I must confess, I have mixed feelings about May Day. One one hand, I abhor the deification of the ‘working man,’ because since its inception it has been nothing but a dog-whistle for socialism and rioting. On the other hand, those screaming at police are alienating and radicalizing ‘middle America,’ wherever they happen to reside in the nation, and also serve as useful examples of the Alice in Wonderland logic so pervasive today. The very people screaming for suppression of free speech, private property, and religious beliefs find themselves at the wrong end of the police they militarized, doing just that. The sweet smell of irony.
So while the tear gas wafts across Paris and La Raza screams in Los Angeles, we begin to see the beginning of the long, hot summer to come. London is poised to elect a
taqiya Muslim mayor. No doubt he will get right on the problem of Sharia Police in Londonstan and have much to say about the spate of honor killings and not-rape happening to Western women. The Austrians rocked the EU and showed some much needed common sense with the resounding support of the FPO’s anti-immigration and nationalist position. One can only hope for a Finnish level of resistance to invasion and the opening of Glock’s coffers and production in a mass re-armament of the populace. By all accounts, it should be as equally exciting in Europe as it is in North America. The icing on the cake is the breach of the Baghdad Green Zone by Al-Sadr supporters and continued stress on the country’s fraying political structure. ISIS will eventually move on the greener pastures, read Iraq, if the Soviets continue to show they are unwilling to let the Assad regime fall.
Then there is Cleveland, Ohio. While we are on the subject of May Day being the VFS’s official start day to the Summer of Fun™ here in the US, we may as well talk about the coming Super Bowl of riots. Let’s take a look at the city a little closer. Cleveland has ~ 389,000 souls, 53% African-American, 37% White and 10% Hispanic. It’s notable that the city was ranked the 7th most dangerous for cities under 500,000 and 11th most dangerous US city. Murders have more than doubled since 2013, likely due to global warming and the residents no longer having the calming effect of cool breezes from Lake Erie. Cleveland has a major port, the third-largest port on the Great Lakes in fact. Norfolk-Southern and CSX provide much of the shipping out of the port and into the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, and I-71, I-80 and I-90 provide truck ingress and egress from the port.
If you plot a one mile radius around Quicken Loans Arena, the site of this year’s GOP goat-rope, it will include the Cleveland Port, I-90, I-77, all major North-South and East-West railroad lines going from the port, and Cleveland State University. One mile. Case Western is already gearing up for mass legal defense of ‘peaceful’ protestors courtesy of the Black Lives Matter movement, Occupy Cleveland and various La Raza-esque Latino movements all vowing to ‘escalate’ things if Trump is the nominee. The possibility for the mischief disrupting two major highways and a rather significant international port certainly exists. John Robb over at Global Guerrilla posits that the police equipment requisitioned is unlikely to get there in time to train with it or possibly not in time at all. International port and rail lines fall under the control of the federales, which I suspect will be told to stand down. Much the same with the city police, as the CPD has already knuckled under to a consent decree from the DOJ and has been under scrutiny since 2010. June and July promise to be exciting times for all of us, and we should continue to keep a positive smile on our faces whilst preparing for the absolute worst possible scenario. I hesitate to predict the actions of a racist lame-duck president wholly engrossed in identity politics, but I doubt it will be helpful to our cause. Consider what needs to be done in the next six weeks and go do it. Use Cleveland as a chance to observe large scale civil unrest and provide a useful timeline for contingency planning. How long did it take for social order to break down? How instrumental was social media in organizing the people en masse? What kind of equipment and tactics were used by the police? By the protestors? Were they effective? There is a goldmine of information we can glean from Cleveland if we pay attention. Stay frosty.