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#TheResistance crosses another line, confronts DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at home

#TheResistance crosses another line, confronts DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at home

Further breaking down the public/private distinction, with consequences that are not hard to predict.

The totalitarian impulses of #TheResistance have been a focus here ever since the attempt soon after the 2016 election to intimidate Electoral College Electors into not honoring the vote in their states. Since then, whether through Antifa or more normalized liberals, anything goes so long as it seeks to unwind the result of the election.

The initial excuse was the Russia-collusion-mania, which we now know as the byproduct of Hillary operatives and intelligence/law enforcement agency Trump haters. There have been a rolling series of fabricated excuses, from Trump planning nuclear war with North Korea to the now omnipresent “border separation” issue.

The border separation issue is a real issue, but it’s a problem caused entirely by foreigners who bring their children with them on the dangerous and illegal trek across the U.S. border. It’s not a problem caused by Trump.

The result is child exploitation by Democrats and open borders advocates (increasingly one and the same) who simultaneously argue: (a) you can’t separate a child from an arrested parent, and (b) you can’t detain the child with the arrested parent. So the only alternative for #TheResistance is to allow foreigners to evade and avoid U.S. immigration laws so long as they bring a child with them. This guarantees that using children as immigration human shields will continue.

The media has been complicit in demagoguing the issue, Iconic image of crying child separated from family at border is fake news, child never separated.

Against this backdrop, we have the deplorable use of Nazi analogies not just for the Trump administration, but for anyone who supports enforcement of immigration laws. When you view your opponent as a Nazi, then anything goes, including invading personal space for political reasons.

We saw this play out when DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed at a restaurant, DC Socialist Group Chases DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out of a Restaurant Shouting, “Shame!”:

Tuesday night, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a D.C. Mexican restaurant by a group of socialist protestors shouting “shame!”

The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America are demanding Nielsen step down and that ICE and CBP be abolished.

Now they are harassing Nielsen at home, as The Washington Times reports:

A group of protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia townhouse Friday morning, chanting “no justice, no sleep” and blaring audio of immigrant children crying.

About two dozen protesters with the progressive group CREDO Action chanted with megaphones, waved signs that read “child snatcher” and played the ProPublica audio clip of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border, HuffPost reported.

Ms. Nielsen was forced to walk by protesters shouting “Shame!” when she left her house, according to video posted on social media. One man shouted, “You belong in the Hague!” and, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!” as Ms. Nielsen entered her vehicle and left.

Heidi Hess, the co-director of CREDO Action, said it’s important to hold members of the Trump administration accountable “everywhere.”

“There’s a child snatcher living in Alexandria, Virginia,” Ms. Hess said in a statement. “Rightfully so, there’s a huge amount of attention focused on the border and the detention centers but the people who are making the decisions are here in DC, so it’s important to shine a spotlight on them as well.”

Bringing protests home is not a new tactic from the left. We saw similar tactics in Wisconsin used against Scott Walker and other Republicans over the union reform legislation in 2011-2012. But never before was it part of a national movement as it now is with #TheResistance.

It’s not hard to predict how this will end.


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Humphrey's Executor | June 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

Install water sprinklers.

    And you’ve got to be conservation-minded; grey-water sprinklers would be even better.

    I’m more in favor of large, outdoor speaker systems playing some sort of pleasant music to drown out the protesters. Make it JUST under the local noise ordinance, and when the Protesters shout louder to be heard over it, call the police and have them arrested for violating the local ordinance.

    I’m surprised that the local cops haven’t shut this down (other than they’re cowardly for not wanting to get involved).

      Tom Servo in reply to Chuck Skinner. | June 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      We were discussing this on another site and one idea was to play Nine Inch Nails “Pretty Hate Machine” at full blast.

      Either that or GUNGNAM STYLE!!!

        Tom Servo in reply to Tom Servo. | June 23, 2018 at 1:04 pm

        yeah I know its gangnam – no edit

        RobM in reply to Tom Servo. | June 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

        Whatever they play, play the same song, over and over and over. Maybe, It’s a small world or something Disney. heh. That or Du Hast..

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Tom Servo. | June 24, 2018 at 11:42 am

        Many decades ago I had an obnoxious neighbor who was constantly calling the police. I put a public address system 100 watt driver in the eve of our garage, just 20 feet from the woman’s bedroom window. For several weeks I would play various sound effects, train crash, plane crash, wild party and so on. When her lights were turned on, I shut it off. After a few weeks, police classified her as a crank.

        End of problem. She had told them too many crazy stories 🙂

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Chuck Skinner. | June 24, 2018 at 12:13 am

      Keep in mind that much of Virginia is enemy territory and the local government is on the side of Antifa. That could be the reason for no police response.

        4th armored div in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 24, 2018 at 9:24 am

        if the local LEO’s won’t do the job call in the Secret Service and make it a Federal Violation to threaten with bodily/emotional harm.

    Using Orbit motion detecting impact sprinklers around my garden to deter deer. But of course, they’re smarter than progressives.

Calling Trump supporters Nazis will have the same effect on us that the word “deplorable” had in 2016. 2018 is going to be epic…for Trump.

    Whitewall in reply to Leslie Eastman. | June 23, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Miss Leslie, do you and your writer friends ever wonder how it is that these lefties are so well versed in everything ‘Nazi’ or ‘Hitler’? If we their opposition were actually Nazi or Hitler, why are these lefties not dying daily in the streets or in their offices or homes? I mean, Nazis did all that but yet all these Resist loons can do their thing and then go by Starbucks and get some ‘woke’ coffee and go home to live safely.

      A few of thoughts that I have had over the past few days:

      1) When your opponents use the Hitler/Nazi comparison, then they can no longer persuade on the facts and are using the smear to bully you into silence.

      2) Deeming a person a “Nazi” gives a leftist goon an excuse to attack an opponent physically.

      3) And while one of the leftist nutcases may do something violent in this environment (see GOP Congressional baseball team…which I have not forgotten despite the deep media silence), ultimately I believe the goal of the AntiFa/Leftist organizers is to provoke Charlottesville-style confrontation. A physical attack on them will give them the narrative they need.

      As I have said before, and others have as well, the media is going to have blood on its hands when someone gets killed in the midst of Cold Civil War that they have stoked begins to heat up.

        4th armored div in reply to Leslie Eastman. | June 24, 2018 at 9:39 am

        the antifa types are using the Fakistenians playbook –
        some time or other we need to establish conservative FB/Twitter etc.
        and also not use google/chrome/amazon/target
        we should NOT fund our enemies.
        I know that it is hard to wean yourself from these obvious anti conservative biz.
        Insty and some other sites still work with amazon….

        Milhouse in reply to Leslie Eastman. | June 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm

        1) When your opponents use the Hitler/Nazi comparison, then they can no longer persuade on the facts and are using the smear to bully you into silence.

        Unless, of course, the comparison is correct. There’s nothing wrong with using it for people or things that are actually comparable to Hitler or the Nazis, let alone for actual Nazis.

        2) Deeming a person a “Nazi” gives a leftist goon an excuse to attack an opponent physically.

        Maybe so, but that shouldn’t deter anyone from calling an actual nazi what he is.

        Consider whether you feel the same way about calling people or things “Communist”. Often the name is literally accurate, and often it is not literally accurate but the comparison is valid. In both cases it’s surely justified to use the word, even though there is no moral distinction between communism and nazism.

I like the water idea! I don’t know why they can’t be pushed back, they do that all the time and where were the permits? And don’t tell me there wasn’t a backwat out.

By the way, did you get a look at those protesters? Biggest losers around. Purple hair, pink hair, obese, probably trans or gender fluid
In other words, no life SJW…

casualobserver | June 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

Even though some long time party members call thee GOP the stupid party, I hope there are enough smart strategists this year. There is an endless supply of the most hyperbolic and offensive statements, rediculous positions, and over the line mob actions. More than in a decade or more. Most campaigns wouldn’t need to hire crafty media consultants. Just play loops of clips and imply which world would someone like better for the future?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to casualobserver. | June 24, 2018 at 12:15 am

    You assume that the GOPe wants to win in November. There are strong indications that they want to lose one or both Houses to the Left.

      4th armored div in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 24, 2018 at 9:45 am

      calling Rand Paul – your “morals” override the needs of the country – didn’t your Bat attack teach you anything.

Wouldn’t it be a real shame if some “neighborhood children” similarly expressed their right to free speech with rocks, rotten eggs and fruit?

Like all other liberal “great ideas,” you can bet this too will backfire badly on them.

I can hardly wait.

When groups of people act with the intent and purpose to harass, why are they not arrested and charged?

This is important. What everyone has to remember, is that this is very dangerous stuff. These are not lone loonies “protesting” the actions of their government. This is a thinly veiled threat of future physical violence directed at a government official and it is all orchestrated.

The Liberal/Progressives have always used violence and threats of violence to achieve their ends. BLM, a manufactured “movement” which was heavily financed, was used from 2013 until 3017 to disrupt society through public violence. Antifa, another group which utilized public violence to disrupt society, cropped up in early 2017. It was used to intimidate members of society through direct violence and the threat of continued violence. It too was heavily funded by undisclosed sources. Both groups have been strangely silent for the last year. The reason for this is that their activities were producing a backlash, from ordinary citizens, which was proving counter productive. They were not disbanded by law enforcement action. They were shut down by their handlers.

The emphasis was shifted from these groups, which relied upon violence to disrupt society, to a strategy of institutionalized civil disobedience, things like the sanctuary movement. This was coupled with the use of lawfare and targeted LE investigations against opponents. Unfortunately, the softer approach, though less likely to raise a violent reaction from the rest of society, is proving to be largely ineffectual. So, we are seeing an upsurge in threatening demonstrations against government officials and other with whom the Liberal/Progressive leadership does not agree.

The problem is that, in order to be effective, these threats will have to become actual physical violence again. It will have to escalate to be effective. The people behind all of this have proven that they will go to any lengths and commit any crime in order to win. So, if they perceive themselves to be losing badly, violence will be the next tactic used. And, all of us are potential collateral damage when that occurs. This is dangerous stuff.

    They may just be that stupid.

    The issue with that is, the moment that one of these cabinet-level secretaries has any sort of actual violence committed against them, expect to see them with armed guards that will have orders to shoot first and ask questions later, with a signed, sealed and delivered pre-written Presidential Pardon in their pockets for any law they might break in protecting the governmental staffer.

    The thing that Lefties never consider is that “escalation” in the Trump era means a response 10x that escalation.

    My preference is still the Ender Wiggin philosophy: Do not attack unprovoked, but if your enemy attacks you, respond with such overwhelming force that they can NEVER attack you again. Win the current battle, and win all FUTURE battles by your response here and now.

    Whitewall in reply to Mac45. | June 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Indeed! Vladimir Lenin exhorted his followers to push when meeting mush and to stop when encountering steel. The Left stops when it takes sufficient casualties.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Mac45. | June 24, 2018 at 12:25 am

    This is the first stage of the Second American Civil War. We are in the stage equivalent to between November 1860 and March 1861 in the First American Civil War; the election of Lincoln and the establishment of the Confederate States of America. And once again, the seceded areas will be run by the Democrats.

    Fort Sumpter is ahead. And since the Left disdains both law and the Constitution, it is inevitable.

    They will do what they will do. We will do what we will do. The survivors will write the history. And either way, the original constitutional order is gone, and probably will not be back. When normal political discourse fails, regardless of society, the fallback throughout human history has been war. Clausewitz was right, “War is merely politics by other means”.

We are entering the next phase of our Cultural Revolution.

How long before we see pictures like this?

    We already do see the public confessions and self-abasement of those progressives who have, by not keeping up with the day to day changes, expressed a thought incompatible with the current progressive narrative.

Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA because she works for Trump. She did because she’s a classy lady. Their web page now takes you to a Chinese import company, and their menu says they serve erectile dysfunction. Their yelp reviews are going down the tubes quickly. Not all Trump supporters are as gracious as she is, and they aren’t all luddites.

Crosses the line between freedom of assembly and mob action. Cal 911 and report a mob. Record the call. Tell them you want the mib to be dispersed. When official police refuse to take action use your second amendment rights and disperse them yourself. It’s time to use violence to oppose violence.

It’s not hard to predict how this will end.

It isn’t? I don’t see how it will end. I don’t even see how it will proceed.

How to stop this nonsense? Either the government can do something, or the population at large can.

If we wait for the government to do something, it’s hard to see what it might do, since any action taken now will be emulated but turned against the citizenry when the next Leftoid government arrives. Recall how Obama perverted the organization and, indeed, the very concept of “homeland security” by changing it from a defense against homicidal foreigners into a mechanism for domestic surveillance and harassment. This abuse and perversion will happen, it’s only a question of when.

Less dangerously and even more usefully, government could respond to these outrages by upping the ante. Harass Homeland Security personnel? Announce a huge increase in the size and mission of ICE, and make it clear why, probably via Twitter so the press can’t disguise it. So the more they protest and harass, the worse their situation becomes. But this would only work against rational intelligences; since we’re dealing with six-year-olds, it probably will have no useful effect.

If we hope for the population to act, these harassing crowds could be dispersed by semi-spontaneous mobs, or by more organized vigilance committees. Neither is terribly likely; despite all the braying from Leftie-land, Americans are really not especially inclined to violence, no matter how urgently violence may be needed.

Of course it’s not really necessary that these childish displays be stopped. There’s absolutely zero chance that they will magically force the President from office and install Hillary on her throne. They’re just noise, with no danger of action.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to tom_swift. | June 24, 2018 at 12:32 am

    “They’re just noise, with no danger of action.”

    With all due respect, I view it differently. For every action they take, that is not answered and becomes normalized; they will escalate to another action. Eventually, as has happened throughout history, that other action will involve deaths.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to tom_swift. | June 24, 2018 at 11:53 am

    There might be merit in using a burner phone, just once and dispose, to make an allegation that someone in the group is armed. A swat team would turn out and those obnoxious ingrates would be roughed up by those searching for a gun.

Obama separates and cages. Trump reunites and liberates.

#TheResistance occupies. Bad optics.

Once upon a time there was the Pinkerton Agency, and they could send people out to deal with this. Now video cameras are too ubiquitous for that to work. Water, with some pressure behind it, sounds like a good idea. Or post “No Trespassing” signs and be ready to shoot somebody because you feel threatened. Notice, you must post first.

Something like a Cleaning Bladder Garden Attachment. Place this in a piece of PVC piping, attached to a garden hose. The device has a bladder which fills, and seals the water from coming backwards. The other end sends water pulsing under pressure, which unclogs clogged sewer drains. Those protesters are sort of like what clogs sewer drains.

I’d like a farmer to do a drive-by with a slurry spreader.. Make it tough to scream b/c of all the flies… heh

Public sidewalk; public street; the right to peaceably assemble and protest, etc. I get it.

But considering the vociferous and confrontational nature of the mob in a residential area, I would think the Secret Service would have some latitude to impose a ‘safe space’ periphery of X-number of feet back or down the street from someone’s front door. Safety and security reasons, of course.

    They do that for abortion clinics, after all. The key words in the 1st Amendment are “peaceably assemble”. These people are hardly peaceful when they’re blaring crying babies in the middle of the night.

LibraryGryffon | June 23, 2018 at 9:44 pm

And what about her neighbors? If you keep enough people up for too long one of them might have a psychotic break and genuinely be able to use an insanity defense for any and all actions against the mob. Especially if they’re keeping folks small children up all night too.