Dr. Fauci and his cohort of Globalist Scientists demand random double-blind placebo trials to measure the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) treatments for COVID-19. Telling Americans essentially: No double-blind means no scientific proof.
SO YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF: “How exactly does a random double-blind placebo trial function? Here is some excerpts from explaining the process of which I will provide the link if you think you need the entire context:
In the context of a clinical trial, double-blindmeans that neither the patients nor the researchers know who is getting a placebo and who is getting the treatment. Because patients don’t know what they’re getting, their belief about what will happen doesn’t taint the results. Because the researchers don’t know either, they can’t hint to patients about what they’re getting, and they also won’t taint results through their own biased expectations about what the results will be.
Placebo and Control Groups
A placebo is an inactive substance (often a sugar pill) given to a patient in place of medication.
In drug trials, a control group is given a placebo while another group is given the drug (or other treatment) being studied. That way, researchers can compare the drug’s effectiveness against the placebo’s effectiveness.2
Placebo-controlled refers to a control group receiving a placebo. …
Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Thus, a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial is a medical study involving human participants in which neither side knows who’s getting what treatment and placebo are given to a control group.
So get this straight! The doctors distributing trial medicine and the patients participating in the trial are UNAWARE who is getting medicine with hoped for curative results and who is getting a sugar pill which will have zero medical affect. Imagine how this process would work with infected COVID patients with some receiving HCQ and others a sugar pill. Sounds like the double-blind condemns sugar pill recipients to severe illness potentially leading to death – WITH CERTAINTY.
AND YET today is there has been a huge amount of COVID patients treated by doctors GLOBALLY with significant recovery results that a long-term double-blind may or may not have ran its clinical course to make Globalist Scientists stamp of approval or failure.
INDEED, it is becoming quite evident Big Pharma seeing no big dividend in positive HCQ double-blind trials has actually had the trials hindered with false information. Big Pharma desires big dividends from expensive drugs with hoped for positive results.
Hydroxychloroquine has been around for over 65 years with no serious side affects in play UNTIL the inexpensive anti-malarial drug showed promise against a COVID pandemic unleashed by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) incompetence or designed purpose (YOU decide which).
Yesterday I posted on Dr. Ramin Oskoui of Johns Hopkins Medicine sharing data of nations outside the USA using HCQ having a 79% COVID lower death rate. HCQ is effective that in the pocket of Big Pharma Scientists and Medical Doctors should at least be exposed to Civil Penalties AND due to unnecessary COVID deaths perhaps a criminal investigation is warranted.
Thanks to a Facebook Friend (Col Holtzinger) on yesterday’s post, here’s a Washington Times post by Everett Piper who enumerates positive HCQ results from sources who until validating HCQ where quite scientifically respected. Yet now the disinformation Marxists and Crony Capitalist concerned about political control and/or profits are disparaging.
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I’ve generally tried to stay out of the hydroxychloroquine debate. My hesitation has been for one reason and one reason only: I have no degree in medicine, and I don’t want to pretend otherwise. As my youngest son has said of my Ph.D., “Dad’s not a real doctor. He can’t really help anybody.”
With my lack of medical credentials noted, however, I have decided it is time to get off the sidelines and engage this issue.
Put simply, the Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is literally killing people.
Consider the following from the recent news cycle.
On July 23, 2020, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) provided the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration copious amounts of data showing, among other things, that countries using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are attaining far lower mortality rates than the United States. “The mortality rate from COVID-19 in countries that allow access to HCQ,” said the AAPS, “is only one-tenth the mortality rate of countries where there is interference with this medication, such as the United States.”
Did you catch that? One-tenth the mortality rate means that our country’s current death count of about 160,000 could be and perhaps should be, as low as 16,000.
Oh, but I assume you’ve been told that the AAPS is a “fringe group” of “conservative” doctors who should be discredited?
Well, aside from the fact that such a claim is a textbook example of the Socratic fallacy of an ad hominem attack, i.e., “shooting the messenger rather than attending to the message,” there’s more, lots more.
First, there’s the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, which recently published a study involving thousands of patients where HCQ proved to be both very safe and highly effective in treating COVID-19. This study reports reducing mortality by 50%. Did you catch that? Fifty percent.
Then, there’s the Palmer Foundation report published last week highlighting the Indian slum of Dharavi. This is Asia’s biggest and densest slum, housing more than a million people. In the early days of the pandemic, Dharavi suffered a cluster outbreak. Doctors report containing it by using proactive measures, “including the use of hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis (preventive) treatment.” As a result, Dharavi’s COVID-19 infection rate dropped drastically from April through June, and in July, new infections were very low, almost reaching zero on July 9.”
Yes, you read that correctly. “Almost reaching zero.”
Still the stuff of right-wing nut jobs, you smirk?
Well, there is Harvey, A. Risch, MD, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health (generally not known as a bastion of conservative political thought), who recently wrote in Newsweek magazine: “I am … flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily.”
Yes, you read that correctly. “Tens of thousands of patients are dying unnecessarily.”
Dr. Risch then goes on to cite study after study showing the efficacy of HCQ. There is a study involving 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths. There are four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths. There is a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients.
There is another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization. And there is the reverse natural experiment in Switzerland where on May 27 the Swiss national government banned outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine. By June 10, COVID-19 deaths had increased four-fold and remained elevated. On June 11, the Swiss government revoked the ban, and on June 23, the death rate reverted to what it had been beforehand.
Like many of you, I may not have a degree in medicine. But, as with tens of thousands of you, I do have enough of an education to recognize that when any government politicizes medicine, that far from “just saving one life,” that same government likely just took the lives of tens of thousands.
There is abundant evidence that HCQ has great benefit.
If we would have started using it in March as President Trump suggested, we would potentially be talking about 16,000 deaths right now rather than 160,000. That means that our arrogant little despots such as Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan have killed more than 120,000 people so far.
Put entire populations out of work and under quarantine where they are forced to spend 24/7 confined in close quarters with others who may or may not have brought the virus into the home. Then force sick senior citizens into nursing homes where they are likely to contaminate the entire facility. Then refuse to let doctors prescribe medication shown to be beneficial in treating the disease. Now that’ll fix the surplus human population and save the planet, won’t it?
What a deal. What a Green New Deal.
Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).
For COVID Pandemic: Forget Double-Blind Pipedreams & Examine Global HCQ Results
Pamela Geller cross posts a Jim Hoft expose from The Gateway Pundit Dr. Ramin Oskoui of Johns Hopkins Medicine shares date on HCQ lowering the mortality rate in foreign nations. MEANING the powers behind American medicine has been lying to Americans! MEANING tens of thousands lives and perhaps hundreds of thousands lives could have been saved by HCQ treatment in relation to COVID-19.
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The latest international testing of hydroxychloroquine treatment of coronavirus shows countries that had early use of the drug had a 79% lower mortality rate than countries that banned the use of the safe malaria drug.
This means that Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, the CDC, the liberal fake news media and the tech giants have been pushing a lie that has had deadly consequences!
America has lost (reportedly) over 150,000 lives. And that could have been lowered by nearly 80% if HCQ use would have been promoted in the US.
On Wednesday night Dr. Ramin Oskoui went on with Laura Ingraham to discuss this study that involves the populations of 2 billion people.
Dr. Ramin Oskoui says there needs to be consequences for such glaring and deadly errors that cost tens of thousands of lives.
Dr. Oskoui: It’s really devastating to Dr. Fauci, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Redfield and their performance. I think not only should they be embarrassed but I think they really need to be held to account… Physicians have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of their patients.
[Blog Editor: It is at this point in the quote Geller has a Youtube link from Jim Hoft. I’m going to show the link like Geller has it but I’m providing the Youtube embed. My suspicion is Youtube might censor the video since the info conflicts with the globalist scientists implicated in this story supported by Google and Youtube.]
Wayne Allyn Root has never been one to mince words. A post of Root’s on August 2 lays out a case to indict former President Barack Hussein Obama utilizing RICO laws as the legal device. Then Roots lists his many corrupt crimes a RICO indictment could include. Since in my memory I cannot recall one Democrat even to be prosecuted for obvious law breaking, it is probably wishful thinking. AND YET real law abiding citizen can hope….
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I recently watched a documentary about how the U.S. government finally took down the mob (aka the Mafia). For decades, the U.S. government failed miserably. Why? Because it could only catch low-level “soldiers” in the act of a crime but never the mob boss (aka The Don).
But something changed in the late 1980s. The government applied the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO Act, to the Mafia. It proved the mob acted as a “family.” And when the head of the family gave an order, he was as guilty as the “soldier” who carried it out. This allowed the government to destroy the Mafia.
Suddenly, a light bulb went off. I realized this is exactly how to indict, convict and send former President Barack Obama to prison.
I believe Obama is the biggest criminal in the history of the United States. RICO is how we get Don Obama. He was the head of a family just like the Mafia. Call it the Obama Crime Family.
Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney Durham are playing in the minor leagues. They are going after the “soldiers” of the Obama criminal family. But they should be targeting the head of the snake: Obama. He gave all the orders. He oversaw and coordinated all the crime, extortion, theft, fraud and lies. And, of course, the biggest crime of all: spying. Some might call that treason.
It was all Obama. Just like in New York in the 1980s, it was all Paul Castellano and John Gotti of the Gambino family. The only difference is the crimes and audacity of Obama make the Gambinos look like Boy Scouts. Trust me, the Mafia has nothing on Obama.
Let’s compare the crimes of Obama vs. the Gambinos’.
Don Obama targeted, hunted, demonized, intimidated and punished his best customers (business owners and high-income taxpayers). Obama’s weapons of choice were the highest taxes and the most regulations in U.S. history. Even the Mafia treats its best customers better than this!
Unfortunately, we can’t indict Obama over that.
But Obama’s IRS crimes are a different story. Obama had his own personal government-sanctioned hit squad. Obama’s IRS thugs went after tea partiers, conservatives and groups that believed in the U.S. Constitution. Even the Mafia had more respect for the Constitution than Obama’s government gang.
Obama’s IRS thugs went after Christian charities, Catholic professors and pro-life groups. It even went after Reverend Billy Graham. The Mafia had more respect for the church than the Obama Crime Family.
A St. Louis anchorman who dared to ask tough questions of Obama said Obama’s IRS was sent to intimidate him. Even the Mafia knows never to touch the media.
Obama’s IRS targeted pro-Israel groups. Even the greatest gangsters of all-time — Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel — were always friends of Israel.
Don Obama had the IRS audit Republican donors, thereby crippling his political opposition. Even the Gambinos never figured out how to use the law to bankrupt the other Mafia families.
And, of course, Obama used the IRS to go after me personally. I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, class of ’83. My criticisms of Obama on Fox News obviously struck a chord. He clearly ordered the IRS to destroy my life.
That’s how I know Obama personally ordered “the hit” on President Donald Trump. He certainly hated Trump far more than me. Trump questioned his birth, his U.S. citizenship. Obama was out for blood.
I have no doubt Obama ordered the spying on the Trump campaign, the unmasking, the fake FISA warrant. And after Trump’s victory, Obama ordered Trump framed for Russian collusion. Obama’s loyalists leaked the Ukraine call. I have no doubt Obama directed the entire impeachment behind the scenes.
Don’t forget the many other Obama crimes: “Fast and Furious”; the fraud of Benghazi; Hillary Clinton’s erased emails; the fix to make sure the FBI exonerated Clinton; the fraud concocted on the airport runway between Bill Clinton and Obama’s attorney general; the murder of Seth Rich; the fix to make sure Clinton won the Democrat primary; and Clinton and Joe Biden’s extortion of foreign allies. I guarantee you nothing happened without the approval of Don Obama.
I need to make special mention of the Obamacare Ponzi scheme. Obama committed pure fraud when he said, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” That’s like a Mafia loan shark telling a business owner, “Don’t worry. Here’s your loan at 300 percent interest. You can keep your business.”
It’s time to indict Obama. He’s not above the law. He’s no better than the Gambinos. Actually, he’s worse. The Gambinos were thugs and murderers, but at least they loved America and capitalism.
My apologies for insulting the Gambinos by comparison.
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Before the totalitarian COVID deception hit America Jeffrey Epstein died in jail under suspicious circumstances. To my knowledge Epstein’s death is still officially a suicide while in police custody. Loads of evidence both circumstantial and specific suggests something other than a suicide. The “other than” led to a host of memes mocking the official death typically ending with something like “and Epstein didn’t kill himself”.
Epstein catered to the unsavory titillating desires of wicked powerful men usually with underage girls. I and many believe Epstein was silenced.
NOW Epstein’s essentially operations manager – Ghislaine Maxwell – has been arrested and – GASP! – is in police custody. Besides wondering if her fate will be a silencing, an interesting editorial video put out by DEMOCREPUBLIX NEWS explores the arrest, the prosecutor in charge of the arrest, President Trump’s possible going after those going after him scenario and more.
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I haven’t had a submission from Ari Bussel is some time. Ari is highly involved in the Jewish community in Beverly Hills, CA. He is also a very Pro-Israel supporter which makes him Aces in my book.
Here Ari addresses the rioting and looting in his Beverly Hills community with a very positive supportive message for ALL First Responders but especially for the police who risk their lives for law and order. For Ari to place these thoughts for reading you have to realize or at least it is my opinion, he might become a target for those BLM and Antifa types more concerned about a Marxist agenda then actual racial so-called social Justice.
Ari submitted all the photos of which I tried to use most but not all (the above photo from the Blog Editor).
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A group of not-so-young-any-more, quite-well-to-do and likely composed of mostly White Caucasian males started an initiative of bringing pizzas to their local police departments.
A person I know called and told me about this national initiative. I burst out laughing, exclaiming: We are already doing that!
There are many things of which to be proud of Beverly Hills, with the exception of the handling of the recent the riots. One is that throughout the decades, whenever a party ends, it is a tradition to bring trays and trays of food to our local police and fire departments, each to his or her choosing.
Second, when we say that the Police, Fire and Schools are the three pillars of our community, we mean exactly that. Things at times may be chaotic, even tense, but the noise, emotions and personal involvement indicate precisely how much we care about each of these pillars. We know that we will remain living together, so any momentary disagreements eventually fade away.
The police does pancake breakfasts for us. We can be lucky enough to be invited to the fire station and be treated to a dinner with the firefighters. The two departments, although competing with one another for our attention and overall prestige, are part and parcel of our City, and they always cooperate. Just a few weeks ago our former Chief of Police Dave Snowden made a special trip to personally deliver items for an auction for the Fire Department (the Chief’s wife works for the organizers of the auction – but it was a nice touch nonetheless).
One family, our family – Beverly Hills Police
On the professional side, the two departments cooperate also in regard to promotions and evaluation of potential candidates. In short, there is a competitive spirit, but one that can be found between two brothers, each striving to excel in his own right and field.
None of what I described thus far would sound newsworthy to a Beverly Hills local. Except, anyone who dares say anything remotely positive about the police nowadays is immediately titled “a Racist” who must be shunned and punished – just for daring. The Chutzpah!
The younger crowd – those who ignored the Virus and went out without masks and with careless disregard to physical distancing (to protect themselves and others) – is especially vocal when it comes to the police. Apparently, an employee at Starbucks at the corner of Wilshire and Little Santa Monica had asked/ordered our Finest to leave as soon as they received their order, since they apparently “were making some of the customers uncomfortable!” Anything is permissible now, much like it was a common scene to see a well-dressed Jew scrubbing the street or being ridiculed in public in Germany in the 1930s.
The young generation is so enraged by BLM, that it will pass a person lying on the street and will not slow down or stop to check if the person (irrespective of the skin color) is alive and might need help. They are so sensitive about the plight of “the other” that homeless people are just garbage for them: not even a blink, simply ignore and continue.
The demonstrators are so eager to topple down monuments and deface and destroy the past, they are so blinded by hate (which they supposedly demonstrate to eradicate), that they do not realize the error of their ways. At the corner of Beverly Blvd and Fairfax, they defaced with graffiti the statue of one Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Only a handful of the Survivors are still alive, and they are signed “He Saved Our Faith in Humanity, the Survivors.”
Raoul Wallenberg statue Beverly Hills CA (Beverly Blvd & Fairfax)
The rioters on that Saturday when it all started did not know who Raoul Wallenberg was, nor did they care. Destruction was the right thing to do! They enjoy the freedom of anarchy, and no one should dare impede their enjoyment. Loot, throw rocks or bottles, vandalize, spray paint graffiti, destroy, set on fire and other like actions – in complete disregard to life and property – are their right, for doing so makes them feel better with themselves.
Clearly, not all of them are like that. No, they are not. But their passion and actions are misguided and void of real meaning; their naiveté is most dangerous. They are used to immediate gratification: Signing a petition for them is “action.” They have no patience: Reading a tweet is the sum total of their attention span (an article of this length will not be read, and pictures are a must). Someone has to provide them free university education and forgive their loans. They may not agree to any type of work, for their time is too valuable, their effort must be properly rewarded.
If they break curfew or block the right of way of others, there must be no consequence. Since they can do no wrong, the other must kneel and ask forgiveness. Most egregiously, they know neither geography (where are Mexico and Canada relative to the United States) nor history. So they go to fight for something just because it “sounds” good (fighting for social justice) or make them feel good. Likewise tell them “Israel is Apartheid,” and “Apartheid” sounds evil enough, so Israel must be evil, satanic. Do not let facts or reality confuse you. Follow the soothing sound of propaganda, lies and brainwashing.
The “peaceful” protesters walking on Burton Way toward Rodeo Drive
On live, national tv: Looting on Rodeo Drive, which apparently falls under one’s First Amendment “Rights”
We need our police, because for all the defenders of the First Amendment, wait until the rioters and looters reach your place of business (Rodeo Drive anyone?) or home (in the Flats). Then one witnesses “Not in My Front Yard” in all its glory. The looters’ and rioters’ “right” suddenly reduces to its true proportion (they have no such right under any pretense of “peaceful – yet illegal – protests”), and all my super-liberal friends and neighbors need the police to be there, to do its job!
More Beverly Hills Rioting and Looting:
Something most interesting happened after the riots, when demands were made to “defund” and “dismantle” the police. A friend and her family made care packages and delivered to the local Sheriff’s station. Another friend called to ask if he should bring pizzas to the Beverly Hills police. And yet another one sent a mass e-mail and people found the courage to respond.
Bringing home-made care packages to the WeHo Sheriff’s Department
Ellie and Dr. Pablo Nankin wrote:
Dear Beverly Hills Police department.
We want to thank you for all you have done for us and continue to do.
We are with you.
People were encouraged. They realized they are not alone. Suddenly there was a safe haven, as the world around them seemed to be collapsing, melting. They found the inner courage to stand up, one at a time, and respond: We love and appreciate you. Our support has not changed because of the riots. You are part and parcel of us. You serve us for decades (many police officers have been here for five, ten, fifteen and more years). You run into danger when we disperse, often at a great risk to your lives. You leave your families and stay here to serve the other, often people you do not even know.
Thus, the “Slice of Pizza” initiative has already begun in Beverly Hills, and no one had to call us to suggest it. In this respect, we are indeed a trendsetter, simply because we really care.
A friend is measured at a time of need, and we – individually and as a community – are true, forever friends of our brothers and sisters in uniform. We may not like it when they ticket us, we may have misgivings about their response or behavior in a particular incident, and we are never shy to express our opinions and feelings. This is what a family does. And, quietly, when we are alone, we admit to ourselves that we are most grateful to be living in Beverly Hills, where we have our Police, Fire and Schools.
During our radio program, my colleague Norma Zager urged all parents to take the time and speak with their children, especially now. For if the current attempt to brainwash and silence us succeeds, the kids of today have no future. It is thus our responsibility, and education starts at home.
Let us sit with our kids and explain to them what is happening, all the mayhem and anarchy, separate lies from truth and guide them to have the courage to do the right thing, to stand on the right side of history. When your friend is being bullied, when your friend is down and everyone is standing around and ridiculing him, you must find the courage from within to stand by his side and help him up. Protect him. Support him. Do not assume he knows you are on his side. Teach that lesson to your children, and they will be better human beings.
As we are about to celebrate our Independence Day, let us highlight to our kids and to ourselves all the great things in this great country of ours, the U S of A! Let us focus on our history, present and future and remember that we are a light unto the nations, a beacon of light against the darkness setting around us and a barrier against the storm hell-bent on destroying our way of life.
Start by two small steps: talk to your children and express your gratitude to our police (and first responders). Be grateful toward the other in a tangible, meaningful way, for if we do not stand up and take a position, we are doomed to fail. Translate your convictions and courage to action. There is so much to protect and to celebrate!
Ari Bussel is Vice President of Operations at Saybrex International, a privately held family business specializing in the distribution of fine wines and spirits. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and has held various positions in the company since 1993.
Prior to joining Saybrex, Mr. Bussel served as First Lieutenant in the Center for Systems Analysis at General Headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led the implementation of the Logistics War Doctrine in the Computerized Wargame Program.
Mr. Bussel is involved in a variety of philanthropic and civic activities. Mr. Bussel completed the Team Beverly Hills Leadership Program and served on the Environmental Sustainability Topic Committee of the City of Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Steering Committees of former Beverly Hills Mayor MeraLee Goldman and the current Beverly Hills City Treasurer, the Hon. Eliot Finkel. Mr. Bussel also completed and participated in the Community Emergency Response Training Program of the City of Beverly Hills as well as …READ THE REST
America Needs Us To Be Courageous – America’s Radicals: For Hate’s Sake
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 6/28/2020 1:39 AM
“We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth … We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
American society, its government and its institutions are currently facing an existential threat, intimidation and extortion from the Marxists*** and the Maoists††† of the masked, militant, anti-American, traitorous communists of Antifa and Black Lives MatterΩΩΩ, and the anarchists and fascists within their ranks, as we watch them destroy our cities and maim and kill whoever they choose on any given day, for any perceived slight or wrong, or for simply being white, a cop, or another black man trying to do the right thing. They intend the destruction of our beliefs and principles, our culture, our American heritage and our civilization, and, they seek our supplication and subjugation, as they calculate that they can eventually seize and wield power, by creating a void of power through chaos, that will take America into a dark abyss and a bloody and deadly abattoir.
***[Blog Editor: Marxist Transformation in action in America:
There isn’t any other way to assess this insurrection that is wreaking mayhem throughout America, coast to coast, and even in the nation’s capital. This is the acceleration and an escalation of a mounting war for ultimate control of all America, between anti-American Marxists and Maoists and American patriots. These fascists are cut from the same cloth as the Weather Underground [Blog Editor: HERE] domestic terrorist group of 1960s and 1970s America, that carried out over 2,000 bombings and other attacks on government institutions and businesses and memorialized their anti-American agenda in a document entitled ‘Prairie Fire’.
No American who truly loves this country should make the mistake of turning a blind eye to Antifa and Black Lives Matter and their rhetoric and actions that are designed to turn the current spate of “protests” into an all-out bloodbath.
On June 5th 2020, Terry Turchie, a former Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, spoke to Laura Ingraham, from Fox News, and noted that these days were reminiscent of fifty years ago, stating: “… over fifty years ago, ‘racism, systemic racism, police brutality, systemic police brutality’: These were the things they were saying then. They knew that these were nothing more than the kerosene you throw on the fire, but they knew they work. … Police racism then and police racism now is a phony issue. It is the issue that communist societies use to literally tear apart Americans and to be divisive.”
So much media focus has been placed on Black Lives Matter (BLM) alone, that America has missed the fact that they are a subsidiary of two pro-China communist parties, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and Liberation Road [Blog Editor: You can read Trevor Loudon writing about Liberation Road and other infiltrating Communists HERE.], that were largely responsible for funding and organizing BLM and using three of their agents, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors, to run it, as the supposed founders of BLM. As noted by Trevor Loudon, on June 10th, all three are hardcore communist, ‘far-left”, activists, who have deep ties with FRSO and Liberation Road.
In a 2015 taped interview, that has recently resurfaced, Patrisse Cullors, who was mentored for a decade by Eric Mann, another radical of the Weather Underground and an associate of Bill Ayers, the radical SDS domestic terrorist who bombed federal government buildings in D.C.. In it, Cullors plainly tells Jared Bell of the Real News Network, that “We are trained Marxists“, speaking of herself and her co-founders.
FRSO and Liberation Road were the real drivers behind events during the riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, and from August 10th 2014 to the present they have been at the forefront of the unrest from Dallas to Chicago, Los Angeles to Minneapolis, and on to St Louis, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.
Liberation Road has made many deep inroads into the Democratic Party in several states, so they are very tight-lipped about any of their foreign communist connections. However, it is well known that Liberation Road has strong ties with Solidarity (which has an active chapter in my hometown of Murfreesboro, TN), Democratic Socialists of America, Communist Party USA, Socialist Party USA and the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. Liberation Road has also at times cooperated with the Workers World Party.
And in the meantime, Antifa, whose real leadership remains murky at best, embraces a large section of American society that subscribes to communism, anarchy and fascism too, and at every BLM backed event, they call out anonymously online for “members” to join BLM’s efforts; one of the better known leaders of Antifa, Evan Duke, was a constant at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
In explaining Vladimir Lenin’s strategy to use race to gain power, Bell noted: “Critical race theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid … members of ‘oppressed’ racial groups are entitled — in fact obligated — to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing …”.
In 1992, Ted Allen took matters a step further, writing: “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity. … The way to abolish the white race is to challenge, disrupt and eventually overturn the institutions and behavior patterns that reproduce the privileges of whiteness, including the schools, job and housing markets, and the criminal justice system. The abolitionists do not limit themselves to socially acceptable means of protest, but reject in advance no means of attaining their goal.”
However, upon being pressed on the issues, most of the academia radicals will deflect, qualify and justify this trash by claiming that “white” isn’t necessarily targeting white society on the whole, or white individuals. Supposedly, “white” has taken on new meaning, in the parlance of the new communist and anarchist radicals, and it is directed at anyone across the globe, of any color, race, creed or sex, who embraces the principles of limited government, free markets, capitalism and America’s traditional Judeo-Christian culture. These are the principles they see as irredeemably evil, which speaks volumes on their own lack of moral character, and anyone who supports traditional American values, in their eyes, is guilty of “white crimes”.
Addressing the nationwide violence, on June 9th, Tucker Carlson, Fox News host, stated: “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about Black lives. And remember that when they come for you — and at this rate, they will.”
The mobs of black-clad, masked Antifa fascists and militant BLM thugs and criminals have utilized communist terrorist tactics, violence and accusations of racism, to intimidate, defame and silence those viewed as enemies. They have targeted virtually all white people, all police, all black people and anybody else who dare to challenge their radical anti-American nihilistic communist movement.
If not for the facilitation of their treason, by complicit elected officials in the Democratic Party, such as Jenny Durkan, the Mayor of Seattle, who order police to abandon six city blocks to the rioters, their movement would not have made so deep an impact. But, we see this manifest in a network across America, where many elected positions are now filled with radical socialists and communists, such as Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who have been aided by FRSO and the Democratic Socialists of America.
In an online recruitment effort, on June 12th 2020, the Freedom Road Socialists stated, in part: “Capitalism is a failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and oppression. … The unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road Socialist Organization is working for.”
The only reason capitalism is currently so troubled is precisely due to the injection of socialist mechanisms and economic “principles” into the free market. America hasn’t had a truly free market capitalist system in over a hundred years. And basically, these “protests” and violent riots over the deaths of two black men at the hands of policemen, that have resulted in the murders of police officers and over a thousand Americans injured, over 800 police officers injured and many other Americans killed, has been the excuse to follow their agenda and call for a revolution against capitalism.
America’s communists are motivated primarily by intense, maniacal hatred, just as all past communists have been, but it is especially white-hot for the “reformers”, more so than it is for those deemed to be outright “fascists”. This is why our weak-kneed police chiefs, mayors, governors and military leaders are so dangerous, by cow-towing to the true fascists of Antifa and BLM. Their willingness to grovel and kneel to these barbarians only intensifies the radicals’ contempt and white-hot anger, and it emboldens the radicals and seemingly blinds them to the inevitable consequences of their actions and the destruction and chaos that too often follows.
The chaos in 1936 Spain started in similar fashion, as a violent, aggressive Communist, anarchist and left-leaning liberal coalition demanded social and economic change. Similarly, just as Antifa and BLM are destroying our historical monuments, with some calling for their Comrades to “burn the whole system down”, along with destroying statues and depictions of “white Jesus”, the Spanish radicalized urban working class and the landless farm laborers attacked the military, led by General Francisco Franco, the Spanish middle class, conservative peasants and the Catholic Church, eventually sinking to the deepest, darkest depths of evil to murder lay Catholics, priests and nuns.
At the end of the day, Franco’s Nationalists emerged victorious in 1939, forcing the communists to flee or face retribution. Franco demanded individual trials and punishment for every single person who had taken part in the atrocities against the Church and conservatives, rapidly sending thousands to the firing wall to be shot and placing hundreds of thousands in prisons. Mercy was not the order of the day.
May America never see the day arrive that our own disloyal, traitorous communist and anarchist radicals force us into civil war, but should it come to pass, we would do well to remember Franco’s example, by holding every single ringleader accountable. Remember the names of those who lead the mobs, since that information will prove vital for another day. Every low-life trimmer and traitorous politician, military man, police chief, and communist academic who participates on the side of Marx and against the Founding of America must face a day of reckoning and the punishment it demands
The righteous Americans must awaken and understand that we are in a war for the American way of life and civilization. We must call out this rabid foaming at the mouth national mob and rabble for the revolutionary movement and the Marxist enterprise that it is, as we affirm and confirm our obligation to this America we love so well, to which we owe so much in return. She now needs our courage and direct action, as we prepare to fight for the soul of America, for America Herself.
Would that we pass the ammo, fix bayonets and charge into the madding masses of radical Marxists and Maoists at the first casual, light toss of their Molotov cocktails, hastening their demise and sending them on their way to Hell, in defense of all we hold most dear.
By Justin O. Smith
[Blog Editor: Here is a photo with some humorous yet sad truth behind American Communist funding courtesy The Last Refuge:]
Edited by John R. Houk
Text embraced by brackets, BOLD TEXT emphasis and embedded links are by the Editor.
America’s media has failed Americans portraying looting, rioting and property damage as a legitimate response to a few bad policeman killing George Floyd. My guess is most Americans are not even thinking of Mr. Floyd thanks to the race baiting of the Dem Party enabling Black Lives Matter and Antifa to impose their Communist will on American lives and property increasingly resulting in mob violence.
My guess is a Civil War is coming especially as the victimized Americans begin arming themselves to protect themselves from the mobs because local Dem controlled governments restrain their police enforcement of the law. You will thus be interested in these observations by Justin Smith.(Bold text in Justin’s submission indicates my emphasized agreement.)
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End Their Marxist Pipe-Dream – America’s Salvation
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 6/26/2020 10:11 PM
The entire nation has watched over the past weeks in horrified disgust, as anti-American communist thugs deface, vandalize and topple our statues and monuments, with the latest case, in Baltimore, Maryland, being red paint thrown on the statue of George Washington. Previously, a statue of Washington was also toppled in Portland, Oregon. And now, we have just recently seen rioters in San Francisco even topple the statue of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and deface and attempt to tear down the statue of Andrew Jackson, in Lafayette Square near the White House [and other] malicious acts that are too often accompanied by the burning of the American Flag.
Communist Mob Attacks Andrew Jackson Statue Lafayette Square
This situation disgusts and angers me to the point that I have a massive resentment towards those cowards in our government, who have stood by idly, wringing their pale little collective hands, and chanting the mantra of the day, “Oh my, oh me … what should I do, what can I do?” as though they’ve never been capable of having a cogent thought or making a decision by themselves and on their own. We are dying from a lack of strong, independent, conservative-minded men and women if positions of government that matter most.
If radicals have the right to use force and violence to tear down these monuments and statues and circumvent due process and the rule of law, by that same token and example, so too do the patriots of America have the right to stand with arms in hand and prevent such from taking place.
In the absence of law and order and the sufficient authorities capable of enforcing the same, a void is created that demands to be filled. Either the thugs fill it with more chaos and mayhem or the Good Americans fill it and restore order. And, should these radicals persist in tearing down every last vestige of everything good, decent and true within our culture and our American heritage, all America may soon bear witness to the void being filled with the dead carcasses of the thugs and the Antifa and BLM communist radicals of this nation, who are doing all they can to destroy the republic and “fundamentally transform America” into an authoritarian, probably totalitarian, socialist regime, using any means necessary, including violence.
It’s time to end their Marxist pipe-dream right here and right now, and cut it all the way back to the roots of its leadership, however that is to be accomplished. These Amerikkans need to be charged with sedition, treason and domestic terrorism, prosecuted and jailed according to the depth of their complicity in the movement that has succeeded in destroying so much of America and damaging the credibility of the United States government and all states’ government on multiple levels.
Some deserve a few years behind bars. Some deserve life. Some deserve to be executed.
An alternative viable solution might be found in giving all who may eventually come under criminal investigation over roles in the riots the choice of spending the rest of their lives in exile or ten years to life in prison.
Unfortunately, America may find it necessary to resort to a hardcore military maxim, that has become more dear to me the more I see the communist anti-American tugs of Antifa and BLM advancing across America, laying waste to towns and cities at will. We had a saying in the Army in my time, that was simply “Kill ‘Em All and Let God Sort ‘Em Out”.
I believe America is headed into a civil war that will be more prolonged, intense, heated and bloody than the first one, due to the fact that it won’t be like the 1860s with two clear sides.
A close friend of mine, Christine Holm, a singer-songwriter from Illinois, a Christian and a pretty wise lady, recently wrote me, and here is part of that communication:
“Many have already served and sacrificed for this country. None of us ever really want war or to have to fight or face the loss of life or to take those risks but we will do it because we base it upon the strongest motivation mankind can have….LOVE. ….. True patriots will always be willing to fight and die for goodness and for truth because that’s the RIGHT THING TO DO. Even if we were outnumbered…(but we won’t be)….we would still consider it our duty and our privilege and honor to stand against evil.”
We will see the worst infighting in the inner-city areas where it will be near impossible to tell if a man of any particular color is a conservative or a Marxist/Maoist or simply trying not to take sides and let it all pass him by. But sides will eventually emerge through intelligence gathering that will pit localities and communities against each other, perhaps even states, and result in the splintering, the Balkanization, of our country, for quite some time into the future, until such time some unifying event comes forth to bring us all back under the same banner, hopefully the banner of America and the American Flag, or the banner of God.
And as I wrote those last words, an image of Joan D’Arc [Joan of Arc for my fellow Americans lacking French] flashed across my mind, the slip of a girl who united all of France, if for but a brief moment in history.
Joan of Arc praying before a battle
America is crying out for such a figure now, but they thought they had that figure in President Trump.
No one person will be the salvation of this nation. America’s salvation can only be achieved, when the nation on the whole returns to the fold of God and the principles He set forth, upon which this nation was founded. It will take all of America forming a common bond again under God to turn back the hand of time and deliver us to a new age for the future, whereby our freedom and liberty truly are preserved, protected and defended.
Such an endeavor is a mighty task — but not an impossible task. Through God all things are possible.
Only time can tell how this really ends. I’ll just keep praying and hoping and working towards the best of outcomes.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Text embraced by brackets and embedded links are by the Editor.
ZeroHedge reports on DC Appeals Judge Neomi Rao wrote the majority opinion that shreds the dissenting od Judge Robert Wilkins. The Majority tells Deep State Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss case against framed Michael Flynn.
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Update (2135ET): Missouri appellate attorney John Reeves has weighed in on today’s decision by the US Court of Appeals for DC ordering Judge Emmett Sullivan to grant a DOJ request to drop the case against Michael Flynn.
The opinion, authored by one of the three judges on the panel, Neomi J. Rao, “thoroughly demolishes” a dissenting opinion by Judge Robert Wilkins – who Reeves thinks was so off-base that he “shot himself in the foot” when it comes to any chance of an ‘en-banc review’ in which the Flynn decision would be kicked back for a full review by the DC appellate court.
Neomi Rao testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM (via law.com)
Reeves, who has written filings for US Supreme Court cases, unpacks Rao’s “outstanding opinion” in the below Twitter thread, conveniently adding which page you can find what he’s referring to (condensed below after the first tweet, emphasis ours):
THREAD re: Flynn mandamus opinion 1) Judge Rao's opinion–joined by Judge Henderson–granting Flynn mandamus is outstanding not only for its legal reasoning, but also for how it COMPLETELY EVISCERATES Judge Wilkins' dissenting opinion. https://t.co/LBqGihkrMH
In all my years of appellate practice, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-US Supreme Court appellate opinion that so thoroughly demolishes a dissenting opinion as this one. Judge Rao could not have done better in writing the opinion, and it should be required law school rdg.
In addition, Judge Wilkins’ dissenting opinion is so off-the-mark that I believe he has shot himself in the foot for purposes of en banc review–in other words, he has ensured that otherwise-sympathetic judges on the DC Circuit will vote against en banc review.
Judge Rao comes out swinging by holding that its earlier opinion in Fokker “foreclose[s] the district court’s proposed scrutiny of the government’s motion to dismiss the Flynn prosecution.” p. 7.
In relying on Fokker, Judge Rao explicitly rejects Judge Wilkinson’s argument that Fokker’s holding is dicta (that is, non-binding). She holds Fokker “is directly controlling here.” p. 14.
Keep in mind that Fokker was written by Chief Judge Srinivasan, an OBAMA appointee. Judge Srinivasan does NOT want Fokker’s legitimacy undermined, no matter his politics.
Judge Wilkins’ dissent implies that Fokker was wrongly decided, and that it conflicts with other federal appellate courts. See p. 23 of 28. Judge Srinivasan will NOT be impressed by this argument in deciding whether to grant en banc rehearing. Fokker does not create a split.
Judge Rao goes on to emphasize that while judicial inquiry MAY be justified in some circumstances, Flynn’s situation “is plainly not the rare case where further judicial inquiry is warranted.” p. 6.
Rao notes that Flynn agrees with the Govt.’s dismissal motion, so there’s no risk of his rights being violated. In addition, the Government has stated insufficient evidence exists to convict Flynn. p. 6.
Rao also holds that “a hearing cannot be used as an occasion to superintend the prosecution’s charging decisions.” p. 7.
But by appointing amicus and attempting to hold a hearing on these matters, the district court is inflicting irreparable harm on the Govt. because it is subjecting its prosecutorial decisions to outside inquiry. p. 8
Thus, Judge Rao holds, it is NOT true that the district court has “yet to act” in this matter, contrary to Judge Wilkins’ assertions. p. 16.
“[T]he district court HAS acted here….[by appointing] one private citizen to argue that another citizen should be deprived of his liberty regardless of whether the Executive Branch is willing to pursue the charges.” p. 16. This justified mandamus being issued NOW.
Judge Rao also makes short work of Judge Wilkins’ argument that the court may not consider the harm to the Government in deciding whether to grant mandamus bc the Government never filed a petition for mandamus. p. 17.
Judge Rao notes “[o]ur court has squarely rejected this argument,” and follows with a plethora of supporting citations. p. 17.
Judge Rao also notes–contrary to what many legal commentators have misled the public to believe–that it is “black letter law” that the Govt. can seek dismissal even after a guilty plea is made. This does not justify greater scrutiny by the district court. p. 6, footnote 1.
As to Judge Wilkins’ argument that a district court may conduct greater scrutiny where, as here, the Govt. reverses its position in prosecuting a case, Judge Rao points out that “the government NECESSARILY reverses its position whenever it moves to dismiss charges….” p. 13
“Given the absence of any legitimate basis to question the presumption of regularity, there is no justification to appoint a private citizen to oppose the government’s motion to dismiss Flynn’s prosecution.” p. 13.
But Judge Rao saves her most stinging and brutal takedown of Judge Wilkins’ dissent for the end…..(cont)
Judge Rao writes that “the dissent swings for the fences–and misses–by analogizing a Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss with a selective prosecution claim.” p. 17. (cont)
While it is true that the Executive cannot selectively prosecute certain individuals “based on impermissible considerations,” p. 18, “the equal protection remedy is to dismiss the prosecution, NOT to compel the Executive to bring another prosecution.” p. 18 (emph. added).
And Judge Rao is just getting warmed up here….She then notes that “unwarranted judicial scrutiny of a prosecutor’s motion to dismiss puts the court in an entirely different position [than selective prosecution caselaw assigns the court].” p. 18 (cont)
“Rather than allow the Executive Branch to dismiss a problematic prosecution, the court [as Judge Wilkins and Judge Sullivan would have it] assumes the role of inquisitor, prolonging a prosecution deemed illegitimate by the Executive.” p. 18 (cont).
And now for Judge Rao’s KO to Judge Wilkins and Judge Sullivan: “Judges assume that role in some countries, but Article III gives no prosecutorial or inquisitional power to federal judges.” p. 18. (cont)
In other words, Judge Rao is likening Judge Wilkins’ arguments, and Judge Sullivan’s actions, to what is done in non-democratic, third world countries. p. 18. Outstanding opinion. No mercy. END
Like a liquid-metal terminator with half its head blown apart, the case against Michael Flynn just won’t die.
Hours after the US Court of Appeals for DC ordered Judge Emmett Sullivan to grant the DOJ’s request to drop the case, the retired ‘resistance’ judge hired to defend Sullivan’s actions has filed a motion requesting an extension to file his findings against Flynn.
The D.C. Appeals Court today vacated the lawless appointment of a left-wing shadow prosecutor to go after Flynn.
Gleeson, the Resistance dead-ender hired by Sullivan, is ignoring the order and plowing ahead with his illegal inquisition against Flynn. https://t.co/bOeG7pRJxv
In a major victory for Michael Flynn, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the case against the former Trump National Security Adviser.
“Upon consideration of the emergency petition for a writ of mandamus, the responses thereto, and the reply, the briefs of amici curiae in support of the parties, and the argument by counsel, it is ORDERED that Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus be granted in part; the District Court is directed to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss; nd the District Court’s order appointing an amicus is hereby vacated as moot, in accordance with the opinion of the court filed herein this date,” reads the order.
In their decision, the appeals court wrote: “Decisions to dismiss pending criminal charges – no less than decisions to initiate charges and to identify which charges to bring – lie squarely within the ken of prosecutorial discretion.”
“The Judiciary’s role under Rule 48 is thus confined to “extremely limited circumstances in extraordinary cases.””
Hence, no dice for Judge Sullivan.
Great! Appeals Court Upholds Justice Departments Request To Drop Criminal Case Against General Michael Flynn!
Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with former Russian Ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, during the presidential transition following the 2016 US election. He later withdrew his plea after securing new legal counsel, while evidence emerged which revealed the FBI had laid a ‘perjury trap‘ – despite the fact that the agents who interviewed him in January, 2017 said they thought he was telling the truth. Agents persisted hunting Flynn despite the FBI’s recommendation to close the case.
Once the FBI’s malfeasance was uncovered, the Justice Department moved to dismiss the case after Attorney General William Barr tapped an outside prosecutor to examine the FBI’s conduct. Judge Sullivan rejected the DOJ’s request – instead calling on an outside lawyer to make arguments against the DOJ’s move to drop the case.
In their Wednesday decision, the Appeals court noted that “the government’s motion includes an extensive discussion of newly discovered evidence casting Flynn’s guilt into doubt.”
Specifically, the government points to evidence that the FBI interview at which Flynn allegedly made false statements was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn.” -US Court of Appeals
Shortly before the DOJ move to dismiss, former Mueller prosecutor Brandon Van Grack suddenlywithdrew from the case (and others). Flynn’s new attorney, Sidney Powell, said that government documents revealed “further evidence of misconduct by Mr. Van Grack specifically.”
Sullivan urged the federal appeals court to also reject Flynn’s bid to bring an end to the case, which has now ruled against the judge.
Justin Smith highlights the deception the Left has to actual history. The American Left imposes the bad news over the good news of history in an effort to transform the minds and hearts of Americans through violence, intimidation, twisted facts and outright lies.
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I wonder when they will start tearing down statues of Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia who was a leader in the Ku Klux Klan, and will they destroy or rename buildings and roads bearing his name?!???
Robert Byrd (younger days)
In a letter to Senator Theodore Bilbo (D-MS) in 1944, Senator Byrd declared:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
On one critical issue, Byrd broke ranks with his Democratic colleagues. In 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was being considered for passage on the Senate floor, Byrd filibustered for 15 hours, declaring at one point, “Men are not created equal today, and they were not created equal in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was written…Men and races of men differ in appearance, ways, physical power, mental capacity, creativity, and vision.” Byrd would later apologize profusely for these opinions and his participation in the KKK.
According to Fox News, there are no less than 20 buildings, from universities to courthouses, and three highways wearing Byrd’s name, in honor of his “accomplishments”. Multiple buildings are named for him on the campus of Marshall University alone, which is, in fact, now calling for them to be renamed.
Upon Byrd’s death, he had allies even in the Civil Rights movement, with the NAACP at the time praising his legacy and his transformation from a former KKK member to a “stalwart supporter” of civil rights. Byrd’s evolution, however genuine or simply for political points and show, was even honored by then President Obama, after he died.
Once one starts erasing history, no one is safe from the destruction.
You may not like what a person stood for but rather than seeing any particular statue as an idol or representative of the bad the person did, try to understand why the statue was erected in the beginning. And if there’s nothing socially redeeming about the person and his actions over a lifetime, understand him and those actions through the prism of history, as a teaching tool to build a better society and prevent a repeat of those same horrible mistakes and deeds.
Often times, men associated with the Civil War, such as General Nathan Bedford Forest, did a good number of fine things before and after the war. Forest actually worked towards racial reconciliation and healing in America, despite false claims that he founded the KKK.
[Blog Editor: One should remember history is disseminated through the eyes of the victors. Nathan Bedford Forrest benefits as a historical enigma. Since the Confederate seceding States were not obliterated but defeated with the concept of restoration to the Union, depending on historical sources Forrest was a villain or hero. In today’s Leftist revisionist history obsesses with cancelling the past, Forrest is in the villain lane. With that in mind every source I consulted places Forrest in the beginnings of the KKK yet when questioned under oath in Congress in 1871 Forrest denied KKK association yet writings and interviews at the least KKK sympathies. I am listing several biography sources that connect Forrest to the KKK in varying degrees and one source indicating Forrest a proponent of Black civil rights later in life. None of the finger-pointing KKK biography sketches talk about the Forrest efforts on behalf of Memphis Black Americans after the Civil War.
During a recent battle over his statue in Tennessee, Tennessee Rep. Micah Van Huss was defiant in a statement written during the brouhaha: “Leftists are free to choose not to look at these glorious monuments,” he wrote. “You want to blind yourself to history? Go ahead and live in your politically correct fantasy world. I live in the real world and will represent my constituents from that viewpoint. I won’t be bullied into pandering to your fragile feelings. I will stand by my heritage and the history of the greatest nation the world has ever seen.”
Further, a July 5th 1875 speech that was delivered to the Independent Order of Pole Bearers, a group of black Southerners in Memphis, Tennessee, got Forrest in trouble with Southern racists at the time, mostly because he dared to kiss a young black woman on the cheek when he accepted a bouquet of flowers from her.
Nathan Bedford Forrest bust-statue
Some quotes from the speech:
“This day is a day that is proud to me, having occupied the position that I did for the past twelve years, and been misunderstood by your race. This is the first opportunity I have had during that time to say that I am your friend. I am here a representative of the southern people, one more slandered and maligned than any man in the nation.”
“I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going.”
“I am your friend … We were born on the same soil, breathe the same air, and live in the same land. Why, then, can we not live as brothers? I will say that when the war broke out I felt it my duty to stand by my people. When the time came I did the best I could, and I don’t believe I flickered. I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe that I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to bring about peace.”
“When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment.”
“Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I’ll come to your relief.”
One view proposes that whites have an obligation to rule over, and encourage the cultural development of people from other cultural backgrounds until they can take their place in the world economically and socially. The term “the white man’s burden” has been interpreted by some as racist, or possibly taken as a metaphor for a condescending view of “undeveloped” national culture and economic traditions, identified as a sense of European ascendancy which has been called “cultural imperialism”. An alternative interpretation is the philanthropic view, common in Rudyard Kipling’s formative years, that the rich (whites) have a moral duty and obligation to help “the poor” (coloreds) “better” themselves whether the poor (coloreds) want the help or not. [Blog Editor: Similar text in paragraph scroll or page search for “From David Cody, The growth of the British Empire” at this link – http://widercontexts.gyldendal.dk/theempire/TheWhiteMansBurden/post-reading.aspx]
This style of racism probably shouldn’t be called racism because that is misleading. We don’t have a modern term that expresses the prevailing belief of the ruling class of the time. Roosevelt’s outlook was one of benevolence such as one has for a child. Condescending perhaps but not evil.
But because his statue outside the Museum of Natural History in New York City depicts him as a white man of great stature with two men subordinate and trailing behind, one black and one Native American Indian, the censors and the revisionists are demanding its removal.
Teddy Roosevelt on horse with Native American & Black American statue
And it’s a damn shame, because history is so much more complicated than just a few years out of any one person’s life, a life that holds so many different possibilities and opportunities to do the right thing for all, to never ask for forgiveness or to one day seek redemption and beg for forgiveness.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
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Soeren Kern posted his “A Brief History of Antifa: Part I” at the Gatestone Institute on June 12. I cross posted it on my Blog on June 13 (adding a photo of a fed-up person kicking an Antifa person in the groin political toon that upset some social platforms). Here is the cross post of Part Two.
After I read this I formed an opinion that has been brewing on the inside of me for some time. TO BE CLEAR – My opinion is NOT at all formulated by the author (Soeren Kern) of this exposé – at least not in this article. After reading – ESPECIALLY the Antifa in their own words portion – It might be time for some local activism with your NRA or 2nd Amendment Clubs, BECAUSE it is becoming clear local government controlled by the Democratic Party do NOT care about YOUR Life, Liberty or Personal Property. Again ESPECIALLY, if you are a Christian, Conservative and American believing in America’s heritage and exceptionalism.
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“The only long-term solution to the fascist menace is to undermine its pillars of strength in society grounded not only in white supremacy but also in ableism, heteronormativity, patriarchy, nationalism, transphobia, class rule, and many others.” — Mark Bray, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” 2017.
“They’re coming from other cities. That cost money. They didn’t do this on their own. Somebody’s paying for this…. What Antifa is doing is they’re basically hijacking the black community as their army. They instigate, they antagonize, they get these young black men and women to go out there and do stupid things, and then they disappear off into the sunset.” — Bernard Kerik, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
The coordinated violence raises questions about how Antifa is financed. The Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) is an organizing group that serves as a fiscal sponsor to numerous radical left-wing initiatives, according to Influence Watch, a research group that collects data on advocacy organizations, foundations and donors…. The Open Society Foundations, Tides Foundation, Arca Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, and the Brightwater Fund have all made contributions to AFGJ, according to Influence Watch.
One of the groups funded by AFGJ is called Refuse Fascism … an offshoot of the Radical Communist Party (RCP)…. The group’s slogan states: “This System Cannot Be Reformed, It Must Be Overthrown!”
[Gatestone] Editor’s note: This is Part II of a series on the history of the global Antifa movement. Part I described Antifa and explored the ideological origins of the group. Part II examines the history, tactics and goals of the movement in the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced that the American government would designate Antifa — a militant “anti-fascist” movement — as a terrorist organization due to the violence that erupted at George Floyd protests across the United States.
The Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85) defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
American media outlets sympathetic to Antifa have jumped to its defense. They argue that the group cannot be classified as a terrorist organization because, they claim, it is a vaguely-defined protest movement that lacks a centralized structure.
As the following report shows, Antifa is, in fact, highly networked, well-funded and has a clear ideological agenda: to subvert, often with extreme violence, the American political system, with the ultimate aim of replacing capitalism with communism. In the United States, Antifa’s immediate aim is to remove President Trump from office.
Gatestone Institute has identified Antifa groups in all 50 U.S. states, with the possible exception of West Virginia. Some states, including California, Texas and Washington, appear to have dozens of sub-regional Antifa organizations.
It is difficult precisely to determine the size of the Antifa movement in the United States. The so-called “Anti-Fascists of Reddit,” the “premier anti-fascist community” on the social media platform Reddit, has approximately 60,000 members. The oldest Antifa group in America, the Portland, Oregon-based “Rose City Antifa,” has more than 30,000 Twitter followers and 20,000 Facebook followers, not all of whom are necessarily supporters. “It’s Going Down,” a media platform for anarchists, anti-fascists and autonomous anti-capitalists, has 85,000 Twitter followers and 30,000 Facebook followers.
Germany, which has roughly one-quarter of the population of the United States, is home to 33,000 extreme leftists, of whom 9,000 are believed to be extremely dangerous, according to the domestic intelligence agency (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, BfV). Violent left-wing agitators are predominantly male, between 21 and 24 years of age, usually unemployed, and, according to BfV, 92% still live with their parents. Anecdotal evidence suggests that most Antifa members in the United States have a similar socio-economic profile.
In America, national Antifa groups, including “Torch Antifa Network,” “Refuse Fascism” and “World Can’t Wait” are being financed — often generously, as shown below — by individual donors as well as by large philanthropic organizations, including the Open Society Foundations founded by George Soros.
To evade detection by law enforcement, Antifa groups in the United States often use encrypted social media platforms, such as Signal and Telegram Messenger, to communicate and coordinate their activities, sometimes across state lines. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating individuals linked to Antifa as a step to unmasking the broader organization.
Historical Origins of American Antifa
In the United States, Antifa’s ideology, tactics and goals, far from being novel, are borrowed almost entirely from Antifa groups in Europe, where so-called anti-fascist groups, in one form or another, have been active, almost without interruption, for a century.
As in Europe, the aims and objectives of the American Antifa movement can be traced back to a single, overarching century-long ideological war against the “fascist ideals” of capitalism and Christianity, which the Antifa movement wants to replace with a “revolutionary socialist alternative.”
The first so-called anti-fascist group in the United States was the American League Against War and Fascism, established in 1933 by the Communist Party USA. The League, which claimed to oppose fascism in Europe, was actually dedicated to subverting and overthrowing the U.S. government.
In testimony to the U.S. Congress in 1953, CPUSA leader Manning Johnson revealed that the American party had been instructed by the Communist International in the 1930s to set up the American League Against War and Fascism:
“as a cover to attack our government, our social system, our leaders… used as a cover to attack our law-enforcement agencies and to build up mass hate against them… used as a cover to undermine national security… used as a cover to defend Communists, the sworn enemies of our great heritage… used as a cover for preparing millions of people ideologically and organizationally for the overthrow of the United States Government.”
A precursor to the modern Antifa movement was the Black Panthers, a revolutionary political organization established in October 1966 by Marxist college students in Oakland, California. The group advocated the use of violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the U.S. government.
Historian Robyn C. Spencer noted that Black Panther leaders were deeply influenced by “The United Front of the Working Class Against Fascism,” a report by Georgi Dimitroff delivered at the Seventh World Congress of the Communist International in July and August 1935:
“By 1969, the Panthers began to use fascism as a theoretical framework to critique the U.S. political economy. They defined fascism as ‘the power of finance capital’ which ‘manifests itself not only as banks, trusts and monopolies but also as the human property of FINANCE CAPITAL — the avaricious businessman, the demagogic politician, and the racist pig cop.'”
In July 1969, the Black Panthers organized an “anti-fascist” conference called “United Front Against Fascism,” attended by nearly 5,000 activists:
“The Panthers hoped to create a ‘national force’ with a ‘common revolutionary ideology and political program which answers the basic desires and needs of all people in fascist, capitalist, racist America.'”
The last day of the conference was devoted to a detailed plan by the Black Panthers to decentralize police forces nationwide. Spencer wrote:
“They proposed amending city charters to establish autonomous community-based police departments for every city which would be accountable to local neighborhood police control councils comprised of 15 elected community members. They launched the National Committees to Combat Fascism (NCCF), a multiracial nationwide network, to organize for community control of the police.”
In 1970, members of the Black Panthers created a terrorist group called the Black Liberation Army, whose stated goal was to “weaken the enemy capitalist state.”
BLA member Assata Shakur described the group’s organizational structure, which is similar to the one used by today’s Antifa movement:
“The Black Liberation Army was not a centralized, organized group with a common leadership and chain of command. Instead there were various organizations and collectives working together out of various cities, and in some larger cities there were often several groups working independently of each other.”
Other ideological anchors of the modern Antifa movement in the United States include a left-wing terrorist group known as the Weather Underground Organization, the American equivalent to Germany’s Red Army Faction. The Weather Underground, responsible for bombings and riots throughout the 1970s, sought to achieve “the destruction of U.S. imperialism and form a classless communist world.”
Former FBI Counterterrorism Director Terry Turchie has noted the similarities between Black Lives Matter today and the Black Panther Party and Weather Underground groups of the 1960s and 1970s:
“The Black Panther Party was a Marxist Maoist Leninist organization and that came from Huey Newton, one of the co-founders, who said we’re standing for nothing more than the total transformation of the United States government.
“He went on to explain that they wanted to take the tension that already existed in black communities and exacerbate it where they can. To take those situations where there is a tinderbox and light the country on fire.
“Today we’re seeing the third revolution and they think they can make this happen. The only thing that is different are the names of the groups.”
The roots of the modern Antifa movement in the United States can be traced back to the 1980s, with the establishment of Anti-Racist Action, a network of anarchist punk rock aficionados dedicated to fist-fighting neo-Nazi skinheads.
Mark Bray, author of “The Antifa Handbook,” explained:
“In many cases, the North American modern Antifa movement grew up as a way to defend the punk scene from the neo-Nazi skinhead movement, and the founders of the original Anti-Racist Action network in North America were anti-racist skinheads. The fascist/anti-fascist struggle was essentially a fight for control of the punk scene during the 1980s, and that was true across of much of north America and in parts of Europe in this era.
“There’s a huge overlap between radical left politics and the punk scene, and there’s a stereotype about dirty anarchists and punks, which is an oversimplification but grounded in a certain amount of truth.”
Anti-Racist Action was inspired by Anti-Fascist Action (AFA), a militant anti-fascist group founded in Britain in the late 1970s. The American group shared the British group’s penchant for violently attacking political opponents. ARA was eventually renamed the Torch Network, which currently brings together nine militant Antifa groups.
In November 1999, mobs of masked anarchists, predecessors to today’s Antifa movement, laid waste to downtown Seattle, Washington, during violent demonstrations that disrupted a ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization. The Seattle WTO protests birthed the anti-globalization movement.
In April 2001, an estimated 50,000 anti-capitalists gathered in Quebec to oppose the Third Summit of the Americas, a meeting of North and South American leaders who were negotiating a deal to create a free trade area that would encompass the Western Hemisphere.
In February 2003, hundreds of thousands of anti-war protesters demonstrated against the Iraq War. After the war went ahead anyway, some parts of the so-called progressive movement became more radicalized and birthed the current Antifa movement.
The Rose City Antifa (RCA), founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2007, is the oldest American group to use “Antifa” in its name. Antifa is derived from a group called Antifaschistische Aktion, founded in May 1932 by Stalinist leaders of the Communist Party of Germany. Antifa’s logo, with two flags representing anarchism (black flag) and communism (red flag), are derived from the German Antifa movement.
The American Antifa movement gained momentum in 2016, after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described Socialist, lost the Democratic Party’s nomination to Hillary Clinton. Grassroots supporters of Sanders vowed to continue his “political revolution” to establish socialism in America.
Meanwhile, immigration became a new flashpoint in American politics after Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to reduce illegal migration. In June 2016, protestors violently attacked supporters of Donald Trump outside a rally in San Jose, California. In January 2017, hundreds of Antifa rioters tried to disrupt President Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC.
In February 2017, Antifa rioters employing so-called black bloc tactics — they wear black clothing, masks or other face-concealing items so that they cannot be identified by police — shut down a speech by Milos Yiannopoulos, a far-right activist who was slated to speak at the University of California at Berkeley, the birthplace of the 1964 Free Speech Movement. Antifa radicals claimed that Yiannopoulos was planning to “out” undocumented students at Berkeley for the purpose of having them arrested. Masked Antifa vandals armed with Molotov cocktails, bricks and a host of other makeshift weapons fought police and caused more than $100,000 in property damage.
In June 2018, Republican Representative Dan Donovan of New York introduced Bill HR 6054 — “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” — that calls for prison sentences of up to 15 years for anyone who, while wearing a mask or disguise, “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates” someone else who is exercising any right or privilege guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. The bill remains stalled in the House of Representatives.
In July 2019, Antifa radical Willem Van Spronsen attempted to firebomb the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Tacoma, Washington. He was killed in a confrontation with police.
That same month, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution that would label Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization.” The resolution stated:
“Whereas members of Antifa, because they believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies; Whereas Antifa represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all; Whereas members of Antifa have physically assaulted journalists and other individuals during protests and riots in Berkeley, California;
“Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate … calls for the groups and organizations across the country who act under the banner of Antifa to be designated as domestic terrorist organizations.”
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” said Cassidy. “Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror.”
Antifa Exploits Death of George Floyd
Antifa radicals increasingly are using incendiary events such as the death of George Floyd in Minnesota as springboards to achieve their broader aims, one of whichincludes removing President Trump from office.
Veteran national security correspondent Bill Gertz recently reported that the Antifa movement began planning to foment a nationwide anti-government insurgency as early as November 2019, when the U.S. presidential campaign season kicked off in earnest. Former National Security Council staff member Rich Higgins said:
“Antifa’s actions represent a hard break with the long tradition of a peaceful political process in the United States. Their Marxist ideology seeks not only to influence elections in the short term but to destroy the use of elections as the determining factor in political legitimacy.
“Antifa’s goal is nothing less than fomenting revolution, civil war and silencing America’s anti-communists. Their labeling of Trump supporters and patriots as Nazis and racists is standard fare for left-wing communist groups.
“Antifa is currently functioning as the command and control of the riots, which are themselves the overt utilization of targeted violence against targets such as stores — capitalism; monuments — history; and churches — God.”
Joe Myers, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official and counterinsurgency expert, added:
“President Trump’s election and revitalization of America are a threat to Antifa’s nihilist goals. They are fomenting this violence to create havoc, despair and to target the Trump campaign for defeat in 2020. It is employing organized violence for political ends: destruction of the constitutional order.”
New York’s top terrorism officer, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller, explained why the George Floyd protests in New York City became so violent and destructive:
“No. 1, before the protests began, organizers of certain anarchist groups set out to raise bail money and people who would be responsible to be raising bail money, they set out to recruit medics and medical teams with gear to deploy in anticipation of violent interactions with police.
“They prepared to commit property damage and directed people who were following them that this should be done selectively and only in wealthier areas or at high-end stores run by corporate entities.
“And they developed a complex network of bicycle scouts to move ahead of demonstrators in different directions of where police were and where police were not for purposes of being able to direct groups from the larger group to places where they could commit acts of vandalism including the torching of police vehicles and Molotov cocktails where they thought officers would not be.
“We believe that a significant amount of people who came here from out of the area, who have come here as well as the advance preparation, having advance scouts, the use of encrypted information, having resupply routes for things such as gasoline and accelerants as well as rocks and bottles, the raising of bail, the placing of medics. Taken together, this is a strong indicator that they planned to act with disorder, property damage, violence, and violent encounters with police before the first demonstration and/or before the first arrest.”
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Bernard B. Kerik, former police commissioner of the New York City Police Department, said that Antifa “100 percent exploited” the George Floyd protests:
“It’s in 40 different states and 60 cities; it would be impossible for somebody outside of Antifa to fund this. It’s a radical, leftist, socialist attempt at revolution.
“They’re coming from other cities. That cost money. They didn’t do this on their own. Somebody’s paying for this.
“What Antifa is doing is they’re basically hijacking the black community as their army. They instigate, they antagonize, they get these young black men and women to go out there and do stupid things, and then they disappear off into the sunset.”
After photos appeared to show protesters with military-grade communications radios and earpieces, Kerik noted: “They have to be talking to somebody at a central command center with a repeater. Where do those radios go to?”
Across the country, in Bellevue, Washington, which was also hit by looting and violence, Police Chief Steve Mylett confirmed that the people responsible were organized, from out of town, and being paid:
“There are groups paying these looters money to come in and they’re getting paid by the broken window. This is something totally different we are dealing with that we have never seen as a profession before. We did have officers that were in different areas that were chasing these groups. When we make contact, they just disperse.”
The coordinated violence raises questions about how Antifa is financed. The Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) is an organizing group that serves as a fiscal sponsor to numerous radical left-wing initiatives, according to Influence Watch, a research group that collects data on advocacy organizations, foundations and donors.
AFGJ, which describes itself as “anti-capitalist” and opposed to the principles of liberal democracy, provides “fiscal sponsorship” to groups advocating numerous foreign and domestic far-left and extreme-left causes, including eliminating the State of Israel.
The Tucson, Arizona-based AFGJ, and people associated with it, have advocated for socialist and communist authoritarian regimes, including in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. In the 2000s, AFGJ was involved in anti-globalization demonstrations. In the 2010s, AFGJ was a financial sponsor of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
AFGJ has received substantial funding from organizations often claiming to be the mainstream of the center-left. The Open Society Foundations, Tides Foundation, Arca Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, the Ben & Jerry Foundation and the Brightwater Fund have all made contributions to AFGJ, according to Influence Watch.
One of the groups funded by AFGJ is called Refuse Fascism, a radical left-wing organization devoted to promoting nationwide action to remove from office President Donald Trump, and all officials associated with his administration, on the grounds that they constitute a “fascist regime.” The group has been present at many Antifa radical-left demonstrations, also according to Influence Watch. The group is an offshoot of the Radical Communist Party (RCP).
In July 2017, the RCP bragged that it took part in violent riots against the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The RCP has argued that capitalism is synonymous with fascism and that the election of President Trump would lead the U.S. government to “bludgeon and eliminate whole groups of people.”
In June 2020, Refuse Fascism took advantage of the death of George Floyd to raise money for a “National Revolution Tour” evidently aimed at subverting the U.S. government. The group’s slogan states: “This System Cannot Be Reformed, It Must Be Overthrown!”
Meanwhile, in Seattle, Washington, Antifa radicals, protesters from Black Lives Matter, and members of the anti-capitalist John Brown Gun Club seized control of the East Precinct neighborhood and established a six-square-block “autonomous zone” called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, “CHAZ,” recently renamed “CHOP,” the Capitol Hill Organized (or Occupied) Protest. A cardboard sign at the barricades declares: “You are now leaving the USA.” The group issued a list of 30 demands, including the “abolition” of the Seattle Police Department and court system.
“Rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area and we’re not able to get to them,” said Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best. Several people have been wounded or killed.
Christopher F. Rufo, a contributing editor of City Journal, observed:
“The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone has set a dangerous precedent: armed left-wing activists have asserted their dominance of the streets and established an alternative political authority over a large section of a neighborhood. They have claimed de facto police power over thousands of residents and dozens of businesses — completely outside of the democratic process. In a matter of days, Antifa-affiliated paramilitaries have created a hardened border, established a rudimentary form of government based on principles of intersectional representation, and forcibly removed unfriendly media from the territory.
“The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone is an occupation and taking of hostages: none of the neighborhood’s residents voted for Antifa as their representative government. Rather than enforce the law, Seattle’s progressive political class capitulated to the mob and will likely make massive concessions over the next few months. This will embolden the Antifa coalition — and further undermine the rule of law in American cities.”
Antifa in its Own Words
The American Antifa movement’s long-term objectives are identical to those of the Antifa movement in Europe: replacing capitalism with a communist utopia. Mark Bray, one of the most vocal apologists for Antifa in the United States and author of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” explained:
“The only long-term solution to the fascist menace is to undermine its pillars of strength in society grounded not only in white supremacy but also in ableism, heteronormativity, patriarchy, nationalism, transphobia, class rule, and many others. This long-term goal points to the tensions that exist in defining anti-fascism, because at a certain point destroying fascism is really about promoting a revolutionary socialist alternative.”
Nikkita Oliver, former mayoral candidate of Seattle, Washington, added:
“We need to align ourselves with the global struggle that acknowledges that the United States plays a role in racialized capitalism. Racialized capitalism is built upon patriarchy, white supremacy, and classism.”
Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, confirmed that the immediate goal is to remove President Trump from office:
“Trump not only needs to not be in office in November, but he should resign now. Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so, what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out. While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization. That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.”
“This is the revolution, this is our time and we will make no excuses for the terror.”
A group called PNW Youth Liberation Front, Antifa’s youth organization, tweeted:
“The only way to win a world without police, prisons, borders, etc. is to destroy the oppressive systems which we are currently caught in. We must continue the fight against the state, imperialism, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and so on if we ever want to be free.”
A pamphlet distributed in the Seattle “Autonomous Zone” stated:
“The idea that the working class can control our own lives, without states, governments or borders, is also called anarchism. But how do we get from our current capitalist society to a future anarchist-communist one? …. In order to destroy the current order, there will need to be a revolution, a time of great upheaval.”
“Oh, you thought I just wanted to defund the police? This whole system needs to go.”
One of the leaders of the Seattle “Autonomous Zone” said:
“Every single day that I show up here I’m not here to peacefully protest. I’m here to disrupt until my demands are met. You cannot rebuild until you break it all the way down. Respond to the demands of the people or prepare to be met with any means necessary. By any means necessary. It’s not a slogan or even a warning. I’m letting people know what comes next.”
A group called the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, which has nearly 15,000 Twitter followers, called for an insurrection:
“Revolutionary greetings from the insurrection sweeping throughout the occupied territories of the so-called United States of America.
“As the history of this miserable nation repeats itself once again, what has become clearly evident is that black people have been and will continue to be the only revolutionary force that is capable of toppling the oppressive status quo.
“Everywhere the pigs [a derogatory term for police] have lost their will to fight. Their eyes, which only yesterday were windows to empty hatred and contempt, now display stultifying self-doubt and cowardice. For once, their behavior portrays their weakness as every step they take back is marked by hesitation.
“Together, if we keep pushing, this land of chattel slavery, indigenous genocide, and foreign imperial aggression can finally be wiped out so that it will only be remembered as one of the more ugly chapters in human history.”
“This isn’t protest. This is rebellion. When rebellion gets organized we get revolution. We are seeing the beginnings of that and it’s glorious.”
An Antifa agitator from New York comments on the American flag:
“That sh*t is a f**king cloth with colors on it. It doesn’t live or breathe and is nothing but a representation. Any Black, Latinx, or Native person looking at that thing being respected, should be offended at that flag that represents genocide, rape, slavery, and colonization.”
An Antifa media platform, “It’s Going Down,” wrote:
“Looting is an effective means of wealth redistribution.”
“The idea that freedom of speech is the most important thing that we can protect can only be held by someone who thinks that life is analogous to a debate hall. In my opinion, ‘no platforming’ fascists often infringes (sic) upon their speech, but this infringement is justified for its role in the political struggle against fascism.”
Torch Antifa Network, in response to President Trump’s announced plans to designate Antifa as a terrorist group:
“Antifa will be designating the United States of America as a terrorist organization.”