You might remember last summer when Politico Magazine published a lengthy piece on how Portland had become America’s most politically violent city. Not only were there May Day riots — the city even had to cancel its 82nd annual Avenue of Roses parade because Republicans were going to be marching in it, and organizers had received “a threatening email.”
Remember when Antifa thugs chased down an elderly man who refused to comply with their illegal street closing and turned down the street anyway in defiance? That was Portland.
If you don’t remember that, you might remember Twitchy’s report from last week in which journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by a mob while covering the #HimToo rally in Portland. Now he’s written a piece for the Spectator titled, “What’s the matter with Portland?”
“You’re an Asian giving into white supremacy.” What happens when a gay journalist of color reports truthfully about antifa, a self-described “anti-racist,” anti-fascist movement? My latest for @SpectatorUSA: https://t.co/dxlKoXSRZa
— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) November 27, 2018
Seriously … what is up with Portland? And do the police there have any interest in taking back control of the city from masked fascists?
With its impeccably progressive monoculture, Portland is fertile ground for leftist ideologies such as intersectionality and Marxism. Most Portlanders have little to no experience of talking to real conservatives. The ‘#Resistance’ has become a powerful rallying cry for residents who think they are in a cosmic battle. In reality, they are often just targeting their neighbors. Last year the annual East Portland parade was canceled after it received threats of violence for allowing the local Republican group to march at the family event. In August, a leftist man who brought an American flag to a protest was mistaken for a conservative. An antifa mob surrounded him and one bashed him on the head with a metal bat. He laid on the ground in a pool of blood and required stitches for the injury.
There really seems to be no possibility of peaceful assembly in Portland, because Antifa will show up ready to fight.
This is one of the reasons why I’m done with Democrats. They won’t condemn this group.
— Le MAO XXV (@Le_MAO_XXV) November 27, 2018
CNN’s Don Lemon helpfully explained that no organization is perfect, you know.
— Matt Barnicle (@mattbarnicle) November 27, 2018
we want diversity and inclusion everyone but if you don't agree with us you're a racist bigot. Oh if you're a person of color and don't agree with us then you're an internalized racist bigot
— I estrad (@estrad_i) November 27, 2018
I live in Portland, and I wish the police would fucking do something about the insane violence happening within our city. But no direct action will happen anytime soon–everything will continue to get worse until EVERYONE's had enough.
— Demon Eyes (@DemonEy14465315) November 27, 2018
Portland, that's what's wrong.
— I.M. Savage (@modernoverman) November 27, 2018
Sometimes when I think Massachusetts' liberal political environmental is awful, I have to remind myself that places like Portland exist:https://t.co/jfSD6mG0vO
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) November 27, 2018
They will never realize they are the hate group.
— Elizabeth G (@Elizabetsy85) November 27, 2018
Thanks for the article, it is odd that people protesting against people they feel are fascists/nazi's employ tactics that the brown shirts of the early 30's would have been proud of. I am as conservative as they come,have no issue with gays,blacks or anyone, this makes no sense
— Nik (@FaroeNik) November 27, 2018
During Roman times it was common for gangs of youths to be roaming the streets causing mayhem. Nowadays young people want to do the same thing yet in order to do that without getting in too much trouble they have to say that they are protesting white supremacy and fighting nazis.
— Patrick (@egoissocial) November 27, 2018
It says a lot about how often they harass journalists and try to block recordings. I mean, you wouldn't do that if you weren't doing anything shady, right?
— ガンブレイドナイト (@GunbladeKnight) November 27, 2018
These people are idiots. And ridiculous. History is going to love this time.
— Sharon Olivari (@slolivari) November 27, 2018
Antifa is what becomes of a bunch of children who were never told "No."
— Vic Hoop (@hoo275) November 27, 2018
Antifa is largely white. How dare they engage in such hypocrisy. They are nothing but sadists who like cracking heads. Sort of like modem day skinheads
— Apeman Among Men (@Apeman605) November 27, 2018
Aren’t the members of Antifascism (Antifa) actually fascists themselves? Aren’t they the most actually fascist group in America? How can they be so utterly un self aware?
— duckgoquack (@duckgoquack2) November 27, 2018
Don't believe these Nazi #fascists actually think they are doing the right thing. They know they are Evil, but they finally get to get out of Mommies basement and cover their ugly pimple faces like a super-hero bad guy and repay their nemesis, everyone who achieves in life. #Sick
— Lonnie M. Przybysz (@Lonnie_Lala) November 27, 2018
You can tell from the writing the author isnt rightwing at all. He still puts himself at odds with anarchist and communist groups. He wants to live in a country with laws and markets probably. Maybe its just their mob mentality of attack everything. Squatters living off Oregon.
— federalist (@jkensign) November 27, 2018
Antifa members do NOT want to be filmed or their faces shown — that’s been made clear over and over.
What industry or corporation in their right mind would even have a convention in #Portland, much less relocate there. It sounds like a hellhole of crackpots and ne'er-do-wells.
— SummerShine (@SilverSummerSun) November 27, 2018
As a native to Portland I must say you’re correct. I’am horrified and ashamed of what has become of this once amazing city. Our mayor along with our governor are both useless eaters.
— Merrilee (@columbiariver) November 27, 2018
They are more ignorant than they look if they think they have us fooled about what they really are.
— Cheri Breauchel (@CheriBreauchel) November 27, 2018
Here’s a warning to Ngo to stop what he’s doing:
andy, you edit your vids to support a right wing terrorist group. you may want to rethink your position as alex jones richard spencer and gav might give you a clue as to what to expect. I know it is hard to accept for you but right wing terrorism will be resisted
we see you pic.twitter.com/0BRiuag9WM
— stacey phillips (@phillips_stacey) November 27, 2018
Hey, Brian Stelter and company … weren’t you supposed to unify against threats against journalists and a free press? You might want to step up and show some support for Ngo.
Hey Portland … you have a problem. Do something about it.
‘Get out, you little white little f*cker!’ Portland AntiFa fights fascism by … threatening, harassing civilians ; UPDATED https://t.co/KXhv3pSpaN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 9, 2018