Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sigh of Relief for Portland

Today was supposed to be the day of a right-wing invasion of Portland, Oregon by a nationwide horde of blackshirts. This 'day of reckoning' had been in the works ever since a right-winger was killed last month, but thankfully the turnout was low: If that is all the force they can muster from around the country, it's a good sign that their numbers aren't that great. Maybe the realization that their opponents can shoot back has dampened the spirits of those who aren't using these organizations as a money making scam. Of course, the danger remains- these assholes didn't drive hundreds of miles with their Tacticool toys for a short rally. They will probably try to jump anyone appearing to be a leftist, or LGBTQ, or undomiciled, but as far as a real force to be reckoned with, they turned out to be a damp squib... thank goodness.


DocAmazing said...

The Proud boys have had a lot of sub rosa support from inside the Portland Police Bureau. The cops who were feeding info the the goons as to how to evade police and where it was safe to enjoy a little of the old horrorshow twenty-to-one are now under increased scrutiny and aren't running interference for Nazis. The Nazis, realizing that their protection has been compromised, have pulled back. Nobody wants to be the next Aaron Jay Bishop Danielson at this point

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It didn't hurt that a lot of them seemed to be really drunk by noon.