Firefighters know the moment of a fire arc, or backdraft. The fire consumes all oxygen, then heat and pressure rise, black smoke pours from openings, and an explosion ensues. All outside is pulled in. Political revolutions are just like that. They start hot, contained, then explode. We are approaching a political fire arc right now – and Trump sees it.
As pressure rises, protests get violent, organizations are infiltrated, and cities shaken night after night by mobs, riots, and attacks on police, something unfamiliar but discernible is happening.
More than 200 cities have been affected and violence continues. 15 states and 25 cities have deployed National Guard. In Washington DC alone, 522 arrests through August 29th. Even network news cannot hide the continuing violence. See. e.g., https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-declare-riots-protests-turn-violent-cities-nationwide/story?id=71994983.
A Detroit News commentator put a fine point on it, referring to Portland, Oregon. They have “suffered through more than 80 consecutive nights of violent riots … Enough is enough.” The commentator continued: “These endless riots are not saving Black lives. They are destroying lives. They are destroying businesses. They are rending the social fabric of the entire city.” And, one might add, of our country. See, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2020/08/25/opinion-americans-want-peace-not-portland-riots-perverse-leadership/5632753002/.
If initial unrest was about reviewing police tactics and correcting racial bias, that is no longer the case – has not been for months. What we are facing – and most Americans know it – is anti-democratic violence, coordinated by covert organizations, aimed at fanning resentment, boosting the fire’s heat and reach, moving into suburbs, avoiding accountability, claiming protest rights.
Worse, this fire is fed by other political forces. While voices of violent Marxism grow – key Democrats stay silent, mouthing the need to defund police, calling destruction peaceful, hoping mass chaos will be blamed on their national political nemesis, Donald Trump.
Americans are not stupid. Moreover, they get smarter each day. Most see this rolling violence is not occurring in a vacuum, no longer about racial justice. Many perpetrators are white. Marauders and socialist infiltrators have been given running room by left-leaning politicians.
Americans realize we need strong leaders – who will draw lines, separating peaceful protesters from violent rioters, earnest souls from anti-American socialists, lawbreakers from police. They realize – after the conventions – that one party is letting this happen, the other resolved to stop it.
This is where truth begins to wash over people. Like firefighters in a blaze, suddenly made aware of an impending “fire arc,” Americans are sitting up and taking notice. They are right to do so. Words of a columnist are not important – but listen to history.
Karl Marx laid it bare: “There is only one way to shorten …convulsions of the old society and bloody birth pangs of the new – revolutionary terror.” If “terror” is too strong, try this. “My object is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” Too strong? Try this: “Keep people from their history and they are easily controlled.”
Marx thought morality was irrelevant, and power everything. So do modern Socialists. “Communists everywhere support revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order … They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.” Sounds a lot like … Portland, doesn’t it?
What we are seeing – to be honest – is an amalgam of disappointed protestors who wanted reform, irrational anti-Trump activists, and – most dangerously – a source of “fire arc,” Democratic socialists, avowed Marxists, and aspiring Communists willing to upend America.
This is what President Trump, Senate and House Republicans are fighting to stop. Reelecting Trump gives America a chance to avoid “fire arc,” a leap of violence into suburbs and beyond.
While it may sound trite to say old line Democrats would not recognize their party, it is true. They would have no time for this life-rupturing, indefensible violence. So, one last quote.
Said Martin Luther King: “Violence, as a way of achieving racial justice, is both impractical and immoral.” He explained: “It is impractical because it is a descending spiral, ending in destruction for all” and “it is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert.”
That is what socialism and communism do. They annihilate because they cannot convert. No informed population swaps freedom and prosperity for despotism and federal subjugation. No one in their right mind chooses violence over law. Said King: “Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.” That is why we oppose it. That is why Trump opposes it. That is why we can give no quarter to an impending “fire arc.”
Should have sent troops to quell these riots. Should have arrested city and/or state officials that obliged these uprisings and prosecute them for abetting insurrection!
Have to agree with Phil H., below. Some Americans are stupid. Many are just plain ignorant because they get their daily news ration from the lame stream media’s barnyard trough. Too lazy to get the facts on their own. Antifa, BLM both are Marxist and socialist organizations, hell bent on tearing our Country down. Joe Biden is just an old guy, posing as a leader for the far left. Kamala Harris is the one to watch out for.
In debate, Lincoln stated that everyone should be able to “eat from the work of their own hands”!! This phrase is an excellent summation of what America Means!!! Stand-up for America!!!! Remove Every Democrat!!!!!
Out-of the ashes of the remnants of the once great Republican Party, it is time to use the TRUMP MOVEMENT to forge a New Party based on FREEDOM!!! A Party that stands for FREEDOM FOR ALL!!!! Stand-up for America!!!! Remove Every Democrat!!!!!
To Republican Leaders, we have voted for you for decades because “Tax and Spend” is essentially Communism and unconstitutional! Today, President Donald J. Trump has more than tripled your BASE!! For decades, you have had NO VIABLE candidates for President!! “W” only won to keep-out the Communists!! But most of your “leaders” are just Communists with a different suit!!! It is time to JOIN the TRUMP rebirth of the American Revolution!!!! Lead, Follow, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!! Today, your BASE are Anti-Communists and Counter-Revolutionaries!!!!!
Why aren’t we going after the ones who are financing these anti-American local terrorists? Surely we can call this insurrection, and it is being financed by a cabal of wealthy liberals, who are attempting to cause complete chaos in order to take over the election process. Why are we standing by while these fools pay for these anarchists to destroy whet we have built over the years?
Agree with article, we need to retake education system.
This is one awful mess. Democrats have pulled every rotten stunt in the book to unseat Trump. Now, they are saying the election results will be delayed until we are forced to accept Pelosi as our president. As for the mail in votes that supposedly will cause the delay……..set a deadline for mailing and make it mandatory that they ALL ARE COUNTED BEFORE THE ELECTION. That will fix that. The democrats are the lowest life-form I’ve seen in years. Their behavior is disgraceful. Can you imagine Pelosi as our acting President? Guess that’s why she had her hair done in a beauty shop closed to everyone else for six months. Just like Chicagos’ Lightfoot, “ getting a haircut, “executive privilege “. Their hair still looks like hell.
The fact, I believe, is that there are a maximum of 5 million communists in the US who have been waiting for years for their “chance”.
This ain’t it. Communism must be sold in a nadir economy. We now have a super economy despite Covid and the BLM terriorists.
BLM equals ISIS. Same stuff. After the dems (communists) are clobbered in this election, the dems will fake a move to the “center”.
They will hope to be accepted as a “centrist” party for a while until they can mount another “lets destroy the US” movement as they have done
over the past 3 1/2 years. They have finally revealed themselves and all decent people see it. They have lost the advantage of lies
and deception . Biden is a master at this but we all now know he is another Nakita Kruschev. This election is a certain Trump landslide.
Thousands of lawyers will file suits of voter ” suppression” but it won’t work. This thing is OVER.
Some so called AMERICANS are akin to sheep where the entity that tends this flock makes promises of free this and free that,but to get this so called free stuff you have to abandon your soul and current way of thinking and rebel and if you do this,PRESTO,now you have become communist sheeple.
Right on the mark!!!
It’s time to arrest these violent protestors and ship them to Gitmo.
If the Democrats want violence and socialism, they should go to a country that has that and leave us God fearing, God loving Americans alone with our beloved country.
Unfortunately Progressivism has been entrenced into our public schools and universities since the 1920’s.This cancer has been growing before our own eyes and now has become the Democrat Socialist party. If Americans allow these people to prevail it will be the end of our constitutional republic. As you see there leaders doing now, calling for violence, getting in opponents’ faces and threatening to kill anyone who disagrees with their socialist dogma. If you don’t tow their line, you will be dealt with, probably violently. We must re-elect President Trump and then deal with the hate and backlash that will come with their demise. I pray it will be their dying breath and America will continue to be the greatest nation on earth with, “freedom, liberty and justice for all”.
Of course, President Trump sees it. Let’s hope enough Americans come around to see it too before it is too late. We can either stop them with our votes on November 3 or we will have to stop them in the streets with our guns later on. I prefer the former, but am prepared for the latter, if need be.
I was commissioned as an officer in the military in March, 1967. Part of the oath I swore was to protect and defend the Constitution and our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. At the time I never envisioned “domestic enemies” ever being in the picture, but I do now.
Trump winning will not be enough to destroy the left. We will need to take back the house, senate, and many attorney general positions in many states. We must take it all from the dems.
Our number one priority should be a complete overhaul of our educational system, K-12 and beyond, our children are no longer being taught they are being indoctrinated in socialist LIES AND PROPAGANDA, stupid uneducated people are easier to “convert” , and well educated inteligent people would NOT tolerate what is happening to our country.RED MAGA VOTE REPUBLICAN!
I agree. I hope and Pray you are right. I feel the same kind of wake up and hope I’m not deluding myself. No one in their right mind would want socialism as we have seen the results. The problem is just they don’t know the reality of socialism and think of it as a solution to some of the problems we have. You can’t reason with the unreasonable so we have to keep praying that enough real Americans have woken up to what the Democrats are up to. Thanks for your common sense approach.
there must be some group that’s paying these people to terroris the neighbor hoods for black lives. Just a bunch of losers. I do hope that Trump from now on sends out the National Guards as soon as possible.
Another four for Trump!!!!!!
There is someone paying some of these people to stir up the socialism violence. Obama and Soros are behind some of it. Not sure who else. They are being encouraged by Pelosi and schumer and other Dems. This has nothing to do with black lives and everything to do with destroying our country. They are anarchists and criminals and communists. Trump 2020. MAGA
IF DEMOCRATS CAN JUSTIFY KILLING BABIES AND THEY DO. ARE YOU DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THEY WILL NOT GET TO YOU. NO MERCY FOR BABY KILLERS AND NO PEACE. TIME TO QUIT PLAYING FOOTSIE WITH THIS EVIL DEATH GET RID OF EVIL SO SHOW THEM THE LAKE OF FIRE AND PUSH THEM IN. TOLERANCE FOR THIS IS NOT PERMITTED. NOT TRUMPS AMERICA THIS IS GOD’S AMERICA ISIAH 5:20. TIME TO QUIT BEING NICE TO DEMONS. CHRIST DIED FOR ALL SOME CHOSE HIM NOT. GOD ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE IS NOT TOLERANT OF EVIL SO IF YOU STAND WITH GOD AND HE IS YOUR GOD WHY ARE WE TOLERANT OF DEMONS AND EVIL. THEIR ONLY ” CHOICE ” IS REPENT AND CHANGE OR FACE THE WRATH GOD. AND BY THE WAY I AM NOT GOD NOR DO I SPEAK FOR HIM. HE HAS SPOKEN VERY WILL THROUGH HIS WORD. GOD’S OF SELF VOTE DEMOCRAT. AND IS ONLY GOD THEY KNOW.