In the wake of more than 60 days of rioting, looting, and burning in Portland, Ore., coupled with yesterday’s looting and chaos in Chicago, Attorney General Barr minces no words when comparing the Antifa and Black Live Matter anarchists to fascists.
He stated that these anarchists have infiltrated the peaceful protests in a new form of “urban guerilla warfare” driven by the Left’s “lust for power.”
“They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They’re essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic,” Barr said during yesterday’s interview with Life, Liberty & Levin yesterday.
These new urban guerilla warfare tactics were on full display in Chicago yesterday as rioters targeted the city’s infamous Magnificent Mile shopping district. Social media users have posted videos of stores such as Nordstrom, Walgreens, Macy’s, Coach, and Guicci.
“Absolute chaos in downtown Chicago with more overnight looting and vandalism in the Loop,” tweeted Ryan Baker, an anchor for WBBM-TV. “Appears to be coordinated effort with minimal police presence.”
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 9, 2020
Breaking: Portland Police declared a riot. #Antifa broke inside the union hall and set the inside on fire. This is the third time they’ve broken into the police union and the second time they set fire inside. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/wC2gKhzLcL
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 9, 2020
Portland fared no better as Oregon State Police stepped in to prevent the burning of a police precinct. That was part of the deal made between the Democratic governor and the Trump Administration to withdraw additional federal agents who had been sent to Portland to protect the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.
AG Barr charges that the Antifa and Black Live Matter urban guerrillas infiltrate demonstrations where protesters are exercising their First Amendment Rights and shield themselves under the guise of peaceful protests. Then all hell breaks loose and nobody controls them.
Democratic officials tell the police to stand down and the anarchists are given free reign to burn, loot, and murder — BLM.
“The way the guerrilla…hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean…what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity,” AG Barr explained to Levin. “They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That’s where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence.”
Barr reflects on the far-left shift that the Democratic Party has taken. He points out that the coup against President Trump started the day that he was elected in 2016. He also notes that the persecution has continued throughout the Trump presidency with Democrats trying to remove the President from office at all costs.
“They were trying to impeach him from Day One,” Barr tells Levin. “They have done everything they can … and I think it’s because of the desire for power that the left wants.”
Barr asserts that power has become the Left’s “secular religion” because Democrats never thought that Trump would win the election and they are still outraged.
With the Leftist outrage over Trump’s win despite unmitigated election fraud, the outrage may stem from Hillary Clinton’s inability to win a rigged election.
Barr condemns the media silence. “You don’t see it on the networks. You don’t see it on the other cable stations. And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it’s you know, it’s just it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.”
The media are complicit in the carnage by taking their talking points directly from the Democratic National Committee. Talking heads incessantly push the Leftist agenda, soundbite after soundbite.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle blame each other for the civil unrest that has left American citizens highly disillusioned by law enforcement and their choices of elected officials. Jaded by COVID-19 mandates, the public is seeing through the upheaval that is taking place leading up to November’s election.