By Jeff Knox : Opinion
Buckeye, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Political violence is at its highest level in the U.S. since the Vietnam War.
Somehow the term “political violence” is almost always used in reference to “right-wing” extremism, but historically – and currently – the majority of the violence has come from the political left.
With the election of Donald Trump, self-avowed communists and anarchists have renewed their ironic alliance in the name of “Anti-Fascism” or “Antifa,” and been enveloped into the larger “progressive” movement to wage war on free speech, tear down capitalism, and just break things.
Politicians and political pundits are being targeted and threatened at an alarming rate, and the media continues to ignore or mischaracterize it.
Imagine how the media, police, and politicians would react if a “white power” group on an American college campus were to violently protest and blockade a presentation by an outspoken homosexual who supported President Obama. Imagine college professors joining in the protest, cursing at police, insisting that they should be beating the speaker and those who came to hear what he had to say. Would the protesters and the outspoken professors be supported by the college administration? Is there any chance the professors would still have a job the next day? Would the media focus on the “controversial” nature of the speaker, or on the criminal actions of the protesters?
How is it possible then, that speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay man who supports Donald Trump and pokes fun at radical leftists, Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, and other outspoken opponents of the radical left could have presentations blocked in such a violent manner, with little to no criticism, let alone prosecution, of those responsible? How could a college professor, who identified herself as such, launch a screaming, profanity-laden diatribe on police, and still remain employed? How can the media focus on the “controversial” nature of the speakers rather than the behavior of the protesters, without seeing their own hypocrisy?
For decades our nation has been indoctrinated into a false paradigm of “social justice” and “hate-speech.” The media and academia have successfully managed to tune the average American's sensitivities to the point that criticizing the political right, is applauded, promoted, and “normal,” while criticizing the political left is “hateful,” bigoted, and loathsome. They've been so thorough in their constructs that apparently they themselves are now incapable of seeing through them.
But as the distortions and double standards become more outrageous and obvious, Americans are becoming more skeptical, at least recognizing that something's not right. When cellphone videos posted on the internet show completely different stories to the ones presented by the dominant media, Americans begin to doubt the media's veracity. When pseudo-anarchist, neo-communist punks in black masks rampaging through the streets, burning cars, breaking windows, and violently assaulting anyone who they think disagrees with them, are painted as the “good guys,” while U.S. veterans saluting the flag are painted as the “bad guys,” the credibility of those doing the painting must be doubted.
When Americans heard the hate-filled, foul-mouthed shreaking of a woman identifying herself as a New York University professor, they might have reasonably assumed the outrage had to be based on some serious injustice, or monstrous atrocity. In fact it wasn't violent nazis attacking minorities that had the professor so riled up, she was raging in support of violent communist-anarchists blockading a speech by a “shock-jock” style comedian who dares to suggest that “third-wave feminism” goes too far, and that people who advocate for the destruction of our country should be blocked from immigration.
These types of violent protests and exercises in suppression of free speech have become standard fare since the election of Donald Trump, and they are a result and continuation of the media bias during, and leading up to the election. They are a natural consequence of the systematic deconstruction of the principles of free speech and biased reporting, which caused so many Americans to revolt and award Trump the victory.
Americans can be slow on the uptake, but they're not idiots. It's not “fake news” on the internet that swayed the election. It was Americans seeing through the fake news from the major networks. It wasn't Russian hackers and Wikileaks that torpedoed Clinton's campaign, it was the contents of the emails, showing the corruption and condescending attitudes of Clinton and her minions.
And it isn't Republican or conservative violence or ideals that will destroy the “progressive” movement, it is their own violent, hypocritical, and corrupt actions.
If the young, black-clad, radical leftists currently raging against “the establishment” ever realize that they are actually the “Brown Shirts” of the corrupt, Clinton/Obama establishment, even the power of the dishonest, dominant media will not be able to keep the movement propped up.
Once upon a time, Americans recognized the inherent dangers and evils of communism and socialism, but too many today have forgotten those hard-learned lessons. The current trend of violence from the left is reminding people what leftists really are. Let's hope the inevitable collapse of this “new,” American communism comes before more serious violence, or even a transition to open warfare and the “glorious communist revolution.”
Let the destruction of the left come quickly and violently – by their own hands.
About Jeff Knox:
Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.
The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.