The Media Ignores the Left’s Growing Violence

Photo credit: Edward Kimmel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo credit: Edward Kimmel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The “storm troopers” of the radical left have been busy in recent days.

In California, open borders radicals beat up and harassed conservative activists attempting to attend the state Republican convention. There were mob attacks on individuals, which, by the way, you won’t see on the network news.

Now that’s interesting. When a 78-year old Trump supporter punched a demonstrator, we’re shown that video over and over again as evidence of rising intolerance and “fascism” in America. But what happened in California has largely been ignored. The Mexican flags were ignored. The violence and profanity of the left was ignored.

Sunday was May Day, a socialist-communist holiday. Not surprisingly, given the left’s tendencies, it ended in violence. In Seattle, police officers were assaulted with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Nine people were arrested.

FBI agents arrested a South Florida man Friday evening for plotting to fire bomb a synagogue. One press report suggested the man may be a Muslim convert.

Meanwhile, as anti-Semitic violence is reaching record-breaking levels in England, the left-wing Labour Party, led by an avowed socialist, just launched an inquiry into growing anti-Semitism within its own ranks.

And, of course, this doesn’t include the countless incidents of intimidation and harassment that take place each day on college campuses against conservative students and speakers.

In Germany, during the 1930s, Nazi thugs silenced anyone who dared to speak out against them. (By the way, the Nazis were socialists.) Today’s socialists are increasingly using violence in the same way to silence debate. It is time the media called them out for it.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.