By Alexander G. Markovsky
The election of Barack Obama was a seminal event in American history. History was not made by the color of the President’s skin; it was made by the color of his ideas. An ardent Marxist, Obama converted the Democratic Party into a socialist cartel and put the country on its way to a non-violent transition to socialism.
With the advent of Donald J. Trump the process was interrupted and economic prosperity put socialism in real jeopardy. After all attempts to render Trump ineffective had failed, the Party leaders drew the conclusion consistent with Marxist ideology: that the events had reached a point where peaceful methods of getting the country back on the socialist trail were inadequate.
In the nightmarish scenario of Trump reelection, acting like a gambler who doubles his bet after each loss in hope to recoup losses, the Democrats attempted to wreck the country, turn it into chaos in order to create what Lenin called, “revolutionary environment.”
The Party of slavery, the Confederacy, the Black Codes, Jim Crow, and racial segregation, in a virtuoso ploy declared war on “systemic racism.”
The fuse that set off the riots was the death of a habitual criminal George Floyd in police custody. The Democrats took advantage of the fact that Floyd happened to be a black used Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA to organize and send thousands of disturbed souls akin to Mao’s Red Guards of the Cultural Revolution in a widespread insurrection.
The near objective of the current campaign is to weaken law enforcement, forcing it to choose between security and political posturing. As the law enforcement getting overwhelmed, the radical turmoil gains momentum and expands to more cities merging various resentments — social, economic, racial, and gender — gaining strength to destroy existing patterns of authority and subsequently undermine the President before the elections.
The campaign started with a bang. “Systematic racism,” offered the rioters justification for abandoning every single ethical value. The Democratic governors and mayors got on board with the campaign, abdicated their responsibilities and defected to the mobs. They facilitated the chaos by releasing thousands of criminals from jails, ostensibly for protecting them from the coronavirus, to join the ranks of looters and ordered the local police to stand down.
Not bounded by reasoning or moral restrains, rejecting all existing concepts of order, the mobs have turned our cities into Beirut and Aleppo alike. Just like ISIS and the Taliban, mobs are trying to rewrite history by destroying the historic monuments and cultural icons that embody the so-called “systematic racism,” which they reserved to themselves the monopoly to identify.
“The land of the free” took a grotesque meaning.
The Democrats’ plot was obviously not thought out and appeared rather a pre-election nervous breakdown than a grand strategy to defeat Trump. Neither terms “systematic racism” nor “black lives matter” has been given an operational meaning and remained simply cries for anarchy. Furthermore, the battlefield runs through the Democrats’ controlled states and cities and to what extent the Democrats are prepared to destroy their cities and to what end is unclear.
If the riots were supposed to provoke Trump to use force to restore order, so the Democrats could shed crocodile tears for the victims calling the President a tyrant with the blood of peaceful protesters on his hands, they egregiously miscalculated. Trump did not take the bait and let the drama play itself out on the national TV. Trump was invoking American moral values, which are based on fundamental principles of righteousness and justice – “we the people” would never embrace banditism.
Some Democrats are beginning to realize that they are pursuing two incompatible objectives: winning democratic elections and sponsoring upheaval. The Mayor of Portland, who supported the upheaval and even participated in a demonstration, recently called the demonstrators “rioters” and begged them to stop because it helps Trump.
This situation is as if it was specifically tailored for Trump’s talent in waging psychological warfare. The Democrats were better at starting the crisis than at knowing how to finish it. Order cannot be imposed by appeasement – it can only be imposed by force. Indeed, the Democrats lack moral stamina to use force against “peaceful demonstrators” and demoralized police are not in a position to use adequate force anyway. Acceptance of Trump’s help would be seen as an admission of their impotence. The rejection of help validates Trump’s contention that the Democrats are inherently incapable or unwilling of safeguarding this country. It is a gift to Donald Trump reelection “Law and Order” campaign that keeps on giving.
The roots of this movement are shallow and can easily be pulled up. The Democrats lack determination and genuine leadership necessary for a revolution. As the French political thinker, Alexis de Tocqueville pointed out, “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” The Bolshevik revolution’s heirs are miserable copies of Trotsky, Lenin, and Bukharin. They share their precursors’ ambitions but not their nerve, genius, or, for that matter, raw power.
Ironically, the profound consequence of the riots is not the destruction of properties, businesses and human lives, but the extent to which the Democrats are prepared to go to impose the harness of socialism around the necks of the American people.
Alexander G. Markovsky is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a conservative think hosted at King’s College, New York City, which examines national security, energy, risk-analysis and other public policy issues, He is the author of “Anatomy of a Bolshevik” and “Liberal Bolshevism: America Did Not Defeat Communism, She Adopted It.” He is the owner and CEO of Litwin Management Services, LLC. He can be reached at [email protected]