By Colin Louis | USA
The left has become notably more radical and violent. Recently an attack on US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) once again illustrated an increase in violence by leftists. This assault was similar to another leftist attack when a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a GOP baseball practice. These stories help to show that the left has gotten more violent and radical recently. Are all leftists to blame? Well of course not, the majority of left wingers are peaceful and would never inflict harm on another human being. However, radical leftism has become very mainstream. Here are a few examples of potentially violent people and their connections to the mainstream left.
The Women’s March
The women’s march on Washington took place January 21st, 2017. The rallies held across the world drew out thousands of activists in resistance to the Trump administration. Praised by the media for promoting equality and love the Women’s march was actually extremely radical. One of the group’s leaders Linda Sarsour is a “proudly Muslim” activist who
advocates for sharia law.Sharia law is Islamic rule, what feminist and equality loving ideas do sharia law promote? None, sharia law integrates rape, slavery, female genital mutilation, the murder of gays, and sexual abuse of women. Not very “feminist” values. Don’t believe that a co-chair of the Women’s march would support such actions? Well, Sarsour tweeted an attack on a survivor of genital mutilation saying “I wish I could take their vaginas away.”
This barbaric and absurd behavior can’t be justified.
We’ll surely their speakers aren’t dangerous? Not the case, because Hollywood icon Madonna gave her speech at the Women’s march where she said she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House!” Not very moderate and loving of her.
The Women’s March also tweeted in celebration of the birthday of convicted cop killer and member of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur. Shakur fled to Cuba after escaping a New Jersey prison where she was in for a life sentence due to her role in the murder of officer Werner Foerster. This earned her a spot on the FBI most wanted list.
Some say that all these actions aren’t representative of the whole organization. Except the Women’s march made a point to prevent pro-life feminists from coming to the rallies. Mainstream politicians such as Bernie Sanders attended these rallies. The Women’s march may seem innocent in its cause and no reasonable person has any objection to women’s equality, however, the ideas pushed by Linda Sarsour and other Women’s march activists are not acceptable. We can’t surrender to the chains of political correctness and not call the women’s march out on these behaviors.
Threats and attacks
President Trump has received an alarming amount of threats in his presidency. Of course, it is typical for a President to receive death threats, but his are in alarming numbers. Remember when Kathy Griffin held a cut off head of Trump? Later she apologized, but when all had calmed down she took her apology back. As mentioned earlier, Senator Rand Paul was recently attacked at his home in Kentucky by his democratic neighbor. While many have denounced this act of violence some online have encouraged it. Comments online such as “about time, Donald’s neighbor, we need you too!” Real things said by real leftists sympathetic to real violence. Ben Garrison accurately sums this up in one cartoon depicting leftists sparking a fuse on far left terror with such fear mongering phrases.
A name you may have heard in the news is Antifa, or anti-fascist action. Antifa is a radical far left group on the rise in America, and they are intent on painting all conservatives as fascist and worthy of censorship and violence. Earlier this year members of Antifa shut down conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The group is so radical that even mainstream media have begun denouncing them. Recently Trevor Noah called the “vegan ISIS.” Antifa has been so controversial that the Department of Homeland security considers them a domestic terror group.
All of these groups and actions are examples of radical and dangerous leftism on the rise in America. The actions of these groups that justify violence and radical ideas are crazy and represent just how far the “mainstream” has gotten. Movements like the Women’s March chain us to their radical ideas with political correctness.
Colin Louis is a writer for 71 Republic and advocate against foreign intervention, taxes, political correctness, statism, and globalism. He believes in libertarianism and western culture. You can follow him on Instagram @the_libertarian_nationalist