I’ve written before that BLM and Antifa are really just the latest version of the same racially-obsessed radical communist movement which has been waging war on America for half a century and more. Not only are both too-obviously modelled on the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground, many of the veteran thugs of both are helping run the show.
Something else the old and new have in common is that they are little more than gangsters posing as revolutionaries. The Black Panthers were basically a black mafia: “just a pack of predators”, according to the LA Times. They may have posed as political revolutionaries, but their real game was robbery, vice and murder – lots of murder. Weatherman, the SLA and other radical groups funded their campaigns of terrorist violence via a string of bank robberies.
Nothing’s changed. What’s been notable about this American summer’s riots is how minutely organised they are. George Floyd wasn’t the “trigger”: he was the excuse. Many of the subsequent riots were not mere disorganised mob violence, they were orchestrated looting and robbery – with a sideline of murder.
Who are these woke marauders? It seems to vary from city to city, depending on who the local criminal underclass are. In LA it appears to be South Central’s Hispanic gangs. Witnesses describe highly organised looters spilling out of the caravans of carnage while “a few people yelled out orders from inside their idling vehicles, waving this small army from one target to another with military precision”. The first wave of looters smashed windows then moved on while the next wave rushed in with empty duffel bags. When they emerged with bulging bags, they’d all pile back in and speed on to the next target.
The rioters, meanwhile are being recruited from the useless idiots of the woke white left, from trannies to teachers.
It’s tempting to respond with “When the lootin’ starts, the shootin’ starts”, but that risks an almighty media meltdown. Remember, this is very much an asymmetrical war, with everyone from the Democrat party to the media gunning for the commie goon squad.
More than anything, what the media want is their very own Horst Wessel.
We gratefully share the works of many guest authors under the Creative Commons License. This Article may be shared and re-posted while honoring the terms of this licence.
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the original work and to the license as well as indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.