Clash warfare

Radical leftists seem bent on street fights, not speech rights

The attitude of many on the far left today seems to be that they’re entitled to their opinion – and that you’re entitled to their opinion as well.

 

Often masked and draped in black, often assaulting opponents with raw eggs and other “soft” weapons, and frequently showing up to ruin other people’s parties, these radical leftists are defiling our democracy and dishonoring the men and women who gave their lives and contributed their blood, sweat and tears to leaving us the freest nation in history.

They have done nothing less than militarize protest in America.

They appear to be funded and organized by some shadowy organization or individual – and they’re certainly not showing up to voice their opinions so much as to punish others for theirs.

The latest example is a bloody brawl at Berkeley last weekend, where a planned pro-Trump rally was descended upon by black-clad goons. More than 20 people were arrested.

The radical leftists, despite many hiding their faces, have no doubt made a calculation that the media will portray Trump supporters in a negative light – as they certainly have done for some time. The truth seems to be something quite different, as various reports of violence against Trump supporters have appeared and been quickly forgotten.

Trump supporters have apparently had to make a calculation of their own: that they better be ready for battle when gathering.

Whichever side you support, the militarization of American protest cannot be a welcome sight.

We urge both sides to stick to their own events – and not to associate with thugs who hide their faces and come principally to clash with others in order to silence them.

That’s as un-American as it gets.

Dee STAFFORD 6 months ago
Excellent editorial.

The law enforcement has start doing its job.  Apparently, they were sitting in their vehicles during the Berkeley conflict and didn't really care. It's as if  they want to protect the anti-Trump thugs by letting them beat up on the pro-Trump people.
 
I'm hoping the bikers who support Trump to show up at one of those demonstrations where the anti-Trump people dressed in black are doing their thing.  That will get their attention in a way they cannot imagine.

Wanna bet the law will block the bikers from getting to the demonstration area?
Val White 6 months ago

You are probably right.  The left has infiltrated the MSM and education institutions, but the majority of law enforcement is not corrupted by the left's ideology with the exception of some in the uber liberal cities.



B. M. Michales 6 months ago
The far left misguided liberal dumocrats are only for rights if they agree with their views. They are all for freedom of speech UNLESS the views of others disagree with their views, then they shout and disrupt so the opposing views cannot be heard.
Val White 6 months ago
These attacks - they are no longer protests - are getting worse and it's time we fought back.  Just make sure LOTS of video is being taken by the conservatives to counter the accusations that will blame the right. 
Roland SASSER 6 months ago
The news media will under report or cover up anything the left does and exaggerate any misstep by conservatives. Conservatives need to uncover who ever is funding or directing these activities.  You have to remember something Dee, the law enforcement that sat in their cars were California law enforcement.
Jerry Whitcomb 6 months ago
Violence only respects violence. They won't stop until we rattle their little Snowflake world with some punches and head thumping of our own. Trying to appeal to their civility is like signing a "make nice" treaty with Iran......peeing into the wind. Thump them in the head and leave them bleeding in the streets every time they show their pimply little butts. They are essentially terrorists. They are in the first stage of terrorism. Put them down now. Make them pay a price for stomping on YOUR rights. The cops won't do it.....the courts won't do it. YOU have to do it. 
Bill Pinot 6 months ago
All persons attending Trump rallies should carry pepper spray.  When the masked wimps show up and get in your face use it, straight into their face and mask.  Empty the canister on them.  1- it makes them easier to identify, 2 - it's considered a nonlethal manner of self protection when you feel that you are in  immediate jeopardy of bodily harm.  After a few sprayings they'll return to their therapy puppies and allow peaceful rallies!!
William O. Darby 6 months ago
The best defense is a good offense!

Come prepared to meet violence with violence. Gandhi was right for his time, but then so were Audie Murphy and Alvin York..

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