(Natural News) In the turbulent 1960s, at the peak of the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, far-Left elements moved beyond simple civil disobedience and protesting to acts of violence and terrorism.
Groups like the Weather Underground, and other Leftist extremists, conducted a series of bombings in the 1970s that included an attack against the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in 1971, a bombing in New York City in 1972, another in 1975 and a bombing at the U.S. State Department building that same year. It was one of the most restive periods in U.S. history outside of the Civil War.
It appears as though we’re on the brink of a new period of restiveness and violence thanks to political divisions that just seem to grow wider by the day.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit, an Antifa extremist in South Dakota was arrested just days ago on charges of damage to property, burglary, and possession of weapons and explosives. The site noted that he planned to sell the explosives to others in order to launch bombing attacks against law enforcement.
As further reported by KELOLand, the suspect, Mark Einerwold, had a “history” with police.
“There’s a history but it’s not indicative of this type of extreme activity with his total disdain and hatred towards government and law enforcement and fire,” said Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Captain Jason Gearman.
He didn’t add specifics but he did have some words to say about Antifa in general.
“The association with Antifa really concerns us,” said Gearman. “They don’t have a list of people on their website, obviously, but on his, we did find evidence that he associated himself with that.”
He went on to describe Antifa as a “hate group.” He’s exactly right. (Related: Left-wing terrorism group “Antifa” may face mass arrests nationwide after passage of “unmasking” law that also applies to the KKK.)
You know who else agrees with him? The FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
The Left has the violence problem, not the Right
As reported by The National Sentinel in September 2017, both agencies said Antifa members had engaged in “domestic terrorism” during the 2016 campaign, routinely attacking supporters of President Donald Trump at his rallies, especially in blue states like California.
Politico added more:
Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
The DHS and FBI reports “appear to bolster Trump’s insistence that extremists on the left bore some blame for the clashes in Charlottesville (North Carolina) and represent a ‘problem’ nationally,” Politico added.
The discovery of another Left-wing kook who wants to engage in domestic terrorism and is very likely triggered by POTUS Trump and his supporters is part of a growing pattern of rising Left-wing extremism.
Last summer House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and nearly killed by a crazed Alt-Left supporter of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. When he approached the baseball field where Scalise and other GOP members were practicing for their annual softball game against Democrats, the shooter specifically asked a bystander, “Are those Republicans or Democrats?” before he opened fire.
This is what it’s coming to; this is how reflexively angry the Left has become. And let’s be truthful about it: Nearly all the violence is coming from the Left. It’s been that way since Trump launched his bid for the presidency, and it’s going to stay that way until he’s out of office.
In fact, the violence is only likely to get worse.
Read more about Antifa’s violence at AntifaWatch.news.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.