Video footage shows an anti-Trump agitator punching and knocking out a Trump supporter during a mini-riot at Portland Airport over the weekend. The clip shows anti-Trump protesters pushing and shoving their way into the airport aggressively as they yell “peace! peace!” A confrontation then quickly arises before one of the anti-Trump radicals punches a man from behind, knocking him out cold. The footage appears to show two anti-Trump protesters taking a swing at the same victim. It subsequently emerged that the victim, 39-year-old Grant Chisholm, a member of the Bible Believers group, was hit with “something metallic”. “They almost killed me tonight,” Chisholm told the Oregonian. While some of the anti-Trump protesters appear shocked at the violence and denounce it, others are heard quite clearly celebrating the attack. “That’s how you talk to a Nazi! That’s right!” screams one, before gloating, “Your boy got knocked out!”And who can forget the cowardly sneak attack on Richard Spencer? This jarring video has racked up almost two and a half million views. There's no telling how many were repulsed by it, and how many cheered on the faux ninja antifa who ran like a rabbit after sucker-punching Spencer. Yeah, you're a hero, punk. The evolving shape of political clashes in this country does not remind one of the times leading to the American Civil War, but of the Spanish Civil War, whose fault lines weren't as clear or contiguous. While certain regions of Spain tended to support one side or the other, it was ideology and religion that sparked the Spanish Civil War, making it the bloodiest civil war of the 20th century. Watching the two videos above, it would appear we're headed toward an internecine disaster.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The center cannot hold
The cultural and political divide between left and right has taken on a frightening scope. The left has decided that anyone who disagrees with it is a Nazi who does not deserve to live. This report is as graphic as it is revealing:
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, January 31, 2017