In Tacoma, Washington, a man attacked an immigration detention center. Subsequently, some on social media are hailing him a hero.

69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen also must be a martyr — he was killed Saturday morning in a shootout with cops.

The call came around 4 a.m.: Willem had shown up equipped with flares and a rifle and was tossing would-be igniters at a large propane tank.

He did manage to set fire to a car.

According to a friend who spoke with The Seattle Times, Willem identified as part of the pro-fascism, pro-ironic-names group Antifa.

He was set to go out in a blaze of social justice glory:

“He was ready to end it. I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs . I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.”

Here’s a tribute:

And “plenty of love” for the comrade:

Hero:

How many praising the attempt at “liberation” know the cages being displayed on social media were built during Obama’s presidency?

How many of the indignant were railing against the injustice then?

And what do the radicals think of Willem’s gun-totin’ ways?

We have an immigration problem — people aren’t willing to do it. Instead, they’re trying to sneak in. We have a border security problem — people aren’t willing to do it. Instead, they’re collecting their congressional paychecks and choosing not to fix things.

We have a political and ignorance problem — people aren’t willing to know things. Family separation was the result of the left-wing 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the decision of a Democrat-controlled Congress, and the Clinton-era Flores Settlement (here). It was the effect of a nation unwilling to imprison minors. Now we’re back to that (here). Is it better?

Whatever the problems at detention centers may be, running around pyromaniacally with a rifle — to borrow from a Steve Martin movie — is an idiot’s version of being interesting. The same is true of any various black-masked Antifa antics.

If Willem had succeeded in lighting the place up, what might’ve happened? Men, women and children, brought to their fiery deaths?

Still, hero:

The revolutionaries are among us. And their violent American presence — fueled by a pulverizing ignorance of politics and history, not to mention a lack of understanding of some of their favorite words (here, here, here, and here) — is very, very dangerous.

-ALEX

 

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