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Title: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on May 29, 2020, 11:48:05 pm
2020 Minneapolis Minnesota Riots Part 1 - Raw Unedited Helicopter Footage 5/28/2020 - Many Fires!


10 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhX8DTfcyUw
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Post by: patrick jane on May 29, 2020, 11:49:16 pm
2020 Minneapolis Minnesota Riots Part 2 - Raw Unedited Helicopter Footage 5/28/2020 - Many Fires!


10 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KByyi3UQ0eI
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots
Post by: patrick jane on May 29, 2020, 11:50:49 pm
2020 Minneapolis Minnesota Riots Part 3 - Raw Unedited Helicopter Footage 5/28/2020 - Many Fires!


10 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfDEHQ1kr8U
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots
Post by: Mr E on May 30, 2020, 10:28:18 am
Where were the police?

The Mayor?  The Governor? Their illustrious members of congress and senators?

I heard many of them say things like-- We couldn't guarantee the safety of our officers so we pulled them back...

Which had the obvious consequence of a free for all for the looters to smash and grab anything and everything they wanted, to destroy and to set aflame.


Can you imagine America being invaded by China, and our President and Pentagon Leaders saying-- Well, we couldn't guarantee the safety of our soldiers so we pulled them back... good luck America- we have to let the invaders do and take whatever they want.

It's a disgrace what is happening.  Those folks in charge-- they have a duty to protect and serve by empowering those paid to protect and serve.  They could end this in a day.
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots
Post by: patrick jane on May 31, 2020, 10:36:51 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUT1LiU_7g
Title: Minneapolis Riots Spread Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 01, 2020, 07:52:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdUNi6dnajY
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 01, 2020, 08:59:52 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1obS04QLUII
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Firestarter on June 01, 2020, 10:42:31 am
Why is the death of George Floyd different? Why was this video suddenly pushed into the spotlight, and not the dozens of other videos of police brutality?

Much of the mainstream press has been focusing on the violence. But for some reason forgot to condemn it.

For the last months we’ve been told only “covidiots” would go outside without permission. Why are mass protests in the US, Berlin and London suddenly not ‘murder’ anymore?

Why, within days of the incident, NIKE started a new advertising campaign endorsing the protests? Why wasn’t Nike attacked over this by our wonderful media?

Why are we suddenly seeing so many examples of police brutality (it’s almost too easy). The Minneapolis riot police arrested a black CNN reporter live on air, but forgot to first insist they stop recording: https://off-guardian.org/2020/05/31/the-george-floyd-protests-20-unanswered-questions/
(http://archive.is/UsddE)
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 02, 2020, 09:59:31 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49xa5aoegBw
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 04, 2020, 11:31:04 pm
RIP David Dorn! #BlackCopsMatter | Good Morning #Mugclub


Talking all about the tragic murder of retired St. Louis Police Chief David Dorn.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPyN4Dg4LhQ
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 07, 2020, 12:43:45 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGTH9hcpwac
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 07, 2020, 08:41:40 am
Mr. Deep State: George Soros & the George Floyd Analysis



47 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-81_5QYWg&list=WL&index=20&t=1464s
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Firestarter on June 07, 2020, 10:11:34 am
Why is the death of George Floyd different? Why was this video suddenly pushed into the spotlight, and not the dozens of other videos of police brutality?
On 17 July 2014 the 6 ft 3 in, 350-pound big, black Eric Garner (I wouldn’t call this a giant) was approached by a plainclothes cop in New York, supposedly for illegally selling single cigarettes, who tells him to move away.
Garner doesn’t behave aggressive, but is obviously annoyed over being harassed over and over again by the boys in blue. He replies:
Quote
Get away [garbled] for what? Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today. Why would you...? Everyone standing here will tell you I didn't do nothing. I did not sell nothing. Because every time you see me, you want to harass me. You want to stop me [garbled] selling cigarettes. I'm minding my business, officer, I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone.

In the following video you can see the conversation. After backup arrives at about 1:20 the police attack him. Police officer Daniel Pantaleo brings Garner down by applying a chokehold (even then Garner doesn’t react aggressive in return). After Garner has been brought down his face his put on the pavements and he repeats "I can't breathe[/I]": https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2014/dec/04/i-cant-breathe-eric-garner-chokehold-death-video


Here’s a subsequent 7 minute video, where you can see that Garner doesn’t move; I think he is already dead. His eyelids open a few times – dead eyes. After being put on the stretcher (to bring him to the ambulance) the cops say that he’s breathing: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/07/19/new-video-purports-to-show-aftermath-of-the-chokehold-that-led-to-eric-garners-death/
https://youtu.be/vT66U_Ftdng


I’d say that Garner had good reasons to be annoyed over being harassed. He had been arrested by the NYPD more than 30 times since 1980 on trumped up charges. Numerous of these arrests had been for allegedly selling unlicensed cigarettes (is that a really great crime?).
In 2007, Garner filed a handwritten complaint in federal court accusing a cop for "digging his fingers in my rectum in the middle of the street" and also exposing and searching his penis, even when he agreed to be searched in a private location (why is the police only interested in men?).

The medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide. According to the coroner Garner died due to a combination of a chokehold, compression of his chest, and poor health.
NYPD policy prohibits the use of chokeholds. On 4 December 2014 the grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo.
Pantaleo was eventually fired on 19 August 2019, more than five years after Garner was killed.

In October 2014, Garner's family announced their intention to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of New York, they settled the case for $5.9-million on 13 July 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Eric_Garner


The man that taped the murder of Eric Garner with his cell phone – Ramsey Orta – was subsequently repeatedly harassed by the cops. He was arrested a mere 3 weeks later, because he had talked to a teenager with a gun and a small amount of weed.
In our wonderful legal system that’s clear evidence that Orta gave the gun to the teenager.

In 2016, Ramsey Orta was sentenced to 4 years in prison:
https://www.activistpost.com/2016/10/ramsey-orta-guy-filmed-eric-garners-death-sentenced-4-years-prison.html
Title: Re: 2020 Minneapolis Riots
Post by: patrick jane on June 07, 2020, 10:14:15 am
Where were the police?

The Mayor?  The Governor? Their illustrious members of congress and senators?

I heard many of them say things like-- We couldn't guarantee the safety of our officers so we pulled them back...

Which had the obvious consequence of a free for all for the looters to smash and grab anything and everything they wanted, to destroy and to set aflame.


Can you imagine America being invaded by China, and our President and Pentagon Leaders saying-- Well, we couldn't guarantee the safety of our soldiers so we pulled them back... good luck America- we have to let the invaders do and take whatever they want.

It's a disgrace what is happening.  Those folks in charge-- they have a duty to protect and serve by empowering those paid to protect and serve.  They could end this in a day.
I agree Mr E
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 08, 2020, 07:19:11 am
TRUMP TELLS ALL on riots, race relations, Biden, China


In a Newsmax TV exclusive at The White House with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump comments exclusively on the latest response to protests-turned-violent across the country, his take on the death of George Floyd, thoughts on Joe Biden's political career going into the 2020 election, his current working relationship with China, lawmakers who he claims are 'stone cold crazy,' and beyond.


22 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDrYocda9wA
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 09, 2020, 02:39:27 am
PSYOP? George Floyd “death” was faked by crisis actors to engineer revolutionary riots, video authors say



Numerous videos are now surfacing that directly question the authenticity of the claimed “death” of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Several trending videos appear to reveal striking inconsistencies in the official explanations behind the reported death of Floyd.

These videos appear to reinforce the idea that the George Floyd incident was, if not entirely falsified, most definitely planned and rigged in advance. It is already confirmed that the Obama Foundation was tweeting about George Floyd more than a week before he is claimed to have died. Obviously, since Barack Obama doesn’t own a time machine, the only way the Obama Foundation could have tweeted about George Floyd a week before his death is it the entire event was planned in advanced.

Note: We do not endorse every claim in each of the videos shown below, but we believe the public has the right to hear dissenting views that challenge the official narratives, and we believe public debate that incorporates views from all sides of a particular issue offers inherent merit for public discourse.

Numerous video authors are now spotting stunning inconsistencies in the viral videos that claim to show white cops murdering George Floyd in broad daylight. Without exception, these video authors, many of whom are black, believe:

at least one of the “police officers” was actually a hired crisis actor who has appeared in other staged events in recent years.
that the black man depicted in the viral videos is not, in fact, an individual named George Floyd.
that the responding medical personnel were not EMTs but were in fact mere crisis actors wearing police costumes.
Each of the video authors shown below reveals still images and video clips that they say support their claims. Here’s an overview of some of the most intriguing videos and the summary of what those videos are saying:

– This video says globalists are getting desperate to control the masses because too many people are waking up. The person who took the first viral video from directly behind the vehicle reportedly driven by George Floyd was a “camera man plant” who parked suspiciously close to Floyd’s vehicle in order to get video footage that would later be released to the public to spark the riots.

Even as Big Tech is banning all analysis that doesn’t fit the controlled narrative of the dishonest media, more and more people are using video footage and logic to question the official story
We present these videos in the interests of public debate and discussion. We cannot vouch for every claim made in each of these videos, but we believe that all free people should have the freedom to think for themselves and question official narratives.

The upshot here is that even though Big Tech is using extreme censorship to eliminate all viewpoints that don’t fit the establishment narrative, an increasing number of independent analysts are questioning the official story. Was George Floyd really killed that day? Is the man depicted as being murdered by cops really George Floyd? Are the cops crisis actors? Was the man shown in the video actually killed, or is he alive and well to this very day?

What else are we not allowed to see or know, given that the media establishment and anti-free speech tech giants are maliciously censoring all content that questions the official narrative?

It’s easy to see that the timing of these riots is designed to destroy President Trump and cause social chaos in the months leading up to the 2020 election, just like Black Lives Matter and Antifa were unleashed against the nation in the run-up to the 2016 election. Isn’t it an amazing coincidence how the masses are whipped up into an emotional rage every four years just as election time comes around again?

It begs the obvious question: Was this event staged and rigged, then coordinated with a radical left-wing terror network to unleash violence, riots and mayhem across America while the lying Lamestream media provides the cover by describing such events as “peaceful?”

That’s for you to decide, but Big Tech has already declared that you have no right to see this evidence and make your own decision. They have already decided for you, and no dissenting views are allowed in this left-wing obedience cult.

A dangerous obedience cult is now rapidly sweeping across America, resembling Nazi fanatacism
That’s why the radical Left is now claiming that “white silence is violence,” meaning that any white people who do not bow down before these allegedly staged events and worship the false narrative are to be targeted for condemnation, censorship or even physical attacks. You are now required to bow down to the left-wing obedience cult, and if you drift the tiniest amount away from the official false narrative, you will be condemned as a racist and a danger to society.

We have now entered a dangerous era in America, where the radical, extremist Left is running a mind control training camp across the entire country, demanding absolute obedience to what these many video authors say is a completely fabricated hoax.

What do you think really happened?

Sound off by uploading your own videos to Brighteon.com, which is 100% censored by Facebook, so don’t use Facebook to try to share the truth about anything, since the truth is banned by the tech establishment.



https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-08-george-floyd-death-faked-crisis-actors-psyop.html
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 11, 2020, 06:01:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42e3shEibm8
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 12, 2020, 06:59:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtktWeRA260
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 13, 2020, 12:27:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4D3q5suVk
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 14, 2020, 05:37:39 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJEZbQxCLw
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 16, 2020, 03:16:03 am
Tucker on the incredible popularity of Black Lives Matter


17 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22j_OhbnW20
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 20, 2020, 08:56:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jznWeGHj3o
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 21, 2020, 12:40:52 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJ7faIaeRI
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 21, 2020, 12:42:08 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJ7faIaeRI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FztiTg5tYZI
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 22, 2020, 09:13:08 pm
Black lives matter co-founders are trained organizers and Marxists with ideological theories rooted in socialism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xEHWvcEZU
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 23, 2020, 12:35:04 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMXFwOGVMmk

Civil rights leader: Marxist philosophy of Black Lives Matter org will harm our communities
[/b]

WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A black civil rights leader has stated that the black community will be harmed by the goals of the Black Lives Matter organization.

Niger Innis, the National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, told EWTN host Raymond Arroyo last night that he distinguishes the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizational leadership from most of the protesters. The majority of the protesters, he said, have their heart and soul “in the right place.” However, there is a difference between them and the leaders who run the Black Lives Matter organization.

“Alicia Garza says she is a Marxist,” Innis reported, referring to one of the founders of the organization Black Lives Matter. Innis noted that defunding the police is “just at the beginning” of what the BLM organization wants.

He brought Arroyo’s attention to two planks of the BLM’s manifesto. The first brags of attacking the traditional family.

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable,” it reads. 

The second plank Innis pointed to underscored the LGBT ideology of the movement: “We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”

Innis said that these ideas do “nothing” to help black people in America.

“These agenda items [show] a Marxist mentality that…does nothing for the black community,” he stated.

“It does nothing to advance racial equality. [Causing] the disruption of the nuclear family is a clear and present danger to the black community.”

Fatherlessness, Innis and Arroyo agreed, represents a crisis for all races. The civil rights leader said that disrupting the family is “going to hold black people back.”

Regarding Black Lives Matter's most famous goal, defunding police services, Innis said that the black community does not actually want less police.

“They want less bad police,” he emphasized and said that there are “bad apples” in every profession. Innis told Arroyo that the black community wants more police, more police engagement, more police intervention, and more partnership with the police.

Pastor Marc Little, an attorney and pastor of No Longer Bound Abortion & Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, told Arroyo that in the wake of the protests pastors must be “truth-tellers.”

“What we’re experiencing right now is not about race,” he said.

“It is a spiritual matter. We have an organization that is leading us into anarchy.”

Little noted that the Black Lives Matter organization had not honored a retired black police chief killed in the recent protests, David Dorn, 77, or “20 million babies aborted.”

“So it’s not about race,” Little said. “It’s about power.”


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/civil-rights-leader-marxist-philosophy-of-black-lives-matter-org-will-harm-our-communities
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Post by: patrick jane on June 23, 2020, 01:21:24 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a4eihwPLEU
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 23, 2020, 01:23:55 pm
Washington state mayor now calls BLM protests ‘domestic terrorism’ after her home vandalized
[/b]


A Washington state mayor was fine with the Black Lives Matter protests that followed George Floyd’s death in police custody.

But that was until vandals damaged her home, according to reports.

Now, Mayor Cheryl Selby of Olympia refers to the protests as “domestic terrorism,” according to The Olympian.

“I’m really trying to process this,” Selby told the newspaper Saturday, after the rioters’ Friday night spree left her front door and porch covered with spray-painted messages. “It’s like domestic terrorism. It’s unfair.

Another BLM supporter, ESPN writer Chris Martin Palmer, who commented “Burn it all down,” when retweeting a photo of a Minneapolis building in flames in late May, had a different reaction when rioters came close to his house, The Sporting News reported.

“Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood,” Palmer wrote. “Go back to where you live.”


https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-state-mayor-now-calls-blm-protests-domestic-terrorism-after-her-home-vandalized
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on June 23, 2020, 08:42:49 pm
Washington state mayor now calls BLM protests ‘domestic terrorism’ after her home vandalized
[/b]


A Washington state mayor was fine with the Black Lives Matter protests that followed George Floyd’s death in police custody.

But that was until vandals damaged her home, according to reports.

Now, Mayor Cheryl Selby of Olympia refers to the protests as “domestic terrorism,” according to The Olympian.

“I’m really trying to process this,” Selby told the newspaper Saturday, after the rioters’ Friday night spree left her front door and porch covered with spray-painted messages. “It’s like domestic terrorism. It’s unfair.

Another BLM supporter, ESPN writer Chris Martin Palmer, who commented “Burn it all down,” when retweeting a photo of a Minneapolis building in flames in late May, had a different reaction when rioters came close to his house, The Sporting News reported.

“Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood,” Palmer wrote. “Go back to where you live.”


https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-state-mayor-now-calls-blm-protests-domestic-terrorism-after-her-home-vandalized

Well, what will be will be...The plan is GOD's
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 24, 2020, 11:44:46 am
‘Tear Them Down’: Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King Demands ‘White European’ Jesus Statues Be Removed


Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.”

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

“All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down,” King wrote in a second tweet. “They are a gross form of white supremacy.”


https://tennesseestar.com/2020/06/22/tear-them-down-black-lives-matter-activist-shaun-king-demands-white-european-jesus-statues-be-removed/
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 24, 2020, 12:51:29 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wT9OZkuryU
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 24, 2020, 02:37:38 pm
State Senator Attacked As Unrest Gripped Wisconsin State Capitol


MADISON, WI — A Wisconsin State Senator says he was attacked by "eight to ten people" Tuesday night as civil unrest gripped the State Capitol. The Wisconsin State Capitol was besieged by protesters, and police say two statues were torn down in the fracas.

State Sen. Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked in the head, neck and ribs. He is concerned that he may have a concussion.

"Capitol locked - stuck in office. Stop violence now, please!" he wrote Tuesday night.

Lance Veeser, a sports reporter from WKOW said a television crew was working at the state capitol covering the unrest when they came across Carpenter, who appeared to be passed out on the street. Veeser said Carpenter collapsed as he was walking toward the Capitol. Fellow journalists called paramedics, summoning an ambulance to treat his injuries.

Forgive my language, but I don’t care about being “senatorial” anymore. The time for platitudes is over. This is b*******t," he angrily said Wednesday morning. “The role of police is to protect life first, property second. Last night in Madison, Madison police did neither. An innocent bystander, a state senator who has largely stood with the BLM movement, was attacked for watching and taking a picture. I am praying Tim will be okay."


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/state-senator-attacked-as-unrest-gripped-wisconsin-state-capitol/ar-BB15UXAg?ocid=msedgntp
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Post by: Bladerunner on June 24, 2020, 06:54:02 pm
State Senator Attacked As Unrest Gripped Wisconsin State Capitol


MADISON, WI — A Wisconsin State Senator says he was attacked by "eight to ten people" Tuesday night as civil unrest gripped the State Capitol. The Wisconsin State Capitol was besieged by protesters, and police say two statues were torn down in the fracas.

State Sen. Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked in the head, neck and ribs. He is concerned that he may have a concussion.

"Capitol locked - stuck in office. Stop violence now, please!" he wrote Tuesday night.

Lance Veeser, a sports reporter from WKOW said a television crew was working at the state capitol covering the unrest when they came across Carpenter, who appeared to be passed out on the street. Veeser said Carpenter collapsed as he was walking toward the Capitol. Fellow journalists called paramedics, summoning an ambulance to treat his injuries.

Forgive my language, but I don’t care about being “senatorial” anymore. The time for platitudes is over. This is b*******t," he angrily said Wednesday morning. “The role of police is to protect life first, property second. Last night in Madison, Madison police did neither. An innocent bystander, a state senator who has largely stood with the BLM movement, was attacked for watching and taking a picture. I am praying Tim will be okay."


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/state-senator-attacked-as-unrest-gripped-wisconsin-state-capitol/ar-BB15UXAg?ocid=msedgntp

The nation is accelerating  the process of which the believers in the left will only be living in those areas and the conservative will be living in those.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 25, 2020, 12:01:00 am
Businesses sue Seattle over 'occupied' protest zone'

SEATTLE (AP)By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property.

The plaintiffs — including a tattoo parlor, auto repair shop and property management firm — emphasized in the lawsuit that they were not trying to undermine the anti-police-brutality or Black Lives Matter messaging of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.”

“Rather, this lawsuit is about the constitutional and other legal rights of plaintiffs — businesses, employees, and residents in and around CHOP — which have been overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large,” the lawsuit said.

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office said it had not yet seen the lawsuit but would review it.

The protest has drawn the scorn of President Donald Trump, who asserted it was being run by anarchists.

Patty Eakes, an attorney for the plaintiffs, separately told Durkan in a letter Wednesday that she wanted the mayor's office to provide a timeline by Friday for clearing out the protest and returning police, or the plaintiffs would ask the court for an immediate order that full public access be restored.

In the class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, about a dozen businesses, residents and property owners said they had sometimes been threatened for photographing protesters in public areas or for cleaning graffiti off their storefronts. The owner of the auto shop Car Tender said a burglar broke in the night of June 14, started a fire using hand sanitizer as an accelerant, and then attacked his son with a knife when confronted.

The owner and his son managed to put out the fire and detain the burglar, the complaint said, but police never responded to their 911 calls. A large crowd of “CHOP participants” then came to the scene and forced the owner to release the arsonist, it said.

Other businesses, including the family-run label manufacturing company Richmark Label, said they had been unable to send or receive packages because delivery companies won't go near the protest zone or because access to their loading dock had been blocked by barricades.

Magdalena Sky, the proprietor of Tattoos and Fortune, said in the complaint she is a supporter of Black Lives Matter but that her business was down severely due to the protest. A physical therapist and wine shop also said clients or customers had been afraid to enter the area.

The complaint said that the city's decision to turn over the blocks and a nearby park to the demonstrators deprived them of their property rights without due process and amounted to an illegal gift of public property to the protesters.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for lost business, property damage and deprivation of their property rights as well as the restoration of full public access.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/businesses-sue-seattle-over-occupied-protest-zone/ar-BB15Worb?ocid=msedgntp
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Post by: Bladerunner on June 25, 2020, 12:14:50 am
Businesses sue Seattle over 'occupied' protest zone'

SEATTLE (AP)By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property.

The plaintiffs — including a tattoo parlor, auto repair shop and property management firm — emphasized in the lawsuit that they were not trying to undermine the anti-police-brutality or Black Lives Matter messaging of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.”

“Rather, this lawsuit is about the constitutional and other legal rights of plaintiffs — businesses, employees, and residents in and around CHOP — which have been overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large,” the lawsuit said.

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office said it had not yet seen the lawsuit but would review it.

The protest has drawn the scorn of President Donald Trump, who asserted it was being run by anarchists.

Patty Eakes, an attorney for the plaintiffs, separately told Durkan in a letter Wednesday that she wanted the mayor's office to provide a timeline by Friday for clearing out the protest and returning police, or the plaintiffs would ask the court for an immediate order that full public access be restored.

In the class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, about a dozen businesses, residents and property owners said they had sometimes been threatened for photographing protesters in public areas or for cleaning graffiti off their storefronts. The owner of the auto shop Car Tender said a burglar broke in the night of June 14, started a fire using hand sanitizer as an accelerant, and then attacked his son with a knife when confronted.

The owner and his son managed to put out the fire and detain the burglar, the complaint said, but police never responded to their 911 calls. A large crowd of “CHOP participants” then came to the scene and forced the owner to release the arsonist, it said.

Other businesses, including the family-run label manufacturing company Richmark Label, said they had been unable to send or receive packages because delivery companies won't go near the protest zone or because access to their loading dock had been blocked by barricades.

Magdalena Sky, the proprietor of Tattoos and Fortune, said in the complaint she is a supporter of Black Lives Matter but that her business was down severely due to the protest. A physical therapist and wine shop also said clients or customers had been afraid to enter the area.

The complaint said that the city's decision to turn over the blocks and a nearby park to the demonstrators deprived them of their property rights without due process and amounted to an illegal gift of public property to the protesters.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for lost business, property damage and deprivation of their property rights as well as the restoration of full public access.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/businesses-sue-seattle-over-occupied-protest-zone/ar-BB15Worb?ocid=msedgntp

Yeah, the liberals are crying now....but it will take years for the courts to get around to it.    serves them right.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 25, 2020, 04:18:09 pm
It looks like there is going to be a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta if they allow this to continue. People are already getting physically attacked and threatened at gunpoint by protesters.

Atlanta leaders address concerns of protester blocked zone near torched Wendy's
Updated 8 hrs ago | Posted on Jun 24, 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A group of armed people set up an autonomous zone around the burned-out Wendy’s on University Avenue during the past week.

Adam Murphy
@MurphyCBS46
#Developing:  @Atlanta_Police respond to autonomous zone at @Wendys.  “APD is monitoring the situation and plans to coordinate with community leaders and the Wendy’s property owner to address security issues and help preserve peace for this community as soon as possible.” @cbs46

The group took over the area after Rayshard Brooks got into a scuffle with police and was gunned down by an officer in the parking lot.

For the past few days armed people have blocked police and others from passing through the zone. CBS46 asked Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore if it was acceptable.

“Well of course it’s not acceptable for anybody to block off a public road and to determine who can use that road or not use that road,” Moore said.

Moore went on to say they have been working to clear the road and restore order using a phased approach.

“What I understand, there are various groups of people there because when I was there, they were arguing with each other which is when I left because you have armed people arguing with each other doesn’t turn into anything good,” Moore said.


https://www.cbs46.com/news/atlanta-leaders-address-concerns-of-protester-blocked-zone-near-torched-wendys/article_7d5d6864-b665-11ea-a4a9-f7fae89b3096.html
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 27, 2020, 08:15:00 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZESYaHUarQs
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on June 27, 2020, 10:20:42 am
EVERYTHING WRONG WITH CHAZ! | Louder with Crowder


Steven Crowder uncovers the truth about Raz Simone, the leader behind Seattle's CHAZ/CHOP, showing the little "developing nation" is hardly the peaceful city of love media, and even Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan, say it is.

28 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSihjSoopU
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on June 28, 2020, 04:02:59 pm
EVERYTHING WRONG WITH CHAZ! | Louder with Crowder


Steven Crowder uncovers the truth about Raz Simone, the leader behind Seattle's CHAZ/CHOP, showing the little "developing nation" is hardly the peaceful city of love media, and even Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan, say it is.

28 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSihjSoopU

they are not there because of inequality but rather to bring down a nation...It would seems they are doing a pretty good job of it.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 30, 2020, 10:52:36 pm
Venezuelan Immigrant Explains Why She Is Worried About The Current Situation
Elizabeth Rogliani explains how the current situation is similar to what she experienced growing up in Venezuela.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ii7E6R6lA
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on June 30, 2020, 11:50:59 pm
Rioters Destroying Statues
Statues honoring George Washington, General Ulysess S. Grant (who DEFEATED the Confederacy), the author of the National Anthem, and other important figures in history have been destroyed.

This is not about promoting racial harmony—it's about hating America.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyqiY9piAbQ
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on July 01, 2020, 12:14:23 am
Rioters Destroying Statues
Statues honoring George Washington, General Ulysess S. Grant (who DEFEATED the Confederacy), the author of the National Anthem, and other important figures in history have been destroyed.

This is not about promoting racial harmony—it's about hating America.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyqiY9piAbQ


more like worldwide....

ignorant people.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on July 01, 2020, 02:43:34 pm
The Candace Owens Show: Marc Lamont Hill
Is Black Lives Matter hurting or helping the Black community? Does it represent — or is it a diversion from — the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Candace Owens and Marc Lamont Hill discuss race relations in America from opposite ends of the political aisle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjDUUU-Z-aI
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on July 01, 2020, 02:53:33 pm
July 4 Is Cancelled | The Ben Shapiro Show Ep. 1043
Corporations pull their money from social media at the behest of the Leftist censors; covid-19 cases continue to rise, but hospitals aren’t overwhelmed; and Pharrell Williams announces July 4th is cancelled.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGJy6ZS3n4w
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on July 02, 2020, 05:27:28 am
Standing up for Black lives does not mean tearing down our history
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
NBC News


Throughout our history, Independence Day has been an important occasion of remembrance for Americans. We reflect on the founding principles of our great nation, we celebrate those who helped fight for the freedoms we defend today, and we honor the heroic sacrifice it took to launch the greatest experiment the world has ever seen.

Sadly, the present day feels different. The news is regularly filled with stories of anarchists and angry mobs showing blatant disregard for America's artifacts and historical sites, desecrating these tributes to our long journey toward liberty and justice for all.

In Portland, Oregon, we saw a statue of George Washington torn down. In Washington, D.C., we saw the World War II Memorial vandalized. In Madison, Wisconsin, protestors pulled down a statue of Hans Christian Heg, a fierce abolitionist and someone who made the ultimate sacrifice to free slaves.

This raises the question: What are these people fighting for? Or better yet, what are they fighting against?

Each of these monuments represents a moment in time, an important place or an influential figure who sacrificed for the good of their country. How have we reached a point in our nation's history in which these figures are not celebrated, but villainized and shamed?

America continues to hold certain truths — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — to be self-evident, and we should work each and every day democratically, as our Founding Fathers intended, to improve and ensure these rights for all.

To do so, mayors and governors must immediately condemn the vandalization of statues and dismantle autonomous zones. Destroying our history, wrecking our communities and inhibiting our law enforcement officers will only result in more tyranny, not more freedom. In fact, what we have seen these past few weeks is chaos, lawlessness, even murder.

It is up to leaders in this country to emulate our Founding Fathers and stand up to this retraction from law and order, which in no way reflects our morals, let alone our democratic values.

It is also up to us as American citizens to recognize hatred and stand up for freedom. We can celebrate Black lives and speak out against mob rule, censorship and anarchy at the same time. Shaming our neighbors into conforming with movements like "defund the police" and insinuating that if you are not for these movements you are not standing up for Black lives is nonsensical and irresponsible.

I am not denying that racism is real. It is, but I do not think it is widely espoused. In fact, I believe opposition to racism is a more commonly held belief, as we have seen in the thousands of people marching for equality and justice nationwide. Racism does not define us as a country; our commitment to freedom does.

Hate and guilt-shaming are not helpful for society to improve and move forward. Instead, we should embrace the central American value of freedom. The freedom to worship the religion of your choice. The freedom to hold differing political ideologies. The freedom to choose your occupation and your own path in life. The freedom to peaceably protest your government.

We are beyond blessed to call the Land of the Free our home. Only in America can I be born a poor Black boy raised in poverty by a single mother and climb the ladder of opportunity to become a brain surgeon and then a member of the president's Cabinet. These dreams would not be possible in socialist Venezuela, communist China or authoritarian North Korea.

But these dreams are possible here — in America. Thanks to our Founding Fathers who learned from history and revered it, to those civil rights heroes who dared to dream and to our men and women in uniform who chose to defend a free land for all. I honor them this week, and I pray that more of us bravely attempt to emulate them today rather than tear down homages to their memory.

America will continue to be the beacon of hope and freedom to the world if we remember and rededicate ourselves to our defining principles: All men are created equal and are endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/standing-up-for-black-lives-does-not-mean-tearing-down-our-history/ar-BB16f9Wt?ocid=msedgntp
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on July 02, 2020, 09:10:15 am
Standing up for Black lives does not mean tearing down our history
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
NBC News


Throughout our history, Independence Day has been an important occasion of remembrance for Americans. We reflect on the founding principles of our great nation, we celebrate those who helped fight for the freedoms we defend today, and we honor the heroic sacrifice it took to launch the greatest experiment the world has ever seen.

Sadly, the present day feels different. The news is regularly filled with stories of anarchists and angry mobs showing blatant disregard for America's artifacts and historical sites, desecrating these tributes to our long journey toward liberty and justice for all.

In Portland, Oregon, we saw a statue of George Washington torn down. In Washington, D.C., we saw the World War II Memorial vandalized. In Madison, Wisconsin, protestors pulled down a statue of Hans Christian Heg, a fierce abolitionist and someone who made the ultimate sacrifice to free slaves.

This raises the question: What are these people fighting for? Or better yet, what are they fighting against?

Each of these monuments represents a moment in time, an important place or an influential figure who sacrificed for the good of their country. How have we reached a point in our nation's history in which these figures are not celebrated, but villainized and shamed?

America continues to hold certain truths — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — to be self-evident, and we should work each and every day democratically, as our Founding Fathers intended, to improve and ensure these rights for all.

To do so, mayors and governors must immediately condemn the vandalization of statues and dismantle autonomous zones. Destroying our history, wrecking our communities and inhibiting our law enforcement officers will only result in more tyranny, not more freedom. In fact, what we have seen these past few weeks is chaos, lawlessness, even murder.

It is up to leaders in this country to emulate our Founding Fathers and stand up to this retraction from law and order, which in no way reflects our morals, let alone our democratic values.

It is also up to us as American citizens to recognize hatred and stand up for freedom. We can celebrate Black lives and speak out against mob rule, censorship and anarchy at the same time. Shaming our neighbors into conforming with movements like "defund the police" and insinuating that if you are not for these movements you are not standing up for Black lives is nonsensical and irresponsible.

I am not denying that racism is real. It is, but I do not think it is widely espoused. In fact, I believe opposition to racism is a more commonly held belief, as we have seen in the thousands of people marching for equality and justice nationwide. Racism does not define us as a country; our commitment to freedom does.

Hate and guilt-shaming are not helpful for society to improve and move forward. Instead, we should embrace the central American value of freedom. The freedom to worship the religion of your choice. The freedom to hold differing political ideologies. The freedom to choose your occupation and your own path in life. The freedom to peaceably protest your government.

We are beyond blessed to call the Land of the Free our home. Only in America can I be born a poor Black boy raised in poverty by a single mother and climb the ladder of opportunity to become a brain surgeon and then a member of the president's Cabinet. These dreams would not be possible in socialist Venezuela, communist China or authoritarian North Korea.

But these dreams are possible here — in America. Thanks to our Founding Fathers who learned from history and revered it, to those civil rights heroes who dared to dream and to our men and women in uniform who chose to defend a free land for all. I honor them this week, and I pray that more of us bravely attempt to emulate them today rather than tear down homages to their memory.

America will continue to be the beacon of hope and freedom to the world if we remember and rededicate ourselves to our defining principles: All men are created equal and are endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/standing-up-for-black-lives-does-not-mean-tearing-down-our-history/ar-BB16f9Wt?ocid=msedgntp

The Problem I see is the democratic party. They are trying to maintain CONTROL over most of the Americans who happen to had a different skin color, ok..Black American.   They still enslave them as suredly as they did in the early 1800s.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on July 02, 2020, 09:12:08 am
Standing up for Black lives does not mean tearing down our history
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
NBC News


Throughout our history, Independence Day has been an important occasion of remembrance for Americans. We reflect on the founding principles of our great nation, we celebrate those who helped fight for the freedoms we defend today, and we honor the heroic sacrifice it took to launch the greatest experiment the world has ever seen.

Sadly, the present day feels different. The news is regularly filled with stories of anarchists and angry mobs showing blatant disregard for America's artifacts and historical sites, desecrating these tributes to our long journey toward liberty and justice for all.

In Portland, Oregon, we saw a statue of George Washington torn down. In Washington, D.C., we saw the World War II Memorial vandalized. In Madison, Wisconsin, protestors pulled down a statue of Hans Christian Heg, a fierce abolitionist and someone who made the ultimate sacrifice to free slaves.

This raises the question: What are these people fighting for? Or better yet, what are they fighting against?

Each of these monuments represents a moment in time, an important place or an influential figure who sacrificed for the good of their country. How have we reached a point in our nation's history in which these figures are not celebrated, but villainized and shamed?

America continues to hold certain truths — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — to be self-evident, and we should work each and every day democratically, as our Founding Fathers intended, to improve and ensure these rights for all.

To do so, mayors and governors must immediately condemn the vandalization of statues and dismantle autonomous zones. Destroying our history, wrecking our communities and inhibiting our law enforcement officers will only result in more tyranny, not more freedom. In fact, what we have seen these past few weeks is chaos, lawlessness, even murder.

It is up to leaders in this country to emulate our Founding Fathers and stand up to this retraction from law and order, which in no way reflects our morals, let alone our democratic values.

It is also up to us as American citizens to recognize hatred and stand up for freedom. We can celebrate Black lives and speak out against mob rule, censorship and anarchy at the same time. Shaming our neighbors into conforming with movements like "defund the police" and insinuating that if you are not for these movements you are not standing up for Black lives is nonsensical and irresponsible.

I am not denying that racism is real. It is, but I do not think it is widely espoused. In fact, I believe opposition to racism is a more commonly held belief, as we have seen in the thousands of people marching for equality and justice nationwide. Racism does not define us as a country; our commitment to freedom does.

Hate and guilt-shaming are not helpful for society to improve and move forward. Instead, we should embrace the central American value of freedom. The freedom to worship the religion of your choice. The freedom to hold differing political ideologies. The freedom to choose your occupation and your own path in life. The freedom to peaceably protest your government.

We are beyond blessed to call the Land of the Free our home. Only in America can I be born a poor Black boy raised in poverty by a single mother and climb the ladder of opportunity to become a brain surgeon and then a member of the president's Cabinet. These dreams would not be possible in socialist Venezuela, communist China or authoritarian North Korea.

But these dreams are possible here — in America. Thanks to our Founding Fathers who learned from history and revered it, to those civil rights heroes who dared to dream and to our men and women in uniform who chose to defend a free land for all. I honor them this week, and I pray that more of us bravely attempt to emulate them today rather than tear down homages to their memory.

America will continue to be the beacon of hope and freedom to the world if we remember and rededicate ourselves to our defining principles: All men are created equal and are endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/standing-up-for-black-lives-does-not-mean-tearing-down-our-history/ar-BB16f9Wt?ocid=msedgntp

The Problem I see is the democratic party. They are trying to maintain CONTROL over most of the Americans who happen to had a different skin color, ok..Black American.   They still enslave them as suredly as they did in the early 1800s.

Blade

While Black Lives matter, what about the millions of black babies killed each year. what about all the blacks that are killed by blacks each year...This experiment in Settle resulted in two blacks being killed for what?

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on July 02, 2020, 09:47:33 am
There was an interesting news story from 2017.

A warning from George Orwell on the ‘monument wars’

The left wants to attack the very legitimacy of America, of which Washington is the real symbol. And going after statues and other cultural icons is part of the Marxist playbook.

It was written about by George Orwell in his dystopian novel “1984,” a quote from which is making the rounds this week.

In it, one of Orwell’s characters warns of how “every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered.”

“And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute,” adds Orwell’s character. “History has stopped.”

Is that what we want?

Orwell’s wisdom suggests Trump was smart to raise the question of where all this is going. And to say: “You are changing history, you’re changing culture.”


https://nypost.com/2017/08/16/a-warning-from-george-orwell-on-the-monument-wars/
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on July 02, 2020, 10:49:19 am
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2020/june/reflections-from-christian-scholar-on-social-justice-critic.html








Reflections from a Christian Scholar on Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Biblical Ethics












Looking at Marxism and Critical Race Theory in light of the problem of racism in America.


During the weeks following the death of George Floyd, I have been following the news with an increasing sense of sadness and concern for the problems facing the United States regarding race and racism.

I’ve been unsure how to respond as I’ve scrolled through social media and watched increasingly polarized rhetoric on both sides of the political aisle—except to listen to the voices of Black friends and neighbors who are hurting and to pray for justice.

I’ve tried to apply the biblical principle of being “slow to speak” (James 1:19), but I’ve been convicted recently about joining a particular thread of the (inter)national conversation taking place among those who share my faith in Jesus Christ and want to support truth and justice without compromising on principles peculiar and integral to our faith—principles that they are afraid might be stealthily replaced by rhetoric from other, incompatible frameworks of thinking.

Two frameworks I’ve been hearing about increasingly often are familiar to me from my own field: Critical Race Theory and Marxism. Because I have some expertise in these areas, I want to offer some thoughts and, hopefully, clarification to the conversation.

I’ll begin by giving some credentials, not to ask for accolades but to indicate why I want to address these areas of the cultural conversation in particular. I have two English degrees (B.A. and M.A.) from a Christian university and a Ph.D. in literature and criticism from a state university.

In my field, Marxism is one of the most commonly studied and most influential perspectives, and Critical Race Theory is also a significant force and gaining momentum. As a result, I’ve studied these theories extensively.

What gives me an unusual perspective in my field, however, is the fact that my primary research interest—and the topic of my doctoral dissertation—is twentieth-century Russian literature. My studies have convinced me that the sufferings and deaths of millions are not only correlated with but largely caused by the Marxist-Leninist agenda, and I am therefore deeply opposed to Marxism as a framework.

I hope that, knowing this, those patient enough to read these notes will acquit me of being a closet Marxist covering a secular agenda with a veneer of Bible verses.

That said, I do believe that some reactions to the protests following the death of George Floyd in particular and the Black Lives Matter movement in general are based on a failure to recognize important nuances in the conversation.

I’m going to address what I believe to be some problematic reasoning I’m seeing come from Christian sources on race:

Argument #1: Like all sin, racism originates in the human heart. Therefore, the solution to racism is for people’s hearts to change. “Systemic racism,” on the other hand, is a Marxist idea.

Response: The first sentence’s claim is true. If you believe in original sin (Genesis 3, Romans 5), you have to admit that any sin originates in the human heart. Sin might be aggravated by circumstances, but circumstances don’t cause sin. However, the conclusion that the solution to racism is for people’s hearts to change is true but incomplete.

If people are born in sin and people build a society, that society will be structured in ways that reinforce whatever sins dominate the hearts of those who build it. Therefore, even if many people’s hearts change a few generations later, those structures might still perpetuate the problems associated with that society’s “original sins.”

This is why—and I believe this is an important distinction as well—it is possible to recognize that many individual police officers might not be racist and still believe that changes in police departments need to take place to discourage injustice.

What those changes might be—alterations in training, changes in criteria for which areas are patrolled more often, etc.—is an important conversation, but having it does not mean condemning all police officers, many of whom are no doubt grieved at the horrific actions of other officers, such as the murderer of George Floyd. The problem can be built into structures and (some) individual hearts.

Here is how the above arguments are distinct from Marxism:

Marxism posits that socio-economic forces create the problem, not that they perpetuate the problem. A true Marxist does not believe that individuals have essential selves apart from the historical contexts in which they develop.

As an atheistic philosophy, Marxism does not allow for belief in a soul, and therefore, people are merely the products of the world they live in (referred to as a “superstructure” of social norms, historical forces, religious ideas, etc.).

The way to change people is to change society, and, for those who follow the most progressive version of Marxism, to dismantle society and recreate it from the ground up (this is what Lenin tried to do in Russia and Mao Tsetung tried to do in China). I know people who hold to the most extreme version of this philosophy.

If you believe (as I do) that sin, such as racism, originates in the human heart and merely manifests itself in society, you can recognize the above project as fundamentally utopian. It won’t work because whatever society you build from scratch will still have problems (perhaps new ones, perhaps the same ones) because you won’t have fixed the source of the problems (the human heart).

Only one Person can eradicate sin from the world, and I pray for that Person’s coming with an increasing sense of urgency these days.

However, to reject the claim that “fixing society at the structural level will fix everything” does not mean that we should reject the idea of being good stewards of the society in which we live. The fact that we will never be able to eradicate sin (this side of the resurrection) does not mean we should sit back and allow it free reign.

Those among my fellow believers who oppose abortion are already recognizing that sin and its effects can be addressed on both individual and societal levels. Meeting with a desperate woman outside a clinic and convincing her not to end her baby’s life is addressing it at the individual level.

But many who reach out to prospective patients outside clinics also campaign for legal protections for the unborn and support clinics (like our local Blue Ridge Women’s Center) that provide desperate women with other options, resources, counseling, and support. Other systemic changes might involve better guarantees for parental leave, stronger incentives for paternal involvement or financial support, and funding for adoptive and social service venues.

Addressing the problem of abortion at the systemic level does not mean caving into Marxism unless we believe that doing so is the only, complete, and permanent solution.

I firmly believe that if we are to work toward racial reconciliation, we need to admit that the history of racism in the United States (slavery, Jim Crow, etc.) has left us with problems that need to be addressed at the heart level AND at the structural level.

Argument #2: Critical Race Theory is a Marxist framework, and therefore, it is antithetical to the gospel.

Response: Critical Race Theory is indeed deeply informed by Marxism. As a result, I recognize that, as a Christian scholar, I will not agree with all of its tenets. However—and bear in mind, this is coming from someone who wrote a dissertation about the ways in which Russian poets coped with Marxist-Leninist oppression—Marx was not wrong about absolutely everything. Very few thinkers are (probably because they are all made in God’s image) wrong about everything.

Here are two statements on which I, as a Christian scholar, actually agree with Marx—while vehemently rejecting his philosophy as a whole:

1) Power does exist, and people do sometimes use it to oppress others.

Reading the Old Testament will make these truths abundantly clear (Nebuchadnezzar, Pharaoh, the list goes on). And everyday experience makes these truths abundantly clear. Just ask anyone whose boss fired him/her for no good reason. Even Marx’s cited evidence for the above truths was legitimate. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers had few legal protections, worked overly long hours in unsafe environments, and received few benefits and low pay.

2) Oppressed people do suffer, and their suffering is often unjust.

I actually believe that as a Christian, I have a much better foundation for supporting the above statement than Marx did. If people are merely cogs in the wheel of history, it’s hard to explain why anyone should care if they suffer. The fact that most Marxists I know are deeply compassionate people is, I believe, a testament to their humanity (being made in God’s image), not their philosophy.

Because I believe people are made in God’s image (Gen. 1); the God whom I worship warned his followers repeatedly not to oppress the poor, widows, foreigners, etc. (cf. Deut. 15:7 and countless other passages); and Jesus reached out to those whom society despised (women, Samaritans, etc.); I can argue with confidence that my faith is wholly consistent with working to mitigate oppression in the society in which I live.

By doing so, I am not embracing an alternate gospel but merely living in a way consistent with the gospel I have embraced since I was a child.

What some are referring to as “social justice” these days—making sure our laws and institutions don’t make it easier for the powerful to oppress marginalized groups—often refers to good, old-fashioned biblical justice.

This may mean that those who have more should be given structural incentives to share with those who have less. Ruth was able to pick up the grain from behind Boaz’s reapers because he was following the biblical mandate for them not to go back and pick up what they’d dropped—that was reserved for the poor and the immigrants. He could have argued that it all belonged to him, since he planted it, but he was willing to share.

Requiring him to give up every scrap of grain from his field to distribute it equally among the whole town would have been Marx’s solution, but requiring him to leave a little behind was God’s solution (Lev. 23:22).

Exactly how the principle of protecting the poor should be translated into legislation and cultural practices today is a separate question—one I’m not prepared to address here. Some incentives already exist (e.g., tax breaks for charitable donations). I’m merely pointing out that Christians who express concern about the disparity between the “haves” and “have nots” should not be labeled Marxists by other Christians on that criterion alone.

And if the term “social justice” is sometimes co-opted by Marxists, rejecting the concept outright robs Christians of the chance to become part of the conversation regarding its definition and application. It is a fluid concept right now, and using the term in a way that validates biblical principles of justice can help shape the way in which the cultural conversation develops.

Backing out of the conversation, on the other hand, involves relinquishing the chance to have what could be an important, positive influence.

Argument #3: The Black Lives Matter movement is Marxist and supportive of the LGBTQ community’s attempts to criminalize traditional, biblical views of sexuality.

Response: The official Black Lives Matter movement, started by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, is indeed built on a Marxist foundation and deeply involved with LGBTQ agendas. I took an entire doctoral-level cultural studies course on the Black Lives Matter movement, so I’m very aware of these connections.

However, as the course in question also involved a study of Twitter campaigns and hashtags (yes, people study Twitter in academia these days), I became just as aware that most people who use the #blacklivesmatter hashtag have no connection to the movement proper.

The hashtag itself speaks a truth, and people who hold up a sign at a protest proclaiming that truth are not necessarily involved with or even aware of the tenets of the movement proper. Conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests should not assume that the slogan is owned by the movement (nor should the movement itself try to “own” all those who use the hashtag or the slogan).

I also believe that if Christians fail to become involved in promoting the truth behind the slogan, we are lending credence to the Marxist claim that Christianity exists merely to perpetuate the injustices it (Marxism) seeks to correct.

I think many of my fellow believers would be surprised how many people in my field are disgusted by our faith not because they believe we hold outdated ideas about God (though that’s a common belief as well) but because we’ve failed, so many times throughout history, to stand up for the oppressed.

My response to that disgust is that they’re not wrong about Christians having done the wrong thing at many times throughout history but that, when Christians have done the wrong thing, we’ve been acting in a way inconsistent with the tenets of our own faith. Because I believe that even Christians struggle with sin, I’m not surprised when I study history and read about my brothers and sisters having massive blind spots and acting accordingly (it makes me wonder what my own massive blind spots are).

But I do believe that those blind spots are just that—blind spots, areas in which they failed to see the truths of Scripture or understand how to apply them. When I see atrocities perpetrated by Lenin, Stalin, or Mao, however, I see the source of those atrocities built into their own philosophy and its assumption that creating a virtual paradise (a classless society) is possible and therefore worth achieving no matter what the cost.

Also, for the record, those in the LGBTQ community are highly sensitive that they not be left out of conversations involving justice for other marginalized groups. While I hold to a traditional, biblical view of sexuality that would offend many in the LGBTQ community, I do believe it is important that they be treated like the human beings they are, and I am willing to listen to them even if I will not agree with all of their claims.

There is a real fear among members of the LGBTQ community that they will suffer violence and dehumanization from others (and instances of such violence are well-documented).

As human beings, they deserve protection from those threats. Conversations over the distinction between disagreement and dehumanization are difficult because they involve questions regarding identity categories, but I hope and pray that such conversations can still happen.

Argument #4: The concept of “white privilege” is unjust because it blames white people today for atrocities, such as slavery or segregation, that were set up generations ago and that they had no hand in creating. It also suggests that white people today should feel guilty for racism even if they are not racists themselves.

Response: Some people probably do use the term “white privilege” in this way (the conversation is developing at such a rapid pace that such terminology is developing new shades of meaning at an accelerated rate). However, the term is helpful in describing a real phenomenon—one that I’ve personally witnessed taking place. Bear with me, and I’ll define it first, then share a personal story to illustrate what I mean.

“White privilege” refers to the phenomenon in which white people receive certain societal benefits that they did not earn—benefits they receive by default simply for being white.

To be clear, I do not feel guilty for being born white. I was created that way, and it’s no more a sin to be born white than it is to be born a member of any other race.

However, I do recognize that some people—and some institutions—will respond to me differently because I am white. I do not, for example, get followed around department stores by loss-prevention officers because I look like “the kind of person who might steal something.” My Black friends do have that happen to them.

This is where the term “privilege” gets sticky, because it can be understood to mean I have a benefit that I shouldn’t have—i.e., that we should both be followed around the store. Actually, however, what I’m receiving is the benefit of the doubt—the default assumption that I’m going to be honest until I do or say something to undermine that assumption.

What the concept of privilege actually suggests is that we should both get the benefit of the doubt. It is not a privilege because I shouldn’t have it; it is a privilege because I have it and other people just as honest as I am do not have it. The term, in this context, calls attention to an unjust and illogical disparity in expectations.

Now, how should I respond? Should I feel guilty for the racism informing the tendencies of loss-prevention officers to target customers other than me for surveillance?

I shouldn’t feel the guilt of being individually culpable for what other people do. After all, I didn’t ask the loss-prevention officers to follow other people around. However, I should feel guilty if I recognize the larger problem at work here—both individual and systemic racism—and do nothing about it.

I can’t fix it single-handedly, but I can speak up. I can vote. I can teach texts in my classroom that confront these issues. I can say something when a white friend tells a racist joke. I can listen to my friends of color when they share their experiences and allow myself to be guided by their insight. If I don’t, I’m part of the problem and share the guilt of perpetuating it (even though I didn’t personally cause it).

I might also feel other emotions, such as anger, which is a proper response to injustice. This is, in fact, exactly what I felt when I visited the local social security office to get an updated card after my wedding thirteen years ago.

My sister, a Korean-American adopted at three-months-old and naturalized as an American citizen in early childhood, had gotten married to her husband in the same ceremony. She, being more on top of things than I was, had already gone to the office to get her card. She had taken the required documents listed on the website—birth certificate, current social security card, a photo ID, etc. When she arrived at the office and showed her papers, however, they demanded more: they wanted to see other papers, records, etc. that were not officially required when she already had a valid social security card.

I remember them demanding that she make several trips to their office—I even remember hearing that they wanted to make her take a test in American history (because all real Americans apparently know their history so well). Finally, she got the card.

Having heard about all the hoops they had made her jump through, I was nervous about going to get my card. I double-checked that I had everything—birth certificate, social security card, photo ID, etc.

When I got to the window, I handed over my current card and said I was there to get an updated card with my new name. The woman behind the counter handed it to me without even asking to see my driver’s license.

When I got back to my car, I called my sister and ranted about what racist jerks ran the social security office and how outraged I was on her behalf. I probably felt a little self-righteous, if I’m honest, for my outrage, and I do believe I was right to feel the outrage. I shouldn’t have felt so righteous, though.

A more righteous person would have walked back inside and asked to speak to the employee’s supervisor. Maybe I wasn’t a racist, but I didn’t do anything to challenge racism when it hit me in the face, and so, notwithstanding my righteous anger, I failed to do the right thing because I don’t like confrontations.

I hope and pray that, given the injustices on national news these days, I will do the right thing the next time I get a chance to. It’s why I’m writing this essay-length note, knowing full well that my Marxist friends (if they take the time to read it) will not appreciate my objections to their philosophy and that some of my Christian friends (if they take the time to read it) will see me as selling out.

I want to do the right thing this time, though, and so I’m doing my best to add to a difficult conversation. I welcome any and all honest responses, whether they agree with me or not. There are important questions being raised about issues that directly and/or indirectly affect my brothers and sisters in Christ—and my friends of other faiths and no faith who share similar concerns about justice.

So I’ll end my long reflections by saying, on or off social media, let’s talk.
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Post by: patrick jane on July 03, 2020, 08:13:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbgvs8tTTJ8
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: patrick jane on July 17, 2020, 09:46:53 am
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/july-web-only/perils-of-white-american-folk-religion.html








The Perils of White American Folk Religion














Many Christians unwittingly practice a counter-faith that doesn't know how to deal with racism.


In June, 2020, Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A; Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church; and Lecrae, a platinum-selling recording artist, gathered to discuss the tortuous death of George Floyd, choked by officer Derek Chauvin, who put his knee on the unarmed man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. They gathered to talk about Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down by armed residents, surrounded, and shot to death in Glynn County, Georgia, on February 23. A potential cover-up protected the murderers.

After Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in the drive-thru of an Atlanta Wendy’s, Cathy, Giglio, and Lecrae sat together to talk about racism and the church’s role. Over 60 percent of white Christians think pastors should not talk about race. Forty percent believe race and immigration should never even be a topic in church. Meanwhile, an equal number of black folks say that pastors and churches should. This shows that racial reconciliation conferences do not work. Before reconciliation can be introduced, we have to embrace the truth.

In the aftermath of terrible state violence in other countries, truth and reconciliation commissions convened to bring reparative, restorative, or punitive justice. This happened in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, in South Africa after the fall of apartheid, and after what is termed the “Dirty War” in Argentina. This has never happened in the United States.

These secular governments understand a fundamental reality that should be familiar to followers of Jesus: We confess and God forgives. Truth and acknowledgement come before reconciliation. Christians of every color should have a firm, biblical grasp of the necessity for individual and collective confession and repentance before forgiveness and reconciliation can occur.

When we trespass, we must wrestle with the gravity of personal and corporate sins—including sinful actions we were not even aware of, injustices we benefit from, and results that we did not intend. We must lament, confess, and repent (Acts 2:38; 3:19). Only then are we truly reconciled to God through Christ Jesus and sent, equipped, to be ministers of reconciliation to others (2 Cor. 5:18).

In well-resourced, often white evangelical churches, entire ministries and parachurch organizations disciple people out of patterns of sin, struggles with alcoholism, and drug addiction. Ministries serve those in need while reinforcing their personal dignity and value. But such compassion toward sinners and the needy gets lost once the topic turns to white supremacy.

White Christians and those pursuing whiteness often become defensive and angry when asked what Jesus would say about the race-, class-, gender- and ideologically based hierarchy evident in our world. The inability and unwillingness to acknowledge and confess what exists and repent creates conditions for violence and oppression against people of color. Our country and its churches are socialized to not critique white supremacy.

The church has been instrumental in the creation, defense, and propagation of the myth of whiteness under the reign of White Jesus. Jemar Tisby, author of the best-selling The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, lays out clear and searing connections between the enslavement of Africans and leaders of white congregations. “Many of the men who conducted night rides” that terrorized black communities with burned crosses and lynchings were the very same men who “ascended to pulpits to preach on Sunday.”

Go back further, detailing how 15th-century church edicts exalted those with lighter skin and rejected the personhood of those with darker skin. A series of Roman Catholic decrees (the Doctrine of Discovery, 1493) codified white supremacy and sanctioned genocide, rape and abuse against African and Native peoples. Theologian Willie Jennings asserted the purpose was to bring people and the planet to “maturity.”

Colonialism created a counter-faith I call White American Folk Religion (WAFR). It’s a set of beliefs and practices grounded in a race, class, gender, and ideological hierarchy that segregates and ranks all people under a light-skinned, thin-lipped, blond-haired Christ. Americans of every color and racial assignment must reckon with the current and historic reality of a country and its churches rooted in White American Folk Religion. WAFR fuels ignorance, complicity, and willing participation in the patterns of injustice that perpetuate the death and degradation of brown, black, and indigenous women and men. Yet, in this moment of racial turmoil, those entangled in WAFR believe it is their right and responsibility to speak, teach, and lead.

In our post-colonial world, and especially in the United States, Western seminaries and theology prioritize whiteness and defer to white men like Giglio and Cathy—evangelical, older, white, wealthy, well-known, well-educated, well-connected, able-bodied, and gainfully employed—and regard them as credible and trustworthy, though neither Giglio nor Cathy is an expert on American policing or the history of a racism that promotes mass incarceration and instinctively perceives black bodies as criminal in every community. Neither of them has done the inner work to decolonize and disempower their frames of WAFR reference. They were not chosen to lead this dialogue in front of cameras and congregants in a crisis because of their experience or expertise but because they fit the description of authority.

There are many leaders who could have led this dialogue with clarity, conviction, and compassion and who are already leading Christ-centered, Holy Spirit–filled movements. They were passed over in favor of these, like too many in the white church and of the world, who speak lies from the pit of hell about how slavery is a “white blessing” from their Christ in their stained glass windows.

Colonialism succeeded. Racism is pervasive—so much so that we are often unaware of the depths of our socialized sin and individual participation. Giglio apologized on Instagram and asked for prayer. What he did not do was confess how his seminary training and discipleship did not prepare him to lead in this moment; that he is stepping down and stepping back to make space for the women and men of color to lead this conversation; and that he will take their direction. Often, white Christians are not willing to believe, let alone follow, people of color or rigorously engage in the process of detangling the Jesus of scripture from WAFR. This is what the work of decolonization looks like.

Pastors of every color in Giglio’s position must acknowledge that western theology and praxis are intertwined with WAFR and confess where they lack the personal and institutional wisdom to comprehensively resist white supremacy. Church leaders that are ill-equipped to lead and teach on issues of ethnic justice and reconciliation should confess their limitations and empower leaders of color to shepherd them and their congregants towards the Acts 2 community of true fellowship and wonder and unity and prayer (Acts 2:42–44). In the face of certain backlash, pastors must do more than denounce racism. Christians need to be discipled out of prejudice, bias, and WAFR. This begins with white pastors confessing complicity in racist systems and testifying to God’s grace and forgiveness in their own lives; then they can lead others to do the same.

How amazing it would be if pastors and leaders who benefit from the racism in their families and institutions repented for not resisting racist actions, ideology, and theology? What if pastors repented publicly for not rejecting the curse of Ham, not standing up for the Japanese during internment, or participating in white flight because people of color moved into “their” neighborhoods? What if parents asked for forgiveness from God and their children for saying, “You can marry anyone but one of them”? What if Christian families and institutions quantified their benefits from slavery and genocide of native peoples and allocated money toward financial reparation? This would be profound, powerful, and beyond significant for people of color. White people too would be liberated from the false burden of superiority, the lie of white supremacy, and enter into the desegregated, reconciled family of God. No more statements, panel discussions, conferences, or book clubs; what we need is lament, confession, repentance, and a refusal to conform to the world’s racist patterns. Jesus prayed in John 17 that we might all be one and preview the coming “great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9–17). We can experience a slice of this future on this side of heaven if, as the body of Christ, we embrace truth and reconciliation in the United States.








Jonathan Walton is the author of Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive: And the Truth That Sets Us Free. He is also an area director for InterVarsity NY/NJ focusing on spiritual formation and experiential discipleship. He is from Southern Virginia and lives in New York City.
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Post by: truthjourney on July 18, 2020, 08:13:24 pm
Car delivers baseball bats in front of City Hall for "peaceful protesters" on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jul 16, 2020


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlNi4tsGUj4
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Post by: Bladerunner on July 18, 2020, 08:31:35 pm
Car delivers baseball bats in front of City Hall for "peaceful protesters" on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jul 16, 2020


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlNi4tsGUj4

Everything is only going to get worse until after the election.

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on July 18, 2020, 08:37:36 pm
Car delivers baseball bats in front of City Hall for "peaceful protesters" on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jul 16, 2020


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlNi4tsGUj4

this is not going to stop until the election.

Blade
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Post by: truthjourney on August 09, 2020, 12:40:28 pm
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM, said, "Well, I’m a trained organizer. And so, I think sometimes people think that because Black Lives Matter is the biggest thing, that that’s the first thing I ever did. And it’s not. I was trained knocking on doors, you know, getting on buses and passing out flyers and getting people to join organizations. The Labor Community Strategy Center is my first political home. .."

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Started by an old friend of mine, Eric Mann.

PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS: Yes, Eric Mann. That’s my mentor.

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/16/when_they_call_you_a_terrorist

Radical Roots
Labor/Community Strategy Center is an urban experiment to root grassroots organizing focusing in Black and Latino communities with deep historical ties to the long history of anti-colonial anti-imperialist pro-communist resistance to the U.S. empire. We teach and study history of the Indigenous rebellions against the initial European genocidal invasions, the Great Slave Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, the Great Slave Rebellions that won the U.S. civil war for the racist north as explained in W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction in America. We appreciate the work of the U.S. Communist Party especially Black communists Harry Haywood, the African Blood Brotherhood and Cyril Briggs, Paul Robeson, Claudia Jones, Du Bois, Benjamin Davis, William L. Patterson, and Lorraine Hansberry.

We applaud the great work of the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, Young Lords, Brown Berets, and the great revolutionary rainbow experiments of the 1970s. We also have roots in the new communist movement of the 1970s and 1980s especially the August 29th Movement, I Wor Kuen, Congress of African People/Revolutionary Communist League (and Amiri Baraka) and their merger into the League of Revolutionary Struggle.
https://www.keywiki.org/Labor/Community_Strategy_Center

Eric Mann
....in 1969, Mann, then a leader in the SDS faction, the Weathermen (Weather Underground), adopted the Revolutionary Youth Movement’s belief that violent "direct action," a euphemism for terrorism, should be used as a tactic to dismantle the group's perceived power centers of “US imperialism”.[20] Mann and 20 others were arrested in September 1969 for participation in a direct action against the Harvard Center for International Affairs, which the Revolutionary Youth Movement saw as a university-sponsored institution for counter-insurgency.[14] [21] Mann and 24 other Weathermen were charged with conspiracy to commit murder after two bullets were fired through a window of the police headquarters on November 8, 1969. Mann surrendered to the police on four counts stemming from the November 8 incident: conspiracy to commit murder, assault with intent to commit murder, promotion of anarchy, and threatening.[22] Mann was sentenced to two years in prison of which he spent 18 months in Billerica, Deer Island, and Concord State Prison (with 40 days in solitary confinement).[20] He was released in July 1971.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Mann

Patrisse Cullors developed an interest in the Nigerian religious tradition of Ifá, incorporating its rituals into political protest events.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrisse_Cullors

Ifá is a Yoruba religion and system of divination.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%C3%A1

Divination
the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.
synonyms:
fortune telling · divining · foretelling the future · forecasting the future · prophecy · prediction · soothsaying · augury · clairvoyance · second sight · magic · sorcery · witchcraft · spellworking · vaticination · sortilege · auspication · witchery

Susan Rosenberg
As of 2020, Rosenberg serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Thousand Currents, a non-profit foundation that sponsors the fundraising and does administrative work for the Black Lives Matter Global Network, among other clients.[24]

From the late 1970s into the mid-1980s, Rosenberg was active in the far-left revolutionary terrorist May 19th Communist Organization ("M19CO"), which according to a contemporaneous FBI report "openly advocate[d] the overthrow of the U.S. Government through armed struggle and the use of violence".[2] M19CO provided support to an offshoot of the Black Liberation Army, including in armored truck robberies, and later engaged in bombings of government buildings.[3]

After living as a fugitive for two years, Rosenberg was arrested in 1984 while in possession of a large cache of explosives and firearms. She had also been sought as an accomplice in the 1979 prison escape of Assata Shakur and in the 1981 Brink's robbery that resulted in the deaths of two police and a guard[4], although she was never charged in either case.

 She also joined the May 19th Communist Organization, which worked in support of the Black Liberation Army and its offshoots (including assistance in armored truck robberies), the Weather Underground and other revolutionary organizations.[11]....The Weather Underground Organization (WUO), commonly known as the Weather Underground, was a radical left militant organization active in the late 1960s and 1970s, founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. It was originally called the Weathermen....The FBI classified the WUO as a domestic terrorist group...

Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years' imprisonment on the weapons and explosives charges. She spent 16 years in prison, ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Rosenberg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground
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Post by: patrick jane on August 11, 2020, 11:29:28 am
Black Lives Matter is a Domestic Terrorist Organization | Change My Mind


Steven Crowder takes to the streets of Austin to have real conversations with real people. In this installment, Steven posits that Black Lives Matter is a domestic terrorist organization.

1 hour 7 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITK_Bm78mI
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on September 04, 2020, 09:50:32 am
The BLM Connection to Witchcraft

https://youtu.be/xGJSEoirF90
BLM leaders practice 'witchcraft' and summon dead spirits, black activist claims


A black conservative Christian podcast host has claimed that the Black Lives Matter movement engages in “witchcraft” and called on Christians who have allied themselves with the organization to rethink their decision.

Abraham Hamilton III, who hosts “The Hamilton Corner” on the socially conservative American Family Radio, devoted the Aug. 19 episode of his program to highlighting “The BLM Connection to Witchcraft.”

Throughout the podcast, Hamilton argued that Black Lives Matter was not merely another social justice advocacy organization. Instead, he argues that it is a religious movement.

Hamilton, who serves as the American Family Association’s public policy analyst, began the podcast by criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement as a “Marxist, anti-Christ, anti-family, [and] anti-man organization.”

“What we are witnessing is a copy and paste of the Bolshevik Revolution from Russia just applied into an American context,” he contended.

After reminding his listeners that Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, described herself as a “trained Marxist,” Hamilton read aloud a quote from Cullors explaining her point of view on spirituality.

“I’m calling for spirituality to be deeply radical," Cullors said. “We’re not just having a social justice movement, this is a spiritual movement.”

Hamilton played audio from a “Zoom-type conversation” between Cullors and Dr. Melina Abdullah, a professor of African studies at California State University Los Angeles who founded the group’s L.A. chapter.

“We’ve become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly,” Abdullah said in the clip. “Each of them seems to have a different presence and personality. You know, I laugh a lot with Wakiesha … I didn’t meet her in her body, right? I met her through this work.”

The “Wakiesha” mentioned by Abdullah refers to Wakiesha Wilson, an African-American woman who was found dead in a Los Angeles jail back in 2016.

Hamilton argues that the conversation proved that Black Lives Matter leaders were “summoning the spirits of the dead [and] using the power of the spirits of the dead in order to give them the ability to do what they’re calling the so-called justice work.”

Hamilton stated that those leaders seeking to summon the spirits of the dead are adhering to “the Yoruba religion of Ifa.”

“They are summoning dead spirits,” he said. “One of the touchstones of this religious practice is ancestral worship. Guess what the Bible calls that folks? Witchcraft.”

“I started to feel personally connected and responsible and accountable to them, both from a deeply political place but also from a deeply spiritual place,” Cullors said. “In my tradition, you offer things that your loved one who passed away would want, whether it’s like honey or tobacco, things like that.”

“It’s so important, not just for us, to be in direct relationship to our people who have passed, but also for them to know we’ve remembered them,” she added. “I believe so many of them work through us.”

Abdullah said that the first thing people do when they hear of murder is “pray” and “pour libation we built with the community where the person’s life was stolen.”

“And it took almost a year for me to realize that this movement is much more than a racial and social justice movement,” Abdullah said. “At its core, it’s a spiritual movement because we’re literally standing on spilled blood.”

The women proceeded to discuss the meaning behind one of the most common chants associated with the Black Lives Matter movement: “Say her name.”

“When we say the names, right, so we speak their names, we say her name, say their names, we do that all the time, that you kind of invoke that spirit. And then those spirits actually become present with you,” Abdullah added.

Hamilton contended that Abdullah and others “really believe that the names of the folks that they are saying have become ancestral gods.”

Cullors said that “spirituality is at the center of Black Lives Matter.”

“I think that’s not just for us. I feel like so many leaders and so many organizers are deeply engaged in … a pretty important spiritual practice,” she said. “I don’t think … I could do this work without that. I don’t think I could do it as long as I’ve done it and as consistently. It feels like if I didn’t do that, it would be antithetical to this work.”

Hamilton mentioned the chants as an example of “spiritual wickedness” that the Apostle Paul warned about in Ephesians 6:12.

In condemning BLM’s spiritual practices, Hamilton cited Deuteronomy 18. The Old Testament chapter describes those who practice witchcraft or call upon the dead as “detestable to the Lord.”

Before opening up the phone lines to his listeners, Hamilton delivered a message to Christians and churches who have embraced the Black Lives Matter movement.

“How can you reconcile that with what the word of God says?” he asked. “We have got to evaluate everything through the word of God.”


https://www.christianpost.com/news/blm-leaders-practice-witchcraft-and-summon-dead-spirits-black-activist-warns.html

BLM leaders are being invited into school classrooms to teach this to children.
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Post by: patrick jane on September 09, 2020, 09:26:24 pm
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/september-web-only/cut-stone-confederate-monuments-ryan-newson.html








Monuments Can Be Destroyed, but Not Forgotten













Our most controversial stone statues carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside.


In the Hebrew Scriptures, stone monuments are earthen witnesses to a sacred covenant. When Jacob contractually maneuvered himself out from under his father-in-law Laban, he set up a pillar in the highlands of Gilead. It was supposed to be a reminder of a legal separation, but the fragility of the peace was underscored by the dueling names given to the monument: Jacob’s in the Hebrew tongue, Laban’s in Aramaic. The monument was barely dedicated before it became an object of linguistic civil war.

What’s old is new again. Disputes over historical markers and their meanings are simply the continuance of culture war by other means. Theologian Ryan Andrew Newson wrote his new book Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption in the wake of the 2017 protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thousands of organized white nationalists infamously marched through the University of Virginia campus chanting language—“White Lives Matter!” “Blood and Soil!”—charged with centuries of racial supremacy. The material cause for the march was the threatened removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Erected in 1924, the statue presented a genteel, handsome Lee—hat in hand, martial but not militaristic. The stone general is resigned but undefeated, like the Lost Cause he represents.

The statue lasted decades in the city center without scrutiny, but in the 21st century, it struck some as strange to venerate the leader of a rebellion devoted to the preservation of chattel slavery. Newson’s book delves into the history of Confederate monuments like this one, asking what sort of political ideology—or theology—underwrites them. What did these monuments—often constructed many decades after Lee resigned at Appomattox—mean for the communities that created them? What gave them their near-sacred value? And what is the appropriate political and theological response to markers of a contested American legacy? Can you—should you—erase a moral tragedy?

Remembering a Tragic History
When they were originally constructed, monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers were remarkably free of cultural guilt. Hundreds of statues appeared in over 30 states in the aftermath of Reconstruction, as the South began to rehabilitate its image—and historical memory. As Newson points out in fascinating detail, the Confederacy was re-memorialized decades after its military defeat. Monument construction was most intense from 1890 to 1950, a span of time that unsurprisingly coincides with Jim Crow.

Other defeated nations and causes have wrestled with how to remember a tragic history. Germany after the Second World War underwent a therapy of historical penance that continues even today. The Confederacy, however, did not. Its monuments served a “palliative” purpose, Newson argues, aiming to “alleviate collective suffering without addressing the root cause of the pain.” So the stone figures stood as reminders of the genteel honor and heroic manhood of figures such as Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis—eliding their militant defense of chattel slavery. With these symbolic moves, the memory of slavery was quickly shunted into the distant past, even as its system of involuntary unpaid labor shifted from the plantation to the chain gang in the late-19th century and the systemic incarceration of African Americans in the 20th.

As a historical project, Cut in Stone focuses on the Reconstruction-era South, but Newson’s theological analysis touches more broadly on the nature of historical memory and the moral obligations of a political community that is still haunted by the sins of its fathers. Newson’s book was published in the middle of the summer of 2020—a wry moment of providence if ever there was one. While Charlottesville in 2017 provides the backdrop to the book, more recent events have made its subject matter even timelier.

I was invited to review Newson’s book the day that statues of Christopher Columbus were removed from Grant Park and Arrigo Park in my hometown of Chicago. A week prior, a confrontation between protesters and police had centered on the statue in Grant Park. As protestors attempted to topple Columbus by force, multiple people on both sides of the conflict were injured.

In the early-20th century, the monuments had been commissioned by Italian-American communities in Chicago to memorialize the Genoese explorer, who at that time evoked a spirit of exploration and American destiny. Forgotten for centuries was Columbus’s brutal subjugation of indigenous peoples—not to mention the mercenary motivations of his transatlantic voyages.

There’s a reason political communities—and movements—make myths about themselves. And not all of them are formed in malice or bad faith. We typically retell the story of the civil rights movement in heightened rhetoric that foregrounds its best ideals while leaving other details—including the moral peccadillos of its leaders—in the shadows. Only recently have we begun to tell the stories of grassroots figures like Ida B. Wells and Fannie Lou Hamer in addition to chronicling the (sometimes problematic) charismatic male leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. When a narrative has been told for decades, or centuries, it takes of lot of intention to reorder historical memory.

In Charlottesville and Chicago, historical myths finally cracked. The stone figures of Lee and Columbus, for different reasons, were not mere historical memories, but witnesses to some deeper sense of national or ethnic identity.

One of the blind spots of modern liberalism—the political philosophy, not the ideology—is its studied obliviousness to the sacral elements of social life and national identity. There’s a reason that the debate over stone structures reaches the fevered pitch that it does. You find out what a community reveres when the removal of its earthen symbols triggers charges of disrespect, violation, and even blasphemy. You find out what a revolution really seeks when you notice what the iconoclasts want to destroy.

Newson is appropriately circumspect when asking what the proper social or theological response ought to be toward Confederate monuments. There is no way to continue honoring the noblesse oblige of figures like Lee and Jackson without resorting to a moral naivete that is willfully ignorant of American history. The instinct to topple national idols is understandable. But does destruction lead to erasure? Is there a reason to remember the tragedies of American history in a way that acknowledges the complications of the past without giving honor where shame is due?

Handle with Care
This is where the virtue of prudence comes in handy, as virtues do. How do we distinguish among the different symbols—what they portray and what they represent for a variety of communities? If we decide collectively that honorific statues of Confederate military leaders should be removed, or perhaps limited to museum exhibits, should we do the same for Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or even Abraham Lincoln? All of these figures have come under scrutiny, often for good reasons.

On July 24th, the day Columbus came down in Chicago, one of the protestors made the statement that the statue symbolized negative values that the city needed to “acknowledge,” but also “divorce ourselves from.” The monument, she said, had “nothing to do with where Chicago is going and our future.” But that’s the tricky, sometimes awful thing about sacred symbols: Even though they are only made of stone, they carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside. Is it important to remember what Columbus represented to Italian-Americans at a time when they were also the victims of white supremacy? How does that piece of history need to be preserved once the idol has been toppled?

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot explained that the removal was “an effort to protect public safety and to preserve a safe space for an inclusive and democratic public dialogue about our city's symbols.” Which seems quite responsible in such tenuous and terrifying times. Putting a hold on things—providing space for deliberative liberalism to do what it does best—seems prudent.

And yet few, on the left or the right, seemed disposed to mimic the mayor’s temperament. Charges of lawlessness were thrown from one side, and charges of brutality and moral complicity from the other. Few seemed satisfied with the mayor’s actions—or if they were, they were reluctant to say it publicly.

Newson’s historical and theological analysis reminds us that a statue is rarely just a statue; stone pillars are usually consecrated to a cause—for better or worse. And while the past few summers of culture-warring haven’t come close to resolving every question of whether our most controversial monuments should stay up, come down, or go elsewhere, Cut in Stone provides a helpful framework for understanding the political and theological principles at stake.

Clearly, sacred objects ought to be handled carefully. And yet, sometimes their destruction—as with golden calves or stone tablets—is the more meaningful response. If Moses smashed stones etched by the divine hand in response to national idolatry, then what kind of iconoclasm calls to us today?








David Henreckson is the director of the Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University. He is the author of The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought.
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: Bladerunner on September 10, 2020, 09:09:53 am
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/september-web-only/cut-stone-confederate-monuments-ryan-newson.html









Monuments Can Be Destroyed, but Not Forgotten













Our most controversial stone statues carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside.


In the Hebrew Scriptures, stone monuments are earthen witnesses to a sacred covenant. When Jacob contractually maneuvered himself out from under his father-in-law Laban, he set up a pillar in the highlands of Gilead. It was supposed to be a reminder of a legal separation, but the fragility of the peace was underscored by the dueling names given to the monument: Jacob’s in the Hebrew tongue, Laban’s in Aramaic. The monument was barely dedicated before it became an object of linguistic civil war.

What’s old is new again. Disputes over historical markers and their meanings are simply the continuance of culture war by other means. Theologian Ryan Andrew Newson wrote his new book Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption in the wake of the 2017 protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thousands of organized white nationalists infamously marched through the University of Virginia campus chanting language—“White Lives Matter!” “Blood and Soil!”—charged with centuries of racial supremacy. The material cause for the march was the threatened removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Erected in 1924, the statue presented a genteel, handsome Lee—hat in hand, martial but not militaristic. The stone general is resigned but undefeated, like the Lost Cause he represents.

The statue lasted decades in the city center without scrutiny, but in the 21st century, it struck some as strange to venerate the leader of a rebellion devoted to the preservation of chattel slavery. Newson’s book delves into the history of Confederate monuments like this one, asking what sort of political ideology—or theology—underwrites them. What did these monuments—often constructed many decades after Lee resigned at Appomattox—mean for the communities that created them? What gave them their near-sacred value? And what is the appropriate political and theological response to markers of a contested American legacy? Can you—should you—erase a moral tragedy?

Remembering a Tragic History
When they were originally constructed, monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers were remarkably free of cultural guilt. Hundreds of statues appeared in over 30 states in the aftermath of Reconstruction, as the South began to rehabilitate its image—and historical memory. As Newson points out in fascinating detail, the Confederacy was re-memorialized decades after its military defeat. Monument construction was most intense from 1890 to 1950, a span of time that unsurprisingly coincides with Jim Crow.

Other defeated nations and causes have wrestled with how to remember a tragic history. Germany after the Second World War underwent a therapy of historical penance that continues even today. The Confederacy, however, did not. Its monuments served a “palliative” purpose, Newson argues, aiming to “alleviate collective suffering without addressing the root cause of the pain.” So the stone figures stood as reminders of the genteel honor and heroic manhood of figures such as Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis—eliding their militant defense of chattel slavery. With these symbolic moves, the memory of slavery was quickly shunted into the distant past, even as its system of involuntary unpaid labor shifted from the plantation to the chain gang in the late-19th century and the systemic incarceration of African Americans in the 20th.

As a historical project, Cut in Stone focuses on the Reconstruction-era South, but Newson’s theological analysis touches more broadly on the nature of historical memory and the moral obligations of a political community that is still haunted by the sins of its fathers. Newson’s book was published in the middle of the summer of 2020—a wry moment of providence if ever there was one. While Charlottesville in 2017 provides the backdrop to the book, more recent events have made its subject matter even timelier.

I was invited to review Newson’s book the day that statues of Christopher Columbus were removed from Grant Park and Arrigo Park in my hometown of Chicago. A week prior, a confrontation between protesters and police had centered on the statue in Grant Park. As protestors attempted to topple Columbus by force, multiple people on both sides of the conflict were injured.

In the early-20th century, the monuments had been commissioned by Italian-American communities in Chicago to memorialize the Genoese explorer, who at that time evoked a spirit of exploration and American destiny. Forgotten for centuries was Columbus’s brutal subjugation of indigenous peoples—not to mention the mercenary motivations of his transatlantic voyages.

There’s a reason political communities—and movements—make myths about themselves. And not all of them are formed in malice or bad faith. We typically retell the story of the civil rights movement in heightened rhetoric that foregrounds its best ideals while leaving other details—including the moral peccadillos of its leaders—in the shadows. Only recently have we begun to tell the stories of grassroots figures like Ida B. Wells and Fannie Lou Hamer in addition to chronicling the (sometimes problematic) charismatic male leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. When a narrative has been told for decades, or centuries, it takes of lot of intention to reorder historical memory.

In Charlottesville and Chicago, historical myths finally cracked. The stone figures of Lee and Columbus, for different reasons, were not mere historical memories, but witnesses to some deeper sense of national or ethnic identity.

One of the blind spots of modern liberalism—the political philosophy, not the ideology—is its studied obliviousness to the sacral elements of social life and national identity. There’s a reason that the debate over stone structures reaches the fevered pitch that it does. You find out what a community reveres when the removal of its earthen symbols triggers charges of disrespect, violation, and even blasphemy. You find out what a revolution really seeks when you notice what the iconoclasts want to destroy.

Newson is appropriately circumspect when asking what the proper social or theological response ought to be toward Confederate monuments. There is no way to continue honoring the noblesse oblige of figures like Lee and Jackson without resorting to a moral naivete that is willfully ignorant of American history. The instinct to topple national idols is understandable. But does destruction lead to erasure? Is there a reason to remember the tragedies of American history in a way that acknowledges the complications of the past without giving honor where shame is due?

Handle with Care
This is where the virtue of prudence comes in handy, as virtues do. How do we distinguish among the different symbols—what they portray and what they represent for a variety of communities? If we decide collectively that honorific statues of Confederate military leaders should be removed, or perhaps limited to museum exhibits, should we do the same for Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or even Abraham Lincoln? All of these figures have come under scrutiny, often for good reasons.

On July 24th, the day Columbus came down in Chicago, one of the protestors made the statement that the statue symbolized negative values that the city needed to “acknowledge,” but also “divorce ourselves from.” The monument, she said, had “nothing to do with where Chicago is going and our future.” But that’s the tricky, sometimes awful thing about sacred symbols: Even though they are only made of stone, they carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside. Is it important to remember what Columbus represented to Italian-Americans at a time when they were also the victims of white supremacy? How does that piece of history need to be preserved once the idol has been toppled?

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot explained that the removal was “an effort to protect public safety and to preserve a safe space for an inclusive and democratic public dialogue about our city's symbols.” Which seems quite responsible in such tenuous and terrifying times. Putting a hold on things—providing space for deliberative liberalism to do what it does best—seems prudent.

And yet few, on the left or the right, seemed disposed to mimic the mayor’s temperament. Charges of lawlessness were thrown from one side, and charges of brutality and moral complicity from the other. Few seemed satisfied with the mayor’s actions—or if they were, they were reluctant to say it publicly.

Newson’s historical and theological analysis reminds us that a statue is rarely just a statue; stone pillars are usually consecrated to a cause—for better or worse. And while the past few summers of culture-warring haven’t come close to resolving every question of whether our most controversial monuments should stay up, come down, or go elsewhere, Cut in Stone provides a helpful framework for understanding the political and theological principles at stake.

Clearly, sacred objects ought to be handled carefully. And yet, sometimes their destruction—as with golden calves or stone tablets—is the more meaningful response. If Moses smashed stones etched by the divine hand in response to national idolatry, then what kind of iconoclasm calls to us today?








David Henreckson is the director of the Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University. He is the author of The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought.


Only in Democratic controls cities.,...

Blade
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on September 12, 2020, 12:34:42 am
Language warning

BLM "Protesters" Terrorize Restaurant Diners In Rochester New York

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-iCAgWvcYI
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on September 14, 2020, 08:30:03 am
Bill Maher attacks media's defense of rioting: 'I'm not down with' rioters destroying property
Emma Colton 18 hrs ago


Comedian Bill Maher attacked the media’s defense of the rioting taking place in cities such as Portland or Seattle.

"I'm not down with this 'property's on the table as something we can just take because things are not right,'" Maher said Friday on his show Real Time while speaking to CNN White House correspondent Jessica Yellin.

"Where is the mass destruction of property happening right now?" Yellin asked.

Maher said that the damage is repeatedly on the news, prompting Yellin to say rioting in Portland has only affected “two square blocks.”

"There is a view. It is in the media," Maher said. "Please, I know you've seen it. Don't look at me like I am making this up — that somehow this is a justifiable approach."

Yellin also said that the riots and looting are a “sideshow” ahead of November’s election, which Maher shut down as not being the case for business owners.

"It may be a sideshow unless it's your business that got wiped out," Maher said. "I mean, if it's your business, then it's not a sideshow."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/bill-maher-attacks-media-s-defense-of-rioting-i-m-not-down-with-rioters-destroying-property/ar-BB18ZBoK?ocid=msedgntp
Title: Re: GEORGE FLOYD - Riots Go Nationwide
Post by: truthjourney on September 14, 2020, 09:11:36 am

LA hospital treating ambushed deputies inundated by protesters: ‘We hope they die’
September 13, 2020


LA County Sheriffs

@LASDHQ
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Sep 12, 2020
Replying to @LASDHQ
Update: One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.

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LA County Sheriffs

@LASDHQ

Update: The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation.

Anti-police protesters descended on a Los Angeles hospital where two deputies were fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot in the head — chanting, “we hope they die,” according to officials.

The sick chants came outside as the two rookie officers — one a 31-year-old mother of a six year-old boy — were still fighting for their lives after being “critically injured” as they sat in their patrol car in the caught-on-camera ambush in Compton.

“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted early Sunday.

“People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”

Officers branded the protest an unlawful assembly, and arrested two people who refused to move — including a reporter without credentials who “ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back” and “interfered with the arrest,” the department said.

LAist identified the reporter as its own Josie Huang, who said she was released early Sunday and would address the sheriff’s office claims soon.

The ambushed cops were not named, but were revealed to be officers who had served just over a year in the department. One was a 31-year-old female officer, the other a 24-year-old male, the Los Angeles Times said.

They were “ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference, calling it “a somber reminder that this is a dangerous job.”

“Every week across the nation someone is losing their life in the line of duty,” he said. “This is just another grim reminder of that.”
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer caught it an “unprovoked cowardly act.”

“We must come together and pray for the officers because they are heroes,” he said at the same press conference.
LAPD Chief Michael Moore tweeted his prayers that the “two guardians” survive.

“I recognize and acknowledge we live in troubled times. But we must as a community work thru our differences while loudly and resoundly condemn violence,” he tweeted. “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

The FBI is assisting in the investigation. There have yet to be any arrests and it was not immediately clear if any suspects have been identified, the L.A. Times.

https://nypost.com/2020/09/13/la-hospital-treating-deputies-inundated-by-protesters/
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on September 27, 2020, 08:36:38 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbIQGLyz_O8&list=WL&index=47&bpctr=1601258649
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 05:31:25 pm
BLM Attacks Rand Paul, Who Wrote the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9y4AqpmHeA
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 05:41:40 pm
BLM protesters harass and threaten diners in Washington DC restaurant


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaMVvJ4mwKE
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 05:48:15 pm
BLM protesters harass diners at an outdoor restaurant in Pittsburgh

Language Warning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPcW7Mkjf4U&feature=emb_title
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 05:50:45 pm
Texas- BLM Protesters harassing restaurant goers

Language warning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JD9XgGrXM4&feature=emb_title
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 05:54:16 pm
BLM Protesters Assault A Black Store Manager Of McDonalds In Pittsburgh

Language Warning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHUa5zuSrKs
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 06:03:30 pm
BLM Mob Intimidating Diners At A Restaurant In Charlotte, NC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJedXlPGS9w
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on September 28, 2020, 06:08:42 pm
BLM Protesters Harassing White Residents In Seattle To Give Up Their Houses

Language Warning


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9eFO4QyNs
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on October 03, 2020, 08:38:37 am
These 15 Black Celebrities Are Voting for Donald Trump in the 2020 US Election (Confession Included)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjXP4u1GVU8
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on October 24, 2020, 04:26:03 am
Derek Chauvin’s neighbors say they didn't know he was a cop. They never saw him in uniform and never saw him drive a cop car home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNjdKpIejrw
Title: Re: BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on November 25, 2020, 07:19:38 am
Patriot Militias RISE UP as Antifa THREATENS Conservatives if Trump Doesn’t CONCEDE!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVGzPEtse8k
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 04, 2020, 01:42:28 pm
Antifa and BLM are a disgrace and they are disgusting. Antifa and BLM are the very worst of humanity.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on December 08, 2020, 03:18:27 am
Language Warning
Psychological Operation - (2020 Documentary)
So you think George Floyd's death and the people involved is 100% legit, huh? Well my friend, it's time to sit back and get deprogrammed from the Media's Matrix. This world is not what you think it is.

I tried to post this in the George Floyd riots thread but for some reason was unable to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncSkE47UKd0
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 10:13:44 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBl-eMKqQMI
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on December 20, 2020, 01:34:18 pm
I find this generic categorization of BLM and ANTIFA as offensive as those that say all conservative republicans or Trump supports are fascists and unpatriotic.  I am so tired of so-called Christians that spend their time belittling, name-calling, and insult half this country because there is a difference in opinions and viewpoints.  What has happened to you all.  How can you claim to be Christians and follow Jesus' teachings and act the way you do which is completely contradictory to the very things you claim.  You should be ashamed of yourself.

You support people who make fun of cripple and impaired, no help them.  Christ helped them and condemned those that were doing that.  Your support and praise those and categorize those that will steal all your money, lie to your face, and support organizations that hate Jews, remember Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian, They would kill him and these same would arrest and torture me for pointing it out and writing this.

Yet, I consider you all friends as I know what's in your heart and minds.

Yes BLM has many hateful and bad people in it but I know more I call neighbors and friends that support the police except the one or two that are bad apples.   As for Antifa, by larger, they are not a great group, but there are good frustrated people with the racist and the drive to become an autocracy.

Okay, done with my rant. 
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 07:02:29 pm
I find this generic categorization of BLM and ANTIFA as offensive as those that say all conservative republicans or Trump supports are fascists and unpatriotic.  I am so tired of so-called Christians that spend their time belittling, name-calling, and insult half this country because there is a difference in opinions and viewpoints.  What has happened to you all.  How can you claim to be Christians and follow Jesus' teachings and act the way you do which is completely contradictory to the very things you claim.  You should be ashamed of yourself.

You support people who make fun of cripple and impaired, no help them.  Christ helped them and condemned those that were doing that.  Your support and praise those and categorize those that will steal all your money, lie to your face, and support organizations that hate Jews, remember Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian, They would kill him and these same would arrest and torture me for pointing it out and writing this.

Yet, I consider you all friends as I know what's in your heart and minds.

Yes BLM has many hateful and bad people in it but I know more I call neighbors and friends that support the police except the one or two that are bad apples.   As for Antifa, by larger, they are not a great group, but there are good frustrated people with the racist and the drive to become an autocracy.

Okay, done with my rant.
On one hand you're looking at the bigger picture in Christ, yes and as Christians as you scold me. Yet, you don't get the big picture here in the USA or in the world for that matter. Communism is the future of America now, thanks to people like Antifa and BLM. And I don't support people who hate Jews.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on December 20, 2020, 07:18:51 pm
We will have to disagree Patrick as I believe the sky is falling mentality is short sight and selling the people of this country short.   That was not directed at you specifically either.  But if you felt it was, then you  and I can chat as an exchange of information is all I have every ask who thinks electing one person will negate everything else intrigues me, just as much as I felt the same way when Trump was elected.  While I detested him for many many years.  I never once though the election of one man would destroy everything and told my friends I have on the extreme left the same.

If my views and opinions are offensive and as it sounds to me, you think I am a misguide or miss led Christian, than delete me.  I am good with that.  I have never stayed where I am unwanted.   But I am tired of what I consider wrong or an issue being demean belittle and then told I am unamerican and a C0ommunist.   I spent 20 years defending this country in the Army and another 20 years until I retired in 2020 defending the country working for Homeland Security.  I think I have earned my right to feel how I feel.   I defended our Country even when I disagreed with Policy as long as it was lawful.   My oath has never gone away and I will defend it to my dining breath.   
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on December 20, 2020, 07:23:40 pm
As for not supporting hating Jews, I have not seen one post denounce or condemning the Proud boys yet.  I have not seen one post that condemns racism.  I am not a big fan like I said of BLM, the movement, but I have good friends that or good people black and white that support its purpose.

Now I admit I have not read every single post so if I missed anything that condemns those, then I stand corrected and apologize.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 07:24:45 pm
We will have to disagree Patrick as I believe the sky is falling mentality is short sight and selling the people of this country short.   That was not directed at you specifically either.  But if you felt it was, then you  and I can chat as an exchange of information is all I have every ask who thinks electing one person will negate everything else intrigues me, just as much as I felt the same way when Trump was elected.  While I detested him for many many years.  I never once though the election of one man would destroy everything and told my friends I have on the extreme left the same.

If my views and opinions are offensive and as it sounds to me, you think I am a misguide or miss led Christian, than delete me.  I am good with that.  I have never stayed where I am unwanted.   But I am tired of what I consider wrong or an issue being demean belittle and then told I am unamerican and a C0ommunist.   I spent 20 years defending this country in the Army and another 20 years until I retired in 2020 defending the country working for Homeland Security.  I think I have earned my right to feel how I feel.   I defended our Country even when I disagreed with Policy as long as it was lawful.   My oath has never gone away and I will defend it to my dining breath.
Your views are not offensive to me but what I'm doing with the titles of these threads is fighting back as best I can. The left (dems) want your guns Mark, they love abortion and the teaching of genderless living to Pre School children. They want to end fossil fuels. China will be poised to invade this nation in ten years. No, the election of one man does nothing Mark, but the fraud committed to STEAL the election and the very future of the great nation to served is OVER, your grandchildren will be living in a communist country.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on December 20, 2020, 07:38:12 pm
I am a Dem and almost all my friends I hang with in person are Dem's, all of us own firearms and hunt and do not want your guns.  We all acknowledge that the extreme left might, but the mainstream does not.  None of us like abortion, but support a women's right to decided and to have a safe place to get the procedure instead of a back alley somewhere like it was in the '60s. All of us think this genderless crap is that crap.   To many people believe to much the media has said about democrats and failed to actually talk to those that walk among you.  You would find out that most all of us are more like me than the extremist on either side of an issue.

As for the election, I figure when 47 lawsuits have been denied including by Trump appointees and the Supreme Court twice say that there has been no widespread or specific fraud found I am good with those results.   Not once did Trump attorneys produce one shred of evidence and I went and download the court filings and read them.   Some of the fillings were horribly written and babbling crap that a first-year law student would never have got past a teacher. 

We will just have to agree to disagree on the election.   I like you allot and what you have done for the THeology part of this forum.  I have enjoyed it on hear, but lets face it neither of us will change our positions on this.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 07:54:08 pm
There are thousands of affidavits that can't be heard because the courts messed up every time. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence of election fraud no matter what was denied 47 times. We shall see what the country looks like in 2024 and in 2030 brother.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 09:00:48 pm
Thousands of sworn affidavits from eyewitnesses at every swing state main polling count location, Trump leading by a LOT in every swing state until about 3 am and the statistics are mathematically impossible.

Dominion voting systems is a cheating system, documented and proved. You aren't aware of the real evidence because the media sources you use won't report it. Massive fraud brother, I promise you.

I like you a lot too Mark and you can talk politics on your YT channel if you choose to and your views are respected by me. What has the Proud Boys done that needs condemning? You may notice I don't promote them here either.

I think Donald Trump is the greatest president in my 51 year life. Maybe you believe wearing masks helps as well, that's OK, I don't. I don't have white guilt and I don't owe black people anything in restitution. The top leadership of the dems, behind the scenes, are in league with Planned Parenthood making abortion a for profit business like a damn fast food restaurant.

The America I was born in in 1969 is gone forever now with this election. No doom and gloom just reality. I hope I'm wrong brother. God bless you Mark.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 09:16:30 pm
How can anyone disregard what the dems did to Trump with 3 years of attempted impeachment with no crimes and no Russian interference - ZERO and if the same fraud allegations were made against Trump should he have won this election (which he did) you would see full support for deep investigations from every dem in the earth. Suddenly nobody is interested.

Mark, when I refer to "dems" I am speaking only about your leadership and the global interests they bow down to and serve. I am not speaking of you or my next door neighbors who are democrats. I am so disgusted with your party and where it is headed that I refuse to capitalize the word democrat.
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on December 20, 2020, 11:28:03 pm
I'm sorry Mark, if I was short with you or offensive. I just post videos of things I agree with but I don't know much about the Proud Boys, and like the whole country we see different things on both sides. It is amazing how half the country sees one thing and the other half see the opposite.

That means they have done their job quite well, divide and conquer.  I have no problem with your views and opinions brother so please don't ever feel unwelcomed here.



Sincerely, Mark
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on January 03, 2021, 09:02:42 pm
Portland Mayor FINALLY admits 'ANTIFA' is a problem...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqkLta44sZg
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Post by: patrick jane on January 24, 2021, 07:41:52 pm
Twitter suspends ‘Antifa’ accounts with more than 71K followers

Twitter has suspended several popular accounts with alleged ties to Antifa — which have more than 71,000 followers combined — following the Inauguration Day riots.

At least four accounts tied with the militant group have been yanked offline — including @TheBaseBK, the account for the anarchist center in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Archived web pages of the accounts show they shared more than 71,000 followers and dated as far back as 2012.

Their pages now read “Account suspended” for violating Twitter rules.

Antifa Sacramento railed against The Base’s suspension on its own Twitter.

“Our comrades w The Base (@TheBasebk), an anarchist social center in Brooklyn, NY of 9 years now took this Twitter thing seriously. Reaching a platform of 17k followers they pushed a very specific line where politics were never blurred. Today, Twitter took their account down, and now theres a void,” the group tweeted Thursday.

“The Base took the same approach to Twitter as they do in the struggle for liberation. As anarchists they take a stand & never waver. Its inspiring. And we encourage everyone to check their site now & periodically http://thebasebk.org Solidarity forever!”

The suspensions were first reported by Andy Ngo, who runs the conservative blog The Post Millennial.

Twitter didn’t immediately return an email.

Members of Antifa — the far-left radical group behind numerous riots in recent months — ransacked the streets of Seattle the night of President Biden’s inauguration, smashing up the historic Starbucks and burning an American flag.

They also marched through Portland, Oregon, with a banner reading, “WE DON’T WANT BIDEN — WE WANT REVENGE!”

Twitter has been cracking down on accounts belonging to extremist groups and those that peddle conspiracy theories following the Jan. 6 siege on the US Capitol.

More than 70,000 QAnon-related accounts have since been purged.


https://nypost.com/2021/01/22/twitter-suspends-antifa-accounts-with-over-71k-followers/
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Post by: truthjourney on January 24, 2021, 08:10:29 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81mV3L9f700

Antifa agitators smash windows of Portland Democratic Party headquarters, attack police officer, and flip over car Jan 21, 2021

Leftist agitators rioted in the streets of Portland Wednesday night, smashing windows at the Democratic Party headquarters.

Hundreds of people associated with the leftist organization antifa gathered around 2 p.m. Wednesday, two hours after President Biden's inauguration ceremony, and marched to the Democratic Party headquarters and began smashing windows, according to KOIN 6 News.

“To those gathered near the Democratic Party of Oregon Portland Headquarters: Members of this group have been observed damaging the building,” the Portland Police Bureau tweeted. “Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including: vandalism and graffittiing is subject to arrest or citation.

Several journalists posted video from the scene showing the destruction of the building.

“The Democratic Party Of Oregon building was vandalized moments go by an Antifa group in Portland Oregon,” the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura tweeted. “The group gathered at Revolution Hall and blocked roads off as they made their way towards the building.”


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/antifa-smash-window-democratic-headquarters-attack-police
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Post by: truthjourney on January 30, 2021, 01:07:08 pm
Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


A member of the Norwegian Parliament nominated Black Lives Matter for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, lauding the movement for its calls for systemic change during summer 2020.

Petter Eide of the Socialist Left Party said in his nomination papers that the movement had a hand in forcing countries outside the United States to combat racism and inequality in their respective societies, according to the Guardian.

Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May, Black Lives Matter soared in international popularity, leading to protests against racism and police brutality in cities across the world, including London, Seoul, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere.

“I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality. Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice," Eide said. "They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice."

Eide said he did not intend for his nomination to be a statement about domestic U.S. politics but also dismissed criticism from right-wing voices alleging Black Lives Matter was responsible for damages and violence in U.S. cities.

“Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organised by Black Lives Matter have been peaceful. Of course there have been incidents, but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter-protestors,” Eide said.

According to Property Claim Services, a company tracking insurance claims related to civil disorder, looting and riots following the death of Floyd amounted to at least $1 billion in damages to properties across the United States, the Hill reported.

Although independent investigations concluded over 90% of protests in 2020 remained peaceful, many cities, including Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin, were struck with immense property damages from violent agitators and anarchists.

Former President Donald Trump was also nominated for the 2021 prize by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of Parliament who leads Norway's NATO delegation. Trump did not win the prize.

Tybring-Gjedde said he nominated Trump not because he liked the former president but because "the committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts — not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing."

Tybring-Gjedde also said his reasoning for nominating Trump stemmed from his role in brokering peace negotiations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Following the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, after which the House voted to impeach Trump a second time on a charge of incitement of insurrection, Eide said he had "a little difficulty defending [Tybring-Gjedde's] nomination." Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial next month.

Nobel Peace Prize nominations are accepted from any politician serving at a national level, and those submitting have 2,000 words to state their reasoning for selection.

The deadline for 2021 submissions is Monday. A committee will prepare a shortlist of nominations by the end of March, and the winner is selected in October, followed by an award ceremony slated for Dec. 10.


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blm-movement-nominated-nobel-peace-prize

James 3:13 Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his [good] deeds with the gentleness and humility of true wisdom. 14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth. 15This [superficial] wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly (secular), natural (unspiritual), even demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile]. 18And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].[/b

Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on January 30, 2021, 01:48:06 pm
There were also left wing protesters involved in the Capitol riot and at least one of them was arrested and charged. Although he tried to say that he was only documenting and filming the riot, he was definitely involved and was encouraging and instigating.

1. This Affidavit is submitted in support of a Criminal Complaint charging JOHN
EARLE SULLIVAN (SULLIVAN) with violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 231(a)(3) & 2, 18 U.S.C. §
1752(a), and 40 U.S.C. § 5104(e)(2).
11. SULLIVAN, DOB 07/18/1994, is a resident of Utah. Based on publicly available
information and information provided by SULLIVAN in an interview on January 7, 2021, described
further below, SULLIVAN is the leader of an organization called Insurgence USA through which
he organizes protests. On July 13, 2020, SULLIVAN was charged with Rioting and Criminal
Mischief by the local law enforcement authorities in Provo, Utah, based on his activities around a
June 30, 2020, protest in which a civilian was shot and injured. The case is still pending.

12. The United States obtained a video of SULLIVAN, posted on YouTube, in which,
while attending a protest in Washington, D.C., SULLIVAN can be seen telling a crowd, over a
microphone, “we about to burn this s*** down,” “we got to rip Trump out of office . . . f***** pull
him out of that s*** . . . we ain’t waiting until the next election . . . we about to go get that
m**********.” SULLIVAN then can be seen leading the crowd in a chant of, “it’s time for a
revolution.”1

b. After the crowd broke through the last barricade, and as SULLIVAN and the
others approach the Capitol Building, SULLIVAN can be heard in the video saying
at various points: “There are so many people. Let’s go. This s*** is ours! F*** yeah,”
“We accomplished this ****. We did this together. F*** yeah! We are all a part of
this history,” and “Let’s burn this s*** down.”

c. Later, SULLIVAN’s video includes footage of individuals climbing a wall
to reach a plaza just outside the Capitol Building entrance, as seen in the screenshot
below. As individuals are climbing the wall, SULLIVAN can be heard saying, “You
guys are f***** savage. Let’s go!”

f. SULLIVAN, once inside the Capitol Building, roamed the building with
other individuals who unlawfully entered. During one of his interactions with
others, SULLIVAN can be heard in the video saying, “We gotta get this s*** burned.”
At other times as he is walking through the Capitol, SULLIVAN can be heard
saying, among other things, “it’s our house m*********” and “we are getting this
s***.”

h. At one point in the video, SULLIVAN enters an office within the U.S.
Capitol, as seen in the screenshot below. Once inside the office, SULLIVAN
approaches a window, also seen in the screenshot below, and states, “We did this
s***. We took this s***.”

 k. Eventually, individuals in the crowd outside the doors announce that the
officers are leaving and “giving us the building.” As the crowd begins to part so the
officers can leave, SULLIVAN can be heard saying, “Haul that m********* out
this b****.”]/b]

https://www.justice.gov/opa/page/file/1354781/download

Sullivan was talking about doing a documentary before the Capitol riot. A documentary about him and his group and their protests.  It's supposedly going to be a Netflix documentary. At least that's what he claimed which I doubt is true.

He was with a woman named Jade, supposedly a film maker, who was also filming the riot. But they both were involved in the riot. Especially Sullivan aka Jayden X.

Then Sullivan was on CNN being interviewed by Anderson Cooper acting all innocent claiming to be a journalist and that he was only filming the riot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7PXvchh2WQ&feature=emb_title

John Sullivan, the 26-year-old left-wing activist who recorded up-close video of a woman’s fatal shooting during the Capitol siege Jan. 6, was released without bail on a handful of federal charges.

During a virtual hearing Friday, a federal judge in Utah said prosecutors failed to meet the legal threshold to keep him in custody as he awaits further court proceedings.

Sullivan is required to stay off of social media, surrender his passport and be on house arrest. He also will have to stop working for the Insurgence USA activist group he founded, although he won't have to cede control.

In addition, Sullivan, who posed with a rifle at protests over the summer, is now prohibited from possessing firearms.

Black Lives Matter Utah told Fox News Friday that Sullivan is not a member, has never attended a meeting, and that he has no association with the group.


https://www.foxnews.com/us/judge-utah-conditional-release-john-sullivan-bail
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Post by: truthjourney on January 31, 2021, 04:14:25 pm
Andy Ngo Dissects Antifa's Innerworkings, Explains Why It's So Effective
Andy Ngo, the editor-at-large for The Post Millennial and the author of 'Unmasked: Inside's Antifa's Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy,' spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation's Samantha Renck about the leadership structure of Antifa, how it operates nationally and more.

https://www.facebook.com/DailyCaller/videos/430838191447363
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on April 13, 2021, 05:39:26 am
Now we know where the money is going that BLM founders and co-founders have been given. Champagne socialists/trained Marxists living the good life. It's not going to black communities.

Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real estate buying binge
April 10, 2021

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has gone on a real-estate buying binge in recent years, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Newsome of NYC’s BLM said, “We need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going.” He added that his group does not receive any financial support from the BLM Global Network.

As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370-square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter-acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

Some fellow activists were taken aback by the real estate revelations.

Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, called for “an independent investigation” to find out how the global network spends its money.

“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he said. “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”

Last year, Khan-Cullors and spouse Janaya Khan ventured to Georgia to acquire a fourth home — a “custom ranch” on 3.2 rural acres in Conyers featuring a private airplane hangar with a studio apartment above it, and the use of a 2,500-foot “paved/grass” community runway that can accommodate small airplanes.

The three-bedroom, two-bath house, about 30 minutes from Atlanta, has an indoor swimming pool and a separate “RV shop” that can accommodate the repair of a mobile home or small aircraft, according to the real estate listing.

The Peach State retreat was purchased in January 2020 for $415,000, two years after the publication of Khan-Cullors’ best-selling memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist.”

In October, the activist signed “a multi-platform” deal with Warner Bros. Television Group to help produce content for “black voices who have been historically marginalized,” she said in a statement.

It is not known how much Khan-Cullors received in compensation in either deal.

Khan-Cullors began her buying spree in LA in 2016, a few years after the civil rights movement she started from a hashtag — #blacklivesmatter — with fellow activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi began to gain traction around the world.

That year, she bought a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Inglewood for $510,000. It is now worth nearly $800,000. Khan-Cullors added her wife, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada, to the deed in a family trust last year. The couple married in 2016.

Two years later, in 2018, Khan-Cullors purchased a four-bedroom home in South Los Angeles, a multi-ethnic neighborhood. Khan-Cullors paid $590,000 for the 1,725-square-foot home, although the price has since climbed to $720,000, according to public records.

Three of the homes were bought in Khan-Cullors’ name, and the Topanga Canyon property was purchased under a limited liability company that she controls, according to public records cited by “Dirt,” the real estate blog that first reported the March 30 purchase.

Last year, Khan-Cullors and Khan were spotted in the Bahamas looking for a unit at the Albany, a real estate source who did not want to be identified told The Post. The elite enclave is laid out on “600 oceanside acres” and features a private marina and designer golf course. Current homes for sale include a nearly 8,000-square-foot, six-bedroom townhouse with a media room and marina views. The price is only available upon request, according to the resort’s website.

Newsome of NYC’s BLM said, “We need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going.” He added that his group does not receive any financial support from the BLM Global Network.


https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-real-estate-buying-binge/
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on April 13, 2021, 06:03:53 am
Black Preacher Confronts Black Lives Matter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcEPjMy2JP0
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: truthjourney on April 30, 2021, 01:25:12 pm
'Antifa' issues veiled death threat against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler in alarming video

A person purporting to represent Antifa has reportedly targeted Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) after he issued a plea for the community to assist in "unmasking" rioters and members of Antifa.

According to a Thursday report from PJ Media, a person purporting to represent Antifa threatened Wheeler in a video shared Wednesday night.

In the video, a masked person threatens the Democratic mayor and even goes as far as to publish Wheeler's home address.

The person concluded, "Ted, we are asking for the last time that you resign. If you ignore this message outright, the destruction to your precious way of life is going to escalate. Blood is already on your hands, Ted. The next time, it may just be your own."

On Thursday afternoon, The Oregonian reported that police are investigating the video.

Jim Middaugh, a spokesman for the mayor, said that he and his office learned of the video Wednesday evening.

Middaugh added that the city's police bureau also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Middaugh said the mayor's office has seen a dramatic uptick in messages following the press conference, most of them critical of Wheeler and the remarks he made," the outlet reported. "Some claimed the mayor's comments would encourage right-wing vigilantism while others said hardline approach was too-little, too-late."

Wheeler's remarks also rankled some civil rights groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon condemned Wheeler's request in a statement.

“His comments are inappropriate, irresponsible, and dangerous," a spokesperson for the group said. “After more than four years as police commissioner, Ted Wheeler must finally recognize the role that unchecked police violence has in escalating tension in Portland."


https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-threatens-to-assassinate-portland-mayor-ted-wheeler-in-alarming-video
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: Bladerunner on April 30, 2021, 10:48:43 pm
'Antifa' issues veiled death threat against Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler in alarming video

A person purporting to represent Antifa has reportedly targeted Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) after he issued a plea for the community to assist in "unmasking" rioters and members of Antifa.

According to a Thursday report from PJ Media, a person purporting to represent Antifa threatened Wheeler in a video shared Wednesday night.

In the video, a masked person threatens the Democratic mayor and even goes as far as to publish Wheeler's home address.

The person concluded, "Ted, we are asking for the last time that you resign. If you ignore this message outright, the destruction to your precious way of life is going to escalate. Blood is already on your hands, Ted. The next time, it may just be your own."

On Thursday afternoon, The Oregonian reported that police are investigating the video.

Jim Middaugh, a spokesman for the mayor, said that he and his office learned of the video Wednesday evening.

Middaugh added that the city's police bureau also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Middaugh said the mayor's office has seen a dramatic uptick in messages following the press conference, most of them critical of Wheeler and the remarks he made," the outlet reported. "Some claimed the mayor's comments would encourage right-wing vigilantism while others said hardline approach was too-little, too-late."

Wheeler's remarks also rankled some civil rights groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon condemned Wheeler's request in a statement.

“His comments are inappropriate, irresponsible, and dangerous," a spokesperson for the group said. “After more than four years as police commissioner, Ted Wheeler must finally recognize the role that unchecked police violence has in escalating tension in Portland."


https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-threatens-to-assassinate-portland-mayor-ted-wheeler-in-alarming-video

reminds me of the old saying: Be careful what you ask GOD, He might just give it to you as a Judgement.

Blade
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on May 06, 2021, 07:16:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOj6Kd4RQA8&list=WL&index=2
Title: Re: ANTIFA and BLM - THE WORST OF AMERICA
Post by: patrick jane on June 20, 2021, 09:49:48 pm
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2021/june/juneteenth-and-great-commission.html








Juneteenth and the Great Commission






Acknowledging the example of African American Christians to steward liberation for the church’s mission.



Holidays and missions are two things Christians and churches celebrate. We stand proudly on Memorial Day as we remember the sacrifice of soldiers. We listen to sermons on gratitude and praise God for His blessings on Thanksgiving. We watch videos about the legacy and impact of Lottie Moon and praise God for the fruitfulness of those on the mission field.

By now, many of us have heard of the holiday Juneteenth, though many Christians still don’t celebrate the day or recognize the fruitful mission work birthed out of the freedom of African American slaves. Though the liberation of the enslaved people is the only reason we need to celebrate Juneteenth, there is much to commemorate. I propose that we should also commemorate this day to recognize the missional fervor displayed by freed African Americans and the way they stewarded their freedom to continue a Christian legacy of fulfilling the Church’s mission.

What is Juneteenth?

In the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which declared enslaved people in the Confederate states as free. Tragically, cities like Galveston, Texas utilized legal barriers to withhold the news of freedom from enslaved people. However, on June 19, 1865, the day is known today as Juneteenth, two months after the ending of the Civil War on April 9th, General Gordon Grainger brought the news of freedom to the enslaved people in Galveston. For years, freed black men and women and black enslaved people fought vigorously for the liberation of black people, and finally, they were free. To be clear, many social, economic, and legal barriers would come during Reconstruction and eventually Jim Crow that suppressed the full freedom of African Americans but to the slave on Juneteenth, freedom seemed promising.

Nevertheless, one of the most remarkable things about Juneteenth is the missional zeal displayed by African Americans after they were liberated. Thus, Juneteenth demonstrates how important physical freedom is for missions.

Juneteenth, Missions and Church Growth
A revisionist history tends to speak of the growth of African American church and missions between the 1700’s to the 1900’s as a product of the Great Awakenings, Quakers, and the evangelism by slave masters. However, the liberation of enslaved people brought a significant growth in conversions, church planting and domestic and international missions among African Americans.

Missions
It is undeniable that African Americans were involved on the mission field prior to Juneteenth. Missionaries such as Lott Carey, who helped establish the Richmond African Baptist Missionary Society in 1815 and Daniel Coker who organized the first AME church in Sierra Leone in 1820 were prominent black missionaries before Juneteenth. However, Juneteenth enabled African Americans to act on their convictions to serve God by carrying out the Great Commission both domestically and internationally.[1] To enslaved people, Juneteenth removed barriers to the mission field and as a result they moved with fervor to proclaim the gospel of the God of liberation and justice.

The international mission work among black Americans increased dramatically after the Civil War, which ended 2 months before Juneteenth, with the number of free blacks between the ages 24 and 35 increasing from 86,000 to 665,000.[2] Many newly freed slaves were mobilized to take the Gospel to Africa and to black people throughout America, particularly in the South. Among those missionaries were black Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Pentecostals.

Between 1880 to 1883 the Baptist Foreign Mission Convention laid the foundations for future missionary endeavors and the movement for African missions gained momentum.[3] From 1892 and 1900, the AME church planted a number of churches in South Africa. Similarly, “by the beginning of the 20th century, the AMEZ church had developed within its church a widespread interest in missionary expansion in Africa.[4]

African American missionaries also traveled to places such as Canada and the Caribbean islands.[5] For example, the women’s missionary organizations such as the Woman’s Parent Mite Missionary Society in South Bend, Indiana began their mission work in places such as Haiti, Jamaica, and Sierra Leone in 1898.[6] Missionaries like the reverend George Liele, a freed slave and missionary to Jamaica, and reverend Prince Williams, a freed slave from South Carolina and missionary to the Bahama Islands, both seized the opportunity to take the Gospel to the islands.

Church Planting and Growth
After Juneteenth African Americans utilized their freedom to establish religious independence and create churches for black men and women. Historian Joe M. Richardson explains the zeal among newly freed slaves claiming, “long desiring religious freedom and repelled by discrimination in white churches, blacks after emancipation quickly began to renounce their old religious connections and form churches of their own.”[7] As a result, black churches sprang up quickly and frequently. Historian Paul Harvey notes, “After the war, independent churches and denominational organizations sprang up quickly in black communities, including thousands of small local congregations and major national organizations.”[8] African American church membership grew from 2.6 million to 3.6 million between 1890 and 1906, most belonging to newly formed black churches.

By 1906, the National Baptist Convention, a nationwide organization of black Baptists that had been created in 1895, claimed more than two million attendants, which was 61 % of all black churchgoers.[9] Beginning in 1896, Charles Harrison Mason, a COGIC preacher, began drawing large crowds to his holiness services and eventually worked with Charles P. Jones, and W.S. Pleasant to create the COGIC denomination, which embodied an intense desire for the mission field.[10]

Why do we commemorate?
Enslaved people marched out of slavery with feet walking towards their people, mouths proclaiming the Gospel, hands committed to working towards physical liberation, and eyes towards the coming Kingdom. Convinced that their God was a God of liberation and eager to spread their Christian faith, African Americans spread the Gospel and caused significant growth in black churches in America and missionary work domestically and abroad. So, we commemorate Juneteenth because we rejoice in the liberation of black enslaved people and acknowledge the example set before us by African American Christians to steward our liberation to fulfill the Church’s mission.





Sherelle Ducksworth is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi and currently serves as a sociology instructor at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina. She earned an AA degree in general education from Coahoma Community college, her B.A. degree in sociology from Mississippi Valley State University, her M.S. degree in sociology with a concentration on social stratification from Mississippi State University, her M.A. in theology from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on a Ph.D. in systematic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband Aaron currently live in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and attend Christ Our King Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.