“Revolution is the solution, not voting!” chanted a group of kneeling protestors in Manhattan in June this year.
“Our fight for liberty, justice, and freedom continues. Together, we can — and will — transform. This is the revolution,” reads a posting on the website of Black Lives Matter. In the accompanying video the narrator says, “We continue the tradition of revolution. We feel earth shifting beneath our feet… Now it’s time to transform. Together change is coming.”
“Milwaukee’s Protest Leaders Say ‘This Is the Revolution’” proclaims last week’s magazine headline.
Another writer observes: “These are not just riots; this is a revolution to change America.”
“This Is a Revolution! ”declares the title of a piece on the website called “The 74 Million.”
In recent months it has become clear that we are in the midst of a revolutionary push whose objective is nothing less than a complete remaking of our society. The assault has been coming not only from the crowds in the streets but also from other corners such as academia, the media, and even the highest reaches of the US government. Recently, for example, Ilhan Omar, a member of the US House of representatives, has openly called for a dismantling of the American way of life as we know it:
“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform. We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, [and] in the air we breathe.”
Omar’s revolutionary zeal has been shared by many of her colleagues in government who have been more discrete than herself, but who have nevertheless done all they can to further the cause. One of the many ways in which they do this is by implementing legislation that ties the hands of law enforcement in order to set loose the insurgent mobs that have been burning our cities and terrorizing America’s communities.
In the past five months, the insurrectionists have made impressive gains by changing America’s mindset and forcing their agenda on our nation. In this short time, they have been able to dramatically reshape the way many Americans perceive themselves and their country. It is now commonly accepted in many quarters that America is a racist and oppressive nation. America’s history has been discredited as a tale of oppression and iniquity. Statues of our great men have been desecrated and removed. Scores of Americans are now ashamed of their country, of their past and of themselves while the issue of race has become the most important consideration in virtually every aspect of our life. The hard-left activists have forced upon many Americans the idea that they are racists. They have convinced us that our racism is subconscious and that any attempt to deny this fact is the clear evidence of its existence. To drive their point home, the revolutionists have terrorized our neighborhoods, disrupted our ways of life and injured countless people. For good measure they have torched dozens of cities and caused billions of dollars in damage in what the insurance industry has described as “riot and civil disorder” catastrophe in multiple states.