After days of rioting and looting, Donald Trump finally declared enough was enough.
The President was fully prepared to declare Antifa a terrorist organization and send in the military to put down this insurgency.
And then Trump found out one fact about Antifa that left his jaw on the ground.
Do you think a riot just happens? Not hardly, the political left takes it very seriously.
Bricks and rocks do not just find their way into people’s hands in the middle of a city, they have been prepositioned.
Gallons of water does not fall out of the sky to wash off police pepper spray from protestors, it is there in advance.
President Trump and other Americans are watching in real-time how Antifa stages these violent attacks on the nation’s biggest cities.
Once the crowd assembles, the instigators go to work.
Peaceful protests don’t turn violent by accident, it is the result of hard work by groups like Antifa who know how to work a crowd.
First, they start with a peaceful event during the day. People are marching, feeling like they are part of a bigger movement.
As night starts to fall the organizers get to work, using rhetoric to get the crowd stirred up. The crowd starts to turn into a mob. Many, sensing trouble, go home, but the more militant stay feeling more powerful in a like-minded group and feeling anonymous in the crowd.
Then the leader steers the crowd to their real target and sets them loose.
They count on the police to use crowd control measures like tear gas to create more confusion in the crowd.
Sometimes you will see protest agitators locking arm-in-arm in the back of the crowd to drive the mob toward the police, creating more confusion and agitation and confrontation with the police.
What you don’t see are the tools of the agitators being pre-deployed the night before.
There is a viral video of a young man who spotted a pile of bricks which “appeared” right before a protest, and as he said, “this is a set-up.”
And he is right. All the tools needed for violence were carefully put out the morning before the protests by violent instigators hoping to stir up the mob.
All the confrontation is carefully orchestrated.
Their hope is to use righteous anger and crowd psychology to create lawlessness and destruction which will get public officials to give liberal leaders whatever they demand to stop the violence.
Why do they do it? Because it works.
Liberal elected officials agree with the aims of the legitimate protestors but are really the pawns of the violent instigators who create the anarchy, violence, and destruction.
Lenin had a term for them – “Useful Idiots.”
This is how the instigators of violence see everyone who gets wrapped up in their schemes. A very small group of instigators can turn a well-meaning group of legitimate protestors into a violent mob with amazing regularity.
The tactics of the radicals have been honed for many years. Many were perfected by anti-war radicals during the 1960s and ‘70s.
It is not easy to stop them, but it is possible if you are aware of the fact that most “spontaneous” demonstrations and riots are really not an accident, but the result of small groups of violent agitators who know what they are doing.