How is it that most of the young people in ANTIFA and other such anarchist groups who are protesting and willing to join are generally NOT from middle class or lower-income families? How is it that they hold in higher regard those who were isolationists, dissatisfied malcontents, impoverished losers, whose biggest heroes were at odds with their own religious backgrounds, and often supported by family money or money from a level of citizenry that they profess to hate?
How many of these people are willing to follow the same path as those they say they admire and parrot? Are they willingly giving all their money to the poor and living hand to mouth themselves? Those trendy clothes they pay for to look like peas in a pod don’t come cheap. Those softly padded bodies don’t suggest they willingly work hard each day to earn a living or build homes for the needy. Those less than intelligent rants and blank stares when asked to comment on some relevant topic don’t show that time spent at one of the universities was worth the money someone provided to pay for their education.
Are they willing to go “underground” for years on the run, living in cheap hovels, and eating out of trash cans in order to evade being arrested for terrorism? The toys and signs they bring to protests, the professors making livings in university positions, and the posh shoes and clothes tell a different tale. Are they willing to DIE FOR A CAUSE? That is a lie if we go by the blubbering hysteria when handcuffs are applied.
Could it be the appeal is not the ideology being ranted but their own family backgrounds where love was equated with things or distance? Could it be that their mental levels are more indicative of ADHD or some other imbalance in their physical beings? Could it be that they have been so drugged and addicted to the highs from misfiring brain cells that they missed any lessons and training that would actually help them think for themselves and evaluate what they are hearing?
Heroes of Communism Really?
Carl Marx – During his college year, he served time in jail for debauchery and fighting a duel. His anti-government rants got him kicked out of Germany, France, and Belgium. He fled to London where his essays and the newly founded Communist movement predicted that their ideas of the workingmen as the new ruling class of the world would sweep around the world and make the entire human race better. Obviously, their “prediction” held no basis in fact or in truth. This man lived in London the rest of his life even thought he was denied British citizenship. He worked as a journalist there, including 10 years as a correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune, but never quite managed to earn a living wage, and was supported financially by a German friend and emigree Friedrich Engels. Engels managed to keep his own financial head above water often thanks to donations from his family who were fairly well-off textile manufacturer in Prussia. In other words, they starved and survived thanks to the very attitude and actions of the thing they most despised and railed against. Marx spent the rest of his life growing more isolated from society and even those in the Communist Party. His main focus in this isolation was his authorship of his isolated ramblings into a book. In the end, he never completed his works of several volumes of purported “historical value”, had little contact with life and civilization, and died from pleurisy in 1883 never having achieved a thing in his life and sponging off others.
Mao Tse-tung – was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier and statesman who led his nation’s Cultural Revolution until 1976. Mao Tse-tung instituted sweeping land reform, sometimes through persuasion and other times through coercion, using violence and terror when he deemed it necessary. He seized warlord land, converting it into people’s communes. To his credit, he did institute some positive changes in China, including promoting the status of women, doubling the school population and improving literacy, and increasing access to health care, which dramatically raised life expectancy. His manufactured revolution to return to power destroyed much of China’s traditional cultural heritage as well as creating general economic and social chaos in the country. After he died, what he left behind was a controversial legacy in both China and the West as a genocidal monster and political genius.
Bill Ayers – co-founder of the Weather Underground is currently alive and living the life of a retired education professor of University of Illinois. His own father was employed at Commonwealth Edison and rose to Chairman and CEO of the company so his background was one more of privilege and wealth than everyday life of the working class. As a member and then leader of the Weather Underground revolutionary group, Ayers declared the need to overthrow imperialism, assisted in a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the US Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to US involvement in the Vietnam War.
Ayers participated in the bombings of New York City Police Department headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. During this time, Ayers and fellow member Bernardine Dohrn married and remained fugitives together, changing identities, jobs and locations. They did finally relent and turn themselves in after the birth of a second child. Ayers joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992 after receiving a doctorate in curriculum and teaching. Even today, he speaks clearly and carefully as a “comrade” of the little “c” communist party. His methods and ideology have permeated decades of young people since he first was hired as an educator through his professorship and his authoring of several books.
According to one of his articles found on his current website, Ayers still uses tragedies such as the current hurricanes to his advantage and for his agenda of anti-elitism. From the echoes of some his words, one can get the impression that he is still determinedly stirring young to revolution.
The gathering catastrophic storms here in Chicago and around the country—terrible schools, scarce jobs and crisis-level unemployment, shoddy health care, inadequate housing, and occupying militarized police forces—are of no interest to the political and financial classes, or the 1%. It’s up to us to organize and rise!
The question I have on that is simply how can he reconcile the anti-elitism of the statement with the actions of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and current socialists in congress who themselves have benefited from the blood and abuses of those less wealthy than themselves? Or, reconcile the understanding that there would have been no university to teach at had those wealthy patrons not provided for the building and even his salary? How can he who is supposedly for the working class explain the poverty, corruption, and decaying cities are more often run by those who are socialist democrats and are Democrat Party stranglehold cities while professing to be “helping” the working class?
There is so much irony and hypocrisy in his words from another who also lived through those years. Obviously he existed within the “elitist” system well enough to live to retirement age. Yet, I don’t recall seeing his name on ballots in order to change systems for the better. Nor do I recall his name on learned papers to present to the American Education Association or a dozen think tanks that might provide solid evidence and solutions. Instead as usual, he as a revolutionary would rather spout posts on why our government is “bad” all while being friends and hobnobbing with those same people.
Bernie Sanders – While I don’t admire his intelligence on socialistic programs which can and will bankrupt our country, I do admire that come heck or high water even today when he is well in his twilight years Bernie has remained true to his libertarian background and attempted through his political efforts to bring change about legally and within non-violent means. While a few minor brushes with law enforcement have been noted. Unlike Bill Ayers, Bernie chose to effect change mostly through his deeds as mayor and efforts as a non-violent congress member rather than be involved with the radicalizing, destabilizing activities and anarchist bombings of the 1960’s at least as far as current reporting has noted.
Bernie starved and lived in substandard housing during his early college and young adult years, apparently preferring to live by his beliefs than take on the role of a successful family oriented working man. It wasn’t until he married his current wife that his economic and political outlook changed. Some do question how those changes occurred over the years since he came basically “barefoot and broke” into the marriage and yet today has millions of dollars in property and wealth. None of those could have been possible off the low six figure salaries of two adults without some sort of intervention and excellent creative money management skills.
So what is it? ANTIFA members are dedicated, idealistic and willing to sacrifice for their belief in a socialist platform or are they simply playing a role as malcontent, mentally underbalanced, maligned, and poorly raised children?
According to their blabbering less than intelligent online rant, if they are planning to gain enough members willing to engage in a militarized governmental overthrow in November, then I suspect they will find out the hard way.
Such an action can end in only one of two ways: either martial law will be declared (which I believe Trump quite capable of doing) or a bloodbath in which many lay dead.
My suggestion is stay home and do your own thinking and research first. Decide if dying is acceptable in your pursuit of an ideology which brings nothing but death, destruction, poverty, and disaster to a country.
US patriots won’t accept that ideology and we won’t allow others to attempt to overthrow our government to supplant it with ANY other government even if it means our death.
Sorry pampered pickles….it won’t be pretty and forget your talk about “safe spaces”, there won’t be a safe space left if you threaten the security of our nation.
Neither do we take fear-mongering lightly. So all your little efforts to flood the internet with “fear from an uprising” are just nothing more than ones and zeros…feet meet highway and move to some other country willing to listen.