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Our current protest movement and the fragility of the woke

Our current protest movement and the fragility of the woke

 By Victor Davis Hanson

She became an unwitting poster girl for the current protest movement and the violence that has accompanied it

A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics.

She won a huge audience as she intended. But her video also came to the attention of the company that was going to give her an internship later this summer, Deloitte, which decided it didn’t want to add an intern who threatened to kill strangers who said something she didn’t like.

This wouldn’t have been much of a story. But then the narcissistic Harvard alum posted a very different video — one that showed her weeping in a near-fetal position.

She fought back tears while complaining about how unfair the world had been to her. Her initial TikTok post had earned cruel push-back from the social media jungle she had courted.

Deloitte, she sobbed, was mean and hurtful. And she wanted the world to share her pain.

The Harvard grad instantly became an unwitting poster girl for the current protest movement and the violence that has accompanied it. What turns off millions of Americans about the statue toppling, the looting, the threats and the screaming in the faces of police is the schizophrenic behavior of so many of the would-be revolutionaries.

On one hand, those toppling statues or canceling their own careers on the internet pose as vicious Maoists — the hard-core shock troops of the revolution. Their brand is vile profanity, taunts to police, firebombs and spray paint.

In homage to Italy’s Blackshirts of the past, they wear black hoodies, don makeshift helmets and strap on ad hoc protective padding — part lacrosse attire, part cinematic Road Warrior costume.

The televised stereotype of the antifa activist is a physically unimpressive but violent-talking revolutionary.

He seems to strut in laid-back, blue-city Minneapolis but wisely avoids the suburbs and small towns of the nation’s red states.

He spits at police when standing beside fellow agitators but would never do that when alone confronting an autoworker or welder.

When police march against the antifa crowd and their appendages in order to clear the streets, they often scream like preteens, objecting to mean officers who dare to cross them.

When arrested, the trash talkers are usually terrified of being jailed or of having an arrest on their records.

Federal authorities are currently searching thousands of videos to ferret out looters, arsonists and assailants. Perpetrators who are caught are shocked that the evidence that they once posted online in triumphant braggadocio is now being used to charge them with felonies.

What is going on?

Black Lives Matter, antifa and their large numbers of imitators and loosely organized wannabes are mostly made up of middle-class youth, often either students or graduates.

They deem themselves the brains of the rioting, the most woke of the demonstrators, the most sophisticated of the iconoclasts. In truth, they are also the most paranoid about being charged or being hurt.

What explains the passive-aggressive nature of these protesters and rioters?

Many no doubt are indebted, with large, unpaid student loans. Few seem in a hurry to get up at 6 a.m. each day to go to work to service loans that would take years to pay in full.

While some of those arrested are professionals, many are not. Few seem to be earning the sort of incomes that would allow them to marry, have children, pay off student loan debt, buy a home and purchase a new car.

Historically, the tips of the spears of cultural revolutions are accustomed to comfort. But they grow angry when they realize that they will never become securely comfortable.

In today’s high-priced American cities, especially on the globalized coasts, it’s increasingly difficult for recent college graduates to find a job that will allow for upward mobility.

The protestors are especially cognizant that their 20s are nothing like what they believe to have been the salad days of their parents and grandparents — who did not incur much debt, bought affordable homes, had families and were able to save money.

Earlier generations went to college mainly to become educated and develop marketable skills. They weren’t very interested in ethnic and gender “studies” courses, ranting professors and woke administrators.

For the students of the 1960s who were, protesting was a side dish to a good investment in an affordable college degree that would pay off later.

But when such pathways are blocked, beware.

The woke but godless, the arrogant but ignorant, the violent but physically unimpressive, the degreed but poorly educated, the broke but acquisitive, the ambitious but stalled — these are history’s ingredients of riot and revolution.

From <https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/protest-movement-fragility-woke-victor-davis-hanson>

George Soros – GOD?

George Soros – GOD?

Extracted from KLANEWS.com

George Soros has just dropped over $18 billion dollars on his “secret weapon,” and he is banking almost everything that he has to “take out” President Donald Trump. This is a shocking move by the planet’s most evil billionaire as he declares, “I’m God,” and his sick plot moves forward that will “end America” as we know it. This is Soros’ final battle, and the secret weapon is the one thing the mainstream media refuses to report on.

George Soros, 87, is coming to the end of his life, and although he proclaims to be “God,” we all know Soros is as evil as they get. His life’s work has been to oppose God, oppose freedom, and to mold mankind into one big socialistic, communistic, godless society. So, when we found out he had $23 billion dollars net worth and dropped $18 billion dollars of it on one thing, well, clearly this is his big play to take out Trump and end America as we know it.

“Democratic megadonor George Soros transferred $18 billion to his Open Society Foundation which instantly makes his foundation one of the most powerful players in United States politics,” reports The Daily Wire. If George was playing poker, he’d say, “I’m all in,” banking almost everything he has on his “Open Society Foundation.” It sounds friendly enough, but look deeper, and it’s quite disturbing what they plan to do.

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) has funded Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, Occupy Wall Street, and Antifa. In essence, OSF is the big money behind those who want to destroy our country. If you want to know exactly what the evil billionaire’s end game plan is for America, just look at Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

For the last thirty years, Soros has honed his master plan for world domination. His goal is a “borderless society,” which is why his foundation is called “Open Society,” and he believes he can achieve this through revolutions, and if it gets bloody, so be it. Think this sounds too far-fetched? He already was successful at this as he bankrolled the “Color Revolutions.”

“Color Revolution is a term that was widely used by worldwide media to describe various related movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s. The term has also been applied to a number of revolutions elsewhere, including in the Middle East,” according to Wikipedia.

Soros has been successful in taking over Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Georgia, and Ukraine. However, America is no Ukraine. No, to take over America, you would need an awful lot of money, and that’s what Soros is thinking — like say $18 billion dollars. Even then, Soros knows that Americans aren’t going to go quietly into the night. So, what is his plan?

He funds the bad actors who hate America in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, who follow the color revolution playbook to start upheaval in the streets. He paints President Trump as a Nazi and Trump supporters as dangerous white supremacists. Soros probably secretly funds the Neo-Nazis to riot and hold marches, then points at them as the “Trump supporters.” He ratchets up the division and pays the mainstream media to put out his bogus narrative.

George Soros has been working toward ending America as a Republic his whole adult life. His Open Society Foundation is just the vehicle to operate his vast network of leftist organizations. He is 87, and he has taken the majority of his wealth and put it all on this final battle — the question is, will patriotic Americans fall into his trap?

It seems to me the one man the left despises more than any man ever is Donald Trump. The attacks on the president by Soros-funded groups is relentless, yet Trump is standing strong. We must back Trump no matter what because he is the key right now. We must also be awake to these groups and what they are really doing. They want to start a civil war, no doubt about it.

They want to take away our guns and Christian faith, mold our children’s minds against us, they want amnesty for illegal aliens, no border wall, “free” healthcare, “free” college, open trade like NAFTA, and they are Democrats and Republicans. Soros funds many politicians like John McCain. Our power is knowledge of their tactics and their game plan. We know who they are, and now, we know they will be coming at us with everything they’ve got. Bring it on. I know Americans will not fall to the evil machinations of George Soros. There is no amount of money he could ever offer to take away the birth-right the Founding Fathers bestowed on us.