We are in the midst of a seriously, seriously dangerous ramp up by the radical Left. Not since the 1960s have these people been this riled up, angry – and prone to fits of violence.
The 1960s gave us murderous groups like the Weather Underground (founders of which launched future president Barack Obama’s political career) and the Black Panthers – which marred our existence for years and years.
But there is at least one HUGE difference between then and now.
Then: The comparatively moderate Democrat Party was considered another enemy of the Left – for being comparatively moderate. Which is why the Left openly assaulted the 1968 Democrat Convention in Chicago.
Now: What were once vices, have now become habits. The radical Left – owns and operates today’s Democrat Party.
In the 2016 Democrat presidential primary, Hillary Clinton was the alleged moderate alternative to Communist Bernie Sanders. But when both were in the Senate – her voting record was but 0.1% less Left than his. Oh – and there were five Senators more Left than the both of them.
The Left just eradicated one of the last non-completely-insane of the Democrat Party’s members. Ten-term NY Congressional incumbent Joseph Crowley – in DC leadership and oft mentioned as an heir to radical Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – just lost a primary to yet another avowed Communist…this one an already-proven-liar named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In short – the radical Left-Democrat Party merger…is nigh complete and total.
Which is why about the latest iterations of Leftist violent gangs – Occupy Wall Street (with their rape tents) and now the incredibly violent Antifa – seldom is heard a discouraging word from Democrats. (In no small part because the media steadfastly refuse to ask for any.)
Antifa – incredibly violent? Absolutely. Just this weekend in Portland, Oregon – they openly and repeatedly attacked real Americans with clubs, steel pipes and tear gas. They have been openly and repeatedly attacking real Americans since their inception.
Have you this morning been hearing from the media about Antifa’s Portland mass violence? Well, sort of. You’ve been told it was a pox-on-both-houses “riot” – which does not remotely resemble what actually happened.
It’s also more than likely you’ve been yet again reminded that two years ago then-presidential candidate Donald Trump joked once about carrying protesters out of his rally. Protestors – who were paid by the Left to go there and start fights.
The Left’s attacks…are hitting DC too. Just over a year ago, a Bernie Sanders volunteer showed up at a Congressional Republican baseball practice and started shooting. Many people were wounded – Congressman Steve Scalise nearly died.
No relatively obscure non-Leftist bureaucrat – in a relatively obscure government agency – is safe.
“(Markara) Man, a resident of Norwalk in California, was arrested after the FBI traced a series of threatening emails to his home, the Department of Justice said. Man allegedly sent three emails to (Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit) Pai’s email accounts on or about Dec. 19 and 20, 2017, according to the court documents.
“While the first email accused Pai of being responsible for a child who had allegedly committed suicide because of the repeal of net neutrality regulations, the second email listed three locations in or around Arlington, where the family of the Indian-origin official lives.
“The third email did not contain any message, and instead included an image depicting Pai and, in the foreground and slightly out of focus, a framed photograph of him and his family, the Justice Department statement said.
“Man admitted to the FBI in May that he had sent the email threatening Pai’s family because he was ‘angry’ about the repeal of the net neutrality regulations and wanted to ‘scare’ him.
“One of the emails said, ‘I will find your children and I will kill them,’ according to an FBI affidavit.…”
Is this the first time the Left has attempted to intimidate Pai by intimidating his family? Heavens no.
“Pai…(said) protesters from the far-left group Popular Resistance have been passing out flyers with a picture of his face on his neighbors’ front doors. They read: ‘Have you seen this man?’; they also state Pai’s age, height and weight and explain that he is ‘trying to destroy net neutrality.’
“Pai said the protesters are also violating the privacy of his own home. They ‘come up to our front windows and take photographs of the inside of the house. My kids are 5 and 3. It’s not pleasant…’”
All of that…is not obnoxious at all.
All in an effort to protect this particular advancement of Leftism – the most failed ideology in the history of humanity.
No one with an IQ above nine on a warm day – thinks having government lord over the 1/6th of the economy that is the Internet – isn’t anything other than a terrible idea.
And here we have a coterie of Leftist mental titans – in defense of this stupidity – threatening Pai and his family.
Oh: And please spare me the false equivalencies.
The other 41% either aren’t paying attention – or were wielding clubs and pipes in Portland over the weekend.
A reverse poll’s result – about the Right resorting to violence – would be smaller than this poll’s margin of error.
People trying to say there is parity between Leftist and Rightist violence and obnoxiousness – sound like people trying to claim there is parity between Islamist and Christian violence and obnoxiousness. These claimants sound…very stupid.
The examples of Leftist violence – are endless, and go back more than a century. And speaking of a hundred-plus years….
The current year is 2018. Not 1918 – 2018. How on Earth is Leftism still considered a viable…anything?
Were it 1918…I could understand the Leftists’ naïveté, if only a very little. But only a very little.
Because Leftism tries to ignore wholly human nature – and “fix” it…by rooting it out of humans.
Humans…are self-interested. Leftism – tries to pretend we’re not. And when you act human – i.e. self-interested – Leftists get violent. You get beaten, or murdered – or sent to re-education camps to be made un-human.
Leftism is like shouting at Shaquille O’Neal: “Be short!” It’s just so very, very stupid – because it is wholly impossible.
But in 1918, at least a little Leftist naïveté was understandable. Because Karl Marx’s Manifesto – was only then being first put into practice. 1917 was the Communist revolution in Mother Russia.
But…it’s 2018. We have a century at which to look back – and see how Leftism did. Hint: Not particularly well.
Let’s start with the murders. Leftism spent the last century murdering more than 100 million people. One would think that alone would disqualify Leftism going forward – but one would be most unfortunately incorrect.
Then there is the massive, life-destroying poverty Leftism has imposed upon people the world over. For a modern day example – because unfortunately there are still several – See: Venezuela.
How obvious is Reality – to those willing to see? 1980s Soviet Premier Boris Yeltsin visited a routine American grocery store – and was blown away:
“Yeltsin, then 58, ‘roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement’….He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets, ‘there would be a revolution.’”
Get that? Yeltsin ran the Soviet Union – in the 1980s – and he didn’t know of the routine abundance Americans enjoy.
Yeltsin’s simple shopping trip – actually cured him of his Leftism:
“In Yeltsin’s autobiography, he wrote about the experience at Randall’s, which shattered his view of communism….
“Two years later, he left the Communist Party and began making reforms to turn the economic tide in Russia….
“‘When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people,’ Yeltsin wrote. “That such a potentially super-rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such poverty! It is terrible to think of it.’”
Indeed it is “terrible to think of it.”
But we have here in America millions of Leftists – and an entire political Party – dedicated to imposing such “a state of poverty” upon us.
And they are willing and eager to commit countless mass actions of violence – to ensure that this mass misery comes to pass.
I know – I don’t get it either.
Because it is so insanely stupid.
Sorry – you are way, way, WAY late to that Party.
This first appeared in Red State.