FBI Warns of More Ferguson Rage
By Matthew Vadum
The FBI is warning that extremist protesters will probably threaten or physically attack police officers or federal agents when a grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown decides whether to indict the policeman who shot him.
Brown, an 18-year-old black male, was killed in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson after he beat Wilson and tried to grab his handgun. Brown’s defenders characterize him as a gentle giant even though a few minutes earlier he was captured on video committing a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store, roughing up a much smaller clerk in the process. At autopsy Brown’s height was 6′ 5″ and his weight was 289 lbs. As previously reported, autopsy results were consistent with witness accounts that Brown reached for Wilson’s gun during their fateful altercation.
Grand jurors’ decision about whether Wilson will face criminal charges could be handed down at any time. Some activists are not content to wait. A group called RbG Black Rebels is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides the location of Wilson, who has reportedly gone into hiding. Taking a page from Niccolo Machiavelli, the Renaissance era courtier who urged the powerful to kill not only their enemies but also their families of their enemies, the group is also offering $1,000 for information on the whereabouts of Wilson’s close relatives.
Whenever the grand jury acts, loathsome leftists like Al Sharpton will be there to further stir the pot. Mob rule, that is Marxist mobocracy, is the model of governance preferred by Marxist community organizers like Sharpton and Barack Obama. Civil unrest is an opportunity, not a tragedy. The more bodies, the better.
The FBI’s expectation of violence shouldn’t surprise anyone. Radical leftists have long held that terrorizing people leads to change. Violence is part of the Left’s stratagem for sociopolitical change. Just one tool in the box. As one organizer in Ferguson recently said, “We’re not going to get change in this society unless white people are just a little bit afraid.”
The organizer is echoing the words of the late neo-communist activist Richard Cloward. As I explained in my book, Subversion Inc., Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven devised a strategy to force change by flooding the nation with welfare recipients.
Cloward wanted the poor to rise up violently against The System. Poor people would benefit more than other groups “from a major upheaval in our society,” he said. The poor only make progress “when the rest of society is afraid of them.”
As tensions rise in Ferguson and other cities across America in anticipation of the grand jury announcement, the FBI reportedly issued an intelligence bulletin to law enforcement agencies all over the country. The FBI is warning that extremist protesters “will likely” threaten and possibly attack police officers or federal agents.
Electrical or water treatment facilities could be targeted and “hacktivists” like the group Anonymous could carry out cyber-attacks against authorities, ABC News reports.
“The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure,” the FBI stated in the recent memo.
“This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”
The FBI said it believes “those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be armed with bladed weapons or firearms, equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or bulletproof vests to mitigate law enforcement measures.”
Of course the use of the verb infiltrating is curious. These people won’t be hijacking the protests, as the FBI implies. They already run the show.
The union goons, Afrocentrist militants, open-borders advocates, leftover ACORN activists, and Occupy Wall Street thugs are all allies of President Obama and they are already on the ground in Ferguson, as they have been for months. Their violent so-called protests which involve Molotov cocktails and urine are no more legitimate in our constitutional republic than assassinations, thuggery, and bribes.
These terrorists want roughly the same things that Obama wants. It is an open question whether the terrorists in question are pro-Obama or perhaps to the political left of Obama, which is possible but hard to conceptualize given Obama’s radicalism.
Meanwhile, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a statewide state of emergency yesterday and activated his state’s National Guard in anticipation of civil disorder following the grand jury’s decision in the Darren Wilson case. “Regardless of the outcomes of the federal and state criminal investigations, there is the possibility of expanded unrest,” Nixon states in Executive Order 14-14.
While some may applaud Nixon for being proactive, it is important to recall that he is responsible, at least in part, for any unrest that follows because he has engaged in race-baiting and has pandered to the mob that is now screaming for Wilson’s blood.
And let there be no doubt which side the Obama administration is on: rampant chaos, civil unrest, and bloodshed. The Obama administration’s disingenuous disavowals of violence don’t persuade anyone: Obama and his radical colleagues want Ferguson to burn for political reasons. The White House doesn’t give a fig about the outside agitators who have been streaming in to the St. Louis area from Chicagoland and beyond.
They are the president’s comrades-in-arms.
If Obama weren’t in the Oval Office, he himself would be in the streets of Ferguson right now doing everything in his power to polarize and demonize Darren Wilson and maximize criminal anarchy.
Remember that Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, sent scores of FBI agents to desperately scour Ferguson for non-existent proof of racial animus by local police. He also sent in the Saul Alinsky Division of the DoJ, the Community Relations Service (CRS), to help disturb the peace. Under Holder, CRS mediators are community organizers paid by taxpayers to facilitate civil unrest.
As Alinsky wrote in Rules for Radicals, a community organizer must stir up disorder. The organizer’s first job is “community disorganization” by manufacturing crises in order to inflame the community. The organizer must “create the issues or problems,” which is exactly what the Obama administration and allies like Al Sharpton have done in Ferguson in the complete absence of evidence that Michael Brown suffered an injustice at the hands of local police.
A community organizer must “rub raw the resentments of the people of the community,” Alinsky wrote, and “fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression.” Overt expression, of course, is leftist-speak for politically motivated violence.
The organizer must “agitate to the point of conflict” because without friction and controversy “people are not concerned enough to act,” Alinsky wrote. Having harangued the community out of its feelings of complacency, the organizer then directs its rage at specific targets and scapegoats, providing “a channel into which the people can angrily pour their frustrations.”
Even now Holder is trying to ramp up tensions in the black community. Nothing else can explain his outrageous, downright kooky comparison of would-be cop killer Michael Brown to lynching victim Emmett Till.
Till was brutally tortured and murdered on Aug. 24, 1955 in Money, Miss. He reportedly flirted with a white woman in a grocery store. Four days later two white men abducted him, beat him, gouged out an eye, shot him in the head, and dumped his weighted-down body in a river. In a shameful miscarriage of justice, an all-white jury acquitted Till’s killers who later admitted their guilt to Look magazine, knowing that the double jeopardy rule precluded a second prosecution for their crimes.
Although Holder didn’t mention Brown or Ferguson in his prepared remarks yesterday at a tree planting ceremony commemorating Emmett Till, he worked Ferguson in during remarks to MSNBC, echoing his infamous accusation that America is “a nation of cowards” on the topic of race.
“The struggle goes on and it’s not only Ferguson,” Holder told the barely watched cable TV network. He continued:
There are other communities around our country where we are dealing with relationships that are not what they should be, be they officials in their communities that they are supposed to serve. Or really on a more personal level there is an enduring legacy that Emmett Till has left with us that we have to still confront as a nation.
Holder won’t admit that Brown was a vicious 18-year-old thug because his ugly ideology will not allow it.
Brown was a victimizer and Till was a victim. Just about the only thing Till and Brown have in common is that they are both dead.
Holder’s bizarre analogy brings into clearer focus why the Department of Justice invited a deranged 27-year-old Islamist named Bassem Masri to share his thoughts on police reform in light of events in Ferguson.
Masri calls police “pigs,” supports the terrorist group Hamas, and said he hoped the recently deceased comedian Joan Rivers would “burn in hell” for siding with Israel in its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.
During protests in Ferguson, Masri aggressively needled police officers. After VonDerrit Myers, another black teenage male, was shot Oct. 8 by a local cop, Masri baited officers. “Get the f*** out of here with your coward ass boys! Your life is in danger, homie, you gotta go,” he said. “I’m praying for your death, and your death and your death,” Masri told individual officers.
In another cop-baiting episode, Masri compared police to the murderous Islamic State (ISIS). “I see ISIS in front of me,” he said. “Hamas? They’re real men. You go stand with Hamas and see if you’re going to stand a day.”
Masri was in the news when he shut down a live CNN broadcast in Ferguson on Oct. 20. “You’re all run by Zionists,” Masri shouted at a CNN correspondent. “They’re all run by Israel, so they’ve all got to go,” he added.
Masri is Eric Holder’s idea of a model citizen. He’s the kind of person Obama and friends want to be a vital part of the democratic process — whether he votes or not.
Ferguson, St. Louis, and other cities across the country could soon be at the mercy of an army of unbalanced extremists like Bassem Masri. That’s exactly what the Obama administration wants to happen.