Plutarch describes the event in his book The Life of Brutus. Caesar arrived at the Senate to conduct business. Tillius Cimber presented him with a petition to recall his exiled brother, but the Emperor waved him off. That wave set events in motion. The other conspirators crowded round Cimber to offer their support. Their support was in the form of knives and daggers. Cimber grabbed Caesar’s shoulders pulling down his tunic. Caesar screamed to Cimber, Ista quidem vis est! The English translation is “Why, this is violence!”
Senator Ted Cruz and his wife were forced to leave a Washington DC eating establishment when anti-Kavanaugh and anti-Trump protestors began screaming at them. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao had their dinner interrupted by four protestors screaming they both should leave the country. Threats of violence against conservatives continues to increase. Just wear a “Make America Great Again” ball cap and see what happens.
Today Democrats became members of the same violence club. Suspicious packages were intercepted by the Secret Service destined for the Clinton’s home in New York, the Obama’s home in Washington DC and CNN’s Headquarters in Atlanta. There will probably be more.
Are these acts of political violence caused because desperate individuals see no other recourse but political interaction by violent means? Read ANTIFA’s literature for some excellent clues.
President Trump continues to be successfully fulfilling his agenda. A quote from the Chinese General Sun Tzu over 2500 years ago came to mind this morning while reading the news and polling numbers. It doesn’t matter if you are conservative or liberal. It applies to all conflicts. Sun Tzu said in his book The Art of War “If your opponent is of a choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” Irritating and arrogant is the only way to describe these people perpetrating this violence on American citizens.
Piers Morgan, certainly no fan of President Trump, wrote a piece in the UK’s Daily Mail stating Trump is winning. Morgan observes “Even better for Trump, he’s officially more popular than his predecessor Barack Obama was at the exact same stage of his first tenure as President.” The hardest message for the Democrats he says is “Trump is kicking your a$$!” If you really want to stir the soul of someone who violently hates Trump, tell them the Democrats and mainstream media prophesied big blue wave is unsupported by observations and polling data but is actually a big red wave handing the Republicans an increased majority in the House and Senate.
There’s my “what.” Violence is increasing against both sides as Trump’s approval rating climbs, the big red wave is coming, and there’s nothing these extreme left groups can do about it.
Now for the “so what” and “now what.”
My “so what” gut instincts and fears are these. The growing Honduran migrant caravan is approaching the US -Mexican border and there will be violence. Two thirds to three quarters of the migrant wave appear to be military aged males. The mainstream media continues to hype the evaporating blue wave which in reality is a big red wave. These choleric anti-US/Trump/Conservative organizations will become even more violent as they watch the US military stop the migrant caravan at the border, or Republicans extend their majority in the House and Senate. The liberals and progressives could not stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation with violent interruptions in the hearings. President Trump’s approval rating climbs closing in on the midterm elections. Look at the side-by-side pictures of Obama’s rally for Democrats in Las Vegas compared to Trump’s rally for Ted Cruz in Houston. The economy is creating record GDP growth and the lowest unemployment numbers in fifty years. These extreme groups feel backed into corners. They feel hopeless and violence against both Democrats and Republicans will increase dramatically.
The “now what” is the Civil War has begun in the United States and I see three groups forming: the conservative right, the progressive left, and the anti US, communist, socialist, ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter organizations forming a third violent group. It remains to be seen how extreme the violence really becomes. I know where the money’s coming from… George Soros. That is where the investigation into these activities needs to start.
How do you defend your rights, property, and most importantly your family from an angry mob bent on your total destruction? I know where I’d start and who I’d ask… an Israeli family in Sderot near the Gaza Border.