As I’ve said before, I have absolutely NO problems with peaceable protests by any group of people for any reason, memorials, etc. I won’t be joining them, but that is an absolute right to do so… PEACEABLY… That is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment.

These are the ‘white supremacists’ that are rioting…

Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser

Full article, HERE.

And they are burning bookstores… HERE.

And churches… HERE.

But I wouldn’t try that again at the Alamo… HERE.

And I wonder who is ‘conveniently’ placing pallets of bricks in various cities that ‘happen’ to be right in the path of the rioters???

Interesting to note that very little coverage is provided of the people who are defending their property/businesses anywhere with guns. That isn’t making the MSM at all. And it seems the rioters in LA are staying out of Koreatown… LOL

And a reminder… We, the people have rights enumerated by the following amendments…

1st Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the right to petition the government
2nd Protects the right to keep and bear arms
3rd Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes
4th Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause
5th Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
6th Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel
7th Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law
8th Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
9th Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution
10th States that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated, or enumerated, to it through the Constitution
11th Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for state sovereign immunity
12th Revises presidential election procedures by having the president and vice president elected together as opposed to the vice president being the runner up in the presidential election
13th Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
14th Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, and the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post–Civil War issues
15th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude
16th Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the various states or basing it on the United States Census
17th Establishes the direct election of United States senators by popular vote
18th Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States
(Repealed December 5, 1933, via the 21st Amendment)
19th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex
20th Changes the date on which the terms of the president and vice president and of members of Congress end and begin (to January 20 and January 3 respectively). States that if the president-elect becomes vacant, the vice president-elect is inaugurated as president in their place.
21st Repeals the 18th Amendment and makes it a federal offense to transport or import intoxicating liquors into U.S. states and territories where such transport or importation is prohibited by the laws of those states and territories
22nd Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once
23rd Grants the District of Columbia electors in the Electoral College, their number being not more than those of the least populous state
24th Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax
25th Addresses succession to the presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president and responding to presidential disabilities
26th Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens eighteen years of age or older to vote on account of age
27th Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives

Common sense says don’t be where you may be caught up in an ongoing situation. If you are, get out/away as soon as possible. Carry a weapon if you can, or at least pepper spray. Be prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones. Now is NOT the time to play nice with the people who are not peaceably assembling!


FWIW… — 17 Comments

  1. Wearing blackface like that is an effective disguise, but politically incorrect.
    They will have to be dealt with for their PC indiscretions.

  2. Everything here is quiet, but then the nearest “Big City” with issues is 250 miles away, and people here are generally armed up. A handful of local flakes have done a BLM protest by holding a banner alongside a busy roadway but nothing else.

  3. There was an interesting article recently revisiting Critical Race Theory.

    I’ve said before that you could fix Critical Race Theory, by going further than Professor Bell was willing, and considering that the people most able to implement the institutionalized white supremacism are black. CRT is plausible if blacks can be the most fervent advocates and defenders of white supremacism.

    Conversely, there’s another critique. If CRT is correct, what reason is there for a white not to be authentically white? What reason is there to refrain from supporting an anti-black pogrom? CRT does not offer any incentives for whites to continue to refuse to pogrom.

    Now, the truth is that many whites are Christians, not adherents of critical race theory. Denying that blacks are also children of God would be denying Christ. So Christianity prevents the use of utilitarian theories of reciprocity here, but from a utilitarian perspective, Christianity has positive enough outcomes that it may be worth accepting situations that are not theoretically pure utilitarianism.

  4. Ed- Point!

    Jim- Glad to hear it!

    NRW- That’s good, further away the better!

    Bob- CRT is a cluster**** If you turn it around, it becomes a mantra for racism. Christianity is the boogy man to the left because OF the positive outcomes.

  5. The few reports that I have seen of defensive gun use have been of police arresting the store owner for doing so.
    John in Indy

  6. Peaceful assembly is our God-given right as US citizens.

    Not a US citizen? Best tread lightly when thinking you have the same rights as citizens.

    But… Looting? It is time, past time, to do as the Brits would do in the late 1800’s. Slosh them with Martinis. Enforce the law of the land. That of red of tooth and claw. Think Free Shoes Jones can stand up to hot lead and cold steel? Think again. And hang the bodies afterwards.

    We tolerate much stupidity in these United States. But this? This is too far. Civilization must act or lose to the barbarians. And we, like, well, Babylon 5, are the last, best hope for peace. And we, like, well, Babylon 5, must stand strong against the Shadows that have taken everyone else down, and against the Shadows within us.

    On a fierce note. Dang. Our President is one of the strongest men I have ever seen. It’s like being around Ike or the good Roosevelt. Walking from the White House, leaving reporters behind and going to St. John’s Episcopal Church and praying in front of that holy place, where so many presidents before him have.

    (Side note: For complete ‘break down and cry,’ well, in the movie ‘An American Carol’ when the ghost of Washington took the main character into St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church post 9-11 and showing the dust and damage within, that scene will tear you up if you are an American, or it should)

    And then the audacity of ‘Bishop’ Mariann Budd for blasting President Trump for doing so, and for having the gumption to hold a bible at a church, too. Like she has the God-given ability to decide who and where people can prey. Everything wrong with the Episcopal Church in the USA summed up in one interview. Not gonna call her a wh*** of Satan, but she sure is acting like one.

  7. We are seeing three things happening simultaneously,, the media is not making any distinctions which only fans the fires.

    First, there are people who are legitimately exercising free speech and showing their discontent. Unfortunately, many of these good people don’t realize they are being used as dupes by others with agendas (see the second group). A peaceful protest doesn’t involve standing in front of riot police at 2 am screaming epithets at them while serving as a screen for brick and bottle throwers. Peaceful protesters note what’s happening and go home before sunset to tend to their families.

    Second, we have an organized and pre planned revolution in progress. Antifa, Marxist based, is conducting revolution. They have taken a horrible incident (death of George Floyd) and used it to initiate their attacks. The MSM is complicit in their selective coverage and slanted reports.

    Third, we have the wildings. These are the mostly young, children (mentally and emotionally) who miss no chance to steal and destroy. They haven’t been held accountable for their actions ever in their life and must learn very hard life lessons. It doesn’t matter that they never had good parenting, they learn now or civilization suffers.
    BTW, the political leaders (mostly Democrats) who blame all the trouble on “outsiders” are not willing to say it’s thieving and destruction by local sons of chaos because that is their voter base.

    I expect additional “days and nights of rage” getting worse as some of those tired cops will start shooting to defend themselves or just not showing up at the call to “stand to.” In either case, things really start cooking then.

    Prepare yourself for a changed America . May God have Mercy on us all.

    • A few additional thoughts.
      In my city, cops are preparing for their fourth night of riot duty. Mine’s not big enough for national news or even to make the big maps showing where stuff is happening. The local media shows some short segments at six and ten but no live coverage and no reports on the widespread damage.
      Some cities are preparing for night number eight. In these circumstances, regular police work ceases, investigations slow and maybe wither away, normal routines like traffic control fall to nothing, permit issuance stops, all hindering normal life. Then there is the damage to everyday life. You can’t go to the grocery store because it’s closed for repair of the broken windows. Shelves don’t get stocked because truckers don’t want to risk it. All of this on top of Coronavirus.

  8. While it is peaceful here, my 49 year old autistic son lives in the middle of the Seattle mess. He is staying home and always has two weeks of food on hand.

  9. Yep, one would think that White Supremacists would tend to be more towards the lighter shades as it were. Then again: there may be black white supremacists.

    They still all vote Democrat though, even as they protest city police controlled by Democrat chiefs of police and Democrat Mayors in states run by Democrat governors. Funny how that happens.

  10. All- Thanks for the comments. This is, I believe, going to be a watershed moment for America.

    Posted from my iPhone.

    • Let us hope the flood clears away the flotsam and jetsam of our civilization, rather than clearing our civilization away.

  11. Re: Alamo. The guy was alive to be arrested? Tisk-tisk.
    Re: Bricks. We’re dealing with highly skilled professionals. Not the pre-positioning of the pallets of bricks. That’s simple logistics. It’s the photos being distributed “proving” the police are doing it. Someone is in over-watch and photographing police (I’ve seen the Dallas photos) removing the pallets and then releasing the images in reverse order thus PROVING the cops are behind this. Classic PsyOps per training manuals ca. 1990s.