Motivation and timing all but prove that some home-grown and radical leftists were behind the placing of political signs featuring threatening assault weapons at various Redlands schools on Wednesday.
To figure out Machiavellian tactics like this, people need to ask themselves who benefits politically from such actions.
Clearly leftists – in this case, extremist ones – think they benefit from the signs because they vilify people who support our right to keep and bear arms, just like the Second Amendment says we can. Radicals believe they benefit because the signs, in their minds, delegitimize people who oppose Obama’s latest attempt at gun control.
The creed of the leftist is that the ends justify the ends, just like Chicago professor Saul Alinsky wrote in “Rules for Radicals,” the leftist guide for undemocratic attacks on their political opponents.
And for Redlands, those ends meant scaring children and parents who dropped off their children at area schools on Wednesday. The signs were clearly meant to rekindle the horrors of the Newtown, Conn., massacre a few weeks ago among people entering a school.
Hillary Clinton studied under Alinksy. Barack Obama was a disciple.
The timing of Wednesday’s threatening signs does not pass the smell test. Their posting comes within days of:
- Obama calling for gun control in his inauguration speech.
- Obama urging his political operatives to keep working for him.
- The Redlands Tea Party Patriots announcing that their Feb. 7 meeting would feature the Second Amendment.
It is clear that Wednesday’s stunt was meant to draw visceral reactions from emotionally vulnerable people -- more proof leftists have no shame.
It’s also clear that the signs were meant to manipulate the media in such a way to gin up public hatred for Second Amendment proponents and support Barack Obama’s gun control agenda.
I pray that police catch the perpetrators and exile these extremists back to the wards of Chicago – where they belong.