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Student Columnist at UC Berkeley Argues in Favor of ‘Violent Resistance’

Student Columnist at UC Berkeley Argues in Favor of ‘Violent Resistance’

“What I’m criticizing is the constant rejection of violent resistance on grounds of respectability.”

The left keeps fanning the flames of violence. There is going to come a point where people have had enough and it won’t be pretty.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley ‘decolonization’ column argues in favor of ‘violent resistance’

A student columnist for the Daily Cal, the student paper at UC Berkeley, recently argued that social justice movements are too focused on peace and “violent resistance” can be an effective tool for the “oppressed.”

Pacifist students “love pictures of children handing roses or playing music to armed soldiers, who also happen to be wrecking their homes. They love quoting Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. about peaceful protest and resistance,” Khaled Alqahtani wrote in an August 12 column. He “writes the Wednesday column on decolonization” according to his bio for the Daily Cal.

These types of people “claim that ‘radical love’ will (magically) dismantle entrenched systems of oppression,” Alqahtani said. But this is not the best approach, he wrote.

“‘Radical love’ my ass. It disgusts me that the oppressors’ emotions and well-being (in all contexts, from institutions to individuals) are the first to be considered and accommodated whenever people question the validity of armed or violent resistance,” the student wrote.

The headline of his column is: “This war can’t be civil.”

While Alqahtani stated he is not dismissing the benefits of peaceful action and resistance, he suggests it might not be enough:

You may want to lead a silent march instead of setting a police station on fire. Sometimes, that may work best. What I’m criticizing is the constant rejection of violent resistance on grounds of respectability. There is no socially ‘acceptable’ way to protest the murder of women and trans and queer people around me every single day. There is no ‘civil’ way to resist ongoing occupation and war. All of the expected standards these anti-oppression acts are supposed to meet simply ensure they work in favor of the powerful, those already inflicting violence.

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Ok, I can go with that, as long as you know one thing – whatever you allow yourself to do to me, I can do to you. So, you set the rules.

What would his view be if his violent resistance is met with violence against him and his ilk?

These leftist student clowns better be careful they don’t get a concrete lesson in what’s real. This ain’t mommy’s basement, soy boys.

    bullhubbard in reply to UJ. | August 19, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    If the blowback does not happen soon I will be convinced nobody on the right has the balls to organize counter-“demonstrations” with any real teeth.

    Call me when some well-organized resistance to antifa surfaces. I will do what I can.

      Unknown3rdParty in reply to bullhubbard. | August 22, 2020 at 9:16 am

      Agreed. I do not want this to escalate to a violent confrontation.

      HOWEVER, the left gets away with their violence masquerading as a “protest”. The leftist city councils and mayoral “leadership” have neutered their respective police departments, thereby allowing the riotesters to get away with whatever violence, vandalism and general anarchy they can commit, and should they be apprehended, jail is little more than a revolving door.

      It’s time for the people to get involved.

    beagleEar in reply to UJ. | August 19, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Lots of talk. This far, zero mobs have gotten disappeared or dis-existed. Considering that they have a tacit alliance with the local governments where they riot, the task requires more than a Rambo or two.
    If some well-organized but informal group were take take down their handlers, parents and funding sources, the balance might change.

What young liberal fools fail to take into consideration is that there are a lot of us who would take considerable delight in payback.

Not just quid pro quo, more on the order of unloading a freight train of life-changing hurt.

At a minimum, roll them in poison ivy, have them inhale the smoke of burning poison ivy and then detain them on a hill of fire ants all the while with a mercapsin breeze.

OK, Khaled Alqahtani. Look forward to seeing you in my sights.

For all this twit’s fantasizing, the police he abuses are on his side.

Consider. Guy in black mask prances around my house, announcing through a bullhorn that he’s going to burn my house down to strike a blow for . . . well, whatever the hell they think they’re striking blows for. I go to my window and blow a 7.62mm hole through his puny viscera, thereby saving my house from arson. And who do the police pounce on after that? Not on any of this guy’s black-masked friends. They pounce on the guy who’s trying to preserve his home and his life from a conflagration.

Unfortunately, as things are now, Americans are going to have to fight both the amateur Communists and the police.

Now, if government would just get off our backs, 300 million Americans could probably handle the problem just fine, and at no cost to the treasury. But it won’t.

    Unknown3rdParty in reply to tom_swift. | August 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Perhaps the police could reciprocate as follows: that “shooting” was simply protestors. Tell the city council that, since they (the city council) tied their (the police) hands in how they may respond and what they may do, reduced our funding, which has reduced our numbers, and since AGs have chosen to release without citations those involved in violence, since we (the police) can’t help protect the people, the people STILL retain the right to defend themselves. Therefore, we cannot and will not investigate a person defending their person, their family, their home if they are attacked by a mob of protesters.

There is no socially ‘acceptable’ way to protest the murder of women and trans and queer people around me every single day

This guy sees a murder every day? Where does he live that is so dangerous?

All of the expected standards these anti-oppression acts are supposed to meet simply ensure they work in favor of the powerful, those already inflicting violence.

What violence, where, and by whom?

In any case, Khaled Alqahtani is Muslim. He writes columns about how Islam forbids capitalism and Muslims should hate the (infidel) police. I do not for a second believe he believes his rhetoric, at least the part that pretends to care about trans & homosexual people, because that would imply he’s advocating for violence on behalf of people his religion would murder, if they could. I have no doubt he believes in using violence to fight oppression, but he’s engaging in doublespeak. To a good Muslim oppression means “Islam doesn’t rule here”.

    Barry Soetoro in reply to randian. | August 19, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    “This guy sees a murder every day? Where does he live that is so dangerous?”

    Berkeley must have an extension campus in Chicago?

To repeat randian’s observation, exactly where is this shitbag seeing “the murder of women and trans and queer people around [himself] every single day”? Does he refer to Afghanistan when he burbles, “There is no ‘civil’ way to resist ongoing occupation and war?”

What a self-important little snotnose, playing politics with the rest of the infants in his mult-million dollar Stanford play-pen.

I have had enough of these delusional “revolutionaries.”

He’d best stay in his little college town. There are places in the country where he would be shown the errors of his ways, quickly and dramatically.
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