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23. So, the fascists just got played today...
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 05:33 PM
Aug 2019

I watched about two hours of a live camera feed that was embedded with the white nationalist neo-Nazis in Portland today (I know, why would anyone torture themselves that way, but I do paid research on these goons, so hazard of the business).

As they were milling around in the park, leadership clearly had no plan for what they were actually going to do; they didn't even have a speaker agenda. It appeared most of the followers just assumed they were there to bash some heads.

Overall, they seemed to be gobsmacked by their leaders shouting out that today needed to be different, that today they couldn't engage in violence. There was a bit of confusion as to what exactly then they were expected to do if not punch faces.

Right about that point, the crowd got all excited because they were being instructed by police to begin marching along a very defined route. "Woohoo," they cried, exclaiming how the police were on their side because they were going to be given a personal escort through the din of the much greater crowd of Portland citizens shouting, "Fascists go home!"

So, off they marched---to a sidewalk with the silent river at their left and the drone of traffic from a major highway at their right. In other words, completely isolated, no one to shout at. Trudging along, only accompanied by their own hate bros, they became decidedly more muted.

But then, wait! They were being led to a bridge that had previously been closed. Hopes began to rise. Cheering ensued.
Oooh, that Anti-fa was sure going to be mad now because the fascists were going to get to walk across a bridge---another isolated place where Portlanders didn't have to see or hear them. Oh boy, they said, that was sure going to piss people off!

So, off they trudged across the bridge of shame---only to discover at its end that they were being deposited right back where they started---away from the mass of Portland citizens who had
turned out to decry them.

The looks on the fascist leaders' faces were priceless as they tried to spin the whole thing to their followers as "Mission accomplished, guys! Let's go have a BBQ and drink some beer to celebrate! Time to party!"

Of course, the fact that these same "leaders" then proceeded to walk around in circles asking each other what the plan was for transportation out of there clearly indicated that the supposed party would also be a bust.

Of course... Newest Reality Aug 2019 #1
The idiots don't appear to be dressing up the way they did last year...bummer Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #2
You have to work really hard to look that stupid. Lochloosa Aug 2019 #5
Looks like they're dressed up for Halloween! n/t RKP5637 Aug 2019 #6
Cosplay Much? BlueIdaho Aug 2019 #17
Looks like a costume party treestar Aug 2019 #21
You know what movies they wank to. Grokenstein Aug 2019 #40
They look like idiots. Not mention how un-American rockfordfile Aug 2019 #22
They are too thick to realize how preposterous they are. Judi Lynn Aug 2019 #34
They probably think they look good dressed like that MustLoveBeagles Aug 2019 #43
Get out of our lives, petty bitch-boy gossip. Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #3
Good description, it's exactly what he is. He needs a hobby, like doing his job. n/t Judi Lynn Aug 2019 #35
"antifa" isn't even an organization, unlike the Proud Boys etc. muriel_volestrangler Aug 2019 #4
I've never heard of an anti-fascist... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #15
And yet it's a pretty fair bet they DO wank. Grokenstein Aug 2019 #41
Hundreds of loser/incels just arrived: Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #7
"Hundreds" huh..... these are the same people who greatly exaggerate their 'manhood' too groundloop Aug 2019 #10
What man is proud to be called a "Proud Boy?" NoMoreRepugs Aug 2019 #13
It looks like... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #19
I wonder why... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #16
This message was self-deleted by its author Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #20
Doesn't he have an outstanding warrant? BlueIdaho Aug 2019 #18
I'd bet he was throwing the white power sign immediately after hitting send. lark Aug 2019 #8
live Portland police feed yaesu Aug 2019 #9
A gaslighter nearly always "calls the kettle black." slumcamper Aug 2019 #11
It's logical. Turbineguy Aug 2019 #12
A protesters note to idiot racist protesters yaesu Aug 2019 #14
So, the fascists just got played today... PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #23
... Scurrilous Aug 2019 #25
Saw that too. stevil Aug 2019 #31
Ha ha, I have to admit to being... SMC22307 Aug 2019 #33
Triumph of the Willfully Stupid Grokenstein Aug 2019 #42
Good news, thanks Pandora. Nt Mc Mike Aug 2019 #44
CNN interviewing these "antifa" masked idiots. One wearing a hammer & sickle on his helmet. oldsoftie Aug 2019 #24
Antifa marchers KNOW that a number of "infiltrators" are in their midst to be "interviewed" and ancianita Aug 2019 #26
Yes, that is one thing that I have worried about. potone Aug 2019 #37
Unicorn Riot reports that antifa had prepared for that and drove most of them out of their marches ancianita Aug 2019 #38
CNN is one of the least qualified PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #32
I advise not to take the right wing groups lightly The Liberal Lion Aug 2019 #27
Antifa, because they don't take the right lightly, and because they're defensive, people who don't ancianita Aug 2019 #39
This is incredible beyond belief. Firestorm49 Aug 2019 #28
There are very fine people on one side. Mc Mike Aug 2019 #29
They are proud, yet... VarryOn Aug 2019 #30
Grown men in homemade costumes relive procon Aug 2019 #36
The guy with the daughter was using her as a tool against Antifa dustyscamp Aug 2019 #45
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