Mob Brutality

By Hal Lindsey
Senator Ted Cruz made a reservation for himself and his wife at a local Washington, DC restaurant. Someone at the restaurant told an Antifa group called “Smash Racism DC” that he would be there. Protestors gathered an hour before Senator Cruz arrived. They sat covertly in the restaurant’s bar area while they waited.
As the Senator and his wife approached their table, Antifa sprung its ambush. They chanted, “We believe survivors!” And they kept on robotically chanting those words throughout their attack.
Those words, by the way, are almost meaningless. We all believe those we know to be survivors. But the rest of us have to measure evidence when deciding the validity of accusations. Here’s what the group really means with that chant. “We believe all accusers.”
But even that’s not entirely true. They apparently do not believe the accuser of Keith Ellison — the first Muslim elected to the US Congress and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
The protestors were in the faces of the Senator and his wife. They blocked the way, even as the couple tried to quietly leave the restaurant. But, of course, they shouldn’t have had to leave at all. According to the Washington Post, waiters struggled to get the door open for the couple to leave. “Finally, the waiters got the door open, then slammed it shut again as soon as the Cruzes had walked out into the night. The crowd inside whooped. ‘This is what’ll happen to you if you support Kavanaugh!’ a man warned the other patrons as they passed back through the bar.”
Smash Racism DC put out a statement later that night. It ended by saying, “This is a message to Ted Cruz, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you.”
This is a violent threat made by violent people to violent ends. Last year, a man with a similar mindset attacked members of Congress practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. He shot four people, seriously injuring Steve Scalise of Louisiana. 
Later, Senator Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor, and beaten within an inch of his life. He had several broken ribs and a damaged lung. Over time, he developed pneumonia in that lung. His wife, Kelley, wrote, “The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.”
In recent days, US Senators have been threatened and accosted in the very halls of the US Capitol. A few days ago, a candidate for the Colorado State Senate was shot at while sitting in her vehicle.
In Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and other countries, violence has become a significant factor in elections. And now the United States stands oh-so-close to that same terrible reality.
Jesus said the last days would be like the days of Noah and Lot. Genesis tells us that Noah’s time was characterized by violence. We often associate the time of Lot with the prevalence of homosexuality. But it wasn’t just that. It was also a time of violent mobs.
Pray for America. And don’t forget to pray for Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and those other places living under the growing threat of political violence and mob brutality.
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