The political left has reached a state of anarchy, which is something I’ve never before seen in this country. The election of Donald Trump has quite literally pushed them over the edge psychologically. They can no longer contain their rage, their anger, their hatred. It’s on full display.
What exactly is the left protesting? Do they even know? Often, I submit to you, they do not. So many of them are paid to protest and create mayhem and violence that I’m not sure they even understand the ideology behind the protests or even who is responsible for what.
Last year, they protested President Trump’s campaign appearances and committed acts of violence against Trump supporters in order for Trump to get the blame for inciting violence. The Democrats and #fakenews media played right along.
Before that, there was (and is) Black Lives Matter, where they protest the handful of blacks killed by police officers, often based on a false narrative. (For example, “hands up don’t shoot” never actually happened.) Ironically, they ignore the epidemic of blacks murdered by other blacks. So black lives really don’t matter when it doesn’t fit the political narrative.
Then there are the masked anti-fascists (Antifa) who are committing wanton violence in a number of cities, all the while resembling a cross between the KKK and actual fascists.
You have the Women’s March, where liberal feminists protest for rights they already have.
There was the March for Science where they protested on behalf of the hoax known as “climate change.”
Then you had snowflakes on college campuses in the wake of Trump’s election who were protesting because their candidate lost, and also protesting because they have to hear viewpoints different than their own.
Oh, and there was the gay BLT crowd protesting because some states required people to use public restrooms consistent with their biology. (And they accuse the right of being anti-science.)
Now we have protests where leftists are pulling down or threatening to pull down statues of confederate leaders (who were all Democrats).
None of these protests have any real-world consequences. They are meaningless, just leftists protesting because it gives them an excuse to engage in violence and law-breaking (and also maybe get on some #fakenews program), which is what the left has become anymore.
I am not against political protests — as long as those protesting do not break the law. I’ve engaged in a political protest — or a series of them — myself. Back in the early 2000’s, I joined other protesters at the State Capitol in Nashville to oppose the imposition of a state income tax. This was a protest with real-world consequences. Had the income tax passed, it would have had a far-reaching impact on our paychecks, on the economy, and the size of state government. In other words, we affected actual policy. We won. And then we went home.
Because the left consistently projects, they have become the beast that they accuse President Trump and his supporters of being. To paraphrase something a friend of mine put on Twitter yesterday, if you want to know what the left is guilty of, then search their hashtag du jour, and see what they are accusing us of. Because they accuse the right of the things that they themselves are actually guilty of.
In the wake of Charlottesville, they are accusing President Trump and his supporters of being Nazis and fascists. I know both ideologies are typically applied to the far right, but if you dig a little deeper into what Nazis and fascists actually believed, you will find liberalism/socialism written all over them. Also the tactics used by Nazis and fascists are eerily similar to the tactics of the left and also the #fakenews media.
The left accuses us of being intolerant, but they have cornered the market on intolerance.
They accuse us of hate, but nothing screams hate like an enraged leftist.
They accuse us of racism, but it was the Democrat Party who gave us the KKK, gave us lynchings, gave us Jim Crow.
They criticized Trump for not accepting the election results (when they were sure HRC was going to win), but who is it now that cannot come to terms with the election results?
The left and all their protest groups are the KKK. They are the Nazis. They are the fascists. They are everything they accuse the right of being.
If they were productive members of society, progressive protesters would be at work just like Trump supporters. Instead, their energies are bent toward destroying things other people have built up, pulling down statues of old soldiers, and committing violence against anyone who disagrees with their perverted, godless ideology.
No one ever said draining the swamp was going to be easy.