By Jon Dougherty, editor-in-chief
The American Left has been trending towards violence for years, mostly under the radar. But using violence to silence political opponents became a semi-official tactic with the formation of Antifa during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Supporters were regularly harassed, attacked, even beaten at venues in mostly Left-leaning states like California, many times while local police stood and watched. The candidate himself denounced the behavior.
But the hate really manifested itself after Trump defeated — handily, according to the Electoral College — the most corrupt Democrat ever to win her party’s nomination, Hillary Clinton.
What began with Leftist protesters encouraging supporters to become “ungovernable” has led to instances where Republican lawmakers are attacked and nearly assassinated; where elected Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey encourage supporters to chase away Trump Cabinet members and “get in their faces;” to outright calls for the extermination of all conservatives and especially those who support our president.
The American Left has dropped all pretense of moderation.
They don’t simply want to defeat the president and his supporters at the ballot box. They want to exterminate us. They call Trump Hitler, but it’s the Democratic Left who would do to us what that monster did to the Jews.
Conservative columnist and authorÂ Kurt Schlichter addressed this in a column this week. He wrote:
You need to die because of your smile.
Thatâ€™s the position of our enemies, and we know it because they told us â€“ openly, proudly, in the garbage public forum that isÂ TwitterÂ and elsewhere. Oh, they backtracked a little when the extent of their killing fantasies got exposed, scampering like their insect analogy, the roach, when someone flips on the kitchen light. But that kid in DC with theÂ Frigidaireborne reefer rangerÂ banging that drum in his baffled mug? They wanted that kid to die for having a Wrong Smile.
Accept that that kid was you, and me. If theyâ€™ll ice a kid for not having the right grin, theyâ€™ll waste you or me in a heartbeat. Murder is, after all, how leftists roll. The USSR, Red China, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba â€“ that cadaver-strewn litany teaches whatâ€™s lurking at the bottom of the slope weâ€™re sliding down. The Dems are spooning with socialism, and the goal of socialism is written in blood on the pages of history. The unapproved must be liquidated, and they are making no secret that you are unapproved.
Understand that and accept it.
Talk giant Rush Limbaugh addressed the same theme during his show’s opening monologue on Monday. Addressing a segment he did last week decrying the New York Senate’s passage of a bill — subsequently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) — that allows for the killing of unborn babies up to term and the outrightÂ murder of them if they are somehow born alive was, Limbaugh said it generated one of the highest volumes of listener response in recent memory.
“I donâ€™t get feedback much anymore. After 30 years, people just expect certain things, and, when you deliver, itâ€™s whatâ€™s expected, itâ€™s normal. So I really donâ€™t get a whole lot of feedback. I have been overwhelmed with feedback and apparently a couple of other websites picked up the story and ran the transcript of what I said,” Limbaugh noted.
He further observed:
Iâ€™ve got a piece here from I thinkÂ itâ€™s Power Line, one of the writers there said, â€œWhatâ€™s happened to the left?â€ Nobody can understand what has happened to these people. Well, I do. I understand exactly whatâ€™s happened. They have become poisoned by a loathing hatred for us. I mean, it really isnâ€™t any more complicated than that.
Limbaugh then referenced a tweet by Ben Stein, which also laid bare the emergence of an American Left whose ideology does not differ at all from previous murderous, totalitarian regimes: “We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide.â€
The talk giant adds:
These are clearly different times, and hereâ€™s Ben Steinâ€™s tweet about Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-tung, you could throw Fidel Castro in this mix. You could throw Pol Pot into this mix. Any left-wing dictator results in walls being built to keep prisoners, citizens in and to keep dissenters dead, imprisoned or shot. And yet today if you mention that to people like Ocasio-Cortez or any of these other liberals, they donâ€™t even have to be Millennials. They can be the parents of these kids. â€œThatâ€™s ancient history. Thatâ€™s old stuff. Weâ€™ve dealt with that. Thatâ€™s never happening again.â€
And then they focus right back on us. We are the threat. We, being conservatives and some Republicans, we represent the threat to them. Theyâ€™re not worried about becoming Hitler all over again. Theyâ€™re not worried about becoming Mao Tse-tung. Thatâ€™s who they are, when you get down to it in terms of their totalitarian instincts, authoritarian instincts, they are Stalinist to the core. They are intolerant.
And I’ll ask: Where are the elected Democrats denouncing all of this vitriol, this abject hate? Which one of the already-declared Dem 2020 candidates have said, ‘hey now, that’s too far, that’s not at all what we want.’ The answer: None of them.
And no one in the like-minded “establishment” media is going to call them on it, either. That’s because they feel the same way as the American Left feels; they are all of the same mindset. Look at how they piled on the Covington Catholic teens without ever bothering to verify details or fact-check the accusers (who were all Leftists).
Schlichter nails it:
You better get your head in the game or youâ€™ll find your head in a guillotine â€“ definitely figuratively, maybe literally.
You want to reject this reality, to dismiss it, to wave it off as crazy talk. But listen to what they say. Watch what they do. Have the strength to accept the harsh truth that is punching you in the face.
They hate you for not submitting, for being an obstacle to their rule.
We have turned a corner in American. The current American Left is the same “Left” that has presided over the worst instances of mass murder and human rights abuses in modern history. What’s more, they are becoming increasingly brazen and open about it.
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If they win everything — Congress, the presidency, and the courts — don’t think for a moment that the First Amendment won’t be bastardized to mean ‘free speech for all who agree with us.’ “Hate speech” will consist of any speech that doesn’t not toe the Left-wing line.
The Second Amendment will be regulated out of existence. Private property rights will be negated. The kind of witch hunt that special counsel Robert Mueller is currently conducting will become commonplace, but only against conservatives and ‘political dissenters.’
Schlichter and Limbaugh are sounding the alarm. Others have as well. What the Left is transforming into is obvious when you look at it in a historical context. What comes next is predictable: More Democrat vote tampering, voter fraud, election theft, in their quest to steal all levers of power.
“The time to stop them is now, while we still can peacefully, before they quit tweeting about killing and start doing it beyond the occasional Bernie Bro at a ball field. We need to purge the weakhearts andÂ FredoconsÂ from positions of authority in our movement and be all-in for victory in 2020,” Schlichter writes.
“In the meantime, we need to aggressively push our campaign to remake the courts. And it sure would not hurt to follow the Foundersâ€˜ advice to exercise our Second Amendment rights to reinforce the deterrent to tyranny that is an armed citizenry.”
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