Joel Pollack @ Breitbart:
If former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democrats win in November, there will be more riots.
Some Americans may be tempted to hope otherwise — that since President Donald Trump is the real target of the unrest, the left will calm down once Trump is gone.
The opposite is true: if the left can achieve their political goals through the use of violence, they will do so again.
It is crucial that voters teach Biden, Democrats, and the left in general that political violence leads to defeat.
I have lived through this movie before.
South Africa, where I was born, experienced unrest from 1976 to 1994. The white minority regime of apartheid — which was an actual example of systemic racism — left South Africans no real avenue for peaceful protest. So while many demonstrations were non-violent, there were also violent riots in many communities. The outlawed anti-apartheid movement even resorted to guerrilla warfare, largely bankrolled and armed by the Soviet Union.
When the Soviet Union fell, South African leaders seized the opportunity for negotiations. F.W. de Klerk freed Nelson Mandela, and the warring sides made a peaceful transition to non-racial democracy. It was considered a “miracle.”
But many South Africans took the wrong lesson. Left-wing ideologues believed it was violence that had forced the end of the apartheid regime. Partly as a result, violence is a permanent feature of South Africa today, in petty crime and in politics.
The United States is not, contrary to what Biden told the nation on Independence Day, a systemically racist country. We have our First Amendment and a proud tradition of non-violent protest.
However, that tradition has been destroyed in the past several years, not just by the Black Lives Matter movement, but also by the Occupy Wall Street protests that preceded it — and which were enthusiastically embraced by President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
The Occupy movement was not peaceful. It seized private and public property and expelled police. Crime was rampant within the Occupy encampments; in some cities, “protesters” sought confrontations with police, often using vulnerable people — women, the elderly, the disabled — as human shields.
The media, which had fawned on the Occupy protests at first, looked away when they decayed into violence. Obama, borrowing Occupy’s “99% vs. 1%” rhetoric, won reelection.
The Black Lives Matter movement emerged in 2014 on the basis of a lie — that Michael Brown, who attacked a police officer, had been killed in cold blood while trying to surrender.
After the officer was not charged, rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, set a predominately black business district on fire, and unrest spread throughout the country.
In city after city, police pulled back from patrols in black neighborhoods, leaving ordinary residents far more vulnerable to violent crime.
The unrest that followed the horrific death of George Floyd revived the Black Lives Matter protests — and riots. The riots have eliminated the distinction between peaceful protest and violent insurrection.
The media, and the Democrats, have collaborated in covering up the terror of the riots because they share the goal of removing Donald Trump. Even after journalists were beaten by “protesters” at the White House, Democrats and the media persisted in calling them “peaceful.”
The lies continue in Portland. Biden issued a statement Tuesday accusing federal law enforcement of “brutally attacking peaceful protesters.” The opposite was true: the “peaceful protesters” had attacked federal property and law enforcement.
Just hours after Biden’s statement, Portland Police — the local cops — revealed that the “peaceful protesters,” who had been attacking them for months, had tried to break into a federal courthouse and set it on fire, while attacking the feds.
Pelosi calls the federal law enforcement officers “stormtroopers,” and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) called the “Gestapo.” That was an insult to the officers. But for Biden to call the anarchist rioters “peaceful protesters” was also an insult to the traditions of the civil rights movement.
It also sets a new and dangerous low bar for protest. If ambushing police with projectiles, and setting fire to federal buildings is considered “peaceful protest,” we will see more violence in future.
Moreover, if the left learns that they can riot in the streets and achieve their broad political goals, they will do it again in future.
bar fly pelosi and idiot clyburn are democrap illiterates. neither one of them have any idea of what the real German Gestapo was like. in Germany, look or act funny in front of a Gestapo agent and he would put a bullet in your brain on the spot. the gestapo consists of harden criminal from german prisons that were given their freedom to work as agent for Hitler. do any of you know what the Black Dauphin prison in Russia??? if not go on u tube and review the video of the prison. now imagine that all of those inmates are turned loose to become gestapo agents.
-george floyd was a career criminal: rapist, home invasion, murder, assault and now the blacks have made this piece of shit a hero.
-pediophile joe, just an AD patient in his basement waiting to his time to be committed to a care facility
The desperation of the Democrats is pretty clear. No platform, no candidate, and no clear successes beyond trying to commit treason and promote Marxist revolt.
I’ll need three tumblers for liberal tears, I think, in November.
Trump has actually added only three additional miles to the southern border barrier. Ninety existing miles went up to ninety-three. His better and cheaper healthcare plan available to everybody and ready to roll out never even existed. His pledge to balance the budget quickly turned into one-trillion-dollar annual deficits even with a stimulus-induced economic binge in progress, which thanks to COVID-19 will rocket up to an estimated four-trillion for a single year. He <em<did slash taxes—with the biggest permanent cuts benefiting the wealthiest, while those of working and middle class families were modest and set to expire at the end of his hypothetical second term. Foreign policy has pretty much gone completely to hell; it’s essentially incoherent, with our geopolitical adversaries on the ascent and our allies now distrustful. Nothing was done to address our infrastructure problems, while environmental, consumer protection, and financial industry regulation was kicked to pieces. He has set himself above the law, used his powers of office to obstruct investigations of himself and his associates, and extended clemency to those who aided in this or were convicted of crimes on his behalf. He has not only failed to address a national pandemic with a coherent national response; he has taken issue with and challenged the recommendations of his administration’s own experts, and declared that the pandemic response is not his responsibility. He has methodically deepened and exploited racial, religious, and partisan divisions. He cannot be relied upon to tell the truth about anything. He has placed friends and immediate family members in important positions for which they have no qualifications, in several cases conferring upon them security clearances that they were also not qualified to receive, while purging important departments of decades of critical experience and expertise. He has surrounded himself with sycophants who will do what he wants and tell him what he wants to hear, instead of stating and standing up for what a president needs to hear.
So why are you still supporting this guy? I can make no sense of it. Of course, I saw little sense in it to begin with. Trump was always an obvious example of someone who should never be trusted with the powers of high public office, let alone the taxpayers’ dollars.
You’re being played.
July 22, 2020 — A new Trump campaign ad depicting a police officer being attacked by protesters is actually a 2014 photo of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine
@Greg: He should use the images from the Chicago police protecting a Columbus statue. Or the Federal Court house being attacked in Portland, I like the part where they rip the plywood off and break window so they could burn the officers inside alive.
You aint playing anyone here Russian asset puke.
That wasnt a pro democracy protest it was a Soros/CIA organized coup you ignorant fool.
Interesting. Are they going after Trump and the Trump organization, or can that only happen after he’s out of office?
Do you not have anything better to do with your life than post bullsh!t on this site?
I’m fairly good at multi-tasking.
The only thing you are fairly good at is proving what an idiot you are, Comrade Greggie.
Was there something I said in Post #3 that isn’t true?
You always revert to name-calling when the facts aren’t in your favor. Which seems to be a lot.
Everything you said in #3 is simply your twisted form of reality. You lay no blame on the Democrat held Congress that has refused to work with this President on anything. Just like police reform (what little the Federal government has control over). Now the Democrats are saying they will not address police reform until AFTER the election. Why is that, Comrade Greggie>
We watch, night after night, as our American cities burn and all Nancy Pelosi, who is absolutely the worst Speaker in the history of our nation, has to say is “People are going to do what people are going to do.” Take those riots and looting to her front door and watch how quickly her mind changes.
Now I’m sure that it warms the cockles of your evil little heart to know that there are three Federal LEOs that might be permanently blind due to the lasers shined in their eyes by the mobs. I’m sure you p!ss your pants with joy at the actions of Antifa/BlM as they destroy everything they come in contact with. Black Lives DON’T Matter. Just ask those parents of the three year old black children that have been murdered by their own race.
You have bought into the whole modern Marxist agenda and now you have a candidate that is having his puppet strings pulled by avowed Communists; AOC, Thalib, Sanders. I might be interested in what you, or any other leftist, has to say if you could show me just one place where all this wonderful Marxism has worked. But all I see is the history of millions of dead. All your party has is identity politics foisted on millions of uneducated people who believe that nothing we have ever done has ever brought equality. And you ignore the fact that if that, in fact, is the case, it was YOUR party that failed, not Republicans. Tear statues down, because……………racism, and it was your party that was the racist party and not the party of Lincoln. Your party has to work hard to hide it’s own history by misdirection your attention.
You buy into all that because…………………….you’re an idiot.
Over 350 words, according to my computer, and you managed not to touch on a single point raised in the post in question… Simple facts plainly stated are a real problem for you, aren’t they?
They’re a problem for Trump, too. That’s why he relies on an endless barrage of lies and personal attacks.
Well, let’s talk about the “3 miles of fence” claim. I checked with two of your favorites sites, Politifact and Washington (Com)Post and both say almost the same thing. Except for one small fact;
there is now a strong barrier fence in areas that apparently the Washington (Com)Post and PolitiFact seem to think barrier fencing before. I can tell you for a fact, a broken down three strand barbed wire fence is no barrier and there was (and still is) lots and lots of that kind of “fencing” along the Southern border. And don’t tell me that wasn’t the case as I have sat and monitored those areas myself.
That’s just one example of how your left wing media misleads you. But you don’t care. You don’t care how many children are brought across the border to be put into the sex trades. You don’t care how many drugs are brought across the border that winds up in the ghettos of Chicago where 3 year old children are murdered in gang wars. You don’t care that illegals take jobs from undereducated blacks, over burden our school systems and drains our state coffers because of welfare for anchor babies.
So why should I itemize each and every wordsmithed piece of b/s you mentioned? You never answer any questions I ask you. You just dodge like the coward, traitor and useful idiot you are.
What was there was no barrier, it was a pile of crap marking the border.
They keep track of supposed lies of Trump but Barry lied so much they would need a supercomputer to calculate them all.
Recently when asked if he would defend the police, part of Biden’s response was:
“Surplus military equipment for law enforcement? They don’t need that,” The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into the neighborhood, it is like the military invading, they don’t know anybody, they become the enemy. They’re supposed to be protecting these people.”
Obviously Biden, in his mental decline, has forgotten when in 2012 troops from Maryland rolled through north St. Louis neighborhoods in “Humvees” scaring the crap out of the people that lived there. The Army put out a statement that it was just a “training exercise.”
Do anyone believe that troops from Maryland couldn’t find an urban area to have a “training exercise” closer than St. Louis, Missouri?
@retire05: I want my police to be better armed and protected as the criminal elements in our country.
I remember the 1997 north hollywood shootout.
January 30, 2020 — Gusty winds blew over a portion of President Trump’s border wall with Mexico in California
Uh huh. Wet cement. Look closely at the foundation perimeter to the right of the fallen panels in this photograph. They look suspiciously like a line of precast parking lot barriers, which are apparently stacked along the edge of a shallow trench in dry earth that they stick the tall metal panels into before pouring in some cement. Then there’s this guy:
July 2, 2020 — He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.
That would be Tommy Fisher, of Fisher Sand & Gravel (Dickinson, North Dakota). His company was awarded a $1.2 Billion contract to build 42 miles of Trump’s wall.
The Trump administration’s pitch was that there would be 450 miles of new wall by the end of 2020. We’re probably lucky that there isn’t. As of this past January, the estimated costs were up to $11 Billion.
@Greg: How many sections tipped before the concrete was properly set, so lets say 3 how many sections have been placed so far?
I hope you looked at the border barrier Barry spend tax dollars on, 50 billion was to be set aside for that wheres the money? In what political donors pockets for bailing twine and spit border barrier that Trump had to replace because what was there was scrap metal or worse.
You can see the junk at my link he should have been fined for littering.