...then let’s get it on:
During an anti-Trump protest in Seattle this weekend, an activist associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took to the megaphone to voice her support for, among other things, “killing people,” and “killing the White House.”
While she said that, another protester can be heard saying, “Burn it!”
She also says, “White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all,” as another protester responds “reparations!”
There’s a video clip at the linked piece. Please watch it. It will enrage you – and that’s exactly what we need. You see, this isn’t “an isolated incident.”
Everyone is aware of the riots on Inauguration Day. Everyone is aware of the chaos they created and the property they destroyed. If you’re a regular Gentle Reader of Liberty’s Torch, you’re aware of this incident at West Virginia University. And of course we have the disruption of airports, just these past two days, by left-wing agitators over President Trump’s moratorium on ingress to the U.S. from seven terrorist-riddled Islamic hellholes.
The Left is doing what Lenin counseled: “Probe with the bayonet. If you meet steel, withdraw; if you meet flesh, continue.” Leftist disruptors have steadily escalated their tactics deeper toward outright violence, without evoking a matched reaction from either the forces of order or the common citizenry. Our passivity has persuaded their strategists that there will be no such reaction. Their next step should be obvious.
Persons of normal values expect that the police, assisted when necessary by the National Guard, will intervene in such incidents to restore order. However, in many of the locales the Left has selected for its disruptions, the police have been restrained by their command authority. Remember Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, ordering the police to give the rioters space in which to express themselves by destroying property? However the police felt about it, they largely did as ordered.
Rawlings-Blake isn’t the only mayor so inclined. Many of the mayors of coastal cities would do the same, and Leftists know it. Consider Bill De Blasio, the hard-Left Mayor of the City of New York. Imagine what degree of chaos would afflict New York under similar conditions...and imagine what the shutdown of the financial capital of the nation, even for a day or two, would do to the American economy.
A forcible response is overdue.
There isn’t much else to say about this, except that there will come a point at which the matter will be settled with tanks and machine guns. That was how it went in Detroit, in 1967.
What, then, must we do? Yes, it’s a rhetorical question. But “who will bell the cat?” is not.