Who are the fascists?

While looking over my Google selected news, I stumbled on this story in Charlotte

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/11/06/cbj-morning-buzz-restaurant-owner-faces-backlash.amp.html

The Charlotte Business Journal had published a picture of a random man attending the Trump rally holding up a “finish the wall” sign.

Well  the social justice warriors went to work, possibly because he exhudes a little immigrant karma or reminded them of the guy from Florida.


The call went out to identify the guilty party, and it was discovered that he owns a restaurant called Krazy Fish.   The call for boycott was immediate, with the flood of out of state “reviews” from people who have never been within 1,000 miles of Charlotte.


It is located in a somewhat sketchy part of Charlotte called Plaza Midwood.   As we were getting ready to go to vote, I told Countess the story and could see right away we had a dinner date.

Plaza Midwood is for lack of a better term – bohemian.  It is an old neigborhood fighting off bulldozing by developers.   It exhudes hippy, left wing, dope smoking, massage parlor, drinking until 2 AM culture – not exactly where we spend a lot of time.   But Countess’s face said we were going there.

With my “I Voted” sticker on my forehead, we walked in their door, and without blinking an eye Countess announced “We are here because of the Boycott”.  The owner immediately perked up and was effusive with gratitude.  He explained what I already knew – that his online presence was being hammered.  He felt necessary to say he isn’t a racist – his manager is black and he has an openly gay worker.

He explained that it was one of his regular customers who identified him to the online Lynch mob, and told him that she would never eat there again.

Mr Prisco is the son of Italian immigrants and clearly agitated by what happened to him.  He may well have heard stories from his parents about the black shirts that terrorized Italy under Mussolini.

In a bit of irony, Countess noticed a news stand by the door handing out the free Creative Loafing magazine.  Every big city has one – alternative news and entertainment with personal ads in the back along with escort services, massage parlors and specialty glass vendors.  Creative Loafing ceased publication this week due to the lack of a viable business model.

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27 Responses to Who are the fascists?

  1. haiti222 says:

    Glad you went there…..Here medical marijuana ads seem to be keeping the alternative weekly afloat, although it is definitely declining. They lost their sleazy, liberal political commentator due to a scandal, but when he wasn´t ranting, he was interesting enough for me to read him. https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/05/18/jack-lessenberry-resigns-metro-times/622913002/

    As all scandal prone journalists and politicians do in Detroit, he has a show on 910 AM. Some of the scandal people last on there, and some only do 1 or 2 shows, proving your point it´s difficult to transition to radio. He has lots of experience on Michigan Public Radio from Ann Arbor. He had to resign from there as well.

    • TheChairman says:

      The Metro Times will need a new ad source. Voters approved Proposal 1 (recreational marijuana) and the new democrat governor is ready to expunge records for past offenders. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

  2. TheChairman says:

    About 15 years ago, I labeled them as ‘social fascists’ when they began using email, early social media, and group tactics to manipulate, intimidate, and ostracize others.

    This is an example of social media lynching to ‘shut him down’. The American neo-fascists are led by female SJW’s and their rabid lapdog liberal males, who believe fascism exists as a political party… yet, none of them seem to know it originates via the Left.

    It is a synthesis of socialism and monopoly capital. (e.g. Google) Most definitions online are tainted and biased, however here is a rather accurate history and expose:

    https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.html

    Creative Loafing. I recall buying a lot of ad space from them back in the 1990’s…

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Just an odd coincidence – a few years ago I was called for jury duty. It was the day of the “riot” (I wrote about it at the time).

      One of the people randomly selected identified himself as the former editor of Creative Loafing. He ranted about how the new owner had ruined the paper that he no longer worked for.

      The case was some sort of real estate transaction fraud. It was interesting who didn’t wind up on the jury. The DA asked jurors if they trusted police to be truthful. She pointed out in this case that the police officer did nothing more than picked up the complaint from the person/company who was defrauded. Several Hispanic and black men said they do not trust police and were removed with cause. The judge and defendant were black.

    • CountessRobini says:

      Chairman: Did you really buy space in this publication?

      With my working background I try really hard to support any print publication I can by 1. Reading it and 2. Patronizing the advertisers and doing my best to let owners or managers know how I came to become a customer. I picked up numerous editions of Creative Loafing when I got here last year. Couldn’t abide the editorial content or the creepy ads.

      • TheChairman says:

        Well, hello Countess! Good to see you here on the blog… my wife really enjoyed those photos of the Greek Orthodox church.

        Last time I picked up and perused a weekly alternative paper was probably 15 years ago. It’s been almost 20 years since I did any media-buying, so I have no idea how ‘bad’ they are now. As Fred has mentioned, several alternative weeklies are gone or fading fast, as are many ‘Penny-Saver’ type local classifieds… they can’t compete with Craigslist and online advertising.

        When I was buying ads, there were no ‘online’ editions, it was still strictly print publishing.

        • Fred Stiening says:

          Just today I reminded Countess about the existence of Craigslist and how it has devestated classified ads, both in conventional and alternative newspapers. It is real time ad placement and obviously has wide readership in Charlotte (although not me). The real estate ads have reasonable filters. If I search within 5 miles of our ZIP code for 1/2 bedroom apartments, it has 1,771 listings.

          If I require in-unit washer dryer or at least hookups, it drops to 1,470. If I choose wheelchair access (not necessarily handicapped apartment like walk in shower or railings) the total goes to 440. But many of those are duplicates, or one complex doing keyword spamming or reposting every day. The actual number of unique listings as about 15, but that is critical mass. Our neighbor has a business trading WW2 memorabilia that allows him to post pictures. EBay also competes for many of the same activities. The era of infrequently updated papers in racks has come and gone.

  3. Parrott says:

    This is super awesome !
    “With my “I Voted” sticker on my forehead, we walked in their door, and without blinking an eye Countess announced “We are here because of the Boycott”. The owner immediately perked up and was effusive with gratitude. He explained what I already knew – that his online presence was being hammered. He felt necessary to say he isn’t a racist – his manager is black and he has an openly gay worker. ”

    That is so Cool, way to go Countess ! Announce your arrival with authority !
    Sounds like a great place to eat. All the minority groups,,,check. Can’t beat that.
    Next time were down that way looking for a cat or on the way to Florida to pickup a herd of retired racing Greyhounds, ( now that they are out of work) we’ll have to stop at the ‘Plaza Midwood’ .
    We had a retired racer, from 1991 – 2003. She was born in 1988, raced successfully for a while and we lucked into getting her. The vet said she was ‘livin on love’ those last three years. Broke our hearts. Best dog I ever known. We havn’t had one since.
    But I digress, Creative Loaf ? I had never heard of that. I see a ‘Thrifty nickel’ around here sometimes. all advertisements, is it like that paper you mention ?
    I dislike fascist.
    Best
    parrott

    • CountessRobini says:

      Dear Jersey Devil. You are welcome. It was our duty to stand up. We had planned to go to the Trump rally (I was so hoping I could maneuver my way into the press area and talk to some of the people covering the event.) But the weather was hideous and people had started lining up the night before to get good seats. So we didn’t go, even though Fred had gotten us tickets over the internet.

      Going to crazy fish restaurant for dinner was the least we could do. BTW — when I asked Fred if he had left a nice tip for our waiter (who was black) Fred said yes, more than thirty percent. I was very proud of him.

  4. Parrott says:

    Just heard on Rush Limbaugh, some radical protesters posted Tucker carleson’s home address gooberbook or some message board, and they showed up and rioted in the street demanding he move out .
    He didn’t mention if his family was home and scared. I bet they were.
    this is getting dangerous
    Parrott

  5. haiti222 says:

    This restaurant closed two months after this article partially due to an informal boycott. I ate their once, it was popular and open several years. http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/November-2016/1917-American-Bistro-owner-I-am-not-a-Trump-supporter/

    It makes me remember that one of the main purposes of the Civil Rights Act was to ban discrimination in public accommodations such as restaurants. Is that irony?

  6. briand75 says:

    Definition of fascism: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

    I smell Left Wing… *sniff* *sniff* Adolf was a Socialist like Ocasio-Cortez and Mussolini was a Fascist like Hillary (actual definition from economics shows that Fascism involves government ownership of business – very close to Socialism in a number of ways).

    • TheChairman says:

      The images of Obama hosting a dinner for ‘tech titans’ (Media’s term) from Google, FB, Yahoo, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, etc –to cement the Socialist Surveillance State– was the epitome of fascism at the CEO & Executive level.

      Someone posted the following as stated by the originator (Mussolini), so this definition is probably censored and discredited by liberals and academics:

      The only official definition of Fascism comes from Benito Mussolini, the founder of fascism, in which he outlines three principles of a fascist philosophy.
      1.”Everything in the state”.
      2.”Nothing outside the state”.
      3.”Nothing against the state”.

      Any type of questioning the government is not to be tolerated. If you do not see things our way, you are wrong. If you do not agree with the government, you cannot be allowed to taint the minds of the rest of the good citizens.

      Sounds a lot like the democrat party…

    • Fred Stiening says:

      By that definition, FDR was a fascist, too – but we tolerated it because we had a war to fight. FDR installed censorship in Hollywood, hired Hollywood to produce propoganda, directed private companies (ie Ford) what they had to build and what they would be paid [the marker for actual fascism as contrasted with socialism where there is no private ownership of “means of production”], prohibited amateur radio operators from making unauthorized transmissions, imposed rationing and price controls, took control of the railroads, outlawed strikes by labor unions, forced men to serve involuntarily in a racially segregated military – yet FDR is the patron saint of “born Democrats”. The cognitive dissonance is unreconcilable.

  7. Parrott says:

    A few days ago, & 43 years, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975. I remember seeing that on news when I was a kid.
    I didn’t get to go see the Great Lakes again this year. I have only seen Erie, Ontario, and Georgian Bay .
    parrott

    • TheChairman says:

      Parrott, here’s one for you… freighter spotting is the ‘sport’ at our new place. If a vessel is close enough to shore, I grab the camera and snap a few photos.

      A few weeks ago, I took this photo of the SS Arthur M. Anderson. It was the last ship to have visual and radio contact with the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Anderson had warned the Fitzgerald of two rogue waves moments before losing contact. Click the image for full resolution.

      • Parrott says:

        Awesome ! I always follow the Arthur Anderson around the lakes on that Maritime watch boat locater program. Yeah, I tried to win a cruise on that ship. Damn, You are living the dream up there Chairman !
        That is so cool. Thank you !
        Best
        Parrott

        • TheChairman says:

          Parrot: Glad you liked the pic. Right now, the ‘dream’ is a bit of a nightmare… as I write this, we’re packing for our seasonal migration to Arizona. Temps in 20’s + snow. Catch you at the other end.

          Have a great Thanksgiving everybody!

  8. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    “NC State rolls out Ph.D. in ‘social justice education’” … ““The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression… ”

    from https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11520

    As wise a use of NC taxpayer funding as light rail?

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