It is a truism that the window breakers and car-fire setters are ignorant of history. Too many of us are. The Right, having allowed the Left to take academia in full-frontal assault in the 1960s, its ramparts undefended by adults who ought to have known better, bears more than a bit of blame for this.
Nonetheless, the history that adults find it tiring that the Left refuses to grasp (“Progressive” policies that have been tried in every geography, culture and time always degrade, rather than improve, human lives) is only half, and not the most important half, of the history pertinent at this juncture.
The history with which all of us, but particularly the Left, need to become reacquainted is the history of Western resistance to totalitarianism.
The West, the most physically, morally and economically powerful civilization in the history of the known universe got that way through violent resistance to and destruction of totalitarianism.
Greece defeated Persia. The Roman Republic defeated Carthage. In more modern times, the West that descended from these civilizations has fought for the same reasons those ancestors fought: Freedom, Liberty, the Rule of Law and Self-Government.
We have fought totalitarians within our own civilization as hot wars (Britain v. Napoleonic France, America v. Britain (twice), the Allies v. Germany (twice), the Allies v. Japan, and many others). As we have grown so powerful that hot wars can kill us all we have fought against totalitarianism outside our civilization as Cold Wars.
We have won these wars. All of them. For thousands of years.
The Left today seems to forget this. They seem not to know that when it comes down to all the marbles, to liberty for ourselves and our posterity, our patience evaporates. Brexit and Trump both are signs that our patience is close to doing so now, signs that, like a rattler’s rattle, should not be ignored.
Patiently finding footpaths around totalitarians blocking our paths in ridiculously infantile vagina costumes, patiently waiting in cars as our roads to work and the hospital are blocked, patiently watching on our TV screens as Leftist rioters throw rocks, break windows and burn our schools, and riot against the enforcement of duly-passed immigration laws, with the goal of destroying Freedom, Liberty, the Rule of Law and Self-Government only will last for so long.
Churchill famously said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have tried everything else.” And we Americans have tried just about “everything else” to stop the totalitarianism under which the Left violently is demanding to enslave us.
The aftermath of the 2016 election is the most violent in our history, absent the Civil War. Who won that? Those fighting for human liberty.
If the Left keeps this up, if anarchy and rising resistance to the Rule of Law – to Western Civilization itself – continue, it is erroneous to think that those of us who care about the future enough to populate it will not lose our patience.
The Left can continue to riot, burn and break, demanding to enslave us. The Left can and, I’m sure, will become more and more violent.
Not arresting rioters for felony rioting and imprisoning them for the maximum allowable terms is an ill-advised rejection of the Rule of Law on the part of the adults, just as it was in the 1960s when the same cohort assaulted our schools.
We are under the Rule of Law only if it is enforced.
The Left, however, should google the history of Western liberty. There are bumps in the road, yes, but liberty always wins.
Because we who demand liberty stand, as we have stood for thousands of years, ready to kill Liberty’s enemies in whatever numbers we deem necessary to ensure her primacy.