In late December of 1969 a meeting took place in Flint Michigan.
The attendees decided to “engage in guerilla warfare against the U.S. government.” This meeting came to be known as “The Flint War Council”. This was preceded by the Haymarket Police Memorial bombing in Chicago plus “The Day Of Rage”, and it was followed up shortly by a bombing at the Pentagon.
Was this a violent right wing group? Nope, not conservatives!
Rather than being a right wing group it was the far left, The Weather Underground and leftist hero and Obama mentor, Bill Ayers.
This wasn’t the first act of violence by the “peace loving” left and it wouldn’t be the last either.
Left wing politics has a long history of violence.
In fact every US President that has been assassinated, besides one, was killed by a far left killer. The only exception would be James A. Garfield who was killed by a mentally ill man over a rejected job application. Every other assassin was left wing from John Wilkes Booth who was a Democrat to Lee Harvey Oswald who was a communist.
In more recent history the left has been just as violent. Back in the 1980s there was a left wing group called the “May 19th Communist Organization”. This organization formed out of The Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army. This group set off numerous bombs, including one at the federal building on Staten Island, N.Y.. From there they moved onto bombing National War College, the US Senate, the Washington Navy Yard (twice), and the Israeli Aircraft Industries Building.
I don’t remember hearing about any of that in school. Do you?
That wasn’t the only group from the 1980s that you have never heard about. The United Freedom Front was another group that was active for over a decade. This terrorist group had strong Marxist leanings. They targeted multiple courthouses and military bases for bombings. Not only did they target government buildings, but they also targeted the likes of Mobil and IBM. Their reign of terror would be lost to history due to being left wing.
During the 1990s while the media was linking Timothy McVeigh to every right wing group in the world and making the word “militia” evil, the violence of the left continued. McVeigh was pure evil and the book that inspired him was pure propaganda, but not all militia are racist NAZI wannabes. Unfortunately that is how the media portrayed it and still does to this day. Every time the Patriot Movement comes up in the media Timothy McVeigh is mentioned.
One of these far left terrorist groups of the 1990s was the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) which was founded in 1992. ELF’s favorite weapons were gasoline bombs. During the 1990s ELF bombed firebombed MSU, a ski resort, a ranger station, and multiple other places. Elf is still active today using violence to spread chaos.
The Animal Liberation Front is another violent far left group from the 1990s. ALF, as they liked to be called, is known for their acts of terrorism. Much like ELF, ALF primary weapon was fire bombing. This included the firebombing of the University of Arizona, but since they are left wing it doesn’t make them a threat. It makes them heroes in the eyes of the left and groups like PETA and The Sierra Club who openly celebrate their acts of domestic terrorism.
Earth First is another terrorist group from the 1990s. They were stopped before they could act out their terroristic plan in 1991. Their target was two nuclear plants which they planned to sabotage. This is the first known attempt at targeting nuclear plants in the US. All four of those groups from the 1990s are still active today along with many other violent leftist groups.
In 2009 an angry mob of 75 leftist protesters chanting “No justice, No peace” threw burning torches in the window of the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s house as him and his family slept. They were able to escape. This should have been a big deal yet there was no widespread news coverage of this. If this was a right wing mob we still would be hearing about this today.
This isn’t even touching on the foiled leftist plot against the GOP convention in 2008.
There are too many violent attacks by the left during the 2000’s to account for them all in a small article like this, but the number attacks that went barely reported is mind boggling. To cover them all I would have to write a book.
Did you hear about the New Black Panther Party vs The US in 2010? Much like when Al Qaeda declared war on the US and was ignored, Malik Zulu Shabazz, of the New Black Panther Party, declared war on the US by violent means. He called the founding fathers “snakes” and demanded reparations to go along with his “war”.
Instead of immediately being investigated he was invited to the National Press Club as a hero.
This is a guy that defends Osama Bin Laden. This is a guy that called for the killing of cops. He is as militant as they come. He doesn’t believe in America. He hates America. He is a violent, anti-semitic, anti-catholic, racist thug. He openly declared war on America and gave aid and comfort to America’s enemies and he is celebrated as a hero by the left.
Since 2011 we have seen a rise in violent left wing groups. The shooting of officers in Texas by a guy inspired by the hate rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement is just one example. Black Lives Matter chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon.” and “What do we want? Dead cops.” Somehow they were absolved from any responsibility for the killing even though the killer was a member of the BLM. Yet nut job Dillon Roof gets tied to every right wing group even though he wasn’t a member of any.
With the election of Donald Trump we will only see a rise in left wing violence. With events like the kidnapping and torture of a special needs Chicago man for being a white Trump supporter is only becoming more common. We have been told we need to have a national conversation about right wing violence, and I don’t have a problem with that.