February 02, 2017

After Berkeley: A Right Wing Call to Self-Defense

Lauren SouthernArchive

The Berkeley riots were the last straw. Right wingers can only go on so long being victims of mass left wing violence. This is not a call to arms, it is not a call to senseless violence, but a call to self defense.

If we want to be on the front lines defending free speech, attending conferences where ideas are debated reasonably and peacefully, we should be able to do so without being assaulted.

Over and over again, Trump supporters are under attack, and it is time we fight back.

When girls are being beaten over the head with flag poles, it is not immoral to defend them.

When someone punches you, it is not immoral to fight back.

We should never be the ones who start the fight; Defenders of free thought and speech should want it peacefully.

However, we should never let people strike us with impunity.

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commented 2017-02-05 13:06:59 -0500
Protest is one thing. Violence is quite another! Arrest and charge the perps. Don’t get sidetracked. Focus on the violence committed and lock them away!
commented 2017-02-04 11:59:09 -0500
I think a lot of this could be nipped in the bud if someone who looked and spoke like James Gandophini or Steven Van Zant went and spoke to the owner of the bus company and politely suggested that providing transportation to George Sauron’s Orcs might be a bad business decision…….:-)

Now Donald Trump could do the same thing without the goomba intimidation through regulations and taxation…couldn’t he…..:-)
commented 2017-02-03 23:41:56 -0500
Patti, I applaud your persistence – but most right of center folks work and have no time for this street theater stuff – we have 2 bigger hammers, we are the largest part of the private sector which supplies the largest part of the tax revenues and we vote religiously – even for a dogcatcher byelection – those are two weapons of the silent majority the political left ignore at their peril. Trump is a direct result of leftist politics getting pushy and distasteful to the folks who pay the bills.
commented 2017-02-03 23:23:19 -0500
Once we start fighting back, you know for a fact that the CBC, CTV, CNN, MSNBC, and all the rest of the usual left wing media, will make the claim that we started it.
commented 2017-02-03 21:33:46 -0500
Thank you, Patti. Holy moly. I’ve never been to a protest and now I’m glad. But this violence is truly not against right-wingers as Paul Maurice says, it’s against everyone and every viewpoint that doesn’t line up with the left’s agenda. So we being peaceful Canadians, most of us having never been close to a protest let alone in one, have got to figure out how we’re going to save what’s left of our country. With laws against us doing so, and the vast majority of us newbies at fighting back, to say the least, I think your advice is very valuable.
commented 2017-02-03 20:54:19 -0500
It’s not violence against “right wingers” Patti Gardner, it’s violence against democracy and reason and humanity.
commented 2017-02-03 19:33:29 -0500
Here’s a thought – if Lauren and The Rebel really want to do something about violence against right wingers, perhaps they should consider hosting a workshop teaching self defense in hostile crowd situations. I think a lot of people are reluctant to go out and demonstrate after seeing the violent left wing protests. By the way, Antifa is not the only group responsible. Nowadays individual liberals feel emboldened to attack strangers on the street who are carrying the “wrong” sign. There are groups which are very experienced in security at demos, JDL is one.
commented 2017-02-03 19:08:30 -0500
I read the police made one arrest. It was one of their own.
commented 2017-02-03 19:00:15 -0500
I read the police made one arrest. ONE. Yeah, self-defence is in order.
commented 2017-02-03 17:55:51 -0500
I’ve been a part of many protests that involved violence. Over the years I’ve learned a few things. I’m no martial arts expert but I can take care of myself in a hostile crowd. And don’t fool yourselves, things are getting a lot worse. I recently attended a protest against a speech by an Islamist in downtown Toronto. We were approached, threatened and physically attacked by people you’d never think would do such a thing. That night it was older, well heeled liberals getting out of their shiny SUV’s to confront us. They start by asking a seemingly innocent question to get close enough, then as soon as they’re in arm’s reach, they start pushing, grabbing and hitting. Retaliate and you risk police arresting you – NOT the attacker. I’ve been assaulted by little old ladies, a heavily pregnant woman, and even a pre pubescent kid.
- Don’t engage. Ignore anyone who approaches you to ask questions, call you names or start an argument – no matter how harmless and friendly they look or how outraged you are by what they say. Your best defense is to ignore them and back off whenever you can. Don’t let anger or insults from them get the best of you
- Don’t stand with your back to any object like a tree or wall. You need space to back off if you’re threatened.
- Never let them get within arm’s reach. Step back. If they follow and get too close, tell them firmly to step back. If they continue to move towards you, shove them away and yell “GET BACK!!”
- Never carry any weapon that can be used against you (pepper spray, knife). Never carry anything lethal like a knife. Never carry anything that’s illegal. This includes bear or pepper spray.
- Household objects can be used for protection and are perfectly legal. Steel toed boots are handy, so is a walking stick or cane. A roll of dimes in the fist adds power if you need to punch, or you can get a kubotan keychain or tactical pen that does the same. Both can be kept handy in a pocket. There are videos on YouTube showing how to use a stick or cane for self defence
- Alarm/bear whistles are very loud and can be used to deter an attacker or drown them out if they’re shouting at you. You can get them at self defense, camping and army surplus stores. Some even connect to your phone and dial 9-1-1 when you blow the whistle.
- At night a powerful flashlight or head light with a strobe setting will blind and confuse an attacker. Do not use a laser pointer as it can do permanent eye damage
- Don’t wear all black, and definitely don’t cover your face. It attracts police attention
- Don’t rely on police to protect you. They tend to take sides – the liberal side. Assume you’ll be treated as the “bad guy” by cops in any physical confrontation.
- Your best friend is a go pro style body cam harnessed securely to your chest or head. You can get knockoff go pros on Amazon that work just as well. Keep it filming at all times to capture any incidents. Many of these cams stream to your phone or the web, that way if something happens to the cam, the footage is still saved. Cell phones can be snatched or knocked out of your hand. The footage will protect you if the police become involved in an altercation.
commented 2017-02-03 17:18:37 -0500
Art Vandelay, excellent point. I believe if police were allowed to do their jobs, judges were not predominantly left-wing puppets who actually MAKE law despite cries to the contrary, and politicians did not bend to every whim opposed to liberty, none of this rioting and cowering of the populace would be taking place. We need encouragement from leadership to do what is right. Right is defending innocent people from harm from what appear to be multiple assaults by new and just-as-wicked brownshirts.
commented 2017-02-03 15:34:51 -0500
Mike Cernovich, Lawyer, author, you tuber
Advice and caution.
He is also putting feelers out there for a class action suit , check him out on twitter.
commented 2017-02-03 15:16:01 -0500
Very simple, that people (especially Canadians) tend to forget. If the police refuse to enforce the law, if politicians refuse to do their jobs (like say, enforcing border control on purpose), if judges decide to make up activist rulings that wouldn’t make it past a high school debate club, we the people must remember they work for and represent US, the legal citizenry of our country. They DO NOT have any right to dictate a damn thing to us that is outside the law or the scope of duties that WE have bestowed on them. Therefor we have 100% authority to oppose tyranny and corruption anywhere we see it. My head nearly exploded when I saw the Gavin NYU videos. This is now out of control and if the powers just stand by (and even encourage it, as they damn well are, right Obama?) then we have every right to defend ourselves, our communities and our country.
commented 2017-02-03 14:23:22 -0500
These jackals are attempting to force a response by this behavior. It may not be the time to fight back as a group, yet. Having said that I believe in self defence and coming to the aid of someone being attacked.

David Christie, E for effort for sure.
“First off: It’s those Leftist “Liberal Commies” at Berkeley who provided radical agitator Milo the biggest auditorium in town for his event”

It was organized by the Conservative Students Association. who as I understand it are responsible for paying for security and any other costs to get a speaker they invite. The admin of the university usually ups the price of security just before any Milo event, in an attempt to shut it down, hoping the students won’t be able to raise the money in time. It has happened several times.

A James OKeefe connection? Really?
Oh and conservatives don’t invite liberal speakers. Seriously David C. you are going to do better than that for arguments. Can’t you do any better than that?

Milo is being used as a scapegoat by the left because anyone who says anything scary a snowflake deems offensive or has a differing opinion about, is a racist, Islamophobe, misogynist, Nazi, homophobe. Somebody had better tell his black boyfriends, female friends and colleagues as well as his Jewish father (or mother I can’t remember which).

Here is some reading for you David on the ‘black bloc’ rioters, who like nazi’s are LEFTISTS.
(Nazi: National Socialist German Workers’ Party). Doesn’t sound like a bunch of conservatives to me.

The black bloc’s and the snowflakes work hand in hand in symbiotic relationship.
commented 2017-02-03 13:45:40 -0500
Interesting how the violent protesters wear black. And are allegedly part of a concerted nationwide effort to set up a Utopian (in their view) national order. And consider themselves socialists. And practice violence to shut down an opposing viewpoint.

Hmm, black shirted nationalistic socialists, intent on violently stopping free speech or a dialogue differing from their own narrative. Gee that sounds kind of familiar.

Other than the fact they haven’t set up formal, recognizable political party, where is the difference between these losers and the fascist losers in Italy and Germany during the thirties?
commented 2017-02-03 12:08:07 -0500
David Christie: It will only be a matter of time when these faces are uncovered and you will be eating crow. Besides that many of these groups we have seen protesting in the last few weeks have been funded by Soros. He tends not to fund right wing groups. Just so you know.
commented 2017-02-03 10:45:46 -0500
David Christie – I see you have eaten the shit sandwitch bun and all. If you are reading/watching MSM you are being conditioned to accept narratives which propel policies and agendas that are not in your best interests and focused at confusing you as to what is exactly real. Reality is this is NOT a left-right thing, it’s about radicalism of any sort being normalized and creeping into public life.

Milo is a traveling freak show, like most pop poli speakers are, it’s light entertainment for the bored, not much to fear politically. What occurred outside was certainly a coordinated civil insurrection – something of much more concern if you value your privileged struggle-free lifestyle – my instinct tells me it was funded by Soros and coordinated by professional communists trained in the anti-globalism center in mother Russia – and all the chaos it creates in America aids Soros (and other transnational banksters) agendas of betting against the American economy.

Things are not as complicated as your CNN sock puppet or Marxist Cuck studies Prof. would have you believe. Money makes the world go round Elmer, even in communist crap holes, follow the money trail. For 8 years (probably half the life of most of these snowflake Bolshie shock troops) the Alinsky Whitehouse has turned off lawful prosecution of insurrection, sedition, and civil disorder crimes – the radical fringes have had a free hand to riot and intimidate and openly challenge police (or shoot them). They are self assured in their insurrectionist vogue and monied powers have funded and coordinated them into a mobilized flash ob for their purposes.

These highly publicized violent riots and civil disorder aid the sale of slumping MSM product, but were largely intended to chill the bullishness of the market rally post Trup election. However, there is a new sheriff in town and these cuck shock troops are about to find that violent civil disorder, seditious speech and treasonous insurrectionist acts are capital felonies with 20 plus year consequences on each count – enforcement of civil insurrectionist crimes is back.

When the FBI investigations conclude and the arrests are made and the suspects plea bargain ratting out most of their comrades we will find they were trained in Russia and organized and funded by establishment domestic sources – the prosecutions will proceed up the chain of command to the funding source.

This is great theater, but it’s real, grab some beer and cheetos it’s gonna get hairy as American Bolsevism smashes up against the reinvigorated constitutional justicce department. Trump put an emphasis on the last part of his oath at swearing in – “to defend against enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC”.
commented 2017-02-03 10:24:26 -0500
Every Canadian has the right to defend themselves from violence and injury using “reasonable” force. If the police are not standing right beside you blocking punches and swings to the head from left wingers wielding signs and crowbars then its up to you to defend yourself. Whatever it takes to defend yourself or someone else is legal. To hell with optics.
commented 2017-02-03 10:14:56 -0500
“… So spare us your crocodile tears, Levant. …”

The article is by Lauren Southern.
You should heed your own advice and “Put your brain in gear”.
commented 2017-02-03 10:01:06 -0500
" It is not Biblical advice to be a “sap” all of your life but rather to defend your beliefs when you are dealing with fools… "

Biblical text is interpreted by different groups (Churches) to suit their own philosophy and ideology, there is ample evidence both past and present to prove this. Many a church advocate that exact stance of being a “sap” or “a doormat”. Recently we have had examples come to light where supposed Christian Churches have allowed for the direct blaspheming of Christ under the guise of Interfaith/Multiculturalism. You are correct that it is not Biblical advice to be a sap but rather it is the direct interpretation and teaching of some Churches that claim that is the true understanding of the text.
commented 2017-02-03 09:58:26 -0500
Haha.. Be a rebel.. What a fucking joke. Thanks for the laugh. LMAO: First off: It’s those Leftist “Liberal Commies” at Berkeley who provided radical agitator Milo the biggest auditorium in town for his event. Remember the time a radical "left’ activist was given any platform at Liberty University or Bob Jones University or hosted by “conservatives” anywhere?… Oh wait.. NEVER So spare us your crocodile tears, Levant. You have no proof that the rioters were left, right, center or anything else. For all you know, they were paid off by James OKeefe. Google THAT name and see what you get. Hey People: Put your brain in gear for a second and ask: Who really benefits from the national media exposure this douche Milo has gotten because of the “rioters”? Stereotyping, petty bigotry, jumping to quick hysterical conclusions is precisely what gives rioters and anarchists power. That’s the game of filth like Ezra and Milo. Clearly, Liberals have no monopoly on that. It’s the other way around – by far.
commented 2017-02-03 09:46:20 -0500
The Fascists were beat down in past wars with bullets and bombs. Maybe Trump can’t beat them down with their own laws. Canada… We don’t have a lot going for us so far but it will have to change . Some City Coun. Ottawa wants to make it a Sanctuary City. Too much CNN.
commented 2017-02-03 09:11:58 -0500
President Trump ran on and received huge support for law and order. As somebody mentioned, the local governments, police departments and the chiefs in their ivory towers are calling the shots, ie not protecting people and property. It is happening in Europe with protests and counter protesters showing up at the same time. If law and order isn’t enforced it won’t be long before it happens here and I for one will be there! Europe is ahead of North America as far as this crap goes. Watch what happens in the next year. I’m surprised the eu hasn’t collapsed already.
commented 2017-02-03 07:35:36 -0500
OK, so I might as well call myself out as being in a minority in these comments. I’m left wing. Very very left wing. However I enjoy watching Lauren’s videos, because I too believe in true freedom of speech and other libertarian principles. I also like to listen to people with opposing views to my own. In addition, I’m tired of people who claim to share my political beliefs acting in ways in which I find abhorrent. I frequently call out the people who promote this behavior as acceptable. I frequently defend the rights of people who have different political opinions to be able to speak freely without fear of violent attacks. Often this means I am subject to abuse or accusations that I am a right wing troll or some sort of traitor to the left. I’m fed up of having to disclaimer by left wing beliefs with, yeah, I’m left wing, but I’m also non-violent and utterly condemn those who use violence in the name of the left.
Authoritarianism is no less oppressive for being left wing than it is right. And at this moment in time there are a lot of left wing authoritarians. Who would want to live in a country run by the people that were rioting on Trump’s inauguration? There are however many good people on the left who hold their beliefs passionately, but do not agree with violence. “Violence begets violence” are important words for any political activist to remember. I’m not going to do that shitty thing of apologizing for my fellow left wingers who think that violence is an answer. Instead I will offer my good wishes for your safety and hope that if we meet online that we will be able to enjoy meaningful political discourse. It is only through political discussion from people of all sides of the argument that government effectively works. And yes, defend yourself when attacked. It is your right to do so.
commented 2017-02-03 04:08:26 -0500
Hyacinth… On the “turning the other cheek” metaphor I think we have crossed paths a long time ago… My understanding is that “turning the other cheek” was meant to bring someone to their senses when they had acted in a quick fit of rage… “Turning the other cheek” would SHAME a rational person into recognizing the stupidity of their outburst… It is not Biblical advice to be a “sap” all of your life but rather to defend your beliefs when you are dealing with fools… “When I was a child I spoke as a child; when I grew up I put away childish things…”
commented 2017-02-03 02:44:20 -0500
“When things get out of control in Canada, as they already have, how about arresting violent SJWs ourselves? …”

Connie Lynn,
Even though the law clearly states that you can make a citizen’s arrest, protect your home and family, you will be treated as a criminal while the actual criminal is treated as a victim thanks to Pierre Trudeau’s Charter of Rights. The charter removed rights from victims and gave rights to the criminals. I direct you to just a few examples:

Who do you think Canada’s Liberal packed bureaucracy will side with – the victim or the criminal?
commented 2017-02-03 02:12:36 -0500
The rebel needs to host its own triggering.
commented 2017-02-03 01:27:26 -0500
I have wanted to go to to the riots and get violent with the left wing street thugs but I don’t do it because I do not want to wind up in jail. So it’s really up to the politicians to let the police know they can do their job without having to worry about their lives being destroyed. The police won’t have our backs untill they know we have theirs.
commented 2017-02-02 23:23:54 -0500
When things get out of control in Canada, as they already have, how about arresting violent SJWs ourselves? Here from www.justice.gc.ca:

“Making a Citizen’s Arrest
If you do decide to make a citizen’s arrest, you should:
• Tell the suspect plainly that you are making a citizen’s arrest and that you are holding him or her until police arrive.
• Call the police.
• Ask explicitly for his or her cooperation until police arrive.
• Avoid using force, if at all possible, and use it to the minimum possible otherwise.
• Do not question or search the suspect or his or her possessions. Your purpose is only to temporarily detain him or her until police arrive.
• When police arrive, state the plain facts of what happened.

Citizen’s Arrest Laws
In most cases, you must find a person either in the act of committing a crime, or escaping from and freshly pursued by persons who have lawful authority to arrest that person, in order to lawfully make a citizen’s arrest. In particular, if you are arresting a person for an indictable offence, which is the most serious type of offence and includes violent offences, you can only make the arrest at the time you witness the person committing the offence. It is against the law to arrest a person after any lapse in time for having committed an indictable offence, unless it is relation to your property.”
commented 2017-02-02 23:02:37 -0500
I agree with Lauren. And I’m starting to think of it this way: attacking someone in any way is called assault and hitting them with a flag pole or anything else is called felony assault. Arrest that person. Deliberately setting fire to property is called arson. Take that person down. These are mostly young people causing the problem – yes, but dangerous, strong, mind-controlled young people and they can and do hurt and kill others. It’s decent and honourable to protect innocent people from them.