The virulent Trump haters couldn’t have asked for a better-staged event to reinforce their narrative of President Trump as Hitler reincarnated: The Ku Klux Klan came swaddled in their white robes and hoods; the neo-Nazis appeared bearing swastika flags, armed with shields and clubs; the “white nationalists” were festooned with Confederate flags, hijacking that symbol of Southern heritage and commingling it with the fascist icons and rhetoric of the militant racists. Former KKK leader David Duke put in an appearance, but he was relegated to a cameo role (as an “elder statesman” of sorts), while the limelight was commandeered by a younger generation of “nationalist” and “racial identity” leaders whose names are barely known to most Americans, even though in the pantheon of the “alt-Right” (Alternative Right) some of them have achieved demigod status: Richard Spencer, Jared Taylor, Jason Kessler, Tim Gionet (aka Baked Alaska), Mike Peinovich (aka Mike Enoch), Matt Heimbach, and Andrew Anglin.
The above-mentioned leaders and celebrities of the alt-Right, along with a motley assortment of knuckle draggers from the National Socialist Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, the Traditionalist Workers Party, Vanguard America, and other groups that are virulently racist and/or openly neo-Nazi, came together at the much-publicized “Unite the Right” rally on August 12. The gathering would more accurately have been called “Blight the Right,” since the organizations and individuals involved in no way represent the Republican Party, Tea Party groups, conservatives, libertarians, Christians, pro-lifers, or any other segment of the authentic “Right.” In fact, they are a blight whose primary purpose — if not sole purpose — appears to be to help the establishment media smear and discredit the Right, and to validate Hillary Clinton’s charge that Trump supporters (that is, those who voted against her) are “a basket of deplorables.” The alt-Right, at least as represented in Charlottesville, provided the precise optics needed by the Fake News media not only to boost its relentless anti-Trump campaign, but also to associate legitimate concerns about illegal immigration with xenophobia, and efforts to retain Confederate symbols and Southern heritage with racism. They also served to boost the image of the communist-directed Antifa mobs as heroic opponents of fascism and bigotry. As we have reported previously, Harvard Professor Cornel West, a veteran promoter of the Revolutionary Communist Party, claimed that he and other “non-violent” counter-protesters were “saved” from the neo-Nazis by the masked Antifa thugs. West’s glowing Antifa endorsement has been picked up and repeated in countless media stories.
The bloody Charlottesville brawl was a horrible loss to our already unraveling civil society; it was a win-win for the extremist “demonstrators” on both sides, and for the forces behind them that want to tear America apart. From the standpoint of those people who desire our destruction, the “Unite the Right” rally could not have gone better. In previous articles (in these pages and online) we have examined the forces — some semi-hidden and others openly visible — behind the violent Antifa movement. In this article we will be taking a closer look at what is being called the alt-Right, the false opposition that is being put forward as a response to Antifa and the oppressive left-wing political correctness that is becoming omnipresent.
While some of the alt-Right celebrities are merely losers seeking fame by attaching themselves to Donald Trump’s coattails, others more closely fit the profile of agents provocateurs — that is, saboteurs whose purpose is to “discredit from within.” Thanks to the undercover camera work of James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, we have damning “confessions” from top Democratic Party operatives boasting about infiltrating Trump campaign rallies and events, staging conflicts, and “creating anarchy.” Scott Foval, Bob Creamer, and other “dirty tricks” agents for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were caught in flagranteadmitting to staging and instigating conflicts for maximum media effect. A prime example was Shirley Teeter, the 69-year-old woman wearing an oxygen mask and lugging an oxygen tank who claimed to have been “cold-cocked” at a Trump rally in North Carolina. The media pounced on the story, featuring photos of the poor woman sprawled on the ground, a victim of nasty Trumpers. But, it turned out, Teeter was a paid agente provocatrice. She “was one of our activists,” Scott Foval bragged on video. And, he said, she “had been trained up to birddog,” and to perform her stunt exactly as it played out. Team Hillary reaped enormous propaganda value from that stunt, while Team Trump was crucified with it.
Foval made it clear that he knew that many of his tactics are illegal and that he didn’t care that some of the DNC’s legal experts were worried about possible prosecution, if discovered. “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this mother******,” he said, adding, “We’re starting anarchy here.” Did the same media that blasted the Teeter story all over the universe then go back and clobber Clinton and the DNC for the deception after the Foval revelations? Of course not; instead they went after O’Keefe and Project Veritas.
Bob Creamer, a convicted felon and veteran left-wing activist from Chicago (and Foval’s mentor), was also caught on video describing the anarchy he was orchestrating. He was merely following the program prescribed by infamous Marxist and Chicago-based “community organizer” Saul Alinsky (shown), the author of Rules for Radicals.
In his flattering biography of Alinsky, Let Them Call Me Rebel, Sanford D. Horwitt recounts Alinsky’s advice to students at Tulane University in 1972, who were planning to protest a speech by George H. W. Bush, who was then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Horwitt writes:
The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative — and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, “The KKK supports Bush.” And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.
Before we examine key members of the alt-Right who were involved in the “Unite the Right” affair in Charlottesville, we should point out to those unfamiliar with the subject that the use of agents provocateurs — by private organizations and government agencies — has been a common practice throughout history, and it has become more prevalent and sophisticated in our day. In the past year, we have seen dozens of examples of fake “hate crimes” committed by anti-Trump activists that have been exposed by police or private investigators. In most of these cases the perpetrator of the “stunt” — as far as we know — has turned out to be an individual simply acting on his own, in an effort to discredit Trump and advance the “America is racist, homophobic, fascist” meme. Elaborate agent provocateur ruses are usually not exposed until years, or decades, after they have worked their damage. A good example of this delayed exposure is the massive campaign carried out during the Cold War by the communist regime in East Germany, through its State Security Service (the Staatssicherheitsdienst), more popularly known as the “Stasi.” Among the many discoveries that were found in the Stasi files after the fall of the Berlin Wall was proof confirming that the Stasi had carried out a huge, decades-long campaign of anti-Semitic provocations in West Germany — painting swastikas on synagogues, vandalizing Jewish cemeteries — to discredit the West German government. It also worked to prevent the rise of any genuinely anti-communist political party, since the anti-Semitic attacks were usually made to appear to be the work of anti-communists.
Many additional explosive revelations have since come out of the Stasi files, including the fact that Karl-Heinz Kurras, the West Berlin policeman who shot and killed student Benno Ohnesorg in 1967, was actually a Stasi agent. The Ohnesorg shooting became a cause célèbre in Germany and was exploited by the communists (as the Kent State shootings in Ohio were used here) to fan the violent campus riots. The false-flag operations were continued by the West German intelligence agencies after German reunification. In 2002, the German government was embarrassed by the revelations that Germany’s leading neo-Nazi front, the National Democratic Party (NDP), was completely a government operation. The NDP’s ugly racist and anti-Semitic demonstrations were used by the government to pass “hate crime” legislation and stifle all political dissent. Evidence was released showing that top NDP officials had been paid agents tasked with stirring up perpetual anti-Semitic incidents that would keep Germany in turmoil.
We have shown in many previous articles in The New American that the FBI, ATF, and other agencies of our federal government have also engaged in funding, training, and promoting agents provocateurs whose words and actions have jeopardized our freedom and caused lasting damage to our national security and social cohesion. Radio talk-show host Hal Turner, known as the “Host of Hate” and the “Farmbelt Fuehrer,” is but one of many virulent racists exposed as having been funded for years by the FBI. Are any of the Charlottesville miscreants also, like Turner, agents provocateurs (paid or otherwise)? We don’t have definitive evidence to that effect, just yet, but judging from past experience, that likelihood is very high. Here is some of what we know at present.
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