Examining the Coverage of AntiFa Vs Patriot Pride In Portland

Flash bangs to initiate the brawl. Picture courtesy of Reuters.

Before we get started, take a close look below as this cis straight white male is hit – literally – by reality thanks to this obvious black Nazi dude in a #MAGA hat.  (He actually managed to keep it!)  Obviously that’s Clayton Bigsby with the Patriot Prayer crowd.

Kanye would be proud.

I wonder why people show up to these insane events where blood, sweat, and nasty smells fill the air with abundance – especially in Portland.  Conversations are avoided and bloody knuckles are used to settle disputes.  Everyone is screaming. No one is listening.  Normal people of course go about their daily business.

But in Portland when it comes to these events, nothing is ever normal.  Everything is abnormal.  Conversation is for the weak.  The most provocative, incendiary, and useless terms are thrown about.   In this case, it’s the usual useless term of Nazi that’s applied so much, that even a Jewish trans lesbian can be a Nazi – if she holds the wrong views.

Consider this particular riot and the AntiFa’s screaming at Patriot Prayer and how they are all Nazis.

Do you ever notice how the “Nazis” that AntiFa are throwing flashbangs into don’t seem to be people that can actually BE Nazis if we want to remember that racial purity thing the Nazis wouldn’t shut up about.   Apparently, AntiFa hasn’t beat enough Jews or “POC” yet for the various AntiFa defenders out there to wake up and realize, “Holy shit, these people will beat anyone who doesn’t adhere to their weird cultish Marxist doctrine!”

Anyway, who is Patriot Prayer, and why are they obviously all White Supremacists looking to bring back the Klan, conquer the last remaining Tascaran tribes in Mexico that the Aztecs and the Spanish couldn’t, and generally horrible bigots trying  to reinforce structural racism in China and Nigeria?

If you recall, Patriot Prayer was the focus of that indepth scoop ” A Beating in Berkeley” from back in September 2017.  It was a long article coming out a 29 minute read.  The first snippet get’s straight to the point regarding the necessary racial requirements:

“As white supremacists go, Joey Gibson makes for a lousy one. For starters, he’s half Japanese. “I don’t feel like I’m Caucasian at all,” he says. Not to be a stickler for the rules, but this kind of talk could get you sent to Master Race remedial school.”

Well, if you AntiFa, you need to shut down these evil White Supremacist Nazi fascists. (Odd interchangeable terms by the way considering the Nazis had no problem murdering tons of “white” people such as Russians, Slavs, Gypsies, Poles, etc.) But wait, the ranks of these White Supremacists swell with new recruits!

Likewise, the advertised docket of speakers was to include “three blacks, two Hispanics, one Asian, one Samoan, one Muslim, two women, and one white male.”

A bit later you’ll notice these vile White Supremacists are finally called out by the some of the nations leaders who always have something to say about “ists” and “isms”:

“Gibson secured a permit for his free speech rally to be held at Crissy Field, a former Army airfield next to the Golden Gate Bridge. But Pelosi loudly suggested the permit be pulled, saying the National Park Service should reflect on its “capacity to protect the public during such a toxic” event, which she termed a “white supremacist rally.”

The fact that over two-thirds of the event’s scheduled speakers were minorities, that race wasn’t being discussed, and that the event was billed a “day of freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism” didn’t seem to cut much ice with her.”

This is a picture from back then with Joey and his close buddy Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, who are essentially the founders of the group as well as obvious white Supremacist looking to don KKK hoods and start burning crosses everywhere.

Apparently White Supremacists, though I wouldn’t want to take a punch from that Samoan dude whose ironically nicknamed, Tiny.

Now this time around on 6/30/2018, I’m not seeing the term “White Supremacist” used.  Instead the operating word frequently used here is “right-wing”,  a term used quite  interchangeably and generously.   Now no one really knows what it means anymore besides signaling to the other tribe to draw their weapons and charge.

However, blame can be of course put on the right tribe which is what the Willamette Week attempts to do with this beautiful headline: “Portland Police Declare a Riot After Right-Wing Marchers Begin Beating Antifascists with Flag Poles”

You really can blame anyone  – you just have to phrase and stir it just right – Goldilocks style and ignore Antifa throwing M-80s into the Patriot Prayer crowd.  Let’s give credit though to the KOIN 6 and their coverage and resulting headline, “Opposing groups clash in downtown Portland riot”.  At least they attempt a semblance of neutrality – hard to do these days as journalist turn every hard news piece into an opinionated feature these days full to the brim of their opinions.

Back to that article from Willamette Week. Note the line in the article stating “they did not allow the antifascist protesters to have flag poles.”  Somehow, someway there are several videos of masked Antifa who have flagpoles in their hand and are beating people with them.  Okay let’s ignore that and the AntiFa dude attacking someone with a collapsible baton.

Curiously though, the article mentions this later as to who started this Gangs Of Portland brawl:  “Antifascists could be seen throwing gravel and firecrackers at the right-wing marchers in the moment before they charged.”  Note you can see what brings on this “charge” based on who is throwing stuff into the Patriot Prayer group thus provoking one:

https://twitter.com/xBc26x/status/1013237906540859394

Strictly speaking from a legal sense, Patriot Prayer has a permit to march. AntiFa obviously doesn’t bother with that or anything legal because Nazis.  Afterall, they are freedom fighters trying to free people via going back to Communism. Those Eastern European types who don’t want that system to come back to need to shut up and suck it up.

There’s an Elephant in the room though.  Note all of these pictures of AntiFa from various riots and beatdowns events:

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That’s the Hammer & Sickle and it’s a symbol that’s been invoked by regimes, dictators, and apparent Utopian Soviet states that have murdered something like 50 million people, if not more in the 20th century alone.   Yet no one will call for punching them in the face like they do Nazis even though the former are quite numerous and pushing for similar public policy in broad daylight.

AntiFa want to bring back a system that’s got the blood of 10s of millions on it’s hands and it’s apparently not as big of a deal as the rare Nazi Larpers we see out there who get fired from their jobs the moment their public identities are revealed.

All I’m saying is that if AntiFa wants to play this way, how come their hammer and sickle flags and open advocacy and promotion of an ideology that killed over 50 million in the last century is NOT a fireable offense by corporations desperate to preserve their public image?

Something really does stink, and it’s likely more than just the water and streets in Portland.  I’m skeptical that even if AntiFa kills some – which they inevitably will – that people will wake up.

This level of rhetoric and lack of any dialogue  is being normalized by the competing tribes to where even where you eat is now a cultural battleground making corporate policy a quagmire full of landmines for anyone in the restaurant business.  Perhaps AntiFa are simply some of these people who aren’t content to just settle for dinner disruption, but feel the need to throw punches, bottles, etc for the cause.

That’s where we are.