I remember the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention and the riots that evolved from protestations about the Vietnam War.
Just like the racially charged rioting breaking out around the country in this presidential campaign season, those disturbances were designed to benefit the designs of the leftist elements of the Democratic Party.
They were orchestrated to stir up minorities and altruistic lefties to generate hatred and antipathy towards the police, to discredit capitalism and to get out the vote of anyone with an axe to grind with authority.
This is a strategy Hillary Clinton learned early in her political career.
Bill Clinton was referred to as the 'First Black President,' now Hillary, trying to transfer that handle from President Obama, panders to the most radical element of African American voters, assuming their vitriolic hatred of conservatives will bully moderate black Democratic loyalists to come out strongly in her favor.
It is no coincidence that there is a long history of urban unrest just before hotly contested elections. And the collaboration by their useful idiots in the media is stronger now than ever.
When a Trump rally is interrupted by protesters and conflicts occur, the media always characterizes them as 'violence inspired by Trump,' excusing the provocateurs behaviour and then projecting the cause onto Trump.
The media narrative is that Trump supporters were 'looking for a fight,' and the anti-conservative agitators were just innocently interrupting his freedom of speech, openly baiting his supporters by desecrating our flag, and exercising their right to patriotic protests.
These anti-nationalist tactics are not new. In fact, the Black Bloc movement started almost 40 years ago in Germany. The tactics have been used in France, Brazil, the UK and Egypt. The mostly out-of-town rioters wear all black garb to hide their identification, giving them leeway to trash businesses and to loot. The same tactics have gained popularity in anti-Middle East war, anti-Wall Street and anti-globalization protest riots across the country, starting in 1999 in Seattle where three days of riots disrupted the World Trade Organization conference and caused millions in damages.
The nearly identical scenes have occurred in St. Louis, Baltimore, and now Charlotte. Ultimately these kind of outbursts polarised voters, separating the law and order rightists from the anti-authority leftists.
Will the Charlotte North Carolina violence bring out the black vote for Hillary?
Most likely it will bring out equal numbers of reticent voters from both sides, effectively muting the effort. In the meantime, hundreds of businesses are damaged, and people's lives are destroyed, and confidence in our form of representative government and its ability to maintain peace is eroded.
And racial instability increases.
There is one thing about leftists that is undeniable; their long term goal is to destabilize America, not to unify it.