By Scott Weiser
For many decades before and after the Civil War, masked Ku Klux Klan racists intimidated, terrorized and killed blacks. In 1948, as the civil rights movement was getting underway at the federal level under President Harry Truman, states began passing anti-mask statutes to prohibit groups like the KKK from concealing their identities in public places.
South Carolina enacted a statute in 1962 that is still in effect that says “No person over sixteen years of age shall appear or enter upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, public way or highway of this State or upon the public property of the State or of any municipality or county in this State while wearing a mask or other device which conceals his identity.”
In 1872 wearing masks while intimidating and murdering blacks was legal in Mississippi and the rest of the “Solid South.” In 1948 it was made illegal under federal law, and is codified today in 18 U.S.C. § 241, Conspiracy against rights, and § 245, Federally protected activities.
Since that time there has been a resurgence of Democrat-aligned liberal fascist masked domestic terrorism and Democrat disruption of speeches and rallies of the political right. The expressed intent of many of these riots is to deliberately shut down the ability of Republicans and other conservative right-of-center citizens to engage in free speech and assembly “by any means necessary.” These liberal fascists have decided that any speech that doesn’t align with liberal progressive fascism is “hate speech” and that therefore liberal fascists have the moral authority to prevent free speech they don’t like using threats, violence, intimidation and physical obstruction, in defiance of federal civil rights laws.
Sixty-nine years after Truman acted, on January 15, 2017, these two leftist thugs, and many others, participated in a violent demonstration that caused the UC Davis College Republicans to cancel a scheduled speech by Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopulos out of fear of physical injuries or death to persons wanting to exercise their rights of freedom of assembly and speech by attending Yiannopulos’ event.
This is hardly the first time leftist thugs have disrupted his events or bullied college administrators into banning Yiannopulos from their campuses outright, before he’s even spoken, a clear First Amendment violation. He’s been banned by colleges and universities worldwide, and he’s coming to CU Boulder on January 25th.
Yiannopulos could be aptly described as an unapologetically right-wing self-described “dangerous faggot” and “the world’s most fabulous internet supervillain” who has become an acute thorn in the side of the liberal fascist left because he is unashamedly gay and unabashedly conservative in his rhetoric and he revels in calling out left-wing hypocrisy.
On December 21st, Boulder Daily Camera staff writer Sarah Kuta wrote “Yiannopoulos, an editor for the “alt-right” website Breitbart News…[is coming] to the Boulder campus, where just 20 percent of students identified as conservative in a 2014 survey, is being organized by the CU College Republicans and by the CU chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative student activist group.”
Kuta’s editorializing disguised as reportage implies that 20 percent of CU Boulder’s 27,000 plus student body isn’t enough people to justify allowing Yiannopoulos to speak because he’s “alt-right” and because he is often insulting to minorities, much like any number of leftist so-called comedians like Wanda Sykes.
Kuta’s article focuses on how CU might prevent Yiannopoulos from speaking or permanently ban him from CU in the future if he offends the tender sensibilities of one of the protected classes of snowflakes at CU. Kuta says “At CU, there are 15 protected classes: race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation and political philosophy.”
She also says, quite irrelevantly, that “”Alt-right” is an offshoot of conservatism that has been described as mixing racism, white nationalism and populism.” Aside from the fact that the term is coinage from 2010 by a known white supremacist, Richard Spencer, that does indeed align specifically and intentionally with white supremacy, Kuta editorializes by engaging the common liberal fascist trope that adds whatever categories leftists don’t like, such as conservatism and populism to the term so it can be conveniently applied to anyone the left dislikes, thus fallaciously tarring them with the broad guilt-by-association brush. That sounds a lot like discriminating on the basis of political affiliation and political philosophy to me, so perhaps she should be banned from the CU campus, not to mention a staff position as a reporter at the Daily Camera.
With the invocation of “alt-right” in connection to conservatism, populism, racism and white nationalism it’s time for a little remedial review of which side of the political spectrum the vast majority of actual racism and white nationalism has traditionally resided.
In 1890, Benjamin Ryan “Pitchfork” Tillman, became governor of South Carolina. During his tenure, and throughout the1890s more lynchings of African Americans occurred in South Carolina than in any previous decade.
According to the NAACP, while speaking about preventing blacks from voting, Tillman said “We have done our level best. We have scratched our heads to find out how we could eliminate every last one of them. We stuffed ballot boxes. We shot them. We are not ashamed of it.”
Tillman was a Democrat, and so were virtually all the other elected officials in the south during the period.
From 1876 to 1974 Democrats held the governorship of South Carolina and the “Solid South” movement had Democrats in solid control of the entire south right up until the 1964 Civil Rights Act dismantled Democrat-controlled institutional racism, white supremacy and widespread violations of the civil rights of blacks.
Democrats are in point of historical fact entirely responsible for the passage of the Civil Rights Act because of their long love-affair with violent racism and black oppression going back to the very foundation of this nation, and more than 600,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War putting down that Democrat insurrection.
But now Democrats want to try to claim the high moral ground as Democrat operatives and other liberal fascist agitators work hard today to do to Republicans and conservatives exactly what Democrats did to blacks prior to 1964. The only difference in the tactics and intentions of Democrats and other liberal fascists today is that they are motivated by ideological hatred based on political affiliation and racism rather than being motivated exclusively by racism.
The violent obstruction of the upcoming Inauguration of President Trump that has been promised by leftist liberal fascists and Democrats alike is classic Democrat behavior going back to before the Civil War. To interfere with the exercise of civil rights protected by 18 U.S.C. 241 and 245 because those victimized are of a different political persuasion rather than merely being black is as much a federal crime punishable by up to ten years in federal prison today as it was in 1948. It’s time to put down the Second Democrat Insurrection with force and finality.
The U.S. Department of Justice has a duty and an obligation to rigorously enforce these statutes, and to immediately arrest and prosecute violent thugs like the ones pictured above who conspire to violate the rights of others and who do so while hiding behind masks like their KKK brethren of old.
On January 20th in Washington DC, and on January 25th in Boulder, Colorado, and on every day forward from this day until the dissolution of the Union and in every place in the United States from sea to shining sea Democrat insurrection and liberal fascist violence will be an intolerable affront to the Constitution and the rights of every person, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation and political philosophy.
Photo Credits: Brietbart & National Archives