Portland: Anarchy Ground Zero (For Now)

Portland: Anarchy Ground Zero (For Now)

As President Trump has finally been forced to send in federal law enforcers (largely CBP Officers) to protect federal property and, where needed or possible, assist local police in a compelled attempt to bring an end to the lawless riots.  Ridiculous escalations that have long sense replaced the initial semi-peaceful protests, triggered originally by the actions of a rogue cop in Minneapolis, lo, those many, long-forgotten, weeks of previous calm ago.  Now, the danger and the damage has, regrettably spread to other municipalities, cities well beyond ultra-lib-infested Portland, and that were reignited in ultra-lib-infested Seattle, with all of the flame-ups now blamed, of course, on President Trump’s attempt to help stop the destructive disturbances (out-of-control riots) that local Democrat mayors were unable or, more likely, senselessly unwilling to bring to an end.

Yes, these subsequent rampages were triggered, as “safe-space” brain-lamed,  assembly-line campus robots would screech, by the regrettable death of a black man, but they have all been enabled by the self-centered, politically-driven, and basically inept lack of leadership and control, put into office by naïve, one-party, lock-step, myopic voters, who fail to realize there are better options.

Portland:  Almost two months, now, of violent urban upheaval.  Buildings defaced and/or burned. Citizens assaulted just trying to get through town.  Businesses suffering property damage and/or lost sales, the latter as local resident-customers have, understandably, completely avoided being anywhere near the disturbance areas. While our brave federal law enforcers now face an escalating level of civilian weaponry.  Discovered over the weekend, a cache of loaded rifle magazines, to go along with Molotov cocktails, mortar-launched fireworks, and now lasers aimed at federal agent’s eyes (with, already, three possible permanent cases of blindness). Said one federal agent: “I am worried for my life, every time I walk outside of the building (federal courthouse).”

Yep, these peaceful types, rebelling against the feds, in addition to the items above, “threw whatever they could grab: rocks, cans of beans, frozen water bottles, potatoes, and rubber bouncy balls (to cause the agents to slip and fall).” Needless to say, the federal agents there are frustrated and sleep-deprived, much preferring not to have to confront citizen rioters, ninety-eight percent of whom, by the way, are reportedly white! Apparently using their “white privilege” and resultant “guilt” which they have repeatedly been told they have, to violently campaign for non-white equality and that never-specified cover-all, “social justice,” the latter apparently improved by disrupting it!

Living near the disturbance area, and growing weary of the nightly noise and disruption, former United States Marine, Gabriel Johnson, who is black, took his American flag, waving it as he courageously strode to the front of the non-peaceful crowd, the place where the thugs were assembled.  Hoping to connect with them, representing American patriotism and racial justice, he invited anyone in the crowd who shared his feelings to join him up front.  Sadly, perhaps predictably given the real intent of the crowd, what he received for his bold and peaceful effort was a hostile reaction. “I was called the ‘N’ word…by black people!”  I was called ‘Uncle Tom,” all from those there theoretically seeking racial justice!  This proud veteran, a man who had stood strong in service to our country (and presumably, still, their country) “was attacked, not only verbally, but was chased around by people with baseball bats.” Luckily, the latter was stopped by a couple of level-headed members of the crowd, before any serious injury resulted.

Said Mr. Johnson: “Antifa has infiltrated Black Lives Matter.  These people have nothing to do with Black lives. It’s letting a group of terrorists that don’t represent me, use me, and that’s not right.”  Then this man of great character went on to say: “I look at everything from a patriot’s point of view. I’ve spent a lot of time fighting for our country.  And so, my belief in and my patriotism for this country is unmeasured.  I fought for this country and this I not what I fought for.” And, oh, by the way, a few of the goons followed him home afterward and let him know they’d be keeping an eye on him! His experience and the subsequent feelings expressed by this fine veteran, are a clear indication that racial justice was not really the intent or the goal of that out-of-control Portland crowd of violence instigators.

One can’t help but think that deep (or not so deep) down, some ever-outspoken, but always-leftist, politicians find themselves somewhat (or whole-heartedly) supportive of the Constitutionally-protected “peaceful,” mostly white young folks, who apparently don’t need to work, and are clueless as to the real mayhem and violence-inducing objective of the well-financed leaders of these seemingly instant Marxist-Communist-led mobs.  Democrat Mrs. Pelosi has labeled the federal agents sent in to protect federal buildings as “stormtroopers.” Proclaimed she: “Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti. These are not the actions of a democratic republic. DHS actions in Portland undermine its mission. Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.” Does make you wonder, then, just what exactly Portland’s “mission” is that the fed’s are “undermining.”  Her Democrat colleague Mr. Clyburn chimed in: “This president and his attorney general seem to be doing everything they possibly can to impose Gestapo activities on local communities, and this is what I’ve been warning about for a long time.”  Democrat Representative Ms. Ocasio-Cortez feels that “the United States of America should not have secret police.”  Hopefully we’re about done, at least for now, with the Nazi references, which along with the word racist, seems to be top-of-mind for all of our current nation’s fine, committed-to-our-transformation, leftists.

Continuing the “everything is beautiful” Portland theme, or would be, if only there wasn’t this federal “interference,” Oregon Democrat Senator Wyden wants an investigation of “the unrequested presence and violent actions of federal forces in Portland. Oregonians demand for answers about this occupying army and its paramilitary assaults in Portland cannot be stonewalled. That’s not how it works in a democracy.” So, then Senator, how does it work in a democracy? Are your center-city mobs and violent riots how it works?

Next up to consternation-bat, Oregon Democratic Representative Blumenauer who said the following on the House floor: “Portland, Oregon is not out of control.  To be sure there are some people who have strong feelings and there are some who have done things that are inappropriate and unlawful. But it is the challenge of our local officials and our state officials to manage it.  Not having somebody unwelcome, uninvited, and unprepared coming to take this difficult situation and make it worse.”  He also referred in a tweet to the “kidnapping of protesters” and “the violent occupation of American cities.”  Mr. Congressman, you might want to take a closer look at Portland.  Yes, sir, it is very much out of control, in the eyes of anyone not wearing those thick, patented, liberal blinders.

Rounding out the nothing-to-see-here team is Democrat Oregon Governor Kate Brown: “When I spoke with the director of the Department of Homeland Security last week,” she said, “I told him to go home and take his federal troops with him.  This is a democracy, not a dictatorship. We cannot have secret police abducting people and putting them into unmarked vehicles.” Well, Governor, ma’am, no innocent people were being “abducted.”  They were arrested for a reason, amidst the crowd of criminals roaming freely night after night.  And, yes, this is a “democracy and not a dictatorship,” but for how long, when the throngs of criminals and deluded hangers-on continue marauding through your streets and those of others. Are you, too, somehow unaware of, or choosing to ignore, the stated ultimate objective of the heavily-financed thug gangs leading these brain-numbed kids to engage in unlawful municipal mayhem?  To solve that one for you, their goal is to destroy our free nation and impose a dictatorship, despite your apparent stated wish to the contrary.

Oh, and by the way, Democrat Kansas City Mayor, Quinton Lucas is pretty certain that using federal agents (in Portland and Seattle) to protect federal property against violent threats is “unconstitutional and unwise.” Well, sir, on both counts, it most certainly is not. And what then would be your solution?  Everyone on your side is complaining, but no one is solving.  You folks are legendary for lots of talk and very little action. Generally, liberals, in and out of government, really don’t want to solve anything. Because then the checks stop.  Oh, and by the way again, its been reported that Mayor Lucas promised his Kansas City constituents that 2019’s homicide total of 100 slayings would not be exceeded in 2020. But it appears, according to an on-line news report, that as of late June, KC’s murders have already exceeded that number. Just a suggestion, sir, but it might be a better idea to keep a closer eye on your own community, rather than worrying about the federal assistance being sent to Portland and Seattle. Again, sir, just a suggestion from someone not on the ground, observing from states and time-zones away.

It is just amazing how reality takes flight, how the rose-colored glasses are slapped on tight, when politics, not the public good, becomes the overriding issue and the only acceptable CYA response. Saving the best reality-impaired response to the domestic mayhem…put all the lip stick on the pig you want…what’s going on is  pure mob violence, destroying property and injuring humans, that’s currently plaquing too many of our cities. Democrat Representative Nadler, of bogus impeachment infamy, was asked about if he would “disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now?”  Grabbing all of the lip stick, mascara, eye shadow, and heavy perfume he could verbally muster, he responded:  “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.”  About Antifa in Portland, he was asked again?  “Yes,” he said.  At that point, before he could step in any more organic matter on the sidewalk, a handler escorted off him to a near-by vehicle.  Antifa (likely) or not, the violence in Portland is, feels Mr. Nadler, only a myth, spawned of course by President Trump and his Sandinista Army, forever barging in where they are neither wanted nor needed.  Nothing to see or cure here.  Portland and Seattle and the others are doing just fine, so go back to wherever you came from.

But, apparently, as you well know, it’s not so fine. This from a frustrated Portland police officer (who wishes to remain anonymous) speaking for his colleagues, and no doubt for his law enforcement brethren elsewhere, who are now facing similar circumstances due to lack of effective civilian leadership: “We’re at the point where none of us knows what to do.  Some are thinking we just need to give the vocal minority and the politicians what they want: We go away and let the city burn.”

Since Seattle has now reignited, a brief look back there again. Progressive Democrat Jenny Durkan, the elected mayor, who allowed “protesters” to actually occupy several blocks of her city for an extended period (“summer love” fest), and, as such, has lost a ton of credibility on the subject of illegal mob mayhem, saw her city council pass, unanimously, an order prohibiting the police use of tear gas for mob dispersal! Talk about progressive permissiveness to simply go ahead and do whatever the “peaceful protesters” (i.e., “large, violent crowd”) wish in their city. That order would force the police to use, more lethal means to attempt to control the out-of-control crowds, leading the Seattle police chief to inform the city’s business owners that they were effectively on their own! Fortunately, a judge there ordered a halt to the council’s ban, but only temporarily.

Well, “Sing in the Sunshine” Mayor Durkan continued to speak out regarding the presence of federal law enforcers in her community.  Said she: “I’ve never seen anything like this, in my career, where Federal agents are sent in, not even with the cooperation of local law enforcement, but over their objection(?).  It’s unprecedented. The fabric of America is being shredded before our eyes, and it worries me greatly.” And who exactly is permitting the “shredding,” Madam Mayor?  Perhaps a mayor who permitted lengthy mob occupation in part of Seattle well before any federal agents were ever sent in.  After blaming the President yet some more for having “escalated things” in Seattle and elsewhere, she had this suggestion: “The number one thing we can do to bring peace to our streets in Seattle and across America is to bring more justice to the systems.”  “Bring more justice to the systems?” As always with the devoted liberals, under the magical spell of goodness, still more generic solutions.  And, again, words only, with never a specific plan for action.  Words, alone, become the ever-ready shield against any challenge. A reminder amidst her verbal floral bouquet, the anarchists in her midst, and in communities elsewhere, want no police, no jails or prisons, and no courts. That why there’s no need to bring any “justice to the systems,” because there will no longer be any actual justice under their intended national, iron-fisted, totalitarian communist control, with the “systems” all tightly held, should they, heaven forbid, ever succeed in their overthrow plan.

Time, at last, for a cleansing shower, and some truth from intelligent, sage, conservative observers.  Wrote James Jay Carafano: “Let’s be clear.  We are not talking about “peaceful protests.” What is going on in Portland, as well as Seattle, and some others, is an array of criminal activity: rioting, looting, arson, assaulting law enforcement officers and more. And it is not all spontaneous. This is organized criminal activity.  The rioters are targeting cities where public officials have created a more permissive environment. When rioters are arrested, they release them quickly, refusing to prosecute. They have turned their cities into ‘soft targets’ for criminals.”

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas): “Their strategy is, if we can keep America in turmoil, the riots, the economic problems that COVID has caused, it’s better for getting rid of Donald Trump. It’s sad, but it appears Democrats don’t care so much about letting America heal, because they want the political advantages from seeing America devastated, just so they can get back in power. That is horrendous.”  Beyond his willingness to speak out like this, while apparently far too many of his Republican colleagues remain in hiding under their school desks (like we were taught in the ‘50’s to defend ourselves from Cold War Russian nukes!), Representative Gohmert has boldly introduced a resolution in the House to ban the Democratic Party, due to its long historic identification as a supporter of slavery!  “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past,” said Gohmert, “then the time as come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery.”  Congratulations to Representative Gohmert for being the kind of stand-up conservative leader we need so many more of right now. This resolution will go nowhere, but it serves well as a “blatant” reminder of the rampant currant hypocrisy of the radical leftists, in and out of Congress.

We all know, now, that the motives and actions of the campus brain-maimed young white radicals and their far more serious, demented, and well-financed  adult anarchists, go far, far beyond destroying downtowns and pulling down some alleged sinful statues (as measured by today’s imposed progressive standards). Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson speaks to this reality. “The problem for the rest of us is that the mobs will not stop with Christopher Columbus.  If they can tear down statues whenever they feel like it, how long before they tear down buildings? How long before they tear down homes? How long before they tear down human beings? Probably not very long. Violence rarely remains symbolic.  It accelerates until good people rise up to stop it. You may not think tearing down a statue is a big deal until you are the next designated Christopher Columbus.”

Carlson speaks to the very dangerous non-virus issue of our time.  But then perhaps rampant anarchy is, in fact, yet another potentially deadly virus plaguing us.  But there will be no vaccine to stop the spread of this one.  Only force. And that happens when the “good people,” in overwhelming mass, say enough. May all patriotic, flag-saluting, anthem-standing Americans realize the true danger to the present and future of our nation, fermenting now in too many of our permissive, politically-hypocritical, leftist-run (into the fiscal ground) cities, and strongly encourage our elected Republican representatives to become far more vocal and forceful in the battle against the physical and philosophical carnage the political leftists are imposing upon us. And along with that, be absolutely certain that all nation-loving, loyal American realists vote in November to return our so badly-needed, dynamic leader, President Trump, to the White House, once again.

Note:  As this article is being posted, after discussion, President Trump has agreed to the sequential withdrawal of all non-local DHS agents from downtown Portland, leaving Oregon State Troopers (and others local officers) responsible for the protection of their federal Courthouse. The President has made it clear, however, that if the radical “protests” are not brought under control very quickly, he may well have to send federal agents back in to end the mayhem, once and for all.



Weapons used via legalinsurrection.com, Mary Chastain, 7-27-20; Marine’s effort via townhall.com, Elie Bufkin, 7-24-20 and foxnews.com, Teny Sahakian, 7-23-20; Pelosi quote via foxnews.com, Adam Shaw, 7-24-20; Clyburn quote via creator.com, Patrick J. Buchanan, 7-28-20; Ocasio-Cortez quote via frontpagemag.com, Joseph Klein, 7-22-20; Wyden quote via frontpagemag.com, Joseph Klein, 7-22-20; Blumenauer quote via foxnews.com, Ann W. Schmidt, 7-27-20; Brown quote via foxnews.com, Ann W. Schmidt, 7-27-20; Lucas quote via townhall.com, Guy Benson, 7-27-20; Nadler quote via dailywire.com, Ryan Saavedra, 7-26-20; Seattle tear gas ban & businesses on their own via hotair.com, Karen Townsend, 7-26-20, and Jazz Shaw, 7-27-20; Fabric shredding quote via dailywire.com, Hank Berrien, 7-27-20; “Justice” quote via breitbart.com, Ian Hanchett, 7-27-20; Carafano quote via foxnews.com, James Jay Carafano, 7-28-20; Gohmert quote via foxnews.com, Talia Kaplan, 7-27-20; Gohmert resolution quote via westernjournal.com, Randy DeSoto, 7-23-20; Carlson quote via breitbart.com, Jeff Poor, 7-24-20; Portland police officer quote, nypost.com, Andy Ngo, 7-24-20).