Mob violence, the threat of violence and intimidation of individuals by large groups is a core operational tactic of the radical left in the Cultural War. If you are like me, it is difficult to imagine that the activities in the videos and stories below really occur. If you are aware of them, you assume, as I did for a long time that these are small isolated activities. Surely, this cannot represent the nature and the character of an entire movement - yet it actually does. The mainstream media does not cover this in much detail, if at all. When they do cover it they portray is as counter-protests to right-wing hate.
Three facts are important to understand.
First - there just does not exists a large and organized right-wing equivalent to these left-wing groups. Yes, there are young groups on the Alt-Right that seem willing to take to the streets and get directly into the face of groups like ANTIFA, but they are small when compared to the left.
Second, the organization of the left is enormous. The so-called ad hoc gatherings of students at campuses around the country to harass, assault and intimidate those that dare have ideas different than what their ideology holds dear are not nearly as random as the news media that covers these events would lead you to believe. The left employs paid organizers and paid protestors to coordinate and facilitate these events and pass along best practices to ensure maximum success.
Third, and most important. The radical left is proving through direct action that they have no respect for persons, property, liberty nor even life - the core principles that have made Western Civilization great. In the videos below you will see individuals punched, spit upon, cursed at, property taken and destroyed and all manner of other things, all in the name of silencing people that disagree and denying others the right to speech free movement and peaceful assembly.
You will notice, these radical progressives perform these actions in the safety of a crowd, often punching and kicking people when their backs are turned. They apparently believe in the power and justice of the crowd over that of the individual. I imagine the same sort of attitudes prevailed during the French Revolution as people were denounced, "tried" and guillotined. This is the same sort of behavior that occurred during Chinas Cultural Revolution with Struggle Sessions and executions. We have in existence the same sort of mob mentality, the same sort of ideological hate and the same level of individual cowardices that existed in France in the early 18th-century and China in the 20th. Millions of people have been killed in the past because of mob violence.
When I write about the very real dangers the radical progressives pose, these are not theoretical or hypothetical arguments - these things are happening, and the brazenness of the mob is growing.
The videos below contain violence and crude language - but you need to see them to fully understand the gravity of this growing mob mentality.
I am posting the first video again. After having seen the videos above just imagine if the young lady in the video below was your daughter, just trying to attend a campus event and hear a speaker.
Cowards you say? The videos bear this out. I suspect few if any of these people in black hoodies and masks would all alone get in the face of most regular Americans. That is not their modus operandi, they are only emboldened by a large group, often attacking their victims from behind or from the side. This does not make them less dangerous, perhaps more so. Weak, feckless and confused people that feel powerless to act on their own, are conditioned to groupthink and feel the power in the mob are apt to perform collective acts that in history have proven to be murderous.
The notion that there is a moral superiority within the mob itself, a superiority that debases the humanity of individuals that disagree with the mob is a significant problem. These people are learning the wrong lessons, lessons they will apply to politics and the public square for years to come.