Category Archives: freedom

Entitlement, Media, Innuendo and Fear


The feelings of entitlement. The media cover. The innuendo. Each make for a dangerous mix. Add fear to the equation, and we are in for a bumpy road. _____________________________________________________ I don’t like these Nazi, Skinhead, White Nationalist types. Nasty politics. … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Free Speech Advocates Hold Small Rally in Boston


And hooligans show up. But the violence is the fault of the alt-right. Even though these folks were not even “alt-right.” #UPDATE: #BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West. — Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, … Continue reading

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Naming Hate Groups


The Southern Poverty Law Center has long ago forgotten about southern poverty, but has distinguished itself as the McCarthyist ‘hate group watch.’ City Journal: As for chronicling “hate groups,” the SPLC is principally focused on maintaining lists of individuals and … Continue reading

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They Used to Be Better Than This


Liberals used to be so much better than this. I fell asleep listening to John Lennon’s Imagine last night, thanks to Facebook and the Pentatonix. While I actually disagree with the lyrics I recognize the spiritual and aspirational nature of an … Continue reading

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NPR Finds Something Wrong With Doxxing and Threatening a Neo Nazi


You might get the wrong guy. No. That’s about the only thing. Link Like a professor who was NOT at the rally in Charlottesvile, but whose doppelganger was:   A counterprotester at the white supremacist march had posted a picture … Continue reading

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He Means Metaphorically


At least I think so. Segregationists have again assumed their pedestals in the Justice Department, the White House and many other American temples. Paper alone won’t drive them out. Start throwing rocks. — N. D. B. Connolly,  associate professor, Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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First Amendment Sliding Scale


The A.C.L.U. policy has been to defend free speech even if the speakers are Nazis, or even liberal Democrats. A writer in the New York Times says that strategy should change. K-Sue Park in the NY Times: …this approach implies … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Bill Schmalfeldt Can’t Come to the Courthouse


The hotel room. The research.      

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Charlottesville: A Successful Insurgent Action


First it was pies thrown at Ann Coulter. That’s the earliest modern event in this story that I remember. Next it was conservatives being dis-invited to college campuses, or prevented from speaking by barking crowds. Berkeley protests over Milo changed the … Continue reading

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You Know Those Guys in Charlottesville?


The ones in Nazi t shirts? The one who rammed innocent people? The ones who showed up armed? They’re not my people. I’m not one of them.  We might share some slight agreements on taxes, or immigration…but I don’t hate.  … Continue reading

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