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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Will Our Current Political Conflicts Turn Violent?
Do today's "woke" leftists really have the
Ed. During the last
half century, every “win” by the left has taken place in a court of law. The
American people are not in favor of the leftist agenda and paid protestors are
unlikely to risk their lives demanding justice for anyone or anything.
Imagine a crowd of
Antifa thugs involved in a riot in which 3 or 4 innocent bystanders are
seriously injured or killed. During the next Antifa showdown, 25 masked loons
are shot by armed citizens who refuse to allow rioting, destruction or murder
in their town.
Damn few 20 year old
liberals will don black hats and bandanas the next day.
recent string of wins ––especially the victories in the Supreme Court decisions
and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy–– has incited the Democrat
“resistance” to even loonier excesses of rhetoric and rudeness. Celebrities
indulging juvenile vulgarities, boorish protestors harassing cabinet members in
public spaces, the twitterverse smoldering with calls for violence and a
“summer of rage,” and the buffoonish Representative from California Maxine
Waters calling for even more public harassment: all have some people worrying
that we are on the track of escalating violence that will turn the “cold civil
Count me as skeptical
for now. As bad as today’s political discord may seem, American history from
its beginnings has been filled with worse political conflict and violence, from
Shays’ Rebellion to Bleeding Kansas, from the Wall Street bombing to the
Haymarket Riot. And having spent more than forty years in the university, the nursery
of leftism and today’s parlor pinks, I see few people with the gumption to
actually back their blustering threats with risky action.
Any claims that we
are living on the brink of civil conflict inflamed by violent political
rhetoric must answer the question, compared to when? The Sixties and Seventies
saw urban riots that killed hundreds, wounded thousands, and caused millions of
dollars in damages. Politically motivated kidnappings and shootouts were
endemic. The 1968 protests at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago
featured televised vicious battles between the police on one side, and antiwar
protestors and left-wing groups like the Yippies and Students for a Democratic
Society on the other. A jumpy national guard contingent killed four student
protestors at Kent State. During this same period, thousands of bombings from a
plethora of radical groups took place ––according to a 1970 Senate
investigation, more than 4,300 just between January 1969 and April 1970,
killing 43 and inflicting $22 billion in damage. And presidential primary
candidate Robert Kennedy and civil rights icon Martin Luther King were
And what are we
fretting over? Vulgar insults on late-night television, a rhetoric of violence
used by people who have never fired a weapon, public rudeness to politicians,
anonymous threats and virtual stalking, and other forms of bullying perpetrated
mostly by well-fed people of leisure who have no intention of risking their
lives and possessions for their zombie leftism. Of course, these sorts of
attacks can be disturbing to the victims, and any credible threat of violence
should be taken seriously by the authorities and investigated. But the worst of
what we’re seeing is still light-years from the assassinations and bombings of 50
years ago. And don’t forget, that leftist violence of the Sixties and Seventies
created a backlash that helped elect Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Our dearth of that
sort of genuine violence may be why we try to elevate murders by
psychopaths––like the ones who fired on the Republican congressional baseball
team last year, or more recently a Baltimore newsroom––into acts of political
violence stoked by ideological conflicts. In reality they’re no more political
than was the paranoid loser Travis Bickle’s rampage in the movie Taxi Driver.
In contrast, the violence of the Sixties was perpetrated by self-styled
revolutionaries whose acts were the consequence of their conscious beliefs in
revolutionary violence as the justified means to an ideological end. They were
psychopaths with seemingly rational and respected arguments, infinitely more
dangerous than your typical school-shooter egged on by his private demons and
Compared to the
Weathermen, the Symbionese Liberation Army, or the SDS of the Sixties and
Seventies, our violent “resistance” comprises mostly posers and day-trippers
like Antifa. The level of their violence, mostly against property, does not
reach that of soccer hooligans, let alone the daily mayhem in inner-city