BREAKING – Portland police releases statement on BLM/Antifa protests: “This cannot continue. It’s time for our elected officials to stand up and defend Portland.” pic.twitter.com/JeskJS316s— Disclose.tv ? (@disclosetv) July 6, 2020
Portland antifa group is organizing a “night of rage” to honor the BLM comrade who was killed after being hit by a car driven by a black man on a Seattle freeway. They’re calling for people to gather at the Justice Center. pic.twitter.com/1eGtxaKfAO— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 7, 2020
Here are the issues BLM is focused on, according to its website:— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 7, 2020
-Disrupting the nuclear family
-Getting rid of “heteronormative thinking”
Are these the sorts of issues that the average black person in America cares about? If we conducted a poll, would a majority point to trans rights, the patriarchy, and heteronormativity, as the issues most crucial to them?— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 7, 2020
These for the most part seem to be the kind of things that a white girl in a gender studies class considers most important. That’s because BLM is nothing but a far left political organization with far left political goals. “Black Lives Matter” is nothing but a name and a slogan.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 7, 2020
Who are our enemies?
They are the overeducated, deracinated, downwardly mobile spawn of the upper middle class who tend to live in gentrified neighborhoods in large metropolitan areas.
“What is behind the riots? The violent riots emerging from peaceful protests that have swept liberal, Democratic big cities across the United States in the aftermath of the horrifying death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police on May 25 can only be understood in the context of the evolving class structure of American and Western European society. In my recent book The New Class War and the essays on which it was based in the journal American Affairs, I have explained that in the United States and other North Atlantic democracies, the greatest geographic divide is between high-density hub cities and low-density heartlands. The riots are a hub city phenomenon—and so are their most striking participants, affluent young white rioters dressed like ninjas. …
The hub cities have a radically different social structure than the heartlands. At the top are affluent members of the managerial-professional overclass, which includes well-educated immigrants as well as natives. Their incomes vary, but people with college or post-graduate educations dominate the upper rungs of corporate management, finance, business and professional services, government and the nonprofit sector in hub cities like New York, Washington, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, and Austin.
As young adults, the children of the overclass often spend their 20s in the same few cities, living in gentrified bohemian neighborhoods that used to be factory or tenement districts. Often as they work their way up the cursus honorum of their class, they benefit from elite apprenticeships in the form of unpaid or underpaid internships, which are not available to young people whose parents cannot afford to subsidize them.”
“That strange revolution which sees the sons of the bourgeois throw cobblestones at the sons of proletarians.” So observed the French writer Jean Cau of Paris in 1968, when student protests about living conditions at the university erupted into a historic rebellion against the old guard.
That year, the United States was rocked by riots, assassinations and political crisis, and half a century later, history seems to be, if not repeating itself, then certainly rhyming. Yet while there are huge differences between the 1968 and 2020 disturbances, the one continuous theme running through both uprisings, and indeed all revolutions down the years, is the prominent role of the middle class. In particular, the upper-middle-class, the haute bourgeoise, are the driving force behind revolt and disorder throughout history, especially — as with today — when they feel they have no future. ..
Lenin’s Bolsheviks followed in this fashion, radicalised by their experience at universities, not factories. The Russian revolutionaries were so bourgeois that, as Daniel Kalder observed in Dictator Literature: “Only one solitary worker ever sat on the executive board of Lenin’s party, and he turned out to be a police spy.”
That noble tradition of haute bourgeoisie revolution continues today, especially in the US. The Occupy movement, for example, is deeply opposed to the 1% but largely because they come from the 2-5%; Amy Chua cited figures suggesting that in New York, more than half it members earned $75,000 or more while only 8% were on low incomes, compared to 30% of the city. They also have hugely disproportionate numbers of graduates and post-grads among their members.
The wider Great Awokening, of which the 2020 disturbances are a part, is a very elite phenomenon, with progressive activists nearly twice as likely as the average American to make more than $100,000 a year, nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree, and only one-quarter as likely to be black. Likewise with the radicalisation of American academia, with the safe spaces movement most prevalent at elite colleges, where students were much more likely to disinvite speakers or express more extreme views.
This indicates a significant radicalisation of the rich, a process that began in the 1960s when the heavily class-based politics of the 20th century began to shift. …”
They are also the swath of this urban demographic which ideologically subscribes to various forms of Critical Social Justice Theory. The Portland Police Association knows them better them anyone and said yesterday that their “destructive and chaotic behavior defines the meaning of white privilege; their total disregard for people, property, and the law embodies entitlement.”
In essence, woke supremacists are America’s revolutionary spoiled brats.
“Half of you don’t even have a college education … you can’t even read a f***ing history book.”
Black Lives Matter protesters at the NY CHAZ brag about their college educations and mock the police for being uneducated, working class, illiterate rubes. They also call a black cop “black Judas” or race traitor. pic.twitter.com/HD01cu2ZVc— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 1, 2020
“My daddy works for the courts.”