Militant Leftists Are More An Annoyance Than A Real Threat To Liberty

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Brandon Smith via,

In many articles leading up to the 2016 election I discussed the problem of “escalation.” Namely escalation on the left end of the political spectrum and the people who identify with it (set aside that this spectrum does not exist for the leaders and gatekeepers that exploit it).  In analyzing the consequences of the inevitable Trump win, it was clear that extreme leftists (cultural Marxists) were about to lose considerable social influence and that this would end up driving them to more aggressive measures. This process has happened even faster than I expected.

Cultural Marxists are almost universally distrusted or despised in America today. Their only support seems to come from their own inbred activist circles, Hollywood and certain elements of the corporate and political world.

This does not mean they are going away. Not at all. What it means is that they are going to evolve into something else, perhaps something worse.

That said, even if this does occur, I worry that conservatives are putting far too much stock in the threat these people represent. My greatest fear is that conservatives will become so hyper-focused on a militant left that they will forget about the international financiers that instigated this mess in the first place. I also worry that we will one day abandon our constitutional principles in the name of stomping such people into the dirt, using government as our primary tool.

I understand the circus mentality surrounding this issue. The lefties want to “punch fascists” and become some kind of folk heroes in a cultural revolution, so they fabricate images of Nazis and imperialists everywhere in order to rationalize their behavior. Conservatives see this behavior and conjure images of communist hordes overrunning the Republic and building a nation-sized gulag around us, so we want to go out and “punch communists.”  It’s a tale over a century old.

I see an undue level of fear, though, over these cultural Marxists and their real world effectiveness.

I see guys going out to counter-protest little 96 pound, vegan Antifa kids by strapping on ballistic plates or soft body armor, level IIIA helmets and SAP gloves like they think they are going to war. I have to chuckle a little because it showcases the conservative tendency to meet every threat with a nuclear over-response (metaphorically speaking… in some cases).  Remember, in most situations these college-age weaklings have no clue what they are doing, they can barely move around in those skinny jeans they all wear and half of the men identify as women. This is not a group of well trained, bloodthirsty Cheka; they are incompetent and fumbling in the dark.

Opening a high pressure can of whoop ass on such people might be necessary in some instances, but “victory” against them is not going to earn you a place in Valhalla. It may provide some fleeting satisfaction, but let’s be realistic — this is not a war, it is a game… an opportunity to brawl in the streets.

To illustrate my point further, I would like to repost a video that has been making the rounds in the liberty movement recently. Behold! The next phase of escalation in leftist militancy: Learning which end of a gun goes “Boom!”

The above video posted by the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club was apparently meant as a message of intimidation, but instead it resulted in a roar of laughter. These are the people we are supposed to be afraid of?

Anyone with marginal firearms training will be feeling some cringe right now. There is nothing intimidating about 50 people shooting wildly at a drawing of Pepe The Frog and mostly hitting the dirt hillside instead. It’s hard to become personally proficient with a firearm when you can’t even tell who is hitting what during your “training.”  It is also hard to hit a target when you aren’t shown how to shoulder your weapon correctly or present a proper shooting stance.

I’m a good sport and I’ll give the Antifa kids a few tips: Lean forward into the gun instead of backwards, and STOP gripping the mag well and put your non-shooting hand on the handguard; that’s what it is there for.  Or, just form a big circle during live weapons training and get the friendly fire incidents over with now.

Don’t get me wrong, I have seen poorly managed prepper and militia training as well, but nothing quite to the level of pure suck that comes across in the video above. And I don’t hold it against the people who showed up to the event, I hold it against the incompetence of the trainers.

But let’s get back to the main point of this article.

The John Brown Gun Club does not represent REAL escalation. Not the kind of escalation I have referred to in the past. Most leftists do not grow up in a gun culture and are thus lost when trying to adopt it. When you are barely exposed to the notion of a thing, you are going to be VERY SLOW in learning that thing. When I showed a friend of mine this video they said, “It’s like when Asians immigrate and have trouble driving…” (Is that racist?  Oh who cares…).

Real escalation when it comes to the Left is almost always funded and supported by governments or by elites seeking to use those leftists as weapons for prodding the general population and creating rationalizations for reactionary totalitarianism. I highly suggest skeptics of this idea look into Antony Sutton’s evidenced records and studies into the corporate backing of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia as well as their backing of the rise of fascism in Europe.

I would also suggest research into more famous and violent leftist activist groups like the Weather Underground; a collective responsible for dozens of bombings and threats against government facilities. Perhaps the most suspicious circumstance of the Weathermen and their seeming immunity in many cases to prosecution is the strange story of Bill Ayers, a leader within the Weather Underground that planned multiple bombings but remains free to this day and is an influential figure among political elites in Washington.

If you think that the racially charged rhetoric of social justice warriors today is extreme or “new,” just look at the rhetoric of the Weather Underground, which included discussions on “killing all white babies” because they were destined to “grow up to be oppressive racists.”  This propaganda has been going on a LONG time.

These are the kinds of groups we should be truly worried about when it comes to the left, and not because they are capable of ever accomplishing their goals. Leftists rely on two things when imposing their will on others — they rely on the power of the mob, the power of government or both at the same time. Right now it is clear that the left has lost the power of the mob. They have no momentum. They were losing any momentum they did have long before conservatives faced off with them at places like Berkeley.

Government and elitist-supported groups, supplied with training and funding, are a greater danger. They tend to operate more like terrorist cells, using bombings, shootings and attrition.

This is not always simply to instill fear or to achieve an actual political aim in support of leftist “values.” Instead, these groups are sometimes injected into the system as a way to inspire conservatives to overreact or to run into the welcoming arms of a waiting dictatorship.

Perhaps the most effective example of the creation and exploitation of violent leftist terror was Operation Gladio, a false flag program running from the 1950s to the 1990s in Europe until it was finally exposed by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. Many of the leftist and “communist” cells involved in the numerous attacks on civilians during this period were in fact either manipulated by government agencies like the CIA, or they were created from scratch by those same agencies.

This is not to say that every Antifa and SJW organization active today is some kind of Frankenstein creation of the government.  Most of them are not. As I stated earlier, many of these people are ignorant college kids brainwashed by academia. They are, at most, useful idiots and not a true threat because they don't have the tools or capacity to present a true threat.

However, a day is likely coming in which Gladio-style leftist groups will be active in the U.S., and they will not be assaulting senior citizens with mere pepper spray, or screaming at Trump supporters and throwing bike locks from sidewalks.

The goal behind such groups will NOT be to “win.”  They are not trying to establish a Marxist enclave. What they really want is to frighten conservatives and liberty activists into supporting extreme measures outside of the constitution and our principles. For once we abandon our principles in the name of “winning,” we will have actually lost everything.

At bottom, the pinnacle threat to liberty is not the cultural Marxists, the SJWs, Antifa or whatever else they like to call themselves. The real threat, as always, are the establishment elites funding and influencing that very ideology, that very mob. Countering the leftists on the street in some situations is useful, but not at the expense of abandoning the fight against the root cancer eating at the heart of our country.  Until the moneymen and political criminals (on both sides of the aisle) are dealt with, the waves of angry leftist dupes and their more dangerous Marxist cells will never end.  Fighting the left while ignoring the greater demon is an eternally foolish strategy.

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August's picture

Take out the "banker", not the stooge.

Troy Ounce's picture


Have a look at this video:

I am not so sure there is no bigger consiracy theory behind the current madness.

"The Critical Theory" of the Frankfurther Schuhle is a powerful and destructive theory. The Open Society Foundation and 1000's of other Foundation might be using it as well. It undermines our society but offers no context or alternatives. In the meantime, all society does is trying to accomodate them. Untill we fall apart. The globalist will then take over.

giovanni_f's picture

As a most visible sign of decay, the school of frankfurt has brought us the legitimation of pedophilia. As an example, pedofile Daniel Cohn-Bendit is still politically active and campaigning for the protection of the environment or the Greens in Germany and, in case you missed it, the french president Macron. Immagine a candidate not of the deep state suported by a pedofile - he wouldn't survive the media onslaught even for a day.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

the paedostocracy has many links to anti-fa. Luke Kuhn, deploraball acid attack planner - met at comet ping pong to plan the attack

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HopefulCynical's picture

Summary of article: Cut the head off the goddamn snake; don't be distracted by the noisy bits at the other end.

Chuck Walla's picture

The alternative is to fill the vacuum with their superior educations, superior brains and the "right" people.  That is their alternative. But let the stooge class believe they will be elevated, involved, in building the Shangri-La that is Progressivism. Rather, they will be imprisoned and executed but are too stupid to see it coming and understand over 100 years of Progressive history.  Always thus the end of useful idiots that look problematic. See Trotsky.

mkhs's picture

Was he the one that tried to comb his hair with an axe?

Mike Rotsch's picture

Their numbers have grown in Europe to a sufficient level required to subdue their opponents by force - basically, Stürmabteilung levels.  AntiFa in the US is not comparable.  Conservatives like myself don't want to see them grow to the kind of levels that we see in Europe.  And if we don't actively draw attention to this at minimum - if we sit back and allow it, then they certainly will.  

They've spent decades teaching us that their survival relies on our passive dismissal and compliance.  We've finally learned.

runningman18's picture

Europe was lost to the socialist/communists long before Antifa showed up on the scene, it's a completeley different mentality over there.  They'll never gain that kind of traction in the US.  They were losing whatever edge they did have way before guys started showing up to Berkeley.  Like the article says, they're an annoying joke.   

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

"We are Anti-Facists. Freedom of speech is VERBOTEN!!"

GreatUncle's picture

When you adopt mass imigration you adopt by shear weight of numbers an alternative society.

Bluntly the elites policy of mass immigration destroyed the fabric of society that actually means I have no problem with the lot of them being hanged from ropes ... would never have dreamed it 25 years ago though ... cheers Soros for putting your perspective of the true worth of human life and yours at the same time.

Is-Be's picture

Council them in the streets.

Tell them that uncle Is-be says that when the Real Communists gain power they will be the first against the Wall

Real dictators have no time for an unruly mob.

bankerbackbacon's picture

Anything backed by billionare Kabbalist bankers is more than an annoyance. Hence Western regression?!

VWAndy's picture

 The stupid is well funded folks. If its just a money thing bankers will win every time.

Manipuflation's picture

Don't be so sure they will always win Andy.

GreatUncle's picture

The "money thing and bankers", the last 10 years has seen the "money thing" on life support.

With the current rate of global money printing I don't know if it lasts another 10 but for sure the jackboots are coming of a police state.

The question people need to ask is where was their cut of all this money creation?

e.g. UK BOE £60B after BREXIT on a population of 65 million or so thats £900+ each per person man, woman and child and you did not get a penny  and over the previous decade totalling all including the bailout we are talking 10x that so we are at £10K for every man woman and child for nothing.

That is the concept that fails and why even the US on their $80B month on month at the time was getting hard to justify.


Manipuflation's picture

So what am I supposed to do about it?

Manipuflation's picture

I'm good there.  Get more gold you mean.

Nightjar's picture

more damaging is the mild left in the GOP and DEM party for now.

article is excusionist for commie afa filth, hail victory, build the wall asap.

beijing expat's picture

They dominate education sand are brainwashing your kids at this moment.

Manipuflation's picture

Sand is good for drainage.  No one is brainwashing my kids.  I have too many wheat pennies,

Salsa Verde's picture

Fodder for the Gods.

Lies All Lies's picture

Well Mr Smith, your views are American centric, understandably.

But you are looking in the wrong direction. It isn't the locally bred Marxist left, annoying and potentially dangerous as they are (or not, in your opinion)

It's Islam. And not  'radical Islam' but Islam - that is, all Muslims who don't oppose the radicals. That's about all of them. When the time is right, they will show their true colors.

The left  tacitly support Jihad by their silence. An unholy alliance.

In Europe and other western countries Islam Has/is  forming a solid base. Slowly but very surely, step by step. UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada.  Terrorism. crime, demands. And weak governments bend the knee,  succumb. 

America will be the last to fall because citizens are armed.


But fall you will. Not to the left, but to Islam.

SilverBird's picture

The FUCK we will. They will drown in their own blood. Trump ain't Obama, and we aren't cowed England or raped France.

hutnela's picture

I expect America to fall at some point, but thats not such a bad thing. I have no doubt that we will overcome, but that life here will be forever changed. There will be a choice when that happens to end democracy/socialism we pretty much live in now, and restore the Republic as it was intended (pre 1913). Or settle with a government offered by the UN for a quick resolution to the conflict. The 2nd option will always be more appealing, but will pretty much bring us back to where we are right now; taxed, overworked, angry, and not free.

fattail's picture

You are correct right up to the last line.  The muslims, thankfully, can't stop killing each other.  And their sole funding source, oil, is rapidly losing its influence through the application of technology.  Shale, and alternative energy are going to keep a lid on oil prices and diminish OPEC influence.  There won't be enough money to keep funding the war machine.  I am greatly anticipating the coming sunni vs shiite conflagration.

Also the spread of knowledge and information is diminishing religions role in the world as it succumbs to facts, evidence, logic, and reason.  Islam is going to die the same death all religions have or are currently.  Its just islam's cultish qualities make it initally more resistant.

Trogdor's picture

It's not weak governments - they could shut that crap down in a heartbeat the Muzzies were doing something they didn't approve of ... but they DO approve - they encourage it.  The PTB and globalists WANT the internal conflict.  Muslims (in general) are not the sharpest sticks in the bundle, but they are useful for the destruction of the White Christian European cultures - so they make a great Zionist tool.  Once their usefulness is up, they will be easily crushed simply by taking away their means of support: Government subsidies.  If they didn't have government feeding them, housing them, giving them medical care - they couldn't poop out 20 kids and not work.  Without government support, they would die off in short order.  In these cases, the Muslims are the "useful idiots" and in integral part of the Kalergi/Cloudhoven Plan.

Azannoth's picture

You can't compare AntiFa in the US and Europe, over here (in Germany) AntiFa has all but explicit state support, they shower them with "education money" and other grant schemes, if an AntiFa hurts a cop he usually goes free if a cop hurts an AntiFa he usually gets fired etc. They are not just an annoyance they are the brown-shirts of the "Democratic Left".

SilverBird's picture

I just did. They even have an identical logo. You have our empathy for being under the thumb of that evil whore, but we hope you can rise up and drive the filth out. The EU is only in control as long as their ability to keep Europeans down.

SilverBird's picture

Thoughtful, but distant and niave assessment. When was the last time you were in a Blue city? Here, elderly folks are having windshields smashed for having a Trump sticker on ther bumper.

And you're wrong- the Alinsky types were able to force a treasonous foreign agent into the highest office in the land. Do you forget B.O. pissing away trillions we didn't have for mosques and bombs to the same enemies chanting DEATH to AMERICA?

These nazis are the product of globalist George Soros who is recreating 1930s Germany with his BLOODMONEY and METHAMPHETAMINE. Don't kid yourself.

Our intrepid POTUS realizes we're in the early stages of a Second Crusades, but this time degenerate islam must be completely obliterated. Sadly, many more foolish libtards will have to wiitness personal atrocities before the tide begins to turn, and hopefully it will not be too late.

Juliette's picture

"Militant Leftists Are More An Annoyance Than A Real Threat To Liberty"


WRONG!!! In central Europe, you cannot voice your opinion anymore because armed leftist thugs (called Antifa, sponsored by Soros and national gov.s) will throw paint at your house, try to burn your house or your car (patented method: use BBQ-starters and place them on top of one of the wheels), or outright assault you with bats or iron sticks when you least expect it. They will also tell your whole neighbourhood that you are a Nazi, get you fired from your job and make sure that you lose your apartment as well. This is why noone in Europe dares to speak up against refugees etc. So yes, they are a very dangerous threat to liberty indeed.

Trogdor's picture

I think Brandon was referring to the US.  I feel very badly for the good European people.  The last thing I want to see is the individual European cultures be slowly murdered by the Zionists and their puppets. 

I'm sure that what you say is true - as Leftists are the most psychopathic, self-centered and violent people on the planet.  I'm glad I live where I do because someone trying to pull that crap around here is likely to end up an a drum in the desert.

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Almost all the world’s economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their military force resides. The only way to regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. As a free nation, we really have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't take the incorporation of private transnational banks for granted anymore. The government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities, if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.




It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained it created a swamp of corruption around our capital. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution  doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 Convention for which the electorate will need consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention could solve that problem in days. This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:




28th Amendment


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation;


a, owning another corporation,


b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic, or


c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of;


a, government,


b, education, or


c, news media, and


3, provisions for;


a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books, and


b, the establishment of a state and municipal-owned banking system


c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.




The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual States, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the Federal government itself. Now that these fictitious entities own the USA and command its military infrastructure, by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, and run it by virtue of regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and Congressional lobbying they’ve set their sights on the creation of an all-inclusive global financial empire. The US Constitution is the “Kingpin” of the whole global Machine.


PleasedToMeatYou's picture

"The real threat, as always, are the establishment elites funding and influencing that very ideology, that very mob.

That is a seriously incomplete list, especially given how long it took him to get to mentioning it.  The brainwashing industries in the media and academia, dis-informing and softening up a gullible populace to whatever totalitarian shit is coming, those are the ones that need to be eliminated.  Those should be the most dangerous jobs in the US or any self-respecting Western country. 

Sully's picture

Look at "militant leftists" now ... half the country agrees with them ... look at the direction this country has taken ... this is indead a threat to liberty.

LyLo's picture

I am really, really shocked to see the right so dismissive of this.  Thanks for looking it in the eye.

If anyone here honestly believes it is the Xanaxed up soccer moms and old white men expressing regret over existing that are the ones we're talking about, I would ask them to view the videos of "protests" coming out of every college campus today.  Watch these children violently protest second wave feminists and gay men because they disagree, to the point where they aren't able to lecture.  Then come back and say it's all fine.  (I would also like to ask exactly what the response would be if the tables were turned and it was the right protesting these people...)

As a leftist (in the very classic sense of anti-nobility--not a single soul in the DNC has gotten my vote in years) it seriously, seriously distresses me.  As a leftist, I know what happens when the left gets out of hand and "hijacked."  You guys do too.

As nice as it would be to pretend that this will just go away, it won't.  As nice as it is to think that these people will just grow up, they will be replaced by an incoming class and will still have the same professors and administrators.  And honestly, we're expecting people to go from years of protesting on mommy and daddy's dime to flipping burgers.  I'm pretty sure that's not going to work out well.

south40_dreams's picture

Maxine is like a cartoon character, are we sure she's real?

delmar Jackson's picture

OK, we agree the rich globalists are the problem. who has a list of their names and deeds? other than Soros, who knows any of them by name? I mention to people that David Gelbaum gave the Sierra Club 100 million in 2006 on the condition they never mention the harm immigration does to the environment. He effectively shut down any talk on the subject yet no one knows his name. Who are the others that are using their money to keep open borders and the invasion happening?

DirtySanchez's picture

Militant leftists comprise half of congress, control most major US cities, banks, and all US media.

Annoyance my ass.

These mother fuckers intend to destroy the nation in order to control all and wield limitless power throughout the world.

Cman5000's picture

When you talk Revolution but your clothes say you live in your parents basement.

moneybots's picture

"Cultural Marxists are almost universally distrusted or despised in America today."


Just where might that be? Half the country voted for Hillary.

Victor von Doom's picture

If cultural marxism was forever banished from the West, then I'm looking forward to "losing everything".

No political system is set in stone, regardless of whatever a worthless piece of paper says.

Men create their own futures - they don't really listen to the dead ghosts of their forefathers.

On a final note: Neither cultural Marxists nor Banksters have ever brought anything of value to the West (or any other culture for that matter) - so regardless of the risk, the hazard is the same. Diagnosis - exterminate with extreme prejudice.


Victor von Doom's picture

This article is nothing shy of propaganda on behalf of endoursing the Marxist thin edge of the wedge. As if it was thin in Western culture today.

To hell with that. Treat cultural Marxists with all the warmth you would a rabid dog. The fact that banksters are another plague upon the West does not change this.