A Long History of Leftist Hatred

By Pat Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.

Like many before him, Hodgkinson was a malevolent man of the hating and hard left.

His planned atrocity failed because two Capitol Hill cops were at that Alexandria baseball field, providing security for House Whip Steve Scalise. Had those cops not been there, a massacre would have ensued with many more dead than the gunman.

Recall. There were no armed citizens at that Tucson grocery in 2011, when six were murdered and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was gravely wounded along with a dozen others. The nutcase doing the shooting was only wrestled to the ground when he dropped a clip trying to reload.

The Alexandria attack brings back memories of long ago.

A day before my 12th birthday, when I was in Children's Hospital with a broken leg, my parents brought me the news that Puerto Rican terrorists had just attempted to assassinate Harry Truman at Blair House. A heroic cop, Leslie Coffelt, died stopping them.

In my second year in high school, blocks from the Capitol, Puerto Rican nationalists entered the visitor's gallery of the House and began firing semiautomatic pistols. Five Congressmen were wounded.

Democratic politics has often proven a dangerous calling.

Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and JFK — one in every 10 of all our presidents — were assassinated.

Attending a service for a South Carolina Congressman in the Capitol in 1835, President Jackson survived twin misfires of two pistols. Old Hickory used his cane to attack his assailant, who was collared by Congressman Davy Crockett of Tennessee.

As a third-party candidate for president in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest. “It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose,” Teddy scoffed, and finished his speech.

In February 1933, President-elect FDR, in Miami, was the target of would-be assassin Giuseppe Zangara, whose arm was jostled at the moment of firing. The bullet killed Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak.

Between the assassination of JFK in 1963 and near-mortal wounding of President Reagan by John Hinckley in 1981, Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis in April 1968, and Sen. Robert Kennedy, two months later, in Los Angeles.

Presidential candidate George Wallace, campaigning in Laurel, Maryland, was shot five times in May 1972 by Arthur Bremer, who had spent weeks stalking President Nixon. President Ford was the target of two attempts on his life in 1975, the first by a Manson Family hanger-on Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, the second by radical leftist Sara Jane Moore.

What drove the assassins?

In the early 20th century, it was anarchism. McKinley was killed by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York.

In 1919, Carlo Valdinaci tried to assassinate Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer with a bomb on his porch at 2132 R Street. Valdinoci tripped on a wicket and his dynamite bomb exploded prematurely, blasting Carlo's body parts all over the neighborhood.

Palmer's neighbor across the street, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt, rushed over to help.

Palmer ordered a roundup of anarchists in what came to be known as “Palmer Raids,” and put in charge of field operations a 24-year-old lawyer and D.C. law-enforcement prodigy by the name of John Edgar Hoover.

Hoover's career flourished. But the career of America's most famous anarchist, Emma Goldman, faded. She and ex-lover Alexander Berkman, who had tried to kill Carnegie Steel's Henry Clay Frick during the violent Homestead Strike of 1892, were rounded up and deported in 1920 with hundreds of anarchists to the new Russia of Lenin and Trotsky in a ship the press dubbed “the Red Ark.

A. Mitchell Palmer did not get the 1920 presidential nomination he was seeking. But neighbor FDR did make it onto the ticket.

As radical anarchists were the principal terrorists of the first quarter of the 20th century, and Puerto Rican nationalist-terrorists dominated the 1950s, the 1960s and early 1970s were marked by the seemingly endless violence of the hard left, beginning with the Communist Oswald, who had tried to shoot Gen. Edwin Walker in Dallas before killing JFK.

The campus violence and urban riots of the decade, from Harlem to Watts to Newark and Detroit, to Washington, D.C., and 100 cities after Dr. King's death, were not the work of the Goldwater right.

Those were the days of the Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society, Weatherman and the Symbionese Liberation Army. It was America's radical left shooting cops and burning down ROTC buildings. Leftist violence propelled the political careers of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

As for James Hodgkinson, he was a Trump-hating left-wing terrorist.

And those who incite sick minds with images of a bloodstained decapitated head of the president, and cheer Central Park productions of “Julius Caesar” with the assassinated Roman Consul made up to look like the president, cannot evade moral culpability.


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 57 thoughts on “A Long History of Leftist Hatred

    1. To the left to the right they take turns killing each other. Believers and non believers kill each other. Planned Parenthood, gay community, gang members, skin head, Klan, black Panthers, neo Nazi, rebel rousers, there are long list of people that want to kill other people, so it is unfair to blame the left. Then Press. Trump offer to pay legal fees for a man punching out another, this world is filled with dangerous people. We all must learn to respect others that are not like us or do not share the same beliefs, as long as it is not illegal what one is doing just let er rip. I have enough to keep my house in order and raise my children to be God fearing and teaching them not to hate any one because of their race or how others choose to live their life. This would be a wonderful world of we all cleaned our own house first and above all teach our children how to love.

        1. Stop listening to the Fake-News narrative written by the LEFT. Judge the LEFT by what they do, not by what they say. The LEFT has always been: Anti-American (Southern Democrats waged war against the Union to Obama tirades against American Exceptionalism;) Segregationist (Southern Democrats maintained slavery, created the KKK, enacted Jim Crow Laws and as a block voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 & 1964;) Anti-Religious (Democrats removed Prayer from schools & continue to remove the 10-Commandments from Public Buildings attack Evangelicals & all Christians relentlessly;) Anti-Capitalist (just listen to any Bernie Sanders speech (redistribution of wealth & free this-free that-free everything, except taxes;) anti-Israel; the Democratic “Party Platform” continues to support: abortions paid with tax-dollars; out-right ban on all guns; open borders with no restrictions; claim LGBT are “Human Rights” (support “Gay Marriage,” boys using the “girls restrooms,”) support reducing violent crimes to mere misdemeanors with minimal or no incarceration; inhibit/restrict/stop all public access & industry access to huge area with oppressive “environmental laws;” punish landowners via irrational enforcement of the Clean Waters Act…and on, and on and on.

          1. Rather anti-Conservative Christian. Conservative Christians like to pretend they’re the “rea”l Americans and others can rounded and killed for “public safety?” Yeah right. Obviously the Founders dropped with the whole “freedom of religion” concept.

            1. Gil…sounding more like the rantings of a amoral atheist. Unlike you, Gil, all the American Founders had a deep abiding faith in God the Creator.

          2. @Silence Dogood,

            Don’t worry. We all know Gil Can’t really read. Otherwise he would understand the 1st amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, or in common terms, they cannot dictate what anyone can believe in, how and where they choose to worship as long as it does not harm another individual, and that Government is actively violating the First Amendment every single day. He knows Christians are not out murdering people left and right for failing to show up for communion night. He knows what he writes are lies and delusional fantasies from his many nights alone living in his mother’s basement at the wonderfully young age of 62.

            We also know he is a complete and total coward. He still has not explained away his unwavering support for the men in Rotherham England who were responsible for the systematic rape of over 1,400 underage girls in that town alone. I covered it in a comment on this Ammoland Article.

            Just remember. There is a reason he is not allowed out of the basement. He might cause another Alexandria if they did take that nice tidy white jacket off.

      1. @LD Your statement puts you into the exact class of people that the liberal, socialist, left like to eat their elephant one bite at a time. That’s why this country is in the shape it is.

    2. Mr. Buchanan (you are older than me after all) – one slight correction is in order. RE the Giffords shooting – one of the guys who tackled the shooter WAS carrying concealed, he thought about shooting the bad guy BUT made the conscious decision not to based on the totality of the circumstances. IOW, he did what most responsible armed Citizens would do, he exercised good judgment based on a realistic evaluation of the situation.

      1. I find it interesting that you of all people would criticize the left. What have the “right” done for the average American. It seems to me that the right is allowing much hatred and many of you appear to me very ignorant. Only greed and self righteousness seem to be on your side. Regarding guns – well I know as many Democrats as Republicans that carry or target shoot. Geez…..please read more and interact with regular folks.

        1. Well Charlotte, what you call the “right” gave me freedom from an English king, a Constitution and Bill of Rights. The liberal/progressive/socialists gave us a SCOTUS that ushered in a concept of abridgeable Civil Rights, a Congress that handed over its legislative authority to Executive branch agencies, and a Chief Executive that tells the agencies what rules to make and how to enforce those rules. Those changes rendered the citizens of this nation almost powerless, while the Chief Executive ruled with a phone and a pen.
          PS Why do you look for the right or left to do something for you?

          1. Well Wild Bill – it was both who gave us freedom from England. It was both who wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The current Republicans – excluding a few with a brain – are the ones that are helpful and want to help all Americans not just the select few Corporate companies. We need to get rid of the lobbyist – big money – have term limits – so we can get back to a real Democracy. There is nothing wrong with treating people with respect – having folks earn what is theirs etc. I personally don’t look for the right or left to help me b/c I know better. I just don’t like Trump -his admin and Buchanan doesn’t want to help the Average folks who built this country.

            1. @Charlotte This in not a democracy!!! It is a republic and that’s part of what is wrong too many people think it is a democracy.

            2. Todays republicans would compare to our grand fathers democrats, todays democrats have also shifted left towards socialism.

            3. “… get back to a real Democracy…” ???

              This country is NOT a democracy… never has been, and never will be (as long as true Patriotism exists). It is a Constitutional Republic, specifically designed to be so by our Founding Fathers… who were wise enough to know that real “democracy” (the lead-in step to socialism) is just mob rule, which is absolutely worthless as a governmental structure.

              Human history contains numerous and verified examples of very long-lived republics (Sparta – 700 years, Athens – 800 years, Roman Empire – 1,400 years, America – 240 years, etc, etc, etc). But not one single solitary socialist/Communist/Marxist regime has ever lasted anywhere near just one century… in fact, the world’s record for a socialist government is 74 years of existence.

              Liberals should (but, sadly, won’t!) be exceedingly careful before demanding highly idealistic but completely unpragmatic political-structure changes that will ensure America’s early destruction.

            4. Gil… come on… You can call China a glass of milk, but that does not make it one! China, like all socialist countries, is technically a representative form of government, but it is NOT a Republic (it’s leaders – and all candidates – are selected in advance by a sitting Council, and thus only one candidate is on the ballot for any sham public vote), and it is certainly not a Constitutional entity.

              China is a Republic only because it lyingly, delusionally calls itself one. It is indeed a communist regime… nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

            5. Democracy is 51% of the people telling 49% of the people what to do. That’s why America is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, that way EVERYONE gets equal and fair opportunity under the status quo. What the Looney left want isn’t equal opportunity, they want equal outcome for THIER lazy asses. Just like a little brother that demands on his brothers birthday HE TOO get presents. Me me me me me…….. give me give me give me. I want I want I want I’m entitled! They piss and moan about the greatest country on earth as they use abuse the welfare system that pays for THIER laziness demanding more!

            6. A Republic is simply defined as a not having a royal family running it. A Republic has not automatic conditions for freedom as you seem to get with the concept of Democracy.

        2. It is not the Govts job to help regular folks. It is their job to make sure the playing field is as level as possible, maintain law and order and provide a business friendly environment so businesses thrive and provide JOBS for us regular folks. That’s it. The idea they are here to help us is ludicrous.

        3. “Regarding guns – well I know as many Democrats as Republicans that carry or target shoot. Geez…..please read more and interact with regular folks.”

          I’m glad that “you know” as many Rep as Dems who carry and shoot. That’s nice, guess we can apply that to the entire population right? Real scientific poll there. Unfortunately, this does not apparently apply to those elitist politicians who would like to strip my God given right to defend myself. Maybe someone really should “read more and interact with regular folks”, Charlotte…

      1. “Ammoland bunch of PC pussies” umm no, your obviously an uniformed ignorant fool, but hey, what do you expect from the left? Keep your standards low buddy,your parents obviously did.

    3. @ gil…..you need to get a life. It takes 2 to tango, but you n your kind have been doing the tango for several years. The incident you cited is but one tragic event by a so called conservative. The hatred and vile talk emanating from you and the lib progressives is beyond compare. So, don’t come into here thinking you will shame us with your incapacitated drivel. Every comment you post here contains no merit. Its just another far left ideological taunt.
      The attack in Alexandria, Va is an open attack on the ones that believe that the swamp needs to be drained and that the DC crowd needs serve us. Not the other way around where you n your kind believe corruption first.
      Wake up @gil and get yourself a fruitful life. Quit trolling here. You be outnumbered by those that know the difference between right n wrong.

    4. Gee – for someone who supports the murder of unborn innocents, your sure do squawk awful loudly. I guess your hypocrisy knows no bounds. It’ll suck to be you when you stand before your maker, unless you change your ways.

    5. But the Right are free to play the “bad egg” game when it’s their own? Like that guy who shot up a Planned Parenthood site – he correct quoted others but they want nothing to do with him. How convenient.

          1. Not to excuse anything, but Millions have been killed inside an abortion clinic at the hands of “medical professionals” than have ever been killed by clearly deranged “lone wolf” murders.

            Since 2000, Violent Attacks on Abortion Clinics Average Less Than Two Per Year, Some Years None. Most attacks result in no deaths or injuries. Still Millions of unborn are never born.

            1. Gil = mindless troll? Proportion and context is everything, something you clearly will never understand when you value only the inane notion of moral equivalence.

      1. Violence Policy Center (VPC) trolls continue to try and justify their terrorist and racist history, past and present, by pointing to outliers on the other side. Nice try but those of us who use reason and logic reject your pathetic attempts.

        Now I’ll return to my mantra; Don’t feed the trolls.

      2. Hey Gil, sir, you have yet to answer to my invitation to go hunting with me. I would love to take you out to a nice quit spot, were no humans are around for miles(or roads or phone reception)and show you the beauty of nature and maybe in the process have a dialogue. And God willing put some meat on my plate for dinner.

        1. Hey Darren, there wouldn’t be a chance of any accidents out there huh, I know you would be very careful, do you bring a little shovel when you go hunting? Sorry Darren I know your a good man it’s just wishful thinking on my part. Thanks for the fantasy! LOL

          1. Of course safety would be first and foremost. And that “cold steel” shovel I carry is for nature’s call if you catch my drift. Hehe. Smirk smirk

      3. Dear Gilled Guppy,
        I’m very intrigued. Can you provide more than the one example? Certainly there are dozens of other cases of Right-wingers going left. I’m waiting.

        1. Actually gilly baby doesn’t know it, but he brings up a whole new argument. If the best he’s got is that someone decided to go off the wall and go after those who kill unborn babies, I don’t understand his rebuttal. Obviously, he’ in support of killing the unborn so mama can go spread her legs for the next ‘daddy’ . Gilly baby, ya gotta do better than this.

        2. No “real” Righty goes on a shooting except in self-defense? Hence if there was a “Righty” shooting he converted to Leftism beforehand because “No True Righty” would . . . ?

      4. Sorry moron; BUT he DID NOT “shoot up” an abortion clinic; He retreated to IN FRONT of the Clinic when the law enforcement officers chased him and he made a stand there. You spew the usual load of anit-gun left winger idiocy, bullshyte and lies just like the useful idiot and troll that you are.

        1. Kudos Colonial girl! We had a saying about trolls whenst I was younger, but damned if I can remember what it was! Inhaled too much spent powder at the range is my best excuse.

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