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Just wonderin’ …

By the way, Badger Pundit points out that the elected President is equipped with a panoply of legal powers to protect the civil rights of Americans from violence by masked men, up to and including federalizing the California National Guard if state officials refuse to uphold civil rights such as freedom of speech.

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This is a crucial point to remember: While the other side has a near monopoly on criminal violence, hate crimes, and lies, we have freedom, justice, and the rule of law.

We must support the rule of law.

 
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  1. Only Aware Honkies can hate.

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    Right, just like they believe it is impossible for non whites to be racist. Only whites can commit hate crimes and they can only be committed against people who are not straight white men.
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  2. vinteuil says:

    Well, we all know the answer to that question, don’t we? The righteous “who” are beating up on the unrighteous “whom.”

    I’m late to this party (busy week teaching Plato’s Republic), but, since Berkeley is my Alma Mater (B.A., Philosophy 1987, Magna cum laude, Departmental Citation for the year’s outstanding graduate)…

    …I’m thinking of heading out there during my Spring Break in early March to perform, in Sproul Plaza, a ceremonial burning of my diploma, tassel, and any other old Cal paraphernalia I can find in the attic, to protest the campus community’s transformation from (supposed) pioneer for free speech to (really truly definitely) enemy of free speech.

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

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    • Replies: @Langley
    I can send you my father's California Golden Bears aloha shirt.

    (no - I want to keep it)

    , @Anonymous

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

     

    Karlin?... Karlin?
    , @Formerly CARealist
    I might have an old shirt I can send you.

    Honestly, none of us real students cared about any of the activism that was happening while we were in school. We had mid-terms and labs and papers and office hours and significant others to worry about. The politics stuff was all about local radicals trying to recapture the excitement of the 60's. They really weren't sure what to do with all their victories.

    There were the animal rights wackos, the legalize pot weirdos, the kiss-ins by Queer Nation, and a lot of third world worrying. I can barely remember, was it Nicaragua they wanted to be commie or South Africa? It all runs together in my mind.

    My own children won't even bother to apply to UCB. It just disgusts them. Sad, as DJT would say.
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  3. Those who grow up go to work.

    Those who don’t go into journalism.

    Those who can’t journalism become sportswriters.

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    True.
    , @Cato
    Except algorithms have taken over the sports writing.
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  4. Barnard says:
    @San Fernando Curt
    Only Aware Honkies can hate.

    Right, just like they believe it is impossible for non whites to be racist. Only whites can commit hate crimes and they can only be committed against people who are not straight white men.

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  5. Arclight says:

    For once, “white privilege” would not be an out of place description for what is occurring.

    I can’t imagine even liberal Berkeley would stand for a similar-sized crowd of minority youth terrorizing the campus in a similar fashion.

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    It's hard to tell what color the violent ones are under those masks.
    , @ben tillman

    For once, “white privilege” would not be an out of place description for what is occurring.

    I can’t imagine even liberal Berkeley would stand for a similar-sized crowd of minority youth terrorizing the campus in a similar fashion.
     
    The whites *are* minority youth.
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  6. Why is Trump’s UN Ambassador…the Sihk Nikki Haley…threatening Christian Russia?

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  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I have been assuming that Trump is holding off on the serious fireworks until he has control of the Justice Department when Sessions is confirmed. I was actually expecting him to hold all the big stuff until he had his cabinet in place but he’s more fearless than that and it clearly hasn’t hurt him. Will be delightful to see what Sessions does with Trump’s support and encouragement. Dems think they have it bad now?

    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)

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    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)
     
    Thanks for the update Poly. I was worried something had happened to you. Next time, don't make me worry like that.
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  8. It is time for a RICO prosecution. How many eye of Soros bussed in riots do we have to endure?

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    That's a brilliant idea. Soros has a tightly coordinated set of organizations conspiring to break laws across the country. I'd love to see him and the rest of his family put away for a few dozen lifetime sentences to be served consecutively. I notice that at least one other commenter also suggested this.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Oh yes, that is a winning strategy - even if it fails in the courts. The publicity would damn Soros the Sauron, and his zombie horde of Orcs.
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  9. The Left is prospecting for another Kent State. Instead, I think they’re doing a bang-up job pushing the undecided citizens Hard Right.

    Keep up the good work!

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  10. George says:
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    So according to the code since Milo's supporters are not one of the protected classes they can't be victims of a hate crime

    I read this on another website tonight:

    "Terrorism is defined in the US Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    Those creeps are committing terrorism. Not hate crimes.
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  11. maybe the ACLU, flush with cash, will sue berkley for denying first amendment rights to Milo & co.

    Funny, you can show this and 100+ other incidents that happen on a near weekly basis on college campuses and whenever the right tries to peacefully assemble and they will still call us ‘fascists’ or say ‘we do it too’ … um where?

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  12. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Off topic, but I noticed an interesting and inevitable development in the free trade debate.

    Namely Boeing and GE is lining up against Walmart. Or the exporters vs the importers. One of the virtues of free trade is you can avoid that battle. Incidentally, that battle is part of the narrative of the Lost Cause rationale for the Civil War. So, it isn’t like tariffs are a nothing burger.

    Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border tax … http://www.expressnews.com/business/national/article/Retailer-backed-coalition-launches-campaign-10901684.php

    The fight is drawing battle lines across corporate America, with net importers on one side and exporters on the other. And there are billions of dollars at stake: The proposed overhaul of the corporate tax code, supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan, would reward companies that sell products outside the U.S. while punishing ones that rely on low-cost overseas suppliers. The idea is to put a levy on U.S. businesses’ domestic sales and imported goods, while exempting exports from their taxable income.

    The proposal would essentially tax corporations based on where their products and services are consumed, rather than on their incomes. In that way, it is similar to a sales tax.

    Right now, all export oriented economies use VAT and also fund healthcare from their domestic tax funds. The US taxation system tends includes a hefty payroll tax and healthcare costs which apply to exports. My personal thinking is that a VAT is superior, but politically impossible. Almost any significant tax change is unthinkable.

    Short term — a lot of this is zero sum. Tax Chinese imports and the costs immediately flows to the Walmart consumer. Deplorables.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I'm not a big fan of tariffs, but they are a way to put together a coalition of interest groups that will support, with campaign donations, your party, as the GOP showed during its 1860-1932 era of dominance. I wrote about it in Taki's:

    http://takimag.com/article/bordering_on_success_steve_sailer/print#axzz4XRNce9UB

    , @bomag

    One of the virtues of free trade is you can avoid that battle.
     
    "Free trade" is one of those unicorns you never find. We're always picking winners and losers.
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  13. Bill P says:

    You know that guy who got shot in Seattle for violently attacking the Milo supporter got $42,000 in donations in a couple days for his efforts?

    There’s a lot of “respectable” support for these black bloc types (probably mostly from older liberals), and that has to be addressed to stop them. The best way to deal with them would be to prosecute them as domestic terrorist organizations, just as the feds went after right wing radicals in the 90s/2000s, and seize their funds like the SPLC used to do with right wingers. I don’t think even leftists would be able to mount an airtight defense, because these guys are pretty controversial even amongst democrat voters.

    Their crimes are open and often on video. It would be easier than going after the klan.

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    "You know that guy who got shot in Seattle for violently attacking the Milo supporter got $42,000 in donations in a couple days for his efforts?"
    interesting because gofundme etc, allegedly banned such fundraising when conservatives were supporting legal funds of cops accused by BLM, etc.

    amazing how the globalists/left have politicized EVERYTHING...sports, commercials, big corporations, entertainment, religion, education.. is there any place they don't have the dominate narrative?
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  14. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    What about RICO law? If that was used to crush pro-life protestors at abortion clinics, why can’t it be used to crush these antifa rioters?

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  15. Langley says:
    @vinteuil
    Well, we all know the answer to that question, don't we? The righteous "who" are beating up on the unrighteous "whom."

    I’m late to this party (busy week teaching Plato’s Republic), but, since Berkeley is my Alma Mater (B.A., Philosophy 1987, Magna cum laude, Departmental Citation for the year’s outstanding graduate)…

    ...I’m thinking of heading out there during my Spring Break in early March to perform, in Sproul Plaza, a ceremonial burning of my diploma, tassel, and any other old Cal paraphernalia I can find in the attic, to protest the campus community’s transformation from (supposed) pioneer for free speech to (really truly definitely) enemy of free speech.

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

    I can send you my father’s California Golden Bears aloha shirt.

    (no – I want to keep it)

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  16. Jason Liu says:

    to protect the civil rights of Americans from violence by masked men,

    That’s good and waterproof framing. Even the ACLU once defended Nazis’ right to march.

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    That’s good and waterproof framing. Even the ACLU once defended Nazis’ right to march.
     
    Fake nazis. That's a big difference.
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  17. bomag says:

    Should be a way to spin this as a modern day secular Kristallnacht.

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  18. @Arclight
    For once, "white privilege" would not be an out of place description for what is occurring.

    I can't imagine even liberal Berkeley would stand for a similar-sized crowd of minority youth terrorizing the campus in a similar fashion.

    It’s hard to tell what color the violent ones are under those masks.

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    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.
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  19. @Bob who is glad he voted Trump
    It is time for a RICO prosecution. How many eye of Soros bussed in riots do we have to endure?

    That’s a brilliant idea. Soros has a tightly coordinated set of organizations conspiring to break laws across the country. I’d love to see him and the rest of his family put away for a few dozen lifetime sentences to be served consecutively. I notice that at least one other commenter also suggested this.

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  20. @anon
    Off topic, but I noticed an interesting and inevitable development in the free trade debate.

    Namely Boeing and GE is lining up against Walmart. Or the exporters vs the importers. One of the virtues of free trade is you can avoid that battle. Incidentally, that battle is part of the narrative of the Lost Cause rationale for the Civil War. So, it isn't like tariffs are a nothing burger.

    Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border tax ... http://www.expressnews.com/business/national/article/Retailer-backed-coalition-launches-campaign-10901684.php


    The fight is drawing battle lines across corporate America, with net importers on one side and exporters on the other. And there are billions of dollars at stake: The proposed overhaul of the corporate tax code, supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan, would reward companies that sell products outside the U.S. while punishing ones that rely on low-cost overseas suppliers. The idea is to put a levy on U.S. businesses’ domestic sales and imported goods, while exempting exports from their taxable income.
     

    The proposal would essentially tax corporations based on where their products and services are consumed, rather than on their incomes. In that way, it is similar to a sales tax.

     

    Right now, all export oriented economies use VAT and also fund healthcare from their domestic tax funds. The US taxation system tends includes a hefty payroll tax and healthcare costs which apply to exports. My personal thinking is that a VAT is superior, but politically impossible. Almost any significant tax change is unthinkable.

    Short term -- a lot of this is zero sum. Tax Chinese imports and the costs immediately flows to the Walmart consumer. Deplorables.

    I’m not a big fan of tariffs, but they are a way to put together a coalition of interest groups that will support, with campaign donations, your party, as the GOP showed during its 1860-1932 era of dominance. I wrote about it in Taki’s:

    http://takimag.com/article/bordering_on_success_steve_sailer/print#axzz4XRNce9UB

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    • Replies: @JerseyGuy
    David Stockman had a few good ideas in his book on Trump (written before the election). To truly give a tax cut to the middle class, impose a small tariff on the border and offset it by reductions in the payroll tax on both the employer and employee side. Ensure that it is revenue neutral. It gives the advantage to the American worker and employer but still raises the same amount of revenue.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I’m not a big fan of tariffs
     
    You a big fan of efficiency? Tariffs are famously (or perhaps from your standpoint infamously) economically inefficient. The Devil take efficiency - it is his strong suit. Tariffs are effective. I want a nation, not a really big convenience store filled with trinkets, baubles and junk food.
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  21. Are the tolerance thugs mere amateurs or anarchists for hire working for someone like Soros?

    Solving this mystery needs to be at the top of Sessions to do list when and if he’s confirmed.

    Its not going to stop until the puppets and their masters begin incurring some cost/risk.

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  22. Big Bill says:

    The President is empowered to “read the riot act” to violent agitators (Google “the riot act”) 2 USC ss 334. It has been a part of English law since about 1715 (George I).

    The Riot Act, as originally formulated, gives the rioters a hour to disperse, after which time the authorities can kick ass with legal impunity.

    Most of the Berzerkley kids were hanging out watching the violence and giving cover to the Black Block. For them it is a big show. And entertaining evening of chaos.

    Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King’s Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best.

    Perhaps reading the Riot Act would be a good opportunity to supplement their practical education and attempt to redress the failure of their alien parents. Further, they could be sent home to the sh!t-hole countries from which they and their parents escaped in their desperate dash to move West and live with civilized people.

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    "Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King’s Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best."

    The ultra Left Wing mayor of Berzerkley Jesse Arreguin is a Mexican, so he also comes from an utterly alien culture that is not compatible with The English WASP Founding Fathers who invented freedom of speech and a civil society.
    , @Anonymous
    Found one:

    Naweed Tahmas, a junior who is a member of the Berkeley College Republicans, the group that invited Mr. Yiannopoulos to campus, said the cancellation had made him more determined to fight for freedom of speech on campus.

    “I’m tired of getting silenced, as many conservative students are,” he said. “If we support freedom of speech, we should support all speech including what they consider hate speech.”
     
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  23. syonredux says:

    Why Aren’t the Berkeley Anti-free Speech Beatings by Masked Men Being Called “Hate Crimes?”

    Who, whom? As always…..

    After seven decades under the radar, the hot trend of 2017 is punching Nazis in the face. Yes, that time-honored hobby of the Greatest Generation has made a resurgence, as throughout America masked avengers are soaring in from off screen to land sucker punches on the foppish faces of the neo-Nazi’s troll army. “Alt-right” altar boy Richard Spencer took two to the goddamn kisser on the day of Trump’s inauguration, human shitpost Martin Shkreli got some shit literally posted on him, and Breitbart enfant terrible (French for “mewling pissboy”) Milo Yiannopoulos got a university appearance canceled after demonstrations turned violent. While these three would probably not technically classify themselves as Nazis, they would align themselves with the “alt-right,” the racist, misogynistic, antisemitic assemblage of 4chan-dwelling fuckheads that constitutes the current face of nationalist fascism.

    Now, Super Deluxe has one-upped this effort with Punch-A-Nazi!!, a rhythm-based game that uses both a computer monitor and the user’s phone as a Wii-like facsimile for a fist. Retro-style recreations of Spencer, Yiannopoulos, and their supreme leader—no, not Steve Bannon—Hitler all present their willing, punchable faces. As a cursor bounces around the bottom of the screen, the player punches their phone in syncopation. A surprising amount of detail goes into the gradual accumulation of wounds across these three proud vendors of misogyny, racism, antisemitism, and fancy clothing,

    The only question is: Which major video game studio will capitalize upon 2017’s hottest trend by rendering a punchable hatemonger using state-of-the-art bloom lighting, procedural wound generation, and immersion-enhancing haptic feedback? Time will tell, but the people clamor for it.

    http://www.avclub.com/article/live-dream-punching-richard-spencer-milo-and-hitle-249591

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  24. Arclight says:
    @Flinders Petrie
    It's hard to tell what color the violent ones are under those masks.

    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.

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    Based on my personal knowledge of "protesters" on other campuses, you're probably right.
    , @Mr. Anon

    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.
     
    Actually, they never grew up at all.
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  25. Big Bill says:

    Sorry: 10 USC 334

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  26. Unless you’re on the receiving end-look at the bright side.

    Riots like this, same place, elected Ronald Reagan for the first time, and helped RMN win twice.

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  27. @Bill P
    You know that guy who got shot in Seattle for violently attacking the Milo supporter got $42,000 in donations in a couple days for his efforts?

    There's a lot of "respectable" support for these black bloc types (probably mostly from older liberals), and that has to be addressed to stop them. The best way to deal with them would be to prosecute them as domestic terrorist organizations, just as the feds went after right wing radicals in the 90s/2000s, and seize their funds like the SPLC used to do with right wingers. I don't think even leftists would be able to mount an airtight defense, because these guys are pretty controversial even amongst democrat voters.

    Their crimes are open and often on video. It would be easier than going after the klan.

    “You know that guy who got shot in Seattle for violently attacking the Milo supporter got $42,000 in donations in a couple days for his efforts?”
    interesting because gofundme etc, allegedly banned such fundraising when conservatives were supporting legal funds of cops accused by BLM, etc.

    amazing how the globalists/left have politicized EVERYTHING…sports, commercials, big corporations, entertainment, religion, education.. is there any place they don’t have the dominate narrative?

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    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
    They've even politicized the freaking weather, for chrissakes.
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  28. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @vinteuil
    Well, we all know the answer to that question, don't we? The righteous "who" are beating up on the unrighteous "whom."

    I’m late to this party (busy week teaching Plato’s Republic), but, since Berkeley is my Alma Mater (B.A., Philosophy 1987, Magna cum laude, Departmental Citation for the year’s outstanding graduate)…

    ...I’m thinking of heading out there during my Spring Break in early March to perform, in Sproul Plaza, a ceremonial burning of my diploma, tassel, and any other old Cal paraphernalia I can find in the attic, to protest the campus community’s transformation from (supposed) pioneer for free speech to (really truly definitely) enemy of free speech.

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

    Karlin?… Karlin?

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  29. Tipsy says:

    Don’t forget Lefties attacking some “Minutemen” at Columbia in 2006:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/nyregion/07columbiacnd.html

    Here’s their justification:

    The Spectator quoted one protester who was on the stage as saying. “I don’t feel like we need to apologize or anything. It was fundamentally a part of free speech. … The Minutemen are not a legitimate part of the debate on immigration.”

    Sound familiar?

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  30. JerseyGuy says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I'm not a big fan of tariffs, but they are a way to put together a coalition of interest groups that will support, with campaign donations, your party, as the GOP showed during its 1860-1932 era of dominance. I wrote about it in Taki's:

    http://takimag.com/article/bordering_on_success_steve_sailer/print#axzz4XRNce9UB

    David Stockman had a few good ideas in his book on Trump (written before the election). To truly give a tax cut to the middle class, impose a small tariff on the border and offset it by reductions in the payroll tax on both the employer and employee side. Ensure that it is revenue neutral. It gives the advantage to the American worker and employer but still raises the same amount of revenue.

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    • Replies: @Milo Minderbinder
    Yes, not a protective tariff, but a revenue tariff!
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  31. I would assume the right wing media (Breitbart, Fox, Sailer, National Review, Washington Times, etc) angrily condemns this and the left wing media (NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, CNN, salon) ignores this, downplays, or whitewashes this.

    National Review is calling it political terrorism, which is probably a more appropriate label than “hate crime”. NR is condemning this in the most harsh language possible. Obviously, they condemn the violence itself, but also the support from the non-violent protesters, the whitewashing from the media and the university, and the actions of the acting mayor of Berkeley who is basically violating the first amendment and telling Milo that he isn’t welcome in that city due to his political views:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444547/berkeley-riots-disgraceful-violence-milo-yiannopoulos-protest

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444544/berkeley-riots-milo-yiannopoulos-california-mayor-free-speech

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  32. Rex May says: • Website

    So many on the right make the mistake of saying that these thugs are “the real fascists.” The rioters are not “fascists.” They are the counterparts of the Red thugs who tried to take Germany over in the Weimar years, and the fascists came into being to oppose them.
    Communist Street Thugs

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    • Replies: @Ken
    Good post.
    , @Wade
    I'm certainly not opposed to this interpretation. Sounds about right to me. "Fascist" is a relative term anyway. If am one for opposing the Berkley protesters, so be it.
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  33. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

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    And we should believe this because?
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  34. WR says:
    @Arclight
    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.

    Based on my personal knowledge of “protesters” on other campuses, you’re probably right.

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  35. Two minds about this.

    Obviously criminal violence/domestic terrorism of this sort can’t be tolerated. So I pretty much agree with most of the ideas already suggested; RICO, Riot Act, cutting off of Federal funding, and so on.

    On the other hand, while the legacy media will play this down as much as they can, the internet is leveling the playing field (I do not say “leveled”) and this is terrible optics for the left.

    The Spencer issue: some guy 99% of the public have never heard of getting punched in the head — an altercation among jerks, who cares?

    This event: violent rioting on a major university campus because some people object to a “controversial” speaker (who is gay and Jewish)? Wait a minute…

    I don’t think the BLM violence did Clinton any favors. This kind of crap won’t help Trump’s opponents….

    …or the Democrats.

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  36. Jefferson says:
    @Big Bill
    The President is empowered to "read the riot act" to violent agitators (Google "the riot act") 2 USC ss 334. It has been a part of English law since about 1715 (George I).

    The Riot Act, as originally formulated, gives the rioters a hour to disperse, after which time the authorities can kick ass with legal impunity.

    Most of the Berzerkley kids were hanging out watching the violence and giving cover to the Black Block. For them it is a big show. And entertaining evening of chaos.

    Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King's Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best.

    Perhaps reading the Riot Act would be a good opportunity to supplement their practical education and attempt to redress the failure of their alien parents. Further, they could be sent home to the sh!t-hole countries from which they and their parents escaped in their desperate dash to move West and live with civilized people.

    “Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King’s Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best.”

    The ultra Left Wing mayor of Berzerkley Jesse Arreguin is a Mexican, so he also comes from an utterly alien culture that is not compatible with The English WASP Founding Fathers who invented freedom of speech and a civil society.

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    The ultra Left Wing mayor of Berzerkley Jesse Arreguin is a Mexican, so he also comes from an utterly alien culture that is not compatible with The English WASP Founding Fathers who invented freedom of speech and a civil society.
     
    In fairness though, he could understand those things if the bribe were big enough.
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  37. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AbiWilks/status/827322369857445888

    And we should believe this because?

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  38. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    “Why Aren’t the Berkeley Anti-free Speech Beatings by Masked Men Being Called “Hate Crimes?””

    Because they are using ‘love clubs’ against the ‘haters’.

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  39. This is a crucial point to remember: While the other side has a near monopoly on criminal violence, hate crimes, and lies, we have freedom, justice, and the rule of law.

    We must support the rule of law.

    Do I detect a subtle change of tone Steven? I’m not sure exactly what it is, but something seems just a little bit different here.

    (This is actually a serious question (despite the arch tone).)

    Perhaps just the slightest sense of empowerment on your part?

    There’s something happening here
    What it is ain’t exactly clear

    I may have been sensing just the slightest change of tone at the university where I work as well.

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  40. @Anonymous
    I have been assuming that Trump is holding off on the serious fireworks until he has control of the Justice Department when Sessions is confirmed. I was actually expecting him to hold all the big stuff until he had his cabinet in place but he's more fearless than that and it clearly hasn't hurt him. Will be delightful to see what Sessions does with Trump's support and encouragement. Dems think they have it bad now?

    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)

    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)

    Thanks for the update Poly. I was worried something had happened to you. Next time, don’t make me worry like that.

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  41. @Desiderius
    Those who grow up go to work.

    Those who don't go into journalism.

    Those who can't journalism become sportswriters.

    True.

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  42. @Anonymous
    I have been assuming that Trump is holding off on the serious fireworks until he has control of the Justice Department when Sessions is confirmed. I was actually expecting him to hold all the big stuff until he had his cabinet in place but he's more fearless than that and it clearly hasn't hurt him. Will be delightful to see what Sessions does with Trump's support and encouragement. Dems think they have it bad now?

    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)

    He must keep them off balance. Anything less and the Orcs will overwhelm him.

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  43. Ken says:
    @Rex May
    So many on the right make the mistake of saying that these thugs are "the real fascists." The rioters are not "fascists." They are the counterparts of the Red thugs who tried to take Germany over in the Weimar years, and the fascists came into being to oppose them.
    Communist Street Thugs

    Good post.

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  44. @Bob who is glad he voted Trump
    It is time for a RICO prosecution. How many eye of Soros bussed in riots do we have to endure?

    Oh yes, that is a winning strategy – even if it fails in the courts. The publicity would damn Soros the Sauron, and his zombie horde of Orcs.

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  45. J1234 says:

    I don’t think political violence meets of the intended criteria for “hate crime.” Regardless, I kind of wish that conservative and libertarian pundits would stop pointing out the very real and very disturbing inconsistencies of the left and the government in recognizing and prosecuting hate crime without proceeding to the logical argument that follows. We don’t need to advocate for recognizing hate crimes against Christians and whites and males, we do need to advocate for getting rid of the notion of hate crime altogether.

    Government and prosecutors have demonstrated that they are incapable of applying the standard consistently across demographic populations. This inconsistency should be considered unconstitutional as it, in effect, creates favored populations in the eyes of the government.

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    I don’t think political violence meets of the intended criteria for “hate crime.”
     
    To the contrary, the whole point of "hate crime" laws is to treat political violence (or at least particular categories of it) specially. It is true, however, that this particular type of political violence doesn't fit within the scope of "hate crime" laws. Quelle surprise!
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  46. @Steve Sailer
    I'm not a big fan of tariffs, but they are a way to put together a coalition of interest groups that will support, with campaign donations, your party, as the GOP showed during its 1860-1932 era of dominance. I wrote about it in Taki's:

    http://takimag.com/article/bordering_on_success_steve_sailer/print#axzz4XRNce9UB

    I’m not a big fan of tariffs

    You a big fan of efficiency? Tariffs are famously (or perhaps from your standpoint infamously) economically inefficient. The Devil take efficiency – it is his strong suit. Tariffs are effective. I want a nation, not a really big convenience store filled with trinkets, baubles and junk food.

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    • Replies: @Jimi
    Tariffs protects your economy and allows to build up an industrial base, expertise, and efficiencies of scale that then let it compete w/o tariffs.

    As Grant said

    For centuries England has relied on protection, has carried it to extremes and has obtained satisfactory results from it. There is no doubt that it is to this system that it owes its present strength. After two centuries, England has found it convenient to adopt free trade because it thinks that protection can no longer offer it anything. Very well then, Gentlemen, my knowledge of our country leads me to believe that within 200 years, when America has gotten out of protection all that it can offer, it too will adopt free trade.
     
    China, too, is following the same tactic.
    , @Almost Missouri
    That was as epigrammatic refutation of trade liberalism as I have ever seen.

    Thanks.
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  47. @vinteuil
    Well, we all know the answer to that question, don't we? The righteous "who" are beating up on the unrighteous "whom."

    I’m late to this party (busy week teaching Plato’s Republic), but, since Berkeley is my Alma Mater (B.A., Philosophy 1987, Magna cum laude, Departmental Citation for the year’s outstanding graduate)…

    ...I’m thinking of heading out there during my Spring Break in early March to perform, in Sproul Plaza, a ceremonial burning of my diploma, tassel, and any other old Cal paraphernalia I can find in the attic, to protest the campus community’s transformation from (supposed) pioneer for free speech to (really truly definitely) enemy of free speech.

    Any fellow Golden Bears here? Anybody with me?

    I might have an old shirt I can send you.

    Honestly, none of us real students cared about any of the activism that was happening while we were in school. We had mid-terms and labs and papers and office hours and significant others to worry about. The politics stuff was all about local radicals trying to recapture the excitement of the 60′s. They really weren’t sure what to do with all their victories.

    There were the animal rights wackos, the legalize pot weirdos, the kiss-ins by Queer Nation, and a lot of third world worrying. I can barely remember, was it Nicaragua they wanted to be commie or South Africa? It all runs together in my mind.

    My own children won’t even bother to apply to UCB. It just disgusts them. Sad, as DJT would say.

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    Come on I got a big kick out of the clown parade made up of the SDS and the "committee against racism" as they paraded around the campus making fools of themselves. At least they had good sense not to damage anything.
    , @bomag

    They really weren’t sure what to do with all their victories.
     
    Good point. The dynamic of most political movements is that they win the war but lose the peace, e.g. communism and pretty much everything else.
    , @SPMoore8
    White enrollment at Berkeley has been at less than 25% for several years now. If I were going to attend a college where I was a distinct minority then I should at least shoot for Howard U.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The fact is, a lot of people go to college (and are subsidized by their parents in this endeavor, of course) in order to find a mate. Enrolling at Berkeley at this point would be almost like a declaration of Yellow Fever. I can foresee a situation in which fewer and fewer whites are going to want to go there, such that the student body will consist mostly of meritorious Asians, a rather fixed percentage of disadvantaged affirmative action persons of color, and a small cohort of whites.

    Pretty much as it is now.

    As a Berkeley alum I used to think it was a pretty good school, but I saw the other day it has been ranked #24 out of the top 100. I wonder if there's a connection.
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  48. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Big Bill
    The President is empowered to "read the riot act" to violent agitators (Google "the riot act") 2 USC ss 334. It has been a part of English law since about 1715 (George I).

    The Riot Act, as originally formulated, gives the rioters a hour to disperse, after which time the authorities can kick ass with legal impunity.

    Most of the Berzerkley kids were hanging out watching the violence and giving cover to the Black Block. For them it is a big show. And entertaining evening of chaos.

    Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King's Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best.

    Perhaps reading the Riot Act would be a good opportunity to supplement their practical education and attempt to redress the failure of their alien parents. Further, they could be sent home to the sh!t-hole countries from which they and their parents escaped in their desperate dash to move West and live with civilized people.

    Found one:

    Naweed Tahmas, a junior who is a member of the Berkeley College Republicans, the group that invited Mr. Yiannopoulos to campus, said the cancellation had made him more determined to fight for freedom of speech on campus.

    “I’m tired of getting silenced, as many conservative students are,” he said. “If we support freedom of speech, we should support all speech including what they consider hate speech.”

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  49. MarkinLA says:
    @Formerly CARealist
    I might have an old shirt I can send you.

    Honestly, none of us real students cared about any of the activism that was happening while we were in school. We had mid-terms and labs and papers and office hours and significant others to worry about. The politics stuff was all about local radicals trying to recapture the excitement of the 60's. They really weren't sure what to do with all their victories.

    There were the animal rights wackos, the legalize pot weirdos, the kiss-ins by Queer Nation, and a lot of third world worrying. I can barely remember, was it Nicaragua they wanted to be commie or South Africa? It all runs together in my mind.

    My own children won't even bother to apply to UCB. It just disgusts them. Sad, as DJT would say.

    Come on I got a big kick out of the clown parade made up of the SDS and the “committee against racism” as they paraded around the campus making fools of themselves. At least they had good sense not to damage anything.

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  50. Jimi says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I’m not a big fan of tariffs
     
    You a big fan of efficiency? Tariffs are famously (or perhaps from your standpoint infamously) economically inefficient. The Devil take efficiency - it is his strong suit. Tariffs are effective. I want a nation, not a really big convenience store filled with trinkets, baubles and junk food.

    Tariffs protects your economy and allows to build up an industrial base, expertise, and efficiencies of scale that then let it compete w/o tariffs.

    As Grant said

    For centuries England has relied on protection, has carried it to extremes and has obtained satisfactory results from it. There is no doubt that it is to this system that it owes its present strength. After two centuries, England has found it convenient to adopt free trade because it thinks that protection can no longer offer it anything. Very well then, Gentlemen, my knowledge of our country leads me to believe that within 200 years, when America has gotten out of protection all that it can offer, it too will adopt free trade.

    China, too, is following the same tactic.

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    Yeah and it gutted the U.S. economically and socially. We lost critical industries and skill sets and some 8 million well paying jobs. Now we have a bullshit economy powered by lawyers, MBA's and real-estate agents along with illegal alien burger flippers.

    Same with jolly old England. They privatized and embraced globalization and ended up de industrialized and destroying their working class whites. Of course the people at the top made out like bandits.

    Benefits wise haven't seen any worth mentioning except for the executive class and importers that has greatly benefited from it. The rest of us just got disposable trinkets that end up in a toxic landfill.
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  51. Joe Sweet says:
    @George
    Cali Penal Code:
    http://www.shouselaw.com/hate-crime.html

    So according to the code since Milo’s supporters are not one of the protected classes they can’t be victims of a hate crime

    I read this on another website tonight:

    “Terrorism is defined in the US Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    Those creeps are committing terrorism. Not hate crimes.

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  52. Cato says:
    @Desiderius
    Those who grow up go to work.

    Those who don't go into journalism.

    Those who can't journalism become sportswriters.

    Except algorithms have taken over the sports writing.

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  53. bomag says:
    @anon
    Off topic, but I noticed an interesting and inevitable development in the free trade debate.

    Namely Boeing and GE is lining up against Walmart. Or the exporters vs the importers. One of the virtues of free trade is you can avoid that battle. Incidentally, that battle is part of the narrative of the Lost Cause rationale for the Civil War. So, it isn't like tariffs are a nothing burger.

    Retailer-backed coalition launches campaign against border tax ... http://www.expressnews.com/business/national/article/Retailer-backed-coalition-launches-campaign-10901684.php


    The fight is drawing battle lines across corporate America, with net importers on one side and exporters on the other. And there are billions of dollars at stake: The proposed overhaul of the corporate tax code, supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan, would reward companies that sell products outside the U.S. while punishing ones that rely on low-cost overseas suppliers. The idea is to put a levy on U.S. businesses’ domestic sales and imported goods, while exempting exports from their taxable income.
     

    The proposal would essentially tax corporations based on where their products and services are consumed, rather than on their incomes. In that way, it is similar to a sales tax.

     

    Right now, all export oriented economies use VAT and also fund healthcare from their domestic tax funds. The US taxation system tends includes a hefty payroll tax and healthcare costs which apply to exports. My personal thinking is that a VAT is superior, but politically impossible. Almost any significant tax change is unthinkable.

    Short term -- a lot of this is zero sum. Tax Chinese imports and the costs immediately flows to the Walmart consumer. Deplorables.

    One of the virtues of free trade is you can avoid that battle.

    “Free trade” is one of those unicorns you never find. We’re always picking winners and losers.

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  54. bomag says:
    @Formerly CARealist
    I might have an old shirt I can send you.

    Honestly, none of us real students cared about any of the activism that was happening while we were in school. We had mid-terms and labs and papers and office hours and significant others to worry about. The politics stuff was all about local radicals trying to recapture the excitement of the 60's. They really weren't sure what to do with all their victories.

    There were the animal rights wackos, the legalize pot weirdos, the kiss-ins by Queer Nation, and a lot of third world worrying. I can barely remember, was it Nicaragua they wanted to be commie or South Africa? It all runs together in my mind.

    My own children won't even bother to apply to UCB. It just disgusts them. Sad, as DJT would say.

    They really weren’t sure what to do with all their victories.

    Good point. The dynamic of most political movements is that they win the war but lose the peace, e.g. communism and pretty much everything else.

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  55. @oh its just me too
    "You know that guy who got shot in Seattle for violently attacking the Milo supporter got $42,000 in donations in a couple days for his efforts?"
    interesting because gofundme etc, allegedly banned such fundraising when conservatives were supporting legal funds of cops accused by BLM, etc.

    amazing how the globalists/left have politicized EVERYTHING...sports, commercials, big corporations, entertainment, religion, education.. is there any place they don't have the dominate narrative?

    They’ve even politicized the freaking weather, for chrissakes.

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  56. Rod1963 says:

    This is a crucial point to remember: While the other side has a near monopoly on criminal violence, hate crimes, and lies, we have freedom, justice, and the rule of law.

    We must support the rule of law.

    The rule of law only works if it’s applied equally. By your own measure, it’s not and hasn’t been. The Left (often at the behest of the MSM and their globalist masters) have totally legitimized violence as a way of dealing with their political opponents.

    But it gets worse, really worse.

    You do realize once one side stops playing by the rules of democracy and civilized behavior, it’s game over. And the Left has all but done that. Look at all the calls for Trump’s assassination and the beat downs of Trump supporters. And sooner or later some Trump supporters will be killed.

    The scary thing in all this is that the MSM and the elites(Friedman in the NYT openly called for the overthrow of Trump by the globalists) don’t want a cool down, they want to push the system to the breaking point and into civil war.

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  57. Mr. Anon says:
    @Arclight
    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.

    I would bet that 90% are white kids who grew up in the suburbs.

    Actually, they never grew up at all.

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  58. Rod1963 says:
    @Jimi
    Tariffs protects your economy and allows to build up an industrial base, expertise, and efficiencies of scale that then let it compete w/o tariffs.

    As Grant said

    For centuries England has relied on protection, has carried it to extremes and has obtained satisfactory results from it. There is no doubt that it is to this system that it owes its present strength. After two centuries, England has found it convenient to adopt free trade because it thinks that protection can no longer offer it anything. Very well then, Gentlemen, my knowledge of our country leads me to believe that within 200 years, when America has gotten out of protection all that it can offer, it too will adopt free trade.
     
    China, too, is following the same tactic.

    Yeah and it gutted the U.S. economically and socially. We lost critical industries and skill sets and some 8 million well paying jobs. Now we have a bullshit economy powered by lawyers, MBA’s and real-estate agents along with illegal alien burger flippers.

    Same with jolly old England. They privatized and embraced globalization and ended up de industrialized and destroying their working class whites. Of course the people at the top made out like bandits.

    Benefits wise haven’t seen any worth mentioning except for the executive class and importers that has greatly benefited from it. The rest of us just got disposable trinkets that end up in a toxic landfill.

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  59. @Rod1963

    This is a crucial point to remember: While the other side has a near monopoly on criminal violence, hate crimes, and lies, we have freedom, justice, and the rule of law.

    We must support the rule of law.

     

    The rule of law only works if it's applied equally. By your own measure, it's not and hasn't been. The Left (often at the behest of the MSM and their globalist masters) have totally legitimized violence as a way of dealing with their political opponents.

    But it gets worse, really worse.

    You do realize once one side stops playing by the rules of democracy and civilized behavior, it's game over. And the Left has all but done that. Look at all the calls for Trump's assassination and the beat downs of Trump supporters. And sooner or later some Trump supporters will be killed.

    The scary thing in all this is that the MSM and the elites(Friedman in the NYT openly called for the overthrow of Trump by the globalists) don't want a cool down, they want to push the system to the breaking point and into civil war.

    Jeff Sessions is a few days away from being Attorney General. It would be insane for those on the right to blow it now.

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    And to that same point, look how Trump turned around just a bit on Likud yesterday. There could be all sorts of fun brewing. What a time to be alive! (And I say that without irony.)
    , @Wade
    Very much agreed. There are a lot of things Trump can do, possibly even using police force to put these protestors in their place. The right needs to step back and let things continue to unfold. Let Trump get all of his pieces into place. The general population is going to learn really quick who the violent ones really are (not the right or the alt-right).

    The left is in for an historic defeat with Trump/Sessions/Bannon/Miller at the helm.
    , @Seth Largo
    Be careful what you wish for, Steve. Just as Trump is taking advantage of the Rule by EO precedent set by Obama, the Far-Left leader that will undoubtedly replace Trump will also take full advantage of whatever law-and-order precedents are set by Trump.

    The only thing more frightening than a Left that wants to disarm the police and do away with law and order is a Left that wants to arm the police and ramp up law and order.
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  60. @Arclight
    For once, "white privilege" would not be an out of place description for what is occurring.

    I can't imagine even liberal Berkeley would stand for a similar-sized crowd of minority youth terrorizing the campus in a similar fashion.

    For once, “white privilege” would not be an out of place description for what is occurring.

    I can’t imagine even liberal Berkeley would stand for a similar-sized crowd of minority youth terrorizing the campus in a similar fashion.

    The whites *are* minority youth.

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  61. @Jason Liu

    to protect the civil rights of Americans from violence by masked men,
     
    That's good and waterproof framing. Even the ACLU once defended Nazis' right to march.

    That’s good and waterproof framing. Even the ACLU once defended Nazis’ right to march.

    Fake nazis. That’s a big difference.

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  62. Hate Crimes – They Are Terrorist.!

    Berkeley Terrorist Riot – They Are Democrats – This is What Democrats Do.! Americans Do Not Want This or Them.!

    We Believe in Free Speech, We Believe in America, We Do Not Want These Dangerous Destructive Democrats in Power Ever Again.!

    This Type of Terrorism Cannot Be Allowed To Continue.! Americans Say No Federal Funds For Berkeley – Shut Them Off, No More Tax Payer Money.! And These Terrorist Should Go To Jail.!

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  63. @Steve Sailer
    Jeff Sessions is a few days away from being Attorney General. It would be insane for those on the right to blow it now.

    And to that same point, look how Trump turned around just a bit on Likud yesterday. There could be all sorts of fun brewing. What a time to be alive! (And I say that without irony.)

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  64. Tiny Duck says:

    Beat downs for clowns.

    You nazis deserve every beating you get

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    You mean pussy's sucker punching people.
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  65. @Jefferson
    "Given that the Berzerkley students are largely from utterly alien cultures (Chinese, Korean, Jewish, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Saudi, Mexican, Guatemalan, Armenian, etc.) I really do not expect them to understand the fundamental concepts of the Rights of Englishmen, Civil Society, Free Speech, or the essential necessity of preserving the King’s Peace. They are semi-assimilated, semi-civilized, at best."

    The ultra Left Wing mayor of Berzerkley Jesse Arreguin is a Mexican, so he also comes from an utterly alien culture that is not compatible with The English WASP Founding Fathers who invented freedom of speech and a civil society.

    The ultra Left Wing mayor of Berzerkley Jesse Arreguin is a Mexican, so he also comes from an utterly alien culture that is not compatible with The English WASP Founding Fathers who invented freedom of speech and a civil society.

    In fairness though, he could understand those things if the bribe were big enough.

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  66. @Anonymous
    I have been assuming that Trump is holding off on the serious fireworks until he has control of the Justice Department when Sessions is confirmed. I was actually expecting him to hold all the big stuff until he had his cabinet in place but he's more fearless than that and it clearly hasn't hurt him. Will be delightful to see what Sessions does with Trump's support and encouragement. Dems think they have it bad now?

    (not actually anonymous, normally post as Polynices but some website bug is not letting me use my standard pseudonym when posting from my iPad)

    Maybe the Unz comment software associates the (real or fictitious) handle/email/website with all the other info that is picked up when you visit a website (browser, operating system, screen definition etc), so that it queries when you comment from a different device?

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  67. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I’m not a big fan of tariffs
     
    You a big fan of efficiency? Tariffs are famously (or perhaps from your standpoint infamously) economically inefficient. The Devil take efficiency - it is his strong suit. Tariffs are effective. I want a nation, not a really big convenience store filled with trinkets, baubles and junk food.

    That was as epigrammatic refutation of trade liberalism as I have ever seen.

    Thanks.

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  68. @JerseyGuy
    David Stockman had a few good ideas in his book on Trump (written before the election). To truly give a tax cut to the middle class, impose a small tariff on the border and offset it by reductions in the payroll tax on both the employer and employee side. Ensure that it is revenue neutral. It gives the advantage to the American worker and employer but still raises the same amount of revenue.

    Yes, not a protective tariff, but a revenue tariff!

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  69. Wade says:
    @Rex May
    So many on the right make the mistake of saying that these thugs are "the real fascists." The rioters are not "fascists." They are the counterparts of the Red thugs who tried to take Germany over in the Weimar years, and the fascists came into being to oppose them.
    Communist Street Thugs

    I’m certainly not opposed to this interpretation. Sounds about right to me. “Fascist” is a relative term anyway. If am one for opposing the Berkley protesters, so be it.

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  70. Wade says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Jeff Sessions is a few days away from being Attorney General. It would be insane for those on the right to blow it now.

    Very much agreed. There are a lot of things Trump can do, possibly even using police force to put these protestors in their place. The right needs to step back and let things continue to unfold. Let Trump get all of his pieces into place. The general population is going to learn really quick who the violent ones really are (not the right or the alt-right).

    The left is in for an historic defeat with Trump/Sessions/Bannon/Miller at the helm.

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  71. SPMoore8 says:
    @Formerly CARealist
    I might have an old shirt I can send you.

    Honestly, none of us real students cared about any of the activism that was happening while we were in school. We had mid-terms and labs and papers and office hours and significant others to worry about. The politics stuff was all about local radicals trying to recapture the excitement of the 60's. They really weren't sure what to do with all their victories.

    There were the animal rights wackos, the legalize pot weirdos, the kiss-ins by Queer Nation, and a lot of third world worrying. I can barely remember, was it Nicaragua they wanted to be commie or South Africa? It all runs together in my mind.

    My own children won't even bother to apply to UCB. It just disgusts them. Sad, as DJT would say.

    White enrollment at Berkeley has been at less than 25% for several years now. If I were going to attend a college where I was a distinct minority then I should at least shoot for Howard U.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The fact is, a lot of people go to college (and are subsidized by their parents in this endeavor, of course) in order to find a mate. Enrolling at Berkeley at this point would be almost like a declaration of Yellow Fever. I can foresee a situation in which fewer and fewer whites are going to want to go there, such that the student body will consist mostly of meritorious Asians, a rather fixed percentage of disadvantaged affirmative action persons of color, and a small cohort of whites.

    Pretty much as it is now.

    As a Berkeley alum I used to think it was a pretty good school, but I saw the other day it has been ranked #24 out of the top 100. I wonder if there’s a connection.

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  72. @Steve Sailer
    Jeff Sessions is a few days away from being Attorney General. It would be insane for those on the right to blow it now.

    Be careful what you wish for, Steve. Just as Trump is taking advantage of the Rule by EO precedent set by Obama, the Far-Left leader that will undoubtedly replace Trump will also take full advantage of whatever law-and-order precedents are set by Trump.

    The only thing more frightening than a Left that wants to disarm the police and do away with law and order is a Left that wants to arm the police and ramp up law and order.

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  73. @J1234
    I don't think political violence meets of the intended criteria for "hate crime." Regardless, I kind of wish that conservative and libertarian pundits would stop pointing out the very real and very disturbing inconsistencies of the left and the government in recognizing and prosecuting hate crime without proceeding to the logical argument that follows. We don't need to advocate for recognizing hate crimes against Christians and whites and males, we do need to advocate for getting rid of the notion of hate crime altogether.

    Government and prosecutors have demonstrated that they are incapable of applying the standard consistently across demographic populations. This inconsistency should be considered unconstitutional as it, in effect, creates favored populations in the eyes of the government.

    I don’t think political violence meets of the intended criteria for “hate crime.”

    To the contrary, the whole point of “hate crime” laws is to treat political violence (or at least particular categories of it) specially. It is true, however, that this particular type of political violence doesn’t fit within the scope of “hate crime” laws. Quelle surprise!

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  74. OT: The diverse doing the jobs Americans won’t do: http://nypost.com/2017/02/01/irs-lawyer-faces-charges-for-trying-to-sell-meth/

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  75. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Beat downs for clowns.

    You nazis deserve every beating you get

    You mean pussy’s sucker punching people.

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