Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, caused a stir on social media Wednesday when he posed with a book promoting the violent “Antifa” movement.
Since Trump’s election as president, Antifa activists have initiated violent clashes on college campuses and at other gatherings. The group has been accused of using coordinated violence against people they deem to espouse far-right ideology.
Like it or not, Keith Ellison is the new face of the Democratic Party. It’s the face of violence. He stands with a book praising Antifa because Antifa is what his party is now all about: Intimidation and violence against all who dissent.
Their trick? Equate dissension with violence and fascism. “If you don’t support Democrats, then you must be a fascist. Fascists are violent thugs. They must be dealt with accordingly.”
So you want lower taxes? You’re a fascist. You want a win against ISIS, North Korea and other overt enemies of America and human liberty? You’re a fascist. You want increased defense spending and reduced federal regulation at the EPA and elsewhere? You’re a fascist.
And if you’re a fascist, you will pay. That’s Ellison’s threat, and he speaks for much of the Democratic Party, I’m afraid.
Will the Democrats follow through on Ellison’s threat should they regain Congress and the White House? We won’t know until or unless it happens. However, the threat is already there. When the second-in-command of the Democratic Party uses the threat of physical violence from a terrorist organization like Antifa to intimidate President Trump, he’s really talking to everyone who supports President Trump, as well as anyone who dissents from the Democratic Party line.
Now that’s fascism.
Notice what the Democratic Party is not doing. It’s not developing a platform as an alternative to President Trump’s policies. They’re not making the case for higher taxes, still more debt and deficits, reducing military strength and creating even more regulations than the massive number Obama heaped on the nation for eight years.
It’s beneath them.
They should not have to persuade people to pursue a different course. They’re entitled to have their power back. And they aim to get it via intimidation and threat of force.
Is it really outrageous to think that if Democrats ever get back in power, they’ll continue to work at “striking fear” in the hearts and minds of those who dissent?
Dissenters are wise to arm themselves now. And not just intellectually, either. Because literal thugs have taken over one of America’s two major parties.
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