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Today’s blacklisted American: Attendees at conservative event attacked by Antifa thugs

Antifa leaflet in Denver, June 2021
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They’re coming for you next: Attendees attempting to go to the Western Conservatives Conference in Denver, Colorado last week were routinely harassed and attacked by leftist thugs.

The streets of Denver saw violence Friday as Antifa and Denver Communists attempted to shut down traffic and proceeded to assault individuals outside of the Western Conservative Conference. One woman was seen getting out of her car to confront Antifa who threw projectiles at her vehicle and was subsequently threatened with a mob-style beatdown if she proceeded.

Another onlooker offered to help the one woman find the culprit who damaged her car, to which someone in the crowd yells: “If you touch one, you’re gonna get touched by every last one of these mother-—s!” The crowd implied that she was at risk for a brutal beating if she proceeded.

More details here.

If you watch the videos at the links the number of Antifa and Communist thugs is small, about a dozen. Yet initially at least there is no police presence acting to protect others from their very aggressive and violent behavior. Later the police arrived when attendees were leaving the conference and acted to protect them.

The image above was taken by reporter Andy Ngo. It show an “antifa flyer that the Denver Communists are passing out at their violent protest outside the Hyatt Regency in downtown.” Note the hammer and sickle on one of the cans being thrown at what looks like a legislative building. Says it all. Violence against democracy is good. So was the dictatorship of Soviet Russia.

Their own words in the leaflet further condemn them. For example, any peaceful gathering of conservatives they say aspires “to be a pogrom or race-riot” that “must not be allowed.” The biggest irony is their claim that such conservative gatherings “seek to limit [their] freedom of expression and assembly.” Thus, Antifa must gather to shut down such events so that those on the right cannot have their own freedom of expression and assembly.

To threaten violence against anyone attending a political gathering was considered unacceptable only a mere decade ago. Since Trump’s campaign in 2016 however the left abandoned that standard, instead using violence repeatedly to attack Trump supporters at rallies. Once Trump was elected they then shifted their intimidation tactics to violently blocking any conservatives from speaking at any American college.

They have now widened their attacks, sending their SS troops out to intimidate and even harm anyone attending any conservative event anywhere.

And in every case the police do nothing. These events are almost always in big cities controlled by Democrats, who look the other way because they like having their opponents harassed and molested.

Welcome to 1930s Germany. We are only a small step from real pogroms and concentration camps. And they will be eagerly instituted by the left, aided by a Democratic Party interested only in power.

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35 comments

  • Tim

    And aided by this; https://www.brandeis.edu/parc/accountability/oppressivelanguagelist.html

    They have truly lost their ever-loving minds.

  • Dean Hurt

    The Socialist Leftist are the masters of projection. When they post the horror for Conservatives, all they need to do is present their own platform. Every bullet point on this flyer is straight from the annals of Fascist Italy, German Naziism and Soviet Communist totalitarian regimes. These calls for resistance from the Leftists are very like the kind of rabble-rousing filth spewed by Joseph Goebbels to stir up the German population into rabid hated of Jews. I feel that shooting war against these evil people may be necessary…but, I hope that calmer heads can rein in the rising hatred of the Left. However, if Biden is successful in stripping the citizenry of firearms, we will be as sheep to the slaughter…maybe literally.

  • The Left has for a long time been a caricature of itself, and this screed is no exception. Notice how they make assertions without any shred of evidence. ‘I have set up this condition, and thus it is so.’ Compare and contrast to the Declaration.

  • John

    Read the gulag archeplegao by aleksandr solzhenitsyn and that will give you a good idea what’s coming if the left has their way.

  • Edward

    [deleted]

  • Edward: Sorry, but coming here to just spout curses at the left, even if you only include one letter of an obvious curse word, does not circumvent my rules forbidding obscenities.

    You are welcome to post, but if you can’t act like an adult it won’t work, and you will be banned.

  • @John: Read the book in High School. Not in the curriculum, but a friend recommended it.

  • Those on the Left believe that they have a lock on the truth … and are so self-righteous when it comes to that, for them the debate is not Left vs. Right, but Normal vs. Evil … and we are “the other”.

    Projection, indeed … they have become, and seek to impose, everything they accuse conservatives of perpetrating – and more.

    Fundamentalist theocracy, except this time invoking the supernatural was skipped and the process moved directly to the end-state of all theocracies: coerced submission to mere men and women. Imposed with a zeal that makes fire-and-brimstone Baptists look like laissez-faire libertines.

  • wayne

    Foreword to The Gulag Archipelago: 50th Anniversary edition
    Jordan B. Peterson (October 2018)
    https://youtu.be/XJwEBizQgYI
    47:33

    “I had the great privilege of writing the foreword to the 50th anniversary version of the abridged version of one of the most important books of the 20th century, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, a devastating account of the absolute horror wreaked upon the people of the Soviet Empire by the acolytes of the doctrine of Karl Marx. I read the foreword here, in its entirety, and encourage everyone to purchase and study the book.”
    JBP

  • wayne

    “When Victimhood Leads to Genocide”
    Prof. Jordan Peterson on Dekulakization
    [excerpted from: “2017 Maps of Meaning Lecture 4: Marionettes and Individuals (Part 3)”
    https://youtu.be/DeYRK16PIlA
    7:10

    Jester—>
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
    C.S. Lewis,
    “God in the Dock: Essays on Theology”

  • Cotour

    WHITE MALE? YOU ARE THE ENEMY

    * General Milley, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff in testimony before Congress clearly embraces Critical Race Theory and states that what is coming next from a desperate Democrat administration is internal warfare against the people of America, “White political extremists” specifically. (This is classic Strategy Over Morality / false fag tactics IMO. Democrats desperately need racial divide and hatred, they have nothing else as they attempt to move even further to the Left)

    https://www.newsweek.com/general-mark-milley-passionate-defense-critical-race-theory-viral-video-1603668

    * General Milley stated that he has studied Mao and Marx (Not Harpo) but his conclusion is that it is white extremists within America that are a growing problem (A problem to those who want to eviscerate the Constitution?). A general studies his enemies before attacking. And this is the result of the great disservice that was done on January 6th in the riot in Washington D.C.. And there is clear evidence that agent provocateurs were present at that event and fanned the flames of emotions in order to exacerbate the situation. This is pure military Strategy in order to justify military actions.

    * General Milley however is not able to detect the clearly Socialist, Marxist and Maoist based philosophies being implemented within the administration and in our culture that he himself is a part of. Willful political blindness? (He knows where his bread is buttered.)

    * Merrick Garland, head of the DOJ echo’s and buttresses general Milleys sentiments. The law and the military are aligned. The Pedestrian Realm and the Political Realm are aligned. Very dangerous for the citizenry of any country.

    WHY? This is why. As the results of the 2.1 million votes in the Arizona 2020 election audit in Maricopa county, which was completed just the other day is revealed, and I can take a reasonable guess at what will be revealed. The administration in power, the highly pressurized Democrat hard Left leaning leadership controlled administration as this American outrage in election fraud and corruption is revealed is going to need a boogeyman to focus on in order to justify retaining power.

    And right now if you are a White male in America and you believe in the Constitution and what it structures, YOU ARE THE ENEMY.

    And THAT is clearly what is on its way, compliments of the extremely desperate Democrat leadership who somehow must retain power. That is what is being transmitted. Are you receiving? This is Strategy Over Morality.

  • Mimi

    That flyer is chilling. Soup cans (that can fracture skulls) and ‘milkshakes’ (the kind laced with caustic cement, known to cause 3rd-degree burns).

  • wayne

    Tucker Carlson Tonight
    “You are watching the death of the future of our country.”
    6-24-21
    https://youtu.be/NB6LPIYlteo
    11:07

    commentary on Gen. Mark Milley & critical race theory in the military

  • Wayne, C. S, Lewis followed up on that quote you posted, with this … which is also quite applicable to the Church of Woke …

    “They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

  • doug

    Antifa [deleted] doing what [deleted] do

  • Sam-I-Am

    Maybe time for a million plus conservative people peaceful march on Washington DC and the WH, all carrying “TRUMP WON!” signs.

  • Cotour

    The most peaceful and organized MAGA protestors will now be classified as a domestic terror event.

    (And all of these kinds of protests will be infiltrated by operators that will ensure that there will be contention)

    LAWYERS, COURTS AND MONEY is the ultimate answer.

  • doug: I deleted the insult words from your comment. They weren’t obscenities per se, but they made your comment nothing more than an insult, and insults are also something I don’t allow on Behind the Black.

    There are plenty of valid reasons to despise Antifa. Please tell us those reasons, articulately, like an adult. All spouting insults accomplishes is to make you just like them.

  • Dave in Denver

    What I wonder is who is pulling their Antifa strings. I mean Antifa. Too much success on their part to be haphazard. Does 60 Minutes™ have a crew working on it? Does the FBI?

    Some threads to pull: Andy Ngo, Lee Keltner, daily Portland riots (somebody has to go home for the night, er, day, after all that), and Aaron Danielson, as starters.

    I’ll just hold my breath.

  • Cotour

    I am confident that the proper authorities know exactly who is who within ANTIFA.

    The FBI leadership who is aligned with big agendas allows certain activities apparently which is counter to common Pedestrian sense. But it serves the larger agenda.

    And that is what the facts indicate.

  • Xopher

    The Democrat police in Democrat cities as well as the Democrat FBI, protect Antifa and will arrest anyone who retaliates against Antifa.

    The Democrats want to play the Game of Thrones, they better not mistreat their cupbearers and food-tasters… they have those, right? That’s the minimum requirement to play the game.

    https://youtu.be/MbMFLDb3CbI

  • wayne

    Xopher-
    I rather think it will go down sorta like this….
    (Epstein-ed & Mcafee-ed)

    Breaking Bad
    “Gliding Over All”
    https://youtu.be/NYcOl33-mI0
    2:34

  • Col Beausabre

    But remember, it’s the jackbooted thugs of conservatism that are them REAL threat to America.

    You never hear of things like this, but three idiots throwing paint on a couple of George Floyd statues is national news and has Cuomo wetting his panties. And oh, by the way, I thought defacing statues was “in”, approved of by the Left and those that indulged in it were some sort of heroes.

  • James Street

    “And in every case the police do nothing.”

    What usually happens is the police arrest conservatives for trying to protect themselves.

    At a party a couple of weeks ago I was talking to a Seattle reporter for one of the local TV news stations. He said he has a bodyguard everywhere he goes when he’s working on a story. I knew he didn’t mean a minimum wage mall cop. He meant a soldier of fortune.

    Last year during one of Seattle’s peaceful protests Antifa trashed and burned a police SUV and an Antifa guy stole a rifle out of it. A “bodyguard” for one local TV station was filmed confronting him. The smooth practiced motions of the “bodyguard” are beautiful as he goes up to the Antifa guy, points his pistol at him and demands the rifle, drops the magazine and clears it.

    Here is a 17 second video of that soldier of fortune:

    Security guard secures rifle stolen by protester in downtown Seattle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVAMUejexa0

  • James Street: Notice how completely unaware the so-called news anchor is about what is actually occurring in the footage his station is airing. Typical of modern mainstream journalism. Rather than focus in on the actual story, they cut away.

  • Doubting Thomas

    Things are not going well.

    Reading my local Sunday morning paper in a nice conservative town.

    Article that takes up a half page on page 5, speaks very approvingly of Biden’s call for an “App” on your phone to make it easier to turn in domestic terrorists. Not a single sentence devoted to the thought that: “perhaps this is not a good idea”.

    It ends with 6 or 7 sentences to describe these possible terrorists that implies that they are “small groups of people” who believe “bizarre conspiracy theories”.

    Although the writer fails to define if these bizarre theories include mind controlling aliens from the Klatuu Nebula or theories that the recent election was not on the up and up, it seems the writer generally believes that these conspiracy theorists might be anybody that disagrees with CNN or the Progs and certainly anyone that meets those criteria AND voted for Trump.

    We are in obvious big trouble and the options out are getting harder everyday. Think I want to go to Hubble and just stay there to repair it forever.

  • Cotour

    From the real world:

    I have four story’s I want to relate, three of them are about people with children who have real concerns about what is going on in school, government and the medical profession. And one is a short conversation I had with a highly educated Liberal friend. I think they are very instructive as to what in reality is going on and will go on in America in the coming weeks, months and years.

    1. My Hispanic, former Liberal, former rampant Feminist friend, (Thanks to me she tells me) is torn and in turmoil about the coming local government mandate that will require her to have her child injected with an essentially experimental mRNA vaccine that is neither approved for use or approved for the safe use regarding children as her child gets ready to go back to school. She will never vote Democrat again.

    2. Another customer, a light skinned Hispanic, who just the other day thanked me for my for continuing to send him my emails and giving him a perspective that he understands, relates to and finds rational related to the politics of the day. “Thank you” he told me, “I know I am not crazy because I can read your interpretations about what is going on.”.

    This was out of the blue. What does it prove? You can make a difference how ever small it may be.

    His biggest problem tormenting him today? School for his young school aged child. He related to me that he went to the local public school and asked the principle if they were going to be teaching this Critical Race Theory? Her reaction terrified him, she said that she can do nothing about it it will be taught in NYC. He pointed out to her that it was basically teaching racism and hatred, and teaching white children, to hate themselves. Her response? She can do nothing about it. He has decided that his child will be going to a Catholic school. But he has a fear that it will ever invade there also.

    In addition he had a conversation with another person talking about the Critical Race Theory and his young child. The response? His child (who is light skinned although is Hispanic who is essentially white) needs to be able to apologize for racism. He said, “But she is a six year old little girl!”. “If she is white she needs to be able to apologize for racism”.

    His head was spinning. He will never vote Democrat.

    3. Another customer, also Hispanic, South American I believe, who I speak with but does not receive my emails, out of the blue tells me about her concerns with the schools, the media and the culture teaching the normalization and main streaming of the transgender / Gay issue. Because her young daughter is apparently being very confused about her sexuality by it.

    And like me, she has no problem with people being different and accepts people for who and what they are. Remember, mutual respect, not racism, hatred and retribution. But what is going on right now is about something else other than creating an equal playing field. This is again about the indoctrination of the youth, and the destruction of the Western family structure. Pure Marxist psyops. And many Americans do not know what to do with the crazy that is being forced on them. And that is because it is indeed crazy.

    Her comment to me? “I don’t know what I am going to do. I am a Democrat, I can not vote Republican!” I thought she was going to vomit as she said that. She is very concerned. But she must face reality and make a decision.

    4. My short, illustrative conversation with my Liberal now apparently Globalist supporting, now very quiet friend. And he is still a friend, but as you will plainly see and understand is like having a discussion with a 16 year old child.

    Me: Q: Do you believe in and believe that something called “The Great Reset” exists? Just curious.

    Him: It appears that it is not clearly defined. What we do know is that it does not exist because it is just a phrase applied to an inchoate theory.

    Me: No, no, its real and very clearly defined. Right from The World Economic Forum and a man named, Klaus Schwab (A good friend of George Soros by the way) “In the future, you will own nothing, and you will be happy”. And they are dead serious, and they even made a little promo.

    2016 World Economic Forum promo video of your and my future as per their agenda: https://youtu.be/aztvWxRKqDQ

    Klaus Schwab, our new master, if your view of the world prevails. Comments? Your not aware of this agenda?

    Klaus Schwab: (Picture of Klaus Schwab wearing his leather Ming the merciless high priest from another planet suit.)
    (Looks the roll, doesn’t he. All he needs is a Kitty :)

    ​Him: O.K. chicken little — and the Orange Menace won the 2020 election, and vaccine refusniks are not a danger to society. You might want to seek some psychiatric medication.

    (Silent and no comment, no response)

    Me: Cat got your tongue? You have not answered my simple question: Are you aware of these World Economic Forum / U.N. agendas listed below? Have you ever heard of Klaus Schwab? You either have no idea and are ignorant of it. Possible.
    Or you know very well about this agenda and refuse to comment on it. Which should I assume is so?

    Him: Your transparently obvious distortion of these statements do not merit a response.

    Me: You havn’t a clue. More and more interesting.

    Him: No one need respond to your lies and fabrications.

    Me: You have not got a clue, you have never seen that before. That is the take away. If you can not honestly answer these simple questions you are not a serious person.

    Why can’t you just answer my simple questions? I am not misinterpreting, no distortion of anything. Is what it is. And you are trying to tag ME with the crazy tag? How stereotypical and moot can you get? JGL 6/26/21

  • concerned

    Doubting Thomas: why are you still subscribing to that newspaper? If every conservative stopped buying what the leftist globalist media is selling us (and that includes many different “entertainment” options and products), we could put a serious dent into their fortunes. I really liked my Sunday paper also and read it for decades, but I gave it up and no longer miss it. You can do it too– and after you’re done with that, please consider cutting your TV cable if you haven’t done it already. The globalist beast feeding us their increasingly insane ideas depend on our money for sustenance.

  • wayne

    “Klaatu Barada Nikto” (1951)
    https://youtu.be/5NZXmq-E2tM
    2:40

  • Cotour

    I very, very occasionally comment on a Youtube video that I may watch and my comments are usually of the positive nature. And I have on occasion commented on political aspects of a video that I have watched. Previously I would see people who would agree with me and they would indicate that by giving a thumbs up. But not any more.

    Scratching my head, I just realized, my computer has been shadow banned on Youtube.

    Liberal / Leftist Big tech is insidious and vial and is without doubt a threat to the freedom of the people of America and the world. Idealistic children with immense power over free speech and the sharing of information and opinions. And they are clearly abusing their power to empower their chosen political affiliation and philosophy. Its the nature of the beast.

    I consider being shadow banned on Youtube a badge of honor. Lesson learned.

    “Shadow banning, also called stealth banning, ghost banning or comment ghosting, is the practice of blocking or partially blocking a user or their content from an online community so that it will not be readily apparent to the user that they have been banned. “

  • Cotour

    What do you know?

    Rumble and BitChute are just like Youtube.

  • wayne

    Cotour–

    Spend some time at the Moving Image Archive, at https://archive.org/details/movies, and look at some of their sub-collections. (Their Text & Audio collection is outstanding as well.)
    No commercials and they make it easy for you to download anything. (no registration to download, but you do need to have a free account to upload stuff.)

  • Cotour

    Thanks, Wayne, I will look into it.

    It just take a push just a bit too far to make people change where they have become comfortable being in.

    I have been pushed over the line.

    And we all, or most of us anyway are going to get to that point very soon.

    Its coming, and that fact is what makes the Left and their minions soooo dangerous.

    Lawyers. Courts and Money……………………….and free choice over manipulation.

  • wayne

    Cotour–
    fyi– the archive primarily archives ‘the internet,’ (500 billion pages stored, use their “Wayback Machine” search tool) but they do have a massive text, sound, and image collection. A lot of the older (film) material at youtube, is actually re-uploaded from the Archive, usually chopped up and misattributed.
    On a more contemporary note, they also have the Fox News West Coast feed archived, in one hour blocks.. (like’ 80K hours worth) as well as the other usual suspect cable networks.
    (I’ve been downloading old public domain movies recently, and just watch them at my leisure. )

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