I want to hold the line through these lean times, and strengthen our Movement’s core in an atmosphere that doesn’t require a shield-wall and combat helmets just to protect everyone from feces balloons, cinder block pieces, and acid.
I want to be able to bring my wife and children to events without the risk of them running into groups of “activists” who likely have HIV viral loads higher than the average citizen of the Congo.
And I want to make the Cuckservatives realize (if it’s at all possible) that their #MAGA agenda will eventually be halted by a Commie’s brick or crowbar.
Black Swan Books in Richmond bills itself as a quaint, welcoming place – “where old books meet new friends!” – the type of local establishment where the most exciting thing to happen on any given day might be the acquisition of a rare hardcover.
On Saturday afternoon, however, the independent bookstore in Virginia’s capital became the next stop in the roving battle over civility in politics, after a customer spotted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon inside and confronted him.
Nick Cooke, the owner of Black Swan Books, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in his store began verbally accosting Bannon when she saw him, including calling the former Trump adviser “a piece of trash.” It was shortly afterward that Cooke decided to call police, he said.
“Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business,” Cooke told the newspaper. “I asked [the woman confronting Bannon] to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left. And that’s the end of the story.”
Online, people described the incident as “the opposite of the Red Hen,” referring to a June 22 incident in which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a small restaurant in Lexington, Va., because of the restaurant owner and staff’s opposition to Trump and his policies. Soon, the restaurant and other establishments across the country also named the Red Hen were receiving hateful messages and even death threats.
On Saturday, the reaction to Black Swan Books was swift. Several vowed to boycott the bookstore; one woman accused the owner of “[turning] the store into a safe space for white nationalists.”
Philippe Reines, formerly a top aide in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, tweeted out contact information for the bookstore on Sunday afternoon, leading to criticism that he was encouraging people to bombard the store.
Evidence seems to indicate that Seven Hills Antifa helped to organize the confrontation with Bannon.
But it’s still nowhere as funny as what the Yellow-Fever-infected Mitch McConnell had to endure when coming out of a restaurant.