The Wrong Guys

There’s only one post today, because it’s really, really important.

Over the past couple of months, cities all over the U.S. have been under siege from anarchist and neo-Communist front organizations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, wherein said gangs of thugs have been rioting, looting, burning buildings, attacking police with Molotov cocktails and rocks, and assaulting (and even killing) people suspected of being Trump supporters or otherwise conservatives.

I don’t have to give proof of said unrest;  there are plenty of news reports documenting it on a nightly basis — except, of course, if your main source of news is the mainstream media, in which case you’ve been fed a pack of lies about the riots being “mostly peaceful” protests instead of the violent anarchy that it actually is.  Still, the truth is the truth:  the country is under attack by the Left, who proudly proclaim their hatred of America and the capitalist system which has made the nation the wealthiest on Earth, and whose citizens rank so far ahead of other nations’ peoples in terms of prosperity and freedom that it barely seems worth arguing the point.

And it’s not “spontaneous protesting” — it is organized violence.

     The first one I attended was on the University of Michigan campus. The protest was rather large, about 1,500 people. What I found interesting was that the first speaker pointed out that “allies from RevCom/ANTIFA” were present, just to provide “logistical support” including medical and security teams. The local RevCom leader got up and explained how to find the medics (Large red or green crosses) and explained that security was “circulating among the crowd” for safety. That was an ominous statement, as I’ll point out later.
I began moving through the crowd and quickly spotted several security team members, obviously watching the crowd for anyone who wasn’t clapping or cheering along. It’s important to note that these protests require 100% ideological agreement or they will approach you and become confrontational, so I made sure I was chanting along. I noticed almost immediately that despite the man who said he was the RevCom leader, a young man named Ethan, that I would later have many interactions with, was actually in charge. He is a security team leader within the ANTIFA organization.
The biggest observation from the first protest was that despite the claims that they aren’t organized, they are highly organized by a central organization. Ethan and his security/medical team have been at every protest I’ve attended in Michigan, including one at the Capitol an hour away. They use the ubiquitous BaoFeng Handi-talkie radios to communicate.

So the goon squads of Lefties — notably, the White middle-class kids of wealthy parents along with actual criminals and a mass of disaffected, impoverished Blacks, all of whom profess hatred of the police and the system — rampage through cities like New York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle and the like, causing untold damage to life and property of those unfortunates caught in their path.

It doesn’t end there.  The anarcho-Communist rabble is vowing to get still more violent should Donald Trump be reelected this November, and their sympathizers are also attempting to subvert the voting process by insisting on a dangerously-flawed mail-in ballot system, which time and time again has been shown to be corrupt, crooked and open to all kinds of abuse.  Even worse, should the mumbling geriatric Democrat Joe Biden get elected, the rioting will not stop — and may get even worse, as Biden and his Democratic cabal of people like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Democratic figures of power such as state governors and city mayors, Democrats all, inflame the unrest either by overt support or else by mandating police inaction in the face of the riots.

One might think, therefore, that our Law Enforcement Establishment would consider these groups to be dangerous.  Silly rabbit;  the real danger, according to the Department of Homeland Security, is… rightwing militia groups?

White supremacists will remain the most “persistent and lethal threat” in the United States through 2021, according to Department of Homeland Security draft documents.
The most recent draft report predicts an “elevated threat environment at least through” early next year, concluding that some U.S.-based violent extremists have capitalized on increased social and political tensions in 2020.
Although foreign terrorist organizations will continue to call for attacks on the U.S., the report says, they “probably will remain constrained in their ability to direct such plots over the next year.”

Ah yes:  all those Sons Of Conservatives, White Brethren Under Christ and the worst of them all, Confederate Rebel Yellers are just waiting to inflict murder and mayhem upon this land.

Once again I am reminded of the scene from Heller’s Catch-22, where Aarfy has just thrown a prostitute to her death out of his hotel room window, but when the military police arrive, they don’t arrest Aarfy for murder, but they do arrest Yossarian for being AWOL.

Seriously?  White supremacists are the real danger?  Who are these guys?

Needless to say, as Insty puts it:  “Of course, there’s no action so vile that you can’t find an academic to defend it.”  Or give it credence and respectability, like this collection of Useful Idiots:

What might a new administration do to more effectively target white supremacist violence?

And then read the revolting details in the link.

If you are tempted to laugh at this, don’t be.  What’s happening here is very simple:  the DHS is pre-positioning law enforcement to act against anyone who dares to start resisting Leftist violence, by labeling them all as “white supremacists” ahead of time.  So if a community group stands around with AR-15s trying to prevent a mob from burning their neighborhood down, and when attacked by the mob, start shooting to defend themselves, they (and not the mob) will be plastered with the “white supremacist” label and be subject to all the weight of the law as a fulfillment of the DHS report.  Federal law enforcement, in other words, will do nothing against the Pantifa/BLM Brigades, but they will come down on… us.

And yeah, I say “us” because a huge number of people like me (such as among my Loyal Readers) strongly oppose the thug tactics of the Left — but just be aware that by physically opposing the Left, by simply voicing opposition, or even saying nothing (“silence is violence”, remember?), we will be stamped as racists, both by the Left and, it appears, by our government.

How nice.  And then there’s this:

Our training up to know has been CCW as related to violent crime inflicted upon us or our loved ones.  We never trained for organized mobs with legal  (upfront or tacit) government support.

His advice:  “have a long gun as minimum and a bunch of loaded magazines or easy to reach buck and slugs. Use cover and engage from a distance.”

And don’t try to be a Lone Ranger.  Kyle Rittenhouse’s experience has shown that’s just not gonna work.  Go ahead and check these guys out — just remember that Big Tech (and therefore Big Gummint) may be looking over your shoulder.  Best do it with your friends and neighbors offline, I think.

I think I’ll go and clean my AK-47 and sniper hunting rifles, and then call up a friend or two in the area.

16 comments

  1. I did some improvements to my Remington 870 Marine Magnum over the past couple weeks and took it outside on Sunday to make sure it still performed. It now has the Magpul polymer stocks fore and aft, and a new ejector and spring, magazine follower, larger safety, and a reflex red dot and sliding sling, and a 6 shell side saddle with top rail. All the accessories are black.

    Started off with #8 shot at 10 yards and got the dot hitting the center of mass, then moved it back to 25 yards with #4 and tweaked it, then back to 100 yards with slugs. Man, that is one devastating gun. But it’s heavy. In this session I fired more than 100 rds over about 90 minutes and that thing was getting real heavy. Heavy is troublesome. I’m not a young buck any more neither.

  2. The fundamental deficit that conservatives have is leadership. We have repeatedly been betrayed by those who claim to be our friends (Trump excepted). The Bushes, Romney, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell,John Roberts and many, many others. The Left doesn’t have this problem. They argue about tactics, priorities and speed of communization but they are all united on the goal. They also have, while we slept, captured the high ground of the culture and the economy.

    From Churchill:
    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
    come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

  3. If I still lived in NJ I’d have been much more concerned about possible violence, here in Northeastern PA I’m less so. Hell, our local volunteer ambulance and fire departments hold periodic gun raffles, I can only imagine how many of my former neighbors would have to retire to their fainting couches over such. I can see our local LEOs telling state officials where to put their stand-down orders in no uncertain terms.

    Still, it’s not impossible, given that we’ve had a huge influx of people from the NY/NJ area in the last few months as they escape the Chinkflu and “mostly peaceful protests” (hint, people don’t move from their homes to escape peaceful protests). If it comes my way, and if it’s apparent the law won’t be supporting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness but rather will be supporting those who want to tear it all down, I’ll do what I need to do to protect me and mine. The M1 Rifle has been turning cover into concealment since before my Dad carried one in World War II, it’ll serve now too.

    I suspect Ethan and his buddies above will find someplace else they need to be when they’re not the only ones dealing violence. It’s not so much fun when your intended victims are ready, willing and able to shoot BACK. As for DHS and their ilk, I’ll just point out that Pennsylvania ALONE boasts about three quarter MILLION deer hunters. If DHS wins the toss on an unfair coin and elects to receive they might wish they’d stayed home.

    Bah.

  4. I was sorta wondering when you were finally goin’ to say a word ’bout these guys. What the media and the gummit did (and are still doing) to Kyle Rittenhouse for defending himself is beyond the pale.
    If you need a laugh, the Chicago Trib in the person of Eric Zorn provides a good one:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-rittenhouse-kenosha-self-defense-zorn-20200903-susvsg45yndn7pb67l42ywnzn4-story.html
    (and I promised myself I wouldn’t say a word on your site about what they’re doin’ to Gen. Mike Flynn: according to troops who’ve served under him, a really top-notch guy)
    Anyhoo, if it weren’t for that foolish rafting accident on the Clackamas a couple of years ago, I’d be sittin’ here with 20 ga slugs and 12 ga #3 buck, plus a lot of hand-rolled 30 cal Mag ammo waiting for the great unwashed to march out of Portland into the suburbs.

  5. On Friday last (9/11) I just could not get this thought out of my head. The escalation of violence by the leftists merging with the tactics of decades by the middle East muslims. To point, what if BLM/RevCom bring their shit up into the air? You are flying from someplace to over there on Broken Wing airlines. Out of nowhere a half dozen or more of these miscreants stand up and start assaulting the air crew and white passengers ! Or worse yet they work with airline insiders and either use the freakin plane as a missle or plant bombs on board ? I can perfectly see them flying a plane into the WH to take out POTUS !!!

    This country is f”cked….Kim you’re the Africa expert. I am seeing this like the losing battles of Rhodesia and SA. May take years but it ain’t headed in the right direction.

  6. Kim,
    Embedded in your post is a link to another post about having trained for the wrong fight. I saw this linked essay last week, about a day or so after it came up. It got me to thinking. Paul Harrell also had a recent video post about CCW. In this, he talked about the changing landscape, and how a peaceable but armed citizen might encounter a mob and might need many more rounds than can be held in a single mag for a ccw pistol. It was part of his rationale for carrying any extra mag (or two) as part of your CCW kit. I think another reason for a 2nd (or 3rd) mag is the old mantra “two is one, one is none” .. have a backup plan, a spare in the event of a failure of your primary mag, etc.
    I could go on, but suffice it to say, I’m in agreement with your overall position on this.

    1. I’ve gone from carrying one spare mag, to three. 10-rounders, not the 8s, and all loaded with hollowpoints — no ball, as in the past.

      And that’s just to fight my way to the car, where all sorts of doom awaits.

  7. Plenty of asshats to excoriate, & Trump is not exempt from culpability. He should have brought the hammer down months ago when state/local officials nationwide flushed law & order down the shitter. Minneapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, etc were golden opportunities to step up & show he’s not just another hack. He failed utterly, and is every inch the shitheel the state/local demdouchebags are. But at least he’s twitter’s whiniest little bitch. So there’s that.

      1. Pot, meet kettle. Was JFK a dictator when he federalized the guard to enforce the law when the governor wouldn’t? The govt’s primary duty (the Libertarian in me would argue its ONLY duty) is the security of its citizens. Trump is a failure on that score. His own supporters are being shot dead in the street. Nothing to see here, except broken eggs for his McMuffin.

  8. Old Proverb: Lone Wolves die early, be part of a tribe.

    We’ve trained as Lone Wolves – Joe or Jane with a CCW, or rifle-equipped individuals confronting a couple bad guys (as taught by the folks at Warrior Poet Society, Gunsite, MAG, ShivWorks, Thunder Ranch, John and Vicky Farnum, and many others) and now we have to learn new tricks. Very new tricks because the people we thought we could depend on to have our backs are, in fact, just as much the enemy as those we’ve identified as the threat.

    Small groups, working well outside the perimeter, operating under tight group and personal control, to achieve limited result. Plan to the nth degree, study terrain and features, scout in detail, study the objective, plan some more, sneak in, set up, observe, select, execute, depart; done, done and gone. When you think you’ve studied and trained enough, you haven’t, so study and train some more. The enemy is doing it, so should you.

    Begin training your eye to, first, estimate, then know, distances. Being able to know distances with a quick look to within a few meters is important. And, some distances are more important than others. Just sayin’.

    One thing government – at all levels – has in spades is time. Cases may get cold, but they are never frozen solid. Someone, somewhere, will always be working it, remembering it, thinking about it; a lot of saddles get burrs under them. Whatever you think you have for security, it’s not enough; it’s got to be more than airtight until you and your team are only memories and faded pictures to your grandkids. Remember who all the enemies are.

    If you don’t have Amazon Prime, visit a friend who does and watch the first couple episodes of Jack Ryan Season 2; pay particular attention to the 3-4 minutes of the vehicle ambush, assassination and escape – it’s a teaching tool. Sorry if this is a spoiler, but “disassemble, dump and be gray” is critical procedure and standard practice. What you’ll see in Jack Ryan is a Hollywood production, but about as close to Real Life as it’s gonna get with cameras involved.

    Read that first link Kim posted; better yet, go to Survivalblog.com or Americanpartisan.com and read the whole thing. The read it again and study it. This is not just a bunch of misguided and enthusiastic college kids out for a lark. It’s highly organized, well directed and well funded (an easy target for government authorities, were they interested in resolving the problem…). Antifa is using bicycles as “outrigger troops” to herd the mass toward the event location, and to block cross streets, and as “roving observers and communications;” the leaders – think “lieutenants, sergeants and corporals” as their working structure – use the ubiquitous (and cheap) Baofeng UV-5r and BF-F8HP radios for comms. So what disables a bicycle? Flat tires? No, you can still ride a bike on the flats, but a twisted wheel won’t pass through the forks or the chain and seat stays (those two stays make up the rearmost triangle on bike frames and hold the rear wheel); and, there’s always the rider, but they’re not riding alone. Jamming? The Baofengs can use multiple frequencies, and anyone using e-comms has already distributed channel-switching instructions as part of planned anti-jamming procedures, with first fallbacks to cell phones, second fallbacks to visual signals; plus, this isn’t being done ad hoc – it’s following a detailed plan, with Plan B, Plan C and Plan D options built in. Besides, the feds could jam anything they wanted to. IF they wanted to….The leadership organizes, directs, but isn’t “leading from the front.” It’s been described as “wolves moving within the herd of sheep, using the sheep for cover.” Pretty damn effective, and not at all secret – subversives have been doing it since before Rome was an empire.

    And don’t develop “target fixation” with Antifa; remember who the other enemies are.

    Compromise the group leadership and the mass devolves into a rabble. Rabbles are still dangerous, but disorganized, and they can be stampeded. Then again, lots of people have been killed in stampedes.

    What’s above is oriented to “local to you” – your “AO” – Area of Operation. Walk your AO, study it, learn it, visually, pace measurements, compass and map, both 2D and 3D (topo). Daytime, nightime, AM and PM twilight, light and shadow, activity. Look at that Jack Ryan ambush scene again, then watch the few minutes after the restaurant assassination scene (about halfway though, IIRC, can’t remember the episode number, sorry) – the rooftop chase scene. He wasn’t running aimlessly looking for a way out – he knew where he was going – because he knew the detail of the AO for that particular operation. Scouting, observation, planning. It’s not just important, it’s everything.

    So is knowing when to bug out, when to cancel, when to avoid entirely.

    The big issue isn’t the 200+ people looting and burning the local Target, it’s the upper heirarchy, the money people, the network and organization. That, unfortunately, is a job for government, one it doesn’t seem to want. About the best a local effort can do is, maybe, keep your local Target intact (not that I particularly like Targets, I don’t shop there, but…).

    Whatever the outcome November 3 we’ll have more violence. Between here and there, probably more, in more places, but from 11/4 on it’ll be on steroids – we’ve been promised that already.

    If this thing goes full CWII – and it just might, we’re on the edge of it right now – then larger groups will work, Until then, stay alert, train, study, practice, plan.

  9. If the street punks are this organized, I anticipate TheMalignantOverlords hired some experienced steady hands as over-watch.
    I imagine they could be armed.
    I imagine some of the street punks are expendable for the good of TheCause©.

    At that level of organization, I imagine somebody could probably requisition a satellite for observation of potential ingress points for potential counter-rioters… a three-dimensional workplace.

    During olden times, the castle was the safe place for the community.
    In 2020, how does the ‘Castle Doctrine’ translate to a neighborhood instead of merely inside the walls of a residence?

    Don’t break into small groups, don’t discuss.

    Epstein wasn’t a suicide.
    George Floyd was.

  10. How I see things (and I’m no expert, by any means:) All the crap that’s been dumped on America since 01/01/2020 has been done with a purpose. The Covid was a lucky (?) break, in that it set wheels within wheels in motion. Politicians have begun to move to limit Rights and control large segments of the population. Leftists have worked to bring disruption and fear to the cities they control. The socialists control our schools and much of our courts. They work to keep law enforcement on their heels, they disarm them, they hobble them at every turn. It’s bad, and it will get worse for the next fifty days. I expect all hell will break loose near and after the election, and it will not matter who wins, the plan, as I see it unfolding, is for the lawlessness to get worse in an effort to keep voter turnout down. Unarmed citizens will be afraid to go vote if they can’t expect to be safe.

    When the election is over, if President Trump wins, I expect to see the gloves come off and Federal troops will hit the streets wherever they are needed to quell the riots. The need for restraint before the election will evaporate. All talk of “peaceful protests” will become whines and whimpers from the prisons and jails where the President will suddenly find enough room to hold the rioters without bail while awaiting trial. The plans and plots of the criminal terrorists will not stand against the military marshals.

    Meanwhile, prepare yourselves. See to your own safety and defense as you see fit. Eventually this treasonous activity will be suppressed, but law enforcers can’t be everywhere. Make your plans, but don’t brag about it. The fewer people who know what you have, where it might be, the less chance there will be that someone comes looking. Be creative! We can’t all have unfortunate boating accidents.

  11. Bro and I were discussing this very thing. Podcaster Tim Pool brought up a great point. 2A types are well armed but poorly organized. Lefties are relatively poorly armed but very well organized.

    The trap is that Google, FB, and all these woke tech companies are tracking your information & activity online for “marketing” purposes. If SHTF and these lefty bastards decide to disable our mobile phones or otherwise render our comms inoperative, we wouldn’t even know if/when a lone wolf was being attacked, or even one of our neighbors if they were a few miles away.

    That doesn’t even take into an account of a complicit .gov watching the mob burn you out, or prosecuting you when you defend yourself.

    This is getting to “Mugabe and the White African” stages.

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