This editorial is brought to you by Pat Droney, a former Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
ACROSS THE USA – Portland is well into its third month of “peaceful” protests. In fact, most of our large cities are well into their third month of anarchy.
If you watch most of the mainstream media, however, you are probably not aware of this because the media realizes that if America realizes who exactly is behind the violence, it plays into the hands, if you will, of President Trump.
That is why, unless you watch conservative media or follow certain independent journalists who are reporting on the violence, you are probably unaware.
Let’s call it for what it is — an insurgency.
According to the U.S. Army:
“An insurgency is an organized uprising that uses violent and nonviolent means to overthrow an existing government or to wrest away control … over part of its territory.
“Insurgencies typically have political or religious motivation, but criminal gangs can also become powerful enough to imperil a state’s authority.
“Most insurgencies utilize a combination of guerilla and terrorist tactics — the former are hit-and-run attacks directed primarily at government security forces, the latter are attacks directed primarily against civilians — supported by propaganda and political organizing.”
Clearly, this is what we are seeing throughout the country, as a group of anarchists used the spark of a black man dying in police custody in Minneapolis to start what can only be described as the beginnings of a sort of civil war. While they claim this is about overcoming so-called “systemic racism,” it is clearly much more than that.
In this insurgency, however, we are also seeing organized political support in the form of the Democrat Party. With extremely rare exceptions, not one Democrat has spoken out against the unmitigated violence that is taking place in our country.
Certainly, not one Democrat of national stature, such as Sen. Joe Biden, or any other Democrat member of Congress has spoken out against the carnage being fomented in our city streets.
What they do is divert and deflect, focusing on the post office while our cities burn. They are as complicit in the violence as the people actually committing it.
When federal law enforcement officials and police were sent to Portland to protect a federal courthouse, they were referred to as “stormtroopers” by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Democrats and their minions called them “goons” and “Nazis” and compared them to the Gestapo. Pelosi has yet to condemn the violence, blaming instead the criminal justice system for “systemic racism” and blaming the police for defending themselves.
Hell, a sitting member of Congress, Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), actually encouraged the violence to continue. The American people need to realize one thing — these people are NOT on your side. They want one thing and one thing only — power. And the person standing in the way of that power is President Donald Trump.
So how exactly does one deal with an insurgency?
How about a counterinsurgency?
So what exactly is a “counterinsurgency”?
The U.S. Department of State defines it as follows:
“Comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes.”
When exactly does such a counterinsurgency take place? It can take place in various incarnations, with war or occupation by a foreign military takes place. A counterinsurgency, however, can also take place “when internal conflicts that involve subversion and armed rebellion occur.” Clearly, we are now facing exactly such a scenario.
The current situation facing our country is two-fold. First of all, we had already been pitted against one another due to the pandemic. Government officials, primarily governors of so-called blue or Democrat-controlled states, implemented over-the-top emergency executive orders outside the legislative process to command obedience from the population.
Where that failed or where people tired of subjective, contradictory or outright ridiculous orders, Democrat politicians scared that percentage of the population who either cannot think for themselves or convinced them it was all about safety, and of course, to “protect the children.”
Americans were told we had to “follow the science,” but only when it fit the narrative. Nobody could explain in scientific terms why chicken wings did not constitute a “meal” while a bowl of soup did.
They couldn’t explain why people couldn’t attend a family funeral, but politicians in Washington could gather by the hundreds to honor a fellow politician. They couldn’t explain why a gym in New Jersey that took every available precaution couldn’t open, but a liquor store could.
So, Americans were already on edge. People who protested to open businesses back up so that people could try to save their businesses they had worked all their lives for were excoriated, but after George Floyd’s death people could protest in the streets with impunity.
So, the fuse was lit. George Floyd died in police custody, and the opportunists had their opening. And they had willing dupes in the Democrat party, the mainstream media, and a population that was in many cases hopeless about the future. It was a perfect storm.
Black Lives Matter sounded like a great idea. Unfortunately, many people did not look into what that organization was all about. They confused an idea with an actual movement, a movement grounded in Marxist revolutionary ideology.
That group, along with Antifa, largely a group of young high school and college-aged people, indoctrinated in public schools to hate America and dismiss the American system, joined together, and we have seen the result.
Defund the police, open the prison gates, marshal the numerous far-left district attorneys ensconced into office by George Soros money, and of course, defeat Donald Trump, and the insurgents had their opening. American businesses jumped on board because they needed to show that they were down with the cause.
Police officers, thinking it could buy them some goodwill, got down on their knees and knelt with the cop-hating protesters. All they accomplished was to make themselves look weak, and BLM and Antifa jumped.
A typical counterinsurgency program that takes place involves attempting to identify the enemy. We have already done that — BLM, Antifa and other groups, plus the media and politicians who enable them. That is the enemy.
In order to successfully eliminate an insurgency, it is important for law enforcement to protect the people from the intimidation put upon them. It is important for law enforcement to regain the trust of the people in order to push back on the insurgents.
The last thing we need in this country is for people to feel hopeless because that can lead to one of two things — submission, or the people take up arms and defend themselves. Neither is a desirable outcome.
It is vital that the viability of groups such as BLM and Antifa be called into question while attempting to “integrate and synchronize political, security, economic and informational components that reinforce governmental legitimacy and effectiveness while reducing insurgent influence over the population.”
If we had a media that actually did its job, instead of playing “gotcha” with President Trump and reported honestly on what exactly is going on, the information that is so desperately needed to get out to the public would do so.
If we had political parties that were more interested in doing what is good and right for the American people instead of who is going to win the next election, that would also go a long way to putting down this insurgency we are dealing with.
The only way to put this down is to protect the American people from the violence, confirm the legitimacy and capacity of our government to employ that protection, and marginalize groups such as BLM and Antifa politically, socially, and economically.
We would like to think that no matter which way the election goes, things will calm down a bit afterward, but a Trump win will lead to more violence, and a Biden win will lead to more of the same since Biden has shown no inclination to speak out against the violence.
We believe it is time to stop messing around before things are irretrievably broken. We survived the Civil War, two World Wars, and an attack on our economic and military might on 9/11. Somehow, this one feels different.
The collapse of law enforcement will usher in the end of America as we know it
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It’s something that you don’t really consider when you’re young. You can do anything. You’re invincible.
But as we grow older, we start considering that mortality.
It’s time we start considering the mortality of America.
I spend a substantial amount of time working in two different arenas – the world of law enforcement and the business world.
By day, I run a marketing agency. Among the areas we work in, we do extensive work in the firearms industry. My travels take me across the country – often to some of the most rural parts of America.
By night, I am the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. I’m not a police officer. I was tapped because I can do one thing cops can’t do. I can give them a voice. I can run my mouth and no agency can fire me.
That travel that I referenced – both in the business world and supporting the LE world – has afforded me countless opportunities to work side by side with some of the greatest patriots in America. My closest friends are either in law enforcement or either active or retired members of some of the most elite military forces in America. And from our greatest warriors to our everyday citizens… I can tell you the underlying fear that so many are thinking about – and that’s the seemingly inevitable collapse of society if we don’t make some monumental changes.
As a Christian, I believe we are in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare. But you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that the very soul of America is under attack right now. And the rapid erosion of the Thin Blue Line has us sitting on a powder keg.
Historically, if you look at the collapse of some of the greatest empires in the world, it happened from within. Simply put, it raises the distinct danger that America won’t be conquered by foreign enemies … but rather from domestic ones.
When historians say that an empire fell, it means that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. That happens either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control.
It typically doesn’t happen because of a single cause, but rather a long process. The main factors that historically lead to imperial collapse are:
- Economic issues
- Social and cultural issues
- Environmental issues
- Political issues
Now none of these factors are causes in and of themselves, but rather are ways to categorize causes.
What that means is you wouldn’t make a determination that Rome fell because of politics, but rather you’d explore political factors to understand the collapse. And in those issues are warning signs for us as Americans.
That brings me to the threat we face today.
Have you ever heard of something called the Cloward-Piven strategy? It’s not exactly something the mainstream media talks about… but it’s something you need to be aware of, because it’s what we’re facing in America today.
American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven created the political strategy in 1966. The idea behind it is to overload the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.
If that doesn’t describe what we’re seeing from Democrats who are running for POTUS right now, I don’t know what does. But it’s a much bigger threat than you might realize. That’s because it’s so incredibly pervasive. It’s poisoning the very roots of America.
And it calls to mind the words of Jefferson:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
We are seeing groups here in America demanding open borders. Demanding the decriminalization of crossing into our country illegally.
At the same time, across our great country, we are seeing the CRIMINALIZATION of law enforcement. It’s gotten so bad in states like the People’s Republic of California and Connecticut that we’re seeing the crash and burn of morale in law enforcement.
We’re seeing agencies desperate for officers, because as more and more retire (or count down the minutes to retirement), we see a deficit in the number of incoming recruits. After all, why would you want to live a life of service when you’re just going to be attacked for that service?
We see political activists masquerading as police chiefs. We see them working hand in hand with liberal politicians to not only attack the rights of law-abiding citizens, but also to destroy the morale of their own departments. We watch as they flat out disrespect the oath of office they took and put officers in no-win situations.
If I were to design a road map for how to collapse America, starting with law enforcement, here’s what it would look like.
Step one: Divide the protectors.
The refusal to allow rank and file patrol officers to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold the law. It’s a slap in the face to Americans and it’s a dereliction of duty. It’s also a clear and intentional move to create a divide between local, state and federal law enforcement. Divide the protectors… conquer a society.
Step two: Divide the supporters.
Force officers to choose between enforcing unconstitutional legislation like Red Flag laws, which deny citizens of their right to due process… and providing for their own family.
Make cops the bad guys. Take the people who have historically supported law enforcement and convince them that cops are now the enemy. Divide the supporters… conquer a society.
Step three: Remove their protection
Make cops afraid to be cops. Encourage disrespect on them like water bucket attacks. Don’t go after the criminals who attack them. When officers arrest criminals, let them back out on the street within hours because a liberal judge determined that the violent suspect with a lengthy criminal history isn’t actually a threat. Then threaten law enforcement officers that if they do their job, they’ll be investigated. That if they have to fight for their lives, they’ll end up being charged. Remove both their desire and their ability to police.
Step four: Flood America
By some estimates, one million people will make illegal entry into America this year.
There are fewer than 850,000 law enforcement officers in America. Do the math.
Now let criminals create havoc in society but instead of deporting them or actually cracking down on crime, let Americans know that the real problem is guns owned by law abiding citizens and pass legislation to take away their rights.
Step five: Destroy our homes
Own the media. Own Hollywood. Force feed Anti-American, socialist and communist policies into our homes and our education system. Convince our children that right is wrong and wrong is right. Take God out of society, destroy the family structure and teach everyone that the solution to your problems is in the form of pills, porn and the government.
Step Six: Bypass Congress for gun control
Have “private businesses” like Dicks and Walmart determine what you can and can’t buy. Allow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and snap determine what you can see and what you can say… because it’s not a violation of the 1st Amendment if it’s done by private enterprise.
Step Seven: Use “social justice” to vilify love of country
Take every patriotic American who wants to see a better country for their children and call them a racist, etc. if you don’t agree with them. Then mass report them on social media to make sure their accounts are cancelled and their voices are shut down.
Then say you think they’re a threat and have a judge determine that combat veterans and our nation’s greatest warriors need to be disarmed because of post-traumatic stress. Then force officers to go to war with their own brothers and sisters.
It’s happening right in front of our eyes. And it’s starting with a full onslaught against our law enforcement officers in every way, shape and form.
Want to save America? We need to start by understanding the enemy. And sometimes the biggest threat that an empire faces is the enemy within.
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