By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The politics of class warfare is a Marxist construct. It is a way to create division so as to destroy the culture, and then reform it into a collectivist model. Divide and conquer.
“An orderly society cannot exist if every man may decide which laws he will obey.” ― Lewis F. Powell, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court, 1972-1987
“We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth… We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.” — Vladimir Lenin, Russian Communist Revolutionary
During the presidency of Barack Obama violent unrest began to reveal itself as the tool of the liberal left. Mob-violence was encouraged by his administration, exhausting the country under the constant litany of rioting, looting, protests, and violence against police. In 2008, President Obama called for a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well-funded as the United States Military. By the end of his second term, his army of social justice bullies had emerged full throttle. There were Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and the vast army of protesters who were often shipped in and paid to create unrest at Republican rallies and events.
Chicago-based Organizing for Action (OfA) trained thousands of community organizers, and a couple million youths, to carry the torch long after the end of Barack Obama’s second term. These Obama allies were trained in Saul Alinsky street tactics. Civil unrest is a tool statists use to create chaos, and then demand that government insert itself so that it may be the savior of the day, and restore order.
Hoover Institution's Paul Sperry wrote, "Obama is leaving behind a generation of militant jerks — collectively known as his 'family' — to continue to proliferate protests and militate against everything and nothing. These irritating, self-absorbed, belligerent brats will 'hands-up, don’t shoot' themselves into every cobwebbed corner of society, and the liberal media will give them the national bullhorn to amplify their hatred every time.
"Chronic social irritation can do lasting damage to the fabric of a nation. By falsely accusing people of racism ... or sexism ... or homophobia ... or Islamophobia — or whatever other 'ism' or phobia they come up with next — these agitators are creating angst and hatred in people’s hearts that wasn’t there previously." http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260841/obamas-permanent-protest-matthew-vadum
“The first step in community organization is community disorganization,” wrote Saul Alinsky. “The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization…The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community…When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an ‘agitator’ they are completely correct, for that is, on one word, your function — to agitate to the point of conflict.”
Alinsky believed that the ends justifies the means, therefore, no tactic was too harsh. Those who are squeamish will not survive the revolution, he believed. “If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place.”
“In a fight almost anything goes,” he wrote. “It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.” Alinsky openly belittled the notions of ethics and morality. All that mattered, he said, was whether your side is losing or winning. Only afterwards do you try to find an excuse for your illicit behavior: “The tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that you do what you can with what you have and [then] clothe it with moral garments.”
If what you have is a turd, cover it with sugar sprinkles until nobody is willing to admit it is a turd.
Darkness never reveals itself as darkness. It always first appears as an angel of light.
In Chicago, during the 2016 presidential race, at a Trump rally where Donald Trump had to cancel his appearance due to the severity of the protests, conservative pundits made mention that the protesters, when interviewed, refused to define the reasons behind their protest. They could only say that Trump was a racist, or a narcissist, or whatever ad hominem attack they could come up with. In truth, their reaction to questions pointed at them fell right into Alinsky’s playbook. The organizer, he wrote, “should search for and use the wrong reasons to achieve the right goals. He should be able, with skill and calculation, to use irrationality in his attempts to progress to a rational world. For a variety of reasons the organizer must develop multiple issues…. Multiple issues mean constant action and life.”
Disruption of an orderly society lends to the narrative that something must be wrong, therefore a large government agency must fix it. The world, to the organizer, is full of bogeymen, be they the corporate wealthy, or right-wing politicians. Alinsky wrote: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
The Democrat Party, particularly during the Obama administration, has done exactly that. There was always someone to blame, be it George W. Bush, greedy corporations, the wealthy, right-wing politicians, Tea Party racists, or the bitter clingers of guns and religion.
There are no rules when the tactic is civil unrest. Rules for Radicals is, in Alinsky’s own words, officially dedicated to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”
The message seems to be, “Obey, or there will be civil unrest. Accept the statist agenda, or there will be riots. The disruption of the present system is the first step towards fulfilling the Marxist revolution the Democrat Party is presently orchestrating. After all, was not Barack Obama’s primary platform based on “change”?
Change requires that present conditions must be disrupted, and reworked into new patterns and a new way of doing things.
Or, as Alinsky wrote, “An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.”
Or, as Karl Marx wrote, “Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains…Working Men of All Countries, Unite!”
The battle must be won up front, before the chaos can ensue, for they are convinced they have nothing to lose “but their chains.”
The protesters have been convinced they have nothing to lose.
The Black Lives Matter movement tried to convince Americans it rose spontaneously, and that it was just an extension of the continued fight for equality that blacks have been waging since the Reconstruction Era. Racism is at an all-time high, and the police are a party to it, has been the narrative since the launching of the Black Lives Matter mob. First, understand that “White” does not mean white. “White” in radical thinking of the Black Lives Matter movement means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces capitalism, free markets, limited government and American traditional culture and values. Therefore, these “white” beliefs are irredeemably evil and anyone who aligns with them is “white” in spirit and thus equally guilty of “white crimes.”
Since the founding of Black Lives Matter, then, is to stand against what is “White,” and “White” actually means anything that is associated with the founding principles contained within the pages of the United States Constitution, then that means Black Lives Matter is just another face of the many that have emerged in the statist’s portfolio of communist strategies.
A visit to the Black Lives Matter website (visited 8-11-2016 http://blacklivesmatter.com
) reveals a dozen principles the movement claims to be at the foundation of their cause. All of them find their roots in Marxism. In other words, the Black Lives Matter movement is just another well-funded communist organization that has been designed to act as an agitator against the American System. The agitation created by Black Lives Matter has provoked police killings, rioting, lawlessness, and civil unrest in minority communities. The goal is revolution. Agitation that could eventually spawn anarchy, and ultimately race war. . . a civil war between the classes.
On the Black Lives Matter website, one of the guiding principles listed is “Black Villages.” (visited 8-11-2016 http://blacklivesmatter.com/guiding-principles/
) The paragraph contained under that principle is as follows: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, and especially ‘our’ children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”
Sound anything like Hillary Clinton’s claim that “It takes a village?”
Sound anything like Saul Alinsky’s collectivistic infiltration policy?
It also sounds like the recipe that also gave way to the rise of antifa.
"True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism,” Alinsky taught. “They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties. Some leftists view a number of their politicians as being a sell-out because they claim to hold moderate views on some issues. However, those folks are also following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
In 2015 a Black Lives Matter conference spent its time specifically teaching Alinsky tactics. The conference during the Summer of 2015 was held in Cleveland, and offered a host of classes on “Community Organizing” for those in attendance. One of the courses was called “There’s a Method to the Movement: Examining Community Organizing Methods and Methodologies.” The description included Alinsky: “The workshop will provide a brief overview of community organizing methodologies and methods including Saul Alinsky style organizing, Narrative Based organizing and communal styles of organizing i.e. Ella Baker and other grassroots models.”
Notice the word “communal”? You know, a word closely associated with communism?
The Black Lives Matter admittedly is teaching their members “Saul Alinsky style organizing.”
As for the other name, Ella Baker, while she was an important component in the Civil Rights Movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., it must also be recognized that she had ties to socialism that sometimes led her to clash with Dr. King.
Baker lived in Harlem beginning in 1927, and during the 1930s she called Harlem “a hotbed of radical thinking.” Baker was open to socialist ideas and supported the Communist Party campaigns in the 1930s. http://socialistworker.org/2003-2/474/474_09_EllaBaker.shtml
Black Lives Matter is the rebirth of 1960s era Black Panther and Black Liberation Army style Marxism. Now, however, they have an added weapon, the social media.
The inclusion of a course on Alinsky at a Black Lives Matter conference confirms the connection of the movement to Marxist agitation tactics, and how the Democrat Party power structure is using Black Lives Matter to help foment its Marxist revolution.
The Black Lives Movement exercises considerable leverage over the Democrat Party, pressuring candidates to embrace their cause. The movement also assisted in President Obama’s narrative that the United States suffers from severe racial division. Communist groups, however, are the puppeteers of Black Lives Matter, which is funded quite well by liberal and socialist foundations.
The launch of Black Lives Matter in 2013, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, was claimed by a number of radical left activists. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi all claim credit for the slogan, and the #BlackLivesMatter Twitter hashtag’s emergence. All three of those people work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), one of the four largest radical left organizations in the country. Only the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism are larger.
Black Lives Matter is allied with FRSO/OSCL (Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organizaci?n Socialista del Camino para la Libertad). The organization is the larger of two groups that separated in 1999 from the “New Communist Movement,” which was inspired by Mao in the 1960s and 1970s. For the FRSO/OSCL, and Black Lives Matter, the enemy is “the system.” They believe the “capitalist system we have today” must be changed. “It’s not working for any of us.”
Of the many projects undertaken by the FRSO/OSCL, Black Lives Matter is one of them.
Technically, Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization. In fact, the website, blacklivesmatter.com
, acknowledges this, and considers itself no more than “an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue among Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement.”
As for the three who claim to be the founders of Black Lives Matter; Alicia Garza is a “queer” black veteran activist, Cullors describes herself as a “working class, queer, black woman,” and Opal Tometi states that her faith is in “Liberation Theology” (a Marxist construct). In addition to those three women, Yusra Khogali also claims to be a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She is proudly “Black, and Muslim.”
Wealthy foundations support the FRSO/OSCL (and in turn, Black Lives Matter) through generous gifts that reaches into the millions of dollars.
The narrative is the same as the narrative provided by the communist leaders of today, and of the past. No matter what the issue, no matter what the facts, the United States is irredeemably evil and must be destroyed as it was founded in any way possible, and as soon as possible. Language and psychology is only a part of the battle, but civil unrest speeds up the hope for change, and fuels the armies of revolution. Agitate. Provoke. The hatred and conflict being propagated by the liberal left statists is tactical, and closely follows the teachings of radical Marxist agitators.
Harvard professor Derrick Bell devised Critical Race Theory, writing: “Critical race theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid … members of ‘oppressed’ racial groups are entitled—in fact obligated—to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing…”
Bell’s theory is in turn an innovation of Critical Theory—developed by philosophers of the communist Frankfurt School. The school was founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1923. Its Jewish communist scholars fled Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s, relocating to Columbia Teachers College in New York. Critical Theory—which discredits all aspects of Western society—rapidly infected the minds of newly-minted college professors, who then spread its poison throughout the university system. We know it today as political correctness. (http://www.aim.org/special-report/reds-exploiting-blacks-the-roots-of-black-lives-matter/
So, the Hispanics have La Raza, and the blacks have Black Lives Matter; but, what about the white Marxists who also want to get in on the revolution?
Problem solved. Antifa.
Antifa is nothing new, finding its roots in the socialist Jacobin Movement of the 1800s, and the communist movement in Germany during the Third Reich. Antifa was a socialist movement that stood against fascism, using decentralized militant street activism to try to achieve its goals. When the Nazi grip on power faltered, and finally died, in 1945, the socialists took full advantage, living on in East Germany, and parts of West Germany (by infiltrating industry).
"...the labor movement’s failure to defeat Hitler and the fact that Germany had required liberation from without drove antifascists to a largely reactive policy, vigorously pursuing former Nazi officials and purging society of collaborators, but neglecting to build a plausible vision for a 'new Germany' beyond both fascism and Cold War machinations." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/antifascist-movements-hitler-nazis-kpd-spd-germany-cold-war
As the antifa movement in Germany worked to reunite Germany under a socialist model in the 1990s, the definition of fascism was being reworked. By 2009, nearly all English Dictionaries had changed their definition from "A system of government marked by a totalitarian dictator, socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition, and usually a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism." (The American Heritage College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston - New York, 2004) to "British Dictionary definitions for fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ noun (sometimes capital)
1. any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism.
First, we are a republic, and the Democrats and Marxists are fighting for democracy (Democracy is the road to socialism. -- Karl Marx), so the end of definition "1" places anyone who claims the United States is a republic, and not a democracy, into the fascist camp. The latter part exclaims that anyone who opposes liberalism, is also automatically a fascist.
Interesting, and convenient, change in the lexicon.
America's antifa, based on the new Obama-era inspired definition of fascism, have decided that anything that opposes liberal-left policy is fascism, and racist. Therefore, it is a noble thing to place a black bandanna over one's face, and commit violence, because it is an attempt to (in their minds) stop the next fascist movement. . . a defeat that the original antifa in Germany were unable to ensure.
In Chicago, a local "pastor has asked the [Rahm] Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park." http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/16/jackson-washington-park-protest-presidents-slave-owners/
Remember, Alinsky and Karl Marx both called for the erasure of history, to erase the culture, to erase the memory of anything other than the new system of socialism, and so as to cause civil unrest.
The push to remove anything linked to the confederacy and slavery in America is an attempt to erase history, cause social discord, and is a great opportunity for the Democrat Party to erase its fingerprints from its racist, pro-slavery, past.
Even the press is getting in on the "Republicans are all racist" ruse. Former Senator Russ Feingold titled his piece for The Guardian, "How the Republican Party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists
." The article has no merit, and most of the accusations are actually time-worn practices of the Democrat Party, but political projection seems to also be a a solid skill of the liberal left.
So, to answer the question, "Where will it end?" The liberal left Democrats, socialists, communists, Muslims, and various other allies have made it perfectly clear: They won't end their madness until the country is in complete chaos and headed for a socialist revolution, or when their movement is totally dismantled. One, or the other.
Which is why they hate President Donald Trump so much. He's a disrupter. An agitator. A dismantler of their tactics. He's outside the carefully constructed establishment of politics, academia, entertainment and the media, and they don't know what to do with him. They've been forcing everything through their Marxist meat-grinder, and Trump is an old piece of shoe leather. . . which is screwing up their meat-grinder.
It has left the ground beef quite angry.