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Victor Davis Hanson warns protest leaders: 'Today's revolutionary becomes tomorrow's counter-revolutionary'

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "The Ingraham Angle" Monday that the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has parallels to other mass movements throughout history, including the French Revolution and the Cultural Revolution in Communist China.

"These revolutionary movements are like a stream," Hanson said, "and then all these other streams combine with these different agendas," including "careerist agendas."

"But what happens is," Hanson added, "today's revolutionary becomes tomorrow's counter-revolutionary because you can never satisfy the mob and you have to get more and more extreme."

History repeating itself in many ways.

Hanson then discussed the phenomenon of wealthy and prominent people, such as former President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calling out the loudest for change.

"A lot of this is a psychological mechanism of wealthy, privileged -- white people, especially, but also wealthy and privileged minorities -- of rhetorical penance so they don't have to ... rub shoulders with people they champion. It's very common in history."
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'Today's revolutionary becomes tomorrow's counter-revolutionary'

Or tomorrow's dead useful idiot.
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