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The story of Eric Clanton, the anti-free speech demonstrator / adjunct philosophy instructor who put on an Antifa mask and slammed seven pro-Trump individuals on the head with his bike lock in Berkeley last year (luckily, nobody died), would seem pretty interesting. Especially the part about how the “weaponized autism” of 4chan /pol/ participants crowdsourced the job law enforcement couldn’t or wouldn’t do — identifying the masked malefactor from subtle clues.

But, the tale contradicted The Narrative about how pro-Trump violence is sweeping the nation, so the New York Times never ever mentioned Clanton’s name. Until yesterday, when it ran the following Associated Press story. I reproduce the NYT’s account in full:

California Anti-Trump Protester Gets Probation for Assault
By The Associated Press
Aug. 9, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. — A former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist has accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a Northern California political rally.

Eric Clanton’s attorney Daniel Siegel said the 29-year-old agreed to the plea deal Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court. He was sentenced to three years of probation.

The Alameda County district attorney’s office initially charged Clanton with felonies for hitting several pro-Trump demonstrators on the head with a bicycle lock during a 2017 demonstration in Berkeley. Police seized flags, pamphlets and other paraphernalia associated with anti-fascist movements from his apartment.

Not, “Antifa,” but “anti-fascist movements.” You know, like the movement that Orwell served in during the Spanish Civil War. Eric Blair and Eric Clanton, a couple of heroes of anti-fascist movements.

Siegel said medical records showed only one alleged victim sought medical treatment, for a bruise smaller than a dime.

“Smaller than a dime,” so kwitcher bellyaching, fascists!

Prosecutors didn’t return phone and email inquiries seeking comment.

And that’s it: exactly 150 words.

The NYT would like to apologize to its readers for this brief but annoying interruption and now back to its wall to wall coverage of the first anniversary of Charlottesville.

Two days after news of Clanton getting off with no jail time (other than the time it took him to arrange bail last year) and there doesn’t seem to be any followup reporting anywhere. Did Clanton agree to snitch? Or is this normal sentencing in Current Year California? Will AG Sessions start an inquiry that could lead to federal civil rights charges against the anti-First Amendment thug? What exactly are the laws in California about smashing people on the head while masked and why aren’t they terribly applicable in this situation?

This country needs rule of law, and part of rule of law is the press holding the justice system’s feet to the fire until obvious questions get answered.

 
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  1. Anon87 says:

    The press exists to sell ad space. That’s it. Any semblance of actual reporting or investigation is purely coincidental. We should never expect them to be any part of how our government or legal system work.

  2. This country needs rule of law

    Once the rule of law is set aside in one place, abandoning it in other places becomes easier. Just one more corrosive consequence of winking at illegal immigration.

    • Agree: Hunsdon
  3. @Roderick Spode

    As you see above, the Times chose to take the word of Clanton’s attorney.

  4. @Anon87

    No, the press exists to push a worldview on the general public and to gain political power from doing so.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  5. @Anon87

    That’s not correct. The press exists to promote a certain narrative, and that narrative is so important to people like Jeff Bezos and Carlos Slim that they’re willing to lose money keeping news organizations afloat. New organizations are not in the money-making business, any more than Hollywood is in the money-making business. There are a lot of potential customers whose money they don’t want.

  6. The media forgets that much of its power comes from being seen to be relatively even-handed, even by political opponents. It’s like that saying: “sincerity is key. Fake that and you have it made”. The media has forgotten to even fake fairness.

    • Replies: @Macon Richardson
  7. Forest, trees, etc.

    When expressed, The Narrative as an entity recognized here in iSteveland lets us know that normal rules no longer apply. The purpose of The Narrative must be exposed fully, or else we will all succumb to serfdom.

    The purpose of The Narrative is to protect and serve The Predation that is occurring now in the US and Canada and across Europe. The Predation is a war on whites and white culture, but not on white achievement as the purpose of The Predation is to deliver to Blacks all that they could never have done for themselves. Blacks know this, of course, and also know that White Slaves will be needed to keep the civilization running.

    Labeling is the use of an emotionally charged term that dresses the intended victim in the clothes of an oppressor.

    Racist is the label used to disarm civilized whites for the purpose of stealing their prosperity from them. The Label Racist enables Blacks to prey on Whites.

    AntiSemitism is the label used to disarm civilized whites for the purpose of preventing them opposing predation by Jews on, well, everybody.

    Fascist is the label used by Antifa to prevent whites from acts of self-preservation, identity preseration and cultural preservation.

    Until the onslaught is identified, challenged and beaten back, it is meaningless to appeal to a rule of law.

    • Agree: Kylie
  8. pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a Northern California political rally.

    God, the endless dishonesty.

    If he pleaded no contest to a charge of assault, then it is not merely “alleged” that he attacked these people.

  9. As with Kate Steinle’s killer, all we will ever see under the rule of our betters is San Francisco Justice.

    It really is pretty scary to think about all the norms these people gladly throw out the window. Their opposition to Trump really is just an excuse to get rid of rules, protocols, mores, and laws they’ve always had a problem with.

  10. Siegel said medical records showed only one alleged victim sought medical treatment, for a bruise smaller than a dime.

    So if a bullet hole is smaller than a dime, there’s no problem, I guess.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  11. Altai says:

    Siegel said medical records showed only one alleged victim sought medical treatment, for a bruise smaller than a dime.

    On his skull. A bruise smaller than a dime on his temple.

    If I smashed you in the face with the small end of a pool cue the surface area of the wound would be rather small too but you’d be right to consider it serious assault. If I smashed you in the face with a pool cue made of a dense metal…

    To cause a bruise of any kind by swinging a bike lock at somebody you’ve done them a lot of damage. And I recall from the pictures that at least one of the victims was bleeding severely from his head. Not quite a dime sized bruise wound.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  12. CCZ says:

    Will this story disappear too??

    Imagine the reverse!!

    An unarmed black man, Jamill Jones, killed Sander Szabo, an unarmed white man, with one punch in Long Island City. Jones then got back in his white SUV and drove off, leaving Szabo to bleed on the sidewalk until a 17-year-old witness and another bystander found him.

    Jones was charged with third-degree assault and released without having to post any bail.

    Jones is “hoping and praying that he’ll be able to continue at some point with his life,” his attorney said. Massena said the encounter between Jones and Szabo was “a tragic accident and we will deal with it in the courts.”

    Jones was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Thursday evening, and he has been charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor in New York, according to Massena. Jones did not enter a plea, and he was released on his own recognizance. He was ordered to return to court on October 2.
    CNN Updated: Aug 10, 2018

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Forbes
  13. The NYT would like to apologize to its readers for this brief but annoying interruption and now back to its wall to wall coverage of the first anniversary of Charlottesville.

    that’s the point of the megaphone.

  14. Tiny Duck says:

    Man you right wingers are such whiners

    Not only do you stack people and put children in cages you mind and grown when good people fight back against you

    You don’t want to get injured? Don’t put yourselves in situations where violence is likely to occur

    In other words if you can’t take the heat STAY OIT OF THE KziTCHEN

    • Troll: IHTG, Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @JM
  15. kissinger says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    It’s not merely about money. It is about promoting a certain worldview, not unlike a religion, that elites share.

    The goal of NYT isn’t to inform people, it is to reform them into good humans.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @Lagertha
  16. Anonym says:

    Thanks for covering this Steve.

    These idiots want the SA? Because this is how you get the SA.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturmabteilung

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  17. You are trying to shame a shameless media into doing its job.

    No one is coming to save you.

    • Agree: Forbes
  18. “Especially the part about how the “weaponized autism” of 4chan /pol/ participants crowdsourced the job law enforcement couldn’t or wouldn’t do — identifying the masked malefactor from subtle clues.”

    I think most people would be shocked and horrified if they knew how completely worthless most “law enforcement” personnel are.

    This is one area where I part ways with most people on the dissident right. The over the top cheerleading for the thugs with guns and badges annoys me to no end.

    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
  19. @CCZ

    NBA players Rudy Tomjanovich and Kermit Washington are lucky that Washington didn’t kill Tomjanovich with one punch in a game in the late 1970s.

    A wooden floor basketball court is likely safer than a concrete street.

    Any kind of street fighting runs the risk that somebody will hit his head on a curb and die.

  20. It’s not just Clanton. Obama’s Indian affairs whisperer William Mendoza was caught prowling the DC subway system upskirting women with his cell phone. His arrest and resignation were hushed up. The video of him harrassing these women was never made public until a week or so ago, even though the crime took place in July 2016.

    I had to go to London’s Daily Mail to get this information. Apparently they got a tip and filed a FOIA request to get the video, which they posted.

    Trump is right about the media. He’s been pretty much right about everything.

    • Replies: @Tracy
  21. Dr. X says:

    If Clanton had been a masked Klansman who had assaulted seven blacks instead of a masked Antifa anarchist, he would have gotten fifty years on state charges and another fifty on federal charges. If he had been an illegal alien from Mexico and had shot a white woman dead, he’d have gotten off scot-free. Had he been a transvestite and stolen tens of thousands of classified military files, he’d have gotten a presidential pardon.

    The law in this country is a joke — unless you’re a white, conservative, gun owning, tax paying male. Then the law comes down on you like a ton of bricks and will ruin your life for the slightest perceived infraction…

    • Agree: L Woods
  22. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:

    Forget Antifa weenies like Eric Clanton. You wanna see real “hegemonic masculinity” in action? Then start hanging around your local homeless shelter:

    Professor Slams ‘Hegemonic Masculinity’ of Homeless Men

    A feminist professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada recently published a book chapter documenting the myriad ways homeless men allegedly perpetuate “hegemonic masculinity” while discussing their hardships.

    The book chapter, “When a Man’s Home is Not a Castle: Hegemonic Masculinity Among Men Experiencing Homelessness,” was published last Wednesday by Professor Erin Dej, in a book she co-edited on patriarchy in psychiatric wards and homeless shelters …

    For example, “Julien,” a homeless 45-year old man with severe anxiety was accused by Dej of perpetuating stereotypes when he confessed that “I’m ashamed that I have problems. Like, guys in our society are not supposed to have problems.”

    Dej also interviewed “Ron,” a 41-year-old homeless man with depression and PTSD. Ron used various drugs to cope with his mental health issues, and by age 41, this had taken a heavy toll on him, causing breathing problems and muscle weakness.

    “I walked down the street and, like, a little girl could have killed me. That’s how weak I was,” Ron told Dej during an interview. Extrapolating from this comment, Dej then suggested that Ron somehow views women en masse negatively.

    I never knew there was so much ‘white privilege’ and ‘patriarchy’ sleeping under the bridge at night. Somebody call the Diversity Police quick!

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/professor-slams-hegemonic-masculinity-of-homeless-men/

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Anonymous
  23. Anonym says:
    @kissinger

    The goal of NYT isn’t to inform people, it is to reform them into good humans.

    Yes, they overload the word “good” like an overloaded function in C++. Much like 1 + 1 = 3 for large values of 1.

  24. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Silly Steve. What part of the Clampdown do you not understand? Black folks have carte Blanche to do whatever they want to Whitey. That was the whole point of Ferguson and BLM.

    Rule of law? Hillary, Bezos and Obama laugh at that.

    We have rule of power and the cops exist to protect and serve power.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @James Kabala
  25. Pericles says:

    If you wanna hang out, you’ve gotta take her out…
    Bike lock
    If you wanna get down, down on the ground…
    Bike lock
    She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie…
    Bike lock

    If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues…
    Bike lock
    When your day is done, and you wanna run…
    Bike lock

    She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie…
    Bike lock
    (Guitar)

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Neoconned
  26. captflee says:

    Perhaps it is futile to expect justice this side of the veil, but that sentence is risible.

    And what of UNC-CH and Redneck Revolt’s Dwayne Dixon, who, if google search results are to be believed, is alleged to, rifle in hand, have chased Mr. Fields away from one section of the (inaugural) Unite the Right melee to another, where transpired the fatal encounter with Ms. Heyer? It would seem that he, and perhaps others, wielding ad hoc clubs and missiles, who battered the vehicle as it fled the Redneck Revolt rifle, should have a bit of ‘splainin’ to do. Though, Charlottesville, (or Durham/ Chapel Hill, or Athens, or Gainesville…) I reckon, is just as capable of puking up lunatic verdicts and/or sentences as is Alameda County.

  27. Anon87 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Oh, I don’t deny they all have their own biases to push and axes to grind, but without ads/clicks (or billionaire sugar daddies to prop them up) they are jobless. As revenue and subscriptions dry up, the more biased they get to at least maintain some sort of core customers to stay afloat, which leads to media layoffs (which we are all supposed to shed tears over). When all else fails, go with clickbait.

    I disagree with you that Hollywood doesn’t want to make money though. They like to look like they don’t make any money on paper, but the entire industry is literally gauged on boxoffice dollars.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  28. Jeff Sessions won’t do anything, that’s for sure. He’s been the biggest disappointment of the Trump administration so far.

  29. njguy73 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    NBA players Rudy Tomjanovich and Kermit Washington are lucky that Washington didn’t kill Tomjanovich with one punch in a game in the late 1970s.

    Oh, come on, he barely grazed the cat! You just need to look at it again from another angle.

  30. @candid_observer

    So if a bullet hole is smaller than a dime, there’s no problem, I guess.

    This other Clanton might shed some light on the subject.

  31. @Whiskey

    Rule of law? Hillary, Bezos and Obama laugh at that.

    I wondered what HBO stood for.

  32. AndrewR says:

    The fellow whites who run NYT prolly contributed to his legal fund

  33. slumber_j says:
    @Anon87

    Well, in the press’s defense here’s a much more complete and even-handed account of his arrest from some actually honest reporters:

    https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/05/24/berkeley-college-professor-arrested-as-assault-suspect/

    NB especially “self-described anti-fascists” for example. The East Bay Times: doing jobs New Yorkers just won’t do.

  34. Paul says:

    “A former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist has accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking attendees of a Northern California political rally.”

    Allegedly attacking? Actually, pleading “no contest” is the equivalent of a guilty plea. I wonder how the Associated Press (AP) justifies this kind of “reporting” and who was the “journalist” who wrote it.

  35. @Whiskey

    Clanton appears to be white. (I have not seen any article mention his race, but from his picture he seems unlikely to have even remote black ancestry. Like Pericles in the comment below yours, I more than once have misread his name as “Eric Clapton” – and in fact he is not too dissimilar from Clapton in appearance: https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/36057/)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  36. Veracitor says:

    It’s like Costa-Gavras’ movie Z. Sure, the nominal political alignments of the characters are reversed and Steve’s 4chan /pol/ crew replace the lone honest journalist and the investigating magistrate, but the Establishment deployment of violent deviant thugs against populist politicians and their supporters is exactly the same.

    • Replies: @fnn
  37. donut says:

    “This country needs rule of law, and part of rule of law is the press holding the justice system’s feet to the fire until obvious questions get answered.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha , the “rule of law” . Oh , stop it ! Ha ha ha ha . It’s too much . ” the press holding the justice system’s feet….” Oh god , let me catch my breath .

  38. Forbes says:
    @CCZ

    In NYS, a felony arrest requires an indictment by a grand jury within one week (7 days). Presumably, the police and DA need more time to gather evidence (witnesses) sufficient to sustain a charge beyond a misdemeanor. Full autopsy findings will take longer than a week.

    The precipitate act, a punch, that led to a death should be a charge of involuntary manslaughter (unintentional killing of another).

    The perp Jamil Jones is an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest. The victim was a visitor to NYC for a wedding, and was looking for his Uber ride to his hotel.

  39. fnn says:
    @Veracitor

    That *movie* has probably been sent down the memory hole-it’s very homophobic.

  40. TheBoom says:

    This is an example of how the right is screwed no matter who has the presidency. The GOP, Sessions and Trump have constantly shown they have no interest in Antifa beating up Trump supporters. However, the GOP and Sessions sprang into life after Charlottesville. The GOP helped push and unanimously signed the proclamation against white hate groups and Sessions opened an investigation. Many in the GOP condemned Trump for at least stating there were good and bad on both sides. Romney, Rubio and McCain came out in support of Antifa. Nothing when Trump supporters are beaten which of course gives the green light to more assaults.s

    The left is simply better positioned for a civil war in spite of all the guns owned by the right. The left owns most institutions and they all come together for their side. Even when the right ones an institution, like the two houses and the presidency, it won’t support its side.

  41. I don’t think they have any idea how much this pisses people off. This means open season on white people. They think we won’t fight back? They haven’t seen anything yet.

  42. Bubba says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I don’t know if Kermit Washington was the original, creative thug behind the “Whitey Knockout Game”, but he sure popularized it. And Washington should have done 20 years for attempted murder. Like Eric Clanton, he got away with a slap on the wrist.

  43. @AndrewR

    True, it’s often both but lots of newspapers and political magazines seem to be run at a loss for decades. That suggests they’re kept around for reasons other than merely ad revenues.

  44. Sam Patch says:

    Years ago I watched my brother hit two would-be assailants in the head with the same kind of “U”-style bike lock that Clanton used (in my brother’s case it was a legitimate use of self-defense). The results were not pretty. If memory serves, both of the bastards on the receiving end had to get multiple staples in their skulls. This kind of assault should be considered attempted murder. Someone who was not an antifa soyboy ould very easily kill a person by doing what Clanton did.

  45. Anon[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Alice in Wonderland

  46. Corvinus says:

    Not, “Antifa,” but “anti-fascist movements.”

    Sailer’s second law of NOTICING THE UNNOTICED in action–the media, mainstream or alternative, deftly employs different terms with the purposes to mislead normies and to smooth over the rough edges of the opposing narrative.

    “And that’s it: exactly 150 words.”

    Exactly why the dogged right, which they should, will write 10x as many words in their stories about this injustice.

    “Especially the part about how the “weaponized autism” of 4chan /pol/ participants crowdsourced the job law enforcement couldn’t or wouldn’t do — identifying the masked malefactor from subtle clues.”

    Although there is this nagging issue here. I had asked before, and no one answered, so I will ask again–I’m just curious as to whether the bastard at 0:16 (in the video of the attack) was actually identified by Eric Clanton by witnesses there.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  47. @Anon87

    If Hollywood was strictly in the business of making money, it would have learned something from Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” and devoted more of its efforts to movies that would appeal to Christians rather than endless reiterations of the Holocaust.

    • Replies: @Anon87
  48. Corvinus says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    “That’s not correct. The press exists to promote a certain narrative, and that narrative is so important to people like Jeff Bezos and Carlos Slim that they’re willing to lose money keeping news organizations afloat.”

    You are also conveniently leaving out the bosses at Fox News and the owners and program directors of conservative radio station programming, along with the alternative media of both the left and the right. ALL seemingly exist to produce content to drive home a particular bias.

  49. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    So why legitimize an obscure feminist? The super-majority of normies never heard of her, nor her “research”, and would scoff at such notions. Her findings have little traction. But, just like the Anonymous Conservatives of the world who peddle “r-k selection theory”, the Coalition of the Right Fringe and the Coalition of the Left Fringe seek the lowest common denominator. It’s a race to the bottom of the brain stem.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Anonymous
  50. @Corvinus

    It’s a sizable article in “The New Yorker,” one of the world’s most famous magazines.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  51. @Corvinus

    Fox News has so much rent free space in your head that Hannity should film his show there.

  52. @Corvinus

    “I’m just curious as to whether the bastard at 0:16 (in the video of the attack) was actually identified by Eric Clanton by witnesses there.”

    Assuming you mean “identified AS Eric Clanton…”, the answer is immaterial. The video recording captured him perpetrate the attack. Comparing his appearance with ample additional video footage of the same person at other points of the demonstration, his identity was quickly and easily established:

    If Clanton were innocent, he would have never pleased No Contest.

    You, as usual, are being deliberately dishonest or are just plain dumb, or a lot of both.

    I hope you’re not a lawyer. You’re terrible at deductive reasoning.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Corvinus
  53. @Roderick Spode

    ‘Your Honor, the wound was a mere 9mm wide, hardly visible, obviously no harm could come from such a small wound.’
    *snort*

  54. Corvinus says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “It’s a sizable article in “The New Yorker,” one of the world’s most famous magazines.”

    What article are you referring to?

    I responded to Anonymous[271] who linked to a PJ Media story, not The New Yorker, about a nobody who made up some term called “hegemonic masculinity”. In the article, it made reference to “the goal of her research, she explains, was to “assess the ways hypermasculinity is performed among men experiencing homelessness.” And to do this, Dej interviewed 27 homeless men and spent an additional 296 hours spying on them in homeless shelters. While research on vulnerable people typically requires informed consent and approval by an ethics board, it is unclear if Dej sought this. She declined to comment on this when emailed by PJ Media, and her research makes no mention of ethics review.”

    Do you really believe normies, aka “the mushy middle”, will generally be supportive of such nonsense?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  55. @Corvinus

    Sorry, I confused the “hegemonic masculinity of the homeless” article with the “white fragility” article in The New Yorker.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  56. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Don’t scold us over this idiocy, you guys created it all.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  57. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    “Don’t scold us over this idiocy, you guys created it all.”

    No, radicals on both sides within the past decade are the culprits.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  58. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Sarah Jeong ought to be letting the hate flow at these antif*gs- every last one of them is ‘appropriating her culture’ by dressing up like a ninja, and making ‘people who dress like ninjas’ synonymous with looking and acting like a bellend.

  59. Corvinus says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Had you paid closer attention, in a previous post I acknowledged his guilt and that three months probation for that attack is completely unacceptable. The DA should have prosecuted to the fullest extent, but DA’s have discretion in preferring to have eyewitnesses in addition to other evidence, which it obtained by way of the 4chans, to go for the throat in such matters.

    “Fox News has so much rent free space in your head that Hannity should film his show there.”

    You play the role of the ignorant American very well. Must take a ton of practice to get your schtick down pat.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  60. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Kabala

    Thankfully, Clapton seemed to have more sense about identity politics than Clanton. I still remember seeing an awards ceremony probably 20 years ago or more at this point, where Aerosmith got an award, and Arsenio who was hosting the awards gushed that ‘it proves that you have to have big lips to sing’ or something along those lines. Then Eric Clapton won an award a bit later and said that it ‘proves that you don’t have to have big lips to sing’. Nowadays he’d be strung up for saying something like that. Still wonder how he got away with it then.

  61. Anon[643] • Disclaimer says:
    @Roderick Spode

    The victim who sought medical treatment actually required 5 staples to close the wound.

    Each staple was 1/5th of a dime long.

    The whole “Did he snitch” thing does deserve some followup. The Rolling Stone article was really shocking, starting with the way the writer framed Clanton’s life in heroic terms and dealt with the quesiton of whether it is O.K. to smash people in the head in a “Well, what an interesting, philosophical question … let’s hear both sides” way.

    Just what Clanton admitted in the RS interview should have gotten him in jail. I can’t believe his lawyer let him do it, and let Clanton meet with the writer alone after the first interview.

    And the quotes from other Antifa people really make them seem insane. They literally think that Trump is Hitler in the kill millions sense of the word.

    I don’t buy Steve’s triple bank shot Elders of Zion Miami Vice snitch theory, after reading the Rolling Stone interview. The interview did say Clanton was afraid of 11 years in jail, but his life as a true believer is documented and it would take a serious personality shift brought on by a bike lock to be able to pull off being a snitch. But yeah, some journalistic followup on that would be good. Can you plead nolo, get the judge to accept it, and then still have the prosecutor able to exercise power over you? That seems like it would require a FISA like secret court order of some sort. And would local prosecutors be interested in planning and financing an operation against Antifa when a bike lock injury is the worst thing they have on them? Are the feds interested in this? If so, could they have cooperated with the locals, and kept it secret? Is there any sort of prededent for that? What do ex prosecutors and ex Justice people think about the theory?

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  62. @Corvinus

    You are certainly right about one thing: I typically pay less than close attention to your trolling.

    “You play the role of the ignorant American very well. Must take a ton of practice to get your schtick down pat.”

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz… wake me when you can muster up something other than lazy projection.

  63. Lagertha says:
    @kissinger

    The irony is: Millennials don’t care.They don’t read newspapers; they don’t even read books very much; they will have no loyalty to newspapers, TV, magazines…in just a few years. They are also, very comfortable; they will not give up the perks of being “privileged.”

    NYT reform-school tutorials are epic fail. Look at all the huge full-page declarations that…cough, suggest that the press matters and that journalists are all so holy, non-biased and honest – no one believes them anymore, expect for the mutton, of course, who are Democrats. It is really funny….every day, those ads…check it out! Millennials think NYT, WaPo, WSJ are boring. Reading is boring.

  64. @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    A man can either be a conservative or a dissident, but not both. And you can tell if a man is a conservative or a dissident by his opinion of the police.

    The sooner people realize that the police are definitely NOT our friends, the better. They deserve all the BLM shit that’s thrown at them.

  65. @Anon

    In a broadly philosophical sense, legality and morality are overlapping but distinct ideas. It IS “OK” to smash people in the head – in fact, the state protects many of us from getting smashed in the head by smashing certain people in the head. What IS NOT “OK” is the state neglecting to smash this guy in the head after his unprovoked smashing of those people in the head.

  66. Neoconned says:
    @Pericles

    I love Pericles oft altered quote “you may not be interested in politics but politics is interested in you…..”

    As altered by Trotsky, Ralph Nader and many others to various truthful points….

  67. Anon87 says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Haven’t there been a few attempts at Christian cinema since? They all are forgettable or underperform. Mel coverged his faith with his cinematic talent. The rest only have the former and not much of the latter, and generally aren’t worth the trip to the theater even for the religious. Odd since I see theaters that rent out a few screens on Sundays for some sort of service (is it live? Simulcast?).

    Who else besides Mel could bring people out??

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  68. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    He said “The Press”, asshat.

    And we are well aware of your bias.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  69. Mr. Anon says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    That’s not correct. The press exists to promote a certain narrative,…………

    Exactly.

  70. Mr. Anon says:
    @Altai

    On his skull. A bruise smaller than a dime on his temple.

    So I guess Anton Chigurh was an anti-fascist too.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  71. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    No, radicals on both sides within the past decade are the culprits.

    No, it is credulous left-wing idiots like you who make this possible.

  72. Mr. Anon says:

    Not, “Antifa,” but “anti-fascist movements.” You know, like the movement that Orwell served in during the Spanish Civil War. Eric Blair and Eric Clanton, a couple of heroes of anti-fascist movements.

    The people that Orwell fought with were, for their time, antifa. If you’ve never read Homage to Catalonia, it is – like everything he wrote – well worth the read. Orwell served with an anarchist regiment, and it turns out that anarchy is incompatible with military discipline. If I remember correctly, several of his comrades were murdered by the republican soviet government.

    Spain is fortunate that Orwell’s side lost.

  73. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonym

    These idiots want the SA? Because this is how you get the SA.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturmabteilung

    Will never happen. The state has spent spent 70 years reordering society to make the emergence of such a thing impossible. Read Moldbug.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  74. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    This is how Gary Kildall died, IIRC. He got in to some sort of argument which caused him to fall and whack his head. Has the full story of this ever come out?

  75. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon87

    I tried watching those ‘left behind’ movies, and they were complete trash. It’s not just that the theology is silly – a lot of fantasy/SF/horror movies have silly plots but are still entertaining to watch. The films just suck.

  76. Does anyone else wonder what sort of “philosophy” the bike lock assailant taught at college?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    These days, basically doing anything and being white, male, and especially white male means you are guilty of brutally oppressing brown bodies. Go to an American business you are perpetuating the evils of the west. Go to a brown business you aren’t supporting their business, no, you are oppressing or culturally appropriating. Go to the park, hiking, biking, basically anything and you are either promoting the legacy of white supremacy if more whites do it than anyone else or you are shamelessly invading ‘our spaces’ if it is something you find more brown people at. If you stay at home you are promoting white supremacy by not supporting the brown communities in need but if you refer to them as communities in need you are being racist. If you go to live in the suburbs you are engaging in white flight and if you go to live in the cities you are guilty of gentrification. The list goes on and on and it’s clearly self-contradictory with the one underlying theme being persecution of whites though you are being a racist and ignoring brown oppression if you point it out. So no surprise that homeless men are also guilty. No doubt it would get rolled into only talking about white men because black homeless men cannot be guilty of anything by virtue of being black. So yes white homeless men have tremendous privilege on grounds they are white and men. More white homeless may figure out the best ways to seek donations such as bringing a dog or finding the best touristy spots or a clever message for their cardboard sign. All evidence they are oppressing a tenured university professor making 200k/ yr who lives in a peaceful white suburb in a different state.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  78. Anonymous[527] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Huey Newton, Malcolm X

  79. Corvinus says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “He said “The Press”, asshat.”

    He only gave examples of the liberal press. Do pay closer attention.

    “And we are well aware of your bias.”

    Right, middle of the road.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  80. @Cagey Beast

    You say that “the media forgets that much of its power comes from being seen to be relatively even-handed, even by political opponents.” What a quaint viewpoint. The media’s power comes from propagandizing and stroking the limbic furies of its readers/viewers. Same as it’s always been. The First Amendment of the US Constitution assures a democracy of propagandizing–every limbic need may be stroked.

    Here’s the point: If all the lies are visible, somewhere in that phantasmagoria there will be some empty spaces, ghostly images, vacant spots. That’s where the truth resides. Whatever is left over as empty space amid the lies, the preterite, is where you find truth.

    Okay, I’ll make it easy. Imagine Casper, the friendly ghost. Casper is a comic book and cartoon character. But wait! Since ghosts are invisible, how can you draw a ghost in a comic book? Well, you can’t, now can you. But if you add a bed sheet, a deus ex washing machina, voila–you can see the ghost.

    No, you can’t! You still can’t see the ghost; all you see is the outline of the invisible ghost under the bed sheet. That’s how you make a ghost “visible” in the comics. That’s how you make truth visible in a universe of shrieking lies: The outline of what is empty space in a universe of lies is where the truth resides. To put it another way, it is the negative of all you hear and see.

  81. Tracy says:
    @Bragadocious

    As far as I can tell, the Daily Mail is one of the few that mentioned William Mendoza — the same guy — beating up some autistic Native American kid, to the point of breaking his arm, back in 2016: Obama policy adviser ‘called autistic Native American man a “weetard” for wearing a Redskins sweater, spat in his face and then beat him so badly he needed THREE surgeries

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  82. @Tracy

    I think you’re right. Bill Mendoza should be a household name and on the tip of every person’s tongue when discussing the rot of the Obama White House.

  83. @Steve Sailer

    About 10 years ago I had a co-worker whose son got in seemingly minor fistfight outside the stadium after an MLB game. The kid was a senior in high school and he punched another kid from a rival high school (who had by all accounts thrown the first punch). The punchee went down, hit his head on a curb and died almost instantly.

    This was on a Saturday night. The initial charge is whatever the police say it is, it’s only changed when you’re arraigned. That wasn’t going to happen until Monday. The cops said it was first degree murder, so they put the kid where they put everyone else charged with first degree murder. In general population in the main jail in a major west coast city. A blonde 18-year old kid. My colleague’s attorney thought quickly, called the sheriff’s office who ran the jail and said the kid (on his one phone call) was ranting about killing himself so they moved him into a psychiatric observation cell.

    When arraigned they charged him with involuntary homicide. He did a year in a minimum security prison.

    Street fighting is stupid and incredibly dangerous.

    • Replies: @Anon
  84. Anon[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @William Badwhite

    In general population in the main jail in a major west coast city. A blonde 18-year old kid.

    What would have happened if he hadn’t been moved?

  85. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    He only gave examples of the liberal press.

    Which is about 95% or more of the press.

    Again, he said “The Press”, asshat.

    Right, middle of the road.

    Give up the pretense, nitwit. You are an NPR-sucking liberal – it is obvious to everyone.

  86. JM says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Yeah…that’s what I’ve been saying about the woman killed in Charlottesville. She should’ve stayed “out of the kitchen.”

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