Dems hate Israel and support those who hate Israel; ergo a vote for a Dem on any level of politics (local, State and National) is a vote for racist Jew-Hatred Antisemitism. That includes self-loathing Left-Wing Jews who’d rather support Marxist Dems than their Jewish heritage in Israel.
Adina Kutnicki essentially states my position.
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The Democrat Party of yesteryear, tradition-wise, has always been supportive of Israel. No longer. At its base, this support, for the most part, has always been derived from the shared values inherent within both nations.
As it stands, the Party’s current incarnation (as it moved left-ward, incrementally, over a period of years) is ideologically imbued and invested in Israel’s destruction. America’s, too. This tragic truth is plain for all to see, that is, if one’s eyes are wide open enough to absorb the seismic upheavals taking place all over America.
Indeed, those pulling the strings within the Democrat Party are more than thrilled that domestic terrorists are tearing the nation down. To wit, they lend them more than a wink and a nod. In reality, they are cheering them on and funding them! For starters and for further edification, commence your educational journey here:
Not only that, the ammunition being used to separate the heretofore special bond between the U.S. and Israel is based on the mother of all lies, that is, that Israel is a usurper and an “illegal occupier” of another’s land!
But don’t take this word for setting the record straight towards the truth of all truths. Rather, read for yourselves what is enshrined in international law, as well as in historical fact. The preeminent expert in this legal arena is Howard Grief(deceased, June 2013).
In this regard, the following should be more than enough reason — at least, for all those who still believe that truth matters — for so-called traditional Democrats, centrists, if you will, to jump ship. Overboard.
New letter from progressives to Pompeo brings harmful ideas to the forefront of American politics – By Steve Postal | July 9, 2020
The Lawfare Project sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter opposing progressive Democrats’ “uninformed and inaccurate” policy proposals towards Israel. The Lawfare Project, according to their website, provides legal counsel and services to, and protects the free speech of, members of the Jewish and pro-Israel community. According to the Lawfare Project, the progressive Democrats’ labeling Israel’s plans to establish control over parts of Judea and Samaria as “annexation” rather than “sovereignty” places the Democrats at odds with U.S. law, “which has long recognized the rights of the Jewish people to a national home in Palestine.”
The Lawfare Project’s letter to Speaker Pelosi was in response to another letter sent by progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and others to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in late June. This progressive letter is the latest in a series of Democratic communications that serve to harm the U.S.–Israeli partnership. Democrats are now bringing harmful and false ideas, once considered taboo, to the forefront of American politics. Those ideas are the following:
The “settlements” in Judea and Samaria are illegitimate.
Contrary to popular wisdom, Israel has a rightto build the “settlements,” which are Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the heartland of the Land of Israel. (There are currently about 450,000 Israeli citizens living in Judea and Samaria, in addition to another 215,000 living in eastern Jerusalem.) The Trump administration, in the Pompeo Doctrine, stated that it does not recognize the “settlements” as illegal.
Israel’s claim to Judea and Samaria is an “occupation.”
Israel’s claim to Judea and Samaria is not one of “occupation,” and Republicans know this. I could not find any reference of the Trump administration referring to the “occupation.” Also, a letter addressed to Netanyahu in support of Israel, signed by 120 House Republicans in late June, does not mention “occupation.”
In contrast, Democrats are convinced otherwise. The progressive Democrat letter mentioned above refers to Judea and Samaria as “occupied Palestinian territory,” “Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967,” and “occupied West Bank,” with Israel being the “Occupying Power.” Biden is also on the record for opposing the so-called “occupation.”
Israel does not have a right to apply sovereignty to at least some of Judea and Samaria.
Israel has a right to apply sovereignty at least some of Judea and Samaria, and Republicans know this. The Trump administration has recognized that right by allowing Israel to apply sovereignty to about 30 percent of Judea and Samaria. The House Republican letter, mentioned above, states that “Israel has the right to make sovereign decisions independent of outside pressure,” and “reaffirm[s] Israel’s right to sovereignty.”
Recent statements by Democrats is the latest in a push to continue to make Israel a partisan wedge in U.S. politics, one that I previously discussed in The American Spectator. It remains to be seen if moderate voices within the Democratic party will be able to reclaim the narrative. Until then, the Democratic party will continue to undermine the U.S.–Israel relationship.
On July 4 in Georgia, armed Black Supremacists marched on the Stone Mountain Monument commemorating three Confederate heroes daring White Supremacists to respond. To date no violence between hate groups has transpired. I was a bit astonished that the administrator described armed Black Supremacists verbally harassing tourists with racist epithets as peaceful. After all the urban Communist inspired violence occurring in America, my guess it may be only a matter of time until hate groups violently clash leaving Liberty loving Americans with difficult decisions regardless of Red, Yellow, Black and White (as the Bible song goes). Justin Smith looks at the issue.
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The NFAC and White Supremacists Are Mirror Images – A Deadly Serious Business for All Concerned
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 7/6/2020 11:40 AM
Stone Mountain Memorial– Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson
July 4th 2020 was an extremely interesting day at the Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, where a massive monument to the Confederacy is carved into the side of the mountain, as approximately a thousand armed black men and women descended on it, in what they called a “demonstration”, rather than a protest, and this black nationalist group calling itself the “Not F**king Around Coalition” (NFAC) [Blog Editor: Here’s an irony. A BLM hate-Trump website tells succinctly who these armed NFAC “peaceful” terrorists are: Wow! NFAC Black nationalist armed militia challenges far-right;By staff; Black Lives Matter Movement; 7/5/20] paraded down the highway in their paramilitary combat garb, with ammo belts slung over their shoulders and scarves across their faces. The members of this militant black nationalist militia were well armed with a variety of semi-automatic rifles, from AR-10s to AR-15s, pistols too, and they all were full of hate and anger for white America, which becomes evident when one listens to the opening statement of their “commander”.
NFAC armed “peaceful” protesters – Stone Mountain Georgia
“Commander Jay”, NFAC’s leader, recently told Newsweek: “It was all Black … there were no brown, no white people … everyone was Black. I am not a protester, I am the commanding general of my militia. We were swearing in new members”, as he also made note of a similar event near Phoenix, also on the 4th.
This is an armed black militia, essentially espousing violence, that has some former military in its membership and whose leader says “We’re not f****n’ around anymore” and “Stop taking signs to a protest”.
According to the New York Times, this park that is home to a now famous carving of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson is also the place of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
Referencing this carving, Commander Jay added: “Our initial goal was to have a formation of our militia in Stone Mountain to send a message that as long as you’re abolishing all these statues across the country, what about this one?”
In one video of the event, “Commander Jay” shouts into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists, who have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own. He must also see the group known as the Three Percenters (III%) as a rival and an enemy also, since he included them in his challenge, even though they are largely comprised of Veterans and former and current law enforcement, who are also Oath Keepers and sworn to defend freedom and liberty for all Americans, black, white, red, yellow or brown.
Seeming to want to taunt white militia groups across America to engage in an all-out war against NFAC, he shouted: “I don’t see no white militia. We’re here. Where you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.”
These are racist, radical, Black militants who the Leftist media depicts as simply countering “credible threats” from “white supremacist” groups. But nothing could be further from the truth; these folks are black supremacists and represent something just as vile as any white supremacist and racist might.
All their talk about self-defense is a lie. Just look at the hour long video that came out of their demonstration at Stone Mountain. They speak of white people in general with blanket condemnation.
The “leader” of this group — “Commander Jay” — is basically preaching violent confrontation. He sends a message that his people are tired of working with white people and that “whatever you (white people) do to us, we will do to you” offering a pretense towards violence, since he starts with the false narrative and premise that his “people” are somehow under attack in America today. One must wonder what will be the excuse they offer once they start killing white people just because they’re white and out in public offering up an easy target?
They have an absolute right to be armed and to attend protests armed, just as we have witnessed white militias attend protests in Virginia and elsewhere, SO LONG AS THEY ARE PEACEFUL and carrying their arms as tools for their defense. Once they openly advocate the targeting of another group of Americans, white people for now, they have shown an intent that is far from peaceful.
Still, up to the point they act on those intentions, they have the right to go about armed, just as every other citizen in the U.S., regardless of whether one is brown, yellow, red or white. But once they step over the boundary of the law and violate someone else’s rights by making a criminal violent attack upon someone outside the parameters of self-defense, harming or killing them — namely any white people that may inadvertently become their victim — they become a group of domestic terrorists, no better than Antifa or the KKK or the Muslim Brotherhood and they should be treated as such.
I don’t know if anyone other than myself happened to notice the flag of the Nubians of the Land of Gods that appears near the early beginning of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzRjsVaqREI (7 min. 25 sec.). It is the flag of the same group that founded the Black Hebrew Israelite group, a violent black nationalist group, whose members entered a store in Jersey City and killed six people last year.
[Blog Editor: I am about to post the entire 59 minute 56 second video. Justin wants you to see the racist flag of the Black Hebrew Israelites at the 7:25 mark. This so-called leader laces his speech with profanity and threats and that is called “peaceful”. What it is – is incitement. Eventually some White Supremacist racists will take up the challenge of this Black Supremacist and the blood bath will be on. Thank you race-baiting Dem Party:
This NFAC group is largely comprised of New Black Panthers, ***Black Hebrew Israelites and other violent and militant black groups, led by a “Commander Jay” (haven’t been able to find his proper legal name as of yet). And although their numbers are relatively small, for now, and I do note that their rhetoric is idiocy, it is the same sort of rhetoric that also led to an advocate for Black Lives Matter, Micah Johnson, a black Veteran, to shoot six Dallas cops for “payback” in 2016.
A few thousands of these type of low-brow mentality can eventually be used to do an incredible amount of damage, when and if someone in their leadership calls on them to act. Just look at all the mayhem and havoc the early Black Panthers and the Weather Underground created in the 1960s and 70s.
I don’t fear these folks, and I do respect their rights to actual self-defense and to arm themselves for that purpose; however, I do fear what they might decide to do, if some “leader” decides to push the right button, in an unhinged moment of anger over some real or imagined wrong, an isolated incident that has nothing to do with white society at large, or more particularly, one that is blamed on whites whether they are at blame or not.
This group needs to be kept under a tight federal surveillance and investigation. They hold the same views that the militant leftist New Black Panthers hold, the likes of Malik Shabazz[Blog Editor: It is my sense that it was King Samir Shabazz (aka Maurice Heath) who made the quote Justin found; nonetheless the two Shabazz individuals are cut from the same Black Supremacist cloth], who is on record saying, “We’re gonna have to kill a lot of white babies in their cribs, if we are gonna be free”.
[Blog Editor: Two videos of Black Supremacist King Samir Shabazz filled with hate toward White people. The 2nd video mentions Malik Shabazz as a co-Black Supremacist:
This isn’t going to get better, folks, not as long as a hard, bitter, deep seated anger and reverse racism keeps emerging and flowing strongly among the black culture in America, as witnessed throughout Black Lives Matter, that has set entire cities on fire but is scorned by this leader as too soft. The scorn is implied through his own words, “This ain’t Black Lives Matter … we ain’t f….n’ around”. He also reached out to countries around the world that have had murderous black uprisings and large populations of Black Marxists, such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Lagos, Ghana, Mozambique, Columbia and Argentina, and Haiti too, where the black slave population and some free born people of mixed colored heritage went door to door and slaughtered 5,000 whites in 1804.
One of the leaders of this 1804 white genocide, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, callously remarked, that the elimination of the white Haitians an act of political necessity, as they were regarded as a threat to the peace for the black and minority population. It was also regarded as a necessary act of vengeance.
This is the current mindset of these black supremacist nationalists whose leader even demanded that the entire state of Texas must be given to them, so they can create an ethnocentric all black state and “live free in a black nation”.
However, one black man in particular, and a Trump supporter, Patrick Hampton, sees precisely what is really transpiring, and recently offered the following: “I’m pleading with ‘white’ militia groups to stand down and ignore them. They are fatherless children with a very poor education, manipulated by media and millionaires. They are having a temper tantrum. They don’t represent all black people. Some blacks can do the math. They (the black militant NFAC) have no clue they are severely outnumbered. I ask that you give them space to have their tantrums. This should be over by November 4th.”
Hampton concludes with a plea to black people: “I’m also pleading with ‘blacks’. Patriots are only going to take so much. You can only provoke and poke the bear so long. When (and) if they decide to respond it will not end well for you people (NFAC). They are actually showing more respect for black life by being patient and showing restraint as you terrorize America. You can peacefully protest but targeting people due to their color is exactly what the KKK did to blacks. You all have become the very thing you say you hate.”
But these radicals didn’t just “become”. They were birthed at the philosophical knees of W.E.B. DuBois, Elijah Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan, and Malcolm X, and grew up suckling at the teat of racist black nationalists, fed a steady diet of hate for the white man.
The NFAC is essentially not any different than its white counterparts in groups, such as the KKK, the Aryan Brotherhood and others. They are mirror images and two sides of the same racist coin.
Stay vigilant folks.
This NFAC group better understand that when they start coming for whites, we won’t be foolin’ around either, and a great number of law-abiding constitutional minded conservatives of all colors, blacks too, and all walks of life, may actually move to stop NFAC themselves. The Oath Keepers will definitely be prepared for any such eventuality, should the regular authorities fail to respond in a timely manner. It will be real and deadly serious business for all concerned, and I don’t think they’re going to like the results when their blood starts flowin’ and it’s their bodies being stacked up in the city morgues.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Text embraced by brackets and embedded links are by the Editor.
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
Since I am fairly convinced the Mainstream Media either failed to show the Trump speech at Mt. Rushmore or selectively vilified the speech with twisted lies, I am showing the entire Independence celebration speech given on July 3 at the foot of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.
THEN I am showing the video (I recommend FULL SCREEN) of the Mt Rushmore fireworks unsurprisingly vilified by the MSM. If you live in a Dem Party totalitarian location where COVID-propaganda cancelled fireworks, you can watch the Mt. Rushmore Freedom Fireworks.
THEN I’m cross posting a MeWe group that borrows from Breitbart exposing MSM lies
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U.S. President Donald Trump criticized protesters who have been trying to tear down various statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures during a speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday evening.
The president warned that demonstrations over racial inequality in American society threatened the foundations of the U.S. political system, calling it a “left-wing cultural revolution” designed to “overthrow the American revolution,” and claimed that children were being taught in school to hate the country.
An estimated 7,500 people were in attendance, many packed into an amphitheatre despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with attendees being offered masks but many not wearing them.
Trump also announced he would sign an executive order to establish a “national garden of American heroes” filled with statues of notable historically significant figures. The garden is expected to include Wilbur and Orville Wright, Jackie Robinson, – the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, Harriet Tubman – an abolitionist known for rescuing approximately 70 enslaved people using a network of anti-slavery activists known as the “Underground Railroad”, and former Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
Lies deceit and half-truths they spew against our country. They are the main characters attacking our country backed by the DEMOCRATS in their lust for control. They would see this country burn if they can’t REGAIN power. We all know that is not the DEMOCRATIC way, it’s the Saul Alinsky way and the Democrats are knee deep into their playbook. Say the word President Trump and will rid this country of these haters of freedom. These people have no idea of the bear their poking. When our silent majority awakens, the enemies of this country along with the Fake News organizations will fall, and fall hard. God Bless this great country and this President who would make a stand on behalf of the people.
CNN Laments ‘Dark History of Mount Rushmore’s Sculpture’ Ahead of Independence Day Celebration
CNN joined the establishment media effort to “cancel” Mount Rushmore, lamenting the “dark history” of the sculpture and criticizing President Trump — who is set to deliver a speech at the historic landmark Friday night — for defending “racist monuments.”
“The dark history of Mount Rushmore’s sculpture itself takes center stage with Trump’s visit,” CNN’s Betsy Klein wrote in a preview of the event not labeled as an opinion piece.
“The President, who has stoked racial animus since he first entered the political arena, has moved to defend racist monuments in the face of nationwide protests over the treatment of Black Americans,” Klein continued, noting that Friday’s Independence Day celebration was planned prior to the widespread civil unrest.
CNN’s grievances appear to be in lockstep with the New York Times, which published an article this week highlighting controversies with the historic landmark — from its location on “Indigenous land,” to the sculptor’s purported ties to white supremacy, to the presidents depicted on the American icon itself.
Like the Times, CNN quoted Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and leader of the Indigenous activist group NDN Collective, who ultimately wants the monument closed and the land given to Indigenous people:
Indigenous people and my ancestors fought and died, and gave their lives to protect the sacred land, and to blow up a mountain and put the faces of four White men who were colonizers who committed genocide against Indigenous people — the fact that we don’t, as Americans, think of that as an absolute outrage is ridiculous.
Klein noted that two of the presidents on the landmark were slave owners and effectively dismissed Abraham Lincoln, despite his historic role in signing the Emancipation Proclamation:
Two of the four presidents carved into the mountain in South Dakota, Washington and Jefferson, were slave owners. And though Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Tilsen notes that his legacy, for Native Americans, is a dark one. He approved the executions of 38 Dakota natives in Mankato, Minnesota (though he commuted the sentences of hundreds of others in the same incident).
Lincoln, Tilsen said, “was a mass murderer, a colonizer — ordered the biggest mass hanging in the history of the nation. So he was not one of our heroes. He’s not somebody — he was an enemy of our people, of Indigenous people, and it’s important that we have a reckoning with the true history of this nation.”
Klein also mentioned the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, who had been tasked with Stone Mountain’s Confederate Memorial Carving — the “largest high relief sculpture in the world” depicting Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
“Before Mount Rushmore was even considered, Borglum was working on Stone Mountain, Georgia, a Confederate memorial,” said Tom Griffith, Mount Rushmore Society board member.
“I think more than the ideology, but more practically, he was affiliated with the Klan to raise money for this Confederate memorial,” he told CNN.
CNN went one step further than the Times, also mentioning the “environmental risk” of holding an Independence Day celebration at the landmark:
Pine beetle infestations in nearby forests were the cause of concern when the fireworks were discontinued. These infestations can kill trees, which increases their flammability risk and, in turn, poses a potential wildfire hazard. Fireworks increased the risk that a fire would ignite.
The efforts to effectively cancel Mount Rushmore come as activists demand the removal of historic monuments and statues in cities nationwide in the name of racial and social justice. Notably, several of the monuments activists have targeted are unrelated to the Confederacy. Vandals in Charlotte, North Carolina, targeted a World War II memorial while demonstrators in Madison, Wisconsin, toppled a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg — an immigrant who died fighting against slavery.
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) has defended Mount Rushmore, calling it a symbol of “American exceptionalism” — not of “white supremacy.”
“Each of the presidents were picked for a specific reason,” Ravnsborg toldFox & Friends on Friday. “President Washington, for obviously the birth of our nation, President Jefferson for the growth of our nation, President Lincoln for the development of our nation, and Teddy Roosevelt for the preservation of our nation.”
“This is a symbol of American exceptionalism, and I believe that there’s no way of white supremacy,” he continued.
“That obviously has been a dispute over the years since the time about 1876,” Ravnsborg said of claims of America stealing native land. “But that case has actually been litigated to the United States Supreme Court.”
“We are sympathetic to their feelings on the issue, but I do believe that it was not meant to desecrate the land but to honor America and honor our state of South Dakota,” he added.
Despite the mounting complaints, the Independence Day event is slated to kick-off Friday night. Roughly 7,500 are expected to attend the festivities, which will feature fireworks, a flyover, and remarks from the president.
On June 30 I posted the Justin Smith submission “A War for the American Way of Life”. In that post I added a large amount of embedded informational links on the rioters, looters and anarchists pretending to be protesters are actually highly organized and well financed Marxist groups trying to tear down the fabric of America itself through chaos, turmoil and violence.
As a part of that post I included a photo of Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey, a husband and wife defending their lives and property in a gated community from a Communist mob committed to breaking the law by committing acts of vandalism (already ripping down the gated community barriers). Here is the photo I used:
I have learned – at least prior to the terrorist intimidation they faced – the McCloskeys were committed Dems supportive of the Black Lives Matter protests purportedly resulting from the police murder of George Floyd. Since they exercised their 2nd Amendment Right of self-preservation (a Right often condemned by Dems), I have to wonder where their politics is today.
I wonder especially since Dem Party Pols across the nation and in the McCloskey home-city of St. Louis including the Dem Party propaganda machine MSM roundly criticized them as White People who dared to protect themselves of a (cough) “peaceful” mob protesting through a gated community. The St. Louis AG even threatened to prosecute the McCloskeys.
Well thanks to 100percentfedup.com I discovered a CNN (is that Communist News Network?) video of Chris Cuomo interviewing Mark McCloskey trying to villainize self-defense. McCloskey sets Cuomo straight and even tells the names of the Communist mob threatening destruction. Here is Twitter video:
Mark McCloskey—the armed husband in the viral video defending his St. Louis home—talks to CNN’s Chris Cuomo: pic.twitter.com/1JWsMpZc5U
To this day the Dems & MSM are disputing the claim by the McCloskeys of a violent mob. The lead organizer for the mob was actually a recently elected Dem State Representative Rasheen Aldridge who won a special election for his District in November 2019. I am unclear of who actually leads the BLM St. Louis group calling itself “Expect US”, The Expect US mob organizer Aldridge claim the mob was peacefully protesting (The mob appeared quite agitated in the video). According to a 7/1/20 CBS story Aldridge expresses peace:
Rasheen Aldridge helped lead the protest, which was organized by a group called “Expect Us.” He said protesters were peaceful and no threats were ever made.
“It was like the storming of the Bastille, the gate came down and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through,” Mark McCloskey said. “I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.”
Mark said they called 911 and grabbed their guns as they heard the crowd approaching their private, gated community on Portland Place.
“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives,” Mark McCloskey said.
The couple also claims they received death threats from the crowd.
“One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together and said, ‘You’re next.’ That was the first death threat we got that night,” Mark McCloskey said.
This is Expect US organizer Dem Representative Rasheen Aldridge concept of a peaceful protest from the same CBS story:
When asked why the group marched on private property, Aldridge said, “Just like in many disobedient protests, even in the ’60s, you break laws, make people feel uncomfortable.
Mark McCloskey took a photo of the damaged wrought iron gate smashed by BLM/Expect US mob that MSM propaganda fails to show [photo caption from BizPacReview – Mark McCloskey: “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives.” (Photo: Mark McCloskey)]:
The Expect US Facebook Page definitely promotes a Black Live Matter ideology, but doesn’t notice the calls for rioting, vandalizing and looting calls typical of BLM actions. The Facebook page serves the purpose of announcing “peaceful” protests and rallies. HOWEVER, if your eyes look to the Facebook Page Menu and scroll down to “Community” then click, you will view the Communist social transformation ideology BLM is noted for. It is a Communism that uses race-baiting that obviously is a Black against White racism. THAT IS WHAT BLM truly represents. Here’s the photo you’ll see in case some Black propagandist removes it:
Here’s a bit of rule of law Dems like Rasheen Aldridge and the propaganda MSM probably will not tell you while condemning the McCloskeys via Guns America Digest:
Missourians enjoy a broad castle doctrine that allows residents to use deadly force on anyone unlawfully on their property, according to Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at St. Louis University.
It’s time to examine Missouri’ version of the Castle Doctrine. A pro-2nd Amendment website makes it simple at GunLaws101.com:
Missouri’s Castle Doctrine
The use of force to defend one’s self is justified when the person believes there is a certain risk of death, or great physical harm. This also applies when someone is trying to break into an occupied vehicle or home. There is no duty to treat inside one’s home or vehicle.
What is Castle Doctrine?
Castle Laws are laws that address the use of force when defending one’s self inside their home, or on their property. Some states expand this to vehicles, and the person’s place of work. Castle Laws generally include: the places where this law applies, the requirements for use of deadly force, if there is a duty to retreat, the amount of force that maybe used in defending one’s self or others. These vary widely from state to state.
Interestingly typically Left-Wing Yahoo Finance is even more specific on Missouri’s Castle Doctrine:
The doctrine is a self-defense law allows someone to use physical force when they believe it’s necessary to stop what they think is “stealing, property damage or tampering in any degree.” Missouri’s law gives individuals protecting their property more leeway compared to many states and permits the use of deadly force in cases where the person believes they or others are at risk of death, serious injury or other crime, according to Findlaw.com.
“This means that if someone illegally enters your front porch or backyard, you can use deadly force against them without retreating first,” according to the website.
The name of the castle doctrine comes from the old saying: “A man’s home is his castle.” But under Missouri law, that can also include any kind of residence, a vehicle, other private property or “any other location where they have the right to be,” according to Findlaw.com. … (What is Missouri’s castle doctrine? By James Leggate via Fox Business; Yahoo Finance; 6/30/20)
Missouri just might have one of the best protect your property laws in the nation.
MY FELLOW AMERICAN PATRIOTS if you love the American way of life and are at least as wise as a couple of Dem supporters willing to arm to protect life and property – DO THE SAME and defend against Communists (red, yellow, black or white) assaulting your interests to make you change to their Communist interests.
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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.
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
Text embraced by brackets and embedded links are by the Editor.
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.”
Two stories on American Thinker. The first dated on 6/21 about a Trump supporting Hispanic unleashing Saul Alinsky Communist tactics on a White supporter of Communist Black Lives Matter in Tulsa (the irony is magnificent). The second story is dated today (6/22) about how Communist Antifa/BLM have turned Seattle into a violence-ridden totalitarian enclave within the borders of the United States of America. A snapshot of America if Dems win elections on November 3, 2020.
One of the things conservatives notice whenever leftists flare up is that, subject to a few notable exceptions (Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Dan Crenshaw), our conservative politicians are cowardly. They never call out the leftists; instead, they simply try to soothe leftists’ destructiveness while accepting their premises.
Thankfully, politicians are a minority amongst conservatives. Most conservatives are regular folks who live and breathe their principles – as is the case with a Hispanic vendor at the Tulsa rally who got harassed by a couple of white Black Lives Matter protesters. Instead of backing down, the vendor went full, and beautiful, Alinsky on the whole BLM premise.
Saul Alinsky fought for the wrong side, but he was a smart tactician who came up with excellent rules for fighting an ideological opponent. Three of his rules are pertinent here:
RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
With those rules in mind, enjoy what happened in Tulsa when a mostly white group of Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at the Trump rally. The video begins when a white guy wearing the de rigueur leftist virtue mask (his has “BLM” emblazoned across it), and a t-shirt saying “I know words. I have the best words – Stable Genius,” spots a man who looks Hispanic. The white guy seems shocked that a Hispanic man is selling Trump merchandise while wearing a Trump hat and a t-shirt with a “God Guns and Trump” logo.
The inquisition continues: “Which part?” (You can see the white BLM brain think, “Maybe he means Latin America!”)
The vendor politely replies, “El Paso, Texas.” Moreover, boasts the vendor, his grandparents fought in World War II and his father fought in Vietnam.
White guy’s equally white girlfriend suddenly realizes he’s making a racist idiot of himself and pulls him away. The vendor isn’t done yet, though. He hollers after the man, “America first, all the way, bro! F**k BLM, bro. F**k BLM. You know, babies’ lives matter.”
For leftists, that phrase — “Babies’ lives matter” – is fighting words. Another white dude, with a useless mask glued to his chin, leaving his mouth and nose exposed, and wearing a “Juneteenth” shirt, takes up the battle.
Chin-mask guy has read the New York Times, so he knows that America began oppressing black lives in 1619. He’s therefore ready with the question he’s certain will silence the vendor. “Have babies been oppressed for four centuries?” he asks. Chin-mask guy is clueless that aborting 62 million babies since 1973, including a disproportionate number of black babies, is oppression.
The vendor is having none of it. “To this day, I have not met nobody who owns a slave, has slaves. I never met one slave. Stop living in the damned past, okay?”
Faced with this provocation, chin-mask guy starts babbling about systemic discrimination. And that’s when the vendor turns the table on him.
“Two days ago, I lost my money. How about you reimburse me for that. I’m a minority. Give me your money,” he says, holding out a mock pleading hand. “I’m a minority. Give me my reparations.”
Suddenly, the chin-mask guy is done talking about systemic oppression. He’s offended. “For what?” he demands.
“Because I’ve been oppressed. I’m a minority.”
Like Pavlov’s dog, chin-mask guy latches on to a magic word. “Yes,” he says, nodding his head rapidly, “you’ve been oppressed. You’ve definitely been oppressed.”
“So give me my rights. You’re white. Give me my reparations. Give me my reparations!”
Chin-mask is on board. “Yes. You have my promise of reparations.” He does not, however, dig into his wallet. Instead, puzzled, he asks, “How am I going to give you reparations?”
That’s a foolish question because the vendor has already told him how real reparations should work. Chin-mask guy is white and he’s admitted his white guilt, so he, personally, should dig into his pocket.
With that foolish question, chin-mask guy just gave the game away. If he genuinely believed that he, merely by virtue of being white, was personally responsible for oppression, he wouldn’t just hand over his cash, he’d pull a Mother Theresa and give all of his worldly goods to minorities.
But chin-mask guy doesn’t feel that at all. He feels that you, the taxpayer; you, the recent immigrant; you, the person whose ancestors fought and died to end slavery; you, the black conservative, should pool your wealth and give it to his virtue-signaling cause.
A smart friend of mine said, rightly, that we need to start calling leftists on their shtick and ridiculing them. We need to go full Alinsky on them, and Mr. Vendor played Rules 4 through 6 perfectly. I know that I enjoyed watching Mr. Vendor force chin-mask guy to answer for his own book of rules and then ridiculed him for his inability to do so.
White BLM supporter tells Hispanic Trump that he is oppressed, so the Trump supporters asks for reparations pic.twitter.com/DsriVLWbAP
So much for Seattle’s “summer of love.” That’s some “block party atmosphere” they’ve got in the CHOP.
Less than two weeks after Seattle’s mayor allowed warlords to declare an autonomous zone over six blocks of Seattle in the name of “abolishing” the police, the place is already starting to look like Liberia.
One person died and another was critically injured by gunfire early Saturday morning inside a portion of a Seattle neighborhood that has been occupied by protesters for more than a week, officials said.
The shootings unfolded at a protester-run region known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area. It has been celebrated as a “no cop” zone, and the Seattle Police Department wrote in a statement that detectives were investigating the shooting “despite the challenges presented by the circumstances.”
Apparently, the cops couldn’t get in in order to clear a path to allow the first responding medics in.
For that, the warlords running that hole are blaming cops for their own barbaric rule.
“Autonomous,” indeed. Actually, it’s infantile. They take over six city blocks claiming themselves more fit to rule than the established rule of law and its Democratic rulers allowed. They vowed they’d be police-free. They’d show us all how, and then they got exactly what they wanted as Seattle’s wretched leftist officials bowed to them and cheered their becoming police-free. After that, word got out that it was going to get mighty easy to get away with killing people, because city officials had already abdicated.
The “gun-free zone” talk went out the window in this dumpster fire of autonomous rule, too. Here’s a warlord handing out weapons to anyone over 18 from the trunk of his car:
“Last night’s shooting should redirect us to the task at hand — to defend Black lives by dismantling the Seattle Police Department and investing in real community safety,” a group called Decriminalize Seattle said in a statement.
SEATTLE — Another night of gunfire at Seattle’s protester-led “autonomous zone” sent one person to the hospital with injuries, the second round of gun violence over the weekend in an area where officers had pulled out of the police station.
Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center, said one person who had been shot in or near the zone was brought by private vehicle for treatment late Sunday night. The victim was in serious condition, Ms. Gregg said. The Seattle Police Department said it was investigating a reported shooting inside the zone.
The hard reality is that cops can’t be blamed for not risking their lives for a warlord zone engaged in a trash-can war. Police are there to uphold rule of law and keep everyone safe. They shouldn’t be expected to risk their lives or die to uphold a warlord hellhole that exists solely in opposition to their existence.
As cops are being blamed, the real blame goes to Seattle’s disgusting far-left officials, who let it all happen right under their noses. They were not just naïve; they were motivated by their comparable hatred of cops and their overarching hatred of President Trump. Remember this ugly taunt from the mayor of Seattle?
So much for all this lovely “summer of love” and the “big block party.”
It went downhill fast in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), since renamed “CHOP.”
It’s tempting to want to just let the place burn and let the dirtbags stir in their own juices. But an ugly precedent has been set, trash-can fires can always spread, and people are going to be fleeing. If President Trump can’t send troops in, it makes sense to penalize the city for its sickening absence of responsibility to its own sworn upheld office. Legal means to put these people in the docks, and withholding of fundings might just be a start.
A Hispanic vendor in Tulsa uses Alinsky tactics against a BLM supporter
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One America News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec recently ventured into the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or “CHAZ,” in Seattle to see if what the mainstream media is reporting about it in any way resembles what is actually happening there. And sure enough, the fake news establishment is blatantly lying about the horrors taking place within the CHAZ, especially at night.
While the artificial media focuses primarily on the “good” things happening in and around the CHAZ during the day, portraying it as some kind of “street fair” or “block party” where families and children are safely welcomed, the night crowd, Posobiec says, is a completely different story.
In a roughly 20-minute live stream that he shared on Periscope, Posobiec took viewers on a journey through what has also come to be known as the “Capitol Hill Occupied (or Organized) Protest,” or “CHOP” for short. At night, Posobiec says, the CHOP is a certifiable war zone run by “mob rule” and “mob justice.”
“There’s no rule of law whatsoever,” he says, adding that “the media narrative on this place has been an absolute lie – absolute, utter lie.”
While filming large piles of trash littering the streets, Posobiec was heard stating during the livestream that “this place needs to be shut down.” Besides all of the consumer waste, Posobiec witnessed plenty of human waste as well, with urine, feces and everything in between dripping all over the streets.
Beyond this, Posobiec witnessed plenty of violence and crime, including a mob of domestic terrorists that swarmed a local auto yard and set it on fire. Someone had apparently broken into the facility with the intent of destroying it, which seems to be a common theme both with Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
As for who is running the show within the CHAZ, it appears to be a whole lot of anarchy with random armed people running around in total chaos. In other words, it is hardly the type of environment where civilized people would ever want to go, let alone bring their innocent children.
“I’m perfectly fine with people wanting to peaceably assemble there … but you’ve got to have some level of public safety,” Posobiec warns. “Something bad is going to happen.”
Listen below to The Health Ranger Report as Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, asks the question, “Can we all declare our own autonomous zones now?”
Mainstream media also lying about “no armed security” – armed mobs are everywhere inside the CHAZ
Another lie being perpetrated by the leftist media is the claim that there is no armed security inside the CHAZ. According to the mainstream narrative, the six-block radius is a utopia of endless happiness, love and rainbows bookended by peace, when in reality it is more like a scene out of the film Waterworld.
The CHAZ does, in fact, have a makeshift police force that Posobiec says is run by “Raz and elements of Antifa, both of whom are armed. So the media’s completely lying to you when they say there’s no armed security,” he contends, citing the video footage he captured as evidence.
And contrary to the fake news media’s claim that the CHAZ maintains a “de-escalation” policy to avoid conflict, Posobiec says the truth of the matter is that it is actually the other way around.
“It’s the mob,” he says, noting that nobody is “social distancing” let alone keeping themselves clean with proper hygiene. “We’re done. We’re not going back” he says about he and his personal team’s continued coverage of the CHAZ.
More of the latest news about the CHAZ and other attempts by the left to bring about total anarchy is available at Chaos.news.