On February 1 rioters on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley caused $100,000 in damage “protesting” the scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo was invited to speak by the College Republicans. Free speech?
On February 2 riots on the New York University campus resulted in 11 arrests of “protesters” objecting to a scheduled presentation by conservative actor and comedian Gavin McInnes. McInnes was invited by the College Republicans. Free speech?
The news media gives the impression that these “protests” innocently sprang up on the spur of the moment by “students” whose sensibilities were offended. Really?
Then there were the “spontaneous” airport demonstrations across the US following President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily prohibiting refugees from seven countries known to train terrorists destined for the United States.
The rioters at Trump’s inauguration, on the other hand, had plenty of lead time to organize. Exercising their “free speech” they burned vehicles, broke windows and committed other crimes against property. “Main stream” protesters looked the other way as thugs took control.
The Dakota Access Pipeline dispute begun as an Indian protest but it was quickly taken over by eco-terrorists and outside agitators. And, it was not about artifacts and sacred ground.
What do these protestors, demonstrators and rioters have in common? In a word, they were easily hijacked by the anarchists among us.
There are as many definitions of “anarchy” as there are anarchists. The broadest definition would describe a state of disorder due to the absence of, or non-recognition of, authority. It is the absence of government and law and the absolute freedom of the individual embraced as a political ideal.
Gently put, anarchism is a political philosophy advocating self-governing societies founded upon voluntary institutions. It sounds rather mushy. That’s because it is. Anarchism does not offer a fixed body of doctrine from a single particular world view. Rather, it ebbs and flows as a philosophy. Anarchism regards the state as undesirable and unnecessary. Even more so anarchy regards any form of authority as illegitimate. It is typically considered an extreme left-wing ideology with anti-authoritarian interpretations of Communism, collectivism and any form of economics.
In the mid-1800s anarchists found common cause with Communists. However, a split occurred in the 1870s because of the domination by the Communists over the anarchists. The Communists continued to rally under their red banner. The anarchists adopted black. So it is to this day that the anarchists rally under the black banner. During demonstrations rioters dress in black (tactically known as a black bloc) with black hoods, face masks and shirts to conceal their identity against criminal prosecution. It also gives the psychological impression that the group appears larger than it really is. These are the anarchists.
Some of the groups named on the news fall into the anarchist category. Code Pink, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and Racism), various eco-terror groups and animal rights terrorists are a few of the groups. There are many more. They are motivated by diverse factors such as humanism, enlightened self-interest, veganism, feminism, race, ethnicity and more. It would seem anarchism contains plenty of self-contradictions. For example, there is a raging debate among anarchists as to which forms of violence are consistent with their values. Weird.
In tandem with the anarchists, today’s news media serves the purpose of agitprop – agitating propaganda. During the Cold War the Communists were quite skilled at using propaganda (fake news?) to agitate mobs into sympathy for their cause. The Communists were great at creating terrific “optics.” Today, the strong anti-Trump attitude shared across the spectrum of the mainstream press is a natural fit for agitprop activities. The anarchists do the behind-the-scenes legwork and the media provides the call to action. Spontaneous my foot!
The objective is to target you, the reader. The supposed spontaneity of the protests is intended to give the impression that most Americans are utterly opposed to President Trump and his administration. It is intended to make the public feel uncomfortable. It is designed to depress, to discourage and to dishearten Trump supporters. It is calculated to make Trump and his administration look like criminals and that he is going to cave in. They want to break up Trump’s coalition. You will be lied to with fake news. It is intended to make you think that Trump is a lost cause and that everyone has abandoned Trump except you. You are alone. But it won’t work.
Anarchists and their media fellow travelers still have not figure out Trump. They still do not realize what hit them. Trump is a pragmatist, a very successful businessman, a man with a big heart and a love for America. And he is outrunning the opposition. They cannot keep up. As soon a they figure out what he just did, Trump is on to the next issue. He never stops – and they cannot catch him.
Take heart! Under President Trump’s leadership America will be great again!