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The Confusion on When Violence Is Acceptable

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Violence has its boundaries and the left seems to be confused about where they are.

Not long ago, I watched in awe as a member of the Bernie Sanders campaign calmly talked about how gulags and violent revolution were good things. I say “in awe” but I wouldn’t call my reaction to this imbecile’s talk of wishing things would get more violent and oppressive as “shock.” I just couldn’t wrap my head around how someone could get so wrong.

He truly thought violence against innocent people was okay. His thoughts equated out to “they don’t agree with me on certain things so they must suffer harm.”

Adding to this feeling of “awe” is the fact that I know for a fact that there are more people like him. He even confirmed it himself.

(READ: Project Veritas Releases Second Video Featuring Violent Sanders Staffer, Confirms More People Like Him in Campaign)

Fast forward to today and the Daily Wire reported on another Project Veritas sting, this time in Chicago where a Democratic campaign staffer has effectively said exactly what the Sanders staffer was saying. He believes political revolution to the extreme left needs to happen and if people get hurt, then that’s not only okay, but it’s morally acceptable:

“I want to make this point very loudly and very clearly. I said it nicely before, but I’ll say it more curtly now. 2020 is a political revolution,” Jacks said in the video. “I am going to do everything morally acceptable to win. I will lie. I will cheat. I will steal. Because that’s morally acceptable in this political environment.”

“Well, when it comes to civil war, violence type stuff there’s always military guys, like former guys that stand up for the right thing–when that time comes, then we gotta get some of those type people involved,” Jacks said. “If you want to do some Versailles shit. If you want to do some Antifa shit. You really want to change this country that way, with violence, there’s only one way to do it. You gotta get people that are close to billionaires and start just, random billionaires start turning up dead. And nobody knows what the f**ks going on. Nobody knows. Nope, I don’t know. They just turned up dead. And just three or four of ‘em is all it’s going to take.”

“All it’s going to take is a pattern of I don’t know, I don’t know man. I don’t know what happened,” he continued. “Just showed up that way. I walked in. That’s how it was. That’s the only way that’s, you do that to three or four people enough to say that this is a pattern, and this is why – draw a dollar sign on their desk or whatever you do, that’s what it’s going to take. It’s going to take a strategic hit against the .1% that’s in charge, cause that’s who it is. Killing random Nazis in the street, random f**king bootlickers.”

“I do think there needs to be a militant group and I love Antifa for that reason,” he continued. “I love that there’s – you always have to have somebody that’s willing to hold up the flag and say nope, this is the line in the sand and we’re the ones holding that line.”

The absolute anger and disdain he has for people he’s been taught to hate drips and oozes from him like a cracked sewage line. He truly believes that violence against people is acceptable and, in fact, needs to happen.

What worries me is that to get to that mindset, it doesn’t take much prodding and poking. Kids are taught this every day from college professors. They go in relatively normal and come out revolutionaries. Then go out and become political activists that truly believe that the violence against innocent people is a universal good because the people they’re doing violence against aren’t good people. They’ve been fooled into thinking they’re truly awful.

They’re not awful, they’re just successful, and while I can’t say that every person who is successful is a saint, I’m willing to bet that some business decisions they’ve made come off as heartless and cold. You can’t confuse business calculations with evil doings, however.

Violence in this case is unacceptable.

When it is acceptable? Let me show you.

Both of these scenes involve Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who was chased down by armed rioters and was forced to defend himself twice. He was under attack despite trying to escape his attackers and was forced to fire his weapon in order to survive.

One is morally permissible to too many on the left and one is considered absolutely horrific and worthy of prison time.

The party that has embraced Marx believes it’s time to punish those who aren’t with them, with extreme violence if need be. When they come at you, violence, like the kind Rittenhouse demonstrated, is acceptable.