America remains in the midst of violent rioting.
While most Americans want peace, the so-called mainstream media want division.
And a CNN reporter told one huge lie about the George Floyd murder.
The killing of George Floyd sparked universal outrage and condemnation across the country.
But the protests quickly turned violent, and rioting and looting in Floyd’s name was used as a justification.
Radical leftists continue to stoke the fire and claim that calls for peace will fall on deaf ears.
This type of violent rhetoric is not new in America.
For decades, leftists have been trying to recreate the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Non-violent groups with legitimate grievances were eventually bulldozed by extremists like the Weather Underground, and those are the groups that are lionized today.
And while trying to defend the rioting and looting that’s happening right now, one CNN reporter repeated a huge lie that began in the civil rights era.
John Harwood blamed the civil unrest on Trump and the Republican Party writ large:
“But it’s more than just Donald Trump, it’s also his party. Remember the seminal event, a seminal event in the development of the modern Republican Party was a civil rights movement in the 1960s, national Democrats embraced it, national Republicans did not.”
Harwood is referring to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
President Lyndon Johnson was in favor of the bill, but his Republican counterpart Barry Goldwater opposed it on libertarian grounds.
Goldwater, who supported civil rights bills in 1957 and 1960—which were opposed by Johnson and his fellow Dixiecrats—felt that the 1964 bill gave the federal government too much authority over private businesses.
Goldwater himself integrated family-owned department stores in Arizona and desegregated the National Guard, but his stance was called “racist” by his political opponents.
That’s the basis for the big lie that the parties magically switched places in the 1960s.
In order to believe that, Democrats would then have to argue that Franklin Roosevelt was a racist.
They would never do that even though he interned Japanese Americans during World War II and promoted known KKK member Hugo Black to the Supreme Court.
The “big switch” is fiction that continues to perpetuate.
More Republican senators voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats, who filibustered it.
Harwood continued, “You had millions and millions of racially conservative whites move into the Republican Party and that’s where the center of gravity is.”
The overwhelming majority of racist Dixiecrats remained in the Democrat Party until they did.
Over time, the south gradually became more Republican—and less racist—for economic reasons.
Opportunistic leftists use any grievance they can find in order to divide the country for the purposes of political power.
Free people are harder to control, so they provoke division in order to scare or hector people into giving up their rights.
That’s how a country can quickly get destabilized.
Many believed it couldn’t happen here, but the left is giving it all they got.