Tax day was last week. And a riot ensued. No, no one was angry that they had to pay taxes and started rioting. No one was angered that if they did get a refund, it was money returned to the taxpayer with ZERO interest, as it would have been had they invested that money in other investment vehicles. You know, they really need to teach children in school the Time Value of Money. The simple fact that should be taught that if you calculated the amount of your refund, you’d realize a hard lesson. The amount of the money that you paid, back when the payment was received, would’ve yielded more money had that amount been invested it in an investment vehicle with a small rate of return in the very beginning. Not to mention, when they do take it from you, they blow it on studying frivolous, wasteful projects such as how well do Mountain Lions perform on treadmills. Then, they will return a portion of what they took from you that supersedes the amount you were required to pay. And they do this with absolutely ZERO interest months later. Keep in mind, a refund isn’t a gift by our Dear Leader from our Benevolent Government just because you’ve tithed to the “1st national church of GOV’s Infrastructure project”. It should be viewed through the lens of the Time Value of Money. But, I digress,
So, the Antifa are back at it again, with riots and “protests”. What exactly is Antifa? They are defined as the “Anti-fascists”, even though I could easily make the case that they support complete fascism from the most fascistic Administration since Woodrow Wilson presidency via the Obama Administration.
The Urban Dictionary has an excellent definition for Antifa:
Middle-class champagne socialist/communist/anarchist white boys who don’t like nationalists or fascists. They consider themselves to be rebelling against the establishment, whilst upholding all of its ultra-politically correct views. Antifa only dislike racism when its carried out by whites, and do not have the bottle to stand up against anti-white racism; leading to many people on the right to refer to them as ‘traitors’. I’d rather just call them morons. Most are teenagers and university students who grow out of the fad when they start paying taxes. Antifa is stupid.
Of course we get the usual dregs of Hollywood out at the protests to make their usual noise. One “star” in particular was Sarah Silverman, who used to be somewhat funny in the 1990’s. She was a cast member on a few episodes of the HBO Sketch Comedy Program, “Mr. Show”. This was a show that included Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Former SNL writer and Creator of the Matt Foley Character), David Cross (Arrested Development), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Brian Posehn, Tom Kenny (Voice of Spoungebob Squarepants), and other good comedic talents. Now, after a barrage of vitriolic comedy specials and series, she’s just a miserable, shrill women…similar to that of a poor women’s Janeane Garofalo. She was clamoring for Trump to release his taxes.
“Speaking at the “Tax March” rally in New York City, Silverman said: ‘Show us your f**king taxes, you emotional child.’ She added, possibly in reference to Trump’s appearance: ‘You like being a superficial bully? Here’s one for you: You are a three at best.’”
The usual suspects were involved in coordinating these protests. The Hollywood “tastemakers”, rich billionaire activists (such as George Soros, who is known for willingly collapsing currencies of third world nations, destroying economies, and raining hell on the poor to middle class citizens of those countries without batting an eye of compassion), and other Non-Profit, Anti-Capitalist “chaos conduits” have organized. They put on the facade that this coordination is a grassroots effort. After 8 years of community organizing from the actual White House and grooming their army of lemmings from Universities via their “Boot Camp” called Higher Education, we shouldn’t be surprised. These are the same Universities where tenured professors are looked to as brilliant minds. They completely shape the world views of their students with insane ideology. And being tenured, this allows them to do so with no threat of removal. The same students who actively hang tapestries of Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia and…that’s right, Che Guevara in their pot infused dorm rooms. These are the same students who think that now that they are away from the tyranny of their parents, they must give into the tyranny of collectivization and safe spaces.
So, who are the Community Organizer’s foot soldiers? Some have said, including those involved with the violent aspects of the J20 Protests on Inauguration Day, that the hardcore members responsible for much of the destruction were known as the “black bloc”. But this isn’t exactly correct. This is actually not an organization, but a methodology. What is the Black Bloc?
“In her dispatch from the anti-fascist anti-capitalist black bloc that protested Trump’s inauguration, writer Nasha Lennard aptly described the black bloc as “not a group but an anarchist tactic—marching as a confrontational united force, uniformed in black and anonymized for security. Once deployed, the tactic has an alchemic quality, turning into a temporary object—the black bloc.”
Indeed, the black bloc is not a political group or set of views, but a protest method used by some anarchists. The uniform Lennard mentions is a key part of making the bloc work as well as it often does. As the name implies, the people who form a black bloc dress entirely in black from head to toe. Much of the time, black bloc actors will cover their faces using black bandanas or face masks, and/or sunglasses. An all-black uniform keeps everyone in the group anonymous. As the world saw on inauguration day, people within the black bloc will sometimes emerge from the tight bloc formation to destroy private and corporate property—an act of protest that is entirely illegal—but when everyone looks the same, it’s harder to tell who stayed in the streets and who whipped out a hammer and started smashing windows. There’s safety in the anonymity of the black bloc, and certainly an internal sense of pride and power that comes with amassing in uniform. Some black bloc members will show up with hammers, bricks, rocks, and other such items that are relatively easy to conceal yet are capable of doing hefty damage. Lighters and flares are also usually on hand for setting things on fire and drawing attention to the group. Depending on the specific protest, the disruption and distraction that black blocs cause can be just as important to the mission of the action as the damage the group leaves in its wake.
The actual violent organization that utilizes the Black Bloc methodology is a group called Crimethinc. This is from their website:
“On January 20, 2001, anarchists nearly stopped the inauguration of George W. Bush. Although there was considerable anger about Bush winning the election while losing the popular vote, the Washington, DC police hoped it would be easy to confine protesters to “free speech” zones. In contrast, anarchists had decided to “disrupt” the inauguration by attempting actively to block Bush’s motorcade from the Capitol to the White House. Passive protest groups complied with police orders, leaving the anarchists out in the cold. An anarchist black bloc a few hundred strong had formed, but most people had no idea how to get through the police barricades between the protesters in “free speech zones” and the bleachers of those who had paid to cheer Bush into the presidency.
However, one affinity group had a bright idea. Out of nowhere, four black-masked anarchists—clad in the Carhartt clothing popular among train-hopping traveler kids of the time—appeared at the edge of the bloc. Clearly, they had scouted the area beforehand. The affinity group seized a rolling dumpster from a nearby construction site and asked the assorted anarchists to pile in whatever construction supplies were nearby—chiefly poles and other garbage.
“One, two, three—go!” the affinity group shouted, with more than a hundred somewhat surprised anarchists behind them. In an almost superhuman effort, they pushed the dumpster straight at the line of police checking IDs to enter the free-speech zone. The police maintaining the checkpoint fled in horror and the relatively fragile barrier separating the free-speech zone from the black bloc was smashed. Anarchists in black masks penetrated the zone right next to the bleachers and the parade route without the police succeeding in checking their identities. In a moment of insane courage, the affinity group continued to rush forward pushing the dumpster, releasing it straight into the parade route. However, one quick-witted police officer drove his car straight into the dumpster’s path, blocking it.
The affinity group scattered, melting back into the crowd. Although Bush’s inauguration itself was not disrupted, the free-speech zone and area near the route descended into chaos at that moment, and Bush’s motorcade was quite nearly interrupted.
CrimethInc. Operatives carried out a few other creative direct actions based in affinity groups. One group set up a pirate radio station to broadcast an anarchist critique of democracy, while others throughout DC encouraged residents to get out into the streets, distributing thousands of fliers urging people to tune to the pirate radio station for an “emergency message.” What can we learn from 2001? Let’s revisit a few fundamental principles of successful direct action from the mass mobilizations against capitalist globalization and the Iraq War.
. The most important thing is to play your position.
Before we get into the principles, let’s take a look at the protagonists of these mobilizations. The participants in these actions can be divided broadly into the organizers from the host city and the people coming from out of town. It is essential that those arriving from out of town already be organized in affinity groups, so they are prepared to make decisions and act autonomously throughout the events.
The local organizers are the people who, by lucky chance of living in a city like Washington, DC during Trump’s inauguration, have been given the honor of doing a lot of organizational work to make the direct action a success. Often, this is an overwhelming task, and it is generally appreciated if people from out of town arrive early to help. As local organizers are the ones most likely to have their houses raided after the protest, they may delegate some of the action-oriented work to people from out of town who can more easily evade detection and escape local police.
- The first principle is that the protest should have a clear goal.
Is it simply a media stunt? Or is it a direct action with a specific objective?
Even rioting is often more or less a media action. Often the lines are blurred: blocking people from attending the inauguration or otherwise disrupting it—for example, by getting into the parade route itself—is definitely direct action, but it is also spectacular if it is aimed at the media. While getting beat up by Trump-supporting fascists might be a tactical disaster and set a terrible precedent, in front of the media it could also convey that anarchists are the front line fighting the nascent fascism around Trump. In short—any combination of media actions, direct actions, and covert actions is possible, but it’s important that all the participants are clear what their concrete goal is.
An abstract goal of “disrupting” the inauguration may not be concrete enough to produce solid results. More specific goals could include “stop Trump’s car” or “tear down the so-called ‘free speech’ zones,” as in the above story, or a variety of other objectives. There will always be arguments over what goals are most appropriate for anarchists, but it is crucial to make at least some attempt to formulate and achieve a concrete goal.
- The second principle of successful direct action is that the organizers should publicize a plan…
…that will create the conditions in which to accomplish their goal, while preparing at least one secret plan that will enable them to achieve it. Ideally, there should be one sensible public plan, one secret backup plan, and a backup for the backup plan. Secret plans should be shared only with trusted affinity groups, but it is essential to be able to articulate them rapidly to others in the streets. It’s important to preserve the element of surprise, but once you are putting your plan into action it is equally important to be able to get other people on board with it. Because…
- The third principle is to combine forces…
…creating a situation in which it is impossible to isolate a militant minority from the rest of the population. Unless they expect to be the majority of the participants, anarchists should not isolate themselves from everyone else. At the least, they should seek crowd cover from liberal protesters, so it is more difficult for police to attack or arrest them without broader repercussions; at best, anarchists should aim to create a situation in which confrontational action spreads far beyond their ranks.
If anarchists march alone, it is much easier for the police to isolate them, surround them, and arrest them en mass. This happened to the black bloc at the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen in 2009; Washington, DC police did the same thing to tamer protesters in the “Democracy Spring” demonstration in 2016. By contrast, in the successful protests at the Seattle WTO demonstrations in 1999, where the Teamsters infamously joined anarchists fighting in the streets, as well as at the anti-FTAA demonstrations in Quebec in 2001, anarchists enabled black bloc tactics to proliferate throughout a large crowd.
This lesson has not been lost on liberals. Reformists like Gloria Steinem are holding the Women’s March on Saturday, when Trump will have left and downtown DC will be completely empty. Steinem and her friends might as well work for Trump (just as she worked for the CIA): encouraging a purely symbolic march a day after the actual Trump inauguration will discourage people from concentrating their energies on resisting the inauguration itself. It would be more effective for everyone to participate in a single day of direct action, in a framework affirming autonomy and a diversity of tactics.
Demonstrators utilizing black bloc tactics during anti-FTAA demonstrations in Quebec in 2001.
- The fourth principle is that it is a mistake to count on decentralized actions by affinity groups.
Realistically, affinity groups may pull off some banner drops or isolated vandalism; if they’re lucky, they might even glean a bit of media coverage. However, such actions are rarely effective by themselves and cannot, by the nature of their size, possibly take the place of large and well-organized street demonstrations. The truth is that there has never been a protest in which decentralized affinity group actions by themselves were the deciding factor. More often than not, calls for decentralized actions produce nothing at all.
Furthermore, closed affinity groups actions rarely create a situation in which people who are not already sure of their politics can get involved and have radicalizing experiences. Short of bank robbery and arson, decentralized actions are almost always ignored. Hoping that other people will carry out decentralized actions is often a coping mechanism used by anarchists to avoid doing any real organizing work themselves. Successful decentralized actions are most likely to come about in the wake of an organized mass action opening a rift in the fabric of order, as at the Seattle WTO demonstrations or the Quebec FTAA protests.
- The fifth and final principle is that it is crucial to have a working communications infrastructure.
Knowing when and where the police (and others) are attacking protesters is crucial.
Formerly, at anti-globalization and anti-war protests before Trump, the main issue was getting the mainstream media to pay attention to protests in the first place. This is why sites like Indymedia (whichstill exists in DC) were established in the first place. The Indymedia model of user-provided content was later commodified to produce the likes of Facebook.
However, lack of mainstream media attention is unlikely to be an issue for the Trump inauguration. The more important question will be how to remain apprised of developments throughout downtown. Historically, anarchists have helped trail-blaze the use of mobile technologies to keep the crowd informed of police movements—from TxtMob at the Republican National Convention in 2004 to Twitter in 2008. It usually helps to have bike scouts to verify rumors of police movements, as well. In 2016, the most useful technologies are probably Twitter and encrypted messaging applications like Signal.
It’s worth going the extra mile today to be secure. During the 2008 Republican National Convention, the communications headquarters was raided after police followed the organizers back to it from a spokescouncil meeting. The same problem led to the raid of the “secret” headquarters for the Twitter feed during the actions against the 2009 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. There should be some separation between any communication center and in-person meetings. Likewise, any group coordinating communications should probably use Tor between their connection and Twitter, and communicate via Jabber over Tor.
Of course, groups involved in possibly illegal decentralized actions should not carry mobile phones or use this sort of infrastructure at all. The likelihood of being tracked is just too high. However, for the rest of the crowd—and for anarchist contingents in particular—a solid communications infrastructure is a vital component of a successful action.
These are just a few of the many conclusions that we could pass on from the era of the 2001 inauguration protests. Those who are preparing to act against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 are part of a lineage of revolt stretching back generations—a lineage older than the United States itself. Let’s learn from the past to sharpen our wits for the future. Good luck out there, comrades.
So, we know the foot soldiers are being financially compensated . What’s even more ridiculous was the City of Berkeley Protest 101 Check List: Contact the Police Department and Provide:
Purpose of protest
Date(s) and time of event
Route of March, if planned
Organizing person or group
Number of organizers
How to identify and contact organizers/monitors at the event (hats, shirts, armbands)
What will they be wearing?
Will they have mobile phones?
Do you want symbolic arrests?
If so, where and when?
You can schedule a faux-arrest that you may record on video, to further inflame the protests. Maybe even a few selfies too! Be sure to let them know that you’d love to take one before they handcuff you, so you can get that aerial “douche” angle. Avoid the selfie stick, unless you can schedule one of those pretend “Rodney King” beatings. Ironically, the last time I was “symbolically arrested” was when Savannah showed up at the bachelor party dressed as a Cop. But again…I digress.
As Crimethinc referenced above, they employ “Direct Action”. What exactly is Direct Action?
“Direct action is when you take collective action to make social change without giving power over to an authority or middle person. We don’t ask permission or put our faith in electoral politics, instead, we use our bodies to stop the smooth operation of the system we oppose. Examples of direct action include the ongoing resistance at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the street and highway blockades of Black Lives Matter, or the occupations of public squares during Occupy Wall Street.”
Who actually funds them? They claim on their website that they don’t accept money from George Soros. Yeah, they don’t have his wrinkly hands handing money to them. There is an indirect conduit of funding that lands into the support apparatus of Crimethinc. It’s called the Democracy Alliance
From Lifesitenews: But Matthew Vadum, senior vice president at the Washington-based Capital Research Center, said he has found an indirect link with hedge fund manager and liberal philanthropist George Soros. “George Soros is a major funder of Alliance for Global Justice, a radical left-wing group that collected donations on behalf of the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Vadum told The Daily Signal, adding: Alliance for Global Justice is now functioning as a fiscal sponsor for a group called Refuse Fascism that is heavily involved in the Disrupt J20 effort. A fiscal sponsor accepts donations on behalf of unincorporated or small groups and charges a modest administrative fee so that donors can deduct the donations from their taxes.
What is Democracy Alliance? They are a financial donor network of Wall Street hedge funds, labor unions, Hollywood stars and comedians, and nonprofit collectives used to push a strong agenda. They were founded in 2005. They raise 50-60 million a year for progressive causes.
Here’s an overview from one of their meetings: (FROM POLITICO)
George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump. The conference, which kicked off Sunday night at Washington’s pricey Mandarin Oriental hotel, is sponsored by the influential Democracy Alliance donor club, and will include appearances by leaders of most leading unions and liberal groups, as well as darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison. Some sessions deal with gearing up for 2017 and 2018 elections, while others focus on thwarting President-elect Trump’s 100-day plan, which the agenda calls “a terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements — and our progressive vision for an equitable and just nation.” Yet the meeting also comes as many liberals are reassessing their approach to politics — and the role of the Democracy Alliance, or DA, as the club is known in Democratic finance circles. The DA, its donors and beneficiary groups over the last decade have had a major hand in shaping the institutions of the left, including by orienting some of its key organizations around Clinton, and by basing their strategy around the idea that minorities and women constituted a so-called “rising American electorate” that could tip elections to Democrats. That didn’t happen in the presidential election, where Trump won largely on the strength of his support from working-class whites. Additionally, exit polls suggested that issues like fighting climate change and the role of money in politics (WHICH IS CONFOUNDING, since this a collection of “George Soros and other rich liberals” who are pouring billions into politics) — which the DA’s beneficiary groups have used to try to turn out voters — didn’t resonate as much with the voters who carried Trump to victory. But Gara LaMarche, the president of the DA, on Sunday evening told donors gathered at the Mandarin for a welcome dinner that some reassessment was in order. According to prepared remarks he provided to POLITICO, he said, “You don’t lose an election you were supposed to win, with so much at stake, without making some big mistakes, in assumptions, strategy and tactics.”
Who exactly is Gara LaMarche, The President of the DA? (Michelle Malkin Wrote In Townhall)
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist. He’s a protected elite — Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human Rights Watch official — with ready access to the White House. He and the left’s other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government. LaMarche currently heads the shadowy Democracy Alliance (DA). In internal documents obtained and published this month by John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog, the group currently describes itself as the “center of gravity” for the progressive funding world. DA enrolls wealthy liberal “members” who coordinate and finance a web of at least 132 left-wing groups. Though some of their members’ and partners’ identities have been exposed, DA takes great care to promise a cloak of donor secrecy “to provide a comfortable environment for our partners to collectively make a real impact.” While they bash Wall Street publicly, DA leaders have quietly recruited venture capitalists, bankers and hedge fund moguls — along with union bosses and red-diaper trust fund babies — to fund their takeover goals. Public school educators who belong to the American Federation of Teachers, headed by $500,000-plus yearly salaried President Randi Weingarten, should know that $230,000 of their hard-earned union dues go to DA, as Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon has reported. While they bemoan “income inequality,” DA brass have wined, dined and wooed 1-percenter plutocrats with swanky get-togethers featuring New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes, and popular “comediennes” Stephanie Miller and Lizz Winstead (creator of the Daily Show on Comedy Central)
“Over the past nine years,” the organization brags to potential contributors, DA has “aligned leaders in the progressive movement and political infrastructure” to “achieve victories at the ballot box and in policy fights.” Their agenda spans “social justice,” “climate change,” “voting rights,” gun control, illegal alien amnesty, campaign finance and sustained “strategic investment” to turn red states blue. That’s exactly what DA members Jared Polis and Tim Gill succeeded in doing in once-GOP-dominated Colorado in 2008. LaMarche previously served as president and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies. As I first reported five years ago, that entity was a Bermuda-based political front stocked with acolytes of progressive billionaire George Soros. The “charity” run by LaMarche dumped some $40 million to help fund the astroturf Health Care for America Now group. As the tax disclaimer for HCAN discloses, “HCAN is related to Health Care for America Education Fund, a project of The Tides Center, a section 501(c)(3) public charity.” The Tides Center and its parent organization, the Tides Foundation, in turn have seeded some of the country’s most radical activist groups of the left, including the communist-friendly United for Peace and Justice, the jihadist-friendly National Lawyers Guild and the grievance-mongering Council on American-Islamic Relations. The faux populist HCAN, coordinated from 1825 K Street, provided invaluable ground and air support to reinforce Democratic messaging on Obamacare. LaMarche met with Valerie Jarrett for hours-long meetings on at least two disclosed occasions before the health care juggernaut’s passage. By November 2009, he had visited the White House nine times. Michelle checked the most updated White House visitor logs (as incomplete and shoddy as they are). LaMarche has tripled his visits over the past five years. He is listed 23 times (21 under “Philip G. LaMarche” or “Philip LaMarche” and twice under “Gara LaMarche”). LaMarche also donated $18 million through The Atlantic Philanthropies to a Chicago charity headed by Jarrett. Friend of Barack and Val. Bagman for Soros. Community organizer for progressive billionaires. Chances are, LaMarche and his operators have affected you, your statehouses, your businesses and your freedom, no matter where you live. Know your enemies.
Democracy Alliance has many investments to which they are proud in championing. A few of the organizations that they provide funding for include:
- Media Matters – Hillary Clinton’s propaganda media site
- Organizing for America – Obama’s foot soldiers
- Committee on States – Committed to the success of State Based Networks to further progressive causes.
- Peoples Action – A network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action
- Progress Now – A network of state partner organizations filling a critical role in progressive infrastructure
- Color of Change – Who is an organization that was actively campaigning to remove hosts from Fox news and Conservative media, and could be aiding Media Matters in spearheading the efforts against Bill O’Reilly
They fundraise for candidates outside of normal giving’s, such as Pramila Jayapal. They fundraise for The House Majority PAC. It’s a secret donor’s network, shrouded in order to provide anonymity to its donors. It was created by 80 Wealthy Liberals. The Chairman of Democracy Alliance is Rob McKay. He is the head of the McKay Foundation and the heir to Taco Bell. The McKay Foundation helped found liberal get-out-the-vote group Americans Coming Together and was also one of the earliest big donors to and supporters of the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action. Instead of falling into the family business, Rob McKay turned his attention to philanthropy. Inspired by the Rodney King riots, which he called “a slap in the face by some serious reality,” McKay established the McKay foundation in 1992. In 1998, the foundation established and funded the Living Wage Coalition in San Francisco—a group of unions and community organizations dedicated to raising the minimum wage. In 2000, the foundation spent about $100,000 to pressure the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to set a minimum $10-an-hour wage for more than 20,000 workers. McKay is also is a director of Mother Jones magazine and the Salon Media Group, which the McKay Investment Group supports, and a former director of the Vanguard Public Foundation. He is also a board member of Progress Now.
Then, there’s Vice Chair-Anna Burger. She is formerly with the SEIU. She is a member of the Democracy Alliance and was dubbed “The Queen of Labor”. This was a portion of her resignation statement as reported by the Huffington post:
“I love SEIU but it’s time for me to find my new path forward. While I will continue to work with SEIU as a consultant in the years ahead finding economic solutions for working people, I will have the space to work in the broader progressive movement. I am passionate about building and sustaining the progressive infrastructure that protects American values of fairness and justice and look forward to working with a range of progressive allies to make this happen.”
Other members include: George Soros
From USA Today “The alliance, aligned with billionaire financier George Soros, also is weighing building a pool of money that can be deployed for “rapid response” work by other liberal groups on an array of issues, such as challenging the Trump administration on the deportation of undocumented immigrants.
George’s son, Jonathan Soros, Anne Bartley (Formerly of Rockefeller Family Fund), Susie Tompkins Buell, who oddly enough wasn’t viewed favorably by the Daily Kos who wrote:
“I saved my personal favorite for last: Susie Tompkins Buell. Tompkins Buell ran the fashion house Esprit de Corp with her husband for over two decades from 1968-1990. Originally founding the company on hippie ideals, Tompkins Buell let greed consume her, ultimately leading to the company’s downfall.”
Other members include Mark Buell and Hollywood’s Rob Reiner. Also included is Steven Gluckstern, Owner of the Islanders and a partner with Mortgage Resolution Partners, who seized underwater properties through eminent domain. Additional members include Noel Beasley (Head of SEIU amalgamated bank), Phillip Munger (Son of Charles Munger, Vice Chairman of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway), and Michelle Ringuette, with the American Federation of Teachers. The Board Chairman for Democracy Alliance, John C Stocks. He is also the Executive Director of NEA and donated to Media Matters.
Another affiliated group is Indivisible (who we covered on an earlier show)
“Gara LaMarche said he already has sought to connect alliance contributors to Indivisible, one of the groups at the forefront of anti-Trump efforts. Its organizers, led by former Democratic congressional aides’
They were also affiliated with the Women’s March and the Trump Tax Day protests. These elitists play on the ignorance of those they try to control. They pretend to be for the “little man” while they live the lavish lifestyle without a shred of self-awareness of their own hypocrisy. But what they are pushing for seems to be a Socialist Utopia that these individuals would profit from and elevate themselves to a permanent elite class.