Armed Protests & Attorneys General

It seems there is widespread agreement even among III Percenters that this Oregon situation is neither the time nor the place for an armed protest. An interesting tidbit uncovered in the readings, though...
As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office

As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon.

Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” The change, the group insisted, was to be made “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.”
That protest was different in a key respect: people needed access to the Columbia ROTC office. This thing was shut down for the winter anyway. Nobody was going to need to use it until sometime in the Spring. It's the sort of place you could stage a protest like this without actually inconveniencing anyone else for at least a few months.


Ymar Sakar said...

Dry runs. Or perhaps Leftist agent provocateur false flag operations.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

We have noted before that protest groups often choose bad hills to die on, but this is not entirely an accident. When you have an entirely reasonable case, even some of your opponents will grumble and give you the nod. When you pick a bad cause, you find out who your foxhole buddies are.

Ymar Sakar said...

John Brown was what happened after decades of Southern aristocrat paid bounties and mob lynchings were used to suppress abolitionist speakers and organizers.

People had had enough of the Southern arrogance that they were the only ones that knew how to fight a duel, win a war, or any other thing of high martial skill.

But given the example of Waco 2 and Waco 1, inside setup isn't necessarily beyond the paranoia of the brave. A lot of operations, like Fast and Furious and Hasan at Ft Hood 1, turned out to be Inside Operations all in all.