No, Violent Leftist Gangs Fighting White Supremacists Aren’t Heroes. They’re Part Of The Problem

Posted: August 17, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Revisionist history is setting in regarding Leftist violence.

It’s setting in because too many on the Left regard groups like Antifa as useful counters to the alt-right and Neo-Nazis, even though Antifa has targeted mainstream conservatives and engages in violence that breaks the rules of any civilized society.

On Tuesday, Professor NDB Connolly of Johns Hopkins University discounted the value of liberalism, which he derided as “paper,” in The Washington Post:

Liberalism — our paper — preserves our country’s long commitment to contracts. Under liberalism, citizens stand in contract with their government. The government’s job, in turn, has been to enforce contracts between individuals and groups.

But, Connolly continued, white supremacy represents our country’s “scissors”: there have been people historically cut out of our social contract. But there is a “rock”: resistance. Here’s Connolly:

Rocks can look like armed self-defense or nonviolent direct-action campaigns. They appear, too, as blunt, bald public speech about the hatred arrayed against the dispossessed … No matter its form, rock breaks scissors … in April 1968, amid a flurry of other “rocks,” riots shook American cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It took that rolling unrest, not the promise of further economic growth, to spur President Lyndon Johnson and Congress to action. Within a week they had passed the Fair Housing Act. Over the past century, liberalism, vexed by an ever-sharp, ever-cutting white supremacy, has needed these rocks.

Connolly concluded:

Segregationists have again assumed their pedestals in the Justice Department, the White House and many other American temples. Paper alone won’t drive them out. Start throwing rocks.

This is an explicit call for violence. It’s also a historically ignorant one. Riots in American cities helped empty out those cities, creating white flight, the erosion of the tax base, and the resegregation of cities that were integrating quickly (Detroit and Los Angeles being the two most obvious). Equating non-violent resistance with riots is both counterproductive and immoral. Martin Luther King, Jr., was not a member of the Black Panther Party, and MLK’s message was far more successful than Huey Newton’s.

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