The Occupy Wall Street mobs provide a perfect example of a standard tactic of the Lawless Left which we must all understand. This tactic is to use lawless people in “top” positions like city councils and the courts, and “bottom” groups such as criminals and political mobs, to put pressure on the law abiding middle for concessions. The lawless individuals at the top such as Mayor Bloomberg and the ACLU prevent law enforcement from enforcing the law against their allied mobs, making life miserable for the people just trying to earn a living and raise their families. Then they pressure the law abiding to give up something to get a little peace, such as more taxes or incremental loss of liberty. Then they repeat the tactic until they have achieved the power they want.
A very obvious example is gun control. The criminal use of guns is tolerated with light punishment and revolving door justice to expose the public to violence and the fear of violence. Any act of self-defense is punished harshly. The harried public is then sold a loss of their own right to own guns for self-defense as the only answer to the (government sanctioned) criminal use of guns. They guy who just murdered eight people in Seal Beach gave up meekly, knowing he will never have to face justice. The Lawless Left at the top will protect him. The incident will instead be leveraged to push for further disarming of the law abiding.
Another example can be seen in a case where the attempt to control gang activity by a local school is slapped down as “racial profiling” by the ACLU and the other usual suspects. Another is how we have to be subjected to invasive body searches to fly an airplane because common sense profiling of passengers used successfully by Israel and other countries is prohibited by the lawyers of the Lawless Left.
We are in a particularly dangerous time since the current assault on the law abiding is being unanimously supported by the President and his Party. They are not playing games. Fearing electoral backlash next November, they are trying to create a situation justifying “emergency” powers. Whether they can succeed is another matter. Their hope, as mentioned by an MSNBC energumen today is for another ‘Kent State” where their mob can provoke a policeman or victimized citizen to over-react and shoot one of their criminal allies. Then the mob can “justifiably” riot, creating the pretext for the state of emergency.
The reason the game goes on is because the law abiding are intimidated by name calling and guilt manipulation. No one is intimidated as easily as our RINO type political leaders and sappy clergy. So we lack the leadership we need to push back.
Add to this the fact that we are often compromised by our own collaboration with the lawless left in accepting public handouts and benefits of various kinds. Most of the workers having their daily commute blocked by Bloomberg’s mobs will still vote for Bloomberg because they are on the take one way or another.
To effectively resist this tactic, several things are required:
- Recognize the tactic when you see it.
- Don’t be tricked into over-reacting and playing into their hands.
- Understand that you do not resist a spirit of lawlessness by giving in to it yourself.
- Give your support to strong pastors and strong political leaders who will stand up for the law abiding in spite of being demonized by the press as “too extreme” or “out of the main stream.” Withhold your support from the girly-men.