Since the election of President Trump we have seen the rise of communist, fascist groups claiming to be "anti-fascists," and self-proclaimed anarchist groups, rioting and terrorizing towns and college campuses, the most recent being Portland, Oregon, but what we haven't seen much of, or reports of, are Black Lives Matter protests that so often from 2013 to 2016, dominated the news, resulting in riots in Ferguson, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Charlotte, Oakland, and other cities across the U.S.
In fact, since Barack Obama left office, we have barely heard a thing from BLM in the news.....and it is not a coincidence.
A VICIOUS CYCLE
According to an internal FBI report marked "For Official Use Only," politicians, the establishment media and Black Lives Matter, and their "anti-police" rhetoric, is what drove and inspired the spike in cop killers in 2016. The four-page report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Partner Engagement, titled "The Assailant Study - Mindsets and Behaviors," analyzed 50 incidents that occurred in 2016.
According to the report, 14 of the assailants were "inspired by social and/or political reasons believed that attacking police officers was their way to 'get justice' for those who had been, in their view, unjustly killed by law enforcement," and in two cases where police were assassinated the report states "the assailants said they were influenced by the Black Lives Matter movement."
On page three of the report we see the FBI detail contributing factors, where it was perceived as "socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement," and "This attitude was fueled by the narrative of police misconduct and excessive force perpetuated through politicians and the media."
Nearly every police offcial interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders publically stood against them, but also that the politicians' words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting.(Page 3)
Also on page three, we see what started the vicious cycle:
Due to the coverage of the high-profile police incidents, it appears that immediately following the incidents, assailants were constantly exposed to a singular narrative by news organizations and social media of police misconduct and wrong-doing. In many cases, this singular narrative came from the subject's friends and family, and witnesses to the incident who often knew the subject, long before law enforcement provided their findings to the public. Without law enforcement and elected officials providing an alternative narrative, assailants developed a distrust of law enforcement, and felt emboldened and justified in using violence against police
It wasn't only the constant focus and one-sided reporting, but in some cases the outright "fake news" being pushed, which considering how CNN claims they are not "fake news" now, the image below shows just how culpable they truly are.
Who can forget the screen shot shown below with a CNN panel holding their hands in the air helping to perpetuate the "hands up, don't shoot" narrative that was later debunked by the DOJ, as witnesses changed their testimony and even recanted their original accounts.
Via the DOJ report regarding the criminal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, Page 8:
Although there are several individuals who have stated that Brown held his hands up in an unambiguous sign of surrender prior to Wilson shooting him dead, their accounts do not support a prosecution of Wilson. As detailed throughout this report, some of those accounts are inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence; some of those accounts are materially inconsistent with that witness’s own prior statements with no explanation, credible for otherwise, as to why those accounts changed over time. Certain other witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts, admitting that they did not witness the shooting or parts of it, despite what they initially reported either to federal or local law enforcement or to the media. Prosecutors did not rely on those accounts when making a prosecutive decision.
While credible witnesses gave varying accounts of exactly what Brown was doing with his hands as he moved toward Wilson – i.e., balling them, holding them out, or pulling up his pants up – and varying accounts of how he was moving – i.e., “charging,” moving in “slow motion,” or “running” – they all establish that Brown was moving toward Wilson when Wilson shot him. Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and “charging” at Wilson.
CNN didn't bother waiting for the official investigative police reports, and neither did politicians, starting with Barack Obama, as he issued a statement before the local law enforcement had even completed their own investigation, announcing the DOJ would be investigating the situation, offering his condolences to Brown's family and the community, yet never once mentioning the police officer, Darren Wilson, the police officer involved, nor encouraging the community to not rush to judgement. By opening an official DOJ investigation before the local authorities could even complete theirs, he was in effect rushing to judgement himself.
Obama was not the only politicians pushing racial divisions, nor rushing to judgement and allowing media sources such as CNN and their "fake news," of "hands up, don't shoot," to present a storyline and narrative that was completely false, but other politicians joined in on the floor of the House of Representatives, holding their hands up.(H/T Legal Insurrection)
A PATTERN THAT CONTINUED TO REPEAT ITSELF DURING OBAMA'S TENURE
Black Lives Matter grew as a movement in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin and became recognized nationally in 2014 after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, sparking protests, civil unrest and full-fledged riots in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere.
The example shown above of how the media, Obama, and politicians all perpetuated a lie and then a rush to judgement even before investigations were complete was the signature pattern during Obama's tenure.
While Zimmerman wasn't acquitted until 2013 in 2012 Obama was heavily quoted already sympathizing with Martin in 2012, by saying "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
In the case of Eric Gardner, right after a grand jury in Staten Island decided not to bring criminal charges against police officers involved, Obama rushed to issue a statement which included "a task force whose job it is to come back to me with specific recommendations about how we strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color and minority communities that feel that bias is taking place; that we are going to take specific steps to improve the training and the work with state and local governments when it comes to policing in communities of color."
The Grand Jury didn't bring charges, but there is Obama, instantly making it "socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement," as the FBI report phrases the actions of the media and politicians.
Later that evening, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would proceed with a federal civil rights investigation into Mr. Garner's death.
Throughout Obama's term, he consistently pushed racial divisions... and now that he is no longer the sitting President, groups like Black Lives Matter are rarely reported on anymore. Obama is out, no longer able to use his bully pulpit to incite civil unrest and rioting, the media is too busy focusing on every word and action of president Trump, which is why the communist groups and self-proclaimed anarchists, and "antifascists groups that ironically use fascist methods to suppress the free speech of those they don't agree with, have taken the spotlight.
While the media, liberal politicians and Barack Obama, with the help of BLM as their useful and easily controlled tools, couldn't manage to start and all-out race war (not for lack of trying!) it seems now the media and liberal politicians have decided to up the ante and push for an all out civil war, but if the training video below, which SHTFPlan accurately describes as "hilarious," created by Phoenix John Brown Gun Club as they prepare for armed conflict, is anything to go by, it is going to be a very short civil war, because if folks like these attack patriots and veterans, they won't stand a chance.
John Brown Gun Club is a branch of Redneck Revolt, a national network working to stem the tide of reactionary recruitment within white working class communities, fight white supremacy, & build liberatory community defense.