Are You Prepared for the Left’s Summer of Violence?

 

We’re still 12 days from the official start of summer, but it’s here.

And summer finds the electorate’s mood beyond sour. People everywhere scowl at record-setting fuel prices, double-digit inflation for food and other necessities, and largely government-caused infant formula shortages. Supply chain snafus and other forces also frustrate new home buyers waiting months for windows and appliances.

New homes that used to be built in six months are now taking 12 months or longer. A Facebook friend recently warned of a year’s wait to replace a dishwasher. Most people believe we’re headed to a recession. Most believe a recession is already here (for the record, it’s not, but stay tuned). Owners of 401k retirement and investment accounts that invest in equities have seen their savings drop by double digits or more since January. Retired Americans are returning to work, unable to make ends meet on fixed incomes shrinking in value before their frightened eyes.

Those were the days. Fuel prices easily top $5 per gallon today for most Americans.

But that’s not all. Crime festers and grows from what seems to be a spate of horrific mass shootings to an abject failure of prosecutors to enforce gun law violations. At the same time, politicians seek to capitalize on tragedies. Prisons seem to feature revolving doors. Families feel under assault from teacher unions, unsafe streets, neighborhoods, and a flood of illegal immigrants crossing our border welcomed with plenty of infant formula and airplane and bus rides to every state.

Meanwhile, our political betters ignore evidence that heavy cannabis use, especially among young males, triggers alienation and psychosis, leading to mass shootings, all while politicians continue to push for recreational legalization.

Don’t believe me? Former New York Times reporter and author/blogger Alex Berenson documents it all with his book, Tell Your Children. A few conclusions of Berenson’s investigative work on Cannabis from his website’s summary of the book:

• Almost no one is in prison for marijuana;

• A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used;

• Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic;

• Most of all, THC—the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high—can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis.

“Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman – Democratic nominee for US Senate – support legal recreational weed.

Spend time with the latest study by the Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) about how legal weed has affected Colorado. Interestingly, that study has been removed from the RMHIDTA’s official website, but it has been saved elsewhere. I smell mischief, or worse. Big weed is a well-funded, well-connected, and bipartisan monster.

Parkland High School’s shooter was a heavy cannabis user. So, reportedly, was the Ulvade shooter, although evidence of that has been withheld. Same for others. One of several patterns: alienated young men, mental illness, absent fathers, etc.

While normal Americans are poised to vent at the polls in November, at least they aren’t taking to the streets in violence. That’s reserved for the angriest if not the most violent segment of society – The Left.

The Biden Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) say otherwise. Justice says it’s school parents angry at school boards for what their children are being taught. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security repeatedly say that it’s “white supremacy.” And the Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer, claims all Trump supporters – “MAGA Republicans” – ascribe to the nutty “Great Replacement” theory held by fringy white supremacists.

Normal Americans instinctively know better, but no matter: The politicization of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies is on full display. We’ve seen the same politicization of the “J6” riot, from 25,000 National Guard troops stationed at the Capitol for several months to miles of fencing and concertina wire to keep people away from their Capitol building. Tours and visits to the Capitol, while slowly returning, are far from normal. And the J6 special House Committee was illegitimately organized, opaque, and partisan. It is a joke and an embarrassment, a veritable kangaroo court.

They know that while Antifa and Black Lives Matter-associated protestors wrecked $2 billion in damage across some 200 cities in 2020 – killing one police officer and injuring hundreds more – many were barely arrested before returning to the streets. Meanwhile, a few hundred unarmed rioters at the US Capitol on January 6th continue to fester in jails before trials are held. No courthouse revolving door for them.

So when the US Supreme Court announces several upcoming decisions – most of which The Left won’t like – don’t be surprised if violence from The Left takes center stage again. And soon.

It’s already happening. Let’s start with this from National Review.

Nicholas John Roske was charged with attempting or threatening to murder or kidnap a Supreme Court justice Wednesday after traveling to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home armed with a Glock handgun, intent on killing the justice over his expected rulings in ongoing cases related to abortion and the Second Amendment.

Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was identified as the suspect in an affidavit unsealed Wednesday afternoon. Roske told law enforcement that he called 911 to turn himself in because he was having suicidal thoughts, also telling the operator that he intended to kill a “specific” Supreme Court justice, according to the affidavit.

Roske was subsequently arrested, and officers found a Glock 17 pistol with two magazines, as well as a tactical knife, pepper spray, and other items such as a hammer and screwdriver.

He cited Roe v. Wade and concerns that Kavanaugh would support a pro-gun view. The irony is that he possessed a Glock 17 pistol and ammunition.

Pro-abortion terrorists also firebombed a Buffalo pro-life clinic. National Review, again. They further bombed or attacked a pro-life pregnancy center in Wisconsin. But Democratic politicians care more about protecting pro-abortion facilities.

Pro-abortion terrorists firebombed a pro-life Christian pregnancy center in Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday, inflicting significant damage on the building and vandalizing the remains with their organization’s name.

Pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge, which has developed a reputation for resorting to violence, claimed responsibility for the attack, which left glass shattered and much of the interior of the CompassCare office burned and destroyed, CBN News reported.

The arsonists left graffiti on a wall that read, “Jane Was Here.” The organization has committed multiple such incidents in the last few months, including one in which it firebombed the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), a pro-life group in Madison, Wis. last month. There, the terrorists left the message, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”

“Ironically, New York’s Governor not only ignored the violence but instead earmarked $35 million in taxpayer funds to increase security at abortion clinics,” CompassCare said in a statement. “Adding insult to injury the New York legislature passed a bill investigating pro-life pregnancy centers precisely because they do not perform abortions.”

Jane’s Revenge also admitted that it threw red paint on the the front door of a crisis pregnancy center in Washington, D.C. last week, spray painting “Jane Says Revenge” on the side of the building.

History tells us that The Left has a long history of violence and terrorism. Let’s just use the US Capitol as our guide. On November 7, 1983, an all-female-led terrorist group, the so-called May 19th or M19 group, including Susan Rosenberg, bombed the Capitol Building just outside the Senate Majority Leader’s office (S-208, the Capitol). They bombed other sites around Washington, including Fort McNair and Washington’s Navy Yard. No J6 protestors planted a bomb in the Capitol or were charged for the deaths of any officers. The only person killed that terrible day was a protestor and Air Force veteran, Ashley Babbit, by Capitol police officer Michael Byrd.

Rosenberg and a couple of her associates were convicted of other crimes and spent several years in prison. Until she was pardoned by President Bill Clinton the day before he left office in 2001. Rosenberg now famously helps raise money for Black Lives Matter.

This summer, what might prompt violence – excuse me, mostly peaceful protests? The New York Times provides a useful guide. We already know how much of the media will cover it.

Roe v. Wade: We already know about the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Samuel Aliso in February. Overturning Roe returns the abortion issue to the states, but The Left categorizes this in inaccurate and apocalyptic ways.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen: This challenge, heard in November last year, involves a New York law restricting a gun owner’s ability to carry a concealed weapon. The court may find their law violates well-established rights to self-defense.

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. Some see this as a challenge to the Biden climate change agenda and the ability of the EPA to regulate multiple versus a single power plant.

There are others, but all three touch the third rails of The Left: abortion, guns, and climate change.

This portends to be a difficult summer.

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  1. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
    Postmodern Hoplite
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    This post is worthy of promotion to the Main Feed for its discussion of the marijuana issue alone.

    (Perhaps it might be better presented as two separate posts: one discussing the marijuana issue, and a second the prevalent use of violence by the Left?)

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  2. Buckpasser Member
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    @Buckpasser

    Kelly D Johnston: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman – Democratic nominee for US Senate – support legal recreational weed.

    Do we really know that’s who these two are?  They’re wearing government mandated face diapers.

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  3. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    Agree with PMH on splitting the post.  Believe me, I’ll put a LIKE on each one!  As it is, however, I’ve certainly LIKEd this one.  I think you’re right on about everything.

    Philo as well has a (more recent) one up predicting the violence.  It’s a-coming.

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  4. Michael Brehm Coolidge
    Michael Brehm
    @MichaelBrehm

    Rioters will be field dressed, then spatchcocked.

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

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  6. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
    Douglas Pratt
    @DouglasPratt

    Adding to the chorus: a fine post, thank you.

    Well, they’ve already proven they don’t have to worry about elections; they can fraud their way through. So why hold back?

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  7. I Walton Member
    I Walton
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    I’m all for legalizing marijuana and all other narcotics, although distinguishing between outright poison and narcotics might be difficult.  Of course to make them legal we’d have to simultaneously make promoting them in any way a serious crime, which would include advertising, or packaging attractively or giving it to someone as a  gift.   Moreover, tax payers would not be allowed to pay for treatment, as tax payers.  Folks could treat anyone they want and finance anyone they want.    It’s a free country.  We’d just stop thieves from taking our income as taxes and spending on addicts, either to cure them or promote them, which seems to be a New Democrat interest. We’d have to incarcerate anyone who finances their low cost addictions with crime or buys the stuff as a gift for anyone else or  sells narcotics illegally.  This includes marijuana and if folks insist cigarettes.  I don’t think my approach to legalization is a threat to those who want to crack down on all of them, but my approach would probably work better for the general population.  I’m not even sure more people would kill themselves.  The legal focus would be on illegal sales.  We’d let anyone with a license to import and sell the stuff, to do so,  but the profits would be so low there would remain illegal sales, which if we’re serious, would shrink rather quickly.

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  8. Rōnin Coolidge
    Rōnin
    @Ronin

    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    Rioters will be field dressed, then spatchcocked.

    I’ve already filled up the skid steer and backhoe.  Too hot down here to be digging hole with a shovel.

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  9. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    If the AntiFa want Lake County Calif, a single lit match dropped almost anywhere will do the trick.

    In this situation, guns are superfluous.

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    I am also of the opinion that at least 200 people were killed across the nation during the end of May to mid-October 2020 riots. Many Chicagoans woke up to what the BLM/AntiFa forces are really about when during the August 2020 “boutique looting spree” in downtown Chicago, a much more horrendous type of “protest” occurred in a bedroom community outside of the Loop. A group of BLM  thugs descended on a weekend group of African Americans. These brutes pummeled their way through the  crowd of about 15 to 20 people with iron pipes, leaving wounded and dying bodies in their wake.

    Legacy media nation wide never said boo! about it, although I do think it might have been mentioned in indie press outlets in Chicago.

     

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  10. DonovanGodfrey Coolidge
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    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    Rioters will be field dressed, then spatchcocked.

    I second the field dressing. Would prepare them for spatchcocking but not waste my charcoal on any of em.

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  11. Kelly D Johnston Coolidge
    Kelly D Johnston
    @SoupGuy

    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    This post is worthy of promotion to the Main Feed for its discussion of the marijuana issue alone.

    (Perhaps it might be better presented as two separate posts: one discussing the marijuana issue, and a second the prevalent use of violence by the Left?)

    Thank you for making a great point. I thought about a separate post on how cannabis AND the media have contributed to mass shootings but got a bit carried away on this post. Cannabis use is worth much study and reporting, but their lobby is powerful and bipartisan, nothing like I’ve ever seen. 

     

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  12. Kelly D Johnston Coolidge
    Kelly D Johnston
    @SoupGuy

    I Walton (View Comment):

    I’m all for legalizing marijuana and all other narcotics, although distinguishing between outright poison and narcotics might be difficult. Of course to make them legal we’d have to simultaneously make promoting them in any way a serious crime, which would include advertising, or packaging attractively or giving it to someone as a gift. Moreover, tax payers would not be allowed to pay for treatment, as tax payers. Folks could treat anyone they want and finance anyone they want. It’s a free country. We’d just stop thieves from taking our income as taxes and spending on addicts, either to cure them or promote them, which seems to be a New Democrat interest. We’d have to incarcerate anyone who finances their low cost addictions with crime or buys the stuff as a gift for anyone else or sells narcotics illegally. This includes marijuana and if folks insist cigarettes. I don’t think my approach to legalization is a threat to those who want to crack down on all of them, but my approach would probably work better for the general population. I’m not even sure more people would kill themselves. The legal focus would be on illegal sales. We’d let anyone with a license to import and sell the stuff, to do so, but the profits would be so low there would remain illegal sales, which if we’re serious, would shrink rather quickly.

    You need to do a lot more research on the effect of heavy marijuana smoking on young minds. Lets the facts be your guide.

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  13. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Kelly D Johnston (View Comment):

    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    This post is worthy of promotion to the Main Feed for its discussion of the marijuana issue alone.

    (Perhaps it might be better presented as two separate posts: one discussing the marijuana issue, and a second the prevalent use of violence by the Left?)

    Thank you for making a great point. I thought about a separate post on how cannabis AND the media have contributed to mass shootings but got a bit carried away on this post. Cannabis use is worth much study and reporting, but their lobby is powerful and bipartisan, nothing like I’ve ever seen.

     

    I was a proponent of legalizing marijuana, but now I just don’t know.

    People are smoking themselves into oblivion, and then declaring their older neighbors are narcs who can and should be dealt with harshly.

    No one on the Left has the ability to discuss a thing, as suddenly “my feelings” should  trump “your logic”  and then  the glorification of feelings eliminates the need for debate.

    Back in the day: I hated seeing poor young people go off to prison when if they had been white and more affluent, mommy and daddy would have settled the score out of court.

    I hated knowing that women in their middle age sat in prison for having grown marijuana to help alleviate MS.

    But back when I helped the effort to legalize pot, I sure wasn’t intending the effect of such an activity to mean one third of the nation would legally become  brain dead.

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  14. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
    Nathanael Ferguson
    @NathanaelFerguson

    In answer to the headline question, yes. 

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