Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Maoists Are Here. TV News Didn’t Tell You That.

 

Social media and the desire to be important to all our friends has obliterated the need for television news. Everyone carries a video transmitter and his pocket, and if cleverly configured, can output a live stream to more than one social network. Clicking around Twitter for a few minutes leads to multiple cellphone views of the same event. This creates more POV angles than a local or national broadcaster could afford. Taking queues from a feed or two let me to this on twitch.tv (ask your grandchildren to show you).

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This picture is a page aggregation of feeds from multiple social sites, presented by someone calling themselves the Seattle Protest Network. Interestingly you’ll see a live feed from local broadcast station KVUE. Its stationary camera dark, though for a time it was pointed to a pair of police cars with no one around. At that moment there were feeds from multiple cities like Austin, Portland, and Seattle.

All of these video sources have audio accompanying them, but the aggregator mutes all but one as a highlight feed and will switch among the several displayed as events unfold. Feeds are added when the aggregator finds something new and deleted over time as the cell phone owner’s arms become tired, or they announce to viewers they need to stop for a bathroom break, or a battery dies.

Most of the video is boring: people walking, people standing around, people walking and shouting at no one in particular. Then there are people shouting at other people, people shouting at policemen, and people breaking things. Of course, there are people shooting other people, and people bleeding to death on a sidewalk while someone stands over them with a cell phone showing it to us.

It is in these feeds where fact can be teased out of truth, and we can find the omissions that make up a narrative’s lie.

In the picture above you can see a feed, in the upper left-hand corner, by a Facebook user called Frontline Access streaming from Portland. While no sound of this feed was available from the aggregator, the sight of someone with a bullhorn speaking to a circle of protestors caught my attention. An important person saying important things. With a simple web search string, I found the saved video on Facebook and watched. A young woman with her face covered with a flu mask, and wearing black, backward-facing baseball cap said this, transcribed just as it was spoken:

This is the spirit all of us need to be in…we’re in it…we’re here because we hate what is happening…the pigs killing and murdering black and brown people. So I appreciate my brother here saying that we are all here together and whether we agree or disagree on things we need to struggle with…let’s figure out how to put an end to the things that we hate. And what I hate about this system is how the system plunders our environment…how the system treats women as sex toys as breeders…how the system criminalizes immigrants…cages children. I hate what the system does around the planet. Where it goes around war for empire…rapes women and kills children to keep this America on top. I hate what this system does to black and brown people…mass incarceration…has a target on their back…has no future for their youth, especially black and brown.

This is a system of capitalism and I’m with the National Revolution Tour and I’m here from Los Angeles because I was inspired by everyone here who has taken to the streets day after day after day in the face of such brutal oppression and repression by these f—head Gestapo.

You have inspired the country, all around the country, and we love you for that. And I’m here to unite but I’m also here to bring what no one else is going to bring…an understanding of what the root of the problem is that what the solution is. We do not have to live in a society where black people have to walk with a target on their back. No more!

No more! No more! No more!

And in order to bring a society without borders…a society with woman and men and differently gendered peoples are treated as equals and comrades…we’re going to need to overthrow the system once and for all. And that is going to require signs and leadership and I encourage everyone with a heart who wants to bring this world into being to look into Bob Avakian who has dedicated his whole life to digging into what is the problem and what is the solution. Right now we are recruiting thousands who can be trained in the science and the theory. So we can work right now to hasten to where millions of people are ready for revolution and we can go all out and defeat and dismantle the system of Horatius and get rid of the system of oppression once and for all.

And right now…just a few more things brother…I want to say about what is in store for us. We’re on a crossroads. We have a fascist Trump and Pence in the White House.

F— Trump! F— Trump! F— Trump!

And what’s needed is not to wait for November sisters and brothers. Too many lives are at stake that he has done. What about postponing the election? F— that. How many times has he said they, and people have said, he’s not going to do that. But he does it anyway! We need to take to the streets as we are in the millions and not stop with the demand: Trump Pence out now!

Trump Pence out now! Trump Pence out now!

And as a revolutionary I’m not stopping there. Because I want to get rid of the whole system. [Unintelligible] come and talk with us and find out how you can be a part this. Go to revcom.us. And look, Bob Avakin is controversial. Hell yes he’s controversial. Any revolutionary who is talking about overthrowing the system is going to offend some people. And if it doesn’t they you’re not talking about a natural revolution. But look at the substance this brother has given is whole life to looking at how to put and end to white supremacy and male supremacy. Look at the substance and think for yourselves, ok? So let me leave you with a chant:

How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less! How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less! How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less! How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less!

Black lives matter! Black lives matter!

How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less!

Black lives matter! Black lives matter!

How do we get out of this mess? Revolution nothing less!

[Watch it here, scroll over to the 40-minute mark. Language is salty.]

With thunderous applause and screams of approval, the megaphone was handed to another speaker, who conveyed more outrage and intractable angst. Words not normally heard from a voice wrapped in a tie-dye t-shirt. Everyone writing and reading these pages has, for a number of weeks now, considered another message has begun to supersede the proposition that Black Lives Matter.

Antifa in the United States, for all their red flag/black flag blood and soil bluster — vaguely nominally communist — is simply a cover for the criminal behavior of young white men who are recruited and funded by another political movement. This movement is Maoist, hooking the idea of emancipation through communism as a tool to resolve oppression that is the inequality suffered by black Americans. Skinny white jerks break things and beat up people commensurate with the outrageousness of that oppression and whiteness is used as a front for legitimacy: a black man breaking out a store window is a crime, a white man breaking out a store window is a political statement.

The quote above gave a name that started a search for Baba Faegin and finally teased out Bob Avakian. He is a real-life true believer, and wrote a book about it: From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist. Browse his site, https://revcom.us , and see he is not kidding. Consider all the faces in the video frames above. How many of them want the same thing?

Socialism is the action to impress the scientific perfection of communism as the social order. The perfected society is without need, sin, or inequality. Oppression is impossible. Communism creates equal access to education, employment, and healthcare. It is the solution to all the problems of life for a black American.

Lenin relied on history as a reminder of what is corrected by communism. Mao obliterated history to ensure the scientific perfection of the present.

Pulling down statues, removing marble busts, and storing away oil paintings are the early steps to erasing an imperfect past, hiding the bad ideas and the names and faces of those who made them. With history wiped clean no judgments can be made of decisions today and implications for the future.

Television news has abandoned it’s very mission of chronicling our reality, as the industry has been eclipsed by the scope and volume of information projected by individuals with a smartphone. Protestors, rioters, enjoying the vogue behavior of virtue signaling by recording their participation in a social justice movement have shown us the foundation of that reality with a clarity beyond the ability, or will, of any segment producer, copywriter, fact-checker, or anchor.

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  1. Sisyphus Coolidge
    SisyphusJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Congratulations! You just scooped the New York Times and the Washington Post

    Well done!

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    • August 3, 2020, at 12:03 AM PDT
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  2. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce CawardJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Good God.

    And I have been thinking that these people will soon get bored and that this will dissipate in the blooming of some new distraction, probably right after the election.

    Maybe I’m not paying attention here.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 5:01 AM PDT
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  3. Nohaaj Coolidge

    Sisyphus (View Comment):
    You just scooped the New York Times and the Washington Post

    No. The press is fully aware, and actively chose to not inform the silent majority, hoping it will be a fait accompli.

     

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    • August 3, 2020, at 6:38 AM PDT
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  4. Front Seat Cat Member

    I’ve never heard of this Bob character – but I found this article. He’s a throwback to the 60’s – which seems we are repeating history now in many ways. Only now we have iPhones, social media and generations with little knowledge of real history, who think this stuff is cool. They never knew the greatest generation, and this garbage has apparently infiltrated campuses for some time, which makes it more dangerous I think. They have better organizational tools and plenty of Soros money.

    This election season is going to be different that 2016, which was a doozy. I really feel we are in a tipping point of some sort – 

    http://archive.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/01/27/free_bob_avakian/?page=full

     

     

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    • August 3, 2020, at 7:02 AM PDT
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  5. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    People who keep thinking this is going to “blow over” are sorely mistaken. These firebrands mean business, and they are being organized.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 7:12 AM PDT
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  6. Bob Thompson Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    I’ve never heard of this Bob character – but I found this article. He’s a throwback to the 60’s – which seems we are repeating history now in many ways. Only now we have iPhones, social media and generations with little knowledge of real history, who think this stuff is cool. They never knew the greatest generation, and this garbage has apparently infiltrated campuses for some time, which makes it more dangerous I think. They have better organizational tools and plenty of Soros money.

    Looks as if we have the 1960’s on steroids and young people ignorant of history. What stuns me is how quickly ALL Democrat politicians have allied themselves with the Communists.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 7:43 AM PDT
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  7. Al French of Damascus Moderator

    Cal Lawton: I’m here to unite

    Right.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 8:27 AM PDT
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  8. Unsk Member

    “And I have been thinking that these people will soon get bored and that this will dissipate in the blooming of some new distraction, probably right after the election.”

     Er no. 

    The Marxist Left has found that the Establishment wings of both parties have no stomach to seriously punish the Marxist Left when it goes violently bonkers, so the Marxist Left has come to the conclusion that they can ratchet up the violence and intimidation again and again to ridiculous and insane new levels without fear of retribution. So the rioting will ratchet up and up and up and likely morph into some pretty serious chaos and intimidation until someone like Barr or Trump says Enough Already!

    Yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, BLM gave local businesses their Protection Racket Demands which were essentially extortion demands to do this Leftwing thing , or pay this or that or else. Expect those demands to grow and expect this ploy to be followed around the country. Total Control in their sights and the Marxist Left will go for it. They can just taste it when no one in authority is seriously willing to stand up to them.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 8:41 AM PDT
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  9. Bob Thompson Member

    Unsk (View Comment):

    “And I have been thinking that these people will soon get bored and that this will dissipate in the blooming of some new distraction, probably right after the election.”

    Er no.

    The Marxist Left has found that the Establishment wings of both parties have no stomach to seriously punish the Marxist Left when it goes violently bonkers, so the Marxist Left has come to the conclusion that they can ratchet up the violence and intimidation again and again to ridiculous and insane new levels without fear of retribution. So the rioting will ratchet up and up and up and likely morph into some pretty serious chaos and intimidation until someone like Barr or Trump says Enough Already!

    Yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, BLM gave local businesses their Protection Racket Demands which were essentially extortion demands to do this Leftwing thing , or pay this or that or else. Expect those demands to grow and expect this ploy to be followed around the country. Total Control in their sights and the Marxist Left will go for it. They can just taste it when no one in authority is seriously willing to stand up to them.

    This is correct. But what we see in the streets can be contained and stopped by appropriate force employed by law enforcement, preferably local. But they need support so they can be confident their action will stand. A more insidious situation is the traitorous activity in the FBI, CIA, and DoJ trying to oust President Trump from the Presidency to which he was duly elected. It is difficult to tell how much of this capability is still in place. Some in Congress are guilty as well but their have a number of builtin protections they use effectively.

     

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    • August 3, 2020, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  10. Unsk Member

    Bob: A more insidious situation is the traitorous activity in the FBI, CIA, and DoJ trying to oust President Trump from the Presidency to which he was duly elected. It is difficult to tell how much of this capability is still in place. Some in Congress are guilty as well but their have a number of builtin protections they use effectively.

    I think we are paying a huge price for Trump not firing Wray at the FBI. 

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    • August 3, 2020, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  11. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Unsk (View Comment):
    The Marxist Left has found that the Establishment wings of both parties have no stomach to seriously punish the Marxist Left when it goes violently bonkers, so the Marxist Left has come to the conclusion that they can ratchet up the violence and intimidation again and again to ridiculous and insane new levels without fear of retribution.

    Lenin, after the 1917 revolution: the Party “found power lying in the streets and simply picked it up.””

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    • August 3, 2020, at 10:35 AM PDT
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  12. Sisyphus Coolidge
    SisyphusJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):
    You just scooped the New York Times and the Washington Post!

    No. The press is fully aware, and actively chose to not inform the silent majority, hoping it will be a fait accompli.

     

    It’s still a scoop if you beat them to publishing.

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    • August 3, 2020, at 11:40 PM PDT
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