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After Democrats ordered for the nation’s capital to be armed by a large presence of our National Troops, one would assume that they have a no tolerance policy towards lawlessness. This, of course, would be a wrong assumption, as Democrats continue to ignore the lawless acts by leftists groups in Minneapolis.
Concern for flagrant disregard for the law, destruction of public and private property and even killings are judged along ideological prisms by the left. In other words, anarchic violations of established civil and democratic norms are only noticed and acted upon by the Democratic Party, the Biden regime, Big Tech, and mainstream media, when the authors are perceived to be from the right. The territorial takeover of a Minneapolis neighborhood by Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) militants is yet another case in point of this moral double standard.
The press has been largely silent over the fact that the stretch of land surrounding the dubbed George Floyd Square has, in effect, become another “police-free” zone, or “autonomous zone”, controlled by radical leftist subversives. Local authorities have accepted this seizure of territory.
A Miami-based correspondent for News Nation Now, recently visited the outskirts of this occupied BLM zone on a reporting assignment. During a video session on the border of this “autonomous zone”, journalist Brian Entin posted in Twitter the captured moment when two militant thugs dressed in black approached the reporter and abruptly told him and his accompanying camara crew to leave or face what appeared would be dire consequences.
The radical activists ignored the fact that Entin identified himself a member of the press. Sadly, mainstream media has shown no indignation over this treatment of a colleague. Only a handful of media outlets are reporting this incident or the unlawful occupation of territory. Fox News condemned other mainstream media outlets for remaining silent.
“While mainstream media correspondents frequently comment on what they deem unacceptable anti-press rhetoric from the right,” said Fox News, “actual threats and acts of violence from the left against journalists often draw comparatively little attention. Entin’s encounter was not mentioned in this week’s newsletters from CNN’s “Reliable Sources” team”.
The illegal occupation of a small section of Minneapolis has been ongoing for months. It basically followed the death of George Floyd. Interestingly, one might not even have noticed it, given the main street media’s complicit role in covering this subversive assault carried out by an openly communist organization. The incendiary BLM militants holding this small part of the city hostage, do not allow law enforcement agents inside this occupied territory. Not surprising, crime has skyrocketed. In 2020, the year of this seizure of territory by the communist group, 19 fatal and nonfatal shootings took place. In 2019, the year before the hijacking of this piece of land by BLM, there were only 3.
Business occupancy levels has plummeted to nearly half in 2020, from a 90% level to less than 50%, according to The Federalist. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo appear to be in denial. Instead of addressing this seditious nihilistic appropriation of land, these city officials dispute the characterization of it being an “autonomous zone”. This is absurd and an insult to the intelligence of the residents of the city and the citizens of the country. Leftist politicians, as well as their appointed officials go to far stretches to avoid labeling ultra-left subversive activism as lawless.
The supposed ring leaders of this communist-inspired space subjugation have emitted to the local a host of 24 demands, conditioning their surrender of the occupied territory. Among the extorts in the BLM militant’s list are “combatting racism”, most likely under the prescriptive tenets of Marxist Critical Race Theory dogma, mega dollar “investments” to build much of what they have destroyed, the firing of a string of public officials and, a host of other lofty and unprecise grievance claims. Additionally, there is a demand which is a practical attempt to interfere with the due process rights of officer David Chauvin, in this most politized criminal trials.
“Autonomous zones” is a bogus categorization to conceal socialism’s insurrectionary maneuvers in America. The idea is to creepingly inoculate the general citizenry with the acceptance that law enforcement can be replaced with “social militias” in an “autonomous” fashion, “governed” by local part cell operatives, like the old soviets of the Bolshevik era. This is not art, or a 21st century version of hippie, free love lifestyle commune governance. This is hardcore rudimentary communism, as choreographed by the cultural Marxists.
When the United States has a president that loves America and freedom again, the Insurrection Act must be enacted, and these havens of urban guerrilla insurgencies shut down. The real insurrection in America is Marxist. Biden, the Democratic Party, Bigtech, and the rest of the cabal are its material promoters.
Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.