I remember watching the opera in Nevada with great interest, the story reading like a movie script. Ranchers fighting an oppressive government, the average Joe American getting off his recliner, kitting up and coming to a fellow citizen’s aid. It was almost enough to give me hope we were not well and truly screwed as a culture. The victory was hollow as the patriot movement pissed away the momentum and propaganda value of the moment with infighting, little in the way of strategic goals and no path to achieve them. While the BLM crowd certainly has their fair share of knuckledraggers willing to dish out the pain with little thought to anything else, they have also developed a propaganda wing and leadership sufficiently insulated from their violent members to provide political and cultural clout…and more importantly a plan. The patriots have no plan; we have some fuzzy platitudes about restoring liberty and a return to the Constitution, but little in terms of practical ways to achieve it. The most cogent has been implemented in the American Redoubt, thanks to John Jacob Schmidt and others, though it is only regional in scope.
Black Lives Matter experienced a stunning success in Dallas. While many look on it as tragedy, those who have been calling for the death of police for years have seen results. Finally, someone is willing to put their trigger to the finger rather than merely talk. Whether you disagree with it or not, Dallas has legitimized the movement to many blacks and maintained national attention on them for weeks. While alienating many decent people, the BLM loudly hoisted a flag for those who believe that such action is warranted. Dallas has served to attract the violent and weed out the moderates, creating an echo chamber of racism and violence within an already dangerous movement. BLM is now ‘hardcore’ and has ‘street cred’ among those who found the protest/soft power approach boring and prefer a more skull-crushing modus operandi. Moving into Cleveland, we are seeing an opportunity for this group to maintain the momentum they have built. Police are angry, but they are also afraid, and frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more attacks before Cleveland.
In short, this is an opportunity for BLM to achieve their version of Bunkerville. Should they be able to shut down the GOP convention and send the politicos scurrying to their cars and panic rooms, it will only serve to legitimize their status as a force to be reckoned with. Is anyone willing to die to be a delegate? I posit that none are. Should they succeed in shutting down or significantly turning the media away from the coverage of the convention and to the street, the movement will continue to attract the violent and more importantly control the narrative. Unlike the Bundy’s, the BLM movement operates with the full faith and credit of the D.C. power structure and most of the American oligarchy. There is absolutely no reason for them not to kill, maim and loot to further their goals until there is any pushback. By the way, pushback does not include cute hashtags, changing your Facebook profile picture or thanking police officers. None of the BLM savages care what your opinion of them is, they already hate you and many consider you an inferior race or at the very least racist, mortal enemies. The violence will escalate until there is pushback in the terms they are speaking very clear, bodies. An organization willing to kill law enforcement can hardly be expected to balk at killing a civilian…particularly if the trigger pullers do not hesitate to kill those of other races in uniform. It is my firm opinion that the aggression will continue until there is a firefight, not from police, but by ordinary citizens. The boiling point will then be reached and an all-out power struggle will occur in many of the major metropolitan areas, and wherever the battle lines happen to be drawn. No-go zones similar to London and Paris will develop, on both sides. I have no way of knowing if Yugo-style politics will dominate or the federal government manages to keep a lid on things. I do know that meaningless platitudes will be given condemning the actors against BLM as waaaacist, KKK, neo-nazi ect. as departments and individual officers scramble to figure out how to keep a semblance of peace and which side to take.
So here we lie on the cusp of a huge opportunity for those allied against us. The regime hates the Trump candidacy, for better or worse. The Cleveland PD, as I have stated earlier, are wholly unprepared for the epic Charlie Foxtrot that is descending upon their already fractured city. Whatever violence occurs tomorrow through Wednesday will be tolerated and even tacitly approved of by the racist Boy King. Tomorrow is their moment, and we shall see if they have the wherewithal to seize it. Much can be learned of the BLM’s efficacy this week, as well as their tactics, techniques and leadership abilities. I certainly hope they are as ill-suited to capitalize on the situation as we were. The alternative will be yet another significant hurdle and possibly the violent arm (ala Brown Shirts) of the regime providing suppression with plausible deniability. We failed the grasp the golden ring when we could have, now another has their turn. If we are willing to learn anything this week, let it be that history seldom remembers the also-rans, runner-ups and the pretty close. Should we get another chance to have a national moment like Bunkerville, let us use it as an opportunity to unite, push toward a clearly defined set of goals and make meaningful progress…not as an opportunity for .gov to establish a prime fascia case for arresting the few people who will stand for freedom.
*Edit: as of the publishing of this article it appears the BLM is continuing to build their momentum into the convention with the incident in Baton Rouge. It doesn’t take a seer to ascertain where this is going.
Sic semper tyrannis,