- Jul 11, 2001
I won't dispute this, I think you're right, however:They may not be loud and proud, but they are there among you.
We used to have occasional demonstrations, but I'm 99% sure they were not folks who lived here they just came here to a park in civic center (of my 125k town, Berkeley, CA) to hold signs, walk up an down and get TV coverage. Antifa would show up and confront them and I'm sure there was some minor violence. Of course, the cops showed up to maintain order. Used to see this stuff on TV and it was maybe a couple years before the pandemic IIRC. But it STOPPED HAPPENING AFAIK. I have a feeling that they came to realize they weren't going to change anybody's mind who lives around here. The tradition of Berkeley is progressivism if not leftist radicalism, certainly ever since the middle 1960's. Right wing demonstrators coming here are going to face a strong headwind... every time.