Many people remember, the protests of 2020 rhyme a little with those 50 years ago. But there’s a difference.
Whereas the protests of the 60’s and 70’s were relatively spontaneous responses to the Vietnam War and Civil Rights inequities (surprised?), the protests of 2020 have been well-planned and long in the making.
If you have been shocked at the ongoing destruction of our cities by enraged young people, you shouldn’t be. This is a revolution that has been decades in the making.
America has had riots before, but never have they seemed to have the approval or acceptance of a major political party. Portland’s Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler even went into the streets and thanked protesters who have been destroying his town, before he was hit with tear gas.
What makes this a potentially dangerous revolutionary moment is that many of America’s elites either tolerate or support the rioting and the burning of US cities.
“There are always people who are willing to burn and to loot and to tear things apart. But now those people are getting support from the news media, from the Academy and to a large degree from the Democrat Party,” says writer and commentator Andrew Klavan.
How did America reach this point? Klavan says it took decades of “cultural rot” and “leftist indoctrination.”
“We have 50 years, maybe close to 60 years, of pouring this disinformation, this American disinformation into the minds of our populous and our young,” Klavan says. “I don’t see what the surprise is when they say, ‘Oh, America is a terrible country, America is a racist country, America was founded on racism.’ That’s what the New York Times says.”
Diana West, author of The Red Thread, says this is how revolutions start, and this revolution didn’t begin this year.
“This is another cycle of a long March through the institutions, long efforts to overthrow the Western world, to overthrow the American Constitution,” West said. “The way these (riots) work is there will be a mass of people who have a grievance and they will be weaponized by a small cadre or not so small cadre of organizers.”