We are already getting an early taste of what Biden-Harris’s America will look like. Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa thugs harassed, threatened and assaulted pro-Trump demonstrators, who had peaceably assembled on Saturday in the nation’s capital for what was billed as the Million MAGA March. The radical leftists are preparing to own the streets, forcing law abiding Americans to either kowtow to their demands or get out of the way.
What a difference four years make. When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, ‘Not my president’ marches took place across the country. The marches were loud, angry and unruly. Conservatives who witnessed the marches undoubtedly did not like what they were hearing and seeing, but they did not try to bully the protesters. They respected the First Amendment rights of those upset by the election’s outcome so long as the protesters expressed their views peacefully, which they not always did.
Fast forward to 2020 when conservatives backing President Trump have cause to be upset about what many believe to have been a stolen election. Trump supporters organized protests, culminating on Saturday when thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Million MAGA March. President Trump drove past and waved at the demonstrators at one point.
The Trump supporters sang patriotic songs and exercised their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and voice their objections regarding how the presidential election was handled. But the radical leftists could not care less about the First Amendment except when it helps them. The BLM and Antifa radicals violently confronted the pro-Trump demonstrators as they were wrapping up the MAGA gathering and preparing to leave.
The Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura tweeted, “Multiple Trump supporters assaulted by pro-BLM supporters in Washington D.C. One of the supporters assaulted was brutally knocked out. The scene is chaotic right now #MillionMAGAMarch.”
Andy Ngô is a journalist who has reported extensively on Antifa’s violence. He was roughed up by Antifa thugs last year in Portland. Ngô tweeted about the rioters’ unprovoked attacks on Saturday, including an attack on an elderly couple. Ngô wrote in one of his tweets, accompanied by a video of the incident, that a “BLM rioter rushes in and punches a woman in the back of the head as she’s walking away.”
A video posted on Twitter by NBC reporter Shomari Stone shows fireworks being hurled in the direction of Trump supporters while they were dining outside at a restaurant following the MAGA Million March.
The D.C. police not only failed to intervene and protect the peaceful demonstrators from the rioters. As reported by Breitbart, the D. C. police blocked a safer route that the Trump supporters were trying to use to exit the area, forcing them “to walk through a gauntlet of BLM, Antifa, and black bloc assailants in order to leave the area.”
The Trump-hating mainstream media downplayed or distorted what happened. CNN, for example, ran a story entitled “MAGA March brings together Trump voters, far-right leaders and counterprotesters, ending in some clashes.” CNN’s main takeaway was that “Saturday’s rally illustrates the thinning of a line between the mainstream right and far-right extremists.” CNN referred to smaller groups of “counter demonstrators” who had gathered “in support of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.” There was not a word said about Antifa or BLM specifically, not to mention their role in starting the “clashes.” We can assume from CNN’s reporting that CNN believes Antifa and BLM agitators should be lumped in with the rest of the cadre of Biden supporters.
Ellison Barber, a so-called “reporter” for MSNBC, tried to make herself the victim when she accused Trump supporters of “chasing us as we walk further back,” after some protesters began chanting “fake news” in her presence. Then she editorialized: “This gives you a sense of the crowd here. They have no intention of accepting the election results. And as you can tell from the jeering right now, not fans of ours, either.” No to worry. MSNBC, like CNN, has plenty of fans on the far left.
Andy Ngo warned that the “wanton violence in the nation’s capital” on Saturday “demonstrates that BLM-antifa is not going away. They’re emboldened. They are an existential threat to the Constitution & liberal democracy.”
The existential threat is coming not only from the wanton violence against law-abiding Americans that BLM and Antifa perpetrate. BLM is most likely going to be given the opportunity by the Biden-Harris administration to destroy our constitutional republic from within.
Patrisse Cullors, one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, sent a letter recently to Biden and Harris claiming in effect to speak for all black people who voted for Biden. She requested a meeting to “discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black people.” According to Cullors, “The best way to ensure that you remedy past missteps and work towards a more just future for Black people—and by extension all people—is to take your direction from Black grassroots organizers that have been engaged in this work for decades, with a legacy that spans back to the first arrival of enslaved Africans. We look forward to meeting with you at your convenience to begin the immediate work of Black liberation.”
What is the ideology that Cullors would bring with her to a seat at the table in Biden’s White House? “We are trained Marxists,” she has said.
What is the BLM “agenda” that Cullors wants “to be prioritized?” It includes defunding the police. According to Cullors, the “fight for black liberation” includes closing all federal prisons and immigration detention centers and dismantling Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She supports reparations for what she describes as “the historical pains and damage caused by European settler colonialism”, including “financial restitution, land redistribution, political self-determination, culturally relevant education programs, language recuperation, and the right to return (or repatriation).” And, by the way, Cullors hates Israel and links the Palestinians’ victimhood narrative with the suffering of black people in the United States.
Assuming that Joe Biden succumbs to the pressure exerted by BLM and other progressive leftist movements that claim he is indebted to them for his victory, the left will have an inside track to enact their radical agenda. They will also have the BLM and Antifa shock troops to enforce their agenda and squelch any serious opposition.