By Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views
Stop the charade. The Regressives have made it clear, we are in a Civil War and violence is part of the effort. Either to make people fearfully of opposing the violence or silent in accepting it as government collapses around us. Not one is safe in Oakland, San Fran, Chicago, Philly, Atlanta, Seattle or Portland. The gangs control those cities and the government has collapsed. Police are fleeing and businesses are forced to permanently close. Tax revenues are taking and unemployment is shooting up high.
“The August 12th column calls for violent resistance and denounced notions of civility in the public debate over racial and economic justice. In his column entitled “This War Can’t Be Civil,” Alqahtani mocks those who seek non-violent change and while “quoting Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. about peaceful protest and resistance.”
He declared “‘Radical love’ my ass. It disgusts me that the oppressors’ emotions and well-being (in all contexts, from institutions to individuals) are the first to be considered and accommodated whenever people question the validity of armed or violent resistance.”Alqahtani is willing to accept a role for peaceful protests but insists that people need to give violence a chance: “I’m not dismissing the power or impact of peaceful resistance. You may want to lead a silent march instead of setting a police station on fire. Sometimes, that may work best. What I’m criticizing is the constant rejection of violent resistance on grounds of respectability.”As will hardly come as a surprise to many on this blog, I believe that Alqahtani should have a protected right to espouse such obnoxious views.”
A staff writer for the UC Berkeley Californian is advocating for violence. In these days it does not take much to advocate for violence—Antifa and the Marxist BLM are promoting it as a weapon to over turn legitimate government in this nation. Where is the mainstream media in denouncing this? We seem to be entering an era where violence is now acceptable. Is that what you want?
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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views. Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/