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The Violence Is Not New ^ | September 4, 2020 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 09/04/2020 5:22:25 PM PDT by Kaslin

In 2008, around the time of the Republican National Convention, a white 20-something male approached the Texas Governor's Mansion and threw a Molotov cocktail at it. The mansion burned down. The case remains unsolved, though federal and state authorities have long presumed it was a left-leaning anarchist. In fact, around the same time, left-wing anarchists were fighting police in the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, during the GOP's convention, and some plotted to go back to Texas to commit acts of violence.

In 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack crashed a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Members of the media immediately concluded he must have been a deranged tea party activist. In fact, Stack was both a nut and a Marxist whose suicide note attacked corporations and the Catholic Church.

Also in 2010, John Patrick Bedell opened fire at the Pentagon. Some in the media jumped to the conclusion the shooter was of the tea party. But the Christian Science Monitor noted Bedell was an "anti-Bush registered Democrat who believed 9/11 was planned and carried out by the US government."

Also in 2010, James Jay Lee took hostages at the Discovery Channel, and members of the media again initially presumed it was a tea party activist doing it. But it turned out Lee was a leftist who was upset about global warming.

When Jared Loughner attempted to assassinate Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011, the media rushed to tie it to both the tea party and Sarah Palin. More than once while I was on CNN, I had to defend "warlike rhetoric" from the right, with everyone pretending politics had never used war metaphors before then. It turns out Loughner was actually just mentally ill.

In 2012, during the Republican National Convention, left-wing protestors stockpiled 300 tiles, bricks, pipes and even riot gear to violently disrupt the RNC. Over and over, the media rushed to blame the tea party, and over and over, it turned out the violent extremists were on the left.

Even James Hodgkinson quickly disappeared from the headlines the moment it turned out he was a "Bernie bro" after his mass assassination attempt on Republican members of Congress. Today, the Democrats and their friends in the media claim political violence only began with the rise of President Donald Trump, but history shows otherwise.

On Aug. 15, 2012, inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center's website, much like James Hodgkinson, Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the Christian conservative Family Research Council with a gun and a bag of 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. He intended to murder the employees of the Family Research Council and smear their faces with the sandwiches. "They endorse Chick-fil-A and also Chick-fil-A came out against gay marriage, so I was going to use that as a statement," Corkins told investigators. Thankfully, Corkins never got past the guard.

Last week, Joe Biden gave a speech in which he sounded like he was in on the extortion. He claimed the violence would continue so long as Trump remained president. He claimed that Trump uniquely fostered the violence.

Biden is a man who once told Black voters that Republicans would put them "back in chains." He worked for a man who told his supporters to take guns to knife fights, told Hispanic voters to punish their enemies, who he identified as Republicans, and encouraged his voters to get in their neighbors' faces. Barack Obama's campaign also pioneered sending postcards to voters and setting up websites where they could see if their neighbors were Republicans or if they had voted.

Again, the media revisionists ignore all of this to claim Trump is uniquely bad. The political rhetoric and political violence in this country are absolutely heating up. We are in dangerous times as a republic that depends on the consent of the governed. But the times we live in have built off prior times and even some more desperate times. Donald Trump is a unique political force. We should not, however, presume that what we are seeing today is unique to now or to Trump.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2010; 2011; 2012; anarchists; arson; assassinationplots; blm; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; farleftextremists; governorsmansion; leftwingnuts; loughner; militantleft; molotovcocktail; protests; rncconvention; splc; violence

1 posted on 09/04/2020 5:22:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 09/04/2020 5:25:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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When Hinckley tried to assassinate Pres. Reagan investigators found his apartment littered with klan/neo nazi AND commie propaganda. When it turned out his motivation was having the hots for Jodie Foster, who turned out gay. Goes to show what kind of losers these psychos are.
. Dylann Roof, who shot up the Black church in Charleston is a White supremacist and on death row. Not that he doesn't deserve it, he should've gotten the business already, but funny how the anti death penalty groups are conspicuous by their silence when it comes to him. No "calls to action" trying to get him off death row, no benefit concerts featuring Rage Against the Machine doing a smarmy rendition of Knocking on Heavens Door, (((((crickets)))). The left think they're slick when it comes to picking and choosing their battles.
3 posted on 09/04/2020 5:42:07 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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I remember the riots in the sixties and the protesters carrying North Vietnamese flags. I’m still pissed about that. Same bunch of losers in the streets now. The difference is the populace is more socialistic but not totally. Then you had the assassinations. Those commie students then are in authority positions now. Needs to end.

4 posted on 09/04/2020 6:08:10 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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Minniapolis is full of left-wing crazies.
5 posted on 09/04/2020 6:44:23 PM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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Wasn’t Joe Stack pissed about some sort of witholding change for contractors? I’ll go back and look but I’m recalling something totally different.

6 posted on 09/04/2020 6:48:49 PM PDT by datricker (the war of 2024 will be fought at 2.4Ghz stock up on aluminium foil now!)
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For later.


7 posted on 09/04/2020 6:50:13 PM PDT by Lurker (No Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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22 Dec 2016: Vogue: Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin, and the Presidency
by Monica Potts
Local police had released Zimmerman after five hours of questioning, saying there was not enough evidence to refute his claim of self-defense.
It was an obviously incomplete investigation, and the Martin family was demanding justice. In the weeks that had passed, journalists, especially Trymaine Lee then at The Huffington Post and Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic, had focused national attention on the case. Protests sprouted up around the country...

“I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this,” Obama told reporters that day. He said his first thoughts were with the Martin family, and also that he was thinking of his own kids. Obama paused often, and spoke in careful, measured words. Then he ventured out. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” he said. Obama would reiterate this sentiment in a speech more than a year later, shortly after Zimmerman was tried and acquitted. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”...
Before Obama said these words, the conservative press had joined in the condemnation of Zimmerman: Now they seemed to rise in his defense...
Now the issue was partisan...

It’s possible, then, to trace a line from Obama’s comments about Martin to the election of Donald Trump, a man who won on racial fear-mongering and is likely to dismantle Obama’s legacy...

Obama is still attempting to pacify Americans in the fact of evidence that our election was tampered with by the Russian government...

This is the eleventh installment of a 12-part series celebrating the legacy of President Obama and his administration.

VIDEO: The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America
In this stunning work of investigative journalism, filmmaker Joel Gilbert uncovers the true story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a case that divided America. By examining Trayvon’s 750-page phone records, Gilbert discovers that Rachel Jeantel, the key witness whose testimony led to the prosecution of George Zimmerman, was a fraud. Gilbert’s research takes him to the high schools of Miami Gardens, into the back alleys of Little Haiti, and finally to Florida State University where he finds Trayvon’s real girlfriend, Diamond Eugene, the girl who actually was on the phone with Trayvon in his final minutes. Gilbert confirms his revelations with forensic handwriting analysis and DNA testing. He then exposes in detail the most consequential hoax in recent judicial history and reveals how The Trayvon Hoax was ground zero for the downward spiral of race relations in America. This incredible film and book have the potential to bring America back together again.
What did they know:
Benjamin Crump, Martin family attorney
Matt Gutman, ABC News ETC

21 Aug 2020: American Spectator: The Trayvon Hoax: Are Young Blacks Weary of Being ‘Played’?
Some revealing reactions to Joel Gilbert’s new film.
by Jack Cashill
The attorney who orchestrated this fraud, Gilbert makes clear, was none other than Benjamin Crump, the ringmaster of the George Floyd show and the subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary. If enough young black viewers watch Gilbert’s film and speak out, the Crump film will never air...

Getting neither satisfaction nor any corrective truth from President Barack “If I had a son” Obama, militants transformed their anger into action. The most radical of these activists formed Black Lives Matter (BLM), a group whose website traces its founding “to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.”

In August 2014, a year and a month after Zimmerman’s acquittal, protesters chanting “black lives matter” torched the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and left much of it in ruins. Ferguson represented the second major racial conflagration in two years rooted in a hoax, this time, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” The media chose not to notice...

The murder rate began a steady decline once Barack Obama left office, but God knows what the final body count will be when the “Minneapolis effect” runs its course. Once again, the great majority of the dead will be black. This time, God willing, the young African Americans who survive may demand real answers as to why their brethren had to die.

12 Aug 2020: American Spectator: Zimmerman Suit Spells Trouble for Black Lives Matter
They have a dismal record of blowing up “racial killings” that turn out to be nothing of the kind.
by Jack Cashill
I read the “Second Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial” filed August 12 on behalf of George Zimmerman against Sybrina Fulton, Benjamin Crump, et al. without illusion. The major media will shrug off the suit, and even the trial if it comes to that, and Black Lives Matter (BLM) will likely continue on its meretricious way.
But maybe not...

Benjamin Crump, the seeming heir to Al Sharpton’s perverse race riot fiefdom, confirmed the validity of social philosopher Eric Hoffer’s observation, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Zimmerman’s lawsuit has the potential to show just what a racket the “civil rights” movement has become...

With impressive clarity, the Zimmerman lawsuit lays out the case against the defendants — Trayvon’s father Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s mother Sybrina Fulton, Eugene, Jeantel, Crump, and HarperCollins, the publisher of Crump’s compendium of lies, Legalized Genocide of Colored People. First, the facts, presented in the suit:...

8 posted on 09/04/2020 7:39:18 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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9 posted on 09/05/2020 9:56:20 AM PDT by Pagey (Valerie Jarrett. She IS STILL in DC, Creating More Havoc for President Trump.)
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