After the defeat of Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, the Left are taking America’s decades-old “culture war” to a hot war of actual acts of violence and terrorism.
Both before and after President Trump was inaugurated, the Left poured on their hate and death threats. See:
American Renaissance has put together an showing the Left’s growing violence against the Right — criminal incidents in which Trump supporters were targeted for political reasons. Each marker on the map shows the location of an anti-Trump hate crime: Red markers signify violent crimes; blue markers, property crimes; purple markers, “other” crimes.
As with Muslims, where are the voices of “moderate” Democrats/Progressives condemning the Left’s hate rhetoric and acts of violence? Where are the denunciations from Democrat leaders Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, et al.?
Why isn't the Black Book of Communism on the curriculum of every school in Europe? Because it isn't exhaustive enough? Because its authors lack credibility? Because there is still more to be understood and researched on the matter?
At more than 850 pages of carefully sifted evidence by a group of top-level scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines, the Black Book is as solid a piece of scholarship as any other you'll find being taught in our schools.
Is it definitive? How could it be? Communist regimes went to great lengths to conceal their crimes, and one of the most oppressive of all, North Korea, still exists to this day. What the book does is use the best available evidence to give a sense of the scale of what we are dealing with.
In introducing the Black Book, lead author Stephane Courtois, Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, offers the following rough breakdown of the numbers of people that communism killed:
USSR -- 20 million
Vietnam -- 1 million
North Korea -- 2 million
Cambodia -- 2 million
Eastern Europe -- 1 million
Latin America -- 150,000
Africa -- 1.7 million
Afghanistan -- 1.5 million
Communist movements, parties not in power -- 10,000
The Attempted Communist Coup #13: The American people seem shockingly oblivious to the looming danger.
Globalism, Deep State, Marxism...call it what you will - it is all the same - and, as Peggy Ryan pointed out this morning on American Thinker, the "Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government."
"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 Buchanan)
We are watching, in real-time, a palace revolution, an overt effort to remove the president of the United States. Just as James Comey proudly admitted he leaked privileged communication to the press, so these insurgents brazenly brag that they want to harm the president, to impeach him, to overthrow our government. The American people seem shockingly oblivious to the looming danger. (Peggy Ryan)
Ms. Ryan ascribes not only a motive for what's going on, but a method as well:
How did we get here? Well, let's give credit where credit's due: the left has its ducks in a row. Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government...they're using a form of behavior therapy, systematic desensitization, to numb the American people to their insurgence.
As Wikipedia explains, there are "three main steps ... identified to successfully desensitize an individual." (Whacking yourself repeatedly on the head with a hammer isn't one of them.) Let's take a look at the third:
Connect the stimulus to the incompatible response or coping method through counter conditioning. In this step the client completely relaxes and is then presented with the lowest item that was placed on their hierarchy of severity of anxiety. When the client has reached a state of serenity again after being presented with the first stimuli, the second stimuli that should present a higher level of anxiety is presented. Again, the individual practices the coping strategies learned. This activity is completed until all items of the hierarchy of severity of anxiety is completed without inducing anxiety in the client. If at any time during the exercise the coping mechanisms fail or the client fails to complete the coping mechanism due to severe anxiety, the exercise is stopped. When the individual is calm, the last stimuli that was presented without inducing anxiety is presented again and the exercise is continued.
Keeping that process in mind, please take a break, read Ryan's article, then let me know what you think.
Douglas Gibbs echoes Ryan's theory when he writes, "the violence we are seeing was in the plans all along", and follows up with, "Violence against Republicans, conservatives, and Trump supporters, even shootings of Trump supporters, has become old news. We are being desensitized."
Are we seeing a trend? Gavin McInnes echoed the though when he writes, "The left dehumanizes us with violent rhetoric." and "the whole concept of assassination has been normalized by the mainstream media."
- Barron, Seth: Incitement to Violence
Democrats may be horrified by today’s attempted massacre of the GOP House baseball team by an avowed progressive, but their incendiary demands for “massive resistance” since November have been an open plea for the escalation of words into violent action. The daily repetition that President Trump is an illegitimate usurper who stole the election through collusion with foreign powers has been a hypnotic incantation in search of an Oswald: a siren call for an assassin.
- Gibbs, Douglas V.: Republican Baseball Practice Shooting Only the Beginning
It turns out that a great number of extremist Democrats are actually everything the leftists accused the conservatives in America of being. The Domestic Terrorists are not from the GOP. They are Democrats. And the violence we are seeing was in the plans all along.
Violence against Republicans, conservatives, and Trump supporters, even shootings of Trump supporters, has become old news. We are being desensitized. It began with Black Lives Matter, and with the snowflakes during the presidential campaign, and has been gaining momentum ever since.
- McInnes, Gavin: They Want Us Dead
The left dehumanizes us with violent rhetoric so it will be easier to kill us. They don’t want to challenge our ideas. They want to end our lives, and they are willing to do it by any means necessary. I don’t think they care if it’s a mentally ill person or a jihadi who does the killing, as long as we’re taken out. They themselves say, “The only good fascist is a dead one,” and it’s going mainstream. Plays in the park depict long, drawn-out scenes of Trump being stabbed to death. Kathy Griffin holds the president’s severed head. Rap videos play out the assassination of Trump. In fact, the whole concept of assassination has been normalized by the mainstream media.
- Ricciardella, Will: HuffPo Pulls Article Calling For ‘Ultimate Punishment’ Of Trump
Fuller’s piece contained rhetoric and imagery that seems tasteless, particularly after Wednesday’s events. Fuller boldly declares in the title that “Trump must be prosecuted — if convicted in a court of law — executed.” Fuller doesn’t stop there, however, as he insists that “impeachment isn’t enough” to “drain the swamp,” and to do so means doling out the “ultimate punishment [execution]” in order to fully restore the moral compass of the U.S.
Fuller’s “ultimate punishment” is not only reserved for the president, but also for “everyone assisting in his agenda,” including Republican Reps. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and White House strategist Steve Bannon. Fuller claims that “all must face justice” by being tried, convicted and ultimately executed for treason.
- Ryan, Peggy: Americans Learning to Live with Treason
How did we get here? Well, let's give credit where credit's due: the left has its ducks in a row. Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government.
Oh, it's not soldiers bursting through the White House gates to forcefully remove the president, or, as the left says, not yet. No, they're using a form of behavior therapy, systematic desensitization, to numb the American people to their insurg
- Simon, Roger: Does Robert Mueller Want to Cause a Civil War?
What we are witnessing is a cross between "Animal Farm" and Ugo Betti's "Corruption in the Palace of Justice" as produced by Jeff Bezos. It also resembles the techniques employed during Stalin's show trials when "information" was leaked to the reliable press to assure the discrediting of defendants in advance of their testimony. Considering what we have seen in recent days, I have no doubt that some of these leakers would love to see both Trump and Kushner sent to the Gulag, if only we had one.
- A Common Thread: The Attempted Communist Coup
- The Democratic Party: Corruption, Communism, with Crashing and Burning
- The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals (Annoted)
- A Grandfather's Wisdom: "We Must Stem This Tide of Radicalism" (Circa 1937-39)
- A Common Thread: The Attempted Communist Coup: #3 in a continuing series
- The Attempted Communist Coup (#5 in a continuing series)
- The Attempted Communist Coup #6: Lock & Load
- The Attempted Communist Coup #7: LaLaLand's Bonta's Ties to Group Advocating Overthrow of Gov't of the USA
- The Attempted Communist Coup #8: Straying from the Left's Cultural & Social Dogmas
- The Attempted Communist Coup #9: The Elimination of the Family & the Community
- The Attempted Communist Coup #10: How pervasive is the atmosphere of tyranny created by the extreme left?
- The Attempted Communist Coup #11: The Visceral Hatred of the Democrats
- The Attempted Communist Coup #12: The Complicity of the Leftist Media
Sick NJ Democrat Tells Friends It's Time To #HuntRepublicans After Shooting
If you think that it’s only the “fringe” liberals who were happy to hear of the attempted GOP massacre in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, you’d be wrong.
Already in the hours after the attack, we’ve seen social media exulting in the attack with thousands of liberals making comments that range from saying that the GOP “deserves” the violence, to happiness that someone “finally” did something. I’m not kidding – read here, here, here, and here.
There has also been an uptick in threats made toward Republican leaders across the country. (See here, here, and here.)
The things that the Alexandria, Virginia shooter was saying are the same exact things that many Democrat pundits are saying on TV every day. They call Trump a fascist. They say the GOP is destroying the Republic. They argue that Trump and Republicans are an existential threat to the future of America. If Democrats really believe that, like Devine and the Arlington shooter, then, of course, they’re going to get violent. Of course, they’re going to start killing us.