Thanks to the Ferguson Effect, the police have largely left the streets to the criminals in order to avoid additional incidents. The nationwide law enforcement stand-down has proven effective in limiting the number of ambiguous incidents for the media and the movement to feed off of, …though the resulting lawlessness has ironically resulted in a spike in innocent Black lives being lost.
Robbed of their initial raison d’etre, BLM has become a general purpose angry mob which is becoming less a pro-Black thing than a broadly Leftist and anti-White thing. Whenever a major political event is in town, they dive in to bully the crowd, instigate violence, and even in Bernie Sanders’ notorious case, steal the microphone and hijack the entire event.
Trump’s Super Tuesday event in Louisville, a city with a large and restless Black population, was their most recent target, and some friends and I happened to be in attendance. We didn’t go to disrupt the event, pitch our own political goals, or pick fights with the protesters. We attended because we wanted to witness a historic political event, Trump’s campaign on the eve of his Super Tuesday string of victories which have all but sealed his nomination.
Myself and other comrades from the Traditionalist Worker Party braved standing in the pouring rain along with other Trump supporters for several hours before we were able to get into the rally site. The crowd was a mix of young and old, working class and well-off and all had an excitement about them.
When we got into the convention center after passing through metal detectors and even more lines of excited Trump supporters, we settled in a spot near the front of the room. Around us were a collection of mostly older folks, senior citizens who were here to listen to Donald Trump. Within about fifteen minutes however, the situation around us changed dramatically.
I heard a cry of “Fuck you, you piece of shit” and out of the corner of my eye I saw an old White man get shoved forward, drenched in the soda he had been carrying. A large Black woman had just shoved him after she and her crew of Black Lives Matter protesters had shoved through the solid crowd to get closer to the stage. At least one man was knocked to the ground as they charged forward.
The Black woman then went on a screaming tirade of obscenities and threats. The White folks asked her to calm down and that only made her more livid. Trump’s supporters were trying to mind their own business and hear the man speak, talking with one another about his policies or just making small talk with new found friends. A growing crowd of BLM supporters swelled behind us and in several spots around the room.
When Donald Trump finally arrived to speak, almost instantly the BLM crowd started screaming and chanting. We responded to their chants with chants of our own to attempt to drown them out and did so successfully several times. But they ratcheted up their aggression. Honestly, I had planned to merely attend as an idle spectator, but the protesters were as hostile as anything I’ve seen at actual nationalist events. They’ve actually convinced themselves that these rank-and-file Trump supporters and even Trump himself are synonymous with the klan, or at least with outright nationalists like myself.
For some reason, there was virtually no police presence or crowd control, and the disruptors were free to swing around shouting and barking and pushing the crowd around until the crowd finally took matters into their own hands. Multiple situations grew volcanic throughout the event. Police were not seen in the crowd until almost all of the protesters had already been removed by Trump supporters. Evidently, the Ferguson Effect applies to political rallies as well as the streets.
Multiple BLM protesters had engaged in shoving and screaming at whoever was in their way, …females, juveniles, and the elderly alike. The majority of the protesters who were directly behind us were removed after an especially egregious outburst, but several remained peppered throughout the crowd, taking their turns disrupting the speech.
Now there’s some viral footage of several heated moments in Louisville. One features yours truly helping the crowd drive out one of the women who had been pushing, shoving, barking, and screaming at the attendees for the better part of an hour. I’ll avoid any additional Trump events to ensure that I don’t become a distraction, but the entire point of the BLM’s tactics is to push people until they push back. It won’t be me next time, but White Americans are getting fed up and they’re learning that they must either push back or be pushed down.
Taken out of context, the elderly veteran, several others in the crowd, and I appear to be roughing up the woman because she’s Black. There were several Blacks in attendance who were supportive of Trump, and some of the BLM and anti-Trump protesters distanced themselves from the hostile mob, protesting in a civil manner. Trump, for his part, found a Hispanic supporter in the crowd and showcased him and his pro-Trump sign. There were no racial epithets or racial provocations from either the rest of the audience or from our group. There was nothing racial about the event until BLM stormed in and made it racial.
That might fly in Bernie’s anemic campaign and in the Left’s bizarro “progressive stack,” but it didn’t work in Louisville yesterday. They picked a fight, then lost the fight. They can try to weave together whatever story they want, but there were dozens of cameras swiveling about and there’s a wealth of footage of them being aggressive, disruptive, violent, and threatening before the crowd shoved them out without throwing a single punch or harming a single one of them.
Update (2016/03/02):Shaun King originated a viral rumor that I stabbed her with a medical syringe. Closer examination of the footage confirms that what’s supposedly a syringe plunging into her chest is actually her medical finger being waved in my face. It’s now taken on a life of its own, like so much other misinformation in their community.
Just thought I’d post the video stills in case anybody was concerned that I might be some kind of diabolical mad scientist.