From the 90’s on most police officers and government officials lumped leftists in with Democrats who always seemed to cause trouble whenever the Empire did something notable. Annoying, but certainly nowhere near the danger of terrorists “pouring in” from the middle east. A few agents and informants may be cultivated but I can assure you there was no “Left Wing Division” of the FBI working double shifts to monitor our every move.
That is quickly changing.
“Dale Yeager, a forensic profiler and CEO of Seraph Inc., a private consulting firm for law enforcement, has been warning American law enforcement about left-wing extremism since the 1970s. On Tuesday, Yeager will headline the conference with his keynote, ‘Radical Left-Wing Gangs in America,’ focused on ‘anti-fascist, or antifa, groups and their violent actions against civilians and police agencies in the U.S. and Canada.’
In his mind, the growth of right-wing extremism is a form of fake news; it’s the left, he says, that’s the bigger danger to America. ‘The United States is in a Second Civil War,’ Yeager told VICE News. ‘We are. The one thing I disagree with is that it’s a cold civil war. There’s violence. And it’s not going to get better.’…
The FBI Academy Associates is a nonprofit based in Quantico, Virginia, and claims nearly 20,000 members, a cross-section of federal, state, and local law enforcement from around the world. It aims to coordinate and share materials about current public safety issues, but it also reflects the priorities of the Bureau, and certainly the attitudes of agents in the field.
This year’s conference will take place in Quebec City in Canada, and its agenda makes no mention of far-right extremists…
‘There is no uptick in white supremacy violence,’ Yeager told VICE News. ‘That’s a statistical inaccuracy.’”
Yeager himself admits this is a new trend in law enforcement. “I talked about this in the early 2000s,” he said, “and the response I got originally on a federal level was, ‘They’re tree-huggers; they won’t hurt anyone’,”
It doesn’t matter if Yeager is a willfully ignorant liar whose very brain appears eaten away by mosquito larvae. Yeager is being called in because the people at that conference already feel like he’s right.
This means two very important things.
For one we can expect a large increase in State violence and subversive activity. The left is being taken as a serious threat, and a quick glance through the history of COINTELPRO ought to tell you what that means. Leftists will be risking jail, and possibly even death, for many types of organizing/resistance they once took for granted. The game is getting serious now and the days of blind optimism are over.
But that’s just half the story.