Why I love the left
Yes I do. And these stories, which caught my eye this morning, illustrate why.
Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has just released their analysis of arrest figures for left-wing protesters arrested and investigated for various crimes in Berlin in a decade between 2003 and 2013.
According to the data, of the 873 arrested protesters:
- 84 per cent were men
- 72 per cent were between 18 and 29 years of age (so far so predictable)
- 33 per cent were unemployed, and
- (the money shot) 92 per cent still lived with their parents
Maybe if the German parents were stricter and grounded their kids more often, we would have fewer assaults on the police officers and less property damage. I suspect that these stats would be closely replicated in the United States, amongst the Occupy, Resistance and Antifa[scism] crowd. According to the Marxist theory, the revolution was going to be carried out by the proletariat; under the Leninist practice, it was carried by the party (“the vanguard of the proletariat”); under the post-modern farce, it is being attempted by a lumpen-intelligencia of teenagers who haven’t grown up.
As an aside, note also this:
The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.
“In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis, Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH,” asserts the Facebook event page for “Leftist Fight Club: The Rumbles at Lake Claire.”
For all the supposed rise in “hate crimes” (so many of the high profile ones turning up to be hoaxes), the bashings seem to be of the “fascists”, i.e. whoever the left doesn’t like, including completely random people, like in this story from the Berkeley riot:
Then I saw someone wearing all black walk up to a student wearing a suit and say, “You look like a Nazi.” The student was confused, but before he could reply, the black-clad person pepper-sprayed him and hit him on the back with a rod.
I ran after the student who was attacked to get his name and more information. He told me that he is a Syrian Muslim. Before I could find out more, he fled, fearing another attack.
Well done guys.
Meanwhile, at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the very righteous environmentalist and Native American rights protesters had left a mountain of garbage behind them:
The mountains of debris need to be moved before the spring thaw occurs.
Making a dent in the immense amount of trash being hauled out of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp is being hindered by the weather. All the garbage that was left behind is now frozen into massive chunks of junk.
In a month, all this trash could become toxic.
It is estimated that 250 trucks will be needed to remove the trash. Each load is being examined by the local Sheriff’s Office – just in case. “As bad as it sounds, we’re looking for people that may have died and could be wrapped up in a canvas or a tarp or tent,” says one officer.
But it’s all OK, because the left cares.