What in the world do they want?

Anti-capitalists and anarchists who laid siege to Hamburg must be dealt with

Matthias Schrader/Associated Press Members of the “black bloc” light flares as riot police arrive in a street during a protest against the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7. The leaders of the Group of 20 met July 7 and 8.

If this holy mess had happened in America, it would’ve led the news for weeks: Hamburg, Germany, aflame and in shards, with nearly 500 police injured, due to left-wing rioting at the recent G20 Summit.


Instead, the increasingly trivial, irrelevant, goofy American media were atwitter and agog that President Trump had the audacity to send his daughter Ivanka to sit in for him at one G20 meeting.

As others have pointed out, if that had been Chelsea Clinton sitting in for a President Clinton, the media would’ve been fawning over the empowerment of a woman. Oh well.

Meanwhile, a growing international disorder of anarchists and anti-capitalists laid waste to yet another gathering of the world’s leading economies and successful, civilized nations.

Why? Who are these people, and what in the world do they want? Clearly it’s not freedom. And, like their kindred left-wing agitators in the United States, they don’t seem to care much for free and fair elections, at least when said elections don’t go their way. As if communism is so much more attractive an alternative.

Do authorities around the world not notice when these people jump from summit to summit, country to country, continent to continent, after having emptied out the shelves at BlackCladGoonGear.com? Why can’t they be identified and stopped at the border (outside of the European Union, anyway, where passports are required to border hop)?

And what’s with the international media calling these “protests”? If these are just protests, why are the “protesters” so often masked and armed?

These poor little “protesters” in Hamburg blocked streets, smashed windows, trashed cars, set fires, pelted police with bottles and more, and even pointed lasers at police in a helicopter, injuring the pilots’ eyes.

They branded their violent tantrum “Welcome to Hell.” Perhaps. But it’s a hell of their own making, no one else’s.

“Hell” organizer Andreas Blechschmidt explained that the fury was over the belief “that G20 policies worldwide are responsible for hellish conditions like hunger, war and the climate disaster.” The Welcome to Hell website promised action “against the patriarchal and capitalist state of affairs.”

There you have it – in their own words. They’re against free markets. That means they’re either for some form of communism or sheer anarchy.

And seeing their repeated behavior over years and years of traveling the world only to destroy it, it’s not a stretch to believe they see anarchy as a legitimate, acceptable option.

Which is, not to put too fine a point on it, insane.

But what’s even crazier is that the free world is putting up with it. Over and over and over and over.

Again, why don’t the G20 nations make a point of arresting, fingerprinting, identifying, watch-listing and prosecuting every one of these shiftless ne’er-do-wells?

Perhaps here’s one reason they don’t: They’re just not all that committed to protecting Western civilization. President Trump expressed unabashed support for Western values in his Poland speech – and was oddly pilloried by the left for having done so. Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart’s response was headlined, “Trump’s white-nationalist dog whistles in Warsaw.”

There you have it. It’s racist to defend your civilization. So, as Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake suggested for her own city in 2015, maybe our leaders should just give “those who wish to destroy” the “space to do that.”

Not everyone is so suicidally tolerant, thank God.

“Allies of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel,” wrote British newspaper The Guardian, “have called for new curbs on leftwing extremists, including a Europe-wide register, after her decision to hold the G20 world leaders’ summit in Hamburg ended in violent clashes and injuries to nearly 500 police officers.”

German justice minister Heiko Maas promised more money for combatting left-wing extremists – while also throwing up his hands and pledging no more world leaders’ summits in any German city.

“Germany has reached a historic high point in terms of politically-motivated violence,” Maas said.

Added German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière: “The events surrounding the G20 summit must be a turning point in our view of the leftwing scene’s readiness to use violence.”

You think?

Patrick Paarman, a spokesman for Saxony-Anhalt’s police force, said many officers may need post-traumatic stress disorder. “There were large numbers of violent people, whose main goal was to kill or injure police, or to cause maximum damage,” he said.

Let this be a lesson to the United States: It cannot shrug off the leftist violence seen in recent months in such places as Berkeley.

And until the West, and in particular Europe, deals with it in earnest, the anarchists will get just what they want.


Dee STAFFORD 8 days ago
Merkel could have held this summit away from the mobs in the Alps where access would have been limited as it was at Sea Island. 

But no, she wanted President Trump to hear the protesters and for him to know they don't like him.
Dee STAFFORD 8 days ago
Some things that need to be done.  First, cities must pass laws to say people cannot wear masks or cover their faces in anyway during a demonstration.

Justice must be sever on those who are arrested. Don't make it a slap on the wrist.  Have an area that is fenced off and judges ready to put them in jail right away with no bond.

These people do not deserve any rights as they are an invading force just as much as if they were a uniformed army.  They must be treated as such.

Finally, quit using CN gas because it is weak.  Use CS which will put a hurt on them and they cannot operate.  That is the gas used in the military in our training and in our gas chambers.  It will stop them.
Johnny Rio 8 days ago
Radical, European rioters, those destroying cities in our country and organized demonstrators in Communist North Korea are all of the same fabric. No wonder some of the rioters in Hamburg were waving the old East German Communist flag. The Democratic Party in America is full of these same anti-capitalist anarchists. It comes down to socialism vs. free capitalism. I know which side I'm on.
Val White 8 days ago
This is happening in smaller cases in the U.S.  If some serious measures are not taken to stop this rioting - it is NOT protesting - these incidents will become more frequent and worse.
Roland SASSER 7 days ago
I think Merkel's policies brought a lot of this upon Germany. What's amazing to me is when these thugs return home, they will crank up the AC, turn on that flat screen, start texting their fellow thugs, meet up at a café, go to a movie, shop for a new hood, crank up their moped or car, and some may actually have a real job. Capitalism Capitalism Capitalism!
Jim Hall 7 days ago
Never ending chaos and revolution.  Read about their god Marx.  He stated that capitalism would fail and his imps are out to make is a reality.
William O. Darby 7 days ago
My only real disagreement with the article is the repeated use of the word "communism".  True communists believe that to reach communism we must first accept socialism. 

A barrier against socialism should be our first priority.  The American Democrat Party is moving steadily leftward. If you listen to what they say and what they write, it becomes readily apparent that national-socialism is their ultimate goal.  

We shouldn't kid ourselves into believing that it can't or won't happen. Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described democrat-socialist and is the only declared socialist to ever be elected to the United States Senate. If the good people of Vermont can be fooled then that door is wide open.

Hillary might have done us a favor last year by conspiring and colluding to defeat Sanders. On the other hand, her efforts galvanized and solidified his base. They are more angry and determined now than ever.

Still, had Hillary won last November, the American people would have taken one giant, possibly irreversible,  step down that slippery slope.

The anarchists at Berkeley, those at the G-20 and those the Sanders camp sent to disrupt Trump's rallies are ALL the exact same breed. They are America's enemy but our media largely ignore them because they both seek many of the very same goals.

We must be prepared and willing to rise up and smack down anything and everything that smells of national-socialism.  
Tom Taber 7 days ago
Excellent Editorial.  

Society has two choices.  Allow this chaos and anti-social behavior to continue and flourish like they have been doing for about five decades, or regain control of social order.  Political correctness has been used as a tool by the globalists to force society into allowing this kind of behavior as necessary to insure a "free society."  In truth, this kind of anarchist mayhem aimed at destroying capitalism and the maintenance of social order is the opposite of what they claim it to be.  It may be too late for some of the European societies to survive, but America still has a chance, if we make the right choices.  Unfortunately, the forces arrayed against normalcy, led by the mainstream media, are powerful and well financed.
Jerry Whitcomb 7 days ago
Nobody stops these little punks when it is going on and we don't even punish the few that are arrested at these protests. Not here, not overseas in Western countries. They are NOT protesters.....they are RIOTERS. Notice that these little punks don't go act up in countries where the police still bust heads and use REAL tear gas. 

I keep hoping for a highly motivated individual with excellent escape and evasion skills to start following the "riot" circuit and randomly dropping as many as possible in the street at every event. Eventually the anarchists participation rate would drop significantly.

They want Hell and we should give it to them. 
B. M. Michales 6 days ago
People have a right to peaceful assembly and protest. BUT once they block a street, throw any object, or set a fire they need to be arrested. If it takes 5000 soldiers, or any number needed to supplement the police, they need to be used. We have to have peace and order in our streets.


Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:33

Why not fix what’s there?

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:31

This is war

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 17:30

A scandal of his own making?

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 22:57

Griffin’s outrage endures