My latest piece is about a photographer who's spent the last 4 months with "black bloc" anarchists in Denver, Portland, Seattle, Tulsa, Rochester and DC. He joined them to better understand who was setting fires/looting outside racial justice protests.
Direct Action/left-anarchist instigation of the riots, looting, and attacks on police has been hiding in plain sight all along -- amid high-follower social media accounts, for example. This belated report may open the eyes of some deniers.
I was denounced over the summer, in part, for condemning rioters/looters. My "insensitive" Tweets were "Exhibit A." Now, even NYTimes is on board, as are many Black leaders. Highlights our recent report on anarcho-socialist extremism: 1/3
"He noticed something strange. A white man, clad in black, had broken the window with a crowbar, but walked away..." ... "Many of them don’t even vote. They are experts at unraveling an old order but considerably less skilled at building a new one."
When I tweeted that I wasn’t giving up on the , I got a lot of derision. Now people tell me they’re pleasantly surprised that the ran this great piece by . Maybe under , the Times opinion dept is turning around. 😊
“While talking heads on television routinely described [protests & riots] as a spontaneous eruption of anger at racial injustice, it was strategically planned, facilitated & advertised on social media by anarchists...” Otherwise known as antifa.
Farah Stockman contacted me while researching this article I suggested several local Black and Indigenous activists she might talk to I also gave my perspective about whether anarchists have taken over BLM (nope) Obviously, none of that made the cut
This is a story from an NYT Editorial Board Member, telling you what you saw with your own two eyes wasn't a lie and the people committing the violence are not an "idea". Why has it gotten so little engagement on Twitter? 🤔
Here's an important piece by a black NYT staffer about how white Antifa (although she won't call them "Antifa," just "anarchists") actually have been running amok all summer causing riots.
Canceled my subscription to the NYT after reading the CCP propaganda but resubscribed after reading this
This piece is revelatory, and at the same time, plainly obvious to anyone who has spent time in left circles: a great deal of the violence and property destruction at protests is the work of an accelerationist vanguard — the opposite of a mass movement.
"In some cities, they were a fringe element, quickly expelled by peaceful organizers. But in Washington, Portland and Seattle they have attracted a 'cultlike energy,' Mr. Quinn told me."
Great piece by “Insurrectionary anarchy” brings diminishing returns, especially as anarchists complicate life for those working within the system to halt police violence. (And I’m quoted! 😎)
New York Times *finally* deigns to notice what's been whitewashed by describing protests as 'mostly peaceful'
The Truth About Today’s Anarchists
The Truth About Today’s insurrectionary Anarchists - well worth a read at The New York Times
Anarchy is both and idea and an organization. It’s nonsense to say otherwise. Fantastic column from Farah Stockman on how the “mayhem” this summer was planned and deliberate.
Great NYT op-ed (yes, really) about how Antifa is not just an idea, but an organization. Someone tell Joe Biden.
“'As a Black woman who has been working on this for 30 years, to have young white activists who have just discovered that Black lives matter yelling at me that I’m not doing enough for Black people—it’s kind of ironic is what it is,' Ms. Hardesty told me."
"The ability to continue to spread and to eventually bring more violence, including a violent insurgency, relies on the ability to hide in plain sight — to be confused with legitimate protests, and for media and the public to minimize the threat."
NYT has a very informative op-ed about “Insurrectionary anarchists,” the black bloc folks. For some, this is about revolution under cover of BLM.
Who’s inciting riots? “Black-clad figures break windows, set fires, vandalize police cars, then melt back into the crowd of peaceful protesters. When the police respond by brutalizing innocent demonstrators..the public’s disdain for law enforcement grows”
"a thorny truth about the mayhem … it was strategically planned … by anarchists who believed that their actions advanced the cause of racial justice. In some cities … quickly expelled by peaceful organizers. But [not] in Washington, Portland & Seattle.
After having enjoyed a long ideological slumber, NYT is waking up to the reality.
Interesting read from the
Insurrectionary anarchists aren’t really trying to create a fairer world. They’re mostly in it for the violence. Violence that ends up haemorrhaging support for peaceful causes.
"While talking heads on television routinely described it as a spontaneous eruption of anger at racial injustice, it was strategically planned, facilitated and advertised on social media by anarchists who believed that their actions advanced the cause"
The Truth About Today’s Anarchists