By Sally Zelikovsky
There are some differences between how each side regards the extremes. The left embraces the far left — in this case, the Antifa. But the average rightwing conservative, Republican, or tea partier, abhors both the far left and the far right. Fidel, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Goebbels, David Duke, and chameleon-opportunists who fit in nowhere and anywhere like Lyndon LaRouche have no place in the conservative agenda. All are equal-opportunity despots under whose rule none of us wants to live.
But the left doesn’t understand that — they think conservatives are allied with Nazis or Nazi-sympathizers. They cast mainstream conservatives in with these monsters, knowing full well that the only commonality the two share is what appears to be a random and meaningless placement on the right side of the political spectrum.
Here is the cold hard truth: with each riot and outrageous accusation, the left is emboldened. It doesn’t matter that their message is chaotic, their delivery cacophonous. It is irrelevant that WE think they look ridiculous. What matters to them is that they can manipulate the political scene today to achieve long-term goals ASAP. This is the culmination of decades of liberal efforts behind the scenes. They are simply leveraging the online infrastructure they have constructed, the vast networks they have built among the schools, the culture, the media, ex-Presidents, and current politicians, and the unity they have cultivated. They have just been waiting for the right moment to pounce. The election of a guy like Trump at a time when the fate of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, when all political power in the states and federal government has shifted right, has provided them with that Arab Spring, Cuban Revolution, Bolshevik moment that gives them a collective thrill up their legs.
This is all about building momentum towards a General Strike, a Revolution, the Fundamental Transformation.
Do not brush off these protests as the usual left wing rent-a-mobs. This is the stuff coups and revolutions are made of. Will our brainwashed children turn against us or worse yet, turn us in? Will our neighbors shoot us? Steal from us? Jail us? When the young and those who feel marginalized because of their color or economic circumstances are repeatedly told that conservatives are the devil, their parents are deplorable, and their neighbors are alt-right Nazis, they can actually see the horns on their parents’ heads and the brown shirts covering their neighbors’ bodies.
When Democrats characterize mainstream Republicans and conservatives as members of the alt-right, they aren’t just on a slippery slope, but a sheer vertical drop from which there is no return. If this continues unaddressed, they will have our blood on their hands.
I think the Berkeley College Republicans said it best: “It is tragic that the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement is also its final resting place.” Conservatives must decide if they want to prevent these self-proclaimed anti-fascist fascists from digging the grave, or stand by and watch.