Trump Is Right to Demand Law and Order in America | Opinion

President Donald Trump is right. He is right to take such a strong stance on law and order in the face of the wanton destruction of property and violent anarchy that is sweeping across America. In fact, it has crossed the Atlantic, too.

I never thought I would see the day that officers of the Metropolitan Police Force take the knee in front of baying, aggressive crowds outside the gates of Downing Street—the epicenter of British power.

And then to add insult to injury, it emerged that the Metropolitan Police high command actually gave the green light to officers to get down on bended knee to show that they were "human beings," too.

What on earth is going on?

But the troubling scenes in London unfortunately pale into insignificance when one sees the sheer scale of the issue President Trump is now facing in the U.S.

Some 40 states and 62 cities have been put under siege by various civil liberty groups and, of course, the radical anarchic Antifa yobs.

Firstly, President Trump is totally right to take the strong law and order approach. Business owners should never have to arm themselves and stand outside their stores to prevent an angry mob from setting fire upon their livelihood. The right to private property and, therefore, the right to defend it are key elements of the very fabric of American society. What U.S. president could simply stand by and allow hard-working Americans to be left to stare helplessly as their entire working lives literally go up in a puff of smoke?

There is a world of difference between peacefully showing one's disgust at the death of a man at the hands of police, and using that situation as an excuse to loot stores en masse. A world of difference.

President Trump is also totally correct to threaten to put the national army on the streets. He is right to want to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization, and he is right to be extremely forceful in his approach to clearing the demonstrations and trying to restore normality to his nation.

And then there are the globalists who have been funding groups like the Movement for Black Lives—a group essentially intertwined with Black Lives Matter.

Movement for Black Lives have even published a manifesto. Can you guess where on the political spectrum that manifesto fell? It is so far left that if you stand somewhere near the political middle ground, it is just a speck on the horizon.

Movement for Black Lives calls for race-based reparations, no public funding for the police, voting rights for illegal immigrants and—here's the kicker—"the radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth." It's the type of ideology that would jolt Lenin back into life.

But it runs even deeper than that. The founders of the Movement for Black Lives have links to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. It is one of the largest and most established radical socialist groups in America, whose ideology is aligned hard with leftist extremists like Jeremy Corbyn.

Indeed, while many of those on the streets genuinely want a fairer society and a reduction in the black-white divide in America, there are others with more sinister motives.

They are radical socialists on a mission to destroy capitalism and nationalism, oftentimes funded by globalists. It's the kind of imperialism and meddling that no doubt so many lefties criticize America for, especially with regard to its involvement in the Middle East.

And then, of course, there is Antifa, the supposedly anti-fascist organization that has some suspiciously fascist tendencies. The group and its cronies are responsible for shutting down free speech on campuses and attacking police officers. James Matthew Mattox, one prominent Antifa member, actually praised those who killed law enforcement officials.

This bunch of mask-wearing, cosh-carrying idiots crawled out of their grandmother's basements to infiltrate the George Floyd demonstrations with the aim of causing destruction, vandalism, criminal damage and posing, in many cases, a threat to the lives of the police officers at the scene.

If an organized and heavily mobilized group of people posing an existential threat to the established way of life for ordinary Americans, intent on causing destruction and violence towards property as well as their political opponents and police officers, does not count as domestic terrorism, then I'm not sure what does.

I mean, these thugs can't even see their own hypocrisy—there are numerous videos online appearing to show the desecration of war memorials during the protests. They fail to see that what they are destroying is a monument to the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for the freedoms that groups such as Antifa enjoy today.

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Again, I ask, what self-respecting, America-loving president would not at least consider mobilizing the national military to counter that threat, especially considering the weak-willed response from many U.S. governors?

And this is before we even get into the social distancing element of these "demonstrations." Here in London, the media circus surrounding Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide, Dominic Cummings, who went on a 260-mile trip during lockdown was a sight to behold. But the biased, agenda-driven mainstream media seem eerily quiet in their condemnation of the mass gatherings sweeping across the U.K. and America under the banner of Black Lives Matter.

There is a certain irony to supporting a group called Black Lives Matter by attending mass gatherings that will simply act as kindling to the rampant wildfire that is coronavirus.

Many of the protesters are no doubt unaware that they are simply being used as pawns. Perhaps they may not realize that their supposedly innocent civil liberty group is actually trying to push a radical socialist agenda and do away with the nation-state, private property and the generation of personal wealth. But they should be. The evidence is there for all to see.

There continues to be much criticism and outrage over President Trump's response to the growing unrest in America. But what people fail to understand is that the enemy is not simply at the gates—it is inside the castle running amok.

The American public, and indeed the wider world, should not want a president who stands idly by as radical political groups, perhaps used as the pawns of others, attempt to violently overthrow the freedoms, norms and values of the most powerful country on earth.

Nigel Farage is senior editor-at-large of Newsweek's "The Debate" platform.

The views expressed in this article are the writer's own.​​​​​