Deja Vu All Over Again: Portland’s Red House Autonomous Zone

Yogi Berra had a way with words and Antifa has a way with flouting the law. A family fails to pay their mortgage for well over a year and faces eviction. What’s a Brown Shirt to do but scream injustice and, once again, take over a neighborhood? Brad Johnson predicts this violence will metastasize if not stopped, but points out these groups will start turning on each other – violently. You won’t see any of this on CNN, but Americans for Intelligence Reform covers it here.

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brad johnson it is december the 10th
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already and a miserable year is drawing
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to a close
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and what looks like a worse one is ahead
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and
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the people who brought us the first
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autonomous zone in seattle
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appear to have been built a second one
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this one this time in portland so at
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least you know
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at least they’re defecating in their own
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in their own soup
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and um they are doing it to protect
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i think eight row of squatters or
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something people who’ve
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illegally moved into homes that are not
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theirs uh
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is there some significance to this new
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autonomous zone and geez i thought that
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biden won
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all this stuff would be over and
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uh it’s uh it’s on a trajectory and
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that’s not going to change and this is
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just this is
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what we’re seeing here is a little tip
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of the iceberg part of the whole thing
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and yes
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correct so uh antifa has come back into
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portland they
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they originally tried to do this in
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they successfully have done it in
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seattle and now they’re trying to
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recreate this in portland and it kind of
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fell apart but they’ve now done this in
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combination
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with the local politicians the mayor of
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portland who has helped them
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and what that mayor has done has
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defunded the police
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so you’re starting to see crime come
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back car hijackings
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are like up 300 and some odd percent uh
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murders up
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shootings are up by like 100 they’ve
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doubled
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things like that so this is this is
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going to go crazy out there and so
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you’re going to have this
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autonomous zone with nobody really to
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oppose it with
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the police force cut back and they took
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a major hit in funding
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so this is exactly
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what the left has been talking about now
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let’s not forget
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back in portland was the area where the
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local mayor came out and went to this
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antifa rally and was expecting to be
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treated as like a conquering hero part
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of the
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you know part of the down with the
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movement sort of thing and got derided
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and chased off
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so i guess this is an attempt to like
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buy his way
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back into the antifa good gracious or
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something i’m not sure
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but certainly there’s a there’s a level
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of cooperation there where
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you have a domestic terrorist group and
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local politicians in portland
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working in full sync which why they’re
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not all in jail
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is a mystery i think that uh is is can
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only be
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uh attributed to the politics of the day
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in the area
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uh so they’ve come back in and now
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there’s a big difference they tried to
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set this all up in there
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and we’re basically chased off but now
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they’ve come back in with weapons
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they’re all fully armed
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with all of those ar-15s and handguns
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and those evil assault rifle
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type weapons as the left likes to call
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it this is the left now using those
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weapons this is what they want
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they want to take it away from all legal
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citizens
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who wouldn’t use it or wouldn’t think of
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using it in a crime and they want to put
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them in hands of people like antifa
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who are a criminal organization and a
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terrorist group
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a domestic terrorist group and so
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this is this is why this all has to be
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fought for the
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second amendment and all of that for gun
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protection because this is the goal of
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the left always is to have
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have take guns away from everybody else
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and and only have them be out there and
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use it
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so they’ve moved back in with all these
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weapons local reporting out there
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uh one of the big radio talk shows is
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reporting that these guys have
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come in with a huge stockpile of weapons
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and have an armory
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basically set up in this zone and
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they’re now patrolling these areas
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and and and are
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are armed on the street with the face
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masks out there
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this is a this is a full-blown
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autonomous zone now
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under their complete control no police
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center out you know no emergency
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services
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you get in trouble in there and you’re
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you you know you
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owe your existence to the
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uh to the antifa whether they they want
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to allow you to exist there or not
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now some of what else is going on in
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antifa something we’ve talked about
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these guys are they call them anarchists
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but they’re not anarchists that’s uh
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that’s a falsehood
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what they are is communist and so if you
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look at like their position on property
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rights and so on
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they don’t believe in in personal
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private
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uh property rights what they believe in
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is that everything belongs to the state
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and the state is who decides
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who gets what what house to live in what
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car to drive all those sorts of things
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well that’s been tried that was what the
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soviet union was you were assigned your
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housing by the government they decided
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where you would live and what job you
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would have and all of those sorts of
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things
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what pay you would get all those things
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were determined by the government every
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one and everything belonged to the
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government
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and that’s precisely what antifa stands
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for wants to do
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which of course this this socialist
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communist
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progressive movement which is all one
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thing which
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i the irony of this is just so
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overwhelming because
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that again was what the nazis were too
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they were the nationalist
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socialist german workers party and we’re
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again that thing so this
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antifa that’s supposedly anti-fascist is
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exactly
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fascist and you know these these brown
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shirt guys
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the antifa guys out there with the masks
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over their head carrying these weapons
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that’s exactly what the brown shirts
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were
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and we’ve already seen their their
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willingness
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in portland to assassinate people that
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guy with the red mega hat that got
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assassinated out there
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and just let me briefly remind everybody
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of that assassination
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that they filmed that and there is that
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video out there that they took
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of the assassination where you can see a
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group of about
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20 25 people were involved they spread
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out into a big
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ring of surveillance around where the
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operation was to take place
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they had a spotter go up see the man
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coming around the corner in the
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red mega hat you had the shooter then
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hidden around one of those
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big cement stairwells stairwells like on
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a parking garage
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and he the spotter signals he comes out
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around boom boom two shots to the head
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murders that guy on the on the sidewalk
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there
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the shooter runs a block down he was in
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the middle of the block when he shot
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he ran down a full block and was in the
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middle of the knicks block where there
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was a car waiting for him he jumped in
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drove off then you had a second deal
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come
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come up with four people in it two of
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which
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got out and picked up the the shell
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casings
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and the other two ran over to the dead
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body there and were screaming oh my god
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this guy’s been shot call the police
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called the
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you know uh ambulance uh you know they
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were waving and screaming and all that
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to draw the attention to themselves
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so nobody noticed the other two picking
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up the shell casings from the shooter
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and then the l4 jumped back in the car
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and drove off the surveillance then
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dissipates into the night and that was
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it
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so this was this was an assassination
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squad 20 25 people like i say something
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like
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that that murdered that guy in portland
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and so now they’ve come back
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they’re starting to barricade in these
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houses and say oh this is traditional
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you know native american land or
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something like that which by the way as
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a native american
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does that mean i get to claim you know i
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don’t know
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virginia outside of washington dc
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but at any rate at any rate that’s what
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they’re doing is they’re barricading
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these people in but
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understand this is all part this is the
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tip of the iceberg what we’re just
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seeing
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is the beginning of this stuff starting
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to play out now they’re emboldened
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uh under what they believe is going to
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be a biden administration
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to be to be able to play this stuff out
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now that’s going to be a problem for the
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democratic party
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because the democratic party while
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closely associated with antifa
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all sorts of connections back and forth
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and while they’re kind of in a
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loose cooperation they’re not shoulder
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to shoulder and in agreement on all this
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stuff so this is going to be a problem
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for democrats and any democrats
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who don’t fall into lockstep with antifa
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and tf
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will probably remove one way or another
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or try to take out
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and as i’ve said this has turned the
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corner this is no longer what it was
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antifa has shown clearly that they’re
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perfectly willing to kill
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and so that’s where we find ourselves
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they’re armed they now own territory
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in portland and in seattle and they’re
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clearly
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going to expand now one more thing too
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there is still a chance that trump will
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pull this off i understand
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that’s probably dwindling but it’s still
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possible
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if that is done these are the
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the shock troops that are going to start
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those riots in the street and they’re
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going to begin randomly killing
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uh and violence and burning and
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pillaging and they honestly believe
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these things that antifa is doing as i
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said
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tip of the iceberg they honestly believe
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uh because they only talk to each other
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and live in this little echo chamber
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that by doing these things they gain
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popular support
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so by trying to uh fence off
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these areas including areas where the
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legitimate owners of the property
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still live there you know they they just
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barricade those people
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in and you know they’re harkening back
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you know the red house to something that
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happened in
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2002 or this family got in some legal
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trouble with their
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son and had to take out another mortgage
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on the house in order to pay the
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lawyers bills and then they got
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foreclosed on because they couldn’t
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afford to pay back
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both the mortgages so that’s what
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they’re harking back to don’t know if
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this kid
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who he was i mean could have been an
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antifa kid involved in crime i don’t
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know
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but that’s what they’re talking about
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this red house you see these signs out
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there
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so that’s the type of thing that they’re
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doing that they believe is populist
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that’s going to gain them momentum
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within the population of the united
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states and like i said
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absolutely going to bite them in the
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rear end this is not going to work
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even the democrats are going to have to
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start to distance themselves
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and so you’re going to see that conflict
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within the left
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within the progressive communist
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socialist movements uh
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movement and they’re going to start to
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have conflicts within
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within that and which by the way is
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standard operating procedure wherever
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you’ve seen
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various factions of the left slowly come
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to power
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in any country anywhere they fight among
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each other until one of them kills
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everybody else
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often takes over that’s that’s that’s
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the way that that philosophy works so
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that’s pretty cool that’s what we’re
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seeing pardon me it’s pretty cling on
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the way that the left goes for power
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very very clean that’s a good descriptor
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for it and
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uh i have to ask well what about ted
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wheeler like what is the deal with that
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guy
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is he just submitting to fear or is he
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ideologically on side what did he think
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he would gain
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out of all this i think
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buying his way back into good graces i
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think that’s
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that was the goal out of this i think
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also
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ideologically he’s in agreement um
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you know extreme left philosophy which
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oregon’s weird i mean they
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they they you know they have bumper
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stickers that say keep oregon weird so
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i mean that’s kind of the way it’s
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gotten out there and that’s how they
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sort of view these things but
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there’s a a lot of people even so in
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oregon that
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are still normal in the sense of you
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know they don’t want
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chaos in the streets and shooting and
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and and these
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you know rampaging groups just randomly
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taking over stuff
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and by defunding the police i mean
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that’s massively
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unpopular and i will add it’s
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particularly unpopular
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among black populations and because they
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often live in a more dangerous
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neighborhood and not always but that is
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common in the inner city areas
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and that police force in those areas
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actually is a big help to them
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to kind of maintain peace in the streets
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and have a have some safety in their
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homes so
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this is not going to be popular with
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anybody i mean that probably only
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like older white very liberal
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uh you know people in in oregon
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would be the ones to really support it i
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don’t think it’s going to be popular
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among the youngers i don’t think it’s
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going to be popular among
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the minorities so like i said i think
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this absolutely is going to bite him in
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the rear
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and this whole thing is going to kind of
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blow up into violence among
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those groups and we’ll see how it plays
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out but
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i would say my train wreck waiting to
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happen it’s roaring down the tracks
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towards a big brick wall and
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um if it’s allowed to continue in this
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way i think that’s what you’ll
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what you’ll see develop so if i’m
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understanding what you’re saying your
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prediction is
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no matter who is is
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president that this antifa
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anarchy communist thing is going to
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metastasize and it’s going to look
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pretty much the same way
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either way to an outside observer
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yeah i would make a distinction in that
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i think it will evolve more slowly under
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a biden administration
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but they’ll be very aggressive because
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they’re now emboldened fully emboldened
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to move ahead
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and they know that until they cross a
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certain line
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somewhere out there that nobody will
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move against them in the
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democratic-controlled districts
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i don’t think they’ll try it i don’t
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think they could get away with it in the
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republican areas
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if trump wins it’s open rebellion in the
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streets i mean it is going to be
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riots open rebellion in the streets so
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there’s a distinction one will be kind
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of slower
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but either way it’s violence in the
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streets either way
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it’s going to be dead bodies in the
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streets there’s going to be killing
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and the just tragic sad moment
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that the cuckoo wacko left-wing
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democrat party has brought us to and
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we’ve got this
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republican party that’s acquiesced to
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all this they’ve been
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cut into the pie and the some i think
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some of the
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you know corruption that’s out there and
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the money and all of that
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has let this a sizable chunk of the
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republican party
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just sit there with their mouth shut and
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you know
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blindfolded and allowing these things to
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go forward so you have this
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the circumstance of where you you just
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have this overwhelming majority
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let all of this stuff develop in a bad
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way it’s only now that you’re starting
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to see actual
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patriots who believe you know god
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country honor and the things that made
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the united states of america the
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greatest country to ever exist
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in the history of mankind all of those
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things only now do you start to see
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those groups really starting to form and
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become active
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which you know certainly i count
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ourselves as being part of that movement
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and it is
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not just in the united states it is uh
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certainly in canada the us and the west
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you’re starting to see these groups
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rise from the ashes you know almost to
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start to fight back
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and we need responsible citizens who are
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patriots to start to stand up and i do
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get a lot of inquiries about
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grassroots movements and things like
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that throughout the united states
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because
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everybody’s sick and tired and they want
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to have a way to fight back and
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unfortunately at least in washington dc
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i have no doubt
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capital cities around the world tend to
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be the same the people that are drawn to
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the power of washington dc
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are not the patriots you know the
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patriots are out there kind of doing
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their own business
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doing what they do living their lives
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have a family being responsible adults
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all those things
15:03
the people who are drawn to power always
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have a personal agenda
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and i would say 90
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percent of people in government in the
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us
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have a personal agenda all these guys
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that we see that even
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you know the the cabinet level people
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part of the reason they all fight with
15:21
each other all the time is because
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they’ve got their own agenda
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their ego is too big uh they’ve got
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their own things that they want to
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achieve for themselves
15:29
and uh the work of the country is in the
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back seat you know
15:33
yeah they’ll pay lip service to it
15:35
they’ll try to do stuff once in a while
15:36
but
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you know look at look at what’s going on
15:39
with with social media we see
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i i personally am targeted by facebook
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and twitter
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and youtube all the time all the time
15:48
and so now i’m i’m using
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gab and parlor and moving out into other
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things but uh
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targeted all the time we all know they
15:54
target conservatives everybody knows it
15:56
all the liberals know it all the
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independents know it all the
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conservatives know it
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everybody knows it sometimes people
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pretend oh no they’re just doing this
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because
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they believe in liberalism socialism
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progressivism communism
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socialism whatever you want to call it
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they believe in that so they think it’s
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good
16:12
that social media does it but nobody
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thinks it doesn’t happen
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and what’s being done about it you know
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basically nothing you have some
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congressmen like
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senators ted cruz for example that comes
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up and a couple of other congressmen
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they scream and
16:25
wave and you know yell and and criticize
16:28
and do all that what do they do
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and that’s nothing they’ll do anything
16:33
other than talk
16:34
because they have to get reelected again
16:36
in two years or six years and so
16:38
they’re always playing a tough game to
16:39
play to their base but to do
16:41
something means risk political risk
16:45
and so they’re all risk-averse because
16:46
they want to get re-elected so
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that’s that’s a problem there’s all this
16:49
ambition and all of this where you just
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don’t
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have that many people that put what
16:54
doing what’s right
16:56
above getting reelected and ever you
16:59
know you you see some of that in the
17:00
freedom caucus where you’ve got actual
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some actual patriots in there but even
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then you know
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ego takes over or personal ambition
17:08
takes over
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people want to be president of the
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united states so they’re always thinking
17:12
ahead you know how do i
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set myself up make myself famous but not
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get in too much trouble and
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make my name a household name and all
17:20
those sorts of things those are the
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calculations that go into all of these
17:22
guys heads
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you know i’m i’m just as i said i’m in
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virginia just outside of dc
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so i’m down for meetings and events and
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stuff all the time not so much now
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during covet but
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uh during normal times and i see all
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these guys
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all the time and i’m talking to them
17:38
about one thing or another and
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you know it’s it’s clear they all have
17:42
personal ambition which you know welcome
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to washington dc i mean
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we’re all big boys and girls and
17:46
understand that’s the way it works but
17:48
you’d think that they could make some
17:50
space in there for the nation’s business
17:52
and and try to actually make this
17:53
country safe and better you know
17:55
there must be little space in there
17:56
somewhere for that sort of thing but
17:58
it’s hard to come i mean actual patriots
18:01
doing
18:02
the the nation’s work is a rare
18:05
individual
18:08
that sounds like it’s that sounds like
18:09
it might make an epitaph
18:11
for the western world thank you so much
18:13
brad johnson
18:15
we’ll speak to you again soon on another
18:26
subject

 

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