The first thing we need to understand about these #BlackLivesMatter protests and riots is that they were years in the making. The second thing we need to understand is that they’re not all about racial injustice and police brutality. There is something much deeper at work here. The third thing we need to understand is that these protests and riots are not going away anytime soon. They’re going to be with us for the remainder of 2020 and well into 2021.
A Long Time in the Making
First things first, the #BlackLivesMatter protests and riots were years in the making. The official hashtag and organized cause started after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The movement was co-founded by three organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. But the problems go back much further than that.
I lived through the Los Angeles Riots in 1992, so all of this is a bad case of deja vu for me, except now I’m seeing it nationwide. There are two factors at play here. On the one hand, police brutality is a real thing, and there is such a thing as “bad cops.” On the other hand, racism is real too, but that doesn’t mean that all bad cops are racists. Some of them would throw me (a white man) over the hood of a cruiser just as quickly as they would any black man. This is why I’m always polite and cooperative with police officers, even if they come across as rude or disrespectful to me. I know that they’re the ones carrying the gun and the badge. Their words will always be heavier than mine in a court of law. As St. Paul taught us in Scripture…
Let every soul be in subjection to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God. Therefore he who resists the authority withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment. For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the authority, for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil. Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, continually doing this very thing. Therefore give everyone what you owe: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if customs, then customs; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.Romans 13:1-7
I once had a police officer pull me over for doing 25 mph and a 10 mph zone. It was a speed trap in a small town. The 10 mph zone was no more than 200 feet long, it wasn’t well marked, it was in the middle of the night, and there was nobody else around. I was pulled over, treated very disrespectfully (even though I cooperated with everything and was friendly), my driver’s license was confiscated (though I had no prior tickets), and I was told if I just mailed in the fine, my license would be mailed back to me, and there would “be no trouble.” It was at that point I realized this was a small-town racket, and nothing would please this officer more than if I mouthed-off to him, so he could throw me over the hood of his cruiser, handcuff me and take me to jail for more fines, and possibly even drum-up some business for the local bail bondsman and defense lawyer.
I wasn’t going to play that game. So, I put on a fake smile. Thanked the officer, and carefully drove away. This was a speed trap, in a small town, where they apparently make their revenue off unsuspecting travelers. Yes, I was guilty of speeding, and I deserved a speeding ticket, but we’re talking about going 25 mph here. The cop didn’t need to take my driver’s license for heaven’s sake! The best possible defense was to follow the teachings of St. Paul above.
Now, if this can happen to a white man, in a white town, I can’t even imagine what black people go through. Is there unfair treatment of black people? Yes, I’m sure there is. Is there abuse of civil rights toward black people? I bet there is! Is there rude and disrespectful behavior toward black people? Of course there is. Look at what happened to me, and I’m white. I can’t even imagine what might have happened in that small town if I were black.
So I recognize that there can be problems with the police from time to time, and I also recognize that sometimes this can be related to city laws and politics. I’ve had countless encounters with law enforcement over my lifetime. Only one of them was bad. All the rest were positive. I even have family in law enforcement. Yes, there are bad cops, and bad city politics too, but that’s usually the exception to the norm.
The moral to this story is I get it, or at least I might have a clue. Black people have been getting the short end of the stick on this continent for 500 years, not just in the United States, but in the English Colonies before the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and everywhere else in North America, and South America too! But then, if we really want to be fair and honest here, we have to admit they had been getting the shaft in Africa for a lot longer. How do you think their ancestors originally got here? North African Muslims ventured south of the Sahara Desert to trap and capture blacks as slaves, where they promptly sold them to European merchants sailing to the Americas from African ports. The last five-hundred years has been one slow-screw to black people, and I think we all need to recognize that. What black people need is the same thing everyone else needs: justice and new opportunities, nothing more and nothing less.
That’s not going to be accomplished, however, with loud protests and riots. That’s where the whole thing has gone terribly wrong. Such things only increase racial tensions, deepen divides, and ultimately weaken everyone, including black communities, which tend to suffer the most from these things.
While I believe in the right to protest for a redress of grievances, I’ve learned in my own lifetime that the only kind of protests that work are the kind that are more than peaceful, following the teachings of St Paul above. They have to be docile, pleasant, family-oriented and leave the city in better shape than when they started. That means not a single window can be broken, traffic must not be obstructed, and garbage should be cleaned up by the protesters while they’re protesting. Pope St John Paul II proved that this kind of civil disobedience works, and in fact, it worked so well in Poland that it broke the back of the communist regime occupying Poland at the time. If it worked for Poles, it can work for Americans too. In fact, it’s the ONLY kind of protests that will work for Americans. Anything else will only make things worse.
Not About Racial Injustice and Police Brutality
While racial injustice and police brutality seem to be the catalysts that ramp up these types of protests and riots, I’m afraid something much deeper is at play here. Some have suggested that the #BlackLivesMatter movement has been hijacked by Marxists. I disagree. It wasn’t hijacked by Marxists at all. Rather, it was founded by Marxists. These aren’t my words. They’re the words of one of the founders. #BlackLivesMatter has been Marxist from the very beginning.
On July 22, 2015 a video was uploaded to YouTube by The Real News Network, wherein one of the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, specifically stated she and co-founder Alicia Garza “are trained Marxists.” You can watch and see for yourself here. The quote comes just after 6:45 minutes into the video feed…
I don’t know if she, or others, fully understand the explosive nature of that comment. It’s always possible that the founders of #BlackLivesMatter may simply not understand what they’re really pushing for. Marxism is a political ideology, founded on the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the middle 1800s. It’s a materialist worldview that is based on social conflict, which has led to the creation of communism, socialism, democratic-socialism and fascism, all of which have led to government tyranny in one form or another during the 1900s. When you study Marxism by itself, it appears to have lofty and altruistic goals. This was because neither Marx nor Engels could imagine the horrors that would unfold as nations tried to implement their ideology in the following century. On paper, Marxism always looks great. In practical application, however, it’s a nightmare.
My own family had a run-in with Marxists in Cuba during the 1900s, which resulted in my great-grandfather being shot in the back. He was forced to flee the country with his family, with nothing but their suitcases, after a short convalescence in a Havana hospital. His sugarcane crops were burned, and boat destroyed, his home seized, all by Marxists trying to implement Marx and Engels’ dream of Utopia through revolutionary uprising and big-government intervention. My great-grandfather spent the rest of his days in the United States, and the once pleasant nation of Cuba is now a “communist shit-hole” as commonly described in American metaphor.
Marxism sucks. It looks great on paper, but its foundations are defective. The end result is civil unrest, always accompanied by violence, followed by government takeovers, institutionalized theft of private property, followed by the oppression of everyone — tyranny. Marxism promises equality on paper, but what it delivers in practical application is the equal distribution of hardship. Under Marxism there is equality. Everyone is equally miserable.
What modern Marxists all seem to have in common is a lack of historical understanding. They read the theories of Marx and Engels, thinking “oh how wonderful.” I can see the initial appeal to any class of people that might feel oppressed. But their lack of historical knowledge has them skip over an entire century to the present day, oblivious to the suffering, misery, violence, murder and genocide Marxist regimes (of various types) have wrought upon the human race. The answer of modern Marxists is to say, “the right people just haven’t tried it yet,” but only the epitome of pride and arrogance leads them to believe that THEY are finally the “right people.” No. We have over 100 years of historical example proving that Marxism always leads to tyranny, in one form or another, every single time it’s been tried — 100% guaranteed. Oh, and economic conditions always get worse under Marxism, never better, and that’s also guaranteed by historical example.
The problem with #BlackLivesMatter is that its founders are “trained Marxists” (their words not mine). That means, in my observation, they’re using the sad situation of racial tensions to push a completely different movement and cause upon black Americans, and others as well. Many of those who naively embrace the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and bend the knee in submission to its cause, do not fully understand what that cause is.
Not Going Away Anytime Soon
What we are witnessing is the unfolding of a Marxist revolution in the United States, and it’s been planned for a very, very long time. This isn’t the Los Angeles Riots. No, I wish it were. Because if that’s all it was, then it would settle down as soon as the National Guard shows up. The Los Angeles Riots really and truly were about racial tension and police brutality. There wasn’t an underlying political or ideological cause keeping it going. It just broke out, it raged for a few days, and then it died down. That’s not going to happen this time with #BlackLivesMatter. This movement is going to last months to years, and it’s going to get worse. There may be brief periods when it appears to settle down, but give it time. It will come back again with a vengeance. If there is anything we’ve learned over the 20th century, it is this. Marxists don’t give up.
The tearing down of statues and monuments (iconoclasm) is classic Marxist modus operandi. They’ve been at that game for over a century now. It progresses from political monuments to religious monuments. Then, once the statues are gone, or they can’t get to them anymore, the next thing they go after is churches and other religious organizations. Finally, once they’ve destroyed as many places of worship as they can, they go after religious people next, everyone from the priest in the cassock to the old woman with a rosary praying in the park. We have a century of one example after another that demonstrates this, in many countries throughout the world — even as close as Cuba and Mexico!
We have to dig in for the long haul, and understand what this battle is really about. Racism is just the cover story. It’s the catalyst that gets the mob riled up. Most of the people rioting are just useful idiots, who think it’s fun and rationalize their actions by telling themselves its all about sticking it to the “racist Nazis” who don’t agree with them. They’re being used by Marxist planners. If the Marxists are ever successful at taking over a whole city, state or part of the nation, their useful idiots will be the first they execute. They know these people are traitors, because they already betrayed their homeland once. They won’t want to risk keeping them around, lest they become a danger to the new Marxist overlords. Not to worry, they won’t need to execute them for political reasons. They’ll already have a long rap sheet on them for the crimes they committed while helping the Marxists get into power. They’ll just use that. Yes, they are keeping track, even now, with names, dates, places and crimes committed.
Marxists are not gods though. They are human. They can be defeated, but before they are, they must be identified and called out. The good news is this. The most vulnerable places for Marxists to take are big cities. Outside of these big cities, they hold very little sway. It’s always been that way with Marxists, and it always will be. The thing about America is it’s a very big country. It has lots of suburban and rural spaces, where Marxists have always found it difficult to gain a foothold.
America also has something else going for it. It has a heavily armed citizenry, who reside mostly in suburban and rural environments. It’s been said “there’s a gun behind every blade of grass in America,” and that’s a wonderfully accurate metaphor. A forceful Marxist revolution can only happen in the big cities. It can’t happen anywhere else in America, which is why they need to rely on the media and the government to help their cause. They’ve found a willing ally in the US Democratic Party, which would make a deal with a devil himself, just to regain political power.
A recent survey by Pew found that half of all the #BlackLivesMatter protesters and iconoclasts are young, white liberals (many of them Marxists), and that nearly 80% of all #BlackLivesMatter protesters (in total) were members of the Democratic Party. Think about that. If you’re wondering where most of the young Democrats are these days, they’re out protesting and rioting for #BlackLivesMatter. This is the future of the Democratic Party, whether the current party leadership likes it or not. The DNC will only become more Left-wing and more Marxist in the days ahead. It’s inevitable and unstoppable. The Democrats made their deal with the devil, again, and now their chickens are coming home to roost. Within ten years, the Democratic Party will be an openly Marxist organization. The DNC leadership doesn’t want to talk about that. Most of them are just hoping to cash in on whatever they can before the new leadership takes over. You want to know the future of the DNC? Look to Senator Bernie Sanders. He represents the conservative wing of what the DNC will look like in ten years.
Here’s the good news. The Marxist game is based mostly on illusion. They rely heavily on the mainstream news media to help them create this illusion. They create the image of an entire nation falling apart, but all the action is really just limited to small sections of major cities. The news media reports on these activities around the clock, in the most alarming way, so as to give the Marxists the most attention possible. They make them appear larger than life. Suddenly, hundreds appear to be thousands, and thousands appear to be hundreds of thousands. While hundreds of thousands become millions. None of it is real. It’s all an illusion. Yes, the protests may be large, but they only encompass a small section of a major city. Remember that. For every square mile of angry protesters shouting with their fists in the air, there are thousands of square miles where literally nothing is going on at all. In these areas, the media keeps people on edge, but there’s nothing happening nearby.
Here’s more good news. The Marxists are tapped out. They’re not recruiting many more people. They’ve pretty much reached maximum capacity of protesters. They’re not going to get many more people into the streets, especially after all those riots, and so they must rely heavily on the mainstream news media to further push their narrative. Since they’ve reached maximum capacity, they can’t protest in both the urban and suburban areas at the same time. They have to choose between the two, and rural areas are completely out of the question. Considering that suburban areas tend to be more heavily armed, while urban areas are usually gun-restricted zones, it’s much more likely that Marxists will focus their efforts more on urban areas, where their protesters and iconoclasts are less likely to get shot by frightened homeowners.
So.. How do we Stop the Civil Unrest?
We need to start dealing with these protesters, rioters and iconoclasts the same way we’ve dealt with Marxists in previous generations. That means we first have to identify them as Marxists. We also have to understand that a Marxist revolution always has four wings: (1) political, (2) activist, (3) propaganda and (4) paramilitary. In this case, the political wing is the US Democratic Party (DNC). The activist wing is #BlackLivesMatter. The propaganda wing is the mainstream news media. The paramilitary wing is #Antifa. All four of these work together to effect the revolution. All four of these components are necessary. The revolution will fail if one of these four is absent. The good news is the paramilitary wing, #Antifa, is already being disrupted by the Trump administration, which has labelled it a terrorist organization, and there are ways we can disrupt the other three. It’s time to take some notes…
In regards to the propaganda wing of America’s Marxist revolution, the mainstream media, the way to disrupt it is to simply turn it off. Don’t watch any television news media — at all. Don’t listen to the radio either, and don’t visit the websites of any major news media outlets. Make it a resolution for the rest of 2020 and beyond. CNN and FoxNews must go dark in your home. (Many conservatives are fooled by FoxNews. They engage in the same fake news tactics as CNN. They’re just more coy about it, and hide behind conservative pundits.) Don’t play those stations in your home, and don’t watch them when out of your home. Ignore them. If you see a talking head on a television screen, with a news ticker underneath, look the other way. It’s dead to you. The same goes for all the alphabet networks: ABC, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, etc. That doesn’t mean you need to be ignorant of the news. Rather, I recommend you get your news sources exclusively from two secular news outlets, and two Catholic news outlets. You should bookmark them in your phone and on your tablet or laptop. Rely on these sources alone, and ignore everything else. They are…
- The Epoch Times (Secular)
- One America News (Secular)
- Church Militant (Catholic)
- National Catholic Register (Catholic)
In regards to the activist wing of the Marxist revolution, #BlackLivesMatter, the way to disrupt the Marxist element of the movement is to promote justice for all minorities, and this is done in the following ways…
- Educate them about the history of the Democratic Party here (share on social media).
- Educate them about the history of the Republican Party here (share on social media).
- Educate them about the #Blexit as a reasonable and empowering alternative to #BlackLivesMatter.
- Patron small businesses, especially those run by minorities.
- Push for government and big corporations to hire based on experience more than education. This helps minorities who can’t afford college. It also hurts liberal colleges.
- Do not counter-protest #BlackLivesMatter. Stay away from them, and do not interfere in their activities, unless of course you are in danger. In which case, calmly and prudently take necessary precautions.
- If you wish to intervene to protect religious monuments and churches, do quiet prayer vigils instead, and make sure multiple people are filming them. That way if protesters attack, they’ll look like total monsters. Make sure those videos make it on YouTube and all social media platforms (especially Parler). Also, make sure all local news media outlets get a copy. NOTE: Marxists always attack religious monuments, churches and people eventually. They can’t help it. It’s in their ideology.
- Support your local police department. Write them a short letter expressing your support. It’s good for their morale. Demand your local politicians increase funding for your local police department. If necessary, pay the taxes needed to make it happen.
- Demand your church do more evangelistic outreach to minorities, if it’s not already doing this.
- Demand more cooperative ownership of large corporations. Instead of putting shares on the stock market, offer them to employees as part of their pay. Creating an ownership economy will help everyone, especially minorities, who need to feel like they have a stake in the capitalist system.
In regards to the political wing of the Marxist revolution, the Democratic Party (DNC), the way to disrupt their alliance with the Marxist Left is to foil their normal ways of gauging public opinion, with the hope of lulling them into a false sense of complacency. Arrogance is their biggest weakness. If we can fool them into thinking their electoral victories are guaranteed (like we did in 2016), then we can stack the odds in our favor. Since most media news outlets, and pollsters, work to help them gauge public opinion, disruption is done in the following ways…
- Do not buy any yard signs for Trump or any Republican candidate. Do not buy any bumper stickers, hats, t-shirts or other paraphernalia. Rather, just send Trump and the Republicans private donations, asking for nothing in return. This helps the party save money to use for television, radio and Internet advertising, which will do far more than bumper stickers and yard signs.
- Keep your mouth shut about voting for Trump or Republicans. Don’t tell anyone who doesn’t need to know, unless you think you can sway an interested person who is currently on the fence. When you talk to this person, do so privately, so others don’t hear.
- Don’t talk to pollsters and don’t participate in political polls of any kind. The less information pollsters have, the more it disrupts the Democrat/Media machine. If you must talk to pollsters, then lie to them. Tell them you’re voting Biden/Democrat, even if you’re not. No, it’s not a mortal sin to lie to pollsters. They’re just pollsters. Consider it a prank. At worst, it’s only a venial sin. At best, it’s just fun and games.
- If you’re one of the serious subversives, like I am, register as a Democrat so you can disrupt the Democrat primaries by voting for the candidates who will be easiest for Republicans to beat.
- Be sure to turn out on election day and vote for law & order candidates, who want to take a tough stand against Marxism in the United States. In most cases, these will be Republicans, including President Trump. Only by crushing Marxists in elections can a clear message be sent: “Every time you do your whole revolution thingy, it backfires! You get a Republican president and more Republicans in Congress!”
Last but not least, there is one more thing we can do to stop the Marxist revolution in America — pray! Our Lady of Fatima told us through the three seer children that the Holy Rosary was the most powerful weapon against the Marxist revolutionaries in all countries. So pray, and if you know how, pray the Holy Rosary — daily!
Bishops and priests, you have greater responsibility to lead the faithful in prayer, and to perform exorcisms where acts of desecrating iconoclasm have taken place. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has led the way on this. Don’t be cowards. It’s time to be men! So put on your big-boy cassocks, and your big-boy miters, and pick up your big-boy crosier, along with your holy water and incense. Go to these places where desecration of religious monuments occurred, and drive out the demons partying there. Keep these prayer vigils and exorcisms reverent and quiet. Make it known what you’re doing, but don’t make a big scene either. Try to get local police protection if you can. If another angry mob attacks you, offer your suffering up to Christ. For that is what you were ordained to do. Just make sure somebody is filming it all, so it can be reported to the police, local news media, and placed on the Internet. This needs to happen Fathers. It’s the only way to show Marxism for what it truly is.
These are things that normal, everyday people can do.. It’s easy. It’s simple. You can start right now without even telling anyone.
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