In an interview with Fox News’s Mark Levin on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr let fly with some of his harshest words yet about the anarchist groups causing havoc in some of America’s most prominent cities. Barr, who has been uncompromising in his view of “protesters” burning buildings, looting, and attacking police, told Levin that the left’s “lust for power” is leading them to commit some of the most destructive behavior the country has seen in recent decades.
Barr said that the Black Lives Matter organization is a “revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They’re essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic.”
The attorney general said that Antifa is organizing nothing less than a “new form of urban guerrilla warfare.”
“The way the guerrilla…hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean…what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity,” he explained. “They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That’s where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they provoke violence.”
Barr said that the gulf between the Democratic Party and groups like BLM and Antifa was not as wide as the media might like to suggest. “The left has pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded America and made a secular religion out of seeking complete political victory,” he argued.
From the day Trump won in 2016, he continued, “there’s been the resistance.”
“They were trying to impeach him from Day One. They have done everything they can and I think it’s because of the desire for power that the left wants,” he said. “They want to run people’s lives so they can design utopia for all of us, and it’s the lust for power. And they weren’t expecting Trump’s victory. And it outrages them.”
Never has the truth been said so boldly and eloquently by a major figure in a Republican administration. We’re sure Barr’s remarks will once again set the left off on a frenzy as they accuse the attorney general of being an ideologue whose only purpose is to serve Trump’s political wishes, but that narrative only confirms how much they fear this man. They know that Barr is not going to play nice. They know that Barr is not going to bow before their idiotic fair tales of “peaceful” protests. They know the Department of Justice is in righteous hands, and it terrifies them.
They aren’t right about much these days, but they are definitely right to be afraid.