The Riotous Left is on the Wrong Side of Democracy and Justice

All you folks on the left comparing the rioting now occurring in US cities to the Boston Tea Party, understand that you are equating mob violence with a effective propaganda step made towards overthrowing monarchy and creating an independent nation. I am going to presume, then, that you celebrate today’s mob as an insurrection—a revolutionary step in the overthrow of the United States government.

I want you to understand where I stand on this. I am a patriotic citizen of the United States of America and an advocate for our democratic-republican system, a system that has, over the course of its perfecting, in a world where such forms of oppression and exploitation are commonplace, liberated people from religion, slavery, the patriarchy, and compulsory heterosexuality. Today we live in a country where institutional racism and sexism has been abolished and discrimination based on race and sex are illegal.

Social justice has been achieved to such an extent that those seeking to undermine the paradigm of democratic-republicanism resort to a vast corporate-controlled culture industry that manufactures grievances without roots in material facts. They do this at the expense of class consciousness. Threatening the sovereign people, powerful corporations are now openly censoring elected government officials.

From its inception, the people of the United States have enjoyed freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. These principles, embodied in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, are the tools with which peaceful social change is pursued. History is the record of the success of the tools in action.

The people also have in principle the right to overthrow unjust government. But unlike those rights protected by government identified in the First Amendment, the revolutionary principle found in the Declaration of Independence depends on facts supporting beyond a reasonable doubt a claim that the prevailing form of government no longer secures our unalienable rights—these being life, liberty, indeed—that is, that the form of government has become destructive of these ends. Only then is it the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government legitimate.

We have a form of government that secures our unalienable rights. The gears of the machinery of our constitutional republic may grind slowly, but our history testifies to their efficacy. Therefore the threshold for acting on the revolutionary principle has not been met and thus the insurrection unfolding across America is illegitimate.

We are in a fight to preserve the democratic machinery of the republic in order to effectively confront the real threats to human freedom: corporatism, globalism, progressivism, and technocracy. These are the forces that are undermining democratic-republicanism and replacing it with world serfdom. These are the forces that constitute the outstanding features of the managed decline of Western civilization, the destruction of the culture that bequeathed to the people humanism, liberalism, and secularism, those values the US Bill of Right and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights embody. We give up our ability to fight the forces destructive to our rights and liberties by overthrowing the institutions and practices that secure these rights and liberties.

Article I Section 8 of United States Constitution empowers Congress to, among other things, call forth the militia to suppress insurrections. Is Congress drafting legislation to move to defend the republic from the current one? Congress must act. Crossing state lines to foment violence is a federal crime. The federal government must step in with decisive action. This insurrection must be suppressed for the sake of the republic.

To my Marxist comrades, the insurrectionists are not representative of the proletarian struggle for socialism. These are race identitarians who are doing the work of the corporate elites and cultural managers who have been for decades undermining trust in democratic institutions and maligning Western values. Their loathing of the republic machinery comes in response to its success in advancing the interests of working people. They are denationalizing us to disempower us.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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