Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?

By Pat Buchanan

Civil Unrest
The future does not bode well for a country that is so deeply divided.
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA -(Ammoland.com)- “The Barbarian cannot make … he can befog and destroy but … he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.”

Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.

A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was beheaded at the Santa Barbara Mission he founded. A century-old Columbus statue in Central Park was defaced and spray-painted with: “Hate will not be tolerated.”

Baltimore's monument to Francis Scott Key, who observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on a British warship late in the War of 1812 and was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was covered in red paint. “Racist anthem” was written across it.

In Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement, the university last week had to spend $600,000 to protect an invited speaker of the college Republicans from being assaulted.

But St. Louis was where the real action was. Friday, a mob hurled rocks and bottles injuring 11 cops, leaving one with a broken jaw. They smashed windows at the mayor's residence and marched miles to the Central West End to berate diners on patios of restaurants with the menacing chant: “Off the sidewalk. Into the street.”

Saturday, the mob invaded and shut down a suburban mall, and then smashed windows across a nightlife district.
The protesters rationale: rage at a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of ex-cop Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith — in 2011.

Stockley's police van had been struck by Smith's car, who had been nabbed in an alleged drug deal and led police on an 80-mile-an-hour chase, at the end of which Stockley emptied his gun in Smith.

Yet even Attorney General Eric Holder declined to investigate.

On Sunday, Black Lives Matter showed up at the St. Louis' police headquarters chanting, “Stop killing us!” But if the killing of black folks is a legitimate grievance, we need to ask: Who is killing them?

Last year, there were 4,300 victims of shootings in Chicago and 762 deaths. How many of those shootings were by cops?

How many of those shootings, mostly of blacks, were acts of “terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan,” all of whom our ever-heroic Congress demanded that President Trump, in a joint resolution after Charlottesville, denounce.

Nowhere in the resolution was there any mention of Antifa, the “anti-fascist” fighters on the other side of the Charlottesville brawl, where a protester was run down and killed by a Nazi sympathizer.

What is it in their DNA that causes Republicans reflexively to sign on to a one-sided Democratic denunciation of President Trump for the sin of suggesting there were two parties to the Charlottesville brawl?

Are neo-Nazis really a threat to the republic?

In 1963, this writer was at Dr. King's March on Washington, which began on the Monument grounds where George Lincoln Rockwell's Nazis were yelling slurs. On the site where Rockwell's Nazis stood, there stands today the African-American Museum.

When my father was a 21-year-old Al Smith Democrat in D.C. in the Calvin Coolidge era, scores of thousands of anti-Catholic Klansmen strode up Pennsylvania Avenue, and the national Klan numbered in the millions.

But is the KKK of today a serious threat to civil rights?

Lately, St. Louis and East St. Louis have boasted the highest murder rates in America. Is that the doing of white supremacists?

This morning we read there have been so many smashed and stolen bicycles that Baltimore is canceling its Bike Share program.

Did David Duke and his Klan friends steal all those bikes?

Who are the ones shouting down speakers? Who violently disrupts political rallies, on campuses and off? Who engages in mob violence after almost every police shooting of a black suspect? As for interracial assaults, rapes and murders, according to FBI crime statistics, these are primarily the work of black criminals against white victims.

The Justice Department should report on hate crimes by white racists. But from the stats, anti-white racism is far more common and far more manifest in crimes of violence. Who reports that truth?

Are Christian supremacists murdering Muslims in Europe, or are Muslim supremacists committing acts of terrorism in Europe and conducting genocide against Christians in the Middle East?

The left has been marinated in an ideology where the enemy is always to the right. People blinded by ideology, unable to see the true enemies of their civilization, end up losing it, and their lives as well.

“We sit by and watch the Barbarian,” wrote Belloc, “We tolerate him … We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond; and on those faces there are no smiles.”

About Patrick J. Buchanan

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

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    oldvet
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    oldvet

    This time it will be on American Soil for American Soil !!!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    In reply to VE Vet I understand your reasoning and I would stand with you because I took the same oath. Drafting these blooming idiots would change their mindset, maybe, but that is asking the instructors and officers to raise these out of the world turds is asking a lot. Maybe an honest shooting to a couple of them would change their mindset. In other words, trash my property and break the windows out and you are guaranteed some hot lead, period. It is unbelievable that LEO’s treat them with kid gloves and don’t round them up and put them… Read more »

    James Higginbotham
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    i also am a Vet.
    and our OATHS HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE.
    and as i said earlier were already in a revolution, just the SHOOTING PART HASN’T STARTED AS YET, BUT TRUST ME, THAT TO IS COMING.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    All that is true but the blame for rioting and destruction is not only the blacks who have nothing else to do. The hyspanics are causing riots and flying their Mexican flags. I think I am correct in thinking they have no rights to protest in this country if they are not a citizen. It seems like a good time to check their status and lock them up and deport the next day. Blacks are use to getting their own way when they act like gorillas and tear up anything in site. Unfortunately, we brought them here and now we… Read more »

    Bud
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    Bud

    They are practicing “transfer” psychology. They decry violence while practicing it. They speak for tolerance while practicing a rabid lack of tolerance. Almost everything they say they stand against is the exact thing they do. When looting and destruction of property is in progress business owners aught to be standing inside with shot guns in their hands ready to defend their property. Police seemingly have no ability to bring these riots to a halt. They stand and watch until millions in property damage is achieved and then the blame is placed everywhere except on the idiots in the street. And… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Bud, Oh, I thought that they were just lying!

    curt
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    curt

    hey call it what it is black folks are the leading cause of riots and destruction and looting.if any one had the balls to put up the stats the truth would set you free but you chicken poop libs just look the other way.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @curt, Because black folks are willing to riot and commit arson, they have political power way beyond their twelve point five percent of the total US population.

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    You are mostly correct. But here in Seattle much of the violence is by anarchists and antifa.

    Herb T
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    Herb T

    Seems like two groups are doing most of the whining and committing criminal acts: spoiled whiners who think the world owes them because they are breathing but have actually earned nothing; socialists/communists/democrats who are intent on ending the capitalistic Republic that has rewarded everybody so much more than experienced in most other countries. If BLM actually cared about black lives, they would be parading in high criminal and murder locations attempting to convince blacks to make better choices instead of whining racism when caught with their hands in the cookie jar. One of these days, a mob is going to… Read more »

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    I am a veteran and my oath of enlistment has no expiration date. I and many of my brothers are ready to lay our lives on the line again for this beloved nation of ours. Those turds do not know what they are asking for and have no idea of the pain that can be inflicted. But they will learn if they keep this up.

    Robin M
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    Robin M

    AMEN

    JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN
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    JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN

    as a vet and old my oath is still here and side with you . am able and prepared to do just such and time or place. with you bro.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    I, too, remember my oath… which I took (and continue to take) very seriously. I am here and ready when the need arises.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Joe, Formation is in Antlers, when the time comes.

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    @ Joseph, JoeU, and WB, I’ll see you in the battle line then its on to victory.

    Larry Brickey
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    Larry Brickey

    Seems like you guys want more violence. As a veteran, I do not. What I want is better education for all including civics and the Constitution. When someone is caught being violent at a protest make the punishment harsher than it now is.

    Wild Bill
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    @Larry, The conservatives are in power. The military and its logistical tail is not against us. Why would we want that? Better education is fine for the future, but progressive/socialist/Marxists are tearing down statues, rioting in the streets, and trying to destroy our history, now. Do you really think that a future of better education will save us, now? Unless you me a the better education that nice prison term can provide.

    JoeUSooner
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    Larry, Nobody (especially not any veteran) actually WANTS violence… believe me, you don’t want war anywhere near US soil ! While it is true that the statistical likelihood of social violence is still quite low in most areas of the US, that likelihood is NOT zero… and it is growing. To entirely ignore the possibility of violence occurring – to remain unprepared to respond to any violence that threatens us – would be completely irresponsible. Education is a good thing, as long as the subject matter (especially history) is accurate. But returning our schools to “accuracy” would take a long… Read more »

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    @ Larry – I wanted to live out the rest of my life in peace after I retired, but it seems the assholes in College have bought into the leftists lies because they think the douche – bag Freeze dried Hippy Professor they had in college is just so cool and everything they say must be gospel. They wish to destroy our form of government and the Constitution – my oath states that I will PROTECT and defend that Constitution against ALL ENEMIES foreign and DOMESTIC. Does that ring a bell for you? So the way I see it is… Read more »

    Darkman
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    Darkman

    All politicians and the liberal media. Antifa and blm are just flash in the pan groups who will disappear with time. As have most kkk and aryan nation groups. White supremacist fit this same mold to few and no power. The media and political class get all the speaking time and control most of the opinions put forth. Another group that is leading the nation straight to destruction is the nea/teachers. In public school as well as the college and university arena.

    vab
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    vab

    Yes, our public school system has devolved from being an institution providing basic skills to one that brainwashes our youth with liberal, progressive ideology. This is what happens when college professors and Hollyweird “artists” are put on high pedestals and worshipped, then put in charge of education. We have allowed the “touchy-feely” wackos to run the country. No wonder no one can think and use logic anymore.