by Matthew Vadum
Near-empty protest sites across America means the anti-Trump Resistance’s so-called revolution will have to wait for another day.
The millions of rabid Trump-haters that the George Soros-linked group Refuse Fascism hoped would show up Saturday in cities across America to drive the duly elected president and vice president of the United States from office must have had other plans.
The so-called Resistance’s coordinated multi-city action failed despite oceans of favorable media coverage from the mainstream media and a full-page ad in the New York Times.
The plan was to occupy city centers and parks in around two dozen U.S. cities and not depart until President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were forced to flee the White House. The protests, Refuse Fascism boasted, would rage "day after day and night after night ─ not stopping ─ until our DEMAND is met."
So this means they left a little over three or seven years too early. And the turnout on the weekend for the launch of their revolution was so sparse, no one will care if a few stragglers have stayed behind to “occupy” various cities.
The broader goal of Refuse Fascism is to overthrow the U.S. government through occupations and crippling strikes. Perry Hoberman, an associate research professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and a member of Refuse Fascism’s national steering committee, had previously said Nov. 4 would be modeled on the Women's March that took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration.
But the “Antifa apocalypse,” as some had termed it, a series of disruptive protests planned in 20 cities, failed to materialize on Nov. 4.
Apart from Los Angeles where there may have been 2,000 demonstrators, only in “leftist hotbeds like New York City and Philadelphia,” did protesters number in the hundreds, Breitbart News reports. “In many other locations targeted by Refuse Fascism, protesters could only muster a few dozen supporters.”
“There were no reports of violent incidents, although a woman accused of deliberately splashing her drink on a Trump supporter was reportedly arrested at the Refuse Fascism march in New York City.”
The event in San Francisco drew only 200 protesters. In Seattle maybe 50 protesters showed up. One Emerald City demonstrator waved a Soviet flag emblazoned with the usual Communist hammer and sickle logo.
Now that the protests have fizzled out, the leftist whining and post-protest rationalizing have begun.
Some left-wingers claim their own people were somehow victimized by adverse pre-event publicity. After the planned nationwide uprising collapsed, Newsweek hack Michael E. Hayden mocked patriotic Americans on Twitter, claiming "fake news" was pushed "to smear Antifa, the left[.]"
Hayden understates the threat posed by the determined activist Left at his peril.
Refuse Fascism is part of the violent “Antifa” coalition of leftist groups that portray themselves as anti-fascist but embrace fascistic tactics like beating up political adversaries to intimidate them into silence. The activists and their tactics are examined in Antifa, the third leg of the documentary film series, America Under Siege, by Dangerous Documentaries and Cohesion Films. (I am one of two executive producers of the series. Dangerous Documentaries is a project of Capital Research Center.)
Refuse Fascism is a project of the Revolutionary Communist Party, according to KeyWiki, Trevor Loudon’s online encyclopedia of politics, that was formed earlier this year to remove President Trump from office. Among its founders are Cornel West and unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers.
Refuse Fascism prefers Kim Jong-un over Donald Trump, siding with the gulag-filled Stalinist hermit state of North Korea that has threatened to incinerate the American homeland with nuclear weapons. The group has organized demonstrations against the Trump administration that have turned violent, including those around Inauguration Day. The group also spout pro-North Korean propaganda talking points.
Leftist currency speculator George Soros funds the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ), which accepted donations on behalf of the ultra-violent Occupy Wall Street movement as a so-called fiscal sponsor. Fiscal sponsors take in donations on behalf of unincorporated or small groups so that donors can deduct the donations from their taxes, charging the group receiving the donation a processing fee. AfGJ now serves as a fiscal sponsor for Refuse Fascism.
Communists never allow abject failure to get in the way of their plans. After the embarrassingly low turnout, Refuse Fascism is claiming victory in its propaganda.
The beginning momentum must now be built upon. Refuse Fascism has called for demonstrations next Saturday, November 11 focusing on both the threats of war and actual aggression being carried out, and then another demonstration on November 18, which again brings in the all-round threat posed by this regime to the many targeted groups and to humanity as a whole. Both these days must witness a growing momentum to this movement, unlocking the sentiment of literally tens of millions into a movement that can actually drive out this regime.But Refuse Fascism isn’t finished with America yet.
The group’s website lists new actions planned for Nov. 11 and 18 in Austin, Texas, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
Perhaps George Soros, who just injected $18 billion into his Open Society Foundations, will help the organizers out.
Matthew Vadum, senior vice president at the investigative think tank Capital Research Center, is an award-winning investigative reporter and author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."
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