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William Barr, of All People, Accuses Black Lives Matter Protesters of Being “Fascistic”

This is like a hilarious replay of the J. Edgar Hoover vs. the Black Panthers battles of the 60s. Fat Billy goes full J. Edna.

Ironically, I don’t disagree with some of his criticisms of the “Left” (broadly defined) even if he is a scumbag who was behind the Ruby Ridge coverup, and one of the architects of the “war on drugs” and “prison-industrial complex” in the 80s and 90s, and who basically wants to revive COINTELPRO. It’s possible to hate commies and fascists at the same time.

By Eric Lutz

Vanity Fair

Perhaps more than anyone, William Barr has helped Donald Trump realize his authoritarian vision of the American presidency. He’s used the Department of Justice to put Trump above the law, aid his allies and go after his political foes, and to violently disperse peaceful protesters outside the White House for the sake of a Trump photo-op. If there’s anyone in the country with less standing to accuse someone else of being a fascist than Trump himself, it just might be Barr.

And yet, that’s precisely what the attorney general did in an interview with Fox News’ Mark Levin Sunday night. Discussing the racial justice protests that have simmered across the country since the police killing of George Floyd in the spring, Barr blasted demonstrators and Democrats as godless nihilists hellbent on overthrowing the United States via “fascistic” tactics. “They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism,” Barr said of Black Lives Matter. “They’re essentially Bolsheviks.”

“They’re not interested in compromise. They’re not interested in dialectic exchange of views. They’re interested in total victory,” Barr continued, referring to Trump’s Democratic opponents. “It’s a secular religion. It’s a substitute for religion.”


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