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.
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.”
Yesterday I posted a video that exposes that Muslim refugees are flooding into Europe without appreciation of their non-Muslim hosts violating the laws of the land with rapes, theft and murder and more. Today I’m posting a good follow-up with a great submission by Justin Smith that has the message that if the same kind of Muslims going to Europe come to America expect Islamic terrorism in one form or another.
“I’m sick of preening celebrities who tell me to ‘PrayForTheWorld’ and celebrate diversity while indiscriminate floods of Muslim refugees across Europe and America corrode the pillars of peace and freedom.” — Michelle Malkin, March 23rd, 2016
Four murdered Americans among the thirty-five victims in Brussels and seventy-one murdered Christians in Lahore, mostly women and children, blown apart over the Easter Weekend, are representative of the true face of Islam and the severe existential security threat Islam and Muslims pose to America, and Americans would be deluding themselves by thinking otherwise. This is a threat that will only be made worse through the delay of common sense action and the immediate halt of Muslim immigration into our country.
Americans cannot place any hopes on the elusive “peaceful” and “moderate” Muslims. While 70% of the followers of traditional Islam have been deemed “moderate” by Leftist politicians and intelligentsia, far too often, the reality has shown us otherwise, and once described “moderates” are found in the ranks of “radicals”, usually after another bloody terrorist attack and too late to do anything but collect the wounded, maimed and dead.
If, as stated by a few U.S. Senators, it is an insult to Muslims to advocate tracking Muslim refugees already here and to halt Muslim immigration for any period of time, then I suggest that Muslims stop murdering Americans. And for those who tell us to view the Muslim graves at Arlington, I tell them, that for each headstone, there are a hundred more Muslims who would happily betray America and see Her destroyed.
Ali Mohammed, top aide to Osama Bin Laden, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s from Egypt. He became a U.S. Army sergeant and an instructor at the JFK Special Operations Warfare School at Ft. Bragg. Then Mohammed went on to smuggle suspected terrorists into the U.S. through Vancouver, Canada. And, in his greatest betrayal of this generous America which offered him so much, Mohammed trained El Sayyid Nosair and Mahmud Abuhalima, who took part in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.
Muslims are the only people committing global wholesale murder in the name of Islam. They are the only people who openly proclaim their desire to kill Jews and Westerners, and Muslims are the only people vowing to conquer the world: These facts are not irrelevant to America’s immigration policy.
If every single Muslim grievance against the West and America were addressed and assuaged today, tomorrow a hundred more would be posited by the leaders of Islam, simply because we exist and are not Muslim. Anyone saying “we cannot afford to alienate” Muslims act as though it’s America’s fault that Muslim’s attack us. Offend the Muslim world or not, Islam will always manufacture one more reason to attack America.
Over the last four decades, Shamim Siddiqqi [An author of a treatise to Islamize West], leader of the Islamic Circle of North America, has advocated subverting our republic by linking Islamist front groups to racial politics. During the 2015 joint conference of the Muslim American Society, an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the ICNA, Khalilah Sabra, MAS leader, openly called for “revolution”, as she discussed Muslim support for Black Lives Matter. Drawing parallels between the U.S. and the Middle East and events leading to the Muslim Brotherhood-led Arab Spring revolutions, Sabra suggested, “We are the community that staged a revolution across the world; if we can do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?”
Any Muslim calling for the reform of Islam, in the Western sense of the meaning of the word “reform”, is considered a heretic. However, an infinitesimal number of liberal thinking secular Muslims, such as Irshad Manji, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Asra Nomani, are attempting to counter the integral violent doctrines of Islam and reform Islam. But any successes will be next to impossible to achieve, due to Islamic texts and the competing theological hierarchies of Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. And compounding the difficulty of their task, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are still exporting the virulent Wahhabi brand of Islam to 2000 mosques across America: No one can reasonably expect Islam to achieve reformation in this lifetime or the next.
Perhaps millions of Muslims are already living peacefully with the rest of the world, the non-Muslims, the Christians, the infidels, as the Progressives and Muslim apologists would have us believe, but on the whole, I have yet to see it anywhere — not even in Jordan where King Abdullah has called for “reform” and yet still allows the persecution of Jordan’s Christian minority to persist. And in the meantime, their “religion of peace” is awash in the blood of Americans, Europeans, Yazidis and Christians and their fellow Muslims.
Where is the historical evidence of a mainstream “moderate” Islam or even Islam “the religion of peace” after Islam’s first ten years?
Isn’t it reasonable for Americans to decide who is allowed into our country? Isn’t it logical to determine that banning the immigration of Muslim “refugees” will prevent many terrorists from entering America too?
Americans have had enough of placing memorial flowers on the graves of their loved ones, who were murdered by Muslims seeking to impose Islam in the name of Allah, and as Progressives and Obama lecture the rest of America on retaining our “American values” it becomes obvious their “values” are a perversion of everything “American”. Our American values are based on Western and Judeo-Christian principles, not Middle Eastern values or oppressive teachings of the Koran, whether Muslims like it or not; and resisting a government utopian policy of open borders and coexistence that allows hundreds of thousands of Muslims to enter America and commit mass murder is not a “hate-crime.” It is our duty to prevent the murder of innocent civilians in America and to defend America and not let Her perish: Here and abroad — We Must Fight or Die.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor. All links are by the Editor.