Some posts you may have missed here.
My views on the town hall meetings. Attempts at disrupting meetings can easily be stopped by the organizers. The fascist hordes are not massing at the gates. The 60’s were a whole lot crazier than now. The right will push the middle class to the left. We need to be there helping that process.
How to stop hecklers and troublemakers at meetings.
Have contingency plans and your own security. It worked for us in the antiwar movement.
Are liberals freaking out as much over the town halls as conservatives did over the 60’s?.
Yes, I think they are. And for what purpose?
Town hall meeting disruptions could tilt the populace to the left.
This is key. And would be the reverse of the aftermath of the 60’s, when left radicalism drove the middle class to the right.
Because, while I suppose you could view the town hall protests as the leading edge of a surge in right-wing radicalism, it’s far more likely what we’re seeing is their final enraged sputterings before they marginalize themselves completely. Because, rather than making inroads into the middle class, they will alienate it. And without broad-based support from the middle class in the US, a political movement is doomed to irrelevance.
Could a few hardcore members go underground and get violent like the Weather Underground did in the 60’s? Sure. But in the broad view, the Weather UndergroundÂ probably helped push the middle class to the right and had little real political effect. Just like what will happen, should right wingers attempt the same. Except they will drive moderates to the left. As well as not accomplishing any of their goals.