snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > SLC Central > Soapbox Derby

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12 August 2018, 01:53 PM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 9,515
Default

Sue, I think there's a streak of that in the species too: an admiration for, and a desire to follow and be part of the pack of, the Big Guy who's standing up there blowing out his (yes, specifically his; and I think this is very far back in the head) chest and beating on it -- and beating on some little guy while he's at it, to make a point of his being able to.

Not everybody's got it. People like that make me, and quite a few others, almost instinctively back up ten feet and get ready to run or fight. But unfortunately quite a lot of us have the opposite reaction. Maybe on some level it's 'quick, get in under this guy's umbrella so we won't be the ones who get their eyes put out by it'? Maybe that gets rationalized by some chunk of the brain, without ever hitting full consciousness, into admiration?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12 August 2018, 10:44 PM
E. Q. Taft's Avatar
E. Q. Taft E. Q. Taft is offline
 
Join Date: 30 July 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 14,254
Cheer Counter-protesters far outnumber white nationalists arriving in Washington

Hundreds of people congregated in Lafayette Park on Sunday, just steps away from the White House, to protest the second Unite the Right rally, a gathering aimed to bring together multiple white nationalist organizations. In total, thousands more are expected turn out across the nation's capital to protest the group's presence and purpose.

Jason Kessler, the white nationalist organizer of the Unite the Right rally, was accompanied by about a few dozen people when he arrived at the Vienna, Virginia, subway station at about 2 p.m. ET. When Kessler's group finally arrived at 3:30 p.m., fewer than 20 people remained.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ington-n900016
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 13 August 2018, 02:31 AM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 9,515
Default

Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones who showed up with Kessler at the subway station but didn't make it to the demo? Did they skate off when they saw how few others were there to back them up?

From the NPR coverage:

Quote:
Kessler spoke with a group of reporters in Lafayette Square before his address to the larger group. He commented on the low turnout: "There are a lot of people who would have loved to have been here today but were afraid for their safety, were afraid for their freedom.
Hey, Kessler. Maybe you shouldn't hang out with Nazis, whose entire intent is to make others afraid for our safety, afraid for our freedom.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 13 August 2018, 02:39 PM
Sooeygun Sooeygun is offline
 
Join Date: 30 May 2008
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1,140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones who showed up with Kessler at the subway station but didn't make it to the demo? Did they skate off when they saw how few others were there to back them up?
Maybe once the cops made them give up their weapons, they didn't want to go anymore? There's video of the cops making them give up the "flagpoles" their flags were on. Many had these quite thick wood poles...thicker than a broom stick. Seemed like planned weapons to me.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1 dead, 19 injured as car hits crowd after a 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesvil Gutter Monkey Soapbox Derby 136 02 December 2017 04:11 PM
There’s an upcoming game about exploring a dystopian city as a cat TallGeekyGirl Amusement Bark 11 04 May 2016 09:15 PM
Porn Stars Unite Against Mandatory Condom Bill A Turtle Named Mack NFBSK Gone Wild! 2 23 May 2014 01:50 PM
Beloved Comic Book Character Archie to Die in Upcoming Issue E. Q. Taft Amusement Bark 20 13 April 2014 12:03 AM
Upcoming week-long bank holiday snopes Business 2 06 October 2008 03:37 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.