My previous article, For Dems to Succeed, Americans Must Fail, which was published on May 19, 2020 now appears all too prophetic as cities across the United States fall victim to the violence of looters who coopted the demonstrators who were seeking reform in the wake of the killing of George Floyd allegedly at the hands of Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Leftist mayors and governors have moved glacially to supposedly attempt to quell the riots, raising the terrifying possibility that they are actually content to watch their cities burn while law enforcement officers, residents and establishments fall victim to the violence.
Perhaps the radical politicians believe that violence by Antifa and other anarchists will lead to increased suffering of the residents of their cities, forcing them to be more dependent on the same politicians who aided in creating the mayhem wrought by the anarchists and thugs embedded within the legitimate protesters.
Recently radical politicians have taken every opportunity to release violent criminals from prisons and have created immigration anarchy through “Sanctuary” policies that shield illegal aliens from detection by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) including those illegal aliens who have serious criminal histories. These jurisdictions have blatantly ignored detainers, thus enabling violent thugs to evade immigration law enforcement and return to plying their sociopathic “careers” on the streets of those “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States”- all too frequently with tragic consequences, including the killing of innocent victims.
New York State, under Andrew Cuomo’s “leadership” not only provides illegal aliens with driver’s licenses, in violation of the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report and the companion report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel but block DMV information from U.S. immigration law enforcement authorities including the Border Patrol, ICE and Customs and Border Protection inspectors at ports of entry while gladly providing that very same information to Canadian authorities!
I addressed Cuomo’s “gift” to ISIS, the drug cartels, and human traffickers in my earlier article,
Additionally, consider the headline of the Daily Mail blared on May 31, 2020, Bill de Blasio’s daughter Chiara, 25, is ARRESTED during George Floyd protest in Manhattan where ‘demonstrators clashed with cops and torched patrol cars’.
That article began stating:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was reportedly arrested at a George Floyd protest in Manhattan on Saturday night.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10.30pm after cops infiltrated an ‘unlawful assembly’ at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan.
A police report obtained by DailyMail.com showed that she was among about 100 protesters who were arrested after they refused to move out of the roadway and were throwing objects at officers.
The report stated that in two press conferences De Blasio failed to mention that his daughter had been arrested. The report did state the following about the Mayor’s reaction to the riots:
De Blasio also suggested that the protests had been co-opted by ‘people who came to do violence in a systematic, organized fashion’.
He said that the ‘small’ number of people were motivated by ‘the anarchist movement’ rather than the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis cop knelt on his neck during an arrest on May 25.
‘They plan together online, they have very explicit rules,’ he said, noting how officers have gotten their teeth knocked out and have been targeted by projectiles.
‘Some come from outside of the cities, some are from inside the city. Some are from the neighborhoods where the protests take place, some are not.
‘But what we do know is there is an explicit agenda of violence and it does not conform with the history of this city.’
He added: ‘Thank God, there was no loss of life, there were no major injuries.’
The report concluded with this excerpt:
After the news of Chiara’s arrest broke, the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted an attack on de Blasio’s handling of the protests.
‘How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them,’ the SBA said in a tweet.
‘Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted Units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs.’
City Hall did not immediately respond to requests for comment about Chiara’s arrest.
Chiara graduated from Santa Clara University in 2016 and planned to pursue a career in social work.
The 25-year-old has been open about how she struggled with drug and alcohol addiction after her father became mayor in 2014.
On June 1, 2020 Laura Ingraham’s show, the Ingraham Angle, hosted guests Dinesh D’Souza and a young man who was identified as Gabriel Nadales of the Leadership Institute for Student Rights and a self-identified former member of Antifa explained how college campuses have become centers for recruiting students for Antifa.
The Leadership Institute posted an important video of Nadales’ interview on July 14, 2019 in which he explained how and why he came to join Antifa back when he was in high school and how he ultimately became disenchanted with it.
Nadales’ position changed when he began to question his own beliefs and was attacked for daring to ask questions. This reenforces the importance of questions. As Voltaire noted, “You can judge a person’s intelligence by the questions they ask.”
This goes back to my insistence that we must raise serious questions, whenever possible, to force our neighbors and others who disagree with us to contemplate the truth.
As for the use of our universities as recruitment centers for radicals- we must not ignore the very real possibility that this may be, at least in part, attributable to the fact that foreign governments, including those hostile to the U.S., have been providing huge amounts of funding, indeed, billions of dollars, to some of Ameria’s best colleges.
My recent article, Chinese Espionage Made Possible By Immigration Failures included this excerpt:
On February 12, 2020 the Department of Education (DOE) issued a press release: U.S. Department of Education Launches Investigation into Foreign Gifts Reporting at Ivy League Universities that included this subtitle:
Since July, the Department has uncovered more than $6 billion in unreported foreign gifts from countries including Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The obvious question is why China, Saudi Arabia and possibly Russia and Iran would want provide that funding. The obvious answer is to not only be able to send many of their students to our universities to acquire first rate education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines to build their military and other capabilities, but to also control the curriculum, the faculty and ultimately anti-American propaganda that is spread to the students on those campuses.
The rioters have been operating in a sophisticated and highly coordinated manner. Indeed, the fact that so many have mobilized so quickly across the United States is not unlike the way that sleeper cells might operate.
This certainly opens the possibility that funding and training may have come from countries that are hostile to the United States.
I recently wrote about my concerns about how Iran, for example might be operating inside the United States- a concern that has been raised for years in a succession of congressional hearings.
This, of course brings us back to dangerous sanctuary policies.
I focused on this threat in my earlier article, Iranian Terror Threat Exacerbated by Sanctuary Policies which included this excerpt:
Now let’s consider the reaction of New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio to the latest Iranian threats as reported by the January 3, 2020 edition of the Daily Mail: ‘We are at a state of war’: NYC mayor’s Iran warning as Homeland Security braces for attacks on U.S. soil – and sleeper terror cells could already be here.
That report quoted de Blasio:
‘No one has to be reminded that New York City is the number one terror target in the United States. We have to recognize that this creates a whole series of dangerous possibilities for our city,’ de Blasio said.
‘We have plenty of knowledge of previous efforts by Iranian proxies to scout and target locations in New York City. Hezbollah and others have made it a point in recent years… We know there’s been an effort to target and prepare to attack in New York City in the past.’
Yet de Blasio and Cuomo blatantly ignore the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that found that first and foremost the terror attacks of 9/11 and other such terror attacks were all made possible by multiple failures of the immigration system- the same system they intentionally obstruct at every opportunity- perhaps seeking the MVP award from anarchists and terrorists who rampage throughout New York and, indeed, the United States.