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 Today’s Quote

We won this night. We will control the streets. We will liberate the land. We will fight fascists. We will dismantle the state. This is war.” – Statement today from Occupy Oakland (showing their love of peaceful gatherings) The loving students sided with them. 

Time Check

Feb 2, 1848 – The first shipload of Chinese emigrants arrived in San Francisco.

Feb 2, 1863 – Samuel Langhorne Clemens used a pseudonym for the first time. He is better remembered by the pseudonym which is Mark Twain.

Feb 2, 1999 – Hugo Chávez Frías took office. He had been elected president of Venezuela in December 1998.


 real time

Iss. 51

February, 2, 2017

Dear Thinkers, 


I’m no fan of populist, Milo Yiannopoulos but that doesn’t matter. Unlike the students at University of California, Berkeley, I happen to like free speech and for that reason I’m disgusted by any form of suppression. 

Last night, Senior Editor of Breitbart News and outspoken Trump supporter, Milo Yiannopoulos, set to deliver a speech, was evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after protestors turned violent. Why does it seem like every week I’m covering a new protest?   

For an audio version of this story, click here:

According to abc 7, “Protesters took to the streets of Berkeley after police dispersed the crowd at the university and broke into several banks and businesses including a Chase location and a Wells Fargo.”

However, the banks invited the siege upon themselves, by nature of colluding with Yiannopoulos as they hid him in the back between vaults…    Wait, that can’t be right      …Upon discovery in Chase, Yiannopoulos fled across the street to Wells Fargo where the rioters followed in pursuit and besieged the second bank harboring the writer. 

Wait, no. That’s not what happened..    

So if he wasn’t in the banks, then why would the peaceful Progressive marchers break in? At least tell me the bank owners were evil Conservatives!

Even if this Milo guy was a white supremacist (he’s Jewish) and hated gays (though he is gay, that might be a hard one to square), there is simply nothing he could have said that would have caused this kind of damage, looting, and destruction. (Actually he’s dated black guys) Does free speech exist or does it not? I can’t tolerate him either!   THAT DOES NOT MATTER THOUGH we live in a free society. Did you forget? 

The rioters set fires, attacked police officers, tossed bricks, assaulted bystanders and Yiannopoulos was long gone. This was all in the name of a giant temper tantrum. Oh, and the “violent protesters,” peacefully “hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire outside the student union where he was to appear.” How quaint.

The group Occupy Oakland even tweeted out: We won this night. We will control the streets. We will liberate the land. We will fight fascists. We will dismantle the state. This is war.” This is why I fear these dumb kids are being manipulated. There is a staunch difference between a gathering and “war”. College Students have always been used as pawns, just look at the history of Saul Alinsky (Hillary Clinton’s hero and friend who wrote Rules For Radicals). But somehow it is the right that is radical?  No I don’t think so. Somehow it is the Right that is Fascist? It’s Laughable. 

Friends, this is insane. We live in a time where it is now commonplace to glorify rioting. The peaceful, tolerant, Left is out of control. A similar incident happened recently with Yiannopoulos at UC Davis. Likewise, Ben Shapiro, a Constitutional Conservative and non-Trump supporter (unlike the incendiary Yiannopoulos) faces similar incidents of suppression. This November at DePaul University, Shapiro was invited to deliver a speech. Upon entry, he faced a force of 30 security officers threatening to arrest him. Shapiro later joked, “It may be a mild misallocation of recourses,” as he described himself as a “five-foot-nine, 165-pound Jewish guy.”

On the other hand, Pastors and world renowned Evangelists like Ravi Zacharias describe the brand new hostility they face just upon visiting ivy league campuses as they now require a security detail and an armed escort just to travel to the speaking venue safely. These very same individuals, deliver speeches in the hot bedded Middle East, Asia and Africa and face no such threat as on our very own institutions. 

Ironically, it is the Left that calls Yiannopoulos a Nazi and a Fascist, meanwhile shutting down free speech. Even if he is a lunatic, let him speak, we live in a free country. When did that stop being a thing?

“but he incites hate speech,” says the Leftist as he leans over and grabs another brick to hurl at a police officer. 

Wait, I was under the impression that under the Constitution, (which the Left is suddenly a big fan of with all this talk of Trump acting unconstitutionally) we were to let anyone speak in this country as long as they don’t try to incite violence, start a riot, or threaten someone? 

“Yes, that’s correct,” remarks the Leftist. “That’s why we didn’t let him speak, he’s dangerous. Now are you gona help me kill these damn pigs and bomb this Starbucks, or are you gona keep bothering me?”

If it wasn’t real it would be almost satirical. 

The poor business owners, in DEEP BLUE Berkeley, California, (who probably voted for Hillary and Obama) get stuck taking the punishment from the protestors’ childish, fit. 

This destructive, absurdity can be attributed to the Leftist leadership that has showed that this is an okay type of behavior. People like Mayor Garcetti, of Los Angeles sympathize with protestors. In this case those who shut down the freeway after the election. Garcetti announced that he felt “the pull” to join the protests himself. Further describing the uproar saying,  “I thought it was beautiful…I certainly, probably in an earlier incarnation, would have been out there expressing some of that frustration.”


In other words, shutting down the freeways is beautiful. I guess it is if you like a gridlock of red lights–which has but one effect, hurting the people who voted for Hillary, not Trump–remember it is Los Angeles. These people have jobs to get to. Families to tend. Allowing people to run on the freeway just because you don’t like the result of an election should be an impeachable offense. 

Also, Madonna and her “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,”comment is but another bad example for young people. No I don’t think Madonna is going to join Al Queda, but her words do have some influence. It is no surprise that we now find ourselves in such a predicament with uncontrollable outrage and violence. 


If you go on the twitter account of Occupy Oakland, you’ll find that they had been planning this event for days. From tweets like this, it is not hard to see why the event turned violent. Which will it be America? Am I the radical, or is it the person who stands with these monsters. Students, is this really the side you want to be on?    I hope not. 


Oh, did I mention that Yiannopoulos is gay? Do the Berkeley students hate gay people? I mean, they didn’t riot for anyone else recently… Nah, of course they don’t hate gay people! But if the shoe were on the other foot, EVERY    S I N G L E   HEADLINE would read: GAY WRITER ATTACKED! Instead, Mike Pence is the one that hates gays, right? (that’s what they say) If voting for traditional marriage is the standard for hating gays, then I’m quite positive that attacking one qualifies you for the Sexist-Olympics. 

Bottom line: It’s infinitely asinine to take your anger out on the wrong people. Plus, we live in a free country and we let people talk who disagree with you. I feel like I’m teaching kindergarten. “Take your turn…don’t shout people down… and don’t try to hurt Johnny because he said something you disagree with.”       Leftists and Progressives, what the heck is wrong with you? Is this the tolerance you claim to live by?

America, the problem we face is earnest, and unbelievably, it’s not because of Trump. The insecurity we’re witnessing, surprising as it may be, comes from individuals who hide behind love and kindness. Yet realistically, they are disruptors. “But Trump is  Dangerous! Hey, will you hand me those matches?   Thanks.”  



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Christian Rogers

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