This article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com.
In many articles leading up to the 2016 election I discussed the problem of “escalation.” Namely escalation on the left end of the political spectrum and the people who identify with it (set aside that this spectrum does not exist for the leaders and gatekeepers that exploit it). In analyzing the consequences of the inevitable Trump win, it was clear that extreme leftists (cultural Marxists) were about to lose considerable social influence and that this would end up driving them to more aggressive measures. This process has happened even faster than I expected.
Cultural Marxists are almost universally distrusted or despised in America today. Their only support seems to come from their own inbred activist circles, Hollywood and certain elements of the corporate and political world.
This does not mean they are going away. Not at all. What it means is that they are going to evolve into something else, perhaps something worse. That said, even if this does occur, I worry that conservatives are putting far too much stock in the threat these people represent. My greatest fear is that conservatives will become so hyper-focused on a militant left that they will forget about the international financiers that instigated this mess in the first place. I also worry that we will one day abandon our constitutional principles in the name of stomping such people into the dirt, using government as our primary tool.
I understand the circus mentality surrounding this issue. The lefties want to “punch fascists” and become some kind of folk heroes in a cultural revolution, so they fabricate images of Nazis and imperialists everywhere in order to rationalize their behavior. Conservatives see this behavior and conjure images of communist hordes overrunning the Republic and building a nation-sized gulag around us, so we want to go out and “punch communists.” It’s a tale over a century old.
I see an undue level of fear, though, over these cultural Marxists and their real world effectiveness.
I see guys going out to counter-protest little 96 pound, vegan Antifa kids by strapping on ballistic plates or soft body armor, level IIIA helmets and SAP gloves like they think they are going to war. I have to chuckle a little because it showcases the conservative tendency to meet every threat with a nuclear over-response (metaphorically speaking… in some cases). Remember, in most situations these college-age weaklings have no clue what they are doing, they can barely move around in those skinny jeans they all wear and half of the men identify as women. This is not a group of well trained, bloodthirsty Cheka; they are incompetent and fumbling in the dark.
Opening a high pressure can of whoop ass on such people might be necessary in some instances, but “victory” against them is not going to earn you a place in Valhalla. It may provide some fleeting satisfaction, but let’s be realistic — this is not a war, it is a game… an opportunity to brawl in the streets.
To illustrate my point further, I would like to repost a video that has been making the rounds in the liberty movement recently. Behold! The next phase of escalation in leftist militancy: Learning which end of a gun goes “Boom!”…
The above video posted by the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club was apparently meant as a message of intimidation, but instead it resulted in a roar of laughter. These are the people we are supposed to be afraid of?
Anyone with marginal firearms training will be feeling some cringe right now. There is nothing intimidating about 50 people shooting wildly at a drawing of Pepe The Frog and mostly hitting the dirt hillside instead. It’s hard to become personally proficient with a firearm when you can’t even tell who is hitting what during your “training.” It is also hard to hit a target when you aren’t shown how to shoulder your weapon correctly or present a proper shooting stance.
I’m a good sport and I’ll give the Antifa kids a few tips: Lean forward into the gun instead of backwards, and STOP gripping the mag well and put your non-shooting hand on the handguard; that’s what it is there for. Or, just form a big circle during live weapons training and get the friendly fire incidents over with now.
Don’t get me wrong, I have seen poorly managed prepper and militia training as well, but nothing quite to the level of pure suck that comes across in the video above. And I don’t hold it against the people who showed up to the event, I hold it against the incompetence of the trainers.
But let’s get back to the main point of this article.
The John Brown Gun Club does not represent REAL escalation. Not the kind of escalation I have referred to in the past. Most leftists do not grow up in a gun culture and are thus lost when trying to adopt it. When you are barely exposed to the notion of a thing, you are going to be VERY SLOW in learning that thing. When I showed a friend of mine this video they said, “It’s like when Asians immigrate and have trouble driving…” (Is that racist? Oh who cares…).
Real escalation when it comes to the Left is almost always funded and supported by governments or by elites seeking to use those leftists as weapons for prodding the general population and creating rationalizations for reactionary totalitarianism. I highly suggest skeptics of this idea look into Antony Sutton’s evidenced records and studies into the corporate backing of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia as well as their backing of the rise of fascism in Europe.
I would also suggest research into more famous and violent leftist activist groups like the Weather Underground; a collective responsible for dozens of bombings and threats against government facilities. Perhaps the most suspicious circumstance of the Weathermen and their seeming immunity in many cases to prosecution is the strange story of Bill Ayers, a leader within the Weather Underground that planned multiple bombings but remains free to this day and is an influential figure among political elites in Washington.
If you think that the racially charged rhetoric of social justice warriors today is extreme or “new,” just look at the rhetoric of the Weather Underground, which included discussions on “killing all white babies” because they were destined to “grow up to be oppressive racists.” This propaganda has been going on a LONG time.
These are the kinds of groups we should be truly worried about when it comes to the left, and not because they are capable of ever accomplishing their goals. Leftists rely on two things when imposing their will on others — they rely on the power of the mob, the power of government or both at the same time. Right now it is clear that the left has lost the power of the mob. They have no momentum. They were losing any momentum they did have long before conservatives faced off with them at places like Berkeley.
Government and elitist-supported groups, supplied with training and funding, are a greater danger. They tend to operate more like terrorist cells, using bombings, shootings and attrition.
This is not always simply to instill fear or to achieve an actual political aim in support of leftist “values.” Instead, these groups are sometimes injected into the system as a way to inspire conservatives to overreact or to run into the welcoming arms of a waiting dictatorship.
Perhaps the most effective example of the creation and exploitation of violent leftist terror was Operation Gladio, a false flag program running from the 1950s to the 1990s in Europe until it was finally exposed by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. Many of the leftist and “communist” cells involved in the numerous attacks on civilians during this period were in fact either manipulated by government agencies like the CIA, or they were created from scratch by those same agencies.
This is not to say that every Antifa and SJW organization active today is some kind of Frankenstein creation of the government. Most of them are not. As I stated earlier, many of these people are ignorant college kids brainwashed by academia. They are, at most, useful idiots and not a true threat because they don’t have the tools or capacity to present a true threat.
However, a day is likely coming in which Gladio-style leftist groups will be active in the U.S., and they will not be assaulting senior citizens with mere pepper spray, or screaming at Trump supporters and throwing bike locks from sidewalks.
The goal behind such groups will NOT be to “win.” They are not trying to establish a Marxist enclave. What they really want is to frighten conservatives and liberty activists into supporting extreme measures outside of the constitution and our principles. For once we abandon our principles in the name of “winning,” we will have actually lost everything.
At bottom, the pinnacle threat to liberty is not the cultural Marxists, the SJWs, Antifa or whatever else they like to call themselves. The real threat, as always, are the establishment elites funding and influencing that very ideology, that very mob. Countering the leftists on the street in some situations is useful, but not at the expense of abandoning the fight against the root cancer eating at the heart of our country. Until the moneymen and political criminals (on both sides of the aisle) are dealt with, the waves of angry leftist dupes and their more dangerous Marxist cells will never end. Fighting the left while ignoring the greater demon is an eternally foolish strategy.
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I have no kids and a wife who I’ve trained to fight, were both in our mid 30s and have been ready to fight anyone who tries to take our freedom for the last 15+ years. I am one of the few who don’t have to worry about taking care of or what happens to my kids and can freely engage enemy combatants without care since if I am killed in battle then so is my wife who is by my side. Just how many folks like us are there who decided not to have kids due to events happening and possible need to die in battle fighting for your freedom?
“Militant Leftists Are More An Annoyance Than A Real Threat To Liberty: “They Are Incompetent And Fumbling In The Dark”
Major mistake. Never underestimate an adversary, no matter how lowly they may seem. Japan once made plastic mickey mouse watches; now cars. China use to make chopsticks, now they make cruise missiles and stealth fighters.
Remember the KIA ??? Have you looked at one lately ??? 🙂
I agree with you, this time…
It just proves that even a blind chicken can find some corn. 🙂
not at all. It proves that given enough time, resources and training, even a blind chicken can become a serious adversary if you’re in the habit of writing off blind chickens as an “annoyance”
Correct. Regressive liberalism aka the deranged left is the number one national security threat to every western nation. Brandon Smith is becoming a real bag of hot air.
When I was a younger man, there were events that scared the world. Even liberals were talking about bomb shelters. It didn’t happen.
The lord promised he would put off judgement as long as possible.
When some of my peers chose not to have children, I did. I have no regrets.
Great great grandad saw WW1, but still had kids, thus I’m here.
Grandad saw WW2, but still had kids, thus I’m here.
Dad just missed war in Nam, but still had kids, thus I’m here.
Don’t give into fear. Besides I predict you’ll have a great time camping, shooting and playing prepper games with the kids as they grow up.
Those wussies will scurry like mice when bullets start whizzing by.
The Lefties, are nothing but useless eaters. They are not any natural home grown movement, but a hired snarl of unemployed scum with nothing else to do in their miserable lives, they don’t vote, they live in mommas basement and accept money from George Soros to create chaos. The nano-second the funding stops they will dissolve like Kool-Aid in a toilet bowl with the rest of the turds. Exit, hit flush.
We don’t see any of this in my 98% white area of the south. They would not last. In-fact they probably would disappear faster than a flush. Go ask all the local biker gangs in my area, what they think of these lefties punks? They laugh. This is why they hide in the cities. Come out here in the country and try your BS. Ha!!
They went out and fired a few rounds and poked holes in paper or a can. They don’t yet realize that bullets aren’t always outbound. Nobody with any sense looks forward to a gunfight.
It is true that we must not over react to the left, but on the other hand we must be careful that we don’t fall into the trap of compromise. The greatest problem that I now see, is that when called a racist we bend over backward to show that we’re not a racist and the same goes for being called a sexist, people tend to give up ground to prove that their not a sexist, and this is a never ending surrender to the Left until we’re under THEIR control. Homosexuality is a prime example of this, Homosexuals are perverts plain and simple, but yet we’re afraid of being called intolerant. Lets not over react, but we must stand our ground. Trekker Out.
I’ve seen many of the young ones over time change to more conventional/conservative ways. as they obtain jobs,homes,stuff and a modicum of wealth they tend to change their minds about sharing it with others or the government. Those that have nothing want you to share your stuff with them. I expect others to work for theirs and i’ll choose who to help when they need it and how much i give them without being shamed into it by liberals or the government.
Like the old saying, “If you’re not a democrat (socialist) when you’re 20, you have no heart. If you’re still a democrat when you’re 40, you have no brain.”
If your a lefty when your 20 then you are a degenerate decadent byproduct of public school and have no father
Most of the lefties are the product of Jerry Springer reruns. We need to start cutting off their nuts at birth. No procreating.
You’ve lost most of your manufacturing jobs and effectively have lost the nuclear family entirely. You’re bleeding GDP like your leg got blown off.
Just wondering… when it is you start to think they’re dangerous.
You’re underestimating things very badly. Just because they can’t go full Rambo on your ass.
Well said. The average antifa is nothing, they will make good cannon fodder. They are backed by dedicated leftists. The enemy is never 10 feet tall, but only a fool underestimates their abilities. They are only 1 small piece of the looming problems.
I don’t know where TF Brandon came up with this one, but he’s WAY off the mark here.
To dismiss revolutionary leftards is a big mistake. Just because the group are bumbling buffoons at the moment, doesn’t mean they will continue to be.
And I’m not sure how he’s missed that these cretins are protected by the weal of power.
Question: Do leftists know which end of the gun to point?
Another icon of US history bites the dust with removal of 106 yr old Jefferson Davis statue in NOLA. Left won’t be happy until US history re-written or erased altogether…
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana
Samuel Colt referred to his revolver as the equalizer. Even a little old lady could stop the biggest bad guy in town with one well placed shot.
Many here made disparaging remarks about the size and strength of people they perceive as leftists. I gotta say you seem to have forgotten the words of Samuel Colt.
At some point some of the leftist turds are going to push me too much, i dont care how big or small or whatever they are, it will be the last pushing they will ever do other than pushing up dandelions in a graveyard
You will do well to remember that these cultural Marxists are educating your children. They have a greater influence on your children than you do, and if you oppose them the full force of the law will descend on you. If you resist you will be killed.
So be it
Look here. If this was a fight between these homeless people and confused college students and white gun owners, this would be over in a matter of an hour or two at most. The real enemies are as the article claims, the Banking Cartel and, I would add, the influence of that “only democracy in the region” which gets billions of our tax dollars and has a huge Nuclear arsenal. We can’t forget the government stooges who have the power to arm and train these fools or any group they choose be it Muslims, Blacks, Mexican and other South Americans, or who ever the hell they please to beef up and use to suppress us. We must, as the author says, not take our eyes off the Banksters; because, ultimately, it always boils down to money. “He who has the guns and the gold rules.”
The moment you truly underestimate your adversary, the battle is already lost.
You’ve already underestimated your adversary. And we keep giving ground and giving ground.
Divorce rate north of 60%. Dead baby factories that make the Armenian Genocide look like a picnic in terms of sheer numbers.
And the above poster is quite correct. They own the schools and therefore own your own children.
Where I’m sitting it looks a lot like they’re kicking ass and taking names, and all conservatives do is complain about what they MIGHT do about it at some nebulous as yet to be determined future date.
Set the way back machine for 1900 and then tell me what you think they’d think about this. Like I said, someone’s winning and it sure as shit isn’t conservatives. Fuck’s sake we were so desperate for ANYTHING that MIGHT just barely slow it down that we elected Trump. I mean really sit back and compute that one. “Better than Hillary” well of course. I could elect a cumquat and it would be better than Hillary. I mean that’s just a given there.
Point is, the Don is and has always been a pathological liar and a guy that over-commits on everything as a matter of habit.
Would I vote him out of course not.
But ask yourself this, if you were truly in the power position you think you are… how can it be that this is your only choice and you were desperate to even get this?
No my friend, they’re pretty much mopping the floor with us.
Same goes for the equally clueless, big industry-dependent right wingers. Both sides are kept cursing each other while in so doing blessing their common enemy–the creepy government false-flag event artists who manipulate them both along with the cud-munching masses who bleat for whatever the mainstream tells them.
Nothing changes an allegedly BRAVE MANs (no matter their political bend)mind that incoming fire. Even the staunchest most masculine “heros” will shit themselves, but all that being said, it is also the MAN who can control his fear enough to be rational and focused enough to get past that gut wrenching fear to accurately and effectively return fire. You an ask any former service member who has been under fire (THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS IN A FOXHOLE when rounds are impacting your position. All are equally scared shitless, all equally want to survive and go home. Anyone who says otherwise is either psychotic or a very poor liar. You cant take that to the bank.
The Antifa morons, will quit in seconds once a couple heads come apart and the reality of their own demise becomes apparent when they get showered by their fellow terrorists brains and blood.