TL, who for some reason I didn’t have in Ye Olde Blogrolle until just now, says it already happened.
Where all of this ventures into the dangerous, civil war territory is that actions such as these have not only been condoned and encouraged by the mayors of the cities in which Antifa is active; cities that have rebuked the laws of the United States by claiming they are “sanctuaries”; cities that have refused to facilitate federal law enforcement; cities that have incited violence by refusing to arrest the perpetrators and instructing their police officers to stand down. They are trying desperately to get some patriot to the republic to take drastic action against these injustices.
When one political party encourages violent action against another political party, that is the definition of civil war. It has gone “hot” and can no longer be ignored by the political party under attack. But, where is the pushback? I mean other than rhetoric. Where are the demands that someone is held accountable for inciting violence? Once again, the Republican Party can not be trusted to protect its supporters.
As Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys proved, when political speech cannot be protected by laws, self-defense is justified. I recently told attendees of the Patriot Conference in North Carolina that it will become necessary for them to defend themselves from these attacks, because with the support that Antifa has from communist mayors across the land in every city in the nation, the violence will only spread. This violence is designed to intimidate and drive conservative thought into the weeds and to establish communism as the only accepted form of government. I mean, that is the actual goal of both the Democrat Party and their goon squads of pink-hatted women marchers and Antifa.
Antifa is misreading its successes as acquiescence. It takes a lot to rouse a patriot to action, they have jobs and obligations that don’t allow for being arrested and tried, even if the ultimate outcome of the experience is exoneration. But, nothing stirs the blood like watching the violence in the streets that we have seen over the past few weeks.
For a while, patriots will allow the proper authorities to do their jobs; they will wait for Republican politicians to work within the system to make sure these criminals are dealt with in an orderly fashion, but if that fails (and I suggest that it will due to the weakness of Republican politicians to support their supporters) there are those patriots who will not stand by and watch people be assaulted by these goons.
Keep in mind this will not deter the Democrats Socialist Party and their henchmen. They want this civil war to go hot. They want to destroy capitalism and republicanism and recognize that a civil war is the only way to achieve that. Our engagement will only mean that they have been effective, which is why I would prefer that these thugs be arrested and sent to prison for 10 years as they should. That would do more to end this aggression than anything else we could do.
I’ve come to believe that the only way to truly end it is to put a whole damned bunch of them in Boot Hill, enough to cow the rest into frightened passivity and acceptance that America is not their country to rule against the will of its citizenry; that we neither need, wish for, nor will tolerate limitless government; and that we will never willingly be their subjects, serfs, or slaves. In a post from last month, Davis spells things out:
Those who believe in a republican form of government are incapable of understanding a communist. Their lives are designed specifically to distance themselves from politics. They might hold opinions, but think nothing more of it than to express those opinions on occasion. Their opinions are not their agenda.
Communists live their opinions; breathe them in; they are given to them by their leaders and they become part of their soul. It is their duty to express those opinions, because they are relaying the message of their leaders to the rest. They need to use these opinions to sniff out enemies and confirm the identities of comrades.
Communists have spent generations upon generations to stand where they do now; in the land of their enemy, growing stronger and stronger. People in the United States who are not communists, joined the fight against them yesterday in relative terms, if they have joined it at all.
The fight is something small “r” republicans detest. It is politics taken to the furthest extent. What gives the communists strength is an effort for republicans.
True enough. That detachment and the accompanying reluctance to rush to extreme political measures creates a vulnerability in practical terms; if, as TL says above, you’re incapable of understanding a dedicated and ruthless enemy, you’re probably also incapable of defeating him by any means short of total war. As the Left’s violence spreads outward from the coastal cities and escalates, however, Team Liberty’s awareness that they are in a life-or-death struggle that is NOT avoidable short of surrender will change everything.
As Aesop has said, at that point this conflict becomes an extinction-level event for the Left…and we all find out just how much the world really needs more men in dresses; wretched neurotic women who become hysterical over “mainsplaining,” “microaggressions,” and being “triggered”; weedy vegans in hemp pants and clogs; punk-folk acoustic guitar duos performing in twee coffeehouses; precious microbreweries selling seventeen dollar cheeseburgers; and useless AntiFa layabouts whose only discernible skills are complaining, bluster, and sucker-punching people, then running away.
I figure the answer will be “not much.”