Took ’em long enough.
Evidence from photos, videos, social-media posts and interviews suggest that a group—the New York chapter of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee, or TMOC—might have been involved. There is no definitive proof that TMOC led the call for dead cops, but there is a web of circumstantial ties with the group at its center. …The bedrock of TMOC’s politics, judged by their social-media output, is hatred for police and endorsement of violence against them. The group seems to blend “black bloc” anarchist street violence with social-media campaigns.
Ah, yes, the blackshirts. I would applaud the Daily Beast’s diligence in tracking down precisely which splinter group of the Violent Activist Left was responsible for helping to get two cops killed, but: what took the Daily Beast so long? Continue reading The Daily Beast ‘realizes’ that the Black Bloc blackshirts have infected the #ferguson protests.
No doubt leering at the staff, too:
Reid (D-Nev.) said Tea Party Republicans are preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill by offering amendments on ObamaCare and other unrelated issues.
“We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate.
“People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is all about — are winning, and that’s a shame.”
Actually, what that is is a lie. On a variety of levels: Continue reading Harry Reid: “…ANARCHISTS! Anarchists roaming the halls!”
(Via Instapundit) I find it mildly astonishing that this even needed to be written, honestly:
What we are seeing here is the latest iteration of an old political program that has been given new strength by the failures of the global economy and the power of postmodern technology. [snip] … the concerns of labor intersect only tangentially with those of Occupy Wall Street’s theorists and prime movers. The occupiers have a lot more in common with the now-decades-old antiglobalization movement. They are linked much more closely to the “hacktivist” agents of chaos at WikiLeaks and Anonymous.
But perhaps this isn’t immediately obvious to the casual observer. Continue reading Occupy Wall Street latest skin mask for Blackshirt Left.
Well, they’re having a visit from the blackshirts now* – and by ‘visit’ I mean ‘violent riots on the streets of London’ – but the threat is apparently at elevated levels for next month’s Royal Wedding, which is going to draw a bunch of British… how did I put it, once? Ah, yes: “twentysomething unwashed creeps in balaclavas who simultaneously reek of patchouli oil and Rage Against the Machine” … like moths to a flame. I expect that next month’s headlines over there are going to be at best outraged, and at worst fairly grim – and the amazing bit? Great Britain’s got cameras everywhere. They have surveillance cameras on their surveillance cameras – and probably surveillance cameras watching those. You’d think that this kind of crypto-police state scrutiny would at least actually keep people from, you know, smashing up other people’s property… but apparently not.
Meanwhile, unintentional comedy from the police on their homegrown BUF-wannabes:
“They were using light bulbs filled with ammonia, petrol bombs and smoke flares. Any one of these can kill not just a police officer but a member of the public. These people are willing to resort to this naked violence in front of cameras. It is almost as if they have no fear of judicial process in this country.”
They don’t have any fear of the judicial process in Great Britain. And why should they? The only damned thing that they have to really worry about is not having a gun on them when they go on their rampages.
*All the while being aided and abetted by more mainstream Leftist political parties; gee, where have we heard that before?
I have to take issue with the title of Richard Fernandez’s article on the coming, temporary rise of anarchism within the Left (“The Crusade of Innocents“): there’s nothing particularly innocent about the anti-globo anarchist blackshirt Left. Then again, there’s nothing particularly ‘anarchistic’ about those fools, either: if you want proper anarchism (not to mention a more moral one) go look up the more… committed… anarcho-capitalist libertarians, who at least have the saving grace of not routinely going out and throwing Molotov cocktails at the police. Continue reading #rsrh Blackshirts on the march.
(Via Instapundit) One presumes, at least, based on the graffiti (generally Communist; I’d also say ‘vile and ignorant,’ but that would be redundant), the careful over-dramatic poses (with obligatory bandannas), and of course the crowd of screaming blackshirt anarchists smashing the window of Prince Charles’ limo while screaming “Tory scum*.” The ostensible reason for the rioting was the recent hiking of tuition rates in England, which have proven to be unpopular. I say ‘ostensible’ because, as is the custom, the protests got taken over by Hard Left groups who could care less about tuition increases. What they do care about is inciting a politically-useful violent response from the police, which they apparently think will allow them to start the Revolution on the spot. Which wouldn’t actually happen, but then Communism is intellectualism for stupid people.
By the way, I have a suggestion for the British: if your students can’t have a demonstration without throwing a paint can through a limousine window and attacking your heir to the throne, then perhaps everybody that you catch at it shouldn’t get to be students anymore. And don’t let yourself get too worked up about them reacting badly to it, either. Your own Winston Churchill had quite a few things to say on the subject of appeasement, and why it’s a bad idea. You know, Churchill. The fellow whose statue one of your spoiled man-children was caught urinating on.
Moe Lane (crosspost) Continue reading Prince of Wales attacked by far-Left mob.
Radical Left-anarchist stripe, of course.
A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker’s and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing “anarchist graffiti” on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage.
Via Ed Driscoll. Blackshirts probably do more than any other faction of the Progressive Left to embarrass and marginalize the Progressive Left, bless their hearts: put enough of them in a crowd and you are absolutely guaranteed rioting, property damage, and – when the odds are at least six-to-one in their favor – maybe even a little assault and battery. They are one major reason why the antiwar movement went precisely nowhere in the last decade, and if they’re metastasizing in ‘illegal immigrants’ rights’ groups, well, that’s good news for the people opposing those groups…
Before you ask, I’m amused, not incensed:
Via the indispensable Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog.
Primarily because I never had to worry that individuals like this would use my political faction’s rhetoric and, you know, mean it. There’s something relaxing about knowing that every group of utter scoundrels in Western civilization still left unhung hate you and everything that you stand for; in fact, it’s invigorating. I sincerely hope that the Obama administration finds itself in the same situation Real Soon Now.
Crossposted to RedState.