Another Embarrassment to Michigan
They brought all their experience a training to the GOP and convention and dreamed of shutting it down. There was one little problem. Law enforcement agencies had also brought the lessons they had learned in Seattle and used them to good effect, protecting law-abiding citizens from the anarchist rabble. The anarchists got in a few token shots and a few more serious events but they utterly failed to shut down the convention.
One of the Anarchists was a boy (I won't offend the term by calling him a man) from Flushing Michigan (national sources say he is from Flint, more local sources place him in Flushing, Michigan, a relatively affluent suburb of Flint) named Matthew Bradley DePalma. Mr DePalma was planning to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the GOP convention but made a very vital mistake; he was rooming with an FBI informant when he announced his intentions and started to work on his dream.
Ah! . . . . the poetic justice of it all.
Yet I wonder. He is a part of an organization of Anarchists. Think about that for a second. Anarchy is by definition the absence of law and the absence of order. How can you have an organization based on the absence of order. They are misnamed for they do believe in law, to the point that they willing to destroy, kill and harm to enforce their ideas of law on others. They wish to destroy one law and replace it with another law, which makes them insurgents and terrorists, not anarchists, and thus, possibly under some circumstances, even enemy combatants. (I kind of wonder if a genuine anarchist, who believes in the absolute absence of any order, could even function.)
In my not so humble opinion they would be fools to launch a full-scale insurgency because they would lose and lose big time. Leftists demonstrate courage when they shout obscenities at the establishment in a situation where they cannot be harmed, but let them face a determined, angry and armed public and they would flee like vermin. They would be slaughtered by the half-trained Michigan Militia, not to mention the much better armed and trained police and national guard.
Yes we are having problems at the moment, but the Anarchist "solution" is worse than the problem they are trying to solve.
I have some second cousins living in Flushing and they are decent, hard-working, and largely affluent people. I am sure that they are not proud to call this little criminal a neighbor.