From Occupy Wall Street to Ferguson and Baltimore (which produced Black Lives Matter (BLM)), or the next incarnation leftist radicals have conjured up to “protest”, Antifa, those identifying with these groups are not protesting but in fact, by the FBI’s definition, committing acts of domestic terrorism…
Domestic Terrorism –
Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S…
(Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation)
1: a state of intense fear
2 a: one that inspires fear : scourge
b: a frightening aspect
c: a cause of anxiety : worry
d: an appalling person or thing; especially : brat
3: reign of terror
4: violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands
(Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Look back at the Ferguson and Baltimore “protesters” who willfully engaged in rioting, looting, acts of intimidation, assault, destruction of property etc. Said acts are “a cause of anxiety”, “inspires fear”, “violent or destructive acts” in nature putting lives in danger to “intimidate or coerce” the “civilian population” and “influence the policy of government by intimidation or coercion”!
It’s one thing to stand opposed and voice your objections, commit civil disobedience getting locked up for refusing to follow orders from law enforcement (get off premises/private property, out of the street, block an entrance to a building/venue etc.), this is generally how a “normal” protest takes place.
1: a solemn declaration of opinion and usually of dissent: as
a: a sworn declaration that payment of a note or bill has been refused and that all responsible signers or debtors are liable for resulting loss or damage
b: a declaration made especially before or while paying that a tax is illegal and that payment is not voluntary
2: the act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval ; especially : a usually organized public demonstration of disapproval
3: a complaint, objection, or display of unwillingness usually to an idea or a course of action
4: an objection made to an official or a governing body of a sport
(Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
BUT, when you have people marching, chanting for the death of police, that is not a peaceful movement…
..it is a declaration of war championed by another chant “No Justice No Peace”.It means exactly what they say to destroy property, intimidate people, commit assault and in the extreme kill (as we saw in Dallas 7/7/16).
What we are witnessing around the country by radical leftists (in the past news cycle from the BLM and anti-Trump protesters, currently the Antifa aka FASCISTS) goes way beyond how protests are defined, conducted and intended. Civil disobedience meaning and purpose has been perverted by those participating who are invading places of business, interfering or rather harassing people (children in some instances) who have absolutely nothing to do with what is going on. If your beef is with the police or a conservative speaker then you should be protesting police stations, college admin NOT malls, kids visiting Santa Claus, stopping traffic during rush hour or destroying a campus!
What does Target, Walmart or Christmas related events have to do with a police shooting or a conservative speaker? How does shutting traffic down at rush hour in the early am in San Diego, CA get justice for Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD or others who have fallen in police involved shootings? How will rioting, looting, assault etc be considered a protest when they’re directed against neighbors and neighborhood businesses to get justice for young men, like in case of Mike Brown, who committed crimes? How will trashing UC Berkeley over Milo speaking, or a general disagreement over political opinion solve anything? Listen to the rhetoric, watch the mannerisms and salutes (communist fist in the air) and you will see these are not legitimate protests to “get justice” or stop the “nazi” horde…
… it is a dangerous radical uprising that puts all Americans in danger.
The remnants of Occupy will always find a new cause to hijack with their anti-American, anti-capitalism agenda. Why because they are the militant arm of the left, democrat party and the leftist controlled media! All legit protests 99% of the time are co-opted by communist groups, radical revolutionaries and the like who are deliberately engaging in acts of domestic terrorism, whether people want to admit it or not. We are too hung up on what the media tells us/ defines what a terrorist is that many will dismiss calling whatever group of the month it is tearing Washington DC to Berkeley apart are domestic terrorists. Read the definitions again on terrorism, nothing mentioned about swearing allegiance to a radical religion or having to come form a certain location on the globe!
Consider this, in all of the TEA Party and conservative protests/ marches the State Police, SWAT teams, police in riot gear, let alone National Guard were never called out. Only during the obama/ Reid govt shutdown in Oct 2013 we saw heavy police presence at memorials, parks etc around the country. But, that was no thanks to the negative publicity/ hit-jobs the obama media did against mainly veterans who were upset that their memorials were closed off. After all the abuse vets and their supporters remained peaceful which only upset the left to no end because they had no images like what we are seeing today from Ferguson, Baltimore and other “protests” from radical leftist groups like the BLM, leftist anti-Trump types and Antifa. Regardless of that, the TEA Party and those on the right have been labeled domestic terrorists by many, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, for legitimately protesting (against obamacare, govt waste, violating the Constitution etc) while remaining completely peaceful and respectable to those around them.
No rioting, committing assault, halting traffic (which in itself causes wrecks) etc can ever be connected to the TEA Party & conservative movement. There were even heated but still peaceful protests from some leftists groups on immigration that didn’t require a strong response in force. So if the TEA Party & conservative movement have been deemed domestic terrorists for showing up with signs, lawn chairs and cleaning up after themselves then there should be no doubt radical leftist groups (coast-to-coast) like Antifa are hardcore domestic terrorists!
These leftist groups created for one cause have evolved.. err rather de-evolved into something dangerous. Those who participate in response to police related events many times blatantly ignore facts (that those who fallen in police shootings were engaged in criminal activity, resisted arrest and even assaulted police officer). When events involve radicals like Antifa, it’s mostly over free speech! They do not want anyone speaking out, telling the truth, on issues they oppose so they are all about creating chaos… to bury the truth!
It’s time to call these people for what they are…
Occupy, BLM, Antifa and whatever the next organization that comes about, created by leftists, are domestic terrorists. They are actively terrorizing Americans through “protests”, riots really, verbally and physically attacking people to submit to their agenda!