Why won’t leftists condemn the violence? Because they’re playing for the same team. (Op-ed)


The following contains editorial content written by a retired police officer and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

USA- A recent commentary in CNS caught our attention. Since May, we have seen what seems to be a never-ending stream of violence across the country, in particular in cities such as Portland, Seattle, Chicago and New York. It has been much more widespread than that, however. 

This past Saturday, an estimated 100,000 conservatives and Trump supporters rallied in Washington, DC in support of President Trump.

Despite many believing they had an election stolen from them, at least temporarily, there was no violence from those who attended for that purpose. There were Trump flags, signs, solidarity and songs of patriotism.

No arson, no looting, no vandalism and the absence of the mainstream media, who continue to ignore the popularity of one Donald Trump.

That of course all changed once nightfall came. The usual suspects, Black Lives Matter and Antifa, along with other extremist groups showed up and proceeded to create mayhem and proceeded to harass and assault the Trump supporters who remained.

For nearly 48 hours after this violence, the American people, specifically those on the right who don’t get the same quarter from liberals and the media as the so-called “victims” on the left, waited for someone…anyone…on the left to condemn the violence.

Finally, Joe Biden—whom some have knighted as the president elect despite not being certified as such—issued a tepid, weak, milquetoast statement through a spokesman in which he condemned “all acts of violence.”

So, he called out Black Lives Matter and Antifa specifically for attacking right-leaning Americans and conservative supporters of the president? Not quite. Biden’s statement continued, saying that Biden condemned the “repugnant displays of white supremacy that were made in Washington, D.C. this weekend.”

So, let’s get this right. Conservatives are attacked, including blacks, Latinos, elderly, young females and even children and Biden calls out “white supremacists?” This small, seemingly insignificant statement by Biden tells you all you need to know. Biden won’t condemn far-left violence because violence and those committing it are part of the plan.

Why do you think cities were boarding up businesses the week before the election? Do you think it was because they were expecting a Biden win, and were anticipating right-wing nutjobs to tear up cities?

Well, Biden at least theoretically won and was anything broken? Nothing. The only violence that has come about post-election is what occurred in Washington, D.C. last weekend, perpetrated not by conservative Republicans but by the far left.

Why do some cities remain boarded up? Given the uncertainty of the election results, aside from what the mainstream media and Democrats say, they are leaving it in place (generally) in the event the election results are overturned.

According to CNS, the leftism we are seeing today comes out of what is referred to as the “New Left” tradition, a philosophy espoused by Herbert Marcuse. The New Left is defined as a broad political movement which took place primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, which consisted of mostly educators, agitators and others who were looking to implement a number of left wing reforms.

CNS notes that Marcuse’s teachings had a strong influence on left-wing college professors and activists. His words serve as a basis for everyone from socialist professors to Antifa and BLM.

The New Left theorizes that left-wing thought is “truthfulness” because they believe it “improves the lot of mankind.” On the opposite side, they believe therefore that right-wing thought is untrue or false. They purport that in order to change the conversation, they need to “be freed from the prevailing indoctrination.” In other words, the narrative has to be slanted in the other or opposite direction.

Leftists need to change, in other words what is considered to be “normal.” We have seen the redefinition of what are thought to be universal truths, such as what constitutes being a “man” or “woman,” the conflation between “sex” and “gender,” Democrats playing fast and loose even with a term such as “court packing,” attempting to redefine the meaning. In other words, people need to be “slanted” in the opposite direction.

Even if you look at the current situation with COVID-19. Leftists are more likely to go along with the political narrative, while conservatives and right-leaning people are more resistant.

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The thought process? We’ve heard ad nauseum the term “the new normal.” If you had told most Americans on January 1 that 90% of Americans would be walking around wearing masks, they would have told you that you were crazy.

Now, if people don’t wear masks it’s like the old scarlet letter. People are accosted, being told they want to “kill old people,” “aren’t patriotic” (Biden actually said that) and threatened with arrest.

Now people are willing to accept politicians telling them they cannot have Thanksgiving with their families. “It’s for your own good” and for the “greater good” we are told. Sound familiar? A bit like maybe communism?

Marcuse argued for:

“Withdrawal of tolerance from regressive movements before they can become active; intolerance even toward thought, opinion, and word, and finally, intolerance…toward the self-styled conservatives…”

Marcuse argues that the goal of the left is to subjugate and pacify conservatives, whom he says represent an “extreme danger” do society:

Think about what we posited above. Wearing people down so that what was formerly considered to be draconian or overbearing are now acceptable. Marcuse goes on:

“True pacification requires the withdrawal of tolerance…at the stage of communication in word, print and picture. Such extreme suspension of the right to free speech (Facebook/Twitter, etc.), and free assembly (lockdowns, restrictions on numbers of people), is indeed justified only if the whole of society is in extreme danger. [emphasis added] I maintain that our society is in such an emergency situation, and that it has become the normal state of affairs.”

It continues:

“They would include the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements which promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion, or which oppose the extension of public services, social security, medical care, etc.”

In other words, if you possess conservative values, value free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, you are basically to be destroyed.

How would this be accomplished?

“[The solution] may require apparently undemocratic means…To discuss tolerance in such a society means to reexamine the issue of violence and the traditional distinction between violent and non-violent action…

Passive resistance…carried through on a massive scale…disrupt[s], or threat[s] to disrupt, the economic life of the country. Quantity turns into quality: on such a scale, passive resistance is no longer passive—it ceases to be non-violent.

Three is a difference between revolutionary and reactionary violence, between violence practiced by the oppressed and by the oppressors…If [revolutionaries] use violence, they do not start a new chain of violence but try to break an established one…no third person, and least of all  the educator and intellectual, has the right to preach them abstention.”

Because of this, and in order to “pacify and subjugate conservatives,” leftists are therefore entitled to engage in such resistance that it “ceases to be non-violent” and therefore becomes violence. They believe that their violence, because it is revolutionary, is moral, therefore they cannot be condemned for it.

This is specifically why leftists—especially the true, far-left such as Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, the Squad—will not condemn what Antifa and BLM are doing. They are doing exactly what they are supposed to do, according to CNS. And it makes all the sense in the world.

Here is a leftist checklist…see if you recognize the steps:

  • Tolerances is only to be extended to truth.
  • Leftism is objectively true, and anything other than leftism is not.
  • Anyone who disagrees with this has been indoctrinated. To the extent that the majority of people disagree, that means the majority of people are indoctrinated.
  • Since most people are indoctrinated, leftists must break the indoctrination so that they can grasp the truth of leftism.
  • To break the indoctrination, leftists must promote left-wing thought and suppress right-wing thought.
  • Promoting left-wing thought is accomplished by changing “established universes of meaning” and actively presenting “information slanted in the opposite direction,” e.g. by political correctness and propaganda.
  • Suppressing right-wing thought is accomplished by withdrawing the freedom of speech, press, and assembly for anyone who disagrees with leftists on race, gender, religion, armament, public services, social security, or healthcare, e.g. deplatforming us entirely.
  • If necessary, to withdraw these freedoms, leftists must operate at such scale that the actions cease to be non-violent and become revolutionary violence. #Resistance!
  • Leftists who use revolutionary violence are not to be condemned by any leftists.

Take a long, hard look at the above. This is what we have to look forward to. The only person that has stood between us and the above is President Trump. A Manchurian candidate, an empty suit in Joe Biden will have the leftist mob running roughshod over him.

Make no mistake about it. A Biden presidency, soon to be a Harris presidency should he be certified as president, will not be good for Conservatives. They have already telegraphed what they plan on doing. Think about what AOC, Robert B. Reich and others have said about “truth and reconciliation” commissions.

These are not the ramblings of lunatics. It is a call to arms for the far left in our country.

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