In 1964 Malcolm X called for the advancement of civil rights “by any means necessary.” Unfortunately for the Left this means essentially blaming men, whites, conservatives, Christians, the U.S., almost all all history and just about anything but the recognition of their own failure to earn a greater sense of equality in our complex culture.
Instead they simply adopt some moral high-ground as the essence of their value and they parlay this imagined high-ground into real power as they use it to bully others to get in line with their agenda.
Enter BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) in 1995, founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League (MRWL), to advance the collective battle to force open a door that isn’t actually locked. With strong connections to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and AntiFa, they have positioned themselves as agitators without a civil solution to their “problems.” As far back as 2002, the FBI has been watching them for their involvement in terrorist activities.
Flashing forward to 2016 you have a number of college riots intended to suppress the speech of conservatives (one of the pursuits of the MRWL) with middle school teacher Yvette Felarca, highly active with BAMN, being arrested with two others for inciting a riot in Sacramento.
Recently she and her cohorts were ordered to pay $26,000 for the legal fees of Judicial Watch and in 2017 she was ordered to pay $11,000 in legal fees for a “frivolous” lawsuit against the Berkeley College Republicans. No doubt a small price to pay to rally college youth to the cause, a demographic that’s increasingly disinclined to support free speech.
For years I’ve been hearing people write off excessive Leftism as youthful indiscretion as if it has no real impact. This naivete fails to realize that there are well funded national and international organizations who are relentlessly pushing the agenda with a long game strategy. If they can simply increase their support by 1% each year it’s only a matter of time before they’re unstoppable.
By any means necessary is an expression of serious determination, unfortunately I fear that the determination, in this case, is not only misanthropic due to its complete lack of interest in seeing the humanity of the opposition, but a real path to tyranny in that silencing the opposition while creating unilateral speech and behavior rules, increasingly limits the freedoms of all people.
Their continuing success is why I’m saddened by the failure of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.Published in