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The Police Power,

Antifa Thuggery

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By:  David Deschesne

Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal

June 17, 2020


Police Power

   I use a wood burning stove to heat our house.  With wood stoves you have to be constantly paying attention to the situation.  The chimney needs to be kept clean, the stove pipe needs to be intact, the draft needs to be adjusted, combustibles need to be kept a safe distance away, you have to watch the pipe temperature to make sure it’s not too hot, you have to be aware of the temperature of the walls and you have to be careful when opening the door to the firebox because when a rush of cool air hits the burning embers, a storm of “sparklies” can fly out into the area in front of the door.

   Fire is a very useful form of energy especially here in our cold, northern Maine winters.  At once, fire can be very beneficial and deadly dangerous.  It can be used to heat your home, or burn it down.  Like all forms of power, fire needs to be monitored to ensure it is contained and providing the measured amount of benefit desired.  If you’re careless about its maintenance and apathetic when it begins to get out of control, fire can cause your day to end tragically.

   The police power needs to be monitored in the same way as the power of fire.  Police power is a beneficial power to have in a community for the maintenance of order.  However, allow me to digress momentarily to note that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the police are not legally required to protect us from harm because they can’t be everywhere all the time.  Ergo, while they will show up ten to twenty minutes after you call, and probably will help defend you from an attacker, until they get there that job is on you.  There, now I’m done digressing.  You get the point; we must be able to have access to all forms of self-defense and never allow stupid legislators to take that right away from us.

   As a power utilized to maintain order in a community, the police do serve a proper role - just as the fire in the wood stove.  However, when they begin to get out of control the effects can be much worse than a fire burning down your house.  It could be a fire metaphorically or, even literally burning down society.

   Of course, I’m referring to the most recent spat of police brutality which occurred in Minnesota where a rogue, out of control police officer and three of his fellow gang-banging officers caused the death of a man named George Floyd. 

   Viral video showed the errant officer kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck as Floyd was handcuffed and lying on the ground.  Floyd repeatedly complained that he couldn’t breathe, but the officer continued to press his knee into Floyd’s neck.  Eventually, Floyd suffocated and died while three other officers looked on.  Private citizens also looked on as the event transpired.  Metaphorically, that was a fire that got out of the fire box and began to get out of control.  Officers and citizens alike stood there and witnessed it, yet nobody did anything to get that power under control.  Nobody even attempted to tip that officer over, or otherwise come to Mr. Floyd’s aid.

   Granted, Mr. Floyd’s back story is that he had some violent tendencies in the past, and had spent some time in prison,  But that gives no right to police officers to put him in a life-threatening position if he’s been subdued and handcuffed.

   The errant officer is now being charged with 2nd degree murder and his three gang-banging buddies are being charged as accessories.

   Meanwhile, in Buffalo, New York a gaggle of black-uniformed stormtroopers from the Buffalo Police Department were attempting to disperse a crowd of protestors.  One elderly gentleman, 75 year-old Martin Gugino was standing in a non-threatening manner on the sidewalk as the wave of black uniformed storm troopers crashed through the street.  Gugino was subsequently shoved quite forcefully by a BPD officer and fell backward, hitting the back of his head on the concrete sidewalk, cracking his skull open like an egg.  As his blood quickly began to pool on the sidewalk, the raging storm troopers plodded along unremittingly like soldiers vanquishing their enemy in battle.

   Former New York Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik responded to the event in a very cavalier and condescending manner in an interview on Fox News where he said, “When a police officer tells you to move, when there's a curfew, you move.  When a police officer tells you to back up, you back up.  You're not supposed to stick your finger in his face, you're not supposed to touch him, you're not supposed to throw something on some point in time, you're going to push the wrong cop and he's going to push back.  In this case, that's what happened.”

   There was no remorse and no empathy in Kerik’s voice.  He simply took the position that the police are our overlords and we must bow and submit to them.  That sounds like the former Soviet Union to me.

   As a result of this grotesque abuse of police power, two of the officers were fired. Outraged at the firing of the two errant officers, the entire 57 member Buffalo Emergency Response Team resigned in protest;  not because a man was horrifically injured, but because the officers who caused the injury were fired. 

   Meanwhile, Gugino is recovering with brain damage.   This is the type of behavior by police that is going to generate an immediate and notable response from the public.

   In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, mobs of angry protestors took to the streets.  While most of them were peaceful, some were noticeably angry and exasperated at what they perceive to be out of control police dominating the citizenry like an occupied army.

   Now, hold that thought.  I’m going to talk about police abuse now and give a few statistics.

   There is a perception being built by the left wing media that all cops are horrible, out of control racist monsters.  That is, of course, not true.  There are many wood and fuel oil-burning devices installed in homes across the northern part of the U.S. and while some of them do burn their respective homes down, most of them don’t.  The police power should be looked at in the same way.

   In a report on, Jared Taylor reports on the manufactured crisis of police racism; “The media constantly tell people the police are racist, and many people think the gruesome video of the death of George Floyd bears this out. But let’s look at the facts.  Every year, American police officers have about 370 million contacts with civilians. Most of the time nothing happens, but 12 to 13 million times a year, the police make an arrest. How often does this lead to the death of an unarmed black person? We know the number thanks to a detailed Washington Post database of every killing by the police. What is your guess as to the number of unarmed blacks killed by the police every year? One hundred? Three hundred? Last year, the figure was nine.

   That number is going down, not up. In 2015, police killed 38 unarmed blacks. In 2017, 21. What about white people? Last year, police killed 19 unarmed whites, in addition to the 9 unarmed blacks. We know the number of black and white people arrested every year, so it is possible to make an interesting calculation. The chances of being unarmed, arrested, and then killed by the police are higher for whites than for blacks. For both races, it’s very rare: One out of 292,000 arrests for blacks, and out of 283,000 arrests for whites. This is hardly what we would expect from the way the media report these deaths.”

   Author, Chuck Klein, who is a former police officer and licensed private investigator offered some timely analysis of today's police practice; “As society becomes more sophisticated, additional responsibilities are being expected of the beat officer. Today, the street cop must expertly handle: marital disputes, drug intervention, first aid, crowd/riot control, the mentally disturbed, various weapons, Narcan, radio, restraint devices, traffic violations criminal investigations and arrests - all the while cognizant of lurking snipers.  Perhaps we are demanding too much from these special, but also human, protectors.”  Klein suggests as a solution to paradigm shift, “For every ___ months of active duty, patrol officers shall rotate to assist at a social service agency for ___ days. This out-of-uniform exposure is to re-acclimate the officers to civilian society – to experience how the “them” live from the “them” side. Upon completion of each social service tenure, they are to submit to their superior a written report of their experience.”


Antifa Thuggery

   A rag-tag group of left-wing riff-raff who call themselves the “Anti-Fascists” (Antifa) have piggy-backed onto - some might say hijacked - the recent protests over the George Floyd killing and are attempting to use that event to force their narrative.

   Antifa claims to be grassroots, local activists who want to “change the system” of capitalism.  Given that most of Antifa are young, unemployed millennial punks who live in their parents’ basement, playing video games and hooked in to social media all day, one has to wonder where all the money comes from for their uniformed regalia, logos, flags, T-shirts and banners.  That kind of structure requires some degree of organization and that kind of organization needs money.  I won’t speculate on where the money is coming from, as others have, but you can be sure the person or organization is anti-freedom and anti-American.

   There is no established manifesto for Antifa - most of them at the ground level aren’t going to be competent enough to even write one anyway.  But, from the messages they’ve been spouting off it appears they want to abolish free market capitalism, place all business and industry ownership in the hands of the state, use the profits from said business and industry to redistribute the wealth to the non-producers - namely, themselves - and require a heavy and progressive income tax to capture whatever wealth gets by the government.   They also want to abolish free speech and are inclined to use violence to attain those ends.

   Okay, history majors, can you guess which political thinker they are emulating?  If you guessed Karl Marx and his brand of Communism, you’re right.

   Antifa is essentially a quasi-socialist/communist front-group.   I say quasi, because in true communism, like the former Soviet Union had adopted, it was actually illegal not to work if you were able.  You could not just sit around idly all day and do nothing for your government stipend.  When you became too old or sick to be useful, you were sent to a slave camp in Siberia to die.   Antifa wants to avoid that so they take the best of Communism where wealth is captured and redistributed and merge it with Socialism, which is essentially a lighter form of Communism where you’re not required to actually do any work for your money.  So, it’s the best of both worlds under their model of society - do no work, receive lots of free money.  I can see why that would be so attractive to a group of youngsters who have no motivation or initiative to improve or better their lives, or society.

   But, Antifa doesn’t want to stop with neo-Marxism; they want to abolish the police power, too.

   Under the communist model, as well as the National Socialist German Worker’s (NAZI) party of the 1930’s-1940’s, the police power was an integral part in the enforcement of the collection of money for, and compliance with, the respective authoritarian governments employing those political ideologies.  After all, if you’re going to force people to work, and punish those who speak out against you, you’re going to need a large, obedient and impersonal police state apparatus to get the job done.  Toss in a smattering of jack-boots and black uniforms, along with some good old fashioned torture and forced labor camps and you’ve got the Soviet Union, Chinese and German model all wrapped up in a bow.

   Antifa wants to progress beyond that, they want all the benefits of a police state without the police.  They want to be able to steal, burn, rape and pillage like a child throwing a temper tantrum every time they can’t get their own way and police are a serious impediment to those ends.

   There are calls being generated across the country to “de-fund” police departments.  A group of left-wingers was even in Portland, Maine recently calling on Maine’s Governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills to abolish the police in Maine.  While Big Sister is a dyed-in-the-wool communist right out of Marx’s Utopian dreamland, she is still an old-line communist who understands you need the police power to boss people around, steal their money, and force them to do things they otherwise don’t want to do.  Most of the other left-wing governors across the U.S. are of that same ilk, so don’t expect the police power to go away any time soon.

   Now, if Antifa would get their way and have the police abolished, what would that look like?  Well, watch any of the old wild west movies of the 1950’s to 1960’s and note the gunfights in the street.  That’s pretty much what the scenario would be.
I don’t think the young punk millennials who are forcing this narrative have any idea what they’re talking about, or the implications of implementing their ideas.  If they attended school or college, at all, it was likely under a Che Guevara-loving teacher or professor who grew up in the 1960’s “Peace-Love-Dope” era and is now in a position to “teach” that leftist ideology to a captive audience in the classroom or lecture hall.

  The real impetus for this abolishing the police narrative has to be coming from higher up the food chain than the basement-dwelling punks.  It has been suggested that some former military Generals who served under presidential impersonator, Barrack Hussein-Obama occupy the command structure of Antifa with the rabble functioning as a covert military invasion force sowing discontent and fear among the masses. 

   As these Antifa thugs maraud the countryside, burning businesses, destroying property and intimidating the inhabitants of the cities they are ransacking, their actual message is loud and clear:  Fear Us!



   Perhaps it’s the same people who fund and organize Antifa that started the website,

   The website offers jobs to people who want to be professional, paid protestors and guarantees their anonymity.  It also offers its services to businesses or organizations who want large groups of oft-times black mask-wearing ruffians showing up to protest this or that so television cameras can record it as if it were an actual, organic event when in reality, it’s all a stage-managed, choreographed and scripted illusion.

   With the rise of left wing neo-Marxists, rent-a-riot services and the extreme left wing-friendly news media, the rest of us certainly have our work cut out for us if we hope to retain our money, property and freedom long enough to pass it on to the next generation.


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