In Michigan, Leftists Have Started Knocking on Doors in the Middle of the Night

Intimidation is the stock-in-trade of ideologues who regard human freedom as the enemy.

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It’s a hallmark of totalitarian regimes. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote about it in his monumental exploration of the nightmare of totalitarianism, “The Gulag Archipelago”: “The sharp nighttime ring or the rude knock at the door." The insolent entrance of the unwiped jackboots of the unsleeping State Security operatives.” The left has now adopted this tactic in the United States, not for arrests (yet), but to frighten its foes into submission.

The Jerusalem Post recently reported that “anti-Israel masked men arrived at the homes of University of Michigan Board of Regents members before dawn on Wednesday to protest and demand the adoption of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) policies, according to the university and the regents.” Why before dawn, when the Regents were least likely to be able to carry on a rational discussion about these issues? Because rational discussion is the last thing these masked thugs want. Like those who made nighttime arrests in the old Soviet Union, they want to terrify their targets and catch them off guard.

Intimidation is the stock-in-trade of ideologues who regard human freedom as the enemy, and so it is no real surprise that anti-Israel thugs have started using the same tactics in Michigan. One of the regents, Jordan Acker, says that it was, to be more precise, “around 4:40 A.M.” when “a masked intruder came to the door of my family’s home with a list of demands, including defunding the police. My three daughters were asleep in their beds, and thankfully unaware of what transpired.”

Acker continued: “This form of protest is not peaceful. Public officials should not be subject to this sort of intimidating conduct, and this behavior is unacceptable from any Michigan community member, especially one led by someone who called for the death of people they disagree with.” He didn’t say whom he was talking about, but there has been a good bit of calling for the death of one’s enemies in Michigan lately.

In the face of the clear threat, Acker was defiant, although he seized the opportunity to affirm his loyalty to the leftist line, irrelevantly invoking 2020 “election deniers”: “I will not be intimidated." In the wake of the 2020 election, public officials here in Michigan were subjected to threats from mobs of election deniers who engaged in similar conduct.”

The leftists went even further at the home of another regent, Sarah Hubbard. She recounted that “at dawn, a group of around thirty protesters came to her home on Wednesday and erected tents, and according to the university, placed fake corpses wrapped in bloodied sheets on her lawn.” Not content with strewing her lawn with trash in an effort to frighten her into doing their bidding, the leftists “used bullhorns, drums, and chants to disrupt the peace of her neighborhood and taped a list of demands to her front door.”

That’ll do the trick. Who could resist such a charming, eloquent appeal? Instead of being outraged at this thuggery, however, all that Hubbard, another loyal leftist, could manage was a bit of schoolmarmish finger-wagging: “Protesting at a public official’s private residence is unacceptable and will not move their cause forward in a satisfactory manner.”

Yikes, she said it was “unacceptable”! That’ll stop these totalitarians from trashing anybody else’s lawn!

Hubbard explained that the board had recently rejected the demands of the BDS thugs, but “representatives of the encampment said that they would not take no for an answer,’ and told her to stop complaining on Twitter and come to the encampment to actually negotiate.’”

For its part, the University of Michigan observed with Sherlock Holmesian's perceptiveness that the “tactics used today represent a significant and dangerous escalation in the protests that have been occurring on campus.” No doubt about that. But what will be done? The university’s Public Affairs managed more finger-wagging: “Going to an individual’s private residence is intimidating behavior and, in this instance, illegal trespassing." This kind of conduct is not protected speech; it’s dangerous and unacceptable.”

The problem that the university faces is that the groups behind this intimidation tactic include groups that have been coddled and favored on university campuses all over the country for years: the University of Michigan’s Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapter, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), and the Transparency, Accountability, Humanity, Reparations, Investment, Resistance (TAHRIR) Coalition. JVP and TAHRIR also demand the “abolishment of policing on campus.”

Yeah, that’s a great idea while you people are running around in the middle of the night and scaring people half to death. All those involved in this who are students should be summarily expelled. But will the University of Michigan have the courage to cut down a plant it has watered and nurtured for years now?

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Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 28 books, including many bestsellers, such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth About Muhammad, The History of Jihad, and The Critical Qur’an. His latest book is Muhammad: A Critical Biography. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

Biden Sends Condolences to Murderer of Americans

"Butcher of Tehran" killed US soldiers and civilians, targeted government officials

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Iran’s murder of Sgt. William Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Sanders, and Spc. Breonna Moffett, three black servicemembers from Georgia, earlier this year was only the latest killing of Americans by the Islamic terrorist regime in Tehran in addition to the dozens already killed on Oct 7.

Iran had not only connived to murder an estimated one thousand American soldiers on the battlefield, but its assassins and agents had plotted to kill members of the Trump administration.

Last year, even the Biden administration was forced to sanction Iranian IRGC terror officials plotting assassinations in D.C. In March, it was reported that the FBI was hunting for an Iranian spy targeting former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other Trump administration officials.

But after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister and an IRGC general died when their chopper crashed on a mountainside, the Biden administration joined Putin, China’s Xi, the UN, Hamas, and other international villains in a global orgy of mourning for a monster.

The State Department, whose own personnel were being targeted for murder, declared that “the United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation”.

When the UN shamefully held a moment of silence to honor the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ who had been responsible for the massacres of thousands of Iranians, Deputy UN Ambassador Robert Wood stood alongside other tyrants in mourning a tyrant with American blood on his hands.

“We pray for the Iranian people who mourn the death of their president,” the Senate chaplain shamefully intoned.

Raisi’s motto, like that of the regime he represented, was “Death to America.” And yet the Biden administration expressed its sympathy for the death of a man who wanted to destroy America.

While Biden was sending condolences, the terror regime was busy blaming us for the crash.

Iranian state media complained that the Bell chopper, an old model imported before the Islamic revolution, had crashed because sanctions prevented the terror state from getting new parts. New parts only do so much good when you’re flying into a fog bank around mountainous terrain, but Iran also could have ended its terrorism or bought new choppers from someone else.

But joining in the wave of condolences for the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ was NATO whose Lebanese Arab spokeswoman Farah Dakhlallah tweeted, “Our condolences to the people of #Iran for the death of President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and others who perished in the helicopter crash.” Lebanon is dominated by the Hezbollah terror group controlled by Iran.

The EU’s president, Charles Michel, and the EU’s high representative Josep Borrell Fontelles promoted a press release stating that “the European Union offers its condolences for the death of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian and other Iranian officials involved in the tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. The EU expresses its sympathies to the families of all the victims and to the Iranian citizens affected.”

Meanwhile, the Iranian citizens affected were singing, dancing and celebrating across Tehran.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed “his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The pitiful party was joined by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN’s World Health Organization, who offered “condolences to the people of Iran” as did Rafael Grossi, the head of the UN’s IAEA nuclear organization, which had allowed Iran to develop its nuclear program, and countless other globalist bureaucrats all mourning a murderous tyrant.

The condolences from the Biden administration, the UN and EU came alongside those from Hamas and Hezbollah which expressed appreciation for Raisi’s work on their behalf. Hamas called Raisi’s death an “immense loss” which it no doubt was for the Iran-backed terrorists. The Taliban’s statement claimed that it was “deeply saddened and affected by this tragic event.”

Raisi’s fellow tyrants and fellow enemies of the United States also wept. Putin called Raisi a “true friend of Russia” and China claimed that “the Chinese people have lost a good friend.” It’s understandable why Moscow and Beijing would mourn for Raisi, but why did Biden and the EU?

Was the “Death to America” chieftain a good friend of America or its literal sworn enemy?

After the outpouring of globalist sympathy for the ‘Butcher of Tehran’, many Americans and Europeans countered with a #NotInMyName hashtag. Iranians demanded to know why the Biden administration and international bodies were supporting a monster and mass murderer.

Raisi’s death, like Oct 7 and 9/11, helped expose the wide gap between good and evil. The same people who shrug off Islamic terrorism and atrocities like those Raisi participated in are filled with tender feelings when Hamas terrorists or their boss in Tehran meet deserved deaths.

World events and how we react to them show us who people really are and what they believe.

After Raisi’s death, the Biden administration, the European Union and the United Nations could have stood with the brave Iranians, especially women, who celebrated in the face of brutal repression, or with the regime. Leftist politicians who claim to care about democracy and human rights chose to stand against tyranny and brutal repression because that is who they are.

When the Iranian people rallied in the Green Revolution, the Obama administration, many of whose members are still serving in the Biden administration, chose to do nothing, but when the Muslim Brotherhood protested in Egypt, they rushed to stage a coup to bring it to power.

It is likewise no coincidence that the ICC issued its indictment of Israel for defending itself against Hamas at the same time as international bodies were mourning Hamas’ state sponsor.

The State Department was recently forced to release a warning that Americans were not safe anywhere in the world. That’s not due to naivete, weakness or incompetence, but choices.

The Biden administration chose to honor the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ as it chose to allow Iran to overrun Yemen, tighten its hold on Lebanon and try to salvage Hamas after Oct 7. That choice has killed plenty of Americans, even as Biden mourns not them, but their killers.

The Marxist Revolution & the Democrat Party 2024

Lessons learned from David Horowitz.

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Radical Marxist groups, including some with ties to China, are planning protests at the Chicago Democratic Convention this year. What is so surprising is that there are so many Democrats so surprised. They question why groups they have supported with resources and fiery speeches would turn against them. Democrats have coddled and loved the Marxists with glowing praise while condemning their opponents with the harshest of rhetoric and most disparaging of words. These naïve souls are still in need of history lessons that the federal Department of Education does not mandate nor provide.

Many have at least noted that this is “like the 1968 Democrat Convention” all over again, when protests and riots scarred the convention and its nominee, Senator Hubert Humphrey. But this time it will be far worse. The extreme left Marxists’ and radical Islamists’ influence of the Democratic Party’s leadership should have made their intentions clear. They want a very radical takeover. They want a revolution. They have made astonishing progress in the wake of the Obama administration’s fundamental transformation into a much more socialist, anti-Christian nation with the government’s radical politicalization of federal departments. That means the Marxists and radical Islamists are very close to their takeover.

I do not think Attorney General Merrick Garland is a Marxist or a radical Islamist; however, those groups have been able to nurture and grow the venom within him, perhaps over his being disregarded for the Supreme Court. If the radical takeover is complete, Garland will either have to finish his abandonment of things he once held dear and complete his turn on the dark side, or be crushed as a tool no longer usable.

The notorious assassin known as Carlos the Jackal once said “Only a coalition of Marxists and Islamists can destroy the United States.” That was quite prescient. One of the great ironies is that the coalition has some Islamists supporting sexual orientations that would get the proponent killed in their own Islamic country of origin or preference. Another irony is that each group thinks that once they provoke and win the revolution, they will be able to take over and discard the other group that joined them. It’s a bit like the treaty between Hitler’s socialist workers party and Stalin’s communist party. Both leaders intended to break the deal from the beginning.

True Islamists do not want a Marxist government at all when they take over; true Marxists do not want ANY religious group involved in the communist hierarchy when they takeover. Of course, we read and hear from mega-millionaires and billionaires who have helped fund the disastrous end to freedom and self-government that they hope is near.

It is not much consolation that the mega-wealthy have been victims of very poor history lessons. So they apparently are not aware that in either a Marxist or Islamic takeover, the mega-wealthy do not even get a “thank you” for funding the takeover. Their wealth is normally just taken, and the former wealthy person is either killed or sent to a gulag or prison.

It has been my privilege to be a friend of David Horowitz and now a Senior Fellow with his Freedom Center. I majored in history, but have learned so much from David’s books and our conversations over nearly two decades. David was in on the planning of those “protests” at the 1968 Democrat convention. I have read his accounts of some of those planning sessions and the leaders’ thoughts.

But I was perplexed and asked, “David, why did you guys plan for all the protests and riots at the Democratic Convention?" They were going to nominate an acknowledged liberal of that decade, Hubert Humphrey. Why wouldn’t you as communist leaders go after the Republican Convention where they would nominate Richard Nixon, who was obviously no friend of liberals. Nixon was going after communists in Congress before he was Vice President.”

I love David’s expressive nature. He holds nothing back. He said, “Louie, we were communists!" Our saying was ‘the worse, the better.’” He went on to say that Humphrey had supported the war in Vietnam and had been anti-communist. But he said there was also concern that if Humphrey won the Presidency, it would be more difficult to get young people rioting out in the streets. Some felt that if Nixon won, it would be easier to get college students to riot out in the streets. So there was a better chance of a revolution with Nixon.

One of the cracks in David Horowitz’s communist armor came when discussions turned to creating so much harassment and assault on police that police finally killed some of the protesters. The goal of getting some of their own friends and supporters killed really concerned David.

It also seems to me that some Jewish Democrat supporters are currently in a bit of shock seeing the combined Marxist and Islamic left coming after Jews. However, recent clashes on college campuses in defending the malevolent brutality, torture, rape and murder of Jews on October 7 last year have made fairly clear where all this is going.

The Liberal Democrats should understand that their condemnation and cries for removal of Israeli leaders who are striving to prevent another holocaust will not win them much in the way of favor from the Marxist and jihadist Jewish-haters when or if they take over.

Please know that the effort of Marxists to create the revolution in the West has not dissipated since those violent days of the late 1960’s. They have chosen to use our education and media systems to propagate their hate in a more civil way. But now some of the revolutionaries see a victory to eliminate our self-governing republic so close, they are almost giddy. If they are successful, there will be so many rank and file Democrats saying, “Wait! I have never supported THIS!” But at that point, it will be too late_ they may not have intentionally supported the revolution, but they certainly took joy in beating down and mocking those who wanted to keep our freedom. Please wake up now.

David Horowitz has written some extraordinary books during his life. However, he told me last week, before I read his brand new one, that he felt it was the best thing he had ever written. I read it and was blown away. Reading should require reading for every student in America, but it explains our founding and truly unparalleled pursuit of equality and freedom like no one ever has. The sheer clarity of wisdom in America's Betrayed unambiguously establishes that evil is at work to destroy this great republic. People have got to understand the side they have chosen before November, and reading David’s new book will make that demonstrably apparent.

Former Congressman Louie Gohmert is a Senior Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Financial World War Coming: Global Elite’s Plan – ‘You’ll Own Nothing & They’ll Own You,’ Carol Roth

Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, interviews Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of ‘You Will Own Nothing,’ who warns that "we are on the brink of a financial world war where the financial stakes will shift. She dives into the global elite’s plan to come out on top – the process that threatens to leave us owning nothing and under centralized control. Roth explains what is behind the World Economic Forum’s 2030 agenda and delves into the risks associated with central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). She also highlights the importance of personal ownership and what you can do to fight back. Roth has a free newsletter –