Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kristallnacht American style

Daniel Henninger, writing in the Wall Street Journal about the mobs invading NYC businesses, smashing windows, disrupting shoppers during the Christmas shopping season, and destroying property with the approval of the mayor and the encouragement of the president of the United States: "If we have learned anything in the past century, it is that when politically approved mobs start invading shopkeepers and smashing their windows in the name of politics, it is a sign that a society is veering off the rails." In 1930s Germany the elected government and local police stood by while businesses and targeted groups were terrorized an demonized. People were looking for someone to blame, so then it was "rich Jews." Now it's "white privilege." Goons just the same; mobs who have no idea what they are protesting. And now you don't even need a charismatic leader--you've got the internet to hype the lies. (HT Harry Lewis.)

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