This post dives a bit deep and my hope is it will help you recognize their signals, think critically and connect the dots.
Local grass roots "groups;" concerned parents, veterans, Christians and Constitutionalists are pushing back, winning, and those that rule us and who's goal is total submission and control can't let this happen so they go back to the playbook, Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and change tactics.
Why does this work? The Left, leveraging the doctrine of 'Critical Theory, Cultural Marxism, and Political Correctness,' fundamental curriculum taught at the Frankfurt School's Institute of Social Research, along with Alinsky's '13 Tried and True Rules for Creating Social Change' have perfected the pivot away from what no longer works to a new narrative that is outrageous in the eyes of those targeted and enrages those with an opposing point of view (rules 5, 6, and 7).
This is how they do it. Propaganda like we find in the Guardian article linking 'local groups' to 'white supremist, Proud Boys, and People's Rights' give the illusion that those of us who have become active in our local community or oppose encroachments on our freedoms are now taking orders from these groups. The message, "if we weren't so naive and could think for ourselves, this wouldn't be happening and they need to alert the people around us of what we are doing so they can stop us."
As you read the excerpt from the full article below, think about the tactics and the message. They are attempting to shame and ridicule by associating you with the three aforementioned groups in order to suppress your motivation to push back on tyranny. They phrase the message to trigger a response from your family, friends and neighbors who may have a point of view that differs from yours in order to turn them against you. Lastly this is a new spin on an old story that inserts you, the Grass Roots Patriot as the source, the seed, the reason we are all still getting sick because you refuse to simply get vaccinated, the reason there is civil unrest due to you questioning Marxist Critical Theory policies and curriculum and the threatening nature of your inquiry into this topic when you attend and speak at your local school board, city council or fire commission meeting.
Alinsky's rules #5, #6 and #7:
#5 “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
#6 “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
#7 “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
Today's UK Guardian Headline: Why US far-right groups are shifting their focus to local communities.
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Pull Quote from the Article by Sergio Olmos, The Guardian, Dec. 22, 2021
The bottom-up strategy has been promoted widely by prominent far-right figures like former top Trump aide Steve Bannon who have articulated re-taking control of the country “precinct by precinct”. The strategy, pushed heavily in Bannon’s podcast, which is influential on the far-right, has caught on.
People’s Rights, an anti-government group founded by the rightwing militia figure Ammon Bundy, operates as cells in each state that are independent of each other amd has focused entirely on building regional coalitions. One organizer for the Idaho cell posted a message on its website in November highlighting the shift: “No more protesting at the Capitol. It’s not going to work. You hit them in their district offices, local neighborhoods … Think local government.”
The local shift has seen the Proud Boys returning in mainstream conservatives circles. The far-right brawlers have found a role among the various suburban conservative movements from anti-critical race theory to Covid conspiracies, as a kind of muscle.
Holt says Proud Boys are strategically lending themselves as a more extremist element to the kinds of suburban causes conservatives care about. “They integrate themselves into more mainstream political circles … Part of the strategy is going to these local arenas like school boards,” said Holt.
In November Proud Boys in Downers Groove, Illinois, attended a suburban school board meeting to aid more mainstream conservative in efforts to ban genderqueer books in school. That month Proud Boys appeared in school board meetings in North Carolina, Oregon, Florida, Wisconsin and New Hampshire in similar capacities.
In September three schools in Vancouver, Washington, were placed on lockdown after a group of Proud Boys “escorted” a student who refused to comply with a mask mandate onto school grounds to ensure they could attend class.
In August Proud Boys along with a constellation of brawlers associated with other far-right movements provided informal security for a controversial religious event put on by Sean Feucht in Portland, Oregon. Fuecht has been organizing maskless concerts in cities that were the sites of frequent Black Lives Matter demonstrations.