Biden has a Problem: As Violent Crime Rises, BLM Anti-Police Message Tanking

Watch for the Biden Administration to begin weaving and dodging on issues involving defunding the police and “reimagining” policing as Americans now feel safer about the Chinese Virus, but are feeling increasingly less safe from violence especially in large Democrat run cities.

The George Floyd rioting has finally sunk into the American psyche and many are realizing that they need the police after all.

 

The Republicans just got some news that they can use!

Tie every Dem running in 2022 to the anti-police message of the faltering Black Lives Matter movement.

From Yahoo News:

You can bet the real numbers are even worse for BLM and others pushing their racist message because those polled by Yahoo News likely already leaned to the Left.

Poll: More Americans now say violent crime is a ‘very big problem’ than say the same about COVID-19

In stark contrast to last summer, more Americans now say violent crime is a “very big problem” in the U.S. than say the same about COVID-19, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — a shift that suggests policing and public safety could come to dominate U.S. politics as the pandemic subsides, potentially putting the Biden administration and Democratic leaders on the defensive.

The survey of 1,588 U.S. adults, which was conducted from May 24 to May 26, found that just 32 percent of them now describe COVID-19 as a very big problem, down from 61 percent last July.

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In a certain sense, this isn’t surprising. While mass vaccination has driven COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations to their lowest levels in many months, violent crime has been rising (even though it’s still occurring at a far lower rate than it was for much of the 1990s and before).

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) now believe violent crime is increasing, including 76 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of independents and 63 percent of Democrats, according to the Yahoo News/YouGov poll. It’s the rare issue that elicits bipartisan agreement.

The scandal swirling around BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors sure doesn’t help the image of the racial justice movement. https://nypost.com/2021/05/27/black-lives-matter-co-founder-patrisse-cullors-resigns-amid-controversy/

What is striking, however, is that while anxiety about violent crime has held steady across the political spectrum since last summer, concerns about race relations and sympathy with racial justice reformers have fallen sharply in the wake of the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd one year ago.

Overall, the share of Americans who see race as a “very big problem” in the U.S. is now 13 percentage points lower than it was last July.

As a result, the political scales seem to be tilting away from racial justice reform…

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Last June, for instance, 60 percent of Americans told Yahoo News and YouGov that there was a problem with systemic racism in policing; 63 percent said there was a problem with systemic racism in America. Today, both numbers are significantly lower: 51 percent and 55 percent, respectively. And while 57 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Black Lives Matter last June (compared with 33 percent unfavorable), today more Americans view BLM unfavorably (45 percent) than favorably (43 percent) — a net shift of 26 points against the movement.

In fact, when Americans who believe violent crime is increasing are asked why, far more now blame “the racial justice movement” itself (57 percent) than blame joblessness (44 percent), systemic racism (40 percent) or the pandemic (35 percent).

Then this made me laugh….”Experts debate…”   There is no debate. Anyone with half a brain could see that the Progressives’ rhetoric was encouraging violence.

Yahoo News continues:

Experts debate whether progressive reforms and critical rhetoric have played any role in encouraging violence; they tend to cite the pandemic and record gun sales  [Duh! up because people are trying to protect themselves—ed] as likelier factors.

Either way, the issue could vex Democrats going forward.

Asked who has done a better job handling crime, more Americans (34 percent vs. 32 percent) and independents (39 percent vs. 23 percent) say Trump than Biden.

More here.

Quick!  Find every Democrat (or weeny Republican) you can find who snuggled up to BLM (or Antifa) in the last year and capture their laudatory words and images before they are scrubbed.

Feds Confiscate BLM Activist’s $90,000 in Payments from Cable New Outlets

This is a John Earle Sullivan update…

My previous posts on the creep, Sullivan, are here.

From the Epoch Times which I highly recommend.  I’m getting their paper edition and loving having a serious newspaper to hold in my hands about once a week!

DOJ Seizes $90,000, Charges Black Lives Matter Supporter Allegedly ‘Stormed Capitol,’ Sold Footage to News Outlets

The Department of Justice (DOJ) seized $90,000 from a Utah man who sold footage of Ashli Babbitt being shot during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, according to court filings filed by federal prosecutors.

John Earle Sullivan, a political activist who reportedly attended Black Lives Matter protests last year and who allegedly agitated rioters inside the Capitol, was also charged with new weapons charges, according to the documents unsealed last week.

So far, more than 400 people have been charged in connection to the breach, which occurred as members of Congress were voting to certify the 2020 presidential election.

According to the court documents, Sullivan portrayed himself as an independent journalist who was reporting on the chaos, but he actually encouraged other participants to “burn” the building and engage in violence.

Sullivan is accused of having a conversation with others who breached the building and allegedly told them: “We gotta get this [expletive] burned,” according to court documents in his case.

“There are so many people. Let’s go. This [expletive] is ours! [Expletive] yeah,” he allegedly cheered after he and protesters entered the Capitol, the DOJ documents said. “We accomplished this [expletive]. We did this together. [Expletive] yeah! We are all a part of this history,” and “let’s burn this [expletive] down.” The documents accused him of calling on others to burn the Capitol down multiple times.

At one point, he’s also heard saying, “I am ready bro. I’ve been to too many riots. I’ve been in so many riots,” the documents said. “It would be fire if someone had revolutionary music and [expletive],” prosecutors said Sullivan told others on Jan. 6.

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Sullivan sold that footage to several news outlets for a total of $90,000, according to a seizure warrant. The news outlets were redacted from the warrant.

After the breach in January, Sullivan appeared on several corporate media outlets including CNN and MSNBC.

And then get this—something you won’t be seeing in the corporate media because it doesn’t fit the Left’s narrative:

Using the nickname “Jayden X” online, Sullivan tweeted just days before the Capitol breach that the system should be burned to the ground while adding Antifa, anti-capitalist, anti-Trump, and Black Lives Matter hashtags.

And on Jan. 2, just days before the breach, Sullivan’s account wrote: “[Expletive] The System – Time To Burn It All Down. #blm #antifa #burn #[expletive]thesystem #abolishcapitalism #abolishthepolice #acab #[expletive]trump.”

For more on a thorough report, go here.

And for even more details on the feds confiscating Sullivan’s ill-gotten gains go here and see the “crime doesn’t pay” message.

Spread the story around because I see there has been very little reporting on this latest news.

Marxism in America: Two Authors Explain its Roots and its Spread

Last week you could hardly have missed the news about the controversy swirling around the firing of a Space Force officer who promoted a self-published book about how the US military was succumbing to Marxist methods to root out “extremists” and push the military toward the political Left.

From American Military News:

Space Force officer fired after criticizing Marxism, critical race theory in the military

A Space Force commander was fired last week after public comments made while promoting his book criticizing Marxist ideals in the military.

Military.com first reported that 11th Space Warning Squadron commander Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier was fired over “a loss of confidence in his ability to lead” after he joined L. Todd Wood’s “Information Operation” podcast to promote his self-published book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

 

Lohmeier’s book is an Amazon best seller. Keep it going!

A Space Force spokesperson told Military.com that Lohmeier’s firing was “based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast,” adding that “Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.”

On the podcast, Lohmeier – a former fighter pilot and instructor – criticized the military’s expanded diversity and inclusion training and focused mission to root out extremism in the ranks – efforts spearheaded by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

He said the policies are “rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism” and impacting the culture of the military. Those changes “will divide us, it will not unify us,” Lohmeier said.

Lohmeier said he was given a 70-page booklet on extremism training “talking points” with which to train his squadron. Among those talking points were examples including the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol as an act of extremism.

More here.

A second author….

An author well-known to readers of my blogs, our friend James Simpson, just last week published his own book on how Marxist ideology has taken root in Joe Biden’s America.

It seems extraordinary to me that we would have to educate or re-educate Americans to the threat of Communism.  It was only a few decades ago that no one in respectable political circles used the C-word (or the M-word) if they wanted to be taken seriously.

Now, one must get comfortable using those words and discussing the subject.

Simpson will get you started…..

Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left

The Left is rampaging across our nation today. Portland, Oregon is burning and many other cities face continuous looting, rioting and destruction. And while the Antifa/Black Lives Matter mob is wreaking havoc, destroying businesses and neighborhoods, leaders in those communities have taken an inexplicable hands-off attitude, even to the point of restraining a police response. Meanwhile, the Democrat Party, Big Tech, the media and institutional Left have turbocharged censorship and vilification of their political enemies. How did we come to this, who caused it, what are their motivations and how do we stop it?

Here is a snip of a small portion of the Table of Contents to whet your appetites about what you will learn in Simpson’s Marxism tutorial.

 

I am headed over to Amazon now to buy both books.

It is vitally important for us to support (if our finances permit) authors forced by the woke publishing mob to self-publish their work.

Biden Tasks Harris to Find “Root Causes” of Migration Because He and Barack were Stumped for Eight Years

This is an Op-ed published at the WaPo earlier this past week that gave me a chuckle.

Veep Harris has the most difficult job of her lifetime— a job Biden failed to accomplish when Obama designated him as the point man to solve the “root causes” of migration during the years he and Obama put a lot of kids in cages.

Their intentions are good (Trumps were bad!) and who knew that all they need to do is to get some refrigerators down to those Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala and they will have a good start on solving the “root causes!”

If only those Romans had a few refrigerators to give away, the world would look a lot different today!

Opinion: Kamala Harris is confronting the challenge of a lifetime

Here is how columnist Greg Sargent sets the stage…

On Monday afternoon, Vice President Harris met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to brief them on what may be the most complex challenge she’ll face in office: the effort to address root causes of migrations from Central America.

If Republicans had their way, our entire conversation about the migrant influx would be about the border. They say former president Donald Trump’s “toughness” at the border was a smashing success — never mind the humanitarian disasters it unleashed — precisely because cruelty deterred more migrants from seeking asylum, an inherent good in their eyes.

But this analysis largely erases from the equation the actual causes of these migrations. Whatever failures we’ve seen in the Biden administration’s handling of immigration, there is a sharp contrast here:

They are trying to address those root causes in a systematic way, which is the job that President Biden has tasked Harris with.

It is all about trying for these Socialists especially when they do it with good intentions and in a systemic and robust way!

“This work is difficult and important,” Harris told Democrats, per her prepared remarks, citing hurricanes, pandemic, drought, extreme food insecurity, corruption, violence, poverty and climate change. “And progress will take time.”

Just how difficult this work will be continues to go underappreciated.

Just think, if B and O  had put in the time to stem the invasion a few years back, maybe they would have avoided four years of Trump in the White House (and likely another 4 years coming soon).

Send them refrigerators!

Now you are talking Nancy’s language! Send them refrigerators!

Sargent talked to the man with the answers.

He spoke with Ricardo Zúñiga, the State Department’s special envoy for the Northern Triangle.

He laid out the challenges in remarkably vivid terms.

Yup, people are poor, and the countries are crime ridden, but if over the long term we send them stuff like refrigerators they might stay in politically corrupt “s*** hole” countries.

In the short term, Zúñiga said, our best hope is that a robust humanitarian response can start meeting immediate needs. People who are leaving because they don’t have refrigeration or food, he noted, might be persuaded to stay if those shortfalls are made up.

But, while we are sending them stuff (to see if American money and appliances can turn those countries around) we have to make it easier for them to get into the US!  Of course!

Two conclusions…. Let them in or they will keep coming anyway! Huh?

All this leads to two conclusions. The first is we should be making it easier for people to legally migrate from the region into the United States, by expanding guest worker programs and refugee resettlement, among other things.

The second is that cyclical spikes in migration are going to continue, creating future political challenges for the administration.

Wait!  Didn’t he say sending them stuff would keep them home?

More here.

Hey Kamala! We will be watching!

Biden Domestic Terror Advisory Extended Until August

When you are having a bad month, as the Biden gang surely is, one handy way of distracting from crisis after crisis is to scare the public about ‘white nationalism’ again!

It is ho-hum news, but I’m posting it because it features a clip of Susan Rice expounding on the terrorism threat from white people especially those who believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

I think we all need to keep an eye on Rice if Richard Grenell is correct and she is running the White House.

From the Independent:

Updated terror advisory warns of ‘complex and volatile’ threats from domestic and ‘grievance-based’ groups

The US Department of Homeland Security has renewed a terrorism advisory bulletin following the “increasingly complex and volatile” threats facing the US, including from “individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence” exploited across social media and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a screenshot. You will have to go to the story to watch her in action.

 

Following the Capitol insurrection on 6 January and Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January, the agency issued a bulletin warning that anti-government “ideologically motivated violent extremists” motivated by “perceived grievances fueled by false narratives” could “continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence” domestically.

That advisory expired at the end of April.

The new advisory – which expires on 13 August – maintains that those threats continue to spread online “with the intent to incite violence” against elected officials, government facilities, law enforcement and “perceived ideologically opposed individuals.”

It also points to their use of social media as a platform to discuss “a race war” by exploiting unrest.

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A recently unclassified joint intelligence report – ordered within the president’s first days in office – determined that racially and ethnically motivated violence as well as violent militia groups present the “most lethal” threats in the US.

Perpetrators of racist violence are “most likely to conduct mass-casualty attacks” against Americans, according to a report from Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the US Department of Justice.

Domestic violence extremists motivated by “a range of ideologies and galvanised by recent political and societal events” pose an “elevated threat” to the US in 2021, according to the report.

False narratives about the 2020 presidential election, the Capitol insurrection, and conspiracy theories and conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic “will almost certainly” fuel more violence in 2021, the agencies reported.

More here.

I’ve created a new tag—Susan Rice Watch!

See my earlier posts at RRW that include Rice during the Obama years by clicking here.