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Reject the Alt-right & Alt-left! Now is the time!

It is apparent that there is great opportunity in the current political climate to address the major concerns within the current position of our political process. During the “Lame Duck” months of an outgoing President, there has been a deflation of the rhetorical discourse experienced during the election season as every day Americans disconnect from the day in day out political battles. It is the calm before the storm where old political alliances crumble and new alliances are formed. It is emblematic of the uniqueness of America as the transfer of power truly resembles the principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence and chugs along politically on the lawful rails of the United States Constitution. The opportunity lies not only in the discussion about our purpose and the laws that protect our purpose but also in the ability to reach out to people that have not aligned politically with the new alliances being crafted by politicians and bureaucrats.

The founders of our nation understood the nature of politics and designed a system of government that limited the amount of political influence that our elected representatives experience in government. The idea of a representative constitutional republic as designed and crafted by the founders prevent the large swings of political power by separating the structures of power and pushing law to the fore front of governmental rule. In other words they developed a system of laws not a system of the politics of men. While the founders understood that politics was a natural societal emanation, they sought to build the proper forums and processes to which politics of man was applied within the confines of a system of law.

The threat we face.

We have discussed here ad nauseam about the threats we face with becoming a Democracy. The threat is real and offers a true danger to our future and the future of our progeny. There is always a sense political victory and loss during the “Lame Duck” months as Americans all across the country express their joy, frustration, anger, and skepticism with the new government that is to come.

There are 4 main groups of people with 4 different political outlooks and are exacerbated after major elections as experienced recently.

  1. The celebrating minority – This group of people are the loyalists to the winner of the election that were ardent supporters. In this election hard core Donald Trump supporters have been the cheering and elated members riding on the “Trump Train”. Once Trump officially takes the reigns of the Executive Branch, the ideal vision of Trump’s promises will break down as promises could be broken and the political reality replaces the elation of the victorious election season sinks in.
  2. The disenfranchised minority – This group of people are the people that supported other candidates that do not intend to support Donald Trump. They could be the “Never Trump” members, Clinton loyalists or Sanders Loyalists.
  3. The fringe minority – This is the group of people that represent the opportunists. They could be White Nationalists looking to gain power on the coat tails of the rise in nationalist rhetoric from Donald Trump and his supporters. They could be Black Nationalists or Marxists that see opportunities as the radical opposition to Donald Trump’s Eastern European-style national populism creates a clear target for opposition. This group is a very dangerous group that could grow into what gives the illusion of a vocal majority as the “celebrating minority” and “disenfranchised minority” try to associate the radical aspects of this group to the cause of their opposition.
  4. The skeptical majority – This is a majority of Americans that may have or may not have voted for Donald Trump that are prudent with their affiliations with the “celebrating minority” and the “disenfranchised minority” because they see the dangerous indirect affiliations with the “fringe minority”. In many cases this majority is what has been called the “silent majority” because they are prudent and do not get involved with activism.

Keep in mind that these groups are not strongly defined balkanized groups with well-defined boundaries. They don’t represent political parties as they people in these groups could be affiliated with the Democrat Party, the Republican Party, as well as all the other independent parties that exist. The groups’ boundaries are porous as people go in and out of the groups as their minds change throughout the political process.  

Prudence and American Resolve

When participating in the political process it is important that we use proper prudence and resolve in recognizing the threats to our political process as well as our representative republic. We need to encourage the “skeptical majority” to stay engaged throughout the transition of power and grow its membership. Skepticism is a healthy position to hold in America as it aligns with the purpose of the founding. Our founders were skeptical of the powers of government and designed a system of laws that moored the government in a way that prevented the swings of power perpetuated by radical or cult-ish type groups. The sluggish pipelines of power between the three separate branches of government provide an opportunity for prudence and resolve by the skeptical American people to prevent unconstitutional power grabs and tyrannical thrust of power toward the people.

Plunder by the fringe minority

Over the last 100 years the American form of constitutional republican government has shifted to a more centralized democratic form of government. As explained in previous posts, this is a dangerous progression towards a more authoritarian governmental system. Members of the both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have eroded the checks and balances within our constitutional governmental system to loosen the transfer of power between the three separate branches of government.

Teddy Roosevelt is known for standing upon the “bully pulpit” as he along with other Progressives desired a more expanded role of the Executive Branch as a panacea to the sluggish lack of progress experienced in our American governmental process at the time. He projected the country into the “Progressive Era” which led to legislation and amendments to our constitution that changed the relationship between the American citizens and their government. The government shifted from a government that’s sole purpose was to protect the rights of the people to a government that was the provider of rights to the people. This was the beginning of the slow march that shifted sovereignty from the individual to the state. This shift aimed at stripping the core fundamental aspect of what made America as an idea exceptional. This shift was a progression into Democracy.

Within the shift to Democracy there was also a socio-political shift as a reaction to the changing relationship between the government and the citizen. The shift redirected the focus of the American people to that laws that protected their rights to the political power structures that now aimed to provide them their rights. The shift created a system of plunder where citizens aimed to attain rights fabricated by politicians which could only be delivered by taking rights from other citizens. This is represented in the abuse in the welfare state as wealth is transferred through the veins of government, diluted through the hands of redistributive bureaucratic mechanisms, and into the hands of the entitled masses.

French economist Frederic Bastiat wrote extensively on the problems with plunder and how the society arrives in a place where plunder becomes a part of a new moral code. He explained in his publication “The Law” that,

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

The nature of plunder always rewards those within the most vocal minority as well as the political elite. As the power of government becomes ubiquitous and a heavy influence throughout the entirety of socio-economic decision making, members of society that are the victims of plunder fight for their voice to be heard. This fluid-like societal shift among the alienated citizens that have been robbed of their rights becomes more prominent, uncivil, and even become violent. While some of the members of the entitled class receive material wealth that has been plundered from the wealthy appear to be the benefactors of the rights, they in turn are robbed of the virtues of purpose engrained in the natural experiences and byproducts of hard work. This creates dependence and creates a societal underclass segregated from the rest of society. The alienated and entitled class robbed of the virtues of a free society further lash out against the distributors of virtue and rights.

In the throes of Democracy political mobs are created to fight for the rights that government is the harvester of rights and provider of rights. The state becomes the sovereign and the people become the servants. Bastiat explained this as well as the servants to the state is the victims of plunder.

“Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter — by peaceful or revolutionary means — into the making of laws. According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.

Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws! Until that happens, the few practice lawful plunder upon the many, a common practice where the right to participate in the making of law is limited to a few persons. But then, participation in the making of law becomes universal. And then, men seek to balance their conflicting interests by universal plunder. Instead of rooting out the injustices found in society, they make these injustices general. As soon as the plundered classes gain political power, they establish a system of reprisals against other classes. They do not abolish legal plunder. (This objective would demand more enlightenment than they possess.) Instead, they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder, even though it is against their own interests.

It is as if it were necessary, before a reign of justice appears, for everyone to suffer a cruel retribution — some for their evilness, and some for their lack of understanding.”

So it is clear as Bastiat explains that the new law is a social one. It is determined not by the laws protecting rights but rather providing them and plunder becomes a part of the new moral code. This perpetuates lawlessness or institutes the law as an instrument of plunder and eventual society drifts into the tightening grip of a more authoritarian state.

“Coalitions of Power”

The fringe minority becomes empowered as Democracy grows as they become the mobs that are used by the political elite to influence the pendulum swings of power. Politicians, power brokers, and bureaucrats work through special interest groups and through Executive Branch governmental agencies to influence Democratic political change. The special interest groups act as the vessels that temporarily embody the shifting sovereignty from the individual to the state. Government agencies like the EPA, Department of Education, Department of Energy, the Department of Justice etc, are politicized to extort the people through the political process to pursue the never achievable goal of “social justice”. They all become the cogs of the growing machine of government that are used to siphon rights from the citizen and pump them into the coffers of state to be redistributed later.

Among the great minds that revered the American culture was Alexis de Tocqueville that presciently predicted the leviathan-like regulatory state utilized by Progressives to shift power from the sovereign people to the state.

“After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd."

Detailing the whole scope of these special interest groups is too large to mention here but a hand full of examples of groups affiliated or funded by Progressive billionaire George Soros are as chronicled by David Horowitz: 

  • America Votes: Soros also played a major role in creating this group, whose get-out-the-vote campaigns targeted likely Democratic voters.
  • America's Voice: This open-borders group seeks to promote “comprehensive” immigration reform that includes a robust agenda in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • American Civil Liberties Union: This group opposes virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by the U.S. government. It supports open borders, has rushed to the defense of suspected terrorists and their abettors, and appointed former New Left terrorist Bernardine Dohrn to its Advisory Board.
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: This Washington, DC-based think tank seeks to move American jurisprudence to the left by recruiting, indoctrinating, and mobilizing young law students, helping them acquire positions of power. It also provides leftist Democrats with a bully pulpit from which to denounce their political adversaries.
  • American Federation of Teachers: After longtime AFT President Albert Shanker died in in 1997, he was succeeded by Sandra Feldman, who slowly “re-branded” the union, allying it with some of the most powerful left-wing elements of the New Labor Movement. When Feldman died in 2004, Edward McElroy took her place, followed by Randi Weingarten in 2008. All of them kept the union on the leftward course it had adopted in its post-Shanker period.
  • American Immigration Law Foundation: This group supports amnesty for illegal aliens, on whose behalf it litigates against the U.S. government.
  • American Institute for Social Justice: AISJ's goal is to produce skilled community organizers who can “transform poor communities” by agitating for increased government spending on city services, drug interdiction, crime prevention, housing, public-sector jobs, access to healthcare, and public schools.
  • American Library Association: This group has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's War on Terror -- most particularly, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, which it calls "a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights of library users."
  • The American Prospect, Inc.: This corporation trains and mentors young leftwing journalists, and organizes strategy meetings for leftist leaders.
  • Amnesty International: This organization directs a grossly disproportionate share of its criticism for human rights violations at the United States and Israel.
  • Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: This group conducts voter mobilization drives on behalf of leftist Democrats. These initiatives have been notoriously marred by fraud and corruption.
  • Brennan Center for Justice: This think tank/legal activist group generates scholarly studies, mounts media campaigns, files amicus briefs, gives pro bono support to activists, and litigates test cases in pursuit of radical "change."
  • Brookings Institution: This organization has been involved with a variety of internationalist and state-sponsored programs, including one that aspires to facilitate the establishment of a U.N.-dominated world government. Brookings Fellows have also called for additional global collaboration on trade and banking; the expansion of the Kyoto Protocol; and nationalized health insurance for children. Nine Brookings economists signed a petitionopposing President Bush's tax cuts in 2003.
  • Catalist: This is a for-profit political consultancy that seeks "to help progressive organizations realize measurable increases in civic participation and electoral success by building and operating a robust national voter database of every voting-age American."
  • Center for American Progress: This leftist think tank is headed by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, works closely with Hillary Clinton, and employs numerous former Clinton administration staffers. It is committed to "developing a long-term vision of a progressive America" and "providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals."
  • Center for Community Change: This group recruits and trains activists to spearhead leftist "political issue campaigns." Promoting increased funding for social welfare programs by bringing "attention to major national issues related to poverty," the Center bases its training programs on the techniques taught by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky.
  • Center for Constitutional Rights: This pro-Castro organization is a core member of the open borders lobby, has opposed virtually all post-9/11 anti-terrorism measures by the U.S. government, and alleges that American injustice provokes acts of international terrorism.
  • Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund: Defenders of Wildlife opposes oil exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It condemns logging, ranching, mining, and even the use of recreational motorized vehicles as activities that are destructive to the environment.
  • Democracy Alliance: This self-described "liberal organization" aims to raise $200 million to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups. Soros is a major donor to this group.
  • Democracy Now!: Democracy Now! was created in 1996 by WBAI radio news director Amy Goodman and four partners to provide "perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media," i.e., the views of radical and foreign journalists, left and labor activists, and ideological foes of capitalism.
  • Democratic Party: Soros' funding activities are devoted largely to helping the Democratic Party solidify its power base. In a November 2003 interview, Soros stated that defeating President Bush in 2004 "is the central focus of my life" ... "a matter of life and death." He pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, and personally donated nearly a third of that amount to anti-Bush organizations. "America under Bush," he said, "is a danger to the world, and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is."
  • Economic Policy Institute: This organization believes that “government must play an active role in protecting the economically vulnerable, ensuring equal opportunity, and improving the well-being of all Americans.
  • Energy Action Coalition: Founded in 2004, this group describes itself as “a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement.” For EAC, this means “dismantling oppression” according to its principles of environmental justice.
  • Free Press: This "media reform" organization has worked closely with many notable leftists and such organizations as Media Matters for AmericaAir America RadioGlobal ExchangeCode PinkFairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Revolutionary Communist PartyMother Jones magazine, and Pacifica Radio.
  • Gamaliel Foundation: Modeling its tactics on those of the radical Sixties activist Saul Alinsky, this group takes a strong stand against current homeland security measures and immigration restrictions.
  • Green For All: This group was created by Van Jones to lobby for federal climate, energy, and economic policy initiatives.
  • Health Care for America Now: This group supports a “single payer” model where the federal government would be in charge of financing and administering the entire U.S. healthcare system.
  • Human Rights Campaign: The largest "lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender" lobbying group in the United States, HRC supports political candidates and legislation that will advance the LGBT agenda. Historically, HRC has most vigorously championed HIV/AIDS-related legislation, “hate crime” laws, the abrogation of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the legalization of gay marriage.
  • Human Rights First: This group supports open borders and the rights of illegal aliens; charges that the Patriot Act severely erodes Americans' civil liberties; has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of terror suspect Jose Padilla; and deplores the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities.
  • Human Rights Watch: This group directs a disproportionate share of its criticism at the United States and Israel. It opposes the death penalty in all cases, and supports open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • I'lam: This anti-Israel NGO seeks "to develop and empower the Arab media and to give voice to Palestinian issues."
  • Immigration Advocates Network: This alliance of immigrant-rights groups seeks  to “increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them.”
  • Institute for Policy Studies: This think tank has long supported Communist and anti-American causes around the world. Viewing capitalism as a breeding ground for "unrestrained greed," IPS seeks to provide a corrective to "unrestrained markets and individualism." Professing an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of the United Nations, it aims to bring American foreign policy under UN control.
  • Media Matters for America: This organization is a "web-based, not-for-profit … progressive research and information center" seeking to "systematically monitor a cross-section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation." The group works closely with the Soros-backed Center for American Progress, and is heavily funded by Democracy Alliance, of which Soros is a major financier.
  • Midwest Academy: This entity trains radical activists in the tactics of direct action, targeting, confrontation, and intimidation.
  • MoveOn.org: This Web-based organization supports Democratic political candidates through fundraising, advertising, and get-out-the-vote drives.
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, and works to elect pro-abortion Democrats.
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: The NAACP supports racial preferences in employment and education, as well as the racial gerrymandering of voting districts. Underpinning its support for race preferences is the fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon.
  • National Council of La Raza: This group lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate-crime laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • Presidential Climate Action Project: PCAP's mission is to create a new 21st-century economy, completely carbon-free and based largely on renewable energy. A key advisor to the organization is the revolutionary communist Van Jones.
  • Project Vote: This is the voter-mobilization arm of the Soros-funded ACORN. A persistent pattern of lawlessness and corruption has followed ACORN/Project Vote activities over the years.
  • Shadow Democratic Party: This is an elaborate network of non-profit activist groups organized by George Soros and others to mobilize resources -- money, get-out-the-vote drives, campaign advertising, and policy iniatives -- to elect Democratic candidates and guide the Democratic Party towards the left.
  • Sojourners: This evangelical Christian ministry preaches radical leftwing politics. During the 1980s it championed Communist revolution in Central America and chastised U.S. policy-makers for their tendency "to assume the very worst about their Soviet counterparts." More recently, Sojourners has taken up the cause of environmental activism, opposed welfare reform as a "mean-spirited Republican agenda," and mounted a defense of affirmative action.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: This organization monitors the activities of what it calls “hate groups” in the United States. It exaggerates the prevalence of white racism directed against American minorities.
  • Think Progress: This Internet blog "pushes back, daily," by its own account, against its conservative targets, and seeks to transform "progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world."
  • Tides Foundation and Tides Center: Tides is a major funder of the radical Left.
  • Voto Latino: This group seeks to mobilize Latin-Americans to become registered voters and political activists.
  • We Are America Alliance: This coalition promotes “increased civic participation by immigrants” in the American political process.
  • Working Families Party: An outgrowth of the socialist New Party, WFP seeks to help push the Democratic Party toward the left.

These are just some of the groups that are on the front lines of the Democracy movement which is at war with our constitutional republic. The groups work independently to organize communities to expand the number of people within the fringes which aim to further recruit, disenfranchise and drown out the voices the people within the skeptical majority and their political opposition within the fringe. They work to win small battles which provide them power and incremental progressive change towards their desired democratic socialist ends.

As an example of how these special interests groups and government agencies work in tandem to fleece the American people, radical environmental groups often operate in a “sue and settle” scheme with the EPA that is intended to further abuse the law to redistribute wealth from the majority to the fringe minority groups. The American Legislative Exchange Council reported that under Barack Obama 48 cases of “Sue and Settle” occurred in his first term alone which is far beyond the 15 experienced under Bush in both of his terms as President.  https://www.alec.org/article/sue-and-settle-once-again-rears-its-ugly-head/

As the constitutional republic dies, a more European-style Democracy moves in to take its place. The pendulum of power swings between the extremes of National Socialism and Democratic Socialism where the fringe minority resides. As the skeptical majority politically reacts in fear and resistance to fascists on the right and communists on the left, they become more fractured and part of a new shrinking majority until the lawlessness under Democracy creates a crisis where an authoritarian state can only be seen as the solution to prevent incivility and chaos.

Reject the Alt-Right and the Alt-Left

The word “Alternative” is being applied to the political paradigms in the United States as of late. I believe the application of this “Alternative” label is fitting considering that the “Alt-right” is opposed to American views. As mentioned before, it is more representative of European Post Modern ideology and socialist government solutions in line with National Socialism. I would like to officially apply the “Alternative” label to the latest manifestation of the political left. The “Alt-left” is also representative of the European Post Modern ideology and government solutions but more specifically represents a Democratic Socialism as Bernie Sanders Championed.

Both of these fringe movements in the United States support Democracy and top down authoritarian statist government solutions. Unfortunately the political left in the United States have been all consumed by the “Alt-left” or what some relate to Progressivism. There is no better time than now to stand up against these radical factions and how they are aiming to destroy our republican form of government.

The Washington Post, New York Times, and other liberal publications have been working overtime to seek out any vestiges of White Supremacism. While I support the efforts to expose these evil fringes of our political discourse, I ask the question to these publications, “where the hell have you been for the last eight years?” We have seen a huge spike in Black Nationalism, Islamic Fascism, and communism in the United States which are just as dangerous to our republic as White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis.

In order to protect the United States from being torn apart limb from proverbial limb we need to come together as skeptical and prudent Americans seeking for resolve. That requires to look to people within our country that do not share American values. At least we should work to educate them and if they do not accept the importance of maintaining our republic through constitutional processes we should cast them out and ignore them. If we give them more relevance than they deserve, they will be empowered to influence more division.

In the following video, White Supremacist Richard Spencer hails the rise of Donald Trump. On November 19th 2016 at a White Nationalist National Policy Institute conference, the Atlantic recorded some comments from Spencer.

“Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail Victory! No one will honor us for losing gracefully. No one mourns the great crimes committed against us. For us it is conquer or die. The main stream media… or perhaps we should refer to them in the original German – lügenpresse. It is not that there are just leftists and cucks. It is not just that many are genuinely stupid. Indeed one wonders of these people are people at all or instead soulless golem animated by some dark power to repeat whatever talking point John Oliver stated the night before.

To be white is to be a striver, a crusader, an explorer, and a conqueror. We build. We produce. We go upward. And we recognize the central lie of American race relations. We don’t exploit other groups. We don’t gain anything from their presence. They need us and not the other way around.

Within the very blood in our veins as children of the sun lies a potential for greatness. That is the great struggle that we are called to. We are not meant to live in shame and weakness and disgrace. We were not meant to beg for moral validation from of the most despicable creatures to ever populate the planet. We were meant to overcome all of it because that is natural and normal for us.

The press has clearly decided to double down and wage war on the legitimacy of Trump and the continued existence of White America but they are really opening up the door for us. America until this last generation was a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation. It is our inheritance and it belongs to us.”

While this is very disturbing there is a more prominent antithesis to this radical White Nationalism. Democratic Socialism or its splinter groups that include Black Nationalism has been provided a political pass due to the past indiscretions against black Americans since the times of slavery. White Nationalism and Black Nationalism should be regarded as a threat to our civil society as they both seek the same goal. They both desire a segregated existence where both use the opposing group as the reason for its alienated existence.

In this video Dr Umar Johnson, an advocate of of Pan-Africanism otherwise related to Black Nationalism, explains how the political establishment and the federal government are promoting multi-culturalism to exterminate the lines between black people and other “people of color” and eventually exterminate black people. He further explains how Hollywood works to show black people as useless through reality television.

What is interesting is how both groups represented by Richard Spencer and Dr Umar Johnson work to deflect the stereotypes projected on them by their opposing group within the political dialectic.

  • Richard Spencer defends his group and explains that they do not “exploit” groups. Black Nationalists accuse White Supremacists as exploiters of the Black Community. Black Lives Matters, a Marxist offshoot of the Pan African movement, claims that there is systemic racism in throughout all US institutions. Spencer is trying to dispel the notion that White Nationalists exploit people of other ethnic origins.
  • Dr Umar Johnson explains that the black people are responsible for their own self-deprecation and it is due to the oppression experienced by the exploitation of white America. He explains how the black community chronicled black oppression to glamourizing black oppression.

These groups epitomize the nucleus within the fringes of a nationalist dialectic of racial class conflict. Their hatred for one another creates a perpetual driving motivation to further separate themselves and alienate themselves from civil society. They are both rooted in self-deprecation and a postmodern nihilistic approach to revolution. They are antagonistic and perpetuators of hate. While their existential reactions to the other groups posturing hold some relevance, it is their tribalistic views that perpetuate their hate.

We must beware of the new leaders of the Alt-right and the leaders of the Alt-left. The Progressives on either side of the European-style political dialectic will produce a virulent class conflict that will further pull our country down into incivility.

Recently the Democratic Party selected a new DNC leader. Keith Ellison, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, the Nation of Islam, and Democratic Socialist has become the DNC head. Ellison has a long history of being a radical of Islamic and Marxist persuasion.

In an extensive expose by Trevor Loudon Ellison explains, in the now defunct Progressive magazine Forward Motion, that African’s need to embrace their heritage. He also explains that white supremacy and capitalism are responsible for the oppression they experience in their communities. Loudon also exposes how the late communist party member Erwin Marquit explains in his personal memoirs how the radical left worked to elect Ellison to congress in 2006.

 “To gather support for Ellison, I suggested to [Communist Party USA members] April Knutson and Jim Knutson that they draft a letter addressed to activists in the peace movement urging them to support Ellison.

Doris and I and the Knutsons then solicited signatures to the letter from among well-known peace activists. In July, we circulated the letter as widely as possible. Doris and I volunteered to cosponsor a fundraiser for Ellison in our home on 24 July with our neighbors Dave Holets and his wife Nancy Arneson. Dave, already retired, had been in charge of managing the finances of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Together, we leafleted the immediate neighborhood with invitations to the fundraiser.

On 21 and 22 July, I went into St. Louis Park, a suburb just west of the city line, a block and a half from our home, to do door knocking. When someone appeared at the door, I would begin by introducing myself by name. I was not surprised when one of the first responses I got was, “Oh, you’re the Communist at the University of Minnesota.” Two or three others recognized me in a similar manner. The fact that I was campaigning for Ellison did not seem to bother any of them.” (emphasis added)

The fact is we are on a collision course for societal collapse if we allow these types of groups and these types of individuals to inject class conflict in our civil discourse. They are political opportunists destroying the things that made America unique. It is our responsibility to shine a light on these individuals and groups while showing the similar destructive nihilistic desires to dismantle our currently fragile civil society.

 

Written by Chris Pilie

Freedom Loving American

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