I was going to write about my recent cruise to Alaska/Canada, but I haven’t finished editing those photos yet, and we’ve had some nice protests, so I figured I’d post about the protests first.
Y’all may remember that we had a free-speech demonstration here not long ago, which I attended. The same man who organized that rally also organized the ones we had today. It was originally supposed to be in downtown Portland, but Joey Gibson moved it, at the last moment, to nearby Vancouver (Washington). A few of his staunch supporters showed up in downtown Portland anyway. Thus, there were two such rallies. This time, the rallies were dubbed “Patriot Prayer” rallies. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all about freedom of speech.
I showed up around one o’clock and joined them. They only numbered about a dozen at most – but there were many hundreds, if not thousands, of counter-protesters. The police were there in force, and they did their job fairly well, unlike in Charlottesville. Apparently, antifa behaved as they usually do, and some of them got arrested.
I marched with them for a couple of blocks, and then mingled with the crowd, engaging in a couple of debates.
As you can imagine, we had an interesting conversation, though her friend disapproved of her even talking to me.
One man had literature equating the Alt-Right with ISIS. When a couple of Christians asked him, “So you’re saying that the Alt-Right and Islam are similar?” The man became confused, claiming he didn’t know which religion ISIS is (!!!). The Christians pointed out that he’s judging the entire Alt-Right based on the actions of a few crazies, so why not do the same with Muslims? I chimed in that Muslims are more dangerous, because they actually have a book, which they consider holy, that encourages atrocities. His reply? The Alt-Right has Mein Kampf! Unbelievable.
Here are some photos from today:
The whole affair really drives home how irrational people are. It’s a case of mass hysteria based upon religious conviction. On the bright side, if only a dozen or so Alt-Lights can rile up a city so easily, as we saw today, then that means we have A LOT of power!