Left-wing rioters attacked supporters of President Donald Trump leaving a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday evening â€” assaulting them in groups, setting fire to pro-Trump hats, and attacking the police.
Riot police stood by as members of Antifa were seen dragging steel fences away from the Target Center. They were filmed by Elijah Schaffer, a correspondent for The Blaze, a conservative news site â€” who was maced as he filmed.
I confess to being a bit confused about something here. See if you can guess what it is.
LocalÂ MinneapolisÂ Star-TribuneÂ reporter Liz Sawyer noted there were several hundred rioters, and that some were singling out Trump supporters and surrounding them in groups before attacking them. Some also attacked police.
The Target Center had attempted to charge the Trump campaign hundreds of thousands of dollars for additional security. The rally itself â€” with a capacity crowd inside and tens of thousands outside â€” passed without serious incident, but local police seemed unprepared for the violence by anti-Trump rioters after the event was over.
My emphasis above should give it away: with a reported 20,000 Trump supporters inside and another 25k lined up outside, how the hell is it that “several hundred” PantiFa pussies can get away with attacking and stampeding the Trump people? Seems to me that every last punk-ass Pinko thug should have found himself surrounded by a horde of angry Real Americans ready, willing, and eager to stomp his ass into red goo, to the very last half-a-man of them, no?
But no, what we always end up seeing instead is weak tea like this:
Okayâ€”we all know the Left hates Trump, but they may hate his supporters even more. The presidentâ€™s rally in Minneapolis was dotted with left-wing thugs who harassed and assaulted Trump supporters because having a view that isnâ€™t to the left of Lenin is intolerable to these clowns. Weâ€™re all Nazis in the eyes of these people. Theyâ€™ve become totally unhinged by the 2016 election and this incident last night toward one Trump supporter, who was being interviewedÂ by Vice News, perfectly captures how extreme liberals have become: he was spat on.
The supporter, Dave Carlson, wasnâ€™t angry. He took it in stride. The host was visibly shocked by the action. Another man is seen apologizing for the incident. Another individual, while not a supporter of the president, also came up to Carlson to say what happened to him was not appropriate, but added that his MAGA hat was also â€œdisrespectful as f**k.â€
And people look at me sideways when I tell them Iâ€™m a Republican. This right here is why. We donâ€™t spit on people. We win elections.
He unwittingly explains what continuing passivity in the face of violent assault will get us in a line preceding that one:
We should expect more unhinged liberals assaulting and attacking those with whom they disagree because thatâ€™s the Left in 2020.
As long as we’re willing to go on congratulating ourselves for meekly refusing to vigorously defend ourselves, to give as good and better than we get, we most certainly should. I’ll say it again: they will not stop. They will have to BE stopped. Sorry, but patting ourselves on the back for being “better than them” will never get that done. I hate it and all, but that’s the way it is.
Update! Sensing sees it—and did so as far back as November 2016.
What these harassments and the post-election riots are about is control of the central government – and the insurrectionists are using violence to achieve their goals. Don’t think that just because the electoral college will vote and Trump’s inauguration will take place that all this will suddenly fade away like magic.
Everywhere in history, any time the Left has lost, it has turned more violent. ViolenceÂ alwaysÂ underlies their means.Â
Precisely so. “That’s the Left in 2020”? That’s ALWAYS been the Left. Donald sees that too; hence, his present-day warning:
Do not think that the Left is not already preparing for another Trump electoral victory. As Clausewitz said, “War is an extension of politics by other means.” AndÂ Antifa is arming itself quite effectively.
We the People abandoned Constitutional government over many years, nay, decades. It has accelerated this millennium. Next year, no matter the outcome of the election, it will go to full speed. The balkanization of the American people, deliberately under way for at least 60 years, will come to fruition. There is already no such thing any more as a national consensus onÂ any kind of social or political topic.
There is no longer any cement (national ideals, polity, values, and aspirations) holding the bricks (the states) together.Â At best, the United States will abandon the “United” part of that and a loose federation will form among groups of states joined in tighter federations. At worst? Sorry, I do not want to go there.
No sane person does. Which, unfortunately, does not include the violent, fascist Left. I gots plenty more on both the riots and the broader topic of where the Left is determined to drag us, but I believe I’ll break all that out into a new post.
To the streets update! Okay, changed my mind; got several other things I want to get to tonight, so I’m just gonna append this report from Hinderaker and move on.
They spat on peaceful Trump supporters. They assaulted an uncounted number of normal citizens leaving the Target Center. They struck a woman across the head with a piece of lumber. They waved a sign that said, â€œBlue Lives Donâ€™tÂ F@$king Matter.â€ The Minneapolis Chief of Police reported, â€œObjects containing liquid believed to be urine were hurled at some of my officers along with bottles and rocks. Police horses were also assaulted by protesters striking them with sticks.â€
These leftists are identical to the Nazi Brownshirts of the 1930s. But make no mistakeâ€“they represent todayâ€™s Democratic Party. A sitting Democratic State Representative, Aisha Gomez (DFL-Minneapolis), was seen among the fascists, dressed in black like an Antifa hoodlum. And Minneapolisâ€™s boy Mayor, Jacob Frey, who expressed regret that he could not legally prevent President Trump from visiting Minneapolis, and then tried to do it anyway, issued an order to the Minneapolis Police Department not to use chemical irritants on the mob of criminal Democrats. [UPDATE: We have a disagreement between Boy Mayor Frey and the mob: Frey denies issuing such an order, putting him at odds with fellow Democrat Gomez.] And not a single local Democrat has condemned the violence and disorder that took place last night.
Why on earth would anyone expect them to? They’re FOR it, and are instigating it.