Sunday, August 13, 2017

If police cannot or will not protect the right of citizens to speak their minds politically, then what?"

Via Billy

A Sad Question After a Violent Day

If you watched the news in the last 24 hours, you again saw the political violence that has become far too common in modern America. Not to mention the lack of police response, which has also become strangely ubiquitous.

As I write, events continue to unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a Unite the Right rally organized by Jason Kessler, the “alt-right” leader of Unity and Security for America, is taking place — in large part to protest the city council’s decision to remove a Confederate statue.

By “events,” I mean punches thrown, objects hurled, people beaten down with clubs, folks sprayed with mace and other chemical agents, and then a car driven into the crowd — killing one person and injuring 19 others.

More @ Townhall

6 comments:

  1. The road to fascism begins with armed gangs of thugs using violence to shut down opposing points of view

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  2. The torches were magnificent to behold. The perfect touch.
    They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"


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  3. You're a poet and don't know it! :)

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  4. "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."--John F. Kennedy

    --Ron W

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  5. JFK: A right wing radical if alive today.

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