Off the Pigs!”
“Personally, I always held my flower in a clenched fist.”
“Yippies believe in the violation of every law.” — Abbie Hoffman (1936–1989)
Abbie Hoffman was an American political and social activist, anarchist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party (“Yippies”). His rhetorical style is reminiscent of what we are hearing from people like Maxine Waters. The difference is that Hoffman was not a congressman. The question is, will Waters’ rhetoric lead to Hoffman-style violence by her socialist followers?
Hoffman was published by mainstream publishing companies. He is shown with a rifle in his hand leaping for joy on the cover of his book Revolution for the Hell of It (1968). Hoffman’s rhetoric about revolution was just a warm-up. In Steal This Book (1971), he gave instructions on how to build stink bombs, smoke bombs, sterno bombs, aerosol bombs, pipe bombs, and Molotov Cocktails.
Hoffman’s updated version of the Molotov Cocktail consisted of a glass bottle filled with a mixture of gasoline and Styrofoam, turning the slushy blend into a poor man’s version of napalm. The flaming gasoline-soaked Styrofoam was designed to stick to policemen when it exploded. Helpful drawings on how to make the incendiary devices were included.
In Woodstock Nation, Hoffman updated his revolutionary tactics. This time, Random House published his book. Next to the publisher’s name on the title page, there is an illustration of a man using dynamite to blow up a house. This same illustration appears in Hoffman’s Steal This Book. The theme of both books is how to blow up the system—literally. “Righteous violence” was rationalized by the front-line New Left leadership in the 1960s: “The use of violence was justified, many in the New Left comforted themselves, because theirs was a violence to end all violence, a liberating and righteous violence that would rid the world of a system that deformed and destroyed people. Such glorious ends justified, even ennobled, violent means.”
A mainstream media property “dedicated to serving young, diverse America” has someone suggesting that violence is the next step in bringing down Donald Trump.
A writer for the popular progressive news website Splinter is warning supporters of President Trump that if they have a problem with the heckling of administration officials in public places, they haven’t seen anything yet.
“Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning,” writes Splinter senior writer Hamilton Nolan.
Pointing to history, he writes that the U.S. “had thousands of domestic bombings per year in the early 1970s.”
Splinter is a news and opinion website owned by the progressive Gizmodo Media Group, a division of Univision Communications, the Hispanic media giant. Splinter’s direct owner, Fusion Media Group, was purchased from Disney in April 2016. Fusion describes itself as Univision’s multi-platform, English language division “dedicated to serving young, diverse America.” (WND)
Consider the following:
- Kathy Griffin ‘Beheads’ Trump in Graphic Photo
- Madonna – “I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House.”
- Snoop Dogg “Shoots” Trump in the Head in Music Video
- Ross Whedon: “I Want a Rhino to F**k Paul Ryan to Death”
- Shakespeare in the Park Stabs ‘Trump’ to Death in Performance of ‘Julius Caesar’
- Larry Wilmore Jokes About Suffocating Trump with ‘Pillow They Used to Kill Scalia’
- Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Puts Stephen Miller’s Head on a Spike (Truth Feed)
Watch this new video from the RNC: