Barack Obama’s demagogic presidency has unleashed state-sanctioned mob violence to a degree not seen since the Jim Crow era.
Obama-approved lynch mobs have been helping to force the fundamental transformation of America that the radical left-wing community organizer promised on the campaign trail in 2008. Creating little armies of malcontents has long been the way Obama’s fellow Marxist agitators have turned groups in society against each other in order to generate the civil unrest and societal instability needed to effect unwanted change. Sometimes thugs get things done that elections can’t.
Obama’s presidency is a case study in defining deviancy down by attempting to de-stigmatize criminality, including the legitimization of street justice. It has had a Maoist flavor to it as violent mobs in the streets have assisted in carrying out Obama’s political objectives. And those fomenting the chaos, such as the community organizers of the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service (CRS), have often been on the government payroll.
Also underwriting these subversive activities is anti-American hedge fund manager George Soros who publicly likens the U.S. to Nazi Germany and considers this nation to be the greatest threat to peace and order in the world. Like many leftists, Soros praises the brutal totalitarian government of the People’s Republic of China for its supposed vision and efficiency.
This year has seen crazed, largely incoherent student mobs rise up against campus administrations to demand the suppression of free speech and persecution of dissenters. Before that, the virulently racist, cultish, neo-communist movement, Black Lives Matter, founded on false claims of systemic police brutality against black Americans, began taking it to the streets, scapegoating whites for the various pathologies that ravage black communities. And before that there was Occupy Wall Street, a Sixties-style revolutionary movement calling for the overthrow of capitalism and the supposedly unjust American system of governance.
The antisocial activists of these three seemingly distinct protest movements bear more than a passing resemblance to the Red Guards of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the brutal street enforcers of Mao Zedong, history’s most accomplished mass-murdering dictator. They have a fondness for blaming those they victimize, along with class warfare, mass meetings, mock trials, and ritualized denunciations.
These movements are really just three different faces of an insidious Marxist hydra that seeks to bring America to its knees for its supposed sins.
If nothing else, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which was born in the streets of Lower Manhattan in 2011, has helped to advance socialism by forcing the phony political issue of “income inequality” into the national political debate and making it more or less socially acceptable to espouse communist ideas in public.
Before Occupy — the home of rapists, arsonists, destructive squatters, and police car defecators — came along, very few Americans spoke in Marxist terms, pitting the super-rich “one percent” against everyone else. Now just about everybody does it. Even among conservatives who reject the frame, few challenge it.
This national brainwashing through the power of repetition has boosted left-wing causes such as organized labor’s destructive push for a $15 an hour minimum wage. It has helped greens advance their anti-energy, anti-economic growth platform. It has emboldened left-wingers to push for student loan forgiveness and step up their attacks on the First Amendment by pushing a constitutional amendment that would reverse the Citizens United ruling and overturn the ancient legal principle that corporations are “persons” capable of raising funds and suing and being sued. In other words, the Left is waging a full-scale war on both the Bill of Rights and the legal concept of limited liability, the beating heart of free enterprise.
Black Lives Matter grew out of the vicious lie that “white Hispanic” neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman killed his young black attacker, Trayvon Martin, because he was African-American. Mobs in Sanford, Fla., agitated until the state agreed to pursue a doomed prosecution of Zimmerman.
The movement idolizes unrepentant cop killers Mumia abu Jamal and Assata Shakur and maintains that lawless violence and bloody insurrection are necessary to secure so-called social justice.
One of the movement’s leaders, Twitter star Deray Mckesson, is teaching students after being rewarded by the Left with a special appointment at prestigious Yale Divinity School. “Looting for me isn’t violent, it’s an expression of anger,” he lectured last month “The act of looting is political. Another way to dissolve consent. Pressing you to no longer keep me out of this space, by destroying it.”
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a black left-winger who is secretary of the Democratic National Committee, apparently agrees. After the riot-sparking death in police custody of black career criminal Freddie Gray earlier this year, the mayor ordered police to let looters and vandals go about their business unhindered.
And finally, there are the humorless, ultra-politically correct mobs that now rule many college and university campuses across America.
At Columbia University, leftist enforcers are intimidating students into joining solidarity protests against the invented racism that activists have been hallucinating at Yale and the University of Missouri.
The New York Post reported on Sunday that
Columbia student activists are pestering peers to attend campus protests and walk-outs in solidarity with college students at Missouri and Yale or risk social isolation, students say. Organizers posted flyers and sent Facebook messages inviting undergraduates to wear black clothing and join two demonstrations last Thursday to support people of color who are “marginalized and threatened.”
But some students worried they would be “ostracized” if they did not participate or dress in sync, one college parent said. “There’s been a campaign of intimidation, where students are going dorm to dorm, floor to floor and asking students to go back to their dorms and put on black if they’re not wearing black,” the parent said.
“My daughter told me people are uneasy and fearful,” she added. “Her personal politics are left-wing and she shares their sympathies, but she doesn’t like to feel that she can’t wear blue if she wants to wear blue.”
A protest leader led an angry mob in a series of chants, including “I love black people,” “I love queer black people,” “I love black criminals,” and “I love black people who steal.”
At Yale and elsewhere, student mobs have been spitting on conservatives and gunning for administrators’ heads.
Campus leftists disrupted a Yale conference on free speech named after alumnus William F. Buckley Jr. a week ago and terrorized attendees as part of a lingering protest against school administrators’ allegedly permissive attitude toward culturally insensitive Halloween costumes.
After Yale’s Intercultural Affairs Committee urged students to steer clear of Halloween costumes that could be perceived as having racial overtones such as “feathered headdresses, turbans, wearing ‘war paint’ or modifying skin tone or wearing black face or red face,” a lower-level administrator countermanded that advice, urging students to lighten up.
Lecturer Erika Christakis, associate master of Yale’s Silliman College and spouse of Silliman College Master Nicholas Christakis, urged students not to worry about whether costumes might offend someone. “If you don’t like a costume someone is wearing, look away, or tell them you are offended,” she wrote in a mass email. “Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offense are the hallmarks of a free and open society.”
Of course this led to a tense confrontation with students in which an unhinged young black woman hysterically demanded Mr. Christakis be ousted.
In a profanity-laden tirade captured on a now-viral video, she accused him of creating an “unsafe space” at the university. It was his “job to create a place of comfort and home for the students who live in Silliman,” she said.
“You should step down! If that is what you think of being headmaster, you should step down! It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not!” she cried out.
At Mizzou, not doing enough about alleged incidents of supposed racism that were likely fabricated or staged by activists, cost university president Tim Wolfe his job.
Wolfe took “full responsibility for this frustration” and said he hoped his resignation would help to “heal” whatever it was he did. Red Guards may as well have put a sign describing his crimes around his neck and paraded him about campus.
The same day, R. Bowen Loftin, the similarly embattled chancellor, said he would resign at year’s end. A month ago Loftin announced mandatory “diversity and inclusion” brainwashing for students, faculty, and staff.
President Obama is fine with all of this mob activity. He offers perfunctory denunciations of violence in a monotone while expressing his sympathy for the mob and whatever its current cause may be. The unspoken message to his fellow rabble-rousers is: bombs away!
Without his blessing, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and the newly emboldened iteration of the campus thought police might never have arisen.
And if Obama weren’t president right now, he would be out in the streets orchestrating the violence instead of leaving all the fun to the other community organizers.