We are in the middle of Act One of the 2nd American Civil War
Act Two could be right around the corner
"There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen." – Vladimir Lenin, Russian communist
"The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters." – Antonio Gramsci, father of Cultural Marxism
What we have been watching play out on the streets of America's cities the last two weeks are textbook revolutionary tactics. Problem is, too few Americans have read the textbook. It's important to understand: The scenes playing on stage number one, the streets of Seattle, Minneapolis, Portland, Atlanta and many other cities, as ugly as they may be, are only the first phase of the revolution. This is the prelude, which serves to disrupt and distract. It is but the opening act for what is coming next.
It's not a foregone conclusion that we will proceed to Act Two, which will be much more violent and ugly than Act One. But right now, from where I stand, it's looking like a 50-50 chance that we will.
Activist ringleaders with Black Lives Matter and Antifa have been hired to play the role of "disrupter." Black Lives Matter is not bashful about its role as a communist agitator only marginally connected to black lives.
Under the "what we believe" tab on its website, BLM, displaying the communist clenched fist and referring repeatedly to its "comrades," openly names the prime target of its disruption when it states:
"We disrupt the Western prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and villages that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable."
In other words, you mothers and parents, give us your children.
This should not be surprising for it is the family that is the foundational building block of Western civilization, the very thing BLM and Antifa are warring against.
Without God and without strong families, Western civilization is no longer recognizable. It devolves into chaos and dissolves.
In its place will be those paragons of virtue and freedom such as the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone," also called CHAZ, which has set up shop in Seattle claiming state sovereighty and no police presence. This is perhaps the boldest step in U.S. history by a Marxist group staking a claim to separate and sovereign status apart from the United States.
If these autonomous zones spread to other cities, watch out. We could be headed for a deeper, fuller revolution that moves to the next phase -- which is all-out civil war.
Besides Seattle, the cities most ripe for making the leap into separate Marxist zones are the Democrat strongholds of Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles on the West Coast, Minneapolis and Chicago on the interior, followed by the predictable culprits on the East Coast. This would validate what we suspected for years, that we no longer have one America but rather two Americas -- one based on the principles of private property and individual freedom found in the U.S. Constitution and the other based on a neo-Marxist utopian idea of collectivism, strictly regulated speech and no freedom of religion or right to bear arms.
The agents of this other, breakaway America appear to be laying a trap for President Trump, who right now represents traditional free America.
Trump can handle this rebellion in one of two ways. He can stand back and let them hopefully drown in their own ineptitude or he can call in the military to crush them under the Insurrection Act. Either choice carries its own set of risks and possible pay-offs.
Every day that this autonomous zone exists at the pleasure of the Seattle city government forces the Democrats to own it and look like idiots in the run up to the November election.
But make no mistake, there is risk involved in allowing such a blatant Marxist insurrection to take root on U.S. soil.
We must be careful not to dismiss these autonomous zones or the call for abolishing police as mere utopian fantasies of the left.
These police-free "no-go zones" within the United States have the potential to evolve into something more dangerous.
Talk about abolishing police sounds ridiculous on its face, but I see it as a clever Marxist snare.
History shows us that leftists and communists are not and never have been anti-police.
Marxists love police and are in fact known for setting up police states.
But they want their police to be in control of America's streets, not the police of the old order as governed by the U.S. Constitution.
So what is to stop them, in their autonomous zones, or potentially in an entire U.S. city under the protection of radical Democrat governors, mayors and city councils, from kicking out the police who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and replacing them with their own militias who swear an oath to uphold the Marxist principles of the breakaway Marxist city-states?
What if the city declares its allegiance, not to the Republic of the United States of America, but to the United Nations and the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its New Urban Agenda? We could ostensibly end up with breakaway city-states, nations within a nation. [Is it mere coincidence that the family of George Floyd has called on the United Nations to intervene in the criminal case involving their son's alleged murder?]
The new global police force would then arrive compliments of the United Nations, NATO or some other global body. Or, the new police could constitute an assemblage of thugs recruited from leftist paramilitary organizations within the United States – groups like the New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam or Jumaat al-Fuqra.
Whatever the case, you can bet that the prime-time actors in the flowering American revolution will not be the useful idiots like Black Lives Matter and Antifa that we see burning down buildings on the nightly news.
As Antonio Gramsci, the 20th century Italian communist and father of modern Cultural Marxism. said:
"The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters."
The role of the monsters is the formation of the mob. Anarchy is always the prelude, the opening act to the revolution, not the main attraction or the end game.
That mob is swelling in ranks, taking over portions of formerly great cities and claiming to be something they are not – actual rulers of slices of American real estate.
This is merely for show. The role of the mob is to destabilize and cause fear and confusion in the populace, softening them up for the main event. They won't last long but they do create a problem that must be dealt with, one way or another.
The illusion of peace in our inner cities was always a mirage. As we've seen, all it takes is one viral video played over and over, devoid of context, in the propaganda media and, boom, the demons rush in. Good people flee to safer ground.
Just as the economic devastation of COVID-19 could have been avoided if folks hadn't bought the globalists' media propaganda about the need for lockdowns, the physical devastation of our cities could have been avoided after the tragic death of George Floyd.
Instead of moving quickly to crush the mob, we saw mayors and governors enable it. They allowed the fake-news media to legitimize the rabble rousers of lawlessness. Mayors like Bill de Blasio in New York, Jacob Frey in Minneapolis, Keisha Lance Bottoms in Atlanta and Jenny Durkan in Seattle have crowned the disrupters as "protesters" and now seek to negotiate with them.
As Col. Allen West said on Fox News Saturday, June 13, it is never wise to negotiate with a mob. "It never ends well."
But that's assuming these mayors want things to end well. What if they have an ulterior motive in which the mob becomes weaponized in the Marxist-Democrats' ongoing political war against Trump? Ah, then it makes perfect sense to coddle the mob and keep it intact; to send in food and supplies to the new nation of CHAZ.
Look for these mobs to continue to be exploited in a way that makes Trump look bad leading up to the election, and for possible escalation after the election should Trump win a second term.
The lawless ones want to abolish U.S. borders, disband police departments, courts, the military, anything and everything that stands for law and order.
These are monsters who want to desecrate and destroy everything that is civilized. Why? Because they are inspired by the same demonic spirits of destruction that haunted Karl Marx.
The fact that these anarchists are now bold enough to ply their craft openly is telling.
They would find no aid and comfort in our country if we had not already succumbed to spiritual anarchy. We kicked God out of our schools, universities, courthouses and other public spaces decades ago, embracing a spiritual anarchy that has paved the way for the physical anarchy now showing its hand. The heavy ground has already been plowed.
Demons are rushing in to fill the void. Morality gets twisted and redefined, and things can move quickly once the mob is empowered.
As Vladimir Lenin said, "There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen."
Actually, there was a lot happening behind the scenes in those quiet decades, the period roughly from the end of World War II up until now. The enemy was inserting his culture warriors into positions of influence, while the Church slept and focused elsewhere.
Now the chickens are coming home to roost. They are ambushing police officers, toppling historic monuments, censoring historic books and films from America's past. The anarchists on the streets, who lack the morals of humanity and behave as animals, enjoy the full support of billionaires in the media and entertainment industries as well as corporate America, which is falling all over itself to virtue signal their compliance with the new morality.
Cops and even National Guardsmen have been "taking a knee" and bowing in submission to the mob. Sports legends like NFL quarterback Drew Brees have apologized for standing up for the American flag. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized for not letting players kneel during the National Anthem last season and the National Soccer League says it will allow its players to also disrespect the flag.
Now players who don't take the knee will be looked at as the bad guys who "deserve" their fate at the hands of the Twitter bullies as well as the corporate bullies, which will blackball them from lucrative sponsorships.
HBO Max has "temporarily" eliminated the classic 1939 film Gone with the Wind, claiming that allowing people to see it without explanatory notes would be racist. We common folk can no longer be trusted to watch an old movie without their warning labels and filters.
In perhaps the most ridiculous example of just how rabid these Antifa/Black Lives Matter anarchists can be, they defaced the monument to the 54th Army unit that served as the first black regiment to fight for their freedom in the Civil War [as depicted in the excellent movie Glory].
In Philadelphia, the self-proclaimed social-justice warriors spray-painted a memorial to abolitionist Mathias Baldwin. They even turned their wrath against the Lincoln Memorial, defacing a monument to the president who freed the slaves.
This just proves that their concerns have nothing to do with George Floyd, black lives or racial justice. It has everything to do with destroying a nation. You do that by erasing its history. Lenin understood that. Muhammad understood that. Today's radicals are serving in Act One of the Second American revolution and coming civil war.
When Act Two arrives, the throw-away radicals we now see in the streets, paid for with Soros and Rockefeller money, will be rounded up and discarded. They will have fulfilled their purpose. And a new authority, either from the United Nations or some other unit of anti-American globalism, will be sent in to restore order.
Let's pray it never gets to that point. Let's pray for more time – time to restore order by dealing with the root cause of this rebellion. The root cause is none other than the spiritual anarchy that was allowed to flourish beneath the surface and out of sight of everyday Americans. We sat in our churches singing nice-sounding hymns while the spiritual anarchists infiltrated and took over every segment of our culture. We "took a knee," in a sense, when we refused to apply our Christianity to life outside the church walls. This invites judgment. At the very least, God walks away from a nation that no longer welcomes Him as the central figure of its national life.
This article was originally published under a different title at LeoHohmann.com, by Leo Hohmann, an independent freelance journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion.”