I have always figured that if you think you need to hide your face, then you feel that your actions are contemptible and something to be ashamed of.
Notice, at Berkely, who wore masks to hide their faces?
And, this is Berkely….As the author says, try this in Texas, or Iowa, or Kansas or Indiana or pretty much anywhere in the Midwest.
I’ve always found that a protest sign is most effective if it is stapled to a Louisville Slugger or an axe handle...(YMMV, check local laws, etc.). Especially when gripped tightly in both hands. (“Ain’t nothing like a nice piece of hickory” and all that)
Someone, soon, is gonna get seriously hurt or killed. But hey, they set the rules. Live or die by ’em.
Didja notice in the YouTube, the Trump folks all had First Aid supplies and appeared to know how to use ’em? Planned on taking damage, it appears. I can respect that.
And they ain’t hiding their faces, either.
I'd like to think Trump showed, in 2016, other right-leaning leaders how to win campaigns.
And the Trump supporters in Berkeley showed, last week, the less aggressive in their ranks how to confront and defeat Communists.
Actions and successes sure do beat regrets:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn