Category Archives: Civil War

Ninety-five vandalized statues

Some toppled, some defaced, some beheaded. And multiple removals. Most Confederate, but also Christopher Columbus and a few anti-slavery abolitionists. All interesting to one degree or another.

Via Daily Signal

Dorothy, I don’t think we’re in Portland anymore

The word on the street (i.e. the Internet) was that Austin was the place to riot this weekend. The cops also hear such things and, reinforced by the State Police,  started pushing the crowds to disperse before the sun went down. Then they brought in horses…

UPDATE:  Minneapolis police advise: Surrender your wallet and phone to criminals and obey them

Anarchists vs communists

Why is it that President Trump repeatedly calls the rioters “anarchists,” which may be true of Antifa but hardly defines Black Lives Matter? The mainly-white BLM are admitted Marxists (a scholarly cover name for communists) who are reported to often be the majority of the rioters, especially in Seattle and Portland.

The white AK-47 toter killed in Austin was said to be there for BLM. I suppose Trump, hoping for significant black support in November, doesn’t want to get into a fight with them because of their deceptive name. He may do so after he’s re-elected. Or perhaps they’ll just fade away. Or double down.

Bomb in Seattle

Rioters in Seattle used some type of munition last night to crater a police precinct wall, penetrating it. Presume they’ll be back to finish the job. Rifles in Austin, bombs in Seattle. Ominous.

Via MyNorthwest

One dead in Austin

Walking up to a strange car during an Austin protest/riot with a rifle in your hand is a deadly game. It turned out to be just that when the driver stuck a handgun out the window and shot the rifle toter several times. He died at the hospital.

His killing was prophetic.

UPDATE:  PJMedia doing great work. The toter was a white Air Force veteran engaged to be married to a black quadriplegic and carrying an AK-47 with a scope. For some people the Russian AK would be enough to set them off. But he reportedly pointed the rifle at the driver. Yep, that’ll get you shot.

Less-lethal self-defense

I like the pepper ball gun, which looks less like a weapon and more like a rolled up magazine. But all five are good alternatives. Especially the steel Shillelagh.

Not that I get out much but it couldn’t hurt to be prepared, especially in a town where the lib pols have defunded the police by $11 million.

Via Instapundit

Send in the feds

For years now we’ve been hearing about how multiple federal agencies have SWAT-like forces for emergencies. This would seem to be one in Portland (after 50 days of escalating “protests”) and, indeed, feds are being dispatched, using tear-gas to disperse the mobs around the federal courthouse and making arrests.

Brilliant, really, on Trump’s part. Takes the onus off federalizing the guard and avoids the controversy that would come with sending in the active-duty army. Although local Dimocrat officials, who have preferred mob rule, are protesting, they aren’t being heard.

Via Fox News