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Portland Protesters Produce Demands

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Protesters in Portland, Oregon have released a list of demands they claim must be met in order to voluntarily end their protests. They projected the list onto a wall late last night, much like a PowerPoint slide.

Not surprisingly, the list includes demands for cuts in local police funding and a removal of federal police. In a move that might surprise casual followers of the story, Ted Wheeler, the small city’s liberal mayor, is told to resign.

Here it is again, paraphrased for the sake of clarity.

  1. Defund Portland Police by at least 50%, reinvest in black community
  2. Free all protesters from jail.
  3. Get federal police out of Portland
  4. Mayor Ted Wheeler’s resignation

It is unclear if the demands are from Black Lives Matter, or Antifa, or some other political apparatus, though the communist revolution fist logo would imply BLM backing.

Last night, Mayor Wheeler found himself caught between the two wings of his party. Wheeler came to the protests in an attempt to show solidarity and offer leadership, only to be shouted down and harassed, ultimately relying on his security team to move him to safety. He watched passively as rioters set fire to the federal courthouse.

Of course, Wheeler cannot satisfy the demands to defund police, especially in the midst of a two-month riot. Nor can he remove the federal police, who were sent to stop a terrorist-designated organization (the Antifa bloc in Portland), to establish order, and prevent further federal crimes such as burning a US Courthouse.

Such is the reality for those on the left today: accede to Marxism in part or entirely. In neither case is political survival guaranteed.

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prof_robinson July 23, 2020 at 11:49 pm

Capitalists create solutions. Leftists make demands.

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rRobinson July 24, 2020 at 1:54 am

Here it is again, paraphrased for the sake of clarity.
Defund Portland Police by at least 50%, reinvest in black community

The democrats have been “reinvesting in the black community” for 50+ damn years. It is called welfare and it is an utter failure.
Money going into the black community is flushing the checks down the toilet. You shackle the black community by giving them scraps and shackle the wager earner by higher taxes. Time to give it up.

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Casca July 24, 2020 at 2:19 am

Americans are fed up with these Communist Trash!! And now the Pro Ball Teams bend a knee in insult to my/ our America and us.
The Democrat Communist Trash and Globalists, the Politicians re licking their boots. We won’t bend nor back up. They call for oru and our Republic’s death. Well bring it on trash. The light shines in the old North Church Bell Tower.

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D3F1ANT July 24, 2020 at 3:01 am

Wheeler will never resign. I mean…Democrats have no problem capitulating to terrorists and criminals…but they have a huge problem ceding power.

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njlamer July 24, 2020 at 11:56 am

We want to shoot Protesters.. When can this happen?

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Mark July 24, 2020 at 12:06 pm

I agree about Wheeler. As for the rest… shoot them.

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Debra A Conners July 24, 2020 at 12:27 pm

“No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails,
And those who cry ‘appease, appease’ Are hanged by those they tried to
please.” Hiram Mann

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Mark July 24, 2020 at 4:36 pm

“I hear ya knockin’, but you can’t come in”.
Cancel liberals.

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Mark July 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Top Tip for “Protestors”: Demand in one hand and crap in the other. See which one fills up first.

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doug July 26, 2020 at 3:19 pm

They got it right about Wheeler. The man was born without balls

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