The institutional left held GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign rally hostage in Chicago, Illinois. Rebel Pundit’s Jeremy Segal and Andrew Marcus, director of the motion picture Hating Breitbart, documented the “protest” on film — including an interview with Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Undergound, who discusses the motivation behind the premeditated and well funded demonstrations.
Ayers, who was also a former Students for a Democratic Society operative, said the demonstrations had little to do with electoral politics and presidential candidates, “that elections don’t actually change the course of history, that’s not how it’s resolved, it’s resolved by an ongoing continuing struggle for social justice,” — echoing leftist and Barack Obama hero Saul Alinsky, who detailed “the struggle” as an ends in itself in his book Rules for Radicals.
To this end, an amalgamation of professional leftist organizers, including RevCom, the Voice of the Revoultionary Communist Party U.S.A., MoveOn.org, and numerous international socialist organizations led students in a protest that was filled with mixed messages and glaring hypocrisy.
Students marching with Mexican flags and standing “against hate” shouted expletives and jeered at rally attendees standing in line and displayed signs and t-shirts depicting Trump as Hitler, which were being passed out by the organizers.
Ayers suggested that the protesters ought to out-argue the Trump supporters:”The answer is to out-argue it, to be smarter than it. To win over the people who are standing in line to go see him. To talk to them in a way that’s reasonable, and honest, and forceful,” said Ayers.
One female student, after raising her middle finger to the camera, said “f— you I won’t do what you tell me. I’m free within the concepts of my own mind.” Yet another young female, riding a bike, called for “armed revolution” and chanted “it’s time to pick up a gun.”
A particularly incensed older woman protester held up a turquoise iPhone and yelled at Marcus as he was interviewing protesters:
Nobody has to save you because you’re a f—ing white man who gets to do whatever he wants to in this space, right? So i’m saying no, you do not have permission to walk around videotaping women of color and acting like you can do that and the rest of us can’t. Aren’t you quite aware by holding that video camera on me you are surrounded by your privilege. Take your privilege somewhere else please, alright? Because your privilege isn’t welcome here. So unless you are here to dismantle your privilege, please find somewhere else to go.
Due in part to the escalating violence outside and inside the premises of the Trump event, as well as an inappropriately small police presence and lack of preparation from the hosting campus, University of Illinois-Chicago, the rally was cancelled. Afterwards, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that the Trump campaign bore some responsibility for the revolutionary protesters.
We believe if Ted Cruz or any other Republican was leading the GOP primary, the same demonstrations would be targeted at them.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke wrote this week:
Some on the right and in the conservative media are trying to find ways to appease the Riot-Starters. They are walking on eggshells in the hopes of avoiding the truth of our situation. There is no palatable neutral, no safe space or “toning down” of rhetoric that can help us negotiate our way out of this conflict.
These are rebellions brought on by anarchists who show up with the intent to create chaos. They live and breathe violence and disorder and will not be placated except for silencing those with whom they disagree. Their presence is a threat to ordered liberty in the United States.
In an interview Thursday evening on Fox News’s Hannity, Segal echoed the sheriff’s sentiments by saying that anyone who blames this on Trump simply doesn’t understand the institutional left.
h/t Rebel Pundit