Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Dan Adamini: ISBL Asshat of the Week

Milo Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart senior editor and vile Twitter troll until he was permanently banned from the site, was set to give a speech at UC Berkeley where he would ... allegedly ... publicly name undocumented students the school and, well, the students at Berkeley weren’t having that at all.

Demonstrators protested and marched, and some threw smoke bombs, started fires and smashed windows, after Berkeley University officials warned that Yiannopoulos, an white nationalist supremacist _____ supporter,  would use his talk to target students who do not have documentation to live in the United States:
“We are deeply concerned for all students’ safety and ability to pursue their education here at Cal beyond Milo’s speech. Milo’s event may be used to target individuals, either in the audience or by using their personal information in a way that causes them to become human targets to serve a political agenda.”
Yiannopoulos, for his part, calls that suggestion "a total fabrication" but can anyone really trust a word that comes from his lips?

That’s a rhetorical question. But this isn’t about Milo Yiannopoulos—much as he might like it to be—but, intsead, it’s about Dan Adamini, a Republican Party official in northern Michigan, and what he said about the protests.

In a Facebook post, Adamini, former chair and current secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, wrote:

For those who don’t know, or remember, in 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired on unarmed Kent State University students protesting the U.S. incursion into Cambodia, killing four students and wounding nine others, including one who was paralyzed for life.
Yes, that’s how one ends a protest: death and maiming.

But Adamini also Tweeted:

One bullet stops thuggery. Well, first off, you twisted fool, a protest isn’t thuggery, it’s Free Speech. And, yes, there were some violent outbursts in Berkeley, with fires and broken windows, but in America we don’t kill people for breaking windows or setting fires; we arrest them.

The same Free Speech that those students in Berkeley used is the same Free Speech that allows Dan Adamini to say what he wanted to say except ....

Dan Adamini called for murder and the protestors called for the cancelation of a peach by a white nationalist supremacist.

See the difference? Again ... rhetorical.

Adamini’s comments instantly sparked a backlash; Brandon Dillon, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, called for Adamini to apologize and resign from the GOP, and said:
“There is no ambiguity or alternative interpretation. To call for ‘another Kent State’ and declare that ‘one bullet stops a lot of thuggery’ is to clearly and openly advocate for the murder of unarmed college students, simply because they don’t share his beliefs or point of view.”
Doreen Takalo, a member of the Marquette County Republican Party, called her party a “peaceful group,” and said that the “majority of us do not advocate for violence.” Then she said she suspected Adamini hadn’t “meant it exactly the way he said it.”
“I’m thinking another Kent State might be the only solution protest stopped after only one death."
“One bullet stops a lot of thuggery.”
That’s an asshat, y’all; that’s Hate Speech, y’all; that’s suggesting that when you disagree with what someone says, use a bullet to stop the talk.

That’s not America, but it is America in the Age of _____ when several Republicans, including Hair Furor called the protests as a blow to freedom of speech when, in fact, the protests are Free Speech; _____ Tweeted:

Following the uproar over his comments, Adamini scrambled to walk back his call for murder:
 “What I was trying to get across, apparently very poorly, is that the violence at the college campus in Berkeley was reminiscent of the violence on college campuses in the ’60s. I fear that if we cannot get a handle on the violence, we might see the same type of tragic end. I was not calling for violence against the protesters. I was calling for a stop to the violence by the protesters.”
Bitch.Please. You called for the violence; you called for a bullet; you called for the same results as those at Kent State. You condone, promote and accept violence and you are an Asshat.

Resign now.
Huffington Post


Debra She Who Seeks said...


anne marie in philly said...

howsabout HE takes a bullet and offs himself? one fewer asshat in then USA!

Professor Chaos said...

Amazing how quickly these cowards backpedal when someone calls them out on their hate speech.

the dogs' mother said...

omg! Well deserved.

Sadie J said...

I can't decide if these asshats say these things in all seriousness, or if they think they're being funny. Either way, the excuses they come up with are just as moronic.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Can't this lunatic be done for incitement to violence?