At a Palo Alto Starbucks this week, a man wearing a red Make America Great Again cap, minding his own business, was confronted by a furious Rebecca Parker Mankey, an appointed member of Palo Alto’s North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan Working Group and co-chairs the Bayshore Progressive Democrats.
She began shouting that he was a”hater of brown people” and “Nazi scum,” and exhorted the other Starbucks customers and employees to join her in shaming him, . Mankey later said she was “heartbroken” that other “white people”—like her target— didn’t join her assault. “I called him more names and told him to call the police. Then I yelled and asked someone else at Starbucks to call the police. He wouldn’t call the police, so I called him a wimp. He got his stuff together to leave. I followed him to the register while he complained about me. Then chased him out of Starbucks yelling at him to get the fuck out of my town and never come back,” she wrote. One he was in the parking lot, she threatening to post pictures of him on social media—which she did—along with her version of the incident. She asked the public for help finding him so she could make sure he was harassed, saying, “I want him to have nowhere to hide.”
After her ambush went “viral,” Mankey was fired from her job as an accountant. Her former employer, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, said they were inundated with angry phone calls and emails .
Mankey, meanwhile, in Stage Five Derangement, is urging people who encounter the man to harass him.
“You do not want to be the person who didn’t speak up as we slipped into fascism,” she posted. “I am going to publicly shame him in town and try to get him fired and kicked out of every club he is in. I am going to go to his house march up and down carrying a sign that says he hates black people. I am going to organize protests where he works to make him feel as unsafe as he made every brown person he met today.”
- Stand proud, Democrats. You are 100% accountable for this social malignancy.
- It is fascinating to witness the deranged resistance members who have complained of the danger of fascism since November 2016 behaving like fascists themselves. choosing bullying and intimidation to try to prevail in their political goals. They should be called on this in explicit terms.
- I want to see Howard Schultz asked why his employees at the Starbucks didn’t protect and defend their customer.
- Similarly, why didn’t other customers confront Mankey as she was abusing the man? I would have, because that’s what my father taught me to do in these situations, but I assume most–many–some Americans still believe in the community’s duty to stand up for the mistreated and oppressed? Or would Howard’s rich little caffeine addicts also have sat silently while brownshirts harassed a Jewish man?
- It was appropriate the this maniac was fired, but why didn’t her two progressive organizations also eject her? I have to assume that they approve of such conduct. Similarly, I am waiting to see widespread reporting and condemnation of the episode from non-conservative news sources and websites.
- The accounts keep emphasizing that the man Mankey attacked was elderly. So what? Her conduct would be equally horrible if he were 25.
- Every decent, able and responsible citizen should think about how he or she would respond if one of these attacks occurs in their presence.
- The news media is complicit in this phenomenon for spreading the Left’s Big Lie that the Trump administration “hates brown people.” Ask nascent Mankeys to back up that claim, and they literally have nothing (yes, wanting to enforce immigration laws is, in fact, not evidence of bigotry.)
- Has this phenomenon ever surfaced before since the Civil War. I don’t recall confrontations like this between veterans and hippies wearing peace signs, though I’m sure it happened. “Billy Jack” was about a redneck town bullying hippie students at a progressive school, but in that over-wrought morality play it was vicious and moronic bigots behaving that way.
How did the Left become what it once most despised?