Governor Reagan on the Berkeley Rioters in 1969: ‘If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with, no more appeasement’

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Archive footage of Ronald Reagan shows the former president didn’t tolerate violent protesters on college campuses, in particular, at the University of California at Berkeley.

As we’re certain you’re aware by now, violent leftist rioters shut down a planned speech by conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.

The thugs set a large bonfire on the campus, used metal barricades to smash windows, and attacked innocent people.

President Trump had a good response in threatening to withhold federal funding from Berkeley.

Academic officials urged the president to negotiate with the violent protesters, but Reagan would have none of that nonsense.

“All of it began the first time some of you who know better, and are old enough to know better, let young people think they have the right to choose the laws they would obey as long as they were doing it in the name of social protest,” Reagan said.

In 1969, Reagan ordered the CHP and Berkeley police to “use whatever method they choose against the protesters.”

If there was any doubt that Reagan wasn’t playing games with these privileged punks, he delivered an even more powerful line in discussing how to deal with them.

Via History:

Reagan served two terms as governor of California from 1967 to 1975, presiding over the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1969, he called on National Guard troops to quell a protest on the University of California at Berkeley campus, saying, “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with, no more appeasement.


Appeasement was never an option under Reagan, but after two terms of Obama perpetual appeasement has led to liberals thinking they can do these things and get away with them:

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6 comments on “Governor Reagan on the Berkeley Rioters in 1969: ‘If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with, no more appeasement’
  1. And they have gotten away with them….

    The good news is that LIBTARDS are EASY…

    10 DEAD ONES and the rest go the fuk home!!!!

  2. REAGAN was a criminal,PERIOD,the news NEVER reported anything about him that was truthful,he murdered anyone who got in his way,LIKE DAN BLOCKER who warned california he was a criminal,and after he became president he let criminal companies go wild,like the seral company,THE MAKERS OF ASPERTANE,a pioson to sweeten drinks,cokes,ice cream,you name it,THATS the tip of the iceburg with reagan…and he LOOTED california…

    • So youre saying Ronald Reagan was Your Hillary Clinton back in the 60s and 70s I think Ronald Reagan did what needed to be done Not like Your Pussy Obama. If Trump orders the National Guard to do what needs to be done So Be It I support him 100%

  3. Liberals don’t like fighting fire with fire. Reagan had it right, but what happened at Berekely recently was not the same as what happened in 1969.

    Those riots were because of our position in SEA, (South East Asia). Those were anti war protesters which had a good reason for being.

    I was even a participant in one anti-war protest in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco where over a hundred thousand people gathered to protest the war in Vietnam.

    We were correct in our assumptions then that that war was illegal and a political boondoggle.

    What was going on at the University was nothing of the sort. That was not a popular ground swell of angry people being shipped off to war. It was paid rioters pushing an agenda to disrupt as much right wing discussion as they can get away with.

    My stance is not popular but I do believe that the cops need to start busting heads, or at the very least get themselves one of those “Active Denial” electromagnetic pulse weapons to disperse crowds. It only takes about ten seconds before the rioters would run for cover in mass.

  4. At least pull federal grants and loans from both the University and the students involved in the riots.
    Arrest all students and dissidents caught in destroying property and publicly reveal their names and hope the parents would quit paying for their college. That would affect the attitude of both the student. faculty and the administration..

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