Here’s cause for concern.
Breitbart reports that one radical left-wing group is distributing a guide for causing “disruption” should the general election be too close to call.
The guide’s impetus
The guide is called “Stopping the Coup,” and it is being distributed via Google Docs. It appears to have been developed by a group called the Disruption Project, which describes itself as “dedicated to supporting uprisings, resistance, and mass direct action.”
The group proceeds from the premise that Trump is “energized by the forces of white supremacy and brutal capitalism.” By “coup,” the group is referring to President Donald Trump, should he lose the election, refusing to leave office.
This is the narrative that has been peddled by the Democrats and the mainstream media for months now, and it appears that this group has bought into it, hook, line, and sinker. Now, this radical group has a plan to deal with a hypothetical “coup” by President Trump.
“Preventing Donald Trump from stealing the election and remaining in office is likely to take mass, sustained disruptive movements all over the country,” the group, according to Breitbart, wrote in an email distributing the guide. They added that the guide is a manual to that “disruption.”
President Trump being declared the winner on Election Night appears to be enough to put the plan into action.
“Trump may try to declare himself the victor before the votes are counted, or Fox News might call the race,” the guide reads. “Those who can should be prepared to take action against those who are feeding into the stolen election narrative, including social media companies that are letting falsehoods or incitements to violence spread.”
The group, in response, will look to cause “disruption.” What kind of disruption? Here’s one example:
In the context of a coup or highly contested election we need to be clear that our actions must directly affect the structures and pillars of power. Our largest asset in this regard utilizes the ideas of non-compliance through massive, broad based direct action. Where we can, we need to be in the streets, on the highways, or at the sites of power and power holders. In our jobs and lives we must refuse to allow those taking control the legitimacy of the power they seek through strikes, slowdowns, and boycotts, and public refusal to accept an illegitimate ruling party.
It sounds a lot like what Americans have been seeing with the so-call Black Lives Matter protests. In the guide, however, the group does not openly endorse violence, writing, “We do not want to reproduce the same violences we are committed to dismantling; thus, we are committed to anti-oppressive principles, transformative justice, and sustainable organizing.”
Big change coming?
The whole guide is troubling to say the least. But, one of the most troubling parts is the following:
We are not seeking a ‘return to normalcy,’ because we know that returning to ‘normal’ means returning to a system that was built on oppression. Rather, we see this as the time to rise up against the current crisis and move forward to dismantle the interlocking systems of oppression that have plagued this land for centuries.
President Trump tweeted in response to Breitbart’s report, “Left-wing Radicals Post Online Guide to ‘Disrupting‘ the Country if Election is Close…They know it is over for them. Law & Order will prevail, strong version!” Let’s hope the president is right.