Daily Wire's Michael Knowles: “There is no such thing, for all practical purposes, as right-wing extremism in America”

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Citation From the July 9, 2024, edition of The Daily Wire's The Michael Knowles Show

MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): They might be feds. They might not be feds. To me, that's not the important question. What is important about something like this Patriot Front march through Nashville is how are the mainstream conservatives reacting to it? This tells you everything you need to know about political violence on the right and the left. Patriot Front marches through Nashville. They're not violent. It would seem that Patriot Front, all they ever really wanna do is just kinda march. They've got, whatever, a 100 people say, and they march and they have their big flags and they make a big to do and then they go away. And it's a little suspect the way they dress and how they don't show their faces and it -- but whatever. Let's say they're totally legit and they're sincere true believers, they have nothing to do with law enforcement. What happens after they march? All the mainstream conservatives ignore or condemn them. That's what happens. Let's look on the left. What happens when antifa marches? Better yet, what happens when BLM marches through a town? Well, antifa and BLM are not quite so peaceful. They make just as much of a ruckus, they make just as much of a spectacle of themselves as the Patriot Front does. And then they also rape, kill, pillage, and burn. They also loot stores. They also -- BLM killed dozens of people during that summer of love that burned cities down, sea to shining sea. And then even beyond the group, how do the mainstream Democrats and liberals react? They embrace the groups. Mainstream Democrats and Liberals and journalists have defended antifa. Mainstream Democrat politicians have bailed BLM rioters who committed crimes out of prison. Kamala Harris, the sitting vice president who might be the Democrat nominee in 2024, she raised money to bail BLM criminals out of jail during that summer of love. Staffers for the current president of the United States, Joe Biden, raised money to bail those leftist rioters out of jail. That's the difference.

Let's say the Patriot Front, it's not just a bunch of feds. OK. When the fringe people on our side march around and make a fuss, we ignore or reject them. When the fringe people on the left go out and commit visible crimes and harm people and make a big fuss, the mainstream left embraces them. That's all you need to know. That is all you need to know about extremism in America. We hear so much about right-wing extremism. Give me a break. There is no such thing, for all practical purposes, as right-wing extremism in America. If Patriot Front is the best example they've got, it's a joke. You wanna see political extremism, you wanna see real consequential political extremism, show me BLM, show me Antifa. You know, all the talk of political violence, Newsweek says Donald -- or the New Republic rather says Donald Trump is Hitler. OK. Show me Donald Trump embracing Patriot Front. I don't see it. Not that Patriot Front is looting businesses or murdering people in Nashville. Meanwhile, the left totally embraces BLM and to some degree, Antifa as well.