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When Protests Turn into 'Mobs'

By Rob Tenery, MD on October 22, 2018

“Yeah brother, yeah you little white little f*er,” a man, who appeared to be white, yelled while approaching the vehicle. “The First Amendment. Get the f* down the road.” As seen in Brandon Farley’s disturbing video, Antifa protesters were running down the street, chasing an older white-haired man in his car. ‘They blocked traffic and almost started a riot during a Saturday march and vigil for Patrick Kimmons, a black Portland man shot by police on September 30 after he allegedly shot two people and approached officers holding a gun.” Reported on 10/08/18.

According to Wikipedia, Antifa is a movement of left wing autonomous, self-styled anti-fascist militant group in the United States. They increasingly resort to the use of direct action, harassing those whom they identify as fascists, racists or right wing extremists.

It’s important to understand the difference between protests and mobs.  Protests are defined as those who join together for a common cause they are against. While mobs take their feelings further, with the purpose of creating disorder and/or damage to express their dissatisfaction. What Democrats call protests, the Republicans call mobs.

According to Federal Statute Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241- Conspiracy Against Rights, it is unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States. Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years.

It would seem the protections afforded by this statute would then extend to Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Senator Ted Cruz, who, along with the spouses, were harassed to the point they were forced to leave the restaurants where they were trying to have a quiet dinner.

Although the near riots in Oregon and the affronts to two Republicans are of different degree, they are signs of a much more ominous problem--- the divide that exits between those that support the results of the last election for President and the ‘mob rule mentality’ of those who don’t.

Many of these people are paid agitators whose goal is to incite violence and civil unrest. Those financing these agitators are well known prominent figures like George Soros and others in the Democratic leadership.

Hungarian born to a non-observant Jewish family, billionaire hedge fund manager, George Soros wants equal distribution of wealth in the United States. He is the founder and chairman of Open Society, a network of organizations in more than 100 countries. He is also an outspoken advocate of the ideas promulgated by Karl Marx. Through his organizations such as the Open Society, he has funded more than $7 billion into Media Matters, ACORN, La Raza, the Huffington Post, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Center for American Progress, MoveOn.org and other organization with agendas of socialism and globalism. In 2011, Soros was named as ‘the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country’ in a poll published by Human Events, a conservative American political news and analysis website.

In addition to funding, if the leftists such as Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Eric Holder, and even President Trump, continue to encourage this lack of civility, as seen increasingly, it will result in obstruction of individuals’ Constitutional rights, destruction of property, and societal unrest. These individuals, in the either political Party, Hollywood, and the media need to be held accountable and, possibly charged with felonies such as sedition and inciting civil unrest.





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