The Berkeley riot was a scene from Lord of the Flies, not a political event

Summary: By now the true nature of the Berkeley protests should be obvious. But it's not, obscured by lies from both sides and the usual flood of hysterical commentary from the media. This post gives the short version. But the future is more important. What the Berkeley riot lacked shows a path to a better future for America. Political … Continue reading The Berkeley riot was a scene from Lord of the Flies, not a political event

Is the Berkeley riot the start of an uprising by America’s young men?

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Summary: 2016 was the year of the Trump surprise. The Berkeley riot suggests that 2017 might hold a bigger surprise - the uprising of an underclass of America's young men. It might change America's politics for a generation, or forever. "No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the … Continue reading Is the Berkeley riot the start of an uprising by America’s young men?

Stories of the Left & Right about the Berkeley riot reveal much about us

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Summary: Was Louise Rosealma an innocent victim or a thug throwing bottles? Was Nathan Damigo a white knight defender or a right-wing thug? See the truth about stories of the Berkeley riot. See how Left and Right twist the evidence and dream up narratives to justify the actions of "their" thugs. If not suppressed, increasing political violence … Continue reading Stories of the Left & Right about the Berkeley riot reveal much about us

Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

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Summary: The common responses to the increasing political violence in America range from cheering (for "our side") to complacency. But the history of other republics, such as Rome and Weimar, show that political violence can spin out of control quickly, with ugly consequences. Our tolerance for it makes this possible. This is a follow-up to The … Continue reading Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

The “sucker punch” at the Berkeley riot reveals the rot in our politics

Nathan Damigo vs. Louise Rosealma

Summary: Saturday's riot in Berkeley reveals much about the extremists driving US politics, and how acceptance of their violence by both Left and Right has led to more violence. If this rot continues we face a grim future. Here is an analysis of the riot and its signature event, rich with insights about America. "Headed … Continue reading The “sucker punch” at the Berkeley riot reveals the rot in our politics