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[Jun 23, 2020] Identity politics is, first and foremost, a dirty and shrewd political strategy developed by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party ( soft neoliberals ) to counter the defection of trade union members from the party

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divide and conquer 1. To gain or maintain power by generating tension among others, especially those less powerful, so that they cannot unite in opposition.
Notable quotes:
"... In its most general form, identity politics involves (i) a claim that a particular group is not being treated fairly and (ii) a claim that members of that group should place political priority on the demand for fairer treatment. But "fairer" can mean lots of different things. I'm trying to think about this using contrasts between the set of terms in the post title. A lot of this is unoriginal, but I'm hoping I can say something new. ..."
"... The second problem is that neoliberals on right and left sometimes use identity as a shield to protect neoliberal policies. As one commentator has argued, "Without the bedrock of class politics, identity politics has become an agenda of inclusionary neoliberalism in which individuals can be accommodated but addressing structural inequalities cannot." What this means is that some neoliberals hold high the banner of inclusiveness on gender and race and thus claim to be progressive reformers, but they then turn a blind eye to systemic changes in politics and the economy. ..."
"... Critics argue that this is "neoliberal identity politics," and it gives its proponents the space to perpetuate the policies of deregulation, privatization, liberalization, and austerity. ..."
"... If we assume that identity politics is, first and foremost, a dirty and shrewd political strategy developed by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party ("soft neoliberals") many things became much more clear. Along with Neo-McCarthyism it represents a mechanism to compensate for the loss of their primary voting block: trade union members, who in 2016 "en mass" defected to Trump. ..."
Dec 28, 2019 | crookedtimber.org

likbez 12.27.19 at 10:21 pm

John,

I've been thinking about the various versions of and critiques of identity politics that are around at the moment. In its most general form, identity politics involves (i) a claim that a particular group is not being treated fairly and (ii) a claim that members of that group should place political priority on the demand for fairer treatment. But "fairer" can mean lots of different things. I'm trying to think about this using contrasts between the set of terms in the post title. A lot of this is unoriginal, but I'm hoping I can say something new.

You missed one important line of critique -- identity politics as a dirty political strategy of soft neoliberals.

See discussion of this issue by Professor Ganesh Sitaraman in his recent article (based on his excellent book The Great Democracy ) https://newrepublic.com/article/155970/collapse-neoliberalism

To be sure, race, gender, culture, and other aspects of social life have always been important to politics. But neoliberalism's radical individualism has increasingly raised two interlocking problems. First, when taken to an extreme, social fracturing into identity groups can be used to divide people and prevent the creation of a shared civic identity. Self-government requires uniting through our commonalities and aspiring to achieve a shared future.

When individuals fall back onto clans, tribes, and us-versus-them identities, the political community gets fragmented. It becomes harder for people to see each other as part of that same shared future.

Demagogues [more correctly neoliberals -- likbez] rely on this fracturing to inflame racial, nationalist, and religious antagonism, which only further fuels the divisions within society. Neoliberalism's war on "society," by pushing toward the privatization and marketization of everything, thus indirectly facilitates a retreat into tribalism that further undermines the preconditions for a free and democratic society.

The second problem is that neoliberals on right and left sometimes use identity as a shield to protect neoliberal policies. As one commentator has argued, "Without the bedrock of class politics, identity politics has become an agenda of inclusionary neoliberalism in which individuals can be accommodated but addressing structural inequalities cannot." What this means is that some neoliberals hold high the banner of inclusiveness on gender and race and thus claim to be progressive reformers, but they then turn a blind eye to systemic changes in politics and the economy.

Critics argue that this is "neoliberal identity politics," and it gives its proponents the space to perpetuate the policies of deregulation, privatization, liberalization, and austerity.

Of course, the result is to leave in place political and economic structures that harm the very groups that inclusionary neoliberals claim to support. The foreign policy adventures of the neoconservatives and liberal internationalists haven't fared much better than economic policy or cultural politics. The U.S. and its coalition partners have been bogged down in the war in Afghanistan for 18 years and counting. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq is a liberal democracy, nor did the attempt to establish democracy in Iraq lead to a domino effect that swept the Middle East and reformed its governments for the better. Instead, power in Iraq has shifted from American occupiers to sectarian militias, to the Iraqi government, to Islamic State terrorists, and back to the Iraqi government -- and more than 100,000 Iraqis are dead.

Or take the liberal internationalist 2011 intervention in Libya. The result was not a peaceful transition to stable democracy but instead civil war and instability, with thousands dead as the country splintered and portions were overrun by terrorist groups. On the grounds of democracy promotion, it is hard to say these interventions were a success. And for those motivated to expand human rights around the world, it is hard to justify these wars as humanitarian victories -- on the civilian death count alone.

Indeed, the central anchoring assumptions of the American foreign policy establishment have been proven wrong. Foreign policymakers largely assumed that all good things would go together -- democracy, markets, and human rights -- and so they thought opening China to trade would inexorably lead to it becoming a liberal democracy. They were wrong. They thought Russia would become liberal through swift democratization and privatization. They were wrong.

They thought globalization was inevitable and that ever-expanding trade liberalization was desirable even if the political system never corrected for trade's winners and losers. They were wrong. These aren't minor mistakes. And to be clear, Donald Trump had nothing to do with them. All of these failures were evident prior to the 2016 election.

If we assume that identity politics is, first and foremost, a dirty and shrewd political strategy developed by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party ("soft neoliberals") many things became much more clear. Along with Neo-McCarthyism it represents a mechanism to compensate for the loss of their primary voting block: trade union members, who in 2016 "en mass" defected to Trump.

Initially Clinton calculation was that trade union voters has nowhere to go anyways, and it was correct for first decade or so of his betrayal. But gradually trade union members and lower middle class started to leave Dems in droves (Demexit, compare with Brexit) and that where identity politics was invented to compensate for this loss.

So in addition to issues that you mention we also need to view the role of identity politics as the political strategy of the "soft neoliberals " directed at discrediting and the suppression of nationalism.

The resurgence of nationalism is the inevitable byproduct of the dominance of neoliberalism, resurgence which I think is capable to bury neoliberalism as it lost popular support (which now is limited to financial oligarchy and high income professional groups, such as we can find in corporate and military brass, (shrinking) IT sector, upper strata of academy, upper strata of medical professionals, etc)

That means that the structure of the current system isn't just flawed which imply that most problems are relatively minor and can be fixed by making some tweaks. It is unfixable, because the "Identity wars" reflect a deep moral contradictions within neoliberal ideology. And they can't be solved within this framework.

[Jun 18, 2020] Cornell Law Prof Says There's a Coordinated Effort To Have Him Fired After He Criticized Black Lives Matter

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This is a typical hunt on dissidents
Jun 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Recall, it was just days ago that we pointed out Cornell professor and friend of Zero Hedge Dave Collum was publicly shamed by Cornell for daring to express the "wrong" opinion about current events on social media. Now, there's a second Cornell professor coming under fire for his critique of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson has challenged any student or faculty member to a public debate about the Black Lives Matter movement after he says liberals on campus have launched a "coordinated effort" to have him fired from his job. At least 15 emails from alumni have been sent to the dean, demanding that action be taken, according to Fox News .

"There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I've worked since November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school," Jacobson wrote on Thursday . "I condemn in the strongest terms any insinuation that I am racist."

Jacobson founded the website Legal Insurrection and says he's had an "awkward relationship" with the university for years as a result. The recent outrage comes as a result of two posts he recently made on his site:

"Those posts accurately detail the history of how the Black Lives Matters Movement started, and the agenda of the founders which is playing out in the cultural purge and rioting taking place now," Jacobson said.

Jacobson (Source: Jacobson's Blog, Legal Insurrection )

He recently wrote on his blog: "Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce. For over 12 years, the Cornell cat did not pounce. Though there were frequent and aggressive attempts by outsiders to get me fired, including threats and harassment, it always came from off campus."

"Not until now, to the best of my knowledge, has there been an effort from inside the Cornell community to get me fired," he says.

"The effort appears coordinated, as some of the emails were in a template form. All of the emails as of Monday were from graduates within the past 10 years," he continued. Jacobson's "clinical faculty colleagues, apparently in consultation with the Black Law Students Association" drafted and published a letter denouncing 'commentators, some of them attached to Ivy League Institutions, who are leading a smear campaign against Black Lives Matter.'"

Cornell responded , backhandedly defending the Professor's right to his own opinion:

"...the Law School's commitment to academic freedom does not constitute endorsement or approval of individual faculty speech. But to take disciplinary action against him for the views he has expressed would fatally pit our values against one another in ways that would corrode our ability to operate as an academic institution."

"This is not just about me. It's about the intellectual freedom and vibrancy of Cornell and other higher education institutions, and the society at large. Open inquiry and debate are core features of a vibrant intellectual community," he stated.

"I challenge a representative of those student groups and a faculty member of their choosing to a public debate at the law school regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement, so that I can present my argument and confront the false allegations in real-time rather than having to respond to baseless community email blasts."

"I condemn in the strongest terms any insinuation that I am racist, and I greatly resent any attempt to leverage meritless accusations in hopes of causing me reputational harm. While such efforts might succeed in scaring others in a similar position, I will not be intimidated," Jacobson concluded.

[Jun 16, 2020] Saagar Enjeti: Panicked Dems try to blame RUSSIA for looting, violence

Notable quotes:
"... I've seen a lot of black Russians in those riots, lol. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

The Hill

Saagar Enjeti blasts the mainstream media for identifying the riots over George Floyd's death as Russian agenda.


Toan Ho , 2 weeks ago (edited)

This is why people hate DNC. who the F blames Russia in the middle of this? Russia has enough problems with Covid-19 to mess with local Minnesota politics. Dems are a dead party.

Bear Martin , 2 weeks ago

I've seen a lot of black Russians in those riots, lol.

Gerry Sorvino , 2 weeks ago

"The Russians are Coming...The Russians are coming".... wait that was 60s' comedy.

[Jun 16, 2020] Saagar Enjeti- Media PUSHES Cultural Revolution, Weaponizes Race To Purge Dissenters

Identity-mccarthyism in full bloom
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Saagar Enjeti blasts liberals for using identity politics to bolster their narrative on a moral high ground.


EMMETT SULLIVAN , 1 day ago

Black VOTES matter. The elite care about nothing beyond that unless I missed something over the past 40 years.

Lenny Nero , 1 day ago

Read the article yesterday, Taibbi has outdone himself with that one.

James , 1 day ago

That is very revealing. A so-called journalist [activist] telling another journalist who is attempting to be objective that she is tired of having to deal with him for reporting on FACTS which has been repeatedly "asked" not to do.

Christopher Nichols , 1 day ago

Its Salem witch trails just switch the word, dont get caught practicing with craft

Caius Cosades , 1 day ago

Lee Fang did not deserve this. People as committed as him to the tenants of investigative journalism are few and far between and I attribute reporters like him to my awakening from political apathy and my new found dedication to activism.

H. Abramson , 1 day ago

"I recently had a conflict with a colleague whose feelings I harmed." Neo-libs are so fragile. Hurt their poor little feelings and you're immediately branded a racist. It disgusts me when journalists (or anyone else for that matter) are blackmailed into apologizing for hurting someone's feelings. What is freedom of speech all about in the first place? Say whatever you want as long as you never hurt anyone's feelings?

Dave Blackmen , 1 day ago

1:30 I'm black and it's exactly how I feel. That and I'm not a fan of whom the funding money goes to. It goes to DNC politicians, not to any blk communities like supporting predominately blk schools.

LaChicaRivers51deMilo , 1 day ago

Amen Saagar!! I for the most part enjoy Krystal's analysis, but, in my own biased opinion, you communicate a more mature sobering view of who is really benefiting from all of this disfunction in present society. My take is how these brands clothed in Black Lives Matter and Antifa are furthering the 1% underlying agenda. All we have to do is critically see who is left standing financially unscathed from all the madness. Take the inconvenient deep dive research of the corporations funding Black Lives, Antifa etc. And history has always shown that once the 1% have used the robotic clueless for their cause, they will be conveniently discarded by means of the same devices that they thought they were fighting against. I can see George Carlin if he were alive today using all of this dark human insanity for fodder in the tragic comedy he so perfected.

JFK Lincoln , 1 day ago

Saagar, thank you for speaking truth to the mob. NEVER apologize to an SJW - or anyone else for that matter - when your only "crime" is to think differently than they do.

Steven Dierks , 1 day ago

Great piece. Too bad no one is listening. 70% of americans get their news and analyse from MSM and hollywood, and the elites know this, so they don't care. Biden v. Kavanaugh hypocrisy? No problem. Obama the 'deporter in chief'? No problem. Nancy worth $100 MILLION as a public servant? No problem. Hunter gets arrested with drugs and is not charged? No problem.

louise hoff , 1 day ago

Lee Fang is a =n excellent journalist and I am sorry he had to endure this dnc lke identity-mccarthyism

Karthik Siva , 1 day ago (edited)

It's so sad what happened to Lee Fang. He is such a good journalist who does incredible work.

RunFor OurLives , 10 hours ago (edited)

Corporations realize that they need to turn from class struggle (working class vs plutocrats) into about race struggles and cultural revolution (social struggle). You touch their money and power structure it's no go. But to make cosmetic change, do whatever you want. They don't really care.

nh inpg , 22 hours ago (edited)

Two things wrong with this: 1) Fang's concentrating on Black-on-Black killing is like saying "All Lives Matter." It is a tool used by the right to minimize racist crime. Fang knows this and so does Saagar. 2) Freedom of speech means you can say anything you want. It DOES NOT MEAN you are protected from criticism of what you've said. If people self-censor over that criticism, so be it. No lawful entity is saying you cannot publish your thoughts. If Fang wants to express unpopular thoughts and, in so doing, minimize the problem of racism in this country, he certainly has the Constitutional right to do so. However, he must man up and accept whatever criticism comes his way. In my opinion, that criticism is sorely deserved. Edit: After listening to Taibbi's views today, I agree that no journalist should be at risk of losing his job over reporting unpopular events and views.

Cynthia Johnson , 1 day ago

I have a response to the guy questioning BLM. Why is it that SJW-types feel that every issue has to encompass every ill ever committed in human history? Or in other words, can't an organization focus on one specific problem without being saddled with every conceivable mutation or variation or sub-agenda of an issue? BLM is focused on police abuse aimed at people of color. Isn't that a tough enough issue without any add-ons or getting involved and invested in conflicts between autonomous individuals? And while I'm on that note, what the hell is the deal with people thinking the police are there to solve every God damn interpersonal dispute? The neighbor leaves his trash can on your lawn and you call the police. Someone tells someone else to follow the law in the park and leash their dog and the knee jerk reaction is not to (here's a crazy idea) leash the dog, but to call the police. The racial issue aside, this kind of response is in no way unusual. I swear to God someone threatened to call the police on me for, get this, criticizing Hillary Clinton. No lie. (We need to stop calling it Trump Derangement Syndrome and call it Hillary Clinton Derangement Syndrome cause that is closer to the truth. I defy someone to point to a single case of TDS in someone who wasn't a Clinton supporter. We all suffer under Trump but only a subset of us lost their minds. So what's the unifying factor? Hillary. She's the one who drove people crazy.) Anyway, calling the police at the drop of a hat is now the accepted societal norm. I just watched a movie where the female lead called the police twice (in 90 minutes) over interpersonal issues involving her dog. Deal with your own fvcking problems! Develop some interpersonal problem solving skills or learn to cope! The police are not your mommy and daddy there to deal with the mean people in your life. That's not their job. And maybe they would be a little less out of their freakin minds if people didn't keep expecting them to be.

michael mcmillian , 1 day ago

" In a democracy it is necessary that people should learn to endure having their sentiments outraged"-- Bertrand Russell. The political Left (DNC/CIA) and MSM control the Narrative at present and will tolerate no dissenting views. SCOTUS has ruled multiple times that "Hate speech is Free speech", so government indirectly censors Freedom of Speech through Social Media.

Just Thinking , 1 day ago

Great view, the leftist media, entertainment and academia are the biggest enemy of the people, and also the greatest threat to its greatness and future. They manipulate each and every fact, event, used with intent to stir up minority communities to control them and use them. They leftist have destroyed the education system in those communities in many ways, they denounce legitimate ways of educating minorities

[Jun 16, 2020] "That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." by George Carlin

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Old saying: A Recession is when your neighbor loses their Job. A Depression is when you lose your Job. ..."
"... A lot of mega wealthy people are cheats. They get insider info, they don't pay people and do all they can to provide the least amount of value possible while tricking suckers into buying their crap. Don't even get me started on trust fund brats who come out of the womb thinking they are Warren buffet level genius in business. ..."
"... There's a documentary about Wal-Mart that has the best title ever: The High Cost of Low Cost ..."
"... Globalism killed the American dream. We can buy cheap goods made somewhere else if we have a job here that pays us enough money. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Dave C , 4 days ago

"That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." -George Carlin

Robert Schupp , 4 days ago

You can't just move to American cities to pursue opportunity; even the high wages paid in New York are rendered unhelpful because the cost of housing is so high.


Dingo Jones
, 3 days ago

@JOHN GAGLIANO Cost of living is ridiculous too.

Dirtysparkles , 4 days ago

Our country has become the American Nightmare

Jean-Pierre S , 4 days ago

Martin Luther King, Jr. was vilified and ultimately murdered when he was helping organize a Poor People's Campaign. Racial justice means economic justice.

John Sanders , 3 days ago

Old saying: A Recession is when your neighbor loses their Job. A Depression is when you lose your Job.

Adriano de Jesus , 4 days ago

A lot of mega wealthy people are cheats. They get insider info, they don't pay people and do all they can to provide the least amount of value possible while tricking suckers into buying their crap. Don't even get me started on trust fund brats who come out of the womb thinking they are Warren buffet level genius in business.

Ammon Weser , 4 days ago

There's a documentary about Wal-Mart that has the best title ever: The High Cost of Low Cost

crazyman8472 , 4 days ago

Night Owl: "What the hell happened to us? What happened to the American Dream?"

Comedian: "What happened to the American Dream? It came true! You're looking at it."

-- Watchmen

David Tidwell , 4 days ago

Nailed it. As a millennial, I'm sick of being told to just "deal with it" when the cards have always been stacked against me. Am I surviving? Yes. Am I thriving? No.

D dicin , 4 days ago

When the reserve status of the American dollar goes away, then it will become apparent how poor the US really is. You cannot maintain a country without retention of the ability to manufacture the articles you use on a daily basis. The military budget and all the jobs it brings will have to shrink catastrophically.

farber2 , 4 days ago

American trance. The billionaires hypnotized people with this lie.

Michael D , 4 days ago (edited)

...and sometimes you CAN'T afford to move. You can't find a decent job. You certainly can't build a meaningful savings. You can't find an apartment. And if you have kids? That makes it even harder. I've been trying to move for years, but the conditions have to be perfect to do it responsibly. The American Dream died for me once I realized that no matter the choices I made, my four years of college, my years of saving and working hard....I do NOT have upward mobility. For me, the American Dream is dead. I've been finding a new dream. The human dream.

B Sim , 3 days ago

This is a very truncated view. You need to expand your thinking. WHY has the system been so overtly corrupted? It's globalism that has pushed all this economic pressure on the millennials and the middle class. It was the elites, working with corrupt politicians, that rigged the game so the law benefited them.

This is all reversible. History shows that capitalism can be properly regulated in a way that benefits all. The answer to the problem is to bring back those rules, not implement socialism.

Trump has:

The result? before COVID hit the average American worker saw the first inflation adjusted wage increase in over 30 years!

This is why the fake news and hollywood continue to propagandize the masses into hating Trump.

Trump is implementing economic policies good for the people and bad for the elites

Sound Author , 3 days ago

The dream was never alive in the first place. It was always bullshit.

Julia Galaudet , 4 days ago

Maybe it's time for a maximum wage.

Scott Clark , 4 days ago

Private equity strips the country for years! It's the AMERICAN DREAM!!!

Siri Erieott , 4 days ago

A dream for 1%, a nightmare for 99%.

andrew kubiak , 4 days ago

Globalism killed the American dream. We can buy cheap goods made somewhere else if we have a job here that pays us enough money.

[Jun 16, 2020] Krystal Ball: The American dream is dead, good riddance

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Debt-free is the new American dream ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Krystal Ball exposes the delusion of the American dream.

About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen.

It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers.

Owen Cousino , 4 days ago

Debt-free is the new American dream

poppaDehorn , 4 days ago

Got my degree just as the great recession hit. Couldn't find real work for 3 years, not using my degree... But it was work. now after 8 years, im laid off. I did everything "right". do good in school, go to college, get a job...

I've never been fired in my life. its always, "Your contract is up" "Sorry we cant afford to keep you", "You can make more money collecting! but we'll give a recommendation if you find anything."

Now I'm back where i started... only now I have new house and a family to support... no pressure.

[Jun 16, 2020] The Military Must be De-Funded Along with the Police by Dan Kovalik

Jun 15, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org

Photograph Source: DVIDSHUB – CC BY 2.0

As Vijay Prashad explains in his book, Red Star Over The Third World , domestic fascism in the West has reflected the West's pre-existing colonial practices abroad. Citing Martinique communist Aimé Césaire, Prashad explains: "What had come to define fascism inside Europe through the experience of the Nazis – the jackboots and the gas chambers – were familiar already in the colonies. . . . [F]ascism was a political form of bourgeois rule in times when democracy threatened capitalism; colonialism, on the other hand, was naked power justified by racism to seize resources from people who were not willing to hand them over. Their form was different but their manners were identical."

As Prashad and Césaire teach us, the fascist tactics used by our Western governments in the Global South will inevitably be brought home to be used against us. In the case of the US, these tactics have surely been introduced here, and we are now seeing this clearly as our police, sometimes backed by the military itself, are battling protestors in the streets in the same manner that a military force does as a foreign occupying power. Indeed, as a number of commentators have pointed out, the very tactic which killed George Floyd – the knee on the neck – was imported by the Israeli Defense Forces (themselves bankrolled by the US) who use this tactic against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Territories and who are now training US police units, including the Minneapolis police force, to use it as well.

Moreover, the police are using not only the cruel military tactics used to oppress people abroad, they are also using the military's very equipment to do so.

Democratic President Bill Clinton opened the door wide for this police militarization in the 1990s with the National Defense Authorization Act which created a program, the 1033 program, through which police departments are given surplus military equipment. As recently explained by Michael Shank in an article in The New York Review of Books , entitled " How Police Became Paramilitaries ," pursuant to this program, "local law enforcement began to adopt the type of military equipment more frequently used in a war zone: everything from armored personnel carriers and tanks , with 360-degree rotating machine gun turrets, to grenade launchers, drones, assault weapons, and more. Today, billions of dollars' worth of military equipment -- most used, some new -- has been transferred to civilian police departments."

And, once the police receive this equipment, they must use it. As Shank explains, the 1033 program "requires that law enforcement agencies make use of such equipment within a year of acquisition, effectively mandating that police put it into practice in the public space." In other words, the police are actually required to turn the military's high-tech guns against their own people.

The militarization of the police, moreover, can be seen as a by-product of the US's over-reliance on the use of military force and war to solve all of its problems, to the near exclusion of all other alternatives. Indeed, the US has given up on trying to lead the world through economic and technological prowess, or through moral suasion. Instead, our leaders have decided that brute military force alone will allow the US to dominate the planet, and our nation's coffers are being looted to the tune of over $1 trillion a year to do so. The result is the starving of our educational system, our social safety net and our nation's vital infrastructure. This, of course, then leads to mass deprivation and despair which then leads to mass unrest. And, just as it deals with the rest of the world, our rulers have decided to deal with the unrest at home, not by solving the social ills plaguing this nation, or by fixing a few bridges or dams, but by beating us down with military-style violence.

Military force, indeed, has become the only instrument in our government's toolbox, as quite starkly illustrated recently by the White House's decision to give our valuable medical workers military flyovers costing $60,000 an hour instead of providing these workers with the protective equipment they have been desperately demanding. As with all things, our government has money and resources for instruments of violence, but none for human needs. This is literally killing us, just as surely as it is killing hundreds of thousands of people – nearly all people of color, not coincidentally – in foreign lands. The fight against police brutality and racism must therefore be linked to the fight to de-fund our military and to the broader fight to de-militarize our very society and culture. Join the debate on Facebook More articles by: Dan Kovalik Dan Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His latest book is No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using 'Humanitarian' Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests.

[Jun 16, 2020] Some UK Police Officers Advised To Take A Knee in Front of BLM Protesters

Jun 16, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Following footage of officers doing precisely that at numerous BLM protests around the country, it has been confirmed that the suggestion came from above.

"Hertfordshire Constabulary said those who chose not to make the solidarity gesture 'may become the focus of the protesters' attention'," reports the Mail on Sunday .

"The advice was issued during a recent operational briefing and points out that, when officers kneel down – joining in the symbolic stance of the Black Lives Matter movement – it 'has a very positive reaction on the protest groups'."

The advice was given despite the fact that many BLM demonstrations have descended into anarchy and violent attacks on police officers.

"It's absurd. Will officers be expected to make similarly appeasing gestures at political events – far-Right protests, for instance?" asked one senior detective.

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett also slammed the idea, saying that police are "there to ensure a safe demonstration, not to make political statements."

"That Hertfordshire police want their officers to take the knee before protestors is a total surrender to anarchy, Marxism and an organisation that wants them abolished. Insanity mixed with cowardice," remarked Nigel Farage.

The advice is stunning because it suggests that officers across the country are being ordered to cave to the mob and be lax in enforcing the law against rioters.


Alice-the-dog , 15 minutes ago

They deserve each other. Both BLM and the police demand respect they don't deserve. Both are tools of the Psychopaths In Charge. One to facilitate division, the other to facilitate fear. The two primary tools of tyrants.

7th sage , 16 minutes ago

Mass brainwashing and mind control on display here. Ladies and gentlemen, Behold the new fascism. This time enforced by the manipulated and weaponized peasants.

Theremustbeanotherway , 26 minutes ago

I seem to remember diggers etc being put to good use in Ukraine troubles - there's more than enough heavy equipment that could be used in the UK to "excavate No 10 and No11 Downing Street"

I hate cunton , 35 minutes ago

Just supply Chaz, Chicago, Atlanta etc. with free fentanyl and the problem solves itself. Of course then you have the problem of excess corpse disposal, but some ovens will take care of that.🐒🍌

pazmakerII , 38 minutes ago

The Uk is screwed! The USA is screwed This whole world is screwed! It's happening at lightning speed now. I'm not a young guy and I have seen more **** happen down the path of chaos in 2020 then I have seen in the last 30 years, of course a lot of ground work was laid in order for this turning point to happen.

Sick Monkey , 35 minutes ago

Have faith in the thinking silent majority. We are all alive and kicking although you couldn't tell from the media hype. They would rather portray us as buck toothed inbred with a hanging tree.

AlfieDolittle , 1 hour ago

Chief Constable is Charlie Hall.

Common Purpose graduate 1998, Norfolk Course.

https://www.cpexposed.com/search/node/charlie%20hall

"Leading Beyond Authority"

theboxseat , 1 hour ago

Rome fell exactly the same way

The barbarians literally just walked in

The crimes that the state had perpetuated upon its own people were such that no citizen wanted to defend Rome. They wanted anything , but what they had.

The two main point of course was the total lack of virtue and morality and the complete destruction of the purchasing power of the currency

Porkulus Ziffel , 2 hours ago

The government is more concerned with keeping the white nationalists in control while placating BLM/Antifa. Every vid I've seen from over there recently, it's always some white guy with blood all over his face or a white guy being stomped by a bunch of blacks. But despite that and carrying out acts of public vandalism, they won't be banned for terrorism like National Action was.

Eastern Whale , 2 hours ago

problem with democracy is that sometimes you vote clowns to lead the country such as Trump, Trudeau, Morrison that has limited experience in running a city let alone a country. if Trump is elected and has another 4 years in the helm, he would destroy America and probably unleash a few nukes whilst he is at it.

Heygoodlookin , 2 hours ago

What the Elite wants is for the meek to cave-in to demands so much that they get angry and respond with their own outburst. They will play off against each other, and eventually the Elite can bring in more Totalitarian rules to suit themselves.

dunlin , 3 hours ago

No, it means the police agree with the sentiments of the protesters. The UK is not the US, yet, thank god.

MarsInScorpio , 3 hours ago

To dunlin:

The US is not yet the UK, thank God.

FIFY - Limey ******* 😒

hooligan2009 , 2 hours ago

those sentiments being - wilful destruction of public property, blocking of public thoroughfares, rioting, violently attacking the police and whites in general and generally being racist ******* assholes.

you are part of the problem. get psychiatric help before it is too late.

ADB , 3 hours ago

"It's absurd. Will officers be expected to make similarly appeasing gestures at political events – far-Right protests, for instance?" asked one senior detective."

Not a chance. The orders for "Far Right" protests (eg people who want to defend their history and public property like Churchill's statue, or protest police inaction at Muslim grooming gangs) are to go in with full riot gear and batons swinging. Of course, if bending the knee placates BLM rioters, it should also do the same for the "Far Right". But the police will never be ordered to do that by their globalist masters, and no officer will defy their "superiors" and actually enforce the law equally.

The only silver lining here is UK police are now being attacked by the Third Worlders now infesting London and other major cities, while more and more indigenous Brits are reaching the point where they wouldn't lift a finger to stop it. They will end up hated by everyone. Too bad. They shouldn't have picked the wrong side.

Observer 2020 , 3 hours ago

Insanity. Complete, utter and absolute insanity.

Kneeling before revolutionary anarchists and vandals, whose agitation is being subsidized by Mercedes Marxists who are totalitarians in waiting?

The West is in existential peril.

NoPasaran , 1 hour ago

The West is DONE already.

Arizona1234 , 3 hours ago

Stop supporting any business that does this take a knee ****. After the take a knee **** the Communist will next have you on your knees right before they put one in the back of your head and kick you into the ditch. It's high time for WWM a would wide movement WHITE WALLETS MATTER. Without White Wallets there is no NFL, NBA, NHL baseball, soccer or for that matter anything else. Just look at Africa then minus the WWM trillion dollar support. What would you have. That's right. One big giant Aids, Ebola infested dying stew pot.

To Hell In A Handbasket , 3 hours ago

LOL. I always accuse the dunces of not understanding scale, or scope, and especially history, and you sir are a perfect example. You simply cannot see the end, and a redrawing across the board on multiple issues, and new realities for the world at large. The days of white wallets, with our money printing and financial skulduggery, ruling the roost, are coming to an end. You just don't see it.

The fact you see the transfer of our wealth to Africa, and not the transfer of African wealth to us, is only going to make your adjustment all the more painful, for you won't see it coming.

The USSA is 3.7% of the world population, and if you calculate the white population, we make up a mere 2%. White purchasing power is going to go through a long slow multi-decade decline, and people like you are oblivious. The western world's rise to the top of the economic charts is a 200 year ******* anomaly, of FIAT scams, and imperial plunder.

Watch this and this. While you talk from your arse, do you know who the Indians and Chinese Think Tanks are more worried about for GDP at PPP ? I'll let you work that one out.

One of these is not like the others.. , 1 hour ago

The western world's rise to the top of the economic charts is a 200 year ******* anomaly, of technical and social innovation, that enrages those who have no chance of upping their game in a similar way...

FIFY.

To Hell In A Handbasket , 8 minutes ago

The technical marvels, and social innovations are not in question, but does it produce wealth, especially in an age of technology transfer. The USSA, and Europe have been the beneficiaries of imperialism, access to cheap resources, and financial manipulation.

In short we have twisted reality, and carved a position for ourselves far bigger than our GDP at PPP warrants. Plus the fact modern day metrics for calculating economic power is warped, all to favour us.

Within economic circles 4 things are clearly coming, and it effects the traditional West hardest. A revaluation of what is..

And that's just for starters. Do you think for example we are going to keep our near monopoly on insurance around the world? To name but 1 of 50. We are going to suffer slow financial atrophy, losing market share everywhere. We are ******, and the adjustment will be brutal.

Steele Hammorhands , 3 hours ago

The same drooling morons who were happy to arrest shop owners for opening their businesses, arrest mothers for taking their kids to the park, refuse to arrest looters, arrest teenagers for smoking a plant, etc. are now kneeling before their masters. They are overpaid, under-educated idiots. And if you've ever been the victim of a crime, you know they are nothing more than useless stateists.

JaxPavan , 4 hours ago

Police killings per 10,000,000 people per year:

US: 46.6

UK: 0.5

France: 3.8

Germany: 1.3

India: 1.0

Taiwan: 0.8

Japan: 0.2

Get the drift.

[Jun 16, 2020] When all of corporate America, the media, and even the NED have publicly declared their support for a movement, it is no longer just about its original cause of getting justice for Mr. Floyd

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

swamped , says: June 15, 2020 at 9:35 am GMT

" When all of corporate America, the media, and even the NED have publicly declared their support for a movement, it is no longer just about its original cause of getting justice for Mr. Floyd, whose funeral became a virtual campaign rally for Trump's opponent, Joe Biden. It is too early to say determinedly whether what is taking place in the U.S. is indeed a 'Color Revolution', but by the time we realize it may [sic] too late"

whoever "we" is; but by the time anyone gets all the knotted threads untangled it will probably be too late for somebody. It may be too early to say whether what is taking place in the increasingly inhospitable Homeland is a 'Color Revolution' or a 'Revolution of Color'; but for working class – & now even middle-class – White's this is becoming the main concern. Whether Soros is a Communist or a Globalist, he probably won't be around much longer & who knows what will happen to the OSF.

But BLM & it's allies, despite a few apparatchiks, has come to signal a racial movement rather than an ideological movement like Otpor!, or an economic uprising like OWS.

That's the turf that this war will be waged on & if indeed "corporate America, the media, and even the NED" et. al. are lining up behind the racial rioters, then this is going to be a titanic struggle.

Ursus Terriblis , says: June 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm GMT

Armstrong's GENIUS historical research abilities, and the cycles of all history on this are on point, indicating that this is not just a color revolution, but cops, and other things that MUST change.
https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/defunding-police-is-this-the-right-choice/

Curmudgeon , says: June 15, 2020 at 10:22 pm GMT

The May 25th killing of George Floyd,

Last time I checked, there was a presumption of innocence. If we accept that George Floyd actually died and this is not another Psy-op, he died in police custody while resisting arrest. The coroner`s report said heart attack. Given the level of drugs in his system, it is entirely possible that the drugs caused the heart attack.
The celebrity pathologist said strangulation therefore murder. If memory serves me correctly, celebrity pathologist Baden floated the magic bullet theory in the JFK assassination.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/why-to-be-skeptical-of-michael-baden-on-epsteins-death.html
Curious how this guy shows up to muddy the waters at all the `big`events.

Carlton Meyer , says: Website June 16, 2020 at 4:39 am GMT

the notorious liberal billionaire investor and "philanthropist" George Soros and his Open Society Foundation (OSF). Ironically, if any of the right-wing figures of whom Soros is a favorite target were aware of his instrumental role in the fall of communism staging the various CIA-backed protest movements in Eastern Europe that toppled socialist governments, he would likely not be such a subject of their derision. The Hungarian business magnate's institute, like other NGOs involved in U.S. regime change operations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is largely a front for the CIA to shield itself while destabilizing U.S. adversaries, the spy agency's preferred modus operandi

A classic example is the 2003 conquest of the Republic of Georgia, where Soros openly established an "open society" NGO just for this "revolution", and there was open Israeli participation.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/qC-xLCgbThM?feature=oembed

Richard B , says: June 16, 2020 at 5:04 am GMT
@jbwilson24

One can find signs and banners saying 'Antifa is for Israel'. The Antifa leadership is heavily Jewish, and it is hence no surprise that you find them fighting for causes that benefit Israel.

Absolutely!

labmouse , says: June 16, 2020 at 6:06 am GMT

The May 25th killing of George Floyd, (snip ) shocked the world.

No, it didn't. To the majority of the world, this was/is a total non issue. Total MSM BS right from the beginning.

Gleimhart Mantooso , says: June 16, 2020 at 6:06 am GMT

I remain unaware that it's been proven that Saint Floyd died because of what the cop did, or that the cop's actions, right or wrong, were racially motivated. Are we really obligated to parrot the mainstream narrative on every damn thing that comes down the pike? Appeasing such narratives and the people who shit them out is how we got here in the first place.

TheTrumanShow , says: June 16, 2020 at 6:32 am GMT
@g8way den's racist comment last week. I knew they were trying to distract us from something.

Keep reading

I find it odd that this happened just as COVID loses traction. Social distancing SUDDENLY flew out the window. Let's hope the masks and fear soon follow.

I find it odd that COVID happened the moment the impeachment failed.

I find it odd the impeachment happened the moment that Russian hoax failed.

Can you see the pattern? Will you continue to chase the well orchestrated carrots? Or is there something in you that will stop for a minute and look for the truth?

This is all very interesting. We're being played big time.

Still a tragedy.

Pft , says: June 16, 2020 at 7:03 am GMT

Here is the story. This is a 3-4 step operation. The first step is the left buys in totally that the virus is a threat and we need to make changes to our way of life envisioned by Technocrats and Gates. That was predictable. Of course, many of the rights leaders played along and only 6 states avoided lockdowns.

It was also likely anticipated that their would be resistance of the right , so they introduce domestic terrorism of antifa (anti fascism- color blind) and BLM (race). The rights been conditioned to react tough measured against both. Preparations like with COVID-19 were begun before COVID/protests began. Barrs precrime, Bills prepared for Domestic Terrorism, exercises for urban riots using military in LA last year, etc.

In a sense War on antifa is a proxy for the War on Communism , as Communists were the greatest enemy of fascism , and so are the original antifa. Fascists have always tried to play up hatred of communism (and now antifa) as a weapon , which worked wonderfully for Hitler and in the US during the cold war (the reason for the Cold War in fact)

Since there is no organized antifa , there being no Communists left (China is fascist in all but name) , its a artificial construct. Because there are no communists left- we cant call them that, and so call them antifa.

Those whites were mobilized to protest peacefully in part due to being against racism but also anger from lock down, economic hardships and police brutality thats been normalized for 15 years against all races. But peaceful protests can not generate enough fear and anger among the right to accept the coming changes, so they had to create violence by leaving piles of bricks and using agent provocateurs to ignite the violence. Having 70 years of experience doing this in what are now called color revolutions worldwide they are professionals.

Having a war against antifa is interesting because they admit antifa is against our government, who defeated Fascism with the help of Communists. So what is our government now? Obviously antifascists are against fascists, not Democracies. So our government must be thought to be fascists. If So , then we didn't defeated fascism in WWII , did we? Thats what they are saying. A confession of sorts. First step to coming out of the closet.

You see the War on Communism was a psyops too. Uncle Joe was our ally in WWII against fascism. But the funny thing is, the same guys who funded the Bolshevik Revolution (and helped China go communist -its now fascist in all but name) also funded Hitlers Rise to power and military build up. They use these opposites to create enemies and drive changes they desire.

The Nazi/Fascist ideology never went away. Those who helped create it survived the war intact, even Prescott Bush who spawned 2 generations of Presidents, and most of the leading Nazis were released and went on to have long careers in finance, industry, and science both in Germany and in US, spreading their ideology in secret meetings or even not so secret meetings by using their words carefully (eugenics renamed as Population Control-and Genetics, fascist economics called neoliberalism and public private partnerships) . The fascist ideology remained, hidden under the cloak of anti-communism and now neoliberalism.

So anyways, the right is all in now on measures to tackle domestic terrorism which include many of the same measures the left supports to fight pandemics , which we are told will be a long and probably permanent threat

The other brilliant move is the move to defund or remove entire police departments. With 115 billion spent on police departments each year some defunding probably makes sense. The game here is obvious, get support for privatization, as corporations want a piece of that action like they have with prisons, military and intelligence/security.

So it is all a big psyops to push through the global elites solution to achieve the 4th Industrial Revolution or Fourth Reich if you wish. Both parties playing their parts, . Create a problem, provoke a reaction and push through the desired solution , which has probably already been written up

This is not limited to the US, it will be a global solution although each country may modify it slightly to deal with local peculiarities

People will support the New Technocratic Fascist World Order , most of them, wrapped in a flag (UN or US, TBD) , wearing a mask , carrying their smart phones and showing their immunity tattoos. The biggest supporters get higher social credit scores and more digital currency. Those pegged as antifa or racist get crumbs, or just hauled off to FEMA re-education camps, never to be seen again.

As for the next steps. A 2nd round of Covid blamed on protests. Contact tracers will be out in force. Operation Black Out, mane causing cancelled elections and Martial Law. Not certain about that one. But EX-BARDA Bright predicted the Darkest Winter. I am guessing Christmas gets cancelled too. Blamed on an antifa named Grinch

RobbieSmith , says: June 16, 2020 at 7:20 am GMT
@Curmudgeon ere 75% blocked and one was 90% blocked. That alone was sufficient to cause death.

The officer's knee was not on Floyd's carotid. He was on the jaw bone and then backed off to the back of the neck when Floyd said he couldn't breathe. The knee was on the head, ear, and jaw but not throat. This is the technique taught at the FBI.

He died from cardio pulmonary arrest as the autopsy states. Murder 2 won't stick. The Blacks will riot again, as usual.

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/public-safety/documents/Autopsy_2020-3700_Floyd.pdf

dimples , says: June 16, 2020 at 7:39 am GMT
@Curmudgeon ations (HSCA) Forensic Pathology Panel in 1978. Baden was responsible for steering the movement of Kennedy's head wounds into a more officially acceptable position.

For example see:
A DEMONSTRABLE IMPOSSIBILITY:
The HSCA Forensic Pathology Panel's Misrepresentation of the Kennedy Assassination Medical Evidence
by John Hunt

https://www.history-matters.com/essays/jfkmed/ADemonstrableImpossibility/ADemonstrableImpossibility.htm

The Magic Bullet Theory was concocted by Arlen Spector, a lawyer for the Warren Commission, in 1964.

vot tak , says: June 16, 2020 at 7:57 am GMT

Excellent analysis by Parry. Provides a lot of useful info on connections.

Both the democrat and republican parties are political fronts for the same capitalist oligarchy. There may be a few partisan oligarchs who favor one party over the other, but for the most part, both parties enjoy the same patronage. That patronage is shown by the fact both parties pursue basically the same foreign and domestic policies sans some very minor differences.

Now the question this creates is why would dems and reps be so intent on carving out their respective spheres if they are essentially the same thing, run for the same players?

It's not because of the personal perks the party players get when their members are selected for office and posts. This is as minor to the oligarchical hierarchy as whether abortion or public nudity should be legal.

The dems and reps exist to provide the oligarchy with a democracy facade to use to get people thinking they have a voice. What is in reality a form of totalitarian dictatorship is psywarred/bernaysian-adverted into democracy.

So if the dems and reps represent essentially the same thing, why all the noise about their rivalry?

Theater. Psywar. They population manipulators create division between dems and reps so people will concentrate on these false issues, rather on the real ones that could actually improve their lot.

So how does this psywar strategy apply to the protests the murder of Floyd initiated?

These protests, like the 1960s human rights and antiwar protests, could snowball into society changing movements that threaten oligarch rule. If allowed proceed naturally. They must be contained, neutralised and redirected.

So how does one contain them. Use the rep assets, who are represented by fox, limbaugh & co., & thinly veiled white supremacist promotion? To infiltrate and subvert a movement protesting against police abuse against black people? Yeah, right. That'll work. No, one uses the dems instead, and their wing of the population manipulation machinery, who have staked out a claim to be protectors of minorities and their wellbeing. They have not, but that is what they are currently being sold as.

What the manipulators are working at is neutralising the protest movement by co-opting it into a dems vs reps irrelevant mud wrestling contest. The soros machine involvement is not designed to create a color revolution, why would the oligarchy want to color revolution their most conformist and domesticated colony which also is their "muscle" to dominate the rest of the colonies and ward off the rivals who refuse to submit?

No, the soro machine is working to neutralise the movement and make it innocuous to the oligarchs, as they are best suited for this particular operation. Think of them doing to these protests what the oligarchs's did to the tea party movement using rep associated elements.

vot tak , says: June 16, 2020 at 8:24 am GMT

"It is also no secret that jailed PKK founder Abdullah Öcalan's theories of "democratic confederalism" are heavily influenced by the pro-Zionist Jewish-American anarchist theorist, Murray Bookchin."

Interesting, I've seen how quisling bookchin plays a disruptive role in american domestic resistance to oligarchy, much like "militant" (international marxist tendency) was created to cause disruption and dissent among the left in the uk. Didn't know the zio-critter was connected to israel's pkk proxies, though not at all surprised.

trickster , says: June 16, 2020 at 2:49 pm GMT

The whole world was shocked at the way Five Felon Floyd died ? I was not shocked and neither did I care. Any man with several criminal convictions who holds a loaded gun to the belly of a pregnant woman deserves to be put down. He has proven time and again he is an animal !

Fuck 12 , says: June 16, 2020 at 3:05 pm GMT

I dunno. You can certainly see the nerf protestors of BLM struggling to herd this rebellion back into the electoral politics roach motel. But you also see the real rebels shouting BLM down and wrecking what they want to wreck. BLM tries to curb international solidarity but the crowds tell them fuck off. BLM spokesmodels in Atlanta tried to inject a quietist tone, and tags immediately sprouted all over, FUCK KKKeisha. BLM entryism is discredited among stakeholders (maybe not among white middle class MSNBC zombies.) The house negroes are figures of fun. The protestors are taking their ideology from grizzled Black Panther Party vets and neo-Malcolm internationalists, e.g. https://blackagendareport.com/

Don't make the mistake of assuming that black civil society has been infantilized and castrated like white civil society.

fnn , says: June 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm GMT

While the right seems to have a bizarre misconception that the parasitic hedge fund tycoon is somehow a communist

Communism was always in essence fakery propped up by the capitalist West. For example, the Soviet industrial base was built by Western capitalists in the 1920s and 1930s:
https://archive.ph/EeG6z

https://books.google.com/books?id=dcAgT_2uiYgC&pg=PA139&dq=red+army+1930+industrialization&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiA6Ji-2cjjAhXMtlkKHZSFA-kQ6AEIUTAH#v=onepage&q=ford&f=false

http://euro-synergies.hautetfort.com/archive/2015/06/13/american-capital-s-love-affair-with-soviet-communism.html

Less certain, however, are the claims from conservatives that Soros is a supporter of "Antifa" which Trump wants to designate as a domestic terrorist organization, a dangerous premise given the movement consists of a very loose-knit and decentralized network of activists and hardly comprises a real organization. Various autonomous chapters and groups across the U.S. may self-identify as such, but there is no single official party or formal organization with any leadership hierarchy.

Organized crime families in the US operate in a similar way. That is, the Chicago Outfit operates autonomously and does not take orders from any of the New York families. The Klan at its peak (in the 1920s) was also made up of autonomous chapters that did not take orders from the national office in Indianapolis. The national office of the Klan was mainly in the business of selling KKK gear/paraphernalia.

Gordo , says: June 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm GMT
@TheTrumanShow

I find it odd that the cop had his hands in his pockets while he put his knee on his friend's throat. Very odd.

Sensible if the perpetrator was sweating Fentanyl.

Beavertales , says: June 16, 2020 at 4:57 pm GMT

How about a Yellow (vest) Revolution?

The controlled media continue to shun the yellow vest protests, because the yellow vests unite the grievances of both dissident left and right. This terrifies the elites.

The Yellow Vests don't get adoring media coverage because they are not tools of the establishment like BLM and antifa. This is how we know BLM is a fraud meant to keep us divided.

[Jun 16, 2020] A Left Critique of the Current Protests

Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

450.org , Jun 14 2020 19:36 utc | 33

Here's an excellent analysis from Benjamin Studebaker on why these protests will fail. I agree with pretty much all of it and he has some highly intelligent, cogent insights.

I hate these yuppie bourgeois professionals with every fiber of my being. They are the devil himself.

A Left Critique of the Current Protests

The people who are best organized and most capable of taking advantage of the protests are the yuppie, bourgeois professionals. Many of these people have bachelors degrees in various social science and humanities disciplines, and their primary objective is to create jobs for themselves. They use the deaths of African-Americans as a business opportunity, demanding that companies employ them to run diversity training programs or hire them to diversify an endless series of government and corporate boards, commissions, and panels. These "woke neoliberals" always succeed in co-opting these protests, because they went to the same universities and speak the same language as the people who work for governments and corporations. They claim to offer diversity, but they succeed in getting positions because they are just like the people they aim to replace in every way that matters.

Frantz Fanon called them the "black bourgeoisie", but today they come in many colors. They attack capitalism not because they want to do away with it but because they want to run it themselves. They deceive poor and working people into supporting them, and once they acquire power they run the system the same way the "white" bourgeoisie ran it. They don't care about funding social programs that work–they just want to get paid.

As long as the yuppies are in charge, these protests won't address the root causes of police violence–the alienation that drives citizens to commit violent crimes and the armaments which make violent crimes so easy to commit. As long as the root causes go unaddressed, frightened police officers will demand ever more elaborately lethal counter-armaments, and they'll fire those weapons all over the place. We can replace them with private para-military groups, but that will just make a bad situation worse.

[Jun 16, 2020] No doubt the Deep State infiltrated the protest movement and use to depose Trump and restrore neoliberal globalists in power: they use classic color revolution principle Never let a crisis go to waste

Still no information on who supplied the pallets of bricks and cans of bottles with frozen water to "protesters." Nobody believe the nationwide riots and looting were just a spontaneous reaction to the killing of a petty black criminal. Who get later "state funeral" and all ths kabuki theatre of Pelosi and Schumer donning African scarves (classic "wolfs in sheep's clothing" picture)
“Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it’s the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass demonstrations or strikes. If it is carefully planned, by the time they start, everything is over in a matter of weeks.” Foreign Policy Journal
Notable quotes:
"... "The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives "execute orders?" ..."
"... . This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins. Here's a short excerpt from an article by Kurt Nimmo at his excellent blog "Another Day in the Empire": ..."
"... It is sad to say BLM serves the elite by ignoring or remaining ignorant of the main problem -- boundless predation by a neoliberal criminal project that considers all -- black, white, yellow, brown -- as expliotable and dispensable serfs. ..."
"... The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. ..."
"... the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The protests are merely a fig leaf for a "color revolution" that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign governments in the last 70 years. Have the chickens have come home to roost? It certainly looks like it. Here's more from the same article:

"Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in."

So, yes, the grievances are real, but that doesn't mean that someone else is not steering the action. And just as the media is shaping the narrative for its own purposes, so too, there are agents within the movement that are inciting the violence. All of this suggests the existence of some form of command-control that provides logistical support and assists in communications. Check out this excerpt from a post at Colonel Pat Lang's website Sic Semper Tyrannis:

"The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives "execute orders?"

Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present meme of "Defund the Police" is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force. Gutting the civil police forces has long been a major goal of the far left, but now, they have the ability to create mass hysteria over it when they have an excuse ." ("My take on the present situation", Sic Semper Tyrannis)

Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa's "logistical capabilities". The United States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the same time. It's beyond suspicious, it points to extensive coordination with groups across the country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem.

None of this has anything to do with racial justice or police brutality. America is being destabilized and sacked for other purposes altogether. This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins. Here's a short excerpt from an article by Kurt Nimmo at his excellent blog "Another Day in the Empire":

"The BLM represents the forefront of an effort to divide Americans along racial and political lines, thus keeping race and identity-based barbarians safely away from more critical issues of importance to the elite, most crucially a free hand to plunder and ransack natural resources, minerals, crude oil, and impoverish billions of people whom the ruling elite consider unproductive useless eaters and a hindrance to the drive to dominate, steal, and murder .

It is sad to say BLM serves the elite by ignoring or remaining ignorant of the main problem -- boundless predation by a neoliberal criminal project that considers all -- black, white, yellow, brown -- as expliotable and dispensable serfs. " (" 2 Million Arab Lives Don't Matter ", Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire)

The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself. Having succeeded in using the Lockdown to push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.


PKKA , 4 hours ago

I don't understand these revolutionary black comrades. And they are not my comrades. And their alleged revolution is not at all like a revolution. Their alleged spontaneous revolution is a well-orchestrated riot. As far as I know, revolutionaries must make political demands. Their main task is to come to power, change the social political system and change for the better. I see only riots, looting and looting, and vandalism against monuments. Instead of political demands, they demand $ 10 from white people. Instead of demanding better lives, they demand the abolition of the police.

Instead of coming to power, they plunder and pillage. In General this is not a revolution but an organized riot of a flock of sheep. They do not achieve anything and all their alleged revolution is an empty sound. As Lenin would say, they are useful idiots, pawns in someone else's hands. The performance of this herd should serve only one purpose, to prevent the re-election of President Donald Trump.

hugin-o-munin , 4 hours ago

The main goal is to start confrontation with authorities and create MSM headline news with violence and destruction as the backdrop. There is no revolution here, it is a media op. Too much time is passing now for this to work so they will most likely ramp up the rhetoric and violence to get a response. Expect to see shootings to start very soon.

hugin-o-munin , 4 hours ago

It looks like all the stops have been pulled out. Any and all efforts to destroy the US from within are being employed and on a scale never seen before. The NWO, Cabal, Deep State or whatever label you prefer look desperate and frantic. As soon as the fake pandemic was beginning to get exposed they pivoted to this fake race riot movement. They obviously want Trump to send in troops so that he may lose the election. Most of the looting seems organized and planned and outlet specific which begs the question whether insurance fraud is involved here. A close look at retailers Target, Nike, Adidas and Macy's is warranted IMO.

The plan and objective here is clearly to create headline news detrimental to Trump. That's obviously why Seattle's CHAZ have distributed AR-15s to minors to patrol the area. Now it is just a matter of time until shootings start popping off at strategic and well covered areas to be spread through MSM in an attempt to force Trump to act. We should expect to see similar 'zones' pop up in other cities soon as well and they too will miraculously be well armed and funded.

At the bottom of all this is the fact that the US has economically cratered and Deep State factions are in a battle for control. The most easily identified faction is the old NWO guard who have the Democratic party fully under their control and who use these fake color revolution movements while the other faction are backing Trump who appear to be a Zionist military leaning group. People who believe Trump is at odds with the Fed are being fooled. Both are simply attempting to buy time until the election.

Burning cars and stores look exciting and serious but are just a diversion. The real and most troubling issue right now is the systematic destruction of food processing and distribution in the US. It is being surgically decimated at a slow pace to not create any headlines yet this is the biggest threat ever. Who is behind this? Look at corporations like Tyson and Cargill just as an example. Kissinger must be smiling at what is going on, his wet-dream weapon of choice is now in play and most seem unaware.

JaxPavan , 4 hours ago

In 2016 the Ford Foundation and Borealis philanthropy funneled $100 million to BLM.

Soros's Open Societies Foundation gives away almost as much each year in similar US grants:

"In 2016, the OSF-funded organization Transparify found that Open Society Foundations was the least transparent non-profit among those in the United States which it reviewed. Open Society Foundations earned a global transparency rating of zero stars for non-transparency of the organization's funding. They were the only group in the United States Transparify reviewed in 2016 to receive such a low grade. [33]

Similarly, the website NGO Monitor wrote that Open Society Foundations' "Funding of NGOs is entirely non-transparent" as their "annual reports do not provide names of NGO grantees or amounts transferred to individual groups."

Xeno , 4 hours ago

I wish that someone- anyone in the media would pick up this thread.

'The Open Society and it's Foundations' by Karl Popper is well worth reading, it is what OSF take their name from, and Soros references it often. It was written in 1945 and is an extreme ideology in my view. It is also deeply flawed. A Zero Hedge article on it wouldn't go amiss. Funny how these organisations are able to hide in plain sight.

uhland62 , 4 hours ago

They don't hide. Manipulators find each other:

http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/tmr/contact.html

(German Marshall Fund is on wikispooks.)

Demeter55 , 19 minutes ago

And even so, it's not working.

Why the Deep State thought we'd be impressed or swayed by the foreign countries burning down in sympathy I do not understand. That anyone outside of Minneapolis should care for more than 5 minutes about one bad cop is inexplicable.

Arch_Stanton , 19 minutes ago

Having succeeded in using the Lockdown to push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.

The economy was toast COVID or not. The lockdown was used to protect against any backlash against the usual suspects who mis-managed the economy yet again. Then "regime change artists" saw the lockdown for the opportunity it presented.

mr1963 , 33 minutes ago

The cities they looted are kept alive with taxes from working people. The politicians in the cities they looted keep pets to keep them in power. Sometimes the pets think they are biting their owners. But they are really biting themselves. Those same politicians will still be in power long after the pets get tired and slink home.

Geocen Trist , 1 hour ago

No doubt they completely operate the protest movement.

Tiwin , 1 hour ago

Yeah , theres absolutely no chance in hell that the lower classes are sick and tired and have reached the breaking point. Its all Soros fault.

b snook , 1 hour ago

on the one side you have Orange Jesus, a .1%er, miga, police state loving, globalist goon picking fights to defend the unipolar world.

on the other hand you have the demented biden who is a .1%er agent, miga, police state loving, globalist goon wanting to defend the unipolar world.

see the difference?

VooDoo6Actual , 2 hours ago

Duh ya think ?

CHAZ is a scripted Deep State US Army MISO / Psy Op fomenting Alan Anarchy Ideology designed to create strategy of chaos - tension - angst -anxiety etc. Events are staged & rigged to create a Hyper-Reality for the Sleeple Sheeple who cannot perceive reality outside Plato's Cave.

Woke or still sleepwalking ?

raskefing , 2 hours ago

Americans ignored or supported their government destabilization of third world countries for decades

What you support against others will one day be used against you.

BLOWBACK/ KARMA IS A BITCH!!

charlie_don't_surf , 1 hour ago

lol, the communists enslaved, starved and murdered many tens of millions and destabilized cultures for decades to pursue world domination...you're just pissed off that your collectives are total failures.

simpson seers , 47 minutes ago

lol, murica enslaved, starved and murdered many tens of millions and destabilized cultures for decades to pursue world domination... ....fify....maggot....

Demeter55 , 16 minutes ago

You are presuming that before Trump we the People had any influence over the military/industrial/CIA. Not since Vietnam, and that was only because Nixon screwed himself.

ATTILA THE WIMP , 2 hours ago

Deep State elements do NOT operate within the protest movement, the Deep State IS the protest movement.

Falcon49 , 40 minutes ago

You might also add that the Deep State is also in control of the counter movement. Like the man behind the curtain...pulling the strings of division and distraction...creating fear and chaos to herd and stampede the sheeple to their bins to be sheared and slaughtered.

Joost Huffenhope , 3 hours ago

The BLM lot are being played like a banjo at a hillbilly hoedown.

American foreign policy comes home, probably with similar results.

Mike Hunt 69 , 3 hours ago

Just like those useful idiots in Antifa and all those indoctrinated SWJ's!

Helg Saracen , 2 hours ago

It is said cynically, but very accurately. By the way, funny "baboons" among the Americans. Are the "baboons" so stupid that they don't understand that they are currently robbing themselves first (taking away future benefits, privileges, ... - this is what will happen in the end)? They are exactly the same as their fathers and grandfathers were in the 70s and 90s. Nothing changes.

skizex , 3 hours ago

The Radical Sunrise Movement a little sister to #Antifa>burning buildings and lootings 12 year olds:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/CXESg8azvlKm/

and to help out hire

https://www.demandprotest.com/

Ogmios , 3 hours ago

Overall I support what Trump is doing but...

Still no information on who supplied the pallets of bricks. Trump's not slow on picking up information from the alternative media so I would expect a tweet storm on this but ziltch, nada not a cheep. Surely any POTUS would be demanding a full report from the intelligence agencies and something like that is impossible to hide.

It does make me nervous that those saying he is just part of the predator class / deep state may have a point.

vonSpookenhausen , 3 hours ago

A bit of research will get you the answer

I read it somewhere but unfortunately cannot recall the site

Element , 2 hours ago

In WWII the British cracked the German's Enigma code/decode machine for radio traffic signals. Then they spent the rest of the war trying not to use it, and thus alert the Germans to that fact. Which meant telling no one what was known, via choosing not to do operations or respond in advance with the inside knowledge they already had on what the Germans were planning and actually doing. Because as soon as the Germans started losing big they would know the British were reading their signals and would change the standard code book.

But they never did change it, because they never got suspicious, they were permitted to become overconfident. The British command allowed the Germans to succeed (i.e. they took heavy losses due to not informing their own officers about information they already had), just so they could maintain that information edge intact for a later and much more decisive battle. The possibility of losing that information flow was much more dangerous than the Germans winning some smaller and much less consequential battle. But once the Germans and Italian allies were defeated in North Africa they never won another battle during the whole of the rest of the war.

But they had to not do it so quick it would raise suspicion and lose the information flow. Sometimes when you know what's really going on you can't talk about it, you have to wait for the moment to use the information flow to its maximum leverage over time to win.

If the US's extensive intel capacity is worth a damn that's what they'll be doing, and Trump won't say a thing. At least that's what you'd expect to be occurring, you generally don't find out until 30 years later in a Western democracy. Personally I think a lot of this 'deep state' hype is just that, people who like making up conspiracy stories like to milk these concepts to the hilt.

"... and it absolutely will not stop!" - Kyle Reese, Terminator

I believe none of it, I never have, I never will.

What the truth is, is actually unknown, and also unknowable - such things can not be confirmed. I understand that, so why should I get wound up about alleged unverifiable claims, about what 'may' be put about as, "the truth" ?

Forget it! I'm not interested. I can wait, or not, whatever, I'm not going to be driven by any of this ****, either way.

But why do you hang on the words of a politician?

You're the leader, lead yourself, or be led about like a milk cow.

yewtaipan , 3 hours ago

"What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity -- intellect and resources -- to do some thing about them." HENRY FORD

WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA ?

America Congress have a number of traitor politicians who would sell their own grandmother if the price was right, they can never be trusted, but the morons keep voting for them.

The world is upside down, the 'smart' people at the top are actually the most stupid of all. The 'dumb' people who live at the 'bottom' of the pyramid are where the real intelligence and creative talent lies. the opposites game, the dumb leaders turning everything to ****.

Some leaders are stupid. They think being able to recite "facts" equates to intelligence, and then they laugh at those who don't know. Actually they are the stupid ones, not the ones they laugh at.

The print and TV media, which serve as propagandists for the ruling military/security complex and Wall Street elites, make certain that Americans have nothing but bogus orchestrated information. Every household and person who turns on TV or reads a newspaper is programmed to live in a false orchestrated reality that serves the tiny few who comprise the ruling Establishment.

The globalists' overwhelming propaganda machine indoctrinating the population, and dividing them into liberals, LGBT, leftist, rightist, feminist, black, white, atheist, gay rights, green movement, etc.

The Globalist Oligarch Cabal from city of London want Americans divided by race, class, religion so that they can be be easily controlled.

The British super elite are waging Orwellian information war against Americans. The Anglo main stream media narrative is to divide and conquer.

The globalist super elite controlled main stream media CNN, CNBC, WAPO, WSJ, NYT, ATLANTIC, etc. was spreading fake news and yet 50% Americans still believe the fake news.

The problem is the super wealthy elite who own both parties. You have a few very wealthy families and corporations that set policy, and write laws because they are able to buy the DNC and the RNC. The laws they write and the policy they push benefit them.

Federal Reserve easy money printing ponzi scam.

Pentagon spending US$900 billion a year with nothing to show.

Churchill said the Americans were both village fools, and they remained so. The simpleton is fate.

CONCLUSION: CHINA CCP IS THE MOST COMPETENT GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD. :)

ZH AMERICAN PATRIOT
PUTIN THE GREAT PEACEMAKER

Gwar6.0 , 4 hours ago

There are no coincidences.

Random chance would mean positive outcomes some of the time. 100% favorable to the Deep State is not believable and looks planned.... because it probably is. The IC coup and now Pentagon seemingly backing BLM tells you all you need to know.

They make plans and when a trigger event happens the pawns pounce. I see a Russian playbook unfolding mixed with Latin American marxist street tactics, ala Chavez & Ortega, using street thugs to create chaos.

uhland62 , 4 hours ago

Deep State operatives hide in many places:

Bernard Collaery is being prosecuted for revealing national secrets -- specifically, that Australia bugged East Timor's government building in 2004 to gain advantage in crucial oil and gas negotiations. (ABC text, Witness K case)

That is only half the truth. If the newly independent East Timor could have a government building that is not bugged, it could not be ensured that they become part of the US led bloc of countries. That is far more important than the Australian government resources aiding an oil and gas company to make more money. Cesar demands loyalty, regardless of who gets crushed.

raskefing , 2 hours ago

Lack of Principles will always work against you in the end

The Anglo Zionist Empire is known for no Principles. Lies and deception.

America is on the verge of turning into a disaster

Americans supported their government in the destruction of so many other societies that its now their Turn

Karma is inevitable. Enjoy

otschelnik , 4 hours ago

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves."

- Vladimir I Lenin

Arising , 5 hours ago

We need to go after the real people destroying this country.

The people in the shadows that are the ones that make the real decisions on where the west is going.

These psychopaths think that we don't know who they are but a quick search brings their names up very quickly.

Search the list of Donating Lobbyists to each political party.

Search the public records on who your leader met in the month prior to a new law, executive order, etc.

Search the board members of big Croni-companies pushing the govt to pass laws, start wars, force drugs, apply food directives and regulations.

This video names just a few.

Maya , 5 hours ago

There is one piece to add to this snow ball of events

THE release of virus to the population. WITHOUT VIRUS, THE PANIC FALL IN WALLSTREET WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE AND AS RESULTS RIOTS OR SO CALLED BLACK COLLOR REVOLUTION WOUL DNOT BE POSSIBLE

USUAL SUSPECTS BENEFITS globalist like soros and gates it'd be plus chima

Obamas Muslim brotherhood and Iran

Soros finances Blm@ and antifa soo it you add lal the other ngos, you have your deep state worrier s. And the evidence you find on twitter videos of civilians

Let's see the driver who like went into demonstrators and injured protestor. Fake ad he went directly to the police

THE masked white policeman who was followed by and black man in colored shirt unmasked like a policeman who was destroying glass windows of business with a hammer, later seen speaking friendly with this black man, soo the incident was fake

AND other incidents. Even Floyd Murder the man who was on his neck did not look like the man who was arrested and incident was filmed from 6 sided His brother, the victims brother is 33 level. Mason as well

THE organized bricks and other weapons.......

Organization and money is involved And eng game is obvious The trone of USA ..................... ALL OF THIS WOULD NOT BE HAPPENING IF Trump WOUL DNOT be winning big time before the virus His strength were the people behind him and strong economy, now the people and economy are under attack

THE only thing they did not try jet, is What they did to Kennedy

AND masm monopoly and censorship should be dismantled, becuase its time people hear the truth

BMCK_11 , 6 hours ago

95% of people concerned about the situation right now were either backing or indifferent to the 50 times this has happened in other countries where, funded by US tax payers, cities were destroyed, people were killed, civilizations brought to a stop... The fact they are now shocked shows two things. They knew what they were doing was evil and were fine with it. And, they thought the Entity spreading that misery around the world was somehow on their side. I would say, hopefully now they know this thing has no side. But I'm pretty sure in a couple of months they will be back chanting and shouldering the bill for the next assault on another population somewhere on the globe.

NeverDemRino , 6 hours ago

" Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd? "

The staging of bricks, in multiple cities, tells you it wasn't spontaneous.

But the same DOJ/FBI that "investigated" Trump for 3.5 years, is the same DOJ/FBI that will "investigate" the riots. What do you think the outcome of that investigation will be?

With his new subpoena power, does ANYONE really believe Lindsey Graham will indict ANYONE?

NA X-15 , 7 hours ago

Revolutions cost money. Who's paying for this one? George Soros?? Tom Steyer???

vampirekiller , 6 hours ago

You forget to mention the progressive Republican cadre.

Hotspice2020 , 7 hours ago

By now, I feel that I'm on repeat...The media have a single unified voice because they serve a single master, the Prince of the Power of the Air(waves). There is an obviously hidden hand agenda in all of this, I just sincerely hope that as they overplay their cards, the average American sees through their race baiting, covid19 scam, business crushing agenda and keep them out of office (e.g. president/senate/congress) and running for the hills from our pitchforks.

White Nat , 7 hours ago

The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites.

It does no good to just blame a shadowy group of "elites".

The "elites" are people with names and addresses.

They need to be identified by name preferably with lat/longs of their current location.

TungstenBars , 7 hours ago

The cops in Minnesota tried to control a suspect that was resisting arrest and overdosing using the techniques that they and other police officers around the world are trained to use.

The cop in Atlanta shot a violent perp resisting arrest and aiming a tazer at their partner, who had a gun which could have been taken within seconds of being tazed.

I am yet to see a situation leading to these riots where the cops are to blame instead of the black ****** acting violent. Why do black people and liberals think that black people can commit crime and resist arrest?

Downvote? Which coward did I trigger?

blaze_jenkins , 6 hours ago

Jesus, dude, the cops don't get to do summary executions in the USA ... just yet, though bootlickers such as yourself would seem to have no problem with it. The Bill of Rights may be in tatters but people still get due process. It doesn't take a genius to see that someday that just might be a protection you'd want to be afforded. Holy Christ.

Straighteight , 6 hours ago

I think due process is off the table when you point a weapon at a cop, most people will agree, the problem is black behaviour.

PGR88 , 7 hours ago

As with everything the Deep-state and their statist minions do - its a diversion. Police and managing elections are two of the few remaining powers which still remain dispersed and in local hands, and which America's Left badly wants to centralize, politicize and control. When Leftists and their corporate-media cronies chant "defund the police" - they certainly do NOT mean the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, IRS police, Homeland Security, or any one of the 17 intelligence gathering agencies.

Straighteight , 6 hours ago

The new police will be social workers but who are those guys that have degrees in social sciences that rule the streets dressed in black and masks? Your police force in waiting! of coarse they will have guns.

IvannaHumpalot , 7 hours ago

Deep state's job is to infiltrate groups

the real question is: what is the point of them?

they infiltrate but only destroy the decent people like Tommy Robinson's EDL, framing them up and destroying them, when in fact that is legitimate grassroots political change

if you dont allow the system to change then it is no better than a tyranny

meanwhile, zero prosecutions and very few arrests for BLM lootings and violence

anarcho tyranny

tyranny for you and me

anarchism for the black block

what is the point of the deep state? Only to expand their own power they do nothing for the citizens

Jam Akin , 7 hours ago

Don't have to be a conspiracy theorist. Even Stevie Wonder can see that this is a color revolution.

Long ago a wise commentator here advised to keep an eye out for what else might be hidden by such events.

quanttech , 7 hours ago

When they investigated what happened in the 1968 Chicago riots, they found that 1 out of 6 protesters was a cop or a fed.

hoffstetter , 7 hours ago

Speculating is beyond useless. If the locals won't handle it, and the governors won't handle it, and the Feds won't handle it, it doesn't matter who is instigating it. Buy a gun.

[Jun 16, 2020] Most Americans are gong to think black thugs/goons burned the Wendy's down. Instead, it was what looks like a white female professional provocateur

False flag attacks are the trademark of intelligence services
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
450.org , Jun 15 2020 17:00 utc | 18
I'm thinking about Benjamin Studebaker's analysis when I watch this video. Most Americans are gong to think black thugs/goons burned the Wendy's down. Instead, it was what looks like a white female professional provocateur.

Verifying Videos Of Arson Suspect Accused Of Burning Down Atlanta Wendy's

[Jun 16, 2020] The genuine history of the neoliberal debt enslavement as internal colonialism in the USA since 1980th is relatively unknowm. Social Control of poor whites and minorities is based not only on brainwashing with neoliberal ideology but also on debt-peonage

The financial oligarchy, all those Wall Street moguls are modern days slave traders and owners. BLM just waisting time and efforts stupidly fighting targets of secondary importance.
Notable quotes:
"... Crooke's right that there're many weeks to go before the election. I do hope the major sport leagues remain idle, for the citizenry needs to focus on its relationship with government, and not be distracted from that very serious responsibility. ..."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
karlof1 , Jun 15 2020 17:36 utc | 24
...The genuine history of the Outlaw US Empire that relatively few actually know. People rage, but they don't really know the cause of their rage. Social Control of poor whites and minorities and being driven into debt-peonage are the two most easily identifiable, although knowing debt-peonage's definition is more recognizable as living paycheck-to-paycheck, with no real healthcare and zero upward mobility--stuck in the new suburban ghettos.

Others have analyzed the situation as a revenge against Boomers, but I see all ages in the streets.

Crooke's right that there're many weeks to go before the election. I do hope the major sport leagues remain idle, for the citizenry needs to focus on its relationship with government, and not be distracted from that very serious responsibility.

[Jun 16, 2020] The way democrat politicians have jumped in unison, holding hands and bending a knee, into the fray on the side of the rioters just finishes off the perfect picture of a planned "color revolution"

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

Twodees Partain , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:20 pm GMT

...The way democrat politicians have jumped in unison, holding hands and bending a knee, into the fray on the side of the rioters just finishes off the perfect picture of a planned "color revolution".

Anyone who buys into the "peaceful protests hijacked by radical thugs" line obviously watches way too much TV.

SunBakedSuburb , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm GMT
@gay troll "You assume the point of the charade was to 'get Trump'"

Trump is an accidental president. He's a bit of a buffoon and is in way over his head. He's an irritating obstacle to the power system that wants the Executive Branch back in its control. The Russian collusion narrative was used to build a fraudulent legal basis for the FISA warrants, the surveillance, the Mueller Special Counsel investigation, and the Schiff impeachment trial. The coupsters were extremely arrogant and sloppy in their work and the administrative means to take Trump out crumbled. Then the virus arrived. Followed by the well-funded racial terrorism.

onebornfree , says: Website Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm GMT
@Twodees Partain "..The evidence of a planned and controlled campaign isn't convincing if we are to assume that all of this was put in place and then the plotters waited for an outrage by cops to trigger it. The evidence is more significant if a fake triggering event is added.The faked killing by one actor of another actor seems tailor made for what happened ."


https://www.bitchute.com/embed/OItT0WD55x0w/

Regards, onebornfree

schnellandine , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm GMT
@JimDandy

deep state sludge or Antifa, eh?

Far as I'm concerned, state, deep state, and Antifa all same side.

Rubicon , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:08 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney See Pepe Escobar's article as Mike Whitney has revealed.
BLM was bought off by Big Corporate Interests including the Ford Foundation, JP Morgan, and the Kellogg Foundation. ALL VERY POWERFUL Elitists Oligarchs.

OF COURSE, this whole riot/protests mantra is VERY Political. THEY ALL WANT TRUMP GONE.

Whitney & Escobar are to be commended for their amazing articles!!!

botazefa , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm GMT
@Justvisiting ...What motivation does the CIA have to commit treason against the American people? What is their objective?
Homeschooling Mom in NY , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm GMT

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Do bears defecate in the woods?

Justvisiting , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm GMT
@botazefa

What motivation does the CIA have to commit treason against the American people? What is their objective?

The international Deep State is not any one organization or in any one country. It is people who have infiltrated these organizations for their own ends.

They are sociopaths. Their goal is to rule others–to make themselves very rich, very powerful, above the law.

Their goal is to destroy the middle class and all of its institutions in any countries with a strong middle class.

They use "issues", they use "people", they own the mass media in virtually every country to send out similar propaganda.

If you read the articles around here you can learn more about them. If you want to meet them attend a Davos or Bilderberg conference.

Mustapha Mond , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 10:53 pm GMT
@DaveE "The problem is power – and the nature of those who lust for it. The police are very powerful, by necessity and the nature of police work is the exercise of power – on the street."

Agree completely and have posted numerous times this exact same conclusion. Politics and policing are two occupations that draw power-seeking psychopaths relentlessly, as do military, law (and the surgical side of the practice of medicine.) All of which has been documented by psychologists over and over.

Actually, even Plato noted in "The Republic" some 2400 years ago that those who seek power should never have it, and thus the behind-the-scenes master controllers he posited would draw their leadership from those who did not want to rule, as they were the ones who would likely rule best and consistently in the true interests of the polity.

As a former civil rights attorney (long retired) who has taken countless depositions of police accused of wrongdoing, watching as they arrogantly smirked and prevaricated, knowing their prior conduct of a similar nature would almost certainly be 'off limits' due to the incredible power of the police unions who unswervingly support even the most egregious of offenders, I always knew that the best way forward was to make public their history of abuse so that they would know in advance the world was watching, rather than feeling invulnerable by virtue of the secrecy that their unions could enforce due to their nearly unrivaled power to block such legislation. Only AIPAC, it seems, has more power to block even the most reasonable investigations of relentless wrongdoings.

Thus, a critical step forward in preventing police abuse is opening the files of those 'bad apples' on the force to public scrutiny, which New York law makers have FINALLY voted into law: https://abc7ny.com/politics/new-york-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-make-police-records-more-transparent/6238620/

Once the police union power is properly curtailed and the light of day allowed to shine on the dirty deeds done by police, we may actually move towards a police force that delivers on the promise, "To Serve and Protect" rather than abuse and thereafter dissemble freely with relative impunity .

Curmudgeon , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:02 pm GMT
@anonymous

Boo hoo hoo, asshole, go home and beat your wife or eat a gun or whatever it is you dream of doing in retirement, cause the states can't afford your crooked unions' pensions in this induced depression.

Clearly, you have no idea how pension plans work. For that matter, you have no clue about a union`s legal responsibilities to its members. I have yet to hear of a police pension plan being run by a police union. Construction trades, yes, police, no.
Silly ad hominem attacks suggesting this cop beats his wife show your shallowness. There are literally millions of civilian contacts with police every year, and the number that go bad are minuscule. I`m not going to suggest that there are no "bad" cops, there are. However, there are bad plumbers, judges, doctors, and hedge fund managers as well, not to mention the majority of politicians. The cops don`t pass laws, politicians do. The cops don`t write police manuals and train themselves, the politicians oversee that. If a cop commits a crime he`s treated like a criminal is treated, except for the canonized Black felons resisting arrest.

Precious , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:38 pm GMT
@botazefa It makes more sense to me that the elites driving these BLM riots are those who support Trump. Terrify people and threaten the existence of police is a good way to get elderly white voters out of their covid lockdowns on election day.

It will benefit Trump, but the elites driving these riots oppose Trump and were hoping to goad him into declaring martial law or deploying soldiers and tanks into US cities so they could impeach him again or at least turn public opinion against him with soldiers shooting people. Trump simply avoided their trap and goaded them into positioning themselves as anti-American.

Thomasina , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:41 pm GMT
@Realist Specifically what "actions and inactions" are you referring to? Give me some.

Say that Trump was an outsider, and as such he wanted to have different people surrounding him than he's got at present. Would they have gotten through the Senate? No. I'll quote Digital Samizdat on this:

"That's a good point, and it's of the main problems I do have with Trump: his cabinet picks and financial backers (Adelsen, Singer, et al.). But in fairness, what happens when he tries to pick someone who's not approved by the system? Well, if they're cabinet officers, they'll never get approved by the senate. And even if they're not, they will be driven out of the White House somehow–just like Gen. Flynn and Steve Bannon. In short, when it comes to staffing, Trump's choices are limited by the same swamp he's fighting. Sad but true "

If Trump tried flexing his muscles, he'd be impeached in a New York minute, AND the Republicans would be on board with the Democrats on this. I do agree it's all one club.

Besides, he's listening to that son-in-law of his (who, by the way, probably got Trump elected by promising the elite Jews, his backers, he'd play ball when it came to Israel). I remember Trump himself being surprised and almost shocked at the "support" that Jared was able to drum up for him, and he thanked Jared on stage for that. Of course, this was the devil's handshake, but you probably don't get elected without it.

I think everything is run through Jared, out to the elite Jews, and then Trump is given his instructions. Trump probably thought okay, I'll give them what they want, but I'll get what I want too (the wall, immigration reform, etc.) That hasn't turned out too well.

Anyway, that's how I see it – so far. What are those actions and inactions you mentioned? I'd like to hear them.

Herald , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 16, 2020 at 12:05 am GMT
@Just a random Polish guy Like you, I see the BLM protests/riots as an extension of the mayhem caused by the transparently fake Covid-19 pandemic. Trump is certainly a target, but this very determined attempt at a revolution seems much bigger and far more sinister than simply getting rid of the hapless Trump.
schnellandine , says: Show Comment June 16, 2020 at 12:42 am GMT
@Curmudgeon

There are literally millions of civilian contacts with police every year, and the number that go bad are minuscule.

Most people are hip to the reality of much cops love it if you roll over, show your throat, and suck them off verbally. They know that this is an essential dance. Listen to how often they're rewarded in court by cops earnestly asserting to judge how 'cooperative' Citizen Peepants was. This is relevant in court only insofar as cops are prosecuted for violating the 5th amendment -- something nearly every cop does in a significant portion of interactions.

Re psyche, the average cop is hair-trigger sensitive to anyone not treating him as royalty. It's almost comedic watching them sprout feathers and strut.

Now, since you love stats, see if you can dredge a realistic number of how often cops assault/kidnap people because they get pissed at demeanor -- usually when being treated as equal or below. They know they're criminal trash, and treating them as such cuts too close.

Then, drum roll charges dropped! Typical cop bully bull.

[Jun 16, 2020] Cartoonists can draw the most hideous caricatures of politicians and no one, least of all the politician, objects? Indeed they sometimes write to the artist to try to buy the original.

Jun 16, 2020 | www.unz.com

Miha , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 7:58 am GMT

People who get upset on behalf of others when they see a doll, a toy caricature of the most trivial & obvious features of people from a race, region or culture or perhaps of an individual (puppets of politicians), privately believe those people to be in need of patronizing concern because they see them in the same category as vulnerable children who have to be protected. In other words, their concern stems from a supposed superiority to that group of people who are privately considered their inferiors.

Cartoonists can draw the most hideous caricatures of politicians and no one, least of all the politician, objects? Indeed they sometimes write to the artist to try to buy the original.

Concern over a golliwog betokens a profound unexpressed racism hiding deep within their psyche in the sense of a 'negative pre-judgement of a whole group of people who share certain physical characteristics'. In other words, they make a gross category error and reveal non-confected bigotry.

[Jun 16, 2020] I believe people are blowing smoke to cover up the origins of the 'neck kneeling' technique and its possible origins to Israel.

Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Christian J Chuba , Jun 15 2020 22:54 utc | 60

Finally ... I get to be a flag waving loon. As much as I agree with the ambassador, this is an inappropriate display for a federal employee in his position, especially one who represents the Administration and U.S. interests in the world. One has to keep a certain decorum based on your job.

BTW I believe people are blowing smoke to cover up the origins of the 'neck kneeling' technique and its possible origins to Israel. And I am appalled at the baboonish response to the slaying of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta by senior Law enforcement officers. If I had any authority I would use this opportunity to purge as many of these leaders as possible. They should be ashamed of themselves by bringing up so many false things to cloud the issue.

Yes, he was drunk and should have been arrested but he was fleeing the scene and posed no danger to anyone yet he was shot in the back. He was on foot, not driving a car. He was unarmed. He had already fired the one shot taser. They had his car and all the info they needed to track him down. BTW there is something off w/Dan Bongino other than your typical belligerence but he's not the law enforcement I'm referring to because he's just an ex-security guard.

[Jun 16, 2020] I read the gun mags and view the firearms Youtube channels, trust me, these guys are unhappy. They hate the rioters, they hate the government (but they love the police), and sooner or later someone's going to start shooting

Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , Jun 16 2020 1:24 utc | 77

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 15 2020 19:05 utc | 37 Hell, most don't even know what Jeffersonianism is or what the bases are for the Social Contract between federal government and citizen or where to find them

Did you see that post I made yesterday about how a significant portion of the population can't even name the three branches of government, or know that the Constitution is (supposed to be) the supreme law of the land?

It's not hard to advocate policies against the Constitution when you don't know what it's about. I come to that via the Second Amendment (and the First), but most people don't know the meaning of either and are therefore happy to jettison both. This is what the "Woke" will achieve. Except they'll fail with gun control (since that's physically impossible). But they'll succeed with destroying the First. There's an increasing view that censorship is a good thing.

Of course, in my case, I know the Constitution is an irrelevant piece of paper, violated almost before its inception, so it doesn't matter to me. But a lot of armed, ex-military militia guys are gonna be pissed - they already are. I read the gun mags and view the firearms Youtube channels, trust me, these guys are unhappy. They hate the rioters, they hate the government (but they love the police), and sooner or later someone's going to start shooting.

If the "Woke" or the government start shooting back, things will get a lot more tense than they are now. They can't win, but the conflict will raise some hell worse than these riots.

[Jun 16, 2020] I suspect that the protests are being engineered to help Trump win reelection, thru the well known Tactic of Law enforcement infiltrating protests, and its promotion by "Woke" Corporations that are Pro-Trump due to his Neoliberal economic policies

Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

King Lear , Jun 16 2020 3:10 utc | 84

I find it ridiculous that so many posters on this ostensibly "Anti-War", "Leftist", website are scared that Trump won't win reelection, LOL. In reality, Trump is practically guaranteed to win reelection, due to the combination of the booming stock market (most of his base are elderly whites with big 401k's), the phony "Covid crisis" and the resultant "miracle" of Trump unveiling the extremely dangerous moderna vaccine right before the election (Scientistic Democrats and sycophantic Trump supporters will gladly take any vaccine Trump delivers to them, no matter how rushed, unnecessary, and dangerous it is, out of blind faith in science or Trump, respectfully)

And the fact that the BLM/Antifa protests will scare the shit out of his Old White base (I suspect that the protests are being engineered to help Trump win reelection, thru the well known Tactic of Law enforcement infiltrating protests, and its promotion by "Woke" Corporations that are Pro-Trump due to his Neoliberal economic policies). What I find despicable is that this "Anti-War" website is happy to see Trump win again despite the fact that his victory practically guarantees a War with Iran, but I guess that's worth it to most of this website because of the need to avoid that imaginary "Nuclear War with Russia" that will happen if a Democrat wins, LMAO. I guess most here (with the exception of me, Donkeytale, Pft, and Kay fabe) Haven't realized that the "New Cold War" of the U$ vs. Russia and China is Fake wrestling to confuse and distract the populations of all three countries as they are oppressed by the same Neoliberal policies that all three governments implement, LOL.

[Jun 16, 2020] Looks like a large part of the USA military (pro-empire part) supports anti-Trump policy domestic insurrection and topping of Trump

State Department was always Hillary stronghold and a zoo of arrogant neocons.
From comments: "No great complexity. No surprise. Welcome to the Glorious Permanent Revolution within the War Machine. If the much-feared asteroid were falling on New York, or the proverbial divine lightning had finally been unleashed by Jealous Jehovah, that would also get co-opted, financed and approved by CIA + Dim Party, to get the usurper out. It all, yet again, boils down to Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Piero Colombo , Jun 15 2020 18:27 utc | 30
On Friday the U.S. embassy in Seoul hung up a large 'Black Lives Matter' banner and posted a tweet about it:

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When I first saw that tweet on Saturday I wondered how long the banner would stay up. It was clear that the White House would be miffed about it as the banner and the tweet were running against Trump's election tactic of raising tensions.

Today the banner was taken down : To hang up such a banner can be understood as a public protest against Trump. The U.S. ambassador in South Korea is Harry Harris, a former 4-star general and head of the U.S. Pacific Command:

"USA is a free and diverse nation... from that diversity, we gain our strength" the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Harry Harris said in a re-tweet of the official embassy message in which he also quoted former President John Kennedy.

The embassy had displayed the large rainbow flag in support of "LGBTQ Pride Month" last year, despite an order of the State Department not to hoist the banner.

Harris was originally supposed to become U.S. ambassador to Australia. That would have been a plush and easy job. But two years ago Trump and Pompeo ordered him to Seoul in preparation for Trump's talks with North Korea's chairman Kim Jong-un. Harris was known to be a North-Korea hawk :

On the subject of North Korea, Harris expressed caution in falling for the country's so-called "charm offensive," indicating Kim's regime as the most immediate threat to both the U.S. and South Korea during a House Armed Services Committee hearing in February dedicated to security issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to Harris, Kim's desire is to reunite the peninsula under a single communist system. "He's on a path to achieve what he feels is his natural place," he said. He championed the strengthening of the U.S. missile defense system as well as economic and diplomatic pressure to "bring Kim Jong Un to his senses, not his knees."

On several issues Harris pushed South Korea and its government around. There were public demonstrations against him and a group of young people even climbed over the embassy wall to protest against his arrogant behavior.

It seems Harris has had enough of his thankless job. There were rumors in April that he would not stay on during a second Trump presidency or that he might even resign earlier:

US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris has said privately that he does not plan to stay beyond the November US presidential election, regardless of whether President Donald Trump wins another term, five sources told Reuters news agency.

Harris, a 40-year veteran of the US Navy and Trump appointee who started in Seoul in 2018, has expressed increasing frustration with the tensions and drama of his tenure, the sources said, all speaking on condition of anonymity because of the diplomatic sensitivity of the issue.
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In December protesters destroyed portraits of Harris during a demonstration outside the US Embassy as they chanted, "Harris out! We are not a US colony! We are not an ATM machine!"

My best guess is that Harris ordered the LGBT and BLM banners up as intentionally insubordinate acts towards Trump and Pompeo. "Fire me. I dare you." As a former high ranking commander he is likely to support the opinions of other former generals, like Dempsey, Mullen and Mattis, who recently protested against Trump's threat to use active military against protesters.

The man wanted to make a point before he leaves his post.

That is now likely to happen rather sooner than later. No great complexity. No surprise. Welcome to the Glorious Permanent Revolution within the War Machine. If the much-feared asteroid were falling on New York, or the proverbial divine lightning had finally been unleashed by Jealous Jehovah, that would also get co-opted, financed and approved by CIA + Dim Party, to get the usurper out. It all, yet again, boils down to Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.


Carlton Meyer , Jun 15 2020 15:12 utc | 1

He should be fired. I have never seen any type of political banner on a US embassy. Imagine if he unveiled "Trump 2020". I am shocked at the stupidity, and I'm sure many other embassy staffers told him it was wrong. I don't like firing people for mistakes, but this was so stupid it shows him unfit for this job.
Lucci , Jun 15 2020 16:13 utc | 8
Do you even read the article ? The character named Harry Harris is a unique character that are appointed by Trump administration in which he's rather an anti racism and tend to pick the left than right. The quality that Trump seek from him is his hawkish attitude towards North Korean (his background as a general and pacific commander could've helped him nominated by Trump. Trump love the military and general despite where he come from).
B do not noting anything being great about his action. He noted that open objections from character of this character background can indicate that US military doesn't come full in support of Trump policy regarding the domestic insurrection.
DannyC , Jun 15 2020 18:34 utc | 31
it's inappropriate. That's not the place for it. It's childish and makes us look like the banana republic we're quickly heading towards being
sabre , Jun 15 2020 18:42 utc | 32
@10 NemesisCalling

"...Trump's election tactic of raising tensions."

At first I almost spit out my water reading this...but upon reflection, it is an ok statement.

@

Agreed, I had an initial negative reaction to that line but after thinking it is true. The current unrest to me seems stoked by Trump's enemies, but Trump has used a strategy of pushing their buttons throughout his whole campaign and term. I do think he is trying to make them do something ridiculous, like defending riots and publicly supporting eliminating the police, as a way to galvanize his base for the election. I wish these tactics were not necessary but given that both sides are using them, I can only assume they are effective.

augusto , Jun 15 2020 18:47 utc | 34
Of course the unprecedented banner has no logic. The native koreans will ask: what the hell those protectors of ours are up to?
Logical would be North Korean embassy to fly the banner in their
front entry.
Jackrabbit , Jun 15 2020 18:55 utc | 35
karlof1 @ Jun15 18:00 #28
"Trump is well known to be viscerally 'law and order'.

"Well known" ... yeah, that's why I never tire in reminding people that he nominated Gina Hapel for CIA despite her having destroyed evidence in a Congressional investigation and Trump himself is also a "well known" fraudster (recall his Trump University) and pal of Epstein.

PS Where's the tax returns that Trump promised to release?

!!

bjd , Jun 15 2020 19:05 utc | 36
To me, this is a serious indication that BLM (which in principle I support) has been co-opted by the "Foreign Policy Establishment" (Vindman) and the Democratic Party.
Don Bacon , Jun 15 2020 19:10 utc | 38
There are other matters going on regarding the US in the Republic of Korea.
> ROK broke off intelligence-sharing with Japan.
> Trump wants an increase in ROK offset payment, or it will reduce commitment.
> DPRK has threatened ROK with attack of some kind, after two years of "give" to the US and no reciprocity on sanctions etc.

With the election coming up, Trump reverts back to his earlier campaign pledge to bring US troops home, which (as we know) is a non-starter with the "security establishment." His recent decision to significantly reduce troop numbers in Germany has caused a huge negative reaction. The fact remains that there is no good reason for 30,000 troops, with their dependents, to be in Korea at all. ROK is much richer and stronger that DPRK.
All of this bears on whatever decisions Admiral Harris makes.

jason , Jun 16 2020 1:18 utc | 76
from wiki:
Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo
In March 2006, he assumed command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba. His service was notable as he was in charge when three prisoners, Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi Al-Utaybi, Salah Ali Abdullah Ahmed al-Salami and Yasser Talal Al Zahrani, died in the custody of US forces. Defense reported the deaths as suicides. Harris said at the time,

"I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."

what won't this asshole say?

A User , Jun 16 2020 1:17 utc | 75
...It was just a bunch of mid sized fish maneuvering on the best way they can jointly become the boss of their sad little MIC pond.

This admiral turned state department drongo will be no different, as I said before, he may have his vagaries, but his devotion to the impossible, keeping amerika supreme, will be no different to any other imperial functionary, so why waste any thought much less words on such a flea.
Because he may be a servant of the dem half of the amerikan empire party?

Who cares, as we have all seen time & time again, that makes zero difference to the amount of gratuitous rape & murder and only slight difference in the direction booty is sent, though never the amount of the thefts.

They all require a firing squad, gas shower or guillotine.

[Jun 16, 2020] Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base?

Jun 16, 2020 | angrybearblog.com
  1. likbez , June 15, 2020 2:46 pm

    @Ron (RC) Weakley June 15, 2020 1:03 pm

    > Peter Dorman is correct about why Trump is in trouble, but there is still more. Peter Dorman is correct about why Trump is in trouble, but there is still more.

    Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base?

    That's what make me wondering: is the faction of the elite driving these BLM riots are those who support Trump?

    Terrify people and threaten the existence of police is a good way to get close to 100% of elderly voters out of their Covid-19 lockdowns on election day.

    Doesn't the fact that pallets of bricks and frozen bottles in large cans were delivered to the places of protests suggests that Antifa and other groups operating within the protest movement are actually linked to intelligence agencies?

    Is not it easier now for Trump to offload all the destruction of the economy and Coronavirus recession on Neoliberal Dems which are supporting the rioters?

[Jun 16, 2020] Harry Harris - Insubordinate U.S. Ambo To South Korea - authorised putting the slogan "Black Lives matter" on the ambaassy

If this was a Chinese admiral or diplomat, the tone of the comments here would be completely different: "whistleblower", "Chinese totalitarianism collapsing", "we should support him", "the Chinese should reform", "Xi Jinping should be removed from power" etc. etc.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Piotr Berman , Jun 15 2020 17:47 utc | 26
...In general, USG is very happy if an ambassador is in blatant insubordination, e.g. supporting a FAILED coup against his own government. Could it misled some ambassadors that it is OK?

In short, there are good and bad types of hypocrisy, and USG should have some (online?) courses, so passing quizzes in Hypocrisy.1, Hypocrisy.2 and Hypocrisy.3 would be a prerequisite before granting a post (the higher the post, the more quizzes may be needed).


Piotr Berman , Jun 15 2020 17:53 utc | 27

A little fantasy: an ambassador strives to frankly convey the sentiment of his leaders.

Protester banners "We are not a colony" "We are not an ATM"

Embassy raises a banner "You ARE an ATM, deluded fools!"

Babyl-on , Jun 15 2020 17:40 utc | 25
...The sovereign powers of the USA are now surrendered to the private oligarchy.

The USA is no longer a sovereign state.

[Jun 15, 2020] Do Deep State Elements Operate within the Protest Movement? by Mike Whitney

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... "The extraordinary destruction of white and Asian businesses in many instances wiping out a family's lifetime work, the looting of national businesses whose dumbshit CEOs support the looters, the merciless gang beatings of whites and Asians who attempted to defend their persons and their property, the egging on of the violence by politicians in both parties and by the entirely of the media including many alternative media websites, shows a country undergoing collapse. ..."
"... This is why it is not shown in national media . Some local media show an indication of the violent destruction in their community, but it is not accumulated and presented to a national audience. Consequently, Americans think the looting and destruction is only a local occurrence I just checked CNN and the BBC and there is nothing about the extraordinary economic destruction and massive thefts." ..."
"... Why has the media failed to show the vast destruction of businesses and private property? Why have they minimized the effects of vandalism, looting and arson? Why have they fanned the flames of social unrest from the very beginning, shrugging off the ruin and devastation while cheerleading the demonstrations as a heroic struggle for racial justice? Is this is the same media that supported every bloody war, every foreign intervention, and every color-revolution for the last 5 decades? Are we really expected to believe that they've changed their stripes and become an energized proponent of social justice? ..."
"... The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements in the deep state are probably involved. We know from evidence uncovered during the Russiagate probe, that the media works hand-in-glove with the Intel agencies and FBI while–at the same time– serving as a mouthpiece for elites. ..."
"... That hasn't changed, in fact, it's gotten even worse. The uniformity of the coverage suggests that that same perception management strategy is being employed here as well. Even at this late date, the determination to remove Trump from office is as strong as ever even though, in the present case, it has been combined with the broader political strategy of inciting fratricidal violence, obliterating urban areas, and spreading anarchy across the count ..."
"... This isn't about racial justice or police brutality, it's about regime change, internal destabilization, and martial law. ..."
"... What the Black Lives Matter movement does not understand is that they are being used by the billionaire white capitalists who are fighting to push the working class even lower ..."
"... The rightful grievance over racism against blacks is now used to get Trump since Russia Gate, Impeachment, the corona scandal ..."
"... The protests are merely a fig leaf for a "color revolution" that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign governments in the last 70 years ..."
"... "Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in." ..."
"... "The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives "execute orders?" ..."
"... Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present meme of "Defund the Police" is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force. ..."
"... Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa's "logistical capabilities". The United States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the same time. ..."
"... it points to extensive coordination with groups across the country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem. ..."
"... This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy ..."
"... "The BLM represents the forefront of an effort to divide Americans along racial and political lines, thus keeping race and identity-based barbarians safely away from more critical issues of importance to the elite, most crucially a free hand to plunder and ransack natural resources, minerals, crude oil, and impoverish billions of people whom the ruling elite consider unproductive useless eaters and a hindrance to the drive to dominate, steal, and murder . ..."
"... The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself ..."
"... that explains why anti-fa attack Yellow Vests in Germany. The Yellow Vests are the true people's movement and as shown in the video below it is not about the left and the right for the yellow vest but common people fed up with the system ..."
"... Watch every frame of this. It shows the government-media complex and their little thugs, ANTIFA, in perfect collusion to interfere with the regular Germans trying to stop the Satanic communist-Globo homo project. ..."
"... My bro is one of the few people flying, for work. He says the only people on the airlines are antifa thugs moving all around the country. ..."
"... Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base? ..."
"... Is Antifa a group of deep state agitators? That's the question. In the Sunday edition of the New York Times– the official propaganda organ of US elites– an article is entirely devoted to creating "plausible deniability" that Antifa is behind the violence in the protests that have swept the country. ..."
Jun 15, 2020 | www.unz.com

"Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it's the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass demonstrations or strikes. If it is carefully planned, by the time they start, everything is over in a matter of weeks." Foreign Policy Journal

Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd?

It's all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that applauds the "mainly peaceful protests" while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across the country. What's that all about? Do the instigators of these demonstrations want to see our cities reduced to urban wastelands where street gangs and Antifa thugs impose their own harsh justice? That's where this is headed, isn't it?

Of course there are millions of protesters who honestly believe they're fighting racial injustice and police brutality. And more power to them. But that certainly doesn't mean there aren't hidden agendas driving these outbursts. Quite the contrary. It seems to me that the protest movement is actually the perfect vehicle for affecting dramatic social changes that only serve the interests of elites. For example, who benefits from defunding the police? Not African Americans, that's for sure. Black neighborhoods need more security not less. And yet, the New York Times lead editorial on Saturday proudly announces, " Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police–Because reform won't happen." Check it out:

"We can't reform the police. The only way to diminish police violence is to reduce contact between the public and the police .There is not a single era in United States history in which the police were not a force of violence against black people. Policing in the South emerged from the slave patrols in the 1700 and 1800s that caught and returned runaway slaves. In the North, the first municipal police departments in the mid-1800s helped quash labor strikes and riots against the rich. Everywhere, they have suppressed marginalized populations to protect the status quo.

So when you see a police officer pressing his knee into a black man's neck until he dies, that's the logical result of policing in America. When a police officer brutalizes a black person, he is doing what he sees as his job " (" Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police–Because reform won't happen" , New York Times)

So, according to the Times, the problem isn't single parent families, or underfunded education or limited job opportunities or fractured neighborhoods, it's the cops who have nothing to do with any of these problems. Are we supposed to take this seriously, because the editors of the Times certainly do. They'd like us to believe that there is groundswell support for this loony idea, but there isn't. In a recent poll, more than 60% of those surveyed, oppose the idea of defunding the police. So why would such an unpopular, wacko idea wind up as the headline op-ed in the Saturday edition? Well, because the Times is doing what it always does, advancing the political agenda of the elites who hold the purse-strings and dictate which ideas are promoted and which end up on the cutting room floor. That's how the system works. Check out this excerpt from an article by Paul Craig Roberts:

"The extraordinary destruction of white and Asian businesses in many instances wiping out a family's lifetime work, the looting of national businesses whose dumbshit CEOs support the looters, the merciless gang beatings of whites and Asians who attempted to defend their persons and their property, the egging on of the violence by politicians in both parties and by the entirely of the media including many alternative media websites, shows a country undergoing collapse.

This is why it is not shown in national media . Some local media show an indication of the violent destruction in their community, but it is not accumulated and presented to a national audience. Consequently, Americans think the looting and destruction is only a local occurrence I just checked CNN and the BBC and there is nothing about the extraordinary economic destruction and massive thefts." (" The Real Racists", Paul Craig Roberts, Unz Review)

Roberts makes a good point, and one that's worth mulling over. Why has the media failed to show the vast destruction of businesses and private property? Why have they minimized the effects of vandalism, looting and arson? Why have they fanned the flames of social unrest from the very beginning, shrugging off the ruin and devastation while cheerleading the demonstrations as a heroic struggle for racial justice? Is this is the same media that supported every bloody war, every foreign intervention, and every color-revolution for the last 5 decades? Are we really expected to believe that they've changed their stripes and become an energized proponent of social justice?

Nonsense. The media's role in concealing the damage should only convince skeptics that the protests are just one part of a much larger operation. What we're seeing play out in over 400 cities across the US, has more to do with toppling Trump and sowing racial division than it does with the killing of George Floyd. The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements in the deep state are probably involved. We know from evidence uncovered during the Russiagate probe, that the media works hand-in-glove with the Intel agencies and FBI while–at the same time– serving as a mouthpiece for elites.

That hasn't changed, in fact, it's gotten even worse. The uniformity of the coverage suggests that that same perception management strategy is being employed here as well. Even at this late date, the determination to remove Trump from office is as strong as ever even though, in the present case, it has been combined with the broader political strategy of inciting fratricidal violence, obliterating urban areas, and spreading anarchy across the country.

This isn't about racial justice or police brutality, it's about regime change, internal destabilization, and martial law. Take a look at this article at The Herland Report:

"What the Black Lives Matter movement does not understand is that they are being used by the billionaire white capitalists who are fighting to push the working class even lower and end the national sovereignty principles that president Trump stands for in America .

The rightful grievance over racism against blacks is now used to get Trump since Russia Gate, Impeachment, the corona scandal and nothing else has worked. The aim is to end democracy in the United States, control Congress and politics and assemble the power into the hands of the very few

It is all about who will own the United States and have free access to its revenues: Either the American people under democracy or globalist billionaire individuals." (" Politicized USA Gene Sharp riots is another attempted coup d'etat – New Left Tyranny" The Herland Report

That sounds about right to me. The protests are merely a fig leaf for a "color revolution" that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign governments in the last 70 years. Have the chickens have come home to roost? It certainly looks like it. Here's more from the same article:

"Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in."

So, yes, the grievances are real, but that doesn't mean that someone else is not steering the action. And just as the media is shaping the narrative for its own purposes, so too, there are agents within the movement that are inciting the violence. All of this suggests the existence of some form of command-control that provides logistical support and assists in communications. Check out this excerpt from a post at Colonel Pat Lang's website Sic Semper Tyrannis:

"The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives "execute orders?"

Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present meme of "Defund the Police" is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force.

Gutting the civil police forces has long been a major goal of the far left, but now, they have the ability to create mass hysteria over it when they have an excuse ." ("My take on the present situation", Sic Semper Tyrannis)

Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa's "logistical capabilities". The United States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the same time. It's beyond suspicious, it points to extensive coordination with groups across the country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem.

None of this has anything to do with racial justice or police brutality. America is being destabilized and sacked for other purposes altogether. This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins. Here's a short excerpt from an article by Kurt Nimmo at his excellent blog "Another Day in the Empire":

"The BLM represents the forefront of an effort to divide Americans along racial and political lines, thus keeping race and identity-based barbarians safely away from more critical issues of importance to the elite, most crucially a free hand to plunder and ransack natural resources, minerals, crude oil, and impoverish billions of people whom the ruling elite consider unproductive useless eaters and a hindrance to the drive to dominate, steal, and murder .

It is sad to say BLM serves the elite by ignoring or remaining ignorant of the main problem -- boundless predation by a neoliberal criminal project that considers all -- black, white, yellow, brown -- as expliotable and dispensable serfs. " (" 2 Million Arab Lives Don't Matter ", Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire)

The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself. Having succeeded in using the Lockdown to push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.


Godfree Roberts , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 3:39 am GMT

the media narrative that applauds the "mainly peaceful protests" while ignoring the vast destruction to Hong Kong where there was neither police violence nor racial discrimination. Look like the same organizing principles were used in both places.
Malla , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 6:33 am GMT
Of course that explains why anti-fa attack Yellow Vests in Germany. The Yellow Vests are the true people's movement and as shown in the video below it is not about the left and the right for the yellow vest but common people fed up with the system, a true grass roots movement of the people. And Anti-fa, the Whores of the Satanic elites attack them. Why would anti-fascists attack the common man?

https://www.bitchute.com/embed/raZCHzKjrjA/

Watch every frame of this. It shows the government-media complex and their little thugs, ANTIFA, in perfect collusion to interfere with the regular Germans trying to stop the Satanic communist-Globo homo project.

PetrOldSack , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm GMT
Few arguments in contra of the article. Can any-one conceive of there being a competition between BLM rioting organizing and covertly supporting, and Corona-19, where the elites were very cohesive internationally in the face.

The target, Trump, the man with no policies, the implement nothing, is it such a worthy target to a fraction of the power elites? That would speak for shallowness on their behalf. Creating back-ground noise to fade out the re-organizing of society, regardless of actors as Trump could be an acceptable explanation. "Keep the surplus population busy. Keep the attention on the streets".

There is a trade-off. The international elites see the exposure of the US internal policies, the expenditure of energy, do they regard the situation as something to copy-paste, an interesting experiment, or as weakness to be taken advantage of? Probably the first, then BLM covert support chains perfectly with Corona-19, and scales things up.

nickels , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 1:36 pm GMT
My bro is one of the few people flying, for work. He says the only people on the airlines are antifa thugs moving all around the country.
ICD , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 1:39 pm GMT
"Black neighborhoods need more security not less."

Police are not security, they're repression. Anybody of any color who thinks they're safer with heavily armed bureaucrats blundering around is a moron.

And since when does reductions in guard labor equal austerity? There are several economic rights that should not be derogated, but assholes with guns impounding cars is not one of them. If the residents of a community are asking for more cops, that's one thing. They are not. Law enforcement budgets are stuffed up the ass of residents and often municipalities. Look into e.g. the MA "strong chief" enabling acts. States have massive unfunded pension liabilities in large part because of police featherbedding. That's what's being pushed by the "deep state" (you mean CIA.) The evident CIA use of provocateurs is aimed at justifying further increases in repressive capacity.

anonymous [299] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 2:34 pm GMT
Now this is the ideal solution:

https://www.lawofficer.com/america-we-are-leaving/

OK bye! Don't let the door hit your fat ass on the way out! Stupid and delusional though pigs are, it's dimly dawning on them that America considers them crooked loudmouthed violent assholes. Here's a typical one exercising what Gore Vidal called the core competence of police, whining.

Boo hoo hoo, asshole, go home and beat your wife or eat a gun or whatever it is you dream of doing in retirement, cause the states can't afford your crooked unions' pensions in this induced depression. Cut these white man's welfare jobs.

Escher , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm GMT
Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base?
Mike Whitney , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 3:51 pm GMT
Is Antifa a group of deep state agitators? That's the question. In the Sunday edition of the New York Times– the official propaganda organ of US elites– an article is entirely devoted to creating "plausible deniability" that Antifa is behind the violence in the protests that have swept the country.

Why is the Times so concerned that its readers might have a different opinion on this matter? Why do they want to convince people that the protests-riots are merely spontaneous outbursts of anti-racist sentiment? Could it be because the Times job is to create a version of events that suits the interests of the elites it serves? Here's a few excerpts from today's piece titled "Federal Arrests Show No Sign That Antifa Plotted Protests":

While anarchists and anti-fascists openly acknowledged being part of the immense crowds, they call the scale, intensity and durability of the protests far beyond anything they might dream of organizing. Some tactics used at the protests, like the wearing of all black and the shattering of store windows, are reminiscent of those used by anarchist groups, say those who study such movements. (plausible deniability)

Anarchists and others accuse officials of trying to assign blame to extremists rather than accept the idea that millions of Americans from a variety of political backgrounds have been on the streets demanding change. Numerous experts also called the participation of extremist organizations overstated. (plausible deniability)

"A significant number of people in positions of authority are pushing a false narrative about antifa being behind a lot of this activity," said J.M. Berger, the author of the book "Extremism" and an authority on militant movements. "These are just unbelievably large protests at a time of great turmoil in this country, and there is surprisingly little violence given the size of this movement.".. (plausible deniability)

In New York, the police briefed reporters on May 31, claiming that radical anarchists from outside the state had plotted ahead of protests by setting up encrypted communications systems, arranging for street medics and collecting bail funds.

Within five days, however, Dermot F. Shea, the city's police commissioner, acknowledged that most of the hundreds of people arrested at the protests in New York were actually New Yorkers who took advantage of the chaos to commit crimes and were not motivated by political ideology . John Miller, the police official who had briefed reporters, told CNN that most looting in New York had been committed by "regular criminal groups." (plausible deniability)

Kit O'Connell, a longtime radical leftist activist and community organizer in Austin, said that shortly after Mr. Trump's election, the group took part in anti-fascist protests in the city against a local white supremacist group and scuffled separately with Act for America, an anti-Muslim organization.

"They've been an influence at the protests but they're not in charge -- no one's really in charge," Mr. O'Connell said. (plausible deniability)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/us/antifa-protests-george-floyd.html

Why is the Times acting like Antifa's attorney? Why are the trying to minimize the role of professional agitators? Why is the Times so determined to shape the public's thinking on this matter?

Doesn't this suggest that Antifa and other groups operating within the protest movement are actually linked to agencies in the deep state that are conducting another operation against the American people?

Brian Reilly , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm GMT
@anonymous anonymous, I have been encouraging cops to quit for a long time. They are protecting the wrong people, being used to protect people in the ruling class that hate and despise cops just a little less than they hate and despise the rest of us civilians.

To the issue at hand, black people should only be policed, arrested, charged, prosecuted, defended, judged, and (if found guilty) punished by other blacks. No white person should have anything to do with it. Any white person policing negros in America is making a huge mistake, and should immediately quit.

The pensions are not going to be paid, and the crazy, Soros paid for black people are going to make it impossible for a white cop pretty soon anyway. Might as well walk before they make you run.

anonymous [263] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm GMT
Don't worry about BLM, which is corporate phoney bullshit protest, easter parades and internet posturing. The blacks in the street don't fall for that shit. Look what happens when coopted oreos try to herd everybody back to tame marching:

https://www.blackagendareport.com/ooh-la-la-atlantas-mayor-keisha-and-civil-rights-myths-black-mecca

Fuck Killer Mike
Fuck TI
Fuck KKKeisha

The provocateurs are not influencing them. The sellout house negroes are not influencing them. They know what they want. The regime is shitting its pants. If they scapegoat Trump and purge him, Biden will inherit the same problem only worse.

botazefa , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 4:53 pm GMT
@Escher

Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base?

That's what I am wondering too. It makes more sense to me that the elites driving these BLM riots are those who support Trump. Terrify people and threaten the existence of police is a good way to get elderly white voters out of their covid lockdowns on election day.

botazefa , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 5:03 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney

Doesn't this suggest that Antifa and other groups operating within the protest movement are actually linked to agencies in the deep state that are conducting another operation against the American people?

Do we really want to suggest the CIA is committing treason against the American people? Isn't it more likely that the Times is agitating against the CIA for other reasons? Reasons Carlos Slim could explain?

Mike Whitney , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 5:13 pm GMT
For those who haven't read Pepe Escobar's latsest on BLM, here's a couple clips:

Black Lives Matter, founded in 2013 by a trio of middle class, queer black women very vocal against "hetero-patriarchy", is a product of what University of British Columbia's Peter Dauvergne defines as "corporatization of activism".

Over the years, Black Lives Matter evolved as a marketing brand, like Nike (which fully supports it). The widespread George Floyd protests elevated it to the status of a new religion. Yet Black Lives Matter carries arguably zero, true revolutionary appeal. This is not James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud". And it does not get even close to Black Power and the Black Panthers' "Power to the People".

Black Lives Matter profited in 2016 from a humongous $100 million grant from the Ford Foundation and other philanthropic capitalism stalwarts such as JPMorgan Chase and the Kellogg Foundation.

The Ford Foundation is very close to the U.S. Deep State. The board of directors is crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos. In a nutshell; Black Lives Matter, the organization, today is fully sanitized; largely integrated into the Democratic Party machine; adored by mainstream media; and certainly does not represent a threat to the 0.001%.

https://www.unz.com/pescobar/syria-in-seattle-commune-defies-the-u-s-regime/

I rest my case.

Brás Cubas , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 5:16 pm GMT
Mike is one of the more interesting writers in Unz. He occasionally writes some irreflected lines, though:

Of course there are millions of protesters who honestly believe they're fighting racial injustice and police brutality. And more power to them.

Those "honest" people are actually useful idiots, and the last thing I want is to give them more power.

anonymous [306] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 5:20 pm GMT
IMO the best evidence for state provocation is this traditional strange-fruit lynching,

https://www.rt.com/usa/491698-robert-fuller-hanging-tree-california/

an evident ham-handed attempt to make this all about race. The real threat to this police state is racial and international solidarity against state predation – the stuff that got Fred Hampton killed,

"when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism."

or Angela Davis and the Che-Lumumba club. BAP is right back on this and the resonating international demonstrations show that that's the right track. The whole world sees what this is about, except for a few fucked-over US whites.

anbonymous , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 5:31 pm GMT
botazefa, of course the CIA is committing treason against the American people. Where were you when they whacked JFK, then RFK? Where were you when they blew up OKC? Where were you when they released anthrax on the Senate, infiltrated and protected 9/11 terrorists, assigned more terrorists to MITRE to blind NORAD, blew up the WTC for the second time, and exfiltrated the Saudi logisticians?

Anybody unaware that CIA has been pure treason from inception is (1) retarded XOR (2) a CIA traitor.

Do you really want to tell us trust the CIA?

obwandiyag , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 6:05 pm GMT
Sorry. The assholes on this asshole site will not let you say that what is important is how the super-billionaires control us. They are going to insist that it's niggerniggernigger all the way home and that's all there is to it. You would think they were paid. Or really, really stupid.
Realist , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm GMT
@botazefa

Do we really want to suggest the CIA is committing treason against the American people?

Oh, hell yes the FBI and a significant portion of the federal government.

Juliette Kayyem , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm GMT
When Gina, she-wolf of Udon Thani, got busted for trying to overthrow the United States government with Russiagate, she hung onto her job by rigging the succession with all the Brennan traitors who ran the Russiagate coup.

https://gosint.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/one-year-ago-cia-new-order-of-succession-june-14-2019/#more-21679

So we should expect that Gina will now stage a couple massacres like Kent State and Jackson State, because that's how CIA ratfucked Nixon when he didn't knuckle under.

Gina's extra motivated to stay on top because she's criminally culpable for systematic and widespread torture:

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/intelligence-torture-archive/2018-04-26/gina-haspels-cia-torture-file

CIA wanted a DCI who would kill another president (even after JFK and Reagan) to preserve CIA's impunity.

Realist , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney Excellent article and I believe excellent analysis of the situation.

Where we may differ is with Trump's complicity in Deep State efforts. I believe Trump is a minion of the Deep State. His actions and inactions can not be explained any other way.

Mike Whitney , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 7:28 pm GMT
Let's assume for a minute, that Pepe Escobar is correct when he says this:

"Black Lives Matter profited in 2016 from a humongous $100 million grant from the Ford Foundation and other philanthropic capitalism stalwarts such as JPMorgan Chase and the Kellogg Foundation .

The Ford Foundation is very close to the U.S. Deep State. The board of directors is crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos. In a nutshell; Black Lives Matter, the organization, today is fully sanitized; largely integrated into the Democratic Party machine; adored by mainstream media; and certainly does not represent a threat to the 0.001%.

https://www.unz.com/pescobar/syria-in-seattle-commune-defies-the-u-s-regime/

If this is true–and I believe it is– then Black Lives Matter is no different than USAID or any of the other NGOs that are used to incite revolution around the world. If this is true, then there is likely a CIA link to these protests, the main purpose of which is to remove Trump from office.

So Black Lives Matter= activist NGO linked to US Intel agencies= Regime Change Operation

But there is something else going on here too, (that many readers might have noticed) that is, the way social media has been manipulated to put millions of young people on the street in order to promote the agenda of elites.

How did they manage that?

How did they get millions of young people to come out day after day (14 days so far) in over 400 cities to protest an issue about which they know very little aside from the media's irritating reiteration of "systemic racism", (a claim that is not supported by the data.)

IMO, we are seeing the first successful social media saturation campaign launched probably by the Pentagon's Office Strategic Communications or a similar outfit within the CIA. Having already taken control over the entire mainstream media complex, the intel agencies and their friends at the Pentagon are now wrapping their tentacles around internet communications in order to achieve their goal of complete tyrannical social control.

As always, the target of these massive covert operations is the American people who had better pull their heads out of the sand pronto and come up with a plan for countering this madness.

Anon [184] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 7:29 pm GMT
@anonymous The elephant in the room, that seems to be ignored by all is the simple fact that Hispanics are working class heroes. And they outnumber the blacks, and hate their guts for the most part. Not the scrawny punks withe Che t-shirts, but the actual working types that are less than thrilled to deal with the weak. Notice how no Hispanic barrios have EVER been f ** ked with, no matter when the race riot? There is an open fatwa from La Eme regarding blacks that has never been rescinded. Has a lot to do with the kneegro exodus from the LA area, which correlates with the lack of looting in the formerly black areas. Which the MSM prefers to ignore. The happy idiots are mugging for the cameras on a daily basis in Hollywood, but the Hispanic run Sheriff's office has no problem with popping gas and defending businesses. Also note that the MSM only reports on areas when a local government craters to the mob. LA County was under curfew for 7 days due to a mob of looters that numbered perhaps 2000. If that Jew mayor (with the Italian surname) had not allowed the looting, then we would have seen the kind of 36 hour turnaround like we had with Rodney King. The ethnic group that ignores the MSM and stands up for its own people will win in the end. Right now we are looking more toward the kind of Celtic/Meso-American alliance that is well known in the penal system. These groups can exist side by side, with each ignoring the other. Blacks, on the other paw seem to be unable to keep to themselves, at least on the ghetto level, and will always be an issue for civilization. It's time we stop calling for a generic and all-inclusive White establishment. The race traitors and weaklings forfeit that right. When Celts, Italians, Germans, etc. were proud and independent, there was strength. It's time to return to that ideal. Only the negroid actually lumps all whites together, which the Jews use as a divisive tool. Strength should be idolized, rather than weakness exploited.

Hail Victory

botazefa , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm GMT
@anbonymous

Do you really want to tell us trust the CIA?

I'm saying that the NYT is not necessarily mouthpiece *only* for the Deep State. As for your JFK assassination – Senate Anthrax – 9/11 etc, those are considered conspiracy theories and I've never been persuaded otherwise. I've read up on the theories and they are not strong.

I don't know what a retarded XOR is except as it relates to logic diagrams and I don't work for the CIA.

botazefa , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 7:32 pm GMT
@Realist

Oh, hell yes the FBI and a significant portion of the federal government

Fair enough.

Priss Factor , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 8:02 pm GMT

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

It's called Jewish lawfare for Antifa, Jewish control of media, and Jewish cult of Magic Negro.

Even though Jews led the Gentric Cleansing campaigns against blacks by using mass immigration, globo-homo celebration, and white middle class return to cities, the Jews are now pretending be with the blacks and throwing the immigrants, white middle class, and homos to the black mobs.

Priss Factor , says: Website Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 8:05 pm GMT
@obwandiyag Super billionaires control nations, but an average person is more likely to get mugged, raped, or murdered by a Negro.
schnellandine , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 9:47 pm GMT
@Anon

simple fact that Hispanics are working class heroes

Some are. Most aren't. And the 'not'% grows with selective Americanization (not assimilation). Still, I'll take them over the blacks, even with their generally inferior (to White) culture.

Whites are better with separation from them along with blacks. Whatever the prime driver, both groups have poisoned America, likely beyond repair. Conquistador gonnna conquistador.

Stepinfetchit has a dream , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 10:07 pm GMT
M. Whitney in comment 21 clarifies his view of BLM as the impetus for this rebellion. That does not square with the reports of people on the street.

BLM is exactly analogous to BDS: a controlled opposition of feckless halfassed gestures designed to distract from the real movement. You hear BLM apparatchiks whining about getting their movement hijacked because people in the streets show solidarity with oppressed groups worldwide – and youe hear BLM getting booed by the people they're trying to corral. BLM's mission is putting words in the protestors' mouths. You hear Democrat BLM spokesmodels trying to distort calls for police abolition and no more impunity. And real protestors call bullshit.

BLM works on dumb white guys: hating on BLM makes them feel very edgy and defiant. Black Lives Matter! Blue Lives Matter! Black! Blue! Black! Blue! Catnip for dumbshits, courtesy of CIA. Keeps them away from the really subversive stuff, which makes perfect sense for whites too.

https://blackagendareport.com/

Cause CIA's fucking us all. They're hostis humani generis.

R.C. , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 10:47 pm GMT
Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?
Does a one legged duck swim in circles?
Ann Nonny Mouse , says: Show Comment June 14, 2020 at 11:42 pm GMT
@ICD Look into whether the training of cops has been outsourced and privatized. Or simply shortened to save money.

And ask why the police are even armed when in Communist China they are not, and traditionally in the non-American West they were not, now are in imitation of America.

ICD , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:18 am GMT
Ann Nonny Mouse, truer words were never spoken. Chinese cops have these cute little nightsticks, and sometimes they will bop a guy and the guy just stands there and says Ow and the cops continue to reason with him, no restraint, incapacitation, any of that shit. British cops used to be that way, they used to reason with you. Now they're all American style Assholes, if not Israeli concentration camp guards. Just nuke FOP HQ in Memphis.

Koch sees privatization as a future profit center and a chance to control the cops himself. They're not trainable, they're too fucking stupid. We all did fine without pigs up through most of the 19th century. Hue and cry works fine. Fire all the cops and replace them with unarmed women social workers. That's all they are, prodigiously incompetent social workers.

ThreeCranes , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:46 am GMT
Too, those many businesses with all that unsold inventory sitting around gathering dust due to Covid isolation will benefit from insurance payments covering their losses due to looting. The cherry on top.
niteranger , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:18 am GMT
@Mike Whitney Whitney:

Are you just clueless or what? Did you notice the names of the Antifa leaders that have been exposed? They are Amish Right? They are Jews and they will always be Jews! Soros and other Jews have been running this game for a long time. Where have you been? SDS in Chicago no Jews there right!

The CIA and the FBI overwhelmed with Jews can you count? All the professors who have been destroying whites with their fake studies blaming everything wrong in the world on Whites and Western Civilization. The entire Media owned by who?

Either you were dropped out of a spaceship a few days ago or you are a total idiot and can't see the forest before trees.

Try this: The Percentage of all Ivy League Presidents, top adminstrators, deans etc take a guess then go count them and see which group they belong to.

Loup-Bouc , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:38 am GMT

Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd?

It's all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative .

* * *

This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins.

One must wonder: How could the CIA and the U.S. Democrat establishment foment and coordinate all of the Black Lives Matter protests occurring in Canada, several nations of South and Central America, the U.K., Ireland, throughout the European Union, and in Switzerland, the Middle East (Turkey, Iran ), and in Asia (Korea, Japan .) and New Zealand, Australia, and Africa?

Mr. Whitney: Neither magic nor bigotry-induced hallucinations can forge a tenable conspiracy theory.

Biff , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:43 am GMT
@botazefa

and I don't work for the CIA.

Plausible deniability

MrFoSquare , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:12 am GMT
I think the primary reason the mainstream media doesn't want the general public, especially those living outside the major cities, to understand the extent of the destruction and violence that spread in a highly-coordinated fashion across America, is that this would be cause for alarm among a majority of Americans who would demand more Law & Order, which would redound to Trump's benefit.

Notice Trump is countering by tweeting "LAW & ORDER!"

Here is Trump tweeting "Does anyone notice how little the Radical Left takeover of Seattle is being discussed in the Fake News Media[?] That is very much on purpose "

Does anyone notice how little the Radical Left takeover of Seattle is being discussed in the Fake News Media. That is very much on purpose because they know how badly this weakness & ineptitude play politically. The Mayor & Governor should be ashamed of themselves. Easily fixed!

-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2020

The outcome of the election in November could hinge on the urgency the public places on the issue of Law & Order. Hence the media's all out effort to minimize the extent of the Anarchy and Violence and the financial sponsorship, planning, and coordination behind it.

Loup-Bouc , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:18 am GMT
@Mike Whitney Mr. Whitney:

Please see my comment of June 15, 2020 at 1:38 am GMT (comment # 34). I must apologize for that comment's insufficiency (owed to my posting that comment before I happened upon your comment to which this comment replies). Had I encountered your comment earlier, my June 15, 2020 at 1:38 am GMT comment (comment # 34) would have observed that you are triumphantly illogical as you are a world class crackpot.

obwandiyag , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:42 am GMT
@ICD You said it. Police Departments country-wide are stuffed up the wazoo with more cash than they can spend. But what do they cry? Poor us. Poor us. We ain't got no money.

This is what they, and by they, I mean all our owners and their overseers, always do. They cry poverty when they are rolling in loot.

That way you get more loot!

Duh.

Biff , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 3:08 am GMT

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Yes, and the left(unwittingly) will help them with their cause, and the right will cowardly hide right behind the deep state as protection from the violent left.

Revolutions made easy!

Brought to you by the blob incorporated.

JohnPlywood , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:01 am GMT
@Priss Factor You are extremely unlikely to receive any of those things from a "Negro". 90% of Americans are unlikely to even see more than ten black people in their entire lives.

I wish you psychotic fucking female idiots on this website who are constantly blathering about black people could realize how annoying you are to the 90% of white people who are not living in or next to black ghettos. Please STFU and allow discourse to trend in more pertinent directions, and move away from black people if you're so paranoid about them.

Robert Dolan , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:57 am GMT
Of course Antifa works for the deep state jews.

It was obvious after C 'ville.

Antifa has the full support of all of the 3 letter agencies;
ADL
FBI
CIA
DNC
DOJ

This is the very same Bolshevik scum the poor Germans had to deal with.

Al Liguori , says: Website Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:01 am GMT
@Mike Whitney The (((media))) have an uphill battle in convincing us to deny the evidence of our eyes -- black-hooded white punks throwing bricks through storefronts then inviting joggers to loot.

That is why so many platforms, even "free speech" GAB, are wildly censoring counter-narratives.

Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:37 am GMT
@Brian Reilly Stephen Molyneux said that police forces were originally geared to operate under white Christian societies where there was a high level of trust and people were law-abiding. I remember when I was a kid, we didn't even lock our doors. Our bikes were left out on the front lawn, sometimes for days, weeks, and nobody took them. Nobody locked their car doors. People just didn't steal other people's stuff. When a cop tried to pull you over, you didn't hit the gas pedal and take off. You didn't run from the cops; you were polite to them and they were polite to you.

Tucker Carlson said that Blacks are now asking for their own hospitals (I forget what city this was) and their own doctors and nurses. Blacks schools, Black police forces.

Tribes don't mix. Their culture is different than our culture. Why should they change for us, and why should we change for them?

It is a marriage that does not work. Either send them back to Africa (best solution) or give them Mississippi and put up a big wall. Then let them pay for their own upkeep – all of it. Good luck with that.

Sean , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:47 am GMT

Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force.

Mayor Jacob Frey got elected at his extremely young age by flanking on the Left with anti police rhetoric, He is the the originator of this crisis; as soon as the video of Floyd's death was public Frey publicly and literally called the four cops murderers and said he was powerless to have them arrested. That was a false accusation of police impunity, because the supposedly powerless Frey was able to order the police to vacate their own station thus letting the demonstrators take over and burn it. Yet to draw back a bit the Deep State if worried about other states.

That event Frey largely created was the key moment of this whole thing. Trump could have nipped it in the bud by had sending in troops immediately the Minneapolis 3rd Precinct was burnt down. Crushing the riots in that city and preventing the example infecting the demonstrations in other cities. and turning them into cover for riots. Trump did not want to be seen as Draconian although it would not have been at all violent, because no one is going to challenge the army's awesome presence once it arrived on the streets,as worked in the Rodney King riots.

The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself. Having succeeded in using the Lockdown to push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.

George Floyd had foam visible at the corners of his mouth when the police arrived. Autopsy tests revealed Fentanyl and COVID-19: both from Wuhan. I Can't Breath is America gearing up to confront and settle accounts with Xi's totalitarian state.

Current events might seem to be a setback for the US, but provide the opportunity for a re-set with the black community, with a potential outcome of resolving race tensions that have been a cause of dissension and internal weakness, just as during the Cold War racial integration was thought essential by anti communists like Nixon. America is gearing up to settle accounts with China, which is a Deep State new Cold War. While it is a possibility that whites could lose control of their society, and see it fall into the hands of an explicitly anti -acist elite/ minorities alliance, the Deep State is not the same as the hyper capitalist elite whose growing wealth depends on China.

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Yes, and it is a good thing.

Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 7:56 am GMT
@Mike Whitney The Duran did an excellent video titled "Social Media 'Unchecked Power'" where they talk about Trump and Barr going after the tech companies and their virtual monopolies with an executive order.

At 33:45 they state that Microsoft (Bill Gates) invested $1 billion and the CIA invested $16 million into Facebook when it was still operating as a university network. The CIA were one of the first investors in Facebook.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OwPVQ8N8hhk?feature=oembed

Why the hell was the CIA investing $16 million to get Facebook off the ground? Hmmm. Could it be because Facebook would be instrumental in controlling the narrative?

The young people, who have no experience and no real knowledge of history, are being taken in by these social media companies who are playing on their emotions. Any dissenting opinions are blocked or banned. Very dangerous.

Gast , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:12 am GMT
@Loup-Bouc Well, the "deep state" is just an euphemism for the jewish power structure, and all those places you named are run be jews. That jews cooperate in extended conspiracies without regard of borders should be common knowledge for every observer of history and current politics. I see nothing far-fetched. Honestly, my mind would boggle if I should explain, how the Antifa gets away with those things it always gets away with, if it wasn't controlled by the "deep state". And I couldn't explain the international cooperation either.
GMC , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:15 am GMT
As Pepe' Escobar said – Americans looting is a natural thing – just look at how the US Military has stolen the gaz and oil from Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc. and is trying like hell for the Venezuelan oil fields. Not to mention where all their gold, silver and billions of dollars have gone. The list of the USG looting criminal record is unprecedented . It's a Family Tradition. Enjoyed the article !
Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:37 am GMT
@MrFoSquare The Capitol Hill area of Seattle that has been taken over as an "autonomous zone" by the protesters is really rather laughable.

One of the first things they did was put up what they called "light fencing". Oh, so when THEY put up walls, that's perfectly fine. When Trump tries to do it, that's evil and racist. Borders are A-okay when they're doing it.

They've colonized an area for themselves. I thought the Progressive Left was against colonialism, taking someone else's property. Isn't that what they've done? They've taken over whole neighborhoods.

And they've got armed patrol guards checking people as they enter. If you're not in agreement with their ideology, you're not allowed to enter. So apparently it's okay to have border controls when they're running the world.

They're doing everything they profess to be against. Hilarious.

Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:48 am GMT
@niteranger Along with the tech and social media companies, Hollywood, State Department, Department of Justice.
Some Guy sdfsdfs , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 8:59 am GMT
@Brian Reilly "anonymous, I have been encouraging cops to quit for a long time."

Dude, why? I don't want to get jacked by some thug or some immigrant policeman from Honduras. And I can't defend myself because it would be a hate crime.

Thank God for white cops.

peter mcloughlin , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:02 am GMT
There are underlying motives, or "hidden agendas", beneath the authentic struggle for justice. The greatest motive is for power: either to retain it or gain it. The need or desire for power can be identified in every conflict in history.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/
Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:23 am GMT
@Realist So you think that everything they've done to Trump has been one big show and he's been in on it? The pussy tape, Stormy Daniels, spying on his campaign, the leaking, the Steele Dossier, Russiagate, Ukrainegate, his impeachment, lying to the FISA Courts by the FBI, CIA's involvement, Mueller Report, DNC server, Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the tarmac, fake news media, sanctuary cities, courts disobeying his executive orders, Covid-19, protests – all of it has been a ruse to fool us into thinking that Trump is a legitimate opposition?

What, it's better to have the citizens split politically 50/50? That way there's never a majority who start throwing their weight around and making trouble for the elite looters? Keep the people fighting among each other and divided?

Trump has gone through all of this, but he's just faking it? Are we Truman from the Truman Show?

I guess you could be right, but what if you're not? What if Trump is actually an outsider? He's never really ever been part of the elite, not really. If he is truly an outsider, then these people have been a party to an attempted coup against a duly-elected President.

And if so, then that's sedition and they should hang.

Just a random Polish guy , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:35 am GMT
@PetrOldSack Trump is just a puppet, well maybe a bit more, of the part of the MIC and Deep State that apparently has a different agenda. This is not to say that they are "good people" but they seem to want to keep the US as a functioning republic and a major power. Maybe they have some plans re the other group(s) in the elites that are extremely dangerous for those groups. Which would explain why those groups ("globalists") want to remove those elements of influence people behind Trump get from the fact that he is the president. This explains why fake Covid-19 was so pumped by the media and when that apparently did not work they moved on to BLM "color revolution". It is interesting how all of this plays out, as it will decide the fate of the world. Ironically, Xi, Putin and other leaders that represent groups wanting to maintain (some) sovereignty of their states have a common enemy, even as their states are in competition, namely "globalist" elements within their own power structures.
James N. Kennett , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:39 am GMT
One of the goals of the British security service, MI5, is to control the leader or deputy leader of any subversive organisation larger than a football team. The same is likely true in every country.

The typical criticism of MI5 is that it is too passive, and does not use its knowledge to close down hostile groups. In Algeria, the opposite happened: the Algerian security service infiltrated the most extreme Islamist group in the 1990s and aggravated the country's civil war by committing massacres, with the goal of creating public revulsion for the Islamists.

This range of possibilities makes it hard to figure out what the Deep State and other manipulators are doing.

Thomasina , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:47 am GMT
@Sean Frey is a weak Leftist. The equally weak Governor (another Leftie) needed to handle the situation. He didn't. Trump told him that the feds would help if he asked; he didn't.

This is all on the state and local governments. They did nothing except to tell the cops to stand down while the city got looted and burned.

If Trump had sent in the military, they would have screamed blue murder. They probably would have called for his impeachment. Of course, that's what they wanted Trump to do. Thank goodness Trump didn't fall for their trap.

Commentator Mike , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 9:58 am GMT
So the NYT has joined the vanguard af the American People's Revolution?! People change sides and not all organisations are uniform, even the CIA. There has to be some organisation to these protests and whoever is providing it, I doubt the protesters are complaining, but want even more of it, and for it to be more effective, widespread and to grow. And finding protesters is no problem now or in the future considering the state of the economy, business closures, rising unemployment, expensive education. What are all these young people supposed to do? Sit at home playing video games, surfing porn, watching TV? Or go on a holiday? Now in these circumstances? I guess they're bored with all that so they may as well hit the streets and stay on the streets as they'll be on the streets anyway when they get evicted because they can't pay the rent. And as they're being impoverished they may as well steal what they can. And obviously they don't fear arrest and are happy to get a criminal record since even a clean sheet won't get them a job in the failing economy, and they know that. I'm sure many want a solution that will provide for their future. But who is providing it? So it's on them to create it. Of course politicians will want to use them and manipulate them for their own ends. And the elites, and the deep state too. And sure there are Jews in it as in anything. And sure they're fat, ugly, and degenerate – they're Americans reflecting their own society. But where it goes nobody knows
Commentator Mike , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 10:12 am GMT
@Sean So the Chinks killed George Floyd, and not the cops. LOL.
animalogic , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 10:55 am GMT
@Mike Whitney "Is Antifa a group of deep state agitators? That's the question."
99% of them wouldn't have a clue as to any larger strategic direction. Sorry,
but to repeat myself: "useful idiots".
onebornfree , says: Website Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:01 am GMT
"Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?"

Well, duh! It seems likely that the entire George Floyd murder on camera was a staged event, its even possible that he/it was never really killed. See:

PSYOP? George Floyd "death" was faked by crisis actors to engineer revolutionary riots, video authors say

" Numerous videos are now surfacing that directly question the authenticity of the claimed "death" of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Several trending videos appear to reveal striking inconsistencies in the official explanations behind the reported death of Floyd. These videos appear to reinforce the idea that the George Floyd incident was, if not entirely falsified, most definitely planned and rigged in advance. It is already confirmed that the Obama Foundation was tweeting about George Floyd more than a week before he is claimed to have died. "

"Obviously, since Barack Obama doesn't own a time machine, the only way the Obama Foundation could have tweeted about George Floyd a week before his death is it the entire event was planned in advanced.

Note: We do not endorse every claim in each of the videos shown below, but we believe the public has the right to hear dissenting views that challenge the official narratives, and we believe public debate that incorporates views from all sides of a particular issue offers inherent merit for public discourse.

Numerous video authors are now spotting stunning inconsistencies in the viral videos that claim to show white cops murdering George Floyd in broad daylight. Without exception, these video authors, many of whom are black, believe:

at least one of the "police officers" was actually a hired crisis actor who has appeared in other staged events in recent years.

that the black man depicted in the viral videos is not, in fact, an individual named George Floyd.
that the responding medical personnel were not EMTs but were in fact mere crisis actors wearing police costumes.

Each of the video authors shown below reveals still images and video clips that they say support their claims. Here's an overview of some of the most intriguing videos and the summary of what those videos are saying: .":

https://jamesfetzer.org/2020/06/mike-adams-psyop-george-floyd-death-was-faked-by-crisis-actors-to-engineer-revolutionary-riots-video-authors-say/

Regards, onebornfree

animalogic , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:05 am GMT
@Mike Whitney I think you are correct Mike. IF blm got $100 million from anyone it follows that they are beholden -- & the only entities capable of such "generosity" are "establishment" it therefore follows that BLM are beholden (controlled) by the establishment ( .the deep state .)
Really No Shit , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:09 am GMT
Now the New York Times thinks that the black, brown, white and yellow lives are dispensable does it mean their own GRAY lives matter more to the rest of us? No, it does not!
Christophe GJ , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:09 am GMT

The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements in the deep state are probably involved.

It seems right and logical.
But what I don't understand, is why the deep state elite don't understand that in the end the collapse of the "traditional society" will touch them too in their private life. In the long run the ruining of the US will ruin everybody in the US including them. Don't they get it ? Maybe they are intoxicated by their own lies are are begining to lose their lucidity. Like Al Pacino intoxicated by his own coke in scarface.

Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:10 am GMT
@obwandiyag Meanwhile, who's paying for BLM and Antifa?
Biff , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:22 am GMT
@JohnPlywood Triggered troll
animalogic , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:33 am GMT
@MrFoSquare What we need are some solid numbers:
How many arrested? (& who are they?)
How many properties destroyed?
Dollars worth of damage?
Which cities had the worst damage?
A social media "history" of protest/riot posting ?
Where/who are responsible for brick/frozen water bottle stashes?
Travel histories of notable offenders?
Links between "protesters" & the media ?
Money? Who/what/when/how was all this funded on a day-to-day basis.
And so on.
John Thurloe , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 11:48 am GMT
Mike Whitney doesn't know the first thing. It takes a lot of organizing time and personnel to properly prepare and lead in the field any large public protest. There are people experienced in this. Getting them together and deploying their capability is required.

These protests are classic unplanned, spontaneous actions. At least the first major wave of them. Only after some time will parties try to lead, organize. Or manipulate.

First thing, it's like trying to herd cats. So, you need marshals. Lots of them. Ably led, and clearly seen. Just to try and steer a protest down one street or to some point. You need first aid available, provision for seniors and children. Water. Knowledgeable people to deal with the media.

People who know what they're doing to deal with senior police. With city transit, buses, taxis. Hospitals, road construction, fire departments. A good protest cleans itself up too so provide the means for that. Loudspeakers, music – all this an more has to be organized. By some people.

And 100% of this or even a hint of organizing is not evident at these protests. And the evidence is easy to see. Organizers advertise too for volunteers. Everything in plain sight for those with eyes to see.

If you are stupid enough to think that some handful of fruitcakes from some official agency could even find their way to a protest, actually have a clue how to conduct themselves and not get laughed at or just ignored – there's no hope for you. You know nothing about protests and are pedalling fantasy.

Gryunt Linglebrunt, 7th Level Bard , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:13 pm GMT
@obwandiyag As usual, you're completely delusional. Most police departments are in the exact same boat as the municipalities that fund them: one downturn (like, say, a public lockdown followed by public disorder and looting) from going right to the wall.

There won't be any need to "defund" police; most of America's cities and towns are soon to be on the bread line, looking for those Ctrl-P federal dollars. Quarterly deficits of twenty trillion, here we come!

Uomiem , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:33 pm GMT
@Thomasina The power elite have different factions and they fight each other to a point, but they do not try to expose each other. This is why none of Trump enemies are going to be put in prison.

This is why Trump supports don't know what Genie Engery is, not that they would care.

The scum Trump appointed should tell you what side he's on.

Dr. X , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm GMT
I don't know if Antifa is run directly by the three-letter FedGov agencies. But I do know that the university is the breeding ground for these vermin, and all universities, even "private" ones, are largely funded by the governmnent, and are tax exempt.

So yes, the government is behind Antifa.

Niebelheim , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:42 pm GMT
@schnellandine The Hispanics in America are similar to waves of Italians in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, except the numbers are far larger and never ending, which impacts assimilation. The Hispanics are the ones doing the hard physical labor for low pay, and they are the ones in American society to invest in learning the skill to perform some of those backbreaking, low paying jobs well. They are the Super Marios of today. Many of them ply their trades as small businessmen. They are thankful for their jobs and the people they serve.
Many are loving, salt-of-the-earth type people who genuinely love their blanco friends. Howard Stern thinks their music sucks but at least they sing songs about el corazon, music of the heart and of love. (No one is comparable to the Italians in that department, but what do you suppose happened to the beautiful love music produced by black male vocalists as late as a generation ago?) Except for the fact that Hispanics come from countries with long traditions of corrupt, El Patron governments which unfortunately they want to enact here as a social safety net, they are often traditional in their attitudes about religion and family. Of course, they get in drunken brawls, abuse their women, and the graft and incompetence in their institutions can be outrageous. The reason they flee here is because the world they've created themselves in the shithole places they've leaving isn't as good as the West created by Caucasian cultures. The law abiding, decent family people I'm speaking of prosper alongside of whites and many come to recognize that whites and Hispanics can build a common destiny that's far preferable to the direction black agitators are taking blacks in America.
Realist , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:45 pm GMT
@Thomasina

So you think that everything they've done to Trump has been one big show and he's been in on it? The pussy tape, Stormy Daniels, spying on his campaign, the leaking, the Steele Dossier, Russiagate, Ukrainegate, his impeachment, lying to the FISA Courts by the FBI, CIA's involvement, Mueller Report, DNC server, Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the tarmac, fake news media, sanctuary cities, courts disobeying his executive orders, Covid-19, protests – all of it has been a ruse to fool us into thinking that Trump is a legitimate opposition?

Absolutely.

Keep the people fighting among each other and divided?

Yes, but the elite do not fear the majority they are in complete control through insouciance and stupidity on the majority.

I guess you could be right, but what if you're not? What if Trump is actually an outsider?

He's not his actions and inactions are impossible to logically explain away he is a minion of the Deep State.

Old and Grumpy , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm GMT
@botazefa Does either Trump or the GOP strike you as opposition when all they do is snivel. This operation is about demoralizing the silent majority.
Desert Fox , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:50 pm GMT
The protest movement is directed and controlled by the same zionists who control the government and their goal is the destruction of America and they are being allowed to do the wrecking and destruction that they are doing, as this helps full fill the zionist communist takeover of America.

To see where this is leading read up on the bolshevik-communist revolution in Russia and the communist revolution in China and Cuba and Cambodia, and there is the future of America.

Realist , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 12:55 pm GMT
@John Thurloe You are gullibility personified or a troll.
Old and Grumpy , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:02 pm GMT
@Christophe GJ They enjoy human suffering. Who knows maybe their compensation is linked to dead bodies. The deep state types will dwell in gate communities that will never be breached. The perks of owning both segments of the "opposition." As for the CIA's owners, a sharp depopulation has been their goal for some time. Why it has to be so ghoulish and prolong is anyone's guess.
Avalanche , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:06 pm GMT
@Brian Reilly "To the issue at hand, black people should only be policed, arrested, charged, prosecuted, defended, judged, and (if found guilty) punished by other blacks."

Yeah, some city tried that. To try to satisfy the "Get White police out of our neighborhoods" they did -- they re-orged and sent only black cops into black neighborhoods, and let the White cops police the White neighborhoods. And the BLACK POLICE SUED to end that! They were, they claimed (and legitimately, too!) being treated unfairly by making THEM police the most violent, the most dangerous, the most deadly neighborhoods, and "protecting" the White cops from that duty by letting only the White cops work the nice neighborhoods. They WON too!

This commenter gets it when he wrote the following. http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2015/05/will-last-white-person-to-leave.html

(note: "IKAGO" = "I know a good one." the all-too-often excuse from the unawakened!)
=====================
I don't mourn the loss of Baltimore. Or Detroit, Chicago, Gary, Atlanta, etc etc etc.

It is ultimately a huge benefit to have Negroes concentrated in these huge teeming Petri dishes.

As always I advocate the complete White withdrawal from these horrible urban sh_tholes, and as always I advocate that since Negroes do not want to be policed, to immediately stop policing them.

And to anyone who might be naive enough to say "hey, there are good people in those neighborhoods, who try to work and raise their kids, who obey the law and who abhor the lawlessness and rioting as much as anyone" . my response is that these same IKAGO's voted for a Negro president, for Negro mayors, Negro city council members, Negro police chiefs and Negro school superintendents, and now they are getting exactly what they deserve, good and effing hard.

I have ZERO sympathy for blacks.
=====================

And the new rule:
Remember when seconds count, the police are not even obligated to respond.

jadan , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:11 pm GMT
Of course "deep state elements" operate in protests! What A STUPID question, Whitney. All kinds of political tricksters, manipulators, provocateurs, idiots, fools, people suffering from ennui, you name it Mike, they're involved. And yes, the murder of the black man in Minneapolis was the trigger.

That's not the only cause of social unrest. There are lots of reasons that drive the displeasure of the mass of people and it's not the silly "deep state". Before you use that term, if you want any sort of salute from intelligent people, you need to define your terms. Or are just just waving a red flag so you can attract a bunch of stupid Trumpsters?

There's a whole lot of deep state out there, good buddy. Just examine the federal budget and whatever money you cannot assign to a particular institution or specific purpose, that is funding your your "deep state". It's billions and billions. But there is no Wizard of Oz behind the curtain to spend it all on nefarious purposes. Sure, the deep state destroyed the WTC and killed a few thousand people. These hidden operators can do things civilians can only imagine, but they cannot create movements, Whitney. You just can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Are you having a touch of brain degeneration, Mike, like dear autocrat in the White House?

Chet Roman , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm GMT
A great article. While Trump may have some ties to the Deep State, I doubt very much that he is their puppet. He won the nomination because he was against some of the Deep States key policies. He even tried to implement his policies but mostly failed due to traitors in his administration and all the coordinated coup attempts.

One recent development that causes me to think that this article is spot on is the blatant attacks by retired generals and even currently serving generals against a sitting president. Even Defense Sec. Esper (the Raytheon lobbyist) criticized Trump's comments on the Insurrection Act, which was totally unnecessary since Trump only said that he had the authority to use it.

The coordinated criticism of the generals just reminds me of how similar it is to the coordinated effort by the CIA, FBI, State Department and NSA to use the Russiagate hoax and impeachment hoax to remove Trump. The riots, the money funneled from BLM to Biden 2020, support of Antifa by the MSM and the generals treasonous actions are not coincidences.

the_old_one , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm GMT
I'm surprised by the generally low level of the responses.

Mr. Whitney:

There haven't been 'millions' of protestors, maybe some thousands.
Please list the "valid grievances" that negros hold concerning the cops; are the cops supposed to raise black IQ? These riots need to be suppressed pronto; don't waste your time waiting for the fat orange buffoon to do anything.

Negros have no 'communities', and never will.

I'm wondering why Mr. Unz thinks he is required to let leftists like Whitney post here.

(1)-There is a 'deep state'
(2)-(1) does NOT imply that negros are a noble race.

You may now resume sympathizing with rioters.

Justvisiting , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 1:39 pm GMT
@botazefa The international protests are what is called a _clue_.

Protesting white supremacy in Japan–really?

https://globalnews.ca/news/7064204/george-floyd-protesters-japan-new-zealand/

This is obviously international deep state activity–they are up to no good.

Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm GMT
@Thomasina CHAZ sounds a bit like a second Israel, doesn't it!
anonymous [400] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm GMT
The opening statement is quite true. They've apparently been organizing under the radar for some years now. Diversity is our greatest weakness and these fissures that run through the country can be exploited. Blacks have been weaponized and used as the spearpoint along with the more purposeful real Antifa (lots of wannabes walking around clad in black). Everything has really been well coordinated and the Gene Sharp playbook followed. These 'color revolution' employees are actually all over the globe, funded by various front groups and NGOs. The money trail often leads to various billionaires like the ubiquitous Soros but people like that may just be acting as fronts themselves. Supposed leftists working against the interests of the value producing working class?
onebornfree , says: Website Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm GMT
@onebornfree ATTENTION!

The George Floyd murder was a obviously a wholly staged Deep State event, complete with the usual crisis actors, as this video summary clearly illustrates :

Bitchute video "CRISIS ACTOR TRIGGERS RACE WAR":


https://www.bitchute.com/embed/OItT0WD55x0w/

Regards., onebornfree

Neoconned , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm GMT
CHP officers & feds were noted at the Occupy protests in 2011:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-veteran-critical-condition

And later during the 2016 BLM protests.

Johnny Smoggins , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm GMT
@Brian Reilly "To the issue at hand, black people should only be policed, arrested, charged, prosecuted, defended, judged, and (if found guilty) punished by other blacks. No white person should have anything to do with it. "

And when these same blacks attack or steal from a White person, which they often do, do you think they'll get a just punishment from their fellow blacks or a high five?

The solution to the black problem is complete separation, there is no other way.

Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm GMT
@John Thurloe The protests may well have been spontaneous and sincere, but the riots are not. The latter are definitely getting help from above.
gay troll , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney But why do you assume the CIA wants to get rid of Trump? Isn't that tantamount to judging a book by its cover? Americans have been on to the evil shenanigans of the intelligence community for decades. Trump is nothing more than controlled opposition and a false sense of security for "patriots". One needs look no further than the prognostications of Q to see that Trump is the beneficiary of deep state propaganda. The CIA's modus operandi, together with the rest of the IC, is to deceive. So if they appear to be doing one thing (fighting Trump) you can be sure they intend the opposite.

Americans are nose deep in false dichotomies, and Trump is a pole par excellence. Despite his flagrant history as an NYC liberal, putative fat cat, swindler, and network television superstar, he is now depicted as either a populist outsider, or a literal Nazi. The simple fact is that he is an actor and confidence artist. He is playing a role, and he is playing to both sides of the aisle, and his work is to deceive the entirety of the American public, together with the mockingbird media, which is merely the yin to his pathetic yang.

Too many Americans think they have a choice, or a chance, by simply minding their own business, consuming their media of choice, and voting. In fact, Americans are face to face with the end of their history, as the country has been systematically looted for decades, and will soon be demolished as it is no longer profitable to the oligarchs who manage the globe. Obama-Trump is a 1-2 knockout punch.

Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm GMT
@Uomiem That's a good point, and it's of the main problems I do have with Trump: his cabinet picks and financial backers (Adelsen, Singer, et al.). But in fairness, what happens when he tries to pick someone who's not approved by the system? Well, if they're cabinet officers, they'll never get approved by the senate. And even if they're not, they will be driven out of the White House somehow–just like Gen. Flynn and Steve Bannon. In short, when it comes to staffing, Trump's choices are limited by the same swamp he's fighting. Sad but true
Chet Roman , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm GMT
@Thomasina Interesting comments by the Duran but I cannot find any evidence of a direct investment by the CIA in Facebook. The CIA's investment arm, In-Q-Tel, did invest in early Facebook investor Peter Theil's company Palantir and other companies. Also, Graylock Partners were also early investors in Facebook along with Peter Theil and the head of Graylock is Howard Cox who served on In-Q-Tel's board of directors. But these are indirect inferences.

Unlike the clear and direct investment of the CIA in the company that was eventually purchased by Google and is now called Google Earth, I can't find any evidence of a direct investment by the CIA in Facebook. I have no doubt it's true since it's a perfect tool for data gathering. Do you have any direct evidence of such an investment?

Beavertales , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:40 pm GMT
Is the Deep State stage-managing the "BLM" protests to further an agenda? Absolutely.

The main influence of the Deep State is felt in its complete dominance of the controlled media.

Like mantras handed down by the commissars, the mainstream media keep repeating key phrases to narrowly define what's happening: "mostly peaceful protests", "anti-black racism".

The media is an organ of the Deep State. The Deep State will decide when the protests will end, and when that day arrives, the media will suddenly pivot on cue like a school of fish or a flock of birds.

Realist , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 2:53 pm GMT
Perhaps some non believers in the Deep State would like to explain why the multi trillion dollar corporations in America are supporting BLM, Antifa and other anarchy groups since on the face of it anarchy would be antithetical to these corporations?

Hint: The wealthy and powerful (aka Deep State) know that anarchy divides a populous thereby removing their ability to resist their true enemy and even more draconian laws. The die is being cast at this moment and the complete subjugation of the American people will, probably, be effectuate by the end of this year. A full court press is under way and life is about to change for 99% of the American people.
If you disagree with my hint correct it.

Realist , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 3:15 pm GMT
@gay troll

Too many Americans think they have a choice, or a chance, by simply minding their own business, consuming their media of choice, and voting. In fact, Americans are face to face with the end of their history, as the country has been systematically looted for decades, and will soon be demolished as it is no longer profitable to the oligarchs who manage the globe. Obama-Trump is a 1-2 knockout punch.

Your points are excellent. All tragic, devastating events in the last, at least, 20 years have been staged or played to facilitate the total control by the Deep State.

See my comment #90 below.

DaveE , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm GMT
The problem is power – and the nature of those who lust for it. The police are very powerful, by necessity and the nature of police work is the exercise of power – on the street.

Not to mention the fact that police forces, like every other institution, are managed from the top. Sgt. Bernstein back at the station calls the shots, gets to decide who is hired / fired and generally runs the department like a CEO runs a company. Not all cops are rotten, but if Sgt. Bernstein is a scumbag, the whole department tends to behave as a scumbag.

I'll give you two guesses, the second one doesn't count, as to which tribe of psychopaths – who call themselves "chosen" – have mastered the art of playing both sides against the middle, using the police as a very powerful tool to accomplish an ancient agenda of world-domination, straight out of The Torah.

The police are just another sad story of the destruction of America, by Shlomo.

James Scott , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 3:34 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney Any explanation that ignores that the catalyst for what is happening is the Federal Reserve Notes free fall is not a good explanation.

This is a failed Communist Putsch. The people pushing it have enough control of major cities to keep it alive but not enough to push it into the heartland. 400 million guns and a few billion bullets are protecting freedom in the USA just like they were intended to.

All failed communist revolutions end in fascism taking power. The Yahoo news comments sections are way to big to censor properly and they are already taking on a Fascist tone with almost half the posters. This is only just beginning and most people are beginning to understand that these lies non whites tell about the fake systemic racism are too dangerous to go unchallenged. The idea that the protests ,the protests not the riots, have no foundation in truth is starting to work its way to the forefront of white peoples minds.

Non whites are coddled by the establishment in the USA and no real racists have any power in the USA so this whole thing is and has been for 50 years based on lies.

The jew mob is going to lose all their economic power over the next year or so as the Fed Note hyper-inflates. The mob knows this and made a grab for ideological power using low IQ ungrateful non whites they have been inculcating with anti white ideals for decades as their foot soldiers.

They are screwed because the places they control are parasitic just like they are. Cities are full of people making nothing and pretty much just doing service jobs for each other. All the things needed to keep cities going come from outside the cities and the jew mob is not in charge in the places that actually produce things. Not like they are in the cities anyway.

Ignoring the currency rises makes you dishonest Mike.

Alfred , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm GMT
I think the leadership and tactics of the police are deplorable. I can only surmise that the local political leadership in many cities is on the inside of this latest scam.

The police should be able to launch attacks on the crowd to single out those who are Antifa activists. That is what the riot police in France would do. They should try to ignore the rabble behind which these activists are sheltering.

By remaining on the defensive and without using the element of surprise to capture these activists, the police are sitting ducks.

My dad told me what it was like in Cairo when the centre of the city was destroyed in 1952. I was tiny at that time and remember my mother carrying me. We watched Cairo burning in the distance. We were on the roof of the huge house of my Egyptian grandfather in Heliopolis.

The looters and arsonists were well-equipped. It was not by any means spontaneous. They smashed the locks on the draw-down shutters of the shops with sledge hammers. Next, they looted the shop. Lastly, they tossed in Molotov cocktails. The commercial heart of Cairo was largely destroyed in a few hours. Cinemas and the Casino were burnt. Cairo was a very pleasant metropolis in those days. It became prosperous during WW2 by supplying the Allies.

My family's small factory was in the very centre of Cairo – in Abbassia. My father rounded up his workers to defend the factory. Many lived on the premises. They were all tough Sa'idi from Upper Egypt. Many were Coptic Christians. They all had large staffs that they knew how to use. The arsonists and looters kept well clear.

Cairo fire 1952

SunBakedSuburb , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm GMT
@Priss Factor "Jewish cult of Magic Negro"

The Temple of the Sacred Black Body is really a worship of golems.

Agent76 , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm GMT
JUNE 9, 2020 CityLab University: A Timeline of U.S. Police Protests

The latest protests against police violence toward African Americans didn't appear out of nowhere. They're rooted in generations of injustice and systemic racism.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2020/06/american-history-protest-police-brutality-black-lives-racism/612445/

Jun 2, 2020 Brick Pallets For Riots From ACME BRICK CO Own By Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett & Bill Gates

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VqhgO9Dz7Rc?feature=oembed

Wally , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm GMT
@Sean said:
"While it is a possibility that whites could lose control of their society, and see it fall into the hands of an explicitly anti -[r]acist elite/ minorities alliance,"

"Anti-racist?

The entire matter is "explicit" racism directed against Euro-whites.

SunBakedSuburb , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:16 pm GMT
@gay troll "But why do you assume the CIA wants to get rid of Trump?"

John Brennan collaborated with James Comey on the Russian collusion narrative. Brennan is indicative of the upper-echelon CIA and its orientation towards the globalist billionaire class.

Wizard of Oz , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm GMT
@Loup-Bouc Maybe you also noticed that the opening pages of the article suggested that the author was unhinged when he made so much of an alleged editorial in the NYT which wasn't an editorial but an opinion piece by an activist. And what about the spontaneous eruptions of protest all round the world? Masterminded by the US "Deep State"? Absurd.

Mr. Whitney may have got to an age when he can no longer understand the young and their latest fashionable fatuities and follies.

jbwilson24 , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:47 pm GMT
@obwandiyag " The assholes on this asshole site will not let you say that what is important is how the super-billionaires control us. "

Nonsense, I rant against the largely Jewish super-billionaires all the time.

Truth is that blacks and working class whites are in relatively similar positions compared to the 1%. We should be seeking alliances with people like Rev. Farrakhan, but instead, for some curious reason, big Jewish money is pouring into keeping racial grievances alive and kicking. It looks very much like a divide and conquer strategy.

Where did the antiwar and Occupy Wall Street movements go after Obama's election? My guess is that the financial elite saw the danger of having OWS ask questions about the bailouts, so they devoted a ton of time and energy into pushing racial grievance politics, gender neutral bathrooms and the like. Their co-ethnics in the media collaborated with them in making sure only one perspective made the news.

PS: if you don't like the website, simply avoid visiting it. Trust me, no one will miss your inane posts.

Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm GMT
@JohnPlywood

"90% of Americans are unlikely to even see more than ten black people in their entire lives."

I sure hope you're talking about IRL, because I see more than ten black people in any commercial break on any TV show on any cable or network TV station every hour of every day. In fact, it's at least 50/50 B/W and it feels more like 60/40 B/W. And it's always the blacks who are in charge, the whites spill chips all over the kitchen floor

JimDandy , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm GMT
After all the nonsensical rumors that this guy was a cop fell away, why didn't anyone look at this guy in the context that this article explores?

https://heavy.com/news/2020/05/jacob-pederson-auto-zone-cop-not-umbrella-man/

gay troll , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:23 pm GMT
@SunBakedSuburb 15 seasons of The Apprentice on NBC is indicative of Trump's orientation towards the globalist billionaire class. It sure was nice of NBC to thus rehabilitate Trump's image after it became clear he was a cheat who could not even hold down a casino. From fake wrestler to fake boardroom CEO, Trump has ALWAYS been made for TV.

As for Russiagate, it was a transparent crock of shit from the moment Clapper sent his uncorrobated assertions under the aegis of "17 intelligence agencies". You assume the point of the charade was to "get Trump", but really Russiagate was designed to deceive "liberals" just as Q was designed to deceive "conservatives". It is the appearance of conflict that serves to divide Americans into two camps who both believe the other is at fault for all of society's ills. In fact, it is the Zionists and bankers who are to blame for society's ills, and like the distraction of black vs. white, Democrat vs. Republican keeps everybody's attention away from the real chauvinists and criminals.

Brás Cubas , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:31 pm GMT
@Sean Well, I can't deny that yours is an extremely original interpretation. It sure made me think. I can't say I'm convinced, though it doesn't seem to have any conspicuous a priori inconsistency with facts. I guess time will tell.
schnellandine , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:35 pm GMT
@JimDandy

After all the nonsensical rumors that this guy was a cop

The alleged nonsensical rumors were that he was a specific cop. The sensible assumption was that he was a cop or similar state sludge.

Alden , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:40 pm GMT
@Realist Agree. Someone posted he had a friend at Minneapolis airport. Incoming planes were full of antifa types the day after Floyd died.

They are very well organized. They are notorious around universities. Well, not universities in dangerous black neighborhoods. They live like students in crowded apartments and organize all their movements. Plenty of dumb kids to recruit. Plenty of downwardly mobile White grads who can't get jobs or into grad s hook because they're White. Those Whites go into liberal rabble rousing instead of rabble rousing against affirmative action, so brainwashed are they. Portland is a college town. That's why antifa is so well organized there. Seattle's a college town too as is Chicago.

AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm GMT

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Silly question. Of course, they do. Just look at the MSM coverage, full of blatant lies.

Iva , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 5:49 pm GMT
Why ANTIFA doesn't loot banks, doesn't stand in front od Soros home, JPMorgan headquarters, big corporations, Bezos business .etc? Because rich are paying for riots ..the same way they payed to support Hitler during WWII.
anon8383892 , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:06 pm GMT
@Anon Thanks for highlighting the complex racial politics -- in this case between Hispanics and Africans. That was something Ron Unz got right as well -- independently of the numerology -- in the other article; basically saying that there have been a lot of various social-engineering projects going on.
Naturally I'm liable for everything else you said ;/ no comment, no contest,

I think it will be alright if we can get back to basics, natural rights, republican representative organization, pluralism, etc The corporate nightmare has everyone crammed into a vat of human resources. Undo that, see how it goes, then take it from there.

Alden , says: Show Comment June 15, 2020 at 6:11 pm GMT
@Mike Whitney The reason most of the rioters arrested were native New Yorkers is that they were the useful idiots designated fall guys.

The organizers are adept at changing clothes hats and sunglasses. Their job is to get things started by smashing windows of a Nike's store and running away letting a few looters be arrested.

I remember something written by an Indian communist, not Indian nationalist How To Start a Riot in the 1920s.

1 Start rumors about abuse of Indians by British.
2. Decide where to start the riots.
3 Best place is in the open air markets around noon. The merchants will have collected substantial money. The local lay abouts will be up and about.
4 Instigators start fights with the merchants raid cash boxes overturn tables and the riot is on.

The ancient Roman politicians started riots that way. It's standard procedure in every country in every era. All this fuss and discussion by the idiot intelligentsia is ridiculous as is everything the idiot intelligentsia thinks, writes and does.

We Americans experience a black riot every few years, just as we experience floods, droughts, blizzards , earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes floods and hurricanes.

As long as we have blacks and liberal alleged intellectuals we'll have riots.

[Jun 15, 2020] Parry Beware The Hijacking Of US Protests Into A Color Revolution

Notable quotes:
"... The suspicious placement of pallets of bricks in the proximity of numerous protest sites have spurred rumors of sabotage by everything from white supremacist groups to "Antifa" to law enforcement itself. ..."
"... The Hungarian business magnate's institute, like other NGOs involved in U.S. regime change operations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is largely a front for the CIA to shield itself while destabilizing U.S. adversaries, the spy agency's preferred modus operandi since the exposure of its illicit activities in previous decades by the Rockefeller Commission and Church Committee in the 1970s. ..."
"... Through the non-profit industrial complex, the Democratic Party has mastered bringing various social movements under its management on behalf of Wall Street in order to funnel public funds into private control through various foundations. ..."
"... time and again we have seen how bona fide social movements become political footballs or quickly go to their graves. ..."
"... A segment of the oligarchs is attempting a coup of our political system. ..."
"... Antifa is the black shirts of the movement. Once BLM has served its political purpose it will be shoved aside. We have been here before. ..."
"... It isn't the uSA army that supports the color revolutions, it is the Bank's intelligence officers, who are often Jesuit trained military and spies, to illegally and traitorously use USA resources in support of the Color Revolutions that are planned and executed FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BANK, not for any other reason. ..."
"... The CIA operates on American soil all the time. They may use other parts of the intelligence community or the military or contractors or foreign intelligence agencies as fronts but the CIA operates on American soil all the time. ..."
"... There are very few countries where people are safe from the CIA & the Washington regime and its secret police community and its reign of terror. People can own property and protect their private property, intellectual property from the evils of the CIA in places like China and Russia. ..."
"... CIA is no longer an American operation (for a long time now, if it can ever be said to be one). its purpose and goal is to support the international banking families, and it is controlled, like all western intelligence agencies, by the The Bank ..."
"... Antifa is very clearly an organization with a command structure. ..."
"... Poor Putin, how he manages everything everywhere. ..."
"... Creating your anger using their scripted anger. Watch them. Their eyes flash. Pelosi. Schumer. The Reverend Al. Mayor Jenny. Governors Cuomo, Newsom, Inslee, and Brown. ..."
"... Soros' OSF contributed $650,000 to BLM in 2014 for the Ferguson riots. ..."
"... The one thing that criminal like Soros is not interested in is "philanthropy"! What this creep is, however, interested in is consolidating of power for his bosses. Was he a front for the Cocaine Importing Agency! - No doubt! But what are the goals of those fools at the top of the Agency? Does it look like they're interested in protecting freedom of speech, expression, communication, movement or privacy in this country? Are not all media heads repeating the same phrases all day? ..."
Jun 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Max Parry via The Unz Review,

The May 25th killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota shocked the world and set off mass protests against racism and police brutality in dozens of cities from the mid-western United States to the European Union, all in the midst of a global pandemic. In the Twin Cities, what began as spontaneous, peaceful demonstrations against the local police quickly transformed into vandalism, arson and looting after the use of rubber bullets and chemical irritants by law enforcement against the protesters, while the initial incitement for the riots was likely the work of apparent agent provocateurs among the marchers.

Within days, the unrest had spread to cities across the country including the nation's capital, with U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to invoke the slavery-era Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy the military and National Guard on American soil, federal powers not used since the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the Rodney King case.

The debate over the catalyst for the uprising into its period of lawlessness has drawn a range of theories. The suspicious placement of pallets of bricks in the proximity of numerous protest sites have spurred rumors of sabotage by everything from white supremacist groups to "Antifa" to law enforcement itself. Predictably, liberal hawks such as Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration, made ludicrous assertions suggesting " Russian agents " were behind the unrest, a continuation of the narrative that the Kremlin has been behind inflaming racial tensions in the U.S. that began during the 2016 election. While Democrats like Rice and Senator Kamala Harris of California have revived an old trope dating back to the Civil Rights movement of Moscow exploiting racial divisions in the U.S., Trump and the GOP have similarly resurrected the 'outside agitators' myth attributed to segregationists of the same era. Hypocritically, many of those claiming to be in support of the protests have denounced the latter theory while endorsing the former, when both equally show contempt for the legitimate grievances of the demonstrators and deny their agency. However, both false notions overlook the more likely hidden factors at play attempting to hijack the movement for its own purposes.

Believe it or not, there could be a kernel of truth in accusations coming mostly from the political right as to the possible role of the notorious liberal billionaire investor and "philanthropist" George Soros and his Open Society Foundation (OSF). Ironically, if any of the right-wing figures of whom Soros is a favorite target were aware of his instrumental role in the fall of communism staging the various CIA-backed protest movements in Eastern Europe that toppled socialist governments, he would likely not be such a subject of their derision. The Hungarian business magnate's institute, like other NGOs involved in U.S. regime change operations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is largely a front for the CIA to shield itself while destabilizing U.S. adversaries, the spy agency's preferred modus operandi since the exposure of its illicit activities in previous decades by the Rockefeller Commission and Church Committee in the 1970s.

n the post-Soviet world, nations across Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and beyond have become well acquainted with the political disruptions of the international financier and his network. In particular, governments that have leaned toward warm relations with Moscow during the incumbency of President Vladimir Putin have found themselves the victims of his machinations.

Under Putin's predecessor Boris Yeltsin, Soros made a killing off the mass privatization of the former state-run assets in the Eastern Bloc, as journalist Naomi Klein explained in The Shock Doctrine :

"George Soros's philanthropic work in Eastern Europe -- including his funding of (Harvard economist and economic advisor Jeffrey) Sachs's travels through the region -- has not been immune to controversy. There is no doubt that Soros was committed to the cause of democratization in the Eastern Bloc, but he also had clear economic interests in the kind of economic reform accompanying that democratization. As the world's most powerful currency trader, he stood to benefit greatly when countries implemented convertible currencies and lift capital controls, and when state companies were put on the auction block, he was one of the potential buyers."

In contrast, the Putin administration over a period of two decades has since restored the Russian economy through the re-nationalization of its oil and gas industry. Its two energy giants, Gazprom and Rosneft, are state-controlled companies serving as the basis of the state machinery's reassertion of control over the Russian financial system, a move that has gotten Mr. Putin branded a "dictator" by the West. As a result, most of the notorious Russian oligarchs enriched overnight during the extreme free market policies of the 1990s have since left the country, now that such rapid accumulation of wealth to the rest of the nation's detriment is no longer permitted. While economic inequality in Russia may persist, it is nowhere near that of the Yeltsin era where the average life expectancy was reduced by a full decade.

In the last decade, the United States has gotten its own taste of the incitement and agitations that have previously fallen upon governments across the global south. Instead, domestically the CIA cutouts in the non-profit industrial complex have played a pivotal counterrevolutionary role in co-opting and ultimately derailing such uprisings meant to bring systemic change to the U.S. political system. In late 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement emerged at Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district against the deepening global economic inequality following the Great Recession and the protests quickly spread to other cities and continents. In just a few months, the sit-in was expelled from Lower Manhattan and the anti-capitalist movement itself largely was diverted towards reformism and away from its original radical intentions. It was also revealed the origins of OWS and its marketing campaign were traced to Adbusters, a media foundation that was the recipient of grants from the Democratic Party-connected Tides Foundation, a progressive policy center which receives significant endowments from none other than George Soros and the OSF.

Emerging just two years later, the roots of Black Lives Matter were not just in community organizing but partially took inspiration from the Occupy movement. Unfortunately, the similarities between them were not limited to a shared lack of clarity in their demands but facing the same dilemma of being absorbed into the system. While OWS was quickly suppressed after hopeful beginnings, the BLM leadership became career-oriented apparatchiks of the Democratic Party and left grass-roots organizing behind. Through the non-profit industrial complex, the Democratic Party has mastered bringing various social movements under its management on behalf of Wall Street in order to funnel public funds into private control through various foundations.

Along with the Ford Foundation which has given BLM enormous $100 million grants, Soros and the OSF have been one of the principal offenders. Still, many who correctly identify right-wing protests such as the Tea Party movement and the recent 'anti-lockdown' demonstrations as the work of astro-turfing by the Koch Brothers and Heritage Foundation seldom apply the same scrutiny to seemingly authentic progressive movements assimilated by corporate America.

One figure who mysteriously appeared on the scene in the early days of OWS connected to Soros was the Serbian political activist Srđa Popović, the founder of Otpor! ("resistance" in Serbian) and the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) political organizations which led the protests in 2000 which ousted the democratically-elected President of Serbia, Slobodan Milošević, known as the "Bulldozer Revolution." Not long after Popović's consulting of activists in Zuccotti Park, Wikileaks documents revealed the Belgrade-born organizer's significant ties to U.S. intelligence through the global intelligence platform Stratfor (known as the "shadow CIA"), exposing the real motives behind his involvement in U.S. politics of outwardly supporting OWS while trying to sabotage the popular movement.

Since their role as instruments of U.S. regime change in Serbia, Otpor! and CANVAS have received financial support from CIA intermediaries such as the NED, OSF, Freedom House and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institute founded by the American political scientist, Gene Sharp.

Srđa Popović

Despite ostensibly professing to use the same civil disobedience methods of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Gene Sharp's manual for "non-violent resistance" entitled From Dictatorship to Democracy has been the blueprint used by political organizations around the world that have only served the interests of Western imperialism. Beginning with the Bulldozer Revolution in Serbia, the successful formula which ousted Milošević spread to other Central Asian and Eastern European nations overthrowing governments which resisted NATO expansion and the European Union's draconian austerity in favor of economic ties with Moscow. These were widely referred to in the media as 'Color Revolutions' and included the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia, the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine and its 2014 Maidan coup d'état follow-up, as well as the 2005 Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, among others.

Subsequently, Srđa Popović and CANVAS also lent their expertise in Egypt during the predecessor to its Arab Spring in the April 6 Youth Movement which appropriated Otpor!'s raised fist logo as its emblem. In preparation for the organization of anti-government demonstrations, the activists poured over Gene Sharp's work in coordination with Otpor! whose fingerprints can be found all over the Arab Spring uprisings which began as protests to remove unpopular leaders in Egypt and Tunisia but were carefully reeled in to preserve the despotic Western-friendly systems that had put them to power initially. Where Sharp's "non-violent" template failed, countries with U.S. adversaries in power such as Libya and Syria saw their protests rapidly morph into a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and a terrorist proxy war with catastrophic consequences. This recipe has also been exported to Latin America in attempts to remove the Bolivarian government in Venezuela, with self-declared 'interim president' and opposition leader Juan Guaido having received training from CANVAS.

While the right seems to have a bizarre misconception that the parasitic hedge fund tycoon is somehow a communist, there is an equal misunderstanding on the pseudo-left where it has become a recurring joke and subject of mockery to naively deny Soros's undeniable influence on world affairs and domestic protest movements. Less certain, however, are the claims from conservatives that Soros is a supporter of "Antifa" which Trump wants to designate as a domestic terrorist organization, a dangerous premise given the movement consists of a very loose-knit and decentralized network of activists and hardly comprises a real organization.

Various autonomous chapters and groups across the U.S. may self-identify as such, but there is no single official party or formal organization with any leadership hierarchy. While the original Antifa movement in the 1930s Weimar Republic was part of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), the current manifestation in the U.S. has a synonymous association with black bloc anarchism (even inverting the colors of the original red and black flag), though it is really made up of a variety of amateurish political tendencies.

Amidst the ongoing nationwide George Floyd protests, the demonstrations in Seattle, Washington culminated in the establishment of a self-declared "autonomous zone" by activists in the Northwestern city's Capitol Hill neighborhood -- known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). In response, Trump doubled down on his threats to quash protests with the use of the military while blaming "anarchists" in "Antifa" for the unrecognized commune occupying six city blocks around an abandoned police precinct. Anyone who has paid close attention to the war in Syria for the last nine years will find this highly ironic, given the U.S. military support for another infamous "autonomous zone" of Kurdish nationalists in Northern Syria's Rojava federation. The Kurdish sub-region and de facto self-governing territory purports to be a "libertarian socialist direct democracy" style of government and has been the subject of romanticized praise by the Western pseudo-left despite the fact that the autonomous administration's paramilitary wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG), were until recently a cat's paw for American imperialism as part of the U.S.-founded coalition , the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Not coincidentally, many of those who use the Antifa vexillum are enthusiastic supporters of and even volunteer mercenaries fighting with the YPG/SDF in an 'International Freedom Battalion' which claims to be the inheritors of the legacy of the International Brigades which volunteered to defend the Spanish Republic from fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, these cosplayers forgot that the original International Brigades were set up by the Communist International, not the Pentagon. Meanwhile, despite their purported "anti-fascism", there are no such conscripts to be found defending the Donetsk or Luhansk People's Republics of eastern Ukraine against literal Nazis in the War in Donbass where the real front line against fascism has been. Instead, they fight alongside a Zionist and imperial proxy to help establish an ethno-nation state while the U.S. loots Syria's oil.

Prior to Trump's decision last October to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria which preceded a Turkish invasion, Ankara and the U.S. repeatedly butted heads over Washington's decision to incorporate the Kurds into the SDF, since the YPG is widely acknowledged an off-shoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the militant and cult-like political group regarded as a terrorist organization that has been at war with Turkey for over forty years. It is also no secret that jailed PKK founder Abdullah Öcalan's theories of "democratic confederalism" are heavily influenced by the pro-Zionist Jewish-American anarchist theorist, Murray Bookchin. So when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Trump that there were links between the U.S. protests and the PKK, there was a tiny but core accuracy in his exaggerated claim. As Malcolm X said, "chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad."

The George Floyd protests, like previous uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, certainly began spontaneously, nor does any of this discount the legitimate issue of ending the militarization of U.S. law enforcement which disproportionately victimizes black Americans. Nevertheless, time and again we have seen how bona fide social movements become political footballs or quickly go to their graves.

Like BLM, it is practically inevitable the protests will become a partisan tool for the Democratic Party in the coming 2020 election when it has no concrete political articulations of its own, even if it does bring substantive change to domestic policing. In January, Trump was impeached for temporarily withholding security aid to the Ukraine and Democrats advocated his removal because he is regarded as insufficiently hawkish toward Moscow. Since 2016, they have actively diverted all opposition to Trump into their own reactionary anti-Russia campaign and soft-coup attempt in the interests of the military- intelligence community, a shared agenda with Soros. When all of corporate America, the media, and even the NED have publicly declared their support for a movement, it is no longer just about its original cause of getting justice for Mr. Floyd, whose funeral became a virtual campaign rally for Trump's opponent, Joe Biden.

It is too early to say determinedly whether what is taking place in the U.S. is indeed a 'Color Revolution', but by the time we realize it may too late.

freedommusic, 1 hour ago

These protesters led and funded by the shadow president better start to withdraw and stand down because the wrath of an average working man will be too overwhelming for them to endure. They have no idea who they are provoking. You poke the bear you are going to get hurt.

Cloud9.5 , 1 hour ago

We need to rethink our political structure. The single power the federal government has over the states is the power of the purse. That power is in the process of collapsing. After the lock down, every local and state government is not going to be able to meet its budget requirements. The tax base has been slaughtered. The only option is a dubious loan or gift from a bankrupt federal government. With the dollar collapse, the federal government becomes irrelevant. Without federal hand outs the center will not hold in the mega cities. When they collapse, the strangle hold they have on their respective states will be lost.

We are devolving into a less complex structure. Like it or not.

robobbob , 1 hour ago

"what is taking place in the U.S. is indeed a 'Color Revolution" why wait to get on the band wagon?

The Floyd protests are not spontaneous or organic. They are planned events waiting for the right spark to initiate. For the rank and file protesters this may be unplanned and spontaneous, but the networks supporting them have been in place for some time

BLM and Antifa have been organizing and conducting limited scale real life exercises nonstop for 3 years. Calling BLM and Antifa "hardly a real organization" is to deny the nature of modern insurgencies and terrorism in an age of the internet. Even trying to label them with names is too restricting of their nature as more of umbrella organizations that inspire lessor known groups or individuals to take action under those labels. Loose, decentralized actors working with limited or no central control, united by ideology. Leaders, in so much as they exist, provide more inspiration than actual orders of operation. Its exceedingly mercurial lines of communications and logistics, are designed with care to separate the actors in the street from the apparently vast amount of support coming from corporate interests and even complicit elements in government who are obviously supporting it. To name soros's involvement is to draw attention away from the enormous numbers of unnamed facilitators behind these events.

Make no mistake, What is currently happening is the preliminary stages of an insurrection. It may be feeding off of many legitimate concerns, but it is only exploiting them as a means to achieve its over arching goals.

To wait and see is to court disaster. This is a color revolution that is yet to reveal its flag.

Cloud9.5 , 2 hours ago

WE have a shattered economy. The collapse is on going. A segment of the oligarchs is attempting a coup of our political system. They are jumping on board the BLM movement and attempting to ride this chaos to establish a fascist dictatorship just like they did in the 1930's. Antifa is the black shirts of the movement. Once BLM has served its political purpose it will be shoved aside. We have been here before.

https://timeline.com/business-plot-overthrow-fdr-9a59a012c32a

TerryThomas , 2 hours ago

In 1863, storming Fort Wagner in South Carolina, Colonel Shaw led his regiment, which suffered heavy losses while he died from several wounds defending the nation and racial justice. Saint-Gaudens sculpted a bronze relief of Shaw and his troops, which was dedicated across from the Massachusetts State House 123 years ago on May 31. Just weeks ago, three million dollars were designated to restore it, but ironically on May 31, a mob claiming to be defenders of human dignity, defaced with obscenities this tribute to valiant African-Americans.

During the Civil War he was eventually promoted to Colonel and, following the Emancipation Proclamation, he led New England's first all-black military unit, the 54th Regiment. Shaw insisted on equal pay and opposed any form of discrimination. Two of his soldiers were sons of Frederick Douglas.

Fatherless children of whores will not know history and will use any excuse to lash out at things and people perceived better themselves.

northwdsnh , 2 hours ago

Just watched the video of Atlanta shooting over at twitter. Hardly an innocent unarmed black man being gunned down by whitey. They attempted to place the man under arrest. He resisted, fought, and grabbed the one cop's taser, and then ran off. One officer gave chase. The suspect while running, turns and POINTS the taser at the cop. It is then that the officer fires his sidearm.

The video shows the Officer fired AFTER the suspect turned and pointed the taser at him. He was confronted with a weapon being pointed at him, from man that had already resisted & taken a taser. What if he tasered the cop, and then took his gun?

The cop had only a second to react. This was not an unarmed innocent suspect. I have been following (@ "The Free Thought Project") and speaking out against the violence by police against unarmed citizens (black & white) for several years now. Have watched video after video of unarmed people being violently killed by police. That is why I can say, in my opinion, that this latest incident is clearly not an innocent man being unjustly gunned down. He chose to fight with the police, take one of their weapons, then turn and point it as if he was going to use it.

Question_Mark , 3 hours ago

********.

there is no question: the global riots about "George Floyd" are certainly, specifically, and definitely produced by the exact same team of people who produced the color revolotions in numerous countried around the world with the same method of operation (modus operandi) in strategy and tactics. USA is being treated by The Bank just the same as they treat any tinpot dictatorship that doesnt do what The Bank wants.

The Bank (Bank for International Settlements) sits quietly in Bern Switzerland while its victims around the world die painfully.

**** the Bank. This is war: USA versus UN.
Americans be vigilant, because the enemey has not left the field; they will be back with more lockdowns, riots, and financial ruin.

RictaviousPorkchop , 1 hour ago

Don't you remember....

The State Department sponsored a symposium to assist the Color Revolution and like Facebook, MTV, Twitter and ad agencies taught the future activists how to use social media to make change.

That's your team.

zob2020 , 4 hours ago

Demented. A color revolution by definition needs us military and diplomatic threats to make them happen. Us army will threaten to invade itself unless even more corript bankers are allowed to take over and make the us a slave to us bankers?????

Question_Mark , 3 hours ago

It isn't the uSA army that supports the color revolutions, it is the Bank's intelligence officers, who are often Jesuit trained military and spies, to illegally and traitorously use USA resources in support of the Color Revolutions that are planned and executed FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BANK, not for any other reason.

Bank for International Settlements

Chupacabra , 4 hours ago

What a boring, useless article. He fails to acknowledge that yes, this is a planned and orchestrated event, and he offers no solutions. He also fails to identify the (((usual suspects))) behind it.

This sentence told me that he is either clueless or disinformation:

"As a result, most of the notorious Russian oligarchs enriched overnight during the extreme free market policies of the 1990s have since left the country, now that such rapid accumulation of wealth to the rest of the nation's detriment is no longer permitted."

By "Russian oligarchs," does he mean rich ****? Because that's what they were. And "extreme free market policies"? Is that what he thinks is the best description of a process where sweetheart deals are cut to former jewish insiders in a rigged process that benefits no one but those same *ahem* "Russian oligarchs"?

This article is a waste of time.

Lee Bertin , 5 hours ago

Everybody can see this is an well organized operation, the finger prints of the deep state, the DNC and MSM is all over it. They try to push Trump to use force so they can claim he is literally Hitler and if he dont use force he is ignoring minorities. Its a way of deprave him of minorities votes. Its all politics. He is damned if he do and damned if he don't.

bbmm11 , 5 hours ago

yeah and it goes deeper than that.... antifa is manufactured opposition.... eventually it will devolve into a mini civil war and Trump \ right will look like the bad guys \ agressors.... and ppl will beg for stability \ replacement..... thereby ushering in a real hitlerean regime.....

standard fascist protocol to use the communists for instability..... whilst installing a real fascist govt.

Lee Bertin , 4 hours ago

Exactly, the police standing down is a dead give away.

Someone Else , 5 hours ago

There is no question that this is a color revolution bought and paid for by George Soros. Why are we even wasting time debating it?

Soros hates Trump as much as anyone and his people are well skilled and practiced bringing down governments USUALLY in conjunction with the US government but now bringing down the actual US government in conjunction with the Deep State.

They have tried everything else to get rid of Trump. This was a last resort (there are a few other last resorts but this is certainly one of them).

If we don't realize this by now we are slipping.

bbmm11 , 5 hours ago

Trump is the patsy... a put up job.... he is there precisely and deliberately to act as the bag holder for US regime change.....

And its not gonna be the socialism you think his opposition wants..... its gonna be full blown global corporate fascism.

Its a double bait and switch.... Soros may actually be relatively genuine with his open society.... but that is easy used and abused to fund over zealous opposition that leads into the exact end game it puports to object to.

Someone Else, 4 hours ago

Trump is a fly in the ointment. He wasn't supposed to get elected but he did. Elections are still legitimate as far as the actual counting of the votes - much to the chagrin of those really in charge and much to the surprise of the rest of us who thought we were already corrupt beyond that.

And of course we are getting corporate fascism, the socialist movement is only being used to overthrow the US government. When the oligarchs have achieved their goal they will shut down the socialists they have supported. Does this even need to be explained?

Max21c , 5 hours ago

It's a color revolution sponsored by the CIA, which btw must not carry on operations on the territory itself. So what is Trump waiting for to disband this crime syndicate? Is he afraid of something?

The CIA operates on American soil all the time. They may use other parts of the intelligence community or the military or contractors or foreign intelligence agencies as fronts but the CIA operates on American soil all the time.

They are heavily mixed up in political persecution campaigns against innocent American civilians. They are heavily mixed up in "marginalization & neutralization" campaigns against innocent American civilians. They are behind the buggings, burglaries and breakins.

They are behind the theft of private property and theft of intellectual property. They are the people behind the industrial espionage and economic warfare carried out against their 'domestic" enemies and targeted at the people they rob and persecute. They are a secret police agency not an intelligence agency. They are just an organized criminal enterprise.

The "C" in CIA actually has a double meaning and stands for Crooks & Criminals. The CIA is just a pack of gangsters as our their counterparts in the secret police communities of their allied intelligence agencies.

Max21c , 5 hours ago

go back to small town america... no cia there.

The only place the secret police community cannot openly operate is on the other side of the border in places like China and Russia...since they have free range to operate inside and outside of America where they can control the laws and exempt themselves and their activities from the rule of law.

There are very few countries where people are safe from the CIA & the Washington regime and its secret police community and its reign of terror. People can own property and protect their private property, intellectual property from the evils of the CIA in places like China and Russia.

If your on the wrong side of the border then the CIA and secret police community do as they please and can steal anything they want and persecute and terrorize anyone they want. There are no laws to protect people from the secret police or the CIA. On one side of the border your'e living in Nazi Germany or Bolshevist Russia or under the reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge or Viet Cong since the CIA and secret police are above the law and there is no rule of law and they can steal, rob, and persecute as they see fit.

They do as they please and courts, laws etc cannot rein them in or make them abide by the law or make them behave. No one has any control over the animals in the US intelligence community or secret police community or the gangsters in the military and Pentagon Gestapo or the gangsters in and around the defense community.

Someone Else , 5 hours ago

Um... the US CIA has a budget bigger than the whole of Russian military spending. The CIA by itself spends more than Russia spends on its army, navy and air force.

If you think that the US CIA doesn't operate on US soil because its "against the rules" you obviously do not understand that the entire mission of the clandestine and covert and unaccountable CIA is to BREAK the rules. Get a clue fella.

The FBI does official dirty tricks by means of law enforcement. The CIA works entirely outside of law enforcement. That is the difference.

Does Trump[ have reason to fear the CIA. You bet your *** that he and any reasonable person at ANY level has reason to fear the CIA.

Question_Mark , 3 hours ago

CIA is no longer an American operation (for a long time now, if it can ever be said to be one). its purpose and goal is to support the international banking families, and it is controlled, like all western intelligence agencies, by the The Bank (BIS). it makes more sense to refer to the CIA as Five Eyes, because it is no longer American, it is truly a trans-national criminal cartel sucking the lifeblood out of the citizens of the USA because that is what The Bank demands be done for their strategic plan (depopulation of humans).

if Five Eyes were truly set up and run for the benefit of all humankind, it might be an awesome operation, but this is like having a wolf guard your chickens.

Tiwin , 2 hours ago

Yes. Mossad Island tapes.

Sudden Debt , 6 hours ago

There's no revolution. There's just thieves, robbers, looters and rapists. If the police really wanted to, they'd shut that **** down in a day.

What have we seen so far? The police standing down and backing up.... I've seen video's where those kids get arrested and suddenly they go into chock because that wasn't supposed to happen... :)

And if they see 1 guy, and they're with 50 people surrounding them, they find it all okay to kill him because that's when they feel strong.

When you would put a small aggressive force against them... they would all be beaten into a pulp and they'd all start running.

For me, all I see is staged protests and the powers that be that stand down to let it all happen and escalate.

Image these idiots would be in the middle east or even in France and they try their ******** there... they'd piss their pants!

Over here in Belgium, we had 3 large protests.

The police ended them in 1 hour. 1800 arrests and poof... finished.

No more black idiots thinking they could burn rob and loot.

vic and blood , 6 hours ago

The Democrat politicians are trapped. They have been saddled with a bill of goods that is more of a pig in a poke. Their majorities are thin enough that they fear alienating their black, anarchist, homosexual, communist, and sob-sister mudshark constituencies.

They went in for a penny, but are now in for a pound.

The Black Bishop , 6 hours ago

So it turns out the cops involved in the George Floyd incident were following police procedure for "excited delirium". Stephen Molynaux does some pretty good unbiased objective reporting of actual facts. Nice for a change;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZgaS49iP2A

St. TwinkleToes , 7 hours ago

BLB, Antifa, CAIR, LaRaza, ad infinitum. These are are foot soldiers for the radical left. They use them like toilet paper to wipe their stinking azz. And if required, throw them in the gutter as deposable depends for the greater good.

The true enemies are Chicoms funding drug cartels and globalists, who fund corrupt politicians, who fund the usual basket cases of endless anti American ******** losers unable to wipe their own azz without some LGBTiQWXYZ Global Homo lurking in the shadows.

Desent into hell is what's taking place.

Element , 7 hours ago

And in a calculated display of supreme 'double-think' and 'new-speak', a group of actual violent fascist good-for-nothing vermin foisted the pretense to be anti-fascists and 'peace activists' -- whilst doing exactly the opposite of what they claimed to be doing in the same breath.

You can't appease and make peace compacts with ANTIFA, they do not respect their own brain's processing output so how are they ever going to live up to any agreement which they duplicitously make, as ruse to further play 'victim' as they attack and create a shower of subsequent actual victims of ANTIFA fascist violence? Yeah, keep doing that, that'll work for sure.

PS: And let all the hard-core out of prisons after you disband the police, and see how long it takes until they're in the Governor's and Mayor's bedrooms at 2 AM with keen blade in hand and a thirst for blood and plunder plus a hostage to cut bits off by the day and courier to their "loved ones". Who knows they might even cough up a few benjamins to spare your digits.

66Mustanggirl , 7 hours ago

Since the author brought up the Spanish Civil War, one should look up Juan Pujol Garcia, the most prolific double agent of all time and an invaluable asset for the Allies in crushing the Fascist Nazi's in WWII.

How clueless were the Nazi's as to Garcia's true agenda?? They actually awarded him their highest honor, the Iron Cross, AFTER the war.

It would be fascinating to know who have been placed as the "Garbos" in this epic showdown. We will probably never know. Neither will the Elites.

"It's a great huge game of chess that's being played--all over the world--if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is!"

~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

Especially when the chess game is is 4D!!

https://youtu.be/87Kw7fPtovA

Eastern Whale , 7 hours ago

Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong "a beautiful sight to behold." If this turns out to be the color revolution in America, then this would truly become a beautiful sight to behold for the rest of the world.

Moral of the story, what goes around comes around. What a high profile politicians says will eventually have repercussions not just for her but for the entire country. When you invade others, it is bound to come right back like 9/11.

66Mustanggirl , 8 hours ago

God bless the insane Antifa/BLM Democratic Party who now OWN the lunacy of CHAZ.

Definition of fascism:

a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

As the American people watch in horror as all of this unfolds over the summer, that's all Trump has to do is pose these questions:

Answer those questions, America, and you have just identified the TRUE Fascists.

Now do you want THEM running YOUR life and YOUR country??

"A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious a negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom -- for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation."

~Pope Benedict XVI Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 52

Sometimes TELLING the people the truth isn't enough. They must LIVE it to wake up.

TRUMP2020LANDSLIDE

LOL123 , 8 hours ago

are the claims from conservatives that Soros is a supporter of "Antifa" which Trump wants to designate as a domestic terrorist organization, a dangerous premise given the movement consists of a very loose-knit and decentralized network of activists and hardly comprises a real organization.

**** calling bs on this.

The article states that ( in his opinion ...because that's all the article is) the protests started out peacefully and then transformed into violance.

Antifa is violent and it's been recorded from their own mouths that they intend to inflict harm...unless gouging out people's eyes is the norm to the writer. Veritas has proof of such actions and words...not a conspiracy theory.

So when President Trump says they are a terrorist organization they are. The bricks were organized to be delivered in various riots before they came ...that's premeditated assault weapons.

This article is full of hot air trying to be " unbiased" and glossing over facts that would lend to the facts that the riots are organized by outside influences which range from local officials to Soros open society to Democrat party officals with corporate money backing.

It's pretty disgusting to say the least.

Our constitution is at risk by these saboteurs and need to be held accountable.

css1971 , 7 hours ago

Antifa is very clearly an organization with a command structure.

Decoherence , 8 hours ago

So you can buy an African slave for $400 today, not 150 years ago. Today! So if black lives mattered, why aren't they buying all of them and setting them free? BLM my ***. What a load of ****. How can people be so stupid? The best part is, Obama's failed policies in Libya is what started the modern day auction of Africans.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/11/14/africa/libya-migrant-auctions/index.html

Blondefire , 8 hours ago

The police do not "discretionally victimize racial minorities. " Jesse James said he robbed banks 'because that's where all the money is. ' Police are forced to spend a large amount of time in minority neighborhoods because that's where a disproportionately large percentage of crime occurs.

Idleproc , 8 hours ago

You are witnessing the failure of the neo-feudal financial global reform live. Coups d'état, state demolition, social disintegration with "open society", bomb-induced mass migration, terrorism, terrorist management of the global pandemic, ideological coverings of criminal social divisive activities with BLM and more, mock liberation of women and any other artificially divisive social group are failing miserably to put standing a real parasitic and slave system.

PKKA , 8 hours ago

Is Putin again to blame for everything? Poor Putin, how he manages everything everywhere. But it was not Putin who called for the abolition of the police in the United States. This was called for from the pages of the NYT by George Soros's henchman, Mariame Cape.

It will be very interesting for me to look at America without the police. The Wild West and the old law will return again, who has a longer gun barrel will be right. Without the police, as in the good old days, whites will catch blacks and lynch them. And Black will catch White and lynch them. It will be a lot of fun for everyone, without the police.

You do not need to look for distant enemies in foreign countries, when the enemies are close, in your house.

Michael Norton , 8 hours ago

Liberal democrat party supporters going on a rampage looting, rioting, arson, and murder victimizing the general public for something they didn't do are destroying what little suppor the democrat party had.

wolf pup , 8 hours ago

Creating your anger using their scripted anger. Watch them. Their eyes flash. Pelosi. Schumer. The Reverend Al. Mayor Jenny. Governors Cuomo, Newsom, Inslee, and Brown. They begin by spitting out their words, and end on a crescendo of Anger, Incorporated.

And it elicits an emotional response. Your own anger, suddenly upwelling. You agree! DAMMITALL! You agree! It's awful! And something must be done!...
And your addiction to your own physiological anger responses has begun, as anger will soon become your only Go To source for all immediate and tactically triggered reaction. Hopped up on All The Anger being shoved in your face 24/7; how dare you not be outraged/enraged?, the guy here killed by cops, the woman there killed by The Others, whom you've been instructed to Hate In Group Form, as they are your (new) Enemy. A hated enemy: your fellow Americans.

Tearing a nation to chaotic cinders is accomplished via addictive and predictive behaviors. The addiction to our "devices", the big one. The addiction, emotionally, to anger, the other big one, heh. Anger is sold out to the cheap seats. Every advertisement. Everywhere you look, you'd better be outraged.
Who here knows anything about Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, and.. Bill Gates/Microsoft?

Who ponders the fact that both the China Flu and first "autonomous zone" inside/outside the USA has been inserted into the mix in.. Washington state? You know Mitt owns US Elections vote tallying machines, no doubt. Well, he did, but now it's just his kids and wife, a la Biden & Son, Inc. This video (iirc like 10 minutes?) is interesting re the so-called autonomous zone in Seattle, utterly .Gov owned and operated opposition.

They can't even grow carrots, the street people there. Who's really running it? Who was behind it? Mayor Jen, Inslee, the Popo Chief, and Sawant all have their parts to play.

But key is that the City/State gave it to those nitwits. No one took anything. They were handed it by.. the .gov they say they hate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOWTZK7Ylds

Youth = naivety. It's a thing. Especially if you've been dumbed in college instead of educated. The youth see the corruptions of this era weighing on them, and their righteous anger is brought forth, enhanced, blown up and weaponized, as they are warped into thinking there's an Other Group to hate. Certainly no ruse is being performed as they sit and Get Angry at each day's classes. ... Control.
Totalitarianism = One Way.
Authoritarianism = OUR Way. And youth is always focused upon, when evil is afoot. And there's plenty to go around.

And the useful fools are jerked around, then when fully discombobulated, they're ordered to Stampede.. and when short term goals of the Plantation overseers are accomplished, it's back to the holding/feeding pens for the hungry and exhausted and once more confused herds.. with an extra scoop of grain tonight.

I'd sigh about right here, but as history repeats itself this time, it appears that, with the all-powerful technocrats in such powerful seats now, a very dicey fate may just be set this time. At least for awhile. Tech imo is how it's made so brutally real to everyone. The System. Of Things. Which will be kept on life support via a swirling miasma of dirty money and via its usefulness, at creating and running false narratives, at stripping wealth from the lower classes,at system wide "shortages" and "flow problems" for necessities such as proteins, other necessary foods and goods, "Panic!"/Don't Panic", and the System above all else; the beast that will be.. has been and is fed via our humanly addictions. Humans want to connect. It's at our core, sex, love, conviviality, all interactions we are predisposed to crave. Each other's presences. Community. Now locked away from one another, ordered to wear masks for **** sakes, and yet we still crave that connectedness and can get it only via the controlled venue now; the System. The watching, learning, always 10 steps ahead System.

I'd sigh, but I'm rather too.. angry.

added: yes. A most annoying tone of voice.. but maybe informative, filling in a few gaps, so.. forbearance. I've no connection to nor have I even heard of whomever she, speaking, is, but the poster there is someone I've checked up on frequently regarding geo engineering. His older stuff has some excellent footage.

wolf pup , 8 hours ago

The Dem controls in WA where I live have been up close and personal with the monetary powers of Gates, Bezos, and many other well connected players, for many decades now. They're more $$$$$-enabled than you imagine, and are not exactly stupid, albeit if you call corrupted corruptors with souls long dead stupid, then ok. They're stupid. And the GOP of Washington state sit in silence, save for a couple of hoarse, exhausted voices in the hinterlands. As culpable as the rest of the ruinous yo free people everywhere political class of Washington state are, all of them.

Washington and Oregon are very White states. And tech savvy, as it's everywhere here. Microsoft, Intel, Google, Bezos has as do others some very Blue Horizons Show situated in Washington. Imagine a CERN if your own on small scale. The residents here are a kid of city corporate/tech workers, and those who service them, and rurally, ag rules, of course.

Using White Guilt on people who drive pricey cars and have lots of money to flit about the planet with is the way it's been turned do feces stained here today. "Look at your privilege! Look at mine!", etc. All but few top slots are white and now topping yo mostly female, a bad sign from what I've seen in Europe.. and I'm a damn woman, so it's unpleasant to have to type that. EmoLand, baby. It's what's for breakfast up here. You've never imagined an amount of soccer mom OK Karen's as you'll find here.

The political scene here may appear clueless, and sure, they don't have any real concept of average Americans at all, preferring it that way. But they're in total power, they've got massive, massive money powers and international connections. And a greatky dumbed voting base to suck from. I don't know how stupid that makes them. Vile. Cretinous. Craven. Yup. Clueless? No. EvilGoogle's big daddy Alphabet, Inc., sleeps here. The ObamaLand Mafia rests here. The Clinton Slushfundation is deeply connected here. And Mr. Gates.

Authorizing a strategic weapon plan for my own locale isn't especially unwarranted, lol.

Roger Casement , 8 hours ago

Not youth, 10 years of brainwashing for this Post-Hussein Global Gangster challenge. (((They))) have to use it now because the brainwashing wears off after exposure to reality or 5 years, whichever comes first. This is why Hussein wanted to extend edumacation, to keeps the popsicles from melting. It's wearing off fast right now. Up in smoke soon enough. Expose more of these murderous Traitor governors and mayors, keep arresting the criminals and this will fizzle. Would help to round up the foreign and domestic enemy M$M Mockingbird spy ring and the government infiltrators who are taking orders from Hussein.

Plenty of cause to shut down all the "refugee" invasion programs.

dogismycopilot , 8 hours ago

of course its a CIA run, democrat backed, soros sponsored color revolution. BLM? ******* front for a communist ideology.

WorkingClassMan , 8 hours ago

And Joo Soros, being an internationalist and antiwhite both, is perfectly happy with funding these scum as well as antifa.

botoxpelosi , 9 hours ago

Still, many who correctly identify right-wing protests such as the Tea Party movement and the recent 'anti-lockdown' demonstrations as the work of astro-turfing by the Koch Brothers and Heritage Foundation seldom apply the same scrutiny to seemingly authentic progressive movements assimilated by corporate America.

The globalist Koch Brother's supported Hillary. https://off-guardian.org/2016/07/22/koch-brothers-now-supporting-hillary-clinton/

The Heritage Foundation hasn't funded any demonstrations.

Max Parry via The Unz Review is a ding dong.

Patmos , 9 hours ago

ANTIFA in the US is "fighting fascism" by destroying and looting small black owned businesses.

Yeah, nothing funny about that at all. They're totally legit about their cause. Not a Marxist front group or anything.

mc888 , 9 hours ago

It is too early to say

Has this guy been living in a cave for the last 6 years?

Soros' OSF contributed $650,000 to BLM in 2014 for the Ferguson riots.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2016/08/16/hacked-soros-memo-baltimore-riots-provide-unique-opportunity-reform-police/

He was also behind the Baltimore riots and the migrant caravans.

But, it may be too early to tell.

USofAzzDownWeGo , 9 hours ago

It's a ZIONIST revolution and white people are so brainwashed by them they can't figure it out. Even when they're told from people like us, they still don't believe it lol. I just laugh anymore.

Horace Walpole , 9 hours ago

It's not a Zionist revolution; it's a Deep State disturbance.

WorkingClassMan , 8 hours ago

Have to disagree for once. The Zionists are perfectly happy with Trump and joo Kushner in the Oral Office. They do NOT want greater instability in their cash cow now. This is joo Soros, it's his MO and fits his ideology of world communism to a T.

rtb61 , 9 hours ago

The problems will start to ease, when the shutdown is ended and a lot of them are busy back at work.

I mean seriously, those people overseas who never had African slaves (who were sold by other Africans to Americans) are now protesting black lives matter, just bored angry people jumping on the bandwagon, pissed off and looking to express it publicly.

end the ******* ****down already before your society explodes

SabOObas , 9 hours ago

" The truth. That nothing, no matter how horrible, ever really happens without the approval of the government. Over there, and here. The problem isn't the doing. It's the people in power having to admit that they knew. The prisoners are tortured at Abu Ghraib, and only the underlings go to jail. Their bosses knew. We know their bosses knew. But you don't say it."

Shooter (2007) Michael Sandor

Voice-of-Reason , 9 hours ago

Can we actively spread Covid19 to black lives matter? This might solve problems on both fronts.

khnum , 9 hours ago

Declaring an independent zone demonstrates these people think they can play with the big boys...I say let them

VWAndy , 8 hours ago

You might be surprised at what can be pulled off with cubic dollars and nothing else. Its as autonomous as a leach.

G. Wally , 9 hours ago

Curious:

" Anyone who has paid close attention to the war in Syria for the last nine years will find this highly ironic, given the U.S. military support for another infamous "autonomous zone" of Kurdish nationalists in Northern Syria's Rojava federation. The Kurdish sub-region and de facto self-governing territory purports to be a "libertarian socialist direct democracy" style of government and has been the subject of romanticized praise by the Western pseudo-left despite the fact that the autonomous administration's paramilitary wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG), were until recently a cat's paw for American imperialism as part of the U.S.-founded coalition , the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)...Ankara and the U.S. repeatedly butted heads over Washington's decision to incorporate the Kurds into the SDF, since the YPG is widely acknowledged an off-shoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the militant and cult-like political group regarded as a terrorist organization that has been at war with Turkey for over forty years. It is also no secret that jailed PKK founder Abdullah Öcalan's theories of "democratic confederalism" are heavily influenced by the pro-Zionist Jewish-American anarchist theorist, Murray Bookchin."

Well, there may be a very good reason Zionists and Kurds align: according to the Hindu tales, there was once an "Emperor" that had two lines of family: The "Puru" and the "Kuru" and his name was Yudishthira...the Blind Emperor. The Kuru are the Kurds. The Puru? I would suspect they are the "Jewish" Persians. The "Puru" kingdom (historical reality) had a king in the 1400s BC named "Yayati" followed by a king named Ayati." In Egypt, in 1400 BC, was a "Vizier" named Yuya, and his son Aye.

Yuya's mummy shows pale skin around his eyes, where he wore a "Zorro-like" mask...and a scar where a spike had been driven through his right eyebrow into his right eye..."Popping" it. Hindu tales of the "Precept of the Asura" (demons) give varying versions of how he lost that eye.

But to wrap this up: Yuya was known to King Amenhotep III as "YWH" (inscription, Soleb Temple, Nubia) and if you've ever wondered what "god" looked like: here he is, a "high priest" (as was Yuya, high priest of Min): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanxingdui#/media/File:Bronze_Standing_Figure.jpg

This is a blacksmith, pouring molten metal (bronze) into a mold.

This is Yuya. His son, or grandson Akhenaton, was a fervent worshiper of "Shu" the "Egyptian god of the wind": the smithy that worked the bellows, fanning the fire of the smelt. Shu is "The Aten" according to E.A. Wallis Budge. Akhenaton is shown offering lotus blossoms to "The Aten": that is Shiva worship. Shiva, said to be "covered in ashes"...yes, blown up on him while fanning the smelting fire.

Yahweh is Yuya, Yuya is aka the Elamite god Qaus : "The God that Blows". (An alleged "mystery" why he is called that...but now ZH readers know). If you don't believe me? Try academia.org ..."Yahweh is Qaus" and see the numerious article on it.

There is a photo of a statue of the young Yuya...wearing a Buddhist monk's robe and calling himself "Ptah" (Butah/Buddha, according to E.A Wallis Budge's translation) ...with a painful looking injury to his right eye: https://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/eml/eml05.htm (scroll down to "Ptah" statue)

Did you know Shiva is depicted with blue skin? This is Yuya's mummy : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/860961653744723089/

Did you know that smelts in Peru during the Spanish invasion were called "Dragons"?

Long-necked dragon: this is Yuya: https://spiritsdancinginthenight.tumblr.com/post/182024507877/the-mummies-of-yuya-thuya-parents-of-queen/amp

The pale skin around his eyes from his "Zorro" mask: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuya#/media/File:Tuyayuya.jpg

In fact, the Hindu tale is that his bride also wore a mask to "see the world as my husband sees it." See the pale skin around her eyes, too???

Voice-of-Reason , 9 hours ago

Occupy Wall Street was a protest. This is a racial war developing. Two completely different things. I dislike the current corrupt system too but I'm not burning down and looting people's businesses they worked hard to build.

sickofthepunx , 9 hours ago

Apparently occupy wasn't loud enough because its been 10 years of the same old **** on Wall Street. Maybe the should have broke some ****

Ms No , 9 hours ago

Even Bloomberg calls for dollar collapse, just blamed on trump, but the fact that they even bring it up..

https://www.sott.net/article/436370-A-crash-in-the-dollar-is-coming

How come Paul Roberts is now rarely posted?

Whites enslaved in Africa first. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org

natashav , 9 hours ago

We have the biggest military and intelligence budget in the world.

And the ****ERS in Washington can't seem to stop the riots, looting and violence.

That's because.... just like 9/11... THEY'RE IN ON IT.

They're being paid to destroy Americans.

The government is the biggest terror organization in the world.

Burn the government to the ground. Burn the homes of those who serve this evil.

Until then, be prepared for these monsters to continue to terrorize you and your family.

Be prepared for these mother ****ers to destroy your children's future.

They are evil. They only respond to violence.

They wouldn't know what to do if someone actually fought back against them Guerilla Style.

The FBI is busy SWAT teaming Doctors offices.

They're too busy arresting Doctors prescribing Vitamin C to strengthen people's immune systems

and planning more false flags to terrorize other humans.

They are evil. Pure evil. Every single mother ****** who works for the FBI is evil.

Those who sit by in the FBI and watch these people do evil **** are just as guilty.

Just ask the Nazis who stood by while Mengele experimented on children.

DocD , 9 hours ago

What a bunch of BS! The one thing that criminal like Soros is not interested in is "philanthropy"! What this creep is, however, interested in is consolidating of power for his bosses. Was he a front for the Cocaine Importing Agency! - No doubt! But what are the goals of those fools at the top of the Agency? Does it look like they're interested in protecting freedom of speech, expression, communication, movement or privacy in this country? Are not all media heads repeating the same phrases all day?

The forces which were first used to subvert those who were tough to subvert due to their long standing Christian traditions are the same being used to "transform" or deconstruct (solve) and reconstitute (coagula) this, much easier and well prepped system. If there's anything that the Q messenger is right about, it is that nothing can stop what's coming; NOTHING!

[Jun 14, 2020] Trojan horse in BLM camp (superpredators in her terminology): With friends like Hillary (she pushed Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill), who needs enemies; she is simply salivating at another opportunity to take revenge on Trump

Highly recommended!
Neoliberalism promotes identity wedge to spit "despicable" in a classic startegy "devide and conqure".
Notable quotes:
"... She supported her husband and Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill that led to an explosion in mass incarceration across the country. ..."
Jun 14, 2020 | www.mintpressnews.com

The former New York senator published her thoughts on her on Medium blog , where she appeared to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement, something she has previously stayed well clear of doing. "George Floyd's life mattered. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor's lives mattered. Black lives matter," she began by stating.

"I promise to keep fighting alongside all of you to make the United States a place where all men and all women are treated as equals, just as we are and just as we deserve to be," she added, positioning herself on the same side as the protestors, many of whom are demanding the abolition of the police. Clinton commended the amazing "power of solidarity" she had seen and promised to "speak out against white supremacy in all its forms," declaring that America is long overdue for "an honest reckoning" with its racism problem.

However, an honest reckoning with Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance. She supported her husband and Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill that led to an explosion in mass incarceration across the country.

[Jun 14, 2020] Former MI6 Spy Alastair Crooke- For This To Slip Would Be The 'End Of Empire' -

Jun 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

He observes too, the anticipatory raising of bail money; the preparing of medical teams, ready to treat injuries; and of caches of flammable materials (suitable for torching official vehicles), pre-positioned in places where protests would later occur. All this – with simultaneous protests in more than 380 U.S. cities – in my experience, signals much bigger, silent backstage organization. And behind 'the organisation', the instigators lie, far back: maybe even thousands of miles back; and somewhere out there will be the financier.

However, in the U.S., commentators say they see no leadership; the protests are amorphous. That is not unusual to see no leadership – a 'leadership' appears only if negotiations are sought and planned; otherwise key actors are to be protected from arrest. The most telling sign of a backstage organisation is that on one day, it is 'full on', and the next all is quiet – as if a switch has been pulled. It often has.

Of course, the overwhelming majority of protestors in the U.S. this last week, were – and are – decent sincere Americans, outraged at George Floyd's killing and continuing social and institutional racism. Was this then, an Antifa and anarchist operation, as the White House contends? I doubt it – any more than those Palestinian youth in Beit El constituted anything other than fodder for the front of stage. We simply don't know the backstage. Keep an open mind.

Tom Luongo presciently suggests that should we wish to understand better the context to these recent events – and not be stuck at stage appearances – we need to look to Hong Kong for indicators .

Writing in October 2019, Luongo noted that: "What started as peaceful protests against an extradition law and worry over reunification with China has morphed into an ugly and vicious assault on the city's economic future. [This is] being perpetrated by the so-called "Block Bloc", roving bands of mask-wearing, police-tactic defying vandals attacking randomly around the city to disrupt people going to work ".

An exasperated local man exclaims : "Not only you [i.e. Block Bloc protestors are] harming the people making their living in businesses, companies, shopping malls. You're destroying subway stations. You're destroying our streets. You're destroying our hard-earned reputation as a safe, international business centre. You're destroying our economy". The man cannot explain why there was not a single police officer in sight, for hours, as the rampage continued.

What is going on? Luongo quotes a September Bloomberg interview with HK tycoon, Jimmy Lai, billionaire publisher of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) scourge, the Apple Daily, and the highly visible interlocutor of official Washington notables, such as Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. In it, Lai pronounced himself convinced that if protests in HK turned violent, China would have no choice but to send the People's Armed Police units from Shenzen into Hong Kong to put down unrest: "That," Lai said on Bloomberg TV, "will be a repeat of the Tiananmen Square massacre; and that will bring in the whole world against China Hong Kong will be done, and China will be done, too".

In brief, Lai proposes to 'burn' Hong Kong – to 'save' Hong Kong. That is, 'burn it to save it' from the CCP – to keep its residue in the 'Anglo-sphere'.

"Jimmy Lai", Luongo writes, "is telling you what the strategy is here. The goal is to thoroughly undermine China's standing on the world stage and raise that of the U.S. This is economic warfare, it's a hybrid war tactic. And the soldiers are radicalized kids in uniforms bonking old men on the heads with sticks and taunting cops. Sound familiar? Because that's what's going on in places like Portland, Oregon with Antifa And that cause is chaos". (Recall, Luongo wrote this more than six months ago).

Well, here we are today: Steve Bannon, closely allied with what he, himself, terms the U.S.' China super-hawks , and allied with yet another Chinese billionaire financier, Guo Wengui ( a fugitive from the Chinese Authorities, and member at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club), is pursuing an incandescent campaign of denigration and vitriol against the Chinese Communist Party – intended, like Lai's campaign, to destroy utterly China's global standing.

Here it is again – the tightly-knit band of U.S. and exile super-hawks want to 'burn' down the CCP, to 'save' what? To save the 'Empire Waning' (America), through 'burning' the 'Empire Rising' (China). Bannon (at least, and to his credit), is explicit about the risk: A failure to prevail in this this info-war mounted against the CCP, he says, will end in "kinetic war".

Via The New York Times

So, back to the U.S. protests, and drawing on Luongo's insights from Hong Kong – I wrote last week that Trump sees himself fighting a hidden global 'war' to retain America's present dominance over global money (the dollar) – now America's principal source of external power. For America to lose this struggle to a putative multi-lateral cosmopolitan governance – Trump perceives – would result in the whole, white Anglo-sphere's ejection from control over the global financial system – and its associated political privilege. It would entail control of the global financial and political system slipping away to an amorphous multi-lateral financial governance, operated by an international institution, or some global Central Bank. Since before WW1, control of global financial governance has been in the hands of the Anglo-American nexus running between London and New York. It still does, just about – albeit that today's Wall Street elite is cosmopolitan, rather than Anglo, yet still it is firmly anchored to Washington, via the Fed and the U.S. Treasury. For this to slip would be the 'end of Empire'.

To maintain the status of the dollar, Trump therefore has assiduously devoted himself to disrupting the multi-lateral global order, sensing this danger to the unique privileges conveyed by control of the world's monetary base. His particular concern would be to see a Europe that was umbilically-linked to the financial and technological heavy-weight that is China. This, in itself, effectively would presage a different world financial governance.

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But, is the fear that the threat principally lies with Europe's Soros-style vision justified? There may – just as well – be a fifth-column at home. The billionaires' club of the very rich has long ceased to be culturally 'Anglo'. It has become a borderless, 'self-selecting', governing entity unto itself.

Perhaps an earlier 'end of Époque' metamorphosis shows us how readily an old-established elite can swap horses in order to survive . In the historical Sicilian novel, The Leopard, Prince Salina's nephew tells his uncle that the old order is 'done' , and with it, the family is 'done' too, unless "Unless we ourselves take a hand now, they'll foist a republic on us. If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change".

It is clear that some billionaire oligarchs – whether American or not – can see the 'writing on the wall': A financial crisis is coming. And so, too, is a social one. A recent survey done by one such member, showed that 55% of American millennials supported the end to the capitalist system. Perhaps the brotherhood of billionaires is thinking that 'unless we ourselves take a hand now, they'll foist socialism on us'. If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. The recent disorder in the U.S. will have unnerved them further.

The push towards radical change – towards that global financial, political and ecological governance that threatens dollar hegemony – paradoxically may emerge from within: from within America's own financial elite. 'Burning' the dollar's privileged global status may become seen as the price for things to stay as they are -- and for the elite to be saved. The future of Empire hangs on this issue: Can US dollar hegemony be preserved, or might the financial 'nobility' see that things must change – if they are to stay as they are? That is, the Revolution may come from within -- and not necessarily from abroad.

In recent days, Trump has pivoted to being the President of 'Law and Order' – a shift which he explicitly connected to 1968, when, in response to protests in Minneapolis after the police suffocation last week of George Floyd, Trump tweeted: "When the looting begins, the shooting starts". These were the words used by Governor George Wallace, the segregationist third-party candidate, in the 1968 Presidential election: Republicans launched their "southern strategy" to win over resentful white Democrats after the civil rights revolution.

Trump is determined to prevail – but today is not 1968. Can a Law and Order platform work now? U.S. demography in the south has shifted, and it is not clear that the liberal, urban electorates of America would sign up to a law-and-order platform, which implicitly appeals to white anxieties?

In a sense, President Trump finds himself between a rock and a hard place. If the protests are not quelled, and "the right normal (not) restored" (as per Esper's words), Trump may lose those remaining 'law and order' conservatives. But, were he to lose control and over-react using the military, then it may be Trump who has his own 'Tiananmen Square' – one, which Jimmy Lai (gleefully) predicted in Hong Kong's case would bring in the whole world against China: "Hong Kong will be done, and China will be done, too."

Or, in this instance, Trump might be done, and the U.S. too.

[Jun 14, 2020] Paid Protest Firm Crowds On Demand Sued In $23 Million Extortion Plot

Oct 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com
"Paid protesters are real ," writes the Los Angeles Times , after a lawsuit filed by a Czech investor against a business rival spotlighted the seedy, and very real business of people hired to express fake outrage, support, and everything in between.

According to a lawsuit filed by investor Zdenek Bakala, Prague-based investment manager Pavol Krupa hired Beverly hills company Crowds on Demand (COD) to stage a protest near Bakala's home in Hilton Head, SC.

In the Bakala case, Crowds on Demand is accused of spreading misinformation through a website, putting on protests and organizing a phone and email campaign targeting several U.S. institutions with ties to Bakala, who got an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and had an estimated net worth topping $1 billion earlier this decade, according to Forbes. - L A Times

Crowds on Demand provides pop-up "protests, rallies, flash mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts," according to its website.

The dispute between Bakala and Krupa goes back for several years, and has been the subject of inquiries by the European Commission and the Czech government, involving a formerly state-owned coal mining business, OKD, which Bakala assumed control of in 2004. Bakala has been accused of bribing officials to buy the government's equity in the mining company at a below-market price, which broke a promise to sell company-owned apartments to employees before the company ultimately filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

According to Bakala, the COD smear campaign didn't stop there, claiming that the company also called and sent emails to the Aspen Institute and Dartmouth College, where Bakala sits on advisory boards, urging them to cut ties with him. Bakala claims that Krupa threatened to ramp up the COD campaign unless the Czech investor coughs up $23 million.

Bakala, who holds U.S. and Czech citizenship, says in his lawsuit that all of those allegations are false and are part of Krupa's extortion campaign. He alleges that Krupa offered to cease his campaign if Bakala paid $23 million for OKD shares owned by Krupa's investment fund.

...

Crowds on Demand founder Adam Swart and Krupa neither confirmed nor denied that they are working together. They declined to answer specific questions about Bakala's allegations, though Swart, in an emailed statement, called the claims meritless.

" Not only will I vigorously defend myself against the allegations in the complaint but I am also evaluating whether to bring my own claims against Mr. Bakala ," Swart said. - L A Times

"Defendants are pursuing a campaign of harassment, defamation, and interference in the business affairs of Zdenek Bakala, which they have expressly vowed to expand unless he pays them millions of dollars," reads Bakala's lawsuit (see below).

That said, it's not clear that Krupa's alleged campaign had the desired effect.

Elliot Gerson, an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, said in an emailed statement that the institute has received calls and emails from "individuals associated with Crowds on Demand" and that the nonprofit's general counsel has spoken with Swart "about this campaign of harassment."

" From the beginning, we assumed that these manufactured communications were linked to political issues in the Czech Republic and Mr. Bakala's high profile in that country ," Gerson said. " Nothing we received has altered our views about Mr. Bakala ." - L A Times

So paid protesters are a thing...

Bakala's lawsuit brings to light an ongoing debate in the national dialogue over paid protesters. President Trump, for example, has repeatedly claimed that protesters have been paid by left-wing billionaire activist George Soros and others in order to disrupt and undermine conservative events.

"There are hundreds of lobbying firms and public affairs firms that do this work, though not all in the same way," said USLA sociology professor Edward Walker - who wrote a book on the business of paid protesting, also known as Astroturfing. "Some only do a little bit of this grass-roots-for-hire, but things adjacent to this are not uncommon today."

In 2014, ABC's "Nightline" reported that a group backed by the beverage industry was hiring people to protest a soda tax measure - posting ads on Craigslist for paid protesters at $13 an hour.

During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, many noted what appeared to be a man, Vinay Krishnan - who works for progressive activist organization Center for Popular Democracy, paying a woman named Vickie Lampron who was later seen in the Kavanaugh hearing.

Krishnan said that the money was given to people to pay fines in case they were arrested.

As the Times notes, paid protesters aren't a recent phenomenon.

Longtime California political consultant Garry South, who was a campaign strategist for California Gov. Gray Davis, said it's long been common for campaigns and political parties to pay people a few bucks or perhaps provide a meal in exchange for attending a rally. He recalled a 2002 rally in San Francisco where he said that tactic was used.

" It turns out, the San Francisco Democratic Party, to bolster the crowd, had basically gone down to skid row and paid people $5 or something to tromp up to Union Square ," South said.

But he sees a big difference between that kind of activity and the paid protests allegedly organized by Crowds on Demand.

"What's different is the commercialization of the process," he said. "It just contributes to the air of unreality that exists in this day and age with essentially not being able to believe your own eyes or ears. I don't think it's particularly healthy. But it probably inevitably was going to come to this." - L A Times

Crowds on Demand, meanwhile, shamelessly boasts on their website that they were hired by a business rival to "cripple the operations" of a manufacturing business owned by a convicted child molester, which resulted in the hiring company buying the molester-owned business for "5 percent of its previous value."

In another "case study," COD brags about staging a rally to support an unidentified foreign leader who was visiting the United Nations.

"The concern was ensuring that the leader was well received by a U.S. audience and confident for his work at the U.N. We created demonstrations of support with diverse crowds.," says COD.

"A lot of times, companies don't want to be known for using this kind of strategy," Walker said. "Crowds on Demand, they're more out about it. ... It is strikingly brazen. "


Won Hung Lo , 7 minutes ago link

RICO.... this piece of **** needs to go down for racketeering against our government and its people.

Joe Davola , 1 hour ago link

Gonna guess there's no 1099, so no taxes paid. Also figure their twitter account hasn't been suspended.

Nature_Boy_Wooooo , 2 hours ago link

neoliberal job creation.

Is-Be , 2 hours ago link

$13 per hour? These people need a union.

thebigunit , 2 hours ago link

Very interesting. Hiring a mob to cause economic damage and set the stage for extortion certainly sounds "actionable". Talking head Mark Levin has talked from time to time about suing people for "tortious interference". I've never heard about such suits, but Levin is a legal heavyweight and likely knows what is a credible legal threat.

[Jun 14, 2020] Rebellion, Confusion and Kente Cloth- The Establishment Can't Handle Black Lives Matter by Margaret Kimberley

Notable quotes:
"... While people of goodwill sincerely debate, the black political class does everything in its power to make sure that nothing much is accomplished at all. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled out their kente cloth prop and added taking a knee with Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer in one of the worst photo opportunities of all time. ..."
Jun 10, 2020 | www.mintpressnews.com

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Everything has changed since the world witnessed George Floyd's murder at the hands of police. Suddenly, workers are publicly criticizing their bosses. Politicians are backpedaling and newspapers face revolts when they are caught spreading propaganda. In Europe and the United States monuments to genocidaires are defaced and pulled down.

But no one should think that the black misleaders have given up allegiance to their overlords among the Democratic Party donor class. The scoundrels are giving lip service to change but are committed to business as usual and they co-opt the language and imagery of the movement to do it.

In addition, the movement itself is sometimes a source of confusion. While well-meaning, proposals such as defunding the police are highly problematic. They do nothing to address the foundational nature of state violence and allow budgetary sleight of hand to create new methods of law enforcement. The demands for community control and abolition must remain at the top of the list.

While people of goodwill sincerely debate, the black political class does everything in its power to make sure that nothing much is accomplished at all. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled out their kente cloth prop and added taking a knee with Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer in one of the worst photo opportunities of all time.

Pelosi and other members of Congress, kneel at the Capitol's Emancipation Hall, June 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP

They are proposing reforms that will never be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate or Donald Trump. They are also keeping their police-empowering Protect and Serve Act in place. Protect and Serve makes assaulting a police officer a federal offense, and nearly every victim of police violence is again victimized by this spurious charge.

The chicanery must be pointed out, yet it must be acknowledged that changes are far-reaching and events are occurring which no one would have predicted just a few months ago. Kente cloth charlatans are not only the ones being exposed. When New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter was arrested at a protest the police union revealed her name to the press in an effort to embarrass him. In return, de Blasio defended cops who drove vehicles into a crowd, beat protesters and bystanders alike, and even arrested legal observers from the National Lawyers Guild.

In response, New York City employees signed an open letter to the mayor condemning his supine support of a police department that hates him. They broke every rule of politics and conventional wisdom given to employees anywhere. The dictum of never criticizing a boss has gone out the window along with everything else.

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Corporate media propaganda has also taken a hit. James Bennet was the editor of the New York Times opinion page but is now without a job after a similar employee revolt. Staff was rightly angry when the Times printed an editorial from Arkansas senator Tom Cotton , who advised sending the military to quell nationwide protests. When Times employees spoke up it was revealed that the newspaper pitched the idea to Cotton, and not the other way around. Bennet also had to admit that he didn't even read the fascistic screed.

The "paper of record" has long been a purveyor of war propaganda and the utterances of conservatives like Cotton. But the standard operating procedure isn't good enough now and someone a few weeks ago can now be the scapegoat who gets pushed under a bus.

In Europe, thousands of people have turned out to protest for Floyd and against the United States. In Athens, the U.S. embassy was the target of demonstrators. Europe has its own history of racism and condemnation of this country has inspired people to be brave about their own nations' criminality.

Parisians marched but not just for George Floyd. Adam Traore was killed by French police in 2016 and the anger about his death never disappeared. That is why a crowd of thousands gathered to say both of their names.

Long dead criminals are also being taken to task. Belgium's King Leopold presided over one of the world's worst genocides in the Congo where up to 10 million people were killed in quest to maximize rubber production. In recent days monuments to Leopold have been defaced with graffiti and red paint representing the blood he spilled. In Britain, the statue of Edward Colston was pulled down and dumped into a river in the city of Bristol. Colston made a fortune selling 100,000 Africans to colonies in the Caribbean. His name is still present in his hometown in recognition of the philanthropy that came from selling people and working them to death.

A statue of King Leopold II is smeared with red paint and graffiti in Brussels, June 10, 2020. Virginia Mayo | AP

No one is safe. New York Times editors, mayors of major cities, and even long-dead criminals are being called to account. People have lost their fear because they are desperate and angry. It is harder to convince them that all is well when their suffering was deliberately created and their pleas for redress were ignored.

The reaction to these acts of rebellion has been all too predictable. Politicians are running scared and dare to do what they would never have considered before. The Minneapolis city council voted to disband its police department. But the mayor has already expressed opposition and the state of Minnesota would also have to approve. Not only can the council not deliver on their vote, but they have done nothing to bring justice to those already killed by police in that city. The movement would do well not to be taken in by unworkable schemes meant to silence them.

While the well-meaning struggle with direction, the powerful see the handwriting on the wall and respond with their own kente cloth moments. The CEO of Chase, Jamie Dimon, photographed himself taking a knee, but outside of a bank vault, just in case anyone didn't know whose side he was on. Corporations are claiming they will do better in their treatment of black employees and the NFL is making mealy-mouthed apologies to Colin Kaepernick. Nike says it will donate $40 million to as yet unnamed organizations serving black communities.

All of the opportunism is the result of a mass determination to see change that benefits the people. The moment was rife as kleptocracy enriched the already rich and a pandemic decimated already shaky economies. Now white people have themselves faced the wrath of police goon squads and are now accepting proposals they would have opposed or ignored not too long ago.

There is the possibility of advancement but also of reaction. The system knows how to defend itself and how to appeal to the public. This moment requires great vigilance. The people in movement can bring about great changes. But the kente cloth wearing rascals will not disappear anytime soon.

Feature photo | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., right, and top Congressional Democrats, raise their hands during a news conference to unveil policing reform and equal justice legislation on Capitol Hill, June 8, 2020, in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP

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[Jun 14, 2020] From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter- Hillary Clinton's Opportunism

Jun 14, 2020 | www.mintpressnews.com

From Superpredators to Black Lives Matter: Hillary Clinton's Opportunistic Career Arc

An honest reckoning of Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance.

by Alan Macleod

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A fter the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis two weeks ago, a spontaneous nationwide movement of millions of people protesting racist policing has gripped the country. Politicians of all stripes have staked out their positions, condemning, endorsing, or trying to co-opt the radical movement. The latest of these is failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The former New York senator published her thoughts on her on Medium blog , where she appeared to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement, something she has previously stayed well clear of doing. "George Floyd's life mattered. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor's lives mattered. Black lives matter," she began by stating.

"I promise to keep fighting alongside all of you to make the United States a place where all men and all women are treated as equals, just as we are and just as we deserve to be," she added, positioning herself on the same side as the protestors, many of whom are demanding the abolition of the police. Clinton commended the amazing "power of solidarity" she had seen and promised to "speak out against white supremacy in all its forms," declaring that America is long overdue for "an honest reckoning" with its racism problem.

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Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color, we are being painfully reminded right now that we are long overdue for honest reckoning and meaningful action to dismantle systemic racism. https:// medium.com/@HillaryClinto n/george-floyds-life-mattered-433d8f085d7f

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However, an honest reckoning with Clinton's past unearths a myriad of troubling incidents and positions that are difficult to square with her newfound radical antiracist stance. She supported her husband and Joe Biden's 1994 Crime Bill that led to an explosion in mass incarceration across the country. In 1996, she went further, using well-established racial dog whistles to argue that a new class of people had emerged in America: that of the superpredators, stating :

We need to take these people on, they are often connected to big drug cartels, they are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called superpredators. No conscience. No empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way but first we have to bring them to heel."

In practice, this largely meant young men of color, and was part of the "New Democrats'" swing to the right, turning against working-class people and racial minorities.

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Clinton has hardly been an ally to black people outside the United States either. In 1998, she supported her husband's missile strike on a Sudanese drug factory, a largely forgotten attack that the German Ambassador to Sudan estimated killed "several tens of thousands" of civilians by depriving them of much-need medicines. President Clinton also continued George H. W. Bush's destruction of a fledgling democracy in Haiti, giving his support to the removal of the newly elected head of state Jean-Bertrand Aristide. After the 2010 earthquake that wrecked the country, Clinton, in her role as Secretary of State, presided over what amounted to a U.S. invasion and occupation of the island, one whose consequences reverberate to this day.

In Libya too, Clinton pushed for a supposedly humanitarian intervention in the country, cajoling other nations into complying. Leaked emails show that she was aware that the extremist groups they were funding were carrying out massacres against black Libyans and that NATO was committing war crimes. However, she was triumphant in her achievement; speaking of the deposed and executed head of state, Muammar Gaddafi, she laughed, stating , "We came, we saw, he died!" Today, the extremist groups who control the country regulate open slave markets where black Africans are bought and sold.

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Despite her new proclamations that black lives matter, it is unclear whether activists will accept her apparent change of heart. For one, a leaked 2015 Democratic Party memo on dealing with Black Lives Matter told members to "listen to their concerns" but instructed them clearly: "don't offer support for concrete policy positions." Black Lives Matter responded to the leak, stating they were "disappointed at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's placating response," adding that "black communities deserve to be heard, not handled."

Clinton herself was accosted by Black Lives Matter activists during her 2016 election campaign, who asked her to apologize for the mass incarceration state she helped build. "I am not a superpredator," one told her.

From same-sex marriage to trade to Iraq, Clinton has often changed her positions in tune with what is politically expedient. In reality, any "honest reckoning" would involve taking a look at her own hand in upholding and enforcing structural racism across the country and the world.

Feature photo | Hillary Clinton winks as she speaks to Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of Michael Brown, while working the rope line during a campaign stop at a union hall on Dec. 11, 2015, in St. Louis. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in Aug. 2014 setting off the Black Lives Matter movement. Jeff Roberson | AP

Alan MacLeod is a Staff Writer for MintPress News. After completing his PhD in 2017 he published two books: Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting and Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent . He has also contributed to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting , The Guardian , Salon , The Grayzone , Jacobin Magazine , Common Dreams the American Herald Tribune and The Canary .

[Jun 14, 2020] The personalities of Trump and Biden no longer matter in 2020 elections: the level of polarization of the USA electorate is a more important factor now

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"... From this point of view the current situation is a mixed bag for Neoliberal Dems: protest are partially genuine protests against the level of inequality caused by neoliberalism, partially are an attempt to exploit legitimate grievances in order to topple Trump (CHAZ in Seattle looks like a kind of a new Maidan and clearly were at least partially city council and the governor supported.) ..."
"... The USA version of Hongweibings toppling statues definitely play into Trump hand: radicalization of protests gives Trump an advantage to present himself now as the only "law and order" candidate, the "Silent majority" candidate, a la Nixon. ..."
"... The key weakness of Neoliberal Democrats is the level of hypocrisy in their support of protests: Pelosi (and Schumer) looks like a wolf in sheep clothing donning African scarves. Along with Bill Clinton they did a lot to deprive Afro Americans of the social security benefits they enjoyed under the New Deal Capitalism, and putting them in jails for minor infractions with the law (Biden was the key player here) ..."
"... I would assume that the 2020 election will be a choice between two platforms, not between two candidates. And Trump now represents "law and order" platform. While Biden is forced to represent "change we can believe in" platform. And Democrats already burned all the bridges. ..."
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likbez , June 14, 2020 10:31 pm

Trump is staggering. He's plunging in the polls, and his behavior has become erratic and unhinged. I don't mean he's being crude, infantile and wrapped in a world of fantasy -- he's always like that. Rather, I see him as suddenly incoherent, fumbling with threats and catchphrases as if he were locked out of his house at night, frantically trying one key after another to see if any will work.

I think the personalities of Trump and Biden no longer matter: the level of polarization of the USA electorate is a more important factor now.

In other words, the reaction to the protests of independents will determine the results on 2020 elections.

From this point of view the current situation is a mixed bag for Neoliberal Dems: protest are partially genuine protests against the level of inequality caused by neoliberalism, partially are an attempt to exploit legitimate grievances in order to topple Trump (CHAZ in Seattle looks like a kind of a new Maidan and clearly were at least partially city council and the governor supported.)

The USA version of Hongweibings toppling statues definitely play into Trump hand: radicalization of protests gives Trump an advantage to present himself now as the only "law and order" candidate, the "Silent majority" candidate, a la Nixon.

The key weakness of Neoliberal Democrats is the level of hypocrisy in their support of protests: Pelosi (and Schumer) looks like a wolf in sheep clothing donning African scarves. Along with Bill Clinton they did a lot to deprive Afro Americans of the social security benefits they enjoyed under the New Deal Capitalism, and putting them in jails for minor infractions with the law (Biden was the key player here)

One minor point: exaggerated threats is the way Trump operate. He like poker players use bluffing as a part of the political strategy. It's like he is trying to determine some limits for each situation and sense how far he can go, as well as putting the opponents off balance provoking them to overreact,. Then he retreats to a more reasonable position.

I would assume that the 2020 election will be a choice between two platforms, not between two candidates. And Trump now represents "law and order" platform. While Biden is forced to represent "change we can believe in" platform. And Democrats already burned all the bridges.

Please note that Biden political history is the history of a staunch neoliberal, completely hostile to the interests of the majority of the USA population and, especially, Afro Americans and white working class (aka deplorable). As such he will now look as hypocrite no matter what he say.

[Jun 14, 2020] Could someone tell me what BLM is?

Jun 14, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

TG , Jun 13 2020 22:30 utc | 67

"Could someone tell me what BLM is?"

BLM is a pack of useful idiots doing the service of the super-rich, setting the proles against each other while our overloads sip champagne from the safety of their walled estates and mansions.

BLM is not spontaneous. It has been created and managed by the corporate press. They take a single bad thing, and play it 24/7 and scream and holler that this proves that the nebulous evil spirit of RACISM is to blame and it has nothing to do with our industrial base being outsourced, or rents being unaffordable, or medical care being unaffordable, or education being unaffordable, or people being forced into a lifetime of debt servitude and no longer able to get out from under via bankruptcy, and trillions spent on pointless foreign wars, and tens of trillions in subsidies and bailouts for the super rich - no, don't talk about that, anyone mentions those things and clearly it's because they are RACIST and infected with white privilege and they could easily lose their jobs... Indeed, the extreme top-down pressure in business and academia
reminds me a lot of the "cultural revolution" in Mao's China. Whip up the peasants into an ideological frenzy fighting imaginary enemies to distract them from how the government was responsible for a massive famine...

If there would be video footage of a black man killing a white man, would CNN play it over and over and start harping about how white lives matter? Of course not, that's just a single event, and in a country of 340 million you can always fond one bad thing that breaks whichever way you choose....

Occupy Wall Street was a spontaneous protest - and look how easily the elites cancelled them out. Harass them, arrest them, deprive them of any media coverage, corral them in 'free speech zones' out of view of the public... and today they are gone as if they had never been. BLM has been created and is maintained by deliberate elite policy.

[Jun 14, 2020] The Four Horsemen of America's Apocalypse

Jun 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too... But now we have four roots of evil that are guaranteed to do so... Authored by Dennis Prager via RealClearPolitics.com,

It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too.

But now we have four roots of evil that are guaranteed to do so.

No. 1: Victimhood.

The first is victimhood. The more people who regard themselves as victims -- as individuals or as a group -- the more likely they are to commit evil. People who think of themselves as victims feel that, having been victimized, they are no longer bound by normal moral conventions -- especially the moral conventions of their alleged or real oppressors.

Everyone knows this is true. But few confront this truth. Every parent, for example, knows that the child who thinks of him or herself as a perpetual victim is the child most likely to cause and get into trouble. And criminologists report that nearly every murderer in prison thinks of himself as a victim.

On a societal scale, the same holds true -- and being on such a larger scale, the chances of real evil ensuing are exponentially increased. One of the most obvious examples is Germany after World War I. Most Germans regarded themselves as victims -- of the Treaty of Versailles; of a "stab in the back" German government; of the British, Americans and French; and, of course, of the Jews. This sense of victimhood was one of the most important factors in the popularity of the Nazis, who promised to restore German dignity.

That millions of black Americans regard themselves as victims -- probably more so today than at any time in the past 50 years -- can only lead to disaster for America generally and for blacks specifically. While victims generally feel free to lash out at others, they also go through life angry and unhappy.

No. 2: Demonization.

The second of the four ingredients of this civilization-destroying witches' brew is demonization -- demonizing a group as inherently evil.

That is being done now with regard to the white people of America. All -- again, all -- whites are declared racist. The only difference among them is that some admit it and some deny it. The notion that whites are inherently evil has long been associated with Louis Farrakhan. But it has apparently migrated out from his relatively small following to many blacks, even those who might consider Farrakhan a kook. Former President Barack Obama, hardly a Farrakhan follower, described America as having racism in its DNA. That is as close to inherently and irredeemably evil as it gets; you cannot change your DNA.

In that sense, not only are whites demonized, but America is, too. Unlike traditional liberals, the left regards America as a moral cesspool -- not only racist but, according to The New York Times, founded to be so. The New York Times has created a history of America that declares its founding not in 1776 but in 1619, when the first black slaves arrived. The American Revolution was fought, according to this malign narrative, not merely for American independence but in order to preserve slavery, a practice the British would have interfered with. This "history" will now be taught in thousands of American schools.

The combination of victimhood and demonization alone is dangerous enough. But there are still two more horsemen galloping toward the looming apocalypse.

No. 3: A Cause To Believe In.

Most Americans throughout American history found great meaning in being American and in being religious -- usually Christian. Since World War II, we have lived in a post-Christian, post-nationalist age. Until very recently, Americans would have found the expression "for God and country" deeply meaningful; that term today, on the left, is risible and execrable.

But people need something to believe in. The need for meaning is the greatest human need after the need for food. Leftism, with all its offshoots -- feminism, environmentalism, Black Lives Matter, antifa -- has filled that vacuum. In Europe, communism, fascism and Nazism filled the hole left by the demise of nationalism and Christianity. Here it is leftism and its offshoots.

No. 4: Lies.

The fourth and most important ingredient necessary for evil is lies. Lies are the root of evil. Ironically, slavery itself was made possible only because of the lie that the black was inferior to the white. Nazism was made possible thanks to the lie that Jews were not fully human. And communism was built on lies. Lenin, the father of Soviet Communism, named the Soviet communist newspaper "Truth" ("Pravda") because truth was what the Communist Party said it was.

The New York Times, CNN and the rest of the mainstream "news" media are becoming our version of Pravda. Objective truth doesn't exist on the left. The universities have already declared "objective truth" as essentially an expression of "white privilege." See what happens to a student who says in class, for example, that "men cannot give birth."

The public self-debasement demanded of anyone who differs with the left -- like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees just did when he said not standing for the national anthem desecrated the flag and those who have died for it -- happens almost daily. The only difference between this and what dissidents underwent during Mao's Cultural Revolution is that the self-debasement here is voluntary -- thus far.

Last week, when this Jew saw a store in Santa Monica with a sign reading "black-owned business" so as to avoid being destroyed, it evoked chilling memories.

That's how bad it is in America today.

[Jun 14, 2020] Many Police Departments Have Software That Can Identify People In Crowds

Jun 14, 2020 | yro.slashdot.org

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: As protesters demand an end to police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation, police departments around the country are using software that can track and identify people in crowds from surveillance footage -- often with little to no public oversight or knowledge. Dozens of cities around the country are using BriefCam, which sells software that allows police to comb through surveillance footage to monitor protests and enforce social distancing, and almost all of these cities have hosted protests against police brutality in the weeks since George Floyd was killed in police custody, BuzzFeed News has found. Some of the cities using BriefCam's technology -- such as New Orleans and St. Paul -- have been the site of extreme police violence, with officers using rubber bullets, tear gas, and batons on protesters. Authorities in Chicago; Boston; Detroit; Denver; Doral, Florida; Hartford, Connecticut; and Santa Fe County, New Mexico have also used it.

Founded in 2007 by Hebrew University researchers and now owned by camera company Canon , the Israel-based company sells a system called "Protect & Insights" that lets police and private companies filter hours of closed circuit television and home surveillance and create excerpts of a few relevant moments. Protect & Insights has built-in facial recognition and license plate reader searches, and lets police create "Watch Lists" of faces and license plates. The company also said its tool could filter out "men, women, children, clothing, bags, vehicles, animals, size, color, speed, path, direction, dwell time, and more." [...] There are currently no federal guidelines restricting the use of video analytics, license plate reader, and facial recognition software offered by companies like BriefCam. Neema Singh Guliani a senior legislative counsel with the ACLU said that city governments often acquire these technologies without public oversight or debate.

Ronin Developer ( 67677 ) , Saturday June 13, 2020 @12:22AM ( #60178160 )

I wonder ( Score: 3 )

If this is the same company whose product we evaluated around 2005 when I worked with a public safety software company. The initial request from our clients was to use it to identify suspects from mug shots.

We elected not to pursue the product - too many false positives and misidentifications. And, that was on clear mug shot photos.

Itâ(TM)s scary...horrifying, actually, knowing that it is capable of using less than HD video feeds.

LostMyBeaver ( 1226054 ) , Saturday June 13, 2020 @02:33AM ( #60178340 )
No shit ( Score: 4 , Insightful)

Microsoft, Google and Amazon are taking heat over delivering software for this purpose. But in truth, much of this software is already open source and freely available.

Anyone with access to Python can easily hack together facial recognition. OpenCV does most of the work.

The problem is having a huge database and a massive amount of processing power. This is also really quite easy. If law enforcement agencies each invest in a few stacks of nVidia or IBM machine learning nodes and a few stacks of Ceph nodes, it will not even require much effort. I know, I work with this every day.

Make the compute nodes boot from LAN with CentOS. Write a script to manage elasticity using IPMI. Mount machine specific partitions as NFS based on MAC address. Deploy K8S on previously unmanaged nodes. Then when it is all up, just run a brute force algorithm as a container.

The algorithm is simple... covnet images of who you are looking for, establish a series of points of interest (wrinkles, nostrils, etc...) then look for points in a database of previously scanned images. Add points for matching characteristics between images and once passing a given threshold, use ML to attempt positive/negative matching in an is it a hotdog style.

It will have horrible results in the beginning, but as the ML is trained, it will increase accuracy over time.

The ease of doing this is very high. It is no longer a science requiring top companies with top talent to accomplish. It is strictly a matter of money and time.

[Jun 14, 2020] How an Online Mob Doxxed an Innocent Man

Jun 14, 2020 | yro.slashdot.org

Posted by EditorDavid on Saturday June 13, 2020 @01:34PM from the wrong-arm-of-the-law dept. " An innocent man faced a torrent of online threats and abuse after being mistakenly identified in a viral video in which an angry cyclist hurt a child," reports the BBC: Mr. Weinberg was falsely identified when the wrong date was attached to the initial appeal made by the police in Bethesda, U.S. Mr. Weinberg used the popular fitness tracking app Strava, which showed him as having been on the Maryland bike trail on that day.

However on the correct date he was working at home...

Once his address had been shared by others -- a practice known as doxxing -- the police had to patrol the area for his safety , reported New York magazine... Mr. Weinberg has since received dozens of apologies from people who abused him online.
Weinberg mistakenly thought his app only shared his bike-ride routes with his network of friends, New York Magazine reports.

They add that Weinberg also discovered tweets wrongly accusing another man -- a former police officer in Maryland -- which had been retweeted and liked more than half a million times. And that the woman who'd posted Weinberg's home address later "deleted it and posted an apology, writing that in all of her eagerness to see justice served, she was swept up in the mob that so gleefully shared misinformation, depriving someone of their own right to justice.

"Her correction was shared by fewer than a dozen people."

[Jun 14, 2020] These Aren't Protests, They're Religious Ceremonies

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"... The New York Times ..."
"... Wokeness is a gnostic cult that asks its sectaries to adopt a platform of national self-loathing. These are not protests. They are religious celebrations. The cult needs to be consistently classified as a religion, and conservatives must resist the temptation to view it as merely a silly sideshow distraction. Its bizarro liturgy is increasingly enshrined in all of our institutions, and conservatives must act as if a cult has hijacked the nation. ..."
Jun 14, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

At a park in New York City, I witnessed something odd. A group of women silently formed a circle in the middle of a large lawn. Their all-black outfits contrasted with the surrounding summer pastels, and they ignored the adjacent sun bathers as they began to kneel and slowly chant. They repeated a three word matin. The most striking feature of this scene was its familiarity. Any half-decent anthropologist would label this a religious ritual.

Yet, few are willing to explicitly describe these events as part of a religion. The women may have been kneeling in a circle while chanting, but they repeated the words "black lives matter." Politics obscures the obvious. Wokeness is a religion, and conservatives must act as if large parts of our institutions are run by this cult.

Americans are united in their disgust at what happened to George Floyd. Everyone agrees: A minor run-in with the police should never lead to death. Yet, the past two weeks do not actually seem connected to the events in Minneapolis. Most East Coast yuppies would have trouble placing Minneapolis on a map. Does it really make sense to gather in a mass crowd during a pandemic because of something that happened a half-continent away? It does when you recognize that it's a religious movement.

Wokeness has been identified as a religion by several writers and commentators. Linguist John McWhorter wrote an article on " Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion " several years ago. Harvard professor Adrian Vermeulle wrote a must-read analysis of the liturgical nature of liberalism in 2019. And all the way back in 2004, historian Paul Gottfried wrote a prescient book on the topic with the subtitle "towards a secular theocracy." The increasing intensity of woke culture suggests that this is no longer just a curiosity, or a point of ridicule. It is the most clear-eyed way of viewing current politics, and this is most obvious when viewing the protests.

The nationwide protests are best understood as religious ceremonies, and this can be seen in the way they keep engaging in off-brand Christianity. In Portland, Maine, protestors lay stomach down on the sidewalk in order to ritualistically reenact Floyd's arrest. They prostrated themselves in the exact way Catholic priests do in their ordination ceremony. Journalist Michael Tracey noted the religious feeling in New Jersey protests. Protestors knelt and held up their hands in a mirror image of how Evangelicals pray over each other at revivals. The Guardian ran an article on how people must keep repeating the names of police victims, and protestors routinely chant a list of names as if it is a litany of the saints. It is a transparent attempt to transform the victims into martyrs. And while Floyd's killing is a tragedy and an outrage, he had no agency over his death.

Perhaps the appropriation of Christian liturgy is just coincidental, and not evidence that the woke have become a cult. It's not like they're trafficking in classic cult behavior, like trying to separate devotees from their family, right? Wrong: Taking a cue from the Scientologists, The New York Times ran an op-ed encouraging readers to stop visiting, or speaking to family members until they pledge to "take significant action in supporting black lives either through protest or financial contributions." Very normal! Shaking down family members for money by threatening not to talk to them is classic cult behavior and is not how well-adjusted adults voice political opinions. The insidious engine of this religious impulse can be seen in the most egregious ripoff from Christianity so far.

In North Carolina, a pastor organized an event where white police officers knelt before her and washed her feet. She claimed God told her directly to do this. Only the most delusional would try to call this a protest. This is a pathetic perversion of Christian liturgy. To state the obvious: washing feet is a Christian tradition with Biblical origins. Washing feet was a chore reserved for the lowest servants. Jesus, God himself incarnate as man, washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. The disciple Peter objects to this and doesn't want Jesus to lower himself. Jesus replies "if I don't wash you, you don't really belong to me."

The white people washing feet are only pretending to lower themselves. In reality, they're symbolically placing themselves in the role of God. For white people, woke anti-racism offers a way to worship themselves. "White privilege" is a purely subjective concept that allows unremarkable white people to recast their own ordinary lives in a flattering light. It's not enough to simply point this out and laugh at it. The religious nature of the woke has real policy implications.

The woke make policy decisions in reference to the values of their religion. Back in January, it was considered racist to be concerned about the coronavirus. CNN ran headlines about how racism was spreading faster than COVID, Al Jazeera ran an op-ed with a headline suggesting racism was the more dangerous epidemic, and New York City politicians encouraged people to join crowds in Chinatown. Now, after months of stringent social distancing, suddenly the "experts" are telling us that massive crowds gathering in every city around the globe won't impact the ongoing pandemic. A certain type of person pretends to be above all culture war topics, and always wants to get back to the "real issues." Yet it should be clear that in any long and protracted economic struggle with China, the woke cult has the ability to distort priorities and jettison all good sense. You may not be interested in the culture war, but the culture war is interested in you.

In 2014, and 2015, many conservative pundits made a name for themselves laughing at the "SJW" phenomenon on college campuses. Older conservatives loved to make jabs about "snowflakes" who they predicted wouldn't be able to tough it in the real world. This was a complete misreading of the situation. Woke Yale graduates do just fine in their careers, and these extremist students are now rising through institutions of power. Ivy League-educated lawyers are throwing molotov cocktails in New York. The scholastics grew out of an institutional arrangement where Christianity was the official religion of the university. Wokeness is the scholastic form of anti-racism. It is enshrined in our institutions because the Civil Rights movement coincided with the formation of our new upper class.

In the 20th Century, corporations and government grew to unforeseen scale. Experts, managers, bureaucrats, and new types of lawyers were required to run these organizations, and this changed the nature of the middle class, and how people achieved power. As Fred Siegel argued in his book "Revolt Against the Masses," this new class became conscious of itself as a distinct class through the Civil Rights movement. The South was a poor and backwards place, and the new class of experts could use their position to correct a grave injustice.

Civil Rights legislation then needed more lawyers, managers, and bureaucrats to enforce. The concrete forms of discrimination in the Jim Crow south slowly disappeared as racism was openly confronted, but we are left with a class structure that still defines itself around these issues. Those with power have a vested interest in finding ever new forms of racism because this allows them to create new instruments to fight racism. Universities and corporations create more and more administrative jobs that produce a brahmin class whose only purpose is to keep vigilant for bigotry. This is why the woke capital phenomenon cannot be dismissed as posturing. One implication of this is that striving political leaders who seek to enter the upper class must prove their anti-racism bonafides again, and again. Another, much darker, implication is that we may live in a theocracy.

Wokeness is a gnostic cult that asks its sectaries to adopt a platform of national self-loathing. These are not protests. They are religious celebrations. The cult needs to be consistently classified as a religion, and conservatives must resist the temptation to view it as merely a silly sideshow distraction. Its bizarro liturgy is increasingly enshrined in all of our institutions, and conservatives must act as if a cult has hijacked the nation.


Zweifler a day ago

It's a religion without reconciliation and redemption.
PeteZilla Zweifler a day ago
It's a force and a movement.

Folks who are labeling as mere religion are downplaying religion and worse ignoring history of constant protest in the pathway of human history.

Not all movements are religious based. That's a gross simplification to the complexity of culture and life.

Warts and all.

Null PeteZilla 18 hours ago
Yeah, there's nothing 'mere' about religion. It organized two of premodern society's major cultural spheres (Christendom and dar al-Islam) and started countless wars. You could make a pretty good case for Communism as a religion.
Connecticut Farmer Null 16 hours ago
According to Bertrand Russell Communism WAS a religion! Indeed, ideologies are, at bottom, indistinguishable from religions. The French Revolution was Exhibit One of that phenomenon.
YT14 Ron_Goodman 5 hours ago
Definitely element of supernatural involved in Communism and Nazism. Empirical evidence contradicts these beliefs.
Connecticut Farmer PeteZilla 16 hours ago
"That's a gross simplification to the complexity of culture and life."

Speaking of which, is there anything more simplistic or banal than a slogan..."Black Lives Matter" for example?

YT14 PeteZilla 5 hours ago
Spanish Inquisition was a religion
English Civil War was about religion
Abolitionism was a religion
Communism was a religion and National Socialism was a religion too

Every religion has its sacred content, though not every religion involves God, reconciliation or redemption

Dr. Professional Jonathan 16 hours ago
The real question is, "What is wrong with false religion?"
Jonathan Dr. Professional 16 hours ago
Ah, but in America, we are not supposed to pay too much attention to the supposed truth or falsity of each other's religions.

You can't fight something with nothing. The traditional religions seem to be spent forces. The wokeness seems to attract devout, or at least fervent believers.

kenofken Dr. Professional 14 hours ago
The same thing that's wrong with Christianity and Islam: the need to validate the belief system by forcing it upon others.
Gio Con 12 hours ago
I prefer to see it as mass hysteria.
FL Transplant 11 hours ago
I'Ve seen much larger and more involved ceremonies worshipping capitalism, if that's how we're determining religions now.

And the worshipping capitalists had a complete theology, with their religion driving their ethics and behavior much more than almost all professed Christians I've met.

Daniel Baker 8 hours ago
A religion with heresy trials and excommunications as well. And, at least In some states, well on its way to becoming the established state religion. In March and April, practitioners of the old religions from Christianity to Judaism to Islam discovered that their religions were non-essential and subject to lockdown. In May, they learned that the new religion is essential and not subject to lockdown.
Time4Truth 5 hours ago
What a crock of (^()(**&

Want to talk about cults? Let's talk about the New Apostolic Reformation cult and right wing evangelicals who are part of and/or closely associated with this fake Christian cult. Let's talk about 7 Mountains Mandate heresy and the right wing evangelicals who have bought into and even preach that heresy. I can't find anywhere in the Bible where it says these fake Christian and cult members have to take over the world to make it safe for Jesus to return. Until they do this, Jesus CANNOT return? Yes, Ted Cruz's father preaches the 7 Mountains heresy as do many other evangelicals.

How about the false teacher and fraud that Trump claims is his closest Christian advisor, Paula White. Why would he say such a thing when Paula White is nothing more a prosperity gospel fraud who said Jesus is not the only Begotten Son of God. Who has been investigated several times by the IRS. Who commanded 'All Satanic Pregnancies to Miscarry'

Maybe we should talk about some of those who are part of Trump's evangelical advisory council.
One of the leaders, Kevin Copeland, said "God is the biggest failure in the Bible" and his wife, Gloria, who has said her husband controls the weather and can make tornadoes and storms disappear.

Or the man Trump asked to come to DC, lay hands on and pray for him. Sick weirdo Rodney Howard Brown who says he is Jesus' bartender.

I also seem to remember Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress and a few right wing evangelicals promoting frauds Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and few other fake Christians.

If you are going to express concern about people and their "religion", how about talking about the evangelicals who are a threat to the Christian faith and that Romans 16:17-18, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 1 John 1:5-10, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 1 Timothy 6:4-5 and others warn about.

http://www.renewamerica.com...

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Tom Riddle Time4Truth 38 minutes ago
Those are real cults. The author is talking about the fake cults that he made up using things he saw on twitter.
Ruth Harris 2 hours ago
People ritualized lots of things. Humans are ritualistic creatures. Take sports, for instance. Some pretty goofy rituals there.

[Jun 14, 2020] Anonymous Berkeley Professor Shreds BLM Injustice Narrative With Damning Facts And Logic

Highly recommended!
A strange mixture of Black nationalism with Black Bolshevism is a very interesting and pretty alarming phenomenon. It proved to be a pretty toxic mix. But it is far from being new. We saw how the Eugθne Pottier famous song International lines "We have been naught we shall be all." and "Servile masses arise, arise." unfolded before under Stalinism in Soviet Russia.
We also saw Lysenkoism in Academia before, and it was not a pretty picture. Some Russian/Soviet scientists such as Academician Vavilov paid with their life for the sin of not being politically correct. From this letter it is clear that the some departments already reached the stage tragically close to that situation.
Lysenkoism was "politically correct" (a term invented by Lenin) because it was consistent with the broader Marxist doctrine. Marxists wanted to believe that heredity had a limited role even among humans, and that human characteristics changed by living under socialism would be inherited by subsequent generations of humans. Thus would be created the selfless new Soviet man
"Lysenko was consequently embraced and lionized by the Soviet media propaganda machine. Scientists who promoted Lysenkoism with faked data and destroyed counterevidence were favored with government funding and official recognition and award. Lysenko and his followers and media acolytes responded to critics by impugning their motives, and denouncing them as bourgeois fascists resisting the advance of the new modern Marxism." The Disgraceful Episode Of Lysenkoism Brings Us Global Warming Theory
Notable quotes:
"... In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-representation in the criminal justice system. ..."
"... any cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. These people are not racists or 'Uncle Toms'. They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders . Their view is entirely absent from the departmental and UCB-wide communiques. ..."
"... The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians ..."
"... Would we characterize criminal justice as a systemically misandrist conspiracy against innocent American men? I hope you see that this type of reasoning is flawed, and requires a significant suspension of our rational faculties. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict . This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries. ..."
"... If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? ..."
"... Increasingly, we are being called upon to comply and subscribe to BLM's problematic view of history , and the department is being presented as unified on the matter. In particular, ethnic minorities are being aggressively marshaled into a single position. Any apparent unity is surely a function of the fact that dissent could almost certainly lead to expulsion or cancellation for those of us in a precarious position , which is no small number. ..."
"... The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people . There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is. ..."
"... The claim that black intraracial violence is the product of redlining, slavery, and other injustices is a largely historical claim. It is for historians, therefore, to explain why Japanese internment or the massacre of European Jewry hasn't led to equivalent rates of dysfunction and low SES performance among Japanese and Jewish Americans respectively. ..."
"... Arab Americans have been viciously demonized since 9/11, as have Chinese Americans more recently. However, both groups outperform white Americans on nearly all SES indices - as do Nigerian Americans , who incidentally have black skin. It is for historians to point out and discuss these anomalies. However, no real discussion is possible in the current climate at our department . The explanation is provided to us, disagreement with it is racist, and the job of historians is to further explore additional ways in which the explanation is additionally correct. This is a mockery of the historical profession. ..."
"... Donating to BLM today is to indirectly donate to Joe Biden's 2020 campaign. This is grotesque given the fact that the American cities with the worst rates of black-on-black violence and police-on-black violence are overwhelmingly Democrat-run. Minneapolis itself has been entirely in the hands of Democrats for over five decades ; the 'systemic racism' there was built by successive Democrat administrations. ..."
"... The total alliance of major corporations involved in human exploitation with BLM should be a warning flag to us, and yet this damning evidence goes unnoticed, purposefully ignored, or perversely celebrated. We are the useful idiots of the wealthiest classes , carrying water for Jeff Bezos and other actual, real, modern-day slavers. Starbucks, an organisation using literal black slaves in its coffee plantation suppliers, is in favor of BLM. Sony, an organisation using cobalt mined by yet more literal black slaves, many of whom are children, is in favor of BLM. And so, apparently, are we. The absence of counter-narrative enables this obscenity. Fiat lux, indeed. ..."
"... MLK would likely be called an Uncle Tom if he spoke on our campus today . We are training leaders who intend, explicitly, to destroy one of the only truly successful ethnically diverse societies in modern history. As the PRC, an ethnonationalist and aggressively racially chauvinist national polity with null immigration and no concept of jus solis increasingly presents itself as the global political alternative to the US, I ask you: Is this wise? Are we really doing the right thing? ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Dear profs X, Y, Z

I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field.

In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them.

In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-representation in the criminal justice system. The explanation provided in your documentation, to the near exclusion of all others, is univariate: the problems of the black community are caused by whites, or, when whites are not physically present, by the infiltration of white supremacy and white systemic racism into American brains, souls, and institutions.

Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. These people are not racists or 'Uncle Toms'. They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders . Their view is entirely absent from the departmental and UCB-wide communiques.

The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians . Instead, it is being treated as an axiomatic and actionable truth without serious consideration of its profound flaws, or its worrying implication of total black impotence. This hypothesis is transforming our institution and our culture, without any space for dissent outside of a tightly policed, narrow discourse.

A counternarrative exists. If you have time, please consider examining some of the documents I attach at the end of this email. Overwhelmingly, the reasoning provided by BLM and allies is either primarily anecdotal (as in the case with the bulk of Ta-Nehisi Coates' undeniably moving article) or it is transparently motivated. As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black .

Would we characterize criminal justice as a systemically misandrist conspiracy against innocent American men? I hope you see that this type of reasoning is flawed, and requires a significant suspension of our rational faculties. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict . This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries.

And yet, I see my department uncritically reproducing a narrative that diminishes black agency in favor of a white-centric explanation that appeals to the department's apparent desire to shoulder the 'white man's burden' and to promote a narrative of white guilt .

If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? This is a funny sort of white supremacy. Even Jewish Americans are incarcerated less than gentile whites. I think it's fair to say that your average white supremacist disapproves of Jews. And yet, these alleged white supremacists incarcerate gentiles at vastly higher rates than Jews. None of this is addressed in your literature. None of this is explained, beyond hand-waving and ad hominems. "Those are racist dogwhistles". "The model minority myth is white supremacist". "Only fascists talk about black-on-black crime", ad nauseam.

These types of statements do not amount to counterarguments: they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse . Any serious historian will recognize these for the silencing orthodoxy tactics they are , common to suppressive regimes, doctrines, and religions throughout time and space. They are intended to crush real diversity and permanently exile the culture of robust criticism from our department.

Increasingly, we are being called upon to comply and subscribe to BLM's problematic view of history , and the department is being presented as unified on the matter. In particular, ethnic minorities are being aggressively marshaled into a single position. Any apparent unity is surely a function of the fact that dissent could almost certainly lead to expulsion or cancellation for those of us in a precarious position , which is no small number.

I personally don't dare speak out against the BLM narrative , and with this barrage of alleged unity being mass-produced by the administration, tenured professoriat, the UC administration, corporate America, and the media, the punishment for dissent is a clear danger at a time of widespread economic vulnerability. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type.

The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people . There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is.

No discussion is permitted for nonblack victims of black violence, who proportionally outnumber black victims of nonblack violence. This is especially bitter in the Bay Area, where Asian victimization by black assailants has reached epidemic proportions, to the point that the SF police chief has advised Asians to stop hanging good-luck charms on their doors, as this attracts the attention of (overwhelmingly black) home invaders . Home invaders like George Floyd . For this actual, lived, physically experienced reality of violence in the USA, there are no marches, no tearful emails from departmental heads, no support from McDonald's and Wal-Mart. For the History department, our silence is not a mere abrogation of our duty to shed light on the truth: it is a rejection of it.

The claim that black intraracial violence is the product of redlining, slavery, and other injustices is a largely historical claim. It is for historians, therefore, to explain why Japanese internment or the massacre of European Jewry hasn't led to equivalent rates of dysfunction and low SES performance among Japanese and Jewish Americans respectively.

Arab Americans have been viciously demonized since 9/11, as have Chinese Americans more recently. However, both groups outperform white Americans on nearly all SES indices - as do Nigerian Americans , who incidentally have black skin. It is for historians to point out and discuss these anomalies. However, no real discussion is possible in the current climate at our department . The explanation is provided to us, disagreement with it is racist, and the job of historians is to further explore additional ways in which the explanation is additionally correct. This is a mockery of the historical profession.

Most troublingly, our department appears to have been entirely captured by the interests of the Democratic National Convention, and the Democratic Party more broadly. To explain what I mean, consider what happens if you choose to donate to Black Lives Matter, an organization UCB History has explicitly promoted in its recent mailers. All donations to the official BLM website are immediately redirected to ActBlue Charities , an organization primarily concerned with bankrolling election campaigns for Democrat candidates. Donating to BLM today is to indirectly donate to Joe Biden's 2020 campaign. This is grotesque given the fact that the American cities with the worst rates of black-on-black violence and police-on-black violence are overwhelmingly Democrat-run. Minneapolis itself has been entirely in the hands of Democrats for over five decades ; the 'systemic racism' there was built by successive Democrat administrations.

The patronizing and condescending attitudes of Democrat leaders towards the black community, exemplified by nearly every Biden statement on the black race, all but guarantee a perpetual state of misery, resentment, poverty, and the attendant grievance politics which are simultaneously annihilating American political discourse and black lives. And yet, donating to BLM is bankrolling the election campaigns of men like Mayor Frey, who saw their cities devolve into violence . This is a grotesque capture of a good-faith movement for necessary police reform, and of our department, by a political party. Even worse, there are virtually no avenues for dissent in academic circles . I refuse to serve the Party, and so should you.

The total alliance of major corporations involved in human exploitation with BLM should be a warning flag to us, and yet this damning evidence goes unnoticed, purposefully ignored, or perversely celebrated. We are the useful idiots of the wealthiest classes , carrying water for Jeff Bezos and other actual, real, modern-day slavers. Starbucks, an organisation using literal black slaves in its coffee plantation suppliers, is in favor of BLM. Sony, an organisation using cobalt mined by yet more literal black slaves, many of whom are children, is in favor of BLM. And so, apparently, are we. The absence of counter-narrative enables this obscenity. Fiat lux, indeed.

There also exists a large constituency of what can only be called 'race hustlers': hucksters of all colors who benefit from stoking the fires of racial conflict to secure administrative jobs, charity management positions, academic jobs and advancement, or personal political entrepreneurship.

Given the direction our history department appears to be taking far from any commitment to truth , we can regard ourselves as a formative training institution for this brand of snake-oil salespeople. Their activities are corrosive, demolishing any hope at harmonious racial coexistence in our nation and colonizing our political and institutional life. Many of their voices are unironically segregationist.

MLK would likely be called an Uncle Tom if he spoke on our campus today . We are training leaders who intend, explicitly, to destroy one of the only truly successful ethnically diverse societies in modern history. As the PRC, an ethnonationalist and aggressively racially chauvinist national polity with null immigration and no concept of jus solis increasingly presents itself as the global political alternative to the US, I ask you: Is this wise? Are we really doing the right thing?

As a final point, our university and department has made multiple statements celebrating and eulogizing George Floyd. Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children , playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors .

And yet, the regents of UC and the historians of the UCB History department are celebrating this violent criminal, elevating his name to virtual sainthood . A man who hurt women. A man who hurt black women. With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise . Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist . A generation of black men are being coerced into identifying with George Floyd, the absolute worst specimen of our race and species.

I'm ashamed of my department. I would say that I'm ashamed of both of you, but perhaps you agree with me, and are simply afraid, as I am, of the backlash of speaking the truth. It's hard to know what kneeling means, when you have to kneel to keep your job.

It shouldn't affect the strength of my argument above, but for the record, I write as a person of color . My family have been personally victimized by men like Floyd. We are aware of the condescending depredations of the Democrat party against our race. The humiliating assumption that we are too stupid to do STEM , that we need special help and lower requirements to get ahead in life, is richly familiar to us. I sometimes wonder if it wouldn't be easier to deal with open fascists, who at least would be straightforward in calling me a subhuman, and who are unlikely to share my race.

The ever-present soft bigotry of low expectations and the permanent claim that the solutions to the plight of my people rest exclusively on the goodwill of whites rather than on our own hard work is psychologically devastating . No other group in America is systematically demoralized in this way by its alleged allies. A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites.

No message will more surely devastate their futures, especially if whites run out of guilt, or indeed if America runs out of whites. If this had been done to Japanese Americans, or Jewish Americans, or Chinese Americans, then Chinatown and Japantown would surely be no different to the roughest parts of Baltimore and East St. Louis today. The History department of UCB is now an integral institutional promulgator of a destructive and denigrating fallacy about the black race.

I hope you appreciate the frustration behind this message. I do not support BLM. I do not support the Democrat grievance agenda and the Party's uncontested capture of our department. I do not support the Party co-opting my race, as Biden recently did in his disturbing interview, claiming that voting Democrat and being black are isomorphic. I condemn the manner of George Floyd's death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. However, I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end .

I also want to protect the practice of history. Cleo is no grovelling handmaiden to politicians and corporations. Like us, she is free. play_arrow

LEEPERMAX , 12 seconds ago

Donations to Black Lives Matter are funneled through a Democratic fundraising group ...

seryanhoj , 36 seconds ago

This guy is not playing by the rules of US political discourse. His sins are:

1). Using real facts

2). Making logical deductions from the facts

3) Making assertions not in line with the script from his party, social group or race.

There is no future for such a man. We are in a time which prefers hysteria , lies and epic partisanship

simpson seers , 36 minutes ago

white muricans aren't racist, they kill equally....

https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/01/u-s-regime-has-killed-20-30-million-people-since-world-war-ii/

https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/02/former-american-drone-operator-us-military-worse-than-nazis/

Aubiekong , 36 minutes ago

Blacks will always be poor and fucked in life when 75% of black infants are born to single most likely welfare dependent mothers... And the more amount of welfare monies spent to combat poverty the worse this problem will grow...

taketheredpill , 37 minutes ago

Anonymous....

1) Is he really a Professor at Berkeley?

2) Is he really a Professor anywhere?

3) Is he really Black?

4) Is he really a He?

LEEPERMAX , 44 minutes ago

BLM is an international organization. They solicit tax free charitable donations via ActBlue. ActBlue then funnels billions of dollars to DNC campaigns. This is a violation of campaign finance law and allows foreign influence in American elections.

CRM114 , 44 minutes ago

I've pointed this out before:

In 2015, after the Freddie Gray death Officers were hung out to dry by the Mayor of Baltimore (yes, her, the Chair of the DNC in 2016), active policing in Baltimore basically stopped. They just count the bodies now. The clearance rate for homicides has dropped to, well, we don't know because the Police refuse to say, but it appears to be under 15%. The homicide rate jumped 50% almost immediately and has stayed there. 95% of homicides are black on black.

The Baltimore Sun keeps excellent records, so you can check this all for yourself.

Looking at killings by cops; if we take the worst case and exclude all the ones where the victim was armed and independent witnesses state fired first, and assume all the others were cop murders, then there's about 1 cop murder every 3 years, which means that since has now stopped and the homicide rate's gone up...

For every black man now not murdered by a cop, 400 more black men are murdered by other black men.

taketheredpill , 46 minutes ago

"As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black ."

It is the RATIO of UNARMED BLACK MALES KILLED to UNARMED WHITE MALES KILLED in RELATION TO % OF POPULATION. RATIO.

RATIO. UNARMED.

BLACK % POPULATION 13% BLACK % UNARMED MEN KILLED 37%

WHITE % POPULATION 74% BLACK % UNARMED MEN KILLED 45%

Is there a trend of MORE Black people being killed by police?

No. But there is an underlying difference in the numbers that is bad.

>>>>> As of 2018, Unarmed Blacks made up 36% of all people UNARMED killed by police. But black people make up 13% of the (unarmed) population.

UNARMED KILLINGS BY POLICE

UNARMED KILLINGS BY POLICE

YEAR Black Hispanic White

2015 36 19 31

2016 18 9 20

2017 19 12 24

2018(Apr) 7 1 10

2019 15 11 25

YEAR Black Hispanic White

2015 42% 22% 36%

2016 38% 19% 43%

2017 35% 22% 44%

2018(Apr) 39% 6% 56%

2019 29% 22% 49%

AVG 37% 18% 45%

% POPN 13% 16% 72%

ARMED > 18 YRS OLD TOY WEAPON

Black Hispanic White

2019 5 3 11

26% 16% 58%

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/fatal-police-shootings-of-unarmed-people-have-significantly-declined-experts-say/2018/05/03/d5eab374-4349-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html

radical-extremist , 47 minutes ago

There's a massive Silent Majority of Americans , including black Americans, that are fed up with this absurd nonsense.

While there's a Vocal Minority of Americans : including Democrats, the media, corporations and race hustlers, that wish to continue to promulgate a FALSE NARRATIVE into perpetuity...because it's a lucrative industry.

Gaius Konstantine , 57 minutes ago

A short while ago I had an ex friend get into it with me about how Europeans (whites), were the most destructive race on the planet, responsible for all the world's evil. I pointed out to him that Genghis Khan, an Asian, slaughtered millions at a time when technology made this a remarkable feat. I reminded him the Japanese gleefully killed millions in China and that the American Indian Empires ran 24/7 human sacrifices with some also practicing cannibalism. His poor libtard brain couldn't handle the fact that evil is a human trait, not restricted to a particular race and we parted (good riddance)

But along with evil, there is accomplishment. Europeans created Empires and pursued science, The Asians also participated in these pursuits and even the Aztec and Inca built marvelous cities and massive states spanning vast stretches of territory. The only race that accomplished little save entering the stone age is the Africans. Are we supposed to give them a participation trophy to make them feel better? Is this feeling of inferiority what is truly behind their constant rage?

Police in the US have been militarized for a long time now and kill many more unarmed whites than they do blacks, where is the outrage? I'm getting the feeling that this isn't really about George, just an excuse to do what savages do.

lwilland1012 , 1 hour ago

"Truth is treason in an empire of lies."

George Orwell

You know that the reason he is anonymous is that Berkley would strip him of his teaching credentials and there would be multiple attempts on his life...

Ignatius , 1 hour ago

" The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people . There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is."

PhD thesis, right there. ..

Templar X , 1 hour ago

Ex-fed who trained Buffalo cops says shoved activist 'got away lightly'

By Craig McCarthy

June 12, 2020 | 12:31pm

A former fed who trained the police in Buffalo believes the elderly protester who was hospitalized after a cop pushed him to the ground "got away lightly" and "took a dive," according to a report.

The retired FBI agent, Gary DiLaura, told The Sun he thinks there's no chance Buffalo officers will be convicted of assault over the now-viral video showing the longtime peace activist Martin Gugino fall and left bleeding on the ground.

" I can't believe that they didn't deck him. If that would have been a 40-year-old guy going up there, I guarantee you they'd have been all over him, " DiLaura said.

" He absolutely got away lightly. He got a light push and in my humble opinion, he took a dive and the dive backfired because he hit his head. Maybe it'll knock a little bit of sense into him, " added the former fed, who trained Buffalo police on firearms and defensive tactics, according to the report...

https://nypost.com/2020/06/12/ex-fed-who-trained-buffalo-cops-elderly-activist-got-away-lightly/

NanoRap , 17 minutes ago

It's a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow[ly] and is divided [into] four basic stages. The first one [is] demoralization ; it takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which [is required] to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy, exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism (American patriotism).

The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. T hey are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people... the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

Yuri Bezmenov

American Psycho , 16 minutes ago

This article was one of the most articulate and succinct rebuttals to the BLM political power grab. I too have been calling these "allies" useful idiots and I am happy to hear this professor doing the same. Bravo professor!

[Jun 14, 2020] As far as I know BLM is also dead silent on the black slave markets care of Obama and the EU in Libya.

Jun 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

AriusArmenian , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm GMT

@Ashino Wolf Sushanti As far as I know BLM is also dead silent on the black slave markets care of Obama and the EU in Libya.

There are also stories that money contributed to BLM will end up going to the DNC.

This is looking like another 1960's type insurrection that will end up the same way: it will be used by the rich and powerful elites (notice how the corporate controlled media has gone on one knee for BLM and has gone outright anti-white?), there will be a back lash that will crush it (right after the election), and its leaders will be either absorbed into the establishment or offed.

America looks like a hybrid of Stephen King, Brave New World, and 1984, and the rich and powerful US elites and intel agencies stroke it and love it. Notice that the US super rich have been raking it in since January 2020? While at the same time Trump is busy making the US a vassal state of Israel and accelerating the roll-out of Cold War v2 which is just fine with US elites that will not change with the election of moron Biden (if the people elect Biden they are electing his VP as Biden will not last long; he is a lot like Yeltsin that was pumped up on mental stimulants and nutriments to perform for short periods until the next treatment). What a country, what a ship of fools.

[Jun 13, 2020] How False Flag Operations are Carried Out Today by Philip M. Giraldi

Highly recommended!
Jun 13, 2020 | www.serendipity.li

Today's false flag operations are generally carried out by intelligence agencies and non-government actors including terrorist groups, but [unlike in the past] they are only considered successful if the true attribution of an action remains secret. There is nothing honorable about them as their intention is to blame an innocent party for something that it did not do.

[Jun 13, 2020] Candace Owens: I DO NOT support George Floyd! Here's Why!

Highly recommended!
This girl is extremely talented speaker, and does not deflates under pressure. Candace Owens The left has become desperate - YouTube , Candace Owens Democrats want black people to fail - YouTube , Candace Owens Victimhood has become a mental plague on black America - YouTube
This video has 6,333,414 views and as such is probably the most watched commentary on the incident. She did not touch attempt to exploit the death of Floyd but Clinton wing of Democratic Party
Personal accountability of blacks is important topic (and that includes rather low level of academic achievement among them; horrifies number of singles mother and other ills that facilitate sliding into criminal behaviour) , but the we also need to distinguish between a part that is due to blacks idiosyncrasies, and the part that is due to the fact that most blacks are poor. Although the standard of living of most blacks in the USA is much higher then while people in Ukraine.
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Nolan Nolan 1 day ago
He's not a Martyr, He is a Catalyst. Know the difference. A Martyr goes out and gives his life for a cause, did that man go out for some cause?
Michael Smith 1 day ago
George Floyd is no hero. He was a troubled man with many problems. The issue should only be about his death. Regardless if you liked or disliked him, no police has the legal authority to play judge, jury and executioner. According to witnesses, there was little if any resistance on George's part. No self defense on the police's part was necessary. The only issue is that George was denied "due process". THAT, is the problem. You cannot kill bad people that are not resisting arrest without due process. The clause in the Fifth Amendment reads: No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. While the clause in the Fourteenth Amendment says: ...nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

E R R O R I S T 4 days ago

As a young conservative I have noticed that our generation is being taught to be victims. Instead of combating the issues, we complain and look for people to manipulate, and being driven by emotions rather than to take time and think. Not all but it's just my pov
Jonathan Weiss 1 day ago
I love Candace Owens because she does not use her race as a means for lack of responsibility and works for a dream....black Americans or all Americans are played by the media and our obsession with actors, actresses and multimillionaires....wake up...

I listened to Sirius XM and the DJ said "I couldn't wait to hear from jay z because he is one of the most intelligent men on earth." Really!!!!

Tomer Wiser 14 hours ago (edited)

The truth is being exposed much more brightly after many lies and brainwashing. If this brave woman would have spoken early at beginning of riots, she would have been disregarded. But now the lies are being blown up when people understand they were fed up with lies and half-truths and only partial picture by general media. We wish you Americans to make peace within you and heal the wounds. Cheers from Israel

parkbenchguy 22 hours ago

Your insight towards this BLM chaos actually has convinced people there are still some "upstanding" black Americans out there. Thank you and stay safe!!

clash kenzie 1 day ago

This is getting out of hand. An American criminal was killed due to police brutality, has now led to a statue of winston Churchill being vandalised in London. These protesters arre brainless

1983TRIKER 19 hours ago

He should have been arrested and not killed BUT, he was a crook the the media failed to tell but they have to hide the truth so they can keep it going....They are criminals too.

Rajeswari Kannan 3 hours ago (edited)

She nailed it. Theft, drugs, counterfeit currency, woman assault, threaten people at gun point. He would have died of drugs anyway, though he did not deserve the dastardly act. He is NOT.a HERO. The cops involved were also not heros. Both deserve to be condemned. But the movement is to change the police brutality, it was murder captured on video. It was the first time my daughter watched a murder on video repeated again and again as it was normal!. No it should NEVER be a normal.

[Jun 13, 2020] Some neoliberal Dems donors consider funding BLM as the way to defeat Trump

Jun 13, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter

Activists for the protest movement are meeting in secret with liberal funder club.

By KENNETH P. VOGEL and SARAH WHEATON

11/13/2015 05:11 AM EST

Neal Blair wears a hoodie that reads "Black Lives Matter" as he stands on the lawn of the Capitol during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 10, 2015, in Washington.

Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned.

The meetings are taking place at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights, including Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman.

The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful of endorsed groups that have supported the Black Lives Matter movement. And the club and some of its members also are considering ways to funnel support directly to scrappier local groups that have utilized confrontational tactics to inject their grievances into the political debate.

It's a potential partnership that could elevate the Black Lives Matter movement and heighten its impact. But it's also fraught with tension on both sides, sources tell POLITICO.

The various outfits that comprise the diffuse Black Lives Matter movement prize their independence. Some make a point of not asking for donations. They bristle at any suggestion that they're susceptible to being co-opted by a deep-pocketed national group ― let alone one with such close ties to the Democratic Party establishment like the Democracy Alliance.

And some major liberal donors are leery about funding a movement known for aggressive tactics ― particularly one that has shown a willingness to train its fire on Democrats, including presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders .

"Major donors are usually not as radical or confrontational as activists most in touch with the pain of oppression," said Steve Phillips, a Democracy Alliance member and significant contributor to Democratic candidates and causes. He donated to a St. Louis nonprofit group called the Organization for Black Struggle that helped organize 2014 Black Lives Matter-related protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of a black teenager named Michael Brown. And Phillips and his wife, Democracy Alliance board member Susan Sandler, are in discussions about funding other groups involved in the movement.

The movement needs cash to build a self-sustaining infrastructure, Phillips said, arguing "the progressive donor world should be adding zeroes to their contributions that support this transformative movement." But he also acknowledged there's a risk for recipient groups. "Tactics such as shutting down freeways and disrupting rallies can alienate major donors, and if that's your primary source of support, then you're at risk of being blocked from doing what you need to do."

The Democracy Alliance was created in 2005 by a handful of major donors, including billionaire financier George Soros and Taco Bell heir Rob McKay to build a permanent infrastructure to advance liberal ideas and causes. Donors are required to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups, and their combined donations to those groups now total more than $500 million. Endorsed beneficiaries include the Center for American Progress think tank, the liberal attack dog Media Matters and the Democratic data firm Catalist, though members also give heavily to Democratic politicians and super PACs that are not part of the DA's core portfolio. While the Democracy Alliance last year voted to endorse a handful of groups focused on engaging African-Americans in politics ― some of which have helped facilitate the Black Lives movement ― the invitation to movement leaders is a first for the DA, and seems likely to test some members' comfort zones.

By BRYAN BENDER

"Movements that are challenging the status quo and that do so to some extent by using direct action or disruptive tactics are meant to make people uncomfortable, so I'm sure we have partners who would be made uncomfortable by it or think that that's not a good tactic," said DA President Gara LaMarche. "But we have a wide range of human beings and different temperaments and approaches in the DA, so it's quite possible that there are people who are a little concerned, as well as people who are curious or are supportive. This is a chance for them to meet some of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, and understand the movement better, and then we'll take stock of that and see where it might lead."

According to a Democracy Alliance draft agenda obtained by POLITICO, movement leaders will be featured guests at a Tuesday dinner with major donors. The dinner, which technically precedes the official conference kickoff, will focus on "what kind of support and resources are needed from the allied funders during this critical moment of immediate struggle and long-term movement building."

The groups that will be represented include the Black Youth Project 100, The Center for Popular Democracy and the Black Civic Engagement Fund, according to the organizer, a DA member named Leah Hunt-Hendrix. An heir to a Texas oil fortune, Hunt-Hendrix helps lead a coalition of mostly young donors called Solidaire that focuses on movement building. It's donated more than $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement since Brown's killing. According to its entry on a philanthropy website , more than $61,000 went directly to organizers and organizations on the ground in Ferguson and Baltimore, where the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in April sparked a more recent wave of Black Lives-related protests. An additional $115,000 went to groups that have sprung up to support the movement.

She said her goal at the Democracy Alliance is to persuade donors to "use some of the money that's going into the presidential races for grass-roots organizing and movement building." And she brushed aside concerns that the movement could hurt Democratic chances in 2016. "Black Lives Matter has been pushing Bernie, and Bernie has been pushing Hillary. Politics is a field where you almost have to push your allies hardest and hold them accountable," she said. "That's exactly the point of democracy," she said.

By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL

That view dovetails with the one that LaMarche has tried to instill in the Democracy Alliance, which had faced internal criticism in 2012 for growing too close to the Democratic Party.

In fact, one group set to participate in Hunt-Hendrix's dinner ― Black Civic Engagement Fund ― is a Democracy Alliance offshoot. And, according to the DA agenda, two other groups recommended for club funding ― ColorOfChange.org and the Advancement Project ― are set to participate in a Friday panel "on how to connect the Movement for Black Lives with current and needed infrastructure for Black organizing and political power."

ColorOfChange.org has helped Black Lives Matter protesters organize online, said its Executive Director Rashad Robinson. He dismissed concerns that the movement is compromised in any way by accepting support from major institutional funders. "Throughout our history in this country, there have been allies who have been willing to stand up and support uprisings, and lend their resources to ensure that people have a greater voice in their democracy," Robinson said.

Nick Rathod, the leader of a DA-endorsed group called the State Innovation Exchange that pushes liberal policies in the states , said his group is looking for opportunities to help the movement, as well. "We can play an important role in facilitating dialogue between elected officials and movement leaders in cities and states," he said. But Rathod cautioned that it would be a mistake for major liberal donors to only give through established national groups to support the movement. "I think for many of the donors, it might feel safer to invest in groups like ours and others to support the work, but frankly, many of those groups are not led by African-Americans and are removed from what's happening on the ground. The heart and soul of the movement is at the grass roots, it's where the organizing has occurred, it's where decisions should be made and it's where investments should be placed to grow the movement from the bottom up, rather than the top down."

[Jun 13, 2020] Candace Owens called the movement to lionize Floyd "bulls**t" and added, "We shouldn't be buying T-shirts with his name on it."

Jun 04, 2020 | www.rt.com
Candace Owens is being called a racist by supporters of the protests over George Floyd's death for simply highlighting his criminal past and arguing against him becoming a "martyr" to black Americans. "I do not support George Floyd and a media depiction of him as a martyr for black America," Owens said in a video that has now gone viral.

Owens acknowledges Floyd should not have died in police custody -- the four officers involved in the incident are now being charged -- and she hopes his family "gets justice."

She added the response to Floyd's death shows a "broken black culture" in America, one that celebrates criminals.

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"We are unique in that we are the only people that fight and scream and demand support and justice from the people in our community that are up to no good," she said. "You would be hard-pressed to find a Jewish person that's been five stints in prison that commits a crime and dies while committing a crime and the Jewish people champion and demand justice for."

Owens called the movement to lionize Floyd "bulls**t" and added, "We shouldn't be buying T-shirts with his name on it."

Confession: #GeorgeFloyd is neither a martyr or a hero. But I hope his family gets justice. https://t.co/Lnxz0usrp5

-- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 3, 2020

Floyd's criminal history includes five years behind bars for robbery and assault.

Owens, who is black, has been called everything from "racist" to a "white supremacist" in tweets that have gotten thousands of reactions.

Candace Owens ONLY job for the MAGA crowd is to make them feel good about being racist #CandaceOwens

-- ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck (@battletested5) June 4, 2020

Good morning. Candace Owens is a Black, white Supremacist who profits off of being the black face of white racism. Black people can always make a quick buck being willing to say all the racist stuff white racists want to but can't. #CandaceOwens pic.twitter.com/vtqNZRgVFO

-- Benjamin Dixon 🏴🚩🇺🇸 (@BenjaminPDixon) June 4, 2020

I just told y'all only a couple of days ago about ignoring #CandaceOwens ...stop sending me her tweets! This person with zero cognitive capacity or cultural compass is blocked and out of my life https://t.co/22MDQal8tR

-- 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) June 4, 2020

Owens is not the first person to be criticized for blasting parts of the movement protesting Floyd's death. Others have been attacked and even fired for criticizing looters involved in protests across the nation.

The outspoken Trump supporter has responded by blasting her critics as intolerant.

The best way to practice tolerance, is through intolerance.

-- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 4, 2020

Following the viral video of Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis officers, protests kicked off across the country demanding police reform and charges against those involved in the incident. All four officers have been charged while some protests have devolved into looting , violence , and even murder .

[Jun 12, 2020] The Racial Subtext of American Electoral Politics

Jun 12, 2020 | www.unz.com

Originally from: Race and Crime in America, by Ron Unz - The Unz Review

Racial issues have traditionally been among the most highly charged in American public life, and the nexus of crime and race has been exceptionally contentious for many decades. Under these circumstances respectable scholars tend to be cautious in discussing or merely investigating this topic, and the mainstream media is usually even more gun-shy. The striking racial findings presented above require only trivial statistical calculations and may be glimpsed in any casual inspection of the crime rankings of our major cities. But I remain uncertain to what extent they are already recognized by our experts in social policy.

For example, when I presented my correlation results to one very prominent conservative social scientist, he found them shocking and remarkable, and said he had never imagined that the statistical relationship between race and crime was so extremely strong. But when I showed the same data to an equally prominent liberal academic, he took the information in stride and said he assumed that almost all experts were already quietly aware of the general facts. The reactions of other knowledgeable individuals fell all along this spectrum ranging from surprise to familiarity. Knowledge so explosive that it is usually unspoken and unreported may easily remain unknown even to many of our foremost intellectuals.

But whether or not most of our ruling elites explicitly recognize the stark racial character of American crime, the reality still exists, and we should consider exploring whether these unpublicized facts may have had broader influences in our society, possibly in seemingly unrelated areas. After all, urban crime has frequently been a leading issue in American public life, during some periods ranking as one of the most important. Certain matters may not be easily discussed in polite company these days, but if even just a portion of the citizenry is intuitively aware of the situation, their attitudes might have broader ripple effects throughout the entire population. Is there any substantial evidence for this?

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Consider the electoral behavior of American whites, and especially their inclination to support either Democratic or Republican candidates. Because of gerrymandering, most individual congressional districts are overwhelmingly aligned with one party or another, and general elections are a mere formality; this is often also true of statewide races for senator or governor. However, in presidential elections both parties almost always field viable national candidates with a reasonable chance of winning, so these provide the best means of gauging white political alignment. And for these campaigns, the racial lines are clearly established, with the modern Republicans being the "white party," drawing over 90% of their support from that demographic group, while over 90% of blacks regularly vote the Democratic ticket, which also usually attracts the overwhelming majority of other non-white voters.

As I pointed out in a 2011 article , there has been a striking statewide pattern to white voting behavior over the last couple of decades. Many conservative activists and media pundits have spent years attacking immigrants, illegal or otherwise, and have regularly denounced the cultural threat posed by the growing population of non-English-speakers or non-white foreigners. Nevertheless, the empirical fact is that presence or absence of large numbers of Hispanics or Asians in a given state seems to have virtually no impact upon white voting patterns. Meanwhile, there exists a strong relationship between the size of a state's black population and the likelihood that local whites will favor the Republicans. The weighted-average correlations between the racial compositions of the fifty states and the degree to which their white voters favor Republican presidential candidates is summarized in the following chart.

GOP leaders are always fearful of being denounced as "racist" by the major media, and often seek to camouflage the underlying source of their electoral support by adopting the most extreme forms of tokenism, promoting black party leaders and spokesmen while heavily recruiting black candidates and focusing almost entirely upon non-racial issues. Conservative activists often rhetorically identify themselves as heirs to the "party of Lincoln" and may even accuse their Democratic opponents of seeking to keep blacks in Welfare State bondage. But the actual data tells a very different story about the likely sources of Republican support.

The strength of this pattern may be seen at its extremes. Mississippi is the state with the highest black percentage and across all six elections its white population was the most likely to vote Republican, with the figures recently running at nearly the 90% level. Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina are generally clustered together as the next blackest in population, and in most elections their white populations were the next most likely to support the Republican ticket, although being sometimes exceeded by the whites of Alabama, the fifth or sixth blackest state during those decades.

By contrast, consider the three states with the largest non-white percentages: Hawaii, California, and New Mexico. The whites of the first two have actually been far less likely to vote Republican than whites nationwide, while those in New Mexico fall close to the national average. This tends to confirm the national statistical results that the widespread presence of non-whites, even in overwhelming numbers, seems to have little impact upon white voting behavior.

While I would not argue that black crime is the sole determining factor behind the racial polarization in white voting behavior, I do suspect it is one of the largest contributors. Empirically, the presence of blacks causes whites to vote the "law-and-order" Republican ticket, while the presence of Hispanics or Asians seems to have negligible political impact.

Nevertheless, we should remain cautious in interpreting these results. For example, although these national correlations are certainly substantial, they are almost entirely due to the weighting of the Southern states, in which blacks are almost 20% of the total population and racial tensions have traditionally been the strongest. In non-Southern states, the correlations are nil, perhaps partly because blacks are found in far smaller numbers, being less than 9% of the total.

The Hidden Motive for Heavy Immigration?

Consider also the highly contentious issue of immigration. Obviously, much of the underlying conflict is purely economic in character, with workers aware that restricting the supply of available labor will protect their bargaining power over wages, while businesses seek to maximize their profits by expanding the pool of potential employees, whether low-skilled or high-tech.

But all involved participants quickly discover that despite endless protestations to the contrary there is also a clear racial subtext, usually accounting for the emotionality of the debate. For the last half-century, the overwhelming majority of immigrants, especially illegal ones, have been non-white, and the resulting racial fears have been a central motivating force driving many of the most zealous restrictionists, who fear being swamped by a tidal wave of "the Other." However, I believe that racial considerations, whether fully conscious or not, might also be found on the other side of the issue, helping to explain why our national leadership today so uniformly endorses very heavy foreign immigration.

America's ruling financial, media, and political elites are largely concentrated in three major urban centers -- New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. -- and all three have contained large black populations, including a violent underclass. During the early 1990s, many observers feared New York City was headed for urban collapse due to its enormously high crime rates, Los Angeles experienced the massive and deadly Rodney King Riots, and Washington often vied for the title of American homicide capital. In each city, the violence and crime were overwhelmingly committed by black males, and although white elites were rarely the victims, their fears were quite palpable.

One obvious reaction to these concerns was strong political support for a massive national crackdown on crime, and the prison incarceration of black men increased by almost 500% during the two decades after 1980. But even after such enormous rates of imprisonment, official FBI statistics indicate that blacks today are still over 600% as likely to commit homicide than non-blacks and their robbery rate is over 700% larger; these disparities seem just as high with respect to Hispanic or Asian immigrants as they are for whites. Thus, replacing a city's blacks with immigrants would tend to lower local crime rates by as much as 90%, and during the 1990s American elites may have become increasingly aware of this important fact, together with the obvious implications for their quality of urban life and housing values.

According to Census data, between 1990 and 2010 the number of Hispanics and Asians increased by one-third in Los Angeles, by nearly 50% in New York City, and by over 70% in Washington, D.C. The inevitable result was to squeeze out much of the local black population, which declined, often substantially, in each location. And all three cities experienced enormous drops in local crime, with homicide rates falling by 73%, 79%, and 72% respectively, perhaps partly as a result of these underlying demographic changes. Meanwhile, the white population increasingly shifted toward the affluent, who were best able to afford the sharp rise in housing prices. It is an undeniable fact that American elites, conservative and liberal alike, are today almost universally in favor of very high levels of immigration, and their possible recognition of the direct demographic impact upon their own urban circumstances may be an important but unspoken factor in shaping their views.

As an anecdotal example, consider the case of Matthew Yglesias, a prominent young liberal blogger living in Washington, DC. A couple of years ago he recounted on his blogsite how he was suddenly attacked from behind and seriously beaten by two young men while walking home one evening from a dinner party. At first he was quite cagey about identifying his attackers, but he eventually admitted they were blacks, possibly engaged in the growing racial practice of urban "polar bear hunting" so widely publicized by the Drudge Report and other rightwing websites.

Few matters are more likely to trouble the minds of our Harvard-educated intellectual elite than fear of suffering random violent assaults while they walk the streets of their own city. Yet no respectable progressive would possibly focus on the racial character of such an attack, let alone advocate the removal of local blacks as a precautionary measure. Instead Yglesias suggested that housing-density issues might have been responsible and that better urban planning would reduce crime.

But consider that support for very high levels of foreign immigration is an impeccably liberal cause, and such policies inevitably displace and remove huge numbers of urban blacks; it is easy to imagine that Yglesias quietly redoubled his pro-immigration zeal in the wake of the incident. Multiply this personal example a thousand-fold, and perhaps an important strand of the tremendous pro-immigration ideological framework of American elites becomes apparent. The more conspiratorially-minded racialists, bitterly hostile to immigration, sometimes speculate that there is a diabolical plot by our ruling power structure to "race-replace" America's traditional white population. Perhaps a hidden motive along these lines does indeed help explain some support for heavy immigration, but I suspect that the race being targeted for replacement is not the white one.

Such factors may also play a role outside the major urban centers discussed above and even where least suspected. Among all American businessmen, Silicon Valley executives are probably strongest in their pro-immigration advocacy, as indicated by the major political advertising campaign recently launched by top technology CEOs, organized together as "FWD.us." Obviously, their own cosmopolitan background and desire for an unlimited supply of inexpensive, high-quality engineers is their primary motive. However, widespread sentiments in favor of lesser-educated immigrant groups such as undocumented Latin Americans also seem quite strong, and we find Steve Jobs' wealthy widow Laurene Powell Jobs focusing her efforts almost exclusively on that particular aspect of the legislation, with her sentiments hardly being discordant with those of her wealthy peer group. Could hidden racial factors be part of the explanation? That might seem quite unlikely since Silicon Valley's black population has been very low for decades, running in the 3 or 4 percent range.

However, a closer examination reveals a very different situation. The small city of Palo Alto is one of the most desirable local residential areas, home to the late Steve Jobs, as well as the current CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and a host of other companies; by some estimates, it may contain the world's highest per capita concentration of billionaires. On three sides, Palo Alto abuts communities of a similar character: Mountain View, containing Google; the Stanford University campus; and Menlo Park, the center of America's venture capital industry. But on the fourth side, mostly separated by Highway 101, lies East Palo Alto, which for decades was a dangerous ghetto, overwhelmingly black.

I moved back to Palo Alto from New York City in 1992, and that year East Palo Alto recorded America's highest per capita murder rate; although relatively few of the homicides, robberies, and rapes spilled across the border, enough did to leave many people uneasy. Gated communities and even street fences are quite uncommon in the region, and for years anyone who wished could go to the home of Steve Jobs and walk around his yard or even peer into his windows. Meanwhile, the sort of harsh racial profiling widely practiced in some large cities was completely abhorrent to the socially liberal citizenry. One may easily imagine a scenario in which escalating street crime from the ghetto next door might have produced a collapse in high housing prices and sparked a massive flight of the wealthy.

One reason this did not occur was the vast influx of impoverished immigrants from south of the border that swept into the less affluent communities of the region during those same years and rapidly transformed the local demographics. Between 1980 and 2010 the combined Hispanic population of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties nearly tripled. A city offering cheap housing such as East Palo Alto saw far greater relative increases, reversing its demographics during that period from 60% black and 14% Hispanic to 16% black and 65% Hispanic. Over the last twenty years, the homicide rate in that small city dropped by 85%, with similar huge declines in other crime categories as well, thereby transforming a miserable ghetto into a pleasant working-class community, now featuring new office complexes, luxury hotels, and large regional shopping centers. Multi-billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently purchased a large $9 million home just a few hundred feet from the East Palo Alto border, a decision that would have been unthinkable during the early 1990s. Technology executives are highly quantitative individuals, skilled in pattern recognition, and I find it difficult to believe that they have all remained completely oblivious to these local racial factors.

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However the powerful role of immigration in transforming the crime rates of important urban centers probably had a much smaller impact on the national totals. The combined black populations of New York City, Washington, and Los Angeles may have dropped by half a million over the last two decades, but the individuals pushed out did not disappear from the world; they merely moved to Atlanta or Baltimore or Riverside. But from the personal perspective of America's ruling elite, they did indeed disappear.

For over thirty years, local black activists in Washington, D.C. have accused the ruling white power structure of promoting "The Plan," a deliberate strategy of removing most of the black population from our national capital and replacing them with whites; and this "conspiracy theory" has been endlessly ridiculed as absurdly paranoid nonsense by our elite Washington media. Meanwhile, during this same thirty year period, Washington's black population dropped from over 70% to less than half and will probably fall below the white total within the next few years.

Indeed, the strong support of our political elites for Section 8 housing vouchers may be less connected with any alleged social benefits these provide than with their important role in moving large numbers of impoverished urban residents away from the near vicinity of wealthy neighborhoods out into the remote suburbs of the middle class. Several years ago the Atlantic published a major article by Hanna Rosin on the rapid changes in the geographical pattern of crime induced by these demographic shifts, and the piece provoked much discussion even though the author avoided unduly emphasizing the troubling racial aspects. Elite selfishness is hardly surprising and a policy of exporting those populations with a strong link to crime into other localities seems a natural strategy, especially if this can be accomplished under the altruistic guise of socially-uplifting anti-poverty programs.

Finally, it is important to emphasize that this clear political interplay between heavy levels of immigration and black urban displacement is a relatively recent development and certainly was not anticipated by the original promoters of the 1965 Immigration Act. Indeed, although restrictionists routinely denounce that legislation for having flooded America with Hispanic immigrants, the facts are precisely the opposite. While the 1924 Immigration Act had drastically curtailed immigration from Europe (and Asia), the entire Western Hemisphere was totally exempted, and the U.S. retained its previous "open borders" policy for Mexico and the rest of Latin America until strict quotas were finally introduced as part of the 1965 law. Although these 1965 changes were expected to enable renewed European immigration, no one anticipated the vast inflow of Hispanic and Asian immigrants in the decades that followed, nor the resulting impact upon the racial composition of our major cities. But today these continuing urban demographic changes may have now become a significant motive in the minds of the elites advocating increased immigration under the legislation being considered by Congress.

During the 1960s black author James Baldwin coined the widely-quoted phrase "Urban renewal means Negro removal." I suspect that a somewhat similar semi-intentional national policy is today transforming America's leading urban centers, although it remains almost entirely unreported by our mainstream media.

On rare occasions, the mask slips and the underlying mental workings of our national elites are momentarily revealed. Consider New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of our most vocal pro-immigration voices on the national stage and a man whose vast wealth and influence often allow him to be far more candid on controversial topics than most other public figures. In May 2011 Bloomberg was interviewed on Meet the Press , and explained that if he had full authority, he could easily fix the seemingly insoluble problems of a city like Detroit at no cost to the taxpayer. He proposed opening wide the floodgates to unlimited foreign immigration on the condition that all the additional immigrants moved to Detroit and lived there for a decade or so, thereby transforming the city. I suspect this provides an important insight into how he and his friends discuss certain racial issues in private.

The Remarkable New York City Exception

Powerful quantitative evidence for social determinism may be dispiriting, and when the main determinant seems to be race, many Americans will choose to throw up their hands and ignore the statistical facts, simply hoping that these might somehow be proven incorrect. That is certainly their privilege, but for those individuals who prefer to grit their teeth and mine the data for contrary indications, there do exist a few interesting nuggets.

Weighted average correlations are a very useful summary statistic, but they neither tell the whole story nor do they preclude the existence of outlying cases, which might provide some insights on ameliorating the grim situation we have described. And it so happens that among our many dozens of major urban centers one of the most extreme race/crime outliers is neither small nor obscure: New York City. Our largest metropolis often has crime rates that deviate sharply from the usual urban pattern observed almost everywhere else.

Recall our earlier mention of the surprising absence of any correlation between urban population density and crime rates. Those summary statistics were correct, but they also hid some important variations and the null overall result was almost entirely due to the extremely high density and low crime rates in America's largest city, combined with its huge population-weighting. If we excluded New York City from our calculations, the remainder of America's major urban centers would demonstrate some moderately strong and fairly stable correlations between density and crime over the last dozen years; for example, density has generally had a positive correlation of around 0.35 with robbery rates.

Similar anomalies appear in the racial crime calculations that have been the central focus of our analysis. Based on its racial composition, we would expect New York City's homicide rate to be some 70% higher than it actually is, with robbery and violent crime also being far more widespread. Cities like San Jose and San Diego may have homicide and violent crime rates only half that of New York City, but given the stark differences in their underlying demographics, it is New York City's Finest who deserves praise for their remarkable effectiveness in crime prevention. Evaluating the apparent success or failure of urban law enforcement policies without candidly considering a city's demographic challenges may lead to incorrect policy judgments.

Little of New York City's success in crime prevention seems due to the relative size of its police force, which is roughly similar to those of Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston on a per capita basis, and far below that of Washington, D.C., all cities whose crime rates reflect their demographics. So it appears that New York City's crime-fighting methods rather than merely the number of its officers has been the crucial factor.

Ideas have consequences, as do attempts to avoid them. For most of the last twenty years, the policing methods implemented under mayors Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg won enormous national praise as they so dramatically cut New York crime rates: murders dropped by over three-quarters. But during the last few years, some of these same policies have begun receiving widespread criticism among those pundits who may have forgotten just how bad things were two decades ago.

Our simple statistical analysis obviously does not allow us to disentangle the relative importance of the different factors behind New York City's success. Since the early 1990s, the city implemented a "community policing" model as well as pioneering the rapid use of local crime data to pinpoint dangerous hotspots and allocate resources more accurately. But other elements of the package have included strict, even harsh policing methods, such as the widespread use of "stop-and-frisk" to reduce gun violence. Denouncing these techniques as unconstitutional or racially discriminatory may be perfectly justified, but those who do so must consider the trade-offs involved, including the very real possibility of a 70% rise in homicides if local policing effectiveness declined to levels found in the rest of the country.

Let us compare the demographic and crime trends of New York City and Washington, twin abodes of our East Coast urban elite. Between 1985 and 2011, Washington's homicide rate dropped by 26%, robbery fell 27%, and violent crime in general was cut by 30%; but the city's black population also dropped by 27% during this same period. Meanwhile, New York City's corresponding declines in crime were far greater, 67%, 78%, and 67% respectively, but were accompanied by only a small 7% decline in black numbers. For all these serious crime rates to decline at nearly ten times the rate of their primary racial determinant is absolutely remarkable, a combination that left the city an exceptional outlier among America's major urban centers.

Put another way, if America's other cities with large black populations had somehow managed to achieve the same surprisingly low crime rates as New York City then most of the high racial crime correlations that have been the central findings of this article would disappear. Conversely, if New York City were excluded from our current national statistics, many of the existing racial crime correlations would exceed 0.90. These are objective facts and well-intentioned analysts who sharply criticize New York City policing methods should recognize that they may face some unpalatable choices.

Perhaps further research would establish that the widely-lauded elements of local police practice are the ones primarily responsible for such results, and the more controversial methods may safely be eliminated without negative consequences. But for whatever combination of reasons, the overall results achieved by New York City have been quite remarkable and caution should be exercised before drastic changes are made in such a successful model.

Obviously New York City is not the sole positive outlier on these crime statistics, though it is by far the most significant, both because of its size and the magnitude of its deviation from the predicted results. If we examine the 2011 homicide rates for our set of sixty-six large cities, seventeen of these were at least 30% below the projected trendline, with four cities -- Charlotte, Raleigh, St. Paul, and Virginia Beach -- achieving even better results than New York City. But many of these successful cities have numerically small black populations, and the total for all seventeen combined is not much larger that of New York City alone. One intriguing fact is that although fewer than one-third of the all our large cities lie in the South, these Southern cities account for over two-thirds of those particularly successful examples, and a roughly similar pattern applies both for other crime rates and for other recent years. The exact mix of cultural, socio-economic, or demographic factors responsible for such notable Southern success in achieving relatively low urban crime rates is unclear, but might warrant further investigation.

Over the last decade or two, liberal intellectuals have regularly denounced their conservative opponents for allowing ideological considerations to trump objective facts, sometimes styling themselves the "Reality-Based Community" as an ironic riposte to the foolish criticism of a top Bush Administration official. Many of these liberal accusations have considerable merit. But individuals who claim to accept reality undercut their credibility if they pick and choose which portions of reality they acknowledge and which portions they carefully ignore. Our academic and media elites should not avoid factual evidence that they dislike.

Consider that over one-quarter of all the urban black males in America have vanished from our society, a loss-ratio approaching that experienced by Europeans during the Black Death of the Middle Ages. Yet these astonishing statistics have largely remained unreported by our major media and hence unrecognized by the general American public. Should the medieval scribes of the Fourteenth Century have ignored the annihilating impact of the bubonic plague all around them and merely confined their writings to more pleasant news?

It is said that very young children sometimes believe they can hide themselves by covering their eyes, and that seems to be the general approach taken by our major media to the unpleasantly grim racial crime statistics analyzed in this article. But the reality continues to exist whether or not we ignore it.


JI , says: Show Comment January 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm GMT

I found the correlation between whites-voting-Republican and race interesting. It seems to me that those whites who have lived around lots of blacks, who would be likely to know and understand the black culture, are most likely to vote Republican, while those whites who have never lived with blacks vote Democrat. I wonder why that would be.
Anonymous Disclaimer , says: Show Comment June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm GMT
Perhaps the reason liberals fail to make any progress on gun control policy is that they ignore the best evidence for its arguments: black crime. In ignoring black crime, they exaggerate "white crime" -- and whites must find this infuriating and antagonizing. It's no wonder they refuse to give up their guns.

If liberals started to argue that gun control is needed to curb the high rate of black crime, then i would bet that they would win many more blue collar whites to their cause. But they wont' do this because criticizing blacks is counter productive to their more important goal :racial polarization.

If you asked your average liberal, he would tell you that black crime is a myth. If this is so, then who is committing all the crime in America? "White people!," he will say. Indeed, liberals must believe that American's high crime rate is predominately due to whites -- because blacks certainly aren't contributing to it, to think so it a myth!

Greenstalk , says: Show Comment June 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm GMT
It's very odd, at first glance, that Hispanic crimes rates have dropped at exactly the same time that white crime rates have soared. It's doubly odd because the average age of the Hispanic population is so young (and crime is a young persons game) while the average age of the white population is increasing.

But you don't have to search very far to find the explanation. Most crime commited by Hispanics is now attributed to "whites". Have a look at this "white" criminal on the Texas Most Wanted list.

http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=156

[Jun 12, 2020] Engineering A Race War: Will This Be The American Police State's Reichstag Fire?

Jun 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Radical Marijuana , 25 minutes ago

Excellent article.

Too bad, so sad, that "truth" makes no significant difference to sociopolitical systems based on being able to back up lies with violence. The only real roles for truthful facts within those systems is to better enable backing up bigger lies with more violence.

Since it is quite relevant to the exhortations presented in the article above (particularly given that the author is certainly correct that that author would soon be fired and broke if named ) I repeat what I recently posted under:

Engineering A Race War: Will This Be The American Police State's Reichstag Fire?

It became painfully obvious long ago that the continued triumphs based on the bullies' ******** would automatically get worse faster. Since Globalized Neolithic Civilization was always based on being able to back up lies with violence, and those methods worked all too well, in the short to medium term, over and over again, it became painfully obvious that those excessively successful applications of the methods of organized crime through the political processes would inevitably result in Civilization manifesting runaway criminal insanities. It was always painfully obvious that would happen at about exponentially accelerating rates, which would seem slow at first, but then would happen faster and faster.

As usually the case with writing from John Rutherford, as well as almost all other authors republished on Zero Hedge , there is superficially correct analysis of the political problems, followed by collapsing back to the same old-fashioned impossible ideals as the basis for similarly superficial, but thus bogus, "solutions:"

"we need civic engagement and citizen activism, especially at the local level"

There is nothing which is going to stop the series of collapses into chaos and psychotic breakdowns of Civilization NECESSARILY based on the principles and methods of organized crime. There is nothing which is going to stop that Civilization from going through the longer term consequences of runaway criminal insanities.

Articles like the one above, as well as practically all of the rest of the content published on Zero Hedge , are worthwhile to read for the sake of their superficially correct analysis. However, since they do not engage in deeper analysis of how and why Civilization NECESSARILY operates according to the principles and methods of organized crime , which have been applied on larger and larger scales, those kinds of arguments ALWAYS collapse back to bogus "solutions" based on impossible ideals , which always backfire badly in the real world, by causing the opposite to those ideals to actually happen.

"... real reform that holds government officials a t all levels accountable to playing by the rules of the Constitution, then shame on us."

While a democratic republic operating through the rule of law was a good theory, in practice "playing by the rules of the Constitution" could NEVER be anything more than divisions of powers providing checks and balances to the ACTUAL operations of governments as the biggest forms of organized crime , dominated by the best organized gangsters.

Money was ALWAYS measurement backed by murder. The debt controls were ALWAYS backed by the death controls. The vicious feedback spirals of the funding of the political processes resulted in the monetary and taxation systems becoming more and more corrupted, in the craziest possible ways, because that was due to the excessive successfulness of applying the methods of organized crime , in ways which NECESSARILY drove runaway criminal insanities.

In that context, it has become GOOFY to recommend "real reform" achieved by "civic engagement and citizen activism!"

Metaphorically speaking "the fish has already thoroughly rotted from the head to the tail." The entrenched debt slavery systems (legalized counterfeiting as the supreme achievement of organized crime) have ALREADY generated numbers which are debt insanities, which ARE going to provoke death insanities, on astronomically amplified magnitudes, due to about exponentially advancing technologies enabling those sociopolitical systems based on enforcing frauds to become about exponentially more fraudulent.

What I recommend regarding the runaway fascist plutocracy juggernauts' runaway fascist police, are series of intellectual revolutions and profound paradigm shifts in political science. That would require deeper analysis of how and why Civilization NECESSARILY operates as organized crime , and then follows through with genuine solutions consistent with that deeper analysis, as indicating better organized crime.

"We the People" can NEVER go back to the old-fashioned Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is only possible to go forwards through the eruptions of death insanities, to perhaps direct the development of better death controls, which could back up better debt controls.

While it is theoretically possible that enough human beings could better understand themselves as manifestations of general energy systems, integrated into all other energy systems, as nested toroidal vortices engaged in entropic pumping of environmental energy flows, doing so would require greater scientific revolutions, which would then inspire and guide political science to be radically revolutionized.

The old-fashioned DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies and related impossible ideals are not going to work. What might work are developing UNITARY MECHANISMS to better understand politics as manifestations of the general energy systems, which always were, are, and will be, the same as the principles and methods of organized crime , despite that when those succeeded on larger and larger scales, then the bullies' ******** with respect to that drove public debates of those issues to become more and more irrational.

The laws of nature are never going to stop working. However, those laws of nature have driven the laws of men to become as dishonest as possible, which includes now becoming about exponentially more dishonest as the methods of organized crime are applied using the powers and capabilities of about exponentially advancing technologies.

There is nothing which can stop Globalized Neolithic Civilization, with the USA leading the way, as the American Dollar/Military, from manifesting runaway criminal insanities . It is only remotely possible that such events will enable the development of real, radical, revolution, which is primarily revolution in political science.

Enough of the "civic engagement and citizen activism" should STOP believing in achieving "real reform" by series of political miracles based on old-fashioned impossible ideals.

While the more mainstream media do not even engage in superficially correct political analysis, but rather continue to promote Huge Lies, most of the people on various alternative media, such as Zero Hedge , still manage to switch from superficially correct analysis to similarly superficial "solutions."

POLITICAL PROBLEMS have become globalized electronic monkey money frauds, backed by threats of force from apes with atomic weapons (into which have recently been released viruses made by primates to become more infectious on primates .)

Despite those being the FACTS, somehow most people can either continue to deliberately ignore those FACTS, or perhaps recommend going back to old-fashioned ideals as the basis for bogus "solutions" to those PROBLEMS, despite that those ideals never imagined those PROBLEMS.

Political science ought to be radically transformed in order to reconcile political science with the progress in other sciences (which physical sciences also have to be radically transformed, because of the history of the corruption of those physical sciences, which accompanied the corruption of every other aspect of Globalized Neolithic Civilization.)

"Reforms" are NEVER going to be enough. Only revolution might be enough, and such a real revolution goes far beyond the old-fashioned, fake revolutionaries' notions regarding politics.

Political science would have to become more consistent with physical sciences such as quantum mechanics, the special theory of relativity, and molecular biology, and so on and so forth, for that revolutionized political science to begin to cope with the PROBLEMS presented by the technologies enabled by prodigious progress in those physical sciences.

Given the awesome degrees of difficulty with respect to achieving anything like that, I believe that the most reasonable predictions for the 21st Century are for the human population to not reach almost 10 billion, but rather, to drop below one billion.

Given that the article above was superficially correct about how bad the situation has become, and given that its bogus "solutions" are practically impossible, the most reasonable expectations are for democidal martial law to mass murder the majority of Americans, either directly or indirectly. Indeed, that is the most reasonable scenario (Civilization gets crazier as Nature goes nuts) in which it might be possible to develop better organized crime , as the only actually possible better government.

[Jun 12, 2020] The militants have chosen the most sympathetic states, governors and mayors for these protests

Notable quotes:
"... For years I have said here that the identity-politics left has no idea what kind of demons it is calling up by endorsing illiberal, positive discrimination on behalf of nonwhites. Well, they’re about to show themselves in a big way in Weimar America ..."
"... And in the age of the reformation, after a hundred and fifty years of war and around twenty million deaths, there were still Catholics and there were still protestants. Neither side just went away. ..."
"... .I've said it my whole life, Identity politics are poison. I don't believe in race, as far as I am concerned it's a pernicious social construct. None of the statistics about mass numbers of "racial" characteristics ..."
"... I can now assume they will prejudge me, however, according to their own subjective madness. Well, I guess, if to no one else, the Christians can still witness to and be a good influence on the white nationalists. ..."
"... Egalitarianism is the rule of the Woke and Diversity and Inclusion and Equity are the holy principles. The problem is that these principles deny the reality of life and make a devil of "whiteness" and create a magic worldview of "systemic racism". Moreover, the principles are anti-Christian. ..."
"... We also need to acknowledge that increased multiculturalism causes increased intergroup conflict and weakens social capital. ..."
"... I ran into identity groups in grad school, as I encountered La Raza and MeCHA, two radical Hispanic identity groups bent on the Reconquista. It was weird. It seemed un-American. ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

L RNY 8 hours ago

The militants have chosen the most sympathetic states, governors and mayors for these protests, riots, arson, assault, etc and most recently urban takeovers but success against pacifist mayors and governors breads hubris and conceit and over confidence.

Eventually they are going to try this in a less sympathetic state ...

Trump is going to use the inaction of the democratic mayors and democratic governors to get the citizenry so fed up that those long time democratic states will turn republican. Trump similarly boxed in democratic mayors and democratic governors by letting them keep their states closed while Trump was re-opening the economy.

These are all bricks in the wall of resentment building against democrats, but I don't think anything is going to happen until the states request it....

Nick Stuart 8 hours ago

First: get yourself in order. Get out of debt, this will give you financial margin and make you better able to withstand the shocks to come. Critically evaluate how you spend your time, this will allow you to focus on what's important (starting with your family, then church, then neighbors).
joe_chip 8 hours ago
Buying books, standing in line for 3 hours to vote and endless doom-scrolling has never changed the world, and won't this time either. I'm not the only one to notice that the Left has made more concrete gains in 2 weeks of protests and setting things on fire then they have in the last decade pathetically voting for Centrist Dems.
kgasmart 7 hours ago
One thing I believe conservatives have to be willing to do is to withdraw from supporting public and private institutions that endorse and implement wokeness. Take your money and your labor away. Stop supporting institutions and organizations that are working against you. If we don’t know yet how to effectively fight the putsch, at least we can stop supporting the organizations that putschists have conquered.

This is about the only thing most people at this point can do. But conservatives could be doing this already, and most aren't. Why? It is literally the **very least** you can do, and conservatives had damned well better do it if they want to retain any sway whatsoever.

Rosser1 7 hours ago
The first and most important task in fighting a war is to choose your battles.

In an earlier post, Rod, you talked about the "collapsing Imperium." Exactly. And would a fleeing Roman have wasted their precious time and energy arguing with the Visgoths rampaging around the city?

No — you fight when you can meaningfully influence the outcome by fighting; if you can't, then your "fight" is tilting at windmills.

In my opinion, what we're experiencing are symptoms of the end of the era of the nation-state. For centuries, the nation-state was a valuable way to organize power. Today, much (and increasing) power belongs to rootless globalized corporations. Today's heads of state spend more time meeting with representatives from Amazon, Google, the banks etc. than they do meeting with each other (or with their constituents).

C. L. H. Daniels 7 hours ago
The problem begins and ends with our leadership class. I say this often. It's still true. I think that many people don't like what is happening right now. Many are frustrated. Some are angry. The problem is that no one in the leadership class is really taking up their cause and articulating what they feel, so they end up feeling alone and isolated. The appeal of white nationalism comes in part from a sense that the movement is revealing hidden truths; they offer a story to make sense of things that isolated young people find frustrating but lack a narrative to explain. What this amounts to is a new mythology to replace the one we are in the process of losing.
RG 6 hours ago
Individualism only works if both sides practice it. If one side practices individualism and the other practices identity politics, the identity politics side has a systematic, unfair advantage. Left wing identity politics makes right wing identity politics inevitable. Otherwise the right will just be routed (as it is being currently).
KevinS 6 hours ago • edited
Re Hawley's speech. It was decent and I agree with about half of it. What I do not get is the desire to retain the names of Confederate generals on military bases. They, after all, fought for a flag other than the one that flies over those bases today. It strikes me as odd that a president who wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act to deploy our armed forces in American cities wants to continue to honor those who led the biggest insurrection in our history. Having a military base named ofter you is an honor, not a mere commemoration of history. I'd rather have a Fort Eisenhower than a Fort Bragg.
Clyde Schechter 6 hours ago
"For years I have said here that the identity-politics left has no idea what kind of demons it is calling up by endorsing illiberal, positive discrimination on behalf of nonwhites. Well, they’re about to show themselves in a big way in Weimar America."

I'm from the left, but I hope you'll consider this constructive.

I have lived in Orange County, California since 2008. It used to be a strongly conservative area, but it has become "purple" in recent years. Clinton carried it by a hair in 2016, and our representation in the CA legislature has oscillated back and forth between Rs and Ds recently. Being somewhat active in my community, I know many liberals and many conservatives, and we all get a long just fine day to day. Most people here, I sense, really aren't all that interested in politics.

But interestingly, for the first time since I have lived here, I have seen two houses in my neighborhood flying confederate flags. Yes, as an epidemiologist, I'd rather have real statistics from well designed surveys. But I read those two events as indicating something big happening.

Gregtown 6 hours ago
The DSA, and really the "internet" left as a whole, is going through a similar situation which you may find interesting. Recently the DSA branch in Philly canceled a talk with Adolph Reed because he's a "class reductionist". Which led to the Class Unity DSA writing this response

https://classunity.org/spir...

Here are two articles, one by Reed, about Class and Race Reductionism...

https://newrepublic.com/art...
https://theintercept.com/20...

So.....you may need to consider that pro-working class leftists are the only people who actually want to protect anyone from being canned by their employer for ridiculous reasons. Perhaps Christians should considering "unionizing"

Also, I am not affiliated with the DSA in anyway nor do I have any desire to.

Muleke 6 hours ago
In a hundred years, we are still going to have the "woke". The specifics of their ideology may change dramatically between now and then. Maybe none of them will care about sexuality or race anymore. Maybe the new front line will be animal liberation or cyborgs or what people are allowed to do to AIs in virtual reality, but the woke will still be with us.

And those who oppose them will still be with us too. Cultural conservatism is bound to change as well, though more slowly than progressivism does. I hope Christianity is still a factor in a hundred years, even if Christians are in the minority. Regardless, there will still be people who regard the rapid changes in society and technology with suspicion or dismay.

And in the age of the reformation, after a hundred and fifty years of war and around twenty million deaths, there were still Catholics and there were still protestants. Neither side just went away.

It seems to me we can either reach some accommodation now, or after a century of misery. Neither side is going anywhere.

Dale Nelson 6 hours ago
Here are some suggestions for beleaguered folks in these tense times.

1. Document everything . Save the emails. If you attend a meeting and hear something oppressive, take note of it, write it down as accurately as you can, date, and save it.

2.Never broaden the conflict. Don't create what will turn into a muddle if, for your part, you possibly can. Don't give them any pretext, by anything you write or say, or by your facial expression or tone of voice, to claim that you are clinging to white privilege.

3.Don't ever trust the wokesters, the administrators, etc. Don't make it obvious that you don't trust them, but realize that friendly and reasonable-seeming people can turn quickly into something else.

4.Know what the employer can point to to try to make you knuckle under. For example, if you are a college teacher, know what the university says about "affirming" people of all sexual proclivities. Say nothing and write nothing that *unnecessarily* conflicts with the interpretations they may give their mission statement, organizational policy, etc. You want to be able, when the time comes, to look back and know that, if necessary, you said what you had to say, did what you had to do, but to have a mind free of regret because you flew off the handle, or were sarcastic, etc. When you are frightened, don't show it, e.g. by venting anger, if you can help it. Subdue your passions even while those around you are acting like nuts.

5.Know your rights. You may end up needing to take somebody to court.

Charles Cosimano 6 hours ago
First. Get money and I mean lots of money. Be in a position where you can't lose your job because you don't need to have one.

Second, be aggressive. Don't hesitate to do everything possible to utterly destroy your enemy. They will do it to you Engage in litigation at the drop of a hat. Use investigators to expose criminal activity. The only good Liberal is one dying in prison.

Third, embrace the ways of Cosimanian Orthodoxy. Never give the enemy a foothold. If they accuse you of racism, laugh and say, "Yeah. So what?" Never, ever, show or feel the slightest sign of guilt.
Be ruthless in all your ways.
And remember the words of Admiral Halsey. "Attack. Repeat. Attack."

Fran Macadam 5 hours ago
...I've said it my whole life, Identity politics are poison. I don't believe in race, as far as I am concerned it's a pernicious social construct. None of the statistics about mass numbers of "racial" characteristics ever tell me anything important or accurate about any other individual person I will meet myself. I suppose if they are Woke, I can now assume they will prejudge me, however, according to their own subjective madness. Well, I guess, if to no one else, the Christians can still witness to and be a good influence on the white nationalists.
Gaius1Gracchus 5 hours ago
I have been pondering on this for awhile. Egalitarianism is the rule of the Woke and Diversity and Inclusion and Equity are the holy principles. The problem is that these principles deny the reality of life and make a devil of "whiteness" and create a magic worldview of "systemic racism". Moreover, the principles are anti-Christian.

The gospel invites all to come onto Christ. There is no place for hatred in Christendom. But people are different and God give salvation to those that refuse to obey him. God invites all to him but many won't be in heaven.

This means we can't hate the haters either, which the intolerant Left believes in doing. We need to forgive and not demand people to make amends for things done by their ancestors. We need to face reality and move on instead of firing those that speak against the Great God Diversity.

So, we need to utterly reject the blank slate. We are not all the same and God made us all different. Groups of people do share common traits, which is why the concept of "race" is real. Some groups are faster than others due to genetics. Some are smarter than others.

God loves all of us, no matter where he placed us on this planet and wants all of us to come onto him. But we are not all the same and He made us different.

To acknowledge differences isn't racism, but is "living not by lies". To acknowledge that some groups have a much higher rate of violence than others isn't racist or discriminatory. Instead, honesty allows us to not push square pegs in round wholes.

So, we need to reject the entire "racism" construct as invalid. It is a tool to manipulate people and create intergroup conflict.

We also need to acknowledge that increased multiculturalism causes increased intergroup conflict and weakens social capital.

Why was the USA so successful in the 20th century? One reason was the holy Melting Pot, as we created a single general American identity and focused on that. I really liked my childhood in SoCal. My classmates were from around the world and had grabbed hold of the American identity.

We did have one student in my advanced math classes in high school. He didn't understand what was being taught and spent the class period every day demanding help on the previous day's work that he didn't understand. He should have moved to a lower class, but instead wasted our time and dragged everyone down.

It seems we are doing the same thing today.

I ran into identity groups in grad school, as I encountered La Raza and MeCHA, two radical Hispanic identity groups bent on the Reconquista. It was weird. It seemed un-American.

So, let's not give lip service to the DIE agenda. Let's reject the Great God of Egalitarianism. Instead, let's be full of love but be honest and truthful. We don't exclude based upon race, but we don't believe in equality of outcome or bringing everyone done to the lowest individual. We don't invite everyone in the world in. We stop immigration long enough to integrate those we have imported.

Max Rockatansky 5 hours ago
Spiritually get closer to God and pray for a nonviolent resolution. We are going to need a new ethos that focuses on people not politics or policy. That is literally the point of the gospel. Be a city on a hill!

Some of the other actions I've been thinking quite a bit about is moving to a more red or conservative state. I know this is not a panacea but at least, in my opinion, you can more easily cultivate strong relationships that are going to be needed to help guide and fend off this competing "religion".

As you said, make a mental note of the institutions that are spreading "wokeness" to the best of your ability. Here in MA that can be very difficult but I do to a degree have some agency here. Colleges and/or businesses not another dime.

Lastly I've completely written off all sports entirely. Not another dollar to the "toy box" of my world and for most men in my opinion. Looking back I made sports an idol and was it was complete waste of time.

YoungAmconReader 5 hours ago
RD have you yourself considered stepping past writing and into the field of action? I could easily see a nationwide tour to include a talk with you and another person, but more importantly allowing others to network with one another and make some real life connections. Because more than anything that’s what we need, relationships with likeminded people.

And let’s be honest, come the revolution, you’re already going to be in the first batch sent to the gulag regardless of what you do now anyway. Might as well kick a ball forward for future generations while you have the ability. I’d gladly contribute to such an event.

Ike 5 hours ago
Wow... this may be the first time I've actually been really convinced by your pessimism. There really be no way to fight this. I hope that someone find some way. I have always hoped we wouldn't really get to Solzhenitsyn... but now
lohengrin 5 hours ago
One (not sole) thing that has to be done is vote Trump.
Al Bundy 5 hours ago
This may be unpopular with some readers, but here goes: Would your friend be willing to identify as a Cultural Christian? That is, could you convince him to identify as a non-believing Christian and spend some time engaging in Christian ritual (reading Scripture/church fathers, going to church occasionally)? I've found that those attracted to white nationalism at least have some reverence for the ancient and medieval Christian heritage. There are countless artists and thinkers over the centuries that have take a position of wrestling with Christ for their entire lives, without ever becoming full-fledged Christians. The presumption, of course, is that your friend may be more open to receiving God's Grace within the church than outside it. And it might prove to be that moderating influence he needs.
Marie 5 hours ago
I have a few thoughts and, not necessarily advice, but a few words for the woman whose friend has become a white nationalist. Like many here, over the past week I’ve been inundated with reading lists and things I have to do to be an ally (decent human), all written in the unabashedly threatening tone of a ransom note. (I work in a very liberal environment.) While I reflexively balk at these things and am a natural contrarian, I’ve actually been diving into some of these suggested books, articles, and movies and I have to say: I’ve become quite ashamed of American history and myself in a way I’ve never been before. Yes, I knew about slavery and Jim Crow, etc., but redlining, contract lending – the denial of mortgages, social security and the GI Bill to the majority of blacks – these were things I honestly had never known or thought about. White Americans had an incredible opportunity in the middle of the 20th century to lift up black people and give them a real opportunity and instead we created ghettoes and tenements. We blew it. And the biggest tragedy to me is the failure of white Christians to be a model for racial harmony and integrate our churches. Now the chickens have come home to roost. Good Christians are trying to jump on the Black Lives Matter bus when that movement should be jumping on our bus. We should’ve been leading the drive for racial unity, but we hung back and let other people, whose agenda and beliefs are in many ways incompatible with Christianity, take the lead and now anyone who goes against them will be on the chopping block. Rod, I’m very happy that you have stated so strongly that this cannot be a white vs black thing. I’m not sure everyone in the back is hearing this. We have to be unequivocally and strenuously FOR our black brothers and sisters in Christ, but against woke madness. In fact, I see this as our only way forward. People of all races who uphold Christian or traditional religious values have to join together and support each other in a way we never have before. We have to take the criticisms and complaints of people seriously even if we don’t agree on the solutions. For your friend, my only recommendation would be to watch the documentaries by Deeyah Khan. You can find them on YouTube. She has one on white nationalists and one on jihadists. It’s the same deal – young men who need a sense of purpose. What seems to help is becoming friends with the “enemy” and seeing them as a real person. But the enemy has to want to understand and be your friend, too. That’s the part the woke crowd doesn’t get, but Christians should know and do better.

[Jun 12, 2020] Engineering A Race War Will This Be The American Police State's Reichstag Fire by John Whitehead

Notable quotes:
"... As author Jim Keith explains, "Create violence through economic pressures, the media, mind control, agent provocateurs: thesis. Counter it with totalitarian measures, more mind control, police crackdowns, surveillance, drugging of the population: antithesis. What ensues is Orwell's vision of 1984 , a society of total control: synthesis." ..."
"... This isn't about racism in America. ..."
"... This is about profit-driven militarism packaged in the guise of law and order, waged by greedy profiteers who have transformed the American homeland into a battlefield with militarized police, military weapons and tactics better suited to a war zone. This is systemic corruption predicated on the police state's insatiable appetite for money, power and control. ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

- George Santayana

Watch and see: this debate over police brutality and accountability is about to get politicized into an election-year referendum on who should occupy the White House.

Don't fall for it.

The Deep State, the powers-that-be, want us to turn this into a race war, but this is about so much more than systemic racism. This is the oldest con game in the books, the magician's sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst.

It's the Reichstag Fire all over again.

It was February 1933, a month before national elections in Germany, and the Nazis weren't expected to win. So they engineered a way to win: they began by infiltrating the police and granting police powers to their allies; then Hitler brought in stormtroopers to act as auxiliary police; by the time an arsonist (who claimed to be working for the Communists in the hopes of starting an armed revolt) set fire to the Reichstag, the German parliamentary building, the people were eager for a return to law and order.

That was all it took: Hitler used the attempted "coup" as an excuse to declare martial law and seize absolute power in Germany , establishing himself as a dictator with the support of the German people.

Fast forward to the present day, and what do we have? The nation in turmoil after months of pandemic fear-mongering and regional lockdowns, a national election looming, a president with falling poll numbers, and a police state that wants to stay in power at all costs.

Note the similarities?

It's entirely possible that Americans have finally reached a tipping point over police brutality after decades of abuse . After all, until recently, the legislatures and the courts have marched in lockstep with the police state, repeatedly rebuffing efforts to hold police accountable for official misconduct .

Then again, it's also equally possible that the architects of the police state have every intention of manipulating this outrage for their own purposes.

It works the same in every age.

As author Jim Keith explains, "Create violence through economic pressures, the media, mind control, agent provocateurs: thesis. Counter it with totalitarian measures, more mind control, police crackdowns, surveillance, drugging of the population: antithesis. What ensues is Orwell's vision of 1984 , a society of total control: synthesis."

Here's what is going to happen: the police state is going to stand down and allow these protests, riots and looting to devolve into a situation where enough of the voting populace is so desperate for a return to law and order that they will gladly relinquish some of their freedoms to achieve it. And that's how the police state will win, no matter which candidate gets elected to the White House.

You know who will lose? Every last one of us.

Listen, people should be outraged over what happened to George Floyd, but let's get one thing straight: Floyd didn't die merely because he was black and the cop who killed him is white. Floyd died because America is being overrun with warrior cops -- vigilantes with a badge -- who are part of a government-run standing army that is waging war on the American people in the so-called name of law and order.

Not all cops are warrior cops, trained to act as judge, jury and executioner in their interactions with the populace. Unfortunately, the good cops -- the ones who take seriously their oath of office to serve and protect their fellow citizens, uphold the Constitution, and maintain the peace -- are increasingly being outnumbered by those who believe the lives -- and rights -- of police should be valued more than citizens.

These warrior cops may get paid by the citizenry, but they don't work for us and they certainly aren't operating within the limits of the U.S. Constitution.

This isn't about racism in America.

This is about profit-driven militarism packaged in the guise of law and order, waged by greedy profiteers who have transformed the American homeland into a battlefield with militarized police, military weapons and tactics better suited to a war zone. This is systemic corruption predicated on the police state's insatiable appetite for money, power and control.

This is a military coup waiting to happen.

Why do we have more than a million cops on the taxpayer-funded payroll in this country whose jobs do not entail protecting our safety, maintaining the peace in our communities, and upholding our liberties?

I'll tell you why.

These warrior cops -- fitted out in the trappings of war , drilled in the deadly art of combat, and trained to look upon "every individual they interact with as an armed threat and every situation as a deadly force encounter in the making -- are the police state's standing army.

This is the new face of war, and America has become the new battlefield.

Militarized police officers, the end product of the government -- federal, local and state -- and law enforcement agencies having merged, have become a "standing" or permanent army, composed of full-time professional soldiers who do not disband.

Yet these permanent armies are exactly what those who drafted the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights feared as tools used by despotic governments to wage war against its citizens.

American police forces were never supposed to be a branch of the military, nor were they meant to be private security forces for the reigning political faction. Instead, they were intended to be an aggregation of countless local police units, composed of citizens like you and me that exist for a sole purpose: to serve and protect the citizens of each and every American community.

As a result of the increasing militarization of the police in recent years, however, the police now not only look like the military -- with their foreboding uniforms and phalanx of lethal weapons -- but they function like them, as well.

Thus, no more do we have a civilian force of peace officers entrusted with serving and protecting the American people. Instead, today's militarized law enforcement officials have shifted their allegiance from the citizenry to the state, acting preemptively to ward off any possible challenges to the government's power, unrestrained by the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment .

They don't work for us. As retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis warned, " Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries ."

We were sold a bill of goods.

For years now, we've been told that cops need military weapons to wage the government's wars on drugs, crime and terror. We've been told that cops need to be able to crash through doors, search vehicles, carry out roadside strip searches, shoot anyone they perceive to be a threat, and generally disregard the law whenever it suits them because they're doing it to protect their fellow Americans from danger. We've been told that cops need extra legal protections because of the risks they take.

None of that is true.

In fact, a study by a political scientist at Princeton University concludes that militarizing police and SWAT teams " provide no detectable benefits in terms of officer safety or violent crime reduction ." According to researcher Jonathan Mummolo, if police in America are feeling less safe, it's because the process of transforming them into extensions of the military makes them less safe, less popular and less trust-worthy.

The study, the first systematic analysis on the use and consequences of militarized force, reveals that "police militarization neither reduces rates of violent crime nor changes the number of officers assaulted or killed ."

In other words, warrior cops aren't making us or themselves any safer .

Militarized police armed with weapons of war who are allowed to operate above the law and break the laws with impunity are definitely not making America any safer or freer.

The problem, as one reporter rightly concluded, is "not that life has gotten that much more dangerous, it's that authorities have chosen to respond to even innocent situations as if they were in a warzone ." Consequently, Americans are now eight times more likely to die in a police confrontation than they are to be killed by a terrorist.

Militarism within the nation's police forces is proving to be deadlier than any pandemic.

This battlefield mindset has gone hand in hand with the rise of militarized SWAT ("special weapons and tactics") teams.

Frequently justified as vital tools necessary to combat terrorism and deal with rare but extremely dangerous criminal situations, such as those involving hostages, SWAT teams have become intrinsic parts of local law enforcement operations, thanks in large part to substantial federal assistance and the Pentagon's military surplus recycling program, which allows the transfer of military equipment, weapons and training to local police for free or at sharp discounts while increasing the profits of its corporate allies.

Where this becomes a problem of life and death for Americans is when these SWAT teams -- outfitted, armed and trained in military tactics -- are assigned to carry out relatively routine police tasks, such as serving a search warrant. Nationwide, SWAT teams have been employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances: angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession, to give a brief sampling.

Remember, SWAT teams originated as specialized units dedicated to defusing extremely sensitive, dangerous situations. They were never meant to be used for routine police work such as serving a warrant. Unfortunately, the mere presence of SWAT units has actually injected a level of danger and violence into police-citizen interactions that was not present as long as these interactions were handled by traditional civilian officers.

There are few communities without a SWAT team today, and there are more than 80,000 SWAT team raids per year .

Yet the tension inherent in most civilian-police encounter these days can't be blamed exclusively on law enforcement's growing reliance on SWAT teams and donated military equipment.

It goes far deeper, to a transformation in the way police view themselves and their line of duty.

Specifically, what we're dealing with today is a skewed shoot-to-kill mindset in which police, trained to view themselves as warriors or soldiers in a war , whether against drugs, or terror, or crime, must "get" the bad guys -- i.e., anyone who is a potential target -- before the bad guys get them. The result is a spike in the number of incidents in which police shoot first, and ask questions later.

Making matters worse, when these officers, who have long since ceased to be peace officers, violate their oaths by bullying, beating, tasering, shooting and killing their employers -- the taxpayers to whom they owe their allegiance -- they are rarely given more than a slap on the hands before resuming their patrols.

This lawlessness on the part of law enforcement, an unmistakable characteristic of a police state, is made possible in large part by police unions which routinely oppose civilian review boards and resist the placement of names and badge numbers on officer uniforms; police agencies that abide by the Blue Code of Silence, the quiet understanding among police that they should not implicate their colleagues for their crimes and misconduct; prosecutors who treat police offenses with greater leniency than civilian offenses; courts that sanction police wrongdoing in the name of security; and legislatures that enhance the power, reach and arsenal of the police, and a citizenry that fails to hold its government accountable to the rule of law.

Indeed, not only are cops protected from most charges of wrongdoing -- whether it's shooting unarmed citizens (including children and old people), raping and abusing young women, falsifying police reports , trafficking drugs, or soliciting sex with minors -- but even on the rare occasions when they are fired for misconduct, it's only a matter of time before they get re-hired again .

Much of the "credit" for shielding these rogue cops goes to influential police unions and laws providing for qualified immunity , police contracts that " provide a shield of protection to officers accused of misdeeds and erect barriers to residents complaining of abuse ," state and federal laws that allow police to walk away without paying a dime for their wrongdoing, and rampant cronyism among government bureaucrats.

It's happening all across the country .

This is how perverse justice in America has become.

Incredibly, while our own Bill of Rights are torn to shreds, leaving us with few protections against government abuses, a growing number of states are adopting Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBoR), which provide cops accused of a crime with special due process rights and privileges not afforded to the average citizen.

This, right here, epitomizes everything that is wrong with America today.

Even when the system appears to work on the side of justice , it's the American taxpayer who ends up paying the price.

Literally.

Because police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions. As Human Rights Watch explains, taxpayers actually pay three times for officers who repeatedly commit abuses : "once to cover their salaries while they commit abuses; next to pay settlements or civil jury awards against officers; and a third time through payments into police 'defense' funds provided by the cities."

Deep-seated corruption of this kind doesn't just go away because politicians and corporations suddenly become conscience-stricken in the face of mass protests and start making promises they don't intend to keep.

As I explain in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People , we need civic engagement and citizen activism, especially at the local level. However, if it ends at the ballot box without achieving any real reform that holds government officials at all levels accountable to playing by the rules of the Constitution, then shame on us.

[Jun 12, 2020] HARPER THE REAL TERROR THREAT THAT TOO FEW UNDERSTAND - Sic Semper Tyrannis

Notable quotes:
"... Regretfully, our intelligence agencies are too busy participating in the coup-revolution to act on your great advice. ..."
Jun 12, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

There is a need for competent counterintelligence to, in effect, crack the egg and isolate and take action against the hardcore network of trained provocateurs who have the capacity to hijack genuine protest to further their goal: Chaos and civil conflict as the endgame.


TV , 11 June 2020 at 01:03 PM

Anyone see the photo of the FBI agents kneeling at the "protest" in DC?
Think this FBI is going to find out ANYTHING about these scumbags?
If they (accidently) did, they'd bury it.
Only thing preventing the FBI's corruption from doing real damage is their massive incompetence.
Diana Croissant , 11 June 2020 at 01:09 PM
Antifa is not really again Fascism as far as I can tell...
Jose , 11 June 2020 at 02:12 PM
Regretfully, our intelligence agencies are too busy participating in the coup-revolution to act on your great advice.
exiled off mainstreet , 11 June 2020 at 03:46 PM
Plus this is an existential war for the deep state. They have the most to gain and the most direct interests in winning. Just don't be blind to the underlying motivations - there are no coincidences, right? Past is prologue - get a copy of the 2012 Breitbart documentary "Occupy Unmasked". The similarities exposed to what is again happening in 2020 will give one pause.

Posted by: Deap | 11 June 2020 at 02:38 PM

If the deep state can't pr won't handle it, perhaps vigilantes can come in from the surrounding areas to liquidate the seditious secession move. It is obvious that the official elements of the imperium have left the reservation so an unofficial initiative is necessary.

[Jun 12, 2020] Tucker The world welcomes its newest country

Jun 12, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Widget222 , 16 minutes ago (edited)

So they walled off the anarchist camp in Seattle. They put up walls . Such hypocrites!

Guy A. White , 16 minutes ago

Can we legally invade as citizens

J A , 17 minutes ago

The military needs to go into Seattle and put a very firm stop to that mess.

Widget222 , 16 minutes ago (edited)

So they walled off the anarchist camp in Seattle. They put up walls . Such hypocrites!

[Jun 12, 2020] What was this about

Jun 12, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

UNCLASSIFIED

CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHEFS OF STAFF

WASHINGTON DC 2011S-SM9

MEMORANDUM FOR CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY

COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE

CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU

COMMANDANT OF THE COAST GUARD

CHIEF OF SPACE OPERATIONS

COMMANDERS OF THE COMBATANT COMMANDS

SUBJECT: Message to the Joint Force

1. Every member of the U.S. military swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution and
the values embedded within it This document is founded on the essential principle that all men
and women arc bom free and equal, and should be treated with respect and dignity. It also gives
Americans the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. We in uniform - all branches,
all components, and all ranks - remain committed to our national values and principles
embedded in the Constitution.

2. During this current crisis, the National Guard is operating under the authority of state
governors to protect lives and property, preserve peace, and ensure public safety.

3. As members of the Joint Force - comprised of all races, colors, and creeds - you embody the
ideals of our Constitution. Please remind all of our troops and leaders that we will uphold the
values of our nation, and operate consistent with national laws and our own high standards of

MARK A MILLEY
General, U.S. Army

turcopolier , 11 June 2020 at 04:56 PM
All

Looks to me like CJCS was eliciting support from those who control troops. I wonder what else he has been doing.

walrus , 11 June 2020 at 05:24 PM
This was a test - and Trump has failed it. His authority is consequently shot and he doesn't appear to have the will to reassert it (the memo is over a week old now). The soft coup just got a whole lot harder. Are we looking at the leader of a military junta?

Posted by: Barbara Ann | 11 June 2020 at 05:16 PM

By this memo CJCS has thrown in his hand with the coup. He claims to have a higher loyalty than obeying the CinC. This is what all militaries do when they get involved in revolutions.

What this means in practice is that the military will no longer obey orders from the CinC that are not approved by Antifa and its chief supporter in Congress - Pelosi. That means that Trump is effectively a prisoner in the Whitehouse if Antifa decides to keep him there. To put that another way, you can forget the National Guard assisting the police.

Expect other officials to follow Milleys lead shortly unless Trump successfully fires Milley and reassert his authority. What follows next is renewed civil disobedience and breakdown of law and order including demanding Trump resign, in response to which the police can do nothing and the troops will do nothing.

Trump will then be urged to go "for the good of the country". We have scripted such morality plays in foreign countries ourselves.

Col. Lang, can you archive your blog overseas?

Fred , 11 June 2020 at 05:30 PM
Looks like a 7 Days in May sedition letter.
turcopolier , 11 June 2020 at 05:37 PM
all

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Days_in_May

Vegetius , 11 June 2020 at 05:39 PM
It means that the JCS Chairman is as historically and culturally literate as a social justice warrior.

"Equality" does not appear in the US Constitution, nor does "equal" except in so far as it refers to procedural and organizational matters.

This idiot appears to have confused the Declaration of Independence with a governing document.

No wonder we don't win wars any more.

[Jun 11, 2020] Soros Steyer exposed as backers of 'paramilitary' left-wing group in undercover Project Veritas

Soros is actually a specialist in supporting color revolutions and played an important role in financing of both Ukrainian Maidans. As such he is closely connected to CIA and the State Department.
Proposals for the CHAZ flag – featuring pink umbrellas and the black stenciled fist so familiar from "color revolutions" around the world – also point in that direction.
Still farce remains a farce, not matter how hard some people try this is not a revolution, this is a controlled opposition to Trump.
Jun 11, 2020 | www.rt.com

As part of its series of undercover videos exposing left-wing organizations like Antifa, Project Veritas released footage claiming to show far-left Democrat activists bragging about George Soros funding and political connections. Tom Steyer – who unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for 2020 – and liberal financier George Soros are both named as financial contributors in the new clip on Refuse Fascism, an organization dedicated to removing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from office.

Andy Zee, national organizer for the group, mentions during the seven-minute video that Steyer "may not want to be directly connected" to the group because he has "political ambitions" that may be hurt by such a relationship, but Zee says the group is in communication with Steyer's assistant and "main adviser on impeachment."

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Zee also mentions that past employees of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign have also been involved in the group.

Tee Stern, head of the group's Atlanta chapter, is seen eating dinner with undercover Veritas reporters at another point, and reveals the group received a "grant" from controversial billionaire Soros.

Silicon Valley is also mentioned as a major source of income for the group.

Stern later makes repeated calls for "thousands of people, then millions" to "come into the streets" and act as a disruptive force until the president is made to leave office.

BREAKING: George Soros and @TomSteyer named as financial supporters of @RefuseFascism national organizers"We did get a grant from [Soros]""We're trying to meet with @TomSteyer has political ambitions...not want to be directly connected" #DefundAntifa pic.twitter.com/7cBIcPjrsp

-- Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 11, 2020

The video is the third part in a series from Veritas meant to expose left-wing organizations like Refuse Fascism and Antifa, groups that are behind or are part of many of the ongoing protests across the US.

Refuse Fascism is a group gaining more and more attention from conservatives. Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza described them as part of a left-wing "paramilitary force" this week.

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"The left has deployed a paramilitary. They literally have a paramilitary force on the street. It's not just Antifa. It's all the other groups: Refuse Fascism, Black Lives Matter, and on it goes," D'Souza said .

Previous Veritas undercover videos exposed Antifa members promoting violence like eye-gouging and even fight training for upcoming protests.

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[Jun 11, 2020] George Floyd didn't deserve to die, but it's WRONG that he's being hailed as some sort of saint

Jun 11, 2020 | www.rt.com

The Black Lives Matter campaign is correct to demand justice for George Floyd's brutal death. But trying to turn this violent ex-con into a Mandela-like martyr does this crusade a great disservice.

I wonder what ran through George Floyd's terrified mind during those agonising eight minutes and 46 seconds. Did his life flash before his eyes?

Perhaps he was a religious man and – realizing his number was up after he mumbled those famous last words : "Please, I can't breathe!" – he silently prayed to God for help, or maybe even made an act of contrition.

But Floyd sadly hadn't got a prayer with such a sadistic b*****d kneeling on his windpipe and literally sucking the life out of him, while three of his colleagues – who had undertaken an oath to protect and serve – didn't lift a finger to help.

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However, it's not right that he is now being canonized by the liberal left in their Black Lives Matter campaign, because the truth is: this ex-con who has been described as a "career criminal" was certainly no saint, judging by his past sins – which include aggravated robbery, theft, criminal trespassing, and drug-related arrests.

Floyd's "violent criminal past" once saw him break into a pregnant woman's home and point a loaded gun at her unborn child as he demanded money and drugs from her. It's hard to imagine just how terrified his helpless victim must have felt with a firearm pressed against her unborn child.

Perhaps Floyd – seeing as he was apparently a loving father – was racked with guilt about that particularly callous crime, right up until the very end.

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It's also very possible that there weren't any profound thoughts running around his head considering he might have been high at the time of his death. The autopsy report discovered he had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system at the time of death (as well as Covid-19).

This type of evidence hardly suggests a "changed man," as is being claimed by liberals and their media outlets, who are being allowed to run with this false narrative without being pulled up on it. Come on! I mean, how can a drugged-up man with a violent past be absurdly portrayed as a "gentle giant" ? As the black conservative activist Candace Owens, who is now being pilloried for speaking her mind, mused , "Was he really going to turn things around? It's just not true."

If there is an all-forgiving God – and only Floyd knows the answer to that question now – he would have certainly been welcomed through those pearly white gates. But the last thing the Almighty would've ever contemplated would be how to turn this particular sinner into a saint.

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It's nothing short of ridiculous that he is being hailed as a "mentor to a generation of young men." I can't believe the false hagiography, coming from a liberal agenda wishing to use him as a propaganda prop, is being bought hook, line and sinker by a gullible public. As Owens said, "George Floyd was not a good person. I don't care who wants to spin that, I don't care how CNN wants to make you think that he had just turned his life around."

Similarly, you'd have to question if the Alt-Right try to use his death to their own advantage, which no doubt Donald Trump will attempt to do during the upcoming presidential election. There's clearly already been a dirty tricks campaign to smear and demonise Floyd, judging by some of the disgusting memes about his death, and there's also been some unnecessary information stuck up online about him apparently appearing in a sordid pornographic film – with the graphic footage itself being passed around for sickening laughs on WhatsApp in recent days.

Floyd does not deserve to have his name dragged through the mud, but he also shouldn't be falsely portrayed as a prophet either, if society wants to properly mourn and protest against the gruesome manner in which he was cruelly taken from this world. There needs to be a middle ground here.

At the end of the day, it would be a fantastic tribute if his violent death radically shakes things up and actually helps to finally amputate, once and for all, everything that is rotten at the core of America's soul.

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But we must not turn him into a saint because, sorry, the truth might hurt here, but – given his track record – it's not unfair to say he himself could conceivably have been involved in the looting and rioting that's ripping apart America.

Owens' comment that "the fact that George Floyd is held up as a martyr sickens me" was most certainly OTT, to say the least. But – apart from the insensitive timing of broadcasting such contentious views just before the poor man was being buried – I really don't understand all the hullabaloo about most of her other views on his death.

Whatever way you spin it, she was right in saying that Floyd is not a martyr – not in the true sense of the definition , which is "a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs." He was not like Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, both of whom were willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of their causes. It's an insult to their memories to even mutter Floyd's name in the same breath as theirs – with no disrespectful pun intended there.

I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but even I'm beginning to wonder if his death might not have even been racially motivated and was perhaps something more sinister, given the fact that Floyd and his killer's paths had crossed when they both worked security at the same club.

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Owens was also correct when she said that other ethnic minorities, such as Jews or Hispanics, would not have embraced someone who had done "five stints in prison" as a hero. The truth is, Floyd was nothing more and nothing less than an unfortunate victim, if you want to put a label on him.

Owens – who as an African-American herself is allowed to vocalize her thoughts in a way that I would be crucified for doing as a so-called privileged white man – explained: "[Black Americans] are unique in that we are the only people that fight and scream and demand support and justice for the people in our community who are up to no good."

It would be a great disservice to the memory of Floyd if in 50 years' time schools kids were to crack open their history books and read a distorted account of his true story.

I've no doubt there was some good in the man, but it's pushing the boat out if he ends up on tacky t-shirts with an iconic-style image of him with a halo over his head. Floyd was not even an iconoclastic figure out there fighting the good fight, never mind some kind of a religious icon.

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Either way, let's hope his six-year-old daughter Gianna will grow up to be able to genuinely repeat these poignant words : "Dad changed the world." It will still be a proud legacy for her to cherish, but let's stop with all this nonsense of putting this victim up on a pedestal. He was not a saint in life, so let's not make him one in death.

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[Jun 11, 2020] Time to Sharpen Our Weapons and Wits by Glen Ford

Junk article that promotes black as it they are new proletariat. Kind of rehashing of Marxism on the foundation of black racism with blacks as new "progressive class" fighting for its liberation. But from whom? IfF they want the liberation from financial capital, this is stupid -- they act as a Trojan force of financial capital avtilve splitting people who are able and willing to fight neoliberalism along racial lines. Actually "white supremacy" is pretty ingenious neoliberal propaganda trick. It helps to divide lower income people along racial lines, while doing nothing to address the redistribution of the wealth under neoliberalism. such a perfect smoke screen.
But two point made at the end are worth repeating
That fact that Black politician betrayed black voters and now are asking them to support Creepy joe is not surpzing on bit. It is a part of neoliberal system when politicians serve the financial oligarchy.
Jun 11, 2020 | www.blackagendareport.com

The term "Black Power," as we learned in the Sixties, can be misused in myriad ways. Black Democratic Party loyalists claim that Blacks were empowered by voting for Joe Biden in huge numbers in the primaries, thus saving his presidential candidacy. "Hands that once picked cotton, now pick presidents," the Black Democrats exult, as if power flows from abject servitude to the corporate dictatorship. In reality, Black voters gave the presidential nomination to a politician who claims he "wrote" the crime bill that resulted in the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of Black people; whose opposition to single payer health care guarantees that Black people will continue to die disproportionately from damn near all causes; and who opposes defunding the police, a minimal demand of the current mass movement.

The oligarchs that rule the country and control both of its corporate parties and all of its major media want the people to believe that politics is limited to the electoral process, and that street activism, labor militancy and community organizing are outside the realm of "real" politics. The events of the past ten days have proven the opposite: that massive street actions and unrelenting people-pressure can yield far better results than decades of pulling levers for corporate duopoly candidates.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

[Jun 11, 2020] 92 shot, 27 Fatally, In Chicago's Most Violent Weekend of 2020: The roots of the inner city violance it go much deeper and are much more complex then the behaviour of police

Neoliberalism and organized crime are twin brothers. Unemployment creates fertile ground for gangs recruitment. The increase in size of gags provokes fight for the territory.
Saw an article from a retired cop comparing themselves with doctors, which I am one, and the accidental or negligent deaths in the latter profession and how the society has come to accept those deaths.
Jun 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
450.org , Jun 10 2020 21:46 utc | 36

More concern trolling. I find this tragic and horrifying, truly. It's taboo to talk about it or mention it though, because if you do, regardless of who you are, you will be branded a racist and the killing will continue because the issue is too sensitive to discuss intelligently and constructively with those who have an agenda. It's clear militarized police forces and more brutal police enforcement isn't the answer to this. The roots of it go much deeper and are much more complex.

92 shot, 27 Fatally, In Chicago's Most Violent Weekend of 2020

At least 50 other people were hurt by gun violence across Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Last weekend, Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in five years with 10 shot dead and 39 others wounded.

The answer is, obviously, to pretend it's not happening. Of course, to all those who are dying, it's all too real.


450.org , Jun 10 2020 22:17 utc | 38

@31, concern trolling my ass, you sick f*ck. All of this is interrelated. No one said a damn thing about blacks being more violent than anyone else. It's disingenuous of you to claim I am what you have claimed I am. I am not that. Not by any stretch.

This is real. This is happening and it's all-too-often overlooked because it's a difficult problem that persists because it doesn't lend itself to an easy fix. Yes, it is an issue of class and this is a class war of which racism is a tool used by the elite to divide and conquer.

'Suffocating' Violence: Despite National Trend, Killings Increase In Baltimore Through First Half of 2019

While the gunfire is particularly pervasive in certain distressed and disinvested parts of the city, it can arise anywhere, though some neighborhoods remain comparatively safe. Some residents ponder leaving, while others live in constant fear that their family will fall victim next -- and for good reason.

Peter Moskos, a Baltimore cop turned criminology professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said he estimates, based on census data and the city's elevated rates of gun violence, that upwards of 10% of black men in the most violent neighborhoods of East and West Baltimore will be shot dead, most before they turn 35.
"It's hard to fathom," he said.

Those in its path say the violence comes like a tornado: Sending shrapnel in all directions, it is impossible to ignore and crushing in its impact.

For some, it's a repeated horror.

"This violence will tear your family apart," said Arnetta Brown, 55, whose 28-year-old son, Brian Simms Jr. was fatally shot in the city's Edgecomb neighborhood in 2013, and whose 16-year-old grandson, Markell Hendricks, was fatally shot in Franklin Square in March.

"This violence will suck all the breath out of your body and will wake you up in the middle of the night and make you think you're suffocating," Brown said.

For you foreigners, I highly suggest you watch The Wire in its entirety. It's one of my favorite series of all time. It's an education. You can't help feel for the characters. They are victims of their circumstances for sure, because they have no options.

Got To, That's America Man

karlof1 , Jun 10 2020 22:47 utc | 42

450.org @36 & 38--

Yes, the widespread censoring of the real amount of gun related violence committed within the Outlaw US Empire is totally counterproductive and was replaced by all the "cop reality shows" populating cable TV, which I liken to the lurid penny press True Crime and Police Gazette types of publications for the masses.

I do think all the violence has produced one positive outcome: The realization by the vast majority that the Outlaw US Empire has a very sick, dysfunctional society & culture that's anything but Civilized.

For me, that's been apparent since the mid-1960s not long after 11/22/1963 and confirmed beyond doubt on 4/4/1968 when I was just 12. The national heritage of the Outlaw US Empire is one of slaughter, oppression and exploitation that's ongoing, although it seems to have slowed some.

One big problem is many people don't want to know about their reality and how they contribute to its perpetuation, although that too seems to be changing somewhat.

Perhaps its the lack of sports distractions at all levels that's forced more people to look in the mirror and their community to see what's been there all along for the first time. But whatever the reason, I welcome the admittedly unfocused social ferment--For an Empire that promotes Chaos, that Chaos is now growing within I see as a welcome turn of the screw.

@karlof1

Just read that "History of Policing" article you recommended. Amazing stuff. Pretty clearly devastates the notion that police are even remotely effective at dealing with crime - and were never intended to be. This equates with the experience in Europe especially as it relates to the history of anarchism in Europe.

So I double down on my anarchist line: The only good cop is a dead cop.

Going further with my "human nature is the problem" philosophy, I think the description of events in the History of Policing article demonstrates that "American democracy" was basically dead by the mid-1800's. As I've noted before, it was actually basically dead in the late 1700's - both before and after the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were created, as a result of the economic elites being opposed by the lower classes leading to riots that resulted in the suspension of habeas corpus - by one of the "Founders", no less.

The "American Dream" is almost like the Zionist dream of a "Fortress Israel" protecting Jews from harm forever: a complete fantasy that never had any possibility of being realized, any more than Hitler's dreams of Germany dominating the world.

People keep thinking "all we have to do is..." - and it immediately founders on human nature. This is why I'm a radical Transhumanist - only the complete supersedence of human nature offers a way forward.

And the fact that less than 1 in a million humans agrees with that is proof of the point.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Jun 11 2020 0:13 utc | 47

karlof1 #22

Yes, "organized crime" was developed by the police and their politico allies as further means of social control and to augment their salaries. Still happens today with the nation's supposedly most important intelligence agency--CIA--being the most formidable criminal organization on the planet.

Thanks for that fascinating post karlof1, I suspect that in the early 1900's those USA scientists collaborating and learning alongside Pavlov's experimental lab were also developing theories of social control and practising various stimulus on animals and perhaps people. It is very important to remember that Pavlov spent three decades and more exploring the ways conditional reflexes could be created, refined and nullified.

That is a prodigious effort and must have produced some extraordinary talking points at the various conferences and science symposia of the day.

The escalation in direct home attacks on USA lands by 'rogue' terrorists and 'psychotic' shooters has severely heightened fear and loathing and demand for police effectiveness. But that expectation of effectiveness is confronted and rejected as policing declines every year and public mass shooting increases.

The public drooling for a better world remains incessant and yet entirely frustrated - just like a dog.

There seems to be some mighty sinister experimentation being played out on the USA public. A thorough reassessment of USA published papers and the labs that foster wide social experiments derived from Pavlov and his successors seems well past due.

The policing practice in the USA is grotesquely distorted from its primary social need or purpose and it is way past time to reign it in and refocus. Policing should never be about assaulting civilians for trivia even if they pass a miserable counterfeit $20 bill or sell a cigarette or get noisy at a demonstration. In my land there are large numbers of counterfeit bills in circulation but the big distributers and printers get busted NOT unwitting civilians.

The many reports of police setting out rocks and pavers etc to enable destruction by passing agents provocateur or angry people is a blatant indicator of a malign instruction set within policing. This evidence alone is sufficient to warrant a major judicial inquiry in some rational form. I saw one video from Canada that was simply extraordinare as to police methodically wandered around a public park gatherin rocks and piling them on a cairn on the roadside in advance of a passing demonstration against police violence.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Jun 11 2020 1:54 utc | 61

... ... ...
When the societal order breaks down the predators amongst us have free reign to have their way with the sheep. If it finally comes to that, those of us sheep still alive and well will rue the day we celebrated tearing it all down.

Be careful what you wish for. A coercive power will always eventually emerge in society and the new one may not be so benign compared with the one currently being pilloried based on the presentation of selective facts. There was a reason the French people turned to Napoleon after many years of chaos and REAL blood flowing in the streets from the Revolution. But since we can’t ask them, just ask an average citizen of Hong Kong who actually lives there what the recent “democracy” demonstrations in that country were like and how the CCP looks good now as a result.

Posted by: Activist Potato | Jun 11 2020 2:03 utc | 63

As Jimmy Dore pointed out in his recent videos, it is the *system* that prevents police from being professional. Cops who *do* want to "protect and serve" are weeded out. And the history article shows that this is based on the history of the country. It is endemic and can't be corrected by half-measures.

"Good people would not be attracted to the profession if it were otherwise."

But they don't stay. They either become corrupted or they leave. Perhaps a handful of "good cops" remain. Remember the history article mentioned the Knapp Commission in New York in the 1970's. I remember reading once that the Commission found that *every single cop in New York* was on the take. Not a few "bad apples" - *every single cop*. That can't be explained by the "few bad apples" trope.

"When the societal order breaks down the predators amongst us have free reign to have their way with the sheep."

No one is denying that there are predators. The predators were *created* by the system that runs this country. But in the end, it comes down to the people to deal with those predators. It's like the movie, "The Magnificent Seven" (the original, not the remake). This was an explicitly anarchist movie - and a right-wing anarchist movie at that. Bandits (representing the state) coerce a small village to hand over most of their crops to feed the bandits (i.e., taxes.) The people raise a little money and hire seven American gunslingers to take on the bandits. This might be considered the equivalent of the anarchist "private protection agency" concept. The gunslingers initially set the bandits back on their heels, but are eventually put in a bad situation by the bandits, and are on the verge of losing. But the people, emboldened by the example of the gunslingers, take up whatever weapons they have and attack the bandits themselves, defeating them.

This is what *has* to happen. Except, to quote Percival Rose yet *again*: "That ain't gonna happen." And the reason once *again*: human nature. As someone once said, if you made an average American President, he would govern like Idi Amin.

"pilloried based on the presentation of selective facts."

Now you've drifted off into complete bullshit. The history of the US - and the history of the state and society everywhere - is overwhelmingly against your thesis.

"There was a reason the French people turned to Napoleon after many years of chaos and REAL blood flowing in the streets from the Revolution."

And there was a reason the Paris Commune arose. And a reason it was suppressed by corrupt police. History doesn't start where you want it to.

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Jun 11 2020 2:50 utc | 68

[Jun 10, 2020] It's an insult to George Floyd, to his name and his legacy, that we're not using his death to talk about blacks murdering blacks and what needs to be done to reverse the epidemic.

Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

450.org , Jun 10 2020 18:17 utc | 8

This aspect and legacy of George Floyd is being repressed and suppressed by #BlackLivesMatter. Blacks are killing each other in epidemic numbers and it's via gun violence. Floyd preached against this and lamented it. It's part of his legacy. Where are the protests against this? #BlackLivesMatter, right? Of course they do, and they matter just as much when a black person takes another black person's life.

George Floyd: An anti-gun activist who preached peace, love and God

In an undated post on social media, George Floyd, who worked as a mentor to young people, condemned gun violence: "I got my shortcomings and my flaws, and I ain't better than nobody else. But, man, the shootings that's going on, I don't care what religion you're from or where you're at. I love you, and God loves you. Put them guns down."

Floyd's anti-gun activism attracted the attention of two Houstonians, hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Corey Paul and Pastor Patrick "P.T." Ngwolo, who were looking for contacts in the Third Ward for their social justice religious outreach. "We were extremely fortunate to meet George," Corey Paul said on the Democracy Now! news hour. "George was already preaching peace, love, God, unity, advocating against gun violence before we showed up. So, when we got there, George basically said, 'If it's God business, then it's my business.'"

It's an insult to George Floyd, to his name and his legacy, that we're not using his death to talk about blacks murdering blacks at an epidemic rate and what needs to be done to reverse the epidemic.

Homicide Is A 'Devastating Plague' On Black Communities, And It Is Time We Stop Ignoring It

Piotr Berman , Jun 10 2020 18:54 utc | 16

@450.org | Jun 10 2020 18:00 utc | 2

It is also a demand that, in insisting that for all intents and purposes police violence must be seen as mainly, if not exclusively, a black thing, we cut ourselves off from the only basis for forging a political alliance that could effectively challenge it. All that could be possible as political intervention, therefore, is tinkering around with administration of neoliberal stress policing in the interest of pursuing racial parity in victimization and providing consultancies for experts in how much black lives matter.5

There is some truth to it. However, this argument is based on a premise, largely correct, that the racist white majority will be oblivious as long as it is "black problem". It reminds me when many years ago Republicans wanted to semi-privatize Social Security, cutting the guaranteed benefits etc. In their propaganda, they invented the argument that this would benefit Blacks because they contribute the same share of income as everyone else, or more on the average (this tax is somewhat regressive), but benefit less because of lower life expectancy. The support for the reform in Southern states
(most conservative) collapsed.

Many comments on the root causes mentioned the misbegotten "qualified immunity" doctrine that lets the official kill, endanger lives etc. with impunity. For example, a recent killing in Louisville was outrageous, because of some faint suspicion that a home can be a place where a drug trafficker keeps his drugs, police invaded that home in the middle of the night without knocking, the boyfriend of the young women shot at them -- people are invading the house, and the police responded with a hail of bullets killing the sleeping woman. This is a very extreme and dangerous version of a "search". Apparently, lower level police has a latitude how to conduct a search, and the proposed reform was to require that "no knock" search has to be approved by the chief of police. However, no hair could fall from his head if he/she would rubber stamp such request (making stupid decisions that put lethal risks on citizens is legal). Almost, as a political appointee, police chief can be fired more easily.

Qualified immunity puts many people at risk, live, limb and property, and it has extensive libertarian criticism. The rot in American justice system is wider and identified in many studies, and it has to be reviewed on political arena. However, "law on order statist bias" is bipartisan, e.g. some outrageous Supreme Court decisions on "qualified immunity" had only two dissents, Sotomayor (leftmost) and Thomas (rightwing and libertarian).

[Jun 10, 2020] Floydgate and "concern trolling"

Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Daniel , Jun 10 2020 21:20 utc | 31

@8 450.org
It's an insult to George Floyd, to his name and his legacy, that we're not using his death to talk about blacks murdering blacks at an epidemic rate and what needs to be done to reverse the epidemic.

This is called "concern trolling."

Bringing up black on black violence is a popular tactic amongst racist elements of the right to deflect attention from the gratuitous brutalization and murder of unarmed black folk at the hands of American police officers. It also implies that there is an inherent, genetic disposition towards violence that is unique to people of African descent which, of course, is a cornerstone of anti-black racism.

I do however agree with people like Adolph Reed Jr. that the overemphasis on race when talking about police violence is counterproductive and serves to obscure the class dimension of this epidemic. The fact is that the victims of police violence in the US are overwhelmingly poor. Not many middle- or upper class people, whether black white, Latino or any other ethnicity, are boot stomped or killed by cops.

Identity politics based on race and gender gets a lot of support from the liberal mainstream and is relentlessly promoted by pro-capitalist, pro-Democrat media. Adolph Reed calls the identitarian left the "left wing of neoliberalism" because they completely ignore the overwhelming role class plays in determining who gets shafted by the system. It's not that racism isn't real, it certainly is, and the mechanism by which people under a capitalist system get excluded from society and discriminated against is always economic.

But making it all about race, and only race, keeps focus away from the brutal reality of poverty under capitalism and this very much serves the interests of the establishment, hence its enthusiastic support of identity politics.

Reed recently got "cancelled" by the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) and accused of being a "class reductionist", a charge leveled by identitarians against anyone they accuse of giving insufficient attention to race and gender issues.

The American left is failing, and will keep failing, until it can extricate itself from the clutches of identity obsessive (and the Democratic Party). You can't build a mass movement by selectively fighting for rights based on the racial or gender characteristics of the people being victimized. Recognizing the racist aspect of police violence is fine but if the argument is ultimately framed as "end police violence against African Americans", as it currently is, the unspoken implication is going to cause problems.

Race essentialism, which used to be the domain of the racist far-right, is now embraced by the mainstream American liberal "left" which has lost, or never even learned, how to view capitalist society through the lens of class analysis. It's kind of ridiculous that all these bourgeois activists and academic cultural theorists call themselves leftist and Marxist but recoil in horror when someone mentions class. How can any politics that excludes criticism of capitalist class relations call itself left wing or Marxist? It's a farce.

Making race/gender essentialism the cornerstone of "the left" makes working class solidarity impossible, keeps the left weak and divided and benefits the neoliberal capitalist Democratic Party. The spectacle of white protestors literally bowing down in front of their black counterparts perfectly encapsulates why identity politics and race essentialism are epic strategic failures.

It implies a racial hierarchy that is inherent and fixed regardless of an individual's actions or mindset. It makes being white an "original sin" that even the best intentioned white person cannot escape.

This makes solidarity and building a working class movement with mass appeal impossible, it serves the interests of neoliberalism and capitalist imperialism, it makes "multicultural" friendships and are relationships all but impossible and it is rocket fuel for the racist far-right because race essentialism is their bread and butter. It can't be overstated how incredibly f*****g toxic and counterproductive this is. Yeah, lecturing working class white people who have been under the capitalist boot for decades that they are unfairly privileged and guilty of oppressing "minorities" just by being born is sure to win them over. Yet this nonsense is embraced by the American and, increasingly, by the European left as the core of their politics while capitalism, economics and class analysis are ignored or sneeringly dismissed as things only "white brocialists" care about. It's going to get very ugly and the racist right is going to swell its ranks while the liberal "left" helpfully blows its own feet off with both barrels.

[Jun 10, 2020] The level of aggression in the US has always been high.

Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

somebody , Jun 10 2020 22:07 utc | 37

Agree. The level of aggression in the US has always been high.

Last time I looked this was solved by neutering social movements and destabilizing black communities via drugs.

Frankly, an economic situation like this has led to secession in Europe. Trump seems to intentionally provoke it.

Related to these shifts have been dramatic demographic changes. In just a decade, Democratic-voting districts have become strikingly better educated and more diverse. For example, Democratic-voting districts have seen their share of adults with at least a bachelor's degree rise from 28.4% in 2008 to 35.5%.

For their part, Republican districts have barely increased their bachelor's degree attainment beyond 26.6% and have meanwhile become notably whiter and older.

Today, therefore, neither party represents the same types of places it did just 10 years ago. As such, the Democratic Party is now anchored in the nation's booming, but highly unequal, metro areas, while the GOP relies on aging and economically stagnant manufacturing-reliant rural and exurban communities.

What might these divides look like in the future? It's hard to imagine the current extreme shifts going much farther. The concentration of more than 70% of the nation's professional and digital services economy in the territory of one party would seem to register an almost unsustainable degree of polarization.

[Jun 10, 2020] Defining social control as crime control was accomplished by raising the specter of the 'dangerous classes.'

Notable quotes:
"... You think, should the police go on strike, it will be kumbaya? If the police leave an area who fills the vacuum? This will destroy poor neighbourhoods not make them any better. ..."
Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Jun 10 2020 19:00 utc | 17

14 Cont'd--

Another important excerpt from the liked essay @14 that's highly informative:

"Defining social control as crime control was accomplished by raising the specter of the ' dangerous classes .' The suggestion was that public drunkenness, crime, hooliganism, political protests and worker 'riots' were the products of a biologically inferior, morally intemperate, unskilled and uneducated underclass . The consumption of alcohol was widely seen as the major cause of crime and public disorder. The irony, of course, is that public drunkenness didn't exist until mercantile and commercial interests created venues for and encouraged the commercial sale of alcohol in public places. This underclass was easily identifiable because it consisted primarily of the poor, foreign immigrants and free blacks (Lundman 1980: 29). This isolation of the 'dangerous classes' as the embodiment of the crime problem created a focus in crime control that persists to today, the idea that policing should be directed toward 'bad' individuals, rather than social and economic conditions that are criminogenic in their social outcomes .

Of course, none of the above is ever related via media when discussing the overall issue--that it began as a class/immigrant/racial issue is suppressed so the root of the problem doubly emphasized above is never discussed and is thus another component in the longstanding Class War. Another input never considered is the many penny press True Crime and Police Gazette publications that twisted the minds of the gullible during the period from 1880-1930, which today are present in the all too many cop "reality" shows on TV, although some are now finally being pulled from broadcast.


karlof1 , Jun 10 2020 19:10 utc | 19

Piotr Berman @16--

"Qualified immunity" is clearly unconstitutional as it violates the 4th, 5th, and 7th Amendments, and has no place in settled law. It will enter the dust bin just as non-majority verdicts in jury trials did.

vk , Jun 10 2020 21:30 utc | 34 somebody , Jun 10 2020 21:34 utc | 35
Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 10 2020 21:01 utc | 29

I wonder. People usually need the police to feel safe. If the police can feel safe in a country where everyone may carry a gun or not is another matter.

What is the position of black and brown policemen on this? They seem to be underrepresented in the police force but not non-existant .

38 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2019

The manner of the deaths doesn't follow any pattern, said Robyn Small with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Some officers died responding to robberies or domestic disturbances. Others were ambushed.

Overall, that's less than last year -- 47 officers were gunned down by the end of 2018, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

You think, should the police go on strike, it will be kumbaya? If the police leave an area who fills the vacuum? This will destroy poor neighbourhoods not make them any better.

[Jun 10, 2020] The ruling class only needs one tactic: divide and rule. and blacks against whites is a perfect for them outcome of the Floygate

Notable quotes:
"... the media deserve no pity, they made their allegiances clear (for the millionth time) with Assange. ..."
Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Rae , Jun 10 2020 20:48 utc | 28

The ruling class only needs one tactic: divide and rule.

But how do I try to explain that to a black 16 year old math student who has recently started looking at me with murder in his eyes? Everything i can think of just sounds like a cliche.

Also... the media deserve no pity, they made their allegiances clear (for the millionth time) with Assange.

[Jun 10, 2020] New York police chief accuses media of treating police like animals

Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Jun 10 2020 18:06 utc | 3

WATCH: New York police chief accuses media of treating police like ANIMALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NluVe6j7Hkg

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1270451011677798402

[Jun 10, 2020] 'Suffocating' Violence: Despite National Trend, Killings Increase In Baltimore Through First Half of 2019

Jun 10, 2020 | www.baltimoresun.com

While the gunfire is particularly pervasive in certain distressed and disinvested parts of the city, it can arise anywhere, though some neighborhoods remain comparatively safe. Some residents ponder leaving, while others live in constant fear that their family will fall victim next -- and for good reason.

Peter Moskos, a Baltimore cop turned criminology professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said he estimates, based on census data and the city's elevated rates of gun violence, that upwards of 10% of black men in the most violent neighborhoods of East and West Baltimore will be shot dead, most before they turn 35.

"It's hard to fathom," he said.

Those in its path say the violence comes like a tornado: Sending shrapnel in all directions, it is impossible to ignore and crushing in its impact.

For some, it's a repeated horror.

"This violence will tear your family apart," said Arnetta Brown, 55, whose 28-year-old son, Brian Simms Jr. was fatally shot in the city's Edgecomb neighborhood in 2013, and whose 16-year-old grandson, Markell Hendricks, was fatally shot in Franklin Square in March.

"This violence will suck all the breath out of your body and will wake you up in the middle of the night and make you think you're suffocating," Brown said.

[Jun 10, 2020] Deeper roots of police violence is enforcement of the neoliberal regime with its sharply regressive upward wealth redistribution

Notable quotes:
"... There is no need here to go into the evolution of this dangerous regime of policing -- from bogus "broken windows" and "zero tolerance" theories of the sort that academics always seem to have at the ready to rationalize intensified application of bourgeois class power ..."
"... It is also a demand that, in insisting that for all intents and purposes police violence must be seen as mainly, if not exclusively, a black thing, we cut ourselves off from the only basis for forging a political alliance that could effectively challenge it. All that could be possible as political intervention, therefore, is tinkering around with administration of neoliberal stress policing in the interest of pursuing racial parity in victimization and providing consultancies for experts in how much black lives matter.5 ..."
Jun 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

450.org , Jun 10 2020 18:00 utc | 2

Here's Adolph Reed keeping it real. He's being viciously attacked for it. Go figure. Stands to reason. No quarter for the truth.

To Adolph Reed, amen brother. Amen.

How Racial Disparity Does Not Help Make Sense of Patterns of Police Violence

What is clear in those states, however, is that the great disproportion of those killed by police have been Latinos, Native Americans, and poor whites. So someone should tell Kai Wright et al to find another iconic date to pontificate about; that 1793 yarn has nothing to do with anything except feeding the narrative of endless collective racial suffering and triumphalist individual overcoming -- "resilience" -- popular among the black professional-managerial strata and their white friends (or are they just allies?) these days.

What the pattern in those states with high rates of police killings suggests is what might have been the focal point of critical discussion of police violence all along, that it is the product of an approach to policing that emerges from an imperative to contain and suppress the pockets of economically marginal and sub-employed working class populations produced by revanchist capitalism.

There is no need here to go into the evolution of this dangerous regime of policing -- from bogus "broken windows" and "zero tolerance" theories of the sort that academics always seem to have at the ready to rationalize intensified application of bourgeois class power, to anti-terrorism hysteria and finally assertion of a common sense understanding that any cop has unassailable authority to override constitutional protections and to turn an expired inspection sticker or a refusal to respond to an arbitrary order or warrantless search into a capital offense.

And the shrill insistence that we begin and end with the claim that blacks are victimized worst of all and give ritual obeisance to the liturgy of empty slogans is -- for all the militant posturing by McKesson, Garza, Tometi, Cullors et al. -- in substance a demand that we not pay attention to the deeper roots of the pattern of police violence in enforcement of the neoliberal regime of sharply regressive upward redistribution and its social entailments.

It is also a demand that, in insisting that for all intents and purposes police violence must be seen as mainly, if not exclusively, a black thing, we cut ourselves off from the only basis for forging a political alliance that could effectively challenge it. All that could be possible as political intervention, therefore, is tinkering around with administration of neoliberal stress policing in the interest of pursuing racial parity in victimization and providing consultancies for experts in how much black lives matter.5

Mao , Jun 10 2020 18:06 utc | 3

WATCH: New York police chief accuses media of treating police like ANIMALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NluVe6j7Hkg

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1270451011677798402

[Jun 10, 2020] Why the new phase of the Americana color revolution won't be televised by Pepe Escobar

The race war is used to divert energy from the possibility of a true class war. A class war where the working classes and middle classes unite in revolt against the banker elite blood sucker class
Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

...massive cognitive dissonance is the norm across the full "strategy of tension" spectrum. Powerful factions pull no punches to control the narrative. No one is able to fully identify all the shadowplay intricacies and inconsistencies.

Hardcore agendas mingle: an attempt at color revolution/regime change (blowback is a bitch) interacts with the Boogaloo Bois – arguably tactical allies of Black Lives Matter – while white supremacist "accelerationists" attempt to provoke a race war.

To quote the Temptations: it's a ball of confusion .

Antifa is criminalized but the Boogaloo Bois get a pass ( here is how Antifa's main conceptualizer defends his ideas). Yet another tribal war, yet another – now domestic – color revolution under the sign of divide and rule

... ... ...

...Those defending the US Army crushing "insurrectionists" in the streets advocate at the same time a swift ending to the American empire.

Amidst so much sound and fury signifying perplexity and paralysis, we may be reaching a supreme moment of historical irony, where US homeland (in)security is being boomerang-hit not only by one of the key artifacts of its own Deep State making – a color revolution – but by combined elements of a perfect blowback trifecta: Operation Phoenix ; Operation Jakarta ; and Operation Gladio .

But the targets this time won't be millions across the Global South. They will be American citizens.

Empire come home

Quite a few progressives contend this is a spontaneous mass uprising against police repression and system oppression – and that would necessarily lead to a revolution, like the February 1917 revolution in Russia sprouting out of the scarcity of bread in Petrograd.

So the protests against endemic police brutality would be a prelude to a Levitate the Pentagon remix – with the interregnum soon entailing a possible face-off with the US military in the streets.

But we got a problem. The insurrection, so far purely emotional, has yielded no political structure and no credible leader to articulate myriad, complex grievances. As it stands, it amounts to an inchoate insurrection, under the sign of impoverishment and perpetual debt.

Adding to the perplexity, Americans are now confronted with what it feels like to be in Vietnam, El Salvador, the Pakistani tribal areas or Sadr City in Baghdad.

Iraq came to Washington DC in full regalia, with Pentagon Blackhawks doing "show of force" passes over protestors, the tried and tested dispersal technique applied in countless counter-insurgency ops across the Global South.

And then, the Elvis moment: General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, patrolling the streets of DC. The Raytheon lobbyist now heading the Pentagon, Mark Esper, called it "dominating the battlespace."

... ... ...

The late, great political theorist Sheldon Wolin had already nailed it in a book first published in 2008: this is all about Inverted Totalitarianism .

Wolin showed how "the cruder forms of control – from militarized police to wholesale surveillance, as well as police serving as judge, jury and executioner, now a reality for the underclass – will become a reality for all of us should we begin to resist the continued funneling of power and wealth upward.

ORDER IT NOW

"We are tolerated as citizens only as long as we participate in the illusion of a participatory democracy. The moment we rebel and refuse to take part in the illusion, the face of inverted totalitarianism will look like the face of past systems of totalitarianism," he wrote.

Sinclair Lewis (who did not say that, "when fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving the cross") actually wrote, in It Can't Happen Here (1935), that American fascists would be those "who disowned the word 'fascism' and preached enslavement to capitalism under the style of constitutional and traditional native American liberty."

So American fascism, when it happens, will walk and talk American.

[Jun 10, 2020] There were no initial " .peaceful Minneapolis protests

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anastasia , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 11:42 am GMT

j" .slightly before the first peaceful Minneapolis protests ."

The writer is hallucinating. The first protest in Minneapolis was hundreds of people with backpacks in front of the CUP Food Store on May 26th during daylight. The death occurred between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. the night before. The media said they were from out of town. How they got there so fast should leave people to wonder.

By May 28th, they already burned the Precinct down. Before then, they were looting, destroying stores in the town.

There were not initial " .peaceful Minneapolis protests".

[Jun 10, 2020] There's not a white nationalist in sight. These are young blacks in alliance with disillusioned young whites (more than 50% and few Antifa).

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Miro23 , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 1:13 pm GMT

@Robert Dolan

The zio-globalists are scared of the protests?

WTF?

The zionist media CAUSED the protests. They engineered the whole thing. They incited the negroes and loosed them on our cities.

How do you not see this?

The MSM story is White Supremacists attacking innocent black victims. This isn't it. There's not a white nationalist in sight. These are young blacks in alliance with disillusioned young whites (more than 50% and few Antifa).

What the ZioGlob/MSM wants is Charlottesville (Antifa vs. White Supremacists) for their white on black violence meme – not this. This looks like youth (under cover of the George Floyd story) vs. the state – which in 2020 happens to be the ZioGlob.

– If it was planned, the MSM would have the whole story at high volume from day one.. In the event they were silent. They ignored the riots until they couldn't.

– The riots forced their pre-planned Covid-19/China attack off the front pages, and basically wrecked their whole Covid-19 anti-China psyop.

– Now that the ZioGlobs are the government they don't like the unpredictable/ out of control street action – that was for their anti-Anglo campus days. If they had organized it, they wouldn't have smashed up their own CNN offices.

[Jun 10, 2020] Follow the money: International Bankers have financed everyone from Lenin, Mao, and Hitler. They are financing BLM and Antifa.

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Old and Grumpy , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 2:08 pm GMT

Shall I get the manure spreader? International Bankers have financed everyone from Lenin, Mao, and Hitler. They are financing BLM and Antifa. So given what I know about fascism, doesn't it mean the white founding stock is slated for extermination by the corporate socialist (AKA fascists) minions? You see we're already fascist. Started with Lincoln, went big time with the Fed creation, and the project was completed with Reagan. We pesky little holdovers from an ancient time, need to go. Can't have any private ownership or freedom of anything. Also the revolution will absolutely be televised. Not so much with what your beloved China is currently doing with the Uighurs or on the border with India. Kinda odd how what is happening here is just like Mao's cultural revolution. Curious indeed, but hey the Silk Road II.

PS I refuse to make anything for Apple in the FEMA reeducation camps. Nor am I assigning blame to China. They just do what their multinational corporate masters tell them.

[Jun 10, 2020] The police will not be disbanded, they will be REPLACED by NKVD-style terror outfits that will abduct, torture, and murder massive amounts of innocent people

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Wood Stove , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 9:07 am GMT

Exactly none of this is about disbanding the police.

America is being intentionally destabilized and primed for crisis by the democrats. The republican's lack of opposition is complicity in this horrific conspiracy.

Air travel is still banned, churches closed, and there is insurrection in the streets and sedition in the mass media.

This is a Bolshevik style revolution with Bolshevik style terror and mass murder to follow if we sit by.

The police will not be disbanded, they will be REPLACED by NKVD-style terror outfits that will abduct, torture, and murder massive amounts of innocent people.

[Jun 10, 2020] Candace Owens claims BLM riots 'destroyed MORE black lives' than cops have in a DECADE -- RT USA News

Jun 10, 2020 | www.rt.com

Candace Owens has stoked the fire amid the protests at George Floyd's death, after she spoke against the Black Lives Matter movement, claiming riots have "destroyed more innocent black lives" in a month than cops had in a decade. "Fact: Black Lives Matter riots have destroyed more innocent black lives in the last month, than white police officers have in a decade," Owens tweeted on Wednesday.

Fact: Black Lives Matter riots have destroyed more innocent black lives in the last month, than white police officers have in a decade.

-- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 10, 2020

Owen's declaration has earned plenty of pushback from liberals on social media, something the conservative commentator is no doubt used-to at this point.

"Putting 'Fact' in front of a bs statement doesn't make it fact," one user tweeted .

"Why do you CONTINUALLY post your opinions as facts?" another replied .

Though Owens does not specify how "innocent black lives" had been destroyed amidst the protests across the nation, multiple people have died during demonstrations, including a retired black officer named David Dorn in St. Louis, a death highlighted by President Donald Trump. Black restaurateur David McAtee was also shot and killed this week, with preliminary reports stating the bullet came from the Kentucky National Guard.

In follow up tweets , Owens called BLM a "terrorist group funded by white Democrats" and saying she does not relate to Floyd or others simply because they are black.

"I'm always confused by people who say things like 'Don't you see yourself in George Floyd.' No. Why? Do all White people see themselves in Ted Bundy? Do all Chinese people see themselves in Mao Zedong?" she tweeted . "If you expect me to relate to people based on skin tone, you're an idiot."

You are not by "brother" or my "sister" because we have the same complexion. My relationships are built on character. I have nothing in common with any person that pressed the barrel of a gun into a pregnant woman's stomache. Insinuating that I must, is racist.

-- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 10, 2020

Owens was previously blasted on social media as a "white supremacist" and "racist" for releasing a video declaring Floyd neither a "martyr" or a "hero," because of his criminal history.

I've had time to reflect on my video about #GeorgeFloyd and you guys were right -- I was very wrong. He went to prison 9 times, not 7. I missed two earlier convictions for theft and drugs. But he started a new chapter with meth & fentanyl -- so let's throw our hero 2 more funerals!

-- Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 9, 2020

[Jun 10, 2020] At the end it's a matter of power

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jadan , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm GMT

@jadan Who's paying you, @Trinity? You want a race war? You've already got a police state. You've already got a boot on your neck one way or another. Feel safer? It's not a race issue @Trinity, it's a matter of power. You don't have any.

[Jun 10, 2020] If you think Minneapolis will never turn into Mogadishu it's coming

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SeekerofthePresence says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm GMT

A 27-year cop on leaving the force

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/491422-i-my-colleagues-are-quitting-as-us-police-officers/

"If you think Minneapolis will never turn into Mogadishu – it's coming.

And when it does, remember what your complicity did.

This is the America that you made."

[Jun 10, 2020] There's no such thing as 'the police'. There are street cops, detectives, forensic investigators, etc. There are shades of 'the police'.

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RoatanBill , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm GMT

Both sides have it wrong and are talking past each other.

There's no such thing as 'the police'. There are street cops, detectives, forensic investigators, etc. There are shades of 'the police'.

Defund street cops and leave the rest of the infrastructure alone. The street cops are the ones in military garb roughing up the citizenry at every opportunity. They also happen to be absolutely useless in deterring crime or fighting crime as the riots so aptly demonstrate.

The police departments are majority street cops that are incapable of performing their advertised duty simply because they are almost never there when a crime occurs. Showing up after the fact to haul the body away is something anyone can do. Seriously considered, the average street cop does nothing positive for the community and is always the source of some police incident. Communities could save a fortune in salaries and bloated pension plus reduce their law suit exposure by simply eliminating the street cop position because it's a legacy of days gone by.

Allow the citizenry to assume street cop duties by simply being armed to protect themselves and their property. It's the cheapest solution and one that has the best potential to provide street justice to the human trash in the society.

[Jun 10, 2020] Racial tensions are amplified to divert attention from Wall Street's relentless thievery.

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Repeat: "The American Left maintains its relevance by sustaining social and racial tensions that draw attention away from Wall Street and its crimes."

Get it? In other words, racial tensions are amplified to divert attention from Wall Street's relentless thievery. That doesn't mean that the killing of George Floyd should be ignored, only that it should be put in perspective. Wall Street's illicit maneuverings have netted Big Finance somewhere in the neighborhood of $7 trillion during the Coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile working people received a paltry $500 billion in $1,200 payouts and unemployment compensation, barely enough to scrape by the 10 weeks of quarantine. At the same time, the Fed has backstopped every sector of the capital markets assuring investors that prices will remain permanently inflated while the real economy plunges into a second Great Depression. All told, the Wall Street bailout is the biggest ripoff in American history and it continues as we speak.

At present, we have not yet felt the sting of recession or seen the vast damage the lockdown has inflicted on the economy. But the day of reckoning is fast approaching. Many of the states are drowning in red ink, their only option will be excruciating belt-tightening measures that savage social programs and essential services for the needy, the elderly, and schoolchildren. The exploding national debt will require the same medicine from Capitol Hill. As soon as the ballots are counted in November, both parties' leaders will demand severe budget cuts and austerity measures to trim the deficits and impose fiscal discipline. These draconian steps will further widen the gaping chasm between rich and poor exacerbating social tensions and creating a permanent underclass willing to work for pennies on the dollar. All of these things will happen, and soon.

Are liberals prepared to fight this class war that could be just weeks away or will they choose to become even more irrelevant by promoting policies that only prove they are unfit to lead?

In my opinion, liberalism is a spent-force, a misdirected social dogma that has lost its luster, an idea whose time has passed. Let's admit it, the zeitgeist has changed, it's a different world now, and different ideas will be needed to shape events.

[Jun 10, 2020] Marx would be spinning in his grave

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[If you listen to BLM] the Straight-White-Gentile-Male (increasingly white women of this classification also) is the designated "oppressor". Everyone else, to one degree or another, are the oppressed class.

[Jun 10, 2020] What are chances of BLM and antifa against FBI? Probably less than zero because they infiltrated both long ago

Note also that so fat the FBI has not arrested any member of Antifa
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Bill H , says: Show Comment June 4, 2020 at 5:34 am GMT

Yes, another "Occupy Wall Street" moment. The US Congress screwed the taxpayers, so the revolt took the form of sitting in a park in New York and claiming it as an "occupation" of Wall Street while roasting marshmallows and singing songs.

Now, the police kill a black man so, white people and black people burn churches and loot department stores.

If you're going to have a revolution, you need to figure out who to revolt against. The oligarchs are safe, because the idiots who make up the population of this benighted nation can't figure out who their enemy is.

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Realist , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm GMT
@Anonymous

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contempt for the concept of a representative democracy. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1976 and exacerbated by continuing stupid SCOTUS decisions First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
These decisions have codified that money is free speech thereby giving entities of wealth and power almost total influence in elections. By gaining control of the SCOTUS the Deep State is able to further their goals.

Another take on the Deep State:
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/14/understanding-the-deep-states-propaganda/

[Jun 10, 2020] The Deep State doesn't care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the two parties as long as their important issues are advanced

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Realist , says: Show Comment June 4, 2020 at 11:46 pm GMT

@Rabbitnexus

There have been ZERO differences seen from the point of view of anyone but an American. The rhetoric changes but that's nothing.

Yes, the DNC and GOP are two sides to the Deep State coin.

The Deep State doesn't care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the two parties as long as their important issues are advanced (wealth and power). As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

[Jun 10, 2020] The race war is used to divert energy from the possibility of a true class war. A class war where the working classes and middle classes unite in revolt against the banker elite blood sucker class

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Malla , says: Show Comment June 4, 2020 at 9:32 am GMT

The race war is used to divert energy from the possibility of a true class war. A class war where the working classes and middle classes unite in revolt against the banker elite blood sucker class. Not a fake Marxist "revolution' funded by those same banker classes around the world but a true Nationalist Socialist revolution.

And that is why you have non-Whites in Western countries. To deflect the anger of the White native/ majority masses against the blood sucker banking elites.
Remember the Jews in those ghettos in medieval Europe always afraid of the European peasants, tired of the exploitation by an alien obnoxious elite, taking up rakes and torches and marching to dislodge the parasites. Those "dumb uncouth Redneck" Euro peasants, how dare they protest their exploitation by us chosen people, wise sophisticated people (smelly sophisticated people with loads of lice in hair)? There was once a famous Euro peasant revolution incident with the Cossacks revolting, the whole Hitler revolution was one such recent incident.

Oy Vey, that may happen again!!! Well now you have black and brown immigrant masses, they shall act like bodyguards, as bouncers against the exploited Euro peasants, descendants of those earlier redneck Euro peasants of Europe. That is one reason why most of these financial capitals like London, New York, Paris are so diverse, in other words have a large number of body guards and less Euro peasants. The Euro peasants are away somewhere in the rural area, in some Whitebread land. Their expositors are safe in their ghettos (New York) surrounded by bodyguards (brown blacks). Let the dumb White, brown, black goyim get at each other and expend energy while we remain safe.
It is surprising how the social dynamics of medieval Europe continues in North America with the descendants of tribesmen in Africa as new entrants as shocktroopers for an eventual Jew Raj Orwellian Satanic Communist revolution and body guard/bouncer population. Those blacks were in plantations before, their descendants are today in a more dangerous plantation today, a mental plantation.

peter mcloughlin , says: Show Comment June 4, 2020 at 10:52 am GMT
" When you don't have a Martin Luther King or a Malcolm X to fight the power, then power crushes you whatever you do."
Struggle is about power. Those with it desire to keep it: those without it desire a fair share of it. It's less to do with class, religion, politics or race. "A white president and a black president signed off on drone attacks on wedding parties in the Pakistani tribal areas." The fog of war keeps getting thicker, obscuring the apocalyptic conflagration mankind is stumbling towards.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

[Jun 10, 2020] You'll also want to remember how quickly the new aristocracy disenfranchised "the rabble" after they used them as fighters for independence from Britain

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Observator , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm GMT

If you know your history, you'll know the four men killed in the "Boston Massacre" in 1770 were primarily street hoodlums. Boston was not the godly Puritan city of 1630, but a bawdy seaport town whose major businesses were bars and whorehouses. Crowds of thugs had been harassing the men guarding the government house all that fateful day, jeering at them nonstop, throwing snowballs with rocks in them at the redcoats. Rather than hateful monsters, those soldiers were frightened teenagers drafted into military service, stationed in a wild land full of crazed ingrates three thousand miles from home.

Yet from this large crock of manure, a new nation was born. Pay close attention. Whether George Floyd was a sinner or a saint, his death, like those of 1770, is birthing a new freedom, in a nation that is still packed to the gills with lawless lunatics.

You'll also want to remember how quickly the new aristocracy disenfranchised "the rabble" after they used them as fighters for independence from Britain. Of the three million souls then living in America, only some 42,000 were allowed to cast ballots in the first presidential election of 1788-89. More than one historical injustice promises to be righted by the new generation of young people, black and white together in our streets today.

[Jun 10, 2020] My cynicism causes me to wonder if the push to get White cops out of black city areas might not be a desire of the black criminal gangs to not have to shell out payoffs to White cops and perhaps, channel those payoffs instead to their black cop brothers?

Jun 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Tucker , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 11:29 am GMT

"This could be done in coordination with citizen panels appointed by the City Council. Third, departments could agree to police black neighborhoods exclusively with black cops whose conduct could be reviewed periodically by an independent citizen panel."

I tend to lean in a favorable direction with regards to the idea that White cops should be relieved of the hazards of policing black neighborhoods. But, at the same time – I am extremely cynical about law enforcement in general and have read far too many stories over the last several decades where cops are caught up in corruption scandals that often inv0lve taking payoffs from drug pushers in these inner city, majority black cities and agree to look the other way and to not interfere with the illegal drug selling industry.

So, my cynicism causes me to wonder if the push to get White cops out of black city areas might not be a desire of the black criminal gangs to not have to shell out payoffs to White cops and perhaps, channel those payoffs instead to their black cop brothers? I mean, to get a preview of what kind of environment will likely fester and grow if blacks are given a complete dominance over policing in big cities with large black populations – and without any White oversight – just take a look at the big cities in the blue states today which are completely under the control of blacks. Black mayors. Entire city councils that are black. Nearly all city government positions filled by blacks. What do we see? We see corruption on a scale that rivals the most corrupt, black run, third world nations on the continent of Africa.

Lest anyone misunderstand, let me say that I am not trying to defend the right of corrupt and dirty White cops to continue to have access to black districts and be able to haul in payoffs. I'm merely floating a potential hidden reason behind this idea of only allowing black cops to police these areas and suggesting how it could create enormous corruption of law enforcement agencies.

[Jun 10, 2020] E. Michael Jones's Slaughter of Cities chronicles the dispossession of vibrant black neighborhoods so the University of Chicago could expand in that direction and get the land for free under the guise of "urban renewal."

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DanFromCT , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 10, 2020 at 8:24 pm GMT

@Alden E. Michael Jones's Slaughter of Cities chronicles the dispossession of vibrant black neighborhoods so the University of Chicago could expand in that direction and get the land for free under the guise of "urban renewal." Blacks never learn. The billionaires paying the bills of BLM like Soros will be able to buy up the property at ten cents on the dollar and get free money from the federal gov to "rebuild" what they paid BLM to burn down. The "education" bullshit will prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime boondoggle for the teachers' unions arranged by that diapered and toothless old hag Pelosi who's got the Republicans hiding under the bed. As with all welfare money allocated by Congress to aid blacks in need, fully 70 cents out of every dollar will go to white bureaucrats while the blacks can rot in hellish projects until election time when they're bused around town to vote as many times as they can during the day. Black Panthers in uniform and armed with rifles will be turning whites away from polling places again this November while the Republicans take a knee and concede the suburbs to mau-mau'ing blacks and the new Bolsheviks on the block, Antifa.

[Jun 10, 2020] The insident with Floyd was use be neoliberal MSM for nefarious purposes

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Delta G , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 2:56 pm GMT

@Ray Caruso Derek Chauvin is no Saint and neither is George Floyd. Both of these lower forms of humanity naturally interact because Police have to interact with Criminals. Officer Chauvin has had multiple complaints filed against him and yet continued to be employed and on the Street where he is most likely to have another problem. Mr. Floyd has a documented history of violent and dangerous criminal activity and frankly should have still been in prison for his assault with a deadly weapon.

These 2 individuals clearly illustrate the failed Criminal Justice System we currently have.

Why did Officer Chauvin not get moved to a desk job?

Why is Mr. Floyd out of Prison?

In my personal and professional opinion, Mr. Floyd likely died from his years of bad health, bad habits and drugs and almost certainly the drugs in his system at the time of arrest were a major factor in his death. (Officer Chauvin did not kill him.)

Officer Chauvin had some bad luck, but like the person who drinks too much and drives home sooner or later they are going to get into an accident because they are drunk. This would not be surprising to anyone who truly knows the individual. I am sure many of the other Officers of the MPD were not surprised Officer Chauvin was front and center when the perp went TITS UP. IF you skate on the thin ice or play close to the edge of the cliff, you are most likely to have it bite you compared to someone who does not live on the Edge.

The Societal Response to this demonstrates the level of insanity in the US and those of us who see it for what it is need to be prepared for the Shitstorm that is coming next.

Epaminondas , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm GMT
@thordaddy "Americans are deeply troubled by the sadistic killing of George Floyd."

No. No we're not. We don't really give a shit. He was a thug killed by a pissant cop. Happens all the time.

Trinity , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm GMT
@jadan blah, blah, blah.

How many whites are slaughtered by blacks every year in america? In one year recently, there were 10 blacks that were killed by police officers, ( my guess is they were justifiable homicides in each case, for some reason blacks refuse to comply with a policeman's orders or they feel they can physically attack a cop with and suffer no repercussions.) Anyhow, in a recent year, i think it was 2018 there were 10 blue on black deaths compared to more than seven thousand black on black murders.

Now, lest we forget, while black on black crime is out of control, it often involves criminal blacks killing each other, lets talk about black on white violence in america and abroad. Tens of thousands of black on white rapes each and every year in america for decades.

A black man abducts a little white boy from his mother in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and throws the defenseless child off a balcony. No protests for that little white kid and the black animal who did this only received a 12-15 year sentence.

A black woman abducts a 12 year old white kid in Texas and burns the boy to death with a blowtorch. The Wichita massacre, the christian-newsom murders, etc. , etc. The list goes on and on and none of these victims were committing a crime and all died much more horrific deaths than Saint George. Where was the outcry then, you hypocrite?

Ray Caruso , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:19 pm GMT
@Delta G Derek Chauvin must not have been fired or moved to a desk job because none of the previous complaints against him was substantiated. By the way, do you know if having 18 complaints during a 19-year-career as a police officer in an ultra-liberal city full of welfare-fed non-Whites with a vastly inflated sense of entitlement is really unusual? I don't, but I would guess it's not too much out of the norm. Don't misunderstand me: Derek Chauvin is not my hero or anything. In fact, I think he's rather a fool. But he probably should not be fired and certainly should not be incarcerated.
SeekerofthePresence , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm GMT
A Christian rebuttal to looting, rioting, and arson

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/black-police-officer-lays-down-some-extreme-truth/

vot tak , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm GMT
"City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, shares Bender's views on defunding the police department and issued the following incendiary statement on Sunday: "We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. And when we're done, we're not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It's really past due."

Actually something like that is what needs to be done. The cops don't represent the communities they occupy, they enforce an authoritarian status quo. People wanting to correct this problem have realised reforming these cops is mostly a waste of time. We have been trying to reform the way cops police for decades with very little practical results. The cop problems communities have still persist. The cops refuse to be reformed. So they leave people little alternative, but to use their democracy, what they can of it, to clean house and rebuild a police service that represents their community and its needs. That's how things work in a real democracy, as opposed to the authoritarian oligarchy faking democracy that whitney is shilling for.

The part of whitney's article I quoted is as far as I got before I stopped wasting my time. The bias expressed is that of an establishment shill. The predominant theme of whitney's writing I've noticed over the years.

Curmudgeon , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm GMT
@Carlton Meyer

I recall discussing police reform and he said the biggest problem was the union seniority system. This means the most mature and experienced cops spend their last decade in nice, quiet jobs at the airport, wealthy neighborhoods, desk jobs, and VIP escort duty.

Any "union seniority system" for work assignment is based on job vacancies. Obviously the sheriff deputy either was misleading you intentionally, or didn't have a clue about how the department ran. I have yet to meet a cop who applied for a job vacancy that didn't have an interview for that job vacancy. Obviously, if there is a vacancy, irrespective of the workplace, the senior applicants have a better chance of getting the job, because of their experience in doing police work. In the "old days", it was part of succession planning. Now, the whiz kid (or non-white gender fluid person) is the preferred candidate. To hell with experience.

I find it curious that it's always the police under scrutiny when the fire department operates in substantially the same way. The Captains and Inspectors/Fire Marshals aren't the ones with a couple of years on the job.

[Jun 10, 2020] The liberal idea has become obsolete

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Rahan , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 6:55 am GMT

-- "The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population."

-- "[It] presupposes that nothing needs to be done. The migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants must be protected. What rights are these? Every crime must have its punishment."

-- "Deep inside, there must be some fundamental human rules and moral values. In this sense, traditional values are more stable and more important for millions of people than this liberal idea, which, in my opinion, is really ceasing to exist."

Vladimir Putin
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/06/28/the-highlights-of-putins-liberalism-is-obsolete-interview-with-ft-a66207

Wakeupnow , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 7:16 am GMT
People unable to wrap their minds around a world without the monopoly on violence and the elites enforcers running amok make me nauseous https://theantimedia.com/does-community-defense-offer-a-safer-alternative-to-traditional-policing/

[Jun 10, 2020] Ironically, this whole 'defund the police' meme is a stalking horse for the privatization of law enforcement, which has been a libertarian dream for decades.

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Digital Samizdat , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 6:24 am GMT

Ironically, this whole 'defund the police' meme is a stalking horse for the privatization of law enforcement, which has been a libertarian dream for decades. Once again, the Dumb-o-crats are unknowingly pushing a "Koch Brothers' plan," as Uncle Bernie would say. Pitiful!

Trump is in the catbird seat where he can lambast the "left" for their kooky "defunding" idea while promising to restore order by deploying the National Guard or the military.

That's where I disagree. Not sending in the Marines is the best thing that Trump has done so far in this case. These big-city Dumb-o-crat mayors and police chiefs would love nothing better than to dump their problems onto Trump's lap. And if The Donald falls for their ruse, they will brand him a 'military dictator' and use that against him in November. Worse still–for the rest of us–once the regular armed forces are occupying our streets, they will be used to force vaccinate all of us next year.

Don't do it, Trump!

[Jun 10, 2020] Resistance Is Futile. You will be assimilated.

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Agent76 , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 2:52 pm GMT

May 20, 2020 Anti-lockdown protests aren't just an American thing. They're a global phenomenon

Just this month alone, thousands of people from Latin America to Europe have demonstrated against aggressive government policies intended to curb the coronavirus outbreak. They don't perfectly mirror the protests in the US, but there are some striking similarities.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2020/5/20/21263919/anti-lockdown-protests-coronavirus-germany-brazil-uk-chile

May 11, 2020 Resistance Is Futile

You will be assimilated.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJYwGhS7fEo?feature=oembed

[Jun 10, 2020] 'Radical Chic' Still Cringey After All These Years

Jun 10, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

And "radical chic" was Wolfe's snarky label for rich people pretending to be revolutionaries, when, in fact, they were play-acting radicalism for the sake of raising their social status. That is, leftier-than-thou politics became a new sort of one-upsmanship.

As Wolfe explained, New York's socialites "have always paid their dues to 'the poor,' via charity, as a way of claiming the nobility inherent in noblesse oblige and of legitimizing their wealth." Continuing, he added, "In 1965 two new political movements, the anti-war movement and black power, began to gain great backing among culturati in New York."

As for black power, a mutant sprout from the civil rights movement, Wolfe allowed that "one does have a sincere concern for the poor and the underprivileged and an honest outrage against discrimination." And yet at the same time, "one also has a sincere concern for maintaining a proper East Side lifestyle in New York Society."

And part of that lifestyle-maintenance was espousing the right -- which is to say, trendy left -- positions on key issues. In Wolfe's words, the embrace of these causes served the purpose of "certifying their superiority over the hated 'middle class.'"

By now, the reader will have gathered that Wolfe was not a fan of such posturing. In fact, he was not only a poisoned-pen critic, but also a deep-dyed conservative.

..."Radical Chic invariably favors radicals," he wrote. It lionizes the the "exotic and romantic, such as the grape workers, who are not merely radical but also Latin; the Panthers, with their leather pieces, Afros, shades, and shoot-outs; and the Red Indians, who, of course, had always seemed exotic and romantic."

The most memorable quote was: 'He's a magnificent man, but suppose some simple-minded schmucks take all that business about burning down buildings seriously?'"

In other words, radicalism is cool, but let's not let the schmucks get carried away -- at least not in my neighborhood.

Of course, protests do sometime get carried away; they turn into riots, destroy cities -- and generate fierce backlashes. And Wolfe, his rarified mien notwithstanding, was a part of that backlash.

Alas, Wolfe died in 2018, and so we can only imagine what he'd be writing, today, about Radical Chic 2.0.

In the meantime, radicalism is being funded and cultivated in Manhattan and other ritzy precincts -- not only in penthouses, but now, too, in corporate C-suites.

So perhaps there's a Tom Wolfe 2.0 out there, observing all this wealthy woke posing -- and hopefully recording it all on a surreptitious cell phone.

[Jun 10, 2020] A Glimpse Into Lawlessness: all means are good for Trump removal or defeat in 2020 elections by Matt Purple

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, "A civil war is not a war but a sickness. The enemy is within. and this sickness in the USA stems from Clinton democrats and supprting them intelligence agencies, which try to cling to power by all means possible.
Notable quotes:
"... There's been a lot of loose talk lately about whether America is careening towards another civil war. The takeaway from last week should be: we'd damn well better hope not. ..."
"... Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, "A civil war is not a war but a sickness. The enemy is within. One fights almost against oneself." Hence why civil wars -- from the Union and the Confederacy to the Republicans and Franco to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar -- have so often been so brutal. The body politic itself becomes dysfunctional, turning its own people against each other, its mediating institutions having broken down. ..."
"... Such wars, as Saint-Exupéry said, stem from deeper pathogens within. ..."
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overwhelming support from Americans and even Republicans , it's worth asking what lessons we should take away.

For some, answering that question will mean instinctively siding with law enforcement. For others, it will mean the opposite, standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I don't think it's mushy bothsidesism to say that both have a point.

The anarchy of last week saw acts of violence against police and protesters.

In Oakland, two federal officers were shot and one died . In Buffalo, a 75-year-old man was shoved roughly by a policeman, leaving him bleeding on the ground with a head injury. In St. Louis, four officers were shot as riots raged across downtown. In New York, two police SUVs were caught on video plowing into a crowd of demonstrators. In Minneapolis, a police station was torched . And of course, in Washington, officers from a plethora of agencies forcefully cleared Lafayette Park of protesters, resulting in, among other things, an attack on an Australian cameraman.

Amid such chaos, it's perfectly reasonable to yearn for both order and restraints on those who do the ordering. James Madison's famous dictum comes to mind here. Madison said, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." And certainly that much was proven by the notably un-angelic actions of rioters, assaulting the innocent and burning shops. A world without law enforcement, where dialogue and community development dollars heal all ills while rainbows arc and dip, is a fantasy, one that would leave the poor and vulnerable at the mercy of the criminal and nihilistic. Yet we also can't forget that Madison added, "If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary." This part is less popular among the dopamine-addled right and the social engineering left. But it's true: government isn't the philosophical "state," an abstract force that can commune seamlessly with the good. It's a collection of men, entrusted with power and badges, prone to abuse the same as anyone else.

It took a government thug only eight minutes and a knee to touch off the worst civil unrest that America has seen in decades. And that's the trouble of it: neglect one side of the Madisonian formula and you're likely to negate the other. The common denominator is lawlessness. If the police act outside the law, that gives cause and license to rioters, which then elicits a more aggressive police response, and so on down the spiral. Violence feeds off of a vacuum. Those who seek peaceful change get lost in the smoke.

And therein lies an important lesson out of Minneapolis. A community might not be a social contract per se, but it does require a certain amount of buy-in from, and integration of, both the government and the governed. Lacking that, the two pieces drift apart and grow alien to each other. They become different entities, more likely to see the other as the enemy whenever there's friction. The federal government, giant and remote, is understandably viewed this way; the local policeman should never be.

There's been a lot of loose talk lately about whether America is careening towards another civil war. The takeaway from last week should be: we'd damn well better hope not. The riots, of course, did not amount to a war, but they did provide a glimpse into the kind of might-makes-right anarchy that characterizes internecine conflicts.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, "A civil war is not a war but a sickness. The enemy is within. One fights almost against oneself." Hence why civil wars -- from the Union and the Confederacy to the Republicans and Franco to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar -- have so often been so brutal. The body politic itself becomes dysfunctional, turning its own people against each other, its mediating institutions having broken down.

Such wars, as Saint-Exupéry said, stem from deeper pathogens within.

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kirthigdon 26 minutes ago

Matt Purple seems pretty confident that the unrest is over with and I hope he's right. But this year so far has well exceeded my worst expectations and I'm a pessimist. We still have two major political conventions and an election to get through while foreign wars are still ongoing and there seems to be a major push on to abolish the police altogether. Even if the latter idea has considerable merit (and it may), under current circumstances it will simply mean the replacement of the police by heavily armed and ruthless gangs and militias. The body count will not remain low.

Kirt Higdon

[Jun 10, 2020] Problem here that the George Floyd protestors/rioters are a happy counter-cultural mix of SJW, young blacks and young whites impossible to portray them as the white power KKK

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Miro23 , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 4:43 am GMT

@TG

Anyone saying that this is class war, is simply hiding behind their white privilege and denying the essential RACISM of the United States. That's the corporate meme. And it's probably going to work.

Problem here that the George Floyd protestors/rioters are a happy counter-cultural mix of SJW, young blacks and young whites – impossible to portray them as the white power KKK

In fact the RACISM shield doesn't work. The ZioGlob are left exposed, and in my opinion they're scared by these protests. If they crack down with the national Guard or the military it only makes the situation worse. Things polarize, with them being further identified as a privileged exploitative elite.

Miro23 , says: Show Comment June 10, 2020 at 5:04 am GMT
@Miro23

Problem here that the George Floyd protestors/rioters are a happy counter-cultural mix of SJW, young blacks and young whites – impossible to portray them as the white power KKK.

Same way that the Polish communist government couldn't effectively attack the Solidarity worker's uprising. Government propaganda was designed to attack capitalists, exploiters of the working class etc. which didn't make any sense against shipyard workers.

[Jun 10, 2020] A counterterrorism expert on Laura Ingraham's show last Wednesday night encouraged viewers to do online searches of these 2 movements from the 60's since today's groups have similarities of ideology

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Valissa , 08 June 2020 at 09:10 PM

A counterterrorism expert on Laura Ingraham's show last Wednesday night encouraged viewers to do online searches of these 2 movements from the 60's since today's groups have similarities of ideology there goes history rhyming again

The Weather underground and their Prairie Fire statement https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3469-a-second-wind-for-weather-underground-the-prairie-fire-statement

The Black Panthers 10 point plan https://theblackdetour.com/black-panther-party-10-point-plan/

[Jun 10, 2020] The lunatics took over the asylum

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Thomasina , says: Show Comment

[Jun 09, 2020] 'The purest of hearts and the most innocent of people can be drawn into committing . . . the foulest and most villainous act without being in the least a villain! . . . The possibility of considering oneself -- and sometimes being, in fact -- an honorable person while committing obvious and undeniable villainy -- that is our whole affliction today!'

Jun 09, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

n The New Criterion , Gary Saul Morson writes about 'Russia's most literate revolutionary,' Alexander Herzen:

Perhaps the best way to understand the psychology of radicals is to read accounts of former believers. In that classic collection of essays by disillusioned communists -- The God That Failed -- six major writers evoke what passionate belief feels like and analyze the kinds of thinking that sustain it. In the opening selection, Arthur Koestler describes the heady moment when 'the new light seems to pour from all directions across the skull; the whole universe falls into pattern like the stray pieces of a jigsaw puzzle assembled by magic at one stroke. There is now an answer to every question, doubts and conflicts are a matter of the tortured past' when one still lived among 'those who don't know .' One has at last achieved complete serenity and assurance, except for the 'occasional fear of losing faith again, losing thereby what alone makes life worth living.'

The most important lesson Koestler learned was what might be called 'preemptive refutation,' a series of techniques guaranteed to handle any counter-evidence. When, as a novice reporter for a communist paper, he pointed out that every word of a major story was false, the editor explained that Koestler still had the 'mechanistic' outlook instead of the proper dialectical one revealing what was 'objectively' happening. Once you have assimilated dialectics, Koestler explains, 'you were no longer disturbed by facts,' which fell automatically into place. The only remaining difficulty was adjusting to a rapid shift in the party line. Then you had to search your memory to convince yourself that you had always accepted the new truth. It's just what Orwell describes in Nineteen Eighty-Four : 'Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.' The whole process reminded Koestler of the croquet game in Alice in Wonderland 'in which the hoops moved around the field and the balls were live hedgehogs. With this difference, that when a player missed his turn and the Queen shouted 'Off with his head,' the order was executed in earnest.'

Dostoevsky, the only nineteenth-century thinker to foresee what we have come to call totalitarianism, drew on his own experience as a former revolutionary to represent the radical mindset from within. He asked himself: what would Russian intellectuals do if they ever gained power? And he realized that, although his generation was not as bloodthirsty as the radicals to follow, they, and he himself, could be drawn into committing horrible crimes in the sincere conviction that they were pursuing justice. The relative moderates, who above all want to dissociate themselves from the conservatives, can always be shamed into going along with anything. It is a mistake to think that the decent people we know would never endorse, let alone commit, vile deeds. 'And therein lies the real horror,' Dostoevsky explains. In Russia, and eventually everywhere, 'the purest of hearts and the most innocent of people can be drawn into committing . . . the foulest and most villainous act without being in the least a villain! . . . The possibility of considering oneself -- and sometimes being, in fact -- an honorable person while committing obvious and undeniable villainy -- that is our whole affliction today!'

Dostoevsky learned a great deal from Russia's most literate revolutionary, Alexander Herzen (1812–70), who died just a century and a half ago. Unlike Koestler, Herzen never renounced his faith in revolution, but he came to see its glaring flaws and ever-present dangers. His ironic dissections of revolutionary thinking and behavior cut to the heart of delusions that, in spite of all his insight, he never surrendered. Clinging to radical faith, he acutely probed his own mindset to show what made it so irresistible. 'There are few diseases so intractable as idealism,' he wrote. For him, revolution was the God that flickered.

[Jun 09, 2020] Top De What is the real reason of Floyd death: asphication or cardio pulmonary arrest?

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xxx RobbieSmith 28 minutes ago

Floyd died of cardio pulmonary arrest caused by his fentanyl overdose.

Floyd's legal team will argue death was caused by "mechanical asphyxiation". They base that solely on the video. There is no physical evidence for it. The knee didn't leave any bruising. He fainted while he was still standing which indicates he had a problem related to blood flow to his brain. He also complained of breathing difficulties prior to application of restraint (which is intended to keep the perp from hurting himself). They will be eviscerated on cross.

Floyd's fentanyl level was 11 ng/mL. The average overdosage is 10 ng/mL (it varies based on the tolerance built up by the individual).

Further, this was complicated by his serious heart disease. Several of his key arteries were 75% blocked and one was 90% blocked. That alone was sufficient to cause death.

The officer's knee was not on Floyd's carotid. He was on the jaw bone and then backed off to the back of the neck when Floyd said he couldn't breathe. The knee was on the head, ear, and jaw but not throat. This is the technique taught at the FBI.

He died from cardio pulmonary arrest as the autopsy states. Murder 2 won't stick. The Blacks will riot again, as usual.

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/public-safety/documents/Autopsy_2020-3700_Floyd.pdf

[Jun 09, 2020] Chicken and egg problem of black crime

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Selvar 21 hours ago • edited

"Systemic racism" is mostly an empty buzzword people on the left use to rationalize why racial inequality in social and economic outcome persists despite the success of the civil rights movement in establishing formal equality of rights under the law.

For example, black people are statistically more likely to be incarcerated or shot by the police than white people. However, according to left-wing egalitarian, blank-slate ideology, this could not possibly be due to the fact that black people have vastly higher crime rates than whites--so instead a nefarious, vaguely defined concept of "systemic racism" serves as an all-purpose rationalization for why different groups have different outcomes in society. At most, a typical leftist will acknowledge that blacks have higher rates of crime, but then proceed to blame it on poverty (which they naturally consider to be a legacy of racism). Of course, even when you control for poverty, group differences in incarceration (as well as other relevant social outcomes like education) still persist to a significant extent. As a result, many on the left feel an even greater desire to collectively scapegoat white people in order to rationalize this discrepancy between their egalitarian ideology and observable reality.

Basically, if certain minority groups fail to fully succeed in society, it must always be white people's fault. Among the identity politics left, this viewpoint is not considered a statement of fact about objective reality that can be confirmed or falsified. It is, in fact, a statement of dogmatic faith.

stephen pickard Selvar 18 hours ago

To me the way you form the issue is not the relevant one. Rather it is that the comparisons be based on factors that discount skin color. As long as we compare crime statistics to black versus white people, then there is an inherent racial bias.

One day we should be able to compare the drug problem in West Virginia with the drug problem in Chicago. Just the factors that do not require race as one of them. Perhaps when all factors are equal, then we can determine if the controlling one is poverty.

I think that is where black people would like to be. Determining their character, not their skin color. At least it seems some black man said that a while back. We should have listened to him.

[Jun 09, 2020] The "cost" to whites (and really to blacks as well) of social workers instead of cops illusion comes in the form of higher crime rates

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Selvar engineerscotty 20 hours ago • edited

The "cost" to whites (and really to blacks as well) comes in the form of higher crime rates. After the civil rights movement helped put a dent in "racist" policing practices, crime increased for decades, and some inner city urban areas became practically unlivable as far as any kind of decent existence went. Furthermore, many black communities effectively chose to shelter the criminals as part of a "no-snitching" ethic, rather than cooperate with law enforcement. This got so bad that by the early 90s, there was enough political support (including among many black organizations) for increased policing and incarceration to be implemented.

Even in regards to the drug war, many forget that the crack epidemic saw horrible rates of violent crime among urban gangs fighting over turf. The problem was never a bunch of people peacefully smoking weed in their house. My theory is that the true purpose of the drug war (especially the harsh penalties for crack) was to put violent gangsters in prison on drug charges, since they couldn't be put away for murder due to lack of community cooperation with the authorities.

All the leftist ideas being advocated now in regards to law enforcement (i.e. social workers instead of cops, a naive belief that welfare programs could remove the need for police by addressing the "root causes" of crime, a belief that police should basically just back off, as opposed to proactively policing neighborhoods) were tried in the years 1961-1991. They had absolutely horrible results, especially for black communities.

Many are going to argue in response to this that mass incarceration and increased, proactive policing had little to do with the decades-long decline in crime. I would encourage you to look at the clear increase in urban crime after the Ferguson/Baltimore riots caused police to back off in a number of urban areas with high black populations. At the very least, any reform should be pursued carefully, or we risk reversing decades of progress in regards to lower crime rates and the gentrification/revival of American cities. Far more black lives would be ended as a result of an increase in crime and social dysfunction than are currently ended at the hands of the police.

massappeal Selvar 18 hours ago

Assumes facts not in evidence. Violent crime nationwide has declined significantly for the past 30 years. It's increasingly likely that the most important reason for that decline is the decline in lead poisoning: https://www.motherjones.com...

Selvar massappeal 13 hours ago • edited

This is a very popular narrative, and it's easy to see why: it implies no trade-offs between the amount of policing/incarceration in society and the crime rate. I am not saying the decrease in lead levels did not contribute to the long term decrease in crime, but I think the increase in urban crime after the Ferguson/Baltimore riots shows that it's not the full story.

https://www.governing.com/t...

massappeal Selvar 13 hours ago

Thanks for your response. Any increase in crime after Ferguson and Baltimore has been, compared with violent crime rates in the 1980s, minor. Even with those increases, the violent crime rates nationwide remain significantly lower than they were a generation ago.

And increases in crime in the past few years have tended to be in cities (like Baltimore) where trust between the police department (and the wider law enforcement system) and the residents has broken down to a significant degree. (By contrast, for example, Camden, NJ is a much safer community than it was 10 years ago; a large part of the credit for that goes to the restructuring of the police department.)

Selvar massappeal 12 hours ago • edited

I think the increase in violent crime that we saw after Ferguson/Baltimore is basically a small taste of what we are going to get as a society if the police are undermined in a significant way. Of course, we aren't going to return to the crime rates of the early 1990s overnight, but the point is that proactive policing does have a meaningful impact on crime rates. Now, that doesn't make every effort at reform illegitimate (and officers really do need increased accountability), but what I would argue is that there is a need to be careful in order to not break what has been painstakingly built. However, I am not seeing any kind of real caution or nuance among the "defund/abolish police" activist crowd.

Also, Camden actually put more officers on the street than before as part of its restructuring. How many BLM activists are on-board with that?

[Jun 09, 2020] What is 'Systemic Racism,' Really

Do Clinton neoliberals ("soft neoliberal" wing of the US elite) try to present blacks as the new proletariat who need to be liberated from their chains in order to get from Trump back political power they lost?
Jun 09, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

...t was a growing sense among middle-class voters in heartland America that something was seriously wrong with the country, that the nation's leaders were transforming America in bad ways and unraveling their future in the process. But there was no street protest or fiery rhetoric, no coalescence of civic activism or public demands. Certainly the mainstream media, so aligned with the country's elites, didn't detect anything of consequence bubbling up from within the polity. Why would they? Everything seemed fine to them.

Meanwhile, the disaffected merely bided their time, silently waiting for their opportunity to express themselves in the quiet sanctity of the voting booth. After they did, Donald Trump was the next president. Hardly anyone saw it coming.

Something similar is likely to happen in the wake of the widespread street demonstrations–with attendant riots, looting, destruction, and violence–that followed the awful death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a brutal police officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Not surprisingly, public-opinion surveys showed widespread popular support for the peaceful demonstrations that were organized to honor the life and condemn the senseless death of George Floyd.

But the polls also demonstrated widespread indignation toward the rioting and looting. Thus, the civic drama that followed Floyd's death, including the sprees of destruction and increasingly aggressive rhetoric from the left, intensified some ongoing political tensions that lie at the heart of the country's current distemper. It accentuated the extent to which America is becoming two nations with two narratives about the times we live in and the problems we face.

One narrative, call it the liberal one, has been projected with increasing force in recent years and particularly since George Floyd's death. It is that America is an inherently racist country, infected with something called "systemic racism." You can't always see it; often it is hidden behind a facade of phony white benignity. But it lurks in the hearts of whites nonetheless and is activated in subtle ways to keep down minorities, particularly blacks, and make them feel inferior.

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When the political reaction comes, as it inevitably will, it will come on little cat feet. And the nation's elites, secure in the thought that the systemic racism charge has worked brilliantly in intimidating any lingering dissenters into submission, won't see it coming.

It's an open question whether this can help Donald Trump in November. His is a failed presidency, and the collective electorate seldom rewards failed presidencies with retention in office. But down the road, as the issue intensifies and as white Americans feel increasingly beleaguered by the left's identity politics and disdain for Middle America, as more demonstrations and riots ensue with more destructive force, a counter-movement will emerge. It likely will approach the body politic as quietly as Sandberg's fog. But, once it arrives, it won't stay quiet for long.

Robert W. Merry, former W all Street Journal Washington correspondent and Congressional Quarterly CEO, is the author most recently of President McKinley: Architect of the American Century (Simon & Schuster).


massappeal JimBob777 13 hours ago

Here's one article that addresses that issue: https://www.theatlantic.com...

P. S. For context, where I live the median white household wealth is roughly $250,000. The median black household wealth is $8.

CMS massappeal 10 hours ago

Your numbers are skewed (the source is crap by the way). Love the $8 by the way. Your callous disregard for the truth takes away from your argument. Look for the real numbers (by the way they are bad but not $8 bad).

Much better source and fairly bi-partisan
https://www.pewresearch.org...

And much of that misses the entire point. You dont build wealth unless you have disposable income. Your AA stat is similar for whites with similar incomes. Surprise poor people dont have a lot of wealth (they live paycheck to paycheck). Surprise, on average black incomes are way lower than white incomes. Could it be because of broken families, poor educational achievement, and aspirations to being athletes and singers (rather than doctors) and the accordant high failure rate of that? Possibly. Oh and one of the better paying aspirations of some (gangster) are well paid but a cash business.

This is less about race and more about class. The numbers are not dissimilar for Hispanics and are far better for Asians? Sense a trend? The real issue is that the AA community has suffered from bad policies for 50+ years and that the victim culture does nothing to raise them out of that. Give them reparations (to the tune of $350K/person if you believe the BET dude's plan) and all it would do is result in a bunch of new MBs and BMWs floating around. Once those were gone nothing would change. Dont kid yourself that it would. If you think that is racist you need to look at what happens to pro athletes after they get out (bankruptcy). And a lot of other races would do the same thing with the money. That is why a handout isnt the answer.

massappeal CMS 9 hours ago

Thanks for your response, but $8/household is the real number. Shocking? Yes. False? No. Here's the link to the study: https://www.bostonglobe.com...

michael day massappeal 12 hours ago

Here are the facts, and I'm sure both sides can use the data to make whatever point they like.

First, the numbers depend on whether you exclude armed suspects killed by police. If you don't, then quite obviously, police kill many, many more people -- of all races -- than suspects kill officers. It's hard to know how many of these weapons posed serious, imminent danger to the office, but even so, if you brandish a weapon, especially a firearm, at a police officer, all bets are off.

Thus, when people make these comparisons, they generally speak of (i) police killings of unarmed suspects vs. (ii) suspects killing police officers. If you look at police killings of unarmed African-Americans vs. police deaths at the hands of African-Americans, it appears that for 2019, it's exactly even. According to the FBI database, African-American suspects feloniously killed 15 police officers in 2019.

https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2...

This could be slightly higher, as there were 5 police deaths resulting from felonious actions where the race of the suspect was not reported.

Likewise, according the the Washington Post database, police shot and killed 15 unarmed African-Americans in 2019.

https://www.washingtonpost....

(use the "unarmed" search and go through the 2019 killings)

This also could end up being slightly higher, because the WaPo occasionally adds newly-discovered shootings to the database.

So there are the numbers for both of you. Now you can go ahead and talk past each other again :)

CMS Weldon Goree 10 hours ago

The relevant numbers are unarmed and those are FAR lower than 250. If you are armed and dont drop it on the ground when asked you are asking to get shot. It would be like asking the gangbanger at a drug buy to drop his gun when you were pointing one at him (not gonna happen).

This presumption of innocent intent is all crap. Over half of ALL violent/property crime in the US is commited by AA men. Fix that. Doing that would save thousands of black lives. But nobody wants to talk about black men killing other black men. There is no money or power in that.

IvaBiggin2121 PTar 14 hours ago

there have been several police EXECUTED due to this democrat sponsored nightmare. These un-associated cops were married, they had kids, they had friends, but no one mourns the cop doing his duty.

DID the white cops go out and tear apart businesses, break into stores, loot the property of minority store owners, beat people who got in their way or act exactly like a pack of hyenas, calling in more hyenas to assist their criminal behavior, ( thank you twitter, facebook ) ???

JimmyCrakCorn stephen pickard 16 hours ago • edited

Exactly. Something helpful I've seen floating around is the premise that "Black Lives Matter" has an implicit "Too" at the end. It's not that black lives are more important than other lives, because of course, all lives do in fact matter. But there's a disproportionate threat to black lives within the system we currently inhabit, and that demands more rigorous attention. Saying "All Lives Matter" is the equivalent of demanding the fire fighters douse every house on the block with water while your neighbor's house burns. Of course everyone's house is important and should be protected, but they're not the ones on fire right now.

jayseedub JimmyCrakCorn 14 hours ago

I liked your metaphor--but it's really not what is going on.

Saying "Black Lives Matter" *WHILE* rejecting (yes, rejecting!) "All Lives Matter" suggests favorite or special treatment. Saying "All Lives Matter" means that when ANYONE's house is burning, it gets the fire department--not that the fire department sprays water equally when there is no fire.

What you describe is the concept of "equity," and why it's a failure. Metaphorically , the left wants equal water attention from the fire department, even when nothing's burning. That's "equity" to them. Everyone gets the same, regardless of need or demand, so everything is equal. Equal outcomes--everyone's house is wet.

EPFOA stephen pickard 14 hours ago

The opposite of Black Lives Matter is not all lives matter. It is so what he died, it doesn't matter. George Floyd and many other black victims of police violence had lives that mattered to someone. They were fathers, daughters, mothers, etc. Their lives mattered. Black Lives Matter is a means by which to say, nigh yell, Black people are full human beings and when they die there is no less pain and no less a loss then if a white person were to die.

CMS EPFOA 10 hours ago

Agreed. AND someone needs to think the same about the THOUSANDS of blacks killed by black men every year. Fix that and a lot of this goes away.

Jonathan Galt Gregtown 16 hours ago • edited

Blacks get killed by cops at a lower rate than whites by every meaningfull measure. Black Lives Matter is a race baiting phrase used by Democrats to incite racism, and is a code phrase for "hate white people." Screw them and screw you.

jayseedub Gregtown 15 hours ago • edited

It's entirely NOT toxic to me. That it is "toxic" to SOME people is the sad and wrong thing.

All lives matter. ALL. No joke, no irony, no nuance.

And shame on anyone trying to caution me or silence me from asserting it.

Bring the mob on, if they disagree with that. I want to see the idiots for myself--they shouldn't hide in any shadows. If they don't think ALL lives matter, I want to know who that Nazis or Antifa, or whatever look like.

Tallman a day ago • edited

Mr Merry points the liberals' unreasonable portrayal of blacks and other minorities as these unfortunate victims that just can't seem to get a fair shake in America because of the privilege of whites. Then he finds it more reasonable to assert that it is actually whites who just can't seem to get a fair shake in America because of those other people.
The author is just another part of the problem. This fire doesn't need anymore fuel, sir.

[Jun 09, 2020] St. George was apprehended for an alleged criminal act. He was lawfully taken into custody, and given a lawful order to get into the police car. When he became violent and refused to follow the lawful order, he was lawfully restrained using Police Department approved restraining techniques

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Curmudgeon , says: June 8, 2020 at 6:28 pm GMT

@fnn and file a complaint at a later time. Failing to comply is always problematic.

I'm always surprised at people's reactions when you ask if they let their kids do whatever they want, and get away with not following "the rules". I have yet to hear one say yes. What they do to enforce it, may or may not be legal, but they will enforce. Isn't enforcement of the rules what we ask police to do? If they do it according to the law and their "rules", there should be no consequences for them. If they don't follow the "rules" and/or do it illegally, there should be.
Justice is a process, not a result.

[Jun 09, 2020] The cult of oppressed black and the USA efforts into ameliorating the material conditions of disadvantaged ethno-racial groups

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Fluesterwitz , says: June 7, 2020 at 10:43 am GMT

@reiner Tor the material conditions of disadvantaged ethno-racial groups, specifically blacks. By now it should have become clear that, while material conditions did improve, these improvements are not perceived as such. Basically, the corporate media/culture industry propagandize blacks about their continuing oppressed victim status while the dysfunction (whatever the reasons) of black communities foils whatever material improvements have been achieved. Accordingly, given what they are shown and told, it is not irrational for blacks to demand equality. Even if that means that all others must be as miserable as they are.
Observator , says: June 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm GMT

It does not matter whether Mr. Floyd was a model citizen or pimping your mom: he was extralegally executed by four policemen. Funny how people who endlessly yammer on about law and order actually have so little respect for the due process that is the heart of law.

It is counterproductive to assert that white people are obligated to dismantle a system that allegedly endows them with special privilege. It is also absurd to think that someone who perceives he or she has a competitive edge over another because the accident of skin pigment will willingly give up that survival advantage. Humans are not programmed to be that altruistic – or that foolish.

Even people of good will fumble defining and identifying structural racism, for acknowledging what a huge task it will be to abolish it is daunting and frightens most of us out of taking action. But being treated with respect is not a privilege. Being victimized by discrimination is a human rights violation – but it is also a constant throughout human history. Exploitation and degradation of one's fellows is the rule of human behavior, not the exception.

I think contempt for human rights still flourishes in America because of our unique cultural heritage, based in the ruthlessness of unregulated capitalism, with its denial of the value of community and its vicious take-no-prisoners competitiveness. In most other places the people seek to overthrow what Marx called "the parasite class". In America, we dream of joining it. And shall we not forget that our country was colonized by the religious, political, economic, and criminal rejects of every country in the world. We have been carefully breeding half-mad fanatics here for over four hundred years – as witnessed by this article and most of its comments.

AaronB , says: June 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm GMT

Also, I can't believe anyone thinks this is actually about blacks and racial justice, rather than general boredom and discontent, or unhappinness with life.

Countries have revolutions all the time, and there are always "reasons". Plus, I don't think it's smart to take things at face value, expect people to be able to articulate – or even have the self-insight to understand – why they are attracted to certain positions. Sure, they'll say it's about blacks, but all they know is they vaguely unhappy..

Let's not be over-literal.

Amerimutt Golems , says: June 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm GMT
@S ry and then doubtless because of Western influence, there are no words for fairness in languages apart from English, Danish, Norwegian, and Frisian.

This is what partly led to the American Civil War when fairness-obsessed descendants of Puritans (originally from East Anglia) opposed slavery which was mainly practised in the south by progeny of aristocratic and elist Cavaliers (who come from Southeast England).

http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/Fischer-Fairness-and-Freedom-Review.pdf

Europe Europa , says: June 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm GMT

In a way I find the transplantation of American ethnic strife to England a bit odd, considering native English people do not tend to actively think of themselves as "white" in the way white Americans do.

Native English people just think of themselves as English and/or British, talking about "colour" has traditionally been seen as vulgar in Britain, the media here doesn't talk about race like the American media does. "White" as an identifier doesn't make much sense in England because many foreigners are white, yet they certainly aren't seen as English.

The mainstream media in America often addresses white Americans collectively as "white people", always in a negative, critical sense, but I think most English people would find being addressed as "white people" quite alien and jarring.

Jmaie , says: June 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm GMT

The mainstream media in America often addresses white Americans collectively as "white people", always in a negative, critical sense, but I think most English people would find being addressed as "white people" quite alien and jarring.

The media may address whites collectively but most American whites find it equally jarring

Curmudgeon , says: June 7, 2020 at 5:12 pm GMT

Never fear Anatoly, The new Magical Negro religion will never be allowed to displace the State Religion – Hololcaustianity.

Miro23 , says: June 8, 2020 at 4:14 pm GMT
@Curmudgeon lack violence line (blacks as a political tool to attack Anglos) but weren't at all expecting young whites to ally with young blacks in a new quasi religious movement. How they handle that, they haven't figured out.

Jews are in fact sidelined – and their MSM looks flat footed – with the action moving out of their orbit and onto the street and social media.

The trouble for Trump and the ZioGlob is the lack of control. 1) It's much too fluid and 2) It involves unpredictable street mobs and violence + shooting protesters would only create more martyrs to join the beatified St. Floyd.

Omegabooks , says: June 8, 2020 at 4:40 am GMT

Negrolatry–now that's a good way to put it! And when it happens in Israel, let me know!
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

jorge videla IV , says: June 8, 2020 at 4:46 am GMT

it's much bigger than negrolatry.

WMD, russia-gate, ukraine-gate, floyd, it's all part of the same thing

capital and (((capital))) maintains its power by dividing and distracting and mass media is a far more effective means of propaganda and control than anything stalin could've imagined.

a little looting and burning is very cheap compared to higher taxes.

[Jun 09, 2020] Protests and Nietzsche "Chandala Apostolism".

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Dmitry says: June 7, 2020 at 6:09 am GMT 500 Words

I would support generally protests against police brutality in America (as America really is probably the world's leading "checkistan", or police-state, at least in relation to minor crime). However, the ideology you discuss:

It is not new religion, or anything exciting – it is just an uninteresting mix of bourgeois virtue signalling, and the secularized theater of Christian "slave revolt morality"/millennialism, which is a common thing in America (and a lot of Europe since the 19th century).

It's just as Nietzsche called "Chandala Apostolism".

American version – some simple New Testament teachings, mixed with the theory that America has a "sin of slavery", and that might be redeemed from their past crimes by freeing slaves, and progressing to ideals of "all men are created equal under god" – some "Kingdom of Heaven" (where perhaps even lion will lie down with the lamb).

This concept of progressive redemption, is beginning self-consciously with Lincoln's speeches, and today e.g. Obama's speeches in 2008 (and probably earlier politicians) are mainly something to do this.

In relation to the general "slave revolt" morality. Nietzsche writes about this topic endlessly in books like "Genealogy", but in his worst books, when he was going crazy at the end of his life, there are the more simple kind of relevant quotes – which you can find if you search for "Chandala" in the text:
http://users.clas.ufl.edu/burt/LoserLit/The%20Anti-Christ%20Ecce%20Homo%20Twilight%20of%20the%20Idols%20&%20Other%20Writings%20Friedrich%20Nietzsche.pdf

(page 58-60)
Indignation is the privilege of the Chandala; pessimism too. 'The world is perfect' – this is how the instinct of the most spiritual people speaks, the yes-saying instinct.

Who do I hate most among the rabble today? The socialist rabble, the Chandala-apostles who undermine workers' instincts and pleasures, their fe