And it ain’t wearing a smiley face, either.
Newsflash? America, we have a problem.
Whatever guise in which they cloak themselves — actor, patron, restaurant owner, Member of Congress, Media Matters official, activist, student — in fact, behind the mask, these are America’s real fascists. The BBC noted of Mussolini’s “Black Shirts” that they were organized “into armed squads known as Black Shirts, who terrorized their political opponents” — which is, in one form or another, precisely what today’s American fascists are all about. Antifa is, in fact, as reported by the Washington Post, decidedly acting as hooded “armed squads” — in the fashion of another founded-by-Leftists made-in-America terror squad…the Ku Klux Klan.
While we are not hell and gone from freedom, we are in fact on the road to a society in which fascists are on the loose amongst us. And I use the word “fascists” (as I have before) advisedly. These aren’t “bullies” — the standard “hey I’m bigger than you” tough guys encountered periodically in everyday life on schoolyards or in executive suites or labor halls. These are out-and-out Mussolini-style fascists, determined to terrorize and silence their political opponents and anyone else they see as getting in their way.
This has been a long time coming. Decades worth of leftist violence have preceded this moment — whether at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 or the window smashing spree in Seattle when the World Trade Organization came to Seattle in 1999 or the car-burning, window smashing rage on the streets of Washington, D.C. during Trump’s 2017 inauguration — and, oh, so much more.
It’ll stop only when real Americans finally decide they’ve put up with enough of it and do something about it directly themselves…and not one moment before. Yeah, those 400 million or more guns we have are nice and all, but mere possession of them has deterred jack-nothing—and won’t, whether they’re sitting in a closet, a gun safe, or buried in the backyard. Nobody needs to bother with confiscating guns from people unprepared to use them when the necessity becomes impossible to deny.
We’re not quite there yet, perhaps. But with unhinged Lefty assaults increasing and no sign of any pullback in sight, the case becomes increasingly difficult to make. Things are going to get sporty, I’m afraid. In fact, for one side, they already have.
One only has to read the Twitter feed out there of this or that progressive — or of conservatives when progressives show up to rage — and one is struck by the mental unbalance, the raw anger, the foaming-at-the-mouth frustrated fury. Tellingly, they project on to others what is in fact true of themselves. “Fascist! Nazi! Racist!” they shriek, celebrating those who threaten or wield the clubs of verbal or physical repression not to mention the racism of identity politics. And downhill it goes from there.
The question is: what to do about the rage of now-unmasked American fascists? Before someone gets hurt?
Seriously? Lots of people—LOTS of them—have already been hurt. In a most sickening irony, it’s exclusively the people who wish only to be left alone who’ve “been hurt”; in accord with the nature of fascism, it’s the ones who refuse to leave ANYBODY alone who have done the hurting, then skated away consequence-free.
Like it or not, the only effective way of dealing with fascism once it’s taken full root remains the one used back in the 1940s—which only makes sense, since fascism itself hasn’t changed all that much since then. Hopefully, we’ll rediscover our resolve before things come to that. But as always seems to be the case, time is probably a lot tighter than we may care to think.
Update! Painting themselves into a corner that can only be escaped through violence.
When people tell you they want to hurt you, you should believe them. And we Normals are starting to listen to what liberals say.
There’s really nowhere else for the liberals to go but towards embracing widespread violence. The logic of their twisted mindset is such that Normals are not merely wrong and not merely evil, but that normal Americans and those who represent them are the evilest evildoers in evil history.
This does not leave much room for reasoned debate. In fact, it makes reasoned debate impossible. So, since they’ve taken reasoned debate off the table, there are not a lot of options left for resolving political and cultural differences. There are lies, intimidation, and violence. That’s about it. And the first two have stopped working.
Intimidation isn’t working. It makes the libs quiver with joy, but it just makes us mad. Getting your opponent riled up is a poor strategy, especially at the ballot box. Mad people tend to retaliate. November is coming, and we all fully understand that every middle finger selfie, every vicious tweet, every assault on a conservative diner, is an attack on us.
So, the left will embrace violence. It’s only a matter of time. They have to go there, because there’s nothing else left to try to undo our successful rebellion of 2016. The inertia of their hatred makes it inevitable.
Again: they already went there. Again, and again, and again.
The Democrat base won’t tolerate a retreat from extremism. They must push forward, get more extreme, pump up the volume, with each MSNBC chatterclown striving to top the previous doofus’s Hitler hyperbole. These Democrat idiots are going to talk themselves into a Second Civil War and then act surprised when it works out poorly again.
I wish I had some suggestions about how to make this not happen. I’ve pulled the alarm about it here at Townhall and in books highlighting the potential for the country to split apart and descend into chaos. But there is nothing we can do to stop this because we did not start it and we are not driving forward.
Oh, there is most assuredly ONE thing we can do. As decent, peaceable people, it’s a difficult thing to hope for, and impossible to contemplate with anything but reluctance and regret. But to say there’s nothing we can do is inaccurate.
Only liberals can choose not to go down the road to widespread, systematic violence. But if they choose poorly, Normals are ready, willing, and able stop them. Last month, Normal Americans bought over two million new guns. They’ve got 400 million already. Normals are sitting on a towering mountain of lead-launching freedom.
Ready, yeah. Able, surely. Willing? Remains to be seen.
But we’d prefer the option the liberals have ignored – a return to a society where disputes are resolved via the processes outlined in the Constitution and the individual rights set forth within it are respected.
Don’t go with violence, progressives. It will end badly.
We can only hope so, which is a sad and terrible thing in itself. But as I keep saying, our differences are irreconcilable: one side must win, and one must lose. However regretful I am that we’ve been dragged to this sorry pass, I know which way I prefer things to go.
Fat chance update! I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Someone is going to get killed. We have gone beyond the severed presidential head held by the unfunny and untalented Kathy Griffin to mob action, including the physical harassment of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who just days before was drummed out of a Mexican restaurant by left-wing activists protesting the separation of children from parents caught crossing the border illegally.
In the days of civil discourse, ideological opponents would target each other’s rhetoric, not each other. What you said was evil or inappropriate and must be denounced. Now, following Saul Alinsky’s playbook, it is not what conservatives stand for that is evil. Conservatives themselves are evil. They must be thrown out of restaurants, confronted at their homes and, yes, shot on baseball practice fields.
Just as in the case of Steve Scalise, those on the left are suggesting that Sarah Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, and even young Baron Trump, deserve the vitriol and confrontation directed at them. Their hateful end-justifies-the-means rhetoric will likely inspire someone like the loon who shot up an Alexandria baseball field to take similar action.
After all, if you believe in securing the border and enforcing the nation’s laws, you have it coming.
Oh, it’s a good bit worse than just that, I’m afraid. Christian; “cisnormal binary”; pro-life; capitalist; pro-freedom of speech; gun-owner; non-vegan; pro-Constitutional government—any one of these things justifies dealing you a beatdown, and that’s by no means an all-inclusive list. For the Goosesteppin’ Left, just not being one of Them is plenty enough.