The irrationality of the Left, abetted by a hateful and biased media, is mind-boggling. Over the last couple of years, we’ve watched violent demonstrations on college campuses, Republicans accosted in restaurants, Antifa ignored when they attack peaceful demonstrators, media distortions and piling on to support the Left. And then there was the assassination attempt of Steve Scalise, with the intent to kill other members of Congress. We’ve been watching, frustrated and incapable of stopping the violence of the Left. We’re beginning to understand that the danger is real:
It’s beginning to dawn on many Americans that some mayors, police chiefs, and college presidents have no interest in stopping this violence. Left-wing officials sympathize with the lawbreakers; and the police, who rarely sympathize with thugs of any ideology, are ordered to do nothing by emasculated police chiefs. Consequently, given the abdication by all these authorities of their role to protect the public, some members of the public will inevitably decide that they will protect themselves and others.
This ability of the Left to get away with violence is one of the gravest threats to American society in its modern history. Since the Civil War, I can think of only two comparable eruptions of mob violence that authorities allowed. One was when white mobs lynched blacks. The other was the rioting by blacks, such as the Los Angeles riots 25 years ago, and the recent riots in Ferguson and Baltimore.
These incidents are not just alarming; they are frightening. And now the Left is beginning to realize how much they have to lose with the investigations of Attorney General William Barr, and are becoming even more hostile in their rhetoric:
They do this partly because they intend to win and to rule. They also do it because they have convinced themselves that we are in a state of national crisis, and that the dark shadow of fascism is descending on the United States. In reality, the only thing resembling a genuine totalitarian movement in American politics is the progressive camp from which emerged the man who shot Steve Scalise.
But the odds of their losing their power are growing, and not just Leftist political power is at risk. The potential losses have escalated to a growing personal dilemma for those in Congress and the Department of Justice. And Attorney General William Barr will lead the war.
You see, it is war. Lives are in danger, careers are at stake, their power is threatened.
The reasons we have reached this tipping point are very personal:
Members of Congress and of the Department of Justice know, at some level, that they are personally at risk. Officials who have accumulated power over the years with little oversight or consequences, are threatened by the evidence that AG Barr will be uncovering; at the very least his findings will damage reputations and will likely result in sanctions and lost careers.
The power base could be damaged for years. In spite of the media’s directing the Left, I’m confident that AG Barr will find a way to ensure that the public learns the truth. The far Left will suffer, and they know it; if they don’t realize it, they are in a serious state of denial.
Any credibility these Leftists have with traditional Democrats will be questioned. Why should people believe them? They have relied on lies, deception, even lawbreaking to build their power.
Belief in socialist ideas is just a cover for Marxist domination. At the risk of sounding paranoid, Marxism has been taught at the universities for years, and Marxism means revolution, violence, and even death. It will be time for the adherents to step up.
Even violent protests will not be enough. Smearing reputations and spreading lies will not be enough. I fear that people will have to die and the Left will be behind it, as the politicians and bureaucrats desperately try to protect themselves. Distraction will be needed. They will blame us for killing our own. They are depending on it.
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