Kristallnacht is Coming, Soon
[Update: This. Remember: Batman is a right wing vigilante Galtian richee-worship style "hero" and while he's not allowed to kill in comix, in the adult versions, he can and does, gleefully.] But it will be quieter, and more subtle. Go make friends with a sheriff's deputy, soon. I mean this most sincerely. The roundup of liberals is around the corner, and most of us have a big target on our backs. Just by using English correctly, or having attended a rally for a Democratic politician, or dating interracially... Hitler hated trade unionists and socialists as much or more than he hated "the Jews." 6 million people who died in the camps were not Jewish, but instead social liberals, homosexuals, Gypsies, and plain old white Germans who got turned in by their neighbors. Yes, I'm being polemical, but stories like this really scare me. Miller is a politician, but he's also representative of a new class of people who may freely act outside and above the law with no consequence. We lost the Rule of Law some time ago, and as economic conditions continue to deteriorate, anger will increase, and scapegoats will need to be found.
Alaska Daily News- The editor of the Alaska Dispatch website was arrested by U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's private security guards Sunday as the editor attempted to interview Miller at the end of a public event in an Anchorage school.
Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed by the guards and detained in a hallway at Central Middle School until Anchorage police came and told the guards to release Hopfinger.
Hopfinger has not been charged but the owner of the Drop Zone, the private security firm that's been providing Miller's security, accused Hopfinger of trespassing at the public event, a town hall sponsored by the Miller campaign. The owner, William Fulton, also said Hopfinger assaulted a man by shoving him.
Anchorage Police who responded to the call said they would leave it to the District Attorney's office to decide whether to prosecute. They spent more than an hour taking statements, then left.
Hopfinger, who was holding a small video camera, said he was attempting to draw out a statement from Miller on why he was disciplined by the Fairbanks North Star Borough when Miller worked there as a part-time attorney. After Miller walked away, Hopfinger said, he was surrounded by Miller supporters and security guards and felt threatened, so he pushed one of them away.
Fulton said the man shoved by Hopfinger was not hurt.
Hopfinger said that after he shoved the man away, the guards grabbed him, cuffed his hands behind his back with steel handcuffs and sat him in a chair in the school hallway, Hopfinger said.
One of the guards grabbed Hopfinger's video camera. Later, Hopfinger said that when he got the camera back, the segment covering the span of the arrest was missing. An Anchorage police officer offered to take the camera into custody and have it examined in the crime lab to investigate whether evidence had been destroyed, but Hopfinger declined. He said he needed the camera and the remaining video for his work.
The guard who grabbed the camera said Hopfinger had dropped it in the scuffle and denied erasing anything. The guard wouldn't give his name.
While Hopfinger was still in handcuffs, the guards attempted to prevent other reporters from talking to him and threatened them too with arrest for trespass. A Daily News reporter interviewed Hopfinger anyway. No other reporters were arrested, though a few shoving matches and chest bumps ensued as the guards attempted to cordon off Hopfinger and block photographs and videos from being taken of the bizarre school scene.
The Miller campaign released a written one-paragraph statement from Fuller, then followed with a statement titled, "Liberal Blogger 'Loses It' at Town Hall Meeting." In that statement, Miller accused Hopfinger of assaulting someone and of taking advantage of the meeting to "create a publicity stunt."
He said his personal security detail had to take action to detain "the irrational blogger."
Miller campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto declined to comment or to make Miller, himself a witness, available for news interviews.
The 3 p.m. town hall was billed by the Miller campaign as a chance for voters to "hear Joe Miller speak for himself." It was hardly a private gathering. In a Facebook message, the campaign urged Miller supporters to bring their "friends, colleagues, family, acquaintances, neighbors." And continuing what has become its anti-media theme, the campaign added, "Don't let the media skew your views."
I wonder if "liberal blogger" will be the new Jew in what is to come. It certainly seems possible.