The UC Berkeley Riots: A Defining Moment that Punches You in the Face

Rage – Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters’ souls, but made their bodies carrion, feasts for the dogs and birds, and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end. Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed, Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles.

This week, Milo Yiannopoulos was set to conclude his college tour with an event at UC Berkeley. Milo went into the building and began to set up shop when word came that people were flooding in and getting violent. The first floor was breached and Milo had to be evacuated.

Afterward, feral leftists and Antifa terrorists projected their own version of fascism onto the UC Berkeley campus and those who had gone to see Milo talk. The result?

Kill Trump Antifa Berkeley riot Milo

Antifa terrorist riot Berkeley Milo This is War

You see that. Is it hard to disagree?

They sure seemed to think so, given that they attempted to do the same thing at NYU against Gavin McInnes yesterday, but unlike that of the Bay Area, the NYPD is an actual police force and got the would-be terrorists under control quickly.

The riot at Berkeley by Antifa terrorists was a watershed moment. Having lost the argument and rapidly losing the support of the people, the left, including its leadership in the Democratic Party and its cultural leaders in the media and Hollywood, has gone feral. In their confirmation bias, they feel entitled to engage in acts of violence against their political opponents, and because of their cognitive dissonance, egged on by the fake news media giving credence to their “resistance” brand (a powerful word), they will be almost impossible to reason with. Their goal all along was to deconstruct society, and now they have their pretext.

The Antifaggots and others like them are the SS shock troops. The “protesters” are simply the reserve force of the Wermacht on standby, while Hollywood and the media are the propaganda arm of the Party elite atop the Eagle’s Nest that passively approves and eggs all of the violence on.

You see unsuspected women being pepper sprayed and beaten with poles as they bleed. You see an unconscious man being beaten in the street. You see fires and messages to kill the President. You see them declaring war on you. It’s hard not for you to be enraged.

Return to the beginning and read that quote again. It seems that the left, from the SS Antifaggots to those on top that support and give them cover, just want to make you feel that way. Rage, goddess.

Sing the rage of Peleus’ son, Achilles.

While he took his rage tragically too far, the whole spat began because Agamemnon, in his arrogant pride, seized Achilles’ captive. This, as explained in the second episode of the Kleos Podcast, was intolerable to his very reason to exist. If he didn’t have his honor in a life that was doomed to be short, what did he have? All Achilles wanted was to have the just desserts for his labors, so that his name would live on. Agamemnon tried to take that away from him.

All I wanted to do was to write about epic poetry, the Homeric ethos, and transform it into a 21st century lifestyle that allows me and you, my friends, to live life to the fullest.

Maybe you wanted to start a tech business or a contracting firm. Maybe you just wanted to go to the park and take pictures of birds all day. Or maybe you just wanted to play games.

Whatever it was, the illiberal left will not allow you to do that. If you are not with them, you are the enemy and must be destroyed. The ferals will come after you. They are Year Zero militants. There is no appeasing them. Remember this.

And prepare.

Urging, the goddess laid the armor down at Achilles’ feet and the gear clashed out in all its blazoned glory. A tremor ran through all the Myrmidon ranks – none dared to look straight at the flare, each fighter shrank away. Not Achilles. The more he gazed, the deeper his anger went, his eyes flashing under his eyelids, fierce as fire – exulting, holding the god’s shining gifts in his hands.

The flaming gear calls to your primal senses, just as it did Achilles. Has the time for argument really passed?

Achilles gleaming armor

Keep cool. It’s now more important than ever. Try to engage in as much debate and persuasion as possible. We must campaign for President Trump to come in and restore public order. Still, be prepared to defend yourself. We must be ready. When organized political violence is being egged on and approved of, actively or passively, by political and cultural elites, you cannot dismiss it with ease.

As dark as the times may seem to you, I want you to remember there is also massive opportunity. Their being unhinged is a manifestation of weakness, not strength. The chaotic times call for their own response that can win you glory.

I was saddened that I didn’t get to release The Red War in 2016. I thought that was the time. It’s clear now that I was wrong. This is the year.

Arrogance, pride, self-righteous outrage mobs, moral preening, fake news, and, to quote Secretary of Defense Mattis, “fear, honor, and interest” – all of these things we see now led to the outbreak of war in the story – and I began writing it 8 years ago! Imagine that.

The first part of The Red War, The Awakened Lion, will be released later this year (I’m aiming for a spring-summer release – sign up for my email list and bookmark this site to keep yourself updated).

In the meantime, make this commitment now: you will not be aggressive, but you will remember to be prepared. The illiberal left is out to get you and you’ll have to fight back in the future.

That’s why you need to read Stumped, because to destroy the left,  you’ll need to increase your powers of persuasion.

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