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I write articles on war. I have spent the last ten years studying revolution and rebellion cause I find it interesting and it pays. So imagine my surprise this weekend, when I saw a straight-up Communist Rebellion break out on the streets of the USA.

People in the media, on Ricochet, and my friends on Facebook just think this more of the same that we have seen in recent years. No, that was Stage 1. We are at the beginning of Stage 2. What Stages am I talking about?

First, let’s talk a little about Che Guevera. After the Cuban Revolution, he realized three things.

  1. Popular Forces can win against a regular army if properly led.
  2. The Revolution does not have to wait for favorable social and political conditions, the insurrection itself can create these conditions.
  3. The Countryside is the main battleground in underdeveloped Latin America.

All these Antifa guys wearing Che shirts; does it occur to anyone that they might be reading his books as well?

The US is not Latin America. The countryside is not the main battleground, it’s the cities.

Now we get to the three stages.

Stage 1. A defensive stage, where revolutionary cadres establish themselves in sanctuaries (universities) and begin popular resistance. I have no doubt there are hundreds of safe houses littered across American cities, not all of them known, where stockpiles of pre-positioned materials are set.

Stage 2. An equilibrium stage, where the guerrillas move amongst the people, increase their strength, and destroy government support and morale. This is where we are now.

Stage 3. A popular offensive stage, where the guerillas, acting as the vanguard, will lead the entire people in overthrowing the government and consolidating their power.

This is organized action by Antifa, an honest-to-goodness Communist front who has been preparing for something like this for years now. Berkeley, Oakland, Portland. Those were practice runs. They were testing police response in preparation for a large series of planned riots.

The Wuhan Flu has prepared the stage for this action in a way that Antifa could never dream. Tens of millions of people unemployed and cooped up for months. The perfect ingredients to encourage large scale rioting. I have no doubt that they dusted off operational plans and the leadership cadre set things in motion probably a few weeks into the virus.

Antifa is following the work of men such as Carlos Marighela, Douglas Bravo, and Abraham Guillen. They are Latin American revolutionaries from the 1960s and 1970s who took Che’s ideas and applied them to the then-new modern city environments.

It is in American cities where large groups of discontented people can be found. Workers, students, and the unemployed. Right now there are tens of millions for Antifa to go with.

They consider this a political-military struggle.

There are now Antifa cells that serve as revolutionary cadres.

They are out in the streets pre-planning and staging material for the riots at this very moment. Those pallets of bricks and water scattered about.

The actions they are to take will include assassination, kidnapping, sabotage, attacks on police stations (already happening), propaganda, and agitation through all media. They are currently working through some organizations for protest demonstrations, strikes (hard to do with everything shut down), civil disobedience, and what Antifa excels at, rioting.

All of these things are planned to have political effects. They are trying to undermine the faith in government by proving how inadequate and incompetent they are (lucky for them most of the places they are doing this to are run by Democrats). Urban guerilla warfare is designed to increase social disintegration.

They are trying to force the government to overreact and then crackdown, so they can get more recruits, more supporters, and more money.

That’s the goal of the riots. Antifa does not think this will work out in undermining the government; they think they can use this to recruit more people to their side. This is the start of a years-long struggle, one that has been going on since the Obama administration. They are the Vanguard for a true revolution that will strike down capitalism and lead to their new world vision for the USA.

I have no doubt their leadership cadre has been trained and is actively getting support from Russia and China. It’s not Twitter farms stirring up trouble. What do you think those Chinese Cultural Centres on University Campuses are just there to steal your secrets? They have been used to target people who would be interested in being Marxist guerillas, and many of them have flown to China on “cultural visits” where they have been given training in tradecraft and information operations in preparation for the rebellion.

I am not saying that the Chinese ordered this into active operation. That some sort of “Climb Mount Nitaka” order was given. But the idea that they and Russia are not training and supplying Antifa seems ridiculous.

So, this is the big one. I can’t believe it’s actually happening. That someone would actually try it in the continental US. But it’s happening and people need to be aware.

Certainly law enforcement seems to be getting the message. I don’t expect Antifa to succeed. I expect this to be crushed in a few months’ time. But we need to start changing the narrative because it’s the wrong one. Antifa is trying for a Communist Revolution in the streets of America.

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  1. Ontheleftcoast Member

    Right now there’s an alliance between the Communists and the anarchists.

    A member of the Oathkeepers using the nom de guerre of “Navy Jack” infiltrated Antifa after the 2016 election. This is from his after action report:

    Navy Jack on the Communists:

    . . .The communists actively recruit from a wide pool of candidates, including liberal socialists, the LBGT community, the environmental activists and the anti-white racist groups (Black Lives Matter, La Raza, Islamic Fundamentalists, etc.). They have a significant number of minorities in their ranks and they are militant in their operations and planning. The communists encourage independent action of their members to assimilate members from groups like Black Lives Matter, La Raza and other less militant organizations like ANSWER Coalition. They have no ethical boundaries. To communists, the ends always justify the means. They will do everything that the liberal socialist do in order to protest an issue and always take it one step further. They are not inclined to conduct direct actions.

    And anarchists:

    The anarchists are by far the most dangerous of these groups. They are organized like militias. They actively train and practice their operations. They have discipline and zero tolerance for weakness. They have a number of former military personnel providing expertise to enhance security, logistics and martial arts capabilities. The majority are physical fit, military age males. They are primarily white with few minority members. Their leadership tends to be either former military, a proven leader from the occupy movement or a highly educated alpha-male. They are far more capable than their recent activities would demonstrate. They have formed community defense organizations and are idolized for their willingness to take action from the other groups discussed above. They are however anarchists that despise communism as much as they despise capitalism. They see patriots and constitutionalists as their primary enemy. To them, everyone is a NAZI or a fascist unless they are an anarchist. There is no debate allowed on these issues, ever. They operate under various names, but the vast majority identify with the anti-fascist movement. With the election of President Trump, their membership has increased exponentially. There are at least 50,000 nationwide. They have been able to assimilate much of the “occupy” and “black-bloc” movements. Most of what these organizations accomplish are classified as direct actions. They will participate in a protest or a march, but they are not big fans of passive resistance.

    For those of you that are not familiar with the term “direct action”, these are very precise coordinated operations conducted by small groups (4-6 members) that have very specific unit and overall goals. . . . Direct targeting of individuals and businesses are common direct action activities for the Anti-Fascists. Destruction of property (burning your car, damaging your house, busting the windows out where you work, etc.) are standard direct actions against targeted individuals of these groups.

    Read the whole thing.

    Here’s a link to his other work, including interim reports from his infiltration.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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  2. philo Member

    ToryWarWriter: Stage 2. An equilibrium stage, where the guerrrilas move amongst the people, increase their strength and destroy government support and morale. This is where we are now.

    Meant to be “feel good” pieces on the news this morning, the videos of police officers kneeling down before…and to the great satisfaction of…the mob in various cities across the country struck me as a sign that this destruction of morale is well underway. Expect more of this to be pushed onto your screens daily…the effects will become more evident very soon.

    Based on the limited exposure I allow myself to the TV coverage, nothing that has reached my eyes and ears over the last six or seven days with respect to protests (outside of Minneapolis) and riots makes any sense…the mouthpieces shown on TV recite story lines and describe situations that defy all logic and rationality without even a hint of a clue behind their mindless eyes. 

    The stages you cite are about establishing a momentum to the “desired” shift in society. If we are not already past the tipping point, we certainly appear to have more than enough momentum already to put us there. I fear the game is already over…

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:49 AM PDT
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  3. Ontheleftcoast Member

    I don’t think the CCP cares if the US becomes Communist. What they want is for the US to become weaker. Once that’s out of the way, the stupid gwailos can do what they want, but China will dominate.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:50 AM PDT
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  4. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    A member of the Oathkeepers using the nom de guerre of “Navy Jack” infiltrated Antifa after the 2016 election. This is from his after action report:

    Right now there’s an alliance between the Communists and the anarchists.

    Navy Jack on the Communists:

    . . .The communists actively recruit from a wide pool of candidates, including liberal socialists, the LBGT community, the environmental activists and the anti-white racist groups (Black Lives Matter, La Raza, Islamic Fundamentalists, etc.). They have a significant number of minorities in their ranks and they are militant in their operations and planning. The communists encourage independent action of their members to assimilate members from groups like Black Lives Matter, La Raza and other less militant organizations like ANSWER Coalition. They have no ethical boundaries. To communists, the ends always justify the means. They will do everything that the liberal socialist do in order to protest an issue and always take it one step further. They are not inclined to conduct direct actions.

    And anarchists:

    The anarchists are by far the most dangerous of these groups. They are organized like militias. They actively train and practice their operations. They have discipline and zero tolerance for weakness. They have a number of former military personnel providing expertise to enhance security, logistics and martial arts capabilities. The majority are physical fit, military age males. They are primarily white with few minority members. Their leadership tends to be either former military, a proven leader from the occupy movement or a highly educated alpha-male. They are far more capable than their recent activities would demonstrate. They have formed community defense organizations and are idolized for their willingness to take action from the other groups discussed above. They are however anarchists that despise communism as much as they despise capitalism. They see patriots and constitutionalists as their primary enemy. To them, everyone is a NAZI or a fascist unless they are an anarchist. There is no debate allowed on these issues, ever. They operate under various names, but the vast majority identify with the anti-fascist movement. With the election of President Trump, their membership has increased exponentially. There are at least 50,000 nationwide. They have been able to assimilate much of the “occupy” and “black-bloc” movements. Most of what these organizations accomplish are classified as direct actions. They will participate in a protest or a march, but they are not big fans of passive resistance.

    For those of you that are not familiar with the term “direct action”, these are very precise coordinated operations conducted by small groups (4-6 members) that have very specific unit and overall goals. . . . Direct targeting of individuals and businesses are common direct action activities for the Anti-Fascists. Destruction of property (burning your car, damaging your house, busting the windows out where you work, etc.) are standard direct actions against targeted individuals of these groups.

    Read the whole thing.

    Here’s a link to his other work, including interim reports from his infiltration.

    Thanks, yeah I think Antifa has copied and learned from the Anarchists, and have moved beyond them. They can organize in a way the Anarchists cannot.

    They also have a realizable goal. Overthrow the existing structure and replace. Anarchists want to burn it all down. Not so attractive.

    I was going to mention I think Antifa is probably has a play book, that they are following. Like a football team. Each cell is following its directives from that for the moment.

    The USA has put a lot of work into electronic communications. If I were Antifa, I would send through the postal service cause who bothers to check that anymore.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:52 AM PDT
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  5. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    philo (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter: Stage 2. An equilibrium stage, where the guerrrilas move amongst the people, increase their strength and destroy government support and morale. This is where we are now.

    Meant to be “feel good” pieces on the news this morning, the videos of police officers kneeling down before…and to the great satisfaction of…the mob in various cities across the country struck me as a sign that this destruction of morale is well underway. Expect more of this to be pushed onto your screens daily…the effects will become more evident very soon.

    Based on the limited exposure I allow myself to the TV coverage, nothing that has reached my eyes and ears over the last six or seven days with respect to protests (outside of Minneapolis) and riots makes any sense…the mouthpieces shown on TV recite story lines and describe situations that defy all logic and rationality without even a hint of a clue behind their mindless eyes.

    The stages you cite are about establishing a momentum to the “desired” shift in society. If we are not already past the tipping point, we certainly appear to have more than enough momentum already to put us there. I fear the game is already over…

    If game over for Antifa yes that would be true. I dont see everyone giving up the ghost to a bunch of kids with a little info war training.

    JSOC is already likely gearing up to take care of this problem. I am just informing the people on Ricochet what is going on.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:56 AM PDT
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  6. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    I don’t think the CCP cares if the US becomes Communist. What they want is for the US to become weaker. Once that’s out of the way, the stupid gwailos can do what they want, but China will dominate.

    Yes this is Hybrid Warfare. My old boss agrees with me.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:56 AM PDT
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  7. Ontheleftcoast Member

    philo (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter: Stage 2. An equilibrium stage, where the guerrrilas move amongst the people, increase their strength and destroy government support and morale. This is where we are now.

    Meant to be “feel good” pieces on the news this morning, the videos of police officers kneeling down before…and to the great satisfaction of…the mob in various cities across the country struck me as a sign that this destruction of morale is well underway. Expect more of this to be pushed onto your screens daily…the effects will become more evident very soon.

    Based on the limited exposure I allow myself to the TV coverage, nothing that has reached my eyes and ears over the last six or seven days with respect to protests (outside of Minneapolis) and riots makes any sense…the mouthpieces shown on TV recite story lines and describe situations that defy all logic and rationality without even a hint of a clue behind their mindless eyes.

    The stages you cite are about establishing a momentum to the “desired” shift in society. If we are not already past the tipping point, we certainly appear to have more than enough momentum already to put us there. I fear the game is already over…

    If Trump wins in November, we may buy a little more time. Whether that’s enough, who knows. The Chinese are stringing up a heckuva tightrope for him. Serious provocations right now that would take three carrier battle groups to cover, and whether they could survive in some of those regions is uncertain. Whether with riots at home Trump could offer an effective military response even if the anticarrier threat’s bark is worse than its bite is a real question.

    Here at home, ongoing, economy wrecking disorder helps the Democrats. If Trump can calm things down, that can help him. But if he loses the election, it’s probably game over for the Union.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:59 AM PDT
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  8. Ontheleftcoast Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    I don’t think the CCP cares if the US becomes Communist. What they want is for the US to become weaker. Once that’s out of the way, the stupid gwailos can do what they want, but China will dominate.

    Yes this is Hybrid Warfare. My old boss agrees with me.

    That’s bad. I had hoped that I was reading things wrong since I’ve never worked in your field, though I’ve heard and seen some things in the course of my life.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:05 AM PDT
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  9. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter: Stage 2. An equilibrium stage, where the guerrrilas move amongst the people, increase their strength and destroy government support and morale. This is where we are now.

    Meant to be “feel good” pieces on the news this morning, the videos of police officers kneeling down before…and to the great satisfaction of…the mob in various cities across the country struck me as a sign that this destruction of morale is well underway. Expect more of this to be pushed onto your screens daily…the effects will become more evident very soon.

    Based on the limited exposure I allow myself to the TV coverage, nothing that has reached my eyes and ears over the last six or seven days with respect to protests (outside of Minneapolis) and riots makes any sense…the mouthpieces shown on TV recite story lines and describe situations that defy all logic and rationality without even a hint of a clue behind their mindless eyes.

    The stages you cite are about establishing a momentum to the “desired” shift in society. If we are not already past the tipping point, we certainly appear to have more than enough momentum already to put us there. I fear the game is already over…

    If Trump wins in November, we may buy a little more time. Whether that’s enough, who knows. The Chinese are stringing up a heckuva tightrope for him. Serious provocations right now that would take three carrier battle groups to cover, and whether they could survive in some of those regions is uncertain. Whether with riots at home Trump could offer an effective military response even if the anticarrier threat’s bark is worse than its bite is a real question.

    Here at home, ongoing, economy wrecking disorder helps the Democrats. If Trump can calm things down, that can help him. But if he loses the election, it’s probably game over for the Union.

    I dont necessarily agree. People dont always make big changes when times are bad. FDR got reelected a lot. Change often happens when times are good. When the books are open, and people feel free to spend again.

    In times of uncertainty you tend to go with the devil you know vs the one you dont.

    Also I think the virus is going to suppress some democratic vote. I think it already has.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:12 AM PDT
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  10. Ontheleftcoast Member

    There’s a deeper endemic problem:

    [The] rioters are not just being led by blacks. They have been joined by the radical left, often white college students, recent grads who despair of ever finding meaningful employment. These latter sopped up the radical rhetoric of their college teachers, the notion that America was a vast criminal enterprise, built on racist genocide, needing nothing more than a violent overthrow. They are effectively doing what they were taught. Those who wrote that script are safely ensconced in their ivory towers, ready to defend any and all of the violent actions. If you ask yourself whether these college grads, the cream of America’s youth, will ever be able to compete against China’s best and brightest, you will not be able to suppress a laugh.

    The CCP’s leaders sure aren’t suppressing their laughter.

    These young people are doing what they are doing because they do not know how to do anything else. Since they were not taught the skills required to hold down a job, beginning with proper decorum, good manners and a sense of common purpose, they can do nothing else but break, tear down, deconstruct what others have built.

    See the OP’s comments on the education system for more context.

     

    Leaders around the world are watching. And in many capitals they are laughing at America. The notion that other countries would want to emulate our sterling example of democracy rings more than a little hollow these days. If democracy is designed to tamp down social unrest and insurrection because it allows everyone’s voice to be heard, then we are not making a good case for it.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  11. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    I don’t think the CCP cares if the US becomes Communist. What they want is for the US to become weaker. Once that’s out of the way, the stupid gwailos can do what they want, but China will dominate.

    Yes this is Hybrid Warfare. My old boss agrees with me.

    That’s bad. I had hoped that I was reading things wrong since I’ve never worked in your field, though I’ve heard and seen some things in the course of my life.

    I just want to say. I am a writer. I am not an intel professional. I worked logistics for 20 years.

    This analysis is from a hobbyist and my boss is my old editor. However he is a major in the US reserves and he studied at the School of the Americas.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:13 AM PDT
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  12. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    There’s a deeper endemic problem:

    [The] rioters are not just being led by blacks. They have been joined by the radical left, often white college students, recent grads who despair of ever finding meaningful employment. These latter sopped up the radical rhetoric of their college teachers, the notion that America was a vast criminal enterprise, built on racist genocide, needing nothing more than a violent overthrow. They are effectively doing what they were taught. Those who wrote that script are safely ensconced in their ivory towers, ready to defend any and all of the violent actions. If you ask yourself whether these college grads, the cream of America’s youth, will ever be able to compete against China’s best and brightest, you will not be able to suppress a laugh.

    The CCP’s leaders sure aren’t suppressing their laughter.

    These young people are doing what they are doing because they do not know how to do anything else. Since they were not taught the skills required to hold down a job, beginning with proper decorum, good manners and a sense of common purpose, they can do nothing else but break, tear down, deconstruct what others have built.

    See the OP’s comments on the education system for more context.

     

    Leaders around the world are watching. And in many capitals they are laughing at America. The notion that other countries would want to emulate our sterling example of democracy rings more than a little hollow these days. If democracy is designed to tamp down social unrest and insurrection because it allows everyone’s voice to be heard, then we are not making a good case for it.

    Remember this social unrest is not ‘normal’ social unrest. This rest is being instigated by a Communist Insurgency backed up by some help from foreign sources. You dont get riots in dozens of cities like this, without a coordinated action. This has been planned for months. Probably before the virus.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:16 AM PDT
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  13. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    China has been fomenting unrest for a while now. We do it to them, so I don’t blame them. I do blame our media and the DNC that cooperates. Most on the streets are out to get some shoes or are LARPing. I think the Antifa folks will find that despite the crowds, there is no passion for their cause.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 11:20 AM PDT
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  14. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    China has been fomenting unrest for a while now. We do it to them, so I don’t blame them. I do blame our media and the DNC that cooperates. Most on the streets are out to get some shoes or are LARPing. I think the Antifa folks will find that despite the crowds, there is no passion for their cause.

    I agree. They will get the same problems the original rebels in the 70s found. But they will damage before they go.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 12:08 PM PDT
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  15. Hang On Member
    Hang On Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You need a charismatic leader, and I don’t see one. 

    Antifa + criminals let out of jail because of the pandemic + teenagers is the combustible mix. I also see this as what will happen to the 2020 elections. 

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    • June 2, 2020, at 12:11 PM PDT
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  16. Ontheleftcoast Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Also I think the virus is going to suppress some democratic vote. I think it already has. 

    I hope it’s enough and isn’t offset by massive fraud involving mail ballots.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 1:39 PM PDT
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  17. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Mail balloting fraud is exceptionally rare. Now California has vote harvesting and as we saw in the special election, when Republicans matched the Democrats they easily rewon back the spot.

    Also I think the virus will and has suppressed Democrat turnout in lots of places. Even with mail balloting.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 1:43 PM PDT
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  18. Stad Thatcher

    ToryWarWriter: Antifa is trying for a Communist Revolution in the streets of America.

    Makes sense to me . . .

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    • June 2, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  19. Skyler Coolidge

    Absolutely spot on analysis. It’s plain as day to anyone who has studied communism.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 2:43 PM PDT
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  20. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
    Lockdowns are Precious Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Students of Christopher Dawson are not surprised. The goal is chaos. And to get people used to the idea of the military in the streets.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 2:49 PM PDT
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  21. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):
    JSOC is already likely gearing up to take care of this problem. I am just informing the people on Ricochet what is going on.

    The left is now trotting out retired generals to criticize the response, especially any use of force to stop looting. I don’t know what Esper thought he was doing.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:02 PM PDT
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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    I suspect that part of declaring them a terrorist organization will be tracking money back to foreign actors funding. I am betting on China

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:22 PM PDT
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  23. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):
    JSOC is already likely gearing up to take care of this problem. I am just informing the people on Ricochet what is going on.

    The left is now trotting out retired generals to criticize the response, especially any use of force to stop looting. I don’t know what Esper thought he was doing.

    Getting paid no doubt.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:38 PM PDT
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  24. philo Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):I suspect that part of declaring them a terrorist organization will be tracking money back to foreign actors funding. I am betting on China

    I’ll take Iran. Deal?

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:39 PM PDT
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  25. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Absolutely spot on analysis. It’s plain as day to anyone who has studied communism.

    The problem is so few people do these days. And those that do are the wrong people to do the studying. I expect that will be changing soon. 

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:39 PM PDT
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  26. I Walton Member

    They do not want authorities to overreact and put them in jail. Jail is a good place to get covit 19, which is exactly where they should be put. They just want to be allowed to do their chaos, get a little bloody in the process and parade minor bruises. They undercut weak leaders which are common. Of course the main stream media knows they’er just stupid stooges serving the interests of oversized corporations that enjoy nearly infinite economies of scale. Trump may actually understand this coalition of destructive forces. We’ll see.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 3:50 PM PDT
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  27. philo Member

    I Walton (View Comment):

    They do not want authorities to overreact and put them in jail. Jail is a good place to get covit 19, which is exactly where they should be put. They just want to be allowed to do their chaos, get a little bloody in the process and parade minor bruises. They undercut weak leaders which are common. Of course the main stream media knows they’er just stupid stooges serving the interests of oversized corporations that enjoy nearly infinite economies of scale. Trump may actually understand this coalition of destructive forces. We’ll see.

    I suspect Barr does. Trump should send him after the ANTIFA puppetmasters like Grant sent Sheridan after Early in the Shenandoah…engage the enemy and follow him to the death.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 4:07 PM PDT
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  28. Ontheleftcoast Member

    An observation: One overlay to the map of the United States of Antifa is the territorial map depicting which trafficking cartels are colonizing which cities and states and the related maps of US criminal gang territories. Cities whose governments are heavily weighted to protection rackets and graft can modulate criminal gangs by giving them a place at the table in return for votes and money. An example of how this works/worked in Minneapolis is found here:

    How did a very civilized city come to this?

    Well, progressives, of course. But beyond that, do folks know the City of Minneapolis operates a protection racket?

    All of the adults on the city council have retired or been voted out, and the council is now composed of earnest young progressives like our boy mayor Jacob Frey. And what does every young progressive like Jacob fear the most? Being called a racist. We also have a few AOC types who want to seize the Lake of the Isles mansions for the (well-connected) people.

    Generous welfare benefits combined with importing a few hundred thousand East Africans means that Mary Tyler Moore’s clean, well-run hub of tech, manufacturing, and agriculture is now rather troublesome. The Somalis were actually welcomed for their work ethic and strong family ties. But the next generation. . .doesn’t remember what a hell hole they left. . . So they get restive and look for opportunities for trouble.

    Retail stores are soon found to be easy targets. . . . CVS and Walgreens and Chipotle will absolutely fire any employee who looks at a petty criminal in a mean way. The store manager is held responsible for shrinkage –loss due to theft– but if the manager even attempts to stop theft, he or she will be fired.

    Now one might wonder how those two drug giants keep the doors open. The answer is the pharmacies. . . . It’s not unlimited; CVS just closed four or five stores in the highest theft areas. But they’ll suffer a fair amount.

    So what is a merchant to do? . . .[P]ay protection, of course. Private security cannot do any more than talk to the thieves. But you can hire a member of the Badge Gang: an off-duty Minneapolis police officer.

    This is very expensive. Cops here make 25 or more an hour in a regular workweek. But now it’s overtime, plus whatever “administrative” fees the city chooses to add. And they’re going to add it because these off-duty hours count toward retirement pay. Merchants have to raise prices, and you know that’s racist too.

    Of course, the fact that the Auto Zone car parts store, across the street from the 3rd Precinct, has been paying protection for years didn’t help them last night when Arsonists For Justice showed up. The . . . council members have made it crystal clear that they expect the cops to hunker down and take the medicine. So Minneapolis PD will not risk those lovely-retire-at-42-pensions.

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  29. Skyler Coolidge

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    They do not want authorities to overreact and put them in jail. Jail is a good place to get covit 19, which is exactly where they should be put. They just want to be allowed to do their chaos, get a little bloody in the process and parade minor bruises. They undercut weak leaders which are common. Of course the main stream media knows they’er just stupid stooges serving the interests of oversized corporations that enjoy nearly infinite economies of scale. Trump may actually understand this coalition of destructive forces. We’ll see.

    I suspect Barr does. Trump should send him after the ANTIFA puppetmasters like Grant sent Sheridan after Early in the Shenandoah…engage the enemy and follow him to the death.

    (Except Early was the good guy.)

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  30. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Thanks for this post. I’m not really a conspiracy guy, but one of the things that’s bothered me the past several days is that it seems like the reaction to the Floyd killing is out of proportion to the act itself. It feels very much like a pretext for something bigger. This has helped provide some possible context.

     

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    • June 2, 2020, at 4:38 PM PDT
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