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Robin Smith / Aug. 14, 2017

Anarchy Is the Leftist Antithesis of Liberty

Just before the weekend’s event, “antifascist” anarchists got preferential treatment from the Leftmedia.

Nice try, Washington Post. The paper’s piece last Thursday attempting to normalize the behavior of anarchists might work inside the bi-coastal party of the Democrats. However, average working Americans know if you live in a perpetual tantrum, including violence, you’re not a member of an aggrieved population. Instead, you’re part of America’s problems rooted in hatred.

Ironically, the same publication prettying up anarchy just days ago is now breathless in its anger and indignation toward the disgusting violence that erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. So, which is it? Is violence camouflaged as free speech cool and acceptable or is it criminal and reprehensible?

First, let’s begin with the broadest question: Where on this planet has a society based on anarchy flourished?

Examining this question, let’s use the definition of anarchy as supplied by Merriam-Webster: “an absence of government; a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority; absence or denial of any authority or established order.”

Whether it’s in Berkeley, CA, or Charlottesville, VA, the common denominator of both types of protests is a rejection of civil society, lawful authority and mutual respect.

To the WaPo — where is that nation full of freedom and individual rights with an economy that supports independence and opportunity based on anarchy? That’s right. Nowhere.

In the first paragraph of last week’s article entitled, “What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows,” the paper is just shy of the opening theme of the original Superman. That movie tells of a super hero who, “disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.” But, in the Post’s version, it cites the professional nature of anarchists by day who are changing the world one protest, one fire-bombed car, one shattered plate-glass window at a time.

A little dramatic?

“By day, they are graphic designers, legal assistants, nonprofit workers and students. But outside their 9-to-5 jobs, they call themselves anarchists — bucking the system, shunning the government and sometimes even rioting and smashing windows to make a point,” declares the effusive piece describing leftist looters and vandals.

What say you now, Washington Post and leftists who’ve stood silent or glorified, as in this very article, the role of “speech” applied to groups of angry mobs wearing helmets, masks, waving ball bats, slinging chains, destroying property and inflicting harm? Will you have a puff piece this week normalizing the Nazi-loving extremists whom you desperately but oh-so-wrongly want to link to conservatism and the political Right?

Hitler’s Nazi state was grounded on his admiration for Benito Mussolini’s fascism — state-run everything that pursued collectivism. That’s leftism, not conservatism, no matter how much America’s media and public education complex wants us to believe otherwise. As wards of the state, citizens living in a fascist state under national socialism have no rights of property, speech or religion. The greatest similarities exist between Hitler’s Nazis and the leftist fascists who hate America and reject its Liberty.

The type of self-governance that is supported on the political Right is borne out of a moral people. It’s the very notion of American Founder John Adams, who declared, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

If you don’t have a set of values based on goodness that permits freedom, a heavy-handed government is needed to intervene to control those vacant of morals. The like minds of the anarchists and neo-Nazis, whose speech is protected but criminal acts are not, continue to demonstrate this point. Conversely, America’s limited government is maximized as its people are governed by an intrinsic set of standards that are displayed externally that permits a smaller, free government.

In the Post’s jubilant portrayal of anarchists, many of its featured modern-day “heroes” voice opposition to capitalism and argue that democracies can’t work on a large scale. Without evidence, their unspoken thesis is that anarchy serves to benefit certain groups supposedly oppressed by America’s value system and structure of economic liberty.

Let’s just cut to the core: Angry people congregating to protest their believed state of victimhood or grievance with a mob mentality that escalates into criminal destruction and violence are being deceptively labeled as expressing free speech. Violence and destruction are acts that are welcomed in this group, whether the antifa, Black Lives Matter, the neo-Nazis, the white supremacists or whatever anti-social, anarchist group. The acts of deviancy serve to empower the angry masses in their visibility to misconstrue public acceptance and inflict intimidation and terror on communities.

Yet they accomplish nothing except proving the point that anarchists, regardless of moniker or affiliation, may masquerade as functioning adults at some point in their lives, while possessing hearts full of hatred that manifests itself in crime.

Americans must reject the exaltation of all of these deviants who claim to seek solution, yet clearly seek license to disrupt and destroy.

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