Fourth-generation warfare pitting the Salafists vs the petro-oligarchs.
By Alan Feuer, New York Times Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to be homes to people who stormed the Capitol. When the political scientist Robert Pape began studying the issues that motivated the 380 or so people arrested […]
By Robert A. Pape, Washington Post The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol by a violent mob at the behest of former president Donald Trump was an act of political violence intended to alter the outcome of a legitimate democratic election. That much was always evident. What we […]
By Stephanie Pagones, FOX News He might be the most hated man in the room depending on where he goes, but Andy Ngô has undoubtedly amassed a tremendous following for his experience covering the ins and outs of Antifa. The born-and-raised Portlander and second-generation Vietnamese American, a conservative journalist who […]
Suspect in attack at U.S. Capitol described as average jock whose mental health appeared to quickly unravel
Perhaps the media should ask the question of why so many people, from all kinds of backgrounds, hate the government to the point of risking death or prison, or imminent martyrdom, to attack it? By Christal Hayes, USA Today WASHINGTON — The man who police say rammed his […]
By Hannah Allam, National Public Radio The Facebook message instantly struck Andrew as suspicious. The note was from a stranger in Virginia named Cody who claimed to be a distant relative based on the uncommon last name they share. NPR is withholding it for security reasons. Cody’s profile […]
Homeless folks are cool. By Rick Moran, PJ Media Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles has been home to thousands of homeless people since 2019. But homeless advocates objected when the city decided to renovate and rehabilitate the park, placing fencing around portions of the lake as the […]
The way I think the gun control issue will play out is like this. The more liberal areas of the US, like large cities and blue states, will continue to impose stricter gun laws over time. The federal government will tighten the laws as well. However, the deep […]
A civil war in the US wouldn’t be regional in the way depicted in that image. It would be more like Lebanon in the 70s and 80s and Syria today. Street by street, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, family by family, etc.
Scott Pelley speaks with Michael Sherwin, the federal prosecutor who was leading the criminal investigation, the largest in U.S. history, into the assault on the Capitol.
On Tuesday a federal judge said it was “troubling” that Michael Sherwin, the former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, spoke about potential sedition charges in the ongoing Capitol riot investigation during an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett joins […]
By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, AP News BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through police barriers, German news agency dpa reported. Protests against government measures to rein in the […]
A job well done. It seems the prevailing trend is that leftists attack state outposts at the local level, while rightists attack the state directly in the capitol. Fair enough. Unfortunately, too many “conservatives” and even some “libertarians” are taking a position that defends state institutions when they […]
ByJack Date,Luke Barr, andMorgan Winsor, ABC News U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have “obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4” — the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will […]
In the developing world where armed struggle is viable and, often, actually taking place, yes. In the USA, an “anarchist army” would merely be a bunch of dumbasses who ended up shooting themselves or getting taken down by the feds after falling into some kind of entrapment scheme. […]
This is a fairly interesting report from the Counter-Extremism Project which provides a generally accurate view of the “far-left” in the US. Read the report here. As a caveat, the Counter Extremism Project is a systemist group associated with former high-ranking government officials. Their objective is to legitimize […]
By Keith Preston Between the time that Donald Trump entered the Republican primaries in 2015 to the moment of the January 6, 2021 supposed “coup attempt,” the specter of “fascism” has been raised by critics of Trumpism. Analogies to the failed Weimar liberal-capitalist regime of the pre-Nazi era […]
Some paleo-pig-love from Bill Lind. Actually, the question of how much to love/hate the cops, how much violence to use, how much to reject the conventional political system, etc. is going to be a big source of division on the Right in the future. By William S. Lind, […]
Over ten years ago, I predicted the sinking middle class would be part of the basis of future insurgent movements. I generally got the socioeconomic and demographic factors right, although the political realignment along system/anti-system lines I was hoping for never happened. Instead, the Red and Blue Tribes […]
The USA is rapidly becoming a society that has the social norms of the Western European ruling classes but the class structures of Latin America. This situation will likely lead to more civil unrest in the future, along with populist movements with demagogues of their own, left and […]
Trump unleashed his mob onto Congress on January 6, and the fallout continues. The biggest question on many minds is how to root out the hundreds of far-right, anti-government groups who saw the Trump presidency as their coming-out party. Some are floating the idea of using the so-called […]
I thought the attack on the Capitol was funny as hell and long overdue. I wouldn’t want the people behind it to be the ones who are actually running the government (I don’t want anyone running the government) but there was no chance of that happening. It’s a […]
Ocasio-Cortez reveals she’s a sexual assault survivor, recounts ‘trauma’ of Capitol riot: ‘I thought everything was over’
By Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post As rioters threatened to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6, a staffer rushed into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office and told her to hide. Soon after she ran into a bathroom, she heard a thunderous banging noise outside. “Where is she? Where is she?” […]
Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
System hysteria-mongering aside, there is some truth to this in the sense that as the Red Tribe continues to sink, some of its sub-tribes will continue to become more radicalized and determined to go down fighting, embracing a wide range of “extremist” perspectives along the way.
I don’t know enough about these boogaloo people to have a comprehensive assessment of them. What the guy Dore interviewed was saying was on the money, assuming he is stating his views honestly and is reasonably representative of his movement. The main criteria with which I evaluate all […]
These “boogaloo” guys sound a lot like what the militia movement of the 90s was like. The dude Dore interviewed was the mirror image of a group called the North American Liberation Army that I encountered in the 90s. In fact, a lot of the ideas associated with […]
Who are the Boogaloo Bois? A man who shot up a Minneapolis police precinct was associated with the extremist movement, according to unsealed documents
How sad (wink). Benjamin Goggin and Rachel E. Greenspan, Insider.Com Men who identify as Boogaloo Bois, known for wearing Hawaiian shirts and wielding rifles at police brutality protests across the US, have been linked to several crimes. With a name based on the title of a cult 1980s […]
By Tom Dreisbach and Meg Anderson, National Public Radio As a violent mob descended on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers and aides hid wherever they could, waiting for the military and police to arrive. But many of those who stormed the Capitol were military veterans themselves, […]
Glad to see they are being non-partisan. (Reuters) – Anti-government and anti-fascist protesters in Portland and Seattle vandalized a Democratic Party office and other buildings and scuffled with police on Wednesday, protesting against President Joe Biden’s inauguration. People dressed in black and with their faces covered broke windows […]
by Alfred Charles, KOMONews.com Executive Producer SEATTLE — Hours after President Joe Biden was sworn into office and implored the nation to come together, dozens of protesters gathered Wednesday afternoon in Seattle’s Occidental Park for a tense demonstration that included a march through downtown in which a flag […]
There is an interesting new piece from the leftist “antifascist” writer Matthew Lyons. He could be considered a “Blue Tribe fundamentalist” (similar to Chomsky and Carson, but not as sleazy as Reid-Ross or crazy as Gillis) so his work is often ideologically tunnel-visioned but he has an encyclopedic […]
‘Opposite of unity’: Democrats’ identity politics pushes US towards conflict akin to Lebanese civil war, professor warns
I’m glad to see I am not the only one who recognizes this. A Lebanese professor of evolutionary psychology who lived through the civil war points out the parallels. Russia Today It’s the Democrats’ ideology-driven policy labeling the opposing camp ‘domestic terrorists’ and not Donald Trump’s legacy that’s […]
By KYLE CHENEY and JOSH GERSTEIN, Politico Federal investigators have begun piecing together evidence that some of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 were executing well-laid plans, deploying communications systems and issuing marching orders to rioters as they battled police. A new affidavit filed Tuesday […]
The New Yorker When Luke Mogelson attended President Donald Trump’s speech on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., on January 6th, he was prepared for the possibility that violence might erupt that day. Mogelson, a veteran war correspondent and a contributing writer at The New Yorker, had spent […]
This author predicts three potential outcomes: secession, complete Blue Tribe victory, or Red Tribe reaction. By Michael Vlahos, A New Civil War That compressed tension between continuity and change is the mainspring of History. Societies characteristically work to balance continuity with change. This is the heart of the […]
The relevant part starts about 30 minutes in.
A left-wing anarchist has offered the following reply to right-libertarian/an-cap sympathizers with the Beer Belly Putsch. It’s equally true of Hoppean and paleo types who think that because the putsch attempt was against “the government” and its targets were members of Congress, the perpetrators were somehow “anarchist” or […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the latest FBI updates on the insurrection at the Capitol.
Crimethinc Politicians have come together across the aisle to decry the storming of the Capitol on January 6 as “lawless,” “anti-democratic,” and “extremist,” going so far as to misrepresent the result as “anarchy.” But the problem with the invasion of the Capitol was not that it was unlawful, […]
It’s Going Down A critical anarchist analysis and critique of the recent events in Washington DC and the response from the political Center and mass media. So much could be said about the spectacle recently witnessed at Washington, DC’s federal capitol building, however we will write a quick […]
It’s only been a week so it’s still a bit early to fully assess what the long-term effects of the “Beer Belly Putsch” are going to be, but so far it’s looking like these will be among the outcomes. The legitimacy of the present state will be undermined. […]
It’s possible to draw analogies to the Spanish Civil War anytime there is a major left/right cleavage. But in our case, I think the civil war in El Salvador is a better political analogy in terms of parties, factions, and their relationships, and I think the Lebanese Civil […]
We’re still a long way from actual civil war. I know of no evidence that state security or the ruling class is actually threatened. The stock market is thriving and the military industrial complex shows no sign of fracturing into warring factions. by Thierry Meyssan, VoltaireNet.Org The problem […]