James Madison once opined: “Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” Who could have imagined that these words would ring so prescient, regarding life in 21st Century America? When we consider an elderly man pushed to the ground, a woman surrounded and threatened while innocently dining out, and a senator almost mauled by an angry mob, do we recognize the signs of a civilized society rapidly vanishing before our very eyes?
The tyranny of the mob has become a daily occurrence in our cities, towns, and even places of worship. This week in Philadelphia, a woman punched one of the lectors at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Roman Catholic ecclesiastical authority urged churchgoers to respect their “fellow brothers and sisters,” as Archbishop Nelson Perez described the incident as “a senseless act of aggression.”
An elderly man walking down the street in Washington, D.C. drew the ire of la mafia and was knocked to the ground because he “appeared” to be wearing pro-Trump flair. A man (now famously) driving a truck in Portland, Oregon, was yanked from his vehicle and viciously beaten unconscious. Then the mob turned on his female companion.
Increasingly, average citizens dining out are bullied and browbeaten unless they cower to the demands of the Marxists. The Daily Mail reported an “Aggressive mob of white BLM protesters threaten and filmed white diners at D.C. restaurants and DEMAND they raise their fist and show solidarity with them…. or else,” since “white silence is violence.”
The Tyranny of the Mob
This seething throng is no respecter of persons. One’s station or race is of no consequence to its demand for total control. Civil rights activist Vernon Jones was accosted in the nation’s capital by Black Lives Matter activists screaming: “You’re an ‘F-ing’ disgrace.” Senator Rand Paul was jostled and terrorized after leaving the White House this week. Only a heavy police presence, said the shaken senator, was able to keep him and his wife from harm: “I truly believe this with every fiber of my being, had they gotten at us – they would have gotten us to the ground, we might not have been killed, might just have been injured by being kicked in the head, or kicked in the stomach until we were senseless,” Paul told Fox News.
All this and much, much more as mobs of mostly white BLM Marxists freely roam the streets of American cities, intimidating, threatening, and violating those who they “think” do not share their views. These increasingly frequent tactics of forced subjugation are best accomplished with a lesser police presence – and that may be precisely why these American jihadists are pushing government authorities to defund law enforcement when we need it most. This holy war, supposedly in the name of racial equality, is being waged with the devotion of religious zealots.
What we are witnessing in America today is not a movement; it is a crusade.
Have we come to the point where BLM bullies are so widespread and left unfettered by local authorities that they represent a “standing army,” as Madison wrote? Has the Fourth Estate become a slave to these BLM crusaders by omitting the rampant chaos and violence from its front pages and daily broadcasts? Further, has the leftist media endorsement of Black Lives Matter confined them to a kingdom of Marxist philosophy to which they must now pay homage?
Only one element of Madison’s astute prognostication remains – the Second Amendment. However, this constitutionally guaranteed right is under perpetual attack and threatened by high ranking Democrats who stand at the ready to remove it, posthaste.
How wretched is it that we must look to the right to bear arms as the only firewall remaining as Marxist crusaders carry out their imperious mission of forced obeisance upon our citizenry? Thus, should we be surprised that first-time buyers pack gun shops? Is it any wonder that armed vigilantes in Kenosha, WI, are hitting the streets ready to mow down the mob? These questions are not meant as threats; they merely represent the outcome of a cause and effect reality, which we are now witnessing. Americans are increasingly being boxed into a corner where no one wants to go because they refuse to pay adulation to the totalitarian tyranny of the mob.
The advent of COVID-19 forced Americans to shutter themselves in their homes in this bizarre and tragic year. Once the threat of this deadly virus disappears, would it not be woeful if the American populace were forced to stay locked inside because of this menacing Marxist philosophy that brooks no disagreement, no freedom, no liberty? In such a case, the mob rule thrust upon Americans will prove itself more oppressive than a virus from China. But Americans are a fiercely independent lot, and unless and until we have leaders brave enough to end this insidious and violent tyranny, many of them will be compelled to fend for themselves.
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