Most Americans have never heard of these acts of terrorism from leftist groups that were so numerous throughout the 1970s. But this is a prime example of “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The urban unrest, which has rocked America in the early 2020s, is nothing new. The 1960s saw both race riots and left-wing terrorist groups looking to exploit animosity between racial groups in America.
The question is what are we going to do about it? The answer so far from our elected officials is “not much.” If leftist terrorist cells were willing to go this far when they had active opposition from government and corporate figures alike, what are they going to do when confronted with apathy or encouragement from elected officials and the business sector?
The answer remains to be seen, but will certainly be some variant of “nothing good.”
America’s “Days of Rage”: The Extensive Left-Wing Bombings & Domestic Terrorism of the 1970s
It’s a great book with surprising parallels to the current leftist violence..—Joe]
“The urban unrest, which has rocked America in the early 2020s…”
1) I don’t think the US has been rocked. Media may want it to but it is not. Most of America feels what is wrong with those people. A large percentage of Americans don’t live in urban centers and don’t care if they burn down and blow away.
2) The book points out the Weatherman ruling cabal just could not figure out why people were not buying in to the revolution. Same thing goes today.
3) Maybe just maybe, the FBI will spend their free time chasing down leftist bomb throwers and stop trying to make up evidence to oust an elected president.
Better yet would be for the FBI to chase down the people behind the curtain who control and pay the bomb throwers.
Status 451 has an excellent (if colorful) review and synopsis of the book, here:
Hines makes an excellent point: what really gives the lefty terrorists their legs is their access to both shock troops AND institutions.