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It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Part 5)

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In 2010, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla reintroduced the notion of "the ruling class" into American popular discourse. In 2017, he described contemporary American politics as a "cold civil war."

In an October 2018 essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” Codevilla gave a wake-up call to every conservative in America by applying the "logic of revolution" to the “Resistance” to the results of the 2016 election and concluded the spiraling volume and intensity of the so-called Resistance have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back” from the then-cold civil war.

Similarly, our friends (former military intelligence operators) Stephen Coughlin and Richard Higgins of Unconstrainted Analytics observed in their report Re-Remembering the Mis-Remembered Left: The Left’s Strategy and Tactics To Transform America:

Political Warfare is a Maoist Insurgency concept that recognizes the role narratives play in overwhelming rule of law societies. It includes the formation of mass line movements and counter-state activities. It also uses cultural level narratives to power down into the political space where fidelity to the narrative will result in non-enforcement of law that, over time, becomes institutionalized.

In Mass Line strategies, political engagements meet the people where they are. Through gentle nudges over time, passive participants become active. At first, a target may only be asked to sign a petition or provide an email or mailing address. From that point, the subject becomes the recipient of sustained communications related to the issues of the originating petition. While an individual may not be politically active, that person—through the supporting consumption of mass market media—will become more susceptible to activist messaging and discontent. The overarching goal of this line of effort is the development and reinforcement of a mass line as it builds the counter-state within the state; complete with its own bundle of replacement legal, cultural, and social norms that operate in parallel with that of the host culture’s.

How far along the arc of revolution is the American Left, and thus America? Coughlin and Higgins cite the case of influential Antifa operative Joseph “Jose” Alcoff as illustrative (and we might add, proof of Angelo Codevilla’s conclusion that the spiraling volume and intensity of the so-called Resistance have eliminated any possibility of “stepping back” from revolution.)

According to outstanding reporting by the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Andrew Kerr, Joseph “Jose” Alcoff, who also operates under the pseudonyms Jose Martin and “Chepe” works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by the name “Jose Martin.”

A 2017 book identified Chepe as an organizer behind Smash Racism DC, the Antifa group that mobbed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in November and ran Ted Cruz out of a restaurant in September 2018.

In his professional capacity, reported Kerr, Alcoff, has been quoted in press releases from Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and appeared at an event with Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in March and has been pictured alongside Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

Now here is where the streams of analysis by Codevilla, Coughlin and Higgins merge with Mr. Kerr’s reporting:

Alcoff has been arrested at least twice in connection with his radical brand of activism. He was arrested in New York City in 2004 during demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention. He was let off with a pledge to behave and one day of community service, according to USA Today.

Then, as a member of Anti-Racist Action, Alcoff was arrested and charged with rioting in New Jersey after a clash in the streets with a neo-Nazi group in 2011.

Alcoff typically uses his Jose Martin persona for appearances in mainstream media. Under this alias, he’s been cited as a Chicago Copwatch organizer and as an Occupy Wall Street organizer, as well as an unofficial organizer for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Jose Martin is often introduced to audiences as an “organizer,” “activist” or “militant researcher,” and has published articles with Rolling Stone and The Indypendent, and regularly appears on BBC radio programs. He discussed his vision of a police-free society on MSNBC in 2015.

What are the thoroughly cowed objects of the current campaign of narrative, political warfare and street violence, such as the Minneapolis city council, now discussing as if it were a new concept brought on by the death of George Floyd? Dismantling their city’s police forces.

And as we noted in Part Two of this series, “it wouldn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Jeb Bush was President and George Floyd had not died after his savage handling by the Minneapolis police” Antifa would still be pursuing street violence and political warfare, or in the words of Joseph Alcoff:

“If we’re wrong, if [Trump] is just George W. Bush somehow … then at minimum, what we’re doing is building the infrastructure that builds space for other forms of resistance — for resistance against everyday white nationalist and white supremacist policies,” Alcoff said as Chepe on Radio Dispatch in December 2016.

“And we don’t stand to lose if we’re building that infrastructure,” he continued. “That’s what we should have already been doing, even if [Hillary] Clinton had won and even if Trump is not a fascist.”

In 2013, Alcoff, speaking as Chepe, said his ultimate goal is to tear down all existing societal structures to make way for a new post-state world “without capitalism, without private property, without patriarchy, without white supremacy and without imperialism.”

As Coughlin and Higgins demonstrated, the cultural Marxism and Maoist insurgency concepts powering the Left’s counter-state narratives have now become embedded in American media and are molding the behavior of Republicans, as well as already sympathetic Democrats, leaving our country without, as Angelo Codevilla put it, any possibility of “stepping back” from the current civil war.

Update: Project Veritas has come out with a new undercover video exposé of Antifa’s violent plans for the summer, which have yet to analyze but will report on in the conclusion.

Monday: It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Conclusion)

It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Part 1)

It's Not A Protest, It's Not A Riot, It's A Revolution (Part 2)

It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Part 3)

It’s Not A Protest, It’s Not A Riot, It’s A Revolution (Part 4)

George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns. A member of American MENSA, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Director of Policy and Communication for Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry formerly a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

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