November 1, 2007

Take Back the Right!

Hatched by Sachi

Front Page Magazine reports that yet another David Horowitz speech was disrupted by screaming left wing and Islamist thugs. I won't go into detail about what happened; it's the usual: Horowitz speaking as part of "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" at Emory University; bunch of Leftists and Islamists show up full of sound and fury, signifying nothing; event has to be called off. Horowitz compares them to "the fascists... in Germany in the 1930s." You know the routine.

The reason I call this "routine" is that it really is:

  • Concordia University in Canada, 2002. (Note: YouTube, as is its wont, long ago censored the videos linked at the Power Line post.)

    A Jewish student group, Hillel, organized a talk inviting former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; to prevent this, violent antisemites from the Muslim Student Association showed up and literally beat members of the audience who showed up to listen. One victim was a survivor of the holocaust; he too thought it reminded him of the Nazis. Never in his life did he think this kind of thing would happen in Canada.

  • Only a few days ago in Denmark, four members of Stop the Islamization of Europe were ambushed and beaten with iron pipes on their way to a peaceful demonstration.
  • Jewish community centers at universities are frequently vandalized or even torched.
  • Stacks of Jewish and conservative newspapers are seized and burnt, printing systems destroyed, editors threatened and roughed up.
  • Conservatives are hauled before star-chamber speech-code tribunals, convicted on the basis of anonymous complainers, and sentenced to "re-education."

You get the picture. But this post isn't simply a recitation of the hundreds of incidents of Leftists and Islamists suppressing everyone else's freedom of speech (but especially the freedoms of Jews). That's a given. We all know they don't believe in a free society; they will resort to anything, including murder, to silence us.

But what should we do about it? Blogging about the evil alliance between the so-called Left and militant Islam is all well and good, but it changes nothing. "Exposing" their tactics doesn't hurt them; I rather think they enjoy the PR and believe it scares away conservatives.

So yes, we must speak up, mustn't be intimidated by scare tactics. But we must not be careless: We have to bear in mind that these people are terrorist sympathizers, and many are actually terrorists themselves... and they need to be treated as such.

Inviting conservative speakers to the campus is commendable -- but do it with eyes open. Know what to expect! Participating in anti-Islamist demonstrations is courageous; but you'd better be prepared for outrageous disruptions and intimidation, violence, and increasingly likely, the use of weaponry by the MSA and their surrogates and accomplices.

Here are a few tactics to consider:

Monitor enemy actions

When word gets around that your conservative student circle is inviting a conservative, pro-Israel, or anti-"Islamofascist" speaker, the leftist students are bound to mobilize "resistance" against you. Hold your nose and read their stupid flyers, monitor their websites, infiltrate their rallies (using friends unknown to the campus Left and the local MSA) and make note of their plans. While some of the professional leaders may keep their plans secret, in order to get a large number of students to attend and disrupt the talk, they have to go fairly public.

Keep copies of everything you find; they may prove useful when you get sued (as you likely will; it's a favorite tactic of Islamists nowadays).

Learn their plans, plan a counterattack. Your freedoms and liberties are precious; don't trade them for a pot of message.

Open your mouths and persuade private citizens to volunteer for security detail

You know your school won't provide adequate security; heck, the kind of security guards the school provides are probably in cahoots with the protesters anyway! So talk as many friends as you can into showing up (free ticket!) and helping keep the peace.

Special emphasis on ROTC members, athletes, alpha males, and most especially, combat veterans returning to university on the modern G.I. Bill.

Open your wallets and hire commercial security guards

If you've got the wherewithal, then raise the jacksons and hire some private security guards from a company with teeth.

Blackwater comes to mind; I wonder what they charge for a few hours of three or four security men without firearms? Maybe they'll give you a discount rate, considering who the enemy is.

Screen the audience

The best way to short-circuit disruptive protestors is not to let them into the building in the first place. They're usually pretty easy to spot: They'll be the ones wearing orange, Gitmo jumpsuits and/or pink t-shirts with obscene anti-Bush slogans; carrying Israeli flags with a swastika instead of Star of David and misspelled signs that read "No blood for ol!" and "Rascist, sexiste, anti-gay. David Horwits, go away!"; compressed-air horns sticking out of camouflaged trousers; or black ski masks covering everything but their hate-filled piggy eyes. Leftists and Islamist radicals are rarely subtle... they don't need to be.

So anyone wearing or carrying obvious disruption paraphernalia gets nixed. Even if they offer to leave the tools of their disreputable trade at the door, they still have no business entering the hall and should be forcible kept out. Refund their ticket prices, so they'll have not a single legitimate charge to make against you... they'll have to rely on the bogus charge that you violated their freedom of "speech" by preventing them from blowing air horns to drown out your hired speaker... make the university board of rights squirm.

Eject the first jackass forcefully and immediately.

This is very important. Any group like this has a leader, and the followers await his cue. When the first guy stands up without permission and starts doing something objectionable, unseemly, intimidating, or obscene, your security guards should swoop upon him and eject him with visible (but not injurious) force. The other cowards will then be reluctant to stand up themselves when they see their leader made into such a laughable failure.

In any event, the security force must overwhelm any violent protesters; they cannot let the crowd overwhelm them.

Protect the speaker

Protect the speaker with a beefy blocker, and don't ever let protesters get anywhere near your guest.

On a nutshell

We must be vigilant -- and we must be prepared to fight back, to "take back the Right." Either that, or our enemies will just escalate until they're picking us off one by one, as we see happening in Lebanon today. There are many Islamists, and possibly a few Western Leftists, who would even kill you to gain your silence: Remember Theo Van Gogh, Salman Rushdie, and Daniel Pearl. Murder means nothing to members of the Muslim Brotherhood or any of its offshoots (such as Hamas or the Muslim Student Association); what's one more human sacrifice among so many?

Fight bravely; but more important, fight wisely. And let's be particularly careful out there...

Hatched by Sachi on this day, November 1, 2007, at the time of 7:17 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Bookworm

You, my dear Big Lizard, are on a role. Each of your last few posts is better than the one that came before. I want to drink whatever it is you're drinking.

You're absolutely right, of course, about countering these thuggish tactics. To keep the fascist analogy rolling, this is precisely how Hitler's thugs made Munich their headquarters in the 20s, and were able to use it as their power base in the early 30s: they terrorized all other speakers. It's actually quite simply, and the civil side always loses in this type of asymmetrical "speech" warfare (not that there's any real speech involved on the fascist side).

The above hissed in response by: Bookworm [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 1, 2007 9:12 PM

The following hissed in response by: PC14

Dwayne Dog Chapman will soon be out of a TV gig...probably some cheap muscle.

I would think Horowitz would have the resources to have adequate security.

Excellent post.

The above hissed in response by: PC14 [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 1, 2007 10:44 PM

The following hissed in response by: Fritz

I see where the Westboro Baptist Church and its leader were slapped with a pretty hefty fine, so I wonder if it might be possible to sue those who disrupt speakers for depriving those who came to hear the speakers. I realize the analogy is not perfect, but some of the things those idiots chant while disrupting speakers comes close to being hate speech, and much as I dislike the concept of hate speech, perhaps it would be wise to use it as long as such laws are on the books. Of course one might also sue for loss of value because the protesters stopped the speaker from speaking. I know I would be very mad if I had paid good money to hear a speaker and then someone managed to stop that speaker from speaking.
What I fear, if nothing is done to stop such behavior, is what happened during the sixties when there were all the college riots. Eventually someone will go to far or over-react and someone will be hurt or killed. It was all treated as a big game until things got out of hand at Kent State. We could very well see something similar unless people start to rein in the wackos now practicing their brand of soft terrorism through intimidation.

The above hissed in response by: Fritz [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 2, 2007 5:27 AM

The following hissed in response by: AMR

I have been appalled that the audiences, who were there to hear the conservative speaker, have stood by while the Left and their associates drown out or attack the guest speaker. The college administrations, such as Columbia, are worse in that they do not enforce civility nor do they punish those who disrupt; unless it is Senator Kerry speaking and then they tase the University of Florida student disrupting the Q&A.

I am 62 years old, and I didn’t stand for that crap in the mid 1960s when in college and I won’t today. Just another example of our people becoming milktoast in the defense of our culture and freedoms.

The above hissed in response by: AMR [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 2, 2007 5:47 AM

The following hissed in response by: David M

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the - Web Reconnaissance for 11/02/2007 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the check back often.

The above hissed in response by: David M [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 2, 2007 8:29 AM

The following hissed in response by: hunter

It is coming to this, isn't it?

The above hissed in response by: hunter [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 2, 2007 12:04 PM

The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh

First, a note: Sachi is on yet another secret mission and will be incommunicado for a few days.

So I'll have to fill in.

I just had a thought: What if all the conservatives who come to hear Ann Coulter or Daniel Pipes or David Horowitz were to come armed -- with three full cans of Silly String apiece?

I'm trying to visualize the humorless Left's response to being coated with thousands of feet of semi-sticky, glow in the dark, plastic string squirted from a spray can when they're trying to save the world, one suppressed conservative speaker at a time. I can only imagine it would get very ugly, very fast.

But think of the wagers! And think of some yak-legged feminist opening her mouth to scream something we'd all regret later, and finding her oral oriface filled with a big snarl of Stilly String.


Here's one place you can buy Silly String by the case. (And while you're there, you can buy a case and send it to our troops in Iraq, who use it to detect tripwires in rooms... though that's probably nowhere near as much a problem now as it was a couple of years ago.)


The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2007 3:19 AM

The following hissed in response by: CGHill

I like the Silly String idea, but don't try it in Southington, Connecticut; last I heard, the stuff was illegal there.

The above hissed in response by: CGHill [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2007 9:08 AM

The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh


I like the Silly String idea, but don't try it in Southington, Connecticut; last I heard, the stuff was illegal there.

What happened -- some teenagers were on their way to a Silly String party, and they were struck and killed by a train... so the town decided to ban Silly String?

Oh, wait... that was the plot of Footloose. Except it wasn't Silly String; it was something else they'd banned, I forget what exactly.


The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 5, 2007 9:46 PM

The following hissed in response by: Muslims Against Sharia

“Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords, not just to me, but to all of creation.”

This is your opinion, which more than half the people of the world disagree with. It is no more valid that opinion of Osama bin Laden that all non-Muslims must be enslaved or killed.

You don’t seem to care what the Koran says, so why should I care what the Bible says? You are a Christian supremacist and as any religious supremacist you are either a hypocrite or cannot follow simple logic. Or both.

“What is one example of where the U.S. government needs to stop supporting the radical Muslims”

Are you really that ignorant? I can provide a thousand examples. How about billions of petro-dollars that fuel Islamism all over the world? How about Islamist Gulf States being considered allies by the Department of State? How about terrorist fronts like CAIR or ISNA constantly being propped as moderates by the Department of Justice, the Pentagon, and the White House?

“one example of where and how they need to start supporting moderate Muslims?”

All the radical Muslims (whether it is an Middle Eastern section of the FBI’s translation unit that celebrated 9/11 attacks or Muslim prison chaplains that act as al-Qaeda recruiters) must be kicked out of the government and replaced by Muslims whose first priority is well-being of the United States, bit expansion of Islam.

The above hissed in response by: Muslims Against Sharia [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 25, 2007 4:03 PM

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