Officials Claim Far-Right 'Boogaloo Bois' Fanning Flames Of Chaos In Minnesota
May 31, 2020 at 9:51 PM - Views: 94 #321207sonofspy777Participant
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The specter of white supremacists surreptitiously participating in protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, the black man killed in the custody of Minneapolis police last week, became more substantive than earlier vague rumors when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Saturday told reporters that neo-Nazis—along with members of Mexican drug cartels—appear to be involved in inflaming the violent riots that have struck Minneapolis, as well as other cities around the country.
“The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd,” Walz said today. “It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities.”
“We have seen things like white supremacist organizers posting on platforms about coming to Minnesota,” Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said at the same press conference, adding that a potential connection to organized crime is also being investigated.
Harrington added that white nationalists are posting messages on social media, according to Joy Reid, that urge fellow extremists to go to Minneapolis to “get our loot on” and create mayhem. He told reporters that authorities will investigate people attempting to use public outrage over Floyd’s death as a “cover” for illegal activity.
Bernie figured he could do more good ALIVE,
than dead in a small plane "accident".
I think he's right.
May 31, 2020 at 10:44 PM #321228
June 1, 2020 at 12:28 AM #321272Pam2Participant
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If Trump is their figure head, they have nothing to complain about. This sounds like a “Russia did it” type of story.
Undercover police agitators is a more believable story.
June 1, 2020 at 12:35 AM #321276
my bet is on partisan agenda hype reporting. sure there are troublemakers but it’s not likely to be a grand conspiracy. it’s cool to hate white people/symbols of white oppression now. this is why popular culture is rife with contrived storylines about fighting nazis, like the HBO watchmen series and amazon’s hunters
June 1, 2020 at 1:28 AM #321298
is a 4chan meme, from what I read. There appears to be general skepticism towards them being an armed militia worth taking seriously. But you never know, and now more than ever we need all working class people uniting for community defense and service, instead of getting divided by the faux left-right divide that establishment media keeps pushing.
June 1, 2020 at 7:48 PM #321551ravensongParticipant
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environmental regulation of private industry, etc. In a nutshell, they are rebelling against peace, love, kindness, and a safe planetary environment.
Their agenda is to further the cause of Trump fascism in the United States.
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
June 1, 2020 at 1:08 AM #321286
has been doing good work of anarchist agitation among pro gun rights rural white working class communities:
<h2>Collective freedoms and self-defence</h2>
Redneck Revolt echoes libertarian concerns with government authority, and they use this as a starting point to engage with rural and working-class white communities. For instance, Redneck Revolt strategically engages with right-wing and nativist “Patriot” militia groups, such as the Oath Keepers and the III% movement.
Through persistent work they have achieved measured success, convincing some members of these groups to jettison their xenophobic and white nationalist ideologies. In 2016, as the Standing Rock Sioux escalated their struggle against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Redneck Revolt addressed a recruitment pamphlet to the right-wing Patriot movements: there is no necessary reason, they argued, that “the white working-class … [should] find solidarity with rich white ranch owners against the government, but not working-class people of color defending their own land and community.” This emphasis on community self-defence is consistent with Redneck Revolt’s libertarian-socialism, which broadly promotes self-organization over government authority.
This emphasis on community self-defence is consistent with Redneck Revolt’s libertarian-socialism, which broadly promotes self-organization over government authority. Thus, like most of Trump’s rural supporters and the National Rifle Association, Redneck Revolt believes that firearms are central to freedom – a position that clearly puts them at odds with many on the US left. However, their promotion of armed self-defence is firmly articulated with collective notions of freedom, rather than the individual freedoms which drive Trumpism. For instance, through alliances with organizations like Black Lives Matter, Redneck Revolt contributed to community self-defence in support of Confederate monument removal in Charlottesville, Virginia last year. Cornel West reported that Redneck Revolt and their allies saved his life when white nationalist protests turned violent.
Too early to tell how succesfull Redneck Revolt and other similar agitation projects have been for community self-defence against state thugs, instead of elements of white working class taking sides with the thugs. One can only hope.
June 1, 2020 at 1:27 AM #321297jerry611Participant
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When there is protests and unrest, a lot of different groups of people across the spectrum rush out to push their own agenda. That’s unfortunate because then usually those people drown out the message of the original protesters. But you’ll find everyone. There are anarchists, far-right, far-left, every one who has some reason to be upset will come out.
I understand there may be some who are uncomfortable pinning blame on only groups like ANTIFA as being responsible. (Because that’s the direction Trump is going to go.) However, I think it’s doubtful there is some nationwide organized effort by white supremacists to inflame what’s going on here. There is no evidence the provocateurs are exclusively neo-Nazis.
June 1, 2020 at 1:50 AM #321304
anarchist peer-to-peer networks have been most effective in organizing and spreading the mass action through whole country, which is why Trump and Barr are now seriously trying to classify Antifa as a terrorist organization – as if it was organization in the usual hierarchic sense instead of loose network. But activists cant force local peoples to come out to streets, you can only announce events and spread the info, and see who comes if anyone.
Loose networks are most resistant to government suffocation, which is why anarchic practices are the norm among all anti-establishment forces, whether they self-identify as anarchists or not.
Biggest question, of course, is how far goes the loyalty to their corporate masters of the working class people serving in National Guard etc. military.
June 1, 2020 at 9:48 AM #321459
i think if push came to shove, they would come around. i hope so anyways. it’s always possible if there is dialogue with these groups instead of alienation. occupy wallstreet seemed to transcend conventional social structure but something defused that movement.
June 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM #321527
Just “something”? Yes, that something was Thug Boss Obama who agitated and organized violent crackdown of OWS camps, molesting and kidnapping peaceful citizens with lethal weapons and bulldozing and destroying tents etc. private property of peaceful and law-abiding citizens.
The organizing form of horizontal networks was not defused, of course not because that’s impossible, nor was challenging the system’s control over public spaces. Now the symbols of power in public spaces are getting burned and looted, and another POTUS with rest of the establisment thugs and criminals agitates more physical violence against citizens by sending army to the streets.
June 2, 2020 at 12:05 AM #321643
imageboards claim that a “progressive stack” started overreaching in search of inclusivity above all else (white men speak last/LGBTBBQ/metoo) and although i admit a lot of ignorance, in terms of a timeline it seems to make sense. some people claim to have been there and witnessed it, but along with super fresh hot takes, image boards can also act as corrosively false rumor mills
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