Just a word of caution to those thinking of organising this weekend in respect of the Return of Kings events scheduled to take place throughout the UK: it is very clear from the language behind these assemblies that a targeted violent reaction to any protest is a definite risk.
On the one hand, in the call for support, the organiser of these men’s get-togethers attempts to make clear their rejection of violence. For instance, from the FAQ: “keep an eye on possible agent provocateurs who advocate for illegal activities out of the blue”.
Against this, there is a lot of rhetoric that can all too easily translate into something else. For example (also from the FAQ):
- If “crazy feminists” turn up, “record them with your camera, upload the footage to Dropbox, and then send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org afterwards so we can tear them up”.
This is translated by one fan of the event into: “Roosh has given us specific orders to take pictures of their faces and upload them to a designated site so that we may enact retribution.”
Also in the FAQ:
- “While I wouldn’t mind a bit of excitement, there is currently zero chatter online that a single meetup will be disrupted.”
- “Up to now, the enemy has been able to exert their power by isolating us and attacking with shrieking mobs, but we’ll be able to neutralize that tactic by amassing in high numbers come February 6. I will exact furious retribution upon anyone who challenges you in public on that date (remember to record them).”
It doesn’t take a great leap of intuition to access the state of mind behind this. We are dealing with a movement that considers rape acceptable. They are looking for excitement: and they would just love to “exact retribution” on anyone who crosses their path.
Very chilling…and a matter that readers may consider worth bringing to the attention of their local police.