By George Rasley | CHQ | 6/8/20
From time to time we’ve told you about the shadowy network of Far Left “progressive” organizations and collectives funded by Nazi collaborator George Soros and his fellow travelers in the Democracy Alliance.
Back in 2016 we reported their activities in our six-part series “The Summer Revolution” that detailed the Marxist ideology driving Black Lives Matter, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Black Bloc violent anarchists (now often referred to as Antifa) and how they all share interlocking funders, organizers and leaders.
In the aftermath or President Trump’s surprise (at least to them) election victory, these organizations and collectives morphed into a broader coalition organized as the “Resistance” movement that has as its goal making America “ungovernable” in the Trump era.
On the legislative and public policy front one of the most prominent elements of this new coalition is an organization called “Indivisible.”
In 2017 journalist Max de Haldevang, geopolitics reporter for Quartz, posted a lengthy piece on “Indivisible” that is a must read for conservatives and anyone else who has an interest in the success of the Trump campaign agenda. (Quartz is a digital media outlet owned by Atlantic Media, Inc. the publisher of The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive)
The American left has its own Tea Party, and it’s coming for Donald Trump, explains the origins and goals of “Indivisible” in chilling detail.
The Indivisible Project’s founders, married couple Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin, saw “Indivisible” go viral after posting the Indivisible Guide online. de Haldevang reports that within a couple of months Greenberg and Levin had both quit their jobs to head up the new movement full-time, however, he does not report who is funding “Indivisible,” certainly a notable gap in de Haldevang’s reporting on the “Indivisible” story.
That criticism aside, de Haldevang details how “Indivisible” turns-out protesters at Republican town hall meetings to disrupt them and (they hope) intimidate Republican lawmakers into killing the Trump agenda or, better yet from their perspective, into making political gaffes that will lead to their defeat.
More importantly for grassroots conservative and Trump-supporting activists, the article provides a snapshot of the organization’s recruitment tactics and what one might call an order of battle for the shock troops that are massing to make America ungovernable.
Advancing the goal of making America “ungovernable” is why the House Democrat majority under Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done nothing but engage in attack after attack on Donald Trump without producing an alternative agenda.
The Democrats’ only agenda is to paralyze Congress, which contributes mightily to making the country ungovernable, but that is only part of the formula being deployed to overturn the 2016 election and make the 2020 election irrelevant.
In 1917, Lenin and Trotsky approached the same problem on two fronts; one was to paralyze the Duma – at the time the Russian equivalent of Congress, the other front was to use real or imagined outrages against innocent parties to create civil unrest and sympathy for their revolutionary cause.
In 2020 that role is being played by the Marxist organizations Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
As independent journalist Andy Ngo (one of the real experts on Antifa) explained in an article for The American Spectator:
Antifa, the extreme anarchist-communist movement, has rioting down to an art. The first broken window is the blood in the water for looters to move in. When the looting is done, those carrying flammable chemicals start fires to finish the job. Footage recorded in Minneapolis and other cities show militants dressed in black bloc— the antifa uniform — wielding weapons like hammers or sticks to smash windows. You see their graffiti daubed on smashed up buildings: FTP means ‘Fuck the Police’; ACAB stands for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’; 1312 is the numerical code for ACAB.
Last night, rioters reached the gates of the White House, possibly the most secure location on Earth. There, they chipped away at the barriers piece-by-piece while law enforcement struggled to respond. One Secret Service officer reportedly had a brick thrown at his head. Footage recorded at the scene showed him blood-soaked. Police were eventually able to repel masked rioters by using pepper spray and tear gas. That worked, for now.
The militants uprising across the country want a revolution and they don’t care who or what has to be destroyed in the process. If their comrades die, they are elevated as martyrs in propaganda. Death is celebrated.
At its core, BLM is a revolutionary Marxist ideology. Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, BLM’s founders, are self-identified Marxists who make no secret of their worship of communist terrorists and fugitives, like Assata Shakur. They want the abolishment of law enforcement and capitalism. They want regime change and the end of the rule of law. Antifa has partnered with Black Lives Matter, for now, to help accelerate the break down of society.
How well organized are they?
As Bob Price and Lana Shadwick reported for Breitbart, protest observers in Dallas saw multiple piles of bricks in areas where there was no reported construction. One of those locations was said to be near the Dallas County Courthouse. The Dallas Chief of Police reported nearly being hit by a thrown brick during a protest. We’re not sure who the “they” is that staged the bricks in Dallas, but we can guess, based on similar brick piles being found at other Antifa – BLM led riot sites.
To BLM and Antifa a black business owner protecting his business or a black community leader calling for peace is expressing “white values” and is a target.
Back in March of 2016 we explained that Leftist billionaire George Soros has put tens of millions of dollars into the Black Lives Matter movement and the shadowy radical Leftist network that funds it for one purpose and one purpose only – to destroy the “white” American core of capitalism, free markets, limited government and American traditional culture and values.
At that time the violent disruption of Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago and the subsequent Leftist riot outside the venue, coupled with the threats of violence that caused the cancellation of Ted Cruz campaign activities in Miami, should have put Republicans and conservatives on notice that Obama’s radical transformation of America was not going to end quietly.
Democrats even came up with a plan and an $800,000 budget to disrupt the 2016 Republican National Convention, so when Democrats join forces with this year’s revolutionaries no one should be surprised.
But let’s be clear – it wouldn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Jeb Bush was President and George Floyd had not died after his savage handling by the Minneapolis police – a summer of radical Leftist violence is coming, and it was planning, building and organizing long before Mr. Floyd was killed.
Back in January of 2016 our friend James Simpson published an outstanding exposé of the connection between the Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists who provide the shock troops for this revolution and the longtime hard core Leftists who fund it and put it into motion.
In “Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter” Simpson explains that:
BLM launched in 2013 with a Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin killing. Radical Left activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi claim credit for the slogan and hashtag. Following the Michael Brown shooting in August 2014, Dream Defenders, an organization led by Working Families Party (ACORN) activist and Occupy Wall Street anarchist Nelini Stamp, popularized the phrase “Hands Up–Don’t Shoot!” which has since become BLM’s widely recognized slogan.
Garza, Cullors and Tometi all work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), one of the four largest radical Left organizations in the country. The others are the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). Nelini Stamp’s ACORN—now rebranded under a variety of different names—works with all four organizations, and Dream Defenders is backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and others.
FRSO is a hereditary descendant of the New Communist Movement, which was inspired by Mao and the many communist revolutions throughout the world in the 1960s and 1970s. FRSO split into two separate groups in 1999, FRSO/Fight Back and FRSO/OSCL (Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organizacion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad). Black Lives Matter and its founders are allied with the latter group.
Now, here’s what we see as the key point in Simpson’s article – following the money.
While Simpson’s extensive documentation is too long to include in its entirety, we will pull one key element – the role of Nazi collaborator and hard-core Leftist billionaire George Soros.
Soros has put tens of millions of dollars into the Black Lives Matter movement and the shadowy radical Leftist network that funds it for one purpose and one purpose only – to destroy the “white” American core of capitalism, free markets, limited government and American traditional culture and values.
Please note that in this context “white” does not mean a person of the Caucasian race. “White” in radical construction means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces these beliefs which to the radical Left are irredeemably evil and anyone who aligns with them is “white” in spirit and thus equally guilty of “white crimes.”
The Black Lives Matter movement carries this narrative to unprecedented heights, observes Simpson, claiming that only whites can be racists. And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one.
Many members of the black community, especially the business owners, church members and religious leaders, would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers” and leftist Democrats, intent on making blacks into cannon fodder for the radical Leftist revolution brewed by the money of a Nazi collaborator.
Republicans and conservatives must force themselves to recognize that the violence perpetrated in 2016 was just the probing movements of the coming summer’s hardcore Leftist revolution that intends through violence and intimidation to hijack the American political process, thwart the will of the American people and fundamentally transform America into a socialist oligarchy.
The only way to stop this revolution is for Republicans and conservatives to stand together strongly and immediately for law and order and for Donald Trump to campaign on maintaining it in the face of the provocations we can be certain are coming.
How mail-in voting is intended to contribute to the chaos and help make America ungovernable.
The news that at least seven police officers have been shot during “protests” over the death of George Floyd should not come as any surprise given the anti-police rhetoric embraced by leading Democrats, such as former President Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, and other high profile elected officials.
As our friend J. Christian Adams recounted in his book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,
Obama made his way from the chapel to a huge crowd waiting outside. Obama and other notables, including Hillary Clinton and Al Sharpton, addressed the crowd from a portable podium at the top of the chapel’s entryway stairs. The speakers were all people one would expect to hear at this kind of high-profile event, with one exception: New Black Panther Party chief Malik Zulu Shabazz, a future defendant in a DOJ voter intimidation lawsuit. He was flanked at the podium by several Panthers in full Panther battle regalia—black fatigues, beret, insignia, and boots. One of them was Panther “Field Marshal” Najee Muhammad, who is seen in a Panther video called “Training Day” in which he encourages blacks in DeKalb County, Georgia, to don ski masks, lie in wait behind shrubs, and kill police officers with AK-47s. Following that exhortation he mocks the hypothetical victims’ grieving widows.
You can’t watch “Training Day” and come away with any other conclusion than it is a call for a revolution, beginning with a war on America’s police forces.
So, these attacks on the police should be seen for what they are; not impulse-driven reactions to the killing of George Floyd, but part of a carefully choreographed wave of terrorist violence intended to influence the political outcome of this election.
Given that, it should surprise no one that outside the White House a cadre of Mandarin speaking Chinese were at the forefront of the riot. (You can learn more about this through the excellent reporting of citizen journalists, including Jennifer Zeng.)
And while “terrorist” has become synonymous with “Muslim terrorist” due to the number of jihadi attacks in America that took place during the Obama years, the violence of the present moment serves the purposes of both the far-Left and the Islamic supremacists Obama empowered to engage in jihad in America.
Indeed, they already work together.
As USA Today reported in 2016, “The connection between the African American community and Palestine is essential for human rights. It reminds us all that oppression has no boundaries and despite the differences our struggles are united,” Mariam Barghouti, a Palestinian-American journalist and translator from the West Bank said. “No justice is true justice without the liberation of all.”
According to an article written by Imani J. Jackson’s for USA Today, that connection took Black Lives Matter (BLM) to the Middle East just a little more than a month ago to talk to Palestinians who had not only sent advice via Twitter, but had at one point joined them in the 2016 riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
In the West Bank members of BLM teamed with Dream Defenders, a front group for far-Left billionaire and Nazi collaborator George Soros, who funds its operations through his Tides Foundation.
The 10-day trip — co-organized by Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director, Palestinian American Ahmad Abuznaid — was, according to Global Grind, a historic and unprecedented action to connect the oppression of black and brown people globally to the U.S. A number of representatives on the trip, including St. Louis rapper and poet Tef Poe, stood on the front lines of the riots in Ferguson, Mo. just months before to dismantle what the far-Left is trying to characterize as “state violence,” specifically the death of African-Americans at the hands of the police.
Likewise, it comes as no surprise that Islamic supremacist agitator Omar Suleiman was in the middle of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas and that al-Qaida’s “Inspire” propaganda magazine even made explicit reference to Ferguson protest slogans, including “Don’t Shoot,” and compared the situation in Ferguson to the conflict in Gaza.
Back in 2015 Legal Insurrection’s William A. Jacobson documented at some length the connections between Black Lives Matter, the Hamas-Palestinian front groups, and the Soros-funded far-Left and you can access his excellent reporting through this link.
Jacobson’s conclusion is this:
This is all part of a larger effort, particularly on U.S. campuses, to use “intersectional” theory to tie domestic race issues into Palestinian complaints about Israel, among other ways, through exaggeration and in some cases fabrication of alleged Israeli training of U.S. police. That way, any use of excessive force by a U.S. policeman is cause for anti-Israel activists to blame Israel and try to stoke hatred of Israel in domestic communities.
It’s a sick tactic, but it is one deeply ingrained in the anti-Israel movement in the U.S., which has sought to foment and exploit racial tensions long before Ferguson.
Members of the black community, especially the business owners, church members and religious leaders, would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of the Black Lives Matter movement are mostly white Communists, “queers” and leftist Democrats, intent on making blacks into cannon fodder for a radical Leftist revolution brewed by the money of a Nazi collaborator.
Republicans and conservatives must force themselves to recognize that the violence and riots perpetrated after the death of George Floyd are just the probing movements of the coming summer’s hardcore Leftist revolution that intends, through violence and intimidation, to hijack the American political process, thwart the will of the American people and throw the 2020 election into chaos.
The only way to stop this revolution is for Republicans and conservatives to stand together strongly and immediately for law and order and to campaign on maintaining it in the face of the further provocations we can be certain are coming.
How mail-in ballots will contribute to the revolution.
As we explained in Part 1 of this series, the goal of those instigating and funding the street violence going on now is not to obtain justice for the killing of George Floyd it is to make America “ungovernable.”
On a political level this goal is being pursued in the halls of Congress, where the House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi has conducted little or no business, other than to investigate, obstruct and impeach President Trump.
In America’s major cities the streets have been largely ceded to mobs of Leftists and anarchists whose destructive reign has been facilitated by “no cash bail” policies in places like New York and California and local prosecutors who refuse to prosecute for rioting, vandalism and theft in cities like Washington, DC Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
The object of these well-coordinated activities is to create a state of chaos in which the revolution can be nurtured and grow – chaos is the sea in which the revolutionary swims unimpeded and the media in which the revolution can be brewed.
And the ultimate object of this chaos strategy is to bring the conduct and results of the 2020 election inside the “margin of chaos,” where means other than counting legally cast votes, attributable to legal voters, will determine the outcome.
Crucial to this strategy is to fundamentally change the way American elections are conducted by eliminating in-person, ID checked voting and substituting unverifiable mail ballots, or online voting.
Thus Democrats have included a demand for universal mail-in voting in their various coronavirus relief bills, which would mandate a national requirement of 15 days of early voting, no-excuse absentee voting, and mailing ballots to all registered voters – a proven formula for election fraud.
With Republicans in Congress reluctant to agree to their own political execution, Democrat Governors have simply mandated universal vote by mail through Executive Orders, even where they lack any statutory authority to do so. In California, Michigan, New Mexico and other states litigation has already occurred or is underway to clarify this, but the closer the election gets, the further into the margin of chaos the 2020 election creeps.
Another crucial element of the Left’s election chaos strategy is to prospectively cast doubt on the outcome if the election is close, as it was in 2000 where it hung on 537 votes in Florida and a subsequent Supreme Court decision. Thus, we have the Far Left arguing, without any evidence, that Donald Trump will simply refuse to leave office.
In a bizarre example of deflection from what Democrats and their Leftist allies have been doing for the past three-plus years, Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman recently wrote:
Even if . . . Biden becomes president next January, many Republicans will almost certainly be completely convinced that the election was stolen. Will they say, “Boy, that stinks. We’ll get ’em next time”? Or will they become even more radicalized and reject the legitimacy of not just Biden’s administration but the entire democratic system? What happens then? That’s all something of a worst-case scenario.
Roger Cohen of the New York Times wrote in similar terms:
Perhaps if Biden wins, the president will skulk out of the White House like the little boy he is who never grew into a man. And the nightmare will be over. I don’t think so. The chances are growing that Trump will not concede in the event of a Biden victory, that he may encourage violence and use the fear and division spread by the virus to extend autocratic power. . . . To . . . save the Republic, requires the certain knowledge that Trump will stop at nothing between now and Nov. 3.
And, not long ago Bill Maher hosted Michael Moore who told the audience, “The only way they are going to pull it off is if he’s able to cancel the election or postpone it,” the Fahrenheit 9/11 director said of Donald Trump’s chances at the ballot box in November against Joe Biden after this COVID-19 spring that has seen almost 100,000 deaths so far from the respiratory ailment. “I’m certain that’s what’s going on in his head right now,” Moore worried as he has before the past few weeks in various media appearances, pledging that people will need to take to the streets on January 20, 2021 to “get this motherf***er out.”
For the complete development of this piece of the Left’s chaos strategy see articles by Neil H. Buchanan, a Far Left professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.
But this isn’t just some thought experiment by whacky Leftwing law professors, liberal columnists looking for clicks and D List celebrities on late night TV, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee has been fueling the conspiracy theory.
The New York Times reported in November 2019 Biden said he feared that “as the walls close in on him [Trump] he becomes more erratic. And I’m genuinely concerned about what he may do in order to try to hold on to the office.”
In January, Biden fretted: “He still has another nine or 10 months. God knows what can happen.”
“Mark my words, I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said at a fund-raiser, according to a news media pool report. President Trump, he suggested, is “trying to let the word out that he’s going to do all he can to make it very hard for people to vote. That’s the only way he thinks he can possibly win.”
Far from wanting a clean election, with a clear Election Day decision, what Democrats and their Leftist allies are working hard to create is Election Day chaos, where the result will be unknown for days, during which time street riots will once again be justified by the Leftist media and Leftists judges and “found” ballots harvested by Leftwing political operatives, not legally registered citizen voters, will decide the election, or cast such doubt upon its legitimacy that the second term of Donald Trump will mired in further revolutionary street battles.
How Far Along The Arc Of Revolution Are We?
In 2010, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla reintroduced the notion of “the ruling class” into American popular discourse. In 2017, he described contemporary American politics as a “cold civil war.”
In an October 2018 essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” Codevilla gave a wake-up call to every conservative in America by applying the “logic of revolution” to the “Resistance” to the results of the 2016 election and concluded the spiraling volume and intensity of the so-called Resistance have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back” from the then-cold civil war.
Similarly, our friends (former military intelligence operators) Stephen Coughlin and Richard Higgins of Unconstrainted Analytics observed in their report Re-Remembering the Mis-Remembered Left: The Left’s Strategy and Tactics To Transform America:
Political Warfare is a Maoist Insurgency concept that recognizes the role narratives play in overwhelming rule of law societies. It includes the formation of mass line movements and counter-state activities. It also uses cultural level narratives to power down into the political space where fidelity to the narrative will result in non-enforcement of law that, over time, becomes institutionalized.
In Mass Line strategies, political engagements meet the people where they are. Through gentle nudges over time, passive participants become active. At first, a target may only be asked to sign a petition or provide an email or mailing address. From that point, the subject becomes the recipient of sustained communications related to the issues of the originating petition. While an individual may not be politically active, that person—through the supporting consumption of mass market media—will become more susceptible to activist messaging and discontent. The overarching goal of this line of effort is the development and reinforcement of a mass line as it builds the counter-state within the state; complete with its own bundle of replacement legal, cultural, and social norms that operate in parallel with that of the host culture’s.
How far along the arc of revolution is the American Left, and thus America? Coughlin and Higgins cite the case of influential Antifa operative Joseph “Jose” Alcoff as illustrative (and we might add, proof of Angelo Codevilla’s conclusion that the spiraling volume and intensity of the so-called Resistance have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back” from revolution.)
According to outstanding reporting by the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Andrew Kerr, Joseph “Jose” Alcoff, who also operates under the pseudonyms Jose Martin and “Chepe” works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by the name “Jose Martin.”
A 2017 book identified Chepe as an organizer behind Smash Racism DC, the Antifa group that mobbed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in November and ran Ted Cruz out of a restaurant in September 2018.
In his professional capacity, reported Kerr, Alcoff, has been quoted in press releases from Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and appeared at an event with Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in March and has been pictured alongside Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.
Now here is where the streams of analysis by Codevilla, Coughlin and Higgins merge with Mr. Kerr’s reporting:
Alcoff has been arrested at least twice in connection with his radical brand of activism. He was arrested in New York City in 2004 during demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention. He was let off with a pledge to behave and one day of community service, according to USA Today.
Then, as a member of Anti-Racist Action, Alcoff was arrested and charged with rioting in New Jersey after a clash in the streets with a neo-Nazi group in 2011.
Alcoff typically uses his Jose Martin persona for appearances in mainstream media. Under this alias, he’s been cited as a Chicago Copwatch organizer and as an Occupy Wall Street organizer, as well as an unofficial organizer for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Jose Martin is often introduced to audiences as an “organizer,” “activist” or “militant researcher,” and has published articles with Rolling Stone and The Indypendent, and regularly appears on BBC radio programs. He discussed his vision of a police-free society on MSNBC in 2015.
What are the thoroughly cowed objects of the current campaign of narrative, political warfare and street violence, such as the Minneapolis city council, now discussing as if it were a new concept brought on by the death of George Floyd? Dismantling their city’s police forces.
And as we noted in Part Two of this series, “it wouldn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Jeb Bush was President and George Floyd had not died after his savage handling by the Minneapolis police” Antifa would still be pursuing street violence and political warfare, or in the words of Joseph Alcoff:
“If we’re wrong, if [Trump] is just George W. Bush somehow … then at minimum, what we’re doing is building the infrastructure that builds space for other forms of resistance — for resistance against everyday white nationalist and white supremacist policies,” Alcoff said as Chepe on Radio Dispatch in December 2016.
“And we don’t stand to lose if we’re building that infrastructure,” he continued. “That’s what we should have already been doing, even if [Hillary] Clinton had won and even if Trump is not a fascist.”
In 2013, Alcoff, speaking as Chepe, said his ultimate goal is to tear down all existing societal structures to make way for a new post-state world “without capitalism, without private property, without patriarchy, without white supremacy and without imperialism.”
As Coughlin and Higgins demonstrated, the cultural Marxism and Maoist insurgency concepts powering the Left’s counter-state narratives have now become embedded in American media and are molding the behavior of Republicans, as well as already sympathetic Democrats, leaving our country without, as Angelo Codevilla put it, any possibility of “stepping back” from the current civil war.
Update: Project Veritas has come out with a new undercover video exposé of Antifa’s violent plans for the summer, which have yet to analyze but will report on in the conclusion.
In the first five articles of our series “It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution” we’ve made the case that the street violence occurring in the wake of George Floyd’s death is part of a larger Leftist plan to undermine and eventually dissolve our constitutional republic. Making the United States “ungovernable” by creating chaos during the 2020 presidential election cycle is a key part of their strategy.
We’ve also identified the Communist roots of this movement. And through the work of Diana West, Stephen Coughlin, Rich Higgins, James Simpson, Clare Lopez, the Daily Caller’s Andrew Kerr, Angelo Codevilla, J. Christian Adams, Andy Ngo, Project Veritas and the other researchers, reporters and thinkers we’ve quoted, demonstrated that the actors behind this violence are part of a well-funded movement powered by interlocking or united front organizations that all share the goal of dismantling our constitutional republic and establishing a socialist oligarchy in its place.
There remain just a few items to tie-up to bring the series to a conclusion, chief among them being why Minneapolis?
In “Requiem for Minnesota – When Does a State Become a Counterstate?” Stephen Coughlin of Unconstrained Analytics documented the state’s evolution into an anti-American counterstate and a center for the neo-Marxist Left and the Islamic Movement’s plans to use the 2020 election cycle to escalate the delegitimization of America, the Constitution, and the electoral process.
As Mr. Coughlin documented:
In January 2018, the Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, endorsed both Antifa and their tactics of intimidation and violence.
On May 4, 2020, CAIR announced the release of a video on YouTube in which Ellison endorsed and fundraised for CAIR. In the video, he introduced himself as the Attorney General and hailed CAIR as a civil rights (human rights) leader while invoking “War on Racism” memes:
“CAIR is an organization that for many years now has stood for the civil rights of Muslims and enhances the law and society.”
“We have seen upticks in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate. Asian Americans have been the focal point of hatred as the president talks about a Chinese virus.”
Notice the information/political warfare themes Ellison advances; hate speech narratives that integrate the Left’s “hate speech” with the Islamic Movement’s “Islamophobia” memes.
The killing of Mr. Floyd was a tragedy, observed Mr. Coughlin, but the spring-loaded narratives that followed were pre-packaged and are aimed at delegitimizing law enforcement in advance of a period of violence.
Looking at this information in its entirety from months before the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an action like this was foreseeable, was foreseen, and is, as is already occurring, designed to go national.
Stephen Coughlin and I are not the only ones to conclude the street violence was pre-programed into the 2020 election cycle. Bill Gertz, reporting for the Washington Times wrote that activists of the far-left Antifa movement began planning to foment a nationwide anti-government insurgency as early as November 2019 as the U.S. presidential campaign season kicked off in earnest, according to a law enforcement official with access to intelligence behind the shadowy group.
Mr. Gertz reported that while law enforcement officials would not speak on the record about Antifa’s plans as the election season heats up, longtime analysts of the group say such a move would be entirely in character.
“Antifa’s actions represent a hard break with the long tradition of a peaceful political process in the United States,” said former National Security Council staff member Rich Higgins. “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.”
Added Joe Myers, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official and counterinsurgency expert, “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.”. . . . . Mr. Myers argued that Antifa clearly meets the criteria for being labeled a terrorist and insurgent movement. “It is employing organized violence for political ends: destruction of the constitutional order,” he said. (You can read the entire article through this link to Unconstrained Analytics.)
Attorney General William Barr has also implied as much, while stating that foreign interests and “extremist agitators” tied to the Antifa movement have tried to exploit the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
And there is open source evidence to back-up Barr’s conclusions; back in 2018, NBC and VOX reported on secret documents obtained by a Russian opposition group. Anti-American Russian hackers have discussed plans to stir up racial resentment in the United States in hopes of tearing American society apart. The operatives are apparently associates of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the man who set up a troll farm and was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for his role in 2016 meddling.
But the apparent Russian 2020 election interference plot, discussed as far back as 2018, goes much further than spending a hundred thousand dollars on Facebook ads and trolling people on Twitter. The documents reportedly contain shocking proposals such as sending black Americans to Africa “for combat prep and training in sabotage,” as well as targeting people who have previously been incarcerated and people “who have experience in organized crime groups … for participation in civil disobedience actions.”
One final point to be examined: Are these disparate groups really allied and to what extent do these extremist groups – Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the Islamic Movement – share operational command and control?
The use of anti-Western Muslims by Communists goes back at least to the 1920s when the nascent Soviet Union convened the Congress of the Peoples of the East, a multinational conference hosted in September 1920 by the Communist International in Baku, Azerbaijan. While the conference had little immediate political effect it marked Communist recognition that Muslims and Communists could and should work together to attack the Judeo-Christian West under the guise of anti-colonial insurgencies.
Today, we see the fruit of that 100-year old cooperation in the tweets of Minnesota’s Muslim Attorney General Keith Ellison holding the Antifa handbook and expressing his support for the Communist organization. Our friend James Simpson also documented this anti-American alliance at book length in “The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World” and in other articles cited in this series.
To conclude with graphic evidence of their cooperation in the current street violence, we need look no further than the must-watch Project Veritas video of their infiltration of one of the most violent Antifa cells – Rose City Antifa of Portland, Oregon.
As the undercover journalist goes through the Antifa membership prospecting process and training, explaining their sophisticated professional security tradecraft, tactics and training in improvised weapons and street violence he passes through a series of lectures at Portland’s “In Other Words” bookstore, hanging on the wall outside the lecture room is the Council of American – Islamic Relations poster telling Muslims and other anti-American mass line supporters to “Build a Wall of Resistance Don’t Talk to the FBI,” which you can see in the screen shot of the Project Veritas video illustrating this article.
George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ.com and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns. A member of American MENSA, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Director of Policy and Communication for Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry formerly a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD