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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We've Seen This Movie Before; Sturmabteilung Ed.

A top Oregon Republican said Monday he’s considering using militia groups for security purposes after a man directing anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women fatally stabbed two men and injured a third this weekend.

Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal told The Guardian that recent protests have prompted members of the Portland GOP to consider security alternatives.

“I am sort of evolving to the point where I think that it is appropriate for Republicans to continue to go out there,” he told The Guardian. “And if they need to have a security force protecting them, that’s an appropriate thing too.”

He said that might mean making arrangements that don’t rely on police.

“There are these people arising, like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters,” he added. “We’re thinking about that. Because there are now belligerent, unstable people who are convinced that Republicans are like Nazis.”
Right, a far-right asswipe verbally abuses some Muslims and then shivs three people who arise to confront said asswipe and somehow, that translates into a threat against Republicans? That is some pretty fucked-up logic.

More to the point, what major political parties have had their own militia to provide "security"? The leader in that regard was the German NSDAP, aka the Nazis.

So here's a free tip to Mr. Buchal: One of the best ways to avoid having people compare your party to Nazis is to not act like Nazis.


dinthebeast said...

This incident has some folks losing their damn minds. Read that: defending Nazis. I may have pointed out that we used to shoot Nazis, which we totally did, and even asked when exactly it stopped being a good thing to shoot them, which was maybe not the most diplomatic thing to say, but still...
That said, I agree with the Rude Pundit that those alt-righters or whatever horseshit neo-Nazis are calling themselves lately should be allowed to have their marches because 1) the first amendment is for everyone, and 2) when they show their faces in public, we get to know who they are.

-Doug in Oakland

Nangleator said...

I'm having trouble seeing any downside to shooting Nazis on sight, as long as you clean up your own garbage when you're done. Oh, and all the other laws should continue to be obeyed, too. Proper licensing, local gun ordinances, no disturbing the peace, etc.

Slowly skinning Nazis with a rusty flensing knife should be discouraged, however, except where privacy is assured.

B said...

You should point out that the people stabbed for defending the muslim woman were also reportedly right wing folks.

B said...

Oh, and I think using any "militia", especially untrained "Militia" for security is stupid. Who is responsible if they screw up? Where is the liability. Police are trained and have a certain immunity if they do mess up. "militia" members....?

dinthebeast said...

One of the victims was conservative, the other was liberal. And ask the folks who put on Altamont about hiring security on the basis of how badass they are.

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Since the post was not about the train-knifing itself....nah.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Allowing them to march is an invitation to the highly trained, highly professional well equipped black masked jack booted "anarchists" to show up and start trouble.

Iron City said...

You mean the same ones that took over the wildlife refuge? Oh, no, I don't think many of them will be out yet, and in any case isn't there some problem with felons and guns not mixing?