Americans Confront Political Violence on Stages of Julius Caesar and 1984

June 28, 2017
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The month of June saw New Yorkers heat up over stage presentations of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Orwell’s 1984. Both productions advocated violence against President Donald Trump. The Shakespeare In The Park production was disrupted by Trump supporters calling out liberal hypocrisy. Broadway’s 1984 performances went on without disruption, but elicited considerable online criticism.

Read more to find out how both plays were confronted by patriotic Americans.

The drama started June 16. The action this night was outside Julius Caesar at the Delacort Theater in Central Park. Patriots protested the assassination porn. A counter-protest, by a few Upper West Side lefties, supported the violence. Twitter provided some photos:

The next day, the protests escalated.

With rain forecast, there was no counter-protest this evening, but that did not keep the patriots away — their numbers grew.

Watching people interact with the protesters was interesting. They garnered a few man-on-the-street giggles — and sideways glances — to register their disapproval as they walked by.

Amusingly, the NYPD officers arrived long after the protesters had stood quietly holding their signs and chatting with anyone who wished to ask questions. The need to place the barricades seemed odd and unnecessary.

Meanwhile, the passersby also took many pictures.



There were lots of selfies.



Also, the predictable verbal challenges, “Have you heard of the First Amendment?and “Why ruin our evening?” While others worked to dissuade the protestors with courteous discourse.


Some passersby showed welcomed support with thumbs up and a smile or bymouthing a quiet thank you.  Others wound up joining the protest, like this fellow below, who responded confidently to the aggressive query, “Have you read the play?”

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The curtain went up at 8 PM. The protestors outside left, not knowing that, tonight, the main event would inside the theatre with Laura Loomer storming the stage.

A Facebook eyewitness provided an account:

I have to describe what happened tonight at Shakespeare in the Park. The play starts. Julius Caesar is Trump. We know that already. Enter stage left from the audience a young woman dressed all in black protesting Caesar. Cool. About thirty minutes in, Caesar is brutally stabbed to death over and over by the senators. It’s really graphic and disturbing.

Enter stage right from the audience a young woman dressed all in black yelling at the senators and the audience “Stop violence against conservatives!” Slowly the crowd realizes she isn’t an actor like the first woman, she’s a real protestor.

A man stands up in his seat and starts yelling at the crowd, and now the audience is booing and hissing and people are standing up out of their seats to yell at the protestors (someone near me yells, “I hope you didn’t wait all morning for this!”), and the stage manager comes on the god mic to pause the show, and security come on stage to drag the woman off.

The commotion settles, and the SM comes on again and announces, “actors, pick up from ‘Liberty! Freedom!'” (that was literally the line) and the crowd goes wild. Standing ovation. The scene picks up and ends, and the real police, in full regalia with bullet proof vests, cross back into the theater in front of the stage as the senators exit the stage through the audience and have to weave around the police, as actors dressed as police in riot gear enter the stage (I can’t even describe how wild this image was), and the scene shifts to Brutus’s speech to the Romans, during which a dozen planted actors throughout the theater jump out of their seats and begin yelling at the stage, and audience members, now not knowing what to believe begin heckling the “protestors” again! Madness! Long live art imitating life imitating art imitating life.

The point of the play remains clear — it is not a promotion of assassination. After the stabbing, there’s still an hour and a half left of the show, during which the conspirators suffer and die for their crime and Rome (or America) falls into civil war and chaos. It made me think actually about the risk of impeachment. We are so divided and so passionate and seemingly unchangeable, and that dystopia on stage might not be far off if we continue not to be able to sit down for a couple hours, even the horribly offensive detail thirty minutes in, and listen to one another.

The last night to protest was Sunday, June 18. It was the final performance. A small protest gathered before the show. Each night, passersby would grab a sign and join the protest. I was told of a young Hispanic girl who said she felt really good having protested the porn inside the Delacort.

The last performance of this abomination was closed with a protest-punch: two Proud Boys hit the stage mid-show.

First, Jovi Val stormed the stage.

Exercising their the First Amendment right to protest — to interrupt an event, JUST LIKE THE LEFT has done and continues to do, according to Alinsky’s “Protest Rules 101”.

Jovi Val was followed by Sal Cipolla.

Gavin McGinnes would interview the disrupters.

All three patriots were arrested for trespassing on public property.

“Anti-Trump and anti-white violence is escalating in the United States of America. From eggs, to fists, to bike locks, and now knives, everyday Trump supporters seem to be in real danger in their own country. Only leftists are allowed to be angry.”


Daniel Greenfield addresses  The Left’s Anger Privilege:

The angry left demands that everyone recognize the absolute righteousness of its anger as the basis for its power. This anger privilege, like tone policing, is often cast in terms of oppressed groups. But its anger isn’t in defiance of oppression, but in pursuit of oppression.

Anger privilege is used to silence opposition, to enforce illegal policies and to seize power. But the left’s monopolies on anger are cultural, not political. The entertainment industry and the media can enforce anger privilege norms through public shaming, but their smears can’t stop the consequences of the collapse of civility in public life. There are no monopolies on emotion.

When anger becomes the basis for political power, then it won’t stop with Howard Dean or Bernie Sanders. That’s what the left found out in the last election. Its phony pearl clutching was a reaction to the consequences of its destruction of civility. Its reaction to that show of anger by conservatives and independents was to escalate the conflict. Instead of being the opposition, the left became the “resistance”. Trump was simultaneously Hitler and a traitor. Republicans were evil beasts.

James Hodgkinson absorbed all this. The left fed his anger. And eventually he snapped.

No doubt remains — the communist infiltration, requiring the dumbing down of America, is bearing motley fruit: Mission Accomplished.

A new generation now thinks Orwell wrote “1984” as a warning of TRUMP FASCISM. Incredible but true… with a  stunning misunderstanding of “1984” found in a theatre review by Michael Portantiere:

Perhaps most terrifying of all, the Orwellian concept of “doublespeak” and the maxim that “Ignorance is Strength” are hallmarks of the Trump administration (and, some would say, the present-day Republican party in general).

These frightening facts and others have lifted 1984 back onto the best-seller lists, and are no doubt the impetus for a group of producers headed by Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin having now brought a stage adaptation of the property to Broadway.

The cultural-marxist revolution, nurtured through the arts and media, is responsible for these current versions of Julius Caesar and  1984.  They have been reduced to convenient agitprop.

And as this twitter exchange below reveals, the dis-information era, that agitprop spoon-fed to successively compliant generations, has resulted in MIND-NUMBING ignorance.

Little Cay: When Dems believe that the 50% of the country that does not want what they’re selling are “deplorables” there is no chance for civil discourse.

Johnathon RhoadesYou mean the conservatives who want to run people over for protesting? Or did you mean the ones that want to take away the rights of queers? Maybe the ones trying to sell us on abstinence only sex education? What about the ones that want to eradicate Muslims? Gosh I don’t know which one you meant it maybe it was all of them, but regardless, that’s all deplorable.

Little Cay: I mean the Dems who want reduce the entire country to poverty, allow criminals to run free and then take away your means of defense. Imagine, there are people who don’t want that future!

Outside and inside the Delacort Theater, the LEFT met a future they didn’t plan. An awakening. Resistance. A compliant people no more. Finally.

[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

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