Robert Reich says Berkeley rioters were right-wingers
In the weeks following Donald Trump’s election we have been witnesses to the unhinging of the left and they have only grown more belligerent and violent since he was sworn into office, culminating with the riots at Berkeley earlier this week.
The more they talk the more unstable they seem and this was on display on CNN when Robert Reich made the claim that the rioters at Berkeley were rumored to be right-wingers who are apparently involved in a conspiracy with Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart News.
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“I was there for part of last night, and I know what I saw and those people were not Berkeley students,” Reich said. “Those people were outside agitators. I have never seen them before.”
“There’s rumors that they actually were right-wingers. They were a part of a kind of group that was organized and ready to create the kind of tumult and danger you saw that forced the police to cancel the event,” Reich insisted. “So Donald Trump, when he says Berkeley doesn’t respect free speech rights, that’s a complete distortion of the truth.”
“You think it’s a strategy by [Milo Yiannopoulos] or right-wingers?” asked host Don Lemon.
“I wouldn’t bet against it,” Reich said. “I saw these people. They all looked very– almost paramilitary. They were not from the campus. I don’t want to say factually, but I’ve heard there was some relationship here between these people and the right-wing movement that is affiliated with Breitbart News.”
This is to be expected because this is nothing new: we all remember when the left tried to blame the attempted Times Square attack on the Tea Party by claiming it was probably a person upset with Obamacare. And then there was Brian Ross; he tried to blame the Tea Party for the Colorado theater shooting because he found another Jim Holmes in the area who happened to be a Tea Party member.
Since the election, and Donald Trump’s shocking victory over the establishment, there has been quite a bit of talk from the alt-left about “fake news” and perhaps they are on to something. But of course the alt-left ignores the fact they are the intellectual foundation of “fake news.”
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium