America’s Kristallnacht

by EDWARD CLINE November 15, 2016

Had Hillary Clinton won the election, would the anti-Trump rioters have behaved any differently?


Instead of protesting Trump's election, they'd be celebrating Hillary's victory with the same appetite for destruction and brutality and carnage. They would be celebrating it in the best Nazi tradition, such as the Night of the Broken Glass., or Kristallnacht in the character of Novemberpogrome. Businesses would be targeted for destruction and looting (see the glass being broken by hooded thugs) and physical attacks on Trump supporters  would be common, and ignored by a compliant news media. The Nazis were celebrating the ascendency of the Nazis in German political life. The "Social Justice Warriors" could just as well be celebrating Clinton's ascendancy to the White House.

"What difference would it make?"

The pretext for the attacks in 1938 was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan in Paris. The attacks were planned and carried out by the Nazi Party to target Jews, the whipping boy blamed for Germany's economic and other problems.  They were targeted, Saul Alinsky style - long before he wrote Rules for Radicals - and isolated and persecuted.

The pretext - and the etymological root of the term pretext, means that the demonstrators then and now were and are acting out a prepared script - is pretending to be "outraged" and "disgruntled" and in violent opposition to Donald Trump's winning the 2016 presidential election. When multiple mass rallies abruptly occur in multiple cities across the country, from coast to coast, and even in Britain (as Kristallnacht occurred in Germany in 1938) it means that these are no more "spontaneous," for example, than the Muslim riots and demonstrations against the Mohammad image cartoons. These are all pre-arranged and planned for maximum effect and shock value, to scare the powers that be into concessions.

Some of the rioters are now claiming they are practicing their First Amendment rights. But freedom of speech does not include rioting and terrorizing individuals.

One may succumb to "impulse buying" in a supermarket, but there is no such thing as "impulse rioting."

The Counter-Jihad Report reveals that:

Contrary to media misrepresentations, many of the supposedly spontaneous, organic, anti-Trump protests we have witnessed in cities from coast to coast were in fact carefully planned and orchestrated, in advance, by a pro-Communist organization called the ANSWER Coalition, which draws its name from the acronym for "Act Now to Stop War and End Racism." ANSWER was established in 2001 by Ramsey Clark's International Action Center, a group staffed in large part by members of the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party.

In effect, ANSWER provided the script, George Soros's MoveOn provided the cast of thousands, and has done so ever since Trump launched his bid for the White House, and long before Trump entered the political arena. It was Ramsey Clark, a former Attorney General and a career Progressive (aka Communist), who founded ANSWER.

As of this column, there have been no reports of riots, destruction, and physical assaults instigated by masses of Trump supporters.  Nor are there likely to be. No busloads of Trumpeters have been sent to voting stations or to New York City and Portland and Los Angeles to cast their votes or to raise hell.

The Dennis Michael Lynch blog reported:, a liberal activist group that has exploded all across the nation, is funded by Soros' Open Society Foundations.   It is now well known that was responsible for many of the riots and protests at Donald Trump's campaign rallies, some of which became violent and dangerous.

Wednesday - the day following Trump's victory - moved into action.   The group put out a notice on their Facebook page, announcing they would conduct "peaceful gatherings of resistance" all across the country Wednesday evening.

The "gatherings" were not entirely peaceful... courtesy of open borders activist George Soros.

These are not "demonstrations" in the usual sense. They are deliberately orchestrated riots, led by professional, paid, and trained managers of chaos. Today's rioters, as they were in the 60s and 70s, are not wearing "flowers in their hair." In any footage of the rioting, you can identify the "pros" by the masks they wear, either scarves or ski masks. That is to frustrate the authorities from identifying the arrest-rich and past "managers" and leaders of the chaos.

They are of the same species as the uniformed thugs who broke Jewish shop windows in November 1938. There is no difference between a violent snowflake and a card carrying Nazi. They can and will turn violent and dangerous regardless of the occasion and at the least provocation.

The demonstrators are fond of carrying signs that characterize Trump and his supporters as "Fascists" and "Nazis," but the sad and dangerous issue is that most of those sign carriers haven't a clue to the meaning of those words. They were taught that words have no meanings except what their emotions tell them what they mean. Yet they accuse others of Fascism and Nazism, and they are the embodiments of them.

That's the price and consequence of modern education, which, by my reckoning and observation, isn't worth Groucho Marx's seven-cent nickel.

Edward Cline is the author of the Sparrowhawk novels set in England and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period, of several detective and suspense novels, and three collections of his commentaries and columns, all available on Amazon Books. His essays, book reviews, and other articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Information Ethics and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Rule of Reason, Family Security Matters, Capitalism Magazine and other Web publications.     

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