People watch. And learn. During last year’s Presidential Campaign, Trump supporters were beaten by heavily armed “antifata” Brown Shirts and Mexican nationals while the Democrat-controlled police stood by and did nothing.

For example, in San Jose, Marcus DiPaola, a freelance photographer posted video of a man getting punched in the face by a guy flying a Mexican flag. DiPaola reported the assault to a police officer and the cop said police “didn’t have the manpower” to get involved. So then he called 911 — and was put on hold. Eventually he hung up, unanswered. “Morons,” DiPaola said. “How do you not staff 911 for an event of this size?”

Ask San Jose’s Democratic Mayor Sam Liccardo, a Hillary Clinton supporter who controlled the Police Department.

That type of left wing political violence, directed at Trump supporters, was repeated across the country without consequence. People watch, and not all of them are nice.

On June 14, 2017 a cold-blooded Bernie Sanders supporter went to a local baseball field, confirmed the 20 to 25 congressmen there were Republicans, then opened fire, critically wounding Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others. Scalise is for all intents and purposes crippled. And people watch.

So when about 300 KKK types descended upon Charlottesville to protest removing statues of Civil War traitors, they didn’t expect the police to protect them. They were right.

According to that white supremacist outfit, the ACLU of Virginia, @ACLUVA “Clash between protesters and counter protesters. Police says ‘We’ll not intervene until given command to do so,’ presumably by Charlottesville’s democrat Mayor Mike Signer.”

The cops were ordered to stand down so, according to some allegations, the heavily armed Brown Shirt antifata and Black Lives Matter thugs could beat the KKKers. But, as we’ve said, people watch. And learn. Unexpectedly, the pro-traitor forces brought their own weapons, shields and even guns.

”There was no police presence,” said Brittany Caine-Conley, of the Sojourners United Church of Christ. “We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park watching.”

And then some alleged scumbag from Ohio allegedly murdered 32 year old Heather D. Heyer, who was protesting against racism.

Remember all that “there’s plenty of blame to go around” crapola from when Democrats were gunning down Republicans on ball fields? In essence that’s what President Trump said in his first condemnation of the Charlottesville murder and for which he was condemned. Anyone remember the cartel demanding we only condemn progressive Democrat political violence like they’re demanding we only condemn white racist violence? Neither does Rimersburg Rules.

Sometime during his Presidency, George Bush decided he didn’t have to enforce laws he didn’t like, particularly in the area of illegal immigration. At one point he and his U.S. Attorney and political crony Johnny Sutton went so far as to prosecute and imprison Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean for defending themselves against drug running illegal alien Osvaldo Aldrete Dávila. Then Barrack Obama was elected and gleefully did Bush one better by pointing out it was unconstitutional for him to enact immigration laws, then turning around and granting illegal amnesties anyway. Its called lawlessness, and for 16 years, people watched.

Were some of them mayors of U.S. cities, or far left and far right activists?

Unpunished political violence encourages more political violence. Lawlessness encourages vigilantism. It doesn’t matter if protesters are KKK, they had a lawful permit to protest. Laws must be enforced without fear or favor, or we descend into anarchy.

Have our mayors learned from Charlottesville? According to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Jason Kessler, who organized Saturday’s rally, held a Sunday news conference that came to an abrupt end when one Jeff Winder punched Kessler.

“Although police detained Winder briefly, he was not arrested.”

People watch. And learn. And not all of them are nice. One crippled, one dead. More to come.

[This is a column of opinion and satire. The author knows of no undisclosed facts. To comment or learn more, contact Lewis at and click on Rimersburg Rules. Joseph M. Lewis the author of “Separation of Church and State” and “The Diaries of Pontius Pilate.”]

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