Many on the Left want us to think there was a peaceful transition of power, but that is not the case. And it’s one thing to protest, it’s quite another to riot and vandalize. Yet, people are calling them both forms of protest. We aren’t fooled. We know the difference.
By Allen West
What we witnessed yesterday in the nation’s capital reminded me more of a scene from East Jerusalem, not an American presidential inauguration.
The Daily Mail reports, Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as Trump haters smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police – who arrested more than 200 before nightfall.
Heated clashes broke out in McPherson Square and along K Street as hundreds of riot police fired tear gas and drew their nightsticks to contain the masked mob.
As the rioting unfolded, Trump and his family were arriving at a review stand at the White House to see the end of the inaugural parade.
Militant anti-Trump protesters gave a foretaste of what could follow during the violent outbreaks, which has so far seen 217 people arrested and at least six police officers injured.
As reported by Reuters:
Hundreds of protesters with varying agendas marched through downtown streets, and some groups clashed with police, throwing rocks and bottles which police responded to with tear gas and concussion grenades. A helicopter hovered low overhead.
At one flash point, a protester hurled an object through the passenger window of a police van, which quickly sped away in reverse as demonstrators cheered. Earlier, activists wearing masks used chunks of pavement and baseball bats to shatter the windows of a Bank of America branch and a McDonald’s outlet, all symbols of American capitalism.
Multiple vehicles were set on fire, including a black limousine and a television truck. A knot of people dragged garbage cans into a street a few blocks from the White House and set them ablaze, later throwing a red cap bearing Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan into the flames.
The various protest groups scattered around the city chanted anti-Trump slogans and carried signs with slogans including “Trump is not president” and “Make Racists Afraid Again.”
“Trump is not going to be stopped at the top, he’s going to be stopped from the bottom, from people rising up,” said Ben Allen, a 69-year-old retired teacher from San Francisco. “We support the right of everybody in this country, no matter what nationality, what religion, the color of their skin, to be respected as a human being, and this guy doesn’t respect anybody.”
It would appear the progressive socialist left in America has more in common with the “Palestinian” terrorists. They both seem to believe embracing the tactic of creating fear, terror, intimidation, and violence is the means to their end, namely, control. It’s the method of their madness to secure their goals and objectives. Just as the Palestinian “choom gang” only wants the extermination of Israel, a two-state solution is not part of their agenda.
The liberal progressive left displayed yesterday — as they have since the November presidential election — unless they get what they want, they will throw absurd temper tantrums, and enact violence to secure their designs. If you want to peacefully march, and show yourself to be a loyal opposition, just articulate a clear policy vision for the country. But those who can independently think and aren’t part of the leftist herd, made our choice in November. And, if I may use the words of Obama — “I won, get over it”. But, the hypocrisy continues, and that which caused the left to lose is still their raison d’être.
Ponder if you will: what if constitutional conservatives had acted this way back in 2008 for the inauguration of Barack Obama? Yes, there were constitutional conservative rallies, and, guess what, it was about tax and healthcare policy. I don’t recall any cars being set on fire, or bricks thrown. And, when there were conservative rallies, they left the grounds cleaner than when they came.
The liberal progressive left needs to do a self-examination and cease their petulant childish rantings. Look, over the past eight years. Y’all have lost countless seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, state legislatures, gubernatorial seats — and Donald J. Trump had nothing to do with that.