Brian Kemp Declares State of Emergency After Anti-Police Riots, Activates Georgia National Guard

Brian Kemp Declares State of Emergency After Anti-Police Riots, Activates Georgia National Guard

Gov. Brian Kemp (R) declared a temporary state of emergency in Georgia on Thursday and activated 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops in response to recent anti-police protests and destructive riots in Atlanta.

Kemp’s order referenced protests and riots that occurred on Saturday, which had stemmed from ongoing demonstrations against a police training facility the city is building in a wooded area of metro Atlanta.

The riotous events on Saturday had also come in response to the death of activist Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, who state officials say was killed by law enforcement after he shot and injured a State Patrol trooper while at the site of the planned facility.

Atlanta officials, including Mayor Andre Dickens (D) and Police Chief Darin Schierbaum, said police on Saturday arrested six individuals after some of the protesters had turned violent and broken businesses’ windows and attacked police cruisers. Dickens noted some were found with explosives that “led to a police officer’s car being set on fire.”

“Make no mistake about it, these individuals meant harm to people and to property,” Dickens said.

The Atlanta Police Department published mug shots of those arrested — most of whom were out-of-staters — and listed the charges against them:

“Georgians respect peaceful protesters, but do not tolerate acts of violence against persons or properties,” Kemp wrote in his emergency order.

The governor cited “unlawful assemblage, violence, overt threats of violence, disruption of the peace and tranquility of this state and danger existing to persons and property” as reasons for the state of emergency, which is set to expire on February 9.

Kemp has from the outset of the protests taken a tough posture against those who go beyond peacefully demonstrating.

“These individuals are members of a broader network of militant activists who have committed similar acts of domestic terrorism and intimidation across the country with no regard for the people or communities impacted by their crimes,” Kemp said in a statement January 3.

Indeed, groups opposing the police facility, and now the death of Teran as well, have cropped up in other states, including Massachusetts and Oregon. Internet postings about the protests reveal they have adopted the phrase “stop cop city.”

In Massachusetts, 23-year-old Jared “Riley” Dowell, the child of the number-two Democrat in the House of Representatives, Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA), was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and vandalizing a historic monument during a protest, according to the Boston Police Department.

The Boston officers had been on “high alert” for a “Solidarity with Atlanta Forest Defenders” on Saturday when they encountered Dowell among a group of about 20.

Write to Ashley Oliver at aoliver@breitbart.com. Follow her on Twitter at @asholiver.

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Leftists Riot in Atlanta, Light Police Car on Fire, Break Windows

Leftists Riot in Atlanta, Light Police Car on Fire, Break Windows

Far-left protesters rioted in downtown Atlanta on Saturday evening, lighting a police car on fire and breaking business windows.

The protest reportedly began as a “mostly peaceful” demonstration in response to the death of 26-year-old activist Manuel Teran, who was killed during a police sweep on Wedneday “in what the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said was an exchange of gunfire with police that wounded a state trooper,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). The trooper remains unidentified and is reportedly in stable condition after being taken to a hospital for surgery.

Prior to the rioting, protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace, no killer police” and “Stop cop city,” which refers to the name of the Atlanta police training site.

“They also chanted ‘stop police terror,’ ‘free the activists,’ and ‘drop the charges,’ referring to how at least seven other people have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism in connection with Wednesday’s law enforcement operation in the southern DeKalb woods,” noted the AJC.

One person attempted to also chant, “If they build it, we will burn it,” in reference to the city’s plans to “build a training center for police and firefighters within several acres of forested land in DeKalb County.”

The protest eventually turned violent, with a police car being set aflame while businesses were broken into. Police responded to multiple instances of property damage along Peachtree Street. The Atlanta Police Foundation also had its glass doors smashed in.

“Several arrests have been made at this time and order has been restored to the downtown space. This is still an active and ongoing investigation and we will not be able to provide specifics on arrests numbers or property damaged, at this time,” the Atlanta Police Department told reporters.

Mayor Andre Dickens also said at a police conference, “Thanks for the quick action of our public safety officials working together, order has been restored in a swift manner.”

“The city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will not, will not tolerate this and we continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction,” he added.

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Chaos in Brazil: Protesters Storm Capital, Destroying Supreme Court and Congress

Thousands of opponents of socialist convicted felon President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stormed his offices and the headquarters of the Congress and Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) of Brazil on Sunday, reportedly demolishing the facades of two of the three buildings and causing “irreparable” damage to priceless artifacts in the chambers.

The riot in Brasilia occurred while Lula himself was in Sao Paulo state assessing the damage of recent floods. Lula, in a public statement following police action to subdue the protesters, announced an official “federal intervention” in Brasilia – consolidating the public security powers of several agencies into the hands of a hand-picked, top-level official – and accused police of acting in “bad faith” in failing to prevent the protesters from storming the buildings.

The incident is an offshoot of months of protests following the October presidential election that saw Lula narrowly defeat then-incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in two rounds of voting. Most protesters support Bolsonaro but, more broadly, oppose Lula’s victory as illegitimate on several grounds, including his multiple convictions on charges of corrupt acts occurring during his first two terms as president. An audit of the 2022 runoff presidential election, which featured only Bolsonaro and Lula as candidates, by the Armed Forces of Brazil concluded that no guarantee could be made of the absence of fraud or irregularities.

Protesters also accuse the STF, particularly its head justice Alexandre de Moraes, of intervening in the election by censoring mentions of Lula’s corruption case and silencing Bolsonaro supporters through fines and police raids.

Lula’s inauguration on January 1 occurred without major incident and Lula used his powers to immediately begin undoing Bolsonaro policies, most notably sharply limiting civilian access to firearms. Last month, Lula’s pick for justice minister, Flavio Dino, referred to anti-Lula protest groups as “incubators of terrorism.”

Many of the protesters convening in Brasilia on Sunday are part of a movement demanding that the nation’s military oust Lula. They insist that their demand is not for a coup d’etat, but for a “military intervention” they say the Brazilian constitution provides for in the event of an illegitimate election.

Protesters, supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, hold a banner that reads in Portuguese " Military Intervention" as they storm the the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Protesters, supporters of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro, hold a banner that reads in Portuguese “Military Intervention” as they storm the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Some protesters shared videos on social media during the event on Sunday urging the military to “save us from communism.”

The Brazilian news network Jovem Pan reported that what began as a peaceful protest on Sunday against Lula veered out of control as “nearly 100” buses from around the country drove into the capital, overwhelming the number of police in the streets. The protesters tore down a barricade keeping them off of the Congressional building’s esplanade and climbed atop it, storming its roof while hundreds of others destroyed the glass facade below. The mob succeeded despite police attempting to hold back the wave of people with tear gas.

The protesters reportedly chanted slogans such as “Brazil is ours!”

Protesters, supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, storm the the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Protesters, supporters of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro, storm the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Once in the building, protesters set part of the Congress on fire, and destroyed several offices. Authorities have not yet at press time estimated the total damage to the building, though multiple Brazilian news outlets have cited eyewitness accounts to conclude it was significant.

At the STF, the nation’s top court, Jovem Pan documented shouts of “break everything, people!”

The STF is a target of particular hatred from Brazilian conservatives due to its use of censorship powers against Bolsonaro supporters. Minister [Justice] de Moraes – who also ran the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), which administers elections, last year – presided over a “fake news” probe that resulted in violent police raids against comedians, Youtube commentators, and journalists in 2020 for having publicly supported Bolsonaro. De Moraes also presided over the arrest and sentencing of former Congressman Daniel Silveira to eight years in prison for having insulted STF ministers in a youtube video; Bolsonaro pardoned Silveira last year.

According to Jovem Pan, one protester “tore the door off of Minister Alexandre de Moraes’ office … and took it outside.”

The left-leaning Brazilian newspaper O Globo described the damage to the STF building and its “historical heritage” as “irreparable.” In addition to de Moraes’ door, the protesters destroyed several busts of former top court justices, potentially hundreds of years old, as well as other historically significant artwork and the main chamber where the STF conducts is businesses.

“There were Japanese vases, rugs dating back to the [Portuguese] Empire and tapestries dating back to the 19th century,” O Globo noted. “These pieces were part of the collection of the first headquarters of the STF, located in Rio de Janeiro.”

The ministers’ chairs were reportedly also destroyed.

In front of Planalto, the presidential palace, protesters clashed with police on horseback, who kept them from inflicting major damage to the building.

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro clash with riot police as they invade Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. - Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP) (Photo by SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro clash with riot police as they invade Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. (Sergio Lima/AFP)

Jovem Pan reported claims that the police used a helicopter to fire warning shots, though other outlets have not confirmed that report.

The reports of clashes with police coexist with reports of police engaging in friendly, apparently supportive conversation with some protesters. In one video surfacing online, according to O Globo, protesters claimed police were affirming to them that they support the anti-Lula movement. The video shows officers speaking to protesters, but their conversation is not audible.

Journalists also captured some dramatic moments of protesters apparently coming to the aid of an officer in a clash with other protesters.

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro assist a Military Police officer during clashes after an invasion to Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. - Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro broke through police barricades and stormed into Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court Sunday, in a dramatic protest against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration last week. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP) (Photo by SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro assist a Military Police officer during clashes after an attempt to invade the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. (SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images)

Lula was not in Brasilia on Sunday. He was in Araraquara, Sao Paulo state, on a reportedly pre-planned trip to assess the damage of recent flooding. In a press conference before his departure back to the capital on Sunday night, Lula condemned the police and security officials for not preventing the breaches.

“You must have followed the barbarism in Brasilia today,” Lula wrote to his audience on Twitter, in comments paraphrasing his speech from Sao Paulo. “Those people we call fascists, the most abominable thing in politics, invaded the palace and Congress. We think there was a lack of security.”

In his actual remarks, according to the BBC, Lula claimed police “did absolutely nothing” to protect the capital and accused them of “bad faith.”

Lula announced an official executive decree “intervening” in Brasilia Federal District (DF), appointing an official public security czar for Brasilia that now has the power to consolidate various security agency powers and override Brasilia officials. The powers are in effect through January 31.

Jair Bolsonaro has not commented on the protests at press time. He is believed to be in Florida, where locals have sighted him perusing local businesses in the past week.

Bolsonaro surfaced on social media today to boast of his administration’s infrastructure record, without addressing the protests or Lula.

Update: Bolsonaro weighed in on the situation on Sunday night via his Twitter account.

“Peaceful protests, according to the law, are part of democracy. However, destruction and invasion of public buildings like those that happened today, just as those committed by the left in 2013 and 2017, are out of line,” he wrote, referring to past leftist riots. “Throughout my mandate [presidency], I was always within the confines of the constitution, respecting and defending the law, democracy, transparency, and our sacred liberty.”

“In addition, I repudiate the accusations, without proof, attributed to me on the part of the current chief executive of Brazil,” he concluded, referring to Lula blaming Bolsonaro in part for the events of Sunday.

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Kamala Harris Is Lying About Her Involvement In Bailing Out Violent Criminals

Remember when Kamala Harris openly called on supporters to help post bail for violent protestors in Minnesota during the George Floyd riots of 2020?

Apparently, she doesn’t.

In an interview with WCCO 4 News, Harris was asked about her June 2020 tweet — two months before she was tapped as President Biden’s running mate — asking followers to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), a left-wing bail fund that aimed to get rioters out of jail following their arrest during the months-long George Floyd riots.

After explaining how she is “a child of parents who marched for civil rights in the 1960s in America,” Harris emphatically dismissed her support of the bail fund as “misinformation.”

“People are playing a lot of political games right now. We’re 18 days away from midterms. And we have sadly not seen a lack of misinformation and disinformation, and I think this is another one of those examples,” the Vice President said.

But the VP’s tweet asking supporters to post bail for violent criminals is still up on Twitter.

Harris is either lying to the American public about a political stance she was incredibly vocal about just two years ago, or she’s incompetent. Both are probably true.

Now that polls suggest Democrats may face a bloodbath at the ballot box this November — thanks to rising crime and skyrocketing inflation — Harris has to change her tune, i.e. sound like a moderate. This means distancing herself from the mainstream Democratic position that advocates for ending cashless bail for violent criminals so they can run free on our streets.

But Harris can’t run from her radical policy stances — receipts exist, or in this case, a tweet. And neither can she run away from the Minnesota Freedom Fund’s disastrous legacy.

After raising $35 million that summer alone — including from key celebrities such as Steve Carell, Cynthia Nixon, and Seth Rogen — Minneapolis’ Fox 9 reported the fund bailed out criminals charged with murder, violent felonies, and sex crimes. Those sprung by the fund include a man who shot at the police during the riots, a woman who murdered a friend, and a twice-convicted sex offender.

In fact, MFF’s Executive Director Greg Lewin said that when bailing out rioters, “I often don’t even look at a charge when I bail someone out. I will see it after I pay the bill because it is not the point. The point is the system we are fighting.”

No wonder Harris is lying to the public about her involvement with the group.


Victoria Marshall is a staff writer at The Federalist. Her writing has been featured in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She graduated from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a major in politics and a minor in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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Leftists Bent on Mayhem and Destruction

This is why the left is so addicted to tearing things down.

That the left prefers violence and destruction over reason and debate should be crystal clear by now. It seems the daily newspaper headlines give us really good indications of this. And the headlines we woke up to this morning offer even further examples of this — but more on that in a moment. Here I want to present a biblical perspective on these matters.

A very famous statement made by Jesus as found in John 10:10 is this: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” There Jesus was contrasting Himself as the true shepherd with the false shepherds. And by extension, the verse gives us a very good picture of the real enemy — the devil himself.

Diabolical

Satan is in the business of stealing, killing and destroying. Our God is a God of life while the enemy is fixated on death and destruction. While no political or ideological grouping is above resembling the devil in these ways, it seems a good case can be made that the radical secular left especially bears a real family likeness to the thief of John 10.

These radicals seem fixated on stealing and killing and destroying. The culture of death is of course the domain of the secular left. And since the left is so much enamoured with socialism, which is a form of theft, they can certainly be accused of favouring stealing as well.

But it is this obsession with destruction that I want to focus on here. Rioting, looting, and trying to burn down cities as they protest various causes is of course a hallmark of the left. The left seems committed to destruction, mayhem, violence and intimidation. That is how they ‘make their case’.

They do not really have sound arguments or logic on their side, so simply destroying things is how they proceed. Sure, it is not just the secular left who act this way. One can think of how political Islam does similar things. Groups like ISIS for example are well known for destroying anything they regard as an affront to Islam.

So whether it is the Taliban or ISIS blowing up or hammering ancient sculptures and statues, or BLM marchers tearing down newer statues today and rioting in the streets, or the green militants trying to destroy great works of art — they are all cut from the same cloth. Violence and destruction are their preferred MO.

Mental Environmentalists

‘Works of art?’ you say. Yes, you must have missed the latest craze of the crazed left: attacking famous works of art in the name of saving the planet. There have been a number of cases of this occurring recently. As one news report explains:

Climate change protesters threw soup over Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at London’s National Gallery on Friday, the Just Stop Oil campaign group said. The group, which has been holding protests for the last fortnight in the British capital, released a video showing two women walking into the gallery and throwing tins of Heinz tomato soup at the painting. It is one of five versions of the Van Gogh painting on display in museums and galleries around the world.

Both women were arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass, police said. Just Stop Oil said the painting, which dates to 1888, had a value of $US84.2 million. An international movement that has seen climate activists smear cake across the Mona Lisa and superglue their hands to masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Vincent van Gogh and Umberto Boccioni has also arrived in Australia.

Two Extinction Rebellion protesters were recently arrested at the National Gallery of Victoria after glueing themselves to the 1951 Picasso painting Massacre in Korea. At their feet lay a banner reading “Climate Chaos = War + Famine”. A spokesperson from the gallery said there was some minor damage to the frame, but that the painting itself was undamaged, likely due to a protective varnish.

The group’s activists have been blocking roads around the British parliament over the last few days. Last Sunday, police said that more than 100 people had been arrested after a weekend of protest-related activity by environmental groups.

Hmm, so in the name of saving and preserving things — in this case, the planet supposedly — these nutters are going on a rampage, destroying priceless artworks to show their moral superiority. Hmm, sounds just like ISIS to me. It is the same religious zeal to support a cause through violence and destruction.

As to these yokels gluing themselves to walls or pavements or streets, my thoughts — also echoed by my wife — is that they should just be left there to fend for themselves! Give them a few days super-glued to a busy sidewalk or street and see how long before they beg for help.

They are idiots, and all they can do is destroy and tear down, not build up. Such is how the left operates. No surprises here. Nothing is sacred for these violent hoons. But as their destructive antics become even more alarming, one fears what lies ahead.

We know that because of terrorists, we all pay a huge price right now when it comes to airport security. With these green terrorists now targeting art galleries, we can expect to see the need for far more stringent security measures being put in place there, with the costs to us visitors going up, and the ability to get close to some of these great works of art taken away from us. Thanks for that you green clowns.

Three noted figures from England can be referred to here in this regard. The late Christian philosopher Roger Scruton wrote:

“Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created… The work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation is slow, laborious and dull. That is one of the lessons of the twentieth century.”

Sir Winston Churchill said this:

“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.”

And conservative Jewish writer Melanie Phillips put it this way:

“The great battles today are not between left and right. They are between morality and nihilism, truth and lies, justice and injustice, freedom and totalitarianism, and Judeo-Christian values and the would-be destroyers of the West both within and without.”

While I take Melanie’s point, there is still a political and ideological divide here. Conservatives, as the name implies, like to conserve. We like to preserve what is good in a culture. We like to maintain order amid chaos, and some beauty amongst ugliness. But the radical left simply wants to tear down and destroy.

It is their way or the highway. And their way usually seems to gravitate towards bullying, intimidation, violence, aggression and destruction. As I say, they do a good job of showing off the family likeness. They nicely reflect their real mentor who comes only to ‘steal, kill and destroy.’

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Originally published at CultureWatch.

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The Left’s Domestic Terrorism Double Standard

While Democrats label Republicans as “domestic terrorists” for supporting Trump and claim that non-politically correct statements amount to violence, they turn a blind eye to actual violent terrorism by pro-choice group Jane’s Revenge firebombing pregnancy crisis centres.

The Left’s domestic terrorism double standard is another bleedingly obvious example of “rules for thee, and not for me.”

Want proof? Look at four years of leftists inciting their side of politics to violently overthrow the Trump presidency, then compare that with the overblown January 6 narrative.

None of the Left’s most vocal “insurrectionists” have been held without due process, called before show trials, or financially reprimanded.

Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Johnny Depp, and Maxine Waters, among others, still walk and work without censure or reprimand.

Demonisation

January 6 is as much a distraction as it is a trojan horse.

Although miles apart, the tragic breach of security on January 6 has been and is being manipulated in such a way as to give the event the same weight as 9/11.

Overreactions to the events of January 6, 2020, are part of the “never Trump” circus lifting its motivation straight from the Left’s twisted “Four Pillars” on its domestic terrorism agenda.

Such is the apparent aim: to mould a mindset that falsely correlates Trump with terrorism, and anyone not a Democrat, with Al Qaeda, and ISIS.

Facts and definitions be damned.

As long as there’s power to be gained by straw man emotional manipulation, the abuse of language is permissible.

Ergo, what domestic terrorism is, and isn’t, largely depends on which side of the postmodern political aisle any particular group with a track record of applying violence to serve political ends, lands.

ANTIFA gets a free ride, just don’t fly the American flag, or you might end up being raided by the FBI.

For leftists, cancelling people, burning down city centres, and destroying the property of those with an opposing viewpoint, are “fiery, but mostly peaceful protests.”

Yet, if a conservative or Christian simply affirms biological science on social media, they’re branded a terrorist, and treated as such.

None of this is an exaggeration. (See here, here, here and here.)

The left’s double standard on domestic terrorism is not the exception, it’s the rule.

This is why Seth Dillion, CEO of the Babylon Bee’s recent criticism was apt,

“If you question an election, you’re a threat to our democracy — unless you’re a Democrat. In that case, you’re protecting democracy.”

Attacks on Pregnancy Crisis Centres

The double standard on domestic terrorism is so insidious that the leftism it is bred from appears to be stopping victims of actual domestic terrorism from getting justice.

This was backed by CompassCare CEO Rev. Jim Harden on Wednesday, when he reported that law enforcement had failed to take the June 7 far-left firebombing of a CompassCare pro-life pregnancy centre seriously.

The organisation’s Buffalo, Wisconsin office faced a $500,000 USD damage bill after abortionists scrawled graffiti and destroyed a significant part of the building in June.

Far-left abortion group Jane’s Revenge — who claims they’re “fighting fascism” — took credit for the attack.

They’ve also claimed responsibility for fire-bombings in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as for vandalising another pregnancy help centre in Lynchburg, Virginia.

As of the writing of this article, there have been no arrests.

For this reason, CompassCare accused ‘pro-abortion politicians like the Biden administration’ of ‘refusing to recognize the violence, […] despite there being over 50 attacks and ongoing threats against peaceful pro-life pregnancy centres.’

“If four days are enough for federal law enforcement to arrest a perpetrator of attempted arson against a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic,’ Harden said, then ‘105 days ought to have been enough to locate arsonists causing a half-million dollars in damage to CompassCare’s pro-life medical office in Buffalo.”

The CompassCare CEO’s frustrations go back to June, when, 10 days after the far-left terrorist attack, he questioned the double standard, writing on Twitter,

‘[It] Shouldn’t be hard for pro-abortion politicians to denounce violent attacks on peaceful pro-life pregnancy centres by domestic terrorists…’

Talking with Epoch News, Harden said, he ‘believes police have suspects, but for whatever reason, are refusing to arrest them.’

He added,

‘There’s a double standard between progressive politicians like President Joe Biden calling conservatives semi-fascist, while law enforcement ignores the terrorism that’s being targeted at pro-life crisis centres.’

Harden, Epoch News said, believes the ‘Democrat Party are secretly rooting for far-left groups like Jane’s Revenge.’

The optics look as bad as Build-Back-Better Biden’s bare-knuckled discordant beat down of political opponents, in his recent so-called rally for unity.

Set this alongside comments in early September from Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono.

In a speech opposing the Republican right-to-life bill banning abortion past 15 weeks, the Democrat senator declared her opposition to be a “literal call to arms.”

The left’s double standard on domestic terrorism is not the exception, it’s the rule.

Had Trump done as Biden has done.

Had the Trump White House weaponised law enforcement against its political opponents.

Had MAGA voters attacked Planned Parenthood clinics with the ferocity as far-left activists have done.

Had Republicans said the same thing as Hirono, Griffin, Depp, Madonna, and Waters, about Biden as they have Trump, they and their voter base would already be sitting in Gitmo.

Buyer beware: The “rules for thee, and not for me” domestic terrorism double standard could be a death blow to the United States, driven home by the dark agenda of “death to America” Democrats.

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Originally published at Caldron Pool. Photo: GEA Stock/BigStock

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The Left’s Domestic Terrorism Double Standard

The Left’s Domestic Terrorism Double Standard

While Democrats label Republicans as “domestic terrorists” for supporting Trump and claim that non-politically correct statements amount to violence, they turn a blind eye to actual violent terrorism by pro-choice group Jane’s Revenge firebombing pregnancy crisis centres.

The Left’s domestic terrorism double standard is another bleedingly obvious example of “rules for thee, and not for me.”

Want proof? Look at four years of leftists inciting their side of politics to violently overthrow the Trump presidency, then compare that with the overblown January 6 narrative.

None of the Left’s most vocal “insurrectionists” have been held without due process, called before show trials, or financially reprimanded.

Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Johnny Depp, and Maxine Waters, among others, still walk and work without censure or reprimand.

Demonisation

January 6 is as much a distraction as it is a trojan horse.

Although miles apart, the tragic breach of security on January 6 has been and is being manipulated in such a way as to give the event the same weight as 9/11.

Overreactions to the events of January 6, 2020, are part of the “never Trump” circus lifting its motivation straight from the Left’s twisted “Four Pillars” on its domestic terrorism agenda.

Such is the apparent aim: to mould a mindset that falsely correlates Trump with terrorism, and anyone not a Democrat, with Al Qaeda, and ISIS.

Facts and definitions be damned.

As long as there’s power to be gained by straw man emotional manipulation, the abuse of language is permissible.

Ergo, what domestic terrorism is, and isn’t, largely depends on which side of the postmodern political aisle any particular group with a track record of applying violence to serve political ends, lands.

ANTIFA gets a free ride, just don’t fly the American flag, or you might end up being raided by the FBI.

For leftists, cancelling people, burning down city centres, and destroying the property of those with an opposing viewpoint, are “fiery, but mostly peaceful protests.”

Yet, if a conservative or Christian simply affirms biological science on social media, they’re branded a terrorist, and treated as such.

None of this is an exaggeration. (See here, here, here and here.)

The left’s double standard on domestic terrorism is not the exception, it’s the rule.

This is why Seth Dillion, CEO of the Babylon Bee’s recent criticism was apt,

“If you question an election, you’re a threat to our democracy — unless you’re a Democrat. In that case, you’re protecting democracy.”

Attacks on Pregnancy Crisis Centres

The double standard on domestic terrorism is so insidious that the leftism it is bred from appears to be stopping victims of actual domestic terrorism from getting justice.

This was backed by CompassCare CEO Rev. Jim Harden on Wednesday, when he reported that law enforcement had failed to take the June 7 far-left firebombing of a CompassCare pro-life pregnancy centre seriously.

The organisation’s Buffalo, Wisconsin office faced a $500,000 USD damage bill after abortionists scrawled graffiti and destroyed a significant part of the building in June.

Far-left abortion group Jane’s Revenge — who claims they’re “fighting fascism” — took credit for the attack.

They’ve also claimed responsibility for fire-bombings in Madison, Wisconsin, as well as for vandalising another pregnancy help centre in Lynchburg, Virginia.

As of the writing of this article, there have been no arrests.

For this reason, CompassCare accused ‘pro-abortion politicians like the Biden administration’ of ‘refusing to recognize the violence, […] despite there being over 50 attacks and ongoing threats against peaceful pro-life pregnancy centres.’

“If four days are enough for federal law enforcement to arrest a perpetrator of attempted arson against a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic,’ Harden said, then ‘105 days ought to have been enough to locate arsonists causing a half-million dollars in damage to CompassCare’s pro-life medical office in Buffalo.”

The CompassCare CEO’s frustrations go back to June, when, 10 days after the far-left terrorist attack, he questioned the double standard, writing on Twitter,

‘[It] Shouldn’t be hard for pro-abortion politicians to denounce violent attacks on peaceful pro-life pregnancy centres by domestic terrorists…’

Talking with Epoch News, Harden said, he ‘believes police have suspects, but for whatever reason, are refusing to arrest them.’

He added,

‘There’s a double standard between progressive politicians like President Joe Biden calling conservatives semi-fascist, while law enforcement ignores the terrorism that’s being targeted at pro-life crisis centres.’

Harden, Epoch News said, believes the ‘Democrat Party are secretly rooting for far-left groups like Jane’s Revenge.’

The optics look as bad as Build-Back-Better Biden’s bare-knuckled discordant beat down of political opponents, in his recent so-called rally for unity.

Set this alongside comments in early September from Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono.

In a speech opposing the Republican right-to-life bill banning abortion past 15 weeks, the Democrat senator declared her opposition to be a “literal call to arms.”

The left’s double standard on domestic terrorism is not the exception, it’s the rule.

Had Trump done as Biden has done.

Had the Trump White House weaponised law enforcement against its political opponents.

Had MAGA voters attacked Planned Parenthood clinics with the ferocity as far-left activists have done.

Had Republicans said the same thing as Hirono, Griffin, Depp, Madonna, and Waters, about Biden as they have Trump, they and their voter base would already be sitting in Gitmo.

Buyer beware: The “rules for thee, and not for me” domestic terrorism double standard could be a death blow to the United States, driven home by the dark agenda of “death to America” Democrats.

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Winter of Discontent: Germany to Implement Energy Rationing Amid Fears of Gas Riots

Winter of Discontent: Germany to Implement Energy Rationing Amid Fears of Gas Riots

As officials in the country express their fears about future gas riots this winter, the German government has announced a host of new energy rationing rules that will come into effect from next Thursday.

In what appears to be the latest attempt to avoid energy shortages this winter, the German government is to implement restrictions limiting the use of energy in the country.

Ministers appear to be hoping that the rationing efforts will help reduce the risk of energy shortages this coming winter, with a number of bigwigs now openly fearful of a future of public unrest and gas riots should people be left unable to adequately heat their homes.

According to a report by Stern, limits on how hot public buildings and offices can be heated to are to come into effect on September 1st, with such buildings now being legally restricted to no more than 19 degrees Celsius (~66 degrees Fahrenheit).

Public buildings will also no longer be allowed to heat their hallways — though some exceptions are to be given for the likes of hospitals — while tap water used for washing hands will also no longer be allowed to be heated using a boiler or instant heating device.

Contract clauses mandating that landlords heat their buildings to a certain level to ensure the wellbeing of their tenants have also been completely suspended for six months, with state bigwigs claiming that this will allow renters who are willing to turn down their thermostats to do so, with little being said about what will happen to those who wish to keep the heating on during the winter.

Meanwhile, public shops are to be forbidden from leaving their doors open; it will become illegal for monuments to be artificially lit; outdoor pools will no longer be allowed to be heated using gas or electricity, and all neon signs must be switched off by 10 p.m.

While these measures limiting energy use are extreme, they are not unprecedented, with the likes of Italy having already implemented similar measures limiting the use of heating and air conditioning.

However, as pointed out by local publication Bild, people in Germany will likely not appreciate the new energy restrictions considering the government is also planning to soon introduce renewed COVID-19 lockdown rules at a time when most other countries have almost completely forgotten about the Wuhan virus.

Public patience for Germany’s current rulers is also likely being tested by the price of gas in the country, with the hydrocarbon having already hit a record price on Thursday despite winter still being some time away.

Despite this, officials still appear to be adamant that the country’s remaining nuclear reactors will be turned off by next January in service of the green agenda, with not even the likes of a Nobel prize-winning economist urging officials to be “pragmatic” and keep the power stations on being enough to get climate alarmist ministers to change their mind on the matter.

To make matters worse, some officials have declared that the new measures forcing private individuals and businesses to cut energy usage are effectively unenforceable, with the general manager of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Gerd Landsberg, reportedly saying that local authorities will not be in a position to check compliance.

“We will not be able to check whether doors are always closed around the clock,” he said, concluding that despite the rules mandating the implementation of the measures, it will ultimately be down to the “common sense” of those ostensibly legally required to clamp down on usage on whether or not they actually do so.

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