It’s Time To Pick A Side

Some times we don’t have the luxury of staying neutral. It’s time to pick a side. We have a choice between civilization and barbarism.

If we don’t defend civilization then the barbarians win.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke


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64 Responses to It’s Time To Pick A Side

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

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    A lot of political commentators recognize that Donald Trump poses a categorical threat to established norms of American democracy, governance, and society. They believe that he represents (whether intentionally or not) an ideology that is hostile to groups of nonwhite Americans.

    In other words, they believe there are Americans to whom Trump poses an existential threat.

    You don’t have to agree with protesters beating up Trump supporters, or even sympathize with them, to understand this. There are people who feel Trump’s rise puts their lives in danger. And many people make decisions about what actions are “appropriate” differently when they feel personally under threat.

    “It’s Trump’s fault.”

    • Venus says:

      In 2008 and 2012, a lot of people thought Obama was an existential threat to the USA — they somehow manged to not riot at Obama rallies and beat up Obama supporters assembling there.
      So VOX can go fuck themselves.

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    We at Vox do not take institutional positions on most questions, and we encourage our writers to debate and disagree.

    How many conservative writers are there at Vox?

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  7. DeniseVB says:

    America the Beautiful or Venezuela ? No brainer. I do think the “protesters” are helping further the Trump and Milo messages, but law enforcement also needs to protect citizens too. San Jose is a Sanctuary City, but not for the white guys, eh?

    • 49erDweet says:

      If the San Jose Chief of Police had been told to order his cops to “stand down” by the mayor, and the chief disagreed with that “tactic”, he should be resigning today. He isn’t. #SJPDSHAME. Just ANOTHER reason to drive through but not stop in SJ.

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      • Lulu says:

        I saw him in an interview and he said the cops shouldn’t intervene unless someone was in “real” danger. He seems like a moron. And open to major lawsuits of some kind.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Saw a clip too. Something, something if the police intervened, it could have escalated the “protesters”. No, you aholes, you put the free range “protesters” in a corraled Safe Free Speech Zone blocks away from the event. If they step outside their safe space, you arrest their sorry butts. San Diego did this, by declaring the “protestors” were unlawfully assembled and we’ll crack your heads/arrest/mace you if you don’t go away.

          Having lived in San Diego in the 70’s, it worked then too !

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:


    The online conservative (?) commentariat is ghettoizing itself further and further from mainstream opinion, and convincing itself more and more as it self-selects down to tiny numbers that it is a Vital Remnant of Goodness and Good Sense in an increasingly ugly and stupid world.

    They are not, by any means, the only people guilty of this, certainly.

    But they are doing it now.

    I really think that when you’re at the point of saying “Everyone around me is stupid, wicked, racist, and evil,” you should begin to examine the possibility that perhaps they’re not all these things, and perhaps the defect resides more in your own egotistical mental barriers erected to keep any of those barbaric ideas out.

    I really don’t know what some of these organizations’ game-plan is for the future. They seem to desire to become fringe political exotica; well, I won’t stand before anyone’s dream.

    Let me say something about intellectuals. I have long contended that intellectuals had an unfair reputation as being cowards and creatures of decadence, rather than as being vital, important things.

    But I have to say, I am reconsidering. The day after another bout of leftist rioting and personal violence in service of suppressing a political rally — this one apparently undertaken with the connivance and permission of the police, the agents of the state itself, and the support of the mayor — I see many of the dessicated, decayed, and decadent intellectual class continuing to obsess about their Pet Concerns and Wooby Preoccupations instead of dealing with the frightening reality that is the actual news of the day.

    At NRO, I saw earlier only Jim Geraghty talking about the violence of the left. Update: A commenter points out that Jonah Goldberg also wrote on the left’s double standard on violence.

    Everyone else seemed to decide that reality was too ugly and indecorous to be mentioned in polite company, and retreated to their nicely-manicured gardens.

    Nietsche mentioned that in a decadent society, the decayed cultivate “luxurious concerns” — concerns as luxury goods and badges of rank.

    Many of us think that on a day of open challenge to the rule of law and civil politics generally, perhaps these luxurious concerns could be put aside for one day — or at least a few hours — to talk about actual reality its ugly, brutish, but inescapable configurations.

    And so it is I am re-examining my belief that intellectuals are vital and strong creatures, and falling back into my old bias against them as being decadent, weak, timorous, and frightened by reality.

    Something ugly, dangerous, and thoroughly anti-American happened last night.

    If you can’t summon the courage to your fingertips to comment upon it from a safe distance, then who the fuck needs you?

    • lyn says:

      One of the best comments:
      “In 2008 & 2012 the Right viewed Obama as much of a threat to the country as the Left views Trump now. Yet somehow we were able to avoid assaulting Obama supporters at Obama campaign events. Don’t think we’ll ever see anyone in the MSM point out this contrast (or the fact that we were right about Obama).”

    • 49erDweet says:

      Since I’m so much older than Ace, and thus have theoretically experienced many more “intellectuals”, I’m just gonna contradict him a little about them being vital and strong.
      Hours after Pearl Harbor we had bunches of “brainiacs” saying we (the US) should go slow and not jump into the WWII fray – because that way would be a disaster. Intellectually that made sense.
      But instead the US reacted in a manner that couldn’t be foreseen, and by doing so jump-started an economy that soared and climbed for decades. And absolutely changed the world!!!
      So the brainy might be smart but they are also bean counters. And bean counters don’t do well running the ship of state.
      My 2¢.

  9. helenk3 says:

    I am not a trump supporter and never will be. i do not believe in rioting over any candidate.
    My belief is that for over 200 years people have fought and died so that others would have the right to choose who they wish to vote for,. whether it is for or against any given candidate.
    My personal opinion on trump is that he is bad pay and a draft dodger. So I will not vote for him. I also will not vote for Hilary Clinton as she has proven herself to be someone I would not trust.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Glad you’re not voting Hillaryous 🙂 I’m in the Trump and Bill Clinton peer group of the late 60’s and the draft. It was totally unfair for the poor, undereducated boys. Donald and Bill used student deferments mostly. It was quite legal, and neither spit on the returning troops. Even GWB got smacked for “only” being in TANG, which was thought to be another chickensh*t way out of the war. Obama was a community organizer, how’s that working out for us?

    • votermom says:

      That’s ok, Helen. You own your vote.
      The nevertrumpers I don’t like are the ones that say Trump supporters are stupid racists and blame Trump for Dem violence. They’re the ones that pretend to be for the Constitution but make excuses for rioters trampling on our 1st amendment rights. Like that Ben Howe who said it was no big deal that a woman was pelted with eggs and bottles.

  10. CiscoKid says:

    After watching some of the video’s of last night’s riots in San Jose, I saw what I believed to be gang members present and ‘flashing’ gang hand signs.
    I did a little homework and found some very interesting facts in a report by the 2014 Crime & Gang Prevention Summit held on San Jose, CA.
    From that report.
    ” Hispanic gangs, Nortenos & Surenos make up the largest population of gangs in San Jose…
    6,522 validated gang members (many more non-validated).”
    There are black and Asian gangs, but numbers of members not mentioned.
    Now, before I go any further, I know gangs plague just about everywhere in America, but as of yet none have attacked Trump supporters.
    I’m not saying every rioter was a gang member, but found it interesting of their presence.
    That report shows pictures of various tattoos, clothing and hand signs denoting gang affiliations.
    Nice that these ‘immigrants’ take such an interest in politics.

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  12. Venus says:

    Brenda sums up my feelings:

  13. Venus says:

    Brenda from The Closer sums it up (from the episode “Serving the King” part 2):

  14. Venus says:

    Hey, a I blocked

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I just rescued a bunch of comments out of the spam filter. I have no idea how they got stuck there.

  16. taw46 says:

    The mayor was slammed all day on his Twitter feed. So he put this out, but still included another dig against Trump.

  17. swanspirit says:

    Hillary herself is doubling down on the blame Trump meme. She loves it. All the while doing the political double speak about how violence should stop.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    I’m sure Muse are leftwingnuts, but I always liked this video….

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, now for Tea Party dude, much better ❤

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    This is AWESOME:

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    Dispatches from the Left Coast

    by John Cole at 11:22 pm on June 3, 2016. It has 1 Comment.

    Make sure you cover your dog’s ears if you read this out loud:

    A Trump supporter who protesters told me had shoved a young girl was surrounded by the mob, pushed, punched, and he was rearing for a fight before police finally allowed him behind their skirmish line.

    Throughout the night, I saw a woman egged, a couple trailed and pummeled while heading to their car, a man chased and tackled, and more blood than I expected.

    Trump likes to make the case that the protesters who attend his rallies aren’t genuine, merely organized efforts by his political opponents. Thursday didn’t have that feel. These were kids who seemed to be out for the thrill of the brawl. Gang hand signs were thrown in abundance.

    We’re going to have full fledged race riots this summer. Trump is encouraging it and antagonizing, our airmchair revolutionaries are giddy, the media wants it, and there’s not much we can do about it, I’m afraid.

    Some random commenter:

    Klown says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    June 3, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Democrat thugs riot in the street and it’s Trump’s fault.


  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Aw crap. Ali is dead.

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