who are the peaceful protesters working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism. Just not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists,” Haaland continued. “That’s been his mode of operation since before he was elected president.”

Normally when we refer to “folks who are … working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism,” we’re referring to the police. What Haaland’s doing here is lending that same sort of legitimacy to Antifa’s tactics, as if they’re some sort of neighborhood watch outfit and not a left-wing gang eager to bludgeon right-wing counterparts — and the occasional skeptical reporter, like Andy Ngo. Antifa rationalizes its own violence by insisting that it’s a matter of self-defense, that its fascist enemies surely will use violence against others *eventually* whether or not they’re doing so at a particular moment, in which case it’s within its rights to try to beat them into submission while it has the chance. Haaland’s making the same core point: If there are domestic terrorists in your midst then you’ve gotta do what you gotta do in order to “safeguard” your city. This is now a view that’s sufficiently mainstream as to be mouthed on television by a sitting member of Congress.

We shouldn’t be surprised. If the country is far enough along into its Weimar period to have gangs of ideologues swinging at each other in the streets, it’s far enough along to have members of the legislature defending their own side’s gang. Thirteen people were arrested in Portland yesterday, by the way. A half-dozen were injured…

Indeed. And something also needs pointed out here. We are supposed to believe all those black hooded and masked Antifa thugs in the streets of Portland on a daily basis are citizens of that city? Perhaps some, but the bulk are interlopers who have been sent there, and are obviously being funded as none of them appear to have any signs of gainful employment … jobs. Yes, Nazi George Soros’s bastard children.

Griff Jenkins: Breaking down the history of Antifa (VIDEO)

FNC: Former Antifa member says movement must be stopped: Former Antifa activist Gabriel Nadales on the growing violence of Antifa on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Gabriel Nadales: I’m a former Antifa member and enough is enough — Antifa must be stopped

Paul Krause: Antifa and the Collectivist Way of War

Antifa storms in and out of the news, despite that fact, the Left is unable to denounce this militant band of thugs. The Left cannot denounce Antifa because Antifa embodies the very ethos of war and violence that collectivism needs to thrive on. To assail Antifa would be to attack the heart of the cancerous poison that is destroying liberty oriented societies.

Michael Oakeshott was one of the preeminent English-speaking conservative philosophers and writers of the last century…

The aim of collectivists in free societies is not to wage a bloody revolution like the Jacobins or the Bolsheviks. As Oakeshott says, modern advocates of collectivism disintegrate the integral and wholesome reality of liberty. “We are instructed [by the enemies of freedom masquerading as advocates of freedom] to distinguish between ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ freedom, between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ freedom, between ‘social,’ ‘political,’ ‘civil,’ ‘economic,’ and ‘personal’ freedom.” By focusing on only one or two freedoms, we are distracted as we lose our other freedoms.

According to Oakeshott, liberal collectivists pose as champions of one type of distinguished freedom, while perniciously eroding and destroying all the other types of freedom. Rather than see freedom as interconnected and wholesome, let alone organic, the new collectivists see institutions as oppressive and present integral society as backward and tyrannical. The new liberal, who is a Bolshevik in all but name, therefore fronts himself as a champion of engineered liberty; which is to say that he controls what freedoms the population will be allowed to have.

Collectivism thrives on war. In fact, it needs war. Collectivism demands the mobilization of people to advance its aims. As such, it is necessary for collectivists to always have an existential threat which allows for the perpetuition of mobilized society. As Oakeshott says, “[T]he real spring of collectivism is not a love of liberty, but war. The anticipation of war is the great incentive, and the conduct of war is the great collectivizing process.”…

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The American Social Media Overlords and Their Fascist Operations…

Two days ago Twitter “locked out” my Twitter account to me.
No prior warning was ever given.
No email.
Nothing.
And my attempt(s) to get an answer has gone on deaf and fucking dumb Twitter ‘support’ ears.

This was the initial Twitter email I found in my email box:

Hello,

Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules: https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311.

In order to continue safely using Twitter, please follow these steps:

1. Log in to your account on the web or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
2. You’ll see a prompt letting you know your account has been locked. Click or tap “Start”.
3. Select your country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone number.
4. Click “Send code” and Twitter will send you a text message with a confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).
5. Enter the code you received in the “Your code” box and click “Submit”.
6. You will see a confirmation message that your account is now unlocked.

Once you confirm your identity, it may take up to a few minutes for your account to be unlocked.

If you’re still experiencing an issue after confirming your identity, please reply to this message and provide us with specific details of the problem you’re experiencing. We’ll do our best to help!

Thanks,

Twitter Support
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The even bigger problem is, I repeatedly tried to jump through these 6 Twitter Support hoops but cannot get past #3.
I have contacted Twitter Support a couple times a day for the last two days, with no response … and no “support” on the issues I am having with their Six-Step Plan.

Here is the email I wrote and sent Twitter Support today:

It has been 2 days since Twitter locked me out of my Twitter account, with absolutely no warning or direct citation of what I did to “violate” Twitter rules.

In that time I have yet to hear from Twitter regarding my inability to get Twitter to accept my information (see your list of demands at the bottom of this email reply) regarding #3 Select your country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone number, where my telephone number is being rejected, and my inability in obtaining of #4: Click “Send code” and Twitter will send you a text message with a confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).

I demand answers to all the above queries and issues, or I can only conclude Twitter has deliberately targeted me/my account either directly or via someone deliberately and hatefully and wrongly flagging me, due to my conservative leanings. I am a conservative writer and blogger. The majority of my tweets consist of news stories and conservative opinion links. It is well known Twitter intentionally practices in shadow-banning, blocking, banning, locking out of conservative Twitter users … even though “Jack” and Twitter continually lie to the US Congress and the media about this obvious practice, given the Twitter ‘rules’ violators on the other end of the political spectrum violate, yet, continue to be allowed access to their Twitter accounts.

I am direct friends/acquaintances with many in the conservative news/blogging sphere and have already begun contacting them regarding my yet unexplained Twitter “lock out”. I will also be writing about and sharing in other venues my current and ongoing bad/wrongful Twitter experience.

If a Christian baker has to ‘bake the cake’, Twitter at the very least should forewarn a Twitter user of a ‘violation of Twitter rules’ WITH the exact ‘violation’ cited. You are denying me the ability to either defend myself or correct whatever alleged violation.

Also, if my Twitter account were to be re-opened to me I expect all my “follows” and “followers” to be intact. Twitter is also known for scrubbing away such data from Twitter users’ accounts, even while those accounts are active and tweeting.

Again, respond to me and directly cite my ‘violation’ immediately.

drillanwr/Maggie

This is the last thing I “shared” on Twitter, and was immediately ‘locked out’ of my account:

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I am being warned by friends on Facebook that Facebook also seeks to protect the members of AOC’s “The Squad”, especially where their antisemitism is concerned. A FB friend also shared this list that Project Veritas put together of sites Twitter routinely bans/suspends users for sharing links from. And I am being told by my friends that this is the message they get when they try to go to my Twitter page:

Caution: This account is temporarily restricted.

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