For the left, censoring speech that may not agree with their failed ideology is as easy as assigning an alt-right label.
…and that’s exactly what happened with a scheduled rally in San Francisco.
The city’s liberal mayor, Ed Lee — no relation to the great Confederate General Robert E. Lee — tried to stop the permits for a “Freedom Rally” scheduled near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday by pretending it was “anti-American” and a “hate-filled extremist” event, according to PBS station KQED.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, played her role by calling it a “white supremacist rally at Crissy Field” — there’s no indication Pelosi was expected to support her claim with facts.
The irony being that after employing inflammatory rhetoric to create civil unrest, these leaders then tell citizens not to engage with the group.
The National Park Service allowed the permit to stay in effect, but organizers cancelled the event anyway out of concern about violence from Antifa, the fascist criminals who claim they are “anti-fascist.”
Freedom Rally organizer Joey Gibson informed Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson that Democrat leaders “did everything they could to get Antifa in San Francisco riled up. We felt like they were trying to incite a riot.”
Gibson also wanted Mayor Lee and Pelosi to speak out against the violence from Antifa and other radical/crminal counter-protesters at an impromptu press conference.
My statement on extremists’ decision to cancel permitted rally at Crissy Field and to hold an illegal, volatile rally at Alamo Square. pic.twitter.com/MtN2T2fvDt
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) August 25, 2017
The group planning the rally, Patriot Prayer, has even invited Democrats and stated on the Facebook event page that extremists aren’t welcome.
“No extremists will be allowed in,” the page stated. “No Nazis, Communist, KKK, Antifa, white supremacist, I.E., or white nationalists.”
‘This is an opportunity for moderate [A]mericans to come in with opposing views. We will not allow the extremists to tear apart this country.”
To be even more clear, the group named two important leaders of white nationalist organizations.
“Specifically, Richard Spencer and Nathan Damigo will not be welcome,” the event description said.
Gibson held a pro-Trump gathering in Portland, Oregon, in June that reportedly drew “white nationalists and other far-right extremists,” the Huffington Post reported.
That event turned violent when Antifa criminals showed up.
Gibson told KOIN that he can’t prevent white nationalists from coming to his events, but he always does his best to discourage it. He also made it crystal clear that he isn’t one of them.
“I’m brown, so I’m definitely not a white supremacist, definitely not a white nationalist, definitely not a Nazi because I want limited government, Hitler was all about big government,” he said.
However, a member of Damigo’s organization, Identity Evropa, was supposed to be in attendance, along with Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman, who, according to KQED, had been charged with felony possession of a weapon after fighting with protesters in Berkeley in March.
While the rally was cancelled, a different event featuring MC Hammer — probably without any permits — took place next to City Hall. In the meantime, a massive group of leftists replaced the peaceful rally that they had shut down with their violent reputation.