By Robert Ringer
While I am a lifelong advocate of nonviolence and would love to see Cleveland find a way to escape violence and rioting during the Republican Convention in July, the odds are against it.
In fact, it would not surprise me if not only were there many serious injuries resulting from any such chaos, there very well could be some deaths. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen, but given that violence has long been the tactic of choice for the radical left (a.k.a. “liberal fascism”), it’s going to be very difficult to prevent.
It goes without saying that any such violence will be blamed on Donald Trump, because liberal fascists do not condone free speech unless such speech is in alignment with its own beliefs — and that includes tens of millions of Americans who agree with Trump’s views. The truth, of course, is that the people who will be solely responsible for any violence will be those who actually engage in such behavior.
Whether it’s MoveOn.org, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, or any of the other iterations of communist revolutionaries, they all believe in the fundamentals of the radical left, the most important of which are:
- Lying (e.g., “Hands up, don’t shoot,” “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it,” and just about everything that’s been said about Benghazi).
- Violence (e.g., Baltimore, Ferguson, and the frequent assassinations of police officers).
- Cheating (e.g., the delegate nominating system, Supreme Court justices legislating from the bench, and illegal executive orders).
- Projection, which is the art of accusing your perceived enemies of being guilty of the very things you yourself are guilty of (e.g., lying, violence, and cheating). Saul Alinsky perfected this clever strategy, taught it to millions of misguided young adults, mostly through his book Rules for Radicals, and proved beyond doubt that it could be made to work.
So it’s not surprising that, with few exceptions, the vast majority of violent protests are organized and carried out by radical-left groups. Though the left loves to employ projection to promote concern over “right-wing extremist groups,” the reality is that violence committed by so-called right-wing extremists is almost non-existent. (A Timothy McVeigh event occurs perhaps once every twenty-five years or so, and even McVeigh was just a mentally disturbed lone wolf rather than part of an extremist group.)
The idea of using violence to achieve one’s ends goes all the way back to Marx and Engels, whose beliefs were brought to life in 1917 by Vladimir Lenin and his sidekick, Leon Trotsky, when they ignited the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
It’s not a coincidence that every communist revolution in history has been a dismal failure and has destroyed the lives (often through murder) of hundreds of millions of people — from Cuba to the old Soviet Union, from the Eastern European bloc countries to North Korea, from Vietnam to Mao’s China.
In modern times, Barack Obama has carried the mantle of the radical left by mesmerizing millions of “useful idiots.” Though he was purportedly a strong advocate of violent overthrow of the government during his college days at Occidental College, along the way he decided to adopt a stealth approach to revolution. He even wrote in his own book that when he worked for a publishing company, he felt like “a spy behind enemy lines.”
To his credit, Obama has been a master at putting the fundamentals of the radical left into practice. Using the Alinsky playbook as his guide, he lies, stirs up violence, cheats, and projects his own actions onto his enemies with impunity. And while it’s easy to write off his 2012 reelection to Mitt Romney’s cowardice, lack of principle, and incompetence, the fact is that there are millions of people who actually like what Obama has done to America.
So the question is, if communism does not make people better off (other than the elite who have a monopoly on the use of force), why do millions of folks continue to support radical-left leaders? The short answer is envy — pure, unadulterated envy.
It may be hard for the average individual to grasp, but the communist true believer has a childish, simplistic view of the world, to wit: There are people who enjoy a privileged life at the same time others are poor and suffering, and that’s just “not fair.”
In fact, to the radical leftist, it’s downright evil. That’s right, wealth and success are evil, and the only solution to these perceived evils is that those whom they arbitrarily perceive to be privileged (which, in real-life terms, consists primarily of the middle class) must be punished.
The envy and hatred of the radical left knows no bounds. Its goal is not so much to redistribute wealth as to destroy it. In other words, the focus of liberal fascists is to punish those who, in their view, have “more than they need.”
That’s why so-called conservatives who constantly preach about the importance of compromising with the radical left are naïve, ignorant, and/or unprincipled. In the real world, there is no compromising with members of the radical left, because their goal is to destroy freedom, including and especially free speech and free markets.
The only real solution to the problem is the total destruction of far-left ideology. I’ve said for decades that any group that advocates violating human rights and calls for the enslavement of law-abiding citizens — such as the Communist Party USA — should be outlawed.
No, I do not believe such a viewpoint in any way conflicts with my fundamental civil-libertarian beliefs. Civil libertarians believe in freedom for all; communism believes in freedom for no one. The latter is all about impossible-to-define objectives such as the “common good” and “social justice.”
People like to joke about Uncle Bernie, but we should never forget that Sanders brought out of the woodwork millions of people who actually want a communist revolution. And, at the same time, Donald Trump has inspired millions of people to join a liberty revolution. Even Mary Poppins would have a difficult time believing there can be a compromise between these two diametrically opposed ideologies.
That said, the odds are pretty good that there will be rioting in Cleveland in July that will make the 1968 Chicago riots outside the Democratic National Convention look like a social gathering of nuns. Worse, the probable rioting and violence in Cleveland is likely to spread throughout the United States and Europe far beyond the Republican Convention.
So, while it’s impossible to know for certain exactly how all this is going to play out in the coming decades, it seems clear to me that the long-anticipated insurrection is rapidly approaching. Either the radical-left insurrectionists will win and finish the job of fundamentally transforming the United States of America, or liberty-minded counterrevolutionaries will push aside the Republican establishment enablers, crush the radical-left insurrectionists, and restore order to America.
Either way, it won’t be pretty, but you and I may not be around to witness the worst of it. In the meantime, if you love your children, teach them what is happening to America, what is about to happen to America, and what has caused America to get to this point. Lacking such understanding, they will be vulnerable to the doublespeak rhetoric of the radical left, so parents who believe in the cause of liberty have their work cut out for them.
Copyright © 2016 Robert Ringer
Robert Ringer is the publisher of RobertRinger.com and author of two New York Times #1 bestsellers, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.
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