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150 masked “protesters” at Cal Berkeley, precisely 0.0039 percent of the 38,000 student body was all it took to shut down free speech at the University of California, Berkeley.

The protesters are so confused that they see the shutdown as a victory for free speech.

Something is wrong here. The 150 violent protesters are masked, so we don’t know if they are students or a Deep State operation against President Trump. The protesters are behaving as fascists by shutting down free speech. By associating the exercise of free speech with fascism, the protesters appear to be too stupid to be Cal Berkeley students. When I was a graduate student at Cal Berkeley, there were high admission standards. Perhaps those standards have been declared to be racist and were thrown out with the bath water.

What is most odd about the protests is that the protesters are protesting a government whose goals are to reduce tensions that could lead to war with Russia and to bring back jobs for the working class. Normally, these are things that people protest in favor of, not against.

How do we explain that the liberal/progressive/left has abandoned its traditional agendas and aligned instead with the ruling One Percent and the arms merchents?

These protests make no sense on their face. For 15 years indiscriminate slaughter of Muslins have been tolerated. Now suddenly a ban on Muslim immigrants brings violent protests into the streets.

I conclude that The Saker is correct that these protests are orchestrated by the One Percent and the Deep State.

Even Al Jazeera is caught up in the disinformation. Reporter Rob Reynolds described the protests as a liberal push-back against a right-wing president. In my day, the right-wing wanted to nuke the Russians. Now it is right-wing to desire to be at peace with Russia. Of course, youth are devoid of historical perspective, but this level of confusion seems too extreme to flow from sincerity.

Fifty-six years ago President Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex. We paid no attention. Consequently, today they have us, along with the liberal/progressive/left, in their clutches. I wonder if even Donald Trump can rescue us.

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  1. The protesters are behaving as fascists by shutting down free speech.

    What gibberish. Shutting down political meetings with violence is and always has been a strategy of the Communist International. Fascism is what comes next – the Sturmabteiling to shut down the commie lowlifes with a dose of their own medicine.

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    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    These "protesters" wouldn't know a commie if one bit them. Some of them are mercenaries and the rest are brain washed. All of them are tools of an elite determined to create a global feudalism. Forget Communism, Fascism and Liberalism. It's all so 20th century. Our Lords are to be stateless monopolists (Oligarchs). The rest of us are to be serfs. Nationalists, like Trump, stand in their way.
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  2. @the raven

    The protesters are behaving as fascists by shutting down free speech.
     
    What gibberish. Shutting down political meetings with violence is and always has been a strategy of the Communist International. Fascism is what comes next - the Sturmabteiling to shut down the commie lowlifes with a dose of their own medicine.

    These “protesters” wouldn’t know a commie if one bit them. Some of them are mercenaries and the rest are brain washed. All of them are tools of an elite determined to create a global feudalism. Forget Communism, Fascism and Liberalism. It’s all so 20th century. Our Lords are to be stateless monopolists (Oligarchs). The rest of us are to be serfs. Nationalists, like Trump, stand in their way.

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  3. Did the left ever really believe in liberal values? It probably seemed that way decades ago when they could use things like free speech to promote their beliefs. Now that they’ve become the establishment, they have no use for it anymore.

    The shifting stance towards Russia affirms that we live in an age of political tribalism. It’s no longer enough to favor your own tribe, people, race etc. We now also side with countries based on their left/right ideologies. To be fair, the left has been doing this for at least a century. The right is just beginning to catch up.

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  4. “150 masked protesters at Cal Berkeley, precisely 0.0039 percent of the 38,000 student body was all it took to shut down free speech at the University of California, Berkeley.”

    150 of 38,000 students is NOT “0.0039 percent”. It is 0.39 percent; or “0.0039 OF the student body”.

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    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    You can tell when PCR, in an emotional lather, types faster than is good for his reputation. The former Undersecretary of the Treasury surely knows his math; he's just in too much of a rush to carefully proofread his texts before hitting the "send" button.

    His reference to "the indiscriminate slaughter of Muslins" shows that the same thing goes for his English orthography. His Spelchek software didn't clue him in because muslin is a fabric ("a very thin cotton material"), not a religion.

    Mr. Roberts: Speed kills.
  5. “The protesters are behaving as fascists by shutting down free speech.”

    No, fascists don’t act like that. At least not good fascists.

    Fascism is about preservation, construction, and defense of order, peace, and justice.

    When good fascists use violence, it is for the sake of defense of the realm.

    Berkeley violence is about anarchism, nihilism, and thuggery.

    Fascist can be good, or they can be bad.

    But anarchists, nihilists, and thugs are always bad.

    These lunatics love violence for the sake of violence.

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    • Replies: @Steel T Post
    Thank you Priss, I thought the same thing when I read the title. The Berkley terrorists are ANTIFA, not fascist. It seems everybody in America, even the good guys like Roberts, have bought into the GW (Good War) narrative that fascism is bad. Fascism would have been the salvation of Europe, except that ANTIFA Bolshevism and its Allies won.

    It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aimed at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has for the moment saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history.

    -Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, section I:10
     
    In today's industrial civilization, there are two main political forces in play: antifa Bolshevism and anticommunist Fascism. Pick one.

    If you can't choose, take a dime from your pocket and flip it. If it lands obverse, be a ANTIFA like Theodore (((Rosenfeld))). If it lands reverse, be as fascist as the Roman symbol of White Male Power, the rods bound together (somewhat marred by an antifa artist to look like a torch handle, but look at the older Mercury dime, or within the Senate chambers, to see the typical fasces symbol that includes an axe head.)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lMjYP2lfKHQ/VnxgP_MrwUI/AAAAAAAAKFA/FM8UBe6Ikw0/s1600/Mercury%2BDime%2BFasces.jpg
  6. @Parbes
    "150 masked protesters at Cal Berkeley, precisely 0.0039 percent of the 38,000 student body was all it took to shut down free speech at the University of California, Berkeley."

    150 of 38,000 students is NOT "0.0039 percent". It is 0.39 percent; or "0.0039 OF the student body".

    You can tell when PCR, in an emotional lather, types faster than is good for his reputation. The former Undersecretary of the Treasury surely knows his math; he’s just in too much of a rush to carefully proofread his texts before hitting the “send” button.

    His reference to “the indiscriminate slaughter of Muslins” shows that the same thing goes for his English orthography. His Spelchek software didn’t clue him in because muslin is a fabric (“a very thin cotton material”), not a religion.

    Mr. Roberts: Speed kills.

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  7. Berkeley and the entire Gay Area should’ve been leveled long ago. Alternatively we could just shut off their supply of anti-retrovirals.

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  8. @Priss Factor
    "The protesters are behaving as fascists by shutting down free speech."

    No, fascists don't act like that. At least not good fascists.

    Fascism is about preservation, construction, and defense of order, peace, and justice.

    When good fascists use violence, it is for the sake of defense of the realm.

    Berkeley violence is about anarchism, nihilism, and thuggery.

    Fascist can be good, or they can be bad.

    But anarchists, nihilists, and thugs are always bad.

    These lunatics love violence for the sake of violence.

    Thank you Priss, I thought the same thing when I read the title. The Berkley terrorists are ANTIFA, not fascist. It seems everybody in America, even the good guys like Roberts, have bought into the GW (Good War) narrative that fascism is bad. Fascism would have been the salvation of Europe, except that ANTIFA Bolshevism and its Allies won.

    It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aimed at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has for the moment saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history.

    -Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, section I:10

    In today’s industrial civilization, there are two main political forces in play: antifa Bolshevism and anticommunist Fascism. Pick one.

    If you can’t choose, take a dime from your pocket and flip it. If it lands obverse, be a ANTIFA like Theodore (((Rosenfeld))). If it lands reverse, be as fascist as the Roman symbol of White Male Power, the rods bound together (somewhat marred by an antifa artist to look like a torch handle, but look at the older Mercury dime, or within the Senate chambers, to see the typical fasces symbol that includes an axe head.)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lMjYP2lfKHQ/VnxgP_MrwUI/AAAAAAAAKFA/FM8UBe6Ikw0/s1600/Mercury%2BDime%2BFasces.jpg

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    • Replies: @Ted Bell
    The problem is that the powers that be have inextricably linked fascism with Nazism, which was merely Hitler's particular implementation of it. That verbal sleight of hand is unfortunate, as it leaves the world's most common economic system unnamable. Capitalism, which in it's purest form can only exist under anarchy, is currently blamed for all the problems brought about by the state's interference with trade, leading far too many people to conclude that communism must be the answer. But communism is even less workable in the real world than is capitalism. In actual fact, Mussolini didn't so much invent fascism, as he just described his idealized version of almost every functioning economy in history. Fascism is merely what happens when capitalism or communism has to contend with human nature. The only real alternative is despotism, which the world is currently sliding back into. But Hitler killed a bunch of people, so we can't talk about this.
  9. Again with the “Fascism is Good” thing. You people are playing right into your enemies’ hands, and happily tying the noose around your own necks.

    Mind you, I’m not saying “Fascism is Bad” either. I’m saying you don’t own the language, and until you do, you’re signing your own death warrant and that of your ‘movement’.

    You’re using their language at the moment, and you’re using it to wreck your own Project. I’m all for wresting control of the Narrative from our enemies, but you’re not doing that. You’re playing their game.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/whose-campus-our-campus/#comment-1752035

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  10. There was a time when most liberals I knew just believed in a little more spending on social programs, a little less on the military and were pro working class but otherwise loved America and Western civilization. But I think those days are now but a memory.

    The “liberalism” of today is pure Bolshevism and like its earlier incarnation seeks the complete overthrow of America and Western civilization by any means necessary. Only now it’s more about race than class. Conservatism lacks the mettle to defeat this scourge just as it did in Weimar Germany.

    People should understand that violent Bolshevist mobs were the very reason that the brown shirts arose in Weimar Germany. If things don’t change and if federal, state and local police agencies refuse to deal with the problem and restore order then an American version of the brown shirts will be in order.

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    • Replies: @Ted Bell
    It's even worse than that. Today's "liberals" have actually adopted Orwell's vision of socialism, where the proletariat is openly despised and ridiculed by the socialists themselves. I've always had that complaint about 1984, that it was completely incompatible with the drivel Marx spewed. Yet here we are, with the self proclaimed party of the working man constantly telling the working man to sit down and shut up, because he's too stupid and evil to be listened to.
  11. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/02/04/anar-f04.html

    Why is the New York Times promoting the “black bloc”?
    By Bill Van Auken
    4 February 2017

    The New York Times, the semi-official voice of the Democratic Party establishment, published an extraordinary article in its Friday edition headlined “Anarchists Vow to Halt Far Right’s Rise, With Violence if Needed.”

    The piece, which ran across four columns of the newspaper’s front page under a huge photo of a black-masked individual preparing to break an office building window with an iron bar during Wednesday night’s protests at the University of California, Berkeley, amounted to free publicity and promotion of the violent protests organized by elements identifying themselves as the “black bloc,” anti-fascists and anarchists.

    Authored by Times reporter Farah Stockman, the article consists not only of breathless accounts of gratuitous acts of violence by these elements and extended quotes from individuals claiming to represent their politics, but also multiple links to anarchist and black bloc websites and twitter feeds, helpfully provided for any reader who might want to get involved.

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  12. @Steel T Post
    Thank you Priss, I thought the same thing when I read the title. The Berkley terrorists are ANTIFA, not fascist. It seems everybody in America, even the good guys like Roberts, have bought into the GW (Good War) narrative that fascism is bad. Fascism would have been the salvation of Europe, except that ANTIFA Bolshevism and its Allies won.

    It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aimed at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has for the moment saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history.

    -Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, section I:10
     
    In today's industrial civilization, there are two main political forces in play: antifa Bolshevism and anticommunist Fascism. Pick one.

    If you can't choose, take a dime from your pocket and flip it. If it lands obverse, be a ANTIFA like Theodore (((Rosenfeld))). If it lands reverse, be as fascist as the Roman symbol of White Male Power, the rods bound together (somewhat marred by an antifa artist to look like a torch handle, but look at the older Mercury dime, or within the Senate chambers, to see the typical fasces symbol that includes an axe head.)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lMjYP2lfKHQ/VnxgP_MrwUI/AAAAAAAAKFA/FM8UBe6Ikw0/s1600/Mercury%2BDime%2BFasces.jpg

    The problem is that the powers that be have inextricably linked fascism with Nazism, which was merely Hitler’s particular implementation of it. That verbal sleight of hand is unfortunate, as it leaves the world’s most common economic system unnamable. Capitalism, which in it’s purest form can only exist under anarchy, is currently blamed for all the problems brought about by the state’s interference with trade, leading far too many people to conclude that communism must be the answer. But communism is even less workable in the real world than is capitalism. In actual fact, Mussolini didn’t so much invent fascism, as he just described his idealized version of almost every functioning economy in history. Fascism is merely what happens when capitalism or communism has to contend with human nature. The only real alternative is despotism, which the world is currently sliding back into. But Hitler killed a bunch of people, so we can’t talk about this.

    Read More
  13. @KenH
    There was a time when most liberals I knew just believed in a little more spending on social programs, a little less on the military and were pro working class but otherwise loved America and Western civilization. But I think those days are now but a memory.

    The "liberalism" of today is pure Bolshevism and like its earlier incarnation seeks the complete overthrow of America and Western civilization by any means necessary. Only now it's more about race than class. Conservatism lacks the mettle to defeat this scourge just as it did in Weimar Germany.

    People should understand that violent Bolshevist mobs were the very reason that the brown shirts arose in Weimar Germany. If things don't change and if federal, state and local police agencies refuse to deal with the problem and restore order then an American version of the brown shirts will be in order.

    It’s even worse than that. Today’s “liberals” have actually adopted Orwell’s vision of socialism, where the proletariat is openly despised and ridiculed by the socialists themselves. I’ve always had that complaint about 1984, that it was completely incompatible with the drivel Marx spewed. Yet here we are, with the self proclaimed party of the working man constantly telling the working man to sit down and shut up, because he’s too stupid and evil to be listened to.

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