Summer of Love 2020

Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property

I keep saying it: the only reason our cities are in chaos is because the Democrat politicians in control of them are allowing it to happen. We haven’t lost control; we’ve ceded control.

The DoJ has now declared that NYC, Portland and Seattle are at risk for losing federal funding:

The U.S. Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. The Department of Justice is continuing to work to identify jurisdictions that meet the criteria set out in the President’s Memorandum and will periodically update the list of selected jurisdictions as required therein.

The list was published on DOJ’s website today in response to President Trump’s memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.” 

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”

And if not, they should lose every last dime of their federal funding.

I think it’s now starting to dawn on Democrats that they screwed up massively in allowing three and a half months of rioting and chaos. But no matter what they do, they will always be viewed as the party of the riots. It’s too late for them to try to reverse course. The voters can see right through it.

Antifa Set off Fireworks in Front of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Apartment

You made your bed, Ted, now lie in it:

I’m no fan of Antifa, obviously, but this jackass Wheeler is getting what he deserves. You’ll remember that it was this idiot who just last Friday thought he was so cool and badass releasing a public letter he wrote telling Trump to shove it:

Literally within 48 hours of the letter, a conservative activist was shot dead in cold blood by an Antifa psychopath in Portland.

Wheeler then had the audacity to give a televised speech blaming Trump for just about every bad thing that has happened in Portland for the last four months–the rioting, the lawlessness, the looting, the murder, the violence.

So while Antifa are obviously the worst of the worst, I’m glad they’re harassing the idiot Portland Mayor.

That’s what you get for enabling and bowing to the mob. That’s what you get for abandoning law and order.

Biden’s Twitter Account: Vote for Me Or Else There Will be More violence!

Whoever runs his Twitter account is telling us that the radical left will riot and loot when Trump wins reelection:

Translation: “Does anyone believe my supporters won’t riot and loot and burn even more if Donald Trump is reelected?”

All the chaos and mayhem–as well as the lockdowns–are punishment for America voting Trump in 2016. It is meant to send a message: this is what happens when you put an outsider in the White House.

You want it to stop? Then vote for Joe Biden.

After all, his supporters are the ones behind all the violence. Most Americans know this. They realize they’re being extorted by the Establishment: just hand power back and they’ll call off the dogs.

Michael Brendan Dougherty makes some good points on this at National Review online:

Our “uprisings” are led by people who hate Trump. They are happening under Democratic governors, and in cities with Democratic mayors and city counsels. Those elected officials have turned down multiple offers of help. It was a Democrat mayor who called the Seattle Autonomous Zone a “summer of love” as its residents violently extorted local business. She closed it down only after the second child was murdered in it.

“This is Donald Trump’s America.” I just don’t know. When I was a dumb teenager, I once used an aerosol spray can and a lighter in the kitchen to make a minor flame thrower. I burned a curtain. I wasn’t clever enough to turn to my mother and excuse myself by protesting, “At the end of the day, this is your house!”

The very fact that the Democratic Mayor of Seattle only shut down CHAZ after two teenagers were murdered in it further underscores the fact that the Democrats let it all happen. They had the power to stop the chaos all along, but simply chose not to. It’s the same thing in Portland: that idiot mayor has had the power to restore law & order all along, he simply chooses not to, probably because he knows the rioters and anarchists are his base.

Everybody knows the riots are being carried out by radical leftwing activists, and being permitted by Democratic mayors and governors.

So why is Biden trying to make the obviously ridiculous argument that the riots are Trump’s fault? His campaign can’t be that stupid, can it?

It’s not stupidity. It’s desperation. It’s finally dawning on the Democrats just how badly the Summer of Love 2020 has backfired.

They thought they’d be able to pin the George Floyd and Jacob Blake incidents on Donald Trump and his “racism.” Obviously, they were wrong. Nobody who didn’t already loathe Trump thinks that he and his “racism” were behind George Floyd & Jacob Blake.

As for the rioting and chaos, I really don’t know how the Democrats figured they’d benefit from that. It really is beyond me.

I have a few theories on why the Democrats miscalculated so badly:

  1. They thought people would sympathize with the riots rather than be repulsed, enraged and horrified by them.
  2. They thought the media would be able to hide the extent of the chaos and portray it as largely a big “peaceful” protest, which people would then sympathize with.
  3. They didn’t think things would get out of hand as badly as they did.
  4. They really believed they’d be able to bully the American public into supporting the mob out of sheer terror.

Whatever it was, they miscalculated badly. Epically. Catastrophically.

Never once over the past several months have I believed the polls or the media narrative that Trump was in major trouble or that Biden was cruising to a landslide. I have always believed Trump was going to win reelection.

Now I think he’s going to win big. In May, he was probably on track for a close 2016-margin victory. Now he’s on track for a big victory. People are abandoning the Democratic Party because it is the party of the mob and the riots.

It’s too late for Biden to try to flip this on Trump. That doesn’t mean the Democrats–soulless, mendacious liars that they are–won’t try to gaslight the nation into believing the riots are Trump’s doing.

But nobody’s buying it. It’s too late. The damage is irreversible.

More Blood on the Media’s Hands

Yet another person radicalized by the media’s propaganda:

Apparently this man, Jayvon Hatchett, “felt the need to find a white male to kill”:

Mills told the court that when he asked Hatchett why he stabbed the AutoZone employee, Hatchett said he “felt the need to find a white male to kill” after watching videos of police brutality happening across the country.

Our media in this country is insanely irresponsible. Its lies have real-world consequences, such as this stabbing in Georgia. The media is actively trying to start a race war.

The Facts on the Jacob Blake Shooting Have Come Out

The Attorney General of Wisconsin just gave a press conference laying out the facts of the Jacob Blake shooting. The whole article can be found here.

Here are the most important revelations:

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, police were called to the 2800 block of 40th Street Sunday after a woman said her boyfriend “was present and was not supposed to be on the premises.”

Officers arrived at the scene and attempted to arrest 29-year-old Blake, at one point using a Taser in an attempt to stop him, but that attempt was unsuccessful, the DOJ said.

“Mr. Blake walked around his vehicle, opened the driver’s side door, and leaned forward,” a press release from the department read. “While holding onto Mr. Blake’s shirt, Officer Rusten Sheskey fired his service weapon 7 times. Officer Sheskey fired the weapon into Mr. Blake’s back. No other officer fired their weapon.”

Authorities noted that the Kenosha Police Department does not have body cameras, “therefore the officers were not wearing body cameras.”

According to the release, Blake admitted to investigators that he did have a knife at the time and a knife was recovered from the driver’s side floorboard of his vehicle. No other weapons were found, the report said.

So, as we went over yesterday: the police were called because of Blake.

On top of this, the police tried to tase him, but somehow they were “unsuccessful.” I don’t know if this means they missed him, or if he just didn’t go down, or what.

This was a big sticking point in the story: a lot of people were saying the police were too hasty in shooting him, they should have tased him first. Well, apparently they tried and it didn’t work, for some reason.

Blake had a knife in the vehicle, and it was found on the driver’s side floorboard. This makes sense because he walked around his car to the driver’s side and “leaned forward,” presumably to grab the knife. Which is why the officer shot him. Because he was reaching for a knife.

“But it was only a knife! The officers had guns!”

Yes, the white officers should have just allowed themselves to be stabbed.

I can’t believe we live in such a racist, oppressive country where a black man isn’t allowed to stab police officers who are trying to arrest him.

None of this matters to the rioters and arsonists, though. None of this matters to the NBA players boycotting their own games. They want to be angry. They want to feel like heroes and underdogs protesting an unjust system. That’s mostly what this is about: people in a secular society seeking fulfillment through the religion of “social justice.”

17-year-old in Kenosha Shoots Two Rioters in Self-Defense, Gets Charged With First Degree Murder

Here is the video that is making rounds on the Internet. It shows someone now identified as 17yr old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois being thrown to the ground by “peaceful protesters” during last night’s Kenosha Riots, and then firing back in self-defense:

He has been charged with first degree intentional homicide–in other words, murder. Because you’re supposed to just let the mob beat you to death.

The first guy he shot he hit in the chest, the second guy he hit in the upper arm. The first guy is dead, the second guy I believe survived.

To me, the video is pretty clear. This kid was being chased, gets thrown to the ground, and then the peaceful protesters peacefully attack him and try to take his gun from him. So he shoots at them in self-defense.

What did the peaceful protesters think would happen after they attacked a guy with a gun? They think this is all fun and games or something. It’s not. This is what happens when you mess with the wrong people. This is what should happen. The mob should not have carte blanche to terrorize and destroy as they please. The mob should have to think twice before attacking people and torching businesses. 

Granted, this kid probably should not have been there in Kenosha. He was originally from Antioch, Illinois, which is not too far across the border. It seems like he was looking for trouble. 

But first degree murder is a load of crap. That’ll never stick. How can they prove this was premeditated?

This is a video taken by a journalist (a real journalist) on the ground asking the kid what he’s doing in Kenosha. He says “our job” indicating he’s been asked to come up to Kenosha, perhaps as private security:

So I’m not sure exactly what the situation was. Maybe he was Militia LARPing, maybe he was asked to be there. I’ll try to do some more research throughout the day and figure that part out exactly.

The media is already slandering this kid as a “white supremacist” in order to isolate him and prevent him from becoming a hero or a sympathetic figure. The media does not want people to see this as a rallying cry, or be inspired by him to fight back.

The media wants you cowering in fear and powerless. They do not want you to fight back. They want you to be isolated and atomized, and therefore easily conquered by the mobs.

Below are some graphic photos from the scene which, in my view, show unequivocally that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. Some blood and gore in one of the photos so be advised.

The first one shows Rittenhouse on the ground and a rioter jump-kicking him:

This photo shows him being beaten over the head with a skateboard:

This next one shows the second guy who attacked him was armed, holding a pistol in his hand:

This final image is the gory one, but it shows this guy with the pistol’s arm after he’d been shot. He’s still holding the pistol:

I think it’s an open and shut case. Based on the video, based on these photos, Kyle Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. His attackers got what was coming to them.

The first-degree murder charge was expected. Corrupt Democratic prosecutors (probably owned by Soros) are actively against law and order and consistently side with the mobs. People are on their own here.

The media is going to try to demonize this kid as a “white supremacist.” There’s zero evidence of that at all. They want good people to be afraid to voice their support of him.