Sep 10, 2020
|The hideous disorder in cities like New York, Chicago,
Portland, Seattle, and even Washington D.C. are neither protests
nor riots. They are not mere acts of crime, either. Indeed,
the assault on the federal courthouse in Portland was the moral
equivalent of the attack on Fort Sumter that commenced the Civil
It is time to properly identify what is going on in these great urban centers: rebellion against the Constitution. Assaulting innocents for merely wearing MAGA hats, Invading police stations, declaring whole neighborhoods to be “autonomous zones,” burning buildings, assaults on law enforcement personnel, and engaging in mass lootings have nothing to do with any particular issue or racial division. They are, in fact, acts of secession.
A secession that, similar to what happened in 1861, has been aided and abetted by some Democrat leaders. As Washington urgently sought to restore safety in Portland, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called federal law enforcement personnel “stormtroopers,” tweeting “@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission. Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.” A friendly media failed to ask the salient question, stopped from doing what? Preventing the destruction of a federal courthouse?
If these were merely the acts of a mob inflamed by recent news reports of particular incidents, the descriptions of rebellion or secession would not apply. But the reality is that in most cases where the recent incidents of urban chaos have occurred, they have been tolerated or even inspired by hard-left elected officials. Take just one example. New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio cheered on the Soviet Union when it placed combat forces in Nicaragua. As Mayor, he has spoken up against property rights and America’s capitalist system.
In Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot, in the aftermath of a weekend in which 24 people were killed, issued a firm statement—against potential victims defending themselves with guns. Similarly, A prosecutor in St. Louis seeks indict two people for engaging in legitimate self-defense. Portland’s mayor stands by while Antifa attacks journalists.
The concepts of defunding the police, limiting First and Second Amendment rights, protests against reasonable measures by the federal government to protect U.S. borders at home and insure an adequate defense against increasingly powerful enemies abroad can only be seen, in the composite, as an attempt to bring down the lawfully elected government of the nation.
It's a strategy that has been pursued with dedication since the election of 2016. When the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, the then-current head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, and the former head of the National Security Agency James Clapper conspired to essentially overturn the results of a legitimate election, the tone for rejection of Constitutional norms was set. When the cherished and vital tradition of a peaceful transition of power from one administration was rejected by leftist pundits, politicians, and academicians, the wheels were set in motion.
It is all the result of several trends, some long-standing.
Decades-long indoctrination by anti-capitalist, anti-Constitution educators, in some cases funded and incited in part by Beijing’s “donations” primed a generation to hate the nation that has provided more prosperity and more freedom than any in history. Misinformation delivered by a news media that has become little more than a mouthpiece for Progressive politicians brings that drive to a wider audience. Hollywood, now significantly invested with Chinese cash, obediently touts Beijing’s propaganda. Finally, corporations and sporting leagues, who believe that kowtowing to China will bring them extraordinary riches, round-out the falsehoods that support the rebellion.
The substantial involvement of foreign influence in the Anti-Constitution Rebellion of 2020 makes it every bit as real and as dangerous as the Secession of 1861.