This week, as the Derek Chauvin trial came to a close, Americans across the country naively asked, "Do you think the left will riot if the verdict does not go their way?"
These concerns exposed a deep flaw in America’s understanding of the radical left’s intentions with their riots.
We need to come to grips with the harsh reality: The left will riot, at some point or another, regardless if justice under the law "goes their way."
This is because justice is not their actual desire; Destroying capitalism and tearing down America is. This means that as long as America and capitalism exists, the left will try to riot.
So, instead of asking "if" they will riot, we need to ask, "when will they riot?"
Historically, leftist movements across the globe have risen to power using the same classic tactic: Marxism.
Marxism is when the left intentionally creates division in the population by pitting the working class against the supposedly evil, oppressive, and rich owning class. The goal of this conflict is that the working class will one day up against the owning class.
The insane liberal wokeness of the 21st Century has created a breeding ground for other forms of division. This means American leftists are not limited to division via class identity alone.
They are now dividing the population by pitting groups against each other based on forms of identity like race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc. The woke movement’s reliance on this sort of identity politics blended with traditional Marxism has resulted in "Cultural Marxism."
The prime example of Cultural Marxism in action in America is the Black Lives Matter movement.
After the death of George Floyd in 2020, radical communists from ANTIFA and the violent segment of BLM hijacked any attempt for peaceful protest to achieve police reform.
In a disgusting manner, we saw radical, militant leftists enacting mayhem with the intention of bringing down our country.
Many Americans wrongly believed the violence witnessed nightly during the 2020 riots was simply passionate protesting which had gotten out of control.
In reality, it was the organized left exploiting George Floyd’s death to enact Cultural Marxism. Their ultimate goal was, and still is, to divide and conquer America during a period of chaos and crisis.
In many ways, they achieved their desired state of destruction across the country through this tactic. Because their violence, looting, and burning was not stopped, the ideological leftists will continue to take advantage of racially sensitive issues.
The organized and funded infrastructure of the radical left in America is far greater than most Americans realize.
The movement is rife with cash, like the $90 million donated in 2020 to Black Lives Matter, an organization founded by self-identifying "trained Marxists." They are active and preparing for more violence, as exposed in the secret meetings and tactical Antifa trainings reported by Project Veritas. And, they are seemingly ubiquitous with tactics done purely to intimidate, like the Sunrise Movement’s Wide Awake campaign, which organizes leftist protestors to spend nights turning "representatives’ lives into waking nightmares by banging pots and pans outside their windows."
In order to defeat this coalition, the most important lesson for us to take in moving forward is that these groups on the left do not actually care about racial issues, they are merely seizing the opportunity to create chaos so that they can achieve their economic and political goals.
My prediction moving forward is that absent current events like the Derek Chauvin trial to exploit, leftists will manufacture crises to ride the wave of racial division as far as possible.
We’ve seen this sort of thing already.
Last year, in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York, "protesters" aggressively harassed diners at the outdoor restaurants downtown chanting "Say his name: Darryl Mount."
In 2013, Mount fell from construction scaffolding as he was chased by police after being accused of assaulting a woman. He passed away after being in a coma for nine months.
Even though Mount’s death had been declared an accident, seven years later, in 2020, BLM protestors used his death as "justification" for rioting and promoting violence in the streets of Saratoga.
In other words, a local BLM chapter searched through records to find any potential example of a wrongful death at the hands of police. This is a strong warning of what is to come once the emotion of the Chauvin trial dies down.
Before we can stop these violent and destructive outbursts in our country, we must understand what we are up against. The organized leftist movement is searching for "justification" to riot, one way or another, to defeat capitalism and take over America.
Morgan Zegers is the founder and CEO of Young Americans Against Socialism, a nonprofit organization producing educational content on history, economics, policy, and culture. Zegers is also a frequent speaker at conferences and college campuses, and the host of a weekly current events and culture podcast, "Some Sanity."
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