"They're Coming Here To Peddle Hate Speech": Portland Mayor Asks Feds To Pull Permit For Pro-Trump Rally

Tyler Durden's picture

Three days after a known white supremacist killed two men and wounded a third on a Portland commuter train, the city’s mayor is asking the federal government to revoke permits for two pro-Trump rallies planned at the federally-controlled Terry Schrunk Plaza because, apparently, in the far-left bastion that is Portland, Ore., voicing support for President Trump qualifies as hate speech.

"My concern is they're coming here to peddle a message of hatred and bigotry," Wheeler said in a news conference Monday.


"They have a First Amendment right to speak, but hate speech is not protected,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said during a press conference on Monday, according to local TV station KATU2.

A rally entitled the Trump Free Speech Rally Portland is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. June 4. A Facebook event page dedicated to the rally already has nearly 300 confirmed attendees. Another protest, the so-called #MarchAgainstSharia, is slated for June 10.

In an unanticipated turn of events, the ACLU of Oregon stepped up to defend attendees’ right to free speech, explaining in a string of tweets that “although it may be tempting to shut down speech we disagree with, once we allow the government to decide what we can say, see, or here, or whom we can gather with, history shows us that the most marginalized will be disproportionately censored and punished for unpopular speech.”





Wheeler said he has asked the City of Portland not to issue permits for “alt-right” protests for either June 4 or June 10.

A federal permit has been issued for the free-speech rally on June 4, but the government has yet to issue a permit for the June 10 event, the Hill reported, citing the AP.

In a response published on Facebook, the event’s organizer, Vancouver-based video blogger Joey Gibson, said he would do everything he could to keep the permits because losing them would make it impossible for the rally' organizers to stop attendees from spreading genuine hate speech. Gibson's full remarks can be viewed below:

Here's Mayor Wheeler's full statement, courtesy of KATU2:

On Friday three men Rick Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, and Micah Fletcher stood up against bigotry and hatred. Two paid with their lives. A third was seriously injured.


Our community remains in shock and mourning. But we are also tremendously grateful to our heroes and their families for their selflessness and heroism. They will serve to inspire us to be the loving, courageous people we are meant to be.

As Mayor, I wanted to update you on a few developments:

1) I have reached out to all of the victims and their families, including the two women who were terrorized and subjected to such hatred and bigotry. I have offered my unconditional assistance and support, day or night.


2) I have confirmed that the City of Portland has NOT and will not issue any permits for the alt right events scheduled on June 4th or June 10th. The Federal government controls permitting for Shrunk Plaza, and it is my understanding that they have issued a permit for the event on June 4th.


3) I am calling on the federal government to IMMEDIATELY REVOKE the permit(s) they have issued for the June 4th event and to not issue a permit for June 10th. Our City is in mourning, our community’s anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.


4) I am appealing to the organizers of the alt-right demonstrations to CANCEL the events they have scheduled on June 4th and June 10th. I urge them to ask their supporters to stay away from Portland. There is never a place for bigotry or hatred in our community, and especially not now.


5) I am calling on every elected leader in Oregon, every legal agency, every level of law enforcement to stand with me in preventing another tragedy.


6) When and if the time is right for them, I would like to work with the families to find an appropriate way to permanently remember their sacrifice and honor their courage. Their heroism is now part of the legacy of this great city and I want future generations to remember what happened here, and why, so that it might serve to both eradicate hatred and inspire future generations to stand up for the right values like Rick, Taliesin, and Micah did last week.

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Tallest Skil's picture

“Hate speech” doesn’t exist. Go back to sucking Marx’s cock.

“We can’t just go around calling people weak in our society anymore!”

Yes, we can, in some cases, such as where weakness resides. If our group is having a conversation and one among us says, “Do not talk so loud; my ears hurt from a loud noise,” or if we are walking and one says, “Do not walk so fast, my legs hurt from having fallen,” they are requesting–in some cases, requiring for their survival–that those who are not limited in such fashion withhold themselves for the sake of those who are, they are a burden and that is weakness.

To request others, let alone the entire population, to withhold exploration of a concept in media or discussion which has prominently featured in modern societal happenings for the sake of another’s state inherently suggest a lesser standing of the other, for else the other would not request/require such restriction and limitation. Such is a statement of fact, not opinion, but honesty does not exclude empathy. The wonderful thing about humans–about our capacity for empathy–is that we do not simply maintain our conversation such that it drives the one with soft ears to madness, nor do we maintain our pace and leave the one with weakened legs to die. We continue our conversation, continue our journey, and some of us lower our voices, fall back in our pace, to speak, to walk, to assist those who request or require it, such that they can once again speak or walk among us. There is no shame in this–everyone has their weaknesses and we all benefit from aiming to assist one another to some degree.

However, it is the duty of those who so act as burdens due to their status, plight, or endeavor, where so able, in an immediate fashion and with great resolve, to change their status, to overcome their plight, to the best of their ability, and without request or requirement–let alone demand–that those who continued speaking, those who walked ahead, must be muffled, hobbled, such that no pain or difficulty, no feeling of weakness or inferiority, comes unto those who serve as burdens unto their discussion, their journey.

Those that languish in their state of burden, who espouse these demands for ‘trigger warnings’ and censorship (whether via means base and direct or subtle/subversive and indirect) in our media, those who continue to demand, “No, you must be quiet! Don’t you understand my ears are hurting?”, “No, you must slow down! Don’t you understand their legs are sore?” cannot come to control the flow of our society or of our cultural perspective. The burdens must become more like we who are not burdens; they must aspire to do so and work toward doing so with immediacy and perseverance, not demand that we become more muffled or hobbled. Mental illness is hard to deal with–even admit–but if people need help, they must get it and work toward overcoming their status as burdens. It is not for society to simply accept mental illness as being ‘normal,’ ‘acceptable,’ or ‘right.’

If one were raped, I would be terribly sorry, would empathize with them, and would do anything and everything within my power–within reason–to assist them in overcoming their trauma and that fear that puts them in a position of burden unto others to maintain their sense of mental or physical well-being. I would not, however, support, request, nor demand that rape should not be joked about in our society nor to provide explicit warnings of impending material of a ‘triggering’ nature. To do so would insulate victims from the concept and thus let their fear fester and grow, imply that its brutally traumatic nature is justification for employment of fearmongering rhetoric, and suggest that it is a trauma which cannot be overcome.

If one were the victim of violence, I would be terribly sorry, would empathize with them, and would do anything and everything within my power–within reason–to assist them in overcoming their trauma. I would not, however, support, request, nor demand that such topics not be addressed in our media outside of joking (‘wacky’ or ‘over the top’), to insulate ourselves against the grim nature of events as depicted with a greater deal of realism. Nor would I provide explicit warnings for the sake of insulating victims, nor as justification of fearmongering, nor of support for languishment in a state of burden or behalf of victims or muffling/hobbling of the greater whole.

If one were the victim of a bear attack, I would be terribly sorry, would empathize with them, and would do anything and everything within my power–within reason–to assist them in overcoming their trauma/fear. I would not, however, support, request, nor demand that realistic portrayals of bears or bear attacks not appear in media, nor to provide explicit warnings of impending bear footage for the sake of insulating victims, etc… “After you experience a lot of hardships, something happens: you either become weaker or you become stronger.”


That said, when we look upon one who is knelt, burdened by traumatic fear, our aim should be to lift them up. Some will resist–some will simply be too weak–but we should not aim to allow them to remain kneeling, nor certainly to remain kneeling beside them. We should aim to lift them up, to kneel only long enough to offer encouragement and a steady hand, body, mind, heart, or soul. We should help them look up to see the path before them, the strength of their community, their society, and their people, and for them to feel it within themselves. To strive to walk the path, not as a burden, but as one who lifts others upward, who casts off the shadow of burden upon their ilk–the shadow of fear.

If they cannot or will not respond to our aid–cannot or will not strive to alter their circumstance (for if they strive, they will succeed, simply by virtue of having aspired to overcome and worked toward doing so)–then they are lost to us. We cannot burden ourselves with such lost souls, only mourn them and learn what we can from their tragic plight that others might be saved. And what of those who attempt to claim such lost souls ought to be acquiesced to–that we ought to remain kneeling for the sake of those who cannot (or, more likely, who will not) rise? They are serpents, all the more toxic for their human face. Or they are worse: terribly naive and easily manipulated puppets of the aforementioned serpents’ tongues.


The right to criticize.

The right to question.

The right to hate.

gmrpeabody's picture

Wow.., you typed all that up and posted it before anybody else responded.., you're good.

knukles's picture

He's a racist.  The guy's a racist. 
I know I'm right because I learnt from Shia LeBoeuphpoop

NoDebt's picture

Think about how easy it is to be a Leftist/Liberal/Prog:

1.  No need to defend your position based on facts.

2.  All opinions are pre-supplied.

3.  If you FEEL like something isn't right, then it's not.

4.  If anyone disagrees with you, you just scream "racist" at the top of your lungs and they run away.


Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"Three days after a known white supremacist"

Didn't it come out that this "white supremacist" was literally brain-damaged?

Maybe that had something to do with his behavior...?

wildbad's picture

i think he was , in fact, a demonocrat. but looked pretty brain damaged. which also fits come to think of it.

also i second the motion for respect for that impressive text wall topping the comments!

Stuck on Zero's picture

Am I wrong? Didn't that mayor use the most gawd-awful hate speech in calling the Trump supporters what he did?

Metastatic Debt's picture

I don't know where to begin or end this discussion. Portlandia is worried about free speech. WOW. Let that sink in. How can anyone read that and not snicker. Berkley just released their support of Portlandia's position on free speech.

Jeremy Christian - nut job in question - was doxxed on 4chan /pol/. The same group that harrased Sheis LABufu's HWNDU out of the country. And outted the "Bike Lock Guy" feloneous assaults.

Christian is a violent schitzo Bernie/Stein supporter. Christian stated in social media that his Trump support at rallies was to discredit the Trump/right groups. Anyone who would admit to voting/supporting Bernie/Stein camps would be the farthest from rightest ideology.

The MSM and libtards are mis-informing the plebs that head-case Jeremy Christian is a right/alt-right supporter. They want to silence free speech by anyone who does not agree with their ideology.

After checking with my Russian handlers, I believe a bunch of "austistics" on an image board and their sophomoric naritive than what is being broadcast over the professional MSM news channels.

Bumpo's picture

So what if "they" are racist, or they bring "hate" speach. As long as you don't react violently to it, "YOU" wont be breaking the law!

Zorba's idea's picture

Portlandia! Take two valium and call me in the morning. "Goodmorning Portlandia person, now take a good look in the mirror!" Hello, hello, anybody there?

King of Ruperts Land's picture

I thought it was just a joke, but seeing these brain dead automatons roaming around I think the zombie apocalypse is really coming. Better get that 12 gauge pump action ready.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Both of 'em are ready.Mayor Wheeler should be thankful I don't show up to the Pro-Trump rally to take out the first Antifa with a direct hit. I really don't feel safe going into Portland anymore.

caconhma's picture

Where is the Agent Orange? Why is this fucking POS is so quiet?

NidStyles's picture

Criticizing the Jew will always get you labeled and censored.

You want to know how Hitler grabbed power, he did it by attacking the Jews and forcing them to over-react as they tried to communizing German into the Soviet Union.

SafelyGraze's picture

1. we know what Those People will say before they even say it.

2. we know what Those People will think before they even think it.

3. we know what Those People will do before they even do it.

the pre-crime interdiction unit

P.S. "There is never a place for intolerance in our community, and especially not now." 
we will not tolerate it. or Them. we hate Them. 
we cannot help it. we are made to hate Them. it is our nature.
do not deny us our nature. because that would be wrong. 


boattrash's picture

 "They have a First Amendment right to speak, but hate speech is not protected,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said"

By the way, Mayor Dipshit, all speech is protected. "Hate Speech" is a word made up by the tolerant left to describe anything they don't agree with. Go back to your safe space and put a plastic bag over your head for about 10 minutes.

Dapper Dan's picture

Hate speech is quite different than violent speech or speech that insights violence, they have trick fucked the masses into confusing the two. The second amendment is to protect the first.

Dave Whiteman's picture

I'll second that



Rubicon727's picture

Perhaps this idiot mayor is using the word "protected" in a very special way - ie, not providing a license based on some current bylaw buried within Portland's City Hall.

A Nanny Moose's picture

"Hate Speech" is a word made up by the intolerant lunatic left to describe anything they don't agree with.

shovelhead's picture

Is that like saying gays are gay?

caconhma's picture

With the Supreme Court and the White House occupied by zionists, the US Constitution is dead for all practical purposes.

boattrash's picture

The US Constitution is not dead at my home, in my presence, for my purposes.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Agreed. Who's the Facist now, Herr Wheeler?

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

That idiot progressive mayor is clueless.  'Hate speech' is most certainly protected by the 1st amendment.  The real issue is that this abject fool believes that anyone with a different viewpoint should be censored by the government.  What an asshole.

Doubleguns's picture

So the other side can accuse him of hate speech...yes. 

goober's picture

That is how the democrat shadow gov rolls ! Anything that is not their narrative and not in sync, should be illegal and NOT tolerated. Fucking NAZI's and mind police !

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

The United States needs to become un-united. Texas can just stay by itself. 

goober's picture

So the Portland mayor gets to decide what is and isn't hate speech and that a Trump rally is hate speech ? These asshats are well past out of control and need to be terminated. I published this earlier today. It is all much more complex and convoluted than this article grasps

"Not exactly correct. The mayor and PPD have said in regard to the upcoming June 4 and 10th events, that all parties involved in physical altercations both attacker and defender will be arrested. So they are deliberately saying you are NOT allowed to defend yourself if attacked ! And DHS has said publicly that anyone destroying property or randomly throwing objects or setting fires will be arrested and charged with an act of terrorism. So these are two new dynamics that will be in play in Portland next weekend.

Two problems shout at me. The arresting all parties when one would have to be the perp who started any attack as the aggressor is likely an illegal act against anyone defending themselves and therefore this new policy is a sham to simply try and legally nullify anybodies right to defend themselves. So it is a setup against any Trump supporters or liberty types who are not known to start such altercations and are most likely the victims of such attacks. And in an extreme left wing municipality like Portland,  PPD will NOT make much effort to actually catch the fascist, who will be using hit and run tactics to avoid arrest  and still inflict damages and physical harm. These policies will lean greatly to the favor of the fascist extremist.  The other problem is, will DHS be dependent on the PPD to actually make the arrest for them ? If so they will be seriously disappointed in the number of arrest made for the amount of crimes that will be committed. Because PPD has never chased these people down and made any real attempt to catch them unless they happen to be right in front of them and they see the crime being committed. This is being setup to be a circle jerk and  a sham to defeat any liberty types and Trump supporters. Even if a person is completely innocent and there is video that they did NOT start an altercation and they are obviously attacked, they will be arrested and have to deal with the extreme judicial system in Portland, which is completely corrupted to the left and DEM control mechanisms in place. I imagine there will be lots of arrest and violence, but the actual criminals will be the smallest group arrested. Only time will tell the outcome, but all the info is out there and my thesis above is likely and based on the current info from PPD and DHS public comments. I am glad to see DHS taking a new approach, but I imagine they will be deliberately hamstrung and undermined by these corrupted municipalities.

Is it possible that the Berkley municipal forces and Portland are sharing info as well nation wide to undermine Trump and the liberty types ? I am certain it would be very naive to think otherwise. These people are all conspiring to distort any law or mechanism to undermine anything they do not agree with. And many coming will be paid saboteurs and antagonist. So the stage is set. I urge everyone to use caution and confirm my comments and make any decisions accordingly. I think it would be far better to let the extremist step on their own dicks and they will ! This is like getting caught in an L crossfire/ambush with closed ends !"

This mayor is a criminal and a free speech NAZI and beyond incompetent !





Chauncey Gardener's picture

Kudo's. 1,000 upvotes if I could. You should have heard Sirius/XM Patrior Channel talk show host, Andrew Wilkow yesterday, who EVISCERATED the Portland mayor, who I will now address by Herr Wheeler. Pissed I am.

Tallest Skil's picture

It is necessary to repeat the truth over and over again because the falsehoods around us are also being constantly repeated, not by individuals, but by the masses, in newspapers, in encyclopedias, in the schools, and at the universities. Everywhere falsehood is on top, comfortable and secure in the knowledge that the majority is on its side.


– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, December 16, 1828

Canary Paint's picture

Well, it is kind of annoying when someone speaks too loud. I am sitting right here for fuck's sake.

HRClinton's picture

I can summarize your "paid by the word" post in 2 words:

Darwinism, bitchez!

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite disrespectful intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

MaxThrust's picture

SJW's expect us not to discriminate but in every situation we are faced with everyday we discriminate. Who we wish to talk to, who we wish to avoid, what news we feel happy to read, what food we like to eat, the music we like the cloth we wear etc. Discrimination is simply being human, Other wise we would be programed robots.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

'“Hate speech” doesn’t exist. Go back to sucking Marx’s cock.'

Excellent executive summary. I would encourage all commentators who post way too long posts to include a very condensed executive summary of which this is a fine example this fine example.

BabaLooey's picture

Portland has turn into a douchebag's toilet

Rockatanski's picture

that would apply to the WHOLE west coast with cities on the ocean. inland ares arent so bad but geeze, seattle, tacoma, olympia, portlnad, cali as a whole....

NUKE'EM lil'kim!

NidStyles's picture

I've been told that Sacramento isn't as bad as the rest of them. However, seeing as how self-defense is illegal in California, I stay out anyways, I would not know for sure.

Consuelo's picture



Nah...   Marysville & above - which, not coincidentally, is roughly about where the line is for the 51st State, known as:


Not My Real Name's picture

I have an interview with the county sheriff for my concealed carry permit next week in the People's Democratic Republic of California. I don't live in a coastal county, so I expect to have at least a fair chance.

shovelhead's picture

Tell him you have seen known Trump supporters cruising your neighborhood.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

As a Trump voter, I gotta say this is dark. But funny.

withglee's picture

"They have a First Amendment right to speak, but hate speech is not protected,”

Do they say this with a straight face?

Bad Goy's picture

Of course.  A sense of humor is the first casualty of the indoctrination.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Aint that the truth.  Sheist.

greenskeeper carl's picture

The entire idea of freedom of speech is null and void if it doesn't include so called 'hate speech'. Otherwise you have some governmental body like, say, the city of Portland deciding what constitutes hate speech, which is defined as anything the local government doesn't like. Which turns into you can say anything you want as long as the government apparatchiks agree with it, which means there is no such thing as freedom of speech.

Fuck these people.

HRClinton's picture

ALL speech is protected by either a Police Badge, or loaded Guns.

If one isn't working, the other one had better be.