by Robert M. Traxler
A report in the Washington Examiner, a small conservative news website, stated: “Heavily armed” protesters wearing riot gear and waving Antifa flags descended on Oregon’s Capitol Sunday, resulting in at least three arrests.
“A rioting #Antifa militant was nearly run over by a truck at the Oregon state capitol in Salem. #Antifa have gathered there today with weapons. They are throwing rocks at vehicles passing by. Police are not getting involved,” journalist Andy Ngo tweeted, accompanied by video of the scene
Good to know Antifa does not exist, that it is a figment of the overactive imagination of those of us who are “Right Wing Extremists.” Antifa has its own flag and can get hundreds of protesters together on a few days’ notice any place in the country, not bad for a nonexistent fictitious organization.
The protests in Salem Oregon, were a classic example of the new media. Antifa protests, and anti-Antifa folks counter, and the mainstream media condemns everyone but Antifa. A vehicle, the dreaded right wing heavily armed vehicle known to most as a pickup truck, the telltale mark of the right wing, with an American flag flying drives by the Antifa people. They toss objects at the truck and stand in front of the offending red neck Cadillac attempting to block the vehicle from proceeding legally down the street, moving at a slow speed to avoid hitting those trying to stop it.
One of the Antifa types jumps in front of the truck and it struck him, all on video. The driver could not avoid hitting the highly intelligent genius who jumped in front of him while trying to avoid the other Nobel Laureates trying to get hit.
The video clearly shows it, but who are you going to believe, the media or your lying eyes? The media played it as a Proud Boy running down peaceful protesters; the problem is it is on video, but who cares? The truth is what the media reports, not what the facts actually are.
The American media were apoplectic over the Trump administration’s handling of illegal immigrants, shouting “Kids in cages,” “a national disgrace” “Nazi concentration camps,” “the torturing of poor children.” They seem not to care that children are being treated even more cruelly by ICE today than in 2016/17.
The paragon of virtue, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka. Sandy Cortez, was quick to visit the border and condemn the actions of the government when President Trump was President, but is silent today even with much worse conditions today. Funny how that works. Kids stacked like cordwood sleeping on floors in plastic blankets behind chain link fences must be a good thing when we have a President she agrees with.
The media is also ignoring the story today, at least by comparison to 2016/17, proof positive that compassion, caring, and moral outrage are dependent on who is President.
The media being denied access to the border facilities has gotten a bit of ink, but currently not the wall-to-wall indignation it got when President Trump was in office. It has gotten so bad that even a very few Democrats allowed into facilities have posted clandestine photos of the abysmal conditions. Vice President Kamala Harris has been made the person in charge of the crisis at border, but has no plans to go to the border? She even denies it is a crisis.
History tells us that the media have been willing conspirators in national socialist movements in the past, not needing to be censored or controlled by the socialists, as the media willingly censored and controlled themselves. I am afraid we are heading at light speed in that direction. My opinion.