The Elements of Revolution Are All in Place

We have seen many things unfold in 2020 that many never dreamed possible in our nation.  Consider the dictatorial powers launched by many governors and mayors across the nation.  There’s been the shuttering of churches, the closing of businesses, the declaration of what businesses can survive and which ones are doomed to fold.

In addition, look at the uprisings taking place in cities across the nation.  While destruction, burnings, lootings, murders and physical assaults have significantly escalated this year, many in the major media continue to refer to them as peaceful protests.  Meanwhile, the tensions between people are heightening.

People have been assaulted for an article of clothing they are wearing or a flag they are waving. Attacks against patriotism are escalating.  The professional sports world has joined in the attack, having caved to a political agenda that glorifies anarchy.  There’s a war on police, with many calling for their defunding and to re-imaging policing.

Where is all this headed?  Joining Jim to answer that question was Don Feder.  Don is a writer, researcher and columnist.  He was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist for 19 years.  More than 40 newspapers and e-magazines picked up his columns.  His writings have appeared in The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Human Events and many others.

Since 2002, he has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organiser for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.  He helped organise the World Congress of Families from 2006-2018.  He’s currently the Coalitions Director and Director of Communications for the Ruth Institute and is the recipient of numerous awards.

Jim began by noting Don reported on a recent poll indicating that 61% of Americans  believe we’re on the verge of civil war.  He believes instead that a revolution is afoot.

So what’s the difference?  Don noted that in a civil war there are two sides fighting.  In a revolution, there’s basically one side trying to usurp the government.  So what he believes is taking place right now is a power-grab, as opposed to two sides contesting for power.

What were the ‘seeds’ that took root to get us where we are today?  Don pointed to the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, Antonio Gramsci (the father of cultural Marxism) and on to the communist revolutions on the 20th and 21st centuries.

Discussion moved to how the Nazis came to power, with Don noting how you had a situation that is similar to what we see today.  You had riots and anarchy, with people being beaten and killed for having the wrong point of view.  Soon Hitler came along, who was viewed by many as a saviour, in spite of the fact his nationalist/socialist party didn’t get a majority in the 1932 election.  Germany gave Hitler a chance to relieve the nation of the anarchy, with history recording what he did.

Don then mentioned Antifa, a group that is supposed to be anti-fascist.  He believes,

‘… they’re the most fascist political movement we have ever seen in this country.’

From there, this broadcast looks at additional historical parallels to today, where there’s more than just violence, but legitimising violence.  There’s discussion about George Soros, law enforcement, the Second Amendment and much more.

If you believe, as Don has written about, that the elements of revolution are all in place, including an election from which there could be no turning back, then you’ll want to review this edition of Crosstalk.

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Originally published at VCYAmerica; FrontPage Magazine.
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About the Author:

Don Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. For 19 years, his twice-weekly column appeared in the Herald, New England’s second largest newspaper. On February 28, 2002, the paper published his 2,000th column.

Feder’s column was syndicated and carried by more than 40 newspapers and e-magazines nationwide.

His writings have also appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, American Enterprise, Front Page Magazine, Human Events, American Thinker and GrassTopsUSA. Feder has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

He is the 1998 recipient of the International Communications Award of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Feder is also the recipient of the 1984 Distinguished Editorial Journalism Award from The Conservative Caucus of America, the 2002 Warren T. Brooks Award from Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation, the Princeton Ivy Leaguers for Freedom Award in October 1999, the Second Amendment Foundation’s 1985 James Madison Award, The World Congress of Families’ 2016 Family And Truth Award and the First Place Prize in the Amy Foundation’s Writing Contest for Projecting Biblical Truths in the Secular Media in 1992.

Since leaving the Boston Herald in 2002, Feder has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organiser for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.

Feder worked with the World Congress of Families from 2006 to May 2018, first as Communications Director, and later as Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences. He was the editor of World Congress of Families News and the organisation’s Leadership Memos. He spoke at WCF II (Geneva) WCF III (Mexico City), WCF IV (Warsaw), WCF V (Amsterdam), WCF VI (Madrid), WCF IX (Salt Lake City), WCF X (Tbilisi) and WCF XI (Budapest).

He also helped to organise World Congress of Families regional conferences in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, London, Paris, Belgrade, Moldova, Moscow, Ulyanovsk (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Malawi, Abuja (Nigeria), and Nairobi.

Besides his work for World Congress of Families, Feder helped to organise The Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit (2003), The War on Christians Conference (2006) -- both in Washington, D.C. -- and The Constitution or Sharia Conference (2011) in Nashville, TN.

He is currently the Coalitions Director of the Ruth Institute.

Feder is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (BA in political science) and the Boston University Law School (JD). He passed the bar in New York and Massachusetts and practiced law in upstate New York (1973-1976).

Prior to writing for the Boston Herald, he was Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation (1976-1979) and the Second Amendment Foundation (1979-1982).

He is married to Andrea (formerly Mills), is the father of four children and grandfather of three. He was born sometime in the last century.

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