By now you’ve probably seen the press conference I held with the media in a Washington DC hotel. As soon as it was over, I began packing up my camera equipment. The friends of mine who were there said I did fine and updated me about the responses coming in on Twitter from those who watched it live.

We all went upstairs to the lobby and I waited at the front desk to settle the conference room bill. While waiting, I noticed three uniformed police officers a few feet away. I thought it was strange for them to be in the hotel. Was a serious crime reported? I would have guessed that they were there for me had I not kept the location private after instructing journalists not to disclose the hotel name to anyone.

Free Speech Isn't FreeMy lead bodyguard starting talking to one of the cops. It’s quite common for bodyguards and other executive protection personal to either have worked in law enforcement or be on good terms with them. I squeezed myself into the conversation and asked one of the cops, “So why are you here in the hotel?” He looked at his partner and then looked back at me. “Because of you.”

“Because of me?” I exclaimed. “But how did you know I was here?”

“Because the protesters told us. They’re walking here right now from Dupont Circle.” I immediately suspected one of the journalists for the security leak, who probably sent the location in the middle of the press conference once they realized it wasn’t going in the direction they hoped for. As I learned in Canada, members of the press work directly with social justice activists, in a similar way that branches of Anonymous now attack anyone who the media also happens to hate.

After signing off on the receipt with the hotel, I walked outside with my entourage. I counted four police cars. In other cities around the world, hundreds more policemen were monitoring protests against the meetups, guarding fragile blue-haired women against horrible “rapists.” This was the precise moment that I can say was the most surreal of my life. A week of outrage, threats, anger, and lies culminated at the sight of DC police vehicles while two bodyguards stayed within arm’s reach of me. The situation was so absurd that it didn’t even feel real, but it was real, and hopefully the future for me doesn’t get much more real than that.


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  1. BroKinetic June 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Just like in the movies

  2. Russ June 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    You did a great job at that press conference.

    Obviously, it wasn’t for me what it was for you, but it was a memorable few days watching things escalate. Before you called it off, I had switched from driving to taking the train, arraigned with a friend who drives for Lyft to pick me up, and, finally, drawn a map of different routes so that I could walk out to a place where he wouldn’t be in danger if he came to pick me up.

    And weeks later I finally figured out what the pet shop question was all about.

    Anyway, thanks for doing so much of the heavy lifting.

  3. atyomommahouse June 8, 2016 at 10:18 am

    lol sorry but that dude with the cowboy hat reviewing your book is corny as fuck

    1. sullenday June 9, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Dudebro that’s Aurini! He’ll squash you like a mental midget!

  4. Conrad Stonebanks June 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I wonder if the response would be any different if you showed up in traditional Islamic garb and told the officers you were an imam. I do know one thing, if you would do this in Europe, the local police would also show up. Not to confront you, but to protect you from “islamophobic” natives.

  5. spicynujac June 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Were the police there to make sure a riot didn’t break out? Or because they thought you were an actual rapist? Or to protect you? The whole reaction to the meetups makes my head spin.

    1. Roosh June 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      To preserve public safety. The cops themselves were friendly to me, probably because they knew my bodyguard.

      1. Dirk Diggler June 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        That makes a huge difference. Otherwise, you are just another member of the herd.

  6. Bruce Lee II June 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Keep up the fight Roosh. You’ve opened my eyes to a world where Men are driven by their biological instincts and achieve amazing things in advancing society, and it all started with reading Bang. I’m on a journey now, I’m reclaiming the masculinity that was surgically removed from me at a young age due to media and our education system. I’m raising my son now to emulate that and to resist all attempts to re-educate him with the destructive Marxist ideologies currently infecting our society like a fast acting poison.

    Again Roosh, keep up the fight your word is spreading and the seeds to the nationalist patriarchy are being sown.

  7. Shmalkandik June 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    All this is merely preview of coming attractions for the Trump campaign. Once he is nominated, I expect an escalation of violence against his events and campaign workers. Not wanting to trivialize or diminish Roosh’s efforts, but he is merely an experiment by the SJW crowd to see what they can get away with.

    I note that even as the SCLC spoke of passive non-resistance as a
    tactic, others were organizing the Deacons for Defense – basically, an
    armed paramilitary group which actively engaged in combat with
    opponents of their movement.

    Thus far, events such as the San Jose assaults against his rally there have served to increase his support. At what point his supporters will have to resort to force to defend themselves is yet an unanswered question.

  8. Ali June 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    good job roosh! keep the good work

  9. Jed Mask June 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Smh… it’s sad you’re being hell-bent targeted by “haters” like this Mr. Roosh. You’re in my prayers for your safety and healthy well-being.
    It’s SERIOUS when you have police literally trailing behind you nearly every major public instance you make in society just to “keep peace” with people. Please take care out there man. Amen.
    ~ Sincerely,
    Bro. Jed.

  10. greyghost1 June 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    maybe one day the police can get some red pill. Off duty cops getting some of that would be a change for the better for any police department. Might even reduce crime.
    Any state that makes its prisons red pill universities will have a reduction in repeats once the red pill rage wears off.

    Good luck to you man and stay hard. I’m waiting for the hard copy. I’m old school about books.

  11. Jon M June 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Can confirm. The local meetup was slated for a privately owned commercial area. Even though it was cancelled, the property owner had heavy security in place. At least six burly plain clothes bouncer types on high alert in addition to the normal patrol of uniformed rent-a-cops.

    Because apparently a handful of guys talking about nothing much in particular is that big a threat to the nation-wide safe space. They really are that fragile.

  12. Charliedelto June 8, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I think the cops did a good job at, firstly, monitoring that shit was about to go down, and secondly at making sure no one got hurt.

    Definitely a massive wake-up call though. One of the things that really stands out to me is that the numb-nuts feminazi at the Sydney Morning Herald chose to get pissy about the satirical “A Modest Proposal” style article but nothing else you’ve said. She could easily have written a factual article about many things that have been said in the last 24 months (half a dozen in the Patriarchal Nationalism charter alone) and still raised some eyebrows, but instead she chose a lie. I just cannot abide a world where everything is lies as currency to purchase outrage. They are taking truth from the world I need to live in.

  13. Cecil J June 9, 2016 at 2:43 am

    These pinkos are all warped- why do they care if someone holds a different view and promotes it out here to the public? Let the marketplace decide who’s right/viable/etc. The truth doesn’t need to be enforced or reinforced- it stands on its own.

  14. Dirk Diggler June 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Well done at the press conference. I’ll bet that was surreal. Love the new book cover.

  15. Bm Burner February 11, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    You should have hired a guard years ago what with all the bad PR. How much do they cost?