Thursday, May 4, 2017
Anonymous Letter Cancels Parade
Analysis Question: Should this threat be taken seriously?
“We will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade into the middle and drag and push those people out as we will not give one inch to groups who espouse hatred toward lgbt, immigrants, people of color or others. In case the message was not clear to you this is a sanctuary city and state and we will not allow these people to spread their views in East Portland. You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely.”
This letter has canceled a parade due to fears for the safety of Republicans. It is said to be from "antifa", the violent fascist movement that claims to be against fascism.
Antifa, long known to Europe, is based of many smaller groups with reported financial ties to George Soros and other anarchist/communist organizations.
They have a very systematic method of silencing free speech and use particular techniques to conceal the violence behind a wall of black clothing and covered faces. Debates do not exist, but screaming/cursing, which increases emotional response, further heightening danger. With this wall, one will come out, strike violently, and retreat back into the 'wall of black' to conceal the perpetrator from the police.
In Berkely, it is reported from police, that they received "stand down" orders from above. It makes sense as most law enforcement are not aligned with anarchy and lawlessness, by nature.
It is interesting to note that the group is "anti-fascist" and in this presentation, they resort to fascist tactics to bully down difference of opinion. This is the core of fascism. It would be akin to the KKK broadcasting the "anti racism" rally in a black neighborhood, or declaring "Islam is a religion of peace; so submit or die."
The fascist organization uses small weapons, pepper spray, fire works, and other readily hidden weapons. They use smoke bombs to conceal, which is consistent with their hidden faces.
“We will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade
This sentence is to tell what they will do without qualifier. There is no condition given here. The language is strong.
There is no hyperbole or exaggeration; common in false threats.
The event has not taken place, therefore "will" is appropriate.
The number "200" is also consistent with past Antifa violence in the United States.
into the middle and drag and push those people out
This is an accurate description of their front line tactics.
as we will not give one inch to groups who espouse hatred toward lgbt, immigrants, people of color or others.
"giving one inch" is a geographical term and in watching the video you see lines formed. The group has had training and/or instruction in violence.
Note the breaking down of people by identity including sex, origin and race.
3. people of color
4. or others
None is capitalized. This is not expected, particularly "lgbt" is most often seen in capitalization. It is, however, consistent.
The belief is "hate speech" when one is disagreed with. This is consistent with the fascist justification of violence and disruption.
Not giving an inch may also indicate the unwillingness of Antifa to debate or reason.
This is a primal disconnect with communication that seeks only violence. Note when video taped, they often engage in only name calling. They are "against hate speech" and show it by using "hate speech."
In case the message was not clear to you this is a sanctuary city and state and we will not allow these people to spread their views in East Portland.
Note "East Portland" is capitalized. This elevates the location.
"This" (closeness) is a "sanctuary city and state", indicating that those who enter into the country illegally, even if they have committed violent crimes, will be protected in violation with the law. This is consistent with lawlessness and anarchy. Rather than work to change laws, the moral narcissism will decide which laws are "right" and which laws are "hate."
You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads
This is to give examples that the recipient can verify, including "downtown", which suggests the author is a local.
The consistent use of "we" tells us the author is working with others. An overuse of the plural suggests the opposite.
Here is the only qualifier, or condition:
so please consider your decision wisely.”
The politeness is not expected in the Antifa methodology of screaming curses.
It may be passive aggressiveness and the desire to be taken seriously.
The threat should be taken seriously.
What they threaten, they do with strong language. The weakness is only in the polite conclusion and it is the only condition: they do not demand cancelation. They tell what will happen. This is a commitment to the activity.
Questions for readers:
What is the sex of the author?
Was it written by one or more than one?
What do we know about the author's:
the priority is plain: silence free speech specifically at this parade.
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