BY ROBERT SPENCER | P J MEDIA
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At 3:17 on Saturday morning, a fire broke out at Life Choices, a Christian pregnancy clinic in Longmont, Colorado that offers “’Christ-centered ministry providing education, support, healing, and limited medical services for sexual life choices.” Police regard the fire as an arson attack. The building was also daubed with graffiti reading “Bans off our bodies” and “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you,” along with the anarchist symbol. With all the incendiary language coming from Democrat leaders, the only surprise here is that more such clinics haven’t been torched thus far.
There certainly has been plenty of incitement. One of the rising stars of the Democrat Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Swizzle Stick) demanded that pro-abortionists go “into the streets,” and party elder stateswoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Eye-Popping Fury) declared, “The hell with the Supreme Court. We will defy them!” The eminent and universally respected speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ice Cream Freezer), sent out a fundraising email calling on her supporters to “RISE UP” and “make every last anti-choice Republican REGRET what they’ve done.”
Barack Obama’s call was more muted: “Join with the activists who’ve been sounding the alarm on abortion access for years – and act. Stand with them at a local protest.” At a time when Leftist protests so easily become violent, it was noteworthy that Obama didn’t say anything about protesting peacefully (unlike, say, Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021). Jill Biden tweeted: “For nearly 50 years, women have had the right to make our own decisions about our bodies. Today, that right was stolen from us. And while we may be devastated by this injustice, we will not be silent. We will not sit back as the progress we have already won slips away.” And: “Tomorrow, we will continue to fight — for our daughters and granddaughters, and for ourselves — until all women can decide our own futures once again.”
Well, they didn’t sit back in Longmont, Colo. They fought. Is the torched pro-life clinic, which suffered extensive fire and smoke damage, what all these Leftist leaders wanted? Will they condemn this arson? It’s much more likely that they will ignore it altogether, just as they ignored the Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots of the summer of 2020.
Democrat leaders are also likely to ignore the Saturday morning attack on the Vermont State House, where the attackers also painted “If abortions aren’t safe you’re not either” and caused over $25,000 in damage. Here once again the basic intelligence of Leftist rioters is in serious question. Are they not aware that there probably isn’t a single person in the Vermont State House who is happy that Roe v. Wade was overturned? Do they seriously not know that Vermont is one of the least likely states to outlaw abortion now that states are able to do so? Don’t they realize that Vermont has given us Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders? If this attack had taken place at the state house in Texas or Alabama, it would at the very least make some sense, but Vermont? If anything proved that these thugs are indoctrinated bots bereft of the most elementary critical thinking skills, it was this attack.
Much more important, however, is the Left’s increasing taste for political violence. Remember that the Biden administration refused to condemn the illegal protests at the homes of the Justices who were seen as likely to vote to overturn Roe (and did so). Remember that back in 2018, speaking about the separation of migrant children from their putative parents at the Southern border, Pelosi said, “I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. And maybe there will be, when people realize that this is a policy that they defend.” At that time, Waters called on her followers to confront and menace Trump administration officials: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” And in 2020, Kamala Harris said of the Left’s riots, “They’re not going to stop. This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop and everyone beware, because they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before Election Day in November and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. Everyone should take note of that on both levels. They’re not going to let up and they should not and we should not.”
As the incidents in Colorado and Vermont have shown anew, they haven’t stopped. And they won’t stop, because the incitement is coming from the top.
Happy Now, AOC and Pelosi? Pregnancy Clinic Torched in Colorado – PJ Media
Pro-Abortion Mob Defaces Memorials to Korea, World War II Veterans in Arizona Capitol Siege
By Richard Moorhead | The Western Journal
The Arizona Capitol was the target of a riotous pro-abortion protest on Friday night.
Aggressive protestors attacked the doors of the Capitol, and state lawmakers inside briefly had to halt proceedings and move to a secure location when riot police deployed tear gas against the mob.
Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann described the event as an “insurrection.”
While the rioters were kept outside of the Capitol, they had full access to the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza outside the building.
The mob defaced and vandalized several of the memorials to the state’s fallen service members, veterans and police officers in the plaza.
Arizona State Sen. T.J. Shope shared photo imagery of the damage and vandalism following the event.
The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial was defaced with the phrase “F*** SCOTUS” in purple graffiti.
Similar graffiti defaced the 158th Regimental Memorial, which commemorates a unit of the Arizona National Guard who fought in World War II known as the Bushmasters.
A monument to Frank Luke, an Arizona World War I veteran and decorated fighter pilot, was also found vandalized.
The Luke memorial was vandalized with the phrases “F** Ducey” in a reference to Arizona’s governor, and “F*** GOP.”
Even a memorial to K-9 police dogs wasn’t left unscathed.
In a news release, the Arizona Department of Public Safety described the event as involving 7,000 to 8,000 demonstrators and resulting in “significant criminal damage” to seven of the numerous monuments and memorials in the plaza.
The Wesley Bolin Memorial Amphitheatre, 158th Regimental Memorial, Arizona Peace Officers Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Memorial, Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial, and the Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Memorial were cited.
“The violence of their efforts literally shook the building and terrified citizens and lawmakers who occupied the building,” the news release stated.
The cost of the damages to the monuments hasn’t been determined.
Authorities said there were no arrests following the aggressive protest, according to The Associated Press.
Pro-Abortion Mob Defaces Memorials to Korea, World War II Veterans in Arizona Capitol Siege (westernjournal.com)
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