History of Left-Wing Violence in America

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

In a recent column, veteran author Patrick J. Buchanan, who has worked in two White Houses, gives us a very valuable historical review, especially in the wake of the armed assault on a Republican congressman, of Left Wing violence in America.

“As radical anarchists were the principal terrorists of the first quarter of the 20th century, and Puerto Rican nationalist-terrorists dominated the 1950s, the 1960s and early 1970s were marked by the seemingly endless violence of the hard left, beginning with the Communist Oswald, who had tried to shoot Gen. Edwin Walker in Dallas before killing JFK,” Buchanan writes. “The campus violence and urban riots of the decade, from Harlem to Watts to Newark and Detroit, to Washington, D.C., and 100 cities after Dr. King’s death, were not the work of the Goldwater right.”

“Those were the days of the Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society, Weatherman and the Symbionese Liberation Army. It was America’s radical left shooting cops and burning down ROTC buildings.”