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The American Civil War pt. 2
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:15:57 pm »
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/07/09/the_fragility_of_the_woke_143660.html

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On one hand, those toppling statues or canceling their own careers on the internet pose as vicious Maoists -- the hard-core shock troops of the revolution. Their brand is vile profanity, taunts to police, firebombs and spray paint.

In homage to Italy's blackshirts of the past, they wear black hoodies, don makeshift helmets and strap on ad hoc protective padding -- part lacrosse attire, part cinematic Road Warrior costume.

The televised stereotype of the antifa activist is a physically unimpressive but violent-talking revolutionary. He seems to strut in laid-back, blue-city Minneapolis but wisely avoids the suburbs and small towns of the nation's red states. He spits at police when standing beside fellow agitators but would never do that when alone confronting an autoworker or welder.

When police march against the antifa crowd and their appendages in order to clear the streets, they often scream like preteens, objecting to mean officers who dare to cross them.

When arrested, the trash talkers are usually terrified of being jailed or of having an arrest on their records.

Federal authorities are currently searching thousands of videos to ferret out looters, arsonists and assailants. Perpetrators who are caught are shocked that the evidence that they once posted online in triumphant braggadocio is now being used to charge them with felonies.

What is going on?

Black Lives Matter, antifa and their large numbers of imitators and loosely organized wannabes are mostly made up of middle-class youth, often either students or graduates. They deem themselves the brains of the rioting, the most woke of the demonstrators, the most sophisticated of the iconoclasts. In truth, they are also the most paranoid about being charged or being hurt.

What explains the passive-aggressive nature of these protesters and rioters?

Many no doubt are indebted, with large, unpaid student loans. Few seem in a hurry to get up at 6 a.m. each day to go to work to service loans that would take years to pay in full.

While some of those arrested are professionals, many are not. Few seem to be earning the sort of incomes that would allow them to marry, have children, pay off student loan debt, buy a home and purchase a new car.

Historically, the tips of the spears of cultural revolutions are accustomed to comfort. But they grow angry when they realize that they will never become securely comfortable.


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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 08:24:29 pm »
The writing was on the wall way back in 1996
https://vocaroo.com/7S0YvPlL18A

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2020, 08:39:11 pm »
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...black hoodies, don makeshift helmets and strap on ad hoc protective padding -- part lacrosse attire, part cinematic Road Warrior costume.

The televised stereotype of the antifa activist is a physically unimpressive but violent-talking revolutionary.

Some great style points there, thanks!  I have been neglecting the padding since it does violence to my sculpted silhouette.  I am only sorry footwear isn't addressed.

Re: The American Civil War pt. 2
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 06:21:17 pm »
The writing was on the wall way back in 1996
https://vocaroo.com/7S0YvPlL18A

Dang, good catch there.

Key events of that year:


January 26 - Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton testifies before a grand jury.
March 19 – In Los Angeles, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
March 25 -  An 81-day-long standoff begins between antigovernment Freemen and federal officers in Jordan, Montana.
May 30 – The Hoover Institution releases an optimistic report that global warming will probably reduce mortality in the United States and provide Americans with valuable benefits.
June 13 – An 81-day standoff between the Montana Freemen and FBI agents ends with their surrender in Montana.
June 25 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi local.
July 27 – The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills 2 and injures 111.
July 29 – The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
September 13 – Tupac Shakur dies after being shot on September 7 after attending the Mike Tyson – Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
October 7 – The Fox News Channel is launched on U.S. cable systems.
October 23 – The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins in Santa Monica, California.
November 5 – U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term. This election had the lowest voter turnout since 1924.December 25 (probable date) – Death of JonBenιt Ramsey: A six-year-old beauty queen is beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado; her body is found the following day.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_in_the_United_States

...which one of these events (or perhaps others I failed to highlight)  happened closest to that Vocaroo you posted Padre?

Re: The American Civil War pt. 2
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 06:26:10 pm »
Some great style points there, thanks!  I have been neglecting the padding since it does violence to my sculpted silhouette.  I am only sorry footwear isn't addressed.

Well my first instinct was to recommend:



Cuz the studs would do a number on any unwoke head...

But then I considered your hippy drippy clime and realized that Bean's the real answer:



Now then, a skateboard to accessorize and terrorize simultaneously?



I'll leave the choice of Lacrosse headgear up to you... :-\

Re: The American Civil War pt. 2
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 06:50:24 pm »
https://youtu.be/012rcMYD5c8
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes (GRAPHIC WARNING)

A person at the antifa/BLM Portland riot tries to throw a gas canister at federal police

Chadillac
6 hours ago
Use live ammo and we could save money on the ambulance ride.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 10:35:22 pm »
my 2c: nothing  says "successful leader of a military junta" like a nice pair of epaulets


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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 07:26:41 pm »
Tsar Knut has a certain elan to him, that much I'll grant you...

 ;)

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