Will Americans’ Republican officials ever discover their long-lost backbones?
President Donald Trump on Thursday didn’t mince words in condemning the widespread rioting and vandalism that has swept the nation following George Floyd’s death, calling on the GOP to take a tougher stance to restore law and order.
In a Fox News town hall hosted by Sean Hannity, the president said of those looting stores, destroying property, and toppling statues: “These people are vandals, they’re agitators, they’re terrorists, in a sense.”
He was responding to a question from a Wisconsin resident who wanted to know his stance on the recent wave of violence in the Badger State. “Republicans have to get tougher, and I’m telling them all the time, because they’re sitting back. They want to be politically correct. They think it’s terrible to say something bad,” President Trump said.
He also had words of rebuke for the other side. “Democrats think it’s wonderful that they’re destroying our country. It’s a very sick thing that’s going on.”
On Wednesday night, Wisconsin State Representative Tim Carpenter, a Democrat and openly gay man, was beat up by a Black Lives Matter mob for recording them as they toppled a statue near the capitol building.
I believe this is State Senator Tim Carpenter. Minutes earlier he told us the protesters assaulted him. Then he collapsed walking towards the Capitol. We called paramedics. An ambulance is here now. pic.twitter.com/uUSdKyQ1hp
— Lance Veeser (@lanceveeser) June 24, 2020
The person that they beat up was a Democrat who happened to be gay. And he was probably there rooting him on or something,” the president said of Carpenter.
The riot began in response to the arrest of 28-year-old Devonere Johnson (who called himself Yehua Musa), a BLM activist who entered a Madison restaurant armed with a baseball bat causing disturbance.
His arrest prompted about 300 agitators to gather outside the Dane County Jail and begin chanting for his release. When the release didn’t happen, they set their sights on the city. “This is not a peaceful protest, so if you came out here for a peaceful protest, you missed it,” one of the riot organizers told reporters. “We’re done being peaceful. Now we demanding justice.”
Not only did the rioters topple statues (one a symbol of Wisconsin progressivism and the other a representation of abolitionist Hans Christian Heg), they threw a molotov cocktail into the city’s engineering office and attempted to break into the capitol, where many lawmakers were trapped in their offices.
President Trump told the town hall audience that he would continue using force against violent mobs, comparing them to the agitations that have led to the rise of socialism in countries such as Venezuela. “You can’t be politically correct anymore, because we’re really fighting something that’s very dangerous,” he said.
That “something” is a socialist insurrection.
In a viral video, Venezuelan-born actress Elizabeth Rogliani drew parallels between the current Marxist assault on America’s historical statues (and Black Lives Matter is, by a co-founders’ own admission, a Marxist organization) and the toppling of statues by Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez.
“Statues came down, [socialist leader Hugo] Chávez didn’t want the history displayed. And then he changed the street names, then came the curriculum [in schools], then some movies couldn’t be shown on certain TV channels. And so on, and so forth,” Rogliani said.
She warned: “You guys say it can’t happen to you; I’ve heard this so many times. But always be on guard; never believe that something can’t happen to you. You need to guard your country and your society, or it will be destroyed.”
The notion of “political correctness” is one of the socialists’ most effective tactics — a tactic that lulls Americans into complacency by making them believe that defending their culture, nation, and even their own safety is “racist” or “privileged.”
A perfect example is in Minneapolis, where a liberal neighborhood, wanting to virtue-signal after George Floyd’s death, collectively vowed not to call the police for most matters. Now the area is swarmed by 300 homeless. Some residents even express remorse for calling the police after having been victims of armed robbery.
“I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops,” a resident said about the black men who tried to rob his car keys at gunpoint, adding: “So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed.”
President Trump is right. Contrary to what many fickle Republicans believe, this will not go away by ignoring it. This is not the time for being worried about offending sensibilities. Appeasement is not the solution.
America is being assaulted from within by a seditious revolution and will only survive if our leaders are willing to meet it like the existential threat that it is.
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