Reflections on the Chicago leftist anti free speech protests

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12 March 2016
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In case you missed it, the Trump Rally was Postponed in Chicago as Large Crowds of Protesters Gather; 5 Arrested, ABC News, March 12, 2016.

..."I don’t take responsibility. Nobody has been hurt at our rallies," Trump said on CNN, saying later: "Overall, I think we've been very mild with protesters."

On Saturday morning, Trump took to Twitter, writing, "The organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago, have totally energized America!"...

Here are some pertinent articles offering insight into the protest, its orchestration, and its intent.

What really happened at the Chicago rally - My Firsthand Account, Reddit, March 12, 2016.

... I feel that I experienced today, for the first time in my life, true totalitarianism and authoritarianism, expressed laterally from citizen to citizen, in order to silence opinions from being shared. This enforcement was shared through sheer numbers and intimidation, and in a few cases, violence.

People brought their children, loved ones, and friends to attend the Trump rally... I saw a quiet, but excited crowd of Donald Trump supporters get thrown out of Chicago.

Worst of all, I saw the first amendment trampled, spit on, and discarded like trash.

This cannot go on. As I finish this, I feel a sense of utter dread and hopelessness for what is becoming of the youth in this country, particularly those of the regressive left. So polarized has political opinion become, that dissenting thoughts on college campuses are now seen as hateful. These people deal in absolutes. They are right, and whatever means they must take to achieve their ends, they will do it. They will not stop themselves from violence or censorship. They will do it, and they will call hell down upon you if anyone dare does upon them the same...

Inside the Madhouse: Firsthand Account of Chicago Shutdown from Trump Supporter, Breitbart, March 12, 2016.

Chicago Protests Not About Trump, Canada Free Press, Douglas V. Gibbs, March 12, 2016:

Protest was the work of community organizers, socialists who know the Alinsky plan. Carefully orchestrated, and has less to do with Trump, and more to do with the fundamental transformation of the United States...

Professional Protesters have arrived in Chicago, and scored a win for their efforts to silence opposition to liberal left politics because they believe their freedom of speech is more important than anyone else’s, and all others must be silenced.

The claim of hate-speech is an attempt to silence opposition. Trump’s verbalized positions regarding immigration and the influx of terrorists through the import of Muslim migrants is the claimed reason for the protests in Chicago last night, but the people accusing Trump of being a hater showed America their own version of disgusting hate. The hypocrisy of the liberal left was apparent to everyone, except them.

Anti-Trump protesters, some violent, pretty much all of them calling The Donald a racist, or chanting “Black Lives Matter,” had nothing to do about Trump, and everything to do about the culture of intolerance and divide created by the Obama administration. Donald Trump is the Republican Party front-runner, so he was the target. If it had been Cruz in the lead, the same thing would have happened, but instead at a Cruz rally...

Let me clarify a little more. These people were taught to be agitators, in the style of Saul Alinsky, by the most famous Alinsky community organizer of all time, Barack Obama. Obama has created division in this country, and if anyone dares disagree with the leftists, the result is violence, intolerance, and a call to silence those who dare to disagree with the leftist views. Last night was a direct result of the division, and hate, that Obama has caused.

They want violence. They want riots. They want revolution that will bring about their leftist age of socialism. They think it is chic. They prove, instead, that they are imbeciles...

The Alinsky radical and agitator is a well-integrated schizoid, is narcissistic and arrogant, diplomatic while unbending, claims to be open-minded as long as you agree with him, and claims that the same old statism being offered is somehow a new and different form of change and hope. The statist community organizer wants power, and is willing to do all he can to achieve that power. But, the greatest attribute of the statist community organizer cannot be taught.

Be not fooled. Last night was well-orchestrated, and years in the planning. It was planned for whoever was the leading candidate. Last night, the organized chaos turned out to be pointed at Trump.

By the way, as I watched television about this, whenever the newsman asked people why they wanted to shut down the rally, over and over I heard, “I don’t want to give my reasons.”

Were they shipped in? Were they simply brought in by organizers to make noise? Or are they so uninformed that they don’t even know why they are against Trump, other than acting in this manner because their Democrat Party handlers told them to?

Understand, their freedom of speech shut down someone else’s freedom of speech. Tolerance is only a one way street with these people. . . and they are not even willing to tell you why - nor do they even know why...

Cruz, Rubio, Kasich spout far left talking points in aftermath of Chicago protest, Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press, March 12, 2016.

America has come full circle, a sinister full circle no true patriot ever hoped would come about.

Three Republicans, desperate to cast front runner Donald J. Trump behind them in unbridled ambitions to lead America from the Oval Office, have thrown completely in with the Democrats in blaming main street Americans for Friday night’s George Soros orchestrated Chicago protest.

In the aftermath of the Chicago protest, for which Soros’ group took responsibility, never once did Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or Governor John Kasich call for public safety in presidential primary rallies.

Hard to believe but as true as the Marxists in the Obama administration brand every day Americans as bigots, racists and Islamophobes...

In essence, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich may just as well have joined unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to wave their placards in a full-fledged protest that only narrowly missed serious injury.

The three politicians have been in office long enough to know that the sign-tearing malcontents did not suddenly come out of the woodwork on Friday night; that this coming together of Occupy Wall Street (OWS), #blacklivesmatter and other radical groups has been in the works for a long time.

By now the three Republican presidential contenders will have been told by their own supporters that turning on the rally attendees rather than the protesters is wrong, and will be wanting to walk back their post protest remarks.

But their words are now a matter of public record:

“Thirty people were arrested today over violence and then the rally was cancelled, protesters took violence into their own hands ...any campaign that disrespects the voters and a campaign that encourages violence and facing allegations against members of the press you create an environment that encourages this.” -Ted Cruz.

“There is only one candidate that has violence at his events. I think potentially some of the rhetoric he has used contributed to this environment and it’s disturbing.” -Marco Rubio.

“The seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly.” -John Kasich.

... But something of true voter value came out of the Chicago protest all the same: the fact that if Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or John Kasich would blame We the People for a protest organized by the far left, they will do exactly the same thing if ever elected president.

Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump, Breitbart, March 12, 2016.

Cruz, Kasich and Rubio rebuke Trump for campaign chaos, but say left and media also share blame, Washington Post, March 12, 2016.

Video: Judge Jeanine Slams Cruz And Rubio For Aligning Themselves With The Leftist Scum Trying To Shut Down Free Speech, D.C. Clothesline, March 12, 2016.

The Defense Of The Oligarchs:'s Simple and Utter Brutishness, Zero Hedge, March 13, 2016:

So the Trump rally in Chicago was successfully disrupted by mostly young and socio-economic despondent protestors who have, unknowingly, been turned into pre-programmed anti-Trump warriors by the Oligarchs they claim to hate (yes is fully funded by the Oligarchs, look it up). The very same mentality that naively fell hook-line-and-sinker into Obama's message of "Change, Yes We Can"...

However, this time around there are millions of Americans who do have the benefit of recent history still burned into their hearts. Millions of previously naive, young voters devastated by the deceit of politics, leaving them scorned are now ready to fight the Oligarchs and the bought and paid for Executive and Legislative branches of government...

Remember, Trump supporters are not die hard fans of Trump per se, they are themselves warriors ready take back their nation. And I expect if push comes to shove, which apparently is dead set on making happen, Trump supporters will respond in kind... The unwavering wave of support against the establishment is not a light hearted movement...

Brownshirts & Republican Wimps: Anti-Trump Violence Will Make America Turn Right, As It Did In ’68, Patrick J. Buchanan, VDare, March 14, 2016.


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The Sea Island Neocon Conspiracy Against Trump, Patrick J. Buchanan, VDare, March 10, 2016.

At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump, Huffington Post, March 7, 2016.

...The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. (The meeting was not planned to be a strategy session on how to stop the GOP front-runner, but rather evolved into one, as a subsequently obtained agenda makes clear.)

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he "cannot support Donald Trump." 

Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

Philip Anschutz, the billionaire GOP donor whose company owns a stake in Sea Island, was also there, along with Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who represents Maryland. Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was there, too, a Times spokeswoman confirmed...

Suddenly It’s 1964: How the Stop-Trump Drive Resembles the Past, Breitbart, March 13, 2016.


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