Left wing thugs are planning to sabotage President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities. An umbrella organization, #DisruptJ20, also known as the DC Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee, describes its mission as “building the framework needed for mass protests to shut down the inauguration of Donald Trump and planning widespread direct actions to make that happen.” Such actions will include setting up blockades at checkpoints to prevent people from gaining access to the inauguration proceedings. In addition to attempting to shut down the inauguration ceremonies and any related celebrations, they are “planning to paralyze the city itself.” A related group calling itself the “Anti-Capitalist & Anti-Fascist Bloc” is seeking to mobilize thousands of comrades, in its own words, “to disrupt Trump’s inauguration, rejecting the tyranny, greed, and bigotry he represents.” It warns those people coming to Washington to celebrate the peaceful transfer of power in this country to expect instead to “find the inaugural ceremonies reduced to a total clusterf***.” That could well include property damage and attempts to goad the police into confrontations that the organizers of the disruptive protests would gleefully exploit.
A DisruptJ20 affiliated group calling itself the “DC Anti-Fascist Coalition” was caught by members of Project Veritas on video planning to set off butyric acid stink bombs and fire alarm sprinklers to disrupt an event called the Deploraball being held at the National Press Club on the eve of the inauguration. Caught red-handed in what appears to be a conspiracy to commit potentially an act of terrorism, DisruptJ20 issued a press release claiming it was all just a joke. They said that they had deliberately fed false information to someone they had previously identified as a Project Veritas infiltrator. One has to take what DisruptJ20 claimed in its press release with a grain of salt. Fake news is a hallmark of the Left.
“DisruptJ20 proudly carries forward the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.,” the radical group shamelessly added in the same press release. Evidently, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not quite see it that way. He chose to meet with President-elect Trump in New York on Martin Luther King Day and pray with him about “healing the nation.” Martin Luther King III told reporters afterwards that he and Mr. Trump had “a very constructive meeting” discussing, among other things, ways to expand voting rights.
Reporters tried to bait Martin Luther King III into attacking the president-elect, but he did not fall for it. For example, an ABC correspondent asked, “Mr. King, as you know, Representative Lewis still has the scars from the March on Selma. Were you offended by the President-elect's tweet that Representative Lewis is all talk and no action?” Martin Luther King III responded that “in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides.” The Counterfeit News Network (CNN), represented by the same correspondent Jim Acosta who rudely interrupted Mr. Trump's press conference last week, doubled down on his anti-Trump rant with this question to Mr. King: “Sir, but if I may follow up, isn't there something that cuts to your core when you hear the President-elect refer to John Lewis as all talk and no action? I mean, nothing could be further from the truth, isn't that right? John Lewis is not all talk and no action.” Again, Martin Luther King III did not take the bait, defending Lewis but repeating, “As I said, things get said on both sides in the heat of emotion and at some point, this nation, we've got to move forward.”
DisruptJ20 by its very name indicates its true agenda, which bears little resemblance to Martin Luther King Jr’s concept of peaceful civil disobedience. DisruptJ20 seeks to replace the “civil” in civil disobedience with mob action intended to shut down the majestic public display of how democratically elected leaders peacefully transfer power in this country. “We don’t ask permission or put our faith in electoral politics, instead, we use our bodies to stop the smooth operation of the system we oppose,” the DisrputJ20 website boasted.
The Left’s efforts to delegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump started immediately after he won the election. First, there was the vote recount effort launched with Clinton campaign support by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. When that effort backfired, yielding even more votes for President-elect Trump, the Left turned to intimidating members of the Electoral College who were pledged to cast their votes for Donald Trump in the states that he won. That too backfired, as Hillary Clinton’s margin of loss in electoral votes actually increased. Then came the Left’s charges that “fake news,” FBI Director James Comey and alleged Russian interference resulted in a “stolen” election. Left wing boors have also disrupted Senate confirmation hearings in a run up to the inauguration.
Then Democratic Representative John Lewis chimed in. He abused his civil rights icon status by declaring that Donald Trump is not a “legitimate” president. He has taken this tack once before when he, along with other members of the Black Caucus, stayed away from the inauguration of President George W. Bush because, according to a Washington Post report at the time, “he doesn’t believe Bush is the true elected president.” This time at least 31 Democratic congressmen are joining Lewis in boycotting President-elect Trump’s inauguration.
What Lewis, other Democrats and left wing media have managed to accomplish in questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election is to play right into Russia’s hands in raising doubts about the whole American democratic process. At the same time, they have given an implicit stamp of approval to the radical leftists like DisruptJ20 seeking to cause mayhem at Mr. Trump’s inauguration. That should please the Russians no end.