It didn’t surprise me in the least when it was reported that the majority of those arrested in the Portland riots did not vote last Tuesday.
Of course they didn’t.
Yesterday — as is my morning routine — I thought of the things I wanted to write about while I was showering. I don’t know why I get my best ideas in the shower, but there you go.
I thought to myself, “I bet these people in the riots didn’t even vote.”
At the time, I was going to write a completely conjecture-based column. But when I came downstairs and started combing through the news, I discovered it wasn’t conjecture at all.
Of the 112 people arrested in Portland, 35 were not registered voters, 34 were registered, but didn’t vote and only 25 are confirmed to have actually voted [hat tip Breitbart].
According to Zero Hedge, 70% of those arrested in the Portland riots weren’t even from the state of Oregon.
What does that tell you?
Well, it tells me that these riots were planned in advance of the election and would have happened no matter who won.
If Hillary, God forbid, won the election, these riots would still happen. Only this time, the theme of the riots would be protesting the criminal who stole the election from Bernie Sanders.
Hell, they could even use the same hashtag #NotMyPresident regardless of which candidate won.
It isn’t the outcome of the election they are rioting against.
Rather, it is the fact that this Constitutional Republic has free elections at all.
Goal #42 of the 45 Goals of Communism:
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.
This is precisely why the radicals rise up and riot every few months. The supposed “reason” for the riot doesn’t matter. What matters is the violence and unrest they spawn.
This has never been about Donald Trump’s victory.
These are not “anti-Trump” riots. And they sure as hell aren’t “anti-Trump” protests.
The radical Left organizations bankrolling, busing and organizing these violent riots want to undermine the United States of America from within.
It’s why they leave a city in ruins when there is a police shooting.
It is neither about the police nor the shooting.
They do not want change; they want anarchy.
The supposed “cause” of these riots matters not.
All that matters is the damage to our civil society they hope to perpetrate through the use of violence and insurrection.
So if Hillary Clinton won (a horrid thought), these Leftist organizations would simply have reframed the narrative and proceeded.
Trump isn’t the enemy.
All of us are.
This country, our Constitution, our liberty and freedom, our sovereignty — it is America that is their enemy.
These rioters didn’t participate in our free and democratic elections because what they object to is “freedom” and “democracy.”
They hate this Republic.
They hate us. All of us.
There are no “demands” save one: for this nation to go down in flames.
And their only hope is to be the ones who provide the gasoline and the match.
While the Leftist organizations funding them? Their only hope is to be the ones who profit from our destruction.
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